love & misadventure

What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.

—  Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Detail reminders for drawing pjo/hoo:

  • all demigods have scars, draw them
  • there’s a difference between trade scars which can be added per drawing and by how much combat the character is likely to have seen (ie Nico has tons of scars, Clarisse and Annabeth have a fair few, where as Drew and Will probably don’t have as many), and distinctive scars which are noted in the books and can help identify a character. distinctive scars include:
    • Jason has a scar on his lip (from trying to eat a stapler when he was a baby)
    • Hylla has a scar across her forehead (from dueling for her and Reyna’s freedom from the pirates)
    • as of boo Nico has claw scars across his upper arms, probably starting at his shoulders (from killing Lycaon)
    • Luke has a scar down the side of his face (from a quest to get an apple I think, I don’t remember)
  • Other injuries that probably left scars:
    • it’s possible both Percy and Sally have scars from Gabe
    • Percy’s encounter with the pit scorpion at the end of tlt, on his palm
    • the ship exploding in som probably gave Tyson quite a few scars
    • the poisoned blade Annabeth took for Percy in tlo, on her upper arm
    • anyone in the battle of manhattan probably got a few scars from it
    • Gwen getting stabbed through the chest with a pilum during the war games in son, probably on her upper chest with a matching scar slightly lower on her back
    • Hazel’s death, though oil killed her she did die in a cave in and even though she got a new body her scars may have carried over
    • Nico’s trek through tartarus
    • when Cupid shot Nico in the shoulder with one of his arrows
    • Percy and Annabeth’s trek through tartarus
    • Percy and Annabeth’s encounter with the Arai (the curses of their enemies)
    • when Jason got stabbed from behind at the beginning of boo, on his abdomen both front and back
    • the gash on the side of Annabeth’s neck at the end of boo
    • Leo’s faked death at the end of boo
  • Jason has a gap in his hair from a bullet as of hoh
  • Frank is chubby up until hoh when Mars (unfortunately) decides to “fix” him by making him taller and more muscular
  • for at least the first four books Annabeth is taller than Percy
  • Percy has a tooth gap
  • Piper braids feathers from spoils of war into her hair
  • Hazel is African American
  • Piper is Native American
  • Leo is Latino
  • Reyna and Hylla are Latina (from Puerto Rico)
  • Frank is Chinese Canadian
  • Drew and Ethan are Japanese (assumed from their last names)
  • Nico’s skin colour is never stated, only that he has an olive undertone and that from botl onward he gets steadily more sickly pale (though as of the end of boo it looks like he’s beginning to lead a healthier lifestyle)
  • Percy’s camp necklace has six beads as of the end of boo
  • Annabeth’s has at least ten beads and her father’s college ring
  • Clarisse, Will, the Stolls, and other campers who are assumed to have been there before Percy probably have a similar amount
  • Jason, Piper, and Leo’s necklaces all have one bead
  • Nico’s necklace has anywhere from one to three beads on it, depending on whether or not they gave him ones for his aid in the battle of the labyrinth (probably not) and the battle of manhattan (more likely since he stayed for a while after)
  • both Nico and Reyna have rings that they twist when they’re anxious/thinking, Nico’s is the shape of a skull and Reyna’s has the symbol of Bellona and is most likely a seal ring
  • Frank’s bow and quiver can turn into a backpack
  • Frank spends the majority of their journey in pants that are too small for him because Leo’s an asshole (he loses his extra pants to Leo’s bullying in moa and they go clothes shopping for him in boo)
  • added onto that, Frank spends a while after his transformation in hoh in clothes that don’t fit until they get him new ones in boo
  • Leo has pointy elfish ears
  • both Percy and Leo are described as having lopsided, troublemaker grins
  • Nico is described as having dark bags under his eyes and looking sickly, and post moa is described as extremely malnourished (though this seems to be slowly getting better by the end of boo)
  • the longer the books go on the tanner Jason gets and the lighter his hair gets
  • Jason grew up on the coast of CA and probably can’t handle weather or anything under 68° F without many layers
  • Reyna’s cape is purple and glimmers gold in the light as of Athena’s blessing near the end of boo
  • Percy’s eyes are sea green
  • Hazel’s eyes are gold
  • Piper’s eyes change colour
  • Annabeth’s eyes are stormy gray
  • Jason and Thalia’s eyes are electric blue
  • don’t let the official art constrain your character designs

This is all I can think of right now, if I missed anything or got anything wrong feel free to add to the list/correct me, I’m a little shaky on what happened in what book…

“Aria, Darling One… what are you doing?”

Aria cracked one eye open and grinned up at them, “Shhh, I’m ‘defeated’.”

Both men just stared for a moment, Drack shaking his head and Jaal feeling distinctly wistful.

Aria lay on the ground in the middle of the office with three baby Krogan on top of her; one half on her chest, one over her right arm, and the last laying across her legs. All three were making happy rumbling noises, clearly not noticing that their ‘defeated prey’ was actually quite comfortable.

“Found yerself a clutch-sitter, Kesh?” Drack laughed, setting his load down and skirting the scene to approach his granddaughter.

“Hey, Ryder offered,” Kesh clearly had a grin on her face, even as she typed away at her console, “Natural caretaker, that one; kids went straight for her.”

Jaal couldn’t help it; he deposited his own armful on the ground and then carefully crouched beside the redhead, smirking as the Krogan nearest him made a curious sort of sound, “Having fun, Darling One?”

“I am.” Aria grinned.


Eheheheeee got a lovely little lineart commission from miss @lynngo-art to with Log#29 of The Misadventures of Aria Ryder. I honestly told her to pick her favourite part of the chapter and go for it, and I am very very happy with the result ♥ ♥

Kesh’s clutch is adorable and I need to name them crap. Oops. >>;

Thank you so much Lynn it’s so freaking cute ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ X3

Do you ever think about how fucking deep the actual plot/setting of Flapjack is I mean it’s a show about an old man named K'Nuckles who is an alcoholic poverty-stricken homeless disabled man who’s helping a whale raise an orphan child who was the soul survivor in a ship wreck years ago, and that child is also extremely poverty stricken but still see’s everything that is beautiful in the world and loves everyone and won’t ever give up on anything and always believes in the good of people despite being the butt-end of literally every single joke made by the upper and middle classes and loves his family with all his heart even though he gets made fun of on the daily for having a family of freaks while they’re all living in an old run down shipping harbor community in the mid 1800s where it’s canon that most of the characters don’t even know how to read like for real if you don’t think that’s heavy as fuck I don’t wanna hear it 

“I wanted to bring you back here. To where I first confessed my love.” Jaal turns, smiling softly, the bundle in his arms catching her attention, “And where you reciprocated, and gave yourself to me. I was - and am - humbled by your love, Aria. And I have a gift for you.”

He shakes the bundle out then, and Aria gasps a little, feeling giddy.

It’s a Rofjinn, the same colours as his but with a little Pathfinderemblem sewn onto the right shoulder, smaller then his, built for human shoulders-

“You made me a Rofjinn.” she breathes, feeling suddenly shy as he steps closer and hooks it around her shoulders, settling the material so easily that it’s like it’s always been there.

“You may recall, quite some time ago, when I mentioned making gifts for everyone,” Jaal’s voice is soft, full of affection, as he secures the clasp, examining his handiwork proudly, “And, finally, I was able to finish yours. Do you like it?”

“I love it.” Aria pauses as a memory strikes, something he’d said recently, something that seemed to fit with the sudden trip to Aya, the special meeting place -

“How do Angara propose?”

“We ask. And offer a token of affection, in most cases. It can be a piece of clothing, jewelry, or a handcrafted instrument, to name a few.”

Oh. Oh.


Beautiful, perfect commission I grabbed from @soddingcloudgazer ! I couldn’t resist when she opened again - and I am so very, very in love with the finished picture. I may have squealed a little when I got this email at work! ♥ ♥

Featuring Jaal and my Aria Ryder, wearing the matching Rofjinn he made her as an engagement present ♥

The blurb is an excerpt from Log #24 of The Misadventures of Aria Ryder! You can read the full chapter here or here !

Thank you so much again Ida they look so perfect ♥