Happy birthday magnus!!! 1/13
Im the chat what’s your favorite thing about magnus?
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I just finished ToA, but along the way, I saw this...
On the bottom of page 328, it says,
' Chiron chuckled. "A severed head. And a cat. Two different... uh, people. Acquaintances of mine from other pantheons. We were discussing a mutual problem."'
Is this Uncle Rick hinting that he going to make a book series that has all our favorite characters from PJO, HoO, MC, KC, and TOA? Or is this just some coincidence? AM I GOING CRAZY?!?
Saw a lot of people doing these and I just joined so why not?? Problem is I don’t really have a lot of “unpopular” opinions so I ended up changing the title to just “Strong Opinions”
1: Caleo is a terrible and toxic ship
2: I think fans forget that these most if not all these characters have ADHD so they’re more quick to send hate holding them up to the same standards as neurotypical people when they’re brains simply don’t work the same
3: Jason was kind of a boring character (sorry)
4:Luke had a dam good point
5: Calypso kinda sucks
6: Ships can be cute without working in the context of the series ya know (I’ll try to go more in depth with that in replies)
7: Solangelo is absolutely amazing but tbh in the overall fandom it’s a bit overrated (still adorable but man there’s so many other things to put the spotlight on)
8: The PJO conflict was worse than the HoO conflict
9: Grover is underrated
10: Juniper needs more love
11: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard needs more attention
Honestly I haven’t been active in this part of the fandom, I was hanging around in the Pinterest and Tumblr fandom so things might be different here. Feel free to ask for explanations or give your opinion in the comments as long as it’s in a mature manner!
I just finished reading the Demigod and Magicians series, the crossover of the PJO, HoO, and KC series.
The liked the series very much, especially the Crown of Ptolemy. The Crown of Ptolemy is probably the funniest book I have read by Rick Riordan.
As usual, here are some funny quotes:
I decided that if I survived this day I would have to make sure this guy never met Sadie. They’d probably take turns insulting me for the rest of eternity.
-The Son of Sobek
Meanwhile, Sadie had drawn a big circle about the size of a hula-hoop on the concrete. She was now decorating it with hieroglyphs, using several different colours of chalk.
By all means, Annabeth thought with frustration. Take your time and make it pretty!
-The Staff of Serapis
‘Knock it off, you two.’ Annabeth handed her scroll to Sadie. ‘Carter, let’s trade. I’ll try your khopesh; you try my Yankees cap.’
She tossed him the hat.
‘I’m usually more of a basketball guy, but ...’ Carter put on the cap and disappeared. ‘Wow, okay. I’m invisible, aren’t I?’
Sadie applauded. ‘You’ve never looked better, brother dear.’
-The Crown of Ptolemy
‘He said he was done with it,’ I recalled. ‘I guess he, like, passed the test, so he threw away his notes.’
Annabeth looked horrified. ‘Are you crazy? You throw away your notes after a test?’
‘Doesn’t everybody, Miss Brainiac?’
-The Crown of Ptolemy
Maybe if I kept Setne busy, Carter would be able to cut off Setne’s other hand. Or his legs. Bonus points for his head.
-The Crown of Ptolemy
‘That was risky.’ Carter gave me a grim look. ‘Anyone who knows your ren can control you. You never share that information unless you really have to, and only with people you absolutely trust. Sadie found out my secret name last year. My life has sucked ever since.’
‘Oh, please,’ Sadie said. ‘I only use my knowledge for good.’
Carter suddenly slapped himself in the face.
‘Hey!’ he complained.
‘Oops, sorry,’ Sadie said.
-The Crown of Ptolemy
Setne reminds me of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named from the Harry Potter series.
Anyway, I'm going to read the Magnus Chase series, and hopefully going to finish it in 1 or 2 months. Merry Christmas!
Hello everyone!! This is my second character appreciation post. My last one was on TJ. I would link it, but I don’t know how.
So today’s post is on Mallory Audrey Keen, most often known as Mallory or Mak. Let’s get started, shall we?
Mallory was born in Ireland in the 40s or 50s. I honestly don’t remember, been a while since I read SoS. She grew up only with her dad, who from what we can tell was abusive and an alcoholic. She probably didn’t have much of a childhood. When a couple of her friends were killed by the police, the rest of her gang wanted to get even. They asked her to set a car bomb. Loki was in that crowd, goading her, because he knew she was a doer, not a talker. She decided to do it, and set a car bomb in a school bus. She was told it would be full of soldiers, but she suspected otherwise. Cue Old Lady. She told Mallory that the bus would be full of children, and gave Mallory two thin, unbreakable daggers, and told her they would be useful in the future. Mallory goes to right her wrong. While trying to do it, she wastes time trying to figure out how to use the daggers, and BOOM, the bomb explodes. She was the only person killed by that particular bomb, but a ton more went off that day. Mak goes to Valhalla with the daggers, and normal life ensues, full of daily deaths and pizza runs. Then Beantown comes in. She helps him escape, helps track him down, and fights some fire giants. Then, she helps crash Sam’s(Alex’s) wedding. She sailed on Mikillgulr. In Norway, while looking for a train to find the location of Kvasir’s Mead, she sees the same Old Lady that was there the day she dies. She, Sam, and Magnus follow her into a train. Mallory has assumed that the Old Lady was Loki, but then, in an earth shattering revelation, finds out she is her mother, Frigg, queen of the heavens. Frigg gives them directions, and she consequently jumps out a window. After a nice hike, Mallory tricks the Jotun Thralls of Baugi and Suttung with the whetstone of Bolverk. She pries open the doors. She made it possible for them to get the mead, and defeat Loki.
Mallory Keen is amazing. She is a kick butt attitude, mad knife skills, and is amazing at insults. She doesn’t have nearly enough recognition. Hooray for MAK!
(She’s also scary as crap, so don’t cross her)
Thanks for reading!! If you can give me some more recommendations, let me know!!
So I’m going to be starting a series where I take a character, usually from KC or MC, and give backstory, speculation, and reasoning. I was just rereading HoT, and I thought Thomas Jefferson, Junior, or TJ, would be a good first choice.
So TJ was born in slave America, to a freed slave and the god Tyr, god of bravery and personal challenges, I think. It is implied he had at least one sibling, who was killed or captured previously, as in a flashback his mother says she can’t lose another child. A thing that is told to us about children of Tyr, or at least TJ, is that he has to accept personal challenges. This guy could be a riot in Truth or Dare. So he grew up getting into plenty of fights, because every time someone challenged him, he couldn’t say no. When he saw a recruitment poster for the Civil War, he took it as a challenge and immediately decided to join up. He was a part of great battles in the 54th Massachusetts. His fatal flaw is likely his inability to decline a challenge, as that is what got him killed. At Fort Wagner, he was challenged by Lt. Jefferey Toussant (I probably spelled that wrong). He couldn’t refuse. Fix Bayonets! He charged down that hill, starting a major offensive. He took a few shots, and killed the lieutenant. He died smiling at a bunch of confederate soldiers. Both he and Toussant were picked up by Valkyries and taken to Valhalla, where they promptly spent the next 50 years killing each other. Eventually, TJ got tired of this. Stopped searching for ol’ Jeff. And he developed a more laid-back attitude. And then Beantown comes in. TJ was the first person to really connect with Magnus in his hallway. He invited him to breakfast, and attacked some valkyries helping him escape, presumably getting killed. He also helped Magnus take a hill, because what are Civil War soldiers for? He helped chase down Maggie, Blitz, Hearth, and Sam. And then let them go, helping fight the fire jotun that showed up. He fought some rock giants while helping crash Sam’s (alleged) wedding. Finally, he was a part of the crew of Mikillgulr. He killed the giant Hrungnir, getting a nice piece of flint stuck above his eye. He has an amazing heart, and deserves complete recognition, and he wears his Union Blue proudly. TJ, you are amazing.
Thanks for reading my post! If you could tell me what you thought about it, I would really appreciate it!!
Honestly, i don't have many. Some small ones but nothing really huge. The books are amazing, the characters are relatable despite being something none of us would ever be. The only real thing I have is the underappreciation of Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase. They deserve some more love, from Rick and the fandom. They are just as brilliant as PJO and really, everyone should read them. Comment you favourite KC or MC book/chapter/quote
This post is about Gunilla, from Magnus Chase. There will be minor spoilers for The Sword of Summer, so be warned.
Gunilla, also known as Gorilla, is a daughter of Thor. She died a heroic death and then became a Valkyrie, rising up to the rank of captain. Until her death, she was a stalwart defender and amazing fighter. She also is incredibly underrated.
Gunilla gets a lot of flak, and personally, I agree with a lot of it. But so much of the offense against her is based only on what happens in the events of SoS. Yes, she got Sam kicked out of Valhalla. But she did what she thought was her duty. When she was younger, she fell in love with a son of Loki. He then turned out to be a spy for his father, breaking her heart. She likely vowed never to trust a child of Loki again. She consequently edited Magnus’ death video to humiliate Sam, which caused the other Valkyrie to be kicked out of Valhalla. After our beloved Beantown escaped the hotel with a dwarf and an elf, with the help of his hallmates, she was in charge of hunting him down, as ordered by the Thanes. And Magnus was the one at fault here. He left the hotel without permission, which is very against the rules, and worse still, he did it with intruders. She tracked them to the ducks, crashed into a window, and isn’t seen again until Geirrod’s palace, where she was imprisoned as a swan. After the gang kills all the giants, she turns back. Using her brains, she takes advantage (and a hostage) out of the situation. Sam’s quick thinking sends her back to Valhalla, but the hunt isn’t over. She finally catches up with them one more time, on the island of Lyngvi. She accuses them of helping Fenris Wolf. When the fire giants show up, however, she quickly realizes she was the one at fault, and fights the giants while Magnus works on rebinding the wolf. In this fight, she is killed by Surt, lord of the fire jotun.
So here’s the thing. Silena Beauregard is very respected in this community. We forgive her and recognize the sacrifice she made. But Gunilla has less recognition, but made far less of a mistake. She was a hindrance to Sam, Magnus, Blitz, and Hearth, but she was doing her duty. She didn’t realize that what she was doing could possibly doom the nine worlds. When she got to the part where she did realize that, she instantly switched sides and died in honor. She also shows incredible skill in tracking, for one thing. She never made a mistake that got people killed. She deserved as much recognition as Silena, probably more.
Thanks for reading my post!! Sorry it was so long!!! If you have any ideas for another underrated character I could write about, tell me, I’d love to make this is a series.