History Headscratchers / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

23rd Sep '16 10:49:33 PM nombretomado
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* Paraphrasing CinemaSins video about the movie, regarding to Sally's marriage with Gabe: "(...) Couldn't have been, like, almost any other tactic to disguise de smell of his (Percy's) blood other than marrying a smelly, abusive asshole? Aren't there some nice guys out there who just happen to smell bad, too?"

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* Paraphrasing CinemaSins WebVideo/CinemaSins video about the movie, regarding to Sally's marriage with Gabe: "(...) Couldn't have been, like, almost any other tactic to disguise de smell of his (Percy's) blood other than marrying a smelly, abusive asshole? Aren't there some nice guys out there who just happen to smell bad, too?"
21st Sep '16 10:12:04 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** To be fair, I've heard some sources claim that Hephaestus was actually ''proud'' to have the most beautiful goddess on Olympus as his wife, so much so that he showered her with fine jewelry and such and such...And after reading her conversation with Percy in ''The Titan's Curse'', I was getting the impression that she, being such a LoveFreak, simply enjoys toying with her husband by seeing other men. Something like, "My husband is a total grump, who despises his family due to being so ostracized, so me getting him angry by cheating on him with another man is the only way to get him to show he cares about me." (Yes, I know the traps are at least in part due to Hephaestus's general disdain for others, but that doesn't mean Aphrodite's going to view it that way. She seems to be someone who simply enjoys getting the attention of as many men as possible, no matter how she does it.)

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** To be fair, I've heard some sources claim that Hephaestus was actually ''proud'' to have the most beautiful goddess on Olympus as his wife, so much so that he showered her with fine jewelry and such and such...And after reading her conversation with Percy in ''The Titan's Curse'', I was getting the impression that she, being such a LoveFreak, simply enjoys toying with her husband by seeing other men. (She even referred to him specifically as her husband, and she didn't seem very bothered by it to me.) Something like, "My husband is a total grump, who despises his family due to being so ostracized, so me getting him angry by cheating on him with another man is the only way to get him to show he cares about me." (Yes, I know the traps are at least in part due to Hephaestus's general disdain for others, but that doesn't mean Aphrodite's going to view it that way. She seems to be someone who simply enjoys getting the attention of as many men as possible, no matter how she does it.)
*** P.S. In certain versions of the myths, Hephaestus demanded back the "bride price" he paid when he married Aphrodite after catching her with Ares in his golden net, effectively divorcing her, so he could probably have done it ''sometime'' if he'd wanted to. (Unless Zeus simply didn't let him.
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18th Aug '16 3:54:31 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* In ''The Titan's Curse'', a lightning bolt knocks the team off the road as they're heading to Mt. Othrys. Thalia suspects it was Zeus, due to her prophecy saying a quest member would "perish by a parent's hand", but Percy tries to convince her that it was just Kronos trying to mess with her. Thalia ''was'' heading right toward the choice that could destroy Olympus, so maybe Zeus wanted to kill her over that, but I might've expected him to have a bit more faith in her. And when they attend the council of the gods on Olympus, he says that he's proud of her and vouches against her being killed. So was it Zeus trying to prevent the Great Prophecy from being fulfilled, or Kronos or one of his allies of subjects?
17th Aug '16 3:40:39 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** It was either, that or just due to being in a dream sequence - Percy couldn't have known what she looked like, so maybe he just pictured her as looking a bit like him. I believe there's artwork out there depicting her eyes as blue, [[folder:like Jason's are.]]

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** It was either, that or just due to being in a dream sequence - Percy couldn't have known what she looked like, so maybe he just pictured her as looking a bit like him. I believe there's artwork out there depicting her eyes as blue, [[folder:like [[spoiler: like Jason's are.]]
17th Aug '16 3:40:10 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Why is Percy able to control all manner of boats, but apparently thinks a submarine is beyond his capabilities? I understand that submarines are a lot more technical than an 18th-century pirate ship, but the way they answer his beck and call doesn't seem to have anything to do with that.
17th Aug '16 3:36:03 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** It was either, that or just due to being in a dream sequence - Percy couldn't have known what she looked like, so maybe he just pictured her as looking a bit like him. I believe there's artwork out there depicting her eyes as blue, [[folder:like Jason's are.]]
17th Aug '16 12:04:06 AM akanesarumara
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* What colour ''are'' Thalia's eyes? Her first appearance in a dream of Percy from The Lightning Thief has her with "stormy green eyes" (yeah no idea what that means either) but when she is brought back in Sea of Monsters, she is described with blue/gray eyes EarlyInstallmentWeirdness perhaps?.
16th Aug '16 11:40:17 PM akanesarumara
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*** It's not her being involved in the conflict, it's an example Chiron brings to the petty spats Poseidon and Zeus have all the time, as in, "You were always Mom Rhea's favourite".
14th Aug '16 11:48:10 AM inspibrain101
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** Watch this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KmXPcSxz2g video]], comparing [[LordOfTheRings]] and [[HarryPotter]]. You'd be surprised how similar ''those'' two stories are, yet you probably wouldn't argue that Harry Potter is a rip-off of Lord of the Rings. These are tropes and archetypes, not clichés. What makes the story interesting is how the author uses these characters in different ways. For example, comparing Hermione and Annabeth, Hermione stubbornly asserts her opinions and struggles against prejudices in the wizarding world, while Annabeth is more comfortable in the godly world, and learns to overcome her own pride. Compare Clarisse and Draco; Clarisse is generally on the side of good, though she is a bully, and must overcome her own pride in order to be of help to the heroes. Draco, on the other hand, struggles with the will of his parents and his peers, as well as the philosophies he had held since he was a child. The Harry Potter books have a strong message of friendship and equality, while the Percy Jackson books focus more on family.
14th Aug '16 12:15:29 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** To be fair, I've heard some sources claim that Hephaestus was actually ''proud'' to have the most beautiful goddess on Olympus as his wife, so much so that he showered her with fine jewelry and such and such...And after reading her conversation with Percy in ''The Titan's Curse'', I was getting the impression that she, being such a LoveFreak, simply enjoys toying with her husband by seeing other men. Something like, "My husband is a total grump, who despises his family due to being so ostracized, so me getting him angry by cheating on him with another man is the only way to get him to show he cares." (Yes, I know the traps are at least in part due to Hephaestus's general disdain for others, but that doesn't mean Aphrodite's necessarily going to view it that way.)

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** To be fair, I've heard some sources claim that Hephaestus was actually ''proud'' to have the most beautiful goddess on Olympus as his wife, so much so that he showered her with fine jewelry and such and such...And after reading her conversation with Percy in ''The Titan's Curse'', I was getting the impression that she, being such a LoveFreak, simply enjoys toying with her husband by seeing other men. Something like, "My husband is a total grump, who despises his family due to being so ostracized, so me getting him angry by cheating on him with another man is the only way to get him to show he cares.cares about me." (Yes, I know the traps are at least in part due to Hephaestus's general disdain for others, but that doesn't mean Aphrodite's necessarily going to view it that way.way. She seems to be someone who simply enjoys getting the attention of as many men as possible, no matter how she does it.)
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