Les divagations de Nelja (flo_nelja) wrote,
Les divagations de Nelja

Femslash February Challenge: Day 5

Day 5 of female-centered stories with canon wlws.

The Bifrost Incident by The Mechanisms


Length: One music album. About 45 minutes.

Happy ending or not? No, it's a tragedy, like all the Mechanisms albums.

Who is the wlw? Loki is a woman in this universe, Loki and Sigyn are married.

Is there other representation? Not really. Sigyn is not white on the promo pics, and her voice artist isn't either, but it's not a part of the story.

Trigger warnings? Imprisonment and torture, mental instability, cosmic horror and body horror.

What about the plot? It's an AU of the Norse myth, especially the Ragnarok myth, in space.
The framing device is: long ago, the Ratatosk Express, travelling on the Bifrost, disappeared on the day of its inauguration. Here was the political leader and engineer in chief Odin, her second in command Thor, and the political chaos that ensued put an end to Asgard's imperialistic policy.
Second class Inspector Lyfrassir Edda has to analyse the surveilance tapes and understand what happened. He discovers that Sigyn, the leader of the Midgardian resistance, and Loki, her wife who had supposedly been executed, were on the train...

How good it is? I adored it! I'm biased: I love stories in music form, I love Norse myth, I love f/f romance, and yeah, I can appreciate a good tragedy with an heartbreaking ending. I really love the wits of the rewriting, which seems so far away from the original story at first, but gets so many details in, sometimes as jokes. I really love how the horror works in musical form. My only regret is that, since we only see Loki after a long time of trauma, we don't get to see the funny/trickster part of her. Cette entrée a été crosspostée au https://flo-nelja.dreamwidth.org/685559.html. Commentez où vous voulez.
Tags: défi:femslash february, fandom:the bifrost incident

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