Discussion in 'Whatever' started by patrickvaz, Apr 1, 2017.
I've been called a douchebag many times . . . there's never smoke without fire!
Long and incredibly frivolous story ahead:
So in late 2014, about a month after I came to America to start school, I attended a screening of The Room. For those of you too sane for that kind of shit, The Room is a famously awful film released in 2003, and written, directed, produced and starred in by the one and only Tommy Wiseau. Tommy is a mystery, having emerged seemingly from nowhere to start an unsuccessful fashion business on the west coast, before he would go on to change the face of cinema as we know it.
I went to attend a screening with a bunch of kids I'd known a couple of weeks at most, because why not. One very confusing subway trip later we arrived late to the screening, but that was okay because they were operating on Tommy-time and just getting things started. Merch on the tables, photo-ops, people filing into the theatre. I bought a pair of underwear by his fashion brand, because of course they make stylish undergarments, intending to gift them to a friend. Tommy signed them for me, which was very sweet.
At the start of the screening, Tommy came to the front of the theatre and asked everyone who bought underwear to come to the front. Once we'd assembled, elasticated booty in hand, he said he had something special for us and looked expectantly at his assistant, who was holding a drawstring bag. The assistant dug through his bag for a second, looked back at Tommy and shrugged--there wasn't enough merch to go around. So Tommy turns to the crowd and asks for a number, I don't remember which number. And then he starts counting off on each of us in line, eenie-meenie-style, until he eventually lands on me. He takes off his necklace, a simple cheap ball chain with a branded pendant on it, and places it around my neck. I kneel to receive it obviously. Since then it was my good-luck charm, sitting in the net pocket of the backpack I used daily.
Last year I started vomiting inside a taxi on the way home, passed out on the sidewalk, and had to be hospitalised. I left my backpack in the cab, and never saw it again. I haven't been able to find the pendant for a while and figured it would just turn up, but today I realised it's probably sitting wherever my backpack ended up, probably in a dump, never to be found.
So fuck me, for doing that. It's a stupid damn thing, but I'm pretty gutted.
Do you still have the undies at least?
Fuck our Nissan Pathfinder that just does on the side of the highway as I was going to pick up the wifey and our baby from the airport.
Also, fuck the dozen 24/7 emergency towing companies that I called for a tow that either didn’t pick up the phone or their numbers were out of service. Thank goodness my phone was fully charged and I had lots of battery life to google towing companies for like 30 minutes before I found one.
I’m also super pissed that my significant other didn’t put my name on the insurance policy for our truck and the fact that she didn’t add emergency roadside assistance to the truck’s policy, even though we have it on all of our other vehicles.. Ugh.
What a shit night. At least my family is home safe from their little trip..
I think "fuck" is kind of strong, but...I shake my fist at Marusan for what i've experienced so far. Since I've ordered from them, my wife and I have just about made a human being that will be able to place an order for a Marusan toy herself by the time my products actually get here. There has been an update on the shipping schedule--but it's now 6 weeks since then with nothing new.
I'm cool with waiting for pre-orders--but holy shit. I think what bothers me is that they keep putting up pre-orders for new stuff. If I bought everything I would've liked, they would be sitting on so much of my money right now and I would have balls to show for it. *shakes fist*. I don't think it's a good way to run a business. I know things can happen--and I'm not an impatient person when it comes to things like this--but damn. The first time I ordered from them, they pretty-much forgot to ship it to me...it was a year later...I mean, ...FUCK, man. I might have waited for months before they realized it--or I asked them about it (which is what happened). Maybe they are juggling too many things at once?
It hasn't been all bad. I did have the second thing I ordered show up around the predicted time--give or take a month. I thought maybe the first time was just a little blunder, but i worry that I might be wrong there.
So yeah, not a "fuck you"--it ain't like that. but I needed to vent my frustrations somewhere. I just hope it arrives soon and well done, OR there is an update that I can count on.
I had the same experience with Marusan forgetting to ship a pre-order for about a year until I asked them about it.
If I hadn’t seen someone post the Booska for sale here I’d never have realised I should have already received it from Marusan.
Same thing with Marusan here. Took over a year for the Matcha Gappa set and I had to remind them. I don't know how they can do it. Sitting on customer's money and not sending them their product A-S-A to the effin P would drive me absolutely bats.
Really now? Weren't there three of these sets in total?
I was told around 30
And this is why I almost failed stats
This is partially why I stopped collecting some artists. Watching releases roll out before you even got the one you already paid for feels like a pretty good “fuck you” to fans. You wouldn’t be stoked to pay an electric bill and only get power whenever they got around to it.
As far as the Kumon, I wish I could say I’m surprised. But it does make it strange to me that this person went to Monsterpalooza knowing they were lookin’ for this.
Same account has listed Skulltoys and RxH before, not entirely random. Anyway, I just hope this doesn't become the going price for an exclusive Kumon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@zindabad Ah, okay. I didn’t surf their page, but it makes sense. Unfortunately, Kumon have been on this path for some time. The only bright side is, if you can consider it one, is these nerds can list at whatever ridiculous price they want. Doesn’t mean it’ll always sell for that much, though.
Eh. Someone with enough money who just “has to have it” will pay.
@hellopike That’s unfortunately very true, and an attitude I forget people often tend to have. It tends to be few and far between, but obviously they’re out there! It’s just wild sometimes, the way people think. I always say “if it’s worth it to you, then it’s worth it” but even my own outlook has limits and lines drawn!
Fuck the medical professionals who were prescribing opiates in exchange for cash and sex.
Same here. I understand all too well that shit happens and delays occur but when WEEKS go buy with no updates at all and that happens on a regular basis I tend to move on.
I know shipping sucks and takes time and effort which is why I pay someone to do it for me and they ship the day after stuff goes on sale.
That's one thing I love about buying from @Paulkaiju, he ships immediately after sale. I don't mind waiting because these are just toys and not insulin, but we are paying people huge amounts of money for said silly little toys and they should be cognizant of the fact without these patient fans they wouldn't be in the business.
@Waterbear Unfortunately, there'd been more than several occasions I'd waited months for releases to see my doorstep, while new painted and blank releases were dropping and being sold. Right there with you, though; shit and life happens, and shipping is a padded pain in the ass. But continuously taking people's monies and delaying each release is simply irresponsible. If you don't have the time/ability to get people what they paid for, don't do releases until you do!
@kid_miracleman Couldn't have said it better myself! My favorite thing about the likes of Paul, Joe, Dennis, Jon Rampage(and a bunch of others), is, they don't do the release until the FULL run is painted and ready to go(unless there's an open pre - order). Paul is, by far, the fastest shipping I've personally experienced. Even Joe with the Arch Usir was super fast, and dude has a full time job on top of toys.
This kind of makes it that much worse. I wish this money would just go to Dennis, who deserved 100% of the credit. Never mind flipping, whatever your take on it might happen to be, I can imagine it is pretty discouraging when people 're-selling' toys are making orders of magnitude more than the actual producer of the toy.
It's just my two cents and all, but can we please discourage this.
Flipping? . . . Blowing smoke up artists arses? . . . Promoting live auctions? . . . Post-whoring? . . . Buying flipped goods? . . . Discounting auctions? . . . Being a dick? . . . Ousting flippers? . . . Calling this junk 'Art'? . . . Collecting Kumon? . . . Using 20 words when 5 will do? . . . Posting on Skullbrain?
Need specifics before I sign anything!
Just another fuck you, that’s all
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