Several weeks ago, we ran a story about the genesis of the name Uncle Rick, our friendly moniker for myth-master Rick Riordan (AKA, the reason for this blog). Well, it turns out we missed a few important, unmistakably “Uncle Rick” traits. Here are reasons 6, 7, and 8.
6. Uncle Rick can get into our head, no matter who we are.
He can write about anything and anyone, from Buford the table to Tawaret the hippo nurse to Apollo the obnoxious fallen god. Whether we’re male or female, young or old, gay or straight, he knows how we think. How does he do that?
7. Uncle Rick has trapped us in his worlds, and we can’t get out.
Whether we’re wearing Camp Half-Blood T-shirts and hats, writing fan fiction, drawing character art, making videos with our friends, or attending demigod summer camp, we can’t stop living in his imagination.
8. Uncle Rick sasses us online.
We try to be sincere when we post questions or tweet our appreciation, and what does he do? He teases back. In fact, he’ll probably make some snide comment when he reads this article.