Tuesday, November 22, 2016

After the Engagement - 4


Clary laughed and said, “Jace, your excuses are getting lamer every day. Can someone tell me why I can’t go home, or are you just saying this because you don’t want me going home?”
Simon put one of his hands on Clary’s shoulder and said, “No, Clary. Jace is telling the truth. The Wild Hunt, they actually want you.
Clary’s face darkened. Her eyes turned into fierce emeralds and she swept her long, red hair to the side. She then broke the silence by croaking, “What?”
Isabelle replied, “Yes. They want you. They want Valentine Morgenstern’s daughter. They want to turn her into something we always knew you’ll never be. You know what we are talking about, right?”
Clary was strong. She had fought Valentine, Sebastian or as Mom would like to say, Jonathon and here I am. Here I am with my loved ones. She knew, that the Wild Hunt always got what they wanted, but one thing was what she did not get. How could shadowhunters even turn into faeries? Of course, the Seelie Queen. She wanted to be on the winning side. Of course she helped.
Clary immediately felt like her head was spinning. She thought she was going to puke, but instead, everything blacked out and Clary felt herself falling into Jace’s arms.


Clary opened her eyes, and found herself in Jace’s bed. She then saw Jace sitting in the white chair, snoozing. She thought to herself, ‘how does Jace even manage to keep his room so clean? All the girls other probably would faint if they saw Jace and then how clean his room is. Wait, speaking of fainting, how long have I been out?’
Clary felt a delicate and warm touch on her fingers and shivered. Jace then said, “Exactly 24 hours, Fire.”
Clary sighed as she felt Jace’s hand tighten around hers. She said, “How did you know what I was thinking about, Goldilocks?”
Jace laughed, “I always know what you are thinking about. It’s either my amazing face or body.”
Clary hit his arm and then said, “What happened?”
Jace said, “Nothing much other than you fainting. Izzy postponed the party to next week and your mom is waiting outside.”
Clary shook her head and said, “I’m still angry at you, though. For not telling me about Mom.”
Jace gave her his signature smirk and then said, “Really? After all I’ve done? Oh, wait. You’re probably waiting for me to do this,” and he slowly moved his head towards Clary. Clary put her finger on his lips and said, “Nuh-uh. I’m not doing anything with my mom standing outside.”
Jace groaned and helped Clary out of her bed. Jace made sure Clary was steady and then opened the door for her.
Jocelyn was worried sick. Probably sicker than Clary. She said in a hurry, “Clary, Oh, and Clary. How are you baby?”
Clary smiled to the rhyme in her sentence and murmured, “I’m not dead, mom.”
Jocelyn slowly started, “So, um, you know about me and the Wild Hunt?”
Clary tried to smile, but failed, “Yes, mom. Congrats. And, I’m gonna die.”
Jocelyn didn’t sense the humor in that and said, “Oh, baby. Don’t say stuff like that.”

Jace started to laugh, but put his hand on his mouth and walked away.

Fangirl Forever,
Ankitha 

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Infernal Devices

HEY <3
Okay, so currently I’m reading (obsessing over) the Infernal Devices. I just cannot get enough of these amazing people. Wait, no. Not people. Shadowhunters and amazingly unusual warlocks. Yes, I’m taking about Will, Jem and Tessa. Read my previous post on the ‘terms’ used in the books by Cassandra Clare to understand better.

Before discovering the institute, Tessa Gray had a hard time. Her parents dead, her brother living somewhere else and she lived with her aunt. After few incidents that follow, she gets to know… she isn’t a mundane. She isn’t a shadowhunter and she isn’t a warlock. Well, she is partially a warlock. An unfamiliar kind of warlock. She is scared. She doesn’t know the Shadow or Down world.

When Tessa starts to look for her brother, Nathaniel Grey, she is abducted by ‘The Dark Sisters’ who are a part of this secret organization called The Pandemonium Club. She then shape shifts into a 14 year girl, who was just killed, and realized she could shape shift afterwards. She is attacked by this people called Downworlders and realizes she is one of them.

William Herondale, a Shadowhunter, comes to rescue her, and takes her to the institute.

She is taken to the Institute and meets Charlotte Barnwell, Henry Barnwell, Sophie Collins and Jessasmine Lovelace. She then meets James ‘Jem’ Carstairs.
Jem and Will, both shadowhunters and are each other’s parabatai. They legit would die for each other. But Jem, has this illness. This illness where he would die without taking this drug called ‘yin fen.’

When Jem had gotten to the New York Institute from the Shanghai Institute, he told them that his parents were killed by a demon, and that he would only live by taking the drug, though his lifespan would be limited.

Will on the other hand is distant to everyone, but shows interest in Tessa. (You’ll get to know more about Will if you read the trilogy) This is where there is a triangle, like Jace, Simon and Clary but this isn’t the main plot. Why would I tell you the main plot? All I can say is, Tessa is being hunted down by someone who wants her abilities.

Ankitha,

Fangirl Forever

Shadowhunter Glossary

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Shadowhunter Glossary

ACCORDS:
An agreement that ordains how Shadowhunters and Downworlders may interact, as well as each group’s rights, responsibilities, and restrictions.

CLAVE:
The collective name for the political body made up of all active Nephilim. All Shadowhunters that recognize the authority of Idris make up the Clave. When Shadowhunters reach adulthood at age eighteen, they declare their allegiance and become full Clave members.

CONCLAVE/ENCLAVE:
Smaller, more regional groups of Shadowhunters (ex: a specific country or sometimes a particularly large city) that coordinate their own local decision making and organizational structures as they see fit, although the Clave as a whole is responsible for placing Shadowhunters in charge of specific Institutes, and the Clave may intercede in cases where a Conclave/Enclave is organized in some way that is against the spirit of the Nephilim as a whole.

CONSUL:
The highest appointed official in the Clave—the equivalent of a prime minister, rather than a king or president. They wield little executive power but rather serve to preside over the Council, to officially tally its votes, and to help interpret the Law.

COUNCIL:
The governing body of the Clave, which deals with matters of immediate importance that are not large enough for the entire Clave to become involved in. Local Enclaves/Conclaves choose representatives to sit on the Council.
IDRIS:
Shadowhunters’ secret country, hidden in Central Europe. It’s capital, and only city, is Alicante, and is where the Council resides, and where Clave meetings are held.
IRON SISTERS:
The Sisters design and forge weapons for the Nephilim; they are the keepers of adamas, the holy metal given by Raziel to use. They reside in the Adamant Citadel, which is even more hidden than the Silent City.

MARKS:
The most common tools of the Shadowhunter, and the source of their ability to fight the demonic Incursion at all, are the Marks of Raziel, a complex runic language given by the Angel to grant powers beyond mundanes. Some Marks are applied to the bodies of Shadowhunters, and some are applied to physical objects. (See Runes Page)

PARABATAI:
Parabatai are Shadowhunters who have taken an oath in front of the Council to fight together as lifelong partners. A Shadowhunter may choose only one parabatai in their lifetime and cannot perform the ritual more than once. Like the marriage bond, the parabatai bond is broken only by the death of one of the members of the partnership.

SILENT BROTHERS:
The Brothers serve as the keepers of lore and knowledge. They are the librarians, researchers, and medics for the Nephilim. They reside in the Silent City, a place deep underground.

STELE (‘STEH-LAY’):

The device (and fundamental tool) used to inscribe Marks. Stele are wand like instruments made of pure adamas. They are inert when not in use but when taken up, glow and warm with the magic of the Marks.

Fangirl Forever, 
Ankitha

Downworlders and Shadowhunters

Downworlders or Shadowhunters

v  Shadowhunters - Shadowhunters (also known as Nephilim) are the appointed warriors on Earth of the Angel Raziel. They are appointed specifically to control and preside over the demons and supernatural creatures that reside in our world. A thousand years ago Raziel bestowed the tools to accomplish this task.
v  These tools are :

1.       The Mortal Instruments—used so Shadowhunters may know truth, speak with angels, and make more of their kind.
2.       The country of Idris—where Shadowhunters live away from demons and the mundane world.
3.       The Book of Raziel (or “Gray Book”)—used by Shadowhunters to access the magic of angels to protect and augment themselves.

v  Downworlders - Once demons began to trespass into the lives of humans, the waters of good and evil became muddied, and the muddied waters of humanity became Downworlders. Some Downworlders—warlocks and the fey—predate the Nephilim by untold years. But the youngest Downworlders, werewolves and vampires, are a relatively recent phenomenon.

1.       Werewolves - Lycanthropy transforms a human into a Werewolf. Werewolves in their lupine form are not merely wolves. They possess unnatural strength and speed, and their claws and fangs are able to slash through a chain-line fence or bite through a padlock.

2.       Vampires- Vampires are victims of another demonic infection, which turns them into drinkers of blood. They possess retractable razor-like fangs that are deployed when their bloodlust is roused. The act of drinking blood brings a rush of energy and vitality to the vampire.

3.       Fairies – Fairies are the least understood of all magical people. They are people—they have souls. They are found in countless varieties, sizes, and types, and in all environments. The magic of the fey is unique in the world.


4.       Warlocks- Warlocks are the offspring of demons and mundanes. All warlocks possess a “warlock mark” on their body that identifies them as not merely human. Warlocks possess the ability to perform magic – it is their magic that makes them the most powerful of Downworlders and the most closely tied to Shadowhunters, though, unlike Nephilim, warlocks inherently possess magic.

FFangirl Forever, 
Ankitha

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CURSED CHILD!

Yes, I am forever a shadowhunter but a part of me belongs to J.K Rowling. Cursed Child was amazing! I finished the whole script in about 1 and a half hour ( FYI, that's not very long). NO SPOILERS, kinda.

The Cursed Child is a book about Albus Severus Potter and how his and Harry's relationship isn't very loving. Of course, Harry loves Albus, and of course Albus does too, but Albus wishes Harry Potter the Great, Amazing and Flawless wasn't his father. Harry also comes across the message Too much love blinds. 

 This book by Rowling is said to be the last of The Harry Potter series. Many people say that Harry Potter was insulted in this book from the reviews I've read, and say it's just another fan fiction.

Albus makes friends with Scorpius Malfoy! And I'm DYING! He has this thing for Rose which is extremely sweet despite her being a Weasley-Granger. So basically, Al and Scorpius get into a little trouble, which could possibly change the whole wizarding world. I'm gonna stop here because all you wonderful people HAVE to read this book

Ankitha,
Fangirl forever

After the Engagement 3

Jace heard Clary scream and ran into Isabelle’s room. Isabelle bent down to pick up Clary’s phone and Clary saw Jace and asked slowly as tears swelled up in her eyes, “Jace, is it true? Mom’s actually- actually pregnant?”
Jace held both of Clary’s arms and said “Yes, Clary. Your mom didn’t want to tell you until she knew it was true. After the doctor told her, Luke convinced her not to tell you because you were already confused with all the Institute problems.”
Jace eyed Isabelle and said “I just think few people don’t remember what they’re supposed to say, and what not.”
Clary withdrew her arms from Jace and walked to Isabelle who was staring at the 2 of them talk. Clary put her arms around Isabelle’s neck and said “Actually, I should be thanking Isabelle for telling me”
Isabelle nodded with a proud and mocking smile and said “I have to ask Simon something, I’ll be right back.” Jace stepped towards Clary, while Clary lifted both her arms into the air and stepped backward “I thought we were trying out the ‘I don’t care if Clary’s gonna hurt or get offended, I’m gonna tell her’ thing? Great Jace, Great” and walked out.  Jace called after her, “Clary!”
****
Simon saw Clary storm out of the room with Jace calling out for her. Simon then thought, she probably knows about Jocelyn.
Clary looks to Simon with an accusing and fierce look and said “You knew?”  Simon stuttered “Uh, partially, I mean –“
“Forget it, I’m going home and talking to mom!” Clary said, picking up her bag.
Jace said loudly “No! You cannot go home! Its strict orders-, uh, wait, no. You just can’t”
Clary inquired “Strict what?” Simon looked to Jace, and Jace looked at Clary. Simon broke the awkward silence by saying “Not strict orders, he probably means to say so many orders, um, like, Izzy ordered a lot of food, like Salmon!”
Clary looked tired and said “Whatever you guys are hiding, I will find out and you won’t hide it forever. “ Jace took Clary’s arm as she turned around and said, “Clary, I know you want me to tell you everything even though you hurt, but I can’t, because it hurts me if you do. You know I love you.”
“Jace, first, the pregnancy and now whatever strict orders you guys are talking about, next what? Sebastian’s not dead? Wonderful! I don’t care anymore, I’m going home.”
Jace pulled Clary into a fierce kiss, while Simon muttered as he turned around to find Isabelle “Why, I say, Why does this always happen when I’m there.”
Clary pulled away from Jace, “No, don’t distract me, tell me. I won’t go home then.”
Jace said with a huge sigh “Okay, but you won’t tell your mom I told you, okay?”
Clary nodded, and waited for Jace to tell her something.  Jace slowly said, “Clary, it’s just that the Clave said we, shadowhunters have to be in the uh, uh, Institute after um, 8 pm. That’s it.”
Clary studied Jace’s face and said “Jace Herondale, you are an expert at lying to me. Tell me the truth.” Jace gave up and said “Okay, Clary. The Wild hunt is hunting down shadowhunters to turn into faeries. Your mom told all of us to not tell you, of course.”
“Argh! Always, protecting me from this and protecting me from that. I am not the only shadowhunter here and nor are you, so why?!” Clary says curling her hands into fists.

Jace deliberately said “Clary, the Wild Hunt Is looking for shadowhunters, but who they want is, you.”

Ankitha,
Fangirl Forever

Friday, July 22, 2016

After the Engagement 2

ENTRY 2



Clary slowly opened the door, Luke and Jocelyn were sitting in front of the Television still in their party suits. Luke looked at them and furiously said “Clarissa and Jace, where were you both, huh? I and Jocelyn were worried sick! You can’t just go somewhere in the middle of your best friend’s and your sister’s engagement!”
Jace replied “Um, we just went for a small walk, and uh, Magnus joined us too”
Luke murmured “Bane” and Jocelyn said, looking quite tired “Honey, you can’t run off to wherever you want. Plus in a situation like this other than you and Luke, who would help me?” Clary looked at her mom and inquired “What? What situation like this?”
Luke looked at Jace and asked him “She doesn’t know?” Jace shrugged and said “Well, I couldn’t tell her cause it isn’t my secret to tell.
Clary said fiercely “Oh by the Angel, just tell me already.”
Jocelyn slowly got up “Clary, honey… I’m –“
Clary’s phone started to ring, so Clary said “One sec”
 Jace looked at Jocelyn and she nodded. Clary said, after ending the all “Isabelle wants me and Jace in the Institute now.”
Clary looked at her mom and suggested “You could tell me tomorrow? Or Jace could tell me because Isabelle really needs me there.”
“Yeah, I’ll tell you tomorrow” said her mom
Jace said “Okay then, let’s leave. I’ll drop Clary tomorrow evening after the party”
                                                                              *****
Isabelle shouted “Clary’s coming over for the night!” Simon said “Finally! Someone cares about me.” “Clary is coming over to help with the party. ” snapped Isabelle. Simon rolled his eyes and walked out of Izzy’s Room.
Isabelle screamed “Clary’s gonna be sleeping in my room Simon! You’re going to have to go home!” and she continued to choose between her black shiny heels and her white shiny heels.
Alec entered into her room and said “Iz! Jace’s here!” and walked back out. Isabelle almost dropped her white shiny heel, but it fell on the carpet, and she sighed in relief because it was too precious.  She slowly put it back into her cupboard full of shoes and sauntered out.
“Isabelle! How was the big engagement party?! I’m so sorry but Jace insisted on going for a walk.” exclaimed Clary. Isabelle smiled and said “It was awesome! Of course, it was Jace who insisted.”
Clary grinned and said “So, need any help?”
“Nah, I’m all good, but there’s one thing that is bothering me” Isabelle said gently.

“Okay?” Clary replied

“I don’t know what to wear! My white shiny heels or my black shiny heels!” said Isabelle quite sarcastically.
Clary grinned “Black, always black.”
Isabelle asked Clary after “Well do you need help? Like with Jocelyn and stuff….?” Clary enquired “Huh?” Isabelle said “You know, she is – “
Jace shouted “Clary! I need some help over here! Should I put up the banner where it says Congrats or the one which says –“
“I’m coming! Patience!” Clary screamed over the rock music playing from Isabelle’s IPod. After Clary came back, she turned to Isabelle who was partially dancing, and said “You were saying?”
Isabelle stopped dancing and turned to her and stared at her for few seconds and then said, “Oh yah, what I was saying was, do you need help with Jocelyn because she’s pregnant.”
Clary dropped her phone, on to the carpet, and screamed “WHAT?!”

Ankitha,
Fangirl Forever