tmi: city of glass

Some People Just Don't Understand
  • Friend: Why are you smiling so big?
  • Me: This damn book.
  • *five minutes later*
  • Friend: Holy shit, why are you crying?
  • Me: This damn book.
  • *five minutes later*
  • Me: *screams in horror*
  • Friend: What? What's wrong?
  • Me: This damn book.
  • Me: *turns the page*
  • Me: *laughs hysterically*
  • Friend: GOD FUCKING--

“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” -  Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Favourite YA Fantasy Quotes part 2

She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year - old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.
—  Magnus Bane (City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare)
Simon rolled his eyes. “It’s a good thing we know the person who’s dating Magnus Bane,” he said. “Otherwise, I get the feeling we’d all just lie around all the time wondering what the hell to do next. Or trying to raise the money to hire him by selling lemonade or something.”
Alec looked merely irritated by this comment. “The only way you could raise enough money to hire Magnus by selling lemonade is if you put meth in it.
—  City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Alec & Jace Lightwood: a touching friendship

City of Ashes:

“I couldn’t sleep, so I went for a walk,” Jace said. “When I got back, I bumped into this sad bastard mooning around the porch.” He pointed at Alec.

City of Glass:

“Did you ever think that in a past life Alec was an old woman with ninety cats who was always yelling at the neighborhood kids to get of her lawn? Because I do,” Jace said.

City of Fallen Angels:

“Alec keeps sending me annoying photos. Lots of captions like Wish you were here, except not really.

City of Heavenly Fire:

“It’s Magnus birthday,” Alec said, flipping the phone shut. “I didn’t want him to think that I didn’t—to think that I forgot.”
“You’re pining,” said Jace.
Alec shrugged. “Look who’s talking. ‘Oh, I love her. Oh, she’s my sister. Oh why, why, why—’ ”

“Are you still mad because I broke your phone?” Jace said. “Because you broke my wrist, so I’d say we’re even.”
“It was sprained,” Alec said. “Not broken. Sprained.”

“Jace could get himself killed putting his pants on in the morning. Being his parabatai is a full-time job.” 

“The first time you saw me,” Jace said, looking down at his hands, looped around his knees, “I bet you didn’t think, He’s going to get me killed.”
“The first time I saw you, I wished you’d go back to Idris.” Jace looked over at Alec incredulously; Alec shrugged. “You know I don’t like change.”
“I grew on you, though,” Jace stated confidently.
“Eventually,” Alec agreed. “Like moss, or a skin disease.”

“I did not make a pie,” Alec repeated, gesturing expressively with one hand, “for three reasons. One, because I do not have any pie ingredients. Two, because I don’t actually know how to make a pie.”
He paused, clearly waiting.
Removing his sword and leaning it against the cave wall, Jace said warily, “And three?”
“Because I am not your bitch,” Alec said, clearly pleased with himself.

Friendly reminder that Magnus wears nose rings.

Friendly reminder that Magnus sometimes wears multiple earrings, which also means that he has multiple ear piercings.

Friendly reminder that Magnus smokes.

Friendly reminder that Magnus wears see-through mesh shirts.

Friendly reminder that Magnus once had a pink mohawk.

Friendly reminder that Magnus parties and gets drunk off his ass.

Friendly reminder that Magnus actually isn’t really helpful to people unless they’re in danger, or someone he cares about, or a friend of someone he cares about.

Friendly reminder that Magnus is still such a good person, and a bleeding heart, despite his cynicism and struggles through the years.

Friendly reminder that Magnus called Valentine Morgenstern an asshole.

Friendly reminder that Magnus flung Valentine Morgenstern into a wall.

Friendly reminder that Magnus, while being eccentric and a bit melodramatic, is actually pretty chill.

Friendly reminder that Magnus canonically has a very, very deep voice.

Friendly reminder that Magnus is literally the son of a Prince of Hell, and an extremely powerful warlock.

Friendly reminder that Magnus can teleport.

Friendly reminder that if it weren’t for Magnus, most of the problems in The Mortal Instruments wouldn’t have been solved.

Friendly reminder that Magnus once caused a llama stampede with his terrible music play.

Friendly reminder that Magnus, when he was younger and had less control of his magic, accidentally caused earthquakes.

Friendly reminder that Magnus has no problem with theft, or law-breaking.

Friendly reminder that Magnus himself is technically a thief.

Friendly reminder that Magnus probably, most likely, definitely smokes weed.

Friendly reminder that Magnus had Catarina wipe his memories of Camille because he couldn’t handle the pain and heartbreak they caused him.

Friendly reminder that Magnus once took notes of people’s requests for magic spells used for sex, and has definitely used those spells since then.

Friendly reminder that Magnus once basically saved the world by himself by closing an extremely dangerous, extremely open portal to Pandemonium, aka the demon city, aka in another dimension, aka a demon dimension.

Friendly reminder that Magnus can threaten somebody one second, and offer to help them with something trivial the next, all while completely sincere. 

Friendly reminder that Magnus that has a stash of comic books, and is likely a huge geek.

Friendly reminder that Magnus has a temper.

Friendly reminder that Magnus is canonically gorgeous, and incredibly sexy.

Friendly reminder that a lot of people are afraid of Magnus.

Friendly reminder that Magnus is so, so amazing and complex, and actually a real character that we get to love.

Magnus Bane: I hate those dang Lightwoods and Herondales.
Magnus Bane: kisses a Herondale and a Lightwood.

TMI: A Summary in Memes
  • Jace: takes a deep breath*
  • Jace: i lo-
  • anyone who has spent five seconds around Jace ever: yes, you love clary , we know, you love clary so much, she's the light of your life, you love her so much, you just love clary, we KNOW, you love clary you fucking love clary ok we know, we get it, YOU LOVE CLARY. WE GET IT.
  • Magnus: are you gay?
  • Alec: bitch I might be
  • Robert: ok... that sounds fake but okay
  • Valentine: oh yeah I love all my kids equally; Jace, Clary, and *looks at smudged writing on hand* sehastien
  • Sebastian: surprise bitch. thought you'd seen the last of me
  • Raphael: *gets stabbed and mmm watcha say plays*
  • Isabelle: -arrives 15 minutes late with Starbucks-
  • Simon: anyway, here's wonderwall
Summary of TMI books from Clary's perspective
  • City of Bones: I kissed my brother?!
  • City of Ashes: I want to make out with my brother
  • City of Glass: I actually kissed my real brother
  • City of Fallen Angels: I can't stop making out
  • City of Lost Souls: I'm kissing a stranger
  • City of Heavenly fire: I did more than kissing