Thunder boomed overhead. Lightning flashed, and the bars on the nearest window burst into sizzling, melted stubs of iron. Jason flew in like Peter Pan, electricity sparking around him and his gold sword steaming.
PLEASE READ THIS: i saw posts that said piper doesn’t deserve to be one of the seven because charmspeak “isn’t as impressive” (words on bottom left corner is an actual quote)…so i decided to make this post, synced to the beat of a heart, in defense of my girl ♥ a reminder that just because she's a daughter of Aphrodite doesn’t automatically = she’s unworthy, a reminder that YOU SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF LOVE
The famous Hogwarts Sorting Hat gives an account of its own genesis in a series of songs sung at the beginning of each school year. Legend has it that the hat once belonged to one of the four founders, Godric Gryffindor, and that it was jointly enchanted by all four founders to ensure that students would be sorted into their eponymous houses, which would be selected according to each founder’s particular preferences in students.
The Sorting Hat does not appear in my earliest plans for Hogwarts. I debated several different methods for sorting students (because I knew from early on that there would be four houses, all with very different qualities). The first was an elaborate, Heath Robinson-ish machine that did all kinds of magical things before reaching a decision, but I did not like it: it felt at once too complicated, and too easy. Next I placed four statues of the four founders in the Entrance Hall, which came alive and selected students from the throng in front of them while the school watched. This was better, but still not quite right. Finally, I wrote a list of the ways in which people can be chosen: eeny meeny miny mo, short straws, chosen by team captains, names out of a hat - names out of a talking hat - putting on a hat - the Sorting Hat.
'We’re going to find a way to stop Gaia,’ Hazel said. ‘We’re going to rescue our friends from Tartarus. We’re going keep the crew and the ship together and we’re going to stop Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood from going to war. We’re going to do it all.'