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How to Be a Percy Jackson Fangirl 2021

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Have you read the Percy Jackson books and absolutely ADORED them? Here are a few ways to let out your inner fangirl (or fanboy) and just enjoy your love for the books.

Steps

1Read all the books. This is really important. There are 5 books in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians (PJO) Series, 5 books in the Heroes of Olympus (HoO) series, and the Trials of Apollo series, which will have 5 books, of which three have been released as of the time this article was written. You could also read additional parts to the series like the Demigod Files, The Demigod Diaries, Kane crossovers: The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis, The Crown of Ptolemy, extra books: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes & Percy Jackson: The ultimate guide. Get to know the books and love them.

2Decide whether or not to watch the movies. Many fans hate the movies because they aren't really accurate to the books, but maybe you want to watch them anyway. 

3Follow #CampHalfBlood on Twitter. This is Uncle Rick's official Twitter account, and you can get important information here. You can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram. Pinterest is also an interesting way to keep up with

4Join a fanfiction website. Fanfiction is basically stories made by fans set in the same universe or using the same characters as the book. You can meet other fangirls and read stories to tide you over until the next book. You could also join Deviantart (original fan art), or any other Percy Jackson related websites. Some examples of websites could be Wattpad, AO3, or fanfiction.net. 

5Go on Tumblr. There are lots of really cool Percy Jackson related blogs, and you can meet other fans. You can find text posts, fan art, jokes, memes, head canons, and more. Also check out Pinterest boards related to PJO/HoO/ToA for more image based content.

6Get used to the language. Firstly, the basic abbreviations used when discussing the Riordanverse books. Secondly, fangirls use a lot of words that you might see around on social media:

PJO - Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This is the main series narrated by Percy Jackson himself.

HoO - Heroes of Olympus. This is the sequel series narrated by the Seven (Percy, Annabeth, Hazel, Frank, Piper, Jason, Leo) along with Nico.

MCGA - Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Based on Norse mythology, this series follows Magnus Chase (Annabeth's Cousin). Percy and Annabeth appear briefly, however mostly this one stays away from the world of PJO and HoO.

ToA - Trials of Apollo. This series is narrated by the god Apollo, following his adventures as he lands on earth as a mortal. This is the only series that is currently ongoing, so beware of spoilers if you are not yet up to date.

Ship - To ship someone is to think they have a good relationship or would be good together. A ship name is the two people's names put together. Example: I totally ship Percabeth!

OTP - This stands for"One True Pair". This is the couple you ship most of all.

Canon - Canon is what actually happened in the books, the real facts not fanfiction. If a ship is canon, that couple actually exists in the book.

Fanon - This is the opposite of"Canon". Fanon is used for describing relationships that don't actually happen in the book, or ideas based mostly or completely off of fanfiction.

7You could also start using some of the lingo used in the book, like"Oh my gods!"and"Holy Hades!"

8Choose your OTP, your favorite ship. You can have more than one, but most people only have one or two. Some common, canon ships are Percabeth (Percy and Annabeth), Frazel (Frank and Hazel), Jasper (Jason and Piper), Caleo (Calypso and Leo), and Solangelo (Will Solace and Nico Di Angelo). You can ship anyone you want. Your ship does not have to actually exist in the book.

9Look the part. There is PJO related merch all over the web, especially on places like Etsy. You could buy a Camp Half-Blood shirt, Camp Jupiter shirt, or a camp necklace, or even try your hand at making them yourself! Whenever an important date comes around like a book release or a character's birthday, you can dress up and celebrate.

10Know the important dates, like Percy and Annabeth's birthdays (August 18 and July 12) and book releases. Twitter will help you stay up to date on events.

11Get excited, and celebrate! SQUEAL!!!!!