lost oracle

OF COURSE the first thing I draw from the TOA book is big brother Percy. Really, I wanted to draw something really sweet with Percy holding his little sister. But then I thought I wanted Annabeth in the picture. Then I thought what would happen if Percy had to babysit his little sis. And then this was born.
To set the scene: Sally is at a book signing and Paul is at a conference, so Percy and Annabeth babysit while visiting New Rome for college stuff. And of course, Percy has to show off the cute babes.  

howh come no one in the Percy Jackson Fandom

ever talks about the shitty side of various godly children

like. Heroes are disdained by a lot of immortals for a reason. they can be really shitty people

for example. Children of Aphrodite aren’t all beautiful on the inside. some of them are petty and jealous and love to start drama and pit others against eachother romantically for fun

Children of Hephaestus can be super anti social and terrible at interacting with real human beings

Children of Hermes that have actual Kleptomania problems. like. chronic. uncontrollable stealing

Children of Zeus that abuse their fathers position and are complete self important asses (that cheat a lot)

Children of Hades that get addicted to Shadow Travel and raising the dead, and that end up hating the gods for their father’s trouble with Olympus

Children of Poseiden with Anger and self control issues because they are as changeable as the sea

Hunters of Artemis that are vehemently Misandrist

stuff like that. because the heroes of old were portrayed as assholes a lot for a Reason

Thank you Percy Jackson

   It is no mystery to anyone that I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Whenever I reveal that I love Percy Jackson more than Harry Potter I always get a response of shock and disagreement. And I always reply that Percy Jackson holds a special place in my heart. This is why.
    When I was in the first grade I was assigned to a reading specialist because I was below the acceptable reading level for a first grader. I also had a reading tutor from 1st to 3rd grade (or possibly fourth). I struggled to read even the most basic of books. In the fifth grade I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. It is not an uncommon disability and very similar to Percy Jackson’s ADHD just less hyperactive. Also, in the fifth grade, my sister discovered the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and insisted that I should read it. I refused claiming the book was too hard for me. She proceeded to read it to me, instead. We made it halfway through the book before we reached a point where I wanted to continue reading when she wasn’t around to read it to me. So I read it myself. I made it through all five books in two weeks, reading the series during a break in standardized testing. I have never read like that at any other point in my life. I then proceeded to read the Red Pyramid (my first two AM read) and then Harry Potter that summer. The following fall, I was reading a book a week. I then slowed down a bit as I got older, but my grades improved, too. I went from A’s and B’s with the occasional C to straight A’s and the occasional B. I was completely transformed thanks to the Percy Jackson books. The Heroes of Olympus books had a similar effect. Friends and I bonded over Percy Jackson trivia when each book came out, and I remember running around the house when I finished Mark of Athena in complete disbelief. I wrote my first complete story, a fanfiction about Nico’s response to Percy and Annabeth’s fall coming out in an argument with Jason as Jason realizes that Nico, too, had a partially immortal sister. It was horrible, but it gave me confidence in my writing (valuable for someone who hopes to publish a book someday, though I also plan to be a civil engineer…). Discovering Percy Jackson was not what caused my change from a kid who struggled in school to a kid who hoped to be both an author and an engineer who graduates from an Ivy league school. But he did symbolizes a turning point in my life putting me on the right track.
    Recently, I have been struggling with my ADD again. It is the worst it has been since before I picked up my first Percy Jackson book and been destroying my hopes and dreams through my grades (now dropping to straight B’s with the occasional A or C a big difference from the straight A’s at the beginning of this year that I hoped could get me into Brown).  But today at 3am (I had gotten up early to work on a project I had failed to complete the night before) I saw that the audio book for The Hidden Oracle which I had pre-ordered was available.  I let it download and then hit play. I listened to it all day and I have just finished. My friends at school could immediately see the change. Many were very pleased to see such a big smile on my face again. I know that once again Percy Jackson has not solved all my problems, but I am hoping that he can be my turning point again and help me get back on track, and that The Trials of Apollo can hopefully help me through college as The Heroes of Olympus helped me through high school.  I love Percy Jackson and everyone at Camp Half-Blood, and I am so happy that this isn’t goodbye because it is just the start of another brilliant series.  

I just finished The Hidden Oracle

and though it was an absolutely amazing and hilarious book, I can’t help but feel like Rick didn’t necessarily have to put any of the seven or other major characters in it yet.
On the other hand it was a very tactical and smart choice of him to put a little amount of Percy, solangelo, Leo and gayness in it, so he didn’t get assassinated by ninja-stealth-mode fangirls, like he almost got by some when there was no Percy in The Lost Hero.
#thepoweroffangirlsbewarerickriordan

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Cuando lo Fan Made es tan genial~

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Sheikah kitty, Catalist style for catalistuniverse‘s contest. She is an older warrior, loyal to the royal family and keeper of its secrets. 

Inspired by the Lost Oracles of the Eye. It was the design of those characters that caught my eye and first introduced me to Catalist. When the contest was announced, this instantly came to mind. I only wish I could have done a more dynamic and full body drawing but I had to keep it fairly small due to drawing on my 3DS. I’m just happy to share this design regardless :)