Rick Riordan does a face reveal.
And yes, it's true 👀
Rick Riordan does a face reveal.
And yes, it's true 👀
Rick Riordans newest novel coming 10.5.21!! A girl named Ana Dakkar discovers that she is the last living dependent of Captain Nemo!!
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Why Rick Is A Troll
Today I have a theory on why Rick is a troll.
So a few days ago, I was on a post that was like, what’s ur fav sword ship, and then everyone was like ‘Riptide and Jack! Riptide and Jack!’ And then someone said, ‘GUYS THEIR SHIP NAME IS RICK’
I mean. THIS EXPLAINS LOTS.
So I was like, ‘wow I need to make a post about this.’ I had come up with a theory on why Rick is an absolute TROLL.
So y’all know how riptide and jack kill stuff, right? Anyways I thought since Rick might be there kid, cos of their ship name or somehow related to them, I thought this was why Rick basically kills every character in the books. Like COME ON RICK. Anyways now we know his dark secret, and use it to bribe him into not making him kill our favourite characters, MWAHAHAHAH
Y’all, this is a joke. Don’t take it seriously :D
Alright, so today I re-read the Camp Half-Blood Confidential. I got some good laughs, some questions, but also possibly some foreshadowing...
In the last chapter Percy is talking about how "the off-season is a great time for demigods to work on pet projects." He then says, "Will and Nico hope to find a way to keep Nico from passing out after he shadow-travels."
Now, I know this might not seem like a lot, but hear me out. This might have to do with their trip to Tartarus. It doesn't seem like Rick would just throw that into the book to keep us hanging, but it's also clear that they haven't figured out a way yet because in ToN, Nico still passes out.
But does this mean there is a way for Nico to stop passing out? Will this be touched on in the stand alone novel that might be written? Will this have to do with their trip to Tartarus?
I know this is short, but I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
This is my take on Rick as a black, queer, female. Please read with an open mind and comment with respect and care. As a person of colour, I have to right to critique work that is supposed to make space for such. Please remember that not all representation is GOOD representation.
Rick Riordan has done some problematic things!
Rick Riordan is not the "woke king" that some if not most of the fandom makes him out to be. His misrepresentation of cultures and race and sexualization of characters is unacceptable. Here are some examples (read at your own risk, these are nasty):
“The week before, he’d turned down several million dollars to play Tonto in a remake of The Lone Ranger. Piper was still trying to figure out why. He’d played all kinds of roles—a Latino teacher in a tough L.A. school, a dashing Israeli spy in an action-adventure blockbuster, even a Syrian terrorist in a James Bond movie. And, of course, he would always be known as the King of Sparta. But if the part was Native American—it didn’t matter what kind of role it was—Dad turned it down.” (The Lost Hero, page 165)
(This was written by a middle-aged white man btw)
“But now she was adorned in a beautiful white sleeveless gown that went down to her ankles, with a V-neck so low it was totally embarrassing.” (The Lost Hero, page 95)
“With the makeup and the dress and the perfect hair, she’d looked about twenty-five, glamorous, and completely out of his league. He’d never thought of beauty as a form of power, but that’s the way Piper had seemed—powerful.
He liked regular Piper better—someone he could hang out with. But the weird thing was, he couldn’t quite get that other image out of his head. It hadn’t been an illusion. That side of Piper was there too. She just did her best to hide it.” (The Lost Hero, page 201)
This makes me SICK. The over-sexualization of Native women, especially young girls, is hazardous to this community. According to the National Institute of Justice, about 56% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes, and 55% have experienced domestic violence. In 97% of those cases, the violence was from a non-Native perpetrator. This is the hazardous reality for the Native American community; I am definitely not okay with a middle-aged white man contributing to that sexualization and exposing his young audience to it too.
And I'm not done! I haven't even mentioned the misrepresentation of black people in some of his works. In the PJO universe, Hazel is literally the ONLY black character who isn't dead (well... she was dead) or an evil creature. And I might write this off as sheer coincidence, but then we see that Hazel had been dead for decades... it seems so painfully intentional. Not to mention that her mother did voodoo, and while this does have a history with the black population, it was used to demonize her and it is so shockingly clear. Knowing that witchcraft was (and still is) overwhelmingly used to convicted and demonized by black women, the way Rick wrote this aspect of Hazel's character was very insensitive to these problems. Rick uses food to characterize her, which is gross in so many ways. She was described as having 'cinnamon' hair and 'skin as dark as a roasted coffee bean' that as an inherently racist character greatly fetishizes and dehumanizes her. WE ARE NOT FOOD, so do not describe us as such. This also pushes the narrative that people of colour aren't "pretty" or "exotic" enough without whiter features. I kid you not, I had a young boy (no younger than 12) come up to me once in a store and he asked if he could LICK my hand because he wanted to know if it tasted like chocolate. So if you want to describe a black person's complexion, instead of "chocolate", "mocha", "coffee", etc, use colours like "dark", "umber", "ebony", etc. Here are some passages that are problematic, these are pretty self-explanatory (discuss them in the comments):
Hazel crossed her arms. “So the Romans fought on the Confederate side? As a girl whose grandmother was a slave, can I just say…not cool?”
Jason put his hands in front of him, palms up. “I personally was not alive then. And it wasn’t all Greeks on one side and all Romans on the other. But, yes. Not cool. Sometimes demigods make bad choices.” He looked sheepishly at Hazel. “Like sometimes we’re too suspicious. And we speak without thinking.”
Hazel stared at him. (Mark of Athena, Ch 17)
I’m going to be starting posting more often at like the time I’m posting now. I’m going to be posting fanart that I draw so here’s the first one:
I just was searching on youtube Percy Jackson songs and I found this amazing playlist, my favorite song is the first, although the pictures on all of the songs are fantabulous! It literally made me cry!!😂😋#RickRiordan4life (just made that up)
Heres the link to the songs!- Percy Jackson Songs
Watch them! They r all related to Rick Riordan's books, the first is related to the Hero's of Olympus series
This is my take on Rick as a black, queer, female. Please read with an open mind and comment with respect and care. English is not my first language, feel free to correct my grammar in the comments!
Now, I have a sense of humour, but I didn't find this funny. Based off of what I gathered on Clovis, he shows signs of chronic fatigue (CFS), which is not something to joke about. I don't have CFS, but I do know people that have it. They miss out on activities, events, and spending time with loved ones because of this disorder. Whenever I think about Clovis it pains me to think of the ways Rick could have used him to raise awareness on CFS rather than make a joke out of it as he did in the books and this tweet.
I love Solangelo with my entire being. It's one of the first ships I'd ever grown a strong attachment to. But, unfortunately, like many other ships, it does have flaws. I wanted to give the benefit of the doubt for this ship because it is the first gay ship in Percy Jackson. It's a sweet ship that shows that opposites attract. Here's the problem, Will is Nico's doctor. There is an inherent imbalance in patient and doctor relationships, it's general doctors office policy to not treat a partner or love interest. When a doctor treats a loved one, it can cloud their medical judgement and can make them unprofessional. I have yet to read Tower of Nero, hopefully, this issue is fixed.
Samirah Al-Abbas and WOC
We have our first canon Muslim character! Samirah Al-Abbas. I'm going to make this short and sweet because this is getting a little too long. Samirah is engaged to Amir who was her crush since she was 12 years old. One the other hand, Annabeth has had a crush on Percy but doesn't get into a relationship. Here is the key difference, Samirah is a POC, and Annabeth is caucasian. To make them more "mature," Rick Riordan consistently brings VERY YOUNG WOC into relationships (Hazel, Sadie); not knowing how WOC (especially black women) are seen as "less innocent," "more mature," and thus more sexual. Though none of these relationships is canonically sexual, they still play into the sexualization of young girls of colour.
That's all! I may make this into a series, let me know if I should in the comments.
Ok, so like I was thinking about the Percy Jackson series (as always) and I was wondering if any of you knew who Rick Riordans godly parent is. 'Cause like, he would probably be REALLY knowledgeable in demigod stuff because he is one.
ANYWAY...just wanted to know
Ok here me out, what if Rick makes another imprint that allows new pantheons of gods in the riordanverse to be explored and canonized and have people who actually know about them get a way to have their stories and myths represented in the major success of the Riordanverse in a canon way, of course the authors to advise /collaborate in a series/book about say Chinese Mythology in rick's hypothetical extended universe type imprint could also write about chinese mythology in their own way in RRP.
Rick wrote a short in Italian and it's amazing and addresses SO many questions I had. Here's the link for those who need it: https://rickriordan.com/2020/12/un-natale-mezzosangue/
Translate it (it reads kind of weird because it's translated. At one point Nico calls Percy "Seaweed Brain" and it translated to "Alge Brain").
But as to what I noticed (the way I understood it, anyways):
Demigods can get COVID, but can't be affected by it. So basically they don't get the symptoms and won't die from it.
They can spread it to mortals, however.
So for example, if Percy had it, he couldn't get symptoms, but he could spread it to Sally, Paul, and Estelle. So they wear masks still to save lives.
We know an RR standalone is coming, but what will it be? I'm not doing a poll cause that's restrictive, but leave your ideas in the comments. I'm thinking a gritty look at demigods throughout the ages, looking at famous conflicts between CHB and CJ and children of the Big Three.