Conventions and Appearances:

Connecticon, Connecticut, CT - July 10-13

Book 1: Chapter 5 – pg. 99
posted Mar-22-2010 at 03:03 am

I had SO much fun with the colors in this scene. Get ready for the GRAND FINALE COLOR-SPLOSION!!  For those interested Gloria in Excelsis Deo is a real song. Read more about it (and the lyric’s meaning) here! And if you want to see a slightly larger "textless version" you only need CLICK HERE. =D


For those people who have been asking about the song you can listen to the original Latin version here.
Not to be confused with the Christmas song Angels We Have Heard On High although that song does have a chorus that repeats “GloooOOoOoOoOrai in Excelsis Deo!” (Latin for “Glory to God in the highest”)  The phrase is actually pretty common in Catholic hymns.


Designing the Shard

Sep-29-2014 01:46 pm


A lot of folks have asked what the influences on the Shard in Sister Claire were.  Shards are born from the energia, pain and raging emotions of people who have died traumatically (usually en masse) so I wanted the creature to look like a a physical manifestation of that.

Many correctly identified the influence of the creatures from Princess Mononoke.  I also wanted it to have a hint of dragon-ness (using my favorite dragon for inspiration) and Ash suggested looking at the eyes in Watership Down to give the creature a truly terrifying, manic look.

This is not the Shard's only form, though. I'm excited to show how it will evolve! 8D

For more info on Shards, check out the Missing Moments! These in particular give some history:

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