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Six Most Interesting Questions about The Divergent Series

But in reality the choice has already been made for them, and the choice isn’t the choice of what faction to be in; it’s the choice of whether to accept a world in which everyone is divided into different factions.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on the Divergent trilogy. Divergent includes five different factions, and when each person turns old enough, they get tested to determine what faction they will live and work in. The Divergent characters are really awesome. The books were also made into a movie, with a stellar cast, though the movie was not as good as the books, in my opinion. Divergent 2 was titled Insurgent, and Divergent 3 was titled Allegiant. Now here are the most interesting questions.

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Q #1: Which series should I read first: The Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, The Maze Runner, or Divergent?

A: It depends on what you like to read and who you are! I myself have read all of them except for The Maze Runner and they were all great. I would recommend Percy Jackson to anyone who’s in middle-school or approaching middle-school. It is probably the most relatable and interesting for that age-range. On the other hand, I’d recommend The Lord of the Rings for older readers – anyone who loves complex worlds especially. If you’re in college or beyond, or an advanced reader in high school, and love fantasy that’d probably be the best read. If you like Game of Thrones it’s probably the most similar of any of these to that. Divergent is quite a bit different – I would probably recommend it to high school or college kids, and I would especially recommend it to anyone who loves romance – it has some pretty heavy romance in it, and would be great for any readers who enjoyed books like The Hunger Games or Twilight. For those who are in high school and aren’t as into romance, I would actually recommend my own book series, Sand and Smoke. It’s an epic fantasy with dragons in it, and light on the romance but heavy on the action.

Q #2: In Divergent, what is the point of an aptitude test if you choose your faction anyway?

A: This is up to interpretation I think, but here’s my interpretation. I think that the aptitude test is there to reinforce the idea of factions, and to reinforce factions as the right thing. By having everyone take an aptitude test, kids are basically being prepared for the fact that they fit in better with some people and in some places than in other places and with other people. The aptitude test is one of the first ways in which people are divided and separate and put into different buckets. It starts the narrowing down, and then I think that the choice is given about what faction to be in as a way for the people in control to trick those choosing their factions into thinking they are making the choice. But in reality the choice has already been made for them, and the choice isn’t the choice of what faction to be in; it’s the choice of whether to accept a world in which everyone is divided into different factions.

Q #3: What would the Dauntless faction think of space travel?

A: The Dauntless would love space travel! As the most adventurous and daring of the factions, I think they’d probably be the ones to be astronauts, or go up in space first, even though the technology would have to be something that Erudite developed. I think that if space travel did progress to the point where things were like Star Trek in the Divergent universe, then the Dauntless would probably be the dominant faction due to their bravery and willingness to venture into the unknown and make discoveries.

Q #4: Why do authors of novels like The Hunger Games and Divergent prefer not to spend time and effort on detailed world-building?

A: I know it may seem like they don’t, but I would argue they do. As a writer myself, I know there is a lot of preparation and work that is done before even putting pen to paper. One thing to keep in mind is that Veronica Roth and Suzanne Collins likely chose not to include every single detail about their worlds because it would be too much, slow down the story, and not make for as interesting as a narrative. Part of being a writer is to know how much worldbuilding to show in your story and how much to withhold. One thing that is often used is the metaphor of an iceberg. Icebergs are huge, but we only see the small portion that is above the water when we encounter them. Worldbuilding is like that too. The best stories show you only a small portion of the world, while promising that there is a whole lot more underneath the surface waiting to be seen later.

Q #5: If Tris and Four from Divergent went to Hogwarts, what house would they be in?

A: I think they’d be in Gryffindor! The reason why is because they are brave, but they are not cruel, like some of the Dauntless. I think that all Dauntless would probably be in either Gryffindor or Slytherin. The Erudites on the other hand could be in either Ravenclaw or Slytherin, the Candor in either Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, and Amity I would say are probably usually in Hufflepuff while the Abnegation are probably either Gryffindor or Hufflepuff.

Q #6: Something similar to Divergent?

A: The most similar thing I can think of is The Hunger Games! They both came out around the same time too. I would say that Twilight could be something that most readers of Divergent might enjoy also. Another lesser known series I would suggest is called The Guardians of Time by Marianne Curley. It isn’t a dystopian story, but it does deliver a similarly heavy dose of romance. Here’s a link to the Amazon page for the first book: The Named.

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which though it doesn’t have much romance, is a great read for young adults.

Three Quick Questions about Eragon

Christopher Paolini’s new book is called The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, and it’s set in the same world as Eragon was, Alagaesia.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Eragon. The Eragon series was written by Christopher Paolini and stretches four books long. Paolini also recently released a collection of short stories called The Fork, the Witch, and the WormEragon was also made into a movie, though it’s a movie I’m sure we’d all like to forget. In my opinion, the Eragon film wasn’t very good. The Eragon books, however, were a different story. The first book was definitely my favorite, and in fact was my biggest inspiration for wanting to become an author. Paolini was only 15 when he wrote it. The characters in Eragon are great, and the villain, Galbatorix, is really scary.

By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR. I write epic fantasy and I have dabbled in children’s science fiction too.

Now here are the most interesting questions about Eragon.

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Q #1: What if Eragon fought Gandalf?

A: If Eragon fought Gandalf, I believe he would lose. As awesome and powerful as Eragon is (he has powerful magic, Sapphira, his sword), he doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of experience that Gandalf does. Gandalf’s experience would give him the edge in my opinion.

Q #2: What book would you recommend to someone who loves Eragon?

A: I’m going to recommend some non-dragon books. I believe the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale would appeal to the same demographic as Eragon does. If the reader is a bit older, I would recommend Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn is a great place to start. The Ranger’s Apprentice series is also pretty good. I’m also an author, and was inspired a lot by Eragon. My debut fantasy novel, Sand and Smoke, features a girl and a dragon. It also puts a new twist on the genre, by mixing the wild west with dragons.

Q #3: How can I download The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaesia by Christopher Paolini?

Christopher Paolini’s new book is called The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, and it’s set in the same world as Eragon was, Alagaesia. You can purchase it on Amazon, here’s a link. You can also probably purchase it from many bookstores and online. Here’s a link to the book on Paolini’s website: link. In my opinion it’s best to pay for these things if you can, to support all the work that goes into them!

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which also is epic fantasy, and has lots of dragons in it! My book actually features two breeds of dragons, eastern and western dragons, called Sun dragons and Wesech dragons. Eastern dragons are interesting, mythologically speaking, because they are quite a bit different than western dragons, with some crazy powers like being able to change size at will. I loved exploring their differences while writing Sand and Smoke.

Eight Most Interesting Questions about Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra

The idea of the four elements is something that goes back to alchemy. Before chemistry existed, people used to believe there were four elements, but when chemistry came along we discovered the whole periodic table. I’d love to see a series that throws everything on its head by revealing that there are more than just four elements.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. There are three seasons in The Last Airbender and four in The Legend of Korra. There was also an Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, which I’m sure most would like to forget, and there is an upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix TV show, which I just hope will be better than the movie. In the cartoon, anyway, there are a lot of great episodes. Both The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are now on Netflix, at the time of writing this. The Legend of Korra, in particular, features a great cast in my opinion. But really, all of the Last Airbender characters and Legend of Korra characters are great.

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Q #1: Who is the best villain of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra?

A: There are so many good villains it’s hard to choose.  Haha.  You know, I’d say Azula is probably the best villain.  She’s certainly the most talked about villain, maybe even more talked about than Fire Lord Ozai.  Combustion Man was pretty hot too though.  And in Legend of Korra, you’ve got Amon, the season one villain, and Zaheer, the season three villain who’s a first of his kind.  Those are some of my favorite villains; there are lots of good villains though.

Q #2: Is Iroh the best character in Avatar, the Last Airbender?

A: It’s debatable whether he’s the best. But he’s certainly one of the best. He’s very kindhearted, and funny, and I think that’s what makes him so lovable. Aang is also very kindhearted, and funny. I think Zuko might be my favorite character, though. He has a terrific character arc.

Q #3: Is the new Netflix show The Dragon Prince a rip-off of Avatar?

A: No, absolutely not. It’s made by some of the same people behind Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, and it has a similar feel to those shows, but it’s unique and very different. The show is set in a completely different world, with elves, dragons, and a medieval feel. It does feature strange creatures, such as the glow toad, but I don’t think there are enough similarities to even consider it a rip-off. A lot of fantasy, after the popularity of The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, takes inspiration from it and that’s not a crime. I’m actually an author, and my book Sand and Smoke takes some inspiration, especially in the action scenes and with the fact that one of the main characters can control the wind. But my main character is not an air bender, he’s something different.

Q #4: Who would win Princess Azula Firebending Master Lightning generation from Avatar The Last Airbender or Fire Lord Zuko Dancing Dragon Firebending Lightning redirection from Avatar The Last Airbender?

A: This is a hard one! First off, it might depend on whether Azula is still alive in Fire Lord Zuko’s time, and if so, how her skills have grown. I think that Azula can beat Zuko at the ages and the time of when they were both in The Last Airbender series. By Legend of Korra, Zuko’s skills have obviously grown. I’d say he is probably powerful enough in Legend of Korra to defeat Azula as she was in The Last Airbender, but if he’s fighting Azula as an older, more skilled warrior in his own time during The Legend of Korra, I think she might be able to beat him, depending on if she got more powerful.

Q #5: What is your review of each season of Legend of Korra? I thought season one was amazing.

A: Season one was amazing. Season two wasn’t so great for me. Mainly, I didn’t like the changes to Bolin’s character, he seemed to get really stupid in season two. The villain of season two wasn’t very good either. There were a lot of plotholes, and it didn’t make sense why Korra could become a giant energy monster. I’m watching season three right now and it’s great so far. Can’t comment past that.

Q #6: If they did another sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender what would your idea be?

A: There are a lot of ways they could go with it. Personally, I think a sequel that focuses on a secondary or tertiary character could be really good.  For example, Suki was a really great character, I think it’d be great to see a show with her as the main character. Or, it might be interesting to see a show with Tenzin as a little kid. Another thing they could do is make a prequel series. I actually really liked the story in The Legend of Korra about how the benders got their abilities. I’d love to see more from that point in time. Another thing is that the Avatar shows all focus on the Avatar’s journey as they learn to master all four elements. I’d love to see a show set in a time when the Avatar has already mastered all of the elements, and everything related to being the Avatar, yet that’s not enough and they have to overcome other obstacles, just to mix things up. This could have an older Avatar too, on their last legs, that’d be cool to see. Also, the idea of the four elements is something that goes back to alchemy. Before chemistry existed, people used to believe there were four elements, but when chemistry came along we discovered the whole periodic table. I’d love to see a series that throws everything on its head by revealing that there are more than just four elements.

Q #7: If you could bend any element from Avatar: The Last Airbender what element would it be?

A: I’d probably bend water. Firebending sounds like a cool ability, but in practice I think it’s probably one of the least useful elements to bend, because it can only be used to attack. Earthbending is probably more useful than firebending, and airbending is a wildcard. Waterbending I like because it can be used to heal. Waterbenders can also freeze the water; it’s a very versatile skill. Some waterbenders can even bloodbend, which is probably the most powerful form of bending, period.

Q #8: Am I the only one who wanted Zuko and Katara to end up together in Avatar The Last Airbender?

A: No. I think there’s plenty of others who wanted them to end up together. I think Zuko and Katara could have been a good match, too. Mainly because Aang seemed too young and naive in the series to me to have any interest in a relationship, and Katara and Zuko did strike me as older, at least in terms of their personalities.

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which also is fantasy, with lots of action, lovable characters, and a main character who can control the wind, kinda like Aang and Tenzin…but he’s not an air bender, he’s something different (I can’t tell you what, because that would spoil the book!)

By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR. I write epic fantasy and have dabbled in children’s science fiction.

Six Most Interesting Questions about The Flash

We’re all kids at heart, and The Flash knows that so they make Barry like a kid so that we can relate to him.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on The FlashThe Flash is a TV series based on the DC Comics of the same name, it’s a great series that takes place in the larger Arrowverse that the CW has created. The Flash cast is one of the best in that Arrowverse, in my opinion. I especially love Cisco. I’ve watched almost every season, every episode, season 5, season 6, season 7, and more. Here are the most interesting questions I could find on The Flash.

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Q #1: Who is the better ‘Flash’: Grant Gustin or Ezra Miller?

A: Grant Gustin! In my opinion, the DC TV shows have proven to be much better than the DC movies. Grant Gustin is great as The Flash in in the TV show, and while Ezra Miller’s Flash movie hasn’t come out yet, given recent history I expect Grant Gustin’s performance to be more memorable.

Q #2: Why do some superheroes (e.g. the Flash, Superman) fixate on the idea that killing the villain is never justified? Is it true there is always a moral alternative, or is this just a comic book fantasy?

A: I don’t think killing the villain is never justified. Look at Green Arrow and Damien Darhk. However, it’s better not to kill if you can; it’s what the good guy does. And in real life, people who go around killing, whether they kill people who are good or bad, are called serial killers. So obviously the hero wants to do things the just way. I do think killing the villain can be justified, however in order to be justified, it would need to be because the hero has no other way to save their own, or somebody else’s life. So, they fixate on it because it’s the right thing to do. I actually deal with this same question in my book Sand and Smoke. It’s a difficult issue, and I imagine many people have different points of view on it.

Q #3: Anybody else miss Iris? What’s up with Iris not being as involved as she used to be? I’m honestly missing her and would like to see her more. Meanwhile, we’re getting wayy too much Caitlin and I’m not enjoying her performance this season AT ALL.

A: This is such an insightful question! I hadn’t even realized while watching the show, but now that I think about it, Iris has been particularly uninvolved this season. The most meaningful moments have been between her and Nora. It’d be awesome to see her contribute more to defeating Cicada, and maybe that’s what Team Flash needs, given their lack of success so far. On the other hand, I think Caitlin/Killer Frost have had some really amazing moments this season. I know they’re featured more than normal, and maybe that’s contributing to Iris getting less screen time, but I’ve always thought Killer Frost was pretty awesome and it is very worthwhile in my opinion to see the evolution of her and Caitlin.

Q #4: How can the Flash be defeated if he moves so fast?

A: By somebody who moves faster than him. Like the Reverse-Flash! Also, by somebody who takes away his powers, like Cicada. He could also be defeated by somebody who sneaks up on him unaware, or by somebody with a forcefield like DeVoe which prevents him from vibrating through it to harm him. These are just examples from the show. Some other things I can think of that might defeat him are an enemy who is invisible so The Flash can’t find them, an enemy who can multiply themselves into so many copies that The Flash can’t possibly overcome them, even with speed, an enemy who goes inside of the Flash’s body and infects him, an enemy who possesses the Flash’s body, or an enemy who is so hot/bright/cold that The Flash can’t approach without being harmed or losing his powers. Some of those might have been from the show also.

Q #5: I know nobody cares about Cicada anymore but…what do you guys think is going on with the Nurse? Maybe she is keeping grace in a coma on purpose manipulating Cicada?

A: The Nurse is obviously evil. Probably more evil than Cicada. She seems like she’s manipulating him in a lot of ways. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s keeping Grace in a coma on purpose. Maybe Team Flash will defeat Cicada only to find out that the Nurse is a much more potent villain than he was.

Q #6: Is Barry still a kid in The Flash?

A: Ha ha. Yes. Also, we are still kids. That’s why we enjoy superhero shows like The Flash. We’re all kids at heart, and The Flash knows that so they make Barry like a kid so that we can relate to him.

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke. If you enjoy reading fantasy, it might be a good fit for you. As I mentioned earlier in this post it deals with some themes that are similar to the themes in The Flash.

By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR and I write epic fantasy and have dabbled in children’s science fiction.

Nine Most Interesting Questions about Harry Potter

Nowadays, if someone like Harry saw moving images on trading cards, he’d probably assume there must be a computer chip somewhere in there.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Harry Potter. The Harry Potter books are among, if not being, the most popular book series of all time. There are seven books, pictured below. One of the reason why the books are so popular is because of the Harry Potter characters. With Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and more, who can resist these great characters? The Harry Potter books were also made into a film series. My personal favorite book is either Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, or Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, I can’t decide.

By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR. Many of my books would also be great reads for any fan of Harry Potter, feel free to check them out using the menu above!

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Q #1: What is Lord Voldemort’s boggart in Harry Potter?

A: Good question!  Boggarts are shapeshifters that take the form of whatever a person most fears.  Thus, Lord Voldemort’s boggart would be whatever he most fears.  There can be debate on this, however, I think what Lord Voldemort most fears is Harry Potter, so his boggart would take the form of Harry.

Q #2: If I have a piece of Harry Potter merchandise that would be a huge collector’s item (though not technically on the market in the first place), how would I go about selling it?

A: Wow!  First of all, I’m jealous.  Second, it depends how much work you want to put into it, and how much value you want to get out of it.  The simple solution would be to place it up on eBay, and just see what kind of offers you get.  However, if you’re more ambitious, I would suggest looking for people who have had similar items in the past and sold them for large amounts of money.  Then copy their strategies.  You could also reach out to people on Instagram, Twitter, or other social media with large followings that are in some way related to Harry Potter and ask them to advertise the item for you.  The more people who see your item, the more potential buyers, and the higher the demand is, the more money you will be able to get for it.  So it all comes down to making sure everyone knows you have that piece of merchandise and are selling it.  That’s my thinking on it anyway.  Obviously you would want to keep your personal details hidden, if you’re worried about it being stolen you could use an alias to sell/advertise until you find your buyer.

Q #3: Do you like Harry Potter or Batman?

A: Can I like both?  Ha ha.  I think that I like Harry Potter more than Batman.  I mean, Hogwarts is just so cool!  If you’re asking who would win in a fight between Harry Potter and Batman…well, it’s also Harry.  Harry has magic so he could just paralyze Batman.  The only way Batman would stand a chance is if he snuck up on Harry, and even then he’d need to keep Harry from launching any spells, just one spell could turn the tides of the entire battle.

Q #4: Do you believe the government has “Invisibility Cloaking” capability like in the Harry Potter movie?

A: No.  If they did, we would know about it.  Because the US is ruled by capitalism, and corporations.  The corporations would find out about the technology, and market it to the public for a profit.

Q #5: Would you want a Harry Potter TV show?

A: Yes!  I think a Harry Potter TV show would be awesome.  In particular, I think it’d be an awesome opportunity to expand on the existing universe.  In the movies, things from the book needed to be cut to fit into 2 or 2.5 hours, whatever their runtimes were.  A TV show would have the opposite problem: the books wouldn’t contain enough material!  But we could add in other things, like seeing Hermione’s parents, or seeing Ron’s brother Charlie working with the dragons, or seeing more of Dumbledore (he’s much more of a minor character early on in the series).  The possibilities are endless!

Q #6: My friends said they think I would be in Slytherin house in Harry Potter and I can’t help but feel like the worst person?

A: You’re not the worst person!  In fact, if you feel that way, I dare say you probably aren’t in Slytherin house.  A Slytherin wouldn’t feel like a bad person for being a Slytherin.  A Slytherin would relish in it, and use their reputation for their own gain.

Q #7: Who are the top ten most powerful wizards of the Harry Potter series?

A: In no particular order, I would say they are Dumbledore, Voldemort, Harry Potter, Grindelwald, Credence, Snape, McGonagall, Hermione, Mad-Eye Moody, and Bellatrix Lestrange.

Q #8: If Harry Potter series is written in 2019, how different would it be from the originals considering the changes in the world in the last 25 years?

A: In my opinion, the biggest differences would be in technology.  We have smartphones now, and nobody goes anywhere without them.  In addition, the first Harry Potter was published in 1997 originally, before people even used laptops regularly.  I remember one of the scenes from Harry Potter, when Harry’s on the train with Ron and at first sees the moving images on the cards with different wizards.  Back then, the only thing to assume would have been those moving images were magic.  Nowadays, if someone like Harry saw moving images on trading cards, he’d probably assume there must be a computer chip somewhere in there.

Q #9: Why do Harry Potter, LOFTR Trilogy, and Star Wars all use such stark good versus evil symbolism?

A: It’s because a shift in the way we think about things.  Back when many of those franchises were made, there was a stark good vs. evil mentality in storytelling, and even maybe in the world.  People wanted the good guys to beat the bad guys.  Those type of stories still work, I think, but they are becoming less popular than stories where the lines between good and evil get blurred.  Nowadays, things are much more complex.  People like stories that are about bad guys who have a good reason for being bad, or good guys who use wicked means to accomplish what they need to get done.  One great example of this is to look at the Star Wars franchise.  The originals and the prequels were all about the Jedi, the light, defeating the Sith, the dark side.  Now, in film #8, suddenly Rey discovers and tells Luke that the dark side is not actually to be avoided, but that balance means light and dark, and not just light.

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which is also fantasy, with lots of action and lovable characters. It’s been compared to Harry Potter, because it features a special school…but it’s a school for dragon riders, not a school for witches and wizards.

Ten Most Interesting Questions about Percy Jackson

Percy is like the weird kid who nobody pays attention to in school, then he goes off to camp half-blood and suddenly everyone pays attention to him because now he knows who he is.

Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Percy JacksonPercy Jackson is a series about greek demigods in modern times. The main Percy Jackson characters include Percy, Annabelle Chase, Grover, and they also have quite a few school mates at Camp Half-Blood. The series was made into a movie, though I think most would agree that the Percy Jackson books are much better. This post will mostly cover the first three books in the Percy Jackson book series, pictured below.

By the way, if you’re wondering about who I am, I’m an author from Portland, OR. Many of my books would also be great reads for any fan of Percy Jackson, feel free to check them out using the menu above!

 

Q #1: Could Percy Jackson win a fight against any of the Avengers?

A: He might be able to hold his own against some of the weaker Avengers.  Against the likes of Iron Man and Captain America he’d definitely be toast.  One weakness to consider is the fact that his sword, Anaklusmos, can only affect gods, demigods, Titans, giants, and monsters.  Since most of the Avengers are humans with superhuman capabilities, the sword wouldn’t work on them.  Would the Hulk be considered a monster though?  If Thor is a god or even a demigod then it would work on him.  Percy does also have the benefit of being able to control water, but the Avengers have all faced worse than that.  Percy is much younger than any of the Avengers, which means that he would not be as physically strong as them.  If he let any of them get up close, he’d most certainly be toast.

Q #2) What would Percy Jackson be like if the series was written by George R.R. Martin?

A: Percy Jackson would probably die at the end of the first book.  Luke would have succeeded in killing him, and book number two would be about Annabeth rising to fill Percy’s shoes.  By the end of the first trilogy Grover would be in charge of camp half-blood, Clarisse would be recruiting an army to help Ares take over control of Mount Olympus from Zeus, and Kronos would have taken over the underworld and killed Hades.

Q #3) Is there going to be another Percy Jackson?

A: It depends what is meant by another Percy Jackson. I think there could be another book. At some point in the future I think it likely will be another attempt at a movie, or maybe a TV show, given the popularity of the series.

On the other hand, there likely will be and already are other characters and series like Percy Jackson.  They’re not exactly the same, but Percy Jackson is a very inspirational series.

Q #4) Could Percy Jackson get his sword pen through airport security?

A: I’d say definitely yes!  The sword is magic, and airport security isn’t equipped to deal with magic.  It can transform into a pen, so it’d look relatively harmless when passing through.  And, I suspect, the government shutdown would make this even easier for Percy.

Q #5) Who would win in a fight between Green Arrow and Percy Jackson?

A: Green Arrow.  And it’s not even close.  He’s an ordinary human, which means Percy couldn’t harm him with Anaklusmos.  Percy’s only option would be to fight him at a distance, but unless there was a huge body of water nearby, Green Arrow has the agility and training to easily avoid any water Percy might attack with.  Plus, Green Arrow has a whole assortment of arrows.  He’d easily win against Percy Jackson, even at a distance.

Q #6) Why does Percy Jackson suck?

A: This is a great question to answer now, since we’ve now established that Percy would lose in a fight against Green Arrow, and likely lose in a fight against most of the Avengers.  Percy Jackson would suck going head-to-head against superheroes, because that’s what they do all day is fight.  Their bodies and their skills are superior.  Percy, however, is incredibly bright.  What sucks about him is his raw power, but what rocks is his intellect.

Q #7) How attractive is Percy Jackson?

A: I’d say he grows more attractive as the series goes on.  Percy is like the weird kid who nobody pays attention to in school, then he goes off to camp half-blood and suddenly everyone pays attention to him because now he knows who he is.

Q #8) What if Percy Jackson died?

A: It depends when he died.  At the very best, Annabeth would be horrified, but the world would go on.  At the very worst, the gods would start a war and America would crumble.

Q #9) If the gods go to Hogwarts, which house would they be in (the gods in Percy Jackson)?

A: Zeus and Poseidon would be in Gryffindor.  Hades and Ares would be in Slytherin.  Athena would be in Ravenclaw.  Hermes would be in Hufflepuff.  I think Dionysus would be in Gryffindor, but he’s a harder one to pin down.  Artemis would probably be a Ravenclaw like Athena, and I think Apollo would be a Hufflepuff like Hermes.

Q #10) Who would win in a fight, Percy Jackson or Katara?

A: Two water-benders facing off against each-other!  This is most certainly the closest matched two people we’ve examined in a fight so far.  Like against the others, Percy would not be able to use Anaklusmos against Katara, but she doesn’t usually have a weapon either, so this would just put them on even more equal footing.  Percy’s advantage, however, comes from the fact that water heals him, without him having to do anything.  Just being in water heals Percy, whereas Katara has to actively water-bend in order to heal herself.  Even if Katara did use water-bending against Percy, it couldn’t harm him, because water heals Percy.  Katara would not be similarly advantaged, so I give this win to Percy.

Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which also is fantasy, with lots of action and lovable characters, and draws inspiration from Percy Jackson in one way…but I can’t tell you how, because that would spoil the book.