The Dancing Writer's Advice

Amber Skye Forbes

The Dancing Writer's Advice

tumblrbot said: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?

Tea. I’m grateful Teavana has opened up at my mall. Helps with the depression. 

deuso:

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thedancingwriter:

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poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

Um, I was taught something completely different. I took a class for this just last semester so I remember it really well. 
Yes, there are some instances of noses getting shot off (the sphinx was once covered up to the neck by sand, people didn’t know what it was and the nose ended up getting used as target practice by, if I remember right, a French artillery unit) but the majority of it was actually Egyptian tomb robbers. The statues were meant to house the spirit of the deceased, and if you robbed the tomb, the spirit could come after you. By damaging the face in some way (nose is the easiest target although damaging the eyes was also a fairly common occurrence, I’ve seen pictures of statues with complete perfect noses and scratched out eyes) you remove the likeness and so the spirit can’t come after you. 
Not trying to chide anyone, but I just really hate it when something that’s totally wrong (like that crystal pyramid in the Bermuda triangle crap) gets spread around. 

I just have to re-blog this part because this is what I have learned as well in college in an anthropology class—and my college is a VERY liberal institution. You can do the research yourself to find plenty of articles that talk about tomb robbers being the primary perpetrators of statues missing their noses.
Sometimes the SJW side of Tumblr tends to find any reason out there to overreact about a certain something and try to prove a certain something with no real basis or facts to back up what they’re saying.
In fact, you can also do your research to find out there are statues from Egypt that haven’t been defaced.

Besides, this is not Cleopatra’s statue either. It was her son’s, Caesarion’s. Cleopatra’s palace went underwater after a huge earthquake in Egypt (2500 years ago). A lot of things could have happened while it was sunk.

So it’s “lies from my history class” and not “I don’t understand erosion” that is somehow enough to completely refute all the masses of historical evidence which tell us that Cleopatra was from the Ptolemaic dynasty, and thus from Macedonian Greek ancestry. Right.

I feel very, very, very sad for the 70,000 some odd people who re-blogged this thinking that the second reply to this post is completely accurate.

deuso:

i-am-a-misnomer:

thedancingwriter:

inky-starlight:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

Um, I was taught something completely different. I took a class for this just last semester so I remember it really well. 

Yes, there are some instances of noses getting shot off (the sphinx was once covered up to the neck by sand, people didn’t know what it was and the nose ended up getting used as target practice by, if I remember right, a French artillery unit) but the majority of it was actually Egyptian tomb robbers. The statues were meant to house the spirit of the deceased, and if you robbed the tomb, the spirit could come after you. By damaging the face in some way (nose is the easiest target although damaging the eyes was also a fairly common occurrence, I’ve seen pictures of statues with complete perfect noses and scratched out eyes) you remove the likeness and so the spirit can’t come after you. 

Not trying to chide anyone, but I just really hate it when something that’s totally wrong (like that crystal pyramid in the Bermuda triangle crap) gets spread around. 

I just have to re-blog this part because this is what I have learned as well in college in an anthropology class—and my college is a VERY liberal institution. You can do the research yourself to find plenty of articles that talk about tomb robbers being the primary perpetrators of statues missing their noses.

Sometimes the SJW side of Tumblr tends to find any reason out there to overreact about a certain something and try to prove a certain something with no real basis or facts to back up what they’re saying.

In fact, you can also do your research to find out there are statues from Egypt that haven’t been defaced.

Besides, this is not Cleopatra’s statue either. It was her son’s, Caesarion’s. Cleopatra’s palace went underwater after a huge earthquake in Egypt (2500 years ago). A lot of things could have happened while it was sunk.

So it’s “lies from my history class” and not “I don’t understand erosion” that is somehow enough to completely refute all the masses of historical evidence which tell us that Cleopatra was from the Ptolemaic dynasty, and thus from Macedonian Greek ancestry. Right.

I feel very, very, very sad for the 70,000 some odd people who re-blogged this thinking that the second reply to this post is completely accurate.

inky-starlight:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

Um, I was taught something completely different. I took a class for this just last semester so I remember it really well. 
Yes, there are some instances of noses getting shot off (the sphinx was once covered up to the neck by sand, people didn’t know what it was and the nose ended up getting used as target practice by, if I remember right, a French artillery unit) but the majority of it was actually Egyptian tomb robbers. The statues were meant to house the spirit of the deceased, and if you robbed the tomb, the spirit could come after you. By damaging the face in some way (nose is the easiest target although damaging the eyes was also a fairly common occurrence, I’ve seen pictures of statues with complete perfect noses and scratched out eyes) you remove the likeness and so the spirit can’t come after you. 
Not trying to chide anyone, but I just really hate it when something that’s totally wrong (like that crystal pyramid in the Bermuda triangle crap) gets spread around. 

I just have to re-blog this part because this is what I have learned as well in college in an anthropology class—and my college is a VERY liberal institution. You can do the research yourself to find plenty of articles that talk about tomb robbers being the primary perpetrators of statues missing their noses.
Sometimes the SJW side of Tumblr tends to find any reason out there to overreact about a certain something and try to prove a certain something with no real basis or facts to back up what they’re saying.
In fact, you can also do your research to find out there are statues from Egypt that haven’t been defaced.

inky-starlight:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

Um, I was taught something completely different. I took a class for this just last semester so I remember it really well. 

Yes, there are some instances of noses getting shot off (the sphinx was once covered up to the neck by sand, people didn’t know what it was and the nose ended up getting used as target practice by, if I remember right, a French artillery unit) but the majority of it was actually Egyptian tomb robbers. The statues were meant to house the spirit of the deceased, and if you robbed the tomb, the spirit could come after you. By damaging the face in some way (nose is the easiest target although damaging the eyes was also a fairly common occurrence, I’ve seen pictures of statues with complete perfect noses and scratched out eyes) you remove the likeness and so the spirit can’t come after you. 

Not trying to chide anyone, but I just really hate it when something that’s totally wrong (like that crystal pyramid in the Bermuda triangle crap) gets spread around. 

I just have to re-blog this part because this is what I have learned as well in college in an anthropology class—and my college is a VERY liberal institution. You can do the research yourself to find plenty of articles that talk about tomb robbers being the primary perpetrators of statues missing their noses.

Sometimes the SJW side of Tumblr tends to find any reason out there to overreact about a certain something and try to prove a certain something with no real basis or facts to back up what they’re saying.

In fact, you can also do your research to find out there are statues from Egypt that haven’t been defaced.

thedancingwriter:

You’ll have to click on the pic to enlarge it.
Mariah Wilson, friend/content editor, created this graphic for me with a few 5 star reviews she pulled from Goodreads. Along with this, I’d like to give you another excerpt from the book:
Oliver reaches out and tucks a strand of hair behind my ear. To an outsider, this would seem like an affectionate gesture between two lovers. Of course, Oliver has been my friend about the same length as Collete has. We just don’t get to see each other as often. I will admit I’ve always felt something for this boy, but I have always kept my feelings at that: a little something. Relationships are impossible for those in the Order. He’s also the first boy I’ve interacted with who is my age, so that ‘little something’ could be a false feeling. 
While the graphic already tells you where you can get my book, you can get it at Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, and Amazon Australia. The book has sold in all these places, and from what I’ve seen of the Amazon USA website, there is only one print book left. I’m not sure about the rest of them, although I know Amazon Australia unfortunately does not sell the print book. However, if you’re in Australia and you want a print version, I’m selling a few for $10.99. 
Re-blogs would be greatly appreciated. Help spread the word of When Stars Die!
Thank you. :)

thedancingwriter:

You’ll have to click on the pic to enlarge it.

Mariah Wilson, friend/content editor, created this graphic for me with a few 5 star reviews she pulled from Goodreads. Along with this, I’d like to give you another excerpt from the book:

Oliver reaches out and tucks a strand of hair behind my ear. To an outsider, this would seem like an affectionate gesture between two lovers. Of course, Oliver has been my friend about the same length as Collete has. We just don’t get to see each other as often. I will admit I’ve always felt something for this boy, but I have always kept my feelings at that: a little something. Relationships are impossible for those in the Order. He’s also the first boy I’ve interacted with who is my age, so that ‘little something’ could be a false feeling.

While the graphic already tells you where you can get my book, you can get it at Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, and Amazon Australia. The book has sold in all these places, and from what I’ve seen of the Amazon USA website, there is only one print book left. I’m not sure about the rest of them, although I know Amazon Australia unfortunately does not sell the print book. However, if you’re in Australia and you want a print version, I’m selling a few for $10.99. 

Re-blogs would be greatly appreciated. Help spread the word of When Stars Die!

Thank you. :)