Hello, Campers, and welcome back to the second edition of Exploring the Cabins of Camp Half-blood! My name is Caspian Langdon and we’ve got 14 more cabins to look into! Last week we learned a bit about the Aphrodite kids while this week we’ll be learning about the children of Nemesis. Today, we have Aria Gold and Maciej Swit giving you a peek into what it’s like being the son and daughter of the goddess of retribution, vengeance, balance, and justice!
What is your favourite part about being a child of Nemesis?
Aria: Oh gosh, where do I even start with this question? Can I say everything, is that allowed? I think if I had to choose one thing it would be the bond we nemesibilings have together. There are not too many many Nemesis kiddos so we band together. If you are a child of revenge we automatically love you! We also adopt a lot of others into our "family" which is funny and fun! I'd have to say that is my favorite. OH! We also get to summon whips that are awesome!
Maciej: It's hard to choose only one perk of being a Nemekid, really. I mean, we can conjure whip, meaning we are always capable of fighting back. Or at least we should be. Also, since Nemesis is a goddess of revenge/justice, people tend to not try to anger you, because of the Revenge thing... Which is absolutely true. I still remember when one particular camper broke my headphones and my revenge will be done! But that's a story for another time. Back to the question! My favourite part would probably be the family we have. There are not many Nemekids around here so every time another one of us gets claimed, we are always delighted about it and immediately accept him or her into our Nemefamily of Neme-sis-ters and Neme-bros *finger gun*
What three words would you use to describe your half-siblings?
Aria: Goofy, lovable, and protective.
Maciej: Definitely FIERCE. Once we settle on something, there is nothing stopping us from it. Another word would be LOYAL. When you are nice to us, there is no way we will be bad to you. We will even defend you in any possible way and cheating, not playing fair or turning our backs on someone is basically like a deadly sin to us. At least for me, that is. And lastly, get ready, this might be surprising. REVENGEFUL. Yup, you make us angry and you quite literally are sure to be a target of our revenge. Which sometimes, can the best of us. *innocent look* That goes for any person we consider a friend, so generally be nice to each other... you never know when a Nemekid is watching.
What was your first reaction to being claimed by Nemesis?
Aria: I thought 100% I would be a daughter of Athena, growing up I had a knack for space and history which were hard to grasp. When I was claimed by Nemesis I was a little confused, I had no idea who she was! After I met my family though I fell in love immediately. I think she is literally the coolest!
Maciej: I remember it like it was yesterday. I was eating in the dining pavilion when suddenly a voice of my mother came bursting out claiming me as her kid. At first, I was something between confused and excited. I mean, it somehow made sense, because of my nature. It definitely wasn't the end, however. I sat down the next day and heard someone saying she's a Nemekid as well. I sat down next to her, and we immediately became Nemesiblings. Anais Goshi if you would be reading this, I love you <3. I remember fanboying over it as well, since she was the first sibling I met. After I was claimed it is. But right after that, the best person there ever was, my Neme-bro Celia Moschell got me a tour through the camp, which also involved much of fanboying, to be honest. And lastly, at the end of the day, and I won't be joking, I got hit by an Oreo. You already might know who I am talking about. Aria Gold, whose name perfectly summarize her reaction on getting a new brother. We dramatically hugged and let me tell you, It was GOLD! Then shakenspeareth language came into existence and that's pretty much everything I remember from that day. It was definitely the happiest day of my life.
So, there you have it, a peek into the life of a daughter and son of Nemesis! Make sure to look out for the next edition on the children of Apollo!