Friday, 7 August 2009
10:28:25 PM (GMT)
Miha-chan started me on my Percy Jackson obsession again
So I was surfing Rick Riordan's website and came across this quiz.
Mind you, they aren't 100% true for me, but more than 75% true for me to say yes..
You suspect that one or more of your teachers is not human.
This alone does not prove much. Most teachers are some form of monster.
However, if any teacher takes a particular interest in torturing you, beware.
You have been diagnosed with ADHD.
ADHD doesn’t mean you can’t pay attention. You might be able to focus incredibly
well on something important, but you have trouble filtering out sights and sounds
around you, especially if the teacher is asking you to focus on something boring. For
instance, a dryad might be emerging from an oak tree right outside your classroom
window, and your teacher yells at you for not copying the last three math problems.
You may have a lot of energy (this is the hyperactive part) which makes it hard for
you to sit still for an entire class period. You may also be impulsive, and do or say
whatever comes into your mind. These symptoms are extremely common in young heroes.
They indicate superior battle skills and reflexes which will keep you alive.
You have been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Dyslexia means you have difficulty processing written information. Words may float
off the page. Reading can be torture. You are just as smart or smarter than anybody
else, but your eyes and your brain don’t seem to communicate when it comes to
writing. Half-bloods see levels of reality that other children just don’t see. In
the case of writing, the half-blood’s brain is hard-wired for Ancient Greek, which
causes modern languages to get scrambled as the half-blood tries to process the
You have experienced things that you cannot explain.
This need not be as dramatic as a sea monster rearing out of the ocean or a policeman
growing horns in front of your eyes, though both of these have been reported. Perhaps
you have seen a window shatter for no reason or heard a shot or explosion that cannot
be explained. Perhaps you have observed an adult acting strangely, then had this
adult later deny he or she did anything unusual. These might be signs that you have
seen through the Mist – the veil that keeps regular mortal eyes from perceiving
monstrous forces at work. The more you glimpse through the Mist, the better the odds
that you have Olympian blood.
You frequently experience déjà vu.
Because one of their parents is immortal, half-bloods perceive time differently than
regular mortals. This can lead to the feeling that time is slowing down (especially
in the presence of a monster, such as your painfully boring earth science teacher) or
speeding up (such as when playing capture-the-flag or being chased through the
Wal-Mart parking lot by hellhounds). You may have the feeling that you’ve had an
experience before, even though you know it’s the first time. For demigods, these
sensations can be related to their foretold destinies. Déjà vu is a sign that you
have crossed some milestone in your fate. Were you at Half Blood Hill, this would be
an indication you need to consult the Oracle.
You sometimes wonder if your father or mother is your real parent.
At one time or another, most mortal children fantasize that their “real parents”
are someone other than the people they live with. Normally, this is only a fantasy.
For half-bloods, however, it may be the truth. Understandably, a mortal parent may be
reluctant to reveal the truth to a half-blood child because of the danger and misery
that goes along with being a god’s offspring. Also, your parent may be embarrassed
to admit he/she had a relationship with a god, even though such behavior is not
technically illegal (except in Mississippi).
You have a friend who doesn’t seem quite . . . normal.
Most schools have at least one satyr on duty. Your friend may be that satyr. Things
to watch for: hair big enough to cover small goat horns; a willingness to eat pretty
much anything; a reluctance to go swimming or otherwise expose his legs; a laugh like
a barnyard animal’s. Some satyrs are better than others about passing themselves
off as human, but one or more of these telltale signs will always be present.
You feel you are being watched when alone or followed when there is no one behind
This may be nothing but overactive nerves. On the other hand, there is always the
possibility that monsters are keeping tabs on you. Favorite places for monsters to
hide include bedroom closets, basements, thick shrubberies and school restrooms.
You have a vivid recurring dream, or you can manipulate your own dreams.
For most mortals, dreams are simply the mind’s way of sorting through information
or working out problems while you sleep. Half-bloods, on the other hand, frequently
receive omens or warnings while they sleep. They are also able to manipulate their
dreams. Mid-dream, they may decide they’d rather not have a nightmare about getting
flayed alive by harpies, and decide instead to dream about attending a pig-roasting
luau in Elysium.
You have a phobia that doesn’t seem logical, such as spiders, enclosed places,
heights or deep water.
Irrational fears may be more rational than you think. Often, half-bloods are born
with a natural fear of anything that their Olympian parents hate. For example,
children of Hephaestus fear high places and have nightmares about falling. This comes
from the god’s childhood, when he was thrown from Mount Olympus by Zeus. Children
of Aphrodite live in terror of acne medicine commercials and shoes that do not match
Results: Score Yourself
If you answered YES to 8 or more questions: You are very probably a half-blood. Be
careful! Seek help no later than your twelfth birthday.
If you answered YES to 5-7 questions: You risk level is borderline. You may have some
Olympian blood in your ancestry. It is also possible you are the offspring of a minor
god or goddess. Unless your warning indicators increase, you will probably be able to
live in the mortal world.
If you answered YES to 3-4 questions: It is unlikely you are a half-blood. You may
simply have a good imagination or be slightly more attuned to the monstrous world
than the average human.
If you answered YES to 0-2 questions: You are 100% mortal. Relax. You will most
likely never have to deal with Olympians or monsters except in stories.
For #10 I constantly feel watched or followed.. O.o
Eh, actually I may be diagnosed with dyslexia, I gotta get my eyes checked @_@
This was very fun, but I quote..
I'm nearly fourteen, not twelve