With a revised draft for extended Unicode hieroglyphs doing the rounds, let’s take the time to examine some of the more interesting and useful symbols currently available when writing in ancient Egyptian…
I was recently reminded of Alsace’s greatest contribution to black metal music, the amazing Fadades. He inhabits a castle! He builds lasers! He wears knives! No one can figure out whether he’s parodying the genre or is terrifyingly serious!
In perusing the Fadadian oeuvre I stumbled across a – I do hesitate to use the word ‘song’ but let’s go with it – a song I hadn’t heard before. So of course I jumped right in.
The piece in question sees our hero returning to the same rich vein of landing his spaceship in Egypt and being annoyed. This time around he’s considering the “nightmare” of Ramses rather than his “rage”, and he’s managed to convert his spaceship into 3 dimensions! Well done Fadades!
He also discovers a domed city – Ramses was terrified of domes you know…
Anyway, as is traditional I’ve decided to attempt a transcription of what he’s on about. I think he’s trying to organise catering for a party and it’s not going well…
Ain’t jealous! Just a word, Not jealous! Seat yourselves,
Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess!
Excellent guests, Yet faith, Eggs! Yet faith,
Ah! Delicious! Humongeous! You seated at us!
Eggs for guests! Lettuce! Eggs! Lettuce!
Need to get suggestions for keggers! Tomorrow’s furious sun-a-rise! Need-a sauce! Like some samboria say… This is stupid, lists of guests, Really need a secure swain! Stupidest suggest, oy! Get us!
Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess!
Here we see another performance from the incomparable, castle-dwelling, laser-building, French master of metal, FADADES!!
Unlike some of his other more ‘abstract’ videos, this one has an easily comprehensible plot. The alien FADADES comes to Earth and lands his spaceship in Egypt. Here he discovers that his precious ice keeps melting in the desert heat. This angers him, and as lightning flashes across the sky (no doubt a result of the disturbance caused by his ship plunging through the atmosphere) he curses. “BAD ICE!! DIE ICE!!” he shrieks over and over again.