I love these socks a ton and will definitely be keeping them after The Great Sock Experiment of 2018 comes to it’s natural end. If you can’t quite read them — and I apologize for the strangeness of the angle, but when socks only have something of interest on the outer part of the leg, it’s a challenge to get a picture — that circle reads “Deus Ex Machina”. It’s a well-known latin phrase translated as “a god from the machine”, which references the occasional use of an artificial or improbable device to resolve a plot complication. Yanno, like, when an army of formerly unmentioned ghosts suddenly appear to vanquish The Dark Lord.
With that in mind, these are the perfect socks for the 1st of December, what with NaNoWriMo ending yesterday and everything. Because not only did the end of November appear to resolve the conflictS many writers were feeling during NaNo, but since, well, it’s a fun literary reference, obviously.
Here’s hoping you’re having a great weekend, and if maybe it didn’t kick off quite as awesome as you’d hoped, that there’s a god in the machine to save you before works starts again on Monday!