Oh and continuing the Athena library post, the whole camp goes though a pretty severe Harry Potter phase one year. Sword fights break out over spoilers. They hold read alouds in some cabins so that everybody can get up to speed. The campers sort themselves into houses. The godly parentage has no correlation to Hogwarts house (A Ravenclaw-Athena did a statistical study.) There is Hufflepuff-Ares kids fighting to defend their friends. Gryffindor-Apollos have an archery contest against Slytherin-Apollos. (The Hufflepuff-Apollos are medics.) Slytherin-Demeters get help from Ravenclaw-Demeters to make their gardens the best they can be.
The house rivalries get so intense that Chiron arranges a four-way game of capture the flag. The Stoll brothers (Slytherin) are fighting Clarisse (Griffindor) for the Griffindor flag. Sileana (Giffindor) has the Hufflepuff flag at the banks of the creek when Annabeth and Beckendorf (Ravenclaw) dash across with the Slytherin flag. They didn’t even know it was gone.
Pushing Daisies AU where Nico has the ability to bring the dead back to life, first using this ability on Bianca (but not knowing about the limitations, so when Bianca touches him again she dies permanently), and then on Hazel, who he vows not to make the same mistake with. They use his gift to help the FBI (Jason and Reyna + co) with murder investigations uwu
The Athena cabin has a library built underneath it. They have a ton of books on greek mythology ranging from extensive bestiaries to obscure lore to basic guides for new campers. However, they also have lots of other books available for anyone who wants to read. The best scribes in the cabin work on translating modern fiction books into ancient greek so that they are easier for demigods to read.
They have the Harry Potter series printed in triplicate because they were so popular.
One kid in the 1970s spent three years translating the Lord of the Rings series.
I think the Stoll brothers and all of the Hermes cabin are more than people think of them. They’re not all pranks and foul play. Hermes is the god of travelers and communication. When new campers come, they stay in cabin 11. The Hermes kids make sure they are comfortable and have all the things they need to settle in to camp. They’ve become fiercely protective of new unclaimed kids. After the Titan war, they know that these kids will find a home, but it’s cabin 11’s job to take care of them until they do. The Stolls instated a ‘No Pranks on Newbies’ rule. Partly to make new campers feel safe, and partly because with unclaimed kids you have no idea what you are pissing off. Hermes kids are free reign though. they know that their siblings can give as good as they get.
So, a Quidditch match at Hogwarts, right? Slytherin vs Gryffindor (yeah yeah obvious, I know shut up). And all of a sudden there’s this STAMP STAMP CLAP from the Gryffindor stand and all the Muggle-borns start singing/screaming WE WILL ROCK YOU across the pitch towards the Slytherins. And then there’s this little pause while the Muggle-born Slytherins (you know those fuckers are there, don’t deny it) have a really speedy chat, and then they retaliate with WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?!
and the wizards are just standing there like what the fuck is going on??
I have this other headcanon that the satyrs are androgynous as a species. Most don’t really care about gender. They let their demigod friends call them by the pronouns they lean towards. Pronouns don’t really matter in their culture. Grover always presented as a dude. It made things easier for him as a guardian, especially when he started growing a beard. (All satyrs grow beards.) The satyrs at Camp are usually pretty genderfluid though. That’s why when Grover shows up for the next quest in a floral skirt and padded boots that cover their legs, no one bats an eye. Well, Percy points out that the print doesn’t match Grover’s handbag. He get slapped upside the head by Annabeth and said bag simultaneously in revenge.
For his 15th birthday, Sally and Paul pooled their money and got Percy a really nice salt water fish tank. Paul knew that Percy loved swimming and the ocean and thought it was a great gift. Sally agreed, but she wanted him to be able to pick his own fish. He gets some tropical fish, like a clown fish, a lion fish and some seahorses. He also finds a blowfish as a joke for Paul. He wonders how Percy can afford all these fish, Sally has to step in and do some hand waving. Tyson brings a rock fish the next time he visits. Percy ends up caring for his fish a lot. He makes sure that his mom can properly care for them when he is gone.
One day a new fish shows up in the tank. Its scales shine like silver, and the blue markings on its body and tail glow in the dark. No one says anything about its arrival. If Percy saves out some of his dinner and puts in a trash can fire down the street later, his stepdad doesn’t have to know.
Mr. Chase is originally from London, so Annabeth grew up with an accent, albeit a subtle one. No one really bothered her about it out of either fear or respect. She does tend to use british slang which can be bit confusing. She got really mad once and called Percy a twat. He laughed and called it a made up word. One black eye later, he never made that mistake again.
Even though Tyson is the child of two magical beings, he ended up looking vaguely Pacific islander. His hair is long and shaggy. It formed those half-dreds you get from to much work and not enough showers. Sleeping in the streets for half his life didn’t help. He doesn’t really care though; they helped hid his eye. Now that he works in the forges, his hair is a bit better groomed. It’s long enough now he ties it back while working.
The Stoll brothers are forever angry that they aren’t identical twins, their mom could always tell them apart. Though, she could probably tell them apart even if they were identical. Not much gets past Maa Stoll. They once used some of her best sari to make a fort. She put ghost peppers in the curry the next night. The look on her face as she calmly ate it while they writhed on the floor was scarier than any monster they ever faced.
Annabeth enters an architecture contest in San Francisco. She wins and is so excited she sends an Iris message to Percy even though it’s 3am in New york. She babbles on about vaulted ceilings and load bearing walls for half an hour. Percy falls back asleep five minutes in and she doesn’t notice until he starts snoring.
Also, Nico gets really pale because of all his time in the Underworld. One time Percy drags him along on some team beach trip and he gets burned to a crisp. He retaliates by sending ghosts that sing sea shanties loudly all night so Percy can’t sleep.
Over the years Percy gets more and more tan from adventures and general seaside time. His hair gets kinda shaggy too. One day he decides to get a tattoo of a trident or riptide or something. But because of his dip in the Styx, the needles can’t pierce his skin. He gets really bummed, so Grover draws on his arm with sharpie.
Like afro-french Clarrise. She wears her hair in shoulder-length cornrows that whip around her head like medusa’s snakes. Clarrise joining with one of the Aphrodite cabin’s hair days to get then redone when they grow out. She refuses to let anyone but Silena touch them. But one time one of them offers her celestial bronze beads to put on the ends and she softens up a bit.