Episode #23 – Dark Sad Brother Vibes

Welcome to Prophecy Radio, a Percy Jackson podcast dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s past, present, and future projects! Co-hosts Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz discuss the latest news in the Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan Presents fandom, then go through their What If…? season 2 scenarios related to Sea of Monsters, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapters 3 and 4. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:34)

What If…? season 2: Sea of Monsters (00:06:15)

  • Did you listen to Prophecy Radio episode 9, where we did our first What If… scenarios?
  • In case you aren’t familiar, we explain what we mean by What If…
  • We tried really hard to stick with Sea of Monsters scenarios!
  • Karen wants to know…what if Grover had never created the empathy link?
  • Is Grover a Hufflepuff?
  • How else could Percy have known Grover was missing?
  • Would they have even known about the Golden Fleece?
  • If you changed Tyson’s introduction, it could all still work.
  • Next, Kristen wants to know…what if the sea of monsters was actually in Poseidon’s domain?
  • How does Poseidon’s domain actually work?
  • Would this quest have been a lot easier?
  • Percy might’ve gotten more credit for the quest, at least.
  • How exactly do you kill a god? Asking for a friend.
  • Karen wants to know…what if Clarisse and Percy didn’t hate each other?
  • Would she have to pretend to hate him in order to get intel from Ares?
  • Clarisse might also make better decisions if she and Percy weren’t so competitive.
  • You wouldn’t even have to change Clarisse’s personality to pull this off.
  • Anyone have some good platonic Percy/Clarisse fic to read?
  • Kristen wants to know…what if Tyson had never prayed to Poseidon for help?
  • Percy would lose a lot of character growth, at least at this point in his story.
  • Where would Tyson have ended up and how would he have changed?
  • Would Percy have died without Tyson by his side?
  • This would definitely change Annabeth, too.
  • Now, Karen wants to know…what if Luke had convinced Annabeth to join his side?
  • More campers definitely would’ve joined Luke’s side if she had switched.
  • Would Annabeth have softened Luke at all? How far would she have let things go?
  • Annabeth would’ve been a much darker character throughout the rest of the series.
  • Lastly, Kristen wants to know…what if using the Golden Fleece to heal Annabeth drained it too much to heal Thalia?
  • At the very least, Camp Half-Blood would’ve been a lot weaker.
  • What kind of tree would you be, if you could choose?
  • Percy definitely would’ve had plenty more things to worry about.
  • And poor, poor Annabeth. She would’ve felt so guilty.
  • Would more people have joined Luke if Camp was so weak?
  • We got some feedback from Henry.
  • What ONE thing would you consider changing in the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles?

Chapter Reviews (00:53:12)

  • Let’s get started on Titan’s Curse chapter 3!
  • Did Percy make the right call going after Dr. Thorn on his own?
  • What do we think about the goddess Artemis?
  • The Hunters are awesome but they might need to take it down a notch.
  • Zoë Nightshade isn’t making a good first impression.
  • Did Zoë manipulate Bianca into joining the Hunters?
  • What’s the point of being immortal EXCEPT in battle?
  • Is Bianca being irresponsible by joining the Hunters?
  • Is this version of Nico different from the one we’re used to seeing?
  • Would Riptide be a separate card from the Percy Jackson card?
  • Should we give all the Percy Jackson characters Pokésonas?
  • Onto Titan’s Curse chapter 4!
  • We were so ready for Apollo to show up.
  • It’s so interesting to see how Rick explains science in relation to the mythological stories.
  • How old is Thalia, exactly?
  • It must be tough for Thalia to find her role at Camp and with the team.
  • We might have an explanation for all these recent fluctuating temperatures.
  • At least Thalia hit the water, right?
  • Who wants fish dinner?

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next time for episode 24, where we’ll do a deep dive into Poseidon and who we’d like to see portray him in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV show.

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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