clockwork meme:  characters • jessamine lovelace
""mama was always perfectly clear. she never wanted the shadowhunters near me. she said she would never wish that life on a girl. she wanted other things for me. that i would make my debut, meet the queen, find a good husband, and have darling little babies. an ordinary life.” she said the words with a savage sort of hunter. “there are other girls in this city right now, tessa, other girls my age, who aren’t as pretty as me, who are dancing and flirting and laughing and catching husbands. they get lessons in french. i get lessons in horrid demon languages. it’s not fair.””
Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs on Blackfriars Bridge. From the Infernal devices by Cassandra Clare."They walked to the center of the bridge, where Tessa leaned against a granite parapet and looked down. The Thames was black in the moonlight. The expanse of London stretched away on either bank, the great dome of St. Paul’s looming up behind them like a white ghost, and everything shrouded in the softening fog that laid a gently blurring veil over the harsh lines of the city."
Made with watercolors.
Here’s the rest of my 24 illustrations of Clockwork Angel.
Mortal Instruments Challenge: Most Favorite Rune↳ PARABATAI RUNE“Entreat me not to leave thee, Or return from following after thee — for whither thou goest, I will go. And where thou lodgest, I will lodge. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. The Angel do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.”
There is nothing quite like the moral absolutism of the young. It is easy, as a child, to believe in good and evil, in light and dark. Valentine never lost that – neither his destructive idealism nor his passionate loathing of anything he considered ‘nonhuman’.
So I read City of Heavenly Fire….
(CJ did read it, since she needs to know what happens for TST, but she signed an NDA so no asking her what happened! She can’t say! :)
I wouldn’t give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn’t know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they’re dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I’ll always feel like I’m alive.
I’ve always been very careful not to describe myself as a role model because, like anyone in the world, I am human, and I fuck up and I make mistakes. I’d never want anyone to make the same mistakes that I’ve made. I’d never sit here and pretend to be a figure of morality because I’m absolutely not. What I do see myself as is a mascot for kids who feel weird or out of place.