aegisdea:

I hope I’m not late! Timezone sucks
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, cassandraclare!!!!

I know you hear this a lot; but in behalf of everyone who can relate, thank you for being a huge inspiration to us~  Please continue writing more awesome and beautiful books! Thank you for being a part of our lives. You are, indeed, heaven-sent. Have a grand day! 


AWWWWWWW.I feel verys loved. Thanks for all the nice messages, everyone! I spent the day pushing Holly into a pond, good times.

aegisdea:

I hope I’m not late! Timezone sucks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, cassandraclare!!!!

I know you hear this a lot; but in behalf of everyone who can relate, thank you for being a huge inspiration to us~  Please continue writing more awesome and beautiful books! Thank you for being a part of our lives. You are, indeed, heaven-sent. Have a grand day! 

AWWWWWWW.I feel verys loved. Thanks for all the nice messages, everyone! I spent the day pushing Holly into a pond, good times.

Mark Blackthorn + descriptions

TDA snippet - a little Cristina

Cristina looked after Emma, her hand going to the pendant at her own throat. It was silver, in the shape of a circle with a rose inside it. The rose was wrapped around with thorny briars. Words were written in Latin on the back: she didn’t need to look at them to know them. She’d known them all her life. Blessed be the Angel my strength who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. The rose for Rosales, the words for Raziel, the Angel who had created the Shadowhunters a thousand years ago. Cristina had always thought Emma fought for her parabatai and for revenge, while she fought for family and faith. But maybe it was all the same thing: maybe it was all love, in the end.

fictional boys

I’m not sure if you have a boyfriend/husband but if you don’t.. Does writing about make characters such as Jace, Will, Jem, Alec, Simon and so on give you high expectations of when looking for guys? Or do you think it gives other people high expectations? Maybe their qualities are what you found in other people? — theres—always—hope 

I am married. Four year anniversary coming up. I think we get tin or paper or something. Before that I had boyfriends who I liked in varying degrees. But you know what I also had?

Crushes on boys in books.

Crushing on fictional characters of any gender is totally normal and it also doesn’t meant you want to date a person just like that. It’s totally normal whether you’re in a relationship or not in one. 

Fiction gives us a safe space to explore what we’d never want to experience in real life. Being in jail, being a pirate, being a murderer, being an epic hero, being an epic villain. Dating a bazillion types of people and getting to experience the highs and lows of love without actually having to commit yourself to anyone with an evil father, or anyone currently dying of magical drug addition. I mean, how much fun would Will be if you met him in a bar?

You: Well, hello there, tall dark and handsome.

Will: I am cursed. Cursed! 

You: I could buy you a drink.

Will: EVERYONE WHO LOVES ME WILL DIE.

You: This seems like potentially a lot of drama.

When we see characters, we’re seeing them in extremis, pushed to the edge of who they are by circumstance. We’re seeing them at the most exciting point of their lives, when they are most tested and most interesting. But there’s a big gap between “I love this character!” and actually wanting to marry them. I have a lognstanding crush on Mr. Darcy but have to admit he was a product of his time and probably I wouldn’t enjoy actually being married to him.

Mr Darcy: What are you doing, darling?

Me: I am writing a book.

Mr. Darcy: There is no need for such things when you have Pemberley to look after!

Me: *smashes a lamp on his head*

Do fictional men (and women) raise your standards? Maybe, but it’s not terrible to have high standards for yourself. I think it’s useful to break down what you like about a character — Will because he likes books? Simon because he’s into anime and nerdy stuff you like? Jace because he’s funny? Jem because he’s a musician? You can find all that stuff in real guys alive on the planet today. My husband is actually a musician who likes books, is funny and also a nerd.

First and foremost though if you love boys in books, find a boy that loves books. Find a boy who can love the same books as you — as I said oddly in a post about Will and Tessa, but it seems relevant here, People who know and love the same books you do have the roadmap of your soul. I believe that.

(All this stuff also applies to “girls in books” it’s just the question was about boys!)

Aw, so sweet! (Simon would be so happy…)
cassandrajp:

Happy Birthday cassandraclare!!!
(well, a day early, but Happy Birthday just the same!) 
Clary and Jace join the X-men. I thought you might like it!! 

Aw, so sweet! (Simon would be so happy…)

cassandrajp:

Happy Birthday cassandraclare!!!

(well, a day early, but Happy Birthday just the same!) 

Clary and Jace join the X-men. I thought you might like it!! 

aegisdea:

merryweatherblue:

Gearing up for SD Comic Con today in Mortal Instruments style compliments of the very talented aegisdea wish I was going to the City of Ashes panel today…..

omg! I am so jealous that you’re going to SDCC~ YOU HAVE FUN SWEETIE! I can’t wait to see a picture of you wearing it! Tag me whenever~ ;))) <3 
And thaaank yeew <3 

aegisdea:

merryweatherblue:

Gearing up for SD Comic Con today in Mortal Instruments style compliments of the very talented aegisdea wish I was going to the City of Ashes panel today…..

omg! I am so jealous that you’re going to SDCC~ YOU HAVE FUN SWEETIE! I can’t wait to see a picture of you wearing it! Tag me whenever~ ;))) <3 

And thaaank yeew <3 

More of Cassandra Jean’s flower cards — we’re now onto The Infernal Devices, and these cards are done in oils, not watercolor. Jem and Will, together as always!

Whee! Magisterium got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. In celebration I thought I’d put up Cassandra Jean’s art of Call’s friends, Aaron Stewart and Tamara Rajavi.

ReviewL Set in a magic-inflected version of the present-day U.S., this first title in the Magisterium series combines the talents of Black (Doll Bones) and Clare (the Mortal Instruments series) in a thrilling coming-of-age story that embraces fantasy tropes while keeping readers guessing. Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has been raised to distrust magic. Mages killed his mother, and his father has warned him that the Magisterium, a school where young mages are trained, is a deathtrap. Callum’s attempts to fail the entrance exam go awry, and he is chosen to apprentice under Master Rufus, along with fellow students Aaron and Tamara. As Callum, Tamara, Aaron, and their classmates embark on their first of five years of schooling, Callum realizes how little he knows of his own heritage. The strange, subterranean Magisterium is vividly rendered, and a string of ominous revelations will leave readers eager for future installments. Fans of both authors will enjoy getting to know this well-rounded cast in the first steps of their adventure.

Cool iconic fan art!

parabatai

Hi, I know you probably get just short of a million of these a day, and you’re a busy person writing lovely books just for readers, like me to devour in long one night “can’t-put-the-book-down” sessions, but I would be honored if you could take a moment to answer a very simple little question. Can siblings become parabatai? It would be an interesting dynamic, don’t you think? Like, the twins Ty and Livvy, could they be parabatai? I know Jace and Alec are brothers, but not by blood, so the situation is a little different. If this IS possible…there might be a little ceremony occurring soon between my little sister and moi…just saying! :) Thanks for the lovely sleepless nights you’ve given me with your talented amazing writing!! — mnm-forever

Thanks! Absolutely siblings can be parabatai. You don’t see it enormously often, it requires a really really close relationship, but it does happen. Livvy and Ty becoming parabatai or not is one of the issues of TDA. (The twins almost never argue about anything, but one of them wants to, and one of them doesn’t.)