For the shining kingdom cracking beneath the weight of its own grandeur and obsession with the past, for the whispers of decay through the hallowed halls, for the traitorous wardrums, the empty pyres and cawing harbingers of the ragnarök. for the golden towers crashing to the shaking earth, while far above the skies tear open with a terrible nuclear fire, for all the brutality of fate; which has written the fall into the universe. And after all the bright searing light of the apocalypse flashing off fenrir’s fangs; after all the god’s blood in the dirt, all the atoms coming unspun; after the honour of the immortals is struck down by their own hubris and the mortals storm at the gates of heaven; after all the aesir stumble to their knees, scarred and broken by the betrayal of all they had loved and lost, then, only then, will come the creeping cold of the void. The gods will be swallowed alive, and there are those who will be reborn in blood, but Asgard will rule the nine worlds no more. And beyond it will be the two brothers watching their home fall - spent of all enmity at the last - watching each other fall in the last dying gasp of valhalla.
A.O., THE PRESETS | In the House, In a Heartbeat, JOHN MURPHY | Stabat Mater, WOODKID | All Along the Watchtower, BEAR MCCREARY | Into the Past, NERO | Fever Dream, TYLER BATES | Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums, A PERFECT CIRCLE | Requiem for a Dream (Orchestral Version), CLINT MANSELL | Seven Devils, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE | Tree of Life, CLINT MANSELL | Regelok, Mig Elok, IREN LOVASZ | Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun, M83 | The Surface of the Sun, JOHN MURPHY | Ozymandias, PERCY SHELLEY | Dauðalogn, SIGUR ROS | Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), RICHARD WAGNER | The Last Man, CLINT MANSELL
Avengers head-canon #1: Tony likes changing everyone’s ringtones. For example, Captain America’s ringtone is Like a Virgin, Thor’s is Thunderstruck, and Tony’s is either Iron Man or Oops I did it again (depending on Loki’s mood).