In Trials of Apollo, we need to see Artemis and Apollo reunite.
There are no exceptions.
I want to see her saving Apollo and just seeing him in this puny mortal body, covered in blood, sweat, pain, and wounds, his face pure agony after all the shit he has gone through.
I want to see her march over to him, punch him in the face and beat the shit out of him. Then she says “Look how low the “mighty” Apollo has fallen. You look like shit.“ And he’s like, "Thanks sis love you too.”
She’s so pissed off and angry and relieved that he’s okay and not dead that she pulls him into the most bone-crushing hug, partially to hurt him partially because she was genuinely worried. “You are such an idiot, who gets turned mortal 3 times? Oh my gods you are so stupid! Father is beyond angry. Do you know how much trouble I had to go through to save your sorry ass all those times?! Look at you, you look like literal shit you’re so weak and defenseless is that acne oh my gods.”
And Apollo is fighting back the tears because here’s his sister. Every other god has completely abandoned him but she’s still here. She sent help and support even if it broke Zeus’s rules and now here she is, saving his ass like old times. It feels good to be around someone familiar after all the shock and new experiences of being mortal, it just makes him feel better, at home.
And the people around them are like “Are you both…crying??” And they’re are like “WHAT. NO. OF COURSE NOT I HATE HIM/HER.” But they continue hugging and grossly sobbing because gods damnit the twins missed each other and you can’t tell me other wise.
hcs for the gang during their awkward teen years? please with a cherry on top and a thank you on the side!
hmmm interesting idea!
Ponyboy— awkward around girls, had no idea what to do when he liked someone
Two-Bit— his skin was all the way off let me tell u
Soda— not very good in school and had bad fashion just because they couldn’t afford better clothes. He was still a fuckboy as well but he wasn’t as smooth so it was weird
Dallas— he was just super thirsty and hormonal oh my god
Steve— acne my mans but he was thirsty and awkward too
Darry— weird around girls, needed a lil fashion help, would get breakouts, bby was a mess but he fixed himself real quick
Johnny— awkward as fuck like he wanted to date girls but didn’t know how and what to do and the whole thing was a disaster
My face looks horrible right now and its only getting worse. I have acne on literally every part of my face right now and since I have a Mom of Color™ she refuses to let me go see a dermatologist and keeps telling me that my acne is my fault. I've cried so much about this and I really don't know what to do. I finally got enough courage to talk to this guy and now I don't even wanna be seen in public anymore bc I look so bad! Any tips on what I can do and how to not let acne control my life?
Oh my God I’m so sorry hun, acne is like the worst shit ever :/
I’m sorry your mom is telling you it’s all your fault - I’m white, so I don’t really understand
Mom of Color™ problems, but if you wanna talk about it my chat box is open.
Even though you can’t see a dermatologist, there are still things you can do to try to help clear up your skin. If you’re not drinking a lot of water, now is the time to start. Drink as much as you possibly can. It helps flush toxins from your body and will help clear up your skin.
Change out your pillowcase every few days if you aren’t doing so already. You want anything your face touches to be as clean as possible. It can help to buy and extra pillowcase or two if you can afford it so you’re not doing laundry 24/7.
CLEAN YOUR PHONE SCREEN. Don’t be putting a dirty phone that’s covered with dirt and makeup and oils from your hands on your face. That’s just acne waiting to happen.
Always wash your face before you go to bed and when you wake up. The product you use for this will kinda depends what your skin is like - if it gets dry easily, I wouldn’t use a harsh acne product twice a day - use something milder in the morning and use the harsher one at night or vice versa.
There are a lot of acne spot treatments in stores. I like ones that have 2% salicylic acid, but that’s just what has seemed to work for me best. It could be a different active ingredient that works for you - or, if your skin is dryer or more sensitive, get a product with only 1% salicylic acid.
This can help you try to figure out the sources of your acne - while this guide isn’t perfect and doesn’t work perfectly for everyone, it can give you some good tips and ideas to target your problem areas:
I don’t know if this applies to you bc idk if you have a menstrual cycle, and since your mom won’t let you see a dermatologist, I’m assuming that seeing a doctor to get birth control is out of the question as well, but I figured I’d mention it. I’m on a hormonal birth control called Quartette that I LOVE - I only have periods 4 times a year (every 3 months) which is amazing because my acne always flares up with my period, and my back issues get a lot worse.
Tea tree oil is also a widely-used natural treatment for acne, so that is an option for you as well.
If you use makeup, it might be a good idea to go a few days without foundation/concealer (like on a weekend or something when you know you won’t be going anywhere) to see if it helps. Take before/after pictures if needed. You might simply need to switch to another product.
Let your skin breathe. Take off your makeup as soon as possible when you get home.
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES. Like your phone, over time your brushes will get full of old makeup, dirt, and oils from your face. If you use makeup on the regular like me, I wash mine about once a week but I’m not really sure what most people do - this is just what I’ve found works best in my case.
Also, I know acne can make this hard, but work on your self-confidence. Your beauty is not related to whether or not you have clear skin. You are beautiful regardless. Tell yourself this every day. Live it, even if it’s hard and eventually you will start feeling it.
Hey, I was wondering if you could talk me about that Apollo book (? I have never read a Percy Jackson book you see, but it looks interesting! Aka gay, but interesting. Actually... is Apollo openly bi and has a boyfriend/girlfriend/ something?
I would LOVE to talk about The Trials of Apollo with you. Seriously, man.
Apollo becomes mortal with his stupid name: Lester Papadopoulos
Apollo is OPENLY bisexual, yes. Loud AND proud. No shame.
Apollo literally flat out BLUSHES seeing cute and handsome BOYS
Apollo is unfortunately SINGLE but so READY TO MINGLE
Apollo’s got his eyes on certain girls but more on boys ;)
There are candidates for his love interest. I’m eying on one boy in particular, in which you will know when you meet him in the book
Apollo is devastated he’s not as beautiful as he was as a god
Apollo literally goes through “oh my gods is that ACNE ON MY SKIN??!! i’m supposed to be beautiful everyone loves me WHY ACNE WHY”
Apollo’s character development made me weep. He is awesome.
Apollo loves his children (despite being physically 16 and same age as them) and he openly shows it too (kisses them and calls them beautiful because you’re not a child of Apollo if you’re not beautiful lmao)
Every sentence in this book deserves a gold medal. I’m not even exaggerating. I’d quote Apollo in this book in my every day life if I could, but there’s just too much and it’s hard to choose.
It infuriates me when people are like “oh my god, my acne is so bad” and they have one pimple, like do you almost cry when someone touches anywhere on your face because it hurts that much. are you on a medication to help get rid of your acne that causes your face to burn when you are in sunlight for one minute and make your skin itchy as fuck? do you have a prescription cream that burns your face off and dries the fuck out of your skin? no? THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP.