Was watching Raiders of the Lost Ark a few weeks ago (on tape!), and it occurred to me that I'd like to see a Ravenwood ark of the covenant diary, like Henry Jones' grail diary.
I know this has been kicked around before... Did Wayne make one of these? Or a 'kit'?
I've seen bits & pieces of info on the Indygear forum.
The usual route is to suppose the green notebook Indy is writing in when he's in the map room and surveying is Abner's old ark diary.
It seems like a fun and interesting idea. Since I last saw Raiders I've been gathering information on the ark, Tanis, and pictures of such. A good diary's gotta have photos, drawings, maps, text, and scraps of stuff in it.
Also, if it's going to be realistic, it should have a relatively coherent narrative or progression. Should be a rough chronology of Abner's searches, travels, finds, etc. It should have multiple theories about location of ancient Tanis. Lots of talk about fate of the ark, speculation, Muslim rumors, Mishnayot, Well of the Souls, Walter Juvelius excavations, Cairo museum, etc. Chronologically, must show facts & discoveries about same, leading to Tanis, map room, Staff of Ra.
I'm still not entirely sure how I'm going to put this all together (if I attempt it at all). I am not going to hand-write it Â— would take forever, and I don't want my handwriting in it. That forces me to make the thing in the computer, which leads to it's own set of problems.
Like I said earlier, I've mostly been collecting pics & text from online.
I'd like to see what others have come up with, and as a special treat, I'll show you what I've been working on lately (a multi-use non-canon paper prop, good for filling out all diaries).