I see a lot of really pretty Annabeth aesthetic posts on here, and characterization is to each their own ya know, but none of those posts really like capture Annabeth to me?
The colors are just so…dull and turned down usually? When I think of Annabeth I think golds and browns and tans and oranges like her hair, skin, and CHB t-shirt. Bronze like her knife. Red like the strawberry fields in CHB. Jean shorts, long legs, old t-shirts, faded baseball caps, ripped tank tops, messy hair that isn’t paid much attention. Someone who just like embodies summertime, bright and active and bold and deeply sunkissed all over. Someone spirited and strong, bossy and confident. Yes Annabeth has gray eyes and a gray laptop and likes architecture, but she’s not all gray to me. Not bland or light or snowy. Not wrapped up in soft sweaters sipping from a coffee mug quietly reading a book with perfect hair and makeup (Annabeth doesn’t even canonically care about beauty stuff like that). No, she’s bright and burning. She’s fierce and fiery. She’s fresh-faced and flushed and sweaty in clothes that don’t matter. She’s up and moving in the summer sun, brave, quick, impulsive, and brilliant. Both incredibly passionate and intelligent. She’s so vibrant. I love her.