Here’s a Will and Jem artwork for you guys~ I want to say thank you for all your support, so here’s my gift for you all. Doing TMI and TID artworks makes me so nyappy. But I apologize if there are some requests I haven’t done yet, I will do them in time~ Thank you again~
William Herondale & James Carstairs (c) Cassandra Clare
Parchment Texture: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Parchment-I-213397025
TODAY IS CLEARLY HERONSTAIRS DAY.
Perhaps I shall write a snippet.
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.
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)
On love (Clockwork Princess questions, spoilers under the cut!)
Hi, Mrs. Clare! I’m reading Clockwork Princess right now. I just wanted to, first and foremost, applaud your writing. What you have done with The Infernal Devices has revolutionized the way I write love stories. I’m an aspiring author myself, and I have been so tired of the stereotypical love triangle that so many YA books design. Yours is so incredibly different, and embodies a whole new idea. Thank you for that. I was wondering, though, what your takes on Tessa’s love for Will vs. her love for Jem were? I always imagined that she loved Jem much in the same way Will loved Jem — like that of an old friend, a close friend; someone that they would never ever want to disappoint, hurt, or let go of. I imagine that’s why she married him. But with Will, she had all the enigma, the crazy, emotional, unrequited love that most fairytales envelop. Keep in mind, I’ve just started Clockwork Princess, so that book may answer my questions. I just wanted to ask, am I on the right track with my reasoning? And what are your thoughts — what were they when you were developing the story? — chrissyrebekah
First: thank you very much for your kind words. Hang in there, because I am going to tease you slightly. ;) Clockwork Princess spoilers under the cut.