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Old December 4th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #21

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I've considered writing a non-fiction book about ancient Egypt, but I don't know if I want to write a general history about the civilization or if I want to narrow my topic down to something more specific. One thing I definitely want to explore in my book is ancient Egypt's biological and cultural relationships to other African peoples.

Even if I do complete the book, I don't think that, as a college student, I have enough gravitas to get it published and widely distributed.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #22

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One thing I definitely want to explore in my book is ancient Egypt's biological and cultural relationships to other African peoples.
Your idea does sound interesting, particularly the part that I'm quoting. Best of luck to you if and when you attempt it.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #23
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Kid becomes Qaqal of Ajil.
Ajil is a nation that separated from the motherland, Ch'thuderol after Ch'thuderol was taken over by an evil Warlock and King was banished to wastelands of Ch'thuderol.

Story includes dragons, magic, elves, faeries and the like.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #24

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Writing? A few things. At the moment, two essays, one on urban change in the 7th century, and another on imperial attempts to depose bishops via council in the 4th century. I'm also preparing for a blog post in response to Edward Luttwak's thesis on the Hunnish bow.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #25

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I just finished a paper about anticommunist propaganda useage during the Korean War and psychological warfare during the Korea War in a broader perspective but propaganda leaflets as the main source.
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Old December 10th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #26

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At the moment two term papers.

The first one is titled:
Clashes, Capitalism and Controversy: Lakota Solar Enterprises, Pine Ridge Reservation and the effort to preserve Lakota traditions while embracing economic change.

This is a research proposal for possible future ethnographic study focused on economic development.

Second one: So far untitled, but it is on Hohokam ritual architecture, specifically the transition from ball courts to platform mounds as seen in the transition from Preclassic to Classic period Hohokam. I'm exploring the idea that this is reflective of--at least in part--changes in social hierarchy, stratification and specifically the introduction of an elite class.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #27
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Research Paper on Religion's effects on the modern world

Title: Religion and It's Effect on the Contemporary World
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #28

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I have putting together my "Compilation of Facts" that I have been piecing together from things being said here. I will be posting what I have now
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #29

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ive got alot of writing projects in teh works. earlier today i was working on the most recent draft of a story set in a fictional world in which humans evolved alongside dinosaurs and other animals we consider prehistoric (theistic evolution is the primary ideology in this world). its also set in a time that we would consider historical; it starts during that world's industrial revolution, and primarily takes place in a country that is something of a mix between the UK and US of the industrial revolution and the late russian empire (their head of state is a tsar, for example) and im debating the inclusion of later events that cause the state to evolve into a USSR-like nation. the dinosaurs and whatnot are more of a backdrop than the actual focus, really. there's another major state that is kind of like an anachronistic arab league. another difference between this world and our own is religion; the russian- and arab-like states each have a polytheistic and theriocephalic pantheon of their own (based on egyptian and hindu mythology, respectively) while another ethnic group, known as the neander/almasty (our neanderthals, as opposed to h.sapiens or cro-magnons) is the only monotheistic culture; ironically, the native american analogues are the only people to have an even vaguely christian religion.

aside from that, im also writing up another set of stories which are interlinked to one another: one story begins following the battle of hakata bay in japan and follows an alternative historical transition of japan into a meiji-like state in the late 13th century, and a prince's journey from his home in an entirely fictional european kingdom. the stories eventually converge as a 14th century world war breaks out that involves both stories. the third story takes place far in the future, but in the same universe.

yet another project follows a hunter from a fictional norse-like world in a pre-WW2-like setting as he pursues a wizard who has kidnapped a friend of his, seeking out a descendant of a legendary hero to try to rescue her. along teh way, he encounters dwarf- and elf-like beings, trolls, two varieties of giants, fairies, and werelions before finally facing off against the wizard, only for him to escape to another world. at the request of his mentor, the hunter, now reunited with his girlfriend, climb up the roots of the world tree to try to reach the other world, and succeed, finding themselves in a bronze-age greco-roman-like world where mythical characters theseus, hippolyta, atalanta, and polyphemus join them.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #30

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I'm aiming to start writing at least 1 biography a day over the winter break for your biography thread. And I've got to start that essay on the Irish Confederate Wars.
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