1. a person or creature who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald.

2. anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign.

3. a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations.


4. to act as harbinger to; herald the coming of.

Etymology: late Middle English herbenger, nasalised variant of Middle English herbegere, dissimilated variant of Old French herberg(i)ere - host, equivalent to herberg(ie) - to shelter.

[Thomas Blackshear - Preparing to Sound the Alarm]


Welcome to another Fanart Friday! 

I sent out a call for Mass Effect Puns two days ago and received more than I could draw! (A special shout-out to Phil, Kyle, and Michael!) This is a very small selection of what was provided and originally it was going to be a set of 8. I had wanted to include male Shepard and Kasumi but Garrus had other plans. For whatever reason I just couldn’t paint Garrus and be happy with it. After giving up completing the Garrus valentine I only had the motivation to draw one for Tali and decided this project was done. 

Thanks again everyone! There were so many good puns and if I’d planned ahead sooner I would have loved to have done a several sets of nerdy valentines.

Maybe next year?

Mass Effect and Chill?

Shepard: Save the galaxy and chill?

Garrus: Calibrations and chill?

Tali: Fleet and Flotilla and chill?

Ashley: Poetry and chill?

Kaidan: Steak Sandwich and chill?

Wrex: Explosions and chill?

Liara: Prothean Dig sites and chill?

Jack: Murder shit and chill?

Jacob: Kill my dad and chill?

Miranda: Hey I’m genetically engineered….and chill?

Grunt: What is chill?

Samara: Kill my daughter and chill?

Thane: Meditate and chill?

Legion: Geth consensus suggests chill?

Kasumi: Steal shit and chill?

Joker: Snarky comment and chill?

EDI: Murder all humanity and chill? …that is a joke.

James: Push-ups and chill?

Javik: I am better than all of you…and chill?

Harbinger: I am beyond your comprehension….and chill?


Resolutions of Respect - In Memory of Anberlin

Photos and lyrics from Anberlin’s final album, Lowborn

  1. We Are Destroyer
  2. Armageddon
  3. Stranger Ways
  4. Velvet Covered Brick
  5. Atonement
  6. Birds of Prey
  7. Dissenter
  8. Losing It All
  9. Hearing Voices
  10. Harbinger