So. My current project is a Young Adult novel that’s heavy on mythology. Norse, Egyptian, Irish – I’ve stolen it all for my own silly purposes. I have a stack of books that I use for my research, but every now and then I to turn to the internet for supplemental information.
A character I’ve appropriated, Loki, happens to be prominently featured in a movie that came out a month ago, oh-I-don’t-know-if-you’ve-heard-of-it-wait-of-course-you-have, THE AVENGERS.
This presents something of a problem.
Looking up the Poetic Edda to remember how Loki has been portrayed historically?
Completely legitimate research.
Giggling over some Avengers memes and then searching for more when one isn’t enough?
Not so much.