99: Wonder Bread and Circuses

The Mark of Athena, ch. 45 to 48

Make way, citizens of Rome, for the procession towards the Colosseum! This week, the Unwise Girls are talking about Rick Riordan’s evolved understanding of how to write a fight scene, absolutely humiliating scenes to read, [redacted] bread, ADHD gaming, Dionysus’ role in demonstrating the morality of the gods, the Percy/Jason shipping scene explodes, a boy of all time, moments of genuine friendship, Nico’s Bizarre Adventure, the yawning horror of prisons and recidivism in the Percy Jackson universe, solidarity among gladiators, Nico and Hazel’s loss, and the demicide squad.

Come back next week for The Mark of Athena, ch. 49 to 52 – and a very special episode 100!

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