Second batch of images.
As promised in the comments under Paul’s post, I found a female volunteer to recreate the scene with. Here she is, please give an applause for Sarah!
I am working on updating those of my cast who are based on older figures to newer ones, so this is also a bit of a test run for Sarah’s new self. There might still be some changes, but this will be her general look from now on. I hope you like her!
It’s always a naughty boy spying on some girls in those pictures. Melanie restores balance to the universe.
Idunn, the Norse goddess of youth. Her apples are what give the Aesir their eternal youth, as we learn when she is abducted with Loki’s help and the gods start to age. But
out of the goodness of his heart after some death threats Loki helps return her to the Aesir and everyone is restored to their youthful selves. There is no mention of Loki himself being affected by the rapid ageing, and maybe he isn’t, being both a Jotunn and a shapeshifter. As for Idunn, sadly, as is so often the case with women in mythology, she is mostly reduced to a bargaining chip for the male gods and we learn little of what she herself thinks of the whole affair.
In any case, as you can see, one of her apples is a truly generous gift indeed.
…so she just squatted down on the side of the road. Let’s hope nobody was watching. (more…)
After creating Magni and his granddad, I felt like giving avatars to the other devices that came to live with me over the years, too.
Yes, that is a scorpion’s tail Idunn casually dangles off her bookcase. Don’t mess with my laptop, she’s outlived most other hardware in my possession and is still going strong. So I thought the ageless goddess of youth would be a good namesake for her.
Magni and Odin you already met. I believe both would agree with the description I’ve given them and see it as a compliment – while they each would consider the other’s title an insult.
Given the job description for a NAS, an obese dragon seemed the perfect avatar for the last resident of my desk.