©Laura Wade …I think I’ll still be drawing these characters when I’m 80
The whole anti-girly girl thing is also what pushes me into 2 A.M. RAEG META MONSTER mode because when Rick does give Annabeth or Piper girly girl moments like, you know, caring about their boyfriends while being in mortal danger, fandom decides their girly feelings negate everything awesome they did throughout the rest of the book and they’re immediately demoted one dimensional girlfriend status.
Hazel and Leo stealing Narcissus’ mirror from an army of crazy hormoned nymphs.
Im not supposed to ship them amiright?
Yesterday I was thinking about the parallels between Calypso and Circe (since they are the two goddesses/witches that held Odysseus captive in the Odyssey) and how that might extend to Reyna. I’m sure it’s not going to be explored in canon and I’m probably reading too much into it, but I just find it really interesting that both Reyna and Calypso are people from Percy’s past (specifically from the first series), that he met both on islands, and that he screwed both of them over. And then their characterization is revealed from their reactions to it, in that Calypso curses him and Reyna doesn’t.
Not that I blame Calypso, because it’s completely understandable she’d be really upset. Reyna ultimately ends up better from her initial encounter with Percy. Calypso ends up worse off. (Which is not unlike the Odyssey. Odysseus leaves on better terms with Circe than with Calypso.) It’s just something interesting I’ve been thinking about, especially considering it’s Reyna—of all characters—that Calypso directs her jealousy towards in Leo’s later HoH chapters. (Not Clarisse, for example, even though she was shown in the mirror too.) Dunno if Rick is planning something with all of this, but yeah…I feel like it’d be a shame if it didn’t turn out to be a cool plot point instead of just a series of coincidences. (And like, Percy’s character arc in HoO is about him having to face the consequences of his past actions, and it’s illustrated not only through Calypso and Reyna, but through Nico and Bob as well. I’m just really interested to see how this is going to conclude. Okay right back to finals.)
WIP of Reyna & Hazel in the zombie apocalypse. I’ve a lot ideas in my head about stories but oh my god this was fun to draw. Super fun. Can’t wait to finish it.
“So…giants who can throw mountains. Friendly wolves that will eat us if we show weakness. Evil espresso drinks. Gotcha. Maybe this isn’t the best time to bring up my psycho babysitter.”
”Is that another joke?”
i imagine that if they ever went on a real date, this is how it’d end up ;v;
well, i was bored and then i made a gif. bye.
art by mac
sketch of Piper’s va va voom body type