My Jem is Gone
Oh my God. This is so cute. And if you’ve read I Want My Hat Back it is especially genius, but if not, it is still genius and so cute. And maybe made me cry. A little. Even I have feels sometimes.
+spoilers for CP2+
I saw this post
and I was like i need to make that one comic
and so i did.
under the read more because its long and spoilers
Taking a break briefly from the tarot card project, I asked Cassandra Jean to draw the four seasons as the four Shadowhunter series I have either written or planned right now — The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, the Dark Artifices, and The Mysterious TLH.
Here The Infernal Devices takes the season of winter. From left: Gideon, Sophie, Henry, Charlotte, Will, Tessa, Church (in a bad mood!) Jem, Gabriel, Cecily, and in the background, Magnus and Jessamine.
The Mortal Instruments being Fall here.
So Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … seventy-something days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.
I was going to post a card a day but I am several days behind, so these three cards go up together since they fit together thematically.
Will gets the Hanged Man which symbolizes someone caught in a bad situation between impossible choices.
Jem gets Temperance, which means balance, and can mean the blending of opposites.
And Tessa gets the Star, which is an otherworldly card, symbolizing magic. It also symbolizes love, vulnerability and hope.
These cards have been posted before but it’s interesting to reevaluate them again in the light of Clockwork Princess, thank you Cassandra Jean!
If there is a life after this one, let me meet you in it.
I was feeling mreepy, so Cassandra Jean drew me some fanart. It’s rather sad, but I was needing catharsis — I know I’ve talked about catharsis on this blog before, about why there is a pleasure in books that make us weep. Why a good cry is called a good cry.
Anyway, CJ has a great talent for capturing emotion in the line of a hand, or the curve of a drawn smile. I have that admiration for her art that you have for something you could never ever do yourself. And she’s good at making me cry. :)
This isn’t a scene I plan to write, or even could write. It doesn’t take place in the pages of a book. It concerns things I don’t even pretend I know about (the existence of God?) It’s a piece of fantasy involving the mortal characters of The Infernal Devices. It could be a dream of Jem’s. It could be a dream of Will’s. I’d like to think it’s a shared dream.
It’s under the cut because 1) spoilers 2) FEELS.
You have been warned.
By streetangel8: this is very spoilery art. It is also VERY JESSA. If you do not like Jem/Tessa, do not click the read more.
[Jem] was entirely in love with Tessa Gray. His eyes followed her where she went, and his voice changed when he spoke to her. Cecily had once heard her mother say in amusement that one of their neighbors’ boys looked at a girl as if she were “the only star in the sky” and that was the way Jem looked at Tessa. —P.19 Clockwork Princess
Art and text belowthe link by Charlotte Freyja.
The Only Star in the Sky (CPr Spoilers) by *Street-Angel
SPOILERS AT THE LINK. LOTS OF SPOILERS. OMAGURD SPOILERS.
(I love what Charlotte has to say in her caption, too, about Jem, and about love.Remember guys…Clockwork Princess isn’t about choosing ‘who’ to love it is about chosing ‘to love’.;)
An AU ending perhaps everyone can enjoy. Sadly there was no gay marriage in Victorian England but I enjoy Cassandra Jean’s depiction of a same-sex Shadowhunter wedding, and Charlotte attempting to bop Will and Jem with the bouquet. And how she solved the wedding attire problem (one of you gets to wear black with gold, and the other one gets to wear gold with black!)
And of course Magnus is there because … Magnus.
Or I should stop bothering Cassandra Jean late at night. :D
AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER
(Charlotte, Magnus, Jem and Will are from The Infernal Devices written by @CassieClare)
Okay, I don’t know if I missed it, but I have not seen a Jem and Tessa tarot card. If there is one and you just aren’t showing it to us yet, I AM NOT ABOVE BEGGING. So, pretty please with a Benedict Cumberbatch on top will you showit to us? What if I bring you cookies? — team62forever
Hey Cassie! I was just wondering if there were any Jem and Tessa drawings or with them on a tarot card? I’ve been loving all the Will and Tessa ones but I kind of wanted more of Jessa. Thanks for reading (and answering if you do..) — consulfairchilds
I was saving the Jem and Tessa one because it is VERY SPOILERY. It doesn’t ONLY spoil events in Clockwork Princess, it spoils events in future as yet unwritten books.
Are you really sure you want to look?
Clockwork Princess questions and answers
Yep. I said all those things. But I was not expecting what Cassandra sent me back! Not that I mind. :P
So @CassieClare emailed me asking me to resend her that Will & Jem tarot card so she could post it. But I totally misread what she said and thought dirty thoughts. Which she then encouraged!! It’s all her fault you know!!
She described the scene..! Passionate! Out on night patrol together… things happen! (She said it herself! Totally canon!
Maybe. Probably not. I like to believe so. A gal can dream can’t she?)