Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Mind Rape, Mind Fuckery.
There is just so much wrong with this passage, I barely know where to begin guys. I think I’m going to have to break it down once again in ‘Das Mervin Bullet Point Style‘.
- First off, I have a huge bone to pick with Magnus Bane. What kind…of well monster signs their actual name on a little girl’s mind. A little girl by the way, that her mother paid you to mind rape? AND HE IS FUCKING BRAGGING ABOUT IT! It’s not only arrogant thing to do, but it down right sickening behavior on his part. I officially revoke all your cool points, Magnus. You are just as awful as the rest of the characters in this book.
- And don’t you think I’m not judging the hell out of Jocelyn. I know she was trying to make sure that both she, and Clary were both safe, but did she really had to resort to mind rape? Seriously, Jocelyn paid a virtual stranger to essentially mind raped her own child. I just can’t help but feel that there could have been a better way.
- Before I go I have one last thing to say about this passage. Cassandra Clare really must have a low opinion of her reader’s intelligence, because she just keeps insulting us with obvious plot twist after obvious plot twist.
- Jocelyn and Luke were being shady back in Chapter 2. They actually had a conversation so loudly that Clary overheard the word, Bane. from across the room.
- Clary admits to knowing nothing about Jocelyn’s past.
- Simon talks about the mysterious scars on Jocelyn’s body.
- Dorothea reveals that Jocelyn picked the apartment because it was a haven for Downworlders on the run.
- Hodge reveals that Jocelyn was not only part of the Valentine’s Circle, she was also his wife. He also reveals that instead of Jocyeln being dead like Clave assumed. Jocelyn actually stole the mortal cup from Valentine and has been on the run ever since.
So it’s more than obvious to conclude that it was Jocyeln all along behind the mental block. Joceyeln had the biggest to gain by hiding Clary’s memories and powers. Seriously, my two-year-old daughter could have seen this plot twist coming. So it’s downright sad that our supposedly oh-so-clever and plucky heroine was too dense to actually put these obvious clues together and come up with the most logical conclusion.
ETA 8/3/2016: Sorry guys, but I just realized that on the panels it says this passage was taken from Chapter 11, but it was actually taken from Chapter 12. It’s way too late to change because I’m currently working on Chapter 15. Fortunately, the next week’s panels are correctly labeled.