Oh yeah

Sep. 28th, 2009 10:45 am
ithika: (Default)
Oh yeah!
When we were in Dublin we went to the Chester Beatty (Beaty?) Library and saw the world's first exhibition open to the public of a dead religion called... Er, Mani...churianism? Probably wikipedia Mani or Chester Beatty. Anyway.

What it is, is this thing called the "Sod of Turf." In the 1920s, discovered in a box in the deserts of Egypt was found a wad of papyri, and I really, really do mean a wad. They have what's left of it in this state on display and it looks like a slice of peat with writing on it. Really faint writing.
What they did was, by MAGIC, retrieve individual pages from this sod of turf, and managed to recover books from this religion that had been completely lost.

So yeah, that was pretty awesome, and I forgot to mention it yesterday. Crazy archaeologists! Probably with eye strain.

Hyperatus

Sep. 27th, 2007 01:22 am
ithika: (Faerie border)
Hyperatus, n.
A powerful and mysterious device, used either to gauge levels of hyperactivity, or to incite them.



PIE.

Um, what can I say? Today has marked a big turn around for both my interwublet and my studio assignment. Basically I'm now... hmm, I wish I could say ripping off, but they're just too different.
Basically I'm taking ideas from this building: John Curtin School of Medical Research, (which is for Australia University in Canberra, not Curtin University, much to my dissapointment, because then I could have gone there and perved it up fo mah salf). It's by Lyons Architecture by the way. FREAKING AWESOME.

Hurr 1:30 QQ
Now to do the sketch model. *waves flag*
ithika: (Default)
The steamer began to move slowly away - but on the landward horizon appeared the silhouette of a Fighting Machine. Another came, and another, striding over hills and trees, plunging far out to sea and blocking the exit of the steamer. Between them lay the silent, grey Ironclad 'Thunder Child'. Slowly it moved towards shore; then, with a deafening roar and whoosh of spray, it swung about and drove at full speed towards the waiting Martians.

There were ships of shapes and sizes
Scattered out along the bay
And I thought I heard her calling
As the steamer pulled away
The Invaders must have seen them
As across the coast they filed

Standing Firm Between them

There lay ThunderChild

Moving swiftly through the waters
Canons blazing as she came
Brought a mighty metal warlord
Crashing down in sheets of flame

Sensing victory was nearing
Thinking fortune must have smiled
People started cheering

Come on Thunderchild
Come on Thunderchild

The Martians released their black smoke,
But the ship sped on, cutting down one of the tripod figures. Instantly the others raised their heat rays, and melted the Thunderchild's valiant heart.

Lashing ropes and smashing timbers
Flashing heat rays pierce the deck
Dashing hopes for our deliverance
As we watch the sinking wreck
With the smoke of battle clearing
Over graves in waves defiled

Slowly disapearing
Farewell Thunderchild

Slowly disapearing
Farewell Thunderchild

Farewell Thunderchild
Farewell Thunderchild

When the smoke cleared, the little steamer had reached the misty horizon, and Carrie was safe. But the Thunderchild had vanished forever, taking with her Man's last hope of victory.




Edit:Btw Bonnie is doing just fine, she was really groggy until just an hour ago, and the vet said she will make a full recovery. I thought I had already updated about this, but I guess not.
Also this doesn't count as an annoying lyrics only entry, because it's so much more awesome than other musics. :P
ithika: (piratically one)
I wish that was what my name meant. :(
It is, by the way, one of the meanings of the name of my favourite Goddess, Sekhmet. It's sometimes One Before Whom Evil Trembles, sometimes One Who Is Powerful, or Avenger of Wrongs, Scarlet Lady (Scarlet referring to blood in this case - Red was also very strongly associated with power in Egypt) or Lady of Slaughter.


I HUNGER.

GOD. This essay is being harder to write than I thought - not because I don't know what to say, but because I only have 2500 words to say it in and I want to go into more detail :(
Well, not hard, just frustrating, kinda.
PEOPLE NEED TO STOP SAYING THAT EGYPTIAN GODS ARE ANTHRO because they're not. Not not notty not not. ALSO! BAST and SEKHMET are not one and the same, they are completely separate goddesses, and the Egyptians did NOT worship animals, not at all.

Whew, I've wanted to say that for a while.

Sorbek never gets no lovin' :(
Well, he does, but he doesn't get as much lovin' as some other gods.

I HAVE TO STOP TANGENTING. The essay is DUE tomorrow.
*hits self*
*has to go watch Family Guy*
lol.

I am by the way having the BEST TIME since writing that Cistercians and Templars essay although this is more fun because I actually know what I am talking about fully, before I started reading anything. However it's making it hard to reference, for example, when I say "The Old Kingdom officially began in 2686BC (yea, I remembered that) and c. 3100 king Narmer united Upper and Lower Egypt, becoming the first Pharaoh and beginning the Dynastic Period" I have no idea how the hell I'm going to reference that, and you have to reference dates because "there is lyk no wai j0 could knoe dat." So in that respect, I'm a little screwed. Seriously contemplating saying down the bottom "I've been obsessed with Egypt for nearly 9 years, some of this stuff I just know, mkay?"
But I don't think it would work. I think they would be like "lol plagarism" and then I would be like ":'( If only you knew"

Right - Essay time
(said like "Hammer time!" in "Can't Touch This")


!!! I've found some date references, unfortunately they're in a crappy kids' craft book. Hm. Or Wikipedia. I can't really reference either of those. Lol.

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