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Wonder Woman 2017 – Sumerian and Ottoman

 

Recently my son and I watched the new 2017 Wonder Woman (WW) movie. During the movie, the scene of Dr. Poison having a notebook containing two languages peeked my interest. The scene indicated she needed the book, and it appeared she was attempting to decipher it to a point. To me, she was attempting to resurrect an old forgotten technology. This happened to be a powerful gas poison.

However, the point is, there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” There has been a lot of discussions recently on YouTube regarding the forgotten technology of the ancients, being resurfaced.

I found it fascinating we see this same glimpse in WW.

Ottoman and Sumerian

 

[Picture from http://mostlydeadlanguages.tumblr.com/post/163173770183/the-sumerian-cuneiform-in-wonder-woman]

The site mostly dead languages provide us the above picture and additional insight on the actually written notebook.

Now, here are the things that I feel pretty confident asserting:

  1. The notes are indeed a mixture of two languages.  Based on my difficulty extracting meaning from the cuneiform alone, I suspect that both are necessary for an accurate translation.

  2. The cuneiform is in the Neo-Assyrian (NA) script.  While this script was never used for writing Sumerian, it is the most standardized and simplified version, and (more importantly) it’s the most widely published version of the time.

  3. The cursive is an alphabet (or abjad) in the Arabic family, but it’s not Arabic itself, as evidenced by letters like چ (ç).

  4. “Ottoman” is not a language, but Ottoman Turkish and Persian were both used in the Ottoman Empire, and both of them had alphabets that contain چ.  As I’m utterly unfamiliar with Turkish and Persian, and only marginally familiar with Arabic cursive, that’s the most I can narrow it down.  Regardless, given that Steve was literally on assignment in Turkey, it’s very surprising that neither he nor the cryptographers recognized the script. [Source]

     

Diana Queen of the Amazons

We are told Diana was molded from a lump of clay and the god Zues brought her to life. This hearkens back to the Living God creating Adam from dirt.

Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Diana is the daughter of Zeus and a human. She is bestowed with godlike powers, “Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules.” Essentially a demigod or super human at the very least.

 

This cross between a god and human is the Nephilim. The Nephilim (“fallen ones, giants”) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1–4.  I wrote a similar post in regards to Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, where again we see the main character being a Nephilim.

So again the entertainment industry in 2017 circles back to the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 6:4.

 

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Amazon’s Sweet Spot for Authors

Amazon is probably the most known web based store providing books to customers. How many books are actually sold and provided on Amazon?

Answer: In the millions. Literally.

Check out the number in 2013.

Re: How many books are there for sales on Amazon?
Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:36 PM in response to: linn427 in response to: linn427
Twelve MILLION books?

That number has increased expotentially. Partly due to the ease of self-publishing tools.
I can only imagine if not already, it has hit around a billion.

According to this 2014 article Amazon Vs. Book Publishers, By The Numbers, Amazon books sales “account for 7% of the company’s $75 billion in total yearly revenue.” One can only imagine that number has remained or increased over time.

So what is a writer want-a-be to do with such a massive mountain of inventory? How can anyone hope to get their work seen, much less interested to create sales? My wife may have found some part of that answer.

Reviews on Amazon. 10 reviews and your book will start being suggested that others have bought this book. 50 reviews is the magical number where Amazon starts pushing your book.

It would seem in large part, it’s all about the reviews. Get authenticated buyers to provide decent reviews, and your material gets promoted. We already know half of the fight is to get your content in order and available. The bigger hurdle seems to market it and get it out there on a decent platform for all to ‘know’ about your content.

So, this writer want-a-be will keep creating content, and push people to leave reviews.  Now go out there and give me a decent review!

You can find my current books at Amazon with this link, right here!

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Utilizing IFTTT: Second Edition Nearly Complete

Wanted to provide everyone an update on my latest project. I have a beta reader providing me great feedback on this latest book, “Utilizing IFTTT Second Edition”. I have the cover created, and will be grammatically checking the content, once I make my final revisions.

 

This will replace four of my current E-books online at Amazon. IFTTT recently updated their website, streamlining their free web-based application.

Here is a piece of the book’s content.

Purpose

The purpose of this book is to introduce you into the web-based IFTTT application.

IFTTT is the mnemonic for If This Then That. This free web-based application is an online utility to provide an easy means to connect two services, and automate simple tasks.

This reduces every day or every hour electronic tasks, providing you more time.

You do not have to be technically savvy to use IFTTT. Rather, it is made to minimize and simplify tasks. These tasks include, but not limited to;

  • auto-posting blog posts with one simple action,

  • auto send a tweet out from a post,

  • update cross-platforms from one source,

  • log actions from a social platform,

  • setup smart appliances tasks,

  • and much, much more.

 

The book should be made available via paperback and E-book by end of the month.

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Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite

RPG Maker VX Ace Lite. Simple Enough for a Child; Powerful Enough for a Developer RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker Series.

Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite provides all the in’s and out’s the game developing system offers. I provide everything about the free system, and how to legally get around some of it’s limitations!

With over 19,000 words and 24 Chapters, the book offers content over fluff. This will become your optimum reference material!

 

Amazon: Ebook Black and White version
Amazon: Ebook Color version
Amazon: PaperBack

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