|23 May 2009|| Katherine Marie Maynard|
I really like the originallity of this piece and I really like how you drew the feathers on her wings. Henrik Sabelkatten Giese
replies: "Thanks! Original is what I was going for - there was a couple of "standard" fantasy pics in the competition I mentioned and I wanted to be different.
I’m still working on feathers, btw. How can something so simple be so hard?"
|11 Jan 2012|| Emily Aegolius Funereus|
Awesome! I love that you came up with something as brilliant as this! Henrik Sabelkatten Giese
replies: "Don’t know about "brilliant", but I’m glad you liked it!"
|21 Sep 2012|| Shelz Keast|
I don’t think a fatality rate of 10% is too high if modern medicine is discounted. Infant mortality rates used to be really high so that parents didn’t become attached to their offspring until they were much older unlike today. Henrik Sabelkatten Giese
replies: "Very true (thought in a fantasy world with healing magic I figure the mortality would be lower). But in this case it’s not infant mortality rate, it’s _maternal _mortality rate. That is, 1 out of 10 _mothers_ die at childbirth - and that’s an _average_, first-timers face 20-40%! "
|22 Sep 2012|| Shelz Keast|
Still a maternal mortality rate of 10% without medicine isn’t that high and of course first time mother would have a much higher death rate. If we didn’t have Caesarean’s maternal mortality would be a *lot* greater. Caesarean’s are normally for when the mother’s life is seriously threatened by giving birth. Henrik Sabelkatten Giese
replies: "Looking at my notes I later changed it to ~20% average (10% _with_ medicine). As a comparison the worst parts of the real world face slightly above 1% according to WHO..."