Month: October 2017

Ragnarok: Mitos Vs Film, Versi Bahasa Indonesia

Ragnarok: Mitos Vs Film, Versi Bahasa Indonesia

Jadi ada beberapa temanku pas SD yang meminta aku untuk buat versi Bahasa Indonesia dari artikel ini, dan aku memutuskan untuk meluangkan 45 menit waktuku untuk mentranslate artikel versi Inggris-nya dengan yang Bahasa Indonesia… Jadi ini versi Bahasa Inggrisnya jika penasaran.

Dengan dirilisnya Thor: Ragnarok minggu ini, (atau tepatnya kemarin), aku telah memutuskan untuk membuat sebuah artikel yang mengupas istilah Ragnarok dan Ragnarök sebenarnya di Mitologi Norse, membandingkannya dengan versi mitologi dan Versi MCU. Silahkan menikmati artikelnya!

DISCLAIMER: Berisi spoiler dari film, dan banyak detail brutal, cukup untuk membuat Ceritanya Kronos tampak sopan.

Untuk tujuan trivial, aku membandingkan istilah Ragnarök dan Ragnarok. Oh, dan beberapa nama dari film Thor sebelumnya mungkin saja sama dengan yang ada di Mitologi Norse. Tapi aku belum menonton Thor: The Dark World sih, jadi aku sedikit clueless mengenai film itu.

Ragnarök VS Ragnarok

Dalam Mitologi Norse, Ragnarök adalah kiamat, hari dimana orang mati akhirnya bisa emm… Mati, atau mungkin bisa benar-benar istirahat, dan yang hidup akhirnya bisa mati. Nah, pada hari itu, semuanya akan memudar menjadi hitam, dan mereka akan dilempar ke Ginnungagap atau, Norse Black Hole, seperti aku suka bilang.

Dalam buku komik Thor, Ragnarok adalah codename untuk clone jahat Thor dari Earth-816. Ragnarok punya semua kekuatan Thor, tapi lebih pintar dan jahat. Awalnya ketika aku mendengar judul film berikutnya Thor, kukira Thor akan bertemu dengan Ragnarok di MCU, namun setelah menonton trailernya, plotline Thor: Ragnarok lebih mirip dengan Ragnarök di Mitologi Norse, tapi diubah sedikit.

Sebelum ke spoiler di film… aku mau beralih ke sisi “Ragnarök”, baru nanti pergi ke bagian Ragnarok dari Thor: Ragnarok

Ragnarök

Jadi kita bicara tentang kiamat Norse. Ragnarök secara harfiah artinya “Takdir para Dewa”, dimana Odin, ayahnya Thor, Raja Asgard, karena sangat paranoid, memberikan salah satu matanya untuk pohon Yggdrasil (detail dilanjut di bawah), agar diberi izin meminum airnya, dan mendapat ramalan takdir yang dimaksud.

Jawabannnya simple, ada di bawah.

Norse Geography

Guide Geografi Norse dulu, mengenai tempat dan istilah yang mungkin kamu belum tahu… Pertama-tama ini ada 9 dunia Norse.

  • Asgard: Kota Dewa-Dewi perang. Dewa-Dewi yang tinggal di sini disebut Aesir, contohnya Thor, dan Odin.
  • Midgard: Bumi, makhluk yang tinggal disini disebut manusia, seperti penulis artikelnya.
  • Jotunheim: Dunia para raksasa, makhluk yang tinggal disini adalah raksasa (atau Jotunn di bahasa Nordik))
  • Vanaheim: Dunia Dewa-Dewi sihir dan alam. Dewa-Dewi yang tinggal disini disebut Vanir
  • Niflheim: Dunia kabut dan es. Raksasa Es tinggal disini, seperti yang disebut dalam film pertama.
  • Muspelheim: Dunia Api. Raksasa Api yang tinggal di sini, karena Raksasa Es butuh saingan temperatur…
  • Helheim: Alam orang mati yang tidak heroik. Kenapa tidak heroik? Karena mereka tidak mati dalam pertempuran, atau perang. 😀
  • Alfheim: Alam para Elf. Iya… Hanya itu.
  • Nidavellir, atau Svartelheim: Dunia Gua milik para Kurcaci. Mereka tinggal di gua karena mereka akan menjadi batu jika mereka terkena sinar matahari.

Sekarang mari kita buat kamu lebih bingung lagi!

  • Bifrost: Jembatan pelangi Asgard. Tidak seperti di film Thor, dimana Bifrost adalah mercusuar untuk memanggil orang, Bifrost adalah jembatan untuk sampai ke Asgard..
  • Yggdrasil: Pohon dimana ada 9 dunia. Setiap potongan akar atau ranting ada 1 dunia.
  • Valhalla: Hotel, ok mungkin bukan hotel per se, tapi surga orang Norse. Untuk masuk ke sini kamu harus mati secara heroik, dengan memegang senjata. Setiap hari orang-orang disini akan berlatih untuk berperang pas Ragnarök.
  • Vigrid: Lapangan seluas 600 kilometer dimana Ragnarök akan dilaksanakan.
  • Naglfar: Kapal orang mati. Lanjut ke bawah untuk penjelasan lebih detail.
  • Einherjar: Penghuni Valhalla. Prajurit-prajurit Odin untuk mati secara heroik (lagi) saat Ragnarök
Geografi Norse 101, Yggdrasil dan 9 Dunia

Tanda-Tanda Ragnarök

Aku cuma Bercanda Bro!

Sebelum Ragnarök secara resmi memulai, ada bagian dari ramalan tersebut, di mana Baldr, Dewa Cahaya, anak dari Odin, akan mati di tangan Loki. Jika itu terjadi, maka Ragnarök pasti akan terjadi. Jadi, Frigg, istri Odin dan ibu Baldr, memberi perintah pada setiap benda mati (Iyap… benda tidak bernyawa), untuk terpental dari Baldr jika mendekat dengannya.

Begitu itu terjadi, para dewa memutuskan untuk bersenang-senang dan membuang semuanya ke wajah Baldr, menyebabkannya terpental tanpa ada apapun yang terjadi, dan jatuh dari mukanya. TAPI! Frigg lupa satu hal, daun Mistletoe tidak terpantul Baldr. Frigg mengabaikan fakta, tapi Loki tahu, jadi dia menipu saudara buta Baldr, Hod, untuk melempar mistletoe ke arahnya.

Jangan percaya sama Loki, jangan lah pokoknya… Mistletoe itu diberi racun, dan saat mistletoe itu menusuk Baldr, dia mati. Loki berkata … “Aku cuma bercanda bro!” Tapi bagaimanapun, Loki membenci orang yang disukai semua orang, contohnya Baldr. Karena ini, Loki dihukum … Dan jika kita berbicara tentang detail brutal, ini bagian yang kumaksud.

Anak-anak Loki dari istrinya Sigyn dibunuh, dan diamputasi, usus mereka kemudian digunakan sebagai rantai, menjaga Loki di dalam gua dan terikat pada batu. Aku belum selesai … Seekor ular dikirim mengelilingi leher Loki seperti dasi. Setiap detik, ular itu akan meludahi racun itu ke wajahnya, menyebabkannya terbakar dan kesakitan. Tapi, Loki masih bisa memproyeksikan citranya ke dunia nyata, dan jika cukup kuat, dia bahkan bisa memproyeksikan bentuk fisiknya.

Hukumannya Loki, dengan Sigyn untuk menemaninya.

Jadi apakah itu cukup menyenangkan? Aku gak tahu… sorry… Tapi, ini mengkonfirmasi Ragnarök akan terjadi, masalahnya… Kapan?

Anak-Anak Loki

Loki memiliki 3 anak yang akan lahir dari salah satu perselingkuhannya dengan Raksasa perempuan Angrboda. Semua 3 anaknya sama-sama mengerikan, dan semua diasingkan atau dirantai di suatu tempat oleh Aesir dan Vanir, karena takut mereka akan memulai Ragnarök lebih awal dari yang diinginkan. Jika mereka benar-benar lahir, maka Ragnarök dikonfirmasi, karena 3 anak ini memainkan peran yang sangat penting pada hari itu.

Anak nomor 1, Hel, Dewi Kematian

Hel adalah hmm … Dia seorang dewi, tapi agak rusak. Sisi kanan wajahnya adalah seorang wanita muda cantik yang normal. Sisi lain, sisi kirinya adalah zombie, mayat hidup, dan mengerikan. Dia tidak memiliki kekuatan yang spesial selain mengendalikan orang mati, tapi Odin segera melemparkannya ke Helheim, menjadikannya Ratu dari orang mati. Kalau Odin mendapatkan prajurit Limited Edition di Valhalla, Hel mendapatkan sisa-sisa orang mati, mendapatkan penyebab kematian yang biasa saja, dari penyakit, atau karena umur tua.

Hel menyimpan dendam soal ini, dan telah bersumpah untuk mengirim orang mati untuk kembali menyerang yang hidup selama Ragnarök.

Hel, Dewi Kematian yang Bipolar

Anak Nomor 2, Ular Laut Jormungandr:

Jormungandr adalah seekor ular laut yang ukurannya sekitar garis Khatulistiwa. Ya dia sangat besar. Sekarang kamu mungkin bertanya, bagaimana seorang raksasa, dan seorang setengah dewa/raksasa, memiliki seekor ular raksasa sebagai anaknya? Jangan tanya aku, Poetic Edda, atau buku cerita besar mitologi Norse tidak memiliki ini, aku hanya memberikan versi yang lebih menyenangkan untuk dibaca.

Anyways, Jormungandr lahir di Midgard, dan kelahirannya menyebabkan kekacauan besar, memaksa Thor, yang tugasnya melindungi Midgard dan manusia, membuat Jormungandr pingsan dengan menyetrumnya, dan mengirimnya ke kedalaman lautan. Ketika Jormungandr lahir, dia tidak sebesar itu, tapi seiring berjalannya waktu, dia bisa tumbuh dari mungkin panjang benua Amerika sampai ukurannya saat ini, seukuran khatulistiwa.

Artwork Modern Jormungandr

Jormungandr tertidur sekarang, beristirahat dan bertumbuh, tapi saat Ragnarök mulai, dia akan terbangun, jauh lebih besar dari ukuran tubuhnya saat Thor pertama kali melawannya.

Anak Nomor 3, Serigala Fenrir

Fenrir mungkin yang paling ditakuti di antara anak-anak Loki. Ketika dia lahir, dia adalah serigala biasa, mungkin sedikit lebih besar, tapi Fenrir adalah serigala yang sangat menakutkan. Setelah lahir, keinginannya sederhana, menyerang (baca: memakan) para dewa.

Pada serangan dan kemarahannya di Asgard (Critically speaking, bagaimana dia bisa sampai di Asgard dengan cepat? Dia lahir di Jotunheim), dia melukai Odin, dan para dewa langsung bergegas masuk ke Nidavellir, mencari Rantai Terkuat di seluruh ke sembilan dunia, yang hanya para Kurcaci bisa tempa.

Rantai Fenrir sudah siap, tapi Fenrir tidak bodoh, dia adalah anak Loki, dewa terpintar (atau, ya licik) di seluruh mitos Norse, dia tahu ada sesuatu yang aneh. Jadi, Dewa Duel dan Keadilan, Tyr bergegas maju, dan tanpa rasa takut dia meminta Fenrir untuk menggigit tangannya saat dia mencekik binatang itu, sementara semua orang Aesir harus merantai sang serigala dengan rantai yang dibawa dari Nidavellir. Setelah kehilangan lengan kanannya, dia tahu itu adalah sebuah pengorbanan yang harus dilakukan. Fenrir kemudian dilemparkan ke sebuah pulau yang lokasinya berubah ke tempat yang berbeda setiap hari, dan Fenrir diikat di sana sampai Ragnarök.

Tyr tanpa tangannya sesudah melawan Fenrir

Pada hari Ragnarök Fenrir akan tumbuh seukuran bus Double Decker, dan akan jauh lebih ditakuti, karena percaya aku, jika serigala yang sedikit lebih besar dari serigala normal dapat melukai banyak dewa, bayangkan yang sangat besar.

Sekarang apa yang akan terjadi pas Ragnarök?

Ragnarök, Kejadian Hari-H

Jadi, apa yang akan terjadi pada Ragnarök? Nah pertama, menurut ramalan Odin, Ragnarök akan terjadi setelah 3 musim dingin non stop, atau di bahasa Norse, Fimbulwinter, yang berarti Einherjar bisa mempersiapkan lebih banyak setelah 2 musim dingin non-stop, tapi mereka telah mempersiapkan diri untuk selamanya, jadi kayanya tidak akan menjadi masalah. Selama Fimbulwinter orang Viking akan berperang demi makanan yang makin menipis.

Setelah itu, kapan semua orang akan mati? HAHAHA! Ragnarök didesain untuk menjadi hari yang menyakitkan dan sangat lama, jadi ini mungkin bakal lebih panjang dari yang dikira…

OKE! Siapa yang mematikan lampu?

Jadi, matahari dan bulan disebut Sol (dewi) dan Mani (dewa) masing-masing di Mitologi Norse, mereka adalah dewa-dewi yang dikutuk oleh Odin untuk mengorbit Midgard karena dia cemburu bahwa Sol dan Mani adalah anak yang lebih keren dan bisa dibanggakan daripada Anak-anak Odin sendiri.

Sol dan Mani akan dimakan oleh Serigala Hati dan Skoll, yang akan memakan Sol dan Mani untuk sarapan dan makan malam di Ragnarök. Ini bisa berarti Ragnarök dimulai pada gerhana, tapi Norse kekurangan sains untuk menjelaskannya.

Jadi Skoll dan Hati dikirim ke langit untuk terus-menerus mengejar mereka selama berabad-abad sebagai bagian dari kutukan Odin kepada Sol dan Mani. Dua serigala itu diciptakan hanya untuk memastikan mereka menderita, dan tidak dapat beristirahat. Oleh karena itu, Sol dan Mani akhirnya kehabisan energi setelah terbang dan berlarian selama itu, dan mereka akan menjadi makanan serigala!

Sol dan Mani dikejar para serigala

Setelah ini, Skoll dan Hati memakan bintang-bintang, dan para orang Norse akan bertanya … “Siapa yang mematikan lampu?” Karena langit sekarang gelap gulita.

Bangun dan beraktivitas itu irrelevan.

Jormungandr sudah bangun. Aku gak tahu bagaimana, dia hanya … emm… bangun tidur! Setelah terbangun, Loki terbebas dari guanya karena gempa besar yang terjadi oleh gerakan makhluk itu!

Begitu Loki dibebaskan, dia akan pergi ke Helheim, dan mencari Hel. Tunggu… jangan tanya tentang Jormungandr … Hanya karena dia terbangun tidak berarti dia siap berperang, dia masih punya beberapa rencana sebelum itu. Jormungandr akan mengguncang bumi saat Loki membutuhkannya untuk mengguncang bumi, setelah Naglfar mencapai Vigrid.

Jormungandr akan diam sementara itu, sementara Loki pergi ke Helheim, berangkat dengan Hel di Naglfar.

Ayo Berangkat Ke Kiamat!

Ketika mendengar istilah Kuku, aku serius… Kuku kaki orang mati akan dipakai untuk membuat kapal Naglfar, kuku mereka akan dipotong dan dibuat sebagai kapal… JIJIK!

Kapal para orang Mati

Setelah kapal siap, dan Loki ada sebagai laksamana, kapal itu akan berangkat, mengambil beberapa musuh lagi dari Aesir. Dari Helheim, kapal itu berisi dengan Hel, zombie-zombie pasukan hel, Loki, dan anjing raksasa peliharaan Hel, Garm.

Perhentian pertama… Jotunheim!

Setelah mencapai Jotunheim, para raksasa akan mengisi Naglfar, dan di antara para raksasa itu adalah Kapten-nya Hrym.

Perhentian kedua… Kenapa kita berhenti?

Jadi, inilah masalahnya … Setelah sampai di Jotunheim, mereka akan pergi ke Niflheim, yang kurasa bukan masalah, dunia-dunia itu berdekatan satu sama lain. Mereka tidak menjemput siapa pun (sesuai dengan Poetic Edda), tapi mereka berhenti di Niflheim karena ada bongkahan es besar. Setelah Fimbulwinter berakhir, gunung es itu akan meleleh. Jadi, inilah alasan Norse bukan penggemar musim panas, mereka takut Ragnarök akan dimulai. Aku membayangkan para orang viking tepuk dahi pada kita karena setiap hari kita semakin dekat pemanasan global.

Ini sangat kontra produktif … Ragnarök hanya dimulai setelah Fimbulwinter, tapi Fimbulwinter juga memperlambat Ragnarök, serius?

Nah menurut puitis lain, ada pilihan lain bagi Ragnarök untuk memulai tanpa akhirnya Fimbulwinter. Jika Jormungandr cukup kuat untuk membuat tsunami di Niflheim dan Midgard sekaligus, Naglfar akan berlayar melewati gunung es, dan mereka dapat berjalan ke pemberhentian ketiga mereka sebelum menghancurkan dunia, mungkin membeli donat terakhir mereka, atau makan siang, Karena Loki akan drop-off mereka di medan perang kiamat.

Perhentian ketiga! Musselheim? Muscleheim? Muspelheim!

Jadi, setelah beberapa spellcheck memang benar Muspelheim. . .

Di Muspelheim mereka akan menjemput … Raksasa api … Dipimpin oleh Surtr … Tujuan Raksasa Api ini yang paling penting dalam mengakhiri dunia menurut pendapat saya.

Pada Vigrid, ketika sebagian besar dewa lemah, atau mati, Mereka akan mengaktifkan mode self-destruct dan membakar ke-sembilan dunia seperti pembom bunuh diri. Tanpa mereka, orang Aesir mungkin sudah mati, manusia mungkin tenggelam, Vanir mungkin kehilangan semua sihir mereka dengan alam, namun tujuan Ragnarök tidak tercapai, karena dunia tidak dapat dimulai dari awal.

Jadi mereka berangkat ke Vigrid, bersama Hrym memastikan mereka menikmati perjalanan mereka untuk mengakhiri dunia … maaf, ke 9 dunia.

Doomsday Alarm Clock

Heimdall, yang pekerjaannya sama seperti di film Thor, yaitu untuk menjaga Bifrost, memiliki sangkakala yang dikenal sebagai Gjallarhorn … Sebuah sangkakala yang fungsinya untuk mengingatkan orang, seolah mengatakan “BANGUN! HARI INI KIAMAT”. Heimdall diberitahu untuk meniup sangkakala karena Heimdall dapat melihat seluruh 9 dunia sekaligus, yang berarti, ketika dia melihat Naglfar berlayar ke depan, dia dapat memperingatkan Aesir dan Vanir untuk bersiap-bersiap perang.

Ketika Klakson itu dipencet… kiamat akan dimulai.

Peristiwa Ragnarök dimulai dengan Odin mengendarai dan mengumpulkan Einherjar dengan kuda ber kaki 8-nya, Sleipnir, kedua gagaknya, dan dengan membawa senjata besarnya, Gungnir. Kebiasaan untuk orang Viking yang mempunyai senjata untuk memberi nama senjatanya, karena itu akan membuka potensi penuh senjata itu, terutama jika diperlakukan seperti teman dan sesama manusia.

Odin Rushing With His 8-Legged Steed

Dewa-dewa lainnya, di antaranya adalah Thor, Tyr, Heimdall dan Frey (Dewa Musim Panas, Vanir, bukan Aesir) juga mengikuti pimpinan sang Allfather.

Setelah mencapai Vigrid, suasana terasa tegang, karena ini adalah takdir yang tak bisa dihindari selama beberapa abad terakhir, menunda atau kabur bukan lagi pilihan. Semua takdir mereka telah diungkap oleh Odin, mereka tahu persis bagaimana mereka akan mati, tapi mereka juga tahu takdir adalah sesuatu yang tidak dapat mereka hindari.

Mereka Semua Mati…

Oke, jadi akhirnya kita bisa mencapai bagian di mana para makhluk kekal mati … Tunggu, maaf, orang Norse tidak pernah mereferensikan dewa-dewi mereka sebagai makhluk kekal.

Bagaimanapun juga, para dewa-dewi Norse tidak all-mighty, dan kupikir sebaiknya memanggil mereka makhluk yang lebih kuat daripada manusia, tidak seperti Dewa-dewa Yunani yang abadi, mereka tidak. Jadi, inilah bagian dimana mereka akan mati! Aku sudah lama menunggu lama untuk menulis bagian ini, karena ini bagian paling seru-nya.

Setelah sampai di medan perang, Loki segera membangunkan anaknya, Jormungandr, memerintahkannya untuk marah, dan menciptakan tsunami, dan menenggelamkan para manusia! Sebagai pelindung Bumi, Thor terbang dengan Mjolnir dan terbang ke Midgard, melawannya dalam sekejap, meledakkan makhluk itu dengan petir dari palunya yang legendaris.

Sebelum hal lain terjadi, anjing Hel, Garm maju dengan cepat, menggigit Tyr, saat ia melawan anjing itu dengan satu-satunya tangannya, dengan pedangnya, ia memotong kiri dan kanan, mendorong anjing itu untuk mundur, memastikan Garm tidak menyakiti dirinya, atau orang lain.

Tidak lama kemudian, Jotunn, Zombie, Einherjar, dan Dewa mulai bertengkar, menikam dan memotong satu sama lain. Di tengah semua kekacauan ini, Hel berdiri di belakang, mengendalikan orang mati. Fenrir bergegas maju, hanya untuk diblokir oleh Sleipnir dan Odin, dan merasakan tusukan Gungnir’nya Odin.

Odin Melawan Fenrir

Heimdall berhadapan dengan Loki, saat ia bergerak dari kiri ke kanan, seperti seorang pembunuh, dengan berhati-hati ia merencanakan gerak-gerik untuk membunuh dewa yang melihat semua dan mendengar semuanya (ini harfiah, Heimdall dapat melakukan ini jika dia menginginkannya). Akhirnya, Loki memainkan trik meninggalkan decoy, membingungkan penjaga Asgard, Loki melanjutkan dengan menusuk Heimdall, menyebabkannya teriak kesakitan, lalu Loki melangkah ke depan, dengan belatinya, ia memastikan wajahnya adalah hal terakhir yang dilihat Heimdall.

Raksasa Api Surtr bertatapan dengan Frey. Mereka adalah musuh alami, api, kekuatan yang merusak, melawan pertumbuhan musim semi yang menenangkan dan kehangatan musim panas (dengan global warming, ini jadi panas yang menyengat, tapi ya begitulah). Frey tidak memegang senjata, dia menukarkan Pedang Sumarbrander-nya sebagai hadiah pernikahan untuk Raksasa cantik yang dinikahinya. Bagaimanapun juga, dia harus melawan sang raksasa api, terlepas dari api membara yang mengelilingi mereka berdua, yang disebabkan oleh panas Surtr yang dipancarkannya, Frey masih bertarung dengan sihirnya, mengalihkan Surtr.

Kekacauan yang Surtr timbulkan saat Ragnarok

Kembali ke Midgard, Jormungandr telah menenggelamkan sebagian besar manusia, sementara memuntahkan banyak racun, melelehkan pohon dan jalan yang kena dengan racunnya. Thor melakukan yang terbaik untuk menangkis binatang itu, dia mencoba segalanya, serangan jarak dekat, badai petir, melemparkan Mjolnir, membanting dirinya dari udara. Apapun, usahanya tampaknya hanya mengganggu si ular raksasa. Dengan tenaga yang tersisa, dia mencoba yang terbaik untuk menyetrum air, seperti yang dia lakukan terakhir kali. Jormungandr tampak lemas, tapi itu banyak energi Thor yang terkuras untuk menganggu makhluk itu.

Terbang sekali lagi, Thor melihat dampak kekacauan yang dilakukan Jormungandr. Di udara ia melihat pemandangan dari manusia yang tenggelam, rumah yang hanyut, pohon yang tumbang, dan tebing dari gempa yang ditimbulkannya. Dia tahu dia perlu melakukan sesuatu yang sangat berani untuk mengalahkan makhluk itu. Thor menyiapkan energi apa pun yang tersisa untuk menyalurkan badai petir dan bergegas maju membawa awan badai bersama Mjolnir-nya, melemparkannya ke dalam mulut ular itu, membelahnya menjadi dua. Upaya Thor berhasil, namun dalam proses mengalahkan Jormungandr, ular itu memuntahkan racun ke muka Thor, dan saat ia turun lagi, ia mundur 9 langkah di tanah … Ke tanah ia jatuh, saat ia menarik napas terakhirnya, ia meninggal secara heroik. membela Midgard dari ancaman yang paling berbahaya.

Untung aku yakin Thor tidak akan mati di Thor: Ragnarok, karena itu akan buruk bagi bisnis film mereka, kecuali Marvel Cinematic Universe ingin menghidupkan kembali orang lain, seperti yang selalu mereka lakukan, kecuali untuk Uncle Ben.

Kembali ke dataran Vigrid …

Frey yang berikutnya untuk mati… Seperti type Pokemon mengajariku, dan tentu saja, SAINS! Rumput kalah dengan Api, dan kamu tidak ingin melawan Raksasa Api sebagai Dewa yang pekerjaannya adalah menumbuhkan tanaman. Frey telah tahu takdirnya saat dia menyerahkan pedangnya sebagai hadiah pernikahan untuk Istri Raksasa kesayangannya. Frey dibakar, dilemahkan, saat Surtr menghabiskannya dengan pedangnya yang berapi-api, dan Dewa Musim Panas tidak dapat melakukan apapun, kekuatannya terkuras, tanaman yang dia ciptakan terbakar dalam sekejap, dan dia menerima takdirnya.

Odin melangkah mundur, meninggalkan Fenrir untuk membuat kekacauan di jajaran Einherjar-nya, karena dia tahu dia harus menyelesaikan seseorang terlebih dahulu, seseorang yang memulai perang ini, seseorang yang suka bermain “lelucon”… LOKI! Dengan delapan kaki kudanya, Odin bergegas maju, dengan Gungnir-nya didepannya, ia menghunus tombaknya ke Dewa licik itu, membunuhnya.

Fenrir sangat marah … Dia tidak dapat menerima bahwa ayahnya meninggal … Fenrir melompat dan memakan Odin, UTUH, membunuh sang allfather. Namun, mengetahui ini adalah cara dia meninggal, Odin telah menyiapkan anak laki-laki untuk kesempatan ini (aku tahu, kalimat aneh, tapi dia benar-benar melakukan itu).

Jadi, anak laki-laki Odin, Vidar, yang telah menyiapkan sepatu bot sangattebal untuk menginjak wajah Fenrir tanpa kehilangan satu pun jari kakinya, melangkah ke mulut Fenrir yang terbuka, dan saat Fenrir menggigitnya, Vidar mencekik serigala itu sampai mati … seluruh hidupnya, Vidar telah disiapkan untuk saat itu juga, yang menunjukkan Paranoia Odin terlalu parah.

Sepatu tebal… oke…

Sementara itu, Tyr telah berhasil memotong anjingnya Hel, Garm, tapi tanpa digigit beberapa kali. Garm melukai sang Dewa Perang, membiarkannya menggeliat kesakitan, sampai Surtr dan tentara raksasa api-nya meledak untuk mengakhiri kesengsaraan setiap dewa di luar sana.

Akhirnya, setelah sebagian besar Einherjar, Vanir dan Aesir meninggal, para Raksasa Api mengikuti sebuah formasi yang dipimpin oleh Surtr, saat mereka menenggelamkan dunia dalam kobaran api dan mengorbankan diri mereka untuk membersihkan 9 cabang Yggdrasil dari apapun yang telah ditinggalkannya …

Dunia telah terulang kembali, dan hanya beberapa yang selamat …

Survivors of Ragnarök

Di antara banyak yang meninggal di Ragnarök, beberapa orang Aesir dan Vanir berhasil bertahan …

Magni dan Modi, dua putra Thor selamat karena Odin telah berjanji dan menyampaikan bahwa 2 putra Thor akan bertahan dan mewarisi Mjolnir, Thor memilih 2 anak kesayangannya untuk memimpin para Aesir yang hampir punah.

Vidar selamat, karena rencana ayahnya untuk membunuh Fenrir, Vidar diberi hadiah untuk bertahan hidup Ragnarök, jika dia berhasil membalaskan Odin.

2 Manusia diberi perlindungan di Yggdrasil oleh Thor sebelum dia melawan Jormungandr, dan Thor menyuruh mereka untuk merepopulasi kembali bumi setelah Ragnarökberakhir.

Yggdrasil menumbuhkan bumi baru dari apa pun yang tersisa darinya, yaitu lautan, dan dunia telah kembali lagi.

Wow! Semoga kamu menyukai cerita itu!

Sekarang untuk versi cerita Thor: Ragnarok …

 

Thor: Ragnarok

BERHENTI JIKA KAMU TIDAK MAU SPOILER!

Membahas Mitos versus Trailer MCU

Masih disini? *sigh* aku berharap pembaca sudah nonton saja kalau begitu ya…

Dari trailer aku menyimpulkan bahwa Loki adalah orang baik sekarang … Jadi begitulah, sigh … Loki yang jahat selalu mengagumkan menurut saya. Maaf, itu salah … Loki tidak percaya pada baik dan jahat, karena dia merasakan perang sebagai dua pihak berkelahi satu sama lain, dan literatur Norse tidak memiliki konsep Good and Evil … Aku lebih suka Loki bertarung dengan putrinya. Hel, yang sayangnya, tampaknya bukan putri Loki, dan Loki tidak mungkin meminta bantuan Hel kali ini.

Sekarang kita memiliki Hulk, yang beberapa orang mungkin ragukan alasan dia di film ini, tapi Hulk bisa masuk deskripsi tentang Viking Berserker dengan cukup baik, beberapa Einherjar adalah Berserker, yang merupakan orang-orang yang bertarung tanpa batas apapun ketika mereka marah, seperti Hulk.

Kemudian ada Odin, Heimdall, dan Sif, di Mitos, Odin bertempur dan meninggal, sayangnya, dari apa yang aku lihat dari trailer, portrayal Anthony Hopkins sebagai Odin sepertinya tidak ada dalam perang. Heimdall sepertinya tidak ada, karena aku ragu pria bertudung merah itu memang Heimdall, tapi kuharap memang begitu. Sif adalah Istri Thor dalam mitos, dan tidak seperti di film Thor, dia bukan pemanah, atau pemburu atau apapun … Dia adalah dewi Bumi dan pertumbuhannya, jadi ada perbedaan di sana, walaupun begitu aku tidak yakin Sif adalah kembali untuk saat ini

Aku juga melihat sekilas Serigala Raksasa yang aku berdoa adalah Fenrir, karena aku tidak sabar menunggu dia terbunuh oleh siapapun yang ada di bioskop.

Film Versus Mitos

Yap, aku sudah menonton filmnya, dan inilah beberapa perbedaan dari hal-hal yang benar-benar terjadi di film ini, bagian ini penuh dengan Spoiler, dan aku rasa ada banyak, terutama karena film ini cukup erat hubungannya dengan mitos, menjauhlah dari bagian ini jika Anda belum menonton filmnya.

  • Peran Surtr … TUNGGU! Subtitle film menyebutkan Surtur, yang mungkin sedikit salah karena ada masalah pengucapan. Perbedaan utama antara film dan mitosnya adalah bahwa Surtr tidak membunuh Hel, dan membakar semuanya, yang di filmya, dia hanya membakar Asgard.
  • Kehadiran Hel Dalam film… Nama dia Hela, yang aku tidak bakal complain, karena puisi Norse kuno menggunakan nama Hela, dan nama modern menjadi Hel. Hel / Hela bukan anak Odin, dan, Hel juga tidak memiliki dunianya sendiri. For The Record, di film pertama, Thor menyebutkan satu dunia yang tidak ada dalam versi 9 mitos Dunia, yaitu Nornheim, kemungkinan substitusi MCU dari Helheim.
  • Selanjutnya, aku mau bahas Fenrir, dan Fenris, yang walaupun serigala Hel tidak begitu menakutkan dalam film ini, kehadirannya ada, dan Fenris, juga seperti Hel dan Hela, memiliki nama Norse kuno Fenrisr, yang beberapa sebut sebagai Fenrir, dan juga ada yang menyebut Fenris, jadi tidak ada masalah besar di sana, hanya versi yang berbeda.
  • Kekuatan Thor … Aku gak bercanda di sini, Thor tanpa palu seperti … Sebuah bom tanpa detonatornya. Bomnya masih ada di sana, dan kamu bisa memukul kepala orang dengan benda itu, tapi tujuan utamanya tidak tercapai. Dalam Mitologi Norse, dengan 20-30 Jotunn, Mjolnir dapat dengan mudah diangkat, dan disembunyikan dari Thor. Lalu Thor tidak berguna … Seperti, dia punya senjata cadangan yaitu tongkatnya untuk memukul orang, tapi dia tidak bisa menyetrum orang lain, dan dia juga tidak bisa terbang. Tapi yah, maka tidak ada ruang untuk kepahlawanan di filmnya jadi oke aja deh …
  • Valkyrie. Meskipun tidak dijelaskan tugas asli mereka di filmnya, di mitos Norse Valkyrie umumnya tidak melakukan apa-apa selain menarik orang-orang heroik ke Valhalla, dan iya, di MCU, seperti yang disebutkan oleh Thor dan terlihat dalam pencurian memori oleh Loki, mereka menjaga takhta Asgard, jadi itu hanya perbedaan kecil saja.

Nah begitulah … P.S. FILM YANG BAGUS! juga cameo Stan Lee yang ditempatkan dengan baik.

Thanks for reading!

Ragnarök: The Myth v The Movie

Ragnarök: The Myth v The Movie

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok this week, (or precisely tomorrow) I’ve decided to make an article peeling the phrase Ragnarok and the real Ragnarök in Norse Mythology, comparing it with the real life version and the MCU Version. Please Enjoy the article!

P.S. Indonesian Version of this Article

DISCLAIMER: May contain Spoilers from the Movie, and VERY VERY Gory details… Enough to make Kronos’s story look like a polite one.

Also, I’m comparing the two terms of Ragnarök and Ragnarok here, and for trivial purposes, some of the names in the previous Thor movies, are the same as those in Norse Mythology, although… I haven’t watched Thor: The Dark World yet though…

Ragnarök VS Ragnarok

In Norse Mythology, Ragnarök is the apocalypse, the day where the dead can finally rest, and the living can finally die. Well, on that day, everything will fade to black, and they will be tossed onto the Empty Void Ginnungagap (I think I spelled this right), or as I like to call it, Norse Black Hole

In the comic books of Thor however, Ragnarok is a code name for an evil clone of Thor from Earth-816. Ragnarok retains all of Thor’s powers, but is smarter and is pretty evil. At first when I heard the title of Thor’s next movie, I thought Thor would meet Ragnarok in the MCU, but apparently after the trailer, Thor: Ragnarok’s plotline will be Ragnarök in Norse Mythology, but altered.

Nevertheless let us move on onto the “Ragnarök” side of things, before going onto the Ragnarok part of Thor: Ragnarok

Ragnarök

Right, so we’re talking about apocalypse. Ragnarök is literally translated to “Fate Of The Gods”, which Odin, who you should know as Thor’s father, King of Asgard, because of his paranoia on the subject, he gave one eye to the world tree, Yggdrasil and dranked some of its water, while asking what the Fate of The Gods is.

The answer is simple, but I’ll discuss the prophecy down here.

Norse Geography

A simple guide first, regarding terms and places and stuff you might not know… Firstly here are the 9 Worlds.

  • Asgard: City Of The War Gods, Gods that live here are called Aesir
  • Midgard: Earth, creatures that live here are called humans, the writer of this article is definitely a human.
  • Jotunheim: World of the Giants, those who live here are basically large humans, or well Giants (Jotunn in Ancient Norse)
  • Vanaheim: Realm of the Nature Gods, Gods that live here are called Vanir
  • Niflheim: Realm of Fog, Mist, and Ice. Giants live here, specifically, Ice Giants, or as the first Thor movie states, Frost Giants
  • Muspelheim: Realm of Fire. Fire Giants live here, because the Ice Giants need a rival.
  • Helheim: Realm of the dishonorable dead. Why dishonorable? Cause they didn’t die in battle.
  • Alfheim: Realm of Elves. Pretty much that
  • Nidavellir, or Svartelheim: Cavern World of Dwarves. Cause Dwarves are petrified when they come into contact with the sun, they live in Nidavellir.

Now have some more terms to confuse you more!

  • Bifrost: The Rainbow Bridge of Asgard. Unlike in the Thor movies, where the Bifrost is the beacon (or well gate), in Norse Mythology, Bifrost is the bridge, not the gate, or beacon.
  • Yggdrasil: The tree where the 9 worlds sit on. On each branch lies a world, and you guessed it, Yggdrasil has 9 branches.
  • Valhalla: A hotel, ok maybe not a hotel per se, but a place in Asgard where people that died courageously can live and train till they rest, fight and die in Ragnarök.
  • Vigrid: A 600 kilometer plains somewhere in the 9 worlds where Ragnarok’s war would be fought
  • Naglfar: Ship of Nails, or Ship of The Dead, more explanation below
  • Einherjar: People training in Valhalla, members of Odin’s Army who died heroically to fight with him during Ragnarök
Norse Geography 101, Yggdrasil and the 9 Worlds

Signs Of Ragnarök

It’s Just A Prank Bro!

Before Ragnarök officially begins, there is a part of the prophecy, where Baldr, the God of Light, also son of Odin, would die in Loki’s hands. If that happens, then Ragnarök is surely an undodgeable fate. So, Frigg, Odin’s wife and Baldr’s mother, gave orders to every inanimate object (you read this right, inanimate), would bounce off of Baldr.

After that happened the gods decided to have fun and toss everything to Baldr’s face, causing it to bounce harmlessly, and fall off. BUT! Frigg forgot one thing, the Mistletoe doesn’t bounce off Baldr. Frigg ignored the fact, but Loki found out, so he pranked and tricked Baldr’s blind brother, Hod, to throw a mistletoe at him.

Of course, don’t trust Loki! The Mistletoe was covered in poison, and when the mistletoe hit Baldr, he died. Loki said… “It’s just a prank bro!” But regardless, Loki’s motives were simple, he hated people everyone loves, which is Baldr. Because everyone hates Loki. Cause of this, Loki got a punishment… And if we’re talking about gory details, this is the goriest part of the story.

Loki’s sons from his Wife, Sigyn was killed, and amputated, their Intestines were then used as chains, keeping Loki inside a cave and tied to a rock. I’m not done yet… A snake was sent to circle around Loki’s neck like a bow tie. Every second, the snake would spit venom to his face, leaving it scarred and burned. But, Loki still can project his image to the real world, and in fact, he can even project his physical form. Although he has a cap for that, he needs lots of strength to project his physical form.

Loki’s Punishment, With His Wife Accompanying Him

So… was it worth it? I don’t know… Anyways, this has proved that the prophecy will come true, Ragnarök will begin!

Loki’s Children

Loki has 3 children waiting to be born from his affair with the Giantess, Angrboda. All 3 of his children are equally terrifying, and all are bound or chained somewhere by the Aesir and Vanir, fearing they will start Ragnarök earlier than wanted. If they are truly born, then Ragnarök is confirmed, cause these 3 play very important parts on that day.

Child number 1, The Goddess Hel:

Hel is hmm… She’s a goddess, but is somewhat broken. Her right side of her face is a perfectly fine beautiful young woman. The other side, her left side is a zombie, undead, and is monstrous. She has no powers, that I know of that is, but Odin immediately cast her to Helheim, making her Queen of The Dishonorable Dead. While Odin gets the Limited Edition Warriors in Valhalla, Hel gets the scraps of dead people, getting the typical death cause of sickness, or old age kind of dead people, definitely not the collectors edition thing.

Therefore, Hel is vengeful cause of this, and has sworn to send the dead to storm back to the living during Ragnarök.

The Bipolar Goddess Of The Underworld

Child Number 2, The Sea Serpent Jormungandr:

Jormungandr is a sea serpent whose size is about the entire Equator line. Yes he’s that large. Now you’re probably asking, how does A Giantess, and A Pseudo Giant-God, have a snake that large as an offspring? Don’t ask me, Poetic Edda doesn’t has this, I just gave a more fun version for you to read.

Anyways, Jormungandr was born in Midgard, and his birth caused massive chaos, forcing Thor, whose job is to protect Midgard and humans, to make Jormungandr faint, and send him down to the depths of the ocean. When Jormungandr was born, he wasn’t that large, but over the course of time, he could grow from maybe the length of the American continent to his current size, the size of the equator.

A modern day artwork of Jormungandr

Jormungandr is asleep now, resting and growing, but in Ragnarök, he’ll wake up, much larger than his size when Thor first fought him.

Child Number 3, The Wolf, Fenrir

Fenrir is probably the most feared among Loki’s Children. When he was born, he was a regular wolf, well probably slightly larger, but Fenrir is a very scary wolf. Upon birth, his desire was simple, attack the gods.

On his attack and rage in Asgard (Critically speaking, how did he reach Asgard that fast? He was born in Jotunheim), he wounded Odin, and as the gods rushed in to Nidavellir, looking for the strongest Chains in all of reality, which only Dwarves could forge.

Fenrir’s chains were ready, but Fenrir isn’t dumb, he’s the son of Loki, the smartest god out there, he knew something was up. So, the god of Duel and Justice, Tyr rushed forward, and he fearlessly asked Fenrir to bite his hand off as he strangled the beast, while all of the Aesir must kill and chain him with the chains brought from Nidavellir. Upon losing his right arm, he knew it was a sacrifice to be made. Fenrir was then thrown to an island whose location drifts to a different place every day, and Fenrir was bound there until Ragnarök.

Tyr lost his hand after fighting Fenrir

At the day of Ragnarök Fenrir will grow onto the size of a double decker bus, ish, and is going to be a force to be reckoned with, cause trust me, a slightly larger wolf can hurt lots of gods, imagine a gigantic one.

There we have the signs that Ragnarök will begin, issue is WHEN will it begin? Now, I will tell you what will happen on the day Ragnarök does begin.

Ragnarök, D-Day Events

So, what exactly will happen on Ragnarök? Well firstly, according to the prophecies of Odin, Ragnarök will happen after 3 straight winters, or in Norse, the Fimbulwinter, which means Einherjar could prepare much more after 2 straight winters, but then again they have prepared for an eternity so I don’t think that’ll be an issue. During Fimbulwinter Viking Brethren would fight with each other for food.

After that, when will everyone die? Not so fast, Ragnarök was meant to be a painful and terribly punishing day!

Who Turned Off The Lights?

So, the sun and moon is called Sol and Mani respectively in Norse Mythology, those 2 are gods that are cursed by Odin to orbit Midgard because he is jealous that Sol and Mani are better children than Odin’s own Children.

Now, Sol and Mani will be devoured by the Wolves Hati and Skoll, which would eat Sol and Mani for Breakfast and Dinner on Ragnarök. This pretty much means Ragnarök begins at an eclipse, but the Norse lack the Science to explain it.

Anyways Skoll and Hati was sent to the skies to constantly chase those 2 for centuries cause of Odin’s curse to Sol and Mani. Those 2 wolves were just created for the sake of making sure those 2 suffer, and can’t rest. Therefore, Sol and Mani would finally run out of juice after flying and running around for that long, and they’d be wolf food!

Sol and Mani being Chased by Wolves

After this, Skoll and Hati feast on the stars, and the vikings would sort of yell out… “Who turned off the lights?” Cause it was DARK out there.

Waking Up Doesn’t Mean Doing Something

Jormungandr was awake. I don’t know how, he just… you know, woke up! Upon waking up, Loki was freed from his cave because of the massive fissures created by that thing!

Once Loki is freed, he would travel to Helheim, and seek for Hel’s help. (Remind me to write that again, it sounds funny). Wait don’t ask about Jormungandr… Just cause he is awake doesn’t mean he is ready for war, he still has some plans before that. Jormungandr will shake the earth when Loki needs him to shake the earth, after the Naglfar reaches Vigrid.

Jormungandr would lie dormant in the meantime, while Loki travels to Helheim, departing with Hel in the Naglfar.

Let’s Carpool To Apocalypse.

When you heard nails, I’m guessing your thinking those used to make planks stick to walls? The one that we hit with a hammer? Yeah, you’re wrong… I mean LITERAL nails. The dishonorable dead would have their toenails cut, and used to make this ship. Gross!

Ship Of The Dead…

After the ship is ready, and Loki is there as admiral, that ship would depart, picking up some more enemies of the Aesir. From Helheim, the ship is filled with Hel, The Dishonorable Dead zombies, Loki, and Hel’s Giant Dog, Garm.

First stop! Jotunheim!

Who, by the way, the giant Watchman Eggther would signal other giants via his ginormous Lyre. Upon reaching Jotunheim, the giants would fill the Naglfar, and among the giants would be the Captain Hrym.

Second Stop! Why did we stop?

So, here is the thing… After reaching Jotunheim, they would go to Niflheim, which I guess isn’t a problem at all, those worlds were close from one another. They don’t pick up anyone (according to Poetic Edda), but they stop at Niflheim because of massive icebergs. Only after Fimbulwinter ends, that iceberg would melt. So, this is the reason the Norse aren’t fans of summer, they fear Ragnarök will begin. I imagine the vikings are frowning on us when we are this close to global warming.

This is very counter productive… Ragnarök only begins after a Fimbulwinter, but Fimbulwinter is also slowing down Ragnarök, like really?

Well according to other poetics, there is another option for Ragnarök to begin without Fimbulwinter ending. If Jormungandr writhes enough to make a tsunami in Niflheim and Midgard at once, the Naglfar would sail past the iceberg, and they can make their way to their 3rd stop before destroying the world, probably buying their last set of doughnuts, or lunch, as Loki drops them off to the battlefield of apocalypse.

Third Stop! Musselheim? Muscleheim? Muspelheim!

So, after several spellchecks it is indeed Muspelheim. . .

At Muspelheim they will pick up… The fire giants… Led by Surtr… The purpose of these Fire Giants are almost definitely the most important in ending the world in my opinion.

At Vigrid, when most of the gods are weak, or are dead, They would activate self destruct sequence and burn down all of the Nine worlds like a suicide bomber. Without them, the Aesir might be dead, the humans might be drowning, the Vanir might lose all of connection to nature, but the purpose of Ragnarök isn’t achieved, as the world cannot reset.

So they depart to Vigrid, with Hrym making sure they are enjoying their trip to end the world… sorry, The 9 Worlds.

Doomsday Alarm Clock

Heimdall, whose job is just like in the Thor movies, which is to guard The Bifrost, has a horn known as Gjallarhorn… A horn whose function is to remind people, as if saying “WAKE UP! IT’S THE APOCALYPSE!”. Heimdall was told to blow the horn because Heimdall can see from a pretty far range, meaning, when he sees the Naglfar sailing forward, he can warn the Aesir and Vanir to prepare for war.

When That Horn Is Sound, Ragnarök Begins

The events of Ragnarök pretty much starts with Odin riding and rallying the Einherjar with his 8 Legged Horse Sleipnir, and his ravens, while carrying his mighty weapon, the Gungnir. It is customary for the wielder of a weapon to name the weapon, because that would unlock the weapon’s full potential, especially if you treat it like a friend and a single human being.

Odin Rushing With His 8-Legged Steed

The other Gods, among them are Thor, Tyr, Heimdall and Frey (God of Summertime, A Vanir, not Aesir) also followed the rallying Allfather.

Upon reaching Vigrid, the air was tense, seeing that this is an unavoidable fate for the past few centuries, it isn’t an option to turn back now. All of their fates have been revealed by Odin, they knew exactly how they are going to die, but they also knew fate was something they could not avoid, so bravely they fought.

They’re All Dead…

Okay, so finally we can reach the part where the so called Immortals die… Wait, sorry, The Norse has never referenced their gods as immortals.

Anyways, these gods, especially the Norse ones are not all-mighty, and I think I’ll call them stronger beings than humans, unlike the Greek Gods who are immortal, they aren’t. So here comes the part where they’ll die! I’ve been waiting a decently long time to write this part.

Upon reaching the battlefield, Loki immediately wakes up his child, Jormungandr, commanding it to rage, and create tsunami’s, and drown mankind! As the protector of the Earth, Thor flew with Mjolnir and rushed forward, flying to Midgard, fighting him in an instant, blasting the creature with bolts from his mighty Hammer.

Before anything else happened, Hel’s dog, Garm rushed, biting Tyr, as he defended against the dog with his only hand, with his sword, he cut left and right, pushing the dog back, making sure Garm doesn’t harm him, or anyone else.

Not long after, Jotunns, Zombies, Einherjar, and Gods fought with each other, stabbing and slicing each other. In the midst of all this chaos, Hel stood in the back, commanding the dead. Fenrir rushed forward, only to be blocked by Sleipnir and Odin, and having a taste of Odin’s Gleipnir.

Odin Fighting Fenrir

Heimdall faced off with Loki, as he slipped left to right, like an Assassin, stealthily planning his move to kill the god who sees all and hears all (this is literal, Heimdall can do this if he wills it). Finally, Loki played magic tricks, confusing the Guardian of Asgard, Loki proceeded to stab Heimdall, causing him to grunt in pain, until Loki thrust forward, with his daggers ready, making sure his face is the last one that Heimdall sees.

The Fire Giant Surtr locked eyes with Frey. It seems to me they are natural enemies, flames, a destructive force, against the calm soothing growth of spring, and the peace of summer. Frey holds no weapon, he traded his Sumarbrander as a wedding gift for a beautiful Giantess he married. Regardless, he fought the fire giant, regardless of the flames surrounding the two of them, caused from Surtr’s pure heat that he radiates, Frey still fights bravely with his magic, stalling the Fire Giant.

Surtr Causing Chaos During Ragnarök

Back in Midgard, Jormungandr has drowned most of the humans, while spewing out lots of Venom, melting whatever tree or path it encounters. Thor did his best to fend off the beast, he tried everything, melee attacks, thunderstorms, tossing his hammer, slamming forward from mid-air. Regardless, his efforts seem to tickle the giant serpent. With all of his might left, he tried his best to electrocute the waters, like he did last time. Jormungandr seemed weakened, but that was a lot of Thor’s energy drained out to poke the beast.

Flying once more, Thor saw the destructive impact Jormungandr did. In the air he saw a bird eye view of drowned humans, washed away homes, fallen trees, and fissures from the earthquakes it caused. He knew he needed to do something very bold to defeat the creature. Thor prepared whatever energy he has left to channel thunderstorms and rushed forward carrying storm clouds with his Mjolnir, tossing it inside the serpent’s mouth, splitting it in half. Thor’s efforts succeeded, but in the process of defeating Jormungandr, the serpent spewed out venom, and as he took 9 steps back on the ground… To the ground he fell, as he took his last few breaths, he’s died a heroic death defending Midgard from it’s most dangerous threat.

Fortunately I’m certain Thor won’t die in Thor: Ragnarok, cause that would be bad for their film business, unless the Marvel Cinematic Universe wants to revive another person, like they always did, except for uncle Ben.

Back onto the plains of Vigrid…

Frey was the next to fall… As Pokemon types taught me, and of course, SCIENCE! Grass loses to Fire, and you don’t want to fight a Fire Giant as a God whose overall job is to grow plants. Regardless, he knew his fate when he gave away his sword as a wedding gift for his beloved Giantess Wife. Frey was burned, weakened, as Surtr finished him with his blazing sword, and the God of Summer was unable to do anything, his powers were drained, plants he created burned in an instant, and he accepted his fate.

Odin stepped back, leaving Fenrir to wreck chaos in his Einherjar ranks, for he knew he needed to finish someone first, somebody who started this war, somebody who likes to play pranks… LOKI! With his eight legged steed, Odin rushed forward, with his Gungnir thrusted forward, he runs forward, stabbing the Trickster, killing him.

Fenrir was enraged… He cannot accept the fact his father died… Fenrir leapt and feasted on Odin, whole, killing the allfather. However, knowing this is the way he died, Odin has prepared a son for this occasion (I know, weird sentence, but he really did that). So, Odin’s son Vidar, who has prepared boots thick enough for him to step on Fenrir’s face without losing a single limb, stepped on Fenrir’s open mouth, and as Fenrir bit it, Vidar strangled the wolf to death… His whole life, Vidar has been prepared for that very moment, which shows Odin’s Paranoia is WAY overboard.

Those Boots Are Thick…

Meanwhile, Tyr has successfully cut Hel’s Dog, Garm, but without getting bitten several times. Garm wounded the War God, leaving him to writhe in pain, until Surtr and his army of fire giants explode, ending the misery of every god out there.

Finally, after most of the Einherjar, Vanir and Aesir died, the Fire Giants followed in a formation lead by Surtr, as they drowned the world in flames and sacrificed themselves to clean the 9 branches of Yggdrasil from whatever it has left…

The world has come to a reset, and only a few survived…

Survivors of Ragnarök

Among the many who died in Ragnarök, some of the Aesir and Vanir did survive…

Magni and Modi, two of Thor’s sons survived as Odin has promised and prophecized that 2 of Thor’s sons will survive and inherit the Mjolnir, Thor chose 2 of his favorite sons to lead the fallen Aesir.

Vidar survived, because of his Father’s plans to kill Fenrir, Vidar was given the gift to survive Ragnarök, if he succeeds in avenging Odin.

2 Humans were given shelter in Yggdrasil by Thor before he fought Jormungandr, and Thor told them to repopulate earth after Ragnarök ended.

At the end of the world, the Yggdrasil grew a new earth from whatever was left of it, which was oceans, and the world has come to a reset!

 

Wow that was a heck of a story… Hope you enjoyed it!

Now for the Thor: Ragnarok version of the story…

Thor: Ragnarok

Stop here if you don’t want spoilers for any of the movie…

Peeling the Myths versus MCU Trailer

From the trailer I can conclude that Loki is a good guy now… So there’s that, sigh… Bad Guy Loki has always been awesome in my opinion. Sorry, that was wrong… Loki doesn’t believe in Good and Evil, for he perceives the war as two sides fighting against each other, and Vikings have no concept of Good and Evil… I prefer Loki fighting with his daughter Hel, who unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be Loki’s daughter, and Loki won’t probably be seeing Hel’s help this time.

Now we have Hulk’s existence, which some might doubt, but Hulk could fit the description of a Viking Berserker pretty well, some Einherjar are Berserkers, which are people who fight in an unstoppable rage when they are mad. Sounds like Hulk for me.

Then we have Odin, Heimdall, and Sif, in the Myths, Odin fought and died, unfortunately, from what I saw from the trailer, Anthony Hopkins’s portrayal of Odin doesn’t seem existent in the war. Heimdall doesn’t seem existent, as I doubt the guy with the red cape is indeed Heimdall, but I wish he is. Sif is Thor’s Wife in the myths, and unlike in Thor, she isn’t an archer, or a hunter or anything… She’s the goddess of Earth and growth, so there’s a difference there, although I’m not sure Sif is returning for the time being.

I also saw glimpses of a Giant Wolf I’m praying to be Fenrir, cause I can’t wait for him to get killed by whoever it is in the movies.

Peeling The Whole Movie Versus Myths

Well I’ve watched the movie, and here are a few differences of the things that actually happened in the movie, this section is filled with Spoilers, and I think lots of them, especially since the movie is pretty closely related to the myths, so a bit of a disclaimer, step away from this section if you haven’t watched the movie.

  • Surtr’s role… WAIT! The movie subtitle mentions Surtur, which might be a bit of an error cause pronunciation issues. The major difference between the movies and the myths is that Surtr doesn’t kill Hel, and burn away everything, which in the movies, he only burnt Asgard.
  • Hel’s presence. In the movie the name was Hela, which I’m not fussing about, cause the ancient Norse poems use the name Hela, and the modern name became Hel. Hel/Hela wasn’t Odin’s child, and then, Hel doesn’t have her own realm. Which for the record, in the first movie, Thor mentioned one world which doesn’t exist in the 9 Worlds version of the myths, which was Nornheim, probably the MCU substitute of Helheim.
  • Next, I’m going over Fenrir, and Fenris, which although Hel’s wolf isn’t that fearsome in the movie, the presence was reassuring, and Fenris, also like Hel and Hela, the ancient Norse names mention Fenrisr, which some literate as Fenrir, and some as Fenris, so no biggie there, just different versions.
  • Thor’s powers… I’m not joking here, Thor without his hammer is like… A gun without a trigger. The gun is still there, and you can theoretically hit people’s head with it, but it’s barely something. In Norse Mythology, with 20-30 Giants, Mjolnir can easily be lifted, and hidden from Thor. Then Thor is useless… Like, he has his backup weapon his staff to punch people, but he can’t electrocute anyone, nor can he fly. But well, then there is no room for heroism, then…
  • Valkyries. Although unmentioned of their pure tasks, Valkyries are generally doing nothing but pulling heroic people onto Valhalla, and yeah, in MCU, as mentioned by Thor and seen in Loki’s memory stealing, they do fight for the throne, so that’s just a minor difference.

Well there you have it… P.S. GREAT MOVIE! also a well-placed Stan Lee cameo.

 

Thanks for reading!

Jaja’s Greek Mythology: How To Get A Wife

Jaja’s Greek Mythology: How To Get A Wife

If Single people are checking this site out, looking for a way to get married quick, this is Hades’s version on getting a wife, I’m not a fan of it, but hey! it worked for him, so what’s not to try?

Now the Greek Gods are well, they’re human-like… not in the sense they’re weak like we are… but they behave like humans… I’m not even joking here, they’re personalities and behavior is almost definitely human. They have lots of conflict, which usually ends up making the world suffer. Ancient Greece was the time when us humans suffered the most.

Before you open this page and see all those names you might not know, read this post first. Just read up some names, don’t memorize them…

Step 1: Stalk

Nowadays, lots of people claim to stalk someone else in social media, which is kinda creepy… But well back then, Hermes or Athena hasn’t invented Social Media just yet, cause Athena probably wants the humans to do something more useful than procrastinating by opening the social media, and Hermes probably hasn’t gotten the thought of any possibility of expanding his advertising and commerce with Social Media.

Okay, so well, the title might be confusing, but remember Hades’s helmet? The one that made him invisible? well that was the first ever tool to stalk someone with. Trust me, it’s freaking creepy… Hades is one creepy dude, and having a creepy dude stalk you was scary enough, but having a creepy god who lives in an underground cave, and monitors dead souls stalk you? That’s probably the worst nightmare for women.

Hades Kidnapping Persephone On His Chariot

Who’s Hades wife you might ask? Persephone, Goddess of Springtime

Persephone was the daughter of Zeus (cause who isn’t), and Demeter. She was a pretty goddess with Nymphs taking care of her, and she walked around making flowers bloom all over the place, and stuff that teenagers in Ancient Greece does, before gadgets were invented and teenagers spend 90 minutes in their laptop writing an article. (guess who did that eh?) So, anyways, one time, Hades went outside the Underworld t0 grab some fresh air, because it’s impossible to breathe without any. That day, Hades saw Persephone frolicking among the fields, and he fell in love, just look at her.

No Dead Thing Is THIS Pretty

From that day, Hades forgot his job, and stalked Persephone all day long, without her knowing cause he’s got his Helm on. Even in the underworld, he forgot his job, and still dreamed about Persephone, which made Hades unproductive…

Step 2: Ask For The Dad’s Permission

So, this story will teach you 2 things…

  1. Don’t Trust Zeus’s advice
  2. Don’t make any Goddess (or in real life, Moms) angry

Now, it’s a known fact that Zeus spends his time getting girls, and well, Hades decided to ask advice from Zeus cause he’s dated lots of women. Apart from that, Hades also wanted to ask permission from Zeus to marry Persephone. Their conversation went onto something like this, which admittedly is dumb, and what the heck was in their minds when they talked?

  • Hades: Good day brother
  • Zeus: Ah, Hades, long time no see… How’s the Underworld?
  • Hades: Dead… and gloomy… and sad…
  • Zeus: That’s too bad, anyways, why have you come here?
  • Hades: I want to marry your daughter
  • Zeus: Which one? I’ve got like 100 of those
  • Hades: Persephone, and I promise that I’ll be a good husband (silently, unlike you who cheats a lot)
  • Zeus: Oh sure, that one… Which one’s her mother?
  • Hades: Demeter
  • Zeus: Don’t ask for her permission, she doesn’t like you remember?
  • Hades: I’m not sure anyone likes me…
  • Zeus: Just don’t talk to her, she’s overprotective
  • Hades: How do I get Persephone to talk to me then?
  • Zeus: Hmm… Just kidnap her, I’ll help you by luring her near the entrance of the underworld.
  • Hades: Are you sure? What about Demeter?
  • Zeus: Nah, she’ll barely know it was you…
  • Hades: Okay. . . Thanks brother

Well then, it’s settled… don’t ask for Zeus’s advice

Step 3: Kidnapping

So the very next day, Hades got a message sent to him via Olympus Express saying that you should wait with your chariot and your helmet on, and when you see Persephone, be sure to take her underground.

So, that day, Zeus put all of Persephone’s nymph friends to sleep. Persephone didn’t notice this, but Zeus made a pretty flower grow from one point to another, because as king, he has power to do that, I guess… Anyways, Persephone walked over and picked up every single one of them, which kind of lead to her straying so far away from her friends, and right near where Hades parked his underground chariot. So what happened?

Hades kidnapped her, and drowned out her screaming by taking her underground…

Hades Kidnapping Persephone On His Chariot of Shadowed Horses

After reaching his palace, Hades got confused with what to say, cause she’s there… and she’s real! How do I talk with a living thing… all of the dead things obey his command, now this living thing won’t. Hades eventually got the courage to say that he loves Persephone, and is willing to do anything for her, which isn’t really the best thing to say to a girl without any introduction.

Well, a bit of a side note, if you eat a bit of food that a house owner presented, according to manners, you’re not allowed to leave, until the house owner let you. Now, I’m talking about manners, but I’m also forgetting that according to manners, it isn’t allowed to kidnap people.

So, Hades started by presenting Persephone food and is trying to make her unable to leave, forever! (Insert the creepy sound effect here). But she rejected cause she’s smart, and at least she knows a bit of manners on what NOT to do at a stranger’s house… (Technically, Hades was his uncle, so that’s not necessarily a stranger, but Uncle’s aren’t supposed to marry Niece’s too… so, move along)

But… now how would you think Demeter reacted at this kidnapping?

Meanwhile, Back On Olympus

“Persephone? Where Are You? Persephone!? It’s way past your curfew!”

Demeter spent 7 days trying to find Persephone… Until she realized that you could use Greek’s best source of CCTV! what is that you might ask? Helios and his sun chariot…

Anyways, that day, Demeter forced Helios to spill out what he saw 7 days ago on his Sun Chariot, because 7 days ago, it was Helios’s shift to drive the chariot, not Apollo’s. From the Sun Chariot, there is literally nothing you can miss seeing, unless if it’s underground. Luckily, if it’s in the underground, you know exactly who the main suspect is, Hades… Now Helios said “I didn’t really see much, but I saw her going underground”, which luckily, Demeter knows who can make Hades bow down, which is… Zeus…

Now, Demeter arrived at Olympus and told Zeus a crime that their daughter was kidnapped by a stranger, taken underground, by probably Hades, their conversation went onto something like this…

  • Demeter: ZEUS! OUR DAUGHTER WAS KIDNAPPED! I asked Helios, it’s got to be Hades, she got taken to the underground! Who else could it be?
  • Zeus: Oh, err…
  • Demeter: PUNISH HADES FOR HIS CRIMES!
  • Zeus: Demeter, calm down a bit, I already gave Hades permission to kidnap and marry Persephone…
  • Demeter: … You gave Hades the permission to kidnap and marry MY daughter? OUT OF EVERY GOD OUT THERE!? YOU CHOSE HADES!?
  • Zeus: He’s a nice man, and he promised me he would be a good husband… so I helped him kidnap Persephone
  • Demeter: *SLAP* YOU HELPED HIM! Kidnap our… DAUGHTER?
  • Zeus: Yeah, I know you won’t let him, but it’s the father’s choice right? Who their daughter gets to marry?
  • Demeter: Very well… If that’s how it’s gonna be, then I will make mankind suffer… (Jaja here, because we did lot’s of wrong things right?) Until my daughter is returned to me, every single living thing in this earth will feel my pain! No Plant, or crop will grow until she is back here on Olympus with me!
  • Zeus: Now, now, no need to make the humans suffer…
  • Demeter: UNTIL PERSEPHONE IS RETURNED!

Wow, talk about overkill… now we’ve reached the part where they’ve destroyed the world… cause we did wrong things right? Also, a bit of a soap opera don’t you think?

Step 4: Respond To Threats

All the other gods are like… Please No… but Demeter is still mad cause Hades and Zeus did things without her permission, and now, Demeter is pretty much in the mood to kill Hades, unfortunately that won’t work, cause he’s immortal, so Demeter decides to take her anger out on us Humans. So, hang on, there needs to be a solution, and Zeus decides to send Hades a message, via Olympus Express’s one and only courier, Hermes. The message went out onto something like this

Dear Hades,

I would like to apologize, and would like to request for you to return Persephone to her mother, Demeter, for she does not agree to let her daughter marry someone like you. The humans are in a famine and they are dying, for Demeter does not let any single crop to grow, and soon, this Global Cooling would reach a point where animals die of hunger, and then because of famine, the humans would soon be extinct, and thus, please, return Persephone to Demeter immediately, I’m certain a considerable amount of humans entering the underworld would make you much stressed in doing your job, so consider this a favor, because the first batch of humans have just died, but surely, you’d be the first to know.

Your Brother (and King), Zeus

Well, before Hermes flew away and delivered a couple of letters to Zeus’s girlfriends he cannot visit cause of the crisis, Hades told Hermes to stay put and wait for him to write and send this letter…

Dear Lord Zeus,

I wish you understand how happy I’m feeling with Persephone right now, for without her, I won’t be doing my job that well, and I also want you to imagine what it feels to be abandoned by your wife. It’s devastating isn’t it? Persephone hasn’t really responded to my proposal, but as soon as she eats some food, she’ll be bound to me, and at one point she will. If anyone tries to contest my soon-to-be marriage with Persephone, I promise you that the dead shall flood the mortal realm once more, and I am certain, when that happens, Demeter’s Famine will be a joke of a catastrophe.

Your Brother, Hades

YEAH! More threats! Now, Zeus has to choose between Dead People mixed with the living, causing a Zombie Apocalypse kinda thing happening, or no humans around to sacrifice to him. Gee what a dilemma.

Step 5: Get Married!

I’m not entirely sure that this set of events actually happened, but Hades seems like a guy capable of doing such trickery…

After the set of threats sent, Hades prepared a gift just for Persephone, after the gift was prepared, Hades sent a letter to Hermes, telling him to come back tomorrow to pick Persephone up, which might seem like a genuine act, but please, continue down below.

The very next day, Hades revealed the gift for Persephone, which was a garden of golden and silver trees, made by the undead soul of Greece’s best deceased gardener. On the trees, Hades prepped a special living tree he took a while ago, used to remind him of Persephone, that tree is Persephone’s favorite and sacred fruit, Pomegranates. Hades picked a pomegranate fruit and gave Persephone one of them… Which ended up with Persephone a flashback, and a rush of sensations of the life outside of the underworld flooding past her. She’s sad, and out of desperation, starvation, and just her love for it, she ate some of them. . . And according to politeness, she’s now bound to Hades.

Hermes arrived 1 minute early, not enough time for Persephone to finish even a half of the Pomegranate, Hermes seeing Persephone is eating a third of the Pomegranate, gave him a very important message to deliver to Zeus and Demeter, reporting the situation, that Persephone ate 1/3 of the pomegranate which belonged in the underworld.

Please Don’t Eat Underworld Food

Luckily, Hestia, an Olympian whose everyday job is to burn some fire onto the family hearth, gave a peaceful solution… Since Persephone only ate a third of the pomegranate, then there we have it! only a third of the year Persephone must stay with Hades, which on that 4 months, no crops will grow cause Demeter is sad, also known as winter, for Greek people. For the rest, Persephone is allowed to stay with Demeter, and crops will grow.

Hermes rushed faster than a speeding bullet and delivered this message to Hades, which is accepted by the 2, and then BAM! Problem solved! Hooray peace!

Also, originally, Hermes happened to come and pick Persephone out with Zeus’s warrant but as an accident, Persephone happened to eat Pomegranates out on that day. I don’t believe this version because there’s a very unlucky coincidence, and Zeus should fear Hades’s power to control the dead and respect his judgement.

Moral Of The Story

Don’t mess with moms, especially the daughter of overprotective ones, just don’t, 10/10

So, there’s this episode of Greek Mythology, and please wait for my next story!

Jaja’s Opinion on Millennials, and Tech Myths

Jaja’s Opinion on Millennials, and Tech Myths

Disclaimer: My opinions are not from a professional, but it’s considerable. Also, consider this a debate, and if you disagree, do comment your arguments.

Introduction:

Most teenagers in this century, or also known as the millennial generation, are commonly referred to as natives in technology, whether this is a good thing or not is debatable, as it depends on the common usage of technology by teenagers. As for the children born in this century, after seeing some of them, I personally think their parents are misusing technology to parent these children using a gadget, which is definitely not a good thing.

Teenagers:

Tech Savvy Teenagers, Is it true?

Firstly, I don’t think that most teenagers in Indonesia could comprehend how a program even works, and their knowledge is limited to using software, while it is still possible to learn how software could work. Sure, they check social media much more often and are way more updated in terms of information. But do they really stand out in terms of things other than usage? I’d answer no.

They might send like a hundred posts a day on Instagram, or make a million amounts of stories in a month. Adults still could do that. They just don’t want to, or maybe they don’t have the time. Yet us teenagers, those that do have the time, spend it posting selfies, or looking for memes on Instagram, who by the way is also too lazy to look for funny memes in the right place… Reddit. Unfortunately, Reddit is blocked in Indonesia, so if you want to look for memes there, you need a VPN, which would take time to set up, and not many teenagers even know how to set up a VPN service.

For example, a common thing I see from my elementary school friends, now in Middle School is using filters, to have a doggy ear and tongue, of which I disapprove cause… EW! what’s that? Do you know how that even works? I haven’t really asked anyone whether or not they know how this works, but maybe if I have time I’ll give it a shot at researching this. Without any research, I’m sure a majority of users don’t even know how that works.

To me just the ability to use something does not really mean comprehending, and so, teenagers (the common one) have a slight advantage when compared to the non-Tech Natives

Their slight advantage comes from their more updated ability to keep up with the latest news, and of course, younger brains work faster. In fact, I’m sure there are much more adult programmers than younger ones.

“Socializing Via Nongkrong”, Is It Still True?

Honestly, this isn’t a myth, it’s my observation… First of all a bit of an apology from me cause I used the phrase Nongkrong, which isn’t formal, but since this website post isn’t supposed to be that formal, I’ll keep it that way.

In the 21st century since phones have been invented, well, I’ll let a popular biscuit logo talk, and tell you about it.

This is supposed to be a joke, but somehow I think it’s true… Also, not my image, found it online, Babah told me that awhile ago and I remembered about this article, so I thought it’d be a fun correlation.

Now, when Bubi was a teenager, she did say she liked to hang out with her friends a lot, and I can’t really blame that, I mean they are teenagers. But back in Bubi’s time, they used to spend their time talking, and at the very least, they’re still involved with one another, meaning they are socializing, regardless what kind of topics they are actually talking about. The social interaction still exists.

Now, that Khong Guan image will become a fact… As I’ve seen with teenagers, they end up playing with their phones, doing a separate activity, and ignoring each other. Almost every High School student, or some Middle School students ask me how I socialize, and how many friends I’ve got. If I wanted to be a jerk, which is bad for image, and might prove them right, I’ll tell them, I’ve got friends that I do socialize with when we’re together, even when we aren’t we still talk, and I have friends I actually talk with. Sorry… i don’t mean to be rude, but sometimes, people do things without even knowing a bit on the subject.

Bubi told me several times why hanging out is now pointless… It’s phones, blame them, PHONES ruin the definition of socializing and playing for teenagers. OK, well I don’t do sports, but seriously, you’ve got friends, talk to them, don’t chat with them. The ability and wording while writing and speaking in a direct conversation is clearly different, if we don’t stop to talk, then teenagers would just lose the ability and life skill to properly form words in a direct conversation.

So, thanks to phones, we’ve just lost one possible activity, that could’ve been a discussion of ideas, and could be something useful. Thanks a lot! (of course, I’m not ignoring the function of smart phones entirely too, they are still useful)

Children:

Does YouTube Really Teach Children?

Okay, first of all, I hear lots of parents make excuses when someone tells a parent that YouTube is bad. Some of the excuses include that they learn about science and other things when watching YouTube. Let me ask… What would a 3 year old or maybe slightly more, like a 4-5 year old, would really benefit from YouTube? They don’t need science yet right? Besides, long term memory (on most children) won’t stick too well until you are about 6.

For the record, Alice never watches YouTube, yet she plays board games fairly well, has a lot of words in her vocabulary, is very active as a child, and loves reading books.

When I meet babies around her age, I immediately see a difference between those that do watch YouTube, and those who don’t. Hold on, before some of you say that it’s just their personality, some versions of developmental psychology states that children are empty slates, and every action we do is basically drawing on that slate, giving them personalities.

Those might be some personal examples, but if we are talking on a more scientific and global way… in case you didn’t notice, the amount of people with Speech Delays has risen up a lot this century, and if we look at the most important inventions people use for children in this century, its Gadgets, and GMO Foods. Blame GMO? Okay, I can’t really correct opinions, but I mean, not everyone eats GMO, but a majority of people uses YouTube as a parenting method.

So, does YouTube really teach children? Nope, think of a better argument to give gadgets to a child, don’t say it’s educational until you really have proof it’s educational.

Maybe YouTube parenting isn’t as bad as the Greek Gods and Titans when they are parenting, but it’s probably just under the list a bit.

You Don’t Want This… Trust Me

Negative Effects of YouTube Parenting

So, I have shared my basic argument on this subject, but what are the negative effects?

So, in the 21st century, a lot of things have changed in terms of children growth, and speech delayed, and tantrum-y children have risen up in numbers, I believe it’s YouTube parenting’s fault, but again, assume it is a debate and disagree with an argument.

Now, a couple of talks with Babah and Bubi, reading Psychology books, and observing some of Alice’s friends, have given me some of the negative effects, based on my opinion, with a supporting agreement to accompany.

  • Speech Delay
    • Delayed Speech is pretty straightforward, usually, if a child couldn’t speak at the age of 3 or 4, or lacks vocabulary and pronunciation skills.
    • YouTube doesn’t teach proper pronunciations, and is often times meaningless, unlike reading a story book to your child.
    • YouTube’s constant changing pictures really distract your child from focusing on the meaning, so even a good video; can really disrupt linguistic skills growth.
    • YouTube is a one way conversation, the child watching YouTube doesn’t even have to say a word, or interact with it to gain full benefits, in fact, the video amounts on YouTube is endless, a child could watch all day without a problem.
  • Loss of Appreciation on Things
    • A child would begin losing appreciation on anything unlike YouTube; they would dislike anything because they have insanely high expectations on entertainment.
    • YouTube is fairly memorable. Children would see YouTube as their basic standard of entertainment. Anything not YouTube is ugly, because YouTube itself is already something very eye-catching.
    • So, this means after a child is addicted to YouTube, then chances of rehabilitating that would be hard.
    • For adults YouTube is more OK (I didn’t say this is a good option, just an OK source of entertainment) because we already have a general view on nicer and less nice things (I meant this as in quality)
  • Less Active Children
    • This doesn’t always lead to bad things, as some basic personality could affect this and make children more silent and quiet. But most children affected by YouTube tend to be less active and move less than those who don’t.
    • Let’s say being an active baby is like doing a job. While being an inactive baby that can lie down and watch YouTube all day is basically a lazy day for employees. If you’re the baby, what would you choose? Don’t lie, of course you would be lazy and chill if it is possible.

Conclusion

Well, firstly, thanks a lot for reading, I might want to start on the fact, I’m a bit sorry this article is pretty short, regardless, I hope it’s useful, if you disagree with me, please leave a comment down below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.

OK! That right there is how YouTubers usually close a vlog… (I watched a bit of YouTube, usually those regarding Superheroes, I’m a geek). Now, that, cannot be implemented on a writing or a conversation can it? Of course not, the wording should generally be different, and that just won’t work.

The future isn’t gonna be filled with robots who do the work for us, people would need to interact with each other, and one way conversations, or chatting just won’t work when you want to speak in public, or have a presentation. I personally don’t see a single possible reason why teenagers are actually wasting their time in social media, and doing their definition of socializing, but don’t change the current definition, please just do not.

Umurnya Jaja Azriel… (Sedikit Curhat)

Umurnya Jaja Azriel… (Sedikit Curhat)

Oke, jadi sebenarnya sih, artikel ini ada karena beberapa kejadian dalam bulan terakhir yang membuat aku antara bingung dan sedikit sebel. Jadi, kalau sudah sering ketemu aku, atau mungkin sudah cukup sering baca website ini kebayang tidak umurku berapa? Aku 14 tahun… Memang aku tinggi, dan kalau lihat aku sebelahan sama Bubi, aku sudah melebihi tingginya Bubi. Tapi tetep, aku 14 tahun, menuju 15… (ketika artikel ini dibuat tentunya)

Aku tahu bahwa sebenarnya curhat ke web sedikit aneh, tapi tujuannya bukan curhat, melainkan lebih ke memastikan orang tidak menebak-nebak umurku, dan memang kalau ketemu orang di beberapa tempat, tidak mungkin ada yang mengira umurku masih 14, apalagi kalau aku pakai setelan kemeja dan celana panjang, makin gak mungkin. Jadi, kalau ada yang salah menebak umurku, aku bisa tunjukkan saja web ini, karena sekarang satu-satunya bukti yang aku punya untuk menunjukkan umurku itu kartu pelajarku yang sudah invalid, dan kalau ditunjukkan kartu pelajarku, jadi gak ada bukti dong aku homeschool… Serba salah deh, jadi aku buat post ini saja.

Anyways, tanggal lahirku 19 Oktober 2002. Jadi kalau kebetulan pengunjung ini adalah salah satu yang kena promosi web-ku, itu tanggal lahirku, tolong dipercaya saja ya hehehe.

Okay, jadi on topic lagi dikit… Aku sedikit bingung (dan kesal) ketika ada yang memanggil aku: Pak, Om, dan Kak kalau sama kakak-kakak SMA yang lebih tua dari aku. Aku masih muda lho…

Jadi, demi mengasah kemampuanku bercerita via tulisan juga, di bawah ini ada beberapa cerita orang salah mengira umurku… Mungkin memang aku sudah tampak lebih dewasa juga sih, tapi terkadang tetap aja aku kesal, cuma karena ga pake seragam aku dianggap udah mahasiswa… Sebenarnya juga banyak Kakak SMA yang mukanya tidak kelihatan terlalu muda, tapi karena pakai seragam kan ketahuan umurnya…

Masjid Salman…

Seperti biasa setiap hari Selasa aku ada kuliah, dan aku setiap lunch break, aku berjalan ke masjid salman, dan sholat dzuhur, dilanjut makan siang di salman. Ada beberapa Murid SMA 1 yang juga sholat di situ. Sesudah sholat, aku duduk sambil memakai sepatu dan kaos kakiku, ada bapak-bapak yang kebetulan tadi sholat di sebelahku, juga ikut duduk, di kursi kayu yang sama, dan langsung menyapa, which berujung ke ngobrol… kaya gini kurang lebih

  • Bapak Tadi: Punten, A
  • Jaja: Oh iya, pak, sebentar aku geser dulu
  • Bapak Tadi: Fakultas mana A
  • Jaja: Err… pak, saya belum kuliah, saya masih SMA
  • Bapak Tadi: Ah, masa ah
  • Jaja: Iya pak, ini ada kartu pelajar SD-ku, itu ada tanggal lahir saya.
  • Bapak Tadi: Oh, alah, kenapa atuh ga sekolah?
  • Jaja: Aku homeschooling pak, kebetulan setiap hari selasa, kadang ada kuliah umum (aku kayanya pusing kalau jelasin panjang lebar) di ITB, dan aku suka ikutan.
  • Bapak Tadi: Oh, hebat de, bagus berarti ade beda sendiri, kirain udah mahasiswa, soalnya ade ga pake seragam.
  • Jaja: Makasih Pak

Well, that happened… Anyways, aku juga bingung yang awalnya dipanggil A (as in Aa) soalnya dikira udah mahasiswa, langsung dipanggil ade abis ketahuan umurnya.

Kakak-Kakak SMA…

Kakak SMA, ahaha… Kira-kira, aku seharusnya panggil mereka apa… kalau kejadian di bawah ini terjadi…

Jadi, seperti tadi aku sebut di atas, ada beberapa anak-anak SMANSA yang sholat juga. Ketika percakapan tadi selesai, aku makan siang di masjid Salman, dan sesudah itu, aku duduk minum teh jika ada spare waktu. Which memang ada spare waktu.

Sambil minum teh, ada sekelompok Kakak-Kakak SMA yang, memanggil aku, “Kak, punten ya, kita duduk sini”, aku menjawab “santai aja kok”, “makasih kak”… (Jika pembaca sekarang sedang berpikir akan lebih baik… itu tidak terjadi, silahkan lanjut di bawah)

  • Jaja: Kelas berapa nih?
  • “Kakak” SMA: Oh iya, kelas 12 Kak
  • Jaja: Oh… (Pasti lebih tua dari aku kan…), udah tau belum nanti mau kuliah di mana?
  • “Kakak” SMA: Aduh, jurusannya ga yakin sih, tapi kayanya kalo ga Unpad mau-nya ITB, kalau Kakak jurusan apa?
  • Jaja: (Yay, kena jebakan). Aku belum kuliah lho… Aku malah kayanya lebih muda dari Kakak… Aku masih 14 tahun…
  • “Kakak” SMA: Hah? Beneran?
  • Jaja: Kalian lebih tinggi dari aku, gara-gara ga make seragam jadi ngira udah kuliah ya?
  • “Kakak” SMA: Iya, maaf ya… (malu nih yaaaa(
  • Jaja: Gapapa kok, santai…

Oke, ini rada parah, tapi tau apa lagi yang lebih parah? Dipanggil Om!

OM? Aku Dipanggil OM!?

Oke, cerita ini sedikit panjang… Anyways, kalau dipotong sedikit, Bubi ada acara AIMI (Bubi udah pernah cerita ini belum ya? well kalau pun belum banyak di IG-nya kok) dimana salah satu tante disitu memintaku mengantar anaknya Inline Skate di Saparua. Untungnya karena acara di perpus kota, jadi jaraknya cukup dekat dan aku mengantar sambil berjalan kaki.

Sesampai disana, aku minta izin untuk meninggalkan anak itu, tapi katanya, biasanya ditungguin oleh Ibu, jadi ya sudahlah, aku tunggu saja. Ketika aktivitas dimulai dengan pemanasan, aku awalnya ingin minta izin untuk pergi sebentar ke toilet, tapi karena takut mengganggu, aku pergi tanpa minta izin.

Ketika kembali lagi dari toilet, anak titipanku yang namanya ku rahasiakan karena alasan tertentu :D, langsung teriak… OM tadi abis dari mana? Om? kenapa aku dipanggil Om sama anak 6 tahun… Sambil membantu dia memakai sepatu, dan pelindung sikut, aku langusung tanyakan kenapa aku dipanggil Om… Jawabannya adalah, kirain emang udah Om… Hehehe, aku udah tua ya… Sedih… Anyways, aku minta aku dipanggil Kakak saja, aku kan masih SMA. Tapi berikutnya aku dipanggil lagi, tetap saja dipanggil… OM

Aku mulai bingung pada tahap ini, tetapi ya… cerita terakhir ini mungkin yang paling membingungkan…

Ini Adikku, Bukan Anakku…

Jadi, Minggu kemarin, aku mengantar Alice PAS di Salman… Sesudah selesai, aku naik Gocar, kita berencana berenang di Hotel Best Western sebrang BIP (yang akan ada review-nya), karena Babah Bubi sedang menginap disitu. Pulangnya, langsung naik Gocar, dan semua berjalan mulus, sampai aku diajak mengobrol di Gocar.

Mas Gocar menanyakan, dari luar kota Pak? Kujawab Bukan sih, tapi orang tua-ku lagi menginap di hotel itu. (Mungkin mas Gocar-nya kepikiran bahwa orangtua disini adalah orangtuaku saja, bukan Alice). Seperti biasa, Alice juga ngoceh selama perjalanan, dan aku sebenarnya lupa kita udah ngobrol apa saja… sampai, supir Gocar-nya bertanya, Anak-nya berapa tahun mas? Aku ketawa… Ini adikku Pak, aku masih 14 tahun… mas-mas gocar-nya tersenyum malu, “maaf ya A…” “santai mas, gapapa, bedanya emang jauh…” (aku mikir… emang aku setua itu gitu mukanya)

 

Well there you have it… cerita-cerita lucu yang membuat aku tertawa dan “menangis” karena sepertinya aku tua banget… :/