I realised that I got into Magnus just over a year ago. I haven’t drawn fanart for a few months but I thought I’d do something to celebrate!
Ok, TMA AU where, after Jon tries to find a flat in S3 Martin just kind of invites him to share his now that he is out of Georgie's place (because Jon left before finding a place to stay) and Jon agrees and then tries to pay his stay and suddenly they are paying half and half and living together
And things just start being good and they end up falling more in love for each other and start a relationship before the Unknowing, and everybody in the archives losses their minds about it
Can't think about anything after that, feel free to add
I got bored and decided that yes, I will be self indulgent
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The thought is like a wave - building up and up inside Agnes' head until it meets the shore and crashes against it. Before it can pull away, Agnes is opening her lips; "I would like to wear a wedding dress."
The breeze, while strong enough to carry the smell of smoking leather and ash and fresh coffee, does nothing to steal her words away. Agnes turns to Jon, who has just arrived back, hands full with three takeaway coffee cups, to find him gazing at her in that intense way that he does, as if she is something to figure out. Agnes doesn't take offence to it - it is just how Jon is. Gerry's thick, black boots make thudding noises against the concrete of the wall that he's sitting on while the man himself hums, digesting the statement.
"Why?" Jon asks, curiosity robbing him of patience.
Agnes takes her coffee from him with a grateful smile before shrugging and letting it bubble with her touch.
"Does she need a reason?" Gerry challenges.
Agnes can hear the grin in his voice as she takes a sip of her coffee. While she has no need for food or drink, recently she has been treating herself. Hazelnut coffee is her latest obsession.
Jon makes a face. "Of course not." The gravel beneath his feet shifts - a sharp, crumbling kind of sound - and Jon is turning away to hand Gerry the coffee he ordered. Gerry takes the offered coffee with a grin and cradles the cup between his hands, the faded inky eyes tattooed on his joints staring at Agnes passively.
Agnes stares back and takes a sip of her coffee, relishing in the feeling of the coffee trickling down her throat, the burn of it melding with the usual fire that burns within her. She licks her lips, tasting hazelnut.
"Why not," Gerry says, disrupting the steam coming from the hole in the lid of the cup by blowing at it, "could be fun." He takes a small swig.
Jon looks like he is considering Gerry's idea of fun, eyes flicking from the man to the smouldering pile of what was once a Leitner in the middle of the gravel path. After a pause, he nods. "I can do some research for you," he offers.
Agnes smiles - she would like that very much.
Jon places his cup next to Gerry and folds up the cardboard carrier, hand shooting into his pocket to bring out that familiar lighter. Agnes sees Gerry's eyes flick towards it. It's a muted golden Zippo lighter, engraved with a spider's web. Herself and Gerry have spent several occasions discussing it. Jon always dismisses it, never seemingly realising that he has it until he pulls it out to use it.
Flames catch and Jon tosses the quickly burning cardboard onto the burnt remains. Agnes and Gerry share a look. He raises an eyebrow, his thoughts on a similar path to her own. Agnes brings the coffee to her lips, giving a small shrug.
Jon awkwardly clears his throat, catching their silent interaction and Agnes lets herself smile behind the cardboard cup. Gerry taps the toe of his boot against Jon's leg in reassurance and moves over on the wall. Gerry was good at that, even if he never treated it as anything special. Jon settled next to him, taking his tea in hand. Lighter forgotten.
Gerry stretches his head to the side. "Do we know anything about wedding dresses?" Back to the subject at hand. He's smiling in that lazy way of his. Jon hums in consideration, his mouth full of tea. He swallows and begins to ask about her preferences, hand gestures and all. Bridal suites and their distance from her flat.
Agnes admits that it was a sudden decision, one that may have been sparked by the sight of the brides on the covers of magazines in Aldi. And that she knows that she would look beautiful in a wedding dress.
As expected, her friends agree.
(Set around S3 mag 93: Contaminant)
Little animation of Jon and The Admiral. They fell asleep together when Jon was trying to research a statement.
*do not repost without my permission. (Reblogs are fine though)*
The day that Tamika Flynn discovers a Leitner, is the day Jon is going to have a massive headache
We’re nothing like your average office romance
its been a rough day in the archives
still images under the cut
I just remembered when I was listening to season 1, and how Martin became my favourite character the moment Jon starting bullying him.
It wasn’t even in a way that was like: Jon should be nicer to Martin :(
I just heard Jon saying ‘Martin is useless and incompetent blah blah blah’ and I was like: You know what? that’s valid, fair enough.
caught in the rain
Jon ceaseless watching someone! (Click for better quality, please. Im really happy with Jon's eyes)
Is it just me or is there a distinct difference in fanart of Jon the archivist and Jon The Archivist™️
Jonny Sims keeps using a megaphone and shouting “I created a villain that I didn’t even try to understand” and it really shows
have listened to haunted by laura les like 12 times in the past day since first hearing it
For all of Jon’s prickliness and willingness to fire back when attacked, it’s fascinating how quick he is to drop a grudge*. The split second Melanie shows any vulnerability in TMA 63, he not only PERMANENTLY drops their feud (everything after that is 100% one-sided from her end), but he does her a favor!! No warming-up period required! Nothing asked for in return, not even an apology!
Like we have our much more drastic examples over and over through the series: Jon forgiving Basira’s treatment of him despite no apology offered, Jon insisting Georgie didn’t owe him friendship after she cut him off without warning when he needed help most, Jon saving Daisy and embracing her as a friend despite her trying to kill him and his lingering fear… But somehow, this completely mundane instant is what stands out the most to me. It’s before he loses all self-worth and values every other person above himself—this is just him, just everyday Jon.
As soon as she starts telling him about the others turning on her, he says he’s sorry for her, and commiserates (“I know what it’s like to be looked down on by your peers,” aka what she did to him from the start of their very first meeting, ironically), and turns his sights to take jabs at those who abandoned her. And then, of course, promises to get her library access like she needed. “You’re the closest thing I have to a friend, here,” she says awkwardly, and he quickly rises to the opportunity. And never goes on the attack against her again.
*s1 Martin aside, which Doylistically was established as a comedic note before Jon was even considered a character in his own right. On a Watsonian level, we could maybe argue that realizing the foolishness and harm of his grudge vs. Martin led to character development of him working against ever holding grudges again.
I was listening to Hamilton and my pen slipped.
Something I don’t think is brought up nearly enough is that the entire reason Jon shook Jude’s hand is because she would give him a way to contact Mike Crew in exchange. That means one of two things happened. Either, Jude told him immediately after burning his flesh OR she took him there. Both are absolutely delightful and buck wild options. Like imagine 3 seconds after the tape cuts out, Jude is just like, “ah. I feel much better. Anyways, Mike lives at 69420 Dong Ave.” OR they take the tube together!!! Wild.
Finally drew all my Jon's from season 1-5. With all the purple/green colour schemes ppl have been lately doing I hat to try it out for him. (And yes the season 1 Jon is a subtle nod to MCU Spider-man's hello kitty pants)
(you know what's tumblr's like, so click for better quality)