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My version of the cover for “Lord of the Shadows’’ by @cassandraclare 

The official cover has been recently published and I wanted to create my version ever since I saw it. I tried to capture the style of the original cover and mix it with Lady Midnight :) 

Photo credits for the model go to Brett Stanley, an insanely talented photographer. I found the name of the photographer when it was too late, I hope he won’t mind me using his photo for this fan-art :)

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The Bortle Scale and Light Pollution

The Bortle Scale is used by astronomers to rate the darkness of our skies. It ranges from 1 (darkest) to 9 (brightest). For most of us, our daily lives are spent beneath a radiance level of between 5 and 8 and rarely venture into areas ranked 3 or darker- and what a shame that is.

Light pollution, while a testament to our technological advances, has blanketed our view of the universe and decoupled our relationship with the cosmos. For the millions of people living in areas where less than 20 stars can be seen in the night sky, it is practically impossible to imagine a natural sky blanketed with upwards of 2,500 stars backed by great ribbons of billions of stars which can be found in our Galaxy: The Milky Way.

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When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them. You want—

If Kieran and Kit meet each other in LA institute:

First Try:
Kit: I heard about the Unseelie Court. A dark place of treachery and black magic, ruled by a King who is like a moster out of legend.
Kieran: Yes. He’s my father.


Second Try:
Kieran: I think we have much in common.
Kit: Really? Like what?
Kieran: We both dislike the shadowhunters, we both love a Blackthorn and we both are gay.
Kit: I am not gay.
Kieran: Yes, you are. Just do not know yet.


Third Try:
Kieran: I think we have much in common.
Kit: Really? Like what?
Kieran: Both our names begin with K.
Kit: My name is Christopher. Kit is just a nickname.
Kieran: You aren’t helping me.

Mark Antony Blackthorn & Kieran of the Wild Hunt

Julian turned to Kieran. The faerie’s eyes were flat, unreflective. Julian wished he could see what his brother had loved: a Kieran who had been warm toward Mark or kind. He wished he could thank Kieran for not leaving Mark alone among the Hunt.

He wished he felt less hatred in his heart.

“You don’t need to come back with us,” Julian said. “We don’t need your help anymore.” “I will not go until I know Mark is safe.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda FTL (faster than light) traveling. Since Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place long after Mass Effect 1 - 3 events - it is unclear if they are still using element zero (eezo) drive cores to create artificial gravity (mass effect fields) to push space debris away from starships.