Two years out: Time Lords vs. deadlines, and a Kickstarter spotlight
Welcome to the "spotlight" - Kickstarter has changed the way our pages look. So far it seems a little clunky, but functional. Remember that we'll also mirror updates at the Egyptian Daybook website at egyptiandaybook.com , where you can direct people who still might like to back this project despite it being closed here on Kickstarter. Let me know what you'd like to see here if it's not here, and I'll get on that.
The Daybook continues to take its final and much improved shape. I'm almost done with the monumental task of transcribing all the Chronokrater (or "time lords" in German, the gods of each calendrical day) mentioned in previous updates. Zigzag has been very helpful with this process, as you can see. No pages have been eaten in the process. Yet.
Once the Chronokrater are all entered into the dataset, I can re-set all of the layouts for each calendar date. Essentially, this process created a new book. I knew it was going to be a monumental undertaking, but it was even more than I thought, and once I got into it, I couldn't stop halfway. I do think that you will enjoy the end result, however, as now there will be a single source for all of this material sorted by calendrical date. Currently, it only exists in German by the names of the deities, spread out over many volumes of the Lexicon der Ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen.
In February I gave a lecture about the calendar and its processes at the PantheaCon alternative spirituality conference in San Jose, and it was well attended and well received. It was nice to meet with some of my wonderful backers and get their feedback. It was also nice to be able to apologize to them in person for how long this process has taken. Lessons learned for future Kickstarter projects, I expect!
March 14 was our two year anniversary point, our Pi Day as mentioned in the video. (Yes, there was pie, in the form of lemon meringue, which I didn't eat in front of the books because they are far too expensive to chance getting meringue on...) I can't believe it's been that long. Getting this project out to you still has me very excited and I am hoping to be done with the Chronokrater soon so we can move back into layout and get this thing out there and into your hands. Currently I am setting the release date for Wep Ronpet (August 3), though, time lords willing, we'll be getting it out sooner than that.
Backers, and suggestions from backers for our library list from the stretch goal, are still more than welcome. You can contact me directly at tamara at tamarasiuda dot com for more information on that, as well as on the free wall-style calendar from August 2014-2015 that I created for backers as a thank-you gift for your patience on this project release. All backers, whether here or via egyptiandaybook.com, are eligible for a copy!