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“Thank you,” Simon said. “It’s a joke, Isabelle. He’s the Count. He likes counting. You know. ‘What did the Count eat today, children? One chocolate chip cookie, two chocolate chip cookies, three chocolate chip cookies …’”

There was a rush of cold air as the door of the restaurant opened, letting in another customer. Isabelle shivered and reached for her black silk scarf. “It’s not realistic.”

“What would you prefer? ‘What did the Count eat today, children? One helpless villager, two helpless villagers, three helpless villagers …”

Honestly Shadowhunters has slaughtered the good humor of the books like where is the “Jace was still staring at her as if she’d told him she’d found one of the Silent Brothers doing nude cartwheels in the hallway” That is the humor I signed up for not a Jace obsessed with flat irons

I see a lot of ppl get mad that Cassie has Simon date Maia and Izzy at once and how that is “out of character for him.”
And I just….don’t get it? He’s like a 16 year old boy who has no experience in a real relationship (clary doesn’t count). He is going to make mistakes and unintentionally hurt people? And bumbling his way through life is like text book Simon. It makes complete sense to me that he would date two girls and be unsure of how to tell them about it or define the relationships. It just fits his character to me because at that point in the series he isn’t very self actualized or capable of standing up for himself. He’s still in his “things happen to Simon” phase rather than his “Simon does things phase” which develops fully in CoHF and the novellas. I think Simon has some of the slowest character development but it’s really meaningful? And it shows how dumb teenage boys end up to be kind caring loving and brave Men. I mean, that’s really important to me. And it’s really important that Simon makes realistic mistakes!?

I’m not trying to diminish the hurt he causes Maia and Izzy but we are given both perspectives and I understand why Simon acts how he acts. And it is, to me, very in line with his character. And I think Cassie does it to show that a guy can be “nice” like Simon is but that isn’t necessarily the answer to everything. Simon has to grow to be more than a nice guy- he has to figure out how to be confident. He isn’t some player who sets out to break hearts. He just gets swept along and doesn’t know how to fix the situation. Which is So Simon™

I just hate the hatred Cassie gets over simons character because I think this is one instance in which the character development is clear and well thought out. And idk friends like your fav characters won’t always act perfect and amazing they should be allowed to fuck up without y'all saying it’s “not in character” and thus the authors “fault” for ruining them.

Basically this is my Simon Lewis and Cassie Clare defense post 2k17. Ppl give her too much shit.

The entirety of New York City’s downworlder population know or know of Magnus Bane. The High Warlock of Brooklyn is not a title left behind some trash can in an alley of Queens, it is flaunted at the fanciest parties in Brooklyn and Upper East Side.

And so it really comes as no surprise that when he starts dating a shadowhunter, Alec Lightwood’s name is spread about the same way. It is whispered in vampire dens, gossiped about in the Hunter’s Moon and Pandemonium is always on alert for any shadowhunters in its midst.

He’s the Lightwood’s son… He left his bride-to-be at the altar… He defied the Clave for a warlock… The Wolves almost killed his parabatai…

Seelies listen to the trees, wolves listen to the scattered word on the street, vampires all hear the new fledgling’s complaints (“he’s such an ass” or “sometimes I don’t get what Magnus sees in him” and “he does seem like a knight in shining armour, though”) and warlocks only have to look at Magnus’ affectionate expression whenever Alec’s name pops up in conversation to know he is something special.

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