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General Chat => Help! => : ThryllSeekyr 23 February, 2010, 07:10:20 AM

: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 23 February, 2010, 07:10:20 AM
I only wish to know what Prog is being sold this week.

A truthfull answer is something I can use on the newsagency who I though were going to have some progs that I asked them to set aside for me.

Incidently they were the ones withthe latest Slaine stories in them.

I think they have decided to stiff me and wont respond.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 23 February, 2010, 09:01:16 AM
It's really a simple answer to a simple question.

I was thnking RadBacker, Floyd, Nerd from Oz and any other boarder or lurker that partiscipatres on this messageboard from my own country and time zone could help me out here.

I just need proof!
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Radbacker 23 February, 2010, 10:25:05 AM
sorry for late reply Mr mayor, got Prog 2010 this week.  the big thick end of year one.

Cu Radbacker
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Radbacker 23 February, 2010, 10:28:35 AM
you want the last four weeks before this week for the Slain story.
specifically 1662, 1663, 1664 & 1665
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 23 February, 2010, 12:10:29 PM
sorry for late reply Mr mayor, got Prog 2010 this week.  the big thick end of year one.

Cu Radbacker
you want the last four weeks before this week for the Slain story.
specifically 1662, 1663, 1664 & 1665

I'm quite ANGRY to learn of this and I wonder why a newagents who barely knows me has decided to treat me this badely....

As I recall walking into their store a few days preceeding Christmas late last year and seeing what must have been prog 1658 on the shelve which would mean that what RadBacker told me is just about spot on target.

It's quite obvious there's something pretty fishy about this.

What I should do?

This newsagency have told me they cancelled my order and then reconsidered and reordered, but they haven't gotten back in contact with me since last week.

They don't sound like they should be trusted leaving me hanging on this long.
 
I think I entitled to have this when it's supposed to be out, not be put into a queu.

God, I 'm just ranting and raving now, and I'm funing as well.

Honestly, they're should a law against this type of practice.

Wh, Why, why is this a persistant problem for me.

Would anybopdy else actaulley be having the same problem.

It's just a damn imported comic book, and well just about nearly every comic I've seen is, but it's it's not rocket science, I'm asking for.

Not the crown jewels I'm trying to obtain!!!

Yet the efforts they might expect from would have it so.

What am I to do, go treated fairly here.

I'm not asking this as a ruler, or king, not even as the mayor of this board, but as a paying customer.


: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Dandontdare 23 February, 2010, 12:53:36 PM
Tell 'em you're the mayor - that'll sort them out!
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Proudhuff 23 February, 2010, 05:44:41 PM
That's what happens when you employ Ozzies  ;)
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: vzzbux 23 February, 2010, 09:01:04 PM
You can't leave anything tied down.





V
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 23 February, 2010, 09:31:05 PM
Have you tried calling the shop yourself instead of waiting for them to call you ?

Have you considered actually visiting the shop to enquire about this ?

It might be an idea to do one or both of these things.People forget things and fuck up and you have to chase them.Thats life.

Have you paid this shop any money ?

What do you mean "not be put in a queue" ?

Why would you be put in a queue if you have placed an order ?

When did you place the order ?

I had to read through your last comment half a dozen times in an effort to understand what you are saying because its hardly clear and concise what your problem is.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: The Enigmatic Dr X 23 February, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
Subscribe?
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Roger Godpleton 23 February, 2010, 09:57:55 PM
Send Tharg nude pictures of your sister-in-law?
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Grant Goggans 23 February, 2010, 10:15:21 PM
Go Clickwheel, Mr. Mayor, you know it makes sense!
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 24 February, 2010, 07:57:08 AM
That's what happens when you employ Ozzies  ;)

Ahh, I hope you mean the store clerk and not me.

Have you tried calling the shop yourself instead of waiting for them to call you ?

Have you considered actually visiting the shop to enquire about this ?

It might be an idea to do one or both of these things.People forget things and fuck up and you have to chase them.Thats life.

Have you paid this shop any money ?

What do you mean "not be put in a queue" ?

Why would you be put in a queue if you have placed an order ?

When did you place the order ?

I had to read through your last comment half a dozen times in an effort to understand what you are saying because its hardly clear and concise what your problem is.



Answering all questing in the same order you have asked them......

ONE Yes, I have actualley, but not all the time. Once Last week, and I think it was twice in the January. Over the course of a week. Strangely, the time I rang them back then might have corresponded with the time Prog 1662 would have been available. According to what RadBacker told me. I don't wna tto be rining heem, evry minute of evry day. They might think I some silly twat if they don't already.

TWO Not since I had seen this one....

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9116/990893-1657_medium.jpg)....

Prog 1667

My next visit to the shop is when I know they are holding Prog 1662 mint condition and in it's shrink wrap packaging to prove it's never been opened.
Either they will call me or I wil have to cal them, but I not walking the distance of whaty I beleive to be a kilometere to the next suburb to their shop to find they don't have or are sold out. I wish to know before hand. As it is, I hardly ever leave my house. Strange as that sounds.

When I asked them to do this, I beleive they wrote it down in their ledgers and I gave them my first name and which prog I wanted when I next enquired about it over the phone nearly there weeks later.

Three NO, I haven't. That would be really silly on my part. Besides I can flip them the bird when they ring back in another months time and tell me that it's just come in. Can you beleive that the prog I am after was first released to the public  in early november last year.

I 'm looking through Ebay, now unless I can get them through the online store here.

Four I asked for the magazine alteast five or six weeks before it might have
be put on the shelves. I saw they had Prog 1667 on the shelves at the time. What I meant by being put into a queue is that somebpody ealse has oreder thge same comci and taken mine, putting me behind them. I could keep explaining my line of reasoning here, but will leave it at that.
 
Five I believe I have placed a order, but will still flip them the bird, because it's taken so long. I think that being Being put into a queue is biot of worse case senario. They might actualey be excopeting a few orders and decide to get the desired amount in a clump rather than order them in one by one.

Six Like I said earlier. I was in their store a few days before Christmas last year when I asked if they had any 2000AD magazines. They looked in the comic-book section for me, and found prog 1667. It was well hidden. I said I would get in contact with them either by phone or otherwise in person in the time I beleived that would be a few days before the arrival of Prog 1662. They even told me that on that particular Wednesday, that these magazines are delivered to their store on a Monday. I gave them my name, phone number along withthe numbver of the prog and the assumed date of it's arrival. Which they wrote down. That is as official as my order was. Strange thing is that when I next rang them, they told me that the prog I was after would be coming later than I expected. Two weeks later, I believe. I am expecting phone call any time this week as this would be the week they told me it would be in on.

I had to read through your last comment half a dozen times in an effort to understand what you are saying because its hardly clear and concise what your problem is.

I 'm just rambling, too angry to make sence, but I think that if your patient and read through my posts carefully, you'll get the gist of what I mean
What really irrates me is that it's such a hassle, when it's really simple. It IO am expected to try harder, then they might as well be paying me.

Subscribe?
.

I would in a instant if I had a thosuand dollars spare cash.

Send Tharg nude pictures of your sister-in-law?

As a threat, I don't even want to see pictures of my sister in law.

Go Clickwheel, Mr. Mayor, you know it makes sense!

How does that work again, Is that digital download. The trouble is withthose, is that you'll lose them all if you computer ever dies.

I might as well try to buy them individually through this website if they are still selling them.... brand new of course. I think I have a pare forty or fifty dollars somewhere.

Does anybody know where I can most easily obtain a firearm.

 
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 24 February, 2010, 11:13:25 AM
looking at Clickwheel now....

I think at 1:49 pounds I'll be paying about fifteen dollars for those downloads I'll need, but I'm still not sure.

I'd rather order the actual magazine, from you web site if possible.

I've just contacted somebody that I knew who was selling 2000AD in the past even if non oe my seacrhes tunr up any on the site.

I'm awaiting a reply from them now.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Grant Goggans 24 February, 2010, 11:21:30 AM
Clickwheel keeps an archive of your purchases.  Once logged in, you can redownload anything you've purchased.  You can also make easy backups of your collection by archiving them to CD-Rs, to flash drives, or to a Gmail account.

In other words, if you're sensible, something catastrophic will have to happen for you to lose what you purchase digitally, and that it's probably more permanent than a physical copy.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 24 February, 2010, 11:41:35 AM
That sounds very promicing, but a real magazine in my hands is still hard to beat.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Grant Goggans 24 February, 2010, 03:33:33 PM
Mayor, I feel you.  I've got every 2000 AD but about 40 archived on a nice shelf downstairs.  I love mah progs.  But seriously, for cost, for convenience, for reliability, for being able to read the darn stories without waiting forever for somebody to ship them to you, for being able to enjoy just how much more vibrant Clint Langley's artwork looks on the screen compared to in print, digital's the best solution.  You could be reading "The Smuggler" right now instead of debating the point!!
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 24 February, 2010, 04:50:07 PM
Truth is I did nothing wrong, but some one has decided to shaft me around, and if Radbacker was right! Which I'm sure he is. Then I would have the desired progs in my possession right now.

Through no fault of my own, I am without the progs I speak of.

I think I have already gone the exceptable length and shall go no further,

 but despair at my loss.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 24 February, 2010, 05:53:18 PM
Sounds like you need to do some research and find a more reliable newsagents who is willing to order progs for you which might mean it will not as close as a Km away which is pretty close.

If its those progs that you want specifically then i will consider selling you my copies that i have already read if you desperately want them otherwise i would keep trying EBAY.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 25 February, 2010, 07:24:45 AM
Your offer, most appreciated, but thats something I wouldn't even do.

As for research on my local newagencies. As I lived here my entire life, so far. My knowledge of these places is considerable. Yet, things change, people come and go and sometimes they go under new management.

That particular place is in the next suburb which happens to be the most convenient for myself if I am travelling on foot despite being nearly a kilometre away.

I can also get there quicker by train, as the walk from my place to the station and then to the newagaents at the next stop is considerably shorter.

In that suburb there's another newsagency, in the shopping complex off the main road down the street from that and another off the main road heading back into the actual township that might be considered closer to my place if it wasn't on the other side of the railway line. I used to bu my stcik books there. You know the ones with name slike D-Cup & Big n Bouncy

Actualley if you can imagine a railway line going into the town at one end, and the other end that eventualley gets to Brisbane, where the newagency I was talking about in the first place is at the next stop, and my suburb is halfway between them.

There are about four or five major newagencies in that town and two newstands, one at each supermarket. Of the major newagencies. One of which was selling the magazine a few months ago. I was buying them from there for a while, but stopped due to money proplems. That must have been nearly two years back now. I actualley rang them as a last resort after I found out the other place wasn't coming through for me. They  don't sell them anymore as well. They certainly didn't help me when I rang them about a month ago. Just to ask which prog was currently available. Ah no, they didn't know what I was talking about.

I almost forgot to mention there is a newstand at the mini-mart round the block, and another smaller shop afew blocks over. I haven't been to either place for ages as I don't get out much these days. The second place I mentioned. I haven't been there in early twenty years. It's just so out of way, and I very much doubt it, they would stock 2000AD. I would be very surprised if they do. Theire selection reading amterial is very limited. I doubt it would be even worth the short walk over there. I used get my tabloid magazines there. You know the type with a page three girl posing topless or nude. People Magazine A filthy habit that my addiction to 2000AD had helped me to control in the past, but lack of money and natural maturity controls that habit now.

Funny how that seems when written down.

About, little mini-mart round the block from me. A old source of junk food in happier times. I felt more welcome there when I was younger then I do now. Is because I older and more sensitive to certain things. I do certainly have more reservations about visiting this place and would be saving alot of money on junk food if I had any in the first place.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mike Gloady 02 March, 2010, 06:32:44 PM
That sounds very promicing, but a real magazine in my hands is still hard to beat.
Seemingly hard to get hold of too.  Go digital and all your troubles evapourate, now I know it's not ideal, but it IS a solution.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Proudhuff 02 March, 2010, 06:54:33 PM
Sorry to hear your troublrs Mr Mayor, but as the man says Clickwheel is looking like yer best bet, either that or the expensive megazine subby.

PS don't buy the gun that's money you could waste on comics!
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mike Gloady 02 March, 2010, 07:09:47 PM
I never thought I'd have to type this.  Even HERE.  But here goes.

"Don't buy the gun.  It's only comics, yeah?"
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 06 March, 2010, 12:38:22 PM
A gun, if only it would be so easy to obtain one. But it would seem that they're hard to get as well.

Now, I wonder about the idiots who get their hands on hand weapons and other firearms.

The ones that go postal, and get imprisoned.
 
If my threat has been noticed, then why haven't they contacted me, why have they not made amends.

Why should it be my life's work buying a comic.

In the past week, through EBAY, I have managed to get into contact with some of shop owners in the U.K, because I had them listed as favorites in the past.

Two of them have have answered my call, but have not completly come through for me.

If you understand, I'm on a limited budget and would like to buy all five or six progs from the same seller paying the pastage and handling fee only once.

Anyway, the strange thing is that like alot of other comic book sellers in my locality don't seel 2000AD at all.

EBAY used to be be such a rich source of 2000AD magazine. Old progs and the most recent. Now it's barren.

Just try doing a seacrh on EBAY yourselves. See what you find, and compare that with a search you did last year, a year before, three years ago.

In the very least, typing in the word Slaine still turns up some results, evenif not as much as before. I will still find a selection of Quality Comic Editions, there's always some version of the Horned God, and the souveneir hardback edtion of Time-Killer, and Slaine the King. The regular version of the Slaine Reaction Action figure. One of the foundry minatures, a few old newspaper progs or one of the ones put out in the mid ninties.

I'll tell you now, If people enjoy getting a rise out of me, then they will really love getting their head blown off as well and thats the reasonm I've really been thinking about a gun.

I'll still be sitting here in a years time, still without those prog because I beleive sincerely that I have already gone to significant lengths to obtain them.

 
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 06 March, 2010, 11:34:23 PM
A gun, if only it would be so easy to obtain one. But it would seem that they're hard to get as well.

Now, I wonder about the idiots who get their hands on hand weapons and other firearms.

The ones that go postal, and get imprisoned.
 
If my threat has been noticed, then why haven't they contacted me, why have they not made amends.


I'll tell you now, If people enjoy getting a rise out of me, then they will really love getting their head blown off as well and thats the reasonm I've really been thinking about a gun.





Is this for real ??
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: M.I.K. 07 March, 2010, 12:17:31 AM
I sincerely hope not.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 07 March, 2010, 01:15:25 AM
I sincerely hope not.

Comments of that nature that are posted online could easily be reported.

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: TordelBack 07 March, 2010, 08:47:31 AM
TS, if the situation is honestly bugging you that much, and none of thesuggested  alternatives work for you, I will personally undertake to buy an extra copy of 2000AD and send it to you in monthly packs or whatever.  You can sort me out for the direct costs via paypal.  The wife does loads of eBay selling, and I often send stuff to my brother in Oz, so adding an extra package a month would be no burden (just don't ask me to do it every week).  It's honestly not worth having violent fantasies about.

While we're on this subject, I've seen copies of The Courtship of Jena Makarov in various places about town for about €16, and I'd be happy to buy one and post it at cost to any needy squaxx.  Not that any of this solves a distribution/printing problem, but as a short term balm...
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 07 March, 2010, 03:35:20 PM
TS, if the situation is honestly bugging you that much, and none of thesuggested  alternatives work for you, I will personally undertake to buy an extra copy of 2000AD and send it to you in monthly packs or whatever.  You can sort me out for the direct costs via paypal.  The wife does loads of eBay selling, and I often send stuff to my brother in Oz, so adding an extra package a month would be no burden (just don't ask me to do it every week).  It's honestly not worth having violent fantasies about.

While we're on this subject, I've seen copies of The Courtship of Jena Makarov in various places about town for about €16, and I'd be happy to buy one and post it at cost to any needy squaxx.  Not that any of this solves a distribution/printing problem, but as a short term balm...

I offered him my back issues as i think its the Slaine issues that he is after.That was an easy commonsense solution but he wouldnt have it and i was going to say that if he had brains he would be dangerous but that might not be correct.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Roger Godpleton 07 March, 2010, 10:29:13 PM
This is the greatest thread of all time.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: VinceBot 08 March, 2010, 12:10:51 AM
This is the greatest thread of all time.

It's like some crazy obsessive trainwreck.

I suggest he moves to england, finds out where they're printed and shack up next door.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Roger Godpleton 08 March, 2010, 12:35:16 AM
I feel I should point something out.

The ones that go postal, and get imprisoned.
 

In many cases, such people don't end up in prison.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 09 March, 2010, 01:11:21 AM
Blah, blah, blah, blah, etc... etc....

As I was typing out a fairly lengthtly reply to this the other night when I lost it all and said it
Oh, bugger it....., wehy do I bother!

I will get back to you on that offer of yours Tordelbach.

Like are you sure you have spares?

How much time will you give me to reply properly?

Reagarding, Peterwolf's negative re-enforcement. You claim I'm being the fool. That  I'm such a idiot. I haven't threatened anybody here on this forum, I merely said I wish to use a firearm on storekeeper for being difficult and messing me around. Because of that I missed out. What ever happened to the customer is always right.

Why you taking their side?

Your not even there, or are you?

My argument is, I don't reallywon't anybody else's progs when it was very possible that I could have had my own. I don't want to get the digital download either. Not when I could spend waht little money I have on the actual magazines.

As I'm sitting here now, nothing is going to happen, time is just passing me by.

I will get back to you on this Tordelbach.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: TordelBack 09 March, 2010, 01:33:44 AM
Like are you sure you have spares?

I don't currently have spares, TS, but I'm happy to buy two of any current or future Prog and send them on to you.  If you'd like I'll cost up the postage and give you a likely price per issue/month  If a constant flow of progs is unsuitable for your budget, I could just buy two of any Sláine-containing issues.  Just trying to help a fellow fan out, since you're obviously suffering and I buy my Progs from a shop and regularly post stuff to NSW, where I have a brother, a sister-in-law and a gorgeous niece.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 09 March, 2010, 01:52:08 AM
You know the ones that I wanted were progs 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666.

They should been and gone a while back, like late last year in the U.K..

You sure you can get those?

I'm only interested in those, they are not current or future progs.

So, I think that might be a problem.

If I had acouple of thousand dollars spare, I would start a yearly subscription.

You have folks in N.S.W. I was down that way over five year ago, since 2002.

I have a neice as well, of my older brother and his wife who went on European vacation & were briefly in London just recently, but I neglected to ask them to pick up any progs.

Such is strained relationship, I often get whatever he's buy me.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 09 March, 2010, 02:09:02 AM
Blah, blah, blah, blah, etc... etc....



Reagarding, Peterwolf's negative re-enforcement. You claim I'm being the fool. That  I'm such a idiot. I haven't threatened anybody here on this forum, I merely said I wish to use a firearm on storekeeper for being difficult and messing me around. Because of that I missed out. What ever happened to the customer is always right.

Why you taking their side?

Your not even there, or are you?



Do you always type comments when you are pissed ??

I have just deleted 5 seperate comments because to be totally honest i dont want to say what i think in this instance.Mainly out of politeness and the fact that i can be very direct.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 09 March, 2010, 03:30:38 AM
I know what I'm talking about......

 I asked a store clerk, if they would hold some comics for me, when I visited their newsagency late last year.

I gave them my name and number.

I left telling them that I would ring them again at the time just before I beleived the progs I had told them I wanted might be arriving.

When I got home. I created a mini database and saved it as documnet to the computer. It had all the progs listed up to the one that I was after with the dates next to them. So I could keep track of them and know when to ring them.

I have contacted them a few times in the past about this.

The first time I did ring them. Which would have a few days before I expected the first of those progs to arrive, I could tell it was a different person, possibly a young man like myself. They vere very unco-operative.

They told me there no 2000AD magazines on their shelves when they bothered to ring me back and that the ones that I wanted would be arriving two later than I expected.

Which is contrary to what Radbacker told me.

The next time I rang them, it was a girl on the phone. I got her to check the shelves & she gave me a negative on that.

She said the same thing, that expected progs would be arrivng two weeks later than expected.

The next time I rang them, it sounded like the person I had originally spoke with in the store itself. He said that the order was cancelled & then re-issued.

I think this would have been over a month ago now.

Which is nearly two months since I might have been getting prog 1662. Which is what I wanted.
  
My mention to wanting to use firearm, is derived from the caustic spitefullness of the first person I spoke on the phone. He was givng me abit of a attitude. I really hate that.

So there's no such thing as your relibale friendly newsie anymore.

Do I always type comments when I 'm PISSED.

If you mean I'm PISSED as in inebriated. No, I don't drink much at all, not lately. You need money for that. I am PISSED-off, but I don't always comment when I am angry, and I'm not realy boiling right now even. Though, I am alittle irritated & overtired.

My bad spelling & misplacement of letters, words, is just my own inability to type properly. Thats just me. I want to say alot and will try to type real fast. I do this more, when I am feeling alittle anxious.

As for the rest of what you said. Maybe your right and you shouldn't comment at all. Wasting your time and maybe I'm wasting my own.

My problem with you and perhaps a few others is that you seem comvinced I'm imagining this and that I should just buy the download or your secondhand progs. You seem to think I'm bad guy here.

What opinion have you formed about me exactly.

Maybe I shouldn't ask, but I am.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 09 March, 2010, 05:26:50 PM

As for the rest of what you said. Maybe your right and you shouldn't comment at all. Wasting your time and maybe I'm wasting my own.

My problem with you and perhaps a few others is that you seem comvinced I'm imagining this and that I should just buy the download or your secondhand progs. You seem to think I'm bad guy here.

What opinion have you formed about me exactly.

Maybe I shouldn't ask, but I am.


Dont ask.

Anyway why not get in contact with comic shops in Australia and find one that is willing to order 2000ad because they are likely to be more sympathetic to your needs rather than pissing around with some newsagent that isnt even interested in your business.

How about that ?

Why not get in contact with Denise @ the 2000ad shop and order the back issues that way ?

Lastly i dont think that you are imagining things at all and i never said that you were but i was commenting on your comments where you were talking about firearms because to me that creates rather a negative impression and makes me think that you have questionable reasoning and judgement.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 10 March, 2010, 06:29:41 AM
I got a phone call from the newsagency today, sometime this morning.

It was the girl on the phone, & she told me she was only able to get prog 1666.

Prog 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665 are going to be problem for them.

Anyway, I said I won't being any progs from them unless they have them all.

I then I hung up, and thought to myself when they ring back I'll them let them know I won't be interested in buying from them anyway.

I don't care about the comics now, I am already messed up about it.

Because they have now made me feel lousy.

They 've already demonstrated that they are unreliable and I just don't like them now.

I could just keep rambling on here, but I fear I wil make less sence as I go on and on.

Peter Wolf says....

Anyway why not get in contact with comic shops in Australia and find one that is willing to order 2000ad because they are likely to be more sympathetic to your needs rather than pissing around with some newsagent that isnt even interested in your business.

How about that ?

Well, as you should know, I have been. I have have got into contact about three sellers that I have already added as favorites in the past on Ebay. They can't even come through for me, not completely anyway. As for Ebay in general. Any search for 2000AD magazine  on this website comes up as a zero. It's been like this since late last year.

Amazon.com don't have any either.

I know the places in the city won't have them. They won't touch them They did once have all the old Judge Dredd graphic Novels published by Titan but the were all sold overnight. That was nearly five years ago.

You advice has alreay been considered.

I know Kings Comics in Sydney won't have them.

I't like 2000AD gets a grand snubbing around here.

I only haven't tried whatever stores there might be in places like Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Ayres Rock and Tasmania.

I've seen the places in Melbourne on a trip I took down south several years ago.

Like I said earlier, I don't wish to make finding a reliable seller my life's work. Which is how thinggs seem to be going.

I'm just being phycotic trying any harder.

As it is I'm thinking of taking a match & just torching my entire collection. It's only holding me down. I won't try & sell them, I'll just burn them, I already know I won't get much for them.

Of course, I'll wake up tomorrow & think differently.

About FIREARMS...

They aren't always a negsative. Alot of people legally own them and resons of sercurity, but there always the excpetion that almost wide as the amount of people who already have them.

I know a guns aren't always safe. I just read on my news page that some three year old girl shot herelf in the stomach, because her father left a his loaded gun without the safety on lying around, near the WII controllers which she mistook it for. She's now dead.

Firearms I want one because I demand instant repect for shopkeepers, even If I don't deserve it.

Did you know that in some parts of the U.S.A. they don't let you stay or enter if you don't have a registered firearm. Thats right, you must have a gun on you while in their territory. Strange, I think thats just the] sherriff/cowboy mentality, a throw back to the days of the wild west. I think thats in Utah Not sure really. I read this in Ralph magazine. So it might be fiction, but it may not be. As they say about fiction & truth. What is stranger?

I'm just rambling again, and just a five minutus ago, I got another phone call from the same girl saying that it is imppossible for them to abtain the progs I wanted anyway. I just told them their're lousy as I actualley saw the magaizne in their shop. Thats why I bothered to ask. It's a sick joke if that was what they were playing and I hung up before they could finish.

It does feel like they have written me off because they have picked up on my hostility but that still doesn't justify their attitude.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: TordelBack 10 March, 2010, 06:45:25 AM
Firearms I want one because I demand instant repect for shopkeepers, even If I don't deserve it.

I suspect you're mistaking fear for respect there, TS, and even thinking about using a gun in that manner is a very bad idea.  If you read the "Curse Diamond" and other similar US-based threads you'll see that you are far from the only person to have endless frustrations getting your progs, so it's not like these difficulties are a reflection on you personally.  Shopkeepers run shops to make a living, and the profit on maintaining supply or importing a handful of hard-to-find issues may simply represent too little income for too much trouble - they're a business, not a public service.  Obviously they should be more polite and straight in their dealings with you, but they genuinely may not want the business because it's too much hassle.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mikey 10 March, 2010, 01:18:27 PM
Wow! Some serious anger there TS - you'll have a warp spasm if their not lucky. But listen to Tordels; it's very unlikely they're doing it to you as a personal insult, it just doesn't make economic sense for them to track down the issues. And they did phone to tell you.

I've been thinking about the weight of progs in my house recently and whether I should keep the single issues ad infinitum when I can buy trades of my favourite stories, so in a spirit of friendship and to help out a squaxx I'll happily send you the progs if you want them (and it'll be easier for me to get the issues again if I want), if you can cover the postage. Reply on here in the first instance and I'm sure we can get something sorted out.

Cheers

M.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 10 March, 2010, 06:10:55 PM
Hey, maybe your right....

I just find it so annoying that I even after they producedd a prog from the shelves late last year, they couldn't even secure the ones containing the last Slaine story Pat Mills wrote.

If they found something they didn't like in my attitude, then that can't be helped. I was reasonably polite to them at the time and even on the phone. The first few times. Today, or yesterday I bared my fangs at them.

Maybe you righht. Maybe those progs weren't on their regular intinery. Perhaps they were just a sample sent to them by the master of distribution. Who would thast be?shoulde. All the same, I had told them, Would you secure progs 1662, 16663, 1666, 1665 and next one for me.

That they may include having to order them, just incase the distritor stopped giving thgem out.

I don't any newsagency. I think any newsagency let alone a actual comic book store worth owneweight shou dbe able to order, get any thing I have seen on their shelves.

Tahst their job, they should know what their job is.

What if I asked for the same thing in Macdonalds resturaunt & expected the same thing.
I don't think so.

Now if they don't like me. If they think I stink, thats immaterial, it's not professional to single people out that way. That discrimatory.

What would like to know how & why newsagencies get their goods. Like there's stuff that you will allways find like the local daily papers, & magazines. You can never go wrong with Penthouse, Playboy & Hustler. Even the tabloids are always there.

Who controls distribution & now I'm getting to the part where I might beleive that the problem could be at your end. Maybe the U.K. distributors are really stiffing, them & me.

I believe the girl told me before I started geting surly, something about how they only get what they are sent.

So, is it Tharg himself who is the culprit?

Should I aim for the offices.

Seriosly I'm not pissed at anybody really, but really just very tired.

So, I would like try getting them through Denise. at your end.

BTW, Denise is the name of my late mother. Not really a common name either.


 

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 10 March, 2010, 06:30:17 PM

About FIREARMS...

They aren't always a negsative. Alot of people legally own them and resons of sercurity, but there always the excpetion that almost wide as the amount of people who already have them.

I know a guns aren't always safe. I just read on my news page that some three year old girl shot herelf in the stomach, because her father left a his loaded gun without the safety on lying around, near the WII controllers which she mistook it for. She's now dead.

Firearms I want one because I demand instant repect for shopkeepers, even If I don't deserve it.

Did you know that in some parts of the U.S.A. they don't let you stay or enter if you don't have a registered firearm. Thats right, you must have a gun on you while in their territory. Strange, I think thats just the] sherriff/cowboy mentality, a throw back to the days of the wild west. I think thats in Utah Not sure really. I read this in Ralph magazine. So it might be fiction, but it may not be. As they say about fiction & truth. What is stranger?



I am not anti-firearms in any way at all and never have been and never will be.I should have said so because that wasnt my point at all.

You cant legally own a firearm and keep it in your house unfortunately but i am all for gun ownership in the hands of responsible adults and i dont support govt gun grabs like what happened in the UK.I do actually have two early 19th century flintlock pistols but those are antiques.The US govt would like to remove the second amendment that makes it legal to possess firearms but they havent got a hope in hell of doing that as the majority of the US population would not go along with it.

As for criminals then they are going to have guns wether they are legal or not.

You must be joking about wanting to have a gun to demand respect from shopkeepers because before you know it you will be gunned down [police shoot to kill in these situations] in the street or you will surrender your firearm and be arrested and go down for as long time and you will most probably be subject to psychological/psychiatric evaluation because you will not get away with it.


This is a warning to you so hopefully you will listen.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Proudhuff 11 March, 2010, 01:19:06 PM
You know the ones that I wanted were progs 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666.

Mayor, I'll have a rake through my stuff and see if I can find these for you, if I find em I'll let you know and If I find em I'll send then to you okay?
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Grant Goggans 11 March, 2010, 01:29:36 PM
Did you know that in some parts of the U.S.A. they don't let you stay or enter if you don't have a registered firearm. Thats right, you must have a gun on you while in their territory. Strange, I think thats just the] sherriff/cowboy mentality, a throw back to the days of the wild west. I think thats in Utah Not sure really. I read this in Ralph magazine. So it might be fiction, but it may not be. As they say about fiction & truth. What is stranger?

Yeah, I think I read that in the same magazine that said that the earth was flat.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Dark Jimbo 11 March, 2010, 01:43:57 PM
This thread is... I don't know. Not what I thought it would be.

Brilliant, anyway, if a little unerving.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: TordelBack 11 March, 2010, 01:50:04 PM
Yeah, I think I read that in the same magazine that said that the earth was flat.

I find your ideas intriguing, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Peter Wolf 11 March, 2010, 02:19:07 PM

Thryllseeker:


155 pages - 7,771 2000ad items on Ebay is hardly what i would describe as "barren".
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: dweezil2 11 March, 2010, 02:33:13 PM
For the trying times that modern life throw at us, I find this helps:



: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mikey 11 March, 2010, 03:12:03 PM
Mayor, I'll have a rake through my stuff and see if I can find these for you, if I find em I'll let you know and If I find em I'll send then to you okay?

That's what I meant - not every prog I get but the elusive few.

Anyway...

M.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 11 March, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
Did you know that in some parts of the U.S.A. they don't let you stay or enter if you don't have a registered firearm. Thats right, you must have a gun on you while in their territory. Strange, I think thats just the] sherriff/cowboy mentality, a throw back to the days of the wild west. I think thats in Utah Not sure really. I read this in Ralph magazine. So it might be fiction, but it may not be. As they say about fiction & truth. What is stranger?

Yeah, I think I read that in the same magazine that said that the earth was flat.

I might just go see if I can find that one, scan it and upload the artical here.  As I have stored all those magazines, all of them neatly away. Though, It may take some major excavating in my room. Which is like a secret lair for magazines, comics, books, hidden underneath boxes, clothing, electrical components & other clutter.

Your probably right as well, being American yourself, you'd know that, I guess.


Thryllseeker:


155 pages - 7,771 2000ad items on Ebay is hardly what i would describe as "barren".

I meant it's just about barren of anyting I want for 2000AD magazine, apart from Slaine which still gives me a page of items.

Just you try finding anything 2000AD related on the Ebay serach engine. Maybe as your cleverer that me, you may dig out something, that doesn't even have anything do with Slaine.

BTW, I'm not dissing Ebay. Helped me out many times in the past. As of late, I think some rich asshole Ebay user might just be buying everything 2000AD

For the trying times that modern life throw at us, I find this helps:


That picture looking soothing, but the words, anything to do with the afterlife are alittle ominious & creepy.

Is that what I think it means or is that off hand reference to Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

So long & thanks for fish.

A shibboleth if I ever saw one.

Mayor, I'll have a rake through my stuff and see if I can find these for you, if I find em I'll let you know and If I find em I'll send then to you okay?

That's what I meant - not every prog I get but the elusive few.

Anyway...

M.

Before you do anything too strenuous, I'll just let you know that one of the sellers from the U.K have come back to me with a positive on all those progs & I'm now awaiting PAY PAL request.

Ace Comics

http://www.acecomics.co.uk/ (http://www.acecomics.co.uk/)

Oh, and there's a opportunity, they are selling their shop/buisness in Exeter. One of the locations I recall from Slaine.

I'd be tempted myself, if I had the passport, visas & cash.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 11 March, 2010, 06:24:51 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention.

I don't want Prog 1666.

As Slaine ends before that one.

I really after Prog 2010[/b. I like thepicture of Tharg playing chess.

Anything with a picture of Slaine.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 18 March, 2010, 01:06:33 AM
Finally, I have sent away for these elusive progs.

Hopefully some time early next week I will be reading the last installment of Slaine

 
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Roger Godpleton 18 March, 2010, 03:20:02 AM
Anything with a picture of Slaine.

Well there's quite a lot of white spaces in Stickleback so I could doodle over them and send them on their way if you like.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 18 March, 2010, 10:27:19 PM
I've never see your art work, but if it's as good as your prose, grammar, dicttion. Something I found while reading one of short stories in the competition. The one with the cat & some children singing some corruption of a christmas Carol. Well written, & the meaning of the whole story just escapes me. Like, am I supposed to wonder if I can actulley read at all.

If you can seriously draw Slaine, or something Slaine related & don't mind taking the time to do so. I should like to see some of your Slaine material up here.

Then we shall see if your not one of the fabled lost artists of Slaine

Changing the subgect......

Yesterday, When I finally sent away the money, there was the feeling of a certain amount of weight being lifted ffrom my shoulders. Not the weight of the world. Something still substancial & I still find it disgusting, I'm only getting these as back issues, & something llike three months afterwards when I had gone to some amount of touble to secure these as the progs that were currently being sold when they should have been. Even though they are a overseas export. Hell, I know the American Huslter magazine is & thats very easy to get over here.

But enough of that ranting, or else I might just keep raniting on & on & eventually start to contridict myself.

  
  
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mikey 19 March, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
Glad you got sorted TS...

M.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mike Gloady 19 March, 2010, 08:17:52 PM
TS got sorted?  What, in the "dog-taken-to-the-vet" way or the "it's-for-his-own-good-it'll-be-a-chance-to-heal-and-grow" way?!?!?
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 19 March, 2010, 11:56:51 PM
Honestly, You should know the problem with those progs by now & who's to blame.

Hopefully, my progs will be on their way.

I really don't think I was overreacting.

Otherwise I might have done soomething at that newsagency.

Anyway, you should all understand it's not my fault, & that it is the fault of the 2000AD ditributor.

Any blame coming my way, is just pure rubbish.

Anyway, Now I wonder what Mikey meant about me getting SORTED.....

I assumed it was my problem obtaining some 2000AD progs and noting to do with me personally.

By a strange coincidence, I have been to the doctors for a check up, & taking care of some personal difficulties.

Not that you would beleive anything of the personal medical problems I have been having.

I'm now very drowsy from the medication I have been given.

Thats all you ned to know.

: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Dandontdare 20 March, 2010, 12:05:08 AM
We just care about you TS!

Sleep well Mr Mayor.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: TordelBack 20 March, 2010, 07:49:43 AM
I'm now very drowsy from the medication I have been given.

And when you wake up, you won't want to chase the lady doggies around anymore...

Only kidding TS, well done for getting your Prog situation sorted, and hope your health issues are resolved.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mike Gloady 20 March, 2010, 12:11:19 PM
I was joking, TS.  Hope you didn't take my good-natured joshing as anything serious.  Get well soon mate, got some long term health issues of my own going on and they tend to sap one's sense of humour a bit.  Tkae care and get well mate.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mikey 21 March, 2010, 12:01:21 PM
I just meant glad you're getting the progs you were after.

M.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 22 March, 2010, 12:47:28 AM
I assumed you meant well, until somebody jokingly suggested otherwise. :D
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: Mike Gloady 22 March, 2010, 07:45:44 PM
Whoops.
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 22 March, 2010, 09:50:26 PM
Everythings cool, no worries :lol:
: Re: Addressing Australian Boarders Only
: ThryllSeekyr 27 March, 2010, 10:35:10 PM
Finally, those progs arrived on my doorstep over a day ago.

Since then, my interent has been tied up with other chores and it's always slow this time of the month. Noteven another webpage such as this one could be opened.
 
Since the computer is on it's break, I figured I'd share my thoughts on Slaine the Smuggler here on this thread, without necro-raising the official thread for this.

I actulley thought it was cool that Pat Mills decided to show off some more of Slaine's Red Branch education. The Warriors Shout or scream and the Wheel Feat.

It's all there if you've read The Phantom Chariot of Cu Chulainn.

....The Noise-feat of Nine, that is the Feat of Cat, the Feat of Cuar, and the Feat of Daire, the Blind-feat of Birds, the Leap over Poison, the Bed-folding of a Brave Champion, the Bellows-dart, the Stroke with Quickness, the Ardor of Shout, the Hero’s Scream, the Wheel­feat, the Edge-feat, the Apple-feat, and the Noise-feat; the Ascent by rope, the Straightening of Body on Spear-point, the Binding of a Noble Champion, the Return-stroke, and the Stroke with Measure....

Not that I'm sad to see this, it's a favorite subject of mine and some of those elaborate names need explaining and a visable demonstration in the pages of the comic.

My only problem with the Wheel Feat, is that it seems like a
ripp off of Xena's less lethal Chakram. Then again the more informed should know better and perhaps it's also just a tribute.

Disturbingly, it does seem alittle cheap. The way it's been presented. Almost like
the meelee unit's over-spammed missile attack you'll find in alot of fantacy computer games.

What about Ambroids? A new race of dumb villians for Slaine
 to beat up on. A lost race of reptile people from a earlier age. From the age of Lemuria I presume. Same age, but on a different part of that cycle than Shoggey Beasts, Beaver Folk, and perhaps even Formorians. Unless the latter were aliens rather than random mutations of other beasties. Thas only by my own reckoning. I had been theorising on this for quite a while and would love some feedback.

Maybe, I could ask Pat Mills himself next time he's on the [/b]Wednesday Night Chat[/b].

The name itself might be derived from Dinas Emrys. Otherwwise known as the  Fortress of Ambrosius and Myrddin's last name. Hence,
 the name of his fortress. Otherwise, I don't know if there is another connection.
Ambrosia Speical food or nectar of the Greek Gods. Supposed to be the source of their power, without which they would be rendered mortal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia)

Assuming that Slaine is a god of sorts, and that the Ambroids became his food. In a way, he ate them when he hacked into them with his axe. Not literally eat them, though. I suppose he's consumed worse comestibles.

Most likely, there is no connection at all.

They are certainly well drawn and painted. Perhaps they are a spin off of dinosaur.