the shadow of love

Julian Blackthorn

as half of the fandom sees: ruthless, manipulative, the world can burn if my family lives, big bad bitch


as the other half of the fandom sees: cinnamon roll, cries watching Titanic, so soft for Emma and his family, makes pancakes, soft cupcake


as I see: a rich complex multidimensional realistic character, full of flaws, contradictions and paradoxes, great original male anti-hero, morally grey, morally ambiguous, with so much depth and layers that I can’t even count

“You’re the heart of this family…you’re our heart.”

Drusilla Blackthorn appreciation post

 (The Dark Artifices - @cassandraclare )

Sembrò un attimo eterno. Fuori dal tempo. Le mani di lui le plasmavano la forma delle scapole, la curva del corpo sotto la gabbia toracica; i pollici gli si inarcavano sotto le sporgenze dei suoi fianchi. La sollevò, prendendola in braccio come se potessero riempire l’uno gli spazi vuoti dell’altra, il tutto mentre delle parole frenetiche, si riversavano fuori dalla sua bocca.

<< Emma… Io ho bisogno di te sempre, ti penso in continuazione, speravo fossi li con me in quella cavolo di soffitta finchè poi mi sono girato ed eccoti, c’eri davvero, come se mi avessi sentito, come ci sei sempre quando ho bisogno di te…>>

Julian Blackthorn

-Shadowhunters - Signore delle Ombre -

The scene where Rowan outs Lysandra as a shifter really is a treasure

Rowan seated on Aedion’s right, cocked his head to the side. “Do you need an introduction?”
Lysandra’s smile grew. “I like your fangs,” she said sweetly.
Aelin choked on her grape. Of course Lysandra did.
Rowan gave a little grin that usually sent Aelin running. “Are you studying them so you can replicate them when you take my form, shapeshifter?”
Aelin’s fork froze midair.
“Bullshit” Aedion said.

‘‘The belonging you seek is not behind you. It is ahead.’’

Sooo yes, the belonging ahead is Kylo, because we see his shadow, and he’s in front of her you know? And the marks are behind her? Anyways some symbolic Reylo stuff <3 

Message me if you have other ideas for them^^

Im thinking of drawing Hux soon too. And Finn. And Poe. And Phasma. And cutie bb-8. 


EDIT: this work now has a twin right here

Sometimes I think “wtf Julian is only 17 NO ONE in this shadowhunting world would be able to raise children at 17! Only him! Bc he strong and brave!” And then I remember that Charlotte Branwell had been head of the London Institute along with Henry since she was 18 years old and had to raise 3 children who weren’t even related to her, which included a bitter, spoiled girl; a sick boy; and a boy who was mean to every soul and was known to make Charlotte’s life a little impossible. And these kids didn’t feel any obligation to obey her, because she wasn’t family or even old enough.
So yes, Julian was brave and strong (especially because he had been raising his siblings by himself since he was TWELVE) but let us not forget Charlotte motherfucking Branwell.

love witch self-care tips ❤️

- draw a little heart on your wrist as a reminder to never stop noticing the lovely, tiny things

- write a love letter to anything you want (a favorite character, pet, or person; the earth, yourself)

- surround yourself with rose quartz and ruby

- create an altar dedicated to something you adore

- burn a red candle to encourage more passion within your life

- try and give someone a wonderful compliment each day, even if they are a stranger (spread love all around)

Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.
—  Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows

“He never looked nice. He looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; It was supposed to make you feel something…”

Los Angeles, 1990.

All the Chantry’s candles couldn’t compete with the spark that’s in your eyes

“What are you thinking about, Alistair?”

“….uuuummm… Lamp posts, definitely.”


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@lbardugo so my little sister and i want to adopt these kittens. i would name the gray one Nikolai because he has a playful and outgoing personality and she would name the black one Kaz because he just seems like a Kaz. we just have to convince our dad (who is a HUGE fan of your books), fingers crossed that he says yes!