Remember when Alec and Magnus were broken up and everyone was blowing up Magnus’s voicemail? What if while Magnus was listening to Isabelle’s message about how hot the Lightwoods have always been he rolled his eyes and muttered “lightworm” when she mentioned Gabriel….
And from heaven Will whooped with joy yelling “It stuck! It finally stuck! He’s still a lightworm 150 years later! HAHAHAHA!”
Another prize from my follower giveaway. This one for the sweet sweet @janecampbellgansey! Always an absolute pleasure to draw THE OT3!! It had a been a while and let me tell you it was quite an experience.
Will Herondale sat in the window of his new bedroom and looked out at a London frozen under a chilly winter sky. Snow dusted the tops of houses reaching away toward the pale ribbon of the Thames, giving the view the feeling of a fairy-tale.
Though at the moment, Will was not feeling very friendly toward fairytales.
He ought to be happy, he knew that much — after all, it was his wedding day.
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.
You know the thing about @cassandraclare books that makes them so incredible is not the story, which is undoubtedly great, but it’s the fact that virtually everyone can see them self represented in them.
It’s not just that it has one of the best, less fetishized and widest LGBTQ+ representations that I’ve ever read, including married LGBTQ couples, LGBTQ adoption, a transsexual character who’s transition is barely touched upon and is completely accepted as the gender she identifies by the man who is in love with her, even after she revealed the truth about herself, and gender non conforming character and so on.
But it also shows one of the widest representations in general:
There are gorgeous girls who can kick your ass in 12in heels, guys who are completely in touch and comfortable with their emotions as well as those who struggle to hide them away. character who are questioning them self and the beliefs they grew up with, petite girls who struggle to be taken seriously, a plus size girl that no matter how much she diets or exercise can’t seem to loose weight, a non fetishized boy-girl friendship, a guy who loves reading classic romantic stories, minority characters who are smart, strong, talented and proud of their heritage, an autistic character, a character who lost everything and struggles to trust everyone ever again, and so much more.
@cassandraclare books are incredible because no matter who you are, you can find a character that represents you, or who you aspire to be.
“I just wish he were here to see this with us, just here with us one more time.”
She felt the rough silk of his black hair as he bent to kiss her fingers lightly—a courtly gesture from a bygone age. “He is with us, Tessa. He can see us. I believe it. I feel it, the way I used to know sometimes if he was sad or angry or lonely or happy.”
She touched the pearl bracelet at her wrist, and then his face, with light, adoring fingers. “And what is he now?” she whispered. “Happy or wistful or sad or lonely? Do not tell me he is lonely. For you must know. You always knew.”
“He is happy, Tessa. It gives him joy to see us together, as it always gave me joy to see the two of you.”
5/8 main characters are non stereotyped ethnicities, lots of lgbtq+ characters, healthy relationship between a gay man and a bi man, minorities in positions of power, highlights issues like drug abuse and child abuse, shows how parents' views effect their children, characters from different religions
I just pictured Tessa Gray seeing Alec Lightwood sitting with Magnus Bane and for a split second she thought she saw her husband laughing with his old friend and Jem asks why she’s crying but then he sees it to and he smiled softly and wipes away Tessa’s tears and I just died a little