except really magnus

anonymous asked:

I think the worst thing I've seen was people saying Magnus isn't petty enough to be angry at Alec for torturing him(lmfao..how is it petty for Magnus to be traumatized?). And the people who defend Alec's asking for Magnus' dna and saying he has to follow orders or he'll be punished. Sorry to say, but whatever "punishment" he received would be far less than what downworlders endure. What Magnus endured.

Also, I’m actually pretty certain that while people were irritated by Alec not listening to his gut more or what Magnus!Valentine was saying, even when what he was saying was shit there was no way Valentine would know. What set people off and made them upset is that after what Magnus has been through, he’s now going to be asked for his hair. By his boyfriend. Because the clave is planning on treating downworlders like animals. And there are still Alec stans defending that.

Honestly, all of this.

Here’s the thing. If, in the long run, all of this is what really helps Alec to separate himself from the Clave? Awesome. But in the meantime do not act like Alec should be continually praised for the small ways he’s grown or given patience in regards to the way he fucks up. Right now Alec still views Magnus, whether he realizes it or not, as an exception to the downworlder rule. It’s a category that both Luke and Simon also fall into but from which Meliorn and Raphael, for example, are exempt. 

The fact that now the Clave plans to push the downworlders further and Alec seems to be going along with it- going so far as to go to his boyfriend who was just tortured and nearly executed by the Clave while stuck in the body of a genocidal shadowhunter who wants to exterminate all downworlders- is fucking problematic.

Which. Is fine. Alec can be problematic. He is problematic. He’s still influenced by his upbringing regardless of how much he may respect Luke and love and respect Magnus. He’s learning. 

The problem is that his stans seem unable to realize this. And instead, the moment you dare to care more about Magnus or to point out that what Alec is doing/has done is not okay, they feel the need to write 5000 word essays on the glory that is Alexander Lightwood. 

Fuck that.

I love Alec so much, I do. I love that he’s (hopefully) learning and growing and will be someone who actually understands how wrong the Clave is. But I’m never going to not be critical of him, even in this growth process. 

What happened in 2x12, bad writing or not (it was), is still canon. Yes, I’m sorry he’s going to feel guilty. But to be honest? He should. In killing Jocelyn there was not really anything for him to feel guilty about. None of that was under his control, though I understand he still feels that guilt and acts under the weight of it. But in this? In not doing the absolute most to make sure his boyfriend really wasn’t trapped in Valentine’s body? Sorry, he deserves that guilt. Magnus deserved better. 

I hope he learns from it, I hope he and Magnus become stronger because of it. But in the meantime, I care more about Magnus Bane and the fucking torture and trauma he’s just endured than I do about Alec’s guilt. 


an undiluted dump of all the adventure zone sketches i’ve done over the past couple weeks, luv these fools

i’m about halfway thru petals to the metal right now; i usually listen to one ep every day at work and tbh it’s vastly improved my outlook on my workday

  • Alec: "After everything I've done for you?!"
  • Magnus: *looks away* *physically trying to control his anger*
  • Me,screaming at the top of my lungs, slamming fists on table: 'after everything I've don-' exCUSE ME?!?!
  • maureen x lydia
  • mundane x clave envoy, should be interesting

first meeting

  • maureen getting sucked into the shadow world because of clary and simon obviously
  • maureen being taken or hurt by a downworlder and having to be healed and kept safe in the institute
  • lydia - still not completely back in shape - taking care of her while the others are out training
  • maureen explaining that she’s a friend of clary and simon… or at least she used to be
  • “simon and i… we hooked up once. the morning after he called me clary and then he ran out and disappeared” “alec literally left me at the altar” “men…” “men…”

you’ve heard of shadowhunter/downwolder, now get ready for… mundane/clave envoy

  • the clave not being happy after finding out a mundane knows about the shadow world (it wouldn’t even have been that bad, but they’re still salty because of The Wedding Incident™) and demanding for magnus to erase it
  • of course he does it… except not really 
  • “magnus, please. i would never break the rules, especially not now, but… i really trust her and i don’t want her to forget about me” “you had me at ‘break the rules’. plus… i owe you, remember?”
  • magnus knowing
  • him pulling it all off believably by only erasing some irrelevant details + a whole lot of acting from everybody
  • maureen isn’t the clave’s biggest problem anyway with valentine running around
  • low key sneaking around. the squad knows, but obviously the others in the institute don’t
  • lydia teaching maureen about the shadow world
  • maureen teaching lydia about the mundane world
  • lydia staying the night at maureen’s place before dangerous missions so they can cuddle the whole night
  • big spoon!maureen holding lydia and not letting her go in the morning
  • lydia pretending not to be strong enough to get out of her gf’s grip, even though she’s a shadowhunter, just so they can cuddle longer
  • “shadowhunters don’t say goodbye, it’s bad luck” “well, what about a kiss then?”
  • “we’re getting a drink to celebrate that the mission went well, you coming?” “eh…” “maureen can come too” “we’ll be there in half an hour”
  • lydia being a little nervous because simon will be there too and maureen and him haven’t talked it out yet
  • it surprisingly not being awkward at all. simon has raphael, maureen has lydia and everyone is happy
  • maureen, simon and clary talking about mundane stuff while lydia and raphael are just listening, lydia making hearteyes at maureen, raphael at simon
  • magnus, alec, luke and alaric talking to each other about Grown Up’s Stuff on the other side of the table
  • except not really. luke and alaric are telling Werewolf and Police Stories, alec is listening and enjoying himself a little for the first time since jace left and magnus is making hearteyes at alec
  • hand holding while everyone is looking at them fondly because they’re really cute together

feel free to add stuff, i’m gonna cry now. don’t you guys just love dying and being dead? :)