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你好, 欢迎。 I hope you enjoy the place. If you have any questions, feel free to ask anybody, and more than anything else, have fun. Researcher 14:38, 14 December 2008 (EST)


Thanks for the welcome :)

Hi Wave.gif. Nice of you to join us. If you'd like to know a bit more about the site please have a look at our RationalWiki:Newcomers' guide.--Bobbing up 15:13, 14 December 2008 (EST)
Yo. Looking forward to "the sekret power of the pyramids" stuff. There must be loads on that.  :-) --Bobbing up 16:00, 14 December 2008 (EST)

Belated welcome[edit]

I'd have said hello before, but a) I didn't know you had an account here, and b) I too was chipping away at CP, and we were blocked at the same time. Now, wasn't that fun? Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 23:32, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Ditto. A belated welcome to the nuthouse from moi too.--PsyGremlinWhut? 10:55, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Janitorial duties[edit]

You've been demoted!! Enjoy your scouring pad and toilet brush. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 14:28, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


Why thank you! I shall cherish them always! :P

My pages[edit]

Pages Created on RW[edit]

Pages Created or Totally Rebuilt on CP Concerning Ancient Egypt[edit]

Pages Heavily Edited on CP Concerning Ancient Egypt[edit]

Other Random Stuff on CP Created or Rebuilt by Krysg[edit]

Feel free to copy and paste the above. I thought you might like the look of it better than what you have now. --Edgerunner76Save me Tsisnaajini! 13:07, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Giza Pyramids[edit]

I hope you don't mind my copy editing. I'm bored at work and, whilst I don't have your scholarship, I do have the pedantry necessary to remove typos! Silver Sloth 13:52, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

ar ewe sayin' zat my spelin iz no gud?! lol. Sure, go right ahead! My spell checker is American so I can never work out whether it's actually found a mistake or if it's just being... well, American. Hopefully you won't have too much work there, but I suspect otherwise ;)

Blocking your own IP[edit]

If you block your own IP address, like I have mine, you will never forget to log in, as you will be unable to edit without logging in. There is even something in the dropdown block menu to the effect of "To remind user to log in". This public service announcement is brought to you by the letter J and the number 6. Aboriginal Noise Theist, barely hanging by a nail 11:45, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. done and dusted :) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 23:34, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

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Protect conflict[edit]

Sorry 'bout that: I think I just overrode you. 00:03, 9 June 2010 (UTC) SusanG Toast

Long as it's protected till the troll finds somewhere else to defecate, tis all fine. No worries :) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 00:07, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Help[edit]

The_Merneptah_Stele you probably know more about it than I do. TyrannisAn iron, yet caring fist 15:15, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Nice one! I'm up for having a stab at it. Snowed under with uni work at present so it may be a few days, but happy to help when I can. --TheEgyptiansig001.png 15:28, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Praise unto MountainBlue[edit]

May his peanut butter ever be crunchy! EddyP Great King! Disaster! 22:01, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

excellent! Thanks Mountie :-) Saved me hours of index trawling --TheEgyptiansig001.png 22:27, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

You have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for treason[edit]

But you can save yourself. With this mop and bucket. Here. Be trusworthy with it and you may be okay.--Colonel Sanders (talk) 21:26, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

House of Njeter[edit]

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OHHHH, AHHHH!!! Egypt! why does it fascinate us so much.  ;-) I'm studying (at a very very very amature level) the history or development of the hieroglyphic/demotic/heiratic just cause it's amazing to watch writing change over time. So i enjoy all your articles. More "ooh" and "ahh" for the day. Oh, i actually touched the (fake) rosetta stone in the Louvre. so much "ohhh and ahhh" to that. anyhow, I hope you keep writing these. Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 21:44, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah, the Louvre. I used to think the British Museum was awesome, then I saw the Louvre. We might have the Rosetta stone, but they definitely got the best stuff, and a kick-ass new extension to their building. Good luck with the Demotic though, you are a braver person than I! I played with a bit in my own time last semester, and it really did was hard work compared to hieroglyphs, but it DID get me respect to the guys who work with that script for a living. It seems like a good way to loose hair quickly :/ (PS - If you find the language fascinating, you would LOVE having a look at HoNs websites, where dictionaries are more like guidelines, actually - I actually LOL-ed) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 21:57, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, the problem is i've not picked up my head to actually learn the language - so my fascination right this moment is limited to "Oh, look at this Waw and how it shifts in the scripts. why does it do that?" to actually study demotics properly would require I learn the damn language." From linguist point of view, what amazes me is the ease of a script that can be both idiomatic and phonetic at the same time. That is, japanese has both ideograms and phonetic markers, but they are not shared. my limited understanding is that (and I'll use english here) the drawing of an eye which is pronounced "i", becomes the symbol for the phonetic "i". And a reader just has to understand when that is the case... with no (as far as I understand) real punctuation, word separation, etc. From the perspective of "let's make a writing system", it sorta blows my mind.  :-) If I started this life over again, fuck religion, i'd go right into language - not speaking (though that would be cool) but what it is, how it works, and why we got the writing systems we did. (if you can't tell, I'm a pinker fan). anyhow... i'm going to check out Hon. it will be over my head, but when has that stopped me. ;-)Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 22:16, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Coming from latin based scripts it seems weird, though, at least in my experience, its something you get used to quite quickly and sometimes you even wind up thinking that English would be a damn sight easier to follow if we had determinatives. There are a few supposedly simple rules for sorting out the ideos from the phonos. With hieroglyphs at least there is a single vertical stroke beneath the sign if it meant to be *read* as an ideogram (eye vs "i"), and location in the word if its a determinative (at the end) - but Egyptian being Egyptian, there are exceptions... The determinitve in mʒʒ ("see") is right next to/under the first sign *facepalm*, and statives can interfere with sign order in weird and mysterious (read: annoying) ways.
I didn't get into language either, until I had an interest in religion and ancient social and political affairs, as these led to the linguistic side for me. I wish now I had paid more attention to languages in school, and actually bothered to learn grammar properly. I do find it harder work than I really should, as there is a shed load of basic stuff I'm still polishing up that should already be there had I paid attention. I didn't even know what an adjective actually was till 2-3 years ago, but I *could* describe the symbolic value of the tabby cat in the solar cult, and the jurisdiction of local courts over theft of state property, even if I couldn't conjugate it properly ;-) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 23:02, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
LOL. I need a time machine. cause i don't have the patience i did when i was 18, to learn things. my brain has hardended. so, i read on a superficial level (ok, i know what the big bang is. it's an expansion of space... all i need to know). So the idea of learning the language, behind the writing is daunting.
by the way, my Hoho wants to know what the value of a tabby cat is! specifically a golden tabby with one eye! He's named Horus, cause -- well, he's one eyed golden cat -- what would you name him. but he thinks he needs to know his 'value" so he can rub it in. Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 23:40, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, I really really wanted to name our cat Anubis and our dog Bast, you know, just for the lulz... But my s/o persuaded me it probably wasn't a good idea, and that I'd be on track for the special hell. But, if you want something genuinely meaningful, the golden tabby was one of the manifestations of Ra, and the form in which he is seen as defeating @pophis. But Anubis would be pretty funny ;) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 20:46, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

"amen" from the god "amen"[edit]

dont' know if you are around much, but i thought I'd ask. I just had a wall post about how Jesus is from the Egyptian religion (yeah, right, with all the roll models for dying / rising gods just around the corner in greece and rome?) and I sorta took him to task. He came back with "but amen is from the god Amen Ra". I'd never heard of this, but knew it was BS, because the hebrew tri-root for amen is quite different from the glyphs for Amun Ra. Have you ever heard this before? Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 21:30, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Image for Wolf Hysteria[edit]

Not sure if this is the place to bring it up, but the image you've grabbed for Wolf hysteria is in fact under copyright - it's the artwork for the Magic the Gathering card Aspect of Wolf. Can't recall their policy regarding use of card artwork - there might be a fair use provision, there might not. Might be a good idea to list them/the artist (one Janine Johnston) as the copyright holder, or remove the image if that's the preferred method round here. Sorry to clog up your talk page if this isn't the place for this kind of discussion :) FuzzyTurtle (talk) 04:58, 23 April 2015 (UTC)