have i ever mentioned how much i love james jean's art

so. 2016 dan and phil. eating sweet potato fries in bed while binge watching a tv show third day into 2016. dan makes his memes of 2015 video and mentions phil trash #1 and editing tips. then they both switch it up and dan wears more colors on camera than black during january and phil wears more black. pancake day - dan and phil demonstrate how domestic they are with a nice video of phil flipping a pancake on dan’s instagram. dan’s. anyways brit awards - both look amazing. phil doesn’t give a flower to dan and dan is let tf down. they prepare for usa tour lots of cute pictures. ‘this is the most fun i’ve ever had’ signs at a tatinof show with dan lookin like he’s crying. at yt summit they were seen sitting alone together as per usual. somewhere along the line phil signs a formspring answer about being best friends with dan forever. phil goes on a random burst of posting pictures of dan on twitter (burnt finger, doge t shirt, totoro onesie, sleeping on a plane, the list goes on). dans one insta story literally being all about phil (and actually skyping phil even tho they were spending like a few days apart). will dan and phil survive australia video - just like….all of it (‘phil you’re so precious’). dans mentions of phil continuing to increase until it gets to the point where he mentions him every two minutes. phils smoldering magazine model parallel on a train with dan with no explanation. dan calling phil adorable because he’s a hufflepuff. sick phil scene in tatinof doc. generally amazing accomplishments with the tours and the films and just Wonderful Things. continuously updating us on the tv shows they are watching together on their separate liveshows. dan and phil confirming dan is the sun and phil is the moon in their relationship. not wearing trousers with their suit jackets for dils marriage video (not confirmed but dan joked/implied). dan saying he loves phils koala picture. that car picture of dan because it was hot in arizona and dan was still wearing black. dan wearing a stupid hat in a gift shop. that weird video of dan before they started a show. pic of dan sticking his head out of the lounge door. the april calendar picture. the impossible quiz 2. phil lint rolling dan. confirmed password sharing for laptops and phones. phils cereal exposé. dans leggings and phil missing them. phil missing when dan was super tan. dan having a twitter header of him and phil and a bunch of dogs for like a week or so. spooky week and not seeing dan’s neck fully for the last few days. that halloween baking monster pops dan won’t stop mentioning. dan calling phil dad. dan calling phil daddy during a tatinof show. the dapgoose events. phil choking dan. the british online creator awards. dan’s sparkly suit. phil winning two awards and promptly calling dan up to the stage twice. “i’ve spent the majority of 2016 with another person. dan howell.” finishing up tatinof for good. finally performing the cake scene which was far more sexually charged than any french girl drawing could have been. dan being emotional. two joint liveshows? gamingmas. (honorable mentions: are we best friends or fiends, katamari, dance evolution, bubble bobble, gang beasts, crossy road, undertale #10). being gorilla princes in that super cute show. dan naming a ratata after phil. dan posting aesthetic pictures on instagram including his all black mirror selfie god bless. youtube rewind 2016 and phil in a fur-lined jean jacket. dan being all alone for a weekend and posting about bee movie yaoi. performing with james corden and then realizing they never responded to his tweet. how did honey get in my bellybutton? …danta claus and ur lap-land lol ..i guess. phil mystocking. sometimes i dream about being one of the reindeer galloping through the sky with leather straps tying me to my friends mm yes carrots please. pinof 8???? resulting bloopers????? dan! with! colin! the! dog! phil’s lady bug selfie that killed us all. new merch and the sweet little plushies. when dan and phil found their own billboard in los angeles. dan’s vegas pictures in dapgo. honestly just dapgo in general. joking about fan service and rebranding. that christmas party they went to where phil did shots and dan went home to edit a video and phil was hungover the next day but wouldn’t admit it. the vlogs of the christmas party showing them sitting closer than everyone else once more. dan’s sexual fantasies shirt. dan liking a picture of someone doing hand hearts around dan and phil. dan lifting up phil. dan being lonely and posing in a picture to model fan art to pass the time. dan replying to someone on twitter saying he took the picture with his arm and front camera. the anime cosplay video and the makoharu parallels. dan’s diss track. phil helping dan film ‘i almost blinded myself’ and almost breaking his hand. dan almost blinding himself. i killed my houseplant. during a liveshow dan found out someone’s dog’s name is mister and he almost cries because he liked it so much. dan implying he had the choice to go on holiday with the lesters. either having matching pokemon go tshirts or sharing it. dan! painting! his! nails! dans bolder fashion choices this year (yeezy sweater, vetements apparel, black calvin klein jean jacket). the gatorgirl hat. getting medicine for phil in hong kong. dan and phil in matching shirts on dan’s birthday. delet. dan and phil talking about cute boys i don’t make the rules. phil’s voice when he answered the phone in pinof. put dan’s sheets on phil’s bed. reviewgate. dan and phil talking to phil’s mum. dan saying, “yeah, we’re good,” without being asked. phil becoming progressively more snarky to dan and calling him and idiot or to shut up. dan being vegan. the milkshake phil spilled in their motel room during a liveshow. dan touching phil’s butt. dan and phil talking to an accountant. gradually dropping hints about where they live. needing storage. wanting a dog. dan learning ‘true love waits.’ dan’s transparent rain coat. phil’s bird shirt. phil wearing the fox jumper and green bomber jacket at the same time. dan being genuinely excited for 2017.

Little Ham Man (Epilogue)

Words: 5784

Warnings: Cursing, dramatic people

A/N: I am finally finished! after endless hours of working on his, its complete! thank you all for this, and if you have any questions lmk! This is the last piece to Little Ham Man, so it might be confusing if you don’t read the others! 


You fell back onto the ground, a force knocking you off your feet. You cursed, looking at all of your papers fly in the wind. The person, a man with brown hair, looked at you apologetically, saying sorry’s over and over again.

“It’s okay, it’s okay, no biggie,” You said to him, helping him pick up the papers.

After the two of you were done, you stood back up, getting a good glance at him. He wasn’t the tallest fellow you’ve met, but he was still handsome. He looked nervous, rubbing the back of his hair.

“I know this is weird to say, but I noticed from your papers that you were taking a history course. Anything in particular?”

“Nah, I’m kind of all over. You know, being a history major and all. But so far, my favorite is U.S. History, particularly the revolution, ya know?” The both of you began walking, chatting to one another. He seemed kind, but rather hyper, his hands moving in wide circles as he spoke.

His eyes brightened at your words, “Really? Well, I’ve been working on this project about the founding father. Know a man named Alexander Hamilton?”

“Well, since you mention it…” You held up your fifty-page essay, “I know a little bit too much about the shithead. He’s my favorite. Oh, I’m so sorry, I completely forgot to introduce myself,” You held out your hand, “The name’s Y/N.”

He laughed, “Lin-Manuel Miranda, But most people just call me Lin.”

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anonymous asked:

I really adore your artwork, and I was wondering what artists inspired and influenced you?

There’s a lot of artists that have in some way or another influenced me and my work so for the sake of conversation, I’ll just stick to the ones that have had the biggest impact;

I’ll start with sir Quentin Blake, who is actually the very reason I decided to pursue illustration. I think art-wise, it’s not very obvious that I have him as a role model, and that’s ok, because what I got from him wasn’t what he drew but the way he drew it. He has a deceivingly simplistic style. There’s a lot more work that goes into it than you’d think and what I kinda got from everything is that you can make something simple and plain while still keeping it interesting, you don’t need color, because often times the drawing is expressive enough where your mind automatically fills in the blanks with what it’s basically programmed to associate and that you can make use of very few lines to show a lot.

Secondly, Elfandiary, I first found by complete accident, a good few years back, I think either here or on Instagram. But I was immediately hooked. He has a very sensitive, delicate and feminine art style. All of his works feel relaxed. I was very attracted to the way he drew in a semi-realistic and abstract style. I was (and still am) very in love with his line work and his use of color, as well as his sketches. He is probably one of the most obvious influences, more so now than in the past, mostly because when I was younger I didn’t have the skills to properly incorporate what I liked from his work into mine. But I think that worked in my advantage in the end.

Another one of the more obvious influences would be Choo. Again, I was hooked the very second I saw their art, also a few years ago, right here on tumblr. I love the aesthetics in their work, the color balance, the pagination, the very detailed but not overbearing style. There’s a lot of things I learned from them: the use of more saturated colors would be the biggest one. But also the line work itself. Before that I used brush markers and brush tools and such and I never did fully enjoy the end results, even though you’ll notice my teachers in university always preferred those specific tools. And I think because of that, I never even really thought of using a pressure-sensitive brush. But then I saw Choo’s work and it kinda hit me that, actually, it was perfectly ok to use any tools I wanted, so you can than them for my current art style X)

Now I want to mention two very recent artists and I want to talk about them together because I think their influence kinda mixed together in a weird way. And those people are Conrad Roset and James Jean. Now, if you look at their art you might think “how the hell did they mix in influencing you, their styles are so different” and that is very true. No matter how you look at it, the way they work and their final results are very different. But I discovered them both in the same period, so the influence came in as a mix of both. But there also are similarities, though not obvious ones; they both have very elegant and delicate lines/work and they both make great use of colors not just for there to be color, but to be able to very expressively change the feel of an entire image. Conrad Roset also proved to me, whose had issues with this for the better part of my young artistic life, that it’s possible for someone to not stick to just one thing. He’s done illustration, murals, games, animations, books. He’s done more than what life makes you think - that you have one job and that’s all you do. In a way, James Jean is the same; he also showed me that it’s perfectly ok to draw in different styles and that even though by first glance it’s very different, you can still tell it’s the same artist.

And finally, I’d like to mention Mattias Adolfsson. I honestly don’t even remember when i first discovered his work, but I have been in love with it ever since. He draws some very detailed and quirky illustrations, fills sketchbooks upon sketchbooks with them. I think his influence is also kinda visible but also kinda not and that’s because, much like Quentin Blake, it’s more of a what I saw and got from it than an actual “I like that I want to incorporate it in my art”. What I really liked was how organised his details are. I’ve always liked drawing details, but it was a very disorganized all-or-nothing kind of thing, and what I got from him is that there’s a limit to what you put into a drawing. There’s things that make sense to draw and there’s things that don’t add anything to a drawing, so there’s no need to add it.

And yeah. Those have been the biggest influences in my life so far.
Hope that helps!

And here are some links to their works! Please go support them!

Sir Quentin Blake X X

Elfandiary X X X

Choo X X X

James Jean X X X

Conrad Roset X X X

Mattias Adolfsson X X 

anonymous asked:

Hello! Can you rec some nonbinary!sirius for me please?? <3


I’d also like to mention that I have a genderfluid!Sirius tag (which I use for other types of nonbinary identities as well) if you want to look through some tumblr posts on this topic.

*Updated 16 Feb 2016 with final 12 fics*


  • *Fluidity by BetweenLines55– WIP~ so far 10k, T, MWPP era. “Sirius wore pronouns like one might wear a coat. Easily slipped on. Easily slipped off. Traded in when it stopped fitting or serving its purpose. | Genderfluid!Sirius and the time and trials of figuring out who they are.” See tags for warnings. Really lovely fic. Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • She was born Saiph by EssayOfThoughts– 667 words, NR, pre-MWPP/ MWPP era. “Sometimes they are Saiph, and sometimes they are Sirius.” Pre-Hogwarts and first year; no Wolfstar (yet). Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • The Queer Marauders Series by genderisasocialconstruct– WIP~ so far 6k, G, MWPP era. “A collection of fics with, yep you guessed it, queer marauders.” Sirius is agender in most of these.
  • oil smudged by atlaspeaks– 4k, T, non-magic/university AU. “Modern au where remus is an art student and sirius is an unwitting model.” A few pronoun slips though. Non-binary!Sirius.
  • Of punks, nerds, and a project dress by WhiteOwl97– 15k, T, non-magic/high school AU. “Four boys, one textiles class, and Remus Lupin in a dress. Wait, what?” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Chest Binding by oliverdalstonbrowning– WIP~ so far 6k, T, magic AU. “No-War AU. An angry storm in the midst of summer brings a runaway aristocrat to Remus Lupin’s home. Surrounded by the comfort of books and new friends, Sirius Black falls in love and discovers how much thicker blood is to water.” Bigender!Sirius, as well as trans!Remus.
  • Texts from a Drunken STD Inquirer by pathtoascension–WIP~ so far 7k, NR, non-magic/high school AU. “Remus and Sirius make contact through a ‘prank’ and decide to see where it will lead, with a few twists and turns along the way.” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Dormitory Stairs by PunkArsenic– 2k, T, MWPP era. “Sirius Black has to face the facts about their gender after a run in with the stairs.” Questioning/non-binary!Sirius.
  • *I’ll paint a mural of your smile by david8– 33k, T, non-magic/coffee shop AU. “…it doesn’t take Sirius long to sense something different about Remus…And soon, even Remus understands that not everything is as it should be with the seemingly happy, extroverted and flirtatious rich guy…” Bipolar!Sirius, non-binary!Sirius, trans!Remus, barista!Remus.  
  • *All This Clatter (Between My Ears) by Morag– unfinished, 13k, T, MWPP era. “He wears robes to their full advantage, using them to disguise his planes and suggest that there might be arcs…it’s still wrong, but it means he doesn’t look like a sir, which is what he wants.” Gender-neutral!Sirius. Oh my gosh, this is so good and painful and relatable for anyone who’s struggled with identity. But do heed the warnings (!!)– ex. TW for dysphoria, transphobia, & suicidal thoughts.

Updates from 16 Feb 2016:

  • Long Distance by irrationalmoony & LadyAmina– WIP~ 21k, E, non-magic/university AU. “James, Sirius, Remus, and Peter have been inseparable since…their first day at Hogwarts boarding school. So when Remus relocates to France for further schooling…they’re not going to let the distance stop them…” Texting fic. Genderfluid!Sirius, trans!Remus.
  • *Let’s Go Out With a Bang by LadyFaceElena– 2k, NR, non-magic/modern AU. “When Remus is ready to throttle the next customer who is rude to him, he ends up meeting Sirius Black, and his entire day is turned round for the better. Especially when it ends in an after work snog.” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Forbidden by LadyFaceElena– 12k, G, non-magic/university AU. “...Lily and Marlene decide to make a video in response to Israel’s banned book about a Jewish and Arab romance…Artist Sirius Black reluctantly agrees to participate…having no idea he’s on the path to finding love…” Genderfluid!Sirius, trans!Remus.
  • *Succession of Halos by LadyFaceElena– 7k, G, non-magic AU. “When Remus gets talked into seeing his favourite author–Astronomy Professor S. Black–hold a stargazing lecture, he…does not expect the ripped jeans and rolling-stones t-shirt wearing, motor-bike riding Sirius Black….” Genderfluid!Sirius, trans!Remus.
  • Sun In My Eyes by LadyFaceElena– 13k, G, non-magic AU. “Remus Lupin struggles with a lot of things in life. Bipolar disorder, being poor, and working as an artist….When art model Sirius enters Remus’ life like a whirlwind, nothing will ever be the same.” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • See But One Moon by LadyFaceElena– 9k, G, non-magic AU. “Sirius Black has been pining for the nerdy Barista, Remus Lupin, for three months…When Remus starts listening to the Marauding Hour–a University radio programme, he finds himself enraptured by one of the DJs…” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Other’s Woe by LadyFaceElena– 2k, NR, non-magic/university AU. “Forced to attend a group project meeting for a theology class, Remus thinks his day will be miserable until a gorgeous, grey-eyed stranger plants himself at their table and challenges the archaic thinking of the rest of the group….” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • *Living Like We’re Renegades by LadyFaceElena– 24k, E, non-magic/university AU. “Exuberant, proud, genderfluid, cheerleader, self-described narcissist. All things to describe Sirius Black. It’s a stark contrast from the self-imposed loner, Journalist, and Gender Studies major Remus Lupin…” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Perfect Match by FivePips– 5k, T, non-magic AU. “Sirius Black has never done anything that didn’t somehow benefit him. James Potter challenges him to do something good for someone else, that he doesn’t get anything in return. Remus Lupin needs a kidney. Lily Evans-Potter has an idea.” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • my spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs by Itgoeson– 3k, E, mwpp era. “Sirius has always known that they loved Remus. It’s as natural as breathing. And Remus, well. Remus loves them, too. Everyone else just loves to laugh at the two of them.” Mostly PWP, slightly kinky. Agender!Sirius. 
  • *The Consequences by veeagainst– 17k, E, mwpp era. “Sirius and Remus do a favour for James that leads to them having female bodies for a few days; everyone discovers that playing with sex and gender is fun.” Sirius does not explicitly identify as non-binary, but there are hints & this fic has really hot femslash so I thought I’d rec it anyway. 
  • The Luckiest by Remy_Writes5– 5k, E, non-magic AU. “Remus is on his way to work when he gets serenaded by a gorgeous man with a guitar.” Genderfluid!Sirius.
  • Fly Away Home by PunkArsenic– 4k, T, mwpp era. “The summer when Sirius Black ran away.TW: homophobia, transphobia, references to child abuse. Non-binary!Sirius.

wolfstarwarehouse also has a nonbinary!Sirius reclist here

Happy reading!

P.S. I also have a trans!Sirius reclist here

Infernal Devices References in Mortal Instruments & Beyond

Brother Zachariah in Mortal Instruments:

- “Would that I had been here, he said, his voice unexpectedly gentle, when you were growing up. I would have seen the truth in your face, Jace Lightwood, and known who you were.” (Brother Zachariah, CoFA) (this is actually one of my favorite ones because it shows how Jace must resemble Will or the Herondales or something)

”He didn’t look like Brother Jeremiah had, with his hollow eyes and stitched mouth. Brother Zachariah’s eyes were closed, his cheekbones each marked with the scar of a single rune. But his mouth wasn’t stitched shut either. It was hard to tell, with the hood up, whether she was seeing shadows or dark hair” (CoFA Ch.6) 

“We cannot and should not harm the boy. Old tie exist between the Herondales and the Brothers. We owe him help.” (CoFA Ch.13) 

“Zachariah’s fingers were slim, unlined – a young man’s fingers.”(CoFA Ch.13) 

- “Not possession. Influence. I suspect that a powerful demonic power whispers into your ears, Jonathan Herondale. You are strong, you fight it, but it wears you down as the sea wears down the sand." (Brother Z, CoFA)

Magnus thinks this in CoFA, clearly referencing the characters of Infernal Devices:

“She smiled. Her skin looked whiter than he recalled, and dark spidery veins were beginning to show beneath its surface. Her hair was still the color of spun silver and her eyes were still green as a cat’s. She was still beautiful. Looking at her, he was in London again. He saw the gaslight and smelled the smoke and dirt and horses, the metallic tang of fog, the flowers in Kew Gardens. He saw a boy with black hair and blue eyes like Alec’s, heard violin music like the sound of silver water. He saw a girl with long brown hair and a serious face. In a world where everything went away from him eventually, she was one of the few remaining constants.

And then there was Camille.” 
― Cassandra ClareCity of Fallen Angels

- "I will say nothing to the Clave or Council of anything that transpires tonight. If the chance comes before me to save the last of the Herondale bloodline, I consider that of higher importance than the fealty I render the Clave." (Brother Zachariah, CoLS) (one of my personal favorites)

We have his lovely conversation with Maryse when Jace is missing:

  • Brother Zachariah: "I was once a Shadowhunter like you. I lived like you do. And like you, there were those I loved enough to put their welfare before anything else-any oath, any debt.”
  • Maryse: “Did you….” Maryse hesitated. “Did you ever have children?”
  • Brother Zachariah: “No. No Children.”
  • Maryse: “I’m sorry.”
  • Brother Zachariah: “Do not be. And try not to fear for Jace devour you. He is a Herondale, and they are survivors.” (pg. 278-279 CoLS)
  • *Maryse gets annoyed after this and tells Brother Zachariah to stop calling Jace a Herondale because he is a Lightwood, Brother Z responds by saying that he didn’t mean to imply otherwise*

-  “Brother Enoch? He is senior to me, but I thought perhaps that your call might have something to do with the disappearance of your adoptive son. I have a particular interest in his well-being." (Brother Z explaining to Maryse why he responded to her call instead on Enoch, CoLS)

- “Being a Silent Brother is life, Clary Fray. But if you mean I remember my life before the Brotherhood, I do.
Clary took a deep breath. “Were you ever in love? Before the Brotherhood? Was there ever anyone you would have died for?”
There was a long silence. Then:
Two people, said Brother Zachariah. There are memories that time does not erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” (Brother Z, CoLS)

- and here is an extention of the previous quote:

“I know about parabatai,” said Magnus, an angry, dark undercurrent to his voice. “I’ve known parabatai so close they were almost the same person; do you know what happens, when one of them dies, to the one that’s left —?”  (Magnus Bane, City of Lost Souls.)

- "He still loves you. You are the central point about which his world spins. That has not changed." (Brother Z talking to Clary about Jace’s possessed state in CoLS)

"…The Silent Brothers were called in, Brother Zachariah said he didn’t know how temporary it would be. And I burned him—he was touching my hand…A minor burn” (Clare 525)

- He is there at the end of CoLS with the angel wings incident with Maryse. Brother Zachariah is the one who reads the note from Sebastian.

- “‘Okayyyyy,’ Isabelle said in a low voice, 'When did Brother Zachariah get hot?’” (CoHF snippet)

- “A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.” (CoHF snippet) (yeah, I know, this one is particularly soul crushing).

- “Did brother Zachariah just steal our cat? (CoHF snippet)

-And of course we have this lovely little art snippet from City of Heavenly Fire (there is more to the scene, I only posted one part for space reasons):

And here’s more art by Cassandra Jean. I’m not sure if it will be in CoHF, but a lot of what she draws is based on what Cassie tells her. I like to think that Jem is seeming Will in Jace in this one.

More Brother Zachariah and Tessa:

- Cortana, the sword that Jem’s uncle offers Will in Clockwork Princess, ends up belonging to Emma Carstairs in TDA.

- Emma Carstairs’s father played the violin

- and here is a non Mortal Instruments Brother Zachariah post… This was released not long after Clockwork Princess, and it collectively broke the fandom’s heart.

- This doesn’t have to do with Infernal devices, but it is VERY interesting foreshadowing from Clockwork Angel

“Jem leaned forward and looked at her. The red Marks stood out like fire on his pale skin, making her think of the patterns that traced the edges of the Silent Brothers’ robes”  - Clockwork Angel, p.476

- There is an extra at the end of some editions of Clockwork Prince. It takes place in present day from Magnus’s POV. Magnus looks back at a surviving photo of the Infernal Devices gang. It’s a really sweet scene, but something he does point out something quite interesting. He says that Alec has Will’s eyes, but he also comments on how much Jace resembles Will.

The Last Stand of the New York Institute:

- This one was said by Tessa in the Bane Chronicle The Last Stand of the New York Institute. The story was about Jocelyn running away from Valentine with Clary. She shows up at Magnus’s house looking for help, and Tessa happens to be there. When they are talking about the protection ceremonies, for Clary, this is what she says:

“I will help you with the ceremony. I know a Silent Brother who will keep any secret, if I ask him to.”

“Tessa padded toward them silently and stood by Jocelyn. Even though she wore black leggings and an oversize gray T-shirt that read WILLIAM WANTS A DOLL, she still always carried an air of formality and authority about her. The shirt, as it happened, was a feminist statement that boys liked to play with dolls and girls with trucks, but Magnus suspected she had chosen it partly because of the name. Tessa’s husband had been dead for long enough that his name brought back happy, faded memories instead of the raw agony she had felt for years after his passing. Other warlocks had loved and lost, but few were as hopelessly faithful as Tessa. Decades later she had not allowed anyone else to even come close to winning her heart.” (Magnus’s POV, The Last Stand of the New York Institute)

- “I am Theresa Gray, daughter of a Greater Demon and Elizabeth Gray, who was born Adele Starkweather, one of your kind. I was the wife of William Herondale, who was the head of the London Institute, and I was the mother of James Herondale and Lucie Blackthorn. Will and I raised our Shadowhunter children to protect mundanes, to live by the Laws of Clave and Covenant, and to keep to the Accords.”

Tessa’s Appearance in City of Glass:

Alec glanced toward the mini-forest, the colored lights reflecting in the blue irises of his eyes. Magnus stood in the shadow of a tree, talking to a girl in a white dress with a cloud of pale brown hair. She turned as Magnus looked toward them, and Clary locked eyes with her for a moment across the distance that separated them. There was something familiar about her, though Clary couldn’t have said what it was. Magnus broke away and came toward them, and the girl he’d been talking to slipped into the shadows of the trees and was gone. (pg. 525 in CoG)

This Midnight Heir:

- I would HIGHLY recommend reading this Bane Chronicles installment. It introduces us to the tragic James Herondale while also showing us what Will, Tessa, Brother Z, Tatianna Blackthorn, and Magnus are up to these days. It is from Magnus’s POV.

- “There isn’t any chance that you are rather a nice fellow who believes he is cursed and must make himself seem unlovable to spare those around him from a terrible fate? Because I have heard that happens sometimes.” (Magnus to James)

- DUCKS, EMBRACE ME AS YOUR KING!” (James Herondale)

- We are but dust and shadows, as the saying goes,” said James. “Of course, the saying does not add, ‘Some of us also turn into shadows occasionally, when the mood takes us” (James Herondale)

- Magnus finds James and returns him home:

  • Magnus: I caught up with him, he had wandered into Hyde Park, waded into the Serpentine, spread his arms wide, and was shouting, “Ducks, embrace me as your king!”
  • Will: Dear God, He must have been vilely drunk. Tessa, I can bear it no longer. He is taking awful risks with his life and rejecting all the principles I hold most dear.

- Probably my favorite part:

  • James Herondale: Hello, Uncle Brother Zacheriah, I would say I’m sorry to bother you, but I’m sure this is the most excitement you’ve had all year. Not that lively in the City of Bones, now is it?
  • Will Herondale: James! Don’t talk to Jem like that.
  • Jem: As if I am not used to badly behaved Herondales.

“Call for the Silent Brothers,” Will finished. “You mean call for Jem,” Tessa said, dropping her voice, and she and Will shared a look"

- “Tessa laughed and stifled the laugh against her hand, and Will grinned, looking pleased with himself, as he always had when he’d managed to amuse Tessa.”

“You’re here,” said Will, and implicit in the words was the sense that Will’s contentment was complete. Now Jem was there, all was right with the world.“

- "He cleared his throat. “Still a Silent Brother, then, is he?” Will gave Magnus a withering look. “It does tend to be a permanent state. Here, give me my son.”

Other Crossovers With Mortal Instruments:

- It is mentioned that Tessa’s clockwork angel is on display in the NY institute’s library

- Isabelle wears the Ruby necklace the Magnus gives Will (and he later gives to Cecily).

-Church, the cat Jem rescues in Clockwork Angel, lives in the NY institute

- Jace has the Herondale family’s star shaped scar

- Camille mentions Will Herondale in CoFA and Alec gets jealous. Camille says that he has the same coloring as Will and implies that Will and Magnus were lovers (even though they weren’t). This eventually leads to a lot of suspicion on Alec’s part, and later, their break up.

-Both Will and Jace hate ducks

- Cassandra Clare basically said that Jace, Will, and James all have the same bone structure

- It seems like Jace may have gotten James Herondale’s eyes

Jace Reads a Tale of Two Cities to Clary in CoLS:

"He scooted back against the pillows, reaching for the stack of books by the bed. “Anything particular you want to hear?” With a flourish he picked up the book on top of the stack. It looked old, leather-bound, the title stamped in gold on the front. A Tale of Two Cities. “Dickens is always promising…”

“I’ve read that before. For school,” Clary recalled. She scooted up on the pillows beside Jace. “But I don’t remember any of it, so I wouldn’t mind hearing it again.”

“Excellent. I’ve been told I have a lovely, melodic reading voice.” He flipped the book open to the front page, where the title was printed in ornate script. Across from it was a long dedication, the ink faded now and barely legible, though Clary could make out the signature: With hope at last, William Herondale.

“Some ancestor of yours,” Clary said, brushing her finger against the page.

“Yes. Odd that Valentine had it. My father must have given it to him.” Jace opened to a random page and began to read:

“He unshaded his face after a little while, and spoke steadily. ‘Don’t be afraid to hear me. Don’t shrink from anything I say. I am like one who died young. All my life might have been.’

“‘No, Mr. Carton. I am sure that the best part of it might still be; I am sure that you might be much, much worthier of yourself.’”

“Oh, I do remember this story now,” Clary said. “Love triangle. She picks the boring guy.”

Jace chuckled softly. “Boring to you. Who can say what got Victorian ladies hot beneath the petticoats?”

“It’s true, you know.”

“What, about the petticoats?”

“No. That you have a lovely reading voice.” Clary turned her face against his shoulder. It was times like this, more than when he was kissing her, that hurt—times when he could have been her Jace. As long as she kept her eyes closed.”

“All that, and abs of steel,” Jace said, turning another page. “What more could you ask for?” (City of Lost Souls, Cassandra Clare)


- “He flipped the book open to the front page, where the title was printed in ornate script. Across from it was a long dedication, the ink faded now and barely legible, though Clary could make out the signature: With hope at last, William Herondale.” (CoLS)


I’m sure that I’ve missed some, but here are most of the Infernal Devices references in the shadowhunter universe!