blind pit

Okay rant time:
I DONT LOVE THIS AT ALL!! Not even a little.

•Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Reyna x Annabeth bromance, I think it’s absolutely great but there is just so many things wrong with this specific interaction.
•When Percabeth fell into Tartarus they did it going in to survive as a unit. They depended on each other but still had their independence as individuals.
•We know Percy isn’t as smart as Annabeth but that doesn’t make him immediately and irrationally dumb.
•Annabeth didn’t know anything about Tartarus either; both her an Percy fell into that pit blind to the dangers that lay ahead.
•percabeth are great together because they make each other stronger. Percy is not dependent on Annabeth to tie his shoes and keep him alive and same applies to Annabeth— Percy is not there to keep her protected and shelter her from anything that may cause her harm.
•they work because they understand that they can protect themselves and do things for themselves and when they’re together it makes two strong forces unstoppable
•Reyna made Percy a praetor on his third day?!? Why on gods green earth would she do that if she thought Percy was a dumbass
•I’m sorry this interaction makes me so mad because Percy is more than an impulsive little adhd, dyslexic kid who fights monsters and is constantly getting into sh*t
•he’s such a complicated character who figures things out in his own way.
•Annabeth researches The Labyrinth and tries to figure out a way to maneuver through it; Percy knew Rachel could guide them.
•Annabeth used smarts and wit to defeat her enemies and complete her journey following the MOA; Percy used impulse and instinct to work his way through battles and to get through the SON
•I mean there’s a reason that Hera chose Percy to be the link between the camps. It could have been Annabeth, she was smart, she was a quick thinker but Hera didn’t.
•it makes me so mad when I see Percy being portrayed in a “dumb” or “not-smart” kind of way?!?
•where did we get this idea??
•please can we abolish it right now!!!!!!
•you too Uncle Rick

EDIT:
Okay some of y'all are getting seriously touched about this post and how I don’t understand that it’s “just a joke.”

•Firstly: I know this scene was a joke, probably tons of them are. I chose this situation simply because I found this picture. I was not about to search through fan fictions, and scenes where the idea of “dumb- Percy” wasn’t a joke, when this was here already. It just so happened that this picture was a very intended jokey interaction and was unfortunately subject to my rant. Most of what I say is a generalization as to how we should stop calling out Percy as a dumbass.

•Secondly: Yea yea I should probably chill but I don’t have any of that. I am not a calm person. I freak out over everything, happy sad, annoying, amazing— doesn’t matter. So the likelihood of me “calming down” or “talking a chill pill” is slim.

•Thirdly: Yes guys I know what teasing is, I know how to take a joke, I have friends and we tease each other all the time. This was not meant to portray that teasing is wrong and that they can’t have fun being friends and doing what friends do. Oh my gods this was just AN EXAMPLE. I love the PJO/HOO series because of how close and fun the relationships between the characters are but I needed to make a post about this idea of Percy being dumb and how that’s not the case it just so happened that it was a jokey scene that became the root of the post.

•Okay thanks for your time. I love y'all and I love this blog but damn this post caused controversy. Hope this edit cleared my intentions up a bit :)
lyrics on my mind rn
  • mind over matter (young the giant): "and when the seasons change, will you stand by me?"
  • semi-automatic (tøp): "cause i'm twisted up, twisted up inside my mind."
  • teeth (cage the elephant): "an entire population of critics and no painters to be found"
  • all apologies (nirvana): "all alone is all we are."
  • migraine (tøp): "shadows will scream that i'm alone."
  • carried away (passion pit): "please don't ever note me as your friend"
  • fake plastic trees (radiohead): "it wears me out."
  • sunday morning (no doubt): "i thought i knew you well — so well."
  • semi-charmed life (3eb): "how do i get back there to the place where i fell asleep inside you?"
  • car radio (tøp): "and now, i just sit in silence."
  • mr. jones (counting crows): "when everybody loves you, that's about as funky as you can be."
  • sail (awolnation): "maybe i should cry for help. maybe i should kill myself."
  • cough syrup (young the giant): "life's too short to even care at all."
  • the a-team (ed sheeran): "she's stuck in her daydream."
  • sunday morning (maroon 5): "in darkness, she is all i see."
  • jackie & wilson (hozier): "i need to be youthfully felt, cause god, i never felt young."
  • life on the nickel (foster the people): "my eyes have been closed to the world; oh, the world's got nothing for me."
  • fever (the black keys): "fever got me guilty, just go ahead and kill me."
Darkened Light, Starless Night - Chapter 1

Chapter One | Chapter Two

Fandom: Gravity Falls
Characters: Stanley Pines, Stanford Pines
Word Count: ~1800
Summary: Things don’t go back to normal overnight, and Stan has doubts that there’s even a normal to go back to at all. (blind faith au)
Notes: hey! this fic is inspired by Blind Faith by @pinesinthewoods, and picks up where that one ends, so go read that first if you haven’t already!
also on ao3

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90-something old lady, having spotted the Star of David on the watch around my neck: “it’s so nice that a Jew decided to sing Christmas carols with us!”

Me, thanking her but thinking inwardly: “behind this thin smile is a pit of blind, seething rage.”

I KNEW IT. I KNEW 2015 WAS GOING TO BE THE YEAR OF GREAT NEW MUSIC.

FALL OUT BOY
CHVRCHES
THE WONDER YEARS
PASSION PIT
STATE CHAMPS
PIERCE THE VEIL
MARIANAS TRENCH
TITLE FIGHT
IMAGINE DRAGONS
PURITY RING
SMALLPOOLS
THE MAINE
THE WOMBATS
TWENTY ONE PILOTS
ZEDD
THIRD EYE BLIND
HALSEY
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
MACKLEMORE

AND SO MANY MORE I AM SO EXCITED.


“Hey Pit! Didn’t you read the damn sign? Are you blind?”

Older Pit just sighs and turns to the direction of the voice.

“Sometimes I am. It’s like something I can turn on and off ya know. Sometimes I’ll be like. ‘Hey I don’t wanna be blind!’ so I’ll stop being blind and like.. Have vision again all of the sudden. Other times I just.. Like ya know go blind.”

“…. Oh shit you are blind aren’t you.”

“I MEAN IF YOU WERE LISTENING YOU WOULD KNOW I HAVE ‘SELECTIVE BLINDNESS’. Where I SELECT WHEN I WANT TO BE FUCKING BLIND!”

“… I know you’re joking.”

“JEEZ I WONDER HOW THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED!”

i don’t think
we’ll ever find
anything like this

whatever it is that we have

our past is etched in the sky
a constellation forever 
bringing us back home

you are literally my sun
as i revolve around you
forever spinning

and i, your stars
a constant light
in your eyes

without one
we are blind
left in a pit of darkness

so stay, my light
stay by my side

—  we both need each other tonight (starr)
The Current Brings

A conversation with the winds

says move here, move there, 

tells me that the current brings 

times mild, times harsh, times fair. 

To move lays waste to haste and grit 

when moving with and not against, 

but shelter sometimes takes such grit 

to scape scathed, solemn winds. 

To receive, in earnest, passage through 

the harshest quips of time, 

one must bide the storm and eye 

and traverse, not dumb nor blind. 

Debris scatters harsher pits of tempests gone awry 

but refrains from full proof fortresses, found in the halls of time. 

The sanctuary, harbored there, 

sanctions passing rites, 

from riders’ first breath of air 

to gasps and moans of frequent flight.

-Jerry Harris III