Orders for merchandise from 'Saga Shirts' are filled by Spreadshirt. They're billed and shipped separately from merchandise ordered through the other vendors who supply 'Celtic Art & Design' and 'Ars Celtica'.
So we did what anyone would do. We had the intern open it.
Therefore it was our intern, Riverdance Skywalker deLancey, who got the first look at a packet of designs that, had we but known it, would become the Saga Shirts line of clothing. In that packet - and I should say, in that first packet - was the original art that you now see on our Skull and Crossbones shirts and our Biohazard Symbol shirts.
We haven't been able to identify the parchment they were rendered on. All right: we haven't tried. We don't like the looks of it, and we don't want to know what it is. But the designs themselves seemed to shine with a dark light that compelled us to stare, and we were filled with a compulsion to put those designs on shirts - particularly, on black shirts - as quickly as possible. It's hard to describe how strong and specific that compulsion was. It was really irresistible.
... And before we knew what had happened, we'd done just that. Why? We had no idea what we were going to do with all those black T-shirts, and frankly, when they're all folded up and stacked, or unfolded and hung in rows, the office seems full of a subsonic whispering in a language we can't understand.
When the second black parcel arrived, we knew we had a problem.
We didn't want to open it.
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