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happy birthday @imaginaryanon ♥

“It doesn’t need to be like this. There’s another way. A way that doesn’t make you lie to everyone including yourself while claiming that you’re not a liar. We call it the Dark Side, yes, but it’s a description that desperately lacks depth. What’s dark about being true to yourself? What’s evil about love and passion? Tell me, if you still think yourself a Jedi.”

anonymous asked:

I love how charmed Magnus always seems when Alec is stammering. It's honestly one of my favourite things with them when they interact, it's so sweet and heartwarming seeing how patient Magnus is. I often get my words mixed up and end up stuttering trying to correct myself and it's so embarrassing, like i wish someone looked at me like that when it happens.

awww same, he always looks so fondly on Alec? I mean, Magnus doesn’t want slick and cool; he wants genuineness and heart, and Alec gives it to him in spades. And when he stumbles for words but still looks so earnest and determined to say what he wants to say, I feel like that touches Magnus in a way few others have.

tbh when Alec stutters, too, it’s interesting because you can see his stubbornness even in small moments like this, like. he doesn’t ever stop or give up, he just keeps pressing on because he has something to say and dammit he’s going to say it no matter what – but you can also see the way his face lights up when Magnus gently fills in for him, when he gives Alec the words he can’t quite find. Alec has gone much of his life with so few people really understanding him aside from his siblings.

I also get the sense that while some of it may be nerves, it’s also partially a sign of Alec actively trying to look for the right words to say? Like, Alec is normally quite blunt and I don’t think he’s unaware of this. I think he knows he’s blunt, and so with Magnus because he likes this man and he wants Magnus to like him, too, he’s sort of – maybe thinking twice about how he phrases what he means and that causes a lapse between his brain and his mouth that usually isn’t there (since it only really happens around Magnus.)

anyway, these two are so soft around each other my heart genuinely hurts. :( sometimes i come across a gifset of magnus being angry and then magnus around alec one after the other, and the difference is night and day.

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Did you say it? ‘I love you. I don’t ever want to live without you. You changed my life.’ Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow
(Grey’s Anatomy - 5x24)

Inspired by Grey’s Anatomy and this great CS video 

anonymous asked:

if a fire-breathing snake was the best gift magnus ever gave how will he top it when he gives alec something. "here's a flying unicorn i got for you to ride into battle, and by got, i mean created from scratch. i hope you like it!"

ok i know i’m prob supposed to give a cute answer here but tbh the fact that magnus gave camille so many of those extravagant gifts says a lot about their relationship – the way he just kept trying to please her because he loved her so much and she just couldn’t give two fucks about him, and also because of what happened he feels like he owes her his life, something she’s clearly used against him. and i get the sense that when he made these beautiful wild gifts for her, he did it because she would look at him and smile, and he would think for a moment, maybe she does love me, too.

i don’t think magnus will be doing the same thing with alec. i think magnus knows alec is different – he’s clearly not a man with extravagant taste – and if magnus gives alec any gifts, it’ll be something really personal and meaningful. like i bet alec has all these old childhood scribble drawings from izzy and max and jace, and i can see magnus gathering them and charming them so they’ll never fade or be ruined and just putting them in a little box for alec to keep.

but the important part is that it wouldn’t matter what he gave. it’s not about the gift; for alec, it’s about the fact that a man he likes – the man he’s falling in love with – took some time out to get something for him. that magnus remembered him and thought about him. i get the feeling if magnus just swung by with a bagel on his way to meet a client – or even if magnus came by empty handed to say just to say hi – alec would light up like a christmas tree.