Yet from what I’ve seen so far the Shadowhunter community is pretty integrated with our world. I have seen Jace so far get around pretty well on the subway, and know what a cellphone is. . This tell me that Jace, who has lived in the Shadowhunter community all of his life knows how to navigate the mundane world. So it’s logical to assume that if Jace knows how to navigate the mundane world, then other Shadowhunters must know how too. Thus proves my theory that the Shadowhunter community is somewhat integrated into the mundane world. So why doesn’t Jace know anything about pop culture?
And this question leads to even a big question: How much is the shadowworld integrated with our world. Do the shadowworld use cellphones, do they have computers, do they have a tv? To me at least, this is another huge question that Clare needs to clarify by the end of the book.
And the last problem I have with this passage with Simon’s characterization. Simon mentions dungeons and dragons, and Clary implied that Simon plays D&D. When most people think of D&D they think about hardcore geeks. This is actually a really bad cliché, and this is not the first cliché that she has used to characterize Simon. We saw the geeky best friend in love with his hot best friend, which is a trope as old as time, and then add in the glasses and Simon is in fact a walking geek stereotype. This is actually a mistake I would expect an amateur writer to make, not a seasoned writer like Clare is supposed to be.