Poseidon and Hades are no longer options for fathers. The author is currently rewriting the whole story, but has only gotten as far as chapter 3.
As someone whose seen some of this happen with a number of people in my life and heard some of fellow college students own personal stories, it’s…at times not as simple as just having having that distance or caring enough for the other person. Sometimes things happen or people change in ways that make it extremely difficult. That kind of situation is always 50-50: sometimes that distance and time apart does help the relationship improve the relationship between the adult child and their parent(s). Other times, it doesn’t.
And in the context of Zeus, no amount of distance and caring sounds like it’ll ever help make a relationship with him and the Bearer any better/healthier. He couldn’t even bother to see the Bearer’s own mother as anything beyond a possession of his to help his means to a end or even attempt to be a father to Saint. So I’m not currently holding my breath at the idea that Zeus is capable of being a good father to the Bearer (who he also views as a possession of his). Not unless the King of the Gods embraced change…and something makes me wonder if he might be the most fearful of change (along with a number of the other Gods).
I still remember the collective heart attack a number of us had (myself included) when it was stated that we’re stuck with Zeus as the only father like it was yesterday.
And it seems that the more things revealed about Zeus, worse he sounds. At the very least though, Zeus doesn’t pretend that he cares about the Bearer and doesn’t badmouth Priscilla to their face.
lol dear old dad is such a charmer, eh?
You’re right though. He outright tells the Bearer that trusting him is stupid (not that they have a choice), and tbh, my opinion of Zeus is far less uncomplicated than that of Poseidon and Hades.
Poseidon, well I have to admit to a certain bias in that I never quite cared for him to begin with, but in his reveal scene, I always found him…odd. Surfer Dad really wanted to be a part of your life and be like a dad to you but…why didn’t he try earlier? I mean, come on, Hades did it, where was he?
And Hades…once I found out he had another family…I appreciate (as a reader) the effort, danger, and time he took to be in the Bearer’s life…but there’s always something about him that made me…hesitant. To me, it came off as though ever word he said was laced with guilt.
At least Zeus I can unequivocally hate and distrust, lol.
Plus, having Zeus as the only dad makes it way easier to RP my Bearers as I see fit. I mean, @Okami-Nora @Fay could either of you even imagine Helena (from what you know of her) killing Saxon? Because I sure can’t.
Like he was trying to rise you like he couldnt his own?
Actually, Hades did more or less raise Aeson as well alongside Persephone. He originally jumped between raising the Bearer with Athena and raising Aeson with his wife for a while before he had to stay in Olympus.
Although, that’s also why I imagine that a few of my Bearers didn’t come to see him as a father figure: in one way or another, they knew (or figured out quickly) that they weren’t the only child in their Uncle Henry’s life.
Helena hurting someone physically is like Vesper giving up on drinking. But imagine if Vess decided to stay sober 24/7. Now THAT is bizzare.
…Vesper drinks? When did that become a thing?
Sorry, didn’t mean to just jump in like a total newbie, but despite following this story for quite some time now (long enough to have been there some time through the original “only Zeus” overhaul), I’ve only recently joined the actual forum fray. So it was either drive myself insane systematically going through the now 13309+ posts of this thread…or remarking that you were all talking about a character named Helena, searching her name throughout the topic, and delightfully discovering all these wonderful fully-fleshed out OCs of everyone.
Thus, having come to adore each and everyone of them, I now find myself pondering where/when exactly Vesper became a drinker? I don’t recall any mention of such in the post involving that I’ve managed to glean.
Cheers Everyone, and again congrtz on all these beautiful little baboos!
Speaking of our Bearers:
Anyone tried of Evander and Damon yet? Well, now I offer the chibi form of my two baby boys (who I affectionately refer to as my Shy Guy and Tough Guy duo)
The correct terminology is “Sensitive Guy and Manly Man.” ^^XD
Those types of bromances are always fun to watch.
But I actually hesitate to call Damon a Manly Man because, believe it or not, both Evander and Damon lean more on the Sensitive Guy spectrum. In fact, as children, Damon was actually a much more sensitive child than Evander.
It’s just that Evander’s arguable good fortune and ability to know when to keep at least some form of guard up during his time on the run, made him not change too much from his child self. Meanwhile, Damon’s arguable misfortune, and his over-sensitivity and naivety ended up leaving him very vulnerable to many types of pain and he ended up creating a much rougher, guarded armor because of it (heck, when he was originally a son of Hades, my headcanon was that Damon even had to deal with the unfortunate effects of how Hades’ source manifested in him, and with no one to really turn to for guidance on how to cope with it).
So Evander is more open with his sensitivity while Damon is often more closed about it, but is actually equal with Evander in terms of sensitivity.
Oh, me, @Okami-Nora and @impeccably-stressed discuss about our bearers in PM and that’s why you may not find a lot about them here in this thread. But meanwhile we talked about our bearers we developed them more and more. A lot of our conversations take place in PM though
Yeah and Damon’s been unintentionally seducing everyone: Avery, Sage, @Fay’s Nyx, potentially @impeccably-stressed’s Helena possibly @Fay and @impeccably-stressed themselves . His pheromones have gone completely out of control.
…So THAT explains just how on Earth Zeus can still catch so much tail despite his proclivities literally being public knowledge.
…Oh Gods. Fridge Horror at it’s finest…
Fascinating! And endearing. ^^
So…maybe Bruiser With A Soft Center would be closer for Damon?^^X)
Vess: How terrifying.
Vess: And also impossible.
@AllForFire THANK YOU FOR SHOWING AN INTEREST I AM VERY HAPPY TO GUSH ABOUT MY BEARERS, THEY ARE MY BABIES
I always kinda imagined Vesper as being more inclined to drink than my other two Bearers (Alex…I’m on the fence about, but Helena is definitely too goody-goody to ever do anything), it’s just…the Bearer is canonically 17…and American…and I didn’t know how well that would go over, lol. And then it sorta spiraled out into Vesper just becoming a straight up alcoholic who stashes vodka bottles under her bed, and I think that’s great.
When you dad’s Zeus, your mom somehow loved him enough to have a second child that you’ve never met, and your aunt turned out to be your sister who was also in love with your mother, and your uncle is the father of the love of your life…well…drinking is an understandable response.
And YES. @Okami-Nora’s Damon is a friggin ladies’ man, omg!! I love him, he’s the best!
We joke about @Fay’s Nyx climbing him like a mountain, huehuehue…but then we remember that Nyx is too lazy to climb stairs sometimes, and it just makes things funnier, lol.
@AllForFire You should tell us about your Bearers, if you have any! We love hearing about them.
You are most certainly welcome. ^^
I always love to talk OC shop with like-minded darlings such as you and your compatriots.
And yours are certainly some of the most fleshed out I’ve seen, for a CYOA game and especially one that isn’t even finished. Kuddos to both you all AND the author.
And why yes, of course I have my own baby! Whom I will love to introduce to you all shortly, once I get back from some other immediate buisness.
Here’s something to give you an inkling already though: before the overhaul, Phoebe Angelis was a daughter of Poseidon.
That should already raise a pretty clear indicator flag of: “Has orders of magnitude less drama and hang ups than about 70% of the Bearers you’ll find on this thread.” XD
That IS great indeed.
When you put it this way, it gives me headaches.
Also, you people write anything? side stories, scenes, fanficts? Anything you would be willing to let people like me read?
Just realized i could have done the same. Instead of playing the game twice keeping an eye out for some helena i never saw there. Guess thats the consequence of staying up for so long
Ts’all good friend. Happens to the best of us. ^^X)
@impeccably-stressed @Fay @Okami-Nora
Welp, sadly the buisness I had to take care of lasted longer than I thought, and it is getting around time for me to hit the hay, so sadly proper full introductions for Phoebe will have to wait a small while longer. Sadface.
But! As an additional appetizer, allow me to posit what the skinny of her reactions towards some of yours would be. Now, the actual fullness behind what I’m about to say has quite a bit more nuance behind them, so take them with a grain of salt for now, but in essence:
Helena: would love to be the Big Sis Helena would want her to be…but would also be the first to quite literaly slap some sense into her about her delusions. Tough love, ultimately, but Phoebe would NOT indulge in her quite clear madness, and she doesn’t beat around the bush with this sort of thing. Or much of anything, really.
Vesper: She’d try to be understanding, and may even see where Vess is coming from, but ultimately, Vess’s seemingly utter detachment from, well, EVERYTHING, would likely end up causing Phoebe to actually sneer in disgust. Being depressed and miserable is one thing. Being a stubbornly emo uncaring lush is another. And Phoebe HATES booze too, so that’s already not helping. X)
Alexander: The moment it becomes clear to Phoebe that Alex is not JUST a douche, but a supremely and aggressively ignorant, violently egocentric and psychopathic douche, she’d drop any and all respect she might have started to have for him. And may also be inclined to punch his lights out. Which considering Phoebe’s a 6 foot tall amazon (details coming later ) with years of brawling experience and a decent handle on her magic, she has more than a fair chance of succeeding.
Evander: Uhm, excuse her, but where has this adorable little bro been all her life?!
Damon: They’d be Bros (or is it Sibs in this case) in a heartbeat. Two big, buff, honest piles of toughness with fluffy golden cores underneath? These two were practically MADE to be Best Sib BFFs.
And there we have it for now! I would have included Fay’s Nyx…but i actually havent yet seen/found the entries that goes into details about her. Perhaps you might glean your own estimations from what I’ve already said, and enlighten me?^^ Pretty please?
Cheers, hope you enjoy and that this makes you want to meet Phoebe fully, and let me know your initial thoughts!
This kind of discriminatory,
i mean whats the problem with booze?