as some people may have already noticed, google has added a link to their homepage advertising #banbossy, a movement to teach young girls how to be independent and assertive. from the website’s home page:
"When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader’. Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy’. Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys- a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."
on the website, you can “pledge to ban bossy”, and that will automatically share the site on your facebook. you can share on other social media sites as well. the site has videos explaining their cause, lists of helpful tips for parents to help their daughters, and tons of other really cool stuff. if you’re not already sold on it, the movement is partially funded by the girl scouts (just one more reason to add to the list of why theyre becoming freaking awesome).
please spread around to let others know!!
have you ever looked at your gf/bf and thought
how did i get so lucky
Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus 30 day challenge owo
Day 2: least favorite book
Man i hate choosing least favorites of anything but I guess Son of Neptune… mostly probably because we just had the whole amnesiac kid finds new friendfamily schtick with Jason and then it just feels like a repeat when we get it all over again with Percy (like I know it’s plot-necessary but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a little gloomy about it)
BUT THERE ARE STILL SO MANY GREAT THINGS ABOUT SON OF NEPTUNE
REY NA REYNA EREYNA IS SUCH A GRREAT CHARACTER OK I PUT MYSELF THROUGH DRAWING A HORSE FOR THE FIRST TIME JUST SO I COULD REPRESENT HOW GODS DAMN MAJESTIC REYNA IS
ok reynasplosion over uh
SoN also has some really incredible moments and characters, like Iris who is literally the best weird hippie goddess mom lady ever and basically everything she says is exactly how i feel (also Fleecy is boss, I shoulda drawn her too)
and I always have a soft spot for death gods/personifications of death and Thanatos is such a riot i mean he threatens to Skype Hades ok i don’t think you understand how fuckin
also ELLA I love Ella even if she is sort of an ascended plot device she’s great
but yes Son of Neptune yo. Mostly what I hope you got out of this post is that Reyna is majestic as fuck and literally a perfect character who I am unironically in love with even though she’s fictional
Percy and Annabeth: Then and Now. "Her voice caught on the word friend. Percy was a lot more than that. Even boyfriend really didn’t cover it. They’d been through so much together, at this point Percy was part of her - a sometimes annoying part, sure, but definitely a part she could not live without.”
Your opinions can be wrong.
Your queerphobic, racist, sexist, ableist opinions ARE wrong.
This fandom doesnt exist in a vacuum.
The feelings of real people are more important than your feels over shipping and headcanons.
People ARE going to judge this fandom by the worst of the…
You know there are things in this fandom a lot worse than ship hate. Like ok I get being annoyed when someone hates on your OTP. I’m a giant shipper. I write fanfic and draw crappy fanart and head cannon characters that don’t make sense all the time.
But there are people in the fandom who hate the fact that Hazel is black. And hate her for it too.
There are people who refuse to accept that Nico is queer or turn it into a ‘lol so gay’ joke.
Fans have really sexist ideas about the girls’ place in a ship or relationship.
Fans have really racist interpretations of characters who are not white.
Fans literally send death threats, slurs and purposefully triggering material when you don’t agree with their popular opinions. I don’t have a popular blog at all. I have 56 followers and pjo isn’t even my blog’s main focus (though I have been blogging about it a lot recently). But I’ve gotten death threats and suicide and self harm encouragement for saying something unpopular about Jason.
Ship hate isn’t a real issue in the fandom. It can annoy you ok. But your feels over an OTP aren’t more important than the effects of actual harmful and bigoted opinions and behavior this fandom has.
You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs
but then suddenly ZOOP
fucking green herrons
wE ARE NOT GOING TO FORGET THIS EITHER