Werewolves and gods join the realm: a lesson in borrowing and re-borrowing.

Over on Earful of Cider this past Random Thursday, Sarah W. introduced me to a big, fun time suck: using Join the Realm to create House Sigils. There are quite a few neat, funny examples in that post specifrically and you shouldn’t miss out on all the good random that goes down there every Thursday.

She also used Funny Latin Phrases for her house sigils. I, on the other hand, used other kinds of phrases.

And since I stayed out too late to sign up for WeWriWa last night, I thought I’d honor the return of Game of Thrones (which I desperately missed) by making a house sigil for the main characters of my books/wips. Without further ado: a wasted hour. Also, a few of my phrases were so lengthy, they didn’t fit, so I’ve included them below each crest.

Out of my Skin: a tale about a one-woman werewolf police force .



Latin phrase:  ulpae poenae par esto or “Let the punishment fit the crime.”


Countdown: a tale in which a young woman is doing everything she can to save her floating city from being “decommissioned,” or dropped from the sky in a corrupt kingdom.


Latin phrase:

audaces fortuna iuvat or fortes fortuna iuvat 
or “Fortune favours the brave.”


Human: a tale about a detective who meets an android named Adelyn X. And can’t get her out of his head, which leads to trouble, of course. That trouble leads to uncovering a conspiracy far outreaching anything the detective had ever seen.


Latin phrase: quis custodiet ipsos custodes? 
or “Who will watch the watchers themselves?”


The First Nation: a tale about a girl who dreams of escaping the Nation, a city-state in a mountain.



Latin phrase:  corruptisima re publica plurimae leges 
or, “In the most corrupt state are the most laws.”


Young Gods: a tale about a young woman who inherits her father’s godly powers and has to figure out how he was murdered. Phenomenal powers, teenage control.


Latin phrase:

amare et sapere vix deo conceditur

or “Even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time.”


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