May I never forget how in the humble hard time-ridden reality of my life I loved you. That love remains, Julian, not diminished though changing, a love with a very clear and a very faithful memory. It causes me on the whole remarkably little pain. Only sometimes at night when I think that you live now and are somewhere, I shed tears.
So this is a fairly average scenario for me
Casual fan: I just saw The Avengers again! Who's your favorite character?
Casual fan: Wait a sec, you're telling me your favorite character is the villain?
Me: Loki, yes.
Casual fan: All right, who's your favorite *avenger*?
Me: Future redeemed Loki.
Casual fan: *narrows eyes* Who's your favorite FEMALE avenger?