protect tony stark. with kisses.
I want a marriage like this.
Lorde won a Grammy before she graduated high school.
i want to meet myself from someone else’s point of view
I can’t figure out if this screws up the timeline I had in my head that I used in all my stories. Thanks a lot RR…
Nico’s sexual orientation became clear to me the longer I wrote about his character. It was not something I planned. I had no agenda. But when I realized this was a major part of his life experience and the reason for so many of his difficulties with the other characters, it would have been a disservice to his character, the plot of the books, and all my readers simply to sweep the issue under the rug and pretend it didn’t exist. Turning a blind eye to children’s needs is never an acceptable answer.
…I am committed to writing appropriate books for the middle grades. This means no bad language, no gratuitous or explicit violence, and no sexual content beyond what you might find in a PG-rated movie – expressions of who likes whom, holding hands, and perhaps the occasional kiss. The idea that we should treat sexual orientation itself as an adults-only topic, however, is absurd. Non-heterosexual children exist. To pretend they do not, to fail to recognize that they have needs for support and validation like any child, would be bad teaching, bad writing, and bad citizenship.
Having said that, a good book, like a good classroom, should raise questions, not insist on a particular set of answers. It certainly should not ignore difficult questions. Whatever a family’s moral and religious beliefs on the topic of sexual orientation, I hope The House of Hades will provide an opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about what they believe, and why they believe it. Most importantly, I hope the story continues to entertain and keeps kids reading!
— Rick Riordan, on how he decided on revealing Nico’s crush on Percy in House of Hades. I edited the article, of course. You should read the whole thing; it’s really interesting. (via paige-is-a-crumpet)
I swear to God if Rick Riordan kills Nico Di Angelo I will hunt him down, kidnap him, and sit him down in a room with no exits or windows with a computer sitting on a table and make him rewrite Blood of Olympus. And if that doesn’t work, I’ve been reading a little on how the Greeks tortured their prisoners. Good luck Rick.