Oh what the fuck, also you think we australians would learn with all the flooding that goes on here >.<
What's in your colllection, do you want any of it replaced?
I'll have to check through properly to see what's been taken out. Anything still readable I'll be happy. Things that will hurt if they are lost are my early Valiant comics, Batmans, Supermans, etc.
I've checked the office many time through very heavy rain and some minor flooding - no problem before.
wow, that really sucks.. but look on the bright side, you can now say to people "Sure, I had that ultra-rare comic but it got destroyed in the great flood of 2010". No -one will ever be able to disprove your story!
I do have some rare stuff, just need to see what, if any, of it has been hurt.
But I buy comics I like, so even if the rare stuff is damaged, if it's still readable I'll be happy.
Hope my Detective Comics #27
is ok... :P
oh no!!!!! I am so sorry Danny were they insured???
Theoretically they should be covered by the household insurance. Practically, will need to check through paperwork.
Part of me is going that if my Sandmans have been ruined, it's a good excuse to buy the tradepapers and/or Absolute editions :)
2010-09-13 09:10 am (UTC)
You know it would be nice if you caught a lucky break every now and then.
I had a stroke 4 1/2 years ago and can still walk and talk.
I have 2 fit and healthy children, and a wonderful wife.
I got to work for a little while on an animated series of Doctor Who for BBC Wales R&D, and I've had 3 DW short stories published.
I have a very large group of very supportive friends across Australia who wouldn't hesitate to help me out in almost any situation.
I think I've had a *lot* of lucky breaks :D
Edited at 2010-09-13 09:23 am (UTC)
Can't argue with that.
I also don't want to argue with that. :)
That's pretty much my perspective. I'm alive, warm,safe and fed. Everything else is gravy.
Plus, I had a look around WorldCon. I was far and away the prettiest person there!
And with the cutest arse. That's all I ever seemed to manage to see of you! Must arrange to catch up at some point :-)
Argh. Good of you to see the bright side. It's been a rotten week in so many ways, and I think you've been pretty darned admirable throughout the aftermath. I send you love and hugs,and maybe later some comics.
I'm just laughing about it now. I love my comics and haven't had the spare money to buy any in ages, but if I've lost a huge chunk of the collection (haven't had time or been game to look in the boxes today), it's small potatoes compared to some of the other stuff this week.
This was just bad luck, a chunk of the crap this week has been from malicious and ignorant fools.
I just read that most of them are salvagable, at least for reading purposes, so that's a relief. Tim and I are the same about our collection - we buy them cos we like to read 'em. :)
Love to you and all your huggables!
As a fellow bibliophile, if not a comicsphile, you have my heartfelt sympathy.
I would have been way more hurt and upset if my Terrence Dicks Doctor Who books had been wiped out. Then I would have been crying about how unfair the universe was :)
And rightly so! What fair universe would touch a hair of a Terrence Dicks Dr Who book's head :)
I'll live. Some are almost certainly in tradepaper form.
Although if I've lost my run of Lethargic Comics Weakly I'll be heartbroken.
I'm pretty sure I've got you (mostly) covered there if you have lost them.
Stating the bleeding obvious but that's fucking awful
On the plus side, the Doctor Who books are all safe!
Not sure about the DW comics though... hmmm... Though I know my original printing of the Dr. Who and the Daleks movie adaptation comic is safe. *phew*
As I tweeted - I'll send you a list of what I have, and you can let me know what you're interested in. So sorry to hear this, Danny. Are you up for a visit this week?
Thank you. Yep, still up for a visit. You were talking Wed, yes?
Dear universe: kindly stop raining on Danny's parade, RFN.
[Edit]: "Still breathing, must be a good day." <-- *reminds self*
Edited at 2010-09-13 11:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for being willing to take on the universe for me :)
Talk to? Piece of cake.
Can't make any guarantees it'll listen, mind you.
I am personally offended by this flood. I no longer feel safe in weather. I demand an apology from God.
"Well, on the bright side, I suppose I don't have to move them all now."
Well you still have to move them, but now you can use a pitch fork.
Sorry to hear it, Danny. Requesting a list of what you lost, I'm sure I'll have at least some of them in that collection of mine I haven't even looked at for years.
I laughed very hard at that. You bring such joy to my life :D
Will try to find time/energy to go through them tomorrow.
Damn... I am so sorry hear that. Hopefully that which you wish to recover can be found with relative ease :(
I was going to add my own, man that sucks sentiment, but you don't seem to need it :) Still, I kind of wish I did used to read comics just so I could now pass some on to you, and declutter my house further. What other crap has the week served up to you? (I'm behind on LJ and other things)
Man, that sucks.
I can't begin to imagine how that feels.
Hopefully, you haven't lost too much.
Finger crossed all of you Image comics #1
issues are OK because they are going to be worth a fortune.
The mean thing is I waited a full year before I moved them in there. Checked for leaks, checked after really heavy rain, and have always made sure to keep the drain in front of the office clear.
I cleared the drain shortly before we headed to Melb, but the winds and rain blew down enough crap in that short space of time that it blocked enough for the water to back up into the office.
3-4 more weeks, that stuff wouldn't have been in there.
On the bright side, I'm pretty sure none of the stock stored down there has been hit.