dating in the city

when ur blessed to be in the same room as riz/ahmed & billie/piper

Pondering: Why isn’t there a city elf mafia?

As historical entities, mafias and organized mobs tend to pop up in locations (usually cities) where there is a sub-population whose needs are not being met by the official government. They fill the role of a sub-government, providing food, medical care, and security to communities in exchange for the support of those communities; eventually they grow to claiming relevant slices of territory as their own miniature countries, enforcing borders and regulating trade (usually trade of items that are not being regulated by the official government.)

We even see this behavior a bit in DA2, as with the Dog Lords filling this role for the Ferelden refugee population in Kirkwall.

The city elves certainly meet all these criteria. So, why is there no City Elf Mafia?

“So I’m your first ever Shadowhunter, huh?” Alec said when they separated at last.
“You’re my first so many things, Alec Lightwood,” Magnus said.

A quick roseali for pasdechat

Hurrian Hymn No. 6 (Hymn to Nikkal)
Unknown composer circa 1400 BC
Hurrian Hymn No. 6 (Hymn to Nikkal)

The Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal is the oldest surviving song in the world. It dates back to 1400 BC and was found in the Syrian city of Ugarit. The beautiful composition was a hymn dedicated to Nikkal, the Phoenician goddess of orchards whose name means  “Great Lady and Fruitful.”


(*I get that I’m oversimplifying the Jasper-Lapis consent/relationship dynamic but I don’t have the energy to parse out the nuances of that clusterf*ck)

It’s going to be really interesting to see the sexual assault statistics for the generation that is growing up with Steven Universe.

—  Magnus Bane, in every book.