vorchagirl  asked:

Do you think your Shepard and Ryder would get on? Why/why not? They are both such fascinating characters!

Oh! What a cool ask! Thank you :)


At first, I don’t think that they would get on at all.

It would mostly be due to Shepard… Who tends to act like a grumpy old man 70% of the time. She’s very straightforward, brutal and dutiful. Whereas Ryder is more flaky, indecisive and, on the surface at least, seems to take everything lightly. I feel like that’s something that would get on Shepard’s nerves -especially since she holds the people around her to such high standards.

I mean, look at how she lays into Kaidan, one of the people she trusts the most:

“Look, unless you’ve failed to notice, the entire world has gone to shit. Everyone you have ever loved is dead or dying right now, while you’re whining about some betrayal you must feel is more important than saving their lives. If that really is the case, then I highly suggest that you jump out of the airlock to avoid wasting any more of my precious time and air. Your other option is to keep your mouth shut and your bitching to yourself until after we’re done here and, in the meantime, do your fucking job, Major.”

I don’t think she would hesitate to shout Ryder down either. And I’m not too sure as to whether or not Ryder would stick around for it. She’s not exactly fond of being belittled, as she’s grown up under constant watch and scrutiny and, because of that, has quite low self-esteem already. When it comes to her relationships, Freya’s someone who can quite easily brush off the little things, but not when she feels deeply hurt. If she does, then she gives up and leaves.

Ultimately though, I feel like they would find common ground and could end up having each other’s backs. There’s something motherly about Noa that Ryder would cling to. Despite her flaws, Noa’s got a big heart and would happily take Freya under her wing, once she felt like Freya had earned it…

I imagine that Freya would be good for Noa too, if only to remind her that she’s allowed to smile from time to time. There’s also an unique youthfulness to Freya that could give Noa a lot of hope.

So… yeah! Fundamentally, they are very different and I see them having very different energies. Shepard’s the steady flame to Ryder’s fireworks; she’s the woman who has seen it all, while Ryder has yet to see much of anything… And that would definitely cause friction at first. But with enough patience, I think that they could teach other a lot!

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

While this scripture is regularly used to condemn vulgar or crude speech, its wording and context speak more towards the importance of not belittling those in our lives. Instead, imploring us to uplift and support those around you. It is our duty to uplift all good people wherever we find them.

We are taught in 1 Peter 5:2 “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them–not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;” We must be the change we wish to see in the world, each day we must decide to be good people, or not. Deciding to take upon ourselves the Shepard’s responsibility to guide and uplift those around us, as leaders, as mentors, as Parents, or friends. We are examples to those around us for good or bad, and through our actions, and less so our words our lives effect how those around us grow and perceive faith. We may be the only Bible they ever read, we can make that a positive or deeply negative experience for them, our actions and words have consequences and can actively push people from faith and knowledge in God.

Happy N7 Day! 

I sketched this a couple months ago I think, but decided to finish it today since I didn’t really have any art planned for N7 day. I’m pretty happy with how it looks <3

You can get a limited edition 8x10 signed and numbered print of it here, I’ll only be doing a small run of 15 of them, though you can get unlimited 5x7 prints here as well! I still have a couple of last year’s N7 day foil prints available too! 

For the occasion I have free standard shipping on all Mass Effect prints on Etsy until November 9th, 2016! That includes the limited edition 8x10s ;)

A motivational poster for everyone who needs it!

I got this idea when I thought about what kind of motivational posters Grunt would have. Maybe I’ll end up selling this as an actual poster if there is enough interest.

I chose blue as the main color, because I love the paragon way and I hate being mean and hurt virtual characters’ feelings. (One time I killed the Rachni and cried)

Happy N7 Day!!

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Just finished up the Andromeda piece! Thought it’d be cool to show it and my original trilogy based piece off together.

Lord willing I’ll have new runs of prints for each of these at Emerald City coming up!


Which, yeah, I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con! So if you’re in the area  or already plan on going, be sure to come find me! I’ll be at table N7b [how fitting!] with prints and doing sketches!

See you in Seattle!