Episode #41 – Walking Red Flag

Prophecy Radio episode #41 discusses what kind of Percy Jackson merch we’d love to see on sale when Percy Jackson and the Olympians hits Disney+ next year. The hosts also tackle the latest news, including our own update that Karen will be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth chapters 15 and 16. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:39)

  • Karen is going to San Diego Comic-Con!
  • It looks like the Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast and crew are filming episode 3 right now!
  • Did we ever mention that we know who Nancy’s friends will be played by at Yancy Academy?
  • Rick Riordan’s July 11 blog post doesn’t provide an update on the show, but it does discuss Dante’s Divine Comedy.
  • A very happy birthday to Annabeth Chase!
  • If you were thinking about celebrating with a Percy Jackson-inspired road trip, then boy does Read Riordan have an article for you!

Percy Jackson merch (00:11:20)

  • We got a little intense with our Percy Jackson merch ideas, but can you really blame us??
  • If you want to listen to us talk about our ideas for a Percy Jackson World at Disneyland, listen to episode #19.
  • Karen is starting with Funkos because of course she is.
  • We have adult money now.
  • Kristen loves book items made useful for us mere mortals, and she has a ton of ideas!
  • Karen is thinking of the basics while Kristen is out here thinking outside the box!
  • We touched on a few of these brands and items with our holiday gift guide, but Kristen’s come up with some new ideas.
  • Surprise, surprise, Karen has another addiction: enamel pins.
  • If Disney wants to give us credit, they can totally use our ideas.
  • Blue candy is a total no-brainer.
  • Can Jim Shore design some Percy Jackson figures for our shelves, too?
  • What about shoes? Would you buy Vans for the different cabins?
  • You know what else Disney does well? Mugs.
  • Not to mention stuffed animals. Who wouldn’t want a Blackjack plush!?
  • Kristen totally wants an Arachne plush to cuddle.
  • If you had a chess set, which figures would you put on each side?
  • Can we start a Patreon so we can buy all this stuff!?
  • Kristen’s ideas are just so clever! Who wouldn’t want to have their own way to send Iris Messages??
  • What about collectible drachmas?
  • We have a nerdy Christmas tree, and it is EVERYTHING.
  • Would you put some Percy Jackson posters on your wall?
  • Do you know who Karen Hallion is? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD.
  • There are so many options for different Percy Jackson board games.
  • Day one billion of asking for a real-life mythomagic game.
  • Then you gotta go with the classic Micky ears!
  • We have so many more ideas, please make some of these!
  • Also let’s not forget about the adults who love Percy Jackson.
  • Some of our listeners write in with their merch ideas, too!

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth chapter reviews (00:58:38)

  • It’s time to talk about Battle of the Labyrinth chapter 15.
  • Let’s start with Ethan Nakamura, who is a surprising fan-favorite.
  • Is Percy naive to think Ethan would be accepted back at Camp?
  • Prophecy Count #22!
  • In case you were wondering, Kronos is evil.
  • The labyrinth is such a cool storytelling device.
  • What did you think of that Quintus reveal?
  • Shouldn’t Quintus be able to say what he did to Perdix after all this time?
  • Were we surprised by Quintus’ betrayal, or did we see it coming?
  • Was he really that surprised that Kronos betrayed him in return?
  • Don’t meet your heroes!!
  • Let’s talk about Battle of the Labyrinth chapter 16.
  • Can you imagine being able to hear when people die!?
  • Turns out, Rachel has power over…chauffeurs.
  • That visual of Luke’s body was very dark.
  • Is Ethan a sympathetic character?
  • Why was Luke jealous of Percy?
  • This chapter has one of the most iconic moments in all of Percy Jackson.

Feedback (01:42:16)

  • Nicolaas totally loves our idea of putting references in the TV show from other Disney properties.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 42, in which we’ll do a Monster Guide on Medusa!

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

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