nico-do-angelo

anonymous asked:

Could you explain why shipping Nico with girls is homophobic? I'm not actually a part of the LGBT community, but I would genuinely, sincerely like to hear from a queer person's experience/perspective as to why it is considered offensive. I realise the LGBT community barely gets any representation- is this the reason why? I know you probably already got a lot of messages regarding this, so I totally understand if you choose to ignore it, but an explanation would be really helpful :3

When it comes to minority representation there are certain boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed. You don’t draw a black character as white, you don’t write a character that has a physical disability as able-bodied (if any of this language is ableist please let me know), and you don’t hc a canon gay character as bi or straight.

One thing straight people seem to have a hard time understanding is that it’s so drastically different to hc a straight character as not-straight than to hc a gay character as being attracted to the opposite/different sex. Being gay (or bi) is a part of us intrinsically. It literally shapes who we are as people, how we perceive the world around us and how we interact with it. It molds our experience in a way a straight cis person could never understand. You simply can’t extract the gay from a character and have them be the same, especially with Nico bc his sexuality was explicitly shown to be a pivotal part of his character arc and a great source of distress for him. Taking that away leaves you with a hollow shell of what his character should be.

“Well then what if he’s bi” people shout “we don’t know he doesn’t like girls”

It’s so very common to hear this, honestly. People demand so much more proof to believe a character is gay. It’s not good enough that a character only shows interest in the same sex, uses language that implies they don’t have any interest in the opposite sex, and have a story arc that revolves around accepting themselves and dealing with internalized homophobia. Gay characters can’t just be gay. No, they have to scream it from rooftops and repeat it until their throat is soar and their mouth dry.

I’m getting off topic.

“If straight characters can be put in gay ships then why can’t gay characters be put in straight ships”

I once saw an analogy that went vaguely like this:

Imagine you have a pantry full of candy. In fact, it’s practically bursting at the seams, candy is pushing at the door trying to make room for more. And I have a bowl. One bowl of candy. And while your pantry of candy overflows, I pick up a few pieces from the floor and put them in my bowl. You still have a pantry, and I still only have a bowl. But then you take a handful out of my bowl and say it’s only fair, you took some of mine, after all. You don’t notice the candy I took from your pantry because it’s innumerable. But I’m forced to notice the candy you took from my bowl because it was so small to begin with.

It really isn’t a perfect analogy by any means, but maybe it’ll grant some perspective on the fact that straight people are swimming in an ocean of representation but I dip one toe into it and now they demand to swim in my pond.

I’m actually too tired to continue. I’ve been typing this out for awhile, just trying to think of how to explain myself and now it’s 1am and I’m afraid I’m fried but this has been sitting in my inbox for a bit and I want to get it answered. If anyone in the lgbt community would like to elaborate further, please do.

Dating Nico di Angelo Would Include...

Originally posted by metahemeralist

*Forehead kisses
* Him attempting to teach to you how to play mythomagic and getting frustrated when you don’t get it
* “No Athena doesn’t have extra points for talking to olives.”
* “whY NOT?”
* Late night pillow talks
* Frequent and “totally coincidental” visits
* “Oh… I didn’t know you’d be here today.”
* “Nico, I’m always here.”
* Forcing him to slow dance to old-timey music
* constantly teasing him about eVERYTHING
* Him taking your cologne/perfume and spraying it on everything he owns when he misses you
* Pissing everyone off when you both play rock music as loud as you can blast it
* Using pick-up lines on him constantly just to see a blush on his pale face.
* Hey, did you sit in some sugar? ‘Cause you got a sweet ass.“
* "Okay but cAN YOU NOT???”
* Constantly stealing t-shirts
* Him begging for you to go to McDonald’s with him for fries and a Mcflurry around 2 am
* and you not being able to resist his sweet brownish black eyes
* annnnd ending up buying at least 4
* Putting him in his place when he smarts off or starts to whine
* Like literally. One glare will shut him up
* Hearing him mumble to himself in Italian when he’s concentrating on something.
* Asking him to teach you some phrases
* “Repeat after me, 'Sono uno stronzo’”
*“Okay, 'Sono uno stronzo,’ What’s that mean?
* ”….It means I appreciate you.“
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.((Fyi Sono uno stronzo in english is "I’m an asshole.”)))

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Ok but why is no one talking about uncle Rick saying nico listens to techno pop?
Why are we not talking about talking about everyone assuming he listens to dark music but actually he’s listening to lady gaga? Why are we not talking about him smiling and humming to himself and everyone near being oddly terrified? Why are we not talking about him and will dancing to Mika in nico’s Giant empty cabin and having the time of their life? This is such a good and pure fact why is no one taLKING ABOUT IT

You know that old commercial with the super emo looking boy listening to music and the lady sitting on a bus station bench, and the lady gets on the bus and leaves her purse behind. So the boy sees the purse and runs to the next bus stop and returns the purse to the lady. Ya remember that???
Well that boy from the commercial, that’s Nico Di Angelo.

Percy Jackson is not !!! dumb !!!!

yikes ok this has been bothering me for a while so here I go:

I hate it how (soME) people show Percy as someone who’s dumb. sure, his personality is all bubbly and sometimes he acts all “stupid” and like a “Seaweed Brain”. bUT LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THIS BOY HAS GONE THROUGH SO MUCH CRAP !!!!

BIANCA DIED IN HIS WATCH AND HE WAS HAD P R O M I S E D NICO HE’D KEEP HER ALIVE AND HE PROBABLY LIVED WITH THE GUILT FOR SO LONG ???? HIS FRIENDS LITERALLY DIED IN FRONT OF HIS EYES AND HE COULDNT PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING LIKE ?????

PERCY COVERS UP ALL HIS PAIN BY LAUGHTER; JUST LIKE HOW LEO DOES. HE DOESNT WANT ANYONE TO KNOW THAT HES HURT AND IN PAIN SO HE STAYS STRONG WITH A GODDAMN SMILE

PERCY IS SUCH A STRONG CHARACTER WITH AN AMAZING PERSONALITY WHO DESERVES HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!! I HATE HOW PEOPLE TREAT HIM LIKE HES THIS DUMB CHARACTER WHO DOES STUPID STUFF WITHOUT THINKING, BUT HEY HES HUMAN AND SO ARE WE AND WE DO STUPID STUFF WITHOUT THINKING SO SHUT UP AND TREAT PERCY WITH RESPECT OK

AND YEAH HE MIGHT NOT BE SO “MATURE” FOR HIS AGE BUT NOT EVERYONE IS AND MAYBE THE REASON WHY HE ACTS LIKE THAT IS SO NO ONE KNOWS HES BREAKING DOWN ON THE INSIDE

I’m sorry this is so long I had to get it off of my chest

little tlt musical things that relate to the tlt book

including but not limited to:

•if you’re going to save the world im the best person to save you from screwing up, seaweed brain
•say sorry to the squirrel vs. say hello to the poodle
•nancy bobofit
•annabeths hat!
•perry johnson
•some weird guy in a hawaiian shirt
•chiLDREN COME INSIDE
•the e x a c t prophecy
•annabeth wants a quest!
•six schools in six years
•silena and katie!!!!
•"we’re usually about to die"
•"if i try to sing i’ll probably cause an avalanche"
•blue food
•you drool when you sleep
•percy thinking annabeth is the prettiest girl ever
•SILENA AND BECKENDORF
•percy just wanna be a smol good child
•adhd!! dyslexia!!
•look i didn’t want to be a halfblood
•THALIAS STORY

•athena always has a plan •what belongs to the sea can always return / the sea does not like to be restrained