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On 7/24/2017 at 7:10 PM, Joerg said:

Electrons might be a thing - amber rubbing on wool should raise hairs, and plasma/flame/lightning might be the separation of electrons from cores. If we can find a different explanation for these effects which might have a better magical feel, I'd go for them if they aren't too silly.

When Umath was born, he lifted Aether Primolt from his earthy bed and spun him around. Where the two met, they rubeed together and a new goddess was born, Entekos the Upper Air. Entekos was the Sky Air and the Air Sky, a buffer between Air and Sky, keeping the polluting Air from the Sky Dome. Because of this, when a piece of wool is rubbed against a sheet of gold, the wool sticks to the gold, as Entekos sticks to the Sky. Amber is Entekos' jewel, so the same applies to amber.

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On 7/25/2017 at 7:05 PM, Jeff said:

The Man Who Came From The Sea rode the Kings Highway and took a face from the gallery of mirrors, asked his future self what his past had done. He walked down a hall and came to a door and looked inside.

Probably the most useful comment about the Pharoah.

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On 7/26/2017 at 0:40 PM, Akhôrahil said:

Does wood burn because it contains elemental Fire that's released as part of the burning (like phlogiston, or caloric), or because Fire brought to it starts to eat it to grow?

Because Oakfed gorged on the Forest of Prax.

Aldrya was born of Ernalda and Flamal, no Fire there. Shanasee was a love nymph, so no Fire there. 

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On 7/26/2017 at 11:56 AM, MOB said:

Neal Stephenson uses the Mesopotamian 'perfect language' as a major plotline in his book Snow Crash (and of course, the Christofundie billionaire who owns Hobby Lobby and who got fined millions for illegally smuggling Sumerian tablets out of Iraq seems to be acting out that plotline in real life)

 
Back in the news: "Mystery deepens over Oxford academic accused of illegally selling bible fragments to US"... More #nightmarefuel that seemingly borrows from the plot of Neal Stephenson's #Snowcrash...
 
This was the earlier scandal, referred to above:

Amongst the stolen artifacts are cuneiform tablets with incantations and spells from a mysterious lost Sumerian city "whose exact location has long-evaded historians". This is both the plot of #SnowCrash", and #nightmarefuel.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paxnqn/ancient-artifacts-smuggled-by-hobby-lobby-traced-to-mysterious-sumerian-city-irisagrig-mesopotamian

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4 hours ago, MOB said:
 
Back in the news: "Mystery deepens over Oxford academic accused of illegally selling bible fragments to US"... More #nightmarefuel that seemingly borrows from the plot of Neal Stephenson's #Snowcrash...
 
This was the earlier scandal, referred to above:

Amongst the stolen artifacts are cuneiform tablets with incantations and spells from a mysterious lost Sumerian city "whose exact location has long-evaded historians". This is both the plot of #SnowCrash", and #nightmarefuel.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paxnqn/ancient-artifacts-smuggled-by-hobby-lobby-traced-to-mysterious-sumerian-city-irisagrig-mesopotamian

Rather than this pulp Cthulhu scenario cited by MOB, here is some science about where the stuff came from:

https://www.academia.edu/10126837/_On_the_Location_of_Irisagrig_en_S._Garfinkle_-_M._Molina_eds._The_Present_and_Future_of_Neo-Sumerian_Studies_From_the_21st_Century_BC_to_the_21st_Century_AD._Proceedings_of_the_International_Conference_on_Neo-Sumerian_Studies_Held_in_Madrid_July_22-24_2010_Winona_Lake_2013_pp._59-87

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