I just felt like making this font, so I did. I have no particular use for it. I guess making the hieroglyphs activated the font part of my brain, or something. It’s not a real font (I no longer have Fontographer software), just letter designs. If anyone wants to make a real, functional font out of this, lemme know and I’ll send you .ai or .eps files.
Continue reading Fonty
Experimenting with a color alphabet. Here’s a clue for deciphering.
Continue reading Another Message from the Ancients
Hieroglyphs are an important design element in Egyptian painting. To make my Egypt scenes look right, I’ll need to include some as decoration. So today I made myself an abridged “alphabet” in Flash. What I didn’t expect was how much fun it is to make messages with them.
Guess what this says!
Continue reading A Message from the Ancients
Ancient Egyptian painting designs look a bit like cut-out animations already, yet it’s taken me until now to actually make a cut-out human figure and move it around. No fancy animation techniques here, just a test of whether the pieces hold together in different positions. They do, I think.
Continue reading Generic Goddess
Doesn’t seem like much, but getting the wing shapes right takes some time. These shapes are for Nekhbet. She still needs a crown, not to mention colors.
Continue reading Nekhbet
If I were good at coding, I’d write something that would help me generate these snake movements. As it is, I do a lot of tedious moving-around-of-frames by hand. It took several hours of manual shifting to make this vertical Wadjet. I also made a more squiggly one, below; I like the shape but I think she might be a little too active.
Continue reading More Wadjets
While trying to improve Wadjet’s snake movements, this little cycle happened. It’s just part of the experimental process.
Continue reading Snake shedding its skin
The goddess Wadjet is usually depicted as a snake, sometimes with wings. I also made a version with boobies, below:
Continue reading Wadjet
“40 Years in the Desert,” a talk I gave at Copycamp in Warsaw, Poland, on November 26 2012. Audio is a bit messed up until 02:49, so just start there. I talk a bit about Questioncopyright.org and Minute Memes, liberally quote Rick Falkvinge, mention Fair Use and Creative Commons before getting into Intellectual Disobedience. Toward the end I discuss Seder-Masochism’s release plan.
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When Yahweh said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” he probably meant goddesses. The popular cow-goddess Hathor may have been the golden calf of Exodus. That’s the angle I’m taking in Seder-Masochism, since so much of the Books of Moses seem devoted to crushing both competing (read: goddess-worshipping) religions as well as actual women (read: Leviticus and the even-worse Numbers). Here is a femmed-up Hathor experiment, a composite of both her cow/profile painting and humanoid/scultpural idioms. Plus some wings, because most Egyptian goddesses were portrayed in winged form sometimes, and wings are cool. Yes, her udders are boobies. Maybe I’ll scale it back for the actual movie, but I like my
Continue reading Hormoned Hathor
Update: The account is now unblocked, with this message from Facebook:
I’m so sorry for the inconvenience caused, there was a temporary misconfiguration in our photo review systems which caused a very small subset of users to be incorrectly enrolled in one of our checkpoints. There was no issue with your original photo, we have a combination of automated and human-review systems dedicated to keeping people safe, and a bug caused one of these systems to incorrectly enroll a small number of users into checkpoints.
We have since remedied the issue, and remediated all affected accounts. Please let me know if you or others are still experiencing any difficulties.
This morning I posted this
Continue reading The SHOCKING photos that violated Facebook’s policies!
As promised, here’s Judah Maccabee hammering Romans as a Chanukah e-card. Please copy and share and all that.
P.S.: Any “holiday” gifts more lavish than sharing bits are against my principles, as founder of the Christmas Resistance Movement (which goes for Chanukah overconsumption as well).
Continue reading Free e-card!
Assyrian, Babylonian, or Persian? YOU decide!
I just uploaded super-high-res versions of the This Land Is Mine Viewer’s Guide illustrations to archive.org. As so many of you pointed out, I didn’t explicitly name Persians in the guide. But the Assyrians and Babylonians I made up are based on Assyrian, Babylonian, AND Persian art! Did you know it’s all from the same region? Did you know This Land Is Mine is a cartoon? Did you know the pictures in the cartoon are more important than the labels on a blog post? Did you know none of the characters is an accurate historical representation, because (again) it’s a cartoon? Well now you do!
Continue reading By Popular Demand: Hi-Res This Land Is Mine characters