Jason He's made out to be the new, better Percy . He is also a massive Gary Stu in my opinion. Leo He's really rude to Frank. I know they got over it but still also he acted like it was all Percy's fault Calypso was on the island even though Percy tried to help. Piper She had so much potential but whenever anyone talks about her being Aphrodite's best daughter or whatever I'm like 'Do you remember SELINA??!!) also she has a huge I'm not like other Girls complex and is kinda obsessed with Jason.
We have REALLY different views on them so I’m gonna see how well I can articulate My Analysis Of My Children okay let’s go:
Jason…I think the point was that he’s perceived as a ‘Gary Stu’, ‘better Percy’ type guy when that’s actually not the reality of who he is? Like, his whole life everyone’s always been “Your father is the king of the gods! You should lead us!” and so he’s had to get used to this role, he’s had to create this character to make people feel like they’re in good hands…but he hates it. He hates being the leader and being in power, but up until the 7 meet up that’s the only thing he really knows. He never really had a chance to discover himself outside of this role shoved onto him. At first, he doesn’t really know who he is other than ‘Jupiter’s Son’.
He can’t help that everyone has high expectations for him, and he’s a people pleaser so he’s going to do his damndest to meet those expectations, but like? We saw how stressed out he was leading the quest in HoH. He was barely sleeping and practically pulling his hair out, pushing himself to fix everything and make sure everyone was okay while ignoring his own problems. That’s what Jason must’ve been like when he was leading the legion- everyone remembers him as a strong and regal leader, because that’s the expectation, that’s what they want him to be, and he came damn well put on a good performance when he needs to, but 24/7 while he’s living in closed quarters with people? Yeah, no. He wanted Percy and Annabeth back so he could stop having pretending he knew what he was doing (and because he was worried about them obviously).
The thing is, once you strip away “Son of Jupiter”…Jason doesn’t really meet any of the expectations placed on him. Over the course of the series he starts worrying about that less and less, he loosens up and actually starts to find out who he is other than what people want…He doesn’t match up to the image:
He’s not actually the strongest demigod out there- he’s a very well trained fighter, sure, but like…We’ve seen Thalia shoot out massive amounts of lightning like it’s no one’s business without breaking a sweat. Jason has to actually ask for a helpful bolt and the effort almost knocks him out. His talents lie with the winds, which…I don’t think ‘wind’ comes to anyone’s minds immediately when talking about Jupiter. And it’s also not a power that, at face value, seems super helpful. But Jason manages to cultivate it and makes it powerful enough to stall Gaea.
He’s not strong and regal, he’s excitable and dorky. He gets so sucked in to reading some book he found interesting that he walks into a tree. He bounces and hugs people when he gets happy. He can’t keep his glasses on straight and looses them on top of his head. He loves talking about history. He got so distracted by how pretty his girlfriend is that he forgot what he was talking about. He got shish kabob-ed and his immediate reaction was “I finally managed to stay conscious for an entire fight”. He was trying to talk a goddess out of killing his friend and the first thing to come to mind is “I’ll get Olympus to make an action figure of you!”. This kid is a LOSER.
He’s not a stoic ruler, he worries about every single person under his command. Individually. He doesn’t lead troops like, well, troops- he leads them like teammates. He’s greatly affected when the people working with him are upset, and he’s very perceptive about their feelings. His constantly checking in on Nico after the Cupid scene, his understanding of Piper’s issues in TLH, his belief in Frank, his worrying about Percy and Annabeth…this boy knew Leo was upset simply by looking at his DRINK ORDER, and then even though Leo offered up no real information, it took him like under five minutes of just observing him to know Leo was heartbroken.
There’s so many other points but like…Jason’s story was about a boy born with crazy expectations shedding those and growing into his own person while still maintaining the sense of duty he had to the people he cared about. He had an entire identity crisis for this very reason. Camp Jupiter was his home, but Camp Half Blood is where he found himself. He loved both places and by the end of the story he came out with a strong and comfortable sense of self. He came out of it with a new path and set of expectations that he decided for himself. He went through trials and dealt with his emotions and found peace with himself and his role in the world. I think it was a very compelling plotline and not ‘gary stu’ like at all.
Leo…We really have to take into account that Leo’s always assumed the role of ‘the jokester’. Despite the fact he’s a genius, Leo doesn’t actually see himself as talented and the environment he grew up in absolutely shapes that. He said himself in TLH- being the funny guy kept him safe most of the time. He didn’t feel he had much else to offer, and no one around him believed he did either, people only kept him around for jokes. I think what happened with Frank was like…his default setting. That sounds bad (and it is) but it really does need to be taken into consideration- we know Leo’s only been in, like, exclusively bad environments before the events of the series. Anyone who just kept him around for a laugh probably didn’t wanna hear knock knock jokes about engineers. His best bet for not getting in trouble or abandoned would be to rag on someone who was an easier target than him. Leo knows he can trust Jason and Piper, and he’s scared of Annabeth but is mostly sure she won’t kill him…but then he gets possessed and blows up half of New Rome. Everyone’s mad at him. Including the three new people he knows absolutely nothing about but all look like they could eat his tiny scrawny ass for a snack. I feel like it’s not a stretch to say he felt an old urge to protect himself kick in, to make sure he fits into this group because what the hell is he gonna do if he doesn’t? The fact that Frank was already annoyed with him for looking like Sammy didn’t exactly help their dynamic…Like, I’m just saying, I think he really stepped it up on the Frank jokes because of his ‘seventh wheel’ complex. He’s used to using comedy to make himself valuable to people. He knows he has to be on this quest no matter what, but that doesn’t mean people have to want him there, you know? He wants to be wanted. That’s Leo’s whole thing? He already built the entire boat but they’re mad at him for things out of his control. He feels like he’s gotta do something else to be relevant to the group so he just…slides into his old defense mechanism and as he’d be used to, it’s easiest to go for the easiest target. Who is Frank. And the whole weird Sammy and Hazel situation definitely exacerbated the whole thing. And it wasn’t fair to Frank, absolutely, which Leo himself eventually realizes and knocks it off. But I just think it’s not fair to say “Leo’s doing this because he’s a dick”. Like, people are often more complicated than that.
As for the Calypso situation…Listen, I think Percy feeling guilt for Calypso still being on her island made no sense and someone needs to assure him that that’s not his fault. However, Calypso didn’t know that. Calypso didn’t have all the facts. She had every right to be upset with Percy. It was going to be awkward with Leo and Percy anyway, because like, oh hey dude while you were in hell I made out with your ex and she loves me now. But like…I don’t think it was wrong for Leo to be upset on Calypso’s behalf? The girl he’s crazy about is trapped on an island because Jackson couldn’t be bothered to check on her! (Which is of course NOT THE CASE but that’s Calypso’s view on the matter, that’s what she told Leo). I’m just saying like, he’s relatively new to relationships and he heard a biased explanation of the situation…It makes sense that he’d side with her?
The thing we need to remember is…Leo and Calypso both have abandonment issues. And from Leo’s understanding, he’s sharing a boat with the guy that had Severely Hurt the girl he now loves. (And if she HADN’T been so hurt when they met, they might’ve had more time as a couple before he had to plunge back into the unknown) Looking at his actions and thoughts from an outside, biased viewpoint might make him look awful and crazy but…From his specific point of view, it makes sense. And Percy was able to see that, which is why they were able to talk it all out. I just think it’s a real shame that Leo Valdez is this complex, compelling character, but people only remember him for fighting with Frank and being crazy about Calypso. It’s reducing him. He had a lot more going on and was a very believable character with easily explainable traits and actions.
Piper…Was one of Aphrodite’s best children, though? She had the most powerful charmspeak in generations. Like, that’s canon. Silena was a great character and a great cabin head, but she had no powers and was a relatively weak fighter. I love her as much as the next, but that’s just canonical fact. Her strongest asset was her heart and loyalty, which were used against her, and she died trying to make things right. She wouldn’t have made it on the Prophecy of the Seven quest. She wouldn’t. But Piper was a powerful charmspeak, was immensely brave, and constantly worked at being a better fighter (which, again, in canon, the Aphrodite kids are not the best fighters). By the time the series ends she’s a wickedly skilled swordsmen, is the only one who can work the cornucopia because of her inner strength and giving nature, has a dagger that can see the future, always knows how people around her are feeling, completely dominated a literal temple of fear and terror, and was powerful enough to order the literal planet earth to sleep. Piper is strong and brave and she’s constantly working on bettering herself. She was able to not only see the other side of Aphrodite, but to fight for it to be what everyone sees. She changes people’s perception of the cabin and the goddess herself. She did have a ‘not-like-other-girls’ complex when we first met her, but she was a bullied kid who grew up around rich white teens in Hollywood. But it’s a complex she catches in herself and grows out of- she stops trying to be #edgy and lets herself be comfortable in her skin, grows her hair out and wears a little makeup and puts thought into her outfits- but she also stops judging other people. She learns to see the beauty in everyone she meets. She redefines her outlook. That’s admirable, in my opinion.
As for ‘obsessed with Jason’, I mean…it really just kinda reads, personally anyway, as “I’m A Teenage Girl And I Think My Significant Other Is Just The Coolest Thing Since Sliced Bread”…? Like? He’s her boyfriend, she’s fifteen. He’s cute and cool and a dork all at the same time. She goes from ‘mega crush heart eyes’ mode to actually falling in love with him, that’s not an obsession, that’s like…a natural progression of feelings. She’s always had her own storylines and she’s fully able to focus on things that aren’t Jason. But of course she thinks about him, he’s important to her? They’re a good match, they’re usually on similar wavelengths, and they work well together. She doesn’t think about him more than Annabeth and Percy think about each other. Piper shouldn’t be reduced to a fangirl just because she occasionally thinks to herself “Damn my boyfriend is hot”. She’s a very relatable and impressive character that deserves more than that.
I really hope this doesn’t end up being like, a ramble, and that I actually properly articulated how I see the characters, but like…yeah. I do love this trio.
Could you please write one where Race takes care of the reader (a girlsie) when she gets sick while selling? I'm having a really bad day and I think it might help me feel better, I really love your blog :)
i’ve received a lot of requests for Race, and that makes me so gosh darn pleased, you guys. the next one i’ll have up will be a crutchie one, so be on the lookout. hope i could make your day a little better.—Nails
Nearly half your papers gone… Seemed like as good a time as any to break for lunch, you figured. Hopefully, you’d run into some of the boys, and they’d split the cost of some bread with you, like always. Today seemed to drag on and on, more so than other days. Your head felt full, and your ears muffled. There had been a cold going around among the boys… You pushed the possibility of that out of your mind and kept walking.
“Hey, there, lady!” Finch called. He was waiting outside glittering cafe with Albert. You couldn’t help but grin slightly at the goofy duo. Albert waved, a smile on his cheeks, and some dirt on his nose. “Took you long enough, you’re usu'ly the first one ‘ere.” Finch said. The pair of them embraced you.
You shrugged. “Tired, I think.” Your head immediately snapped away from them, feeling almost sick from how quickly you turned. The rabble coming from down the street was rabble that only could’ve belonged to two New Yorkers. Romeo and Race. Practically brothers, they were. Always pushing and daring each other, but wholly protective, especially Racetrack over Romeo. The shorter boy on Race’s back as they ran up.
Romeo clambered off of Race, and grinned. “Hello girls. And (Name).” He said. Albert firmly smacked him across the back of the head, firmly letting him know how stupid he was. There were very few things you loved more than watching the boys interact freely like this. It was a refreshing sight. You let out a couple of hard coughs, before Race walked over to you.
“Hey you,” the blonde boy started. Race placed an arm around your shoulder lazily. The two of you were… It was uncertain what you were. Always playing cat and mouse, it seemed. It was assumed by the others that the two of you were a couple, but there had been no formal agreement about anything between you. There was just Race and (Name). And that felt like what you two needed. Soft kisses on the cheek, fingers intertwined, shared cigarettes, support. “You sellin’ okay? New spot and all…” He asked.
You shook the bag of papers at your side and coughed again. “Near half.” You rasped. Race gave you a slight look, almost checking on you, and pulled his hat off. You cleared your throat and looked up at him slowly, afraid of making yourself dizzy again. “Your hair’s a rat’s nest, Race.” You reached a hand up to comb it back with your fingers, but he softly swatted your hand back, laughing.
Race turned back to the group of hooligans. “Alright, boys let’s get somethin’ ta eat.” He jeered. The lot of you poured through the doors, disrupting the quiet of the building, like every afternoon. After looking through the loaves of bread, you all agreed on one soft white bread. “Finch, check my math. Five cents a piece?” Race said, checking the price of the loaf.
“Five cents a piece.” The boy confirmed. All of the newsies reached for their pockets, pulling out pennies, Romeo got lucky and had a nickel. He always ended up with nickels. You stifled another cough into your elbow, and swiped at your nose with your sleeve. It wasn’t exactly your sleeve, it was Crutchie. He’d given you this shirt. You shoved your hand into your pocket and felt around for coins.
Race looked over at you. His eyes were flooded with concern. “Hey, no,” Race said softly. “I’ve got it.” You immediately opened your mouth to protest, with your newly gravely throat.
“No, ya don’t g-got it. I’m payin’.” You insisted. Race had already handed over the money for both of you before you could even finish. “Tony Higgins, I cannot believe you.” You crossed your arms over your chest at the boy. He just rolled his eyes at you. Romeo muttered a comment about you being dramatic. He was one to talk. After paying, you all stepped back on the the patio and sat down on the floor.
Albert placed his legs on top of yours and started to tear the bread apart and pass it around the group. Race pulled a couple of cigarettes out of his pocket, and offered one to you. Sadly, you declined with a cough and a shake of your head, and wiped some sweat off your face. “Alright, (Name), are you feeling okay?” He asked.
“Race, I—” a wheeze betrayed.
His face was laced with the highest of worry. “Come on, let’s get you back…” Race started.
“I gotta sell!”
Race grabbed you by the arm and pulled you up gently. “I’ll see you guys later. (Name) ain’t feeling so well, I’m gonna watch her.” You had no say now. Race walked you back to the lodging house, being almost too careful with you. The love in his eyes was ever present. “How do you feel?”
“That’s a lie. You was coughin’ and wheezin’. Let’s get you inside.”
He helped you into a bunk, and pulled some of your layers of clothing off. “You’re burning up, beautiful.” Race mumbled. “I’m gonna go getcha some water and a rag, alright?”
“Alright, try not to worry too much while you’re gone.” You whispered. He would worry, though. He was almost as big of a worrier as Davey. His brow would knit in on itself, and he would start to chew his lip. That was the look you saw every time you got soaked, busted, or sick. Worried Race, lead to angry Race and from there, it was a downward spiral. He reappeared with everything he’d mentioned. The tall boy dipped the cloth strip in the cool bowl and pressed it to your cheek. “I can do that, y-you goon.”
Race sigh. “Can’t I help you out this once? Show you that I actually give a shit?” He mumbled. “Because I do. And you scare the hell outta me sometimes, you know that?”
“It’s just a cold.”
Race shrugged, hands never leaving your face, which his was getting closer and closer to. “It’s better practice for next time. Just… Just let me try to be a good boyfriend.”
Don't know if you watched avatar but can you imagine firebender oikawa and water bender iwazumi. And like oikawa is part of the firenation but he falls in love with iwazumi anyways??? Sorry!!!!(╯3╰)
I LOVE THE AVATAR!! I used to watch the show all the time!! and oh bOY YES!! FIREBENDER OIKAWA AND WATERBENDER IWACHAN ٩(◦`꒳´◦)۶ Imagine Oikawa spouting small flames from his fingertips when he’s nervous, excited etc since he’s not yet in complete control of his power and one day he happens to encounter WATERBENDER HEALER IWACHAN (
) and he gets ridiculously flustered and wants to befriend the other whereas Iwa-chan is slightly terrified at this stranger who keeps staring at him whilst his fingers are exploding A+++ I’m already in love with this story
That’s right plebs, me and @watsonthebox are gonna go head-to-head in a fic war from this post here!
Basically, from my understanding of this, we will write a 10 chapter fic, alternating chapters, with a word limit of about…let’s say 2k? 3k? Idk, depends on the prompt.
And speaking of, you guys, yes you: our lovely followers and friends, will be the ones to decide what we write.
In the comments, give us two prompts/genres/themes etc, and we’ll write one each. The trick here, is that the prompts can be completely contradictory, or random or whatever you want (see the main post for more details). Our job is to write a chapter than takes into account our theme, whilst also tying in and incorporating aspects of the previous chapter.
Say for example, a character gets hurt in one chapter as a vampire hunter, then in the next chapter, that author would have to maintain the injury, while keeping to their theme, which could be a coffee shop au (am I getting that right?)
Anyways, I’m thinking it would be a klance fic, since why not, so base your ideas off that.
Look forward to seeing what you guys come up with! We’ll pick the top prompts and go from there I guess!
Hi Mom!! First I want to tell you how much your coming back is filling my virtual life with happiness!! I hope that things will only get better for you on tumblr! I have three questions/remarks about chapter 99. (a) The fandom is guessing that the Helos cosplayer might be Levi/Jean, but I'm thinking about Hange as well. They are tall enough and looks a bit like the cosplayer. Do you think it might be possible? (b) I think Pieck brutally hugging that guy might be a sort of signal to something 1/2
1. I adore the idea of Hange being the Helos cosplayer and I don’t see any reason to exclude them from the speculation. How great would it be to see Hange toss the hat at the end of the show and say “I am Hange Zoe, Comander of the Survey Corps”, the same way Kruger did in chapter 87? I want Hange to have an “I am the owl” moment :)
2. I agree with the majority of the fandom that Pieck knew the situation was bad and used the hug to send a fast distress message to her Panzer team. I appreciate how Isayama laid the groundwork in previous chapters to establish Pieck as someone who reads situations quickly and makes solid judgements. This is the payof for that. Exactly right!
3. Pieck’s suspicion of the soldier seemed to begin when Zeke was told to go in a different direction. She attempts conversation with the soldier, is rebuffed, and finally makes the “chin hair” comment. It’s pretty clear she’s seen this person before and they were clean shaven at the time. I keep trying to think of any character who’s complained about facial hair but I’ve come up empty. Knowing this person was formerly clean shaven isn’t much of a clue. That’s the majority of the cast.
I hope your day/evening is wonderful as well. Thank you for the kind message and the ask 💕
Oh dear, I'm not good at art suggestions but maybe more role reversal stuff, for TM anything with Mel and stickynotes would be cute in your style, and I love Blue Sky but uhhh I guess for specific scenes anything with Wheatley and Ellie gets me lol Sorry I can barely think of stuff I wanna draw so unless you wanna draw my JP/Portal ideas I'm coming up short X'D
Sorry about this taking so long! My computer’s charger broke and Tumblr mobile is uncooperative. I tried doing a more Blue Sky style Wheatley in the second one, and I think I’ve gotten better at drawing @wheaterz‘s Virgil :)
*kicks in door* MUN HOLY FUCK *coughs* Sorry, I've always wanted to send that to someone. Anyways, I wanted to say I really hope you feel better soon. And that you and Chops are now my OTP from now until the end of eternity. I'm think about drawing fan art of the two of you and I was wondering if you would like to see anything specific...? Keep in mind, I'm not very good at poses and all that, so I can only do really simple things. And only from the waist up (what even is anatomy). ~Q
haha, thank you! I hope I feel better soon too so I can get back to drawing fun asks and stuff for you guys. And awww thank you for saying that, thats so sweet! ;w; I’m honored you consider him and me worthy of OTP-ship. And hm… It might be the fever, but I can’t think of anything. Maybe me and him nuzzlin’ or something? I don’t want to put you to too much trouble so whatever you want or feel most comfortable with is perfectly fine with me! thank you for the ask, and I can’t wait to see whatever you draw up, I’m sure its going to be wonderful!!
The captain. Literally the best captain ever! He's soft and precious but manly af. Don't you dare mess with his crew unless you wanna face his wrath. His crew would die for him tbh. Wants the treasure but is more interested in having a good time with his crew. He loves his crew so much.
Vice captain. 2nd in command. He may be smol but do not get him angry. He carries a sword around at all times and he's not afraid to use it. Very good at planning shit out and making sure things turn out okay.
3rd in command. Like Woozi, he's good at planning shit. His coordination skills are 10/10 and he's the one telling the crew where they need to be and when. He's also the life of the party, along with Dokyeom and Seungkwan, and will always make sure crew parties are fun and entertaining.
The navigator. Seungcheol may be the captain but this crew ain't going anywhere without Jeonghan telling them the quickest and safest way to get there. Also wants the treasure and will do anything to get it (which may include stealing and cheating). Always gets shit done with his quick wit. Seriously, this guy is a genius. Adored by his entire crew. Everyone loves him.
The crew's translator as well as their source of music. His multilingual skills have saved their asses more than once. You can also find him just about anywhere with his guitar on hand...even on the walls. Supposedly the crew's most normal member but don't believe him. He's just as weird as the rest. And, fun fact, he defeats his opponents with his killer raps. On his bounty poster he's known as rap god Jo$ua.
The shipwright. The most positive guy you'll ever meet. "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AS LONG AS I'M HERE!" Can literally fix anything.
The archeologist. So knowledgable. Must be because of all those books he reads. Can probably read an ancient text that will help them get the treasure.
The crew's feel good man. Pretty sure his smile is made from sunshine and just seeing it will make you feel so much better. He's super helpful around the ship too. Sometimes you'll see him helping Jeonghan navigate and other times you'll find him giving Mingyu a hand in the kitchen. Just a happy and chill guy who's willing to help.
The cook. Is there anything he can't cook? Just thinking about his food makes my mouth water. And you wanna know what's even more impressive? The fact that he can feed his whole crew 3 times a day, every day. That's not an easy thing to do. Truly amazing at his job.
One of the crew's main fighters. You don't wanna cross paths with Minghao. He will beat your ass before you know it. He was a bounty hunter before he became a pirate and he used to be known as Thughao. Scary dude. But cute.
The doctor. He will freak out about your injuries while patching you up. Will freak out in general tbh. But Dr. Boo can heal anything. Got a broken leg? no problem. Injured during your last fight? No biggie. Just don't try to leave the infirmary while you're under his care or Dr. Diva Boo will hunt your ass down and bitch at you until you're back in bed, resting like he told you to.
The crew's personal hype man. Honestly, he's just here to have a good time. Loves the adventure and that's why he went out to sea but he misses his fam too. Carries around a picture of his little sister and he will fangirl about her to anyone that will listen. "Hey, have I showed you this pic of her? Isn't my little sister amazing?" The cutest big bro ever and an excited ball of fluff.
The crew's youngest member. Since he's the youngest, he's usually stuck with doing the dishes. He also helps out Hoshi a lot. Done with his crew 80% of the time. Somehow he became known as Jeonghan's baby and he can't escape (not until he's 30). Help him.