anonymous asked:

give us the horror stories of the 2012 pjo ive forgotten them all

oh my god i have so many horror stories about 2012 pjo, including stuff that i experienced personally. most of this post is probably gonna seem unbelievable, but its all true. if youre ready to hear about how everyone hated piper, takaraphoenix’s fucked up yaoi, nico di angelo’s 3729424 girlfriends, and bulleted lists that document how awful fanfiction was, then click the read more button

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anonymous asked:

Can you do some Christmas Solangelo headcanons? Just because I love that ship so much and I love Christmas so yeah

Hoooo boy, for the past few years I’ve been relatively lukewarm about Christmas because??? I was just emo?? But NOW? Now I’m PUMPED and this holiday season is going to be GREAT! In celebration, my dear, here are those Solangelo Christmas headcanons:

  • Will loves ugly Christmas sweaters. He has a vast collection that he has stowed away in the back of his closet, just waiting until December first and he can break ‘em out without seeming too eager
  • of course he does seem eager because he is and when you have an ugly sweater for everyday of the goddamn week it’s not really an obsession you can hide
  • when he started dating Nico was when it got really bad though because then there were the SALES and Will would come home with four new sweaters, two of which he bought for Nico, even somehow finding some in black
  • “I am not wearing that”
  • “But it’s black!!”
  • “Yeah so is Catwoman’s suit but I’m not gonna be wearing that anytime soon either”
  •  Nico is a bizarrely good gift wrapper??? He claims Bianca taught him but Will knows better, this son of a bitch is always offering to wrap people’s presents for them. Hell, he offered to wrap his own present from Will. The nerd fucking loves wrapping presents
  • Christmas. Baking. They suck at it. 
  • Will tries to follow the instructions to a tee but Nico is just a Fuck It kind of guy. Measuring cups??? Never heard of ‘em, that’s what your eyes are for. Preheating the oven?? Who cares, shove those bad boys in pronto
  • Will of course goes back and takes them out until the oven’s actually ready but Nico INSISTS it doesn’t matter
  • Much to all of their friends’ dismay, Will and Nico discover Pentatonix’s Christmas album. Nothing is ever the same again. You haven’t suffered until you’ve heard an emo Italian and a theatrical blond try to sing Carol of the Bells a capella 
  • They had mistletoe hung up but when Nico and Leo came face-to-face under it, it was never seen again. It’s still unknown whether Will, Nico, or Leo was the perpetrator
  • You thought Nico bundled up before?? Ahahaha, the little shit can’t stand the cold, catch his ass outside on a snowy day in three jackets, a scarf, two pairs of socks, gloves, and a beanie with a ball on top. Maneuvering? Impossible. Worth it? Totally.
  • Will thinks this is adorable especially because Nico’s cheeks get all red and when Will points it out, Nico gets flustered but his movements are so constricted that he’s basically just a sputtering ball of cloth waddling ominously toward his boyfriend
  • Curling up by the fireplace is absolutely Nico’s favorite thing. Warmth? Check. Cuddles? Check. Hot cocoa with three pounds of whipped cream on top? Fucking check.
  • They’ll sit there for hours, snuggled up against each other just talking endlessly about everything. Nico was robbed of a lot of his childhood Christmases so Will just shares his own holiday stories and Nico loves hearing them especially knowing that he’s currently actually making his own Christmas stories to tell in the future
  • Snowball fights are the worst. Nico may be trying to surpass the circumference of the sun in all of his clothes but it just adds extra protection. 
  • They mostly just have one vs one’s but sometimes the whole camp gets involved
  • it’s more intense than capture the flag
  • They decorate the tree on Christmas Eve and Nico is just in awe of how beautiful it is adorned in twinkling lights and homemade ornaments. 
  • Will jokes about how they should put Nico on top of the tree as the angel because of his name and Nico kind of wants to throw the tree at him but he also kind of wants to kiss the adorable little fuck
  • he does the latter
Rick Riordan and Diversity

People complain about Rick Riordan “beating a dead horse” but HE CAN BEAT ALL THE DEAD HORSES HE LIKES.

Rick Riordan has actively added diverse characters in all of his books to represent more kids. Characters in his books include:

  • a Arab-American Valkyrie (Magnus Chase)
  • a mute elf who uses sign language (Magnus Chase)
  • a Hispanic son of Hephaestus (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a half-Cherokee daughter of Aphrodite (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a Chinese son of Mars (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a bisexual God/Teen (Trials of Apollo)
  • a happy and loving gay couple, Nico and Will (Trials of Apollo)
  • a male dwarf that loves fashion and design (Magnus Chase)
  • a black daughter of Hades (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a genderfluid, transgender warrior of Odin (Magnus Chase) 

and that’s just off the top of my head! 

When Rick Riordan first revealed Nico, a son of Hades in his best-selling Heroes of Olympus series, as gay people asked him “why?” and he said because he wanted kids to see themselves in his books and that all kids need to be able to see themselves in literature and find reassurance that they’re fine just the way they are. 

So unlike some people who beat dead horses and don’t even try to be diverse (*cough*JKROWLING*cough*) at least Riordan is constantly adding more and more young heroes and heroines that are diverse, well-rounded, and important. 


Scars You Don't Know About - Solangelo One Shot

So recently, I remembered that Will was a year rounder at camp and I had vague memory of this headcanon saying that maybe Will was attacked for being gay/bi/pan or either one. So here’s something I wrote;


‘Why don’t you ever visit home?“ Nico had asked one day, out of pure curiosity.

However, the immediate reaction from Will had made him realize he’d made a mistake. The son of Apollo froze, eyes wide and skin pale. He turned to Nico, mouth wavering slightly, and eyes furrowed as if recalling a memory. A bad memory. There was a bit of emotion in his eyes… fear, Nico recognized.

Maybe it had been a monster. Nico didn’t ask further. But the thought was on his mind for a few days, and at the tip of his tongue every time he saw Will bounding across the greens of Camp Half Blood, treating people’s injuries and pains, asking what had caused them while Nico wondered what had caused Will his own pain.

Nico decided to be subtle, “Percy is going home for thanksgiving,”

The autumn leaves were starting to wither. The red was disappearing and the cool breeze was picking up into a wind. Will has stiffened, as if knowing where Nico was leading the conversation.

“Oh,” Will’s voice sounded tense, but he pretended to make it feel breezy and emotionless, “Uh, great,”

“His mom misses him, apparently,” Nico said. Apollo had gone on his quest with Leo and Calypso. They hadn’t been back yet. Will didn’t have any of his family at this point. His siblings were all at home as well.

The camp was eerily quiet.

“Mothers care too much,” Nico said, “That’s what Percy told me. I never knew, I mean,”
Will kept strangely silent, not replying. He continued to wrap the perfectly angled bandages around the sleeping patients wrist. Wrap. Unwrap. Wrap. Unwrap.

The patient had broken his leg. Not wrist. It was obvious Will was distracted, because his performance was great, usually.

Nico stared, “I wish I had someone to spend thanksgiving with,”

Will kept his eyes locked to the ground, giving Nico tentative nods when needed. The son of Hades was trying to get to know Will, but he didn’t realize he was pushing his luck.

“Will,” Nico said, after a moment of awkward silence, “Are you going home for thanksgiving, too?”

Will didn’t meet Nico’s eyes. He didn’t look up from the ground. Just a small shake of his head. It was getting extremely obvious that Nico was trying to ask him why he didn’t go home.

“Oh,” Nico said in a small voice, “Your mom must miss you,”

Nico still didn’t use too many modern terms. Back when he was a child, he called his mother ‘mama’ and simply regarded everyone’s mom’s as 'mothers’. Never the words 'mom’ or 'mum’. But he’d heard Will use them, so he was trying for the son of Apollo.

But the blonde didn’t reply. He gave a small shrug of his shoulders. Nico frowned. This wasn’t getting anywhere.

“You don’t even go back for Christmas, Will,” Nico said, “Your family-”

“My family knows why I’m here,” Will said, finally snapping and looking up at Nico with a look of disgruntlement, “I can’t go back. I have my reasons. I don’t ask you why *you* don’t go back,”

Nico was a little bewildered, “You know I don’t have anyone to go back to!”

“Well, maybe it’s the same for me,” Will chided.

Nico shook his head, “Apollo was talking about your mother,”

“Did he mention whether she was still alive or not?” Will asked, and then shook his head as if ashamed, “Ugh. What am I saying.
Forget I said that, she’s alive and well, thank goodness,”

“She may be alive,” Nico said wearily, “But I doubt she’s too happy being away from her son, for what,” Nico looked at Will’s beaded necklace, “Six years,”

Will looked away, “I wasn’t always an all year rounder, you know,”

Nico rolled his eyes, “You never told me,”

Will rolled his eyes, “For a reason, of course,”

Nico looked at the ground, "Do you think… it’s okay for me to ask?”

Will glanced up at him, “I don’t know. I guess it’s still a sore subject… though it shouldn’t be. I’m very comfortable in my skin,”

Nico frowned. Will wasn’t making much sense.

“Look, when I was ten, I kissed a guy. A boy, a male. A dude,” Will said, laughing emotionlessly, “Wow. I just, it’s really not that surprising or even weird to say now but back then, I just…

Anyway. I was only ten. All I knew was that I could like whoever I wanted and my mother wouldn’t care, but apparently the kids in my school would. And so would the rest of my family. We were in elementary, we got caught, okay? He was a demigod, too. That’s why we were friends. Our mothers knew, and I just took the chance. Someone saw us. The guy escaped. He ran but I didn’t and then… I guess I ended up with way too many scars for my mother to be okay with me staying there. When the word got to my family… we’ll, they weren’t too happy being the Texans they are. I came here, I started to help people fix their scars the way no one did for me… it’s… i don’t think about it anymore,”

Nico stared at Will, his heart beating faster as the minutes went by. So this was what had happened to the upbeat sunshine, Will Solace. The same boy who put everyone’s needs before his. The same boy who was so dedicated to helping everyone. The same boy who would put his trust into everyone. The same boy who was never accepted back at home.

Nico leaned forward and wrapped his arms around Will’s torso, immediately feeling the son of Apollo grip his own body tightly. Will placed his cheek on the top of Nico’s head.

“I… don’t really know what to say,” Nico mumbled into Will’s shoulder, “I wish you didn’t have to tell me this way… I’m sorry,”

Nico felt Will shake his head, “No… I should’ve told you earlier. It’s not like keeping it inside was helping too much. I’m glad I told you,”

“I hope you know that everyone here loves you… and… you’re accepted. You’re amazing, and we all love you,”

A chaste kiss was placed on Nico’s head. The son of Hades felt himself smile into Will’s collarbone. Everything was piecing together after all they had gone through in the past, and he couldn’t have been happier about it.

*old man voice* you new pjo fans are so privileged these days with all your fanart and queer characters, back in my day we only had detailed posts about why every character that wasnt from the original series + leo was an awful character and people shipped nico with their self insert daughter of poseidon

I was just thinking about Reyna and whether I wanted her to be confirmed as a lesbian or stay single and show that you don’t need romantic love but then my brain was like “but what about the wlw rep??”

And I was like “what are you talking about we have Piper” and then I remembered that PIPER ISN’T ACTUALLY CANONICALLY QUEER wtf I’m rolling I legit forgot Piper is straight

anonymous asked:

Can you pretty please continue the swim instructor au? , that fanfic gives me life everything I read it. A really good job at it and please don't feel pressured

Part 17 | Other Parts

  • Annabeth and Percy went to pick up James from Luke’s. She was getting anxious to see her son again. 
  • They signed in and headed to Luke’s room and there was a nurse outside of his door with James in her arms. 
  • Annabeth had a million things going through her mind as she went over to James. He reached for her and she gently took him from the nurse. 
  • “What’s going on?” Percy asked for them since Annabeth was fussing over James.
  • “He had a panic attack.” The nurse informed them. “Nurse Grace is in there taking care of him.”
  • “Oh. Thank you for getting James out of there.” Percy told her. “Can you tell Luke that we came to pick him up?”
  • She nodded and the three of them left. Annabeth was holding onto James like her life depended on it. James didn’t seem as frazzled as Annabeth was, more like he was confused on what was happening.
  • “Mommy, what is wrong with daddy?” James asked as they walked down the street. “He was screaming and crying.”
  • “Daddy was having a panic attack. He was so overwhelmed that his body reacted that way.” She told him. 
  • He nodded and looked at her. “Daddy gave me an ice pop! And then we started to watch Thomas!”
  • “That sounds very nice, sweetie.” She told him. 


  • Percy was in the pool which was great for him. It helped him relax from the stress that Annabeth was bringing on him. He did love Annabeth to death but he was starting to feel her stress on him. 
  • What should she do about Luke? Trusting him to watch James for a couple of hours and he had a panic attack which was not good. Her trust in him went down a bit. And now she was wondering if she could leave James alone with him again.
  • Percy wasn’t prepared to handle all of this. Sure he was prepared to help take care of James. He wanted to do that ever since the little guy got lessons from him. 
  • He looks at the water wondering if he could handle all of this. The stress was starting to overwhelm him.
  • Percy sank underwater the water, trying to clear his head. That’s why he loved the water. It can muffle his thoughts and sounds from above. 
  • He came up for air and took a deep breath. 
  • “Daddy!” He heard, knowing that voice from anywhere.
  • He turned and saw James dressed in his bathing suit. Annabeth was standing from the doorway. She wasn’t dressed to go swimming like she usually was. That was concerning to him. Usually this was their bonding time where they don’t have to worry about anything but James progress in swimming.
  • James walked over to the edge of the pool and sat down, like he’s been told to do numerous times. His feet were kicking the water that he could reach.
  • “You’re not swimming with us today?” Percy asked as he waddled over to James and splashed some water on his feet. 
  • “No. Something came up at work and I need to head in.” She replied. “I might be late to come pick him up. I’m sorry for throwing this on you.”
  • “Its fine. Go work. He’ll be my little helper until you get back.” Percy promised.
  • Annabeth blew a kiss to her two boys before leaving the pool. She took a deep breath and walked out of the building. Taking steps towards her destination put lead in her stomach but she knew she needed to do this. For James. For Percy. For her. 
  • She walked into the building and went to the elevator. 
  • Deep breath, Annabeth. You’re doing this to keep your head straight, your son with you, and to make Percy worry less.


  • Annabeth went back to the Y after two hours. Her eyes slightly red and puffy. But she felt slightly better.
  • Before going to the pool area, she tried to clean herself up as much as she could. 
  • She walked in and saw James in the pool on Percy’s shoulders as he blew Percy’s whistle. He was having a grand time doing that. 
  • “Alright bud, that’s enough.” Percy told him as he took James off of his shoulders. 
  • James was giggling until he saw Annabeth standing there with a slight smile on her face. 
  • “Mommy’s here!” 
  • Percy turned and saw Annabeth standing there. He waved and turned back to his lesson to finish it up. 
  • Annabeth waited on the bleachers with some of the other parents who were on their phones or reading a book. 
  • She was on her phone, looking at the pictures she took at the ones she took of her and James along with the ones with her and Percy. Towards the end of her camera roll, she saw a couple pictures of her and Luke, their engagement pictures. She remembered she kept those there to show James who his dad was when he got older.
  • She didn’t know what she wanted to do with those pictures. She could see a couple that was happy and excited. A tiny James was starting to grow in her at that time and they didn’t know it. 
  • But that guy was different now. He wasn’t the same guy she fell in love with five years ago. Was he going to be the same guy if he didn’t get deployed or disappeared four years ago? If he was, she never would have met Percy, or dated him. He was everything she wanted.
  • But that happy couple on her phone, that was the happiest time in her life, until she met Percy.
  • “You okay?” She heard Percy whisper in front of her.
  • Annabeth looked up and looked at Percy’s concerned face. “Oh, yeah. I’m fine.”
  • “You’re crying.” He told her. 
  • She touched her face only to confirmed what he stated. She quickly wiped them away. “I’m fine.” 
  • “Are you sure?” He asked. 
  • “Yeah. Um, I can take James home if you have more lessons.” She told him. 
  • “I’m done for the day.” He told her. “I’ll clean him up and then we can go home.”
  • His eyes were scanning her, wondering what she was upset about. He needed to know what was bother her to the point of her crying.
  • But now wasn’t the time or place to do this. James was always their focus first before talking about their problems. And they already moved into their new apartment which was also taking a lot of adjusting along with other problems. 
  • He just wanted the stress that Annabeth was feeling to go away.

chapter 3

rating: PG-13.

genre: family, friendship, drama, romance, probably some humor because “oh, small-town charm” and on top of that, these characters are all sassmasters (that’s why we love ‘em).

pairings: all the canon pairings (…eventually).

canon/timeline: AU, inspired by the TV show everwood (why yes, I find connections to my fandoms everywhere. It’s a gift).

disclaimer: i only hid percy in my closet for a couple of nights. it’s not kidnapping if i sent him back, right? (AKA: PJO/HoO don’t belong to me, they’re all RR’s).

note: percy’s going to be a bit of a grump in the first few chapters. don’t worry, he’ll be back to his fun, bright and sassy self as soon as his father’s out of the picture. ;)

summary: when circumstances force percy’s family to move to a quaint town in the mountains, he puts the blame for his frustrations straight on his absentee father’s shoulders. but as they slowly acclimate to small-town living, they begin to form new friendships and relationships, demonstrating that sometimes it takes a place with heart like elysium, colorado to show a person what living really is. Inspired by the TV show everwood.


  • Rick writing House of Hades: okay here we go...let's see how putting a gay character in here works out...
  • Rick writing Blood of Olympus: well. I didn't get sued off the face of the earth by angry parents. Let's see how making the gay kid accepted by friends and eventually accepted by himself goes. And...let's imply a future gay relationship.
  • Rick writing Hidden Oracle: well I'm once again still not sued off the face of the earth. It's time. Everyone is gay. The main character is an explicit genderfluid bisexual. That previously implied gay relationship is official. The Hermes cabin loves Rocky Horror Picture Show. Patrochilles is canon in this universe too, btw.
  • PJO Rick: Well they're all straight, obviously. Ignore that completely intentional parallel between Selena and Clarisse and Patroclus and Achilles.
  • HoO Rick: I will allow one (1) gay. But he must be sad about it.
  • ToA Rick: Well you know it's foolish to pretend that LGBT+ people don't exist or ignore their presence in history and mythology.
  • MCGA Rick: I will allow one (1) heterosexual.