Hey guys, if you really like the Magnus Chase books, let me remind you that in one of the books, Rick wrote,’To JRR Tolkien, the man who brought me into Norse Mythology. ‘ Or something like that anyway. So, next time you read the Magnus Chase books, thank Tolkien.
I believe that Rick has two possible favourite characters.
Rick gave Percy ultimate powers
Percy defeated a whole bunch of titans with a water hurricane, and exploded the toilets on the Argo // without even trying.
Percy has his own series
The Percy Jackson series started me off on the Rick Riordan books, and he was a very powerful demigod, defeating all monsters in his way.
Apollo (God of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and poetry):
Apollo has a whole series to himself
Apollo is turned onto a mortal by Zeus, and then betrayed many times, but I think Rick did this so there would be drama, and also because he feels Apollo isn’t really in any of his other books.
Rick gave him lots of funny scenes
There are many funny scenes in ToA, and in the chapters when Apollo is involved in other books, he’s seen as a humorous character. I think Rick favours Apollo, which is why the god is humorous.
Do you think that Rick has another favourite?
We are one of the luckiest fandoms. We have an author who gives us diverse characters, an unique storyline, interesting plot pieces. Yes, he can be a bit troll-ish at times, but when he threw Percabeth in Tartarus, did we refuse to read the book? NO, we picked it up and read it because we wanted to know what happened. And when Jason and Bob and Damasen died, we had grown attached to their characters, so we cried. (At least I did) Only good authors can make you grow attached to a character. Only good authors can make you cry for a character. I think we all need to thank Uncle Rick.
Guys umm so , I wished Uncle Rick a Happy Birthday on Twitter and.... I got noticed by Becky ,,, she liked my tweet , I'm not able to breathe , Literally like , OUT OF THE WORLD FEELING
They know I exist.
So I am rereading HOO and I am currently reading the blood of Olympus.Either Rick is very dirty-minded or I am
Please read the following:
Leo sighed,"Talk to the pants piper cause the hands are busy" "I am NOT talking to the pants!Meeting in the mess hall.We're almost to Olympia" "Yeah fine I'll be there in a sec" "What are you doing anyway you've been poking around the inside of the hull for days" Leo swept his flashlight across the celestial bronze plates and pistons he'd been installing slowly but surely"Routine maitnance Silence.Piper was a little too good at knowing when he was lying"Leo-" "Hey while your down there do me a favor.I got this itch right below my-" "FINE!I'm leaving
Leo, Leo, Leo.
I see you!
Look I am not a simp for Leo before I noticed this quote (username was a friends dare when I set up my account) but now I know he is dirty-minded like me.You just might be looking at Mrs.Leo Valdez
Put your comments on the quote in the comments
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(yeesh, the title might sound like I'm forcing my opinion... I should assure you that I'm not. if you can find flaws in my reasoning, or my sources, you have every right to state them in reply.)
So! The stuff about 'Books don't match with 'original' Greek myth,' blah, blah, blah.
First, let's see Rick's official answer at his site in FAQ section
When I mentioned this to posts complaining about the 'inaccuracy', many said something like 'but Iliad! Odyssey! They were written by the ancient Greeks! The mythology in them are right!' and I just rolled along with it...
...until I read this phrase Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (highly recommended! though, in my opinion, it should've been named 'Fertile Crescent is OP'. it hardly even mentions guns and steel. germs, a little. fertile crescent? at least a dozen times every chapter.).
The Iliad and Odyssey were composed and transmitted by nonliterate bards for nonliterate listeners, and not committed to writing until the development of the Greek alphabet hundreds of years later.
(dam I had to download it online cuz my book is translated version... AND IT HAD MISTYPO SO I COULDN'T FIND THE PHRASE WHEN I CTRL+F-ED FOR ILIAD AAAAAAAAAAA)
Just to check if the information was correct, I searched wikipedia and some other sites in google... seems like the author went along with the theory that Homer was born in 1200 BC, assuming he was born when the Trojan War occurred. However, in the sources I searched in internet claim the theory that Homer was born late eighth or early seventh century BC is more likely.
I believe my claiming that I made in the title is valid either way.
If Jared Diamond's belief that Homer was born in 1200 BC is true, Iliad had to wonder without being written down for centuries. It had to be told from mouth to mouth for centuries, which is enough for any story to be altered quite a lot.
If Jared Diamond was wrong, and Homer was born in late eighth century BC, it means Homer wrote the event that happened centuries ago - that he wrote down a story that was told from mouth to mouth for centuries, which is, again, enough for a story to change a lot.
Either way, the story of Greek Myth contained in Iliad or Odyssey that we read now was told from mouth to mouth for centuries, which is pretty unstable way for a story to exist, allowing it to be exaggerated, misunderstood, and altered. Therefore I believe it is quite valid to claim that story in Iliad that we read now isn't exactly 'original'.
I think we were a little blind to just say 'ILIAD IS A BOOK SO IT'S ORIGINAL AND RICK'S BOOK DON'T MATCH WITH IT SO RICK'S BOOK DON'T MATCH WITH ORIGINAL GREEK MYTH WAAAAA' and ignore Rick's explanation completely. After all, he was the history teacher.
I'm gender-fluid and very annoyed like Alex Fierro has been portrayed. I will use she/her pronouns for Alex here, as she / he uses them most of the time.
Okay, Alex´s the only one trans/ not cis character out of 200+ characters (not including gods and goddess). I am happy that he wanted to show representation, but he did it "kinda" crappy.
Alex is completly this "sarcastic, sassy gender-fluid"- stereotype. She only consisted of a quirky fashion sense, sarcastical comebacks and her gender identity. She has no complexity or showed barely any emotions, I know she had a hard past, she´s strong etc, but she had no real depth or called-out flaws or even a little bit of complexity. Seriously if you think about it, we don´t have a lot of Lgbtq+ characters who has actual depth and are more than their sexuality or gender identity. (also the most lgbtq+ characters are minor characters)
Not just is Alex a stereotype, it´s also kinda wrong. I hated it so much how Magnus is able to know when Alex changed her gender. I know that Rick said when she is male her hair "grew longer". (it´s also wrong to make her look change just because she changed her gender. gender-fluidity is inside) But Magnus just now it magical? Rick should have normalize it to ask for prounouns.
Her mother Loki is also gender-fluid. Alex allegedly got her gender identity from her Mom. But I hope we all know that gender-fluidity isn´t heritage or something like that. Also like a sexuality you don´t gain it from parents. Nobody has a influence about it.
But I really loved the little text Rick wrote about homophobic and transphobic parents who are kicking their parents out.
“The gender thing wasn’t what surprised me. A huge percentage of the homeless teens I’d met had been assigned one gender at birth but identified as another, or they felt like the whole boy/girl binary didn’t apply to them. They ended up on the streets because - shocker - their families didn’t accept them. Nothing says “tough love” like kicking your non-heternormative kid to the curb so they can experience abuse, drugs, high suicide rates, and constant physical danger. Thanks, Mom and Dad!” (pg. 55).
I agree with all those things like that the writing’s a bit ackward and a bit lackluster or that he put all that information in a very all-at-once but rather that awkward slab of text than the fact that it is not there. He summarize some of the major issues facing transgender youth. And he researched what doesn't really happen that often in Riordans books.
Now, I know that Nero's tower just came out like last year but I just mean in the future. Will we get more spinoffs ? Or is this the time where the books go on pause and we get a lot of serieses in live action/movie ? WhAt ArE yOuR THouGhts
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It is canon that rick is a senior scribe at camp half-blood. That basically means he’s the librarian lol 😂
So you have to have a coin to pay Charon the ferryman. Remember when Percy, Annabeth and Grover went to the underworld for the first time, the priest they saw, whose “ Lamborghini for the Lord” crashed and he died. In Greek tradition, you have to be buried or burnt with a coin on or in your mouth to cross The River Styx, or remain a lost spirit forever. Percy said the priest died a few days before they say him in Hades’ kingdom. Did he die with a coin in his mouth?
Yeah, I'm supposed be on a hiatus, but imma just sneak in just for this post cuz IT HAS A LOT OF EXCITING STUFF and then I'm leave to my hole where I shall spend the rest of mah eternity (kidding, dw, I'll be back ;))
Anyway, if you've been following (or should I say stalking? 👀) Rick Riordan closely, you'd know that he posts monthly blog posts on his website https://rickriordan.com. So recently he's posted a new blog so I'm here ;) I'll only be highlighting the exciting parts, cuz you can read the full article for the yourself if ya want!!
The first part is based on the Rick Riordan Presents Imprint of course, considering the title is “Rick Riordan Presents” Authors Continue to Amaze, and Other News!
If you didn't already know, Aru Shah and the City of Gold landed on many best-seller lists and we're all super proud of that!!
Graci Kim's RRP debut is gonna hit the bookshelves in less than two weeks and it's gonna be super awesome. As RR says, Korean witches in Los Angeles? Yes, please!
There's also been a third book in the Paola Santiago series named Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows. Speaking of Paola Santiago, it's sequel, Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares is set to release on August 3rd!!
TRISTAN STRONG KEEPS PUNCHING! Kwame Mbalia's Tristan Strong Destroys the World was a very big hit last October and Rick Riordan says that the last book, Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (yes that's the title!) is by far, the best in the whole series and he can't wait for the release!!
The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities' cover was released not very recently and it looks magnificent!! The book's gonna be a short story collection from most of the RRP authors and even Rick himself!! Uncle Rick's Irish mythology standalone is gonna be a part of this too!!
Daughter of the Deep
Soonish… very soonish, I will have a final cover to show you for my upcoming science fiction novel DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, a new modern take on the story of Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, featuring his only living survivor, Ana Dakkar, a high school freshman who must claim her heritage to save the world. Also very soonish, I should be able to announce some exciting news about movie rights for this book. Stay tuned! The book itself comes out Oct. 5, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
WE'RE GONNA HAVE A FINAL COVER AND MOVIE RIGHTS FOR THE BOOK!! THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING MORE EXCITING, RIGHT!!?
Well, for the people who's been stalking Rick for ANY news on the Disney+ series, here you go!!
We have pretty much nailed down the outline for the entire first season. We know what each episode will cover, and how the season will narrate the action of The Lightning Thief in a faithful way, but also with some new and exciting depth, so if you know the story, you will love it and find it rewarding and refreshing. If you have never heard of Percy Jackson, you will also love it.
The first season's writing is ALMOST done and I'm sure we're all gonna love it!! And casting news!! This isn't much, but atleast good enough!!
We have a casting director for the show, and have begun conversations about what the casting process will look like with the casting department at Disney, ASSUMING of course that we get approval for that process to start. It’s possible I can share a bit more about what this will look like soon. Stay tuned.
On a final note,
A fantasy adventure TV series based primarily on young characters with sets that change every week? NO ONE has ever done anything quite like this before. This is one reason we can’t rush the process.
That definitely sounds like the series is gonna be such a big hit!! Can't wait!! 😌😌😌
Read the full post here:
Rick's favourite ship is...
The Argo II. Or Titanic if you ask something not in his books.