More of Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot! You can’t have one without the other, so Jem with his beloved violin takes the place of Temperance, and Will as the Hanged Man.
I just wanted to ask that what if Jem HADN’T proposed? Would Will have asked Tessa or would he still push her away?
We know what Will would have done if Jem hadn’t proposed, because he did it.
(This is kind of fun, as CP2 nears I get to put my analyst hat back on and talk about what people were feeling in CP2 and why they did the things they did and how they feel about it.)
When he came to Tessa in the drawing-room in CP, he had no idea Jem had proposed. He didn’t try to push her away. Neither did he propose. He apologized for his bad behavior — which, whatever the impossible circumstances that prompted it and dictated that he could act no other way, was still bad behavior (drugs, crabbiness, moping, suggesting Tessa might be kind of a prostitute) — because he knows people’s feelings aren’t just faucets you can turn on and off. He can say, “Tessa, here are the reasons I acted the way I acted!” but she’ll need a little time to adjust to the idea and alter her view of him. He gets that; it’s reasonable.
He has no reason to keep pushing Tessa away and so he doesn’t. He’s happy and shy around her until he gets her alone, and then he just tells her the truth. The pure, unadulterated truth about why he behaved like he did, and what his feelings for her are, and what he is hoping for. He isn’t hoping to propose and be accepted because that’s like hoping to win the Olympic gold without ever having strapped on a pair of skis. He’s hoping she’ll understand what he’s saying and give him a chance, so he can properly, actually court her as the real Will.
Okay, he also kisses her, but Jeez, the poor guy, he hasn’t ever kissed anyone without HIS TERRIBLE SECRET looming over him, and we can’t always rein it all in.
Whether, if Jem had not proposed, and Will had said what he said, Will and Tessa would have entered into a mutually pleasing courtship that ended in marriage isn’t something we can know yet.
I wanted to ask you something…You know, I know ALL the girls love William, but I hate him a lot! You have no idea, and I just wanted to know if he will ever cry in the series? I really will be satisfied if he did so and I think it’ll be kinda’ of cute, but it was just a question… Will he?
HAS THE POOR BOY NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH? :) Not everyone loves Will. Will’s difficult. He’s not much of a crier, either, being both a Victorian male and someone who’s spent a lot of time hiding what he’s feeling. Also, while I have no problem with characters crying, I think there’s a variety of ways to show grief and pain and crying is only one!
Aw, sweet and also very accurate … spoilers for the Clockwork Princess prologue.
Just think of how detestable and full of hate Will probably would have been if it wasn’t for Jem.
From the artist’s page: “Every character is strong in their own way.
Jem fights against his illness, while Will struggles with his own guilt.
Tessa is the strongest character in my opinion, as weird as it might sound. She might not be a trained fighter, but she survived phisical and psycological torture, the loss of her family and the confusion of being surrounded by a whole bunch of strange supernatural people. She’s a pretty tough girl, isn’t she?”
So lucky to have such talented people in the fandom!
Er… *scratches head* I like how I ended things in the sense that it felt to me like the only way things could have ended. It was always the plan, and the plan has been built up to over the other two books. It is the ending that says to me what I was trying to say in the series, about love.
I’m guessing the question is about the tension between doing things that are painful (killing characters, etc) and The Right Thing For the Story. It’s true, something can make you sad, but be the right thing for the story. But if you’re feeling like “Well, I guess this is what has to happen but I have no enthusiasm for it” then I think you might need to take a moment and look at your story again. I think you have to write the ending you love, and if the ending you love hurts, well, who among us hasn’t loved something fictional that hurt us? Isn’t that the whole origin of “feels”? :) That doesn’t mean you don’t like it. If I didn’t like my ending, I’d think I needed to fix it (and I did rewrite it about twenty times to make myself happy with it, over and over, until I was fixing tiny language details, under the eagle eye of my editor and beta-readers/critique partners). You are your first and most necessary reader, after all.
Clockwork Princess ends exactly the way it was always planned to end from the beginning, and after it comes out, I can prove it to you. *winks*
For those confused, a “DS_S” is a “Dirty Sexy Something Scene.” Dirty Sexy Alley Scene (CoFA), Dirty Sexy Bed Scene (CP) , Dirty Sexy Club Scene (CoLS.)
My husband: Your fans are unreconstructed perverts.
Me: I know, they’re awesome that way.
First, just to say, a sexytimes scenes doesn’t mean sex necessarily. You can have a really sexy scene with no sex — I always thought the scene where Will takes off Tessa’s glove was sexy, or (in Clockwork Princess) the scene where Jem plays the violin for her. Anyway, I hope so.
But yes, there are sexytimes in Clockwork Princess. There’s a lot of passion kept under wraps; they’re Victorians! The Lightwood boys too.
Re: Jace, as Blackadder once said, “It’s a good thing your hobby is also your job.”
TMI,TID,TDA boys and their hobbies