Consider, a situation where Nico mentions that the Hades cabin is really drab inside and doesn’t have much in the way of things to brighten it up.
Will, who has yet to tell anyone about his crush except Kayla and Austin, ends up leaving flowers for Nico in various places with his name on it. At first Nico thinks it’s some sort of joke, but the bouquets keep popping up all over. First on the Hades’ cabin picnic table, then in the training arena, next on the front step of his cabin. People start to catch on but Nico is still absolutely baffled. Soon all the people around camp are helping Will organize the secret admirer gifts and one morning Nico wake up to find the whole of Hades cabin covered in wreathes of Hyacinth, which only grow near and around the Apollo cabin.
The next morning Will find’s a little bouquet of poppies in his seat at breakfast, the only flowers that grow around Hades’ cabin.
To better understand donald’s tweet, here’s a quote from Hermann Goering, lead Nazi under Hitler:
…the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. ~~Hermann Goering, Nuremberg Trials, 1945-46
its just that so many people forget how powerful Nico is like a lot of the fandom and even a bunch of the book’s characters like he’s so powerful he took the Ghost King title from King Midas, he phased someone out of existence, he shadow traveled across Europe and the Atlantic ocean, he led an army of the undead against Kronos, HE SURVIVED TARTARUS ALL. ON. HIS. OWN.
he’s literally powerful as hell not to mention he’s a child of the Big Three like there’s a reason they had a pact to not have more children(not that Zeus and Poseidon kept it up) their kids are THAT powerful bit Nico’s so unappreciated like he’s only 15 but might just be more powerful than Percy like why is no one talking about this Italian powerhouse why do i never see more Nico appreciation posts hes so bamf
Yesterday, the Wizarding World welcomed the season with the Summer Spell Ministry Gala, a spectacular beneficent ball sponsored by the Daily Prophet. It was an evening for dancing, drinking and, for our Saviour, coming out of the closet, apparently.
After his impeccable speech, which will be reprised on the WWN at 5pm tomorrow, before Witching Hour, Mr. Potter retreated briefly to the VIP table to chat with several acquaintances from Hogwarts, but soon was nowhere to be seen. One of the many photographers present during the event got this unbelievable snap in the gardens of the Shacklebolt Manor.
If you’re a fan of Mr. Potter, it’s probably old news that he has not dated publicly at all for the past two years, so to say it comes as a surprise he was caught kissing a man would be an understatement. He never fails to surprise us!
Many of you are probably thinking the man in question is a much more pressing matter than the fact Potter decided to date a wizard, right?
Draco Malfoy, only heir to the family fortune, has been absent from the news since the Great Trials, having only recently returned from France with a Potions Master’s degree from the famous La Voisin Institute. We have information he’s currently training at St. Mungo’s to become a certified Healer.
“It’s not just his family’s history and bad name,” said our source, a school mate from class of 91’. “Potter and Malfoy used to fight all the time when we were in school! I just don’t get how you go from that to kissing in public… it’s mad.”
Well, we couldn’t agree more. But the Wizarding World can rest assured that, no matter the repercussions of last night, we’ll be here to keep you updated as we have been doing since 1743.
At the closing of this edition, Draco Malfoy has yet to reply to our letters and Mr. Potter’s spokesperson sent a brief “no comment” official note.
“I’m getting us to the beach. I fight better near water.” “Becuase Posiedon?” Meg asked, steadying herself against the door handle. “Yep,” Percy agreed. “That pretty much describes my entire life: Because Posiedon.” // THE TRIALS OF APOLLO
You have our most humble apologies, Ahsoka. The council was wrong to accuse you.
This was actually your great trial
Plo Koon internally:
fuckin really mace all I was trying to do was admit we fucked up one diddly damn time and you have to make this about the trials can we do this later after she and skywalker embrace as we completely admit that we WERE. WRONG.
Allah ﷻ tests different people with different trials, because everyone has a different level of patience, tolerance, and faith.. Trials are a truly blessing in disguise. All He wants from us is for us to turn towards Him in meekness and humbleness and for us to be patient.
These tests actually differentiate us believers from one another in terms of ranking in the eyes of Allah ﷻ and therefore we should know that those who are tested and are patient are forgiven of their sins as sins falls off a person who is patient through trials. Therefore we should realise that us being tested with trials and tests will never go unrewarded for Allah ﷻ rewards how much he wants to those who are patient through trials and those who turn towards Him in humility and meekness.
We should also approach hardships and tests as in that it is the decree of Allah ﷻ so we should never ask Allah ﷻ “Why” has He given us such trials!
For questioning Allah why He has decreed something will mean that not only have we gone through so much grief and torment from these trials but that we have actually added to our sins by questioning Allah ﷻ and we will be accountable for that.
Patience is one of the greatest attributes a person can acquire and Allah ﷻ is with those who are patient.
Sometimes when we go through great trials we get decieved into thinking that other people around us must be living a happy and content life. We are wrong to think in this way for we do not know what goes on in peoples lives on a day to day basis. Shaitaan is our eternal sworn enemy and Only wants us to lose hope and faith and to go away from Allah ﷻ but we should reject our enemy who only wants our destruction. We must realise that if we continuously strive and keep turning towards Allah ﷻ and be patient then the final victory will be ours.
So be grateful for the hardships, because they are decreed in order to purify ourselves, our hearts, and to make us turn to Allah ﷻ with humbleness in repentance; hardships endured with beautiful patience are rewarded with sins forgiveness and an increase of imaan, by the will of Allah ﷻ. At least, we should be grateful for it could have been much worse.
Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqas (ra) asked the Prophet (saws) “Ya Rasulullah, who amongst people are the most tried (subject to hardships)?” Rasulullah (saws) said: The Anbiyyah (messengers of Allah) and after them the Salihoon (righteous) and then in accordance to your iman, taqwaah etc, there will be more hardships, not less. Every mu'min will be tried by difficulties in accordance (proportion) to their deen. If in this person’s deen is solidity (their deen is deeply rooted) the balaa’ will increase, to purify, cleanse, strengthen, elevate the person. And if in the deen in this person there is riqaa (weakness, thinness), then that persons balaa will be weakened, until the person walks on the earth cleansed of sins until they meet Allah.
Ya Allah ﷻ make us amongst those who attain sabr. Oh Allah provide us the strength to remain steadfast in Your cause and the wisdom to place all of our trust in you.
New favorite thing: Jayma Mays (Carol Anne Keane from Trial & Error) and Adam Campbell (Greg from Great News) are married in real life. They both got critically acclaimed NBC shows at the same time, shows that aired in the same spot, and both had parts where they play the lead character’s love interest. I don’t why but that is so cute and funny to me.
I’m rewatching The Champion (ep 3) and Homer is pleading with Prairie, trying to convince her to find his championship ring so that he can send money to Mandy to provide for his son. And there is this dialogue:
“We are down here. There is nothing to do about that. But my son is out there every day without a father. It kills me every day to think he thinks I walked out on him.”
Think about little Nina who lost her father. Think about her, every day, believing that he never dies but was simply in hiding. Think of this little girl who grew into a woman full of hope. She never gave up hope.
Her dreams did not lead her to her father, but they led her to someone who was a father. Homer.
She was never able to save her Father. He died and was tucked away into the void, but because Prairie followed her dreams, she was able to endure great trials in order to have a chance at freeing a different father: Homer.
The bond that Homer and Prairie have is so deep, so special, so irreplaceable. It is her great love. And she was only able to have a chance at experiencing it because she was willing to endure so much pain and loss just for the chance of finding out the truth about who she was and what promise life might have for her.