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Best. Week. Ever! [Sep. 13th, 2010|06:37 pm]
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It would appear that while we were away, the storms in Canberra actually managed to flood my semi-underground lair, destroying around 75% of my comics collection! This is fantastic news!

Oh... wait...


Well, on the bright side, I suppose I don't have to move them all now.

Late note - I should add I only saw the wet boxes from the outside, and haven't looked within. I might yet have only sustained minimal losses.

[User Picture]From: sonictail
2010-09-13 08:42 am (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 09:14 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mortonhall
2010-09-13 08:44 am (UTC)

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!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 09:17 am (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: kattilz
2010-09-13 09:01 am (UTC)
oh no!!!!! I am so sorry Danny were they insured???
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 09:17 am (UTC)
Theoretically they should be covered by the household insurance. Practically, will need to check through paperwork.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-13 09:10 am (UTC)
You know it would be nice if you caught a lucky break every now and then.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2010-09-13 09:11 am (UTC)
Sorry, that was me.
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[User Picture]From: narrelle
2010-09-13 09:30 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

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.
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[User Picture]From: murasaki_1966
2010-09-13 09:48 am (UTC)
As a fellow bibliophile, if not a comicsphile, you have my heartfelt sympathy.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:27 pm (UTC)
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 :)
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2010-09-13 09:50 am (UTC)
ouch :(
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:29 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mondyboy
2010-09-13 10:32 am (UTC)
Stating the bleeding obvious but that's fucking awful
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:30 pm (UTC)
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*
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[User Picture]From: jack_ryder
2010-09-13 10:45 am (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yep, still up for a visit. You were talking Wed, yes?
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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2010-09-13 11:07 am (UTC)
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)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you for being willing to take on the universe for me :)
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From: gutter_monkey
2010-09-13 12:17 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-13 12:34 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: tcpip
2010-09-13 01:06 pm (UTC)
Damn... I am so sorry hear that. Hopefully that which you wish to recover can be found with relative ease :(
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2010-09-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
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)

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[User Picture]From: vanilla_extreme
2010-09-13 11:50 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-14 12:18 am (UTC)
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.
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