Echo and the Empress - “One More Tear”
Interested, of course, I popped over, liked the preview art I saw, and ordered both issues.
This is what came in the mail today. Our mailman actually missed delivering it with the rest of the mail, but when he saw the envelope, made a special trip on his way home to drop it off.
Truly, this is one of my favorite things I’ve ever received by post. Not only did a talented person use her time and energy to create these books, she also stopped whatever else she had going on to doodle on my envelope and include the smaller things.
Simply amazing. And the comics are great too!
 Sorry, try as I might, I can’t trace this back.
I love how demanding Old Babylonian epistolarians can sound. Sometimes, their letters read like angry interoffice emails.
Take lines 4-14:
“Concerning the giving of Iataratim’s ration, verily I wrote to you. Why have you not given (it)? When will you give Iataratum’s ration? Give (it)! If you do not give (it)…”
The missing cuneiform in this image for lines 12-3 reads i-na ma-ti ta-na-di-in/ i-di-in.
Now this looks interesting…
Alida - “Feathers”
Beacuse I hadn’t posted any Scandinavian electropop this week.
Houses - “The Beauty Surrounds”
Can’t get enough of this album right now.
Three kinds of RPG supplements I’ll always purchase at a used bookstore:
- The core rule book in a system I’ve never played before.
- Second Edition TSR books that I don’t already own, especially if they’re from one of the campaign lines like Dark Sun or Al-Qadim. As time goes on, of course, my “want list” dwindles. I have almost complete sets of Planescape, Dark Sun, and Al-Qadim.
- Loose books that originally came in a boxed set. I just feel so sorry for them.
With regard to all three points, my latest haul.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Until The Sun Explodes”
It’s been too long, Pains.
CHVRCHES - “Now Is Not The Time”
I generally stay away from technology here, but Instashare really came in handy today. It’s the perfect replacement for Airdrop and it works with iOS.
Airdrop, of course, was a noble undertaking — something I’ve wanted at the OS level since the early 2000s — but it has awful, or at least unreliable, speeds.
Even in beta, Instashare works so much better.
Last night, I couldn’t figure out mu-du-ú, in line seven. I actually went to bed worrying over it and the suggestion of mūdû came to me sometime before I fell asleep. I think I was confused because I would have expected mūdû to agree with LÚ.MEŠ not only in case, but in number.
This afternoon I went back through Huehnergard’s section on Participles (A Grammar of Akkadian, 20.1) and indeed he does note that “A Participle modifying a plural noun, when the former stands in the bound form before another noun, may be singular.”
Well now, at least, I’m awīlum mūdû awātim annītim. I’ll never make that mistake again.