Sanji, pharaoh of the Bastet palace and temple, is constantly plagued by
mortal men and women who wish to have his hand in marriage. Only Sanji
isn’t interested in any of them, his eyes are set on another; the only
son of the god Anubis.
Hey, @cyriusli here and I am super excited to be able to announce that the first chapter of For A Heart is now live and available for you to read! You can find it in the link above on my Ao3 account!
This AU, as well as working with @mossybrows has been fantastic and I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time! I have always loved Ancient Egypt and was even more excited that I got to incorporate my two favorite gods from the culture.
Working with Mossy is always fun, and it’s been really awesome to see her grow more and more excited for this as she’s learned about the different gods and lore. We have incorporated some of the old lore, of course twisting it to fit our story, as well as just making some things up. As always, there is some base truth to my writing, even if you have to search to find it.
Mossy’s art is simply fantastic! Same as with the writing, her choice of outfits and coloring is based off of actual outfits of the time, as well as colors that the Ancient Egyptians had access to. Of course, there are liberties taken there as well, but there is also an authentic feel to her art.
Either way, I know both of us are really excited to bring this to you and we hope you greatly enjoy it!
Character Sheet: Post!Sanji (2 years into relationship with Zoro)
Hey there, Mossy here! Doing a little solo since @cyriusli is out of commission for a bit thanks to surgery and life! As promised, here’s the art I previewed in the vlog!
If you like our work, please consider checking out my art blog where it links to my patreon, and @cyriusli‘s page as well where it links to her ko-fi! It’ll really help us out with bringing you more ZoSan!
Ahah, I’ve been waiting forever to put this up! I sketched it about a month ago now, wow! Time sure flies! But I finally get to show you Post-Timeskip Kitty-Pharaoh Sanji!(We’ve got him in armor later down the line, but for now, let’s enjoy some Sanji butt shall we?)
14 year old me writing fanfics: i’m gonna make an original character for this series. she’s gonna be latina like me. because fuck you, that’s why.
15 year old me writing with friends: alright i see your white characters, this is mine. she’s latina and black. and probably gay.
17 years old me shopping in a bookstore: why are all fantasy books about white medieval europe??? I’m going to write my own fantasy novel and it’ll be set in ancient egypt and everybody will be brown. and gay.
20 year old me, still writing the egyptian novel: fuck every piece of whitewashed egyptian fiction ever. i’m gonna make my characters ever darker and gayer. because fuck heteronormativity.
22 year old me: why CAN’T I make my character gay in this comic. He’s gonna be gay. and my co-author informs me he’s also latino.
26 year old me talking with my coauthor: alright the heroes for this space adventure are gonna be girls. are they brown. and gay. oh cool, they are.
30 year old me working at the same bookstore: why are all the books for little girls pink and glittery?? I’m gonna make my own series of books for little girls with no pink and no glitter and no princesses and they’ll also gonna be brown! now i won’t write about any kind of romance, but i still headcanon at least two of them as gay. the latina one is gay.
32 year old me telling my editor about the sequel of the egyptian novel: there’s gonna be even more women in the story. they’re all gonna be brown. and probably all gay, too.
I need some help. I've been looking for inspiration and I like white rooms, white aesthetic, and minimalist rooms, I've been thinking about rose gold and grey bedding, but idk. I've been going to YouTube, here, Instagram and all that trying to find inspiration but it's not really working. It'd be great if you could help me out☺️
valuable key to deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the inscription on the Rosetta
Stone is a decree passed by a council of priests. It is one of a series that
affirm the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation (in 196 BC).
previous years the family of the Ptolemies had lost control of certain parts of
the country. It had taken their armies some time to put down opposition in the
Delta, and parts of southern Upper Egypt, particularly Thebes, were not yet back under
the government’s control. Before the Ptolemaic era (before about 332 BC),
decrees in hieroglyphs such as this were usually set up by the king. It shows
how much things had changed from earlier
times that the priests, the only people who had kept the knowledge of writing
hieroglyphs, were now issuing such decrees. The list of good deeds done by the
king for the temples hints at the way in which the support of the priests was
decree is inscribed on the stone three times, in hieroglyphic (suitable for a
priestly decree), demotic (the native script used for daily purposes), and
Greek (the language of the administration). The importance of this to
Egyptology is immense.
after the end of the 4th century AD, when
hieroglyphs had gone out of use, the knowledge of how to read and write them
disappeared. In the early years of the 19th
century, scholars were able to use the Greek inscription on this stone as the
key to decipher them. Thomas Young (1773–1829), an English physicist, was the first to
show that some of the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone wrote the sounds of a
royal name, that of Ptolemy.
French scholar Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832) then realised that hieroglyphs recorded the sound of the
Egyptian language and laid the foundations of our knowledge of ancient Egyptian language and culture. Champollion made a crucial step
in understanding ancient Egyptian writing when he pieced together the alphabet
of hieroglyphs that was used to write the names of non-Egyptian rulers. He
announced his discovery, which had been based on analysis of the Rosetta Stone
and other texts, in a paper at the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres
at Paris on Friday 27 September 1822. The audience included his English rival
Thomas Young, who was also trying to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs. Champollion
inscribed this copy of the published paper with alphabetic hieroglyphs meaning
‘à mon ami Dubois’ ('to my friend Dubois’). Champollion made a second crucial
breakthrough in 1824, realising that the alphabetic signs were used not only
for foreign names, but also for the Egyptian language and names. Together with
his knowledge of the Coptic language, which derived from ancient Egyptian, this
allowed him to begin reading hieroglyphic inscriptions fully.
in Napoleon’s army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799 while digging the
foundations of an addition to a fort near the town of el-Rashid (Rosetta). On Napoleon’s defeat, the stone became the property of the British
under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria (1801) along with other antiquities
that the French had found.
Rosetta Stone has been exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, with only
one break. Towards the end of the First World War, in 1917, when the Museum was
concerned about heavy bombing in London, they moved it to safety along with
other, portable, 'important’ objects. The Rosetta Stone spent the next two
years in a station on the Postal Tube Railway 50 feet below the ground at
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please tell me you're going to darken your bill's skin color when you color your egyptian piece....
Who do you think I am, Exodus: Gods and Kings?
Of course his skin will be darker, and so will his hair color. All of those designs are supposed to be Bill’s human forms throughout history, and they’re meant to blend in with the people from whatever era the design is from. Thanks for asking!
0:34 of “The Plagues” in The Prince of Egypt soundtrack is one of the moments that just hits me in the chest powerfully. I mean the entire song deserves a deep analysis, but 0:34 and 1:38 just need to be talked about on their own so much because HOLY WOW.
To clarify, 0:34 is the part right when the choir suddenly increases in volume from a long dynamic crescendo and screams out:
“I send the hoard I send the swarm Thus saith the Lord!”
This part of the piece hits me in the chest every time I hear it. It SLAMS into me with a sudden force that makes me feel the absolutely wrath of God sending plagues to Egypt. The music is perfectly composed to be that DIRECT ATTACK from a GOD that the Egyptians are experiencing.
The piece begins in a quiet chant, starting with the sudden creeping of frogs onto the land. The words are vaguely heard, but become clearer and more intelligible the louder they become. Moses had been warning the Pharaoh of the consequences for withholding the slaves from freedom, and thus there was an ominous creeping in the events as well.
But then, while it seems like the music has already been loud and intense and dark, everything BURST FORTH.
KABOOM. Bass drum. Hammered chimes. Crash cymbals. Full orchestra. Full choir.
The voices are pounding and intense. The choir sings in short, terse, cut syllables, bringing an even greater edge to the words. Each syllable pounds straight into the chest with a short and impacting burst of force. It’s God’s power. God’s incredible and terrible power. Every chord is in a minor key, showing anger and darkness, not a hint of light at all in the music.
The note pitches are all very close together, slowly rising in short steps, They rise and point upward to a God above who is ANGRY. The second half of the phrase, “Thus saith the Lord,” is when the melody’s pitches move downward, accenting the words “saith” and “Lord.” The word “Lord” has the lowest jump downward, longest syllable, and hits down forcefully on the downbeat of the music, showing the power of God above all. And the word “Lord” falling down forcefully like that is like God coming down to earth to strike.
I have never heard the wrath of God so amazingly represented in contemporary music before, and for me ranks alongside Verdi’s Dies Irae.
Ptahhotep, sometimes known as Ptahhotpe or Ptah-Hotep, was an ancient Egyptian official during the late 25th century BC and early 24th century BC.
He is credited with authoring The Instruction of Ptahhotep, an early piece of Egyptian “wisdom literature” meant to instruct young men in appropriate behavior. This is believed to be the first book in history.
He wrote on a number of topics in his book that were derived from the central concept of Egyptian wisdom and literature which came from the goddess Maat. She was the daughter of the primordial and symbolized both cosmic order and social harmony. Ptahhotep’s instruction was written as advice to his people in the hopes of maintaining this said “social order”. He wrote perspicacious advice covering topics from table manners and proper conduct for success in court circles to handy hints to the husband for preserving his wife’s beauty. Ptahhotep also wrote more social instructions such as ways to avoid argumentative persons and cultivate self-control.
the weighing of the heart is my favorite piece of Egyptian mythology and this image literally makes me so fucking happy bc it has EVERYTHING and I’m kinda geeking out??? I’m gonna get this exact scene as my back piece I think it’s so wonderful ahhh