"She’s really pretty for a black girl"
“He’s really cool for a gay guy”
“She’s doing really well for a woman”
So, in about a month, I’m going to start my countdown to Blood of Olympus. Why next month? I don’t really know. May just feels like a good time to start. It’s a sign from the universe.
So, during the entire month of April, I want Heroes of Olympus fanart submissions/suggestions. I plan to include Viria, Burdge, Radycat, and Minuko, but I also want other artists. So, if you have a piece of yours that want in the countdown, send it to me. If you want to make a piece for the countdown, go for it and send it to me. If you want (and as long as it is your art) I’ll include a link to your blog so that people may check out your other work. If you want to see a specific artist in the countdown, let me know. I want this countdown to be AMAZING with TONS of different art! So, please send in your submissions and suggestions.
My rules are as follows:
- If you are submitting a piece and claiming it as your artwork, it better be yours. I will look it up. No plagerism please.
- Please do not suggest any of the following artists: Viria, Burdge, Radycat, and Minuko. I assure you, their art will be featured. I’m asking for submissions/suggestions for artists that may not be as well-known in the PJO fandom.
- If you suggest a specific artist, please let me know that they’re ok with edits. My countdown pieces are (even if they’re simple) edits, and some artists don’t want edits. I want to respect the artists.
- No edits of others’ art please (if you made an edit of your own art, that’s fine).
- No sexually explicit art. Don’t get me wrong, that stuff’s great, but I want to keep this countdown PG.
- You can send in your suggestions and submissions through the HowManyDaysTilltheMadnessEnds blog or through my primary blog, cloudcuckoolander527. Either one is fine.
- All submissions and suggestions need to be in by April 30. The countdown starts May 1st.
Please send me your requests. I want to have a lot of different artists included in this and I want to get some audience participation. I had a great time with the countdown for House of Hades, last year and I want to make the countdown for book 5 (the last one *sobs*) even better!
LET’S DO THIS!!!
Spread the word!
Added note: Thank you to all those who have already submitted art, suggested artist, and allowed me to look through and choose art. Feel free to continue sending art/suggestions. I’ve still got plenty of the countdown pieces to decide on, so I’ll keep this open after the countdown begins April 30th.
i really feel for jason sometimes, you know?
the first time he’s ever actually able to celebrate his birthday, he has to watch two of his friends fall to what could be their deaths, and watch his best friend beat himself up about it mercilessly
and yet he’s still got to be strong because he’s supposed to be the leader
jason motherfucking grace
John Scalzi gets it.
Son of Hades. (x)
Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones
"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly
“Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” - Kevin Spak, Newser
"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly
Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. - Leanne Aguilera, E! Online
"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It
The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress
So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year. - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly
"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon
"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic
"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint
"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes
"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times
In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape, Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times
The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky
His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do. - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.
It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club
If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate
This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired
"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine
I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon
"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine
"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week
The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com
Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort. - Sam Adams, IndieWire
Is that Dwayne the Brock Johnson?
when all your favorite people are online
Australians need to stfu moaning about how hot it is. You live in fucking Australia. You should be prepared for this shit.
OH, I’M SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT?
I COULDN’T QUITE HEAR YOU OVER THE INEVITABLE HEAT THAT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OF
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLAIN AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JUST IN CASE AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HOT 52˚C IS.
Holy fuck are you guys okay