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Rick Riordan and Diversity

People complain about Rick Riordan “beating a dead horse” but HE CAN BEAT ALL THE DEAD HORSES HE LIKES.

Rick Riordan has actively added diverse characters in all of his books to represent more kids. Characters in his books include:

  • a Arab-American, Muslim Valkyrie (Magnus Chase)
  • a deaf/mute elf who uses sign language (Magnus Chase)
  • a Hispanic son of Hephaestus (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a half-Cherokee daughter of Aphrodite (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a Chinese son of Mars (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a bisexual God/Teen (Trials of Apollo)
  • a happy and loving gay couple, Nico and Will (Trials of Apollo)
  • a black male dwarf that loves fashion and design (Magnus Chase)
  • a black daughter of Hades (Heroes of Olympus)
  • a genderfluid, transgender warrior of Odin (Magnus Chase) 
  • kids with ADHD and dyslexia (All greek/roman demigods in Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus)
  • POC siblings of mixed heritage, Carter and Sadie Kane (The Kane Chronicles)

and that’s just off the top of my head! This is not at all a conclusive list!!

When Rick Riordan first revealed Nico, a son of Hades in his best-selling Heroes of Olympus series, as gay people asked him “why?” and he said because he wanted kids to see themselves in his books and that all kids need to be able to see themselves in literature and find reassurance that they’re fine just the way they are. HE PORTRAYS ALL OF THESE KIDS AS HEROES. This is SO SO IMPORTANT

So unlike some people who beat dead horses and don’t even try to be diverse (*cough*JKROWLING*cough*) at least Riordan is constantly adding more and more young heroes and heroines that are diverse, well-rounded, and important. 

THAT’S GREAT AND I WILL BUY EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS DEAD HORSE BEATING NOVELS FIGHT ME

will solace? just will solace?

sorry, i’ve only heard of will “disarmed a legion of dog-headed monsters with a single whistle” solace

will “can outrun a group of six romans” solace

will “as brave on the battlefield as jason, said by nico” solace

will “nico smiles when he’s near him” solace

will “can touch nico di angelo without consequences” solace

will “gets a son of hades flustered” solace

will “became a leader at the age of thirteen” solace

will “doesn’t give a shit about others’ heritage” solace

will “sassy and classy” solace

will “glare so fierce it broke nico’s glare” solace

will “owns a sun chariot” solace

will “owns percy’s, nico’s and clarisse’s respect” 

will “survived two wars” solace

will “basically saved the world by saving annabeth” solace

will “one of the most important demigods at camp as said by chiron” solace

will “deemed cool by leo valdez” solace

no, it’s not just will solace

The person with the crossbow wasn’t Daryl.

It was Dwight.

I’ve been saying since the beginning that Dwight is going to be a huge player in the mission to bring Negan down and NEXT WEEK I’LL FINALLY BE PROVEN RIGHT

So Sad

Imagine the thought of the white male lead  being with a black female, really have people still pressed. Like people are acting like Rick and Michonne just jumped into to bed as soon as Michonne was introduced. It took 3 seasons for them to get together. In that time period, Michonne has been Rick’s partner, best friend, confidant and the mother figure for his kids. Michonne has been the only female adult that Carl has opened up to, and look for guidance when he can’t turn to Rick. Michonne takes care of Judith, so don’t be surprise when she starts calling Michonne “mommy”. So for you to say that Rick and Michonne do not match each other as an excuse for why they shouldn’t be together, I just need you to come out one time and say that seeing a black woman and a white man together on tv, bothers you. Because let us be honest, Lori was not a match for Rick. Because if Lori truly had love Rick she would not have jumped in bed with Shane, who was her husband’s best friend, even if she thought her husband was dead. Then Jesse came, and if we are honest with ourselves, was not a necessary character. But people jumped on the ship because she was a blonde hair and blue eye woman, that needed saving and wanted Rick to save her. Yet she is the root cause of Carl losing his eye. 

You guys just do not like the fact that Michonne is not submissive, and she can stand equally with Rick and take charge. Also to the people who commented about not liking Michonne’s emotional breakdown in episode 7X12, saying Michonne is too strong for that. Did we miss the first episode of season 7 when she was begging Negan to not hurt Rick and Carl? Did we miss the episode when Michonne first held Judith and cried? Did we miss the episode when she searched for Rick and Carl when the prison was overthrown and everyone were separated. So you thought when Rick seemed to be eaten by walkers, that Michonne would be emotionless? It is possible for a woman to be strong, not be submissive and still be in touch with her emotions. So if the Richonne haters can kindly crawl back into the hole they came from, I would be extremely happy.

YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF

WHEN SOMEONE WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE A PENIS SITS WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE VAGINAS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE “oh they’re gay”. AND WHEN SOMEONE WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE A VAGINA SITS WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PENISES AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE “oh they’re such a slut” LIKE CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THERE IS ANY CORRELATION BETWEEN GENITALS AND SEATING ARRANGEMENTS! LIKE PLEASE GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND REALIZE THAT PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT GENITALS CAN BE FRIENDS AND ALSO SOME PEOPLE DON’T THINK ABOUT HAVING SEX 24/7 OR SOMETIMES EVER!!!

Rick and Morty: The Experience

What you think you’re getting when you start watching Rick and Morty:

Originally posted by rick-and-morty-gifs

What you actually get:

Originally posted by fyeahrickandmorty

the thing that cracks me up the most about HOO is that the war with the giants was meant to be 1000x worse than the Titan War. everyone was pissing themselves that Gaea was waking up, and Olympus closed doors, and Hera was captured, and everyone was soooooo afraaaaaid to go to Rome and Greece. But like????? Nobody actually died?? (nobody important at least) Jason and his friends had a jolly good time, Hazel came back from the dead once already and that Thanatos unchained thing was damn convenient to avoid real casualties… like tbh nothing was really that scary until Tartarus? There were no Sirens, no hiding on Luke’s boat, no Typhon and blowing up a volcano, no Manhattan fucking asleep and an army actually fighting amongst civilians, no insanity from the Labyrinth??

Like I can’t even count how many people died in PJO? Zoe, Daedalus, Castor, Luke, Silena, Charles, Lee Fletcher, Michael Yew, Pan, Bianca, so many more. Clarisse learnt to soften up, Rodriguez went insane, Ethan fucking carved his own eye out for his mom, Rachel went almost crazy with the visions and crashed a damn helicopter, so many campers died in the last two books. And then HOO comes along promising 1000x the horror and the sadness and everybody gets a damn happy ending? It took the 7 on a warship to cross the Aegean, and Reyna makes it on a pegasus (okay badass but sounds fake okay). A lot of Huntresses died in the last one (Phoebe RIP) but like that’s a copout death tbh we all didn’t think too much about Phoebe. It was all forced romances and tragic backstories but there was no fleshing out the characters. We saw Luke’s motivations, where were Octavian’s? We felt actual sadness and horror every single time with Percy, but in HOO it wasn’t that poignant? After a certain point in the series, somewhere around Mark of Athena, it was clear Rick wasn’t really gonna hurt anybody, he wasn’t really gonna do anything big like he did in PJO. It was just monsters after monsters and some light ~drama~ between the 7 + Nico. There was no fleshing out of the human character at all. Let’s not even forget all the OOC shit that happened like Annabeth held on to the memory of Luke for 5 years and still thinks fondly of him she ain’t the person to just get up and forget about Percy’s dark side like she will definitely work at it. And Percy….. okay Percy. First of all, he hated Hercules why would he be upset he didn’t get to meet him like he sacrificed his coat for Zoe?? Second of all this entire rivalry thing is all good and all but like this boy is obviously traumatized from Tartarus and stuff and we didn’t even got a POV???? NOTHING TO EVEN TELL US HOW EXACTLY HE’S COPING AND FEELING ABOUT IT? And Rick has the audacity to say that Percy is upset he’s not involved in saving the world much like pls look at the boy look at him and tell me he just doesn’t wanna go home and hug his mom and never fucking fight again. Rick got it right in TOA with Percy in the wrong place at the wrong time, but BOO was just….. bad.

Rick basically had a trope. He would give an unspeakable backstory to our new characters, something they would NEVER tell anyone bc oh how the lord will judge them (rolls eyes) and then when their friends find out, oh look, nothing happens. Then there’s an unspeakable villain that they must defeat, and they’re all shivering and quaking in their boots, there’s some fainting and fighting, but nobody is really hurt. And then everyone’s gonna find a love interest somehow, ignore all the trauma and the pain, forget that they spent some time in Purgatory or that they were teenagers on a warboat fighting monsters day and night for months, and stay alive! Obviously only 1 pep talk will make Annabeth ignore Percy’s dark side, and obviously some pizza fixed the boy right up ofc. Rick didn’t even have the decency to kill Leo off and let him stay dead, ofc he paired him up with that chick on that island that conveniently falls in love with him. And Magnus Chase is written brilliantly and differently, but Trials of Apollo is starting to show similar tropes with the exception that it’s Apollo’s narration and he’s a god so that’s different. In the end, the final war was so…. lame? We had Hades emerge from the grounds turning the tide. We had Poseidon ride in forgoing his battle with Oceanus to win the war with Typhon. We had a heartbreaking final scene with Luke. It was so beautiful, so sad, so poignant, like Harry Potter but shorter. HOO was so poorly written, except for obscure mythology, new characters and shock factors that weren’t so shocking. Rick basically gave us a series that was just a bunch of fan service, what we didn’t even ask for in the first place, and whole bunch of hot air in a super grand balloon with a smiley face on it, instead of a warship marked with death.

anyway TL;DR HOO was meant to be more tragic and more beautifully written and better and bigger than PJO and it just fell so damn short it’s fucking hilarious. Basically the 1st person narrative is a whole lot better to write tbh it would have been better if he just wrote it that way would have left a lot more space and time to actual plot and development. i loved the new characters and the diversity and backstories, but BOO was soooooo bad it basically ruined the whole series for me

About that Infinity Sided Dice...

You know, I’m kinda wondering why there aren’t that many Gravity Falls fanfics and fanart out there that go into that infinity-sided dice scene where Stan rolls it by accident. I mean, literally ANYTHING could have happened, and it’s perfect for creating AUs. That dice could have transform the characters into monsters, like in the Monster Falls AU, or it could have brought Will Cipher from the Reverse Falls AU into their dimension. Maybe a portal would open that leads to the Council of Fords from the 500 Fords AU, or they meet Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty.

So. Many. Possibilities.

When Stan threw that die, any crossover, any AU, any ANYTHING could have happened. Imagine the possibilities of the CRACK FICS!!! (I don’t read/write crack fics, but for those that do, this is your time to shine)

Just thought I’d get that off my chest, and give out ideas for you Gravity Fallers wanting to create more content. 

Reasons why Rick Sanchez is a true millenial icon despite being a 60-80 year old man:

-extremely bitter
-had to move back in with family
-will do vaguely (and somewhat less vaguely) illegal things to make money
-super mega ultra not straight
-full of self-loathing
-Super Depressed™ but pretends he’s fine
-gets excited about tv, video games, snack food, anything that involves instant gratification that makes life even slightly more bearable
-is v disillusioned
-is just the kind of guy to complain about memes and then go and post 500 memes
-live fast die young(ish)
-doesn’t care any more
-solves problems in extremely unhealthy ways but ignores it and hopes it’ll work itself out
-“I don’t care about what other people think” *secretly cares very much what other people think*
-is easily entertained by weird shit
-has killed several industries and desecrated more than one tradition
-doesn’t believe in love but wants to

Q and A: Are you satisfied with TWD?

Hello TWD tumblr family, 

This fandom is divided and I want to know specifically why? I’ve read the vague comment about the show being boring and the storyline not moving fast enough. When has the storyline ever moved fast enough. We’ve got people comparing Ricks group to the Saviors. We’ve got people hating on Rick, Michonne, Daryl, Rosita, Tara, Carol, Carl etc. 

I’ve mentioned before that TWD isn’t my favorite show, but I love it. There’s something about these extremely complex and flawed characters that I love and identify with. I really think this show is more character than plot driven.

Maybe that’s what eating at me. I feel like I just don’t know where the show is going. What’s the end game. I honestly don’t think the showrunners know. Which is a damn shame because that’s usually when shows end up getting cancelled and I really want TWD to end on it’s own terms.

Anyways, I really want to know people’s opinions. I need a candid discussion about the walking dead. What’s wrong with the show? What is it doing right? How many times can we rehash the same storyline (find a safe place/safe place burns to the ground or a “villain” wants the safe place/team family goes to war with said “villain”) before it gets old?

Why are you still in this fandom? How do you want it to end or do you want it to go on forever like the Simpsons?

Originally posted by thewalkingdead

You hate suicide squad but...

(Spoliers:) You people forget that this is the first super hero movie with a black “hero”, Japanese FEMALE hero, a Hispanic “hero” 4 girls -which none of which died- and a black bad ass female. The Antagonist was a girl! Why has it taken this long for their to be hero movies like this? I am siting here waiting for my black widow movie marvel. :/ >:0 yes it was cheesy but come on you people should be all over this shit.

I am still APPALLED that my girlfriend, musical loving geek, has never seen Phantom of the Opera. Like what the fuck babe.
Get your shit together. Get it all together, and put it in a backpack, all your shit, so it’s together. And if you gotta take it somewhere, take it somewhere. You know? Take it to the shit store and sell it. Or put it in a shit museum, I don’t care what you do, you just gotta get it together.

Get your shit together.

Accurate.

Love ya ❤ I’m still appalled though.

@inallofpeculiardom

Thinking about doing some more Rick and Morty Fanart.

To be honest, I really disliked Rick and Morty when I first watched it since I’m such a sensitive baby. I didn’t like how far they took it, it seemed like it had too much shock factor in it and wasn’t much different from shows like South Park or Family Guy. But, I kept watching it since my boyfriend enjoyed it and I’m a sap for making him happy and spending time with him. 

I soon got to enjoy it. It presented REAL life emotions. Even if it was cheesy and sometimes made you cringe… it really made a complete 180 when it came to adult cartoons. They’re all such REAL characters that you can relate to via humor and crazy fucked up shit that happens. 

Anyway, I hesitantly admit that I really do enjoy it. It’s the first adult cartoon I actually liked and I look forward to more episodes and hope that they expound on the story and character development. 

I just have to thank @cartoonnetwork for allowing the making of such amazing shows that have really turned my life around!

What the fuck Zeus?! (Spoilers)

OK so I just finished Magnus chase and I feel that this needs to be said.

What the fucking frigg frack Zeus! U need to get you immortal Greek ass over to Valhalla and watch how a real king of the gods rewards his heroes you son of a cow!!!!

IT TOOK YOU FOUR YEARS TO REWARD PERCY FOR EVERYTHING HE DID FOR YOU AGAINST KRONOS AND IT TOOK ODIN ONE QUEST!!! ONE FREAKING QUEST!!!!!

Odin gave the whole of Valhalla a PowerPoint presentation on why his hero’s were so great and made everyone else take notes!!!! All you did was give Tyson a stick and and offer immortality to Percy! Which is a cool Thank you present but it is besides the point!

Where’s Percy’s PowerPoint huh?

Where’s Annabeth’s slide that shows here awesome achievements??

DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE GIANT WAR!!!!