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pasek & paul: we pitched the weirdest idea for a musical 

me, looking up from where i’m seated in the literal middle of a theater-large stage while an anachronistic electro-pop opera of leo tolstoy’s war and peace is being performed with thirty seven genres of music beautifully dovetailed into a seamless production that shows the greatest depiction of the realities of searching for love & meaning when you don’t know what love & meaning are, taking centuries old words and abstract concepts and making them visceral enough for you to follow every word and sob like an infant is playing: what 

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When I was reading The Hidden Oracle I realized something I’m not sure how to put it into words, it’s so easy to explain it in spanish but I have a hard time explaining in english, but I’m gonna try my best. 

Trials of Apollo is a complete new saga, it’s different than Heroes of Olympus because that saga was more connected to PJO. But TOA? It’s a new beginning, it’s for a new generation of kids, it’s the start of another era, Percy and his friends, the original campers, they are no longer at camp, it’s the time of a new generation of campers, inside the book and outside the book. 

Reading TOA is a bittersweet experience and I can say the reason of that is all the small explanations Riordan had to add to the books, we know who is Paul, we know Tyson is a cyclops and Percy’s brother and we definitely know who Annabeth is, but the new readers? The ones whose first touch to the Riordan world is this book? They have no idea of any of that. They are the new campers, they are the ones who are gonna grow with Meg and Lester and Kayla and Austin and the new batch of campers the same way we did with Percy and Annabeth and Clarisse and Silena and the others.

Having Percy at the start and the end of this book is Riordan’s way of Percy passing the torch to Lester. This is not his story anymore, he has grown up, he is off to college, his era of being a hero is done. Percy is now on his way to becoming a legend and it’s Lester and Meg’s turn to be the heroes. Sure, Percy is not going to disappear off the saga, it’s Riordan we are talking about and Percy is his third son, but his role is the same role Chiron had on the PJO saga Percy is the mentor now, no longer the kid who needed help.  And for me, a girl who sees Percy as my hero, Percy who helped me when I needed someone the most? Is absolutely heartbreaking but at the same time I can’t help but feel happy for all the new kids who are gonna have Lester as his Hero. Because this is just not a new saga, this is a new saga filled with all types of representation to little kids who are gonna read this and see that some campers have two dads, maybe just like them, or look! Apollo likes boys and girls! just like me! All the representation this book has and this saga is going to have just makes my heart so incredibly full and warm. 

And this is why reading Trials of Apollo is so bittersweet to me.

Big Brother exposed video created by yours truly. Spread it everywhere and tag everyone. Allison Grodner & Co. tend to think they’re slick but they’re not slick enough. Without us giving them ratings and paying $6 a month to watch the feeds, there is no Big Brother. If they’re not going to keep it clean and unbiased, we’re not going to fight clean neither.

Two Of Us Take 27
The Beatles
Two Of Us Take 27

[PAUL: It’s like… we have to get back, we’re on our way home.

JOHN: Yeah.

PAUL: There’s a story…there’s another one  “don’t let me down”  “Oh!darling, I’ll never let you down” Like we’re…..

JOHN: It’s like we’re lovers

PAUL:  Yeah

JOHN: we’ll just have to camp it up for those two]

Two great things happening here:

1. Paul admitting that ‘two of us’ ‘don’t let me down’ and ‘oh darling’ is about them.

2. John confirming it and adding how the songs make them look like lovers.

OH!DARLING

TWO OF US

DON’T LET ME DOWN

CONFIRMED MCLENNON SONGS BY JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY

GOODNIGHT

PAUL “WE” McCARTNEY MASTERPOST

“Paul sometimes says ‘we’ in interviews when he means ‘I’”. 
Mark Lewisohn, footnote in The Beatles: All These Years (Vol.1) – Tune In

“When he [Sutcliffe] came into the band, around Christmas of 1959, we were a little jealous of him; it was something I didn’t deal with very well. We were always slightly jealous of John’s other friendships. He was the older fellow; it was just the way it was. When Stuart came in, it felt as if he was taking the position away from George and me. We had to take a bit of a back seat.”
Paul McCartney - Anthology

“The theory is that when John went off to Spain on holiday with Brian, that’s what it was all about - John trying to get his position clear as the leader of the group. Also, I’m sure Brian was in love with John. We were all in love with John, but Brian was gay so that added an edge.”
Paul McCartney - Anthology

“PAUL: Well, I’m sure Brian was in love with John, I’m sure that’s absolutely right. I mean, everyone was in love with John; John was lovable, John was a very lovable guy.

FIELDS: That’s not exactly what this [the movie The Hours and Times] is about.

PAUL: (to Linda) Hey, this is supposed to be your interview.

LINDA: Carry on.

PAUL: But this is relevant in a way. OK, Brian was a lovable guy. And John was sort of more, you know, very middle class, and Brian was middle class, and they could relate to each other.

FIELDS: As opposed to working class - John, I mean?

PAUL: Yeah, as opposed to working class. So they would kind of know about this, what’s expected of them, a little above people, a little superior. Then Brian invited him to come away to Spain. A couple of the guys whom we knew were sort of gay, with a bit of money, were going to Spain. I think the rest of us were a little peeved not to be invited, because somebody was getting a free holiday here.
Danny Fields - Linda McCartney, 2000

“I started thinking, ‘Well, if that’s the case [not getting back together], I had better get myself together. I just can’t let John control the situation and dump us as if we are the jilted girlfriends”.
Paul McCartney – Anthology

“John was in love with Yoko and he’s no longer in love with the three of us. Paul McCartney
Bob Spitz, The Beatles: The Biography