“rhythm session” Trinidad, Carnival 2011

“rhythm session”

Trinidad, Carnival 2011

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jhene aiko’s verse in i know is calypso af 

I know you’ve been going through some thangs
Wanna get away, baby, let me be your vacation
That other trick you’ve been fuckin’ with is a trip
You know she be playin’, baby I am just saying
I know you know I am down for whatever, yeah
You know I’m just here to make you feel better, yeah
Take a load off on my private island
Come inside and go into hiding
I know that you’ve been sacrificing your time
And need time to unwind and let go

So let go and let’s go and let’s roll and we roll

I love creating these so much.

  • Apollo spends time with all of his children. He visits Camp a lot, and they do things together. Watching movies, going hiking, arguing about the books they’ve been reading. He’s not sure that he’s a very good father, but he’s trying.
  • He also takes time for each of them individually. He takes Austin to watch jazz bands and when Austin gets a slot performing at a small venue, Apollo is in the crowd.
  • It turns out Will has a natural talent for driving the sun chariot. Apollo is relieved that he doesn’t have to relive the terror of letting Thalia take the wheel. Thank the gods his child is better at driving than his sister. Sometimes he and Will head out from camp and just drive around, listening to music and talking. Will has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders and it gives him a break.
  • Kayla is extremely competitive, and she’s never disheartened that her father has an unnatural ability in archery. In fact, she uses it as motivation to improve. They talk about the process of qualifying for the Olympics and what she’ll need to do. Apollo becomes her unofficial coach, and he even gets to meet her other dad again at one of her competitions.
  • He takes time getting to know his other children. At first, they’re confused. Was he always at Camp? Did he distance himself from them until they got there? He chooses to be honest with them. He could lie, and tell them he’s always visited Camp Half-Blood. But he knows now that he only hurts people by lying and pretending that he’s a better person than he is.
  • Piano lessons with Meg are predictably chaotic. He discovers that god or not, she’s not afraid to punch him in the ribs when he annoys her, which she seems to do more often than is reasonable. It unnerves him that Peaches also seems to show up every time he’s teaching Meg, as if he’s threatening Apollo.
  • Nico remains thoroughly unimpressed by him, but they begin to develop a friendship. He understands that Nico is reserved because he’s hurting. Apollo doesn’t push him to talk, but he makes it clear that if Nico ever needs anything, he will do what he can. He is happy to see that Nico and Will are happy together, and sometimes Apollo will take over healing duties at Camp so that Will can take time off and take Nico on a date.
  • Weekly pinochle tournaments are now a thing. Apollo and Dionysus have even drawn up a score board, and they take the competition seriously. At least, that’s what they like to pretend. Really, they just enjoy spending time together and talking as brothers. Chiron is resigned to their competitive attitude, but he can always be found on the porch, talking with them.
  • During their first winter break, Percy and Annabeth drop by and visit Camp. There are fewer people there than during the summer, but sometimes, less is more. The year rounders decorate the dining pavilion and all of the cabins, and even Mr. D gets into the Christmas spirit after being pestered by Nico, and agrees to decorate the big house. He tried to protest, arguing that Greek gods do not celebrate Christmas, but after the fifth zombie popped up in his path he gave up and agreed to join in. Percy and Annabeth bring lots of stories from Camp Jupiter and their first semester at New Rome University. They also bring plenty of photos of Estelle, and all of the campers agree that she is family.
  • They Iris message the Waystation, Meg, and Hazel and Frank at Camp Jupiter. Who knew four-way Iris messages were possible. Suddenly the room is full of familiar faces and voices, exchanging news. Apollo thinks that in all of his life, this is the most perfect holiday he’s ever had.

See my original headcanons.

I don’t know why but I have this headcanon that the Apollo kids have an older sister who lives in NYC. She’s like 22 or something as of TOA, so she was only around 19 when Lee was killed and then a year later Michael died, so she feels pretty responsible because she’d gone off to college to start her life, and although she rushed to join the battles she couldn’t save her brothers.

But she’s that cool older sister. She’s really into music, she plays guitar in a band and sings, and when she was a kid she participated in a lot of theater. When Will and Nico are annoyed with everyone at camp she lets them crash at her place and they stay up late watching tv and she doesn’t care if they go to the movies and come home late as long as she knows they’re safe.

She doesn’t take any shit from Mr. D and she’s only two years older than Castor and Pollux so was pretty good friends with them when they were all kids. She’d just laugh when Mr. D would try giving her a hard time and he has grudging respect for her because of this.

She was left at camp when she was really young, younger than Annabeth even and so she looks up to Chiron as a parent. She’s tried to be there for her younger siblings, but in that chaotic way you do when you’re not raised in a typical family and don’t actually have a great role model to follow. She remembers the things Chiron taught her, not just about studying but also about being kind and showing up for your friends, and she tries to model those things in how she interacts with her siblings.

She listens to Will and tries to guide him through his task of leading the Apollo cabin. Austin hangs out with her and they play music together and she takes him to see all the cool bands in the city. Kayla is relieved that she has an older sister and they talk about growing up and figuring out who you want to be and how you’re supposed to have anything close to a normal dating life when you live at Camp Half-Blood. Neither of them are really interested in their hair or makeup but sometimes they will dye each other’s hair and they wander around the stores and pick out ridiculous outfits that they think are ugly and are never going to buy.

Apollo disappointed her a lot. He was never really there for her, as he was never there for any of them. And there’s a part of her that resented him for this, particularly after Lee died and he didn’t even visit any of them. But she would have never considered joining Luke to fight against the gods. Not because she thinks the gods are right, she doesn’t. But because she loves Camp Half-Blood and everyone who lives there too much, and she wants to build something better, not tear down the world.

So there you go. A headcanon that has absolutely no basis in anything RR has written but that still feels very real to me.

Ein kurzer Ausflug in den Wiener Prater. Das “Calypso Lachkabinett” auf einer privaten A

Ein kurzer Ausflug in den Wiener Prater. Das “Calypso Lachkabinett” auf einer privaten Aufnahme aus dem Jahr 1984 - ein Ort, der seit vielen Jahrzehnten mit schönen Kindheitserinnerungen verknüpft ist (© Maria Weinberger Privatarchiv)

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Percy jackson character and their neurodivergence:

Percy: obviously extremely ADHD. this man is the poster child for it.

Annabeth: adhd and she’s autistic. She also was a “gifted kid” but had bad burn out. People think Percy’s the autistic one, but no. It’s Annabeth. Her not masking makes people think she’s a bitch. Also OCD

Jason:deadADHD but like, the kind that was diagnosed late in life and now he’s struggling to catch up. Also he suffers from adhd tics bc of electricity

Piper: she’s autistic. My proof? Hot girls have autism. I will not be taking criticism.

Leo: oh so adhd and autistic. That’s why him and Piper got along. They are very blunt with each other and people think it’s weird. They don’t even need to speak. I’d even say he’s a little ocd but hey.

Hazel: I strongly believe all hades kids are autistic. She gets offended when people say her autism is “acceptable” and has tried to throw hands on more than one occasion when people talked about Nicos autism and how he’s “unliveable” and “creepy”

Frank: idk man. He’s like. Normal? Idk i love him but he might have like ibs? Gotta nerf him some how. He orders for the group when someone’s anxieties too high

Nico: oh man. He is autistic through and through. Same with Annabeth, people think he’s an asshole when he’s not masking. Thanks to Will that’s changing tho. He has adhd, autism, anxiety, homosexuality, depression, Italian, ptsd. This man got nerfed

Rachel: oh she is so autistic. When her and Nico talk, people are scared they’re gonna hurt one another but it’s just vibes. It’s why her and Percy got along but she and Annabeth clashed.

Will: not actually autistic. He thought he might be bc of his friend group but he just has really bad adhd. He hyper focuses and can disappear for hours-days at some points. Lots of the autistic campers go to him bc he’s patient and gentle. Also they think he’s cute. But he can have bad anger issues bc of his dad. Thanks Apollo

Bianca: again, adhd and autism. But she got in trouble a lot so she learned to mask very early on so people would stop calling her weird. She felt bad for Nico but she couldn’t help him with it.

Calypso: she’s a god so,,, I know she doesn’t have autism or her and Leo would have worked out better. Trust me I’m an expert.

Thalia: autism love. And me and girlies know about five people just like her. She also has zero (0) impulse control. Adhd and autism. But her ADHD is stronger.

Reyna: absolutely nothing. FUCK NO. autism babes. Again, why her and Nico got along so well. Also there’s a high chance of being ace and having autism so I’m not even assuming. It’s now canon.

it will never not be funny to imagine a 16 old emotional, awkward and acne covered boy aka apollo as lester calling himself the father of a bunch of kids that are OLDER than him and giving them tearly proud dad smooches

Calypso Starliner returns to earth after shortened Orbital Flight Test (December 22, 2019). FollowinCalypso Starliner returns to earth after shortened Orbital Flight Test (December 22, 2019). FollowinCalypso Starliner returns to earth after shortened Orbital Flight Test (December 22, 2019). FollowinCalypso Starliner returns to earth after shortened Orbital Flight Test (December 22, 2019). Followin

Calypso Starliner returns to earth after shortened Orbital Flight Test (December 22, 2019).
Following a shortened, 49 hour, 21 minute flight in space, Boeing’s Starliner Calypso safely landed at the White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico yesterday, December 22, 2019. A 55 second burn of the capsule’s Orbital Maneuvering and Attitude Control engines occurred at 7:23 am EST, with landing at White Sands 34 minutes later at 7:57 am.
Ground and air-based images captured critical events in the capsule’s entry, descent and landing, including the successful deployment of all three drogue and main parachute canopies, heat shield jettison, and airbag deployment.
Starliner’s November 4 pad abort test raised concerns when only two of the three parachutes unfurled, though Boeing stated that the capsule could land on two in an emergency without an additional risk to the crew.
Recovery operations began once ground teams approached the capsule, installing an inflatable environmental shield and opening the spacecraft’s hatch. This marked the first time Boeing teams have practiced recovery operations on a space-flown capsule, and paves the way for procedures on future crewed flights.

Boeing recovery forces work to secure the Starliner Calypso after a successful landing at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico. Photo: NASA.
NASA astronaut Suni Williams, who will command the same Starliner capsule that flew the OFT mission in late 2020, was given the honor by Boeing to name the returned capsule. She christened the spacecraft ‘Calypso’ after Oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau’s famous ship.
“A little homage to other explorers and the ships they rode on, I think we are going to call her ‘Calypso.’ Of course I love the ocean,“ said Williams, an avid diver as well as astronaut. “I love what the ocean means to this planet, we would not be this planet without the ocean. There is so much to discover in the ocean and there is so much to discover in space. It just seemed like a natural marriage.”
Shortly after her statement, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein confirmed Williams’ choice, officially dubbing the capsule Calypso for the first operational Starliner mission, known as PCM-1.
Calypso’s landing marks only the second time an orbital vehicle has landed at White Sands Space Harbor. The first was space shuttle Columbia following the STS-3 mission in 1982.

Boeing’s Starliner launches to orbit at 6:36am EST from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
Starliner lifted off from SLC-41 atop a ULA Atlas V N22 rocket at 6:36am EST Friday, December 20, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The capsule was supposed to rendezvous with the International Space Station for a weeklong visit Saturday, but an 11-hour offset error in the Mission Event Timer caused an incorrect orbit to be achieved. This, in turn, depleted too much of Starliner’s fuel reserves, forcing NASA. and Boeing managers to call off the rendezvous.
However, in a joint press conference Saturday between NASA and Boeing, managers stated that the remainder of the capsule’s systems were performing flawlessly and that most of the other test objectives of the OFT mission could be completed.
Boeing will transport Calypso back to the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center within the next two weeks. Starliner will then undergo a thorough analysis of all its hardware to see the effects of orbital flight as well as to understand fully the root cause of the Mission Elapsed Timer anomaly. Boeing expects to have concluded this process by late spring next year, with the Crewed Fight Test to occur sometime over the summer.
P/c: NASA.

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