Friday, May 23, 2008

Can anyone read cuneiform?

I received this today and I can't find anything out about it beyond a few bloggers, journalists, and "pop culture genre personalities" (whatever the hell that means) got one of four different letters; mine is the Sumerian cuneiform.

Since I'm not really any of the listed types (at least, not in a sense widely paid attention to), and because the envelope was actually addressed to my mom whose name is on my subscription, I'd have to say that this is a viral marketing campaign through Fangoria. For which movie, I couldn't say. I thought it was for Hellboy II until I found out about the Japanese website ( "Chishio" means "blood" and is apparently used as a metaphor to mean "hotblooded."

Weird, but in a cool way. Let's hope that the movie they're pushing is worth it.


Marvin the Martian said...

How funny! The other day, I suggested to my co-workers that we give a birthday card to an older co-worker, written on a clay tablet in cuneiform script, just like he used to get when he was a kid. They thought it was funny.

Lori said...

Oh, man! That's a great idea!!

DCBomB87 said...

A bunch of people got these. Some of them, and others, figured them out on

Lori said...

Thanks for the site, DCBomB87!