Archive for January, 2006

Sophia Medallion (artwork)

 Posted by Bob the Hamster on January 17th, 2006

Current mood: Wise

Re: So what are you up to these days, Gilgamesh?

Oh, you know. The usual. Mostly just working on rebuilding Ninlil’s sanctuary in Nippur (you know, the one in Tummal that the mesopotamians razed?)I haven’t seen much of Enkidu lately, he’s always been too busy ever since he hooked up with that harlot Shamhat, but this weekend she is out of town, so he and I were gonna get together and I was thinking we would go to the Great Cedar Forest and try to kill the demon Humbaba.And Ishtar keeps calling me, so I have stopped answering my phone. Sorry if I missed any of your calls because of that. Last time I checked my voice-mail there were like 50 messages, and the first three were nothing but her going “Oh, Gilgamesh, I love you, I need you! Call me back or I will call upon the divine wrath of my father Anu!” I just deleted the rest. I don’t know what I’m going to do about that girl. So needy.

Banshee Jeans (artwork)

 Posted by Bob the Hamster on January 10th, 2006

Current mood: upside-down

You may have heard the urban legend that you can trade a good pair of American Blue Jeans for a small car in Amsterdam. While that story is an exaggeration, it is true that blue denim trousers are often highly overvalued in certain economic contexts. If you haven’t done so recently, walk into any trendy clothing store targeting fashionable youth, and start looking at price tags.

Interestingly enough, blue jeans are especially prized in the supernatural realm, where the clothing industry still lags back at medieval levels.