Can we please talk about Percy Jackson being genderfluid and how amazing that would be?
Can we talk about about little Percy having no idea why he sometimes doesn’t like being called a boy, and sometimes doesn’t feel like he could be a girl either. He wouldn’t talk about it at all of course, but he would constantly staring at himself in the mirror and thinking ‘what am I?’ How much more trouble he’d have with Gabe until he finally realised that he couldn’t tell Gabe that he didn’t feel like a boy that day, and hw much more he would loathe Gabe?
And can we talk about Percy coming to camp, and everyone having no idea what his gender is? Like he looks quite androgynous (and even more so when he hits puberty) and no one wants to come straight out and ask him, so they just wait for him to be claimed so Chiron will finally tell them? But when Percy is claimed it’s as the “child of Poseidon”, which makes everyone even more confused and annoyed and Annabeth would probably be even more cold towards him, because he’s a mystery she can’t figure out and it’d be killing her (and don’t think bout Mr D, who somewhat knew what was going on with Percy, and would call him more feminine names ie Peggy or Penny on days that he’s a girl and yeah… just imagine Mr D being somewhat nice)
And can we talk about this would only make things worse for him? He already felt somewhat rejected by the camp once he was claimed, and now he’s got people staring him down and trying to figure him out, even though he doesn’t even have any idea what he is (and he probably wouldn’t even know that they were all doing this, he probably just thought it was about the whole Poseidon thing). Can can we talk about him being closer with the Aphrodite cabin, as they’re the only ones who don’t judge him or question him? Silena would just become his mum (and Drew his slightly bitter aunt) and he’d be so happy because it’d be like having family? And he’d be close with the other non-cis campers too, even if they weren’t out yet (like trans!Will, and can we please just imagine Will bringing along his supportive mum-friend Drew when he meets up with Percy, and the three of them getting on like wildfire, and sassing the hell out of each other?)
And just much more heartbreaking would that scene at Circe island be? Just imagine him freaking out because he isn’t a guy that day, and he has bad dysphoria, and oh my god does she know? And seeing in the mirror the body he’s always wanted, but it keeps shifting from being more masculine to more feminine because he doesn’t know what he wants or who he is. Or imagine that he’d actually been a girl that day, and had been brought along and pampered with Annabeth, even though Reyna was sure that something about him was off (and again, Annabeth would be even more confused) and him being like… well. This is new.
And what about Calypso? Think about how confused she would be, seeing this person on her island who sometimes looks more like a female model (to her) than a hero. But she still falls in love with him, and once she leaves, she can’t help but second guess herself (which is why she’s more bitter when Leo comes along because she’s so confused about it all still)
And then jump ahead to the heroes of olympus series, and imagine how confused Jason, Piper and Leo would be because the stories about the great hero who defeated Kronos changes depending on who’s telling the story. In Annabeth’s, Percy is always a boy, but in Rachel’s he’s ‘whatever he is’ and in other stories he’s a girl and ect, and they’re just so confused. And when they finally meet him they think 'as soon as we see him everything will be cleared up’ but it’s not. They’re just even more confused. He looks even more androgynous then they thought he would (and it makes Jason uneasy because he doesn’t quite know whether he’s fighting with a girl or a boy) and he gives no hints to his gender. He’s got enough to worry about without thinking about his gender (or sexuality).
And imagine Percy going through the events of Neptune son, feeling angry and confused because he thinks that he knew who he was before he lost his memory and is even more determined to find that blonde girl he remembers because she must know what and who he is, right? And when he meets Frank they get on like a house on fire because they both suffer from body dysphoria and yet need to present themselves as leaders, and although Hazel doesn’t quite understand, she tells everyone off who calls Percy an 'it’ or 'that’. And imagine Reyna seeing him again and being like 'I still don’t know your gender, but you look very feminine and pretty and wait, do I like you?’ (and hence begins Reyna discovery of her sexuality).
And imagine him meeting Nico (again)! And Percy (my sweet bi child) finding him really attractive being jealous of how masculine Nico looks, and how feminine and curvy Hazel looks. And how awkward Percy would be around this attractive guy who seems to know him, and Nico being floored by how sweet and shy Percy is around him (and don’t think about how Will would be so angry at Nico for not telling him that Percy was okay and how Nico had to spends weeks making it up to him again).
And after the war, Annabeth introduces Percy to Magnus and Alex and no one quite understands why Alex and Percy get on so well. And then Alex introduces Percy to the label gendefluid (and bisexual) and Percy would be in tears because there’s a name, there’s nothing wrong with him, and he finally knows who he is. And imagine Alex and Percy staying good friends after that, and teasing each other about the Chase’s in their lives, and talking about their genders and sexualities and going to pride together.
Can you imagine Percy taking weeks to decide who to come out to? Obviously he tells his parents first and they accept him (and look it up on the internet so they understand it better) and become the best parents ever. And his sister making bracelets to correspond with his pronouns (green for them/they, pink for she/her and blue for he/him) and calling Percy her older sibling instead of brother or sister.
Then he’d come out to Grover (who’d probably already have an idea because of the empathy link) and Rachel 'Screw The Cis-tem’ Elizabeth Dare (she’s my agender child), and finally Will and Nico. And Will would be so excited and happy for him, while Nico would be like so confused because the guy he likes, Percy 'Make You Question Your Sexuality’ Jackson, is sometimes a girl? But eventually he’d get over it and be so accepting and protective of his genderfluid (and bi) friend (and the three of them would go to pride together, and bring along their other friends because everyone in the pjo universe is LGBTQIA to me). And together they’d start building up awareness of LGBTIA issues in the camp etc
I think he’d wait a long while until telling Annabeth though, because he’s worried it’ll ruin their relationship or she won’t accept him but of course she does. And she researches the hell out that and does her best to understand him and be supportive (and perhaps she stays with him, but maybe she doesn’t, it’s up to you) and he’d spend hours trying to explain his feeling to her so she could write it all down for the other campers to get a better idea of it
And please imagine Percy wearing makeup and shorts, and dresses and pretty tops, and crop tops and- yeah, you get the gist. And imagine him changing his hairstyle constantly, sometimes growing his hair out to long, curly locks, or getting a undercut, and tying it up in bun and paits and dying it all different colours. Think of how amazing he’d look, and how many people would flirt with him because of that.
So yeah, please imagine a happy, beautiful genderfluid bisexual Percy Jackson being happy and accepted by his friends and family and for the first time in his life, feeling right.
Del nga shpia per t shkuar n shkoll,nisesh avash avash per te stacioni t kapesh autobuzin se e ke shkollen n rinas. E humb autobuzin se normal pergjegjesia 0. Je ne stacion tek pull serioz. Pas disa sekondash mendim te mprehte i thua vetes “e mo ci qi tem se mos do msoja gje ne shkoll”. E vari karin nisesh per nga puna t besh ndonji gje.
Puna shkon vaj i ben t gjitha se normal ska si t tjet ndryshe. Nisesh per shpi si zotri ,rruga prap vaj.
Vjen ne shpi pa buk si hallexhi dhe mezi pret t shofesh ca kan bo per dark noi gje t mir. Shkon ke tenxherja dhe ca t shofesh ,gjellen me te ndyr ne historin e gjellrave dhe nuk e kam fjalen per turlin. Gjell me bamje……..
Merr valixhen,fut rrobat dhe mbasi ke mbaruar ,ne momentin qe ve doren ke doreza deres psheretin nja dy tri fjale “do iki do i qi temen nuk jetohet ktu”……………………..
Okay so my band (Northern Head) just finished our first album (except for one song it’s the one we’re working on with the Barb wire dolls) the albums name is “not for human consumption” it will be out in March but were also working on another album that is super striped back Lori versions of our most popular songs but I am writing a album called “dysphoria’s a cunt and gender is dead”with songs like “fuck the cis-tem”, “HRT dreams” and “gender revaluation!” That’s all I have to say #NorthernHead
Uuh, can’t wait!
I’m excited for your album especially!
~ mod Petar
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the punk scene has helped me so much with my dysphoria. I casually came out as a trans woman to several people last night (those that managed to miss my giant “trans punks smash the cis-tem” back patch) and literally no one batted an eye. I got no weird looks or invasive questions. One person asked if I was on hormones, and then complimented me on how feminine I look. It was fucking great. I’ve never felt so safe as a trans person in public as I have in punk scenes.
Hoje na minha aula de matemática o professor fez um comentário que me deixou um tanto quanto assustada, ele falou em uma sala cheia de alunos - que estão formando suas convicções sobre o mundo, que são fáceis de ser influenciados por alguém que julgam inteligente - que o país está absurdo e um dos motivos é o projeto de ensinar sobre a diversidade de gênero no ensino fundamental. A maioria dos alunos concordaram e a questão geral foi que tudo isso seria um “desrespeito” com as famílias tradicionais. Um desrespeito. A minha grande tristeza foi perceber que pessoas que têm informação e que têm estudo não fazem a menor ideia do que é o respeito de verdade, porque cresceram construindo uma imensa barreira entre o que é e o que elas acham que é. Opinião não é fundamento pra nada. Foi aí que eu percebi a contradição na minha frente, a contradição que está em baixo do nariz de todo mundo. Os que julgam desrespeito às famílias o fato de as crianças aprenderem que existe uma diversidade de gênero e sexual já pararam pra pensar o quanto esse simples julgamento é desrespeitoso às famílias que não cabem dentro desses padrões impostos? O quanto isso dificulta a inclusão dessas tantas pessoas na sociedade? O preconceito faz as pessoas esquecerem que a única coisa que todos têm em comum são as diferenças, cada um com a sua e que isso não torna ninguém melhor do que ninguém. Quando a criança está crescendo ela está conhecendo cada pedacinho dessas inúmeras diferenças do mundo, está aprendendo que tem gente que é branco, que tem gente que é negro, que tem gente que é magro, que tem gente que é gordo, que tem gente que é careca, que tem gente que pinta o cabelo, está aprendendo a conviver com tudo isso, porque não aprenderem que tem gente que é gay, que tem gente que é hétero? Que tem gente que é cis, que tem gente que é trans? Porque não aliviar toda confusão que algumas sentem quando se enxergam diferentes diante do que elas aprendem? Porque não deixar que sejam elas mesmas sem tanto sufoco, sem tanto se encolherem pra caber no preconceito dessa sociedade? Porque? As pessoas só querem ser o que elas são e amar quem elas amam sem terem medo de levarem um tiro no meio da rua ou perderem o emprego. Isso não é muito difícil de entender, basta fazerem jus a palavra que tanto usam em vão e olharem para o próximo com olhos de RESPEITO!
When the rest of the PJO/HOO characters meet Magnus and Alex, I really want Alex to be wearing either the sparkly middle finger shirt or a shirt that says ‘down with the cis-tem’ or a picture of a bus that says ‘down with cis’ or something along those lines
(Aso if alex jump scared then by being a fly or something then transforming into a human, that’d be awesome)
(I don't know if it's too late for this oh god) Ehm, for the "why when a character is lgbt it's such a big deal"... Even tho I agree withthe post, I think you have to take in mind 1thing. In real life, being lgbt IS a big goddam deal. Heteronormativity and the cis-tem makes comig out and finding yourself really difficult, so maybe the shows are just being realistic?
That would be fine if it were portrayed in-universe, but that post is talking about how it’s treated outside the show. This “hush-hush” on gay storylines, this “watch and find out ;)” when people ask. It’s just a simple question: will there be any LGBT rep? It shouldn’t be such a big deal. If they want to make it a big deal ON the show, then fine, whatever, that’s the narrative. But in real life, if someone asks, “Hey, is there any chance that I can actually see myself represented on screen for once in my fucking life?”, it’s kind of gross and demeaning to say, “I guess you’ll have to wait and see…”