poofy hair

ok but like….. why do some people in the pjo fandom get upset if you imply Annabeth cares about her appearance.

Like I see some posts theorizing why Annabeth has such long “princess” hair and most of them are along the lines of “Why would such a practical person have such impractical long hair??? It’s so out of character???? She would so be the type of person to just chop it all of so she wouldn’t have to deal with it. She doesn’t care about vanity.”

I mean don’t get me wrong, I know Annabeth isn’t the type of girl to spend hours on her appearance every morning. She is the practical, “I have things to do” girl but that doesn’t translate into “I don’t care at all about my appearance and I put in no effort in at all.”

Like maybe there isn’t some convoluted backstory and she might just have super long princess hair because she simply feels pretty about it?? That she likes the way it makes her appearance looks?? And that’s completely ok??

It’s already canon that Annabeth accessorizes - she wears bandanas and earrings and necklaces - so why is it such a stretch that she just likes having long pretty hair??

Just, It’s ok for a strong female lead to care about her appearance. It’s ok if Annabeth does something to look pretty.