So, ever since Percy Jackson Movies has started a new fight series, I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences (and the similarities) between the two story’s. I’ll skip my big long rant that I’m sure would be hilarious and get on with the lists. (‘Cause who doesn’t like lists?) (I’m pretty sure I’ve said that before.) (Deja Vu) (I am going to bore you all to tears.) (Fair warning.) (I’m not kidding guys, I wrote this after I finished the main part.) (Run while you can, this is my final warning.) (I’m warning you…)
Why They’re Alike:
Personally, I think the largest (and most significant) similarities are the characters. From main to supporting, I can think of quite a few characters that remind me of each other.
A few examples: (We finally get to the lists!):
- Percy and Harry both have green eyes and messy black hair. (as described in the book.)
- Hermione and Annabeth are both incredibly smart, and were pretty annoying at the beginning. (Hermione more than Annabeth)
- The Stoll’s, Conner and Travis, remind me painfully of Fred and George. Painfully.
- Dumbledore and Chiron are both (apparently) wise. (Why am I ecstatic about the fact that the spell checker didn’t say Dumbledore was a misspelled word?)
And that’s basically it. (I am obviously missing something.)
(Try and find Neville wont you? He is to awesome not to have some character mirror him. Grover maybe?)
Why They Aren’t Alike:
Now we get to the more interesting section in which I, instead of listing all their differences, am going to prove some comparisons wrong. Because quite a few of them are just absurd. (So absurd that I had to stop reading them because it…was annoying.) (And feel free to argue with me about anything I say here.)
- Ron and Grover: Yes, they are both comical and a little quirky. Over all though, their life ambitions are much different. They have their own journeys.
- Mr. D and Snape: I don’t even understand this one. I mean, who ever wrote this could NOT have read the books. I mean really guys, tell me how they are similar.
- Fudge and Zeus: Really? :| grasping at straws dude.
- Both Harry and Percy’s hair won’t stay flat: Lets all just get out our pitchforks and run around in circles. More than one person on earth has puffy hair! Impossible!
- Draco and Luke: I could go on about this for-ev-er. Instead I’ll say ‘Grrrrr’.
- Harry and Percy always end up fighting that one person at least once: This one was worded so confusingly that I had to put it in here just to rant about the fact I had to edit it.
I assume it means that whoever the main Antagonist is (the bad guy, for those who don’t know) always ends up fighting Percy (or Harry) at least once in each book. I’m happy, because this is one that I can actually prove wrong that isn’t a matter of opinion. Voldemort doesn’t show up in books three and six, so this is a load of bologna. (Ba-lone-y. I didn’t know until a few minutes that was how you spelled the name of that nasty, round lunch ‘meat’.)
- They always seem to have extremely good food: If you have complaints about the quality of their food, read The Hunger Games. (I say this for two reasons, one because I’m a smart…ehem…and second, they do eat some nasty stuff over the course of the three books.)
- In both series there’s like a special school…Hogwarts and Camp half-Blood: I’m not going to say this isn’t true, but who cares? They are both awesome.
And I am done! Finally. And there are a lot more where that came from, but I wont bore you. (Sounds like those crickets are coming back…)
Why It Doesn’t Matter
It’s really quite simple; it just doesn’t. There will always be people out there who will be comparing things like Twilight and The Hunger Games or Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Believe it or not, there are still some people out there who think The Lord of the Rings is a rip off of Harry Potter. Really. But we choose what books we read and what books we like and if we’re really fans it wont matter, because..because…uh….the crickets are chirping again. Is anyone there? Hellooooo? (insert imaginary echo here.)
Uh, anyways, if any of you haven’t died of boredom, which do you like better? Harry Potter or Percy Jackson?
P.R.A. (Post Rant Apologies)
This is over
7 800 words, and I said basically nothing. So sorry, I was venting. It’s like one of those things you spend a really long time on, decide you don’t like it, but you spent so long on it you don’t want to delete it. Anyways, if you read the entire thing, congratulations! Your prize is…The joy of my next post being more entertaining! BYEEE. (Why did I say bye? I guess it’s because I feel like I wrote a really long E-mail.)
Oh, and I now know how to make the post box bigger :) Θα είμαι πίσω (GREEK, I think.)