“Great,” Simon said. “Maybe I’ll even make it back before my mother notices I’m gone.
What’s the time difference between here and Manhattan?”
“You have a mother?” Aline looked amazed.
Simon chose to ignore this.
— “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 3: Amatis
Warning: I writing this to tell you that I went off in this post. Cassandra Clare has pushed me too far this time and I angrily ranted and called Cassandra Clare a bitch. If you can’t handle that, then please give this post a pass.
ALINE PENHALLOW IF YOU DON’T SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH, I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL CLIMB THROUGH MY MONITOR AND PERFORM A “SENORITA BITCHSLAP” ON YOU. SO HELP ME, GOD!
Seriously, this bitch!
You know that old saying that bigotry makes you stupid? Yeah, this Aline showing us once again that saying is %100 true. She is our first canonically Shadowhunter who is a person of fucking color, and she is this racist. I just want to slap some sense into this bitch. And yes, I’m calling her a bitch, because if someone acts like a bitch I’m going to fucking call them that. Especially, when they are being racist bitches.
And, yes I’m this fucking ANGRY!
Now, I normally don’t call Cassandra Clare herself a bitch. It’s a constant complaint that her bookstans of Antis. Hell, it was thrown at me on Tumblr, and at that point the only time I actually called her a bitch was through a goddamn meme.
However, fuck that!!!
Simon is a bitch, Clary is a bitch, Isabelle is a bitch, Alec is a bitch, Magnus is a bitch, Luke is a bitch, and as their creator, Cassandra Clare is the biggest bitch of them all. Especially for writing this bullshit. I mean how fucking dare you write your only POC Shadowhunter this racist, especially when she will become the second Queer POC.
And yeah, I said it! Now, what??!!!
I’m just so fucking ANGRY, and it’s been building up since the very first moment Aline opened her goddamn mouth. Hell even before that, with Magnus who was the only Queer POC.
*Takes angry breath*
You don’t deserve any brownie points for diversity. Not a single one, because you continue to underwrite your characters that are fucking minorities and then to really drive it home you go out of your way to make them even more horrible people than your main characters. Oh, yeah, I’m still fucking pissed off at how she wrote Magnus’s character, especially when the writers and Harry Shum Jr. made him so fantastic on the Shadowhunters television show.
Also, you know what Clare? Aline was on for like one tiny scene in season 2b and guess what? She was written WAY better than is being written here. So inclusion: