saint elie


The role call is, in alphabetical order:












Poor Blueberry, always being drawn, doing “weird things” with these innocent skeletons… for shame for shame…. but that is the price for a sinner…

Ok, enough of that drama - I just loved drawing out all (most) of my Senpai’s and/or their Sona’s!

It was interesting to note all of their heights when that strange Anonymous asked: “If I may ask, out of curiosity, what might be your height?” a few weeks back…

I was trying to make this a surprise but got a little bit impassionate by automatically asking everyone their heights, with the exact same question. 

Either way, I hope you guys enjoyed this little charade. 

I know I did.

“Monster”, they whisper, grinding their teeth.
maybe I am.
But, you see,
it wasn’t the creature living under their beds
that you let leave bruises all over
your pretty neck
last night.

(I walk in the shadows, you walk in the sun.)

—  they call me a sinner, but they don’t know what their saint can do     |e.j.|

Tawdry means “cheap and gaudy in appearance.” Its story begins with a 7th-century queen Æthelthryth who renounced her royal life and became a saintly abbess.

Suffering from a fatal condition that included a swelling in her throat, the dying abbess attributed that symptom to God’s punishment for her onetime fondness for necklaces.

After her death, the abbess became Saint Audrey, and her shrine became a popular site for English pilgrims. At an annual fair in her honor, all sorts of cheap knickknacks and jewelry were sold, including a type of necklace called Saint Audrey’s lace.

By the 17th century, St. Audrey’s lace had become tawdry lace. Tawdry came to be applied to other cheap goods sold at these fairs – and from there to other tastelessly showy things.

image: Saint Etheldreda’s statue in Ely Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint Elie & Saint Gregory The Illuminator - Beirut, Lebanon