christopher grace

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savingraphaelsantiago asked: the last hours edit

"to the last hours of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil." — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The last hours theories (2) - LGTB+ characters

As I said on my previous post (http://awakeunafraidandhungry.tumblr.com/post/162448845908/the-last-hours-theories-and-questions-about-the), I’m reading all the material we already have about TLH in order to develop some theories about what might happen in the books. I’m aware that it’s still very soon, there is still more than a year to go until book 1 and I’ll probably change my mind a thousand times during that time, but whatever. 

Today I wanna talk about who I think are the four LGTB+ significant characters Cassandra promised us, and among them, who I think will end up with who, who will be endgame and who won’t. 

Let’s start with LGTB+ issues:

-First let’s point at what we already know: Anna Lightwood is lesbian and non binary, confirmed by Miss Cassandra, so that’s one left to go. 

-Second, I think that by now pretty much everyone in this fandom is assuming that Matthew is gay and I won’t be the one to contradict that. Matthew is a fan of Oscar Wilde and has been often portrayed in official art with green carnations, a symbol that gay men used to wear back in that time in order to recognize each other. I see this one almost as confirmed as Anna. 

-Third, we’ve been told that Matthew is in love by the beginning of the series. Considering that, according to the info we have, his social circle is limited to the children of the London Enclave and that among them he almost exclusively spends his time with the S4 (Thomas, James and Christopher) I think his love interest is gonna be one of them, and I think is gonna be reciprocated and we’ll have our third gay or bisexual character there. Since I doubt Cassandra is gonna come up with the same story twice, I think it’s safe to discard James (though I must admit I ship them with passion). So that leaves us with Thomas or Christopher. According to the family tree, Thomas is gonna die unmarried while Christopher is set to marry Grace Blackthorn. But again, the family tree is misleading. Also, according to a snippet leaked by Cassie, Matthew is the only one who uses the nickname “Chris” to refer to Christopher (besides his sister Anna). Right now I haven’t quite made my mind and my bets are even between Chris and Thomas, but I’m pretty certain it will be one of them. 

-Fourth,according to some pictures from Cassie’s pinterest, it looks like we are gonna have a significant lesbian ship. I’m betting on Anna + someone else here. I’ve seen a lot of people convinced that it is Cordelia, but I don’t think so. It could perfectly be that, but I think James is gonna remain Cordelia’s love interest through the series. She has enough going on with him (the love triangle with Grace, the marriage for that strange, mysterious reason) to suddenly hook up with his cousin. I don’t know, I just don’t see it. I still think Anna and Cordelia are gonna be remarkable friends/allies though. Also, we can discard Lucie because she is Anna’s cousin and she also has enough going on with Jesse. Grace is Anna’s cousin’s love interest (at least at first) and allegedly her future sister-in-law, but still my bets are more on GracexAnna than CordeliaxAnna. This is just an intuition, I have nothing to prove it but I think it would be an awesome plot twist. BUT still is not the only option: my main theory is that the fourth LGTB+ character and Anna’s love interest will be someone that we still don’t know or we think it’s irrelevant. 

So, to sum everything up:

-Anna (lesbian and non-binary), Matthew (gay), Christopher or Thomas (bisexual/gay) and Grace/Character we don’t know (bisexual/lesbian).

And the ships: 

-Matthew x Christopher or Thomas

-Anna x Grace or Character we don’t know 

About the future of said ships if my theories happen to be correct: I honestly don’t see any of them being endgame. I just think Anna is not the type of person to have a life-long romantic relationship, and since the other day I’m pretty convinced Matthew has a lot of chances to die (you can see the reasoning behind this on my previous post about TLH). BUT that would be too cruel even for Cassandra Clare, so I believe that again if this theories happen to be right, at least one of the two ships must be endgame: since my conviction in Matthew’s death is strong, my bets are on the lesbian couple. 

David Croland and Grace Jones, by Christopher Makos, 1976

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Clue references in Poe Party (55/?): When they split up, one member of the final pair is less than pleased with this arrangement

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I n t e r s t e l l a r  (2014) - Christopher Nolan

We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.