Chapter 4 | Page 7

Loki just kinda dives right into things. Or forces other people to.

For TWC this week you lucky ducks get a special Christmasy themed drawing featuring Loki and Sigyn being all lovey-dovey and mushy. Mistletoe (or “mistil”) has a less benign connotation in Norse mythology than it does nowadays, but the whole idea of kissing under the mistletoe might date back to Viking times. I remember reading about how whenever two people would meet under a mistletoe cluster, they would lay down their weapons and embrace (like hug, not like kiss). Of course, I might have read this on Wikipedia, so take that with the customary grain of salt. Whatever you are or aren’t celebrating, I hope you all have a great holiday. <333 Thank you, and see you next week!

Discussion (26) ¬

  1. They look even more awesome here 8D

    Loki looks like (so many L’s and K’s) such a proud father on third panel <3

    • Thanks! Yeah, Loki kinda likes being a dad.

  2. They’re so cute! I can’t wait to see what they think about Coal and seeing their father!
    This is such an entertaining comic so far, I can’t say that enough :)

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. The next page will show how they react to strange visitors, which they seldom get.

  3. Love this scene. xD I half expect Vali and Narfi to just drag out a giant catapult to hit Coal. xDDD
    Awwww, I can’t see the new picture! I voted for you and it’s still Vali and Narfi…

    • Aw, I’m sorry! TWC doesn’t show the new incentives till a couple hours after midnight EST. It’s kinda screwy like that. DX But the pic will be up for a week so there’s plenty of time to see it. :D Thank you for voting!

  4. That Loki! Always the trickster, even with his own kids.

    At the risk of sounding mushy: I’m a latecomer when it comes to discovering webcomics (I got curious about it from a discussion at the Snopes MB). I consider TMK, ACC, The Meek and the many other webcomics I now read to be one of the best gifts I have gotten this year. I can’t thank the authors enough for sharing their talent and passion with all of us people around the world. Love you all… and I just love the Internet!

    Merry Christmas, Sarah! From the web surfin’ little ol’ lady, Ceceoh.

    • Awww, mushy mush mush! Thank you so much, Ceceoh, it’s a huge honor to be named alongside those incredible comics. Despite all its headaches, I love the Internet too. It’s amazing how it can bring people from all over the world together to chat and experience things a bit outside their bubble. I’m glad I’m able to share my story with anyone who wants to see it, and I’m especially glad people enjoy it! That’s definitely a great gift for me. Merry Christmas! <333

  5. Oh! Oh so cute! I love them so much already auugh! I totally want to steal them away for cuddling :B

    Also, Loki, holding up the mistletoe is totally cheating D:<

    • Haha! Well, I doubt Sigyn is complaining. >3>

  6. They´re soo cute <3 *pinches some small pagan-god cheeks*

    • Hehe, thanks! XD They are rather adorable.

  7. look, somebody new to torture! yaaay! lol.

    • Haha! Pretty much. XD

  8. How cute. This is why the Nordic countries aren’t known for swimming pools. Who he’re would let their children play barefoot in a freezing river.

    • Haha! Yeah it’s probably not a good idea but I’m sure they’re quite hardy little jotnar. :D

  9. Eep! Loki with mistletoe!? I assume this took place before that whole incident with Balder?

    • Yes it does. XD Don’t worry!

  10. The brown haired child is cool. I too wear long sleeve shirts inside short sleeve shirts.

  11. I’m diggin’ those kids shirts, what they call em’ Tunic’s?
    Kramer: This is gonna be a new look, you’re gonna be the first pirate!
    Jerry: But I don’t wanna be a pirate!?!?!?

  12. I might be a little rusty on my Norse knowhow..but…how many children does Loki -have-? XDD

    • Haha, that depends on who you ask and what you read. He’s definitely the father of Hel, Jormungandr, and Fenrir, the mother of them being another jotun named Angrboda. With Sigyn he has one or two sons, and their names seem to change. In TMK they’re called Narvi and Vali. In the myths Vali is also the name of one of Thor’s sons, so there could be some confusion over the centuries of who’s the father of whom. It’s been suggested a couple of times that Sif wasn’t exactly faithful to her husband Thor, so who knows. XD And yes, Loki is also the mother of Sleipnir, Odin’s horse.

      But in TMK, Loki has five children (plus a horse).

  13. Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. By Sigyn, Loki is the father of Nari and/or Narfi. And with the stallion Svaðilfari as the father, Loki gave birth—in the form of a mare—to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. In addition, Loki is referred to as the father of Váli in the Prose Edda. What ever that means. Thank you wikipedia.

  14. Daaad! He just kicked water in my face. (He’ll have icicles for eyebrows.)

    • Haha, well it’s not that cold. It’s springtime actually. Also, you’re posting an awful lot. I hope there’s nothing wrong with the comment system, but I’ll probably delete most of the other non-substantial ones you posted, especially when they kind of repeat. I like comments but usually one from each reader is enough. Thank you! :D

  15. ahhhhhhVali and Narfi they are so adorable …. is a shame his fate :(