“Anyway, this’ll be good for my music career. If that Anne Rice stuff is anything to go by, vampires make great rock stars.”
“I’m not sure that information is reliable.”
He leaned back against the chair. “What is? Besides you, of course.” […]
They were eating raw shanks of lamb and arguing about who would win in a fight: Dumbledore from the Harry Potter books or Magnus Bane.
“Dumbledore would totally win,” said the first one. “He has the badass Killing Curse.”
The second lycanthrope made a trenchant point. “But Dumbledore isn’t real.”
“I don’t think Magnus Bane is real either,” scoffed the first. “Have you ever met him? […]
— “City of Ashes’ by Cassandra Clare
When I read these two snippets, I must admit I just stared at them with my eyes wide open, mouth agape for more minutes than I would care to admit. God knows how many hundreds of words of Cassandra Clare’s writing and now this is the first time she has ever name-dropped any other authors or books.
And you know what? I’m pissed!
Now before any of start to accuse me overreacting I’m going to explain I’m pissed If this had been any other author or book series, I would just nod and chop to being a nod to the author’s origins. Since Cassandra Clare is the pettiest asshole on the fucking planet (second only to Trump), I’m going to say this is her trying to rub her books and past in her hater’s faces.
If you don’t know, Cassandra Clare was a celebrity amongst the Harry Potter fanfiction community way back in the day. She was basically like a rock star and her inner circle of her friends were her fucking entourage. And Clare fucking abused that power in the possible worst way, up and including cyberbullying and exploiting the fandom for money. Not to mention that the moment she got that very lucrative publishing contract with of Holly Black, she dropped the fandom like a bad habit. She likes to pretend that her fandom days no longer exist and that every she had done is water under the bridge. You have to search for her name on ONTD or read her page on Fanleore to discover that no one has forgotten.
Actually, Cassandra Clare or rather Cassandra Claire contintues to be one the most controversial figures in fandom history period.
The first rule of fandoms guys is that we have a very long memory.
So to sum this all up is that it’s clear to me that Clare is rubbing her misdeeds that she got away with Scott free in our faces. And quite frankly Clare can go fuck herself with her piles of cash she has for all I care. To me, this shows that Clare was never really sorry for all of her horrendous actions. No, she is still pissed off that her own fandom called her out on all the plagiarism in her ‘Draco Trilogy’ and that we haven’t let it go.
Also, this is Clare trying to make fun of Anne Rice on the low. And yes, recently Anne Rice has gone downhill since she basically started editing her own books. Not to mention that she looks down on fanfiction (even though she wrote a series of BDSM fairytale fanfictions and later Bible fanfiction). And don’t’ get me started on her petition for purple prose and the way she completely made Lestat a Gary-Stu. I can literally be here all day (and I will admit to having all of the Vampire Chronicles and The Mayfair Chronicles).
However, again this is Cassandra Clare who can’t even keep her own canon consistent for even one chapter talking about Anne Rice who built a complete and cohesive history and mythology for her vampires. To be honest, the only person who could get a pas comparing Rice’s vampires with their own is Joss Whedon and then just barely.
To put it bluntly guys, this is Clare feeling herself and honestly, she needs to get a reality check! Yeah, she’s the best selling author, but as Stephanie Meyer has already that hardly an insurmountable obstacle or a testament to any book’s quality. To be truthful, Clare’s success is a mere drop in the bucket to compared to J.K Rowling’s and Anne Rice’s success and it’s obvious to me that Clare is jealous as hell about it.