Okay, so listen here. History lesson.
Through some confusing math involving WWII and Hazel’s birthday, I’m just going to go ahead and imagine that Nico was born in 1939 at the earliest, because by the time he was two (and she died) America had joined WWII, and 1942 at the latest.
Maria was born and raised either in Italy or in the US as an ambassador’s daughter in the early 1900’s. This isn’t anything new; but the world was pretty conservative back in the day, and church had a big importance (see history books and even the school Hazel attended as a child). Italy was a majorly catholic country, so it can be assumed that Christianity must have been part of the way Maria was raised.
What does Maria go and do? She meets the god of death, who is technically the equivalent of Satan, and falls in love with him.
After that? She has his child -Bianca- which is SUPER sinful because it was definitely out of wedlock, and also he’s married to someone else. And after that? She and Hades have a second child, this time a son. Can you imagine the stigma Maria got for that? This mysterious man you’re not married to is the father of your two children.
What else makes her really particular you may ask?
Italy wasn’t on America’s side during WWII, so of course things got ugly for Italians living in the US. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbour, hundreds of Italians were arrested alongside along German and Japanese immigrants. It was hard being Italian in the United States during the Second World War and with a name like ‘di Angelo’ and the Italian accent Percy tells us she had (see Last Olympian) there wasn’t much hiding it.
And Hades goes and offers Maria a golden ticket to have this great life in the Underworld, in a freaking palace he’d build just for her. A lot of people would have caved at the offer- like, we know for a fact that Marie Levesque would’ve taken it ASAP.
But Maria doesn’t want to. Why?
because she’s a badass and she doesn’t think her children deserve to be raised in the Underworld that’s what
She’s 1940’s Sally Jackson!
I’m not even done here.
Hades is telling Maria that their children have to be taken away because it’s the will of the King of the Gods. She’s like ‘hell no’. Hades was all like ‘they will be turned against me in a camp’. She’s like ‘hell no’. Hades told her that Nico and Bianca would probably be killed before they reached the age of 16, and that her own safety was in danger if she didn’t leave them, and Maria was like ‘I don’t care, I want my kids to live well’. And in one of the most epic mortal moments in the series Maria tops that off by calling Zeus an idiot! THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF BADASS.
Another thing is that she must have been a fantastic person. Why? Well, a god who barely has any immortal children fell in love with her and stayed in love with her even after their two (not a lot of demigods have full-out siblings like Nico and Bianca) children were born. When she died, Hades was so upset. He was broken. He nearly lost control and showed his true form. He cursed an oracle. To capture a god’s heart, especially a rather antisocial god like Hades, you have to be something great.
And Maria di Angelo was great.
*Feel free to correct my history and facts, I’m not an expert here*
this is probably the cutest fucking super bowl commercial ever
Was there somebody that you watched or a movie that you saw that made you decide “I wanna do this for my living?” (x)
Texarkana, TX :: 12.14.12
AU: in which Rose tells Nine about her meeting with Ten.
#can we just imagine #months after Jo died #Dean suddenly remembering this conversation #and cursing himself for not calling her #So in a moment of rage he takes out his phone #and dials her number #even though he knows she won’t pick up #but he does so anyway #to fulfill his promise #and maybe #maybe #to hear her voice one more time
Back in June, he made a rape joke on his twitter.
People called him out, he refused to apologise and said he didn’t appreciate getting lectured about stuff he posts on his (PUBLIC) twitter. He didn’t even just leave it there, he went on to attack the people who called him out for being hypocrites since apparently they didn’t call him out on a ‘scoutmaster touches scouts’ joke months earlier.
Then kept making jokes about, basically, how oversensitive people are for the rest of the day, missing the point entirely. And finished off with a joke about how vaginas look, which in and of itself was not a problem, but the phrasing of it still jokes about ~oversensitive~ people.
I pretty much unfollowed him immediately after that, but from what I saw scrolling back to get those images, he’s not really changed.
It sucks, because he looks adorable and I did genuinely like Garth. If he’d made the joke and apologised for it, I would have forgiven him because we all make mistakes, it’s his reaction to it that ruined him for me.