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244. Artemis accepts all girls, nonbinary girls, disabled girls, girls with hijabs, girls with boy parts, demigirls. So long as they swear their oath she welcomes them with open arms and open hearts. There are even those who swore to her at an older age, and if they aren’t fit for combat she allows them to help make enchanted weapons, allowing them to stay in the mortal world while serving her.

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blackwally  asked:

Do I have to be caught up on Riordan's other books to start reading the MCGA books?

yeah, it’s best to be caught up

all of his books are set in the same universe, and they have references to each other in them. the MCGA series has characters from rick’s other books in them, and although they don’t have anything too spoiley about the other series itll be confusing without reading the others.

series in order of reading:
-percy jackson and the olympians (pjo)
-the kane chronicles (tkc)
-the heroes of olympus (hoo)
-magnus chase and the gods of asgard (mcga)
-the trials of apollo (toa)

you dont have to read the trials of apollo before mcga, but you should read the other three before both mcga and toa

he also has side books (the demigod files, percy jackson’s greek gods, guide to hotel valhalla, etc) but the only one you should really read is the demigods and magicians one, which ties together the kane chronicles and the heroes of olympus.

if you want to read mcga because of my q&a video where i said i liked magnus/alex, jsyk thats not the only series he has written with representation. pjo has mentally ill main characters. tkc has nonwhite main characters. hoo has mentally ill, nonwhite, and queer main characters. mcga has physically disabled, nonwhite, and queer main characters. toa has mentally ill, nonwhite, and queer main characters.

you can find his books in most bookstores. if you cant buy them, check the library or search them up on google books. theyre also available on the kindle and as audiobooks

and for the love of all that is holy DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIES. they are extremely poor adaptations of his books the only thing they got right were the names of the characters

honestly just read all his books ive been a fan of rick for nearly seven years

tbh rick riordan writing about the demigod kids having adhd/dyslexia actually being a skill was so good? i was 9 when i first read the lightning thief and that part always stuck with me, long before i knew i had adhd. that what this culture considers a nuisance, what “hinders” me and so many other kids could be portrayed as useful? that’s a good thing.

im making a commitment to make pjo/riordan one of the things i post mostly again (along w voltron and yoi) so please recommend me some good riordan centric blogs!!! thank u!!

orrrr reblog this if pjo is one of the main things u post :3

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Olha, eu ainda não tive a oportunidade de ler o segundo livro do Magnus Chase, pois comprei ele a pouco tempo e ele chegou só agora. Estou tendo que focar nos estudos pra unesp e tá meio foda achar tempo para ler, porém assim que eu dar uma olhadinha, eu prometo que digo minha opinião sobre o ship. Eu dei uma pesquisada e gostei muito de Alex ser genderfluid. Sério, é demais, eu não tinha ideia como funcionava, mas com essa personagem o Riordan fez nós termos uma visão a mais do mundo. Adorei e espero shippar fierrochase kkkkk Bom, é isso. 

Agora, sobre os novos personagens, eu dei uma pesquisada nos que eu não conhecia, como o Alex, e os que foram apresentados no primeiro livro eu amei! Sério, muito bom, a saga Magnus Chase promete.

Sobre a questão do Whitewashing, eu sou kpoper e fazem muito isso com os kidols. Simplesmente odeio quando isso acontece, e o duro é que a Coreia sempre quer justificar. Me dá um enjoo. Antigamente, quando eu participava do tumblr, acho que a uns 3 anos atrás, eu não tinha ideia sobre isso, então meio que fazia isso sem querer. Colocava ator branco pra quase tudo, mas agora que cresci e amadureci a ideia que não existe apenas um tom de pele no mundo, eu estou prestando mais a atenção às caracteristicas fieis dos personagens e aplicando o máximo que eu posso.

Então sim, esses personagens eu gosto deles do modo que são e não do modo que o fandom quer que eu veja. 

Espero ter esclarecido, obrigada por perguntar e volte sempre.

/polly

  • Rick writing House of Hades: okay here we go...let's see how putting a gay character in here works out...
  • Rick writing Blood of Olympus: well. I didn't get sued off the face of the earth by angry parents. Let's see how making the gay kid accepted by friends and eventually accepted by himself goes. And...let's imply a future gay relationship.
  • Rick writing Hidden Oracle: well I'm once again still not sued off the face of the earth. It's time. Everyone is gay. The main character is an explicit genderfluid bisexual. That previously implied gay relationship is official. The Hermes cabin loves Rocky Horror Picture Show. Patrochilles is canon in this universe too, btw.
Things Rick Riordan has included in his books:

1 - POC (Frank Zhang, Hazel Levesque, Piper Mclean, Carter/Sadie Kane, Zia Rashid, Samirah al-Abbas, etc.)

2 - Continued calling out of rape culture & misogyny

3 - Racial profiling and how it affects people

4 - Genderfluid/trans representation

5 - Gay representation

6 - Bi representation

7 - Arguably, pan representation

8 - The way homeless people are treated by society

9 - Religious people that are open-minded and respect others beliefs

10 - Atheists that respect others beliefs and don’t hate on religion for no apparent reason

11 - Said religious people and atheists being friends

12 - Erasure of biracial people and their identity

13 -  Biracial people not always looking like the caramel skin, green eyes etc. stereotype

14 - Cop violence

15 - Deaf representation (Hearthstone)

16 - actual gay couples instead of just token characters?

17 - kids with ADHD

18 - kids with dyslexia 

19 - the continued refusal to accept the “beauty or brains” nonsense

20 - Arguably, he calls out internalized misogyny

21 - the idea that arranged marriages are not always detrimental or unloving

22 - muslim representation

basically you should love rick riordan and read everything that he writes

feel free to add to this list

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 Valkyrie (Magnus Chase)
  • a deaf 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 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