In case you missed it: WE’RE GETTING A PERCY JACKSON TV SERIES ON DISNEY PLUS!!!
Obviously it won’t happen anytime soon, with the current state of the world that halts all aspect of production and pre-production. But I! AM! SO! EXCITED!! And I know I’m not the only one- my twitter and tumblr dashboard were on a meltdown and we even got to the top worldwide trending topic on twitter 🙌 I know it’s been years, but it’s nice to see everyone still loves PJO regardless and join in the celebration.
Don’t get me wrong, the movie adaptations weren’t the best, but they aren’t the worst either imo. The second one stays quite faithful to the book! Plus they gave us Logandra at some point 🤣 They will always be my comfort movie, but I’m still excited that we’re finally getting the adaptation we wanted.
The casts are all very supportive too, with Logan and Jake tweeting their thoughts on the news (click on the image to go to the tweet):
And as much as we dislike the movie, I think we all can agree that the casts were great and so the fandom began “manifesting” for Disney+ to recast the original cast as the Olympians now: Logan as Poseidon, Jake as Hermes/Apollo, Brandon as Pan, and Alex as Athena.
Anyways, enough summary and to celebrate, I decided to do this tag I saw on Caro @ Book Cheshire Cat last year! I definitely know which series I prefer but I think the questions can help me explain my preferences better 😃 So without further ado, let’s get started!
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01. Favorite Hero: Percy Jackson vs Jason Grace
Percy Jackson!! Look, both Jason and Percy have similar hero qualities of braveries and loyalty to their friends, but for some reason, I never really warmed up to Jason (until The Burning Maze, tbh). Maybe because he was more uptight and we didn’t get enough time with him, but I think a huge part of it is because Jason… just feels lost to me? When we first met him, his memories were royally screwed by Hera and I think he got lost- he has to separate what’s real or not, retrieve his memories back, decide his feelings for Piper real or not, etc. In The Burning Maze, he became more of his own person and that’s when I started to go fond on him, but alas.
Percy is just more sassy and fun to read from 😂 But a huge part of my love for Percy is because we met him from when he was a literal kid and grow with him! Heroes of Olympus took place in months (or weeks?) but PJO happens in the span of years. We grow with Percy as a person, we follow a new adventures every year, we root for him to survive and cheer everytime he showed more control with his powers, and we also ship his growing romance. It’s like watching your brother grows, you know?
02. Favorite Goat Man: Grover or Coach Hedge
Honestly, I have no opinion between the two of them. They’re such a complete opposite, Grover being soft and teenager-y while Coach Hedge is like a grumpy old man 😂 But they’re both reliable, a great friend, and totally cares for the demigods they’re babysitting!
03. Child of Hades: Nico or Hazel
Nico diAngelo 💀⚫ Look, I love Hazel, but Nico just own my heart from the moment I saw him. Again, he was really young and we grew with him! I’d say his growth is even harder than Percy- as a son of Hades he was feared and ostracized, he lost his sister at such a young age, and the demigod he looked up for “betrayed” him (in his young eyes). So basically, he had to come to terms with who he is and what he can do all on his own 🥺 But he turned up really well, he’s really resilient and loyal and have so much control on the aspects of his power! And I’m so happy he got the happiness he deserved 🌞🌈
04. OTP: Percabeth or Jasper
Percabeth! Again, we grew with them and see how their relationship progressed. From “you drool in your sleep” and innocent childhood crush, to the kiss in Battle of the Labyrinth, to Percy giving up immortality and THAT UNDERWATER KISS!!! To Percy missing and when they found each other they fell to the goddamn Tartarus. To finding each other again and plan their future.
They’re like the parents of all other OTPs, you know? You can call Percy Jackson series a children series, but the characters always have such an amazing development and journey.
05. Best Villain: Kronos or Gaia
Look, the prospect of having mother earth as your enemy is scary because like it or not, we are all standing on her and with one snap, she could ruin us. However, I actually more intimidated with Kronos, because he was actually present instead of sleeping the whole time, barely appear and participating in a battle. He may be in a form of glowing coffin, but we see the enemy side communicating and receiving orders from him.
06. Better First Book: The Lightning Thief or The Lost Hero
Surprise surprise, but it’s The Lost Hero! Honestly, I don’t remember that much from HoO as it’s been so long and I’m really overdue for a reread. But I just finished a PJO reread recently and The Lightning Thief is actually my least favorite book in the series 😅 The characters felt very juvenile and if I didn’t know how awesome the next books are going to be, I know I won’t be continuing the series 😬 I remember enjoying The Lost Hero, because we got this new characters and of course, Leo Valdez!
07. Best Female Sidekick: Clarisse or Reyna
Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano 💜 Clarisse relationship with our main characters improve over time, but she still came off as a bully 😬. Meanwhile, Reyna seems cold and standoff-ish, but she’s been living for so long, she’s the Praetor of Camp Jupiter, and she’s under a lot of stress when we met her- her co-praetor missing, weird demigods appearing left right center (first Nico, then Annabeth, the Percy and Jason and co). So yeah, makes sense if she’s not all sunshine and rainbows 😅 But as we got to know her more, we see that she’s very caring, a great leader, and have a sense of humor!
08. Demigod Home: Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter
As much as I love Camp Half-Blood, I would say Camp Jupiter 💜 I can’t remember whether campers stay in CHB all the time or only during the summer, but Camp Jupiter, with all its rules and the way its designed, have better organizations and suitable for long term settlement. I love CHB, but Camp Jupiter is just more practical ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
09. Better Last Book: The Last Olympian or Blood of Olympus
The Last Olympian, no doubt. In fact, I would say it’s one of the best final book ever. It’s just full action packed from start to finish, lots of emotional moments and death, shine a light on so many side characters (Silena, Clarisse, Charles), great battle scenes, and a bittersweet ending (too many sacrifices).
Blood of Olympus was…. meh for me. The battle scenes were great and the sacrifice was huge, but… after all build up for Gaia, she got beaten fairly easy and I was left unsatisfied with that 😬
10. Final Battle: Percy Jackson or Heroes of Olympus
Again, I know I’m firmly on Percy Jackson camp because aside from Mark of Athena, I think the other books from Heroes of Olympus are just… okay. Anyways, the result of the prompts are….
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
Heroes of Olympus 💜💜💜💜
It’s a really close call, closer than what I expected, but the winner is…. Percy Jackson and the Olympians!!!
That’s all for today guys! Tell me, are you excited for the tv series? Do you prefer PJO/HoO?