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LGBT Percy Jackson Headcanons

-Trans girls are always accepted by Artemis into the Hunt

-Nico never actually says he’s gay, just makes it known by making out with Will in nearly every location possible

-Queer kids whose parents didn’t accept them are year round campers

-At first the Ares kids were a little wary of the LGBT community, but when a second year Ares camper comes out they become fiercely protective of them

-The Aphrodite kids are walking encyclopedias on all LGBT terms, and have a list with definitions in their cabin for questioning campers

-The Aphrodite kids also really like helping trans campers feel comfortable in their own skin

-Pansexual Piper

-Lesbian or bi Reyna

-Asexual Thalia

-Apollo kids (being children of the god of prophecies) always know who is going to come out next, but never pressure them to do so

-Chiron makes any homophobic campers be on stable duty for a month

-Dionysus lazily mentions that if he hears anyone else being homophobic… well, he hopes you like dolphins

-Athena cabin getting into debates on which of their favourite fictional characters are LGBT and having literal CHARTS and GRAPHS to prove it

-Bi-curious Percy, though he never acted on it because it’s always been Annabeth

-Jason being the straightest, whitest, cis-est, malest demigod out there, but supporting his LGBT friends and the entire community without hesitation

-Jason is literally the guy to make t-shirts, to keep buying skittles, to find all LGBT songs possible, and, of course, “Guys! Guys! There’s a Pride Parade next week! We /have/ to go. Where can I buy a pink tutu on short notice?”

-Nico secretly loving that Jason is like this but never admitting it

-Pansexual Will

-Frank being really confused about the whole thing but totally accepting it because people he love are in that community and it’s all about love so how could that possibly be a bad thing?

-Annabeth, Frank’s go-to on anything he doesn’t understand, happily explains everything she knows to him

-Frank thinking it’s so cool and telling Nico how awesome he is for being himself

-Hazel being /floored/ on how accepting the world is of LGBT people today, though of course plenty of people still suck

-Hazel being slightly relived to know that it’s normal because although she loved Sammy then, and she loves Frank now, there was this girl back home who she sort of had feelings for and never understood what that meant

-Demisexual Frank

-Bisexual Rachel

-Leo and the rest of the Hephaestus cabin working on bracelets for gender fluid kids that change colour to correspond with how they feel

-Alex Fierro buying out all of the first ones ready

-Bi or pan Magnus

-Gay Hearthstone

-Gay Blitzen

-^^^This was obvious because Blitzstone is practically canon, come on people

-Each and every god (besides those who swore off all love) responding with ‘yes’ when asked what their sexual orientation is

-Polysexual Sadie

-Polysexual Leo

-Trans Meg/ *edit, suggested by @thisrandombloggergirl Demi-girl Meg instead!

-Also lesbian Meg?

-A large number of LGBT and ally kids being from the Aphrodite cabin because LOVE is LOVE people!

-Calypso making flower crowns that correspond with the different flags’ colours and giving them to anyone who wants them

-Bi, pan, and poly Apollo kids never feeling the need to change the pronouns when they sing love songs or write love poems

-Apollo being *extremely* out at CHB while he’s there

-Him actually giving other LGBT kids the courage to come out

-A small elite group at Camp Jupiter created as a safe space for queer kids

-Reyna always supporting it but being really shy about joining when she comes to terms with her sexuality

-The kids in the group gladly welcoming her

-Asexual/aromantic child of Aphrodite worrying something is wrong with them

-Their brothers and sisters assuring them that they’re normal and there are all different kinds of love

-Hephaestus cabin setting up LGBT movie nights (nothing graphic, mostly fluff, though Travis and Connor have tried on more than one occasion to sneak some x-rated stuff in there)

-Piper running an LGBT aesthetic blog on tumblr

-Feel free to add more!

The Modern Goddess

Aphrodite walks down the street, an unassuming young woman. She watches the men who follow women around, clawing at their hair, their clothes. She curses them on a watery tongue. They will drown on their own words tonight. 

Athena is at war in the senate seat, the streets, in her own head. She’s a strategist, a wise, nasty woman. She stands for the people who are thrown to the wolves, and gives them a sword so they can be the heroes she knows them to be. 

Artemis hunts down the abusers, the takers, the grim reapers. She shoots arrows of truth and revolution into the hearts of survivors. She is always just ahead in the tree line, crying for you to be free. 

Hera is the school teacher, the grandmother, a victim who notices your wounds and stays with you. She is a mother, firm grip on your shoulder as you stand up against violence, against anything bad for you. You will win today, you have no other choice. She looks at you and survival is etched in her face. 

Hecate is the friend that tells you to leave the asshole, who is a bodyguard, who threatens their tongues with their wrath. She cannot be moved, grounded in the earth. 

Hestia is a social worker who takes in runaways. She holds picket signs and feeds those who would not be fed. Who makes homes for the lost, the aged, the sick. She sees their strength and their trial by fire. She rewards them for their triumph up to this point.

Persephone knows how to fight for her love, how to break your mother’s heart for knowing who you are and what you want, realizing that was not what your family wanted. She waves pride flags, she sips wine at gay bars. 

A Guide To Greek Gods and Heroes:
  • Apollo: trash
  • Jason: trash
  • Medea: dubiously evil queen of my heart
  • Agamemnon: dead trash
  • Clytemnestra: takes out the trash
  • Zeus: walk of shame incarnate
  • Hermes: little shit
  • Hestia: literally no one talks about her
  • Artemis: #misandry
  • Hera: woman, scorned
  • Hades: goth wannabe shit baby
  • Persephone: Per-Step-On-Me
  • Ares: God Of War ™
  • Aphrodite: Walk Walk Fashion Baby
  • Cronus: hide yo kids, hide yo wife
  • Athena: i feel like she plays baseball probably
  • Achilles: I Love My Dead Gay Son
  • Patroclus: “Geez Achilles find your chill.” 
  • Orpheus: Gay
  • Hephaestus: allll byyyy myyyyseeEEEeelf
  • Heracles: why does no one talk about him mucking out those stables?
  • Odysseus: total piece of shit
  • Chiron: tired of everyone’s shit
  • Hecate: my wife

    EDITED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING
  • Patroclus (alt.): Oh look at that. I’ve been impaled.
  • Poseidon: I think you mean Broseidon, bro to the fishes and ponies
  • Dionysus: ambiguously queer and perpetually sloshed
  • Oedipus: the loser of every ‘yo momma’ battle
  • Ajax: Stronger than Grease ™ <-soap reference in case it’s too obscure
  • Circe: basically that scene in Monty Python where all the evil ladies wanna bang
  • Tiresias: Bet he didn’t see that one coming.
  • Cassandra: got the short end of every stick
  • Antigone: that play from high school english that everyone sparknoted
  • Cerberus: whozagoodboyden
  • Hyacinth: what kind of asshole gets killed by a discus?
  • Hippolytus: a fedora sporting MRA
  • Romulus: moon
  • Remus: moon
  • Narcissus: Treat Yo Self
Walks with Aphrodite

I walked down the trail, rose bushes on each side of me. 

her words stung through me, almost like a bee,

“don’t worry my love, all is well, we are free.”

Her presence calmed my soul,

while i take this wonderful stroll,

on this beautiful day,

“Thank you, Aphrodite” is all is say.

Easy offerings to Aphrodite

Go on a walk on a nice day and pick up every beautiful thing you see (only if it’s free to take, Aphrodite does not condone stealing). Maybe there is a green leaf on the ground that is brown around the edges that you find striking. Or an interesting feather. Heck, maybe you see a really nice rock. Or a dandelion that you think is breathtaking. Take it home and put it on her altar or a windowsill if you don’t have an altar for her set up. Say a quick prayer like “I found these things that I think are pretty and they’re for you Aphrodite”. She will love them.

**Bonus points if you are able to go for your walk on any sort of beach. Aphrodite was born from sea foam and loves things like seashells.**

camp halfblood! au

• jeon jungkook
• son of apollo
• cabin seven
• likes to curse jimin to only speak in rhyme couplets
• is a skilled musician
• sings, plays the guitar, plays the piano
• is also really competitive
• he excels at pretty much all the games played in camp
• is good at everything
• his siblings are jealous of him because of it
• but no one can help but love him anyway
• is really random
• will do anything to make people laugh
• is really good friends with yugyeom
• is a camp heartthrob
• went as a fortune teller for the halloween party
• actually told people some fortunes
• comes off as mature but he hasn’t hit half the level of maturity yet
• his mom and step dad are really well off
• so during the summer he goes on extravagant trips
• last summer it was the maldives
• the summer before that it was hawaii
• for his birthday he got a new sports car
• doesn’t drive it but that’s not the point

how you two met:

• he was surrounded by a group of girls
• mostly daughters of aphrodite
• you were walking by with a couple of new campers showing them around and stuff
• he noticed you and took interest
• mostly because he’s oblivious to a lot of things and had never noticed you before
• he ditched the girls and went over to talk to you
• “I’m jungkook.”
• “I know.”
• “ah so you know me?”
• “it’s not a good thing.”
• that struck a nerve with him because he didn’t understand why you didn’t want to talk to him
• little did he know you were just nervous to talk with him
• he started bothering you everyday after that
• soon you weren’t so nervous around him anymore
• just annoyed
• “I’ll stop bothering you if you go out on a date with me.”
• “are you trying to bribe me?”
• “maybe?”
• “I guess I’ll go out with you, but you better keep your promise.”
• “I have a feeling there won’t be a need.”
• “of course you do.”

deleted-countmyfandoms-deactiva  asked:

Did I hear Aphrodite!Percy? Is Sally still there? because let me tell you I love bi gods more than i care to admit

Oh yeah she’s there

  • Aphrodite meets Sally Jackson at a poetry reading in a this little book store/cafe on a rainy day.
  • Because of the mist, Aphrodite can walk through the mortal world with barely a passing glance and she genuinely enjoys being able to blend in to the crowd and just watch mortals go through their lives. AKA Aphrodite’s a huge people-watcher.
  • She first notices Sally in a booth. There’s such an simple beauty to her - one of warm smiles and twinkling eyes - but’s its her expression that first grabs Aphrodite’s attention. It’s one of someone savoring the poetry being spoken, and coming to a conclusion of what’s being heard.
  • And then Sally actually turns and meets her stare. Aphrodite’s taken aback for a moment, startled at someone being able to see her and automatically looks away. But throughout the rest of the poetry reading, she finds her eyes wandering back to her.
  • After the poetry reading, Sally comes up to her and the rest is history.
  • They spend the summer together - it’s a rainy one, and their days are filled with museums and poetry readings and dance classes and art and singing and talking.
  • Aphrodite loves the passion that Sally puts into everything she does.
  • They never label their relationship and it’s not heavily physical but it’s one of genuine love.
  • Sally understands when Aphrodite has to leave.
  • No but Sally is so genuinely confused when she ends up pregnant because she understands more than enough basic biology to know that different parts would have been needed for conception but figures that having sex with a greek god might tag along with a different set of rules.
  • When Percy is born he is the physical replication of how Aphrodite appeared to Sally - Ravenblack hair, sea green eyes, mediterranean skin.
Dionysos and Ariadne

Have you ever noticed in many paintings when Dionysos comes to rescue or perhaps collect Ariadne on the island of Naxos she often looks just like this?

Now I don’t know about you, but this is not the romantic meeting that I wish to picture in my head.  Frankly she looks as if she could take or leave him, preferably leave him and ‘will you just get out of my face already.’  

This use to bug me a lot.  I wanted the Hollywood ideal of her falling into his arms in gratitude.  I wanted her to immediately see Dionysos as a beautiful, caring god who came to save her from, at very least, starving to death on the desolate island full of rocks.  The vast majority of artists especially those who painted before the 18th century do not see it that way.

Naturally I blamed the painters for not meeting my demands from 300 plus years ago.  I decided that despite everyone concerned being naked or nearly they were purposefully trying not to show any sexual intimacy or bent on painting Ariadne ungrateful and bitchy.   Perhaps they just wanted to make Dionysos all the more benevolent for putting up with her.  It all seemed screwy to me.  

That was all wrong.  It turned out, I was condemning before I fully considered all the facts. 

The story of Ariadne, at least in the incarnation pictured above, begins with her parents.  Her mother was Pasiphae, a daughter of Helios, who was the sun, and her father was Minos, the son of Zeus and Europa.  (Europa was seduced by Zeus while he was in a bull’s form.  An interesting detail considering how the life of her son Minos turned out)

This makes Ariadne both the granddaughter of the sun and the granddaughter of Zeus.  It also makes Dionysos (the son of Zeus) her Uncle. 

Now when Minos stepfather Asterios died, he decided he wanted to become king of Crete, but the people demanded a sign from the gods.  Minos pointed out he was the son of Zeus, but that was all too familiar to carry any real weight.  So Minos prayed to Poseidon, because they were on an island presumably, to send a “bull from the depths” of the sea.  If the sea god did so, Minos promised that he would sacrifice the bull to Poseidon.  

Poseidon granted Minos’ request and made a big spectacle of sending a great bull from the waves to the shore.  Upon seeing the magnificent animal, Minos decided to go back on his word and keep the bull, sacrificing another instead.  

Poseidon, nobody’s fool, got angry and punished Minos in two ways.  First he made the bull mad so that no one could approach him, and he also made Minos’ wife Pasiphae fall in love (lust) with the bull.  

It just so happened that the famous architect named Daaidalos was living then in Crete after being exiled from Athens.  Although he is more famous for building the Labyrinth and making wings for himself and his son Ikaros, Daidalos’ most remarkable accomplishment was what he now made for Pasiphae.  

For her, he made a wooden framework on wheels, with a cows skin stretched over it.  He constructed it in such a way that Pasiphae could get inside it, pedal it to the field where the mad bull was raving.  After that, she could position herself so when the bull mounted the artificial cow it would also have sex with Pasiphae inside.

Pasiphae became pregnant by the bull and gave birth to the Minotaur (or Asterion), who had a human body and a bull’s head.  Minos, who, of course, wanted to conceal the product of his wife’s adulterous bestiality, consulted oracles.  They told him to have Daidalos build an enormous maze, the Labyrinth, and to put the Minotaur in its center (from which no one could find the way out).

Eventually, the Minotaur’s father, the bull that had been sent by Poseidon, was captured by Herakles for his seventh labor and taken to Eurystheus.  In time, they released him, and he wandered around Greece and eventually came to Marathon near Athens.  At this time, King Aigeus of Athens was holding athletic games during the Panathenean festival, and Minos’s son Androgeos came to compete and won all the events.  Aigeus then sent Androgeos to fight the bull at Marathon, but the bull killed him.

So in other words, Androgeos, oldest brother of Ariadne, was murdered by the bull their mother Pasiphae had an affair with and whose was also the father of Asterion (the Minotaur), their half brother.  It’s a lot of ‘A’ names I know.

When Minos heard of the death of his son, Androgeous, he made all haste to sail to Athens for revenge.  Despite it being his fault for not sacrificing the deadly bull when he had the chance.  Once there, he invaded Athens, and the war dragged on for some time.  Minos prayed to his father Zeus and the great father god afflicted Athens with plague and famine because that’s what he does.

The Athenians then learned from an oracle that their only hope was to pay whatever tribute Minos would demand.  Mad with power, Minos ordered Athens to send to Crete, every year, seven young men and seven maidens to be eaten by the Minotaur.

Now let’s consider Ariadne’s point of view in all of this.  The vast majority of her life, up to this point, has been miserable.  All due to the actions of the gods, Poseidon, Zeus and the demigod that was her father, Minos.  She had to watch her mother degrade herself to become impregnated, had to watch her youngest sibling Asterion disgraced and isolated.  She was the only one who could handle being near him and so it was safe to assume she was a mother to him. She also knew the people of Athens were suffering terribly for no other reason then they made Minos’s shit list for the day and Zeus was down that year for mass destruction.    

She had to watch her baby brother, who she raised and loved, be forced to subsist on an annual feeding of human meat from innocent and pleading youths and maidens.  All of this because the gods lack not all for sheer creativity, maliciousness, and overreactions.

From there most know the story.  When she saw Theseus, one of the tributes for the Minotaur, she saw a strong young man, strong enough for her purposes, at least. She wished to get out of Crete and leave the city with a sound wound if at all possible.  So she found a way to gave Theseus a ball of thread and explained to him how to escape the Labyrinth.  Only Ariadne knew how to navigate it entirely, even Daidalos, the architect, claimed he would be unable to find the way out.

Theseus succeeded, killing the Minotaur and putting holes into Minos’s entire fleet of ships.  He saved everyone about to be sacrificed and sailed away with Ariadne in the night.  She was finally free!  Free from that horrid castle where she had to live, free of her father’s tyrannical rule.  She mourned for her Minotaur brother but she knew his entire existence was pain, and it was better this way.  

Then Theseus started romancing her, talking of the babies they would have together and a life for her in another castle that he would set up.  It would be a nice place, a safe place, full of servants to care for her and make her comfortable.  Ariadne looked at him and knew that he represented yet another prison for her, the prison of domesticity and that just wasn’t going to fly, no matter how sound his intent.

There are various accounts of what happened next.  I like to believe that, after Theseus’s grand proposal, she said not a word.  Instead she jumped overboard, straight into the sea with a splash.  Leaving Theseus (who was not the villain people like to make him out to be) standing there open mouthed.  He could have turned the boat around to get her, but he didn’t.  The girl was clearly mad, so why bother. She had a lovely sister that he eventually did marry. 

Ariadne swam to the shore of Naxos and sat herself on a rock, letting the sun (who was her grandfather!) dry her.  After a bit, she began to feel sorry for herself.  Then, surprise, Aphrodite herself walked out of the sea (with or without the seashells), as she does.  She consoled Ariadne with the promise that she would have an immortal lover, instead of the mortal one she had lost. 

After the sea goddess had left, Ariadne took the time to consider her proposed eternal lover.  An immortal lover, undoubtedly, meant a god.  Ariadne saw no joy in the prospect, only dread.  The gods had never done anything for her. They only gave her pain in so many ways.  

By the time Dionysos showed up, fresh from his conquering of India, no simple feat, Ariadne was literally out of fucks to give.  ( Naxos was Dionysos’s favorite island. It was the same one that he had told the Tyrrhenian pirates to carry him to, when they treacherously attempted to sell him into slavery.)  Ariadne might have known who he was by lineage, but she had no idea to his personality or anything else about him.  All she knew was that he was a god. She knew he wouldn’t be as easy to evade as Theseus was.  When she looked at him, she just saw another type of prison where she would be eternally trapped.

I would like to believe, that after he had got over the surprise of her icy shoulder, Dionysos understood.  Whereas the majority of the other gods, major and minor, would have gotten angry at their good graces being rebuffed or meant with scorn, he simply got down to her level and talked to her.  A feat he could accomplish with ease as he was half human himself.  

He might have talked to her about Beroe, the goddess of a city, whom he wooed until Poseidon came in there and decided he wanted the goddess for himself.  He might have talked about Ampelos, that fatal love affair.  No matter what he said we know that he said one thing, for we know what kind of god Dionysos is.  

He promised her that when she was with him, she would always be free.  There would be no castle where she would be forced to stay.  She would never be placed somewhere to be kept safe.  It wasn’t his intent to make her comfortable but to challenge her and help her grow.  He promised to take her to Olympus to be his bride.  Then he was honest and told her that he was a needy god.  In fact, he lived in his own labyrinth of emotions and sensations. For that reason, he needed her, Ariadne, the mistress of the labyrinth, to be part of him and part of his world.

Ariadne looked at him and saw her little brother Asterion (Minotaur) in his eyes, she saw the pain he carried from a lifetime of strife.  There was also love in him, overflowing amounts of it.  It’s not only for her, but for the world and all living things, big and small.  She realized this is no ordinary god.  Dionysos is nothing like any of the others she had experienced before.  

In that moment she fell in love and in that way she goes from the picture above to what we see pictured below.

pjo au

So we’ve had pidge’s backstory and lance’s meaning now it’s time for Keith’s!

  • Alright so Keith was born to Ares and his mortal father in Texas
  • Growing up his dad was a little bit unconventional (by a little bit I mean a lot)
  • They lived out in the middle of the desert in a tiny shack
  • Keith never attended school, but his dad was a stickler for teaching him survival skills (along with reading and math- as those are both very handy)
  • So maybe Keith didn’t know who the 16th president was or the names of the moon phases when he was seven, but he did know how to shoot a crossbow and a rifle. He knew the best way to use a knife, how long you could survive without water, the best ways to find food shelter and water
  • It was a good life
  • Him and his dad didn’t really have money, but that didn’t matter since they were living off of the wild mostly
  • He was a happy kid, it was always just him and his dad
  • But that all changed when he was nine and his dad had a heart attack
  • Keith didn’t know he was a demigod, but he knew how to survive and that’s what he did after a day of grieving

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Even the Gods Feared Her: Part one?

Inspired by the beautiful @illustraice and her Sun/Moon Spirit Au! I loved it so much that I had to write about it!! Now keep in mind that things will be different from her au sooo… don’t hate me.

They were old. Older than the gods that the humans had known… older than the earth itself. They had watched as the world was created and they watched as every single human soul was born and died. They loved humans, they truly did… Loved them enough to give them the bright sun during the day and the cool moon in the night, enough to protect them from the dangers of wondering spirits and monsters.

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DOO CENTRAL’S FUN FACT FRIDAYS - SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED PART 1

It’s that great day of the week again guys! And this Fun Fact Friday is Part One of Two where we’ll be looking into all the cultural references made throughout the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated series! This one was very fun to research because I found a lot of cool references I hadn’t noticed before and also learned a few other things about the show itself. I didn’t want you guys to have to read an obscenely long post so this Fun Fact Friday will only be looking at Season One of the TV series episode by episode. 

Episode 1 “The Beat From Below” contains two cool references. The first being one of the Crystal Cove tourists/citizens resembling the actor Don Knotts. Don Knotts has been resembled by characters before in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was the groundskeeper in the video game Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights and actually guest starred in a couple episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies!

Another reference in this episode is when the Slime Mutant confronts Daphne in the Fruitmeyer’s shop. The shot of their faces facing each other is a reference to the movie Aliens 3. 

Episode 2 “The Creeping Creatures” references National Lampoon’s Vacation with the appearance of the Griswolds at the beginning of the episode! In fact, the mother in this appearance is voiced by the woman who played Ellen Griswold! 

Episode 3 “The Secret of the Ghost Rig” doesn’t really contain cultural references but it does reference another Scooby-Doo series. When Daphne is finishing making a new ascot for Fred, she is humming the theme song of The New Scooby-Doo Movies!

Episode 4 “Revenge of the Man Crab” has multiple cool cameos in it. The episode begins with the Man Crab attacking Dylan and Brenda, two characters that resemble those by the same name from Beverly Hills 90210. They appear in other episodes as well throughout the series. Characters who appear in the background of this episode include grown-versions of Pebbles and Bam-Bam from The Flintstones and Suzie Chan from The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan! Suzie Chan makes other appearances in the series as she is a classmate of the gang’s at Crystal Cove High School. 

Episode 5 “The Song of Mystery” references two movies. The first being Quarantine when Shaggy is pulled back into the darkness by the monster children. The second is when Shaggy and Scooby is hiding in the closet. They tied the closet shut with Fred’s ascot and the scene resembles the scene involving Laurie Strode in the horror film Halloween!

Episode 6 “The Legend of Alice May” makes a few neat references. The beginning of the episode features a family that references That 70′s Show! Also, when Daphne and Fred are dancing at prom, two of the background dancers resemble Coilman and Multiman from Hanna Barbera’s The Impossibles! The really cool one of this episode is about the antagonist Alice May whose character design resembles Gwen Stacy from the Spiderman comics!

Episode 7 “In Fear of the Phantom” has a plot that could reference The Phantom of the Opera. Episode 8 “The Grasp of the Gnome” contains a couple references as well including background characters resembling Dirk the Daring, Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe from Emergency, and a book titled “I’m Okay, You’re a Scary Gnome” which references a very popular book titled “I’m Okay, You’re Okay”. 

Episode 9 “Battle of the Humungonauts” has a plot that resembles a Toho movie titled War of the Gargantuas. The Humungonaut monsters themselves including their color scheme and fighting style resemble Hulk and Red Hulk. 

Episode 10 “Howl of the Fright Hound” references the Terminator movies in many ways. The most prominent being when the Fright Hound is burned by fire. 

The cell that Professor Pericles is kept in in this episode resembles that of Magneto’s in the first two X-Men movies. One of the characters introduced in this episode is the classmate Jason Wyatt. Jason Wyatt also happens to be the name of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s producer!

Another cool reference in this episode is at the end when the Crystal Cove Animal Asylum for the Criminally Insane is rounding up all the escaped animals. One of the escaped animals happens to be Yogi Bear!

Episode 11 “The Secret Serum” features an auctioneer that resembles David Dickinson. In the crowd at the auction, a background character resembles Cass Elliot who was a celebrity once guest starring in The New Scooby-Doo Movies! The episode includes a restaurant named Crab Net of Dr. Calimari which is a reference to the movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. At one point in the episode, Angie Dinkley is on the phone discussing an order of Sumatran Rat Monkeys, a creature seen in the film Dead Alive (also titled Braindead). 

Episode 12 “The Shrieking Madness” plays a lot of name games. The character Howard E. Roberts references the pulp fiction author Robert E. Howard. H.P. Hatecraft as well as his work in the episode references H.P. Lovecraft and his work. Harlan Ellison plays himself in this episode. Also, Mayor Fred Jones Sr. at one point says “By Grabthar’s Hammer” which is a blatant reference to Galaxy Quest. 

Episode 13 “When the Cicada Calls” has a plot and title that resembles that of the Japanese film Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni which translates to “When the Higurashi Cry”. Higurashi is a type of cicada.  

Episode 14 “Mystery Solvers Club State Finals” features Hanna-Barbera characters including Jabberjaw, Speedbuggy, The Funky Phantom, and Captain Caveman! The dream sequence in this episode is drawn in the style of Iwao Takamoto’s classic animation!

Episode 15 “The Wild Brood” references The Wild One. The episode has a character named Odnarb, whose name spelled backwards is Brando who happens to be the main character in The Wild One. 

Episode 16 “Where Walks Aphrodite” contains a plot that resembles that of Carrie. The behavior and shrieking sound of the hypnotized resembles those of characters in the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. 

Episode 17 “Escape from Mystery Manor” is a reference to the Saw films. 

Episode 18 “The Dragon’s Secret” contains a creature that resembles a Gremlin. The wizards in this episode resemble Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China. 

Episode 19 “Nightfright” revolves around Vincent Van Ghoul. Vincent references the warlock Vincent Van Ghoul from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. In this series he’s a movie actor/director and has been in multiple films which are parodies of those made by Vincent Price. 

Episode 20 “The Siren’s Song” contains references to both Scrappy-Doo and Flim Flam in the Crystal Cove Spook Museum. The episode’s antagonist Ernesto also says “We have to destroy the environment in order to save it” which could be referencing a Vietnam-era phrase “We have to destroy the village in order to save it”.

Episode 21 “Menace of the Manticore” contains a reference to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! A fortune-teller machine in the amusement park resembles Carlotta the Gypsy from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts”. Episode 22 “Attack of the Headless Horrror”’s character Dr. Rick Spartan is based on Indiana Jones. Episode 23 “A Haunting in Crystal Cove” has a subtle reference to Mystery Inc’s famous pose from the intro of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in which they’re all gathered around a book. Episode 24 “Dead Justice” contains a phrase reference. Dead Justice says “Hi Ho, Greg” to his horse which is a reference to The Lone Ranger saying “Hi Ho, Silver”. 

Episode 25 “Pawn of Shadows” contains multiple references. The first being the book series Dusk in the episode which is a parody of the Twilight saga. Also, when Shaggy and Scooby go with H.P. Hatecraft to his home, Hatecraft has posted multiple posters in his study which picture Wonder Wheels, DC Comics Prez, Schleprock from the Pebbles and Bam-Bam Show, Drak Jr. from The Drak Pack, Josie and Alexander from Josie and the Pussycats, Butch Cassidy from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, and Suzie and Stanely Chan from The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan. 

Another reference in this episode is where Alice May retrieved her technology. She got it from Quest Labs with a flashback in which we see Dr. Quest and the other characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Johnny Quest!

Episode 26 “All Fear the Freak” doesn’t really contain any cultural references. However, I did discover some interesting foreshadowing in the episode. After Mystery Inc. locks Angel Dynamite in the K-Ghoul Radio Station, we see a scene where Ed Machine enters his home. He’s surprised to be met by Professor Pericles. The way Professor Pericles has a shadow on the wall references his transformation in the very last episodes of the series. He then attacks Ed Machine and his shadow overcomes Machine similar to how his shadow overcomes both Mystery Incorporated groups during his transformation. 

Those are all the cultural references I was able to find throughout Season 1 of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated! I give a special thanks to Scoobypedia for many of these references! Let me know if you may have spotted any in Season 1 that I may have missed in this post!

Stay tuned for next week when I go over all the cultural references in Season 2 of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated! 

Percabeth's Wedding

Percy’s hands started shaking, his knees weak, and head spinning as soon as he laid eyes on her. Annabeth looked absolutely stunning in a white, Greek dress with blue and gold trim. But the dress was nothing compared to his beautiful bride. She was even more gorgeous than Aphrodite herself as she walked down the aisle filled with all the campers, gods, Percy’s mom and stepdad (who both gave him a smile and thumbs up), and Annabeth’s stepmom and brothers.

“Annabeth is really pretty,” Tyson, his best man, whispered in awe. Percy just nodded. ‘You scored big time, Perce,’ Grover said through the empathy link. Percy laughed. 'Yes I did,’ he thought back.

He couldn’t keep his eyes from hers when she walked closer. As she neared the alter on the beach of Camp Halfblood, her father gave Annabeth to him. They took each other’s hands and turned away from their friends and family to Chiron. She handed her bouquet of blue and white roses to her maid of honor, Thalia. Chiron gave the two a wink. His thousand year old eyes sparkled with joy.

“Welcome,” he started, “to the unification of Annabeth Chase and Perseus Jackson in marriage. Before we begin with the ceremony, I would like to mention how special this day really is. I have taught many, many heroes. Most don’t make it as far as these two, and Annabeth and Percy are like daughter and son to me. I am very proud of them defeating all the obstacles thrown their way.”

He looked, almost a glint of hate in his eyes, at all the Olympians.

Percy didn’t listen to the rest of Chiron’s speech. He was lost in Annabeth’s gray eyes. They had to repeat some stuff and say 'I do’ at one point. It didn’t matter to Percy. He was certain that they would do anything for each other. He knew that they were ready to take on the world together. Whatever the gods continued to throw at them.

After Chiron said it was time for vows, Percy started to sweat. He planned on just winging it but knew Annabeth’s would be planned out. She always has a plan. She went first.

“Percy, I remember the first time I met you. It was a stormy night and, gods, were you in bad shape and drooling. You got better, even though you still drool today, and I am so happy and grateful that Chiron and I found you that night. I figured, once Poseidon claimed you, that we couldn’t be friends. We had to despise each other because our parents are enemies. You taught me a very important lesson that even rivalries and differences have to be pushed aside to make something happen, like the chariot or us saving the world. Even though I didn’t know if our friendship would work out at first, I now see that we write our own stories. Prophecies don’t define who we are or what we do. We’ve been on so many adventures together. Many of which you have saved my life and I owe you. Like saving me from the Sirens and holding the sky. You’ve helped me improve the relationships with my family and saved me from Luke. I just… I just can’t repay that. I’m so happy that you came to your senses and we started dating. You had me thinking that you loved Rachel Elizabeth Dare. I thought you picked her and Aphrodite was playing tricks on me, but here we are. Think of all the stuff we’ve been through, months of separation, that stupid pit, and two wars. Think of all the stuff in the future that we can do as long as we’re together. Percy, I’ll always be your Wise Girl if you’ll always be my Seaweed Brain.”

They were both crying as she slipped on the gold band around his ring finger, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience. 'Gods, how am I gonna beat that?’ he thought to himself. He took a deep breath.

“Annabeth, I didn’t write or prepare anything because I wanted it to come from the heart. And, uh, needless to say, I’m bad at this kind of stuff. Um… Wise Girl, you were my connection to the mortal world when I bathed in the Styx. You were the only thing I knew about myself when I was at Camp Jupiter. You were my motivation to keep moving in Tartarus. You are my everything. While we didn’t have the smoothest start, I’m… I’m so glad that we worked out in the end after all the horrible things thrown at us. We’ve grown so much. We are together now. And that’s all that matters. And now we will always be together.”

He then slipped the gold ring of Annabeth’s ring finger, her eyes filled with tears of joy and her mouth forming the widest smile. It complimented her gold engagement ring with two blue diamonds on top. At that moment, it was just the two of them.

Chiron said, with happy tears in his eyes, “Percy, you may kiss your bride.”

It was a soft kiss, but he could feel Annabeth Jackson’s smile on his lips. He knew right then that it was the beginning of a good life.

The One Time Annabeth Had Her Hair Straightened

It was an ordinary morning at Camp Half-blood. I was about to head over to Annabeth’s cabin but just as I was about to leave, a warm invisible force slammed into me.

 "What the–“ I half shouted,

"Shut up, Seaweed Brain! Back into your cabin, now!” An invisible Annabeth whispered harshly.

We entered my empty, messy cabin and I turned around to see nothing, my girlfriend had still not taken off her Invisibility Cap.

“Annabeth, why are you hiding?” I asked her,

She let out a sigh, “I swear to gods that if you laugh, I’ll kick you in the balls.”

Typical.

Annabeth suddenly reappeared with a very terrifying pissed look on her face, her storm grey eyes seemingly ripping open my soul. But then I noticed something incredibly different. My jaw dropped. Her hair wasn’t in it’s normal gorgeously messy curls but surprisingly straight.

Like, Barbie doll straight.

Aphrodite girl straight.

Not that it looked bad, not at all.

“Oh Gods!” Annabeth groaned as she was about to put her cap back on.

“No don’t, you look beautiful, honest to gods.” I quickly said before she put on the cap. She let out a sigh and figured she may as well explain what had happened.

“Drew wanted revenge for supposedly stealing the “hottest guy at camp” so she snuck into my cabin and used her stupid Aphrodite powers and did this!” Annabeth rambled as she wildly hand gestured to her oddly flat hair.

I pulled her body closer to mine and played with a strand of her hair, letting it slide through my fingers rather than getting them stuck in the curls. “Well I guess her revenge was sort of pointless because the hottest guy at camp thinks you’re really fucking hot too.” I said with a smirk on my face.

At that moment when Annabeth blushed, I knew that I should’ve kissed her but I stopped myself because I had something else in mind. Clearly, Annabeth could tell because she just rolled her eyes at me. “Come on, let’s go out. Don’t put on your cap, alright Wise Girl?” I told her while pulling her hand out the door to which she just loudly sighed to.

In those minutes I spent trying to find the Aphrodite bitch, Drew Tanaka, the way I held Annabeth’s hand were throughout the camp was cheesy enough to earn us more than a few “Aw”’s

At last, I spotted the Aphrodite Bitch standing in a mini swarm of Aphrodite girls. Approaching them, I cleared my throat loud for the mini swarm to direct their attention at me and my girlfriend. The initial reaction to Annabeth’s straight hair was shock. Drew stared at us, raising a perfectly groomed eyebrow.

“Hey Drew,” I called to her, “Thanks for doing my girlfriend’s hair! She’s pretty damn hot like she always is… that is, if you ask me.” And with that I kissed Annabeth long and hard, practically leaving her breathless and dazed at the end.

Drew’s face turned red and dropped just before getting engulfed by the swarm of squealing Aphrodite girls.

As we walked back to my cabin, Annabeth smiled a smile that made my heart skip a beat. “Thank you, Percy. You should kiss me like that more often.”

And I did.