As part of my effort to unite all of my different pen names under one banner, I’m taking advantage of “Throwback Thursday” to repost some of my favorite blog posts from my alter egos’ accounts. My goal is to do this every Thursday—providing I remember. XD
Original Post Date: August 29, 2014
I had the funniest dream last night. I don’t really know where the heck it came from, other than the fact that I was thinking about this gifset right before I went to bed. Anyway…
You know how at the end of the Disney Hercules movie, Hades falls into the River Styx? Well, I dreamed that he finally managed to crawl out, and found that, in his absence, Demeter’s daughter Persephone had moved in.
In this dream, Persephone was green-skinned like her mother, but she was SUPER GOTH. She had long black-and-blue hair, a ton of eyeliner, and a grungey black chiton.
Hades: “Um, what are you doing here?”
Persephone: “Well, I heard the Underworld was vacant, so I figured I’d crash here to get away from”—*groans*—”my MOM.”
Hades: “That’s nice, but as you can see, the Underworld is actually NOT vacant, so you need to, you know, leave.”
Persephone: “There is no way I’m going back UP THERE with Little Mrs. Sunshine-and-Daisies. SO ANNOYING. The Underworld is way more my style.”
And the rest of the dream was filled with the hijinks of Hades trying to get this usurper to leave, Persephone refusing, Demeter shrieking that Hades kidnapped her daughter, Hades being like, “NO, I DON’T WANT HER, TAKE HER BACK,” and Persephone growing a new line of Designer Goth Vegetables in the rich Underworld soil, such as black corn, black tomatoes, and—of course—pomegranates galore.
Seriously, it was every bit as awesome as it sounds. I wish I could have videotaped this dream or something, so I could watch it on TV now!
Months later, this is still my favorite thing ever. I keep thinking about how perfect it is, because it fits in with the tone Hercules established (especially in the TV show) so well. The best part was that it didn’t turn out romantic. It wasn’t like Hades fell in love with Persephone, or vice versa. There was no marriage. She just declared herself Queen of the Underworld, and Hades couldn’t do anything to stop her—the minions stopped listening to him and started only taking orders from Persephone—so he just wound up putting up with her for the rest of eternity.
See, even now I’m thinking about it and I love it sfm. I wish this was real. Someone at Disney, make it real!