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Extremely Rare Neo-Sumerian Palace Messenger Tablet from Iri-Sagrig, Dated 2027 BC

A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2027 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “1 roasted mutton, 5 sila soup Ur-šu-suen, chancellor’s assistant when he came for the ’secretary’ of Nana’s field; 3 sila soup, 2 fish Laqipum, cup bearer, royal messenger when he went for royal offerings; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Kuganum, royal messenger; /REVERSE/ 1 sila soup, 1 fish Ilianum, royal messenger when they went to Der; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Namhani, royal messenger; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Lu-šulgira, royal messenger when they came to the governor’s place; 2 sila soup, 2 fishŠugatum, royal messenger when he came to capture fugitive soldier-workers, servants of Ninhursag; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Pululu, eguary when he went for the sikum-mules; A disbursement for the month Nigenlila, 19th day.”

This text dates to the second year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is particularly rare because almost all of the named messengers are followed by a description their mission: “Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place.” The tablet records rations of food and drink distributed by the government to royal messengers. According to Prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of the governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.

Neo-Sumerian Messenger Tablet, 2028 BC

A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2028 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “120 quarts of barleyfor Namhani, a royal messenger; 120 quarts for Dadatabum; 120 quarts for Ur-diĝira; 120 quarts for Puzur-Sin; 120 quarts for Iti-Sin; 120 quarts for Zuzaya; 120 quarts for Utul-Mama; 120 quarts for Ur-Šulpa’e; 120 quarts for Nabi-Sin; 120 quarts for Ahu-țab; 120 quarts for Ahu-baqar; 120 quarts for Igi-anakezu; 120 quarts for Lu-gula; Total: 13 royal messengers, 120 quarts for each; their barley 1,560 quarts; barley salary of royal messengers when they were stationed to surveythe farmers’ field; (the rations) were receivedIlum-asu, the scribe, was responsible; withdrawal in the month of kir11-si-ak; Year when Ibbi-Sin (became) king.”

This text dates to the first year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is important because it records huge quantities of barley (total 1560 quarts is equal to 1384 l) distributed by the government to royal messengers. The barley was meant to be rations or salaries in return for their service. According to prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.

@flailingwings is running Curse of Strahd tomorrow, and obviously I had to draw the characters my fiance and I are playing.

Mine is Ibby/Indubhushan, a necromancer who thinks death is the most awful thing. (based off my GW2 necromancer of the same name).  @frostfoxmorguefile ‘s character is Kirian, the always-angry monster-hunting paladin who definitely does not approve of necromancy.

How My Little Toddler Girl Conquered a Haunted Funhouse

So my daughter earned a reputation today among the Haunted Forest funhouse workers at the Renaissance Faire. She’s two, by the way.

While my wife rested on a bench, I took my little girl towards the mock-up wooden castle with the skeletons perched all over it. The entrance attendant who took my money at the gate eyed my toddler in her Rapunzel outfit and gave me a side-eye. Her look said plainly, “If you want to pay $6 to have her run screaming after the first ten feet, it’s your dime.”

Immediately past the ticket station, my daughter realizes she’s surrounding by skeletons and immediately laughs and points. “Skeleton! Look, Daddy, skeleton! Oh, there skeleton too!” Her grin could swallow the world. “SKELETON!”

The gate attendants look at each other in confusion. These people don’t realize they’re dealing with a girl who, earlier in the day, ran up to a woman wearing a fox tail because my little Kiddo thought she’d found a werewolf.

See, my daughter refuses to go in car rides without her dollar store glow-in-the-dark skeletons to play with. She hugs the monsters in pop-up books. She howls during Werewolves of London. She can name every Universal Monster and distinguish a gug from a shoggoth.

The maze is unprepared for her.

A few feet inside, I see a a hooded skeleton peer at us from around a corner. He’s confused. After all, this schmuck has brought a ibby bibby girl into his forest, and he has no idea what kind of experience I’m expecting him to give.

My daughter waves at the reaper. “Hello skeleton! Come!”

He slowly comes out. She and the ghoul make friendly small talk until she notices a zombie horse and runs off after “skeleton horsey!” This level of enthusiasm generally continues.

A skeleton tied to a stake belches smoke. She laughs.

A coffin shakes, hands straining to force open the lid. “Hi, ‘pire!”

My daughter has found dark Disneyland, and she loves it. Well, the part where a blast of air shoot you in the butt? That she can deal without, but the monsters make her day.

We approach the curtained door of a structure, and before I can think about whether I should risk entering the room three grown women push it aside and rush out of the dark. “It’s too scary!” One whispers to me as they pass, bolting for the entrance.

My 2-year-old walks in and tries to make friends with the monsters.

Finally we reach the exit. Standing at attention is a skeleton knight with bulging bloodshot eyeballs. The Kiddo is so damn excited to see him, she smiles and waves at him for a full minute.

Then I tell her we have to go.

She starts crying.

Walking past later a few minutes later, I see the grim reaper talking to the attendants. He spots us, and Death himself points at my daughter. “Look, it’s that little girl!”

They loved her.

He lets us get a picture of her holding the scythe.

On nicknames

Okay, so the AnE fandom has been doing the casual re-naming of the two strongest demon kings for a while, and lately “Amy” for Amaimon has been on the rise as well.

So, how about we start listing some suggestions for the other kings? Even if we haven’t seen them all yet.

Lucifer = Lucy

Samael = Sammy

Amaimon = Amy

Azazel = Zazzy?

Iblis = Ibby? Or Lissy/ Lizzy?

Beelzebub = Bubby, obviously…


Feel free to add~ <3

r u ok

pairing: jongho
rating: g
genre: fluff
warning(s): none

“This is not funny, Minho! I’m worried for you!” The smaller boy pouted again, causing Minho to raise his hand to pinch his extremely red cheek. He patted the space beside him, gesturing for Jonghyun to get on the bed.

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Starbucks employee goes above and beyond for customer who’s hard of hearing

A gesture of goodwill from a Starbucks barista in Virginia has been getting tons of love on Facebook  employee at a Leesberg location handed local resident Ibby Piracha, who is deaf, a note saying, “I’ve been learning [American Sign Language] just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.” Given Starbucks’ history, the coffee chain may have another reason to give the barista a raise.

[TRANS] The day I met BTS oppas

(T/N: This is the diary of a girl from 쪼물왕국, a community child center in Seoul. BTS filmed ‘MBC Foodbank Sharing Concert VCR’ with them back in 2014. After the filming, BTS fans also sent the center presents through a donation portal called ‘Happy Bean’. Some ARMYs came to the center that October for a girl’s birthday party since she shared the same birthday with Jimin, and played with them a whole day. Earlier this year, during their New Year holiday, Namjoon called the center and Jimin visited the children there.)

2014, September 19th, Friday

Title: The day I met BTS oppas

Today I filmed ‘MBC Foodbank Sharing Concert VCR’ with oppas from an idol group called BTS. When they first arrived, I didn’t know what to do. But I slowly grew closer to them. At the beginning when we were playing the 3-6-9 game, I ate the Petitzel water jelly tube, but it didn’t taste good so I told V-oppa I would stop eating it, and V-oppa ate it for me. That thing was supposed to be eaten by sucking so I was very happy >_<♡ We had a dance and rap battle with BTS oppas and they lost. They had to grant our wish. They asked what it was and we told them to hug us, so they hugged all of us and told us they would give us the signed albums and then leave. We let go and told them to come when they had free time. Then they left. I was so sad ㅠㅠ

(pictures on the left: my type #1 oppa - V-oppa ♡ / my type #2 oppa / my type #3 oppa)

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For my eastern dragons their pearls are a physical manifestation of their souls

MOD: NICEEEE!!!! That is actually one of the rumors that circulate about the Ibarntang pearls (which the Ibbies call Araudian Pearls). Other rumors are that the pearls can sing, which lead sailors and dragons alike to their deaths among the waves. Or that they can make the Ibarntang invisible underwater. Who knows, really?

Well I mean…Weird and I do. But that would be telling, wouldn’t it? B)

(i brazenly stole this from @unicorngender)

Name: ingvild
Nicknames:  aib, eevee, ing, ibby, ibi, ib
Zodiac Sign: aquarius
Height: 164 cm
Orientation: bisexual but extremely boring about it
Ethnicity: norwegian
Favorite Fruit: avocado (apparently this is a fruit?), raspberry, blueberry, physalis
Favorite Season: my kneejerk reaction to this one was “of what tv show” but hm. early winter, spring, the non-mushy, bright red kind of autumn
Favorite Book Series: harry potter or animorphs? i don’t read a lot of book series these days
Favorite Flowers: cornflower, arctic starflower, leather flower. also, weird or poisonous flowers like deadly nightshade or asphodel.
Favorite Colors: blue, blueish green, bright green
Favorite Animals: cats, small round birds in bright colours, corn snakes
Coffee, Tea or Hot Cocoa: tea, all day and every hour of the day
Average Sleep Hours:  i want more of them
Cat or Dog Person: cat person! but also i like dogwatching.
Favorite Fictional Characters: Ms Marple, Shinichi Kudo, pretty much any Animorphs kid, Sophie of Howl’s Moving Castle, Sam Vimes, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg
Number of blankets you sleep with: ??? a duvet?
Dream Trip: somewhere warm-ish and green and foresty with a lot of rivers? also, Japan.
Blog Created: years before i started using it
Number of Followers: not very many

if you are reading this and you want to do this, consider yourself tagged!

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Sometimes I watch GW2 cutscenes and think, “who decided it was a good idea to put Ibby in charge of anything, he gets lost on a boat” and then I remember the cutscenes don’t actually know what personality I gave him.


Indubhushan is my Guild Wars 2 Sylvari necromancer who thinks death is a horrible thing and is an all-around Priory nerd who’d rather research immortality than fight dragons … but dragons cause a lot of death, so he’ll fight them if he has to. 


shhhh don’t tell him about Mordremoth I’m just now starting Season 2 so he hasn’t found out yet