y’all, i feel like i need to remind y’all that there’s a huge difference between ignoring what’s going on, and taking a mental break because you’re exhausted with trying to keep up with the situation in the country right now. this shit is no joke and is weighing incredibly heavy on people such as myself and if you need to take a break from this and just log out, please do. please take care of yourself and don’t feel bad that you’re not keeping up with things at every second of the day.
And that’s why Percabeth will always be one of the best ships out there
Annabeth feeling unwanted and abandoned by literally everyone vs Percy almost having a panic attack thinking he was gonna lose her to the hunters in Titan’s Curse
annabeth’s welfare being rarely if ever prioritised by other people her whole life vs. percy going “the world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive”
annabeth being abandoned so many times in her life vs. percy turning to look at her at the end of tlo and then facing the gods and refusing immortality………..
annabeth being denied affection & care & attention her whole life vs. percy being like “she [annabeth] smiled for the first time in days and that made it all worthwhile”
reading the of mark of athena for the first time and then having to wait a year for house of hades was such a formative moment in my childhood
the😫year of yearning😫
Today’s kids will never know the absolute upset of reading the dedication in HoH for the first time
Luke was literally CLAIMED by his father given a pair of shoes and everything and YET with his dying breath he told Percy to think of the UNCLAIMED demigods…all his anger came from a selfless place like that was what it was ALL about. I’m fucking dying!!!!
Just to fucking add to this…Luke had to watch so many unclaimed demigods live without their parents bc he was the head counselor of Hermes and de facto leader of camp….God he was probably so disillusioned. He probably went to Chiron begging for some accommodation for the demigods and SOME sort of way they could tell them who their parents were….Oh FUCK
This changed the way I look at Luke. Yes, he did terrible things and got a bunch of innocent kids hurt and/or killed. Yes, he opposed the gods so strongly that he foolishly brought back one of the greatest threats in the mythological world. He is still evil and twisted in a lot of ways, but this paints him in the light of my favorite villain archetype. The one I never seem to write quite right myself. Under different circumstances with different actions to start with, Luke would have been a hero from the get-go. He did the wrong things for the right reason. It doesn’t change what actually happened and it excuses nothing, but personally, I think it makes him more human in a way… I like that. Bravo.
Oh 👏🏾 my 👏🏾 god. Yes. Luke would be the perfect archetype hero.
Luke is a well-crafted multi-faceted character just like everyone else in the original pjo series?
Consider me shocked. Not. He went through so much pain, from seeing his mother dive into her madness, being on the run as a teen and responsible for a group of kids, seeing his best friend/crush nearly die and being turned into a fucking tree, his father not really doing anything except giving him the repetition of a mission someone else already had done which left him wounded and seeing everyone being disappointed, desillusionioned and toyed with by the gods.
Did he do terrible things? Absolutely. Can and should we judge him based off that? Yes!
Is that death scene with Annabeth something we should ignore?Definitely!
But Luke isn’t that ”evil laugh maniac villain“ most people seem to turn him into? He had valid points and was selfish (holding out a grudge till the end and knowing Kronos is untrustworthy) and selfless (still thinking about others which also motivated and validated his actions for him) at the same time.