Ken Penders and how his misinformed view of how monarchies work ruined not only what could have been a good au story but also Sonally

*profanity warning*

Now, just to preface as you may have gathered from my current icon and some of my art, I primarily ship Sonamy, however that does not mean that I hate Sally or Sonally, as a matter of fact I really like Sally as a character, she subverts some of the typical princess tropes (which I’ll get to later) and her relationship with Sonic, especially in SatAm is really fun to watch, they bounce off of each other so well. 

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anonymous asked:

okay But what about...pjo Walking Dead au.(I really feel there are so many themes that the kids could relate to, though? Such as all the questions of what makes a hero, when are bad guys bad guys, what does it mean to be human, to be "innocent",etc. It's kind of touched upon in the books, but TWD also focuses a LOT on people's states of mind/dealing with trauma, WHICH)

oh anon, have you read We’re Starting At The End by @somethingmorecreative1 because it is a MASTERPIECE.

while that fic is amazing it’s also mega au, so CONSIDER CANONVERSE.

  • Listen okay we don’t know how long Thanatos was chained but THINK OF HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY, EVERY HOUR, EVERY MINUTE
  • So it’s really not all that au. The people are still coming back, but not as people.
  • It was Gaea’s plan all along – a plague to destroy the human race.
  • Celestial bronze and imperial gold work on zombies. Just accept it. (just look at it like it works on anything without a soul).
  • Unfortunately Hera/Juno didn’t catch on quick enough, so Percy is stuck in California and Jason in New York with no memories.
  • The gods are fucking babies and stay in their stupid closed Olympus while the world dies.
  • Monsters are having a grand old time running rampant and making things even more difficult.
  • Lupa and the wolves hit the road once they realize mankind is going to shit, so Percy is alone when he wakes up.
  • Percy watches the whole thing happen. He’s on the streets, so he’s ahead of the rest of the world. Street people figure it out faster than everyone else since they know people who overdosed or froze to death, and they fill him in.
  • He stays away from the cities, even when they start setting up refugee centers. He knows it’s a bad idea to get himself into close quarters with a bunch of panicked, ignorant people.
  • Basically the entire beginning of Son of Neptune is the same except you just replace monsters with zombies. But like. Stealing cars and eating scraps of food and barely getting any sleep….. yeah.
  • He raids the Bargain Mart in Napa runs into a massive herd of walkers
  • They chase him all the way to San Francisco, and he gets cornered on that same cliff, except this time all the cars are broken down and there’s absolutely no way he can cross the city and he can’t go west to Berkeley either because there’s sure to be another herd…. so he has to jump off the cliff again.
  • Hazel and Frank are still guarding the entrance to New Rome, they watch the whole thing and Frank almost kills him because there’s no way anyone could get up alive from that fall, Hazel, but Hazel deflects the arrow at the last second (not that it would have mattered anyway, curse of achilles and all)
  • HAZEL. People are so panicked that there’s no way she can tell them she used to be dead. She doesn’t know how she’s even actually alive. Nico reasons it’s because she’s got a new body, whereas the walkers are just reanimated corpses. They can’t explain how she did get a new body.
  • Anyway. Percy’s beyond thankful to be back with civilization again. It’s like a miracle. Everything is just fine and dandy for awhile.
  • Except Camp Jupiter still doesn’t realize that everyone comes back, doesn’t matter if you get bit. So when Octavian kills Gwen, Percy immediately takes care of the body, and everyone is absolutely horrified.
  • So he kind of solidifies his place as the leader because he knows stuff that the rest of them don’t know, even Reyna.
  • He’s usually the one to go on supply runs because he has the most experience doing it. Most people haven’t left the walls since things started going bad.
  • Everyone is vaguely terrified of him for all the usual reasons plus he does shit like cracking the skulls of corpses open and the whole zombie-on-a-leash thing so like… yeah.
  • Nico. I don’t think Nico has any idea what the fuck to do, his dad’s realm is a hot mess and he’s got some control over the dead but it’s much harder than usual, and he can’t sense who’s alive or dead anymore. He still shadow travels between camps but he spends most of his time at Camp Half Blood because they need more help.
  • The boundaries don’t work on walkers, so they gotta take turns on patrol.
  • The shadow traveling really actually fucks this up because why wouldn’t Jason come back to visit…. I dunno. Maybe he didn’t want to because he doesn’t remember and feels uncomfortable and Camp Half Blood needs help and like… Nico just doesn’t know what to do so he just lets everyone assume Jason is dead.
  • It wouldn’t be the first time someone disappeared and never came back, before Percy showed up people died on supply runs all the time so everyone just thought Jason was the first.
  • Nico tells Reyna that Jason is alive, though, but she’s so furious that he won’t come back that she doesn’t have anything to say to him anyway.
  • I hate to do this, I really do but like….. Sally and Paul are in the middle of Manhattan……. they didn’t make it. Neither did the Chases.
  • Annabeth is at school when things start really going bad. She hopes the military will keep a hold on Manhattan, but she needs to go to camp. The military does not hold Manhattan. She’ll never forgive herself.
  • And once Manhattan is in shambles everyone really gives up because the gods literally don’t give a shit about them wow even the home territory of Olympus isn’t safe from this mess
  • Everyone is convinced that Percy is dead and Annabeth is delusional and they are afraid of how to approach the situation so they just….. don’t talk about it.
  • Except then Nico sees Percy and is like…. hoooooly shit, how do I handle this.
  • Percy and Reyna are leading Camp Jupiter and Percy’s like….. different, because he’s been alone killing things in brutal ways for a very long time and now he’s the leader so he’s definitely harsher, darker, rougher.
  • And Camp Jupiter is his home now, they need him, he can’t just leave them. But of course he wants to see Annabeth and what’s left of Camp Half-Blood again. It makes much more sense to bring Camp Half Blood to Camp Jupiter since they obviously have the better deal but like….
  • Merging groups goes about as well as it usually does in twd-verse, which is to say, not well.
  • Reyna trusts Percy but she doesn’t trust this other group of survivors. And they can’t have mass panic spreading through the camp because there’ll be a mutiny
  • Octavian is already trying to lead a mutiny and they’re barely holding it together as it is, she’s not thrilled to be bringing other people into the group… and neither is Percy.
  • Nico brings Jason and Annabeth and Piper along on diplomatic missions. But Reyna is furious at Jason and Annabeth is pissed that Percy won’t drop everything for her (oh and also everyone is convinced that percy and reyna have been fucking for months so like…. AWKWARD) (think moa, but everything is just THAT MUCH TENSER AND MORE DESPERATE).
  • But it’s mostly just how to keep the handle on the camp best. The legion and citizens are readily willing to take Jason back, of course, and they’ll accept Piper and Annabeth because it’s only two new people and they trust Percy and Reyna.
  • But Octavian is NOT HAPPY and decides to lead that mutiny and people die and shit gets destroyed and stuff so…. yah

I JUST REALIZED THIS GOT REALLY LONG, OOPS. i could go on but i’ll stop here.

i’m disappointed that the fish guy in shape of water still has a human looking jaw and chest like i really wanted sally hawkins to go all out

coyunnnnn  asked:

Today's the first time I heard past like 1min of the 1st ep of TPiS (i spent too much time fangirling at the start) and I kind of invited my friend to listen to it together during self revision (everyone's like studying) and we were like fangirling throughout the whole episode????? Like! EVERYTHING IS JUST so ON point! I mean it wasn't scripted etc and it's just PERFECT omg YOU AND SALLY ARE GIFTS to the WORLD EEEEK btw i really like u & sally's voices LIKE EEEK it just makes me happy *sighs*


also you’re amazing all the xoxos for you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


I’m working through the requests one step at a time! :) 

“Mom!” Percy called over his shoulder as he hangs his backpack on the hat stand. “I’m home! I brought Jason!“

“Alright honey,” a warm voice sounded from the kitchen. “I didn’t know you’d be home this early. I haven’t started supper!”

“It’s fine, mom! I have to head out again in a little bit anyway.”  Percy’s movements were lazy and repetitive, automatic, as if he didn’t need to think about what his arms and legs were doing. With a scratch of his head, Jason reminded himself that this was Percy’s life outside the monster fighting—that the reason why Percy knew exactly which hook could hold his bag, why he dropped his wallet and keys on the shell-shaped platter near the door without looking, was because he had been doing this for most of his life. Jason often forgot that his best friend had a home. It was a luxury he wasn’t blessed with.

“Jase,” Percy grumbled, twisting to look at him. He toed off his shoes by doormat. “Are you okay with waiting here, or do you wanna go to my room?“

“Here is fine,” he replied. He didn’t want to be any more of an inconvenience. To be frank, this was actually one of the first times he’s visited a friend’s place. Cabins and bunkers were home enough for others, so he didn’t really know what to do. Was it polite to compliment the home? Did he have to follow Percy’s every move? Just to be sure, Jason began removing his shoes by the door.

“‘Kay. I’ll just go change–” Percy cut himself short, smiling as he stared at Jason lining up his shoes by his beat up chucks. “Bro, you didn’t have to do that. Just wipe the bottom of your shoes on the mat.”

“Sorry.” The blonde looked up with burning ears, smiling abashedly as he got up. 

“Relax. This isn’t a job interview,” Percy grinned, placing his hands on Jason’s shoulders and frog-walking him to the couch. With a hard push, he forced Jason to sit down. “Mom will be out in a few. I’ve told her about how magnificent you are, so don’t sweat. Be yourself. Mom doesn’t bite… usually.

He gulped.

Jason watched Percy’s back disappear behind a white door with a sinking feeling in his chest. This was… the first friend’s mom he was ever going to meet as well. He didn’t think Aphrodite and Athena counted in this category.

Fiddling his fingers, Jason snuggled awkwardly into the couch and stared at his surroundings. It really was a nice home. The floors were a shiny brown wood, and the walls were a soft pale blue, adorned with various picture frames of the brunette through the years. In about half of them, he was with a curly haired woman who looked exactly like him, minus the eyes. From all the wallet pictures and stories he’d been told, he assumed that was the famous Sally Jackson. Sally who was the best parent in the world.

A sound of metal hitting the floor made Jason turn, and in a blink, he picked up the teaspoon that fell and finally met the super mom with a utensil in hand. 

“Oh, thank you so much, dear,” Sally crooned. She quickly placed the tray of sandwiches on the coffee table in front of the couch and made it back to where Jason stood. Gingerly, she took the spoon from his hand and smiled. “You must be Jason.”

He nodded politely. “Y-yes ma’am.” Despite the warmth that she radiated, Jason couldn’t help but feel absolutely nervous. Even if she barely came up to his chin, his palms were sweating. It was as if she was the ultimate judge of character, and if she didn’t like Jason… well, then no one could. 

She gently patted his cheek with a chuckle. “No need to be so formal! Please, call me Sally.“

“Y-yes, Sally,” he replied softly. With a small jolt, Jason felt a certain homesickness sprout at the bottom of his stomach. He couldn’t—it shouldn’t— Jason never had a physical home, and he could barely remember his mother. This wasn’t homesickness at all. It was jealousy.

“Hm, I really should tell Percy to stop telling people I bite,” she hummed. Tapping the spoon against her palm, she walked into the kitchen and began to wash the dirty spoon. “Well then, go ahead and eat, Jason. I hope you’re alright with blueberry and cheese sandwiches? I myself prefer PB&Js, but I think you’re well aware of my son’s blue condition.”

He forced a weak laugh as he made his way to the couch. Within the minute, Sally was seated right beside him, a curious glint shining in her brown eyes. She restlessly breathed out. 

“Ah! After all these adventures with you, you’d think Percy would’ve introduced you sooner,” she said. “Nevertheless, it’s great to finally meet you!“

“It’s also very nice to finally meet you, Sally,” he muttered. And it was the honest truth. With every passing second, he could feel himself relax into her company. Jason took a bite of the sandwich and was certain he’d found a new flavour of ambrosia. He devoured the sandwich in three bites.

“I’m glad you like it,” Sally chuckled. “I could make a basket for you, if you’d like. I’ve been told you loved my brownies.”

Jason almost choked on a blueberry. He was sure his cheeks have exploded into an array of red hues, but he took a sip of the lemonade to hide it. 

“Oh dear, don’t be embarrassed,” Sally scolds. “It’s such a wonderful feeling to have someone like what you make. It really is no bother. And for Percy’s best friend, it’s the least I can do.“

Jason sets the glass down with weariness with a small thump in his chest. “I would… I would really like that, Sally, thank you so much.”

“Shouldn’t I be thanking you for everything you’ve done for my family?” Sally rests a hand on his shoulder, eyes earnest. “I’m pretty sure that if it weren’t for you and Annabeth, he’d be letting dolphins out of Sea World without a second thought.“

With that, Jason had to laugh. There have definitely been more than a couple instances of just that. 

Sally exhaled in relief. “Oh thank goodness, you’ve smiled!”


“You’ve been here for a whole ten minutes and you’ve had such a miserable look on your face, dear,” she frowned. “Please know that that expression is not allowed in my home!”

“I’m sorry, I won’t forget,” Jason said apologetically. “But, uh, maybe I can ask Percy to take home some PB&J sandwiches? I mean, there are always tons of snacks in camp, and it wouldn’t be a problem to pack some of them up.”

In her eyes, he saw something melt, and with contentment, he heard her sigh again. “You’re such a darling boy, but I’m fine, thank you. Perhaps… some fresh strawberries would be great.“

“I’ll bring some next time,” he grinned. However, he realised that he might’ve insinuated that he be invited for a next time, so he began to ramble and cut his words. “I mean— it’s not that— you have such a lovely home and I— I’ve never really had one, and my mom is in the underworld and my sister is out being a goddess’ right hand and you’re a great cook—”

He forced himself to stop just in time.

“You… you will always have a home here,” Sally whispered uncertainly.  And to his absolute horror, her eyes were shining with unshed tears. 

This was it. The end. He made Sally Jackson cry.

Without warning, he was enveloped in a warm hug that smelled like cookies, mom perfume, and love. If Jason weren’t so stressed, he would’ve shed a bucket or two of tears as well.

“Please, come by anytime,” she muttered. “I’d also prefer it if you’d call me mom. Also, don’t deny that Percy will be a loving brother to you, and my husband, Paul. Oh, he’s wonderful! He’ll love to be your father!“

“I…” he tried.

“You’re always welcome here, Jason. You’ve been such a strong boy. Please, never hesitate to come over.”

However much he wanted to return the affection, his arms were frozen to his sides. He still felt shocked to feel that a part of him felt an ache for a maternal figure. It was a wonderful, foreign feeling that ensured that was definitely coming back. Shakily, he was able to get out a few words of thanks. Their small moment was cut off by a loud voice.

“Jase? Jase… We better get going if we wanna make it in time,” Percy shouted from the hallway, only to have caught his mom still clinging on tightly to his best friend. With wide eyes, he stared at the pair. He sighed internally–he should’ve known this was bound to happen. 

Jason Grace, are you stealing my mom from me?”

overheard conversations

i love sally a lot, and i love to write her, so it’s likely you’ll get a lot of sort-of linked fics at some point.

Percy has never been one for long, winding lectures, about things that he honestly cares nothing about, probably something to do with his short attention span, so it’s definitely comes as a surprise when his mother finds him sprawled out across his bed on his stomach, hand tucked underneath his chin, seemingly listening with a certain determination, to someone speaking on the other side of the room.

She doesn’t mean to pry, truly, but her son has been rather unlike himself of the late. This, of course, means that Sally stands, back against the wall and an empty laundry basket pressing into her hip, peeking at him through the few inches of space between the door and the frame.

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