This is a very random rant.
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Okay so PJO/HoO is one of my main loves in reading— I am a HUGE FAN of Percy Jackson *cry*.
So here are some random thoughts:
If you notice, in the PJO/HoO fandom there are those type of fans who—
Are undecided for their love for Jason
Are undecided for their love for Piper
Because almost everyone agrees that Percy, Leo and Nico deserve a lot of love
I'll be honest— I'm not a fan of either Jason or Piper. I don't find them the most interesting of characters. I guess Lyanna can agree with me on that.
I guess they're just not the same as Percy and Annabeth :( You're going to say let's not compare but really, what Percabeth did is raise the standard of ships in HoO.
But I've got no problem with Frank and Hazel— I love them
Leo took some warming up for me. I mean, his POV is definitely enjoyable— who doesn't find his POV funny?— but it was his personality that I had to get used to. He's unhappy, but does his best to show the opposite everyday— which really saddened me, and got me to think more about how he uses humor as a defense mechanism. He's so pained inside: lonely (being the seventh wheel and all), hurt (because of the death of his mom and his love for Calypso—
WAIT A MOMENT. CAN WE TALK ABOUT CALEO
OK OK OK
So HONESTLY I didn't ship Caleo at first. *gasp* I know! I thought at that time that Leo was practically jacking Percy's style. Also—I thought,— doesn't this entire chapter make Percy look bad? I mean look,— It made Percy look like a jerk for leaving Calypso in Ogygia, broken hearted. I know it looked bad while we were reading it but I don't know, I felt sympathetic towards Percy during the entire House of Hades because he wan't really feeling above par in Tartarus. And thinking about it more— why didn't we give Calypso a second thought, either? Because there was always a new threat coming in Percy's life and we always focused on that. Anyways, as huge fangirls always do— I reread House of Hades. And they surprisingly started to warm up to me. But it still bothers me that if Leo does save Calypso and there's an accidental bump up with Percy and Annabeth— talk about awkward. Also, it saddens me how Calypso cursed Percy— he sounded so hurt at the time, poor Percy
As of of the rest of the other ships—
LET US TALK ABOUT THAT NICO POV COMING UP IN BLOOD OF OLYMPUS
WHICH REALY MAKES YOU THINK
WILL NICO END UP WITH REYNA???????
Another killer question: WOULD YOU SHIP IT?!?!?!
I seriously don't know if I should prepare myself and learn to love them or if it will come naturally— I mean, if Uncle Rick really will pair them together then I'd be interested to find out how he does it.
There still are a lot things that he does which really surprise us. You may say that the plot is practically Disney which makes things predictable but—really, he leaves things as a mix of unpredictable and predictable which really creates a blend of unexpected. That's just how I see it.
Another thing that I'd like to talk about—
If you noticed, in HoH everyone of the Seven had some sort of an upgrade. Imagine skill points being added to a Sim— so there are points being added to Frank for being praetor, Piper for improving on charmspeak, Hazel for learning the art of manipulation of the Mist. Leo and Jason are as skilful as ever.
Throughout HoH the remaining Seven in Argo II have been vocal about their need for Annabeth, being their leader/strategist and etc. so her number of points is the same. (shoutout to Patrice for making me play Sims 3 again haha). But come to think of it, all I can think of for Percy is a downgrade. I'm thinking about the time that he almost tortured Misery. That he was unfair with Bob. Yep. Downgrade. (but interestingly enough, while I was rereading HoH Percy did have some unexplained abilities which Annabeth has been noting so I'll watch out for that).
So to think about it:
Everyone in the Seven has a role— everyone but Percy.
So you'll say that he's their number one fighter— but everyone in the Seven is a fighter, and Frank being a son of Mars, can stand up to that. You'll say that he's a leader— but there's Annabeth and Jason for that. You'll say he'll be the one to save the day— but it'll be too redundant and in HoH Rick made it clear that Piper, Leo, and Jason will be the ones who'll have major roles/decisions in BoO. Hazel stands out in the Seven— if you look at her abilities they're unique, which makes her a valuable player. The same can be said for Leo, especially since he's captain of Argo II.
Which leaves Percy.
Hera said he's the glue. What's that supposed to mean?? (HAHA.) What does being the glue have to do with making major decisions of plot twists in BoO?
I guess we'll find out.