It’s the way they ended their summer before college. Traveling from NYC to San Francisco in Percy’s new (old) car, a graduation present from Sally and Paul. It was a long trip, since Annabeth wanted to see a lot of architecture, emphasis on a lot.
Most of the time, they spent the nights in cheap motels, there was an unfortunately night were they had to sleep on the backseat in a Walmart parking lot and of course there was the last night where for once they stayed at a fancy hotel, Annabeth would forever be sure that them “accidentally” staying in the honeymoon suite was not really all that accidentally but more like Aphrodite’s work, (it was Piper’s), but wasn’t like she was going to complain, it was the honeymoon suite after all and she was staying with her boyfriend.
During most of the trip Percy was the one driving, it’s not that Annabeth was a bad driver, she was a really good driver, but she was not really good with directions and too prideful to ask for directions. That’s why they got lost most of the time she while she was driving, and the reason why they had to spent a night in the Walmart parking lot.
Annabeth was in charge of the music, iPod full of playlists made by their friends for them, she was also in charge of buying the (blue) junk food when they stopped for gas. She took a lot of polaroids during the trip, the camera had been a graduation gift from Rachel (later, those pictures would be on their wall in their little apartment in New Rome). On the few occasions where the rain was too strong and they couldn’t drive, they pulled over and killed time on the backseat until it was safe to drive again.
The trip was full of laughter, pictures, junk food, badly singing courtesy of Percy, laying on the top of the car watching the stars, bickering and the occasional fight that ended with them making out on the backseat. It was the first time where they weren’t chased by memories or nightmares.
When they finally arrived in San Francisco they spent a few days in Annabeth’s family home. Percy couldn’t help but laugh when Frederick told them that Percy had to sleep on the couch (Percy just traveled the country with Annabeth, just the two of them, and now he had to stay on the couch while she was sleeping in the room above?) yet Frederick never said a word when he woke up in the morning to found his daughter also sleeping on the couch.
They spent a few days visiting the city until they finally reached their destination, the place where they were going to live for the next four years: New Rome.
I see a lot of people are upset and attacking other people for shipping Jaspidot, Lapidot, Jaspis and Jasper/Peridot/Lapis or Jasper with anyone in general. I understand why some are mad about it because honestly, in a way, the ships are problematic but only in canon.
I myself ship these ships but here’s the thing, I don’t ship them in the canon verse.
The ships, especially the ones involving Jasper wouldn’t work in canon, at least to me it wouldn’t unless maybe if a redemption happens. Lapidot might work but still.
Have you ever thought people might want to see and play around with these characters in a healthier or different light. Just because Jasper was gross and ‘evil’ in the show doesn’t mean we must always portray her in a horrible way in our own works. That’s why aus exist, so we can portray the characters differently and put them in different settings. Jasper is a pretty interesting character all of them are and there are things I dislike about Jasper but there are also things I like about her too. you can love a character and dislike them at the same time. That’s usually the case with me. I mean I love the fact that we now have an equivalent to crystal polygems.
I see nothing wrong with people shipping those three if its an au or whatever and not in an abusive way. And if people ship them in canon *shrugs* well there’s nothing I can do nor say that will make them stop.
There’s nothing wrong with people not agreeing with these ships either but don’t go out of your way to attack and tell others “you’re disgusting if you ship them” or “You condone abuse if you like them”. Don’t say that, especially to people who portray them in healthy relationships.
If people portray them in a bad way, you can always choose to block that person or blacklist the tags of ships you have problems with. Don’t attack people!
I’ve gotten a few nasty anon messages recently even though I haven’t drawn my own content of those ships yet except one and now I decided to turn off anon for a good while maybe even for good.
What those anons said was very rude and disrespectful and on par bullying but its really no skin off my back and I could care less if you have to come at me like that. I have long since developed the skill to not let petty things get under my skin. It doesn’t even affect me but what pisses me off is that you anons keep cluttering my ask box and I have to constantly clean it.
Why couldn’t you just talk to me and voice your thoughts in a respectful polite way instead of being jerks to me? I’m not a mean person and I wouldn’t have bitten your head off. Don’t be afraid to talk to me.
I don’t appreciate the childishness nor do i have the patience for such behavior and I will not tolerate it anymore. I will no longer allow anons. This goes for my other blog too.
I could’ve easily found out who you were and put you on blast but it would make me no better then the people who attack me. You want to act a fool, throw a tantrum and play this silly game but I got news for you.
You’re going to play it alone. I’m not stooping to your level.
If anyone's worried about clicking on links tomorrow...today, for some of you...and seeing a screamer or something like that, you don't need to worry about any links I post, I don't do April Fools Day at all. I hardly ever post links anyway, but if I do, it's normally just to articles I find interesting or YouTube videos of songs/music videos I like.
I really spent alot of time debating it but after seeing so many agender and non-binary posts I feel like I can make this;
i’m still struggling with gender identity and learning where I fit and i’m constantly at war with myself wondering if I have a place in the trans community but since coming to terms with the fact that maybe i’m not as binary as I once thought, I’ve really had a spike in my own happiness and overall outlook in life. I’m not where I want to be with myself, I still have a long way to go but I think for now i’ll be okay. Maybe “genderqueer/non-binary” is enough for right now.