Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Stuff!

I should know better than to post about things I find really interesting on Fridays, because my hits are totally unreliable, but I'm doing it anyway.

First Things First, Though: Dream Sequence Blogfest! Sign up! Leave a comment! Post your scene on the date! Be entered to win a prize! What are you waiting for?!

So the other day I stumbled across this link on twitter-- and I thought it was awesome. Apparently, they found some skulls, one of a knight, in some castle and decided to do a reconstruction of the knight's face. I have literally not closed the tab for days because I keep going back to stare at him and think "whoa."

AND THEN, I thought, HOW COOL WOULD IT BE if they reconstructed and rendered the faces of the vikings they found in that mass grave?!?! My friends, I want this to happen. Any of you who have connections with anyone who has connections with people who do this kind of thing, please do what you can to set it into motion. I want to see what the vikings look like when they're rendered back into CG flesh and bone. I know you do too! Who wouldn't?! Give the beheaded vikings back their faces! I think they'd like that! I bet as vikings they would be like "Hey look at that! Now when the end days come, folks will recognize us when we sweep in to fight for Odin!"

All right, I know, I can do better than that-- I didn't really think about it. Give me time and maybe I'll figure out something better. (I kind of feel a short story coming on.)

Lastly, I want to welcome all you new followers! Thanks for joining up at  Good to Begin Well! I promise that I do sometimes post more than just blogfest entries, and I do try to keep it interesting with a smorgasbord of science, history, mythology, and writing. Most of you don't really seem to care about the science stuff, but sometimes it really is cool! And I promise I won't waste your time with anything that isn't!

Any questions? Anything you're dying to know? Ask away below!

What I want to know from you is: what's your all time favorite book? (Title and Author please!)

Now that I've asked that question, I'm trying to think of what my answer is and having a heck of a time. I'll get back to you!

OH! P.S. During one of the earlier blogfests-- First Kiss maybe, or else Kissing Day Blogfest-- Someone posted a scene with a guy named Lucan. I can not for the life of me remember to whom Lucan belongs, but he is lurking about in the back of my mind and I would be TOTALLY GRATEFUL if someone could point me in the right direction!  Seriously, you are awesome, because I keep thinking about that scene, and I'd really, really, really love to read some more.


  1. I still think the knight looks like a rugby forward. It really does show people haven't changed much.

    All time fave books:

    Mysteries: The Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    SF: Dune, Frank Herbert

    Historicals: The Flashman Papers, George McDonald Fraser

  2. I keep imagining him with some kind of nose-guard helmet on his head, and it just matches his face perfectly. He looks exactly like the kind of person who would go looking for a fight. I mean, not that I'm saying knights were just looking for fights, or anything, but... well.. I'm sure SOME joined up for that purpose.

    Man, I really need to read Dune, don't I? If I'm going to call myself a fan of science fiction.

  3. I love facial reconstructions! National Geographic did one a while back on King Tut- it was totally cool!

    Favorite Book- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

  4. Oh! King Tut! That would be awesome. I'll have to look that one up! And Memoirs of a Geisha too, maybe. :)

  5. I am with Stephanie! Facial reconstructions are awesome, but I have no connections in that area, so sorry Amalia!

    You know, I have no all time favorite book. I am addicted to reading in general. I guess I would feel guilty for having a favorite, leaving the others out.

  6. Thanks for connecting us to the facial reconstruction site for the knight! That is really impressive. I agree that he looks like a football player and spoiling for a fight. And, yes, I'd like to see a reconstructed Viking, too! Hopefully, they'll give him some long hair...

    My favorite books:
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    The Dragon series by Anne MacCaffrey
    The Bible especially the Old/Hebrew Testament which is filled with fabulous stories of real people with all their flaws
    Historical Romance novels - I'll read anything that comes my way but like Medieval and Regency best probably because there are very few written in Ancient times.

    From following Amalia, I've learned that another follower is writing about Hatshepsut and I'd LOVE to read that book!!!

  7. That facial reconstruction link is SO COOL! He does look like a rugby player... or a frat boy... or sort of like Shrek as a human. Haha! Thanks for sharing. I like scientific and historic stuff.


    But because that's pretty close to home (you know, relatively) I think that is doubly awesome!

    I'm sure they do that on "Meet the anscestors" though don't they?

    Alice in Wonderland. But I'm pretty sure you already new that ;~)

    *hugs* *runs away*

  9. J.L.: You know, I think I can't pick just one either-- I used to be able to, but now I have a really hard time deciding! :)

    Mom: I expect they'll probably skip the hair because it's harder/more expensive to render, but I just want to see their faces! I think you would really enjoy the Mistress of Rome book I just finished!

    Genie:I know!!! ahaha. Shrek as a human! A little bit, you are so right!

    Mia: I do not think that is weird at all! :) I am kind of jealous that you live on top of so much awesome history! Please forgive me, but I've never actually read Alice in Wonderland. *shame*

  10. Well, I have to say The Lord of the Rings. It's the one I've reread the most. But there are so many others...

  11. I lurve that reconstructed knight link. he defo looks like a tough dude. I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark ally. I has my imagination running big time.

    Fav book: Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher.

  12. A good choice, Deniz!

    Sierra: I knooow! the wheels in my brain spun into overdrive when I saw it.

  13. Awesome stuff-I think it was great post.

    Too dang hard to come up with an all-time favorite book-just too hard. I could maybe narrow it to 5.

  14. Viking Reconstruction FTW.

    I don't have any one all-time favourite book. I have a list that I love and it is by no means comprehensive or in any order. I enjoy reading too much and moods drastically affect my number one.

    -The View From Saturday, by E. L. Konigsburg
    -The Harry Potter series
    -Holes, Louis Sachar
    -The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
    -Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan
    -Lots and Lots of Others that I can't remember at the moment.

  15. I have so many favorite books, I can't really narrow it down. So I'll just go with:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
    Because I love to read that book to my kids and to myself - and I can recite a large amount of the poems by heart.

    I have something for you at my place.

  16. Let me try again:
    Tomorrow there will be something for you at my place, lol ;)

  17. David: I feel the same way! and thanks!

    Sqrt(D): I don't even think I could make a list which is that short without a trial.

    Tara: hahaha!! I went over there and was looking and thought I was missing something! I'm glad you clarified! But then I realized I WAS missing something-- and that something was being a follower of your blog! I have corrected the error :)

  18. I could have sworn you were already following me. Thanks :)


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