❝We don’t have to be… parabatai. […] I said it to make your father take me with you, so I could execute my new plan, but we don’t… have to. I mean, unless you… maybe want to be❞

James had thought he wanted a friend like himself, a parabatai who was shy and quiet and would enter in on James’ feelings about the terror or parties. Instead was Matthew, who was the life and soul of every party, who made dreadful hairbrush decisions, who was unexpectedly and terribly kind. Who had tried to be his friend and kept trying, even thought James did not know what trying to be a friend looked like. Who could see James, even when he was a shadow.

❝Yes❞ James said simply.
❝What?❞ said Matthew, who always knew what to say.
❝I’d like that❞ said James. He curled his hands, one around his father’s coat sleeve, and one around Matthew’s. He held on to them, all the way home.

Anke Loh, FÜTTER MEIN EGO, 1998.

German born Anke Loh enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp in 1995. She graduated four years later with the collection SHE, a manifesto for strong women inspired by Pina Bausch and Pipilotti Rist, resulting in a very light silhouette.

Her 3rd year collection, entitled FÜTTER MEIN EGO (photos) under the theme of seduction and nazism was inspired by the Peul/Wodaabe-men from Niger. 

I just finished reading Nothing But Shadows and it was amazing! I think its my favourite of the Shadowhunter Academy stories so far and has resulted in me shipping James and Matthew. Do they have a ship name yet? HeronChild? Jatthew? I just wanted to know if there is any chance they could possibly maybe get together? I also wanted to know if Matthew is gay/bisexual/pansexual? I think you have been asked this before but I couldn`t remember how you responded or find the original question.

Thanks, those are very kind words about Nothing But Shadows! We had a lot of fun writing it and it is nice for people to meet some of the characters from The Last Hours before they make their official debut.I would never discourage anyone from shipping anything. I have, however, not answered the question about Matthew’s sexual orientation, or, indeed, the sexual orientation of anyone in The Last Hours. I regret having, in the past, revealed characters’ sexual orientations before the books about them came out. Often it’s something the characters are figuring out as you read about them, it’s part of their story, so it seems not really fair on the characters or on the readers or on the text while it’s still developing. So it’s not something I am going to do anymore. I do think Heronchild is nicer than Jatthew, though!

Hi! My friend and I were wondering what Lucie’s warlock-ish power. Like James can turn into a shadow so we were wondering what Lucie can do. We really love be your books. Thank you. — maximoff-defensesquad

You will certainly find out in The Last Hours! Her power is not the same as James.’

Hi Cassie! I am a huge fan of your books, but I do have a question. After the release of nothing but shadows I am a tad confused on the timeline. I am guessing nothing but shadows occurs before the midnight heir and that the midnight heir is before the last hours, but I could be wrong. — thewaywordgirl

The Whitechapel Fiend occurs in 1888

Nothing but Shadows occurs  in 1899

The Midnight Heir takes place during the events of The Last Hours, in 1903-1904.

Hey Cassie, I always wanted to ask this but I always kind of forget. Anyways, since TLH is set in early 1900, will there be any World War 1 scenes or any mention of the it? or is TLH set way before the war? — shamadiary

The Last Hours is set in 1903. World War One started in 1914. While it is way before the war and therefore there are no WW1 scenes, the shadow of World War One always falls over anything written in the Edwardian time period. We know that those who are young men and boys during this period will soon be all but wiped out at the Somme, Verdun, Ypres and Passchendaele. Shadowhunters don’t take part in mundane wars, but the shadow remains.

MBTI as Fictional Love Interests (male)
  • INTJ:The villain who had originally manipulated the heroine for his villainous purposes, but falls prey to her irresistible ways.
  • INTP:The dorky best friend that the heroine had right in front of her the whole time.
  • ENTJ:The unattainable one, too preoccupied with graduating at the top of the intergalactic military academy for romance.
  • ENTP:The irresistibly charming compulsive liar who tricked the heroine into half of the story’s plot developments.
  • INFJ:The mysterious one that no one can understand— except the heroine, who walks into his life at just the right time. Might be a vampire.
  • INFP:The secret admirer who wrote the heroine a poem and attached it to her locker door last Wednesday.
  • ENFJ:The heroine truly fell for him when he, already battered but in an attractive way, bravely attacked the monster destroying the orphanage.
  • ENFP:The heroine’s optimistic sidekick who always helped hold the team together in times of stress. No one is surprised when they start dating.
  • ISTJ:At first, he seems like a nice, normal change from the crazy people the heroine has been dating, until it turns out that he too is a half-demon.
  • ISFJ:Childhood friend that has been with the heroine through the good times and bad; he is mysteriously inconsolable when the ENTP asks the heroine to prom.
  • ESTJ:He is a wealthy lord of the estate, she is sadly only a peasant. Isn’t he holding some sort of contest, though?
  • ESFJ:A peasant who took in the heroine’s apocalypse-stopping party after their ship ran aground. Though he and the heroine have a brief affair, he is too loyal to his rural desert community to join her quest.
  • ISTP:Semi-human who is unusually overprotective of the heroine. No one seems to have moral qualms with this.
  • ISFP:Sensitive and sweet, but troubled by a dark past that he doesn’t share with anyone.
  • ESTP:The jock who is dating the most popular girl in the school— what does he see in her anyway?
  • ESFP:Flirts with the heroine loudly across the room. He’s so annoying, but there’s something about him…

anonymous asked:

Misha said in the Season 9's Gag Reel that he went to a drama school. What drama school?

He didn’t actually go to drama school.

He did say that he spent a summer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and he took some acting classes, but his education was a BA in social theory at the University of Chicago, which is a very prestigious and tough academic school (one of the best public private universities in the country).