It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to post anything or get much work done. So please allow this post to mark my official return to the wonderful world of the Mayans and Mesopotamians. Since I’ve been gone, like I said before, I didn’t have much time to work, but I had quite a bit of time to think. So what did I think about? My two stories of course!
Specifically, I completed my story about Cabrakan and his poor brother. That idea is just inches from the finish line! My idea about the displeased and apathetic archaeologist has taken form and has come along beautifully. This nameless man is one of prestige among the archaeological community but not of esteem, more specifically: while he is incredibly well-versed in translating Mayan glyphs and considered an expert on the subject, he is too much of a narcissist to be liked.
The above statue, known as ‘Ram in Thicket’ has been the driving force behind my Mesopotamian story. The idea I have thus far, is of a grave worker, who creates tombs for people upon commission. While most people know that magic assists him in his creation of elegant statues, they turn a blind eye because they also know that he uses “white magic”, so he is harmless. What the people don’t know is that he is the one and only wielder of both “black” and “white” magic; essentially what this means is that he has the power to do both good and evil. What he does with it, will be revealed in due time.