History Headscratchers / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

19th Oct '17 1:28:46 AM H.N.Levian
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** I mean, the answer Chiron gave is closer to the kind of information Percy was actually looking for. Percy wants to know if there's an absolute God and the simple answer is "I don't know" because, ''from Chiron's perspective'', the gods are basically just really powerful embodiments of the world's various aspects. He couldn't mention the other pantheons because the Greeks aren't supposed to know about the Romans (can't speak for certain about the others as I've only read the first series and Heroes of Olympus) and telling them that there's more than one set of gods out there would set a precedent for the existence of separate demigod groups that the gods do not want Camp Half-Blood to have.
19th Oct '17 1:22:55 AM H.N.Levian
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** Asking "why haven't Hephaestus and Athene kids figured out an answer?" is sort of like asking "how come the real-life genius doctors of the world haven't solved a cure to Alzheimer's?" Some of them probably are working on it, but it might just be that it's ''that'' difficult a conundrum. You also have to remember that widespread information technology has not been widespread for all that long, emaning people haven't had much time to work on a fix, and that most of those who would have the motivation to work on it are, while very smart, still ultimately kids who don't live long enough to reach their full intellectual potential. That being said, it's implied that with time, certain parties '''have'' figured out selective workarounds: Daedalus' laptop, for example, doesn't appear to attract monsters while in use.
5th Oct '17 7:49:16 PM Metalshina
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** First off, its implied that you need to address the monster by name, and you can only individually allow them in one at a time. Considering that an army big enough to beat all the campers must be at least several hundred strong, that would take hours. Which leads to problem two, the campers. They trust Luke, but they aren't stupid. If they see Luke inviting monsters in they would immediately dogpile him and drag him off to be questioned. Third, Dionysus is there. For all his laziness he isn't going to stand by and just watch. Therefore, any army, no matter how big, isn't large enough o threaten the camp at this point in the story, so its pointles. It would even be counterproductive, Kronos needs more time to build up strength, so he mustn't draw suspicion, a monster army marching into one of the great bastions of demigods if literally ringing alarm bells, he would be crushed in his weakened state instantly by the gods.

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** First off, its implied that you need to address the monster by name, and you can only individually allow them in one at a time. Considering that an army big enough to beat all the campers must be at least several hundred strong, that would take hours. Which leads to problem two, the campers. They trust Luke, but they aren't stupid. If they see Luke inviting monsters in they would immediately dogpile him and drag him off to be questioned. Third, Dionysus is there. For all his laziness he isn't going to stand by and just watch. Therefore, any army, no matter how big, isn't large enough o to threaten the camp at this point in the story, so its pointles.pointless. It would even be counterproductive, Kronos needs more time to build up strength, so he mustn't draw suspicion, a monster army marching into one of the great bastions of demigods if literally ringing alarm bells, he would be crushed in his weakened state instantly by the gods.
5th Oct '17 7:48:15 PM Metalshina
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** First off, its implied that you need to address the monster by name, and you can only individually allow them in one at a time. Considering that an army big enough to beat all the campers must be at least several hundred strong, that would take hours. Which leads to problem two, the campers. They trust Luke, but they aren't stupid. If they see Luke inviting monsters in they would immediately dogpile him and drag him off to be questioned. Third, Dionysus is there. For all his laziness he isn't going to stand by and just watch. Therefore, any army, no matter how big, isn't large enough o threaten the camp at this point in the story, so its pointles. It would even be counterproductive, Kronos needs more time to build up strength, so he mustn't draw suspicion, a monster army marching into one of the great bastions of demigods if literally ringing alarm bells, he would be crushed in his weakened state instantly by the gods.
5th Oct '17 6:35:15 PM Metalshina
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** I assume they view this the same way we view founding a top 500 company, yes its possible, but its so incredibly rare that only a lucky few get to achieve it.
24th Sep '17 5:51:55 PM nombretomado
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** It's the film. [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Nuff said.]]

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** It's the film. [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Nuff said.]]
21st Sep '17 10:30:18 AM akanesarumara
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21st Sep '17 10:29:57 AM akanesarumara
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[[folder:Tantalus]]
* Two questions. 1: Why did Zeus pick ''Tantalus'' of all his sons when he started doubting Chiron? This is the guy who served up his own ''kid'' for a stew we are talking about, who Zeus and the others unanimously , justly and personally punished brutally for it. If he just wanted one of his own kids to replace Chiron, heck, he had ''loads'' more to chose from who would have been better. 2: How come he and Dionysus are all chummy? Yes the Tantalus episode is before Mr. D was even thought of, yes Mr. D. is currently forcibly off the bottle and cannot touch anything wine or grape related which might make him understand Tantalus' crankiness a bit, but as the god who chews out demigods for being jerks towards others, you would think he would detest one prime example where it really was the demigod at fault and everyone sides with the gods about the horrible punishment.
21st Sep '17 10:19:16 AM akanesarumara
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* It's stated that all demigods have some degree of luring scent to monsters- the stronger the parent, the stronger the scent and the more monsters find the kid to be like a five star dinner of 10 courses. Other factors are whether or not they are in the company of other demigods (too many demigods equals a "come eat me" flare) and the usage of electronics such as cell phones and laptops (IIRC, there is a mention of a poor unfortunate soul whose last mistake was googling a type of monster shortly after being attacked by them and escaping.) Yet... many of those electronics are a staple of modern life and expected for use in school and later work. How come Cabin Hephaestus and/or Athene hasn't thought of something to deal with the conundrum?

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* It's stated that all demigods have some degree of luring scent to monsters- the stronger the parent, the stronger the scent and the more monsters find the kid to be like a five star dinner of 10 courses. (Eg: A child of Aphrodite or even a minor god? You should probably be able to get by even if you don't happen to be an outstanding fighter.. A child of Zeus, Poseidon or Hades? STAY AT CAMP FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY. ''Especially'' if you live in Cabin One.) Other factors are whether or not they are in the company of other demigods (too many demigods equals a "come eat me" flare) and the usage of electronics such as cell phones and laptops (IIRC, there is a mention of a poor unfortunate soul whose last mistake was googling a type of monster shortly after being attacked by them and escaping.) Yet... many of those electronics are a staple of modern life and expected for use in school and later work.work- which might be why it is spelt outright in several books that demigods living to adulthood can be a big thing, and that demigods living to adulthood ''without actually knowing they are demigods'' are rare as anything (though it still happens). How come Cabin Hephaestus and/or Athene hasn't thought of something to deal with the conundrum?
21st Sep '17 10:13:23 AM akanesarumara
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[[folder: Dealing with the scent]]
* It's stated that all demigods have some degree of luring scent to monsters- the stronger the parent, the stronger the scent and the more monsters find the kid to be like a five star dinner of 10 courses. Other factors are whether or not they are in the company of other demigods (too many demigods equals a "come eat me" flare) and the usage of electronics such as cell phones and laptops (IIRC, there is a mention of a poor unfortunate soul whose last mistake was googling a type of monster shortly after being attacked by them and escaping.) Yet... many of those electronics are a staple of modern life and expected for use in school and later work. How come Cabin Hephaestus and/or Athene hasn't thought of something to deal with the conundrum?
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