Sunday, September 26, 2010

Egyptian Gods


Following the post 'Elegantly Barefoot,' we must not forget that the gods of ancient Egypt were always portrayed barefoot.

The ancient Egyptians were so enlightened that they saw nothing odd about Pharaohs, queens or noblemen being shoeless in public. Contrary to any movies you might have seen, even if they did star Charlton Heston.


Moderate Mouse said...

This is going to sound really strange, but have you or anyone else from Facebook's "We don't wear shoes indoors" group considered taking the cause to the game YoVille, which is also on Facebook? (Yes, MM said the F-word...twice.)

In case you're unfamiliar with the game, one of the things you can do is create a character, from the face and hair to the clothes. You can change these things at any time. If you want your character to be shoeless when it's inside, you just click the "change appearance" icon (which is a pair of sunglasses), click on the shoes tab under "clothes", click on one of the boxes designated for a pair of shoes (which can be the ones your character is wearing or another pair in your inventory), and then click none. (You'd think that going straight to none would automatically make the character shoeless, but I have discovered that it doesn't. Don't ask me why. Also, if the shoes are part of a "costume" and you try to remove them, the rest of the costume comes off as well.)

Also, the game is set up in such a way that you can meet people that you otherwise wouldn't (like I did back in June I believe; the person I met in that game also happens to be from the UK) and have actual conversations with them via their "chat" feature. The latter may come in handy if 1) someone else comes to "visit" you via their character, you could ask them to remove their shoes if they do not do so and 2) you could bring up the whole shoe thing (or some other topic) when/if you consider the time to be right.

Again, I know it sounds strange, but it's just an idea that came into my head at some point. (For what it's worth, whenever possible, I have my character shoeless inside "her" apartment as well as the indoor portion of a "party entertainer" where she dances with guests in order to collect a certain number of party hats.)

Celestial Fundy said...

Thankyou for the suggestion, but I can usually find enough time-consuming to do online without playing games.

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