the child catchers

Isabelle drifted over, Jace a pace behind her. She was wearing a long black dress with boots and an even longer cutaway coat of soft green velvet, the color of moss. “I can’t believe you did it!” she exclaimed. “How did you get Magnus to let Jace leave?”
“Traded him for Alec,” Clary said.
Isabelle looked mildly alarmed. “Not permanently?”
“No,” said Jace. “Just for a few hours. Unless I don’t come back,” he added thoughtfully. “In which case, maybe he does get to keep Alec. Think of it as a lease with an option to buy.”
Isabelle looked dubious. “Mom and Dad won’t be pleased if they find out.”
“That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?” Simon inquired. “No, probably not.
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AUs and ships :-)

@shiroklance do you need a detective to look into the feels train? ;-)

sorry have a sketchdump.

Isabelle drifted over, Jace a pace behind her. She was wearing a long black dress with boots and an even longer cutaway coat of soft green velvet, the color of moss. “I can’t believe you did it!” she exclaimed. “How did you get Magnus to let Jace leave?”
“Traded him for Alec,” Clary said.
Isabelle looked mildly alarmed. “Not permanently?”
“No,” said Jace. “Just for a few hours. Unless I don’t come back,” he added thoughtfully. “In which case, maybe he does get to keep Alec. Think of it as a lease with an option to buy.”
Isabelle looked dubious. “Mom and Dad won’t be pleased if they find out.”
“That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?” Simon inquired. “No, probably not.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
The Signs as Simon Lewis Book Quotes
  • Aries: "Lately I've been cross dressing. Also, I'm sleeping with your mom. Just thought you should know."
  • Taurus: "You know when someone prefers their own brother over you it isn't a confidence booster."
  • Gemini: "She has a boyfriend. Like, really, really, really has a boyfriend. The nuclear bomb of boyfriends."
  • Cancer: "Please don't ever tell Jace I said he was a badass."
  • Leo: "I don't like flat soda. I don't like crappy boy band pop. I don't like being stuck in traffic. I don't like math homework. I hate Jace. See the difference?"
  • Virgo: "I'd always hopes that when I said 'I love you' to a girl, she'd say 'I know' back, like Leia did to Han in Return of the Jedi."
  • Libra: "That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?"
  • Scorpio: "I wouldn't give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn't know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they're dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I'll always feel like I'm alive."
  • Sagittarius: "He looks like he's thinking about something deep and meaningful, but if you ask him what it is, he'll punch you in the face."
  • Capricorn: "Is this where you tell me you're secretly in love with me? Vampire mojo strikes again."
  • Aquarius: "I hope you told him you were bitten by a gay spider."
  • Pisces: "I don't know who Azazel is. Isn't he the cat from the Smurfs?"
  • Kiyoshi: Where's Kuroko?
  • Izuki: Kagami traded him for this guy.
  • Kuroo: *smirks*
  • Kiyoshi: Oh no...
  • Kagami: It's just for a few hours! Unless we don't return their Tetsu. In which case, maybe they do get to keep Kuroko. Think of it as a lease with an option to buy.
  • Furihata: Coach and Hyuuga won't be pleased if they find out...
  • Izuki: That Kagami traded our surprise weapon for a guy who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? No, probably not.
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I’ve been helping with costumes for our local production of chitty chitty bang bang - mostly on Ol’ bamboo of which I’ve hand sewn 422 Pom poms onto 13 pairs of trousers, hundreds of meters of ribbon and flowers onto hats and made 10 of 13 waistcoats - here are some gifs of practice!

I helped make the child catchers hat and bow tie too