sea monsters

PJO Reminders

-The main trio were all middle-schoolers when the series began

-Reyna used to work for Circe

-Blackbeard is still alive & messing crap up somewhere in the Sea of Monsters

-Reyna has an equally-badass sister

-Luke was technically the hero the whole time

-Artemis inspired Santa Claus

-When the world was being destroyed, Dionysus was busy playing Pac-Man

-Drew went to school with Sadie Kane

-Jason took a stapler to the mouth as a baby

-One of the Big Three kids is related to Adolf Hitler 

-No one likes Octavian

No One Goes Beyond the Reef


My husband and I have watched Moana about a million times with our kids and he has his own theory about the plot that I’m about to share with you all because it blew my mind…


Shortly after her grandmother dies, Moana takes a boat out beyond the reef and sails for a few days before being capsized by a storm. It is here that she and Hei Hei die. Their spirits awake in purgatory where Maui has been trapped for a thousand years.

Consider that…

- The Ocean chose her, but never promised to keep her safe (“the ocean is straight up cooky dooks”).
When she asks for help, the ocean, knowing where she must go, disposes of her mortal body.

- She and Maui never speak to anyone outside of mythological beings or spirits.

- Mortals don’t usually enter the Realm of Monsters, her survival and presence baffling even Tamatoa. However, being an ethereal being, this qualifies her as non-mortal.

- She is visited by multiple fellow ethereal beings, such as her ancestors, and most notably her grandmother. These are the only “humans” she sees outside of Motunui.

- “You will deliver Maui across The Great Sea”
The Great Sea in many cultures is the divide between the mortal life and the after life. This may also be why Taka cannot cross the ocean, and why Maui can’t swim. The barriers they wish to cross are the barriers between life and death.

- Maui arrives to the island after losing a battle to a greater God; thus he is also possibly “dead” at the time of their meeting.

- Te Fiti has the ability to create life itself once her heart is restored.
She uses this power to restore life back to Moana, and creates a boat that Moana may use to cross The Great Sea back to mortality and her family.

- Maui is never seen interacting with any “mortal” humans. The only time he shares a screen with them is the end as a hawk that Moana recognizes as an old friend.



sometimes i think abt how jason was raised to lead and fight and presumably take hits so others wouldn’t have to, and the fact he was ok w/ this. he tallied it up n thought ‘okay, son of jupiter, most powerful kid in camp, it makes sense to have me be the shield n take the fall’

it was just automatic for years; kill the sea monster for the camp, fight the titan for the camp, save hera for the camp. then the prophecy, right as he’s starting to see himself as Not A Weapon, the prophecy that says either storm or fire 

and he probably takes a good look @ leo and decides there’s some things just. Worth dying for if it comes to that

anonymous asked:

Did you hear about the guy who choked on a pretzel? He was very salty. What do sea monsters eat for lunch? Fish and ships. Fishermen are reel men. If anything is possible, is it possible for something to be impossible? What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a bicycle and a nicely dressed man on a tricycle? A tire. For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened. -L(Sorry the last one is kinda dark)

Omg!!! All of these are amazing!!! XD Including the last one cuz I love dark humor! Thank you!!!

It’s been a while since we checked in on how the Renaissance is doing with its ocean mysteries, so here is a marine biology update circa 1550.

Seals come in two forms:

Buff

& Triangular

Walruses are horrifying

But whales are worse

Fish can have human faces

but not always where you’d expect

As for the rest

… it’s probably better left alone.

[All images except chest face fish from Historiae animalium liber IV : De piscium & aquatilium animantium natura. Chest face fish from The noble lyfe & natures of man of bestes, serpentys, fowles & fisshes yt be moste knowen]

Did you know? When octopuses are caught in the act of moving rocks and destroying the hard work of their aquarists, they drop everything and slowly back away like nothing happened.

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A hunter in Montana accidentally discovered a prehistoric sea monster

  • Seven years after an elk hunter accidentally stumbled on a fossil in Montana’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the new species he found by mistake has a name — Nakonanectes bradti.
  • “Nakonanectes” is to honor the native Nakona people of Montana, and “bradti” is after David Bradt, the hunter who discovered the fossil, according to a statement from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • When Bradt first discovered the fossil in a stream in 2010, he believed it was from a dinosaur. “It’s about the size of a cow, and I’m thinking it’s a triceratops,” he told the Associated Press.
  • But when paleontologists excavated and studied the fossil, it turned out it belonged to a prehistoric sea creature that lived in an inland sea east of the Rocky Mountains some 70 million years ago, according to the AP. Read more (4/14/17 10:24 AM)

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anonymous asked:

Can we just talk about when Percy was on Circe's island in sea of monsters she lead him into having a poor body image. Imagine how scaring it would be like the constant whisper in your ear that you will never be good enough. People look at him turning into a guinea pig as a joke, but see it as mentally traumatizing. You feel?

Look what you made me do! HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY NOW!

My fatal fall is hubris.“

I blinked. “That brown stuff they spread on veggie sandwiches?”

She rolled her eyes. “No, Seaweed Brain. That’s hummus. Hubris is worse.”

“What could be worse than hummus?

— 

Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

erm excuse you percy but i love hummus tyvm