SO THIS IS THE FINAL END
Thank you to all the support, seriously, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have kept to my writing schedule if it hadn't been for you guys (so far the top thing on the poll on my profile, WOW). So if you want to write at least a semi-succesful fanfiction, or even better, an original novel, just remember how key scheduling is.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY TO YOU GUYS OTHER THAN YOU'RE AWESOME. I somewhat regret putting reviews on my email alert because you guys literally blow up my inbox for the few hours right after posting. Of course I had to set my email alert tone as the dalek yelling EXTERMINATE so that wasn't annoying (how could reviews be annoying? I'd be happy to hear them even if each one sets off a round of I KNOW A SONG THAT GETS ON EVERBODY'S NERVES)
Wait for two seconds, that song is going to be stuck in your head.
I really tried to add everyone that had EVER reviewed (provided you logged in or provided a name), if I miss you, just PM or review me and I'll freakin' change this document so you're added on the list for the INTERNET TO SEE FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY. When human life fails, this list of the best people alive will remain as a reminder of all the good that humanity has done
A LIST OF 107 REALLY AWESOME PEOPLE (I didn't count it but thank you spreadsheet) (oh, also up until February 14th, 2014)
Bella The Beauty
daughter of the seawisdom
Jay Madeleine Gryff
Nightwing'snightpercabeth forever 2003
Pretty Little Percy Jackson
That Was Such A Face Palm
The Ocean BlueDude
Another thing I wanted to talk about was the trivias, which is just the process of writing this fanfiction that maybe only I find cool. Things that I found through writing that probably belongs in an English novel analyze classroom. Character development and notes and stuff. I don't know, I just have to write it done somewhere.
NUMBER 1 / This is THE first multi-chapter story that I've finished...unless you count nanowrimo, but that's not fanfiction and I'm not completely sure what I'm doing about that
NUMBER 2 / When developing Annabeth, most writers put her as the shy nerd girl, but I feel like she's a smudge too confident for that. She kind of reminds me of Quinn Fabray from Glee (blonde, smart, and in this au, a cheerleader, tho not preggo). Annie's too kickass to be a totally shy person, she could totally rock high school
NUMBER 3 / Percy's an outcast by choice, even if everyone likes him, he prefers to befriend with people he know likes him for him. Video game was chosen as hobby for a chance for him to be the hero and in charge, as an escape. I don't know shit about video games so I just kind of made one up based on PJO (Peter, Anabel, Lucas, yeah...)
NUMBER 4 / To flesh out the supporting characters, I made them have their own backstory. I'd like to think that if it was written from Silena's pov, it would still make a compelling story (though I didn't because as much as I love Silena and Beckendorf, I can relate to Percabeth a bit more), This is more real life I guess, a couple, in my opinion, shouldn't revolve their entire life around each other, that's a tad unhealthy
NUMBER 5 / Bunch of my own thoughts made it through the fanfiction accidentally since I've got no filer. Silena's phone named Simon is named after my phone which is named after a character in Rainbow Rowell's novel Fangirl (only my bible). Annabeth's love for Harry Potter (mine), and Percy's hatred for accounting (everyone, but me too)
NUMBER 6 / I wrote the epilogue before most of the chapter as a motivation to finish the story (if you got the beginning and the end you can fill up the middle), it's the exact same epilogue in the previous chapter. As you might notice, Annabeth and Percy did not know anything about each other when going to VidGameCon. I thought that might arise internet security reasons (this is a fanfic guy, FICTIONAL, DO NOT MEET WITH PEOPLE ONLINE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES), so I allowed them to Skype, which is probably also as dangerous
NUMBER 7 / I mentioned Triton in the first chapter? He's dead, and that's why Poseidon was looking for a new heir and found...Percy. Tyson has Down Syndrome, which is why he wouldn't be the best choice for such a stressful work. Percy tough? He's free.
NUMBER 8 / Best part to write? Any scene where other characters are talking to Percy or Annabeth about each other. So close yet so far (particularly Bianca's adventure in San Fran, Nico meeting Percy and talking about 'Annie', and Hermes visiting New York)
NUMBER 9 / Many contiunity issues (SORRY! This is what happens when you write it in one flow without being able to change anything). I tried to have this giant word document writing down every single detail, but it just flies by you when Annabeth is pondering about uni and Percy is wondering about the blonde haired girl. I'll probably go back and edit it a bit, but as my writing schedule is CRAZY, I tend to rush the chapters a bit
NUMBER 10/ Nicknames have an importance. Annabeth doesn't like to be called Annie because it's a patronizing and immature name (I'm sure I talked about this before), this is like her mother, who prefers Athena over Thea (I watched too much Arrow). Percy called Reyna 'Rey-Rey', which symbolizes premature love (I mean, Rey-Rey). Annabeth and Percy's nicknames for each other and acceptance for it shows how they don't mind being a little childish with each other, utterly comfortable showing a vulnerable side.
(WHICH YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ONLINE GODDAMN IT I HAD AN INTERNET SEMINAR THAT MADE ME PARANOID TODAY OKAY!)
NUMBER 11 / Silena's nickname Lena has less to do with the nickname theme but my head canon of percadaughter name (older brother named Luke and younger named Charlie, but it's not like I've thought it out or whatever) (but if I did Luke would look like his mother and Charlie would look like his dad and Lena has blonde hair and green eyes like Rapunzel or Dean Winchester or Finnick or something)
NUMBER 12 / Major theme ONE: Love is blind, in the sense that the best thing to fall in love with is someone's words (right in the summary folks), not their image and status. Percabeth didn't need to know each other's image and status to fall in love. Annabeth gets a lot of people kissing up to her because she's popular, and Percy because he's rich.
NUMBER 13 / Major theme TWO: Fate, their lives are more intertwine than they've ever imagined, despite not knowing each other until Annabeth was forced onto the Iris Network. It only makes sense that the daughter of Aphrodite is the one that set them together, ya know? Also mentioned in the epilogue, how Annabeth said that they would find each other and choose each other in every life they live, a cliche but beautiful notion that I kind of love, and kind of copied off tumblr
NUMBER 14 / Major theme THREE: Healing and reconnection. In a nutshell, Percabeth help each other reconnect with the friends and families that they've lost (ex. Grover, Poseidon, Athena). Communication over all is a theme, as it is the main source of their problems (ex. Thalia and Luke not telling Annabeth earlier, Grover unclear about Percy not interested in June, Poseidon and Athena and many parenting issues).
NUMBER 15 /Did you notice that the story starts and end with the time being 11:11? I don't even know why.
FINAL QUESTIONS GUYS! ONE THAT I ALREADY GAVE AN ANSWER FOR BUT WOULD LOVE TO TALK ABOUT OVER PM
WHAT ARE YOU PERCABABY HEADCANONS? Whether in this AU, or more realistically, in the canonverse.
still feverishly working on other projects