“So you’re not going to tell Jace?” Alec said. “I mean—you told Clary how you felt, and
“And it wasn’t the best idea,” said Simon. “Now I wonder all the time how you go back
after something like that. Whether we can ever be friends again, or if what we had is
broken into pieces. Not because of her, but because of me. Maybe if I found someone else
A high wall rose in front of them, set with a pair of enormous gates. The gates were
carved with the swirling, angular patterns of runes, and though Simon couldn’t read them as Clary could, there was something dazzling in their complexity and the sense of power that emanated from them. […]
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 4: Daylighter
I mention this is like at least twice every book, but I got to say Clary is really leveling her self-insert Clary’s sueness in this chapter. It’s like a video game, every level she has to get to be more and more of a Mary Sue. It’s getting more than a little rididcolous.
My first issue is with this first snippet. Okay, so it seems that according to Clare’s own timeline in this chapter (I mean if Simon has only been a vampire for two weeks) they were only together maybe few days at most. *Laughs* Yeah, Clare is not kidding anybody. They were together for a while, and it was obvious that during that time together that Clary saw Simon as rebound, a lackluster subsitute (much like Alec sees Magnus at this point). Clary knew she still had feelings for Jace, but instead of taking one tiny minute out of her fucking day to think about how getting into a romantic relationship might affect Simon and their friendship—Clary jumped in head first! Then eventually, she ended up cheating on Simon with Jace right in front of him. When Simon tried to forgive her, Clary ignored a blatant opportunity to come clean and leave the relationship and decided to lead Simon on until he overheard Clary admitting that she has feelings for Jace.
Oh don’t get me wrong, Simon is just much to blame for that fuckery. Simon practically demanded Clary to be his girlfriend by announcing her as his girlfriend to Maia back at Luke’s house in “City of Ashes”. Also, let me talk about all the times he didn’t get the fucking hint that Clary was not at interested in him at all. Simon again blatantly admitted that he thought he was entitled to a relationship to Clary because he put in the time as her friend. Again, this is basic NiceGuyTM tactics.
I will never not feel that he pulled the ultimate manipulation on Clary by going to Hotel DuMort and killing himself. Oh, Raphael killed him to be sure. However, Simon eagerly signed his own death certificate when walked into the HotelDuMort. So to sum this up, both were to blame for that fucked up relationship.
Yet, here is Simon absolving Clary of any responsibility for what happened to Simon and Clary’s relationship. Oh, poor Clary was just a poor victim caught up in an impossible situation and it was all Simon’s fault for pursuing her. Or that is what Cassandra Clare would like us to believe, despite the evidence of Clary’s own actions would say otherwise. Again, Clare’s stans might by this bullshit, but I do not!
Now on to the second snippet! It’s kind of funny that CLary can now read runes. Can the other Shadowhunters read runes as a language? It’s never been mentioned up to this point. When I think back on the other books, they were maybe an alphabet or had separate meanings, or quite possibly could be read like Celtic Runes or Japanese Kanjii. We never know this because Cassandra Clare does nothing to clear that up, but suddenly Clare can read Runes. Again, taking any responsibility from Clary to actually have to do some work to learn the runes. We can’t have Clare actually do any work like fucking training, or learning about the new culture and its language that she has been shoved into.
Actually, in a clearly sexist and misogynistic way, Clary’s only real job is to pretend to battle Valentine and to think about boys. Even now with the McGuffin, it’s a thin facade to make it look like there is going to be a plot in this book. And if “City of Ashes” is anything to go by, it clearly won’t have one. And a lot of people point to Clary have goals and dreams other than marriage and immortality to say this book is better than ‘Twilight’. Clary’s main goal was to be an artist, and yet we have seen her not worry about it at all. All of her time and energy is on her soap opera-esque love triangle. How is in any way different from the whole Edward/Bella/Jacob bullshit love triangle? The answer is that it isn’t.
Once again, its obvious to anyone with eyes that Clary is a self-insert that is no different from the amateur self-insert fanfiction that it started out as.