- Bf: would you help me hide a body?
- Bf's cousin: sure. Where is it?
- Bf: well I don't have one to hide NOW.
- Bf's cousin: hey, either you have a dead body to hide or you don't.
- Me: it's Schroedinger's body.
- All: ...
- Bf: *riotous laughter*
- Bf's cousin: this is why you date her, isn't it?
this is a test. Because tumblr seems to be eating everything I cut/past and it’s highly obnoxious.
margaritaf-deactivated20140926 said: Why didn't Jem and Will go to the Academy? They didn't want to or they weren't allowed to? I'm feeling guilty as hell for bombarding you with questions but I just have to know! I'm sorry!
One usually goes to the Academy at about twelve. It’s assumed that one has been tutored at home up until that point in Shadowhunter basics.
At twelve, Will was the raggedy desperate boy who’d showed up at the door of the Institute and said he had nowhere else to go. Charlotte wasn’t going to pack him off to the Academy. Especially since he lacked the basics of knowing anything about Shadowhunters. He would have been chewed up and tortured. Charlotte didn’t know the specifics of Will’s problem, but she certainly knew enough to know he would have an awful time.
At twelve, Jem was poisoned and dying. The Academy simply would have not have wasted the resources training someone who wouldn’t survive to use the training.
The Clave are not nice people. Their school is not necessarily a nice place. :)
"Our story starts with four teenagers; Lydia Fairchild, Scott Herondale, Allison Carstairs, and Stiles Blackthorn. Lydia, having roots in both London and New York, travels between the two often. Easily distinguishable by her red hair and green eyes, she is not often mistaken as being from a different Shadowhunter family. Scott is not your typical Shadowhunter, usually being the one who attends to victims rather than fight, but he is fiercely protective. The Carstairs, being particularly close to the Herondales, are often found together. Allison and Scott have been friends since birth, frequently mistaken for Parabatai. Stiles however, is Scott’s Parabatai. Despite the Lightwoods running the New York Institute, many Shadowhunter families reside there, or in nearby apartments. Stiles and Scott have trained together with Allison for years, and were instantly inseparable. Lydia, being towed around the world most of her time, trains with them as much as possibly when her family stays with at the Institute, but ultimately is self-taught."
Modern book you think William Herondale most needs to read.
Percy Jackson. Because he defended Lewis Carol to Tessa, so we know he would gladly pick up something ridiculous and epic that some would dismiss as children’s literature. Also LotR and The Old Man and the Sea.
Will likes things with adventure, drama, and a bit of scandal. So I can see him happily snatching things off the NY Times list at the front of the bookstore or library until he has a bad experience like 50 shades of gray or something, and maybe heads for fiction and tries blindfolding himself and picking books at random. He’d get very frustrated with books that make too many references to things he doesn’t know like Ready Player One or Fangirl.
Jem and Will learn of each others feelings for Tessa from the get-go, and step so far back that the object of their desire ends up feeling about as desirable as demon pox.
Enter Gabriel Lightwood’s time to shine. After all, Tessa did call him “Not hideous”. And so a bond over unworthy family members and the awesomeness of Charlotte Branwell ensues. An alternate timeline of alternate love.
mairasrelicario said: hey gidge. i read herongraystairs's post about willxjem fics and how some of them portrait their feelings for tessa and etc, and now i'm curious: you wrote that you're not into slash, but i wanted to know how exactly do you see/picture(idk what's the best word for it) will and jem's relationship? :)
Cassandra Clare mentions this in some of her replies about Will and Jem, but still not too many people are familiar with the concept of a Victorian Romantic Friendship. But I’m actually really struck by the idea.
I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS
I’m ok now.
I’m going to bury my so many feelings about this under the cut