Claude Francois Menestrier - Phantom Suns, “La Philosophie des Images”, 1682.

Mock Suns or Phantom Suns (meteorological name Parhelia), are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either horizontal side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo. Phantom Suns are a member of a large family of halos, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Phantom Auns typically appear as two subtly colored patches of light to the left and right of the Sun, approximately 22° distant and at the same elevation above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Phantom Suns are best seen and are most conspicuous when the Sun is close to the horizon.


Phantom Brigade is a very cool looking X Com-esque turn based tactics game where players control teams of giant mechs across a variety of infiltration, sabotage, ambush and siege missions in which the entire game world can be destroyed.

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“I spent the winter in this manner–the gentle manners and beauty of the cottagers deeply endeared them to me–When they were unhappy, I felt depressed and I sympathized with their joys. I saw few human beings besides them and if any other happened to enter the cottage their harsh manners and rude gait only enhanced to me the superior advantages of my friends.” Frankenstein, 1818


Oh gosh, I swear I’m not purposely trying to avoid updates but I just finished finals and my senior capstone and tomorrow I am starting Le Grande Roadtrip back home with my dad. Thanks for your collective patience!

This was a concept/environment exploration sketch for a certain set of memories from a certain Creature…pertaining to certain dear cottagers which we are Certain to see more of in the future.

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Okay but imagine little toddler Raoul waddling around the de Chagny mansion in tears to go find his big brother because his toy soldier broke. And Philippe picks him up and sits him on his lap and shows him how to fix it. And then Philippe quits what he’s doing to go play with him for a while because he’s sad. And Raoul just thinks he has the best older brother in the world and that Philippe is a hero, no questions about it.

I have a lot of feelings about Philippe de Chagny, let me tell you