zara bane

Alec rose to his feet and in that moment was the famous Alec Lightwood Kit had heard about, the hero of past battles, the archer boy with deadly aim.
“This is what I want and what I’ve chosen,” he said. “How dare you tell me it’s a tragedy? Magnus never pretended, he never tried to fool me into thinking it would be easy, but choosing Magnus is one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. We all have a lifetime, Zara, and none of us know how long or short it might be. Surely even you know that. I expect you mean to be rude and cruel, but I doubt you meant to sound stupid as well.”
She flushed. “But if you die of old age and he lives forever—”        “Then he’ll be there for Max, and that makes both of us happy,” said Alec. “And I will be a uniquely lucky person, because there will be someone who always remembers me. Who will always love me. Magnus won’t always mourn, but until the end of time he will remember me and love me.”                                                                  “What makes you so sure?” said Zara, but there was an edge of uncertainty in her voice.
“Because he’s three thousand times the human being you’ll ever be,” said Alec. “Now get out of here before I risk his life by waking him up so he can turn you into a garbage fire. Something that would match your personality.
—  Lord of Shadows, Cassandra Clare
think about this

now we’ll get:

  • the aftermath of what happened in the council hall
  • how the others react to livvy’s death – especially ty
  • who the new inquisitor will be
  • how alec & izzy will react to their father’s death
  • what will happen to kieran in the scholomance
  • zara and manuel’s roles in QOAAD
  • what will happen to magnus, tessa, and the other warlocks – find the root cause of their sickness
  • if clary will die
  • HELEN and ALINE coming back
  • the seelie queen’s role
  • more kitty
  • more jemma 
  • more kierarktina
  • and most importantly, a satisfying ending that hopefully will resolve the parabatai curse between julian and emma

all a year earlier

LOS SPOILERS
  • Zara Dearborn: *speaks*
  • Alec: excuse me?
  • Magnus: Dearborns... *eye roll*
  • Kieran: I suggest you stfu
  • Emma: who the fuck does she think she is?
  • Julian: ????
  • Diego: our engagement is fake I swear
  • Cristina: bitch
  • Diana: if she thinks Downworlders are a disgrace to Shadowhunters she should meet me
  • Jia: how is that rat still breathing
  • Every Downworlder ever: this is the reason we hate Nephilim
  • Sane People: wtaf
  • The Cohort: Brilliant, amazing, the next Jace Herondale, so intelligent, perfection
LOS SPOILERS AHEAD

I’ve read nine chapters of Lord of Shadows so far, and I can officially say that Zara Dearborn is the Dolores Umbridge of the Shadowhunter world. I think I’ve never wanted to punch someone in the face so much. I don’t know what made me hate her most, if her remarks about Alec, Magnus and downworlders in general, her comments slut-shaming Emma or the fact that she is basically one fake tan away from becoming Donald Trump. 

How the fuck am I supposed to survive until 2019 waiting for Oueen of Air and Darkness??????????? Oh, Raziel! Please show me mercy, and provide me with the answers I so desperatley crave! 

Julian Blackthorn and Character hate

DISCLAIMER:  THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO HAVE A GO AT ANYONE AND IT ISN’T AIMED AT A SPECIFIC PERSON! IT IS JUST WHAT I HAVE NOTICED AND HOW I FEEL! Please do not get offended. This isn’t supposed to hurt anyone in any shape or form.

Okay, so I have noticed a lot of Julian and other character hate. Fictional characters are supposed to have flaws just like we do; that is what makes them relatable. If they were perfect and didn’t have any flaws the plot won’t be that interesting. We as humans aren’t supposed to hate them because they have them since we have them ourselves. One character that gets a lot of hate for his flaws is Julian Blackthorn. Julian is morally grey. We all know that. Yes, he is considering cutting all the parabatai bonds and yes he has done a lot of shady things but he is doing it mostly for the people he loves. I agree that cutting all the parabatai bonds is not okay but the thing is I don’t hate Julian for considering it since he is doing it out of love. It is selfish, yes, but Julian has been doing stuff for others his whole life and it makes sense if he wants to be selfish for once even if it is really bad.Moreover, it makes the plot more interesting! If Julian was all sunshine and rainbows then it wouldn’t be realistic since no one who has suffered as much as him comes out unharmed. One of the reasons I love Julian so much is because he is a complex character. Actually he is the most complex character I have ever read about. Julian isn’t perfect but then no one is. Julian’s flaw is being morally grey. He shouldn’t be hated for it.

Another character is Emma. Okay I saw this post that said that Emma is using Julian and Mark- like she is trying to break both of their hearts and overall hating on her and Tessa because apparently they were both in the same situation and just want to hurt everyone. No Emma and Tessa’s situations were VERY different and they weren’t using anyone. Tessa was in love with both Will and Jem- she wasn’t trying to turn Jem and Will against each other. She simply loved them and they loved her, there was no cruel thinking. Emma wasn’t even in love with Mark in the first place and neither was Mark- he was in love with Cristina and Kieran while Emma was in love with Julian. Emma decided to hurt Julian to save him from the curse- not because she wanted him to feel bad or because she wanted any drama. Emma is in love with him just as he is and neither of them want to hurt each other. Emma too, has her flaws and that’s her love for revenge but that doesn’t make her a bad person. 

Another person is Alec Lightwood. I still can’t believe there are people calling him out with the situation with Magnus. To clarify Alec was confused. He never wanted to hurt Magnus. He went to Camille 3 times. One was to see what her offer was. The second was to clarify it and the third was to tell her that he didn’t want to go with anything she wanted to say. Alec was scared and confused and he made a mistake. Don’t we all make mistakes? Do we really deserve hate for making a mistake. What is important is that they LEARNED from them. Julian, Emma, Tessa and Alec aren’t bad people. They have simply been pressured too much, been scared, or confused, that might have made them make a mistake. Although in terms of Tessa- I don’t see her doing anything wrong- she was simply in love with two boys. In addition, I just wanted to say that I don’t think Julian will cut all the parabatai bonds. He might come close to doing it but he might stop because he knows Emma wouldn’t want that to happen and we all know he would do anything for her because he loves her so much and she will stop him. But back on the essay, I just wanted to say that all characters have their flaws but that doesn’t give us a right to hate on them. Kieran is another example. He made a mistake but only because he was scared and loved Mark. He deserves to be forgiven and not hated. He isn’t a bad person like Zara or Manuel who want to see people suffer. There is a difference between having a flaw and being an overall bad person like Zara/ Sebastian/ Manuel.

To wrap this essay up I’m going to tell my flaws. I am really stubborn and can be really salty. But I don’t want to see people hurt and I believe in equality and peace. I know I am not a bad person despite my flaws. I have done things that I regret. But haven’t we all. I usually don’t write essays but this has really been bothering me for a long time. There is a difference between stating your opinion and being overall mean. It’s okay to not like Julian/Kieran/Alec or any other character but it is not okay to hate on them for making a mistake or for having their flaws. Again, I am not talking about actual bad characters who have done horrific things like Sebastian and Valentine. So please guys do not hate on characters that have their own flaws. I am tired of seeing so much hate.

Is he sick?” Zara said, looking at Magnus with a distant interest. “I didn’t think warlocks got sick. Wouldn’t it be funny if he died before you? I mean, what with him being immortal, you must have thought it would go the other way.”
Alec raised his head slowly. “What?”
“Well, I mean since Magnus is immortal and you, you know, aren’t,” she clarified.
“He’s immortal?” Alec’s voice was colder than Kit had ever heard it. “I wish you’d told me before. I would have turned back time and found myself a nice mortal husband to grow old with.”
“Well, wouldn’t that be better?” Zara said. “Then you could get old and die at the same time.”
“At the same time?” Alec echoed. He had barely moved or raised his voice, but his rage seemed to fill the room. Even Zara was starting to look uneasy. “How would you suggest we arrange that? Jump off a cliff together when one of us started feeling sickly?”
“Maybe.” Zara looked sulky. “You have to agree the situation you’re in is a tragedy.”
Alec rose to his feet and in that moment was the famous Alec Lightwood Kit had heard about, the hero of past battles, the archer boy with deadly aim. “This is what I want and what I’ve chosen,” he said. “How dare you tell me it’s a tragedy? Magnus never pretended, he never tried to fool me into thinking it would be easy, but choosing Magnus is one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. We all have a lifetime, Zara, and none of us know how long or short it might be. Surely even you know that. I expect you mean to be rude and cruel, but I doubt you meant to sound stupid as well.”
She flushed. “But if you die of old age and he lives forever -”
“Then he’ll be there for Max, and that makes both of us happy,” said Alec. “And I will be a uniquely lucky person, because there will be someone who always remembers me. Who will always love me. Magnus won’t always mourn, but until the end of time he will remember me and love me.”
“What makes you so sure?” said Zara, but there was an edge of uncertainty in her voice.
“Because he’s three thousand times the human being you’ll ever be,” said Alec. “Now get out of here before I risk his life by waking him up so he can turn you into a garbage fire. Something that would match your personality.”
“Oh!” said Zara. “So rude!
—  Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

the last two chapters of Lord of Shadows a summary:

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ALEC IN LOS IS EVERYTHING

“This is what I want and what I’ve chosen.  How dare you tell me it’s a tragedy? Magnus never pretended, he never tried to fool me into thinking it would be easy, but choosing Magnus is one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. We all have a lifetime, Zara, and none of us know how long or short it might be. Surely even you know that. I expect you to be rude and cruel, but I doubt you meant to sound stupid as well.”

AND 

(”But if you die of old age and he lives forever…”)

“Then he’ll be there for Max, and that makes both of us happy. And I ill be a uniquely lucky person, because there will be someone who always remembers me. Who will always love me. Magnus won’t always mourn, but until the end of time he will remember me and love me.” 

(”What makes you so sure?”)

“Because he’s three thousand times the human being you’ll ever be. Now get out of here before I risk his life by waking him up so he can turn you into a garbage fire. Something that would match your personality.”


I just want to say that I am really proud of Alec with the journey that he has been on and the character development that he has gotten since CoB. Hell, I am so happy with the character development that he has gotten since CoLS. I think back to  the 18 year old that he was in CoB or CoLS and the decisions that he made and the way he was always so unsure about his relationship with Magnus and the doubts that he had the way that those doubts almost lead to the end of their relationship and I am so happy to see him get his (sorta) happy ending. It’s just so nice to see him being so confident in his relationship and the direction that his life is heading in. It’s so refreshing to see that even after the books have ended, the lives of these characters keep going and the way that the characters from previous books have changed in the 5 years that we spent apart from them and how they came back stronger and better and more confident. I’M JUST REALLY F-ING PROUD OF ALEC, OK? I’m so proud of the journey that he has been on and the way that he has changed over the years, because back in TMI times, he probably would have let Zara’s comments get to him and would think that she was right, because he himself had doubts like that, but now that he is so confident, it’s nice to see him finally speaking up for himself and not letting anyone get to him. I FEEL LIKE A PROUD MOTHER. I HAVE RAISED YOU WELL MY CHILD!

Petty Zara revenge

Is it me, or does anyone else really want the Blackthorns (and everyone associated with them like Emma, Kieran, Kit, Aline and Diana. I guess we could through people like Jace, Clary, Alec and Magnus…Gwyn at a push because he cares about Mark, Kieran and Diana) to try and do everything they can to discredit Zara Dearborn. Now I’m not saying they stoop to Zara and the cohorts level of angry mobs and poorly made banners but…

I have images of them doing the conga out of the Hall of Accords half way through Zara making (in her mind) an important speech, and getting people to join in. Jia Penhallow and Robert Lightwood would, Jia as she she doesn’t like Zara, and Robert as his children are doing it and he is trying to be a better Dad (and if the Consul and Inquisitor are doing it, then it must be OK and soon no one is left but the cohort). Kit of course gets photoshop on the computer, and teaches Ty and Livvy to use it. Naturally things escalate and there is a poster of Zara as an awful meme all over Alicante. It of course gets referenced every time someone sees Zara.

Emma plays Zara at her own game. She spreads lies and rumors of things she saw Zara do during the time the Centurians spent at the L.A Institute. Alec, Jace and the rest of the T.M.I squad catch wind and help spread these rumors because “If the heroes of the war say it, then it must be true”. Dru gets Jules to paint pictures of Zara as though it is a poster for one of her horror movies. Jules is more than happy to oblige and it acts as a bonding session for the siblings. It gets to the point in which no one can take Zara seriously anymore, and they take it as a victory.