Athena's Helm
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Author has written 7 stories for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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War. Peace. Justice. Wisdom. Practical Arts. Industry. Civilization. Strategy. -The list of things Athena was the goddess of. Coincidentally, also the list of reasons she could totally kick everyone's butts.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

Well, I suppose this is the part where I rant about myself. I love to read and write, and have a long nurtured obsession with history and science. That just leaves math, which I am good at, but completely despise.

For me, life is pretty much... running. It takes up most of my time, and its the funnest thing I do. I'm a distance runner, so my favorite season is the fall, of course. 'Cause that's when Cross-Country is. The injuries suck, though. I've been spiked, trampled, cut up, had bruised tendons, shinsplints; the whole nine yards (or should I say 'the whole Five-K')

In the book world, I am a HUGE fan of historical fiction. My favorite books are historical fiction about the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, like CS Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels and Patrick O'Brain's Aubrey-Maturin books. Ive also read some great nonfiction about this era, like Seize the Fire, Cochrane, and The Line Upon a Wind.

"Respect is earned in the manner of trust, honor earned in the manner of credibility, and leadership earned in the manner of friends"

I also enjoy reading Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Novels. Some of them. The good ones are exciting and fun to read. The bad ones are miserable and hard to trudge through. A quick list for those who want to skip the pain

-The Hunt for Red October -This one is good. Watch the movie, too. It has Sean Connery in it.

-Patriot Games- The first one I read, a lot of fun, about and Irish Terrorist group, an assassination attempt, and a whole lot of action. The ending chapters are great!

-The Cardinal of the Kremlin- Its okay, but not the best. The main plot is kinda boring, but the sub plot about the CIA funded terrorist group and the SID base is great.

-Clear and Present Danger- A bit of a departure from the other books, but really good. This time, Jack gets tangled in a brutal drug war in Colombia and faces some serious moral and ethical questions

-The Sum of All Fears-Great read, gripping. Problems in Israel Terrorists with a nuke. Just brilliant.

-Debt of Honor- My absolute favorite. This is Tom Clancy's version of history; after the cold war, the US and Russia destroy all of their ICBMs as part of a treaty. But what happens when Japan gets some? What the heck is going on with the stock market? What happens when Japan decides to get aggressive? In a series of events cascading from a simple car accident, the world goes out of control. MUST READ!

-Executive Orders-Freak accident occurs. Jack Ryan is now president. Very boring so far. Have given up on reading it.

Lets see, what other books to I like. Well, for some reason I enjoy the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, even though its WAY below my reading level. I dunno why I like it so much. Rick manages to create great characters and great plot and just tell a great story in a very simple way. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zann and its two sequels are also exellent books.

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings"

Other interersts

I'm a cross-country runner

I have a passion for mountain hiking, and all hiking in general.

I love cycling

I am writing a non-fanfiction. As in an actual book thingy, set in Ancient Greece.

I am a HUGE strategy gamer. RTS games all the way.A few of my favorites;

"Stand aside, puny mortal. My arrows always strike true."

I also have an interest in Greek Mythology. Actually, it takes quite a role in the book im writing.

My favorite god/goddess is Athena, of course, because as you can see from above, I am obsessed with military strategy. And Athena is the Goddess of Military strategy. And wisdom/reason, which I like to think I have lots of. Oops (tires to deflate ego.) And get this! She's the goddess of justice and peace as well! Because, remember, if you are caught in a war, you know you are on the right side if you are simply defending yourself. Otherwise, peace is the way!

Besides all that, Athena is just plain kick-butt, and is the only one of the Olympians who is not a total immature wuss.

On a side note, here is the best painting in the whole world; Rembrandt's Pallas Athena.

Rembrandt’s Pallas Athena

"Let he who desires peace, prepare for war"

Some great quotes

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797), British statesman and philosopher

"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum".
("If you want peace, prepare for war")
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus. Roman Military strategist. c. 390. A.D

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."
- Thomas Paine

"You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership."
-General Dwight D. Eisenhower

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions"
- Confucius

"Respect is earned in the manner of trust, honor earned in the manner of credibility, and leadership earned in the manner of friends."

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."

-Suzan Ertz

"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."


Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
-John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.

-John Muir

"There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes. ~James Morrow

"Courage is marching through hell in spite of fear. Stupidity is marching fearlessly through hell."

"Even in war, strength bows to cunning, force bows to tactics, numbers bow to intelligence, and Nike bows to the wisest."

All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

-Marc Antony, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way"

Some superlatives

-I do Model United Nations, and have accumulated five gavels

-My favorite historical figures are Admiral Horatio Nelson of the Royal Navy, strategist and victor at Trafalgar, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who led his regiment in valiant defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg

-My favorite TV shows are Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis

-My favorite place in the world is the rocky mountains

-I actually like rainy days, as long as I wasn't planning on going hiking. Thunderstorms can be a blast (lol, bad pun) if observed from inside.

-I hate Ronald Regan. Just have to put that out there.

-Sci-Fi is great. Star Trek: Voyager and DS9 are good shows, but the one sci-fi show anyone can like is Firefly. Look it up, watch it. You wont regret it.

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A Medio Vivir by Clara Fonteyn reviews
Drabbles about everyone who ever was anybody anyone cared about...or didn't. Fluff. Angst. Anger. Happiness, indifference, second thoughts, and everything else under the gods...and the gods themselves. In English, despite the title. Just added REAL FLUFF!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 2,124 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 9/3/2010
Merci Mon Chere by Clara Fonteyn reviews
Luke, a writer struggling with writer's block, tries to find refuge in Paris. One day in the park...can he find his muse? ThaliaXLuke. Oneshot. Complete.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,012 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Luke C., Thalia G. - Complete
What if they were just Obsessed? by Ellen-Thalia reviews
AU. Percy Olympia-Jackson is from one of the most powerful families in the country. A family that is obsessed with Greek mythology. Read about Percy's life as a normal kid. Most characters within story at some point. 2nd fanfic 1st PJO fic please be nice.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,719 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 1/2/2010 - Percy J.
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I'll Take the Lollipop, Though reviews
What's more important than family? Nothing. Since the apparent death of Annabeth, Percy's only comfort has been his genius daughter, Clara. Follow the Jacksons as they share laughs, tears, dreams, and memories. Some chapters are humor, some are really sad
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,890 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 9/6/2010 - Published: 8/23/2010 - Percy J.
A Better Way to Live reviews
AU. The children of the big three were raised on Olympus. Now, Chiron needs help training a large new batch of half-bloods, so Zeus sends Percy and Thalia down from the skies to help. Before long, they realize that they don't want to go home.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,894 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 8/23/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Percy J., Thalia G.
Pacifica reviews
It's a hard life on the frontier of space. A gun is law, and whoever has the most guns and well-paid goons to use them is the lawmaker. A ship means work, and it makes Percy's task simple. Find a crew, a job- legal or not- and stay alive. AU.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,296 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Percy J., Annabeth C.
Rule the Waves reviews
Percy's life has sucked since the war. Sure, he met his sister. But Annabeth died? Now, demigods have joined the military in opposition to a new threat, and Admiral Jackson is reunited with some long lost friends just in time to need to save the world
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,767 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 7/27/2010 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Percy J., Annabeth C.
Among the Stars reviews
Battling at Ophiotaurus Station against orders seemed to Percy to be such a simple, little rebellious act against his father. But a pitched battle and the capture of his sister begin to reveal the evil that has been stirring in the darkest depths of space
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,766 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Percy J., Annabeth C.
She's My What? reviews
A short companion piece to Rule the Waves, this being the incident when Percy dates Claire and finds out her true identity.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,445 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Percy J.
Right to Rule reviews
An old friend of Athena, long thought to be dead, shows up. The King of the Gods is exposed to be a total jerk, and Athena gets REALLY angry at her father. Civil War ensues. Told from the point of view of the returning god's son.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,357 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/30/2010 - Published: 3/26/2010