the goddess of misery

Things I think the fandom forgets about the characters
  • <p> <b>Percy:</b> was physically abused, tried to drown the goddess of misery in misery, actively resented Poseidon for giving him a Cyclops as a brother, outsmarted his enemies on multiple occasions<p/><b>Annabeth:</b> was frightened by percy's actions in tartarus (not the other way around), let her emotions get the better of her when dealing with luke, didn't trust Bob or Tyson because they were monsters, almost gave up in tartarus<p/><b>Piper:</b> is native American, uses her enemies' goals against them in her charmspeak, accepted her death in MoA, lied to her friends in TLH to save her dad, but was eventually honest, thinks she is useless at times<p/><b>Jason:</b> is very emotionless (as described by hazel), survived a stab wound to the gut, was given up at age 2 to live with wolves, is going between camps to honor all the gods, rivals Percy Jackson in a fight<p/><b>Frank:</b> is Canadian as well as Chinese, also feels useless at times, became a leader halfway through the series but was still kind, jealous of Leo when it came to hazel but still did not hate him for firing on his camp, wanted to be an apollo kid, had to deal with his parent's split personalities in his head, was often mocked and had to deal with that<p/><b>Hazel:</b> uses her enemies' goals against them (like piper), lived in New Orleans then Alaska, resented her mom for a bit, her mom resented her back, defeated a giant by herself, controlled an uncontrollable animal, was kind to nico di Angelo<p/><b>Leo:</b> is Mexican American, looks sort of like an elf, has deadly accurate aim (when his friends are in an elevator from tartarus), could do math most adults couldn't do at age 8, can cook really well, outsmarts him enemies as well, tamed an untamable bronze Dragon, wants a normal life in indianapolis, lived in a sewer at one point, died because he lived his friends, also feels useless like a seventh wheel, is having some trouble with his current relationship, was taunted by gaea from a young age, made a musical instrument, kept his promise on the river styx<p/></p>
Percy Jackson Headcanons
  •  He actually has a very angular face - High cheekbones, narrow face, straight nose. He gets his bone structure from his mother, but where Sally had a softness to all of her features, he gets Poseidon’s natural brooding and regal sharpness. It’s another factor that makes his demeanor a bit intimidating and what makes people peg him as a trouble maker. and so so attractive
  • When he was younger, he used to be left handed. But during the sporadic period when he was rapidly getting kicked out of school and learning how to write, he was placed through many schools that had the old philosophy that being left handed was wrong and forced him to write with his right hand. In the end, it ends up helping him because he learned how to use both hands equally well, becoming ambidextrous, thus also helping his sword fighting.
  • When Sally married Gabe, Percy never told Sally of the abuse he was getting because he thought that if Gabe took out all of his frustrations on him, then there would be nothing left for his mother to receive and was afraid of what Gabe would do.
  • After the Sea of Monsters but before the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy had a mouthful of braces. Annabeth took as many pictures as she could at the time and taped them on the wall of the big house. He tore down all he could find but legend has it, you can still find one or two miraculously appearing up there.
  • His middle name is Dylann, pronounced Die-lin, which means ‘son of the sea.’ Subtlety is not Sally’s specialty and she cannot seem to give him names that are easily pronounced. Teacher’s sigh on the first day of school when they get to his name on their clipboard.
  • Percy is the best get away driver. Paul took him out on his first driving lesson and it was something that came natural to him. And when he was homeless for that period in Son of Neptune and relied on stealing cars he got really good at getting away quickly and efficiently. Especially when he stole that police cruiser.
  • Percy has scars on the insides of his elbows and forearms that almost look like a bad case of chicken pox scars. They’re actually cigarette burns from Gabe. Annabeth, Sally, Grover, are the only ones who know where they’re from.
  • Percy’s clothing is badly torn up. Some is the result of monster fighting, and some is from the constant wear and tear because he refuses to get rid of old clothing, but a lot of it is from skateboarding accidents. He’s actually pretty decent at skateboarding but he’s also pretty decent at falling off of it too.
  • Percy, Piper, and Rachel go skateboarding together sometimes.
  • Before Tartarus, Percy’s eyes were a gentle, warm green, like the middle of a lazy ocean you could get lost in. But after Tartarus they’re fiercer, darker, like a wave in a storm about to drag you to the bottom of the sea.
  • Percy’s favorite type of music is rock. He wanted to learn electric guitar but there was never money he was younger, now he’s too busy with monsters to have the time.
  • Percy is a naturally good surfer, it comes freakishly natural just like anything else that has to do with the ocean. Piper and he go surfing together.
  • When he’s fifteen he is around 5′11″ but he gets in a few more growth spurts before everything is said and done and ends up being just above 6′2″ and parallel to Jason. He loves playfully holding things out of Annabeth’s reach. She punches him when he does that of course.
  • He has a lean build with prominent definition. He has very little body fat and most of his weight comes from his muscles. He has the perfect swimmer body, lithe and agile.  cinnamony roll goodness
  • His hair is black like a raven’s wings and is always windswept and unruly as if he’s always running a hand through it  or like bed hair if you know what I mean
  • He, unlike the other two greek kids of the big three, doesn’t have any freckles or moles of any kind. His mother has very clear skin and het gets it from her just the same, except with the tanner tone of Poseidon.
  • He’s on Goode High’s swim team. He’s much faster than everyone even without his powers and he can’t tell if it’s just a son of Poseidon thing or if he’s actually good. Paul and Sally don’t mind because he knows that’s the only way Percy will get a scholarship with his grades, reputation, and attendance records.
  • Percy is known as the weird kid in school. He has weird scars, disappears for months at a time, and has an off putting demeanor. He doesn’t talk to many people and only does when they talk to him first.
  • His nervous ticks include running his hands through or tugging on his hair, and tapping or playing with Anaklumos in pen form.
  • He walks quietly on his feet, this comes from many different things - Being silent so Gabe couldn’t hear him, trying to sneak past monsters, his training from Lupa, and the period of time he spent running, hiding, and stealing in Son of Neptune.
  • He absolutely sucks at growing facial hair. It grows in in uneven patches and it disappoints him to no end. The guys make fun of him to no end during no shave November.
  • He knows that people underestimate him, he knows that people think of him as a goofball, and he knows that people dismiss him as stupid. Now he uses that to his defense. After torturing the goddess of Misery he can feel that darkness growing in him and his powers growing more, so he spends the entirety of Boo trying to convince everyone he’s fine. He jokes, he smiles, he says stupid things. And for the most part it works. Jason, Leo, and Piper believe it easily, although Hazel and Frank are harder to convince. But he hates the knowing look in Annabeth’s eyes that barely hide that smallest look of fear.
  • After Tartraus he figures out all the things he can do. That he control the blood pumping through someone’s veins. That he can stop someone’s heart stop with the clench of his fingers. That he can make someone die in an explosion of red. The idea terrifies him as much as it exhilarates him.
  • He tries to keep his rapidly growing powers a secret which fails of course, because whenever he has a particularly bad nightmare the ground shakes. That now when he holds Annabeth’s hand he can feel the blood pulsing thickly beneath her skin, gravitating towards him as if he’s a magnet.
  • He trains with Chiron to help find control for several months. 
  • He finds unexpected support from Nico di Angelo, who had gone through a similar thing after Tartarus.
  • He’s angrier often and snaps more easily. He purchases a punching bag and it helps him work through his aggression.
  • Percy and Annabeth go to Montauk for two weeks after the war is over, and he breaks down. Annabeth helps him through everything, saying how he can’t keep everything inside all the time.
  • Percy learns to control the darkness in him, and learns that while it may never go away, he will not be controlled by it.
Witchcraft Series: Nocturnal Correspondences

Here (x) you can find my Nocturnal Witch post explaining what a Nocturnal Witch is and a small rundown of what the craft entails. This post is a correspondence posts listing things that correspond with the night and darkness. 

Lunar Phases

  • New Moon: new beginnings, love spells, job/wealth spells, healing,  protection, shadow work
  • Waxing Moon: constructive magic, success, relationships
  • First Quarter: peace/balance, cleaning, positive energy
  • Waxing Gibbous: glamour, attraction, getting things done, inviting in new energies
  • Full Moon: divination, protection, love, energy work, legal matters, attracting wealth/luck, prophetic dreams
  • Waning Gibbous: letting go, cleansing, undoing bindings
  • Last Quarter: banishing, letting go
  • Waning Crescent: banishing, healing, rest, peace, justice

Deities: (source x

Egyptian

  • Kuk, “uncreated” god, embodiment of darkness 
  • Nephthys, goddess of the night, death, and birth
  • Khonsu, god of the moon

Greek 

  • Asteria, goddess of the stars and nocturnal oracles
  • Erebus,god of darkness 
  • Nyx, goddess of night
  • Achlys, goddess of eternal night, misery, and sorrow

Norse

  • Nótt, female personification of night

Roman 

  • Nox, primordial goddess of night
  • Scotus, god of darkness
  • Luna, goddess of the moon

Nocturnal Animals:

  • Aardvark
  • Bat
  • Badger 
  • Bush Rat
  • Cat
  • Cougar
  • Coyote 
  • Cricket 
  • Firefly 
  • Grey Wolf
  • Leo Pard
  • Mouse
  • Opossum
  • Owl 
  • Red Fox
  • Scorpion 
  • Skunk 
  • Wombat 

Colors

  • black
  • silver
  • purple (darker shades)
  • grey
  • blue (darker shades)
  • red (dark shades)
  • metallic colors (but that’s mostly a personal pref)

Crystals 

  • Onyx
  • Black Tourmaline
  •  Amber 
  • Smokey Quartz 
  • Hematite
  • Dark colored Agates 
  • Aegirine
  • Apatite (Blue)
  • Azurite
  • Bloodstone
  • Garnet 
  • Labradorite
  • Malachite 
  • Nuummite

Incense 

  • jasmine 
  • patchouli 
  • sandalwood 
  • myrrh 
  • rose
  • anything musky really

Herbs & Plants 

  • Evening Primrose 
  • Night Bloom Water Lilies 
  • Moon Flowers 
  • Night Gladiolus
  • Casablanca Lily
  • Nottingham Catchfly
  • Four O’clocks 
  • Dragon Fruit Flowers 
  • Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus
  • Mugwort
  • Blackberry
  • Ginger 
  • Hazel 
  • Bay
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine 
  • Rose
  • Lilac 
  • Thyme 

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If you have any questions my ask box is open. (x)

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nico found himself back in tartarus, standing before akhlys, the goddess of misery. blood streaked her cheeks. tears streamed from her eyes, dripped on the shield of heracles in her lap. “child of hades, what more could i do to you? you are perfect! so much sorrow and pain!”

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Have you ever just stopped and thought about how powerful and strong-willed Nico di Angelo actually is?

-He went into Tartarus ALONE OF HIS OWN FREE WILL and came back. Even Percy- who Nico called the most powerful demigod he’s ever met- acknowledged it, and he would’ve literally gone insane if it wasn’t for Annabeth.

-He was so depressed that even the goddess of misery had nothing worse to give him. GODDESS of misery.

-He was almost killed shadow travelling. HADES warned him he could die and he still went on for Camp Halfblood, which never accepted him.( Atleast, that’s what he thought anyway)

-He survived a jar full of poisonous air with just a pomegranate seed per day in coma. And if that’s invalid, he lasted a lot more time than he was supposed to.

-Nico’s agony in Cupid’s palace: Grass around him dying, stones cracking and waves of darkness rolling off him so strong that when they hit Jason, he almost lost consciousness. JUST WAVES.

-He’s scared of Love more than he is of Tartarus. Him coming out of his shell and being able to tell everyone(or at least some people) about his feelings-something that wouldn’t have been accepted AT ALL during his time…

-When Nico got mad at him, Jason wanted to draw his sword just in case and he thought Nico might be MORE THAN HE COULD HANDLE even though he’d met plenty of scary demigods before.

-This may or may not seem to be a very solid argument, but strong willed because when he met Percy at Camp Jupiter, he STILL LOVED HIM, and Percy probably looked so lost and forlorn, wouldn’t you have blurted out even 1 tiny thing that could’ve made him feel a little less helpless?

-How many 12 year olds can achieve the title GHOST KING? Even if they WERE Hades’ kids.

-He radiates death, KRONOS’ ARMY fell back from him.

-He matured so much after ‘The Last Olympian’ no one needs me to explain this point further.

THINK LONGER ABOUT THE 4TH POINT AND ALL WORDS IN CAPITALS.

Dream A Little Dream

My first Clovis x Nico fanfic, because I love this ship so much.

For @percy-potter-sideblog, thank you for urging me to write this <3

Day 2/7 of the @lgbtqpjo 3k celebration.

“Since returning to camp and trying to find some semblance of normalcy again, Nico’s physical health had dramatically increased thanks to Solace’s constant badgering and berating. What hadn’t gotten any better over the past few months however, was his sleeping habits, and more specifically, his dreams.“

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“Clovis… Are you sure about this?” Nico asked the boy in front of him, who was staring intensely. People say Nico had a weird aura, but he personally thought it was nothing compared to the aura that surrounded children of Hypnos.

“I offered didn’t I?” Clovis replied, not breaking eye contact even as he stifled a yawn. “Besides, your doctor recommended I help you with your dreams.”

“Please don’t call him my doctor, it’ll only encourage him.”

“Encouraging him to help you is something I actively do, Nico.”

And boy, wasn’t that the truth. Since returning to camp and trying to find some semblance of normalcy again, Nico’s physical health had dramatically increased thanks to Solace’s constant badgering and berating. What hadn’t gotten any better over the past few months however, was his sleeping habits, and more specifically, his dreams.

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No but do you know how substantial the snapping moment Percy had in Tartarus was when he tortured the Goddess of Misery? How significant his moment of realization was?

The white-green poison kept pooling, little streams trickling from the plants as the venomous lake around him got wider and wider. Lake, he thought. Streams. Water. Probably it was just his brain getting fried from poison fumes, but he croaked out a laugh. Poison was liquid. If it moved like water, it must be partially water. He remembered some science lecture about the human body being mostly water. He remembered extracting water from Jason’s lungs back in Rome… If he could control that, then why not other liquids?

Up until that point, Percy hadn’t really controlled things that were partially water. Salt water and pure water sure, but never liquids that were only part water. The only other time in my recent memory where he had done something vaguely similar was when he willed Piper’s Cornucopia to spew Diet Coke, and even then he wasn’t really controlling the Diet Coke itself. Or the time where he controlled sewage water, but he was still controlling the water in it, not the debris polluting it.

The reason why this moment is so important is because it was a monumental shift in his powers. The ability to manipulate and control all liquids that are only partial water is a power with scary potential. As Percy said himself, the human body is mostly water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

Like do you know the endless possibilities to this?? He could literally clench his fingers and you’d be splattered like a bug on the windshield.

But, you’re asking, if he had this insane power why didn’t we see it in Blood of Olympus?

The one main reason is this: 

Annabeth sounded terrified. It took Percy a moment to realize she was terrified of him.

“Percy, please don’t ever…” Her voice broke in a sob. “Some things aren’t meant to be controlled. Please.” 

His whole body tingled with power, but the anger was subsiding. The broken glass inside him was beginning to smooth at the edges.

“Yeah,” he said. “Yeah, okay.”

Percy, I think, after leaving Tartarus and was able to think with a clearer mind would have vowed to never use a power like this if it had scared Annabeth to an such an extreme. But the real question is if is he would want to use it.

Do I believe that is the end of that display? Absolutely not. I think he would have trouble controlling a power like that, the way his emotions are so finally tuned with his powers in all. And with him trying to keep it a secret, it’s bound to get spilled. 

In fact I think with proper training he could use his newfound powers to his extreme benefit.

All I’m saying is that Percy is scary powerful and with no narration from him in boo, I think there is a lot more significance to that scene in Tartarus.

Greek Mythology - Uncommon Deity Aesthetics

O I Z Y S, Goddess of Misery, Depression, Woe, Anxiety and Suffering

Oizys was a daughter of Nyx, and sometimes Erebus as well. She was the twin to Momus, the God of Satire and Mockery. 

While not much is out there on Oizys, she is at times mentioned to feel guilt for those whom are affected by the suffering that is always lingering around her. Imagine: laying a heavy burden across anothers shoulders, draping them with pain and sadness…Hearing their wails and cries as they crumble underneath such an overwhelming power…How could one not feel even the slightest ounce of remorse from knowing that you are the cause of their suffering?

Who knows…She has never attempted to ease the pains that she has caused.

Ok so I have to get this off my chest (this might be a spoiler for those who haven’t read the percy jackson series or the heroes of olympus series)

I’m TERRIFIED of dark percy. TERRIFIED.

Seeing that side of him throughout the pjo and thoo series was genuinely terrifying for me because I never thought he’d take in that side of him, until I read the house of hades. The scene between him and the goddess of misery absolutely scared me shitless. When he laughed, when he was killing her; all of that struck something inside of me. He literally had the goddess of misery at her knees and he enjoyed it. I’m not just terrified of dark percy, but I’m also terrified for percy himself. Now of course I wanna see dark percy about once or twice in the trials of apollo, because it’s percy jackson (duh), but I wanna see him either overcome or realise this change inside of him in the series too.

Now we all know Percy as the sarcastic little shit who we all love and that seeing him go dark is either really sad/scary or really exciting (it’s up to you), but think about it; Percy Jackson - son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson, the one who destroyed Kronos and Typhon, the one who defeated Ares, helped destroy Gaia and rescued Thanatos, etc - turns dark and changes forever. Leaves the hearts of everyone he loves and holds dear. It’s scary. Scary that someone who risked their life about a gazillion times to rescue anyone and everyone, just turns away and becomes dark. Just think about what would happen. Empathy link with Grover and Grover himself; gone. The love emitting from everyone around him; gone. Chiron; gone. His friends; gone. Tyson; gone. Annabeth; gone. His own mother will be freaking out over her son that changed so much. 

Rick Riordan, I love you so much, really I do, but I swear to god; if you throw Percy down that deep, dark hole again, I will find you and I will- ok best not go there. 

Who wants a really super long annoying post as to why Percy is in Slytherin and doesn’t belong in any of the other houses? That’s right you don’t, but I’m going to give it to you anyway.

Okay, let’s start with slashing off everyone’s immediate choice - Hufflepuff.

You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal.

  • Just - based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair. Synonyms include fair, equitable, impartial, unbiased, objective, neutral. Yeah…. I don’t really think so. I can think of only a few occasions where Percy has exhibited any of those ‘just’ traits. Using officialclarkkent’s example, you can reference any situation where Percy was not suppose to go on a quest and then went anyway. A shining moment is in TC, where he knew for a fact that the people going on the quest for Artemis were perfectly capable then went anyway because of his personal feelings for Annabeth.
  • The next tidbit is loyalty, which I am willing to give you. But one little detail is that Percy’s fatal flaw is personal loyalty. Meaning that Percy would ‘sacrifice the world to save a friend.’ And you know what other house is all about personal loyalty?? Basically Slytherin is about selective loyalty and once you betray that, it’s pretty much gone forever. I.E. Nico, who despite apologizing for nearly an entire book for betraying Percy, Percy still was distrustful of him all throughout the second series.

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.

  • We’ve pretty much covered true but unafraid of toil? He’s brave, but unafraid toil? No. Percy will fight and put up a strong front but you can bet that there’s an 80% chance he’s afraid. Like there are many examples but to name a few: The Fury, Medusa, the Gods, the war, the prophecy, dropping his sword in front of Tartarus… literally anything. 

 Valuing hard work, patience, and fair play. Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses.

  • Hardwork is a give or take. Percy will only put his all into something if he wants to. If not, it probably won’t get done. 
  • Patience. Do I even have to explain how impatient this boy is?
  • Fair Play. Like that time when he used the knowledge that Gaea wanted him for a sacrifice, so he then manipulated her into giving him the correct vial of gorgon’s blood in what was supposedly a fair chance game? Yeah, fair play is not really Percy’s forte.
  • Not Competitive. Remember how Percy and Jason fought over who could kill the other? Or how competitive he is with Annabeth in literally everything? He’s competitive, no doubt about it.
  • Now one of the biggest arguments I hear is that Percy is so kind and friendly, he has to be Hufflepuff. But friendliness and kindliness are not exclusive house traits. You can be extremely evil in Hufflepuff just as you can be extremely friendly in Slytherin.
  • So to conclude, I can see loyalty making him Hufflepuff, but other than that? Nothing? Is loyalty all we are really going amount his sorting to? When he’s such a complex character, I find it hard using only his fatal flaw to sort him, especially since loyalty is a Slytherin trait as well.

Okay next house - Gryffindor. We’re skipping Ravenclaw because that seems to be the only thing we all agree he can’t be.

You might belong in Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart. Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.

  • Despite being afraid, he has the brave, daring, and nerve down. Chivalrous? Not really. Towards Annabeth of course, but everyone else? Naw. This kid pretty much cheats his way out of everything if given the chance.
  • Gryffindor seems a better fit than Hufflepuff, but I do agree with the fact that his loyalty plays a big part in his personality. But to clarify - his loyalty should not be the only deciding factor when he is sorted.

Now, let’s hear what Slytherin is all about.

Or perhaps in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends.

  • ‘Real friends.’ That sounds interesting. Kinda funny how Percy is all about personal loyalty and would sacrifice the world to save a friend

Those cunning folk use any means, to achieve their ends.

  • Cunning - having or showing skill in achieving one’s ends by deceit or evasion. Once again, like how Percy used the knowledge that Gaea wanted him for a sacrifice, so he then manipulated her into giving him the correct vial of gorgon’s blood? Or how at twelve years old, he killed Crusty by manipulating the guy to lay down on one of his own beds and decapitating him? Or how he manipulated Bob to kill his own brother by ensuring that they were friends?
  • ‘Any means to achieve their ends.’ Like keeping the grey sisters’ eye until they gave him the information he needed in sos? Or torturing the Goddess of Misery for revenge?

Slytherin valued qualities are cleverness, resourcefulness, determination, leadership, and “a certain disregard for the rules.”

  • Cleverness. Like the time percy cheated in rock, paper, scissors to insure that Briares would come with them in tbl? Or in sos when he was battling Luke on the cruise ship, opened up an Iris Message, and then manipulated Luke into confessing he poisoned Thalia’s tree to the entire camp? 
  • Resourcefulness. Like when being attacked by the Minotaur at age twelve with no training and ripping off one of its horns to use as a weapon? Or when fighting Ares, he maneuvered himself so he was in the ocean and got the upper hand? Or when they were trying to navigate the Labyrinth and got Rachel Dare to help them?
  • Percy is so clever and resourceful you don’t even know.
  • Determination. Do you even need examples for this one?
  • Leadership. Huh. Sorta like the time he lead Camp Half-Blood in a war and strategically (and affectively) placed the campers around New York to protect the city? And how pretty much everyone listened to him without a second thought because he obviously knew what he was doing? And how he is a co-leader at camp? And in the few days he was at Camp Jupiter he was offered praetorship?
  • “A certain disregard for rules.” The first book literally opened with him worrying that his school would find out he copied his essay off line or figured out about the illegal stash of candy he was selling. Then there’s the fact he blatantly disregards the rules at Camp Half-Blood and just went off on quests he wasn’t suppose to be on. Or how he’s impertinent to the gods which is a huge no-no?
  • Like wow Percy pretty much exemplifies nearly all the Slytherin traits. 

Sorting can be extremely difficult and no one’s a perfect fit but seriously, if we sort unbiasedly, basing it off of Percy’s many many personality traits and not solely on the fact his fatal flaw loyalty, there is no doubt that Percy is Slytherin.

Nico Di Angelo

This is a huge long post about why I love Nico Di Angelo and why he is my fictional child for my friend Sarah who decided to insult him in front of me. No, i’m not trying to prove any points. I’m literally just explaining why I love him so that maybe you might not insult him ever again yeah? Yeah, insulting him in front of me actually hurt.

You told me that ‘Nico was useless, he didn’t do anything but pass out the entire series’

First, Nico fell into Tartarus completely and utterly alone and the goddess of misery found his pain so miserable and painful that she couldn’t physically give him any more pain. He lived through this. In his time in Tartarus, he talked to a dangerous titan to try and save Percy’s life. This later DID save Percy’s life. And I think you would’ve passed out if you were suffering from so much pain that even the goddess of misery couldn’t make you any more miserable. More so, Nico shadow traveled a huge statue and two other people halfway across the world to help stop the demigods from fighting and unite them.

You also said that ‘emo kids aren’t cute’

no, their BADASS AND AWESOME, and they’re adorable. ESPECIALLY NICO, so shut the fuck up.

You said ‘Nico had the worst character development ever’

Well first, did you take a look at Leo, Frank and even Percy? Leo turned instantly from this adorable boy tapping out I love you in morse code to his mother all the time to a love smitten guy who began spending all his time trying to find a girl he knew for like a week. Frank? Where was that insecurity about the firewood? Percy? No heroes don’t have a dark side. But Nico? Nico had the best character development of all. He started off as this tiny cheerful little Italian who talks with his hands and got excited at the tiniest things. He then lost his sister, the only person he had left, and like anyone, went through such deep grief that he was physically changed. He went through the land of monsters, and managed to emerge having only become stronger. He went through more pain than you could imagine, and he never changed the fact that he was still the person willing to risk his life and travel halfway across the world to help people that had never done a thing to help him.

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Okay, the-sheillagh, so I had to group this together because it would have been an atrocious shame not to. 

So starting off with the first observation, I think the metaphor of a crystal shattering was of very great significance. It could stand for his anger - that all of his emotions finally came to a peak and he was breaking under the weight. But I also took this as a metaphorical limit to his powers. Think about it, let’s say that there were limitations to his powers, that he could only control certain part-water liquids, and his powers couldn’t pass that metaphorical boundary of control. I took that shattering feeling as Percy’s limit breaking. Meaning that he was desperate and angry enough that his powers expanded and that boundary shattered. Percy is extremely powerful on demigod terms, like extremely scary ‘i make the gods nervous and have been kid of the prophecy twice’ powerful. So for him to make it to that breaking point of having limitless hydrokenetic powers… it doesn’t really surprise me.

Also continuing with the glass metaphor and as if it were a broken barrier, that’s not something you could put back together and perfectly fix. When glass is broken it is always going to be broken, no matter how many times you glue or tape it back together. Which also leads me to believe that it wasn’t just Tartarus affecting Percy’s powers and that he could still continue to control all part-water liquids even after he left Tartarus.

I agree on the point you made that he wouldn’t have the best control over his powers. That scene with the Goddess of Misery - he was desperate, terrified, and most importantly angry. He was thirsting for vengeance. All of these I believe heavy influenced his powers, since his powers have always been thickly tied to his emotions.

So personally, taking that scene with Akhlys as a breaking of limitations to his powers, I believe that his powers will keep growing long after tartarus and boo. Maybe even graduating from control of part-water liquids and encompassing all liquids. 

anonymous asked:

the boys as greek gods?

((Most of the boys are pussies, so we made some of them goddesses))

Shuu- Phobetor, the god of dreams and nightmares

Reiji- Coeus, the titan god of intelligence and foresight

Ayato- Narcissus, a hunter who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water

Kanato- A Siren, a beautiful creature who lured men in with their singing

Laito- Himeros, the god of sexual desire

Subaru- Ares, the god of war and bloodshed

Kino- Vassago, the prince of hell

Ruki- Apollo, the god of knowledge and prophecy

Kou- Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and pleasure

Yuma- Demeter, goddess of agriculture and harvest

Azusa- Oizys, the goddess of misery

(Bonus) Karlheinz- Zeus, he got all the bitches and has a ton of sons

EXCLUSIVE: Gwen Stefani Admits 'I Still Get Nervous' Before Live Performances

Even pop-rock goddess Gwen Stefani still gets the pre-show jitters!

The “Misery” singer tells ET that she can certainly relate to her Team Gwen artists on The Voice as they continue live elimination rounds on the show.

“It’s been all these years and I still, when I do live music … I still get nervous. It’s crazy,” she said. “Anything can happen, you know? It’s that adrenaline. It’s amazing, I love it. I get the beating heart, you know what I mean? I can’t imagine what they [the artists] feel like.”

“They’re probably petrified,” Adam Levine chimed in.

In a paired interview ahead of Tuesday’s broadcast, Stefani and Levine revealed whether it’s luck or science that leads to victory on the show.

“Science has nothing to do with it, I assure you that,” Levine quipped. “We just have fun. Everyone always asks if it’s real and if we really, you know, if the things we say are pre-meditated or scripted or if we have a strategy … and we really don’t. We’re in this thing now the way we came into it, which is not knowing what we were doing at all. Especially the first season, we were like, ‘What is this? What is happening?’”

WATCH: Adam Levine on What Baby Dusty Thinks of His Blond 'Do After Blake Shelton Mocks It on 'The Voice' 

With three seasons now under her belt, Stefani believes the key to success goes well beyond each singer’s voice – it’s in their heart.

“I just keep telling my team, 'At this point, you’ve already proven that you’re great singers and performers. At this point, it’s really just opening up your heart and letting people in to get to know you,’” she explained. “I think that’s what we are attracted to as fans of music, is being able to connect. It’s hard to do that when you’re on TV doing a performance and there’s a lot to learn about being on TV and doing performances, so we talk about that. It’s something that’s hard to learn in a short amount of time.”

Meanwhile, Stefani’s boyfriend and competitor, Blake Shelton, has a slightly different take.

“Now is when I switch into my winning strategy, and you know I can’t give those secrets away,” he joked. “I did look ahead at this year’s script and they have me winning again.”

Alicia Keys begs to differ. 

“No, I don’t think that’s going to happen this year,” she said. “I think most of it is a lot of luck, and I think it’s also a bit of science to start to determine how to get the best of who you have that will really affect an emotional connection to the people that want to vote. But I also think it’s kind of destiny a bit, you know, what’s meant to happen.”

Now in her second season as a coach, Keys admits to picking up a few secrets from the series’ winning-est coach, Shelton.

“Like, really keeping the lanes clear so that there’s one person that people can vote on,” she said. “So it doesn’t get too convoluted [on each team]. That’s an interesting piece of action I never thought of before.”

Still, Shelton couldn’t help but throw some friendly fire at his competition.

“Seriously, Alicia is probably the worst coach we’ve ever had,” he cracked. “In fact, I only let her come back to try and redeem herself a little from last year’s disaster.”

“He’s scared,” countered Keys. “Don’t you see it? It’s obvious. That’s what men do! You know how it goes.”

The Voice season 12 continues on NBC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

WATCH: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Dish on Hitting the Gym Together - 'He’s My Trainer!' 

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anonymous asked:

Hello, do you know of any deities associated with the moon and night? I have been feeling like I am being beckoned by stars, the night, and the moon. Thank you for your time.

I do know of many, here’s a small list that I can recall from the top of my head but I definitely recommend doing some of your own research to find any more that may have slipped my mind.

Egyptian

  • Nephthys, goddess of night as well as death and birth
  • Khonsu, God of the moon.

Greek

  • Nyx, primordial goddess of night.
  • Achlys, primordial goddess of eternal night, misery and sorrow.
  • Artemis, goddess of hunting,the moon, the dark, and young women. Associated with the night.
  • Selene, titan/goddess of the moon.

Norse

  • Nótt, female personification of night

Roman

  • Luna, goddess of the moon, equivalent to Selene.
  • Diana, goddess of the moon, hunting, and the wild, equivalent to Artemis.
  • Nox, primordial goddess of night; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nyx

Hopefully this helps you and at least gives you somewhere to begin.

- Magpie