nickroc asked: What the fuck were you wearing when...
askbriankibler: THIS. Sexy beast. Rawr.
I’m so close to giving in and having a cup of actual, caffeinated tea. Had to get up at 5 am today and hardly slept though I’m tired as hell. I’ve had a non-stop headache since thursday; my joints are hurting too; and I’ve been having some mental issues too (mostly along the line of realizing I can never drink actual tea again, and when you’ve identified yourself as a...
I just realized that the English translation and abbreviation of ankh udja seneb, is H. P. Lovecraft’s initials backwards. This shortage of caffeine is seriously messing with my head. God, I have issues. I want tea.
I’ve decided to go completely caffeine free. That means I also can’t drink black or green teas anymore, and for someone whose nicknames include things like ‘teafairy’ and ‘teagoddess’, and who has a reputation for bringing loose tea nearly everywhere, that’s going to be tough. At least there are plenty of herbal teas, and I do like me some...
I’m curious to know what you all consider your favourite period in Ancient Egyptian history. Old, Middle, New Kingdom? One of the Intermediate Periods? Greco-Roman times? Pre-dynastic? Let me know!
justindz replied to your post: Gasfrdjargh Cell phones? Either way, I’m glad your boyfriend was not the victim of a highwayman. His battery died, so I couldn’t reach him. Got forwarded to his voicemail straightaway and if there’s anything that makes me even more nervous, it’s that. xD
Mike (my boyfriend) is still not home. He went to compete in Tribal Wars today anyway after I decided to stay home to do some work, and last I heard from him was around 6, when he texted me that there were no trains riding till 7pm. It’s now almost 10pm and my mind is driving me crazy. Like what if there was a crazy axemurderer on the way home, or he fell victim to a hit and run, or someone...
uroborus-void asked: so the next obvious question... how did you get into Egyptology? I mean I have a passing interest in the past, but that's mainly concentrated in Mesopotamian history, and a bit about the middle ages.
rudjedet asked: There’s two things I’d like to...
markrosewater: I don’t know when it will happen, but I am pretty sure before I retire from Magic, I will oversee a Magic set with strong Egyptian influences. This makes me happy! Even though it didn’t really answer my second question (darnit), so happy! Say hello to the entire Egyptology faculty of my university starting to play MtG when this comes out.
I feel I’ve spammed this blog enough with stuff from Senwosret I, II and III to warrant this explanation. The Middle Kingdom is probably my favourite period in Egyptian history. I love the art and sculpture, and how it has developed from the stately images of the Old Kingdom to the more intense and realistic faces of the twelfth Dynasty. The statues of Senwosret III grip me with their...
uroborus-void asked: How did you get into Magic?
obaweblog asked: Hey there - cool blog you got going! Hope you don't mind if I use some of your content later down the road, great stuff. New follower, can you please follow me back?
martinzimmermann asked: I was just wondering if you've been to Egypt, and if so, how did you like it?
uroborus-void asked: so were any of the suggestions for your Tribal Spider deck useful?
uroborus-void asked: I'm wondering, as you seem to like Sci-fi, and you Love Egyptology... What do you think of Stargate? I shall await the oncoming storm!
I need a little help with my new Tribal M:tG deck. The tribe is Spiders, it’s a semi-ramp, aggro, reasonably fast RG deck. List after the jump. Any tips are most welcome! Creatures (20) 1x Arachnus Spinner 2x Blightwidow 4x Deadly Recluse 2x Ember Weaver 1x Giant Spider 4x Juvenile Gloomwidow 2x Kessig Recluse 2x Somberwald Spider 2x Needlepeak Spider Other spells (16) 4x Arachnus Web 2x...
wanderingpoetess replied to your photo: How I feel after spending an afternoon with the… I feel like that all the time :P probably has to do with the fact that I only started Middle Egyptian last monday. It does get better once you get into it! Hieroglyphs on their own aren’t hard to recognize, it’s just that Sethe’s birds all look the same so every time I’m like...
Mountains are red, islands are blue, be my Valentine or I’ll Fling a...– M:tG Valentine
lamortdemal-deactivated20130522 asked: What sciences should I take throughout high school? I'm taking biology now, and chemistry is required next year for me.
So I think this top 8 should go down as the most handsome top 8 in pro-tour history. I mean, Brian Kibler, Jon Finkel and PV are all three smokin’, and Jelger Wiegersma and Matthew Costa both have a lot working for them as well (though the latter is way too young for my tastes). Obviously they’re all very intelligent, and let intelligence be the one thing that I think is very...
I’m a dictionary addict. I would even go as far as to say I’m a dictionary fetishist. I cannot go without my dictionaries. Every time I’m busy translating, I have at least four actual and two digital dictionaries, and every word I have to look up I’ll look up in all of them. Good practice? Yes. Time-consuming? Oh, yes. Enjoyable? More than anything. It’s no wonder...
Little things that irk me as an Egyptologist, prt....
#17 Forgetting to keep up my Middle Egyptian for two months and then having to do some major refreshing. Why don’t you stick, hieroglyphs? #18 The lack of cross-references in Hannig’s Großes Handwörterbuch. #19 Conspiracy theories involving aliens or the Atlanteans. Leave the poor aliens out of it! #20 Filler signs in Hieratic/Late Egyptian. Aghfsdlkja.
It's all in the family
Me: The problem in this household is that no one lets the other finish talking.
Father: Oh, really?
Me: Yes, that's why we keep having these miscommunications.
Father: I see.
At the same time: Can you start talking so that I can interrupt you?
Just a random day amongst Egyptologists
Classm. #1: I don't think we've met.
Me: Yes, we have, during Middle Egyptian last year.
Classm. #1: Oh, now I see, you did something with your hair, didn't you?
Me: Well, actually I'm Sonja's evil twin. But don't tell anyone.
Classm. #2: Impossible. You can't get more evil.
Professor: (completely oblivious up until now) It looks like we got a new fa- oh, wait. It's Sonja? What did you do to your hair?
Classm. #1: I just found out it's her evil twin, but I'm not supposed to say.
Me: I'll see you outside in five minutes.
Classm. #2: See? Told you.
I think it’s funny - and perhaps a little annoying (certainly disappointing!) - that one of the few commons I still need to complete my Dark Ascension collection, is Fires of Undeath. Well, at least it’s dirt cheap, so I’ll pick up a playset on wednesday. BUT SERIOUSLY UNIVERSE. I will stab you. With the pointy end.
Try ‘Gods and Men in Egypt’ by Christiane Zivie-Coche and Françoise Dunand (2002). It reads almost as a novel, is choke-full of information and a really, really interesting read on ancient Egyptian religion and its function in society. spiffymuffin: I know some of you guys loveeee reading. I have to write a book review for my Ancient History class. It has to be non-fiction and...