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Nathan is mad... ( very old thread )
Friday, July 29, 2005 5:36 AM
Quote:Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
But then again, should we really expect anything other than this from someone who uses the phrase "the internets"?
Friday, July 29, 2005 5:57 AM
Friday, July 29, 2005 6:48 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Rat:
Here's what I sent:
"Do you have any Nathan Fillian autographed Serenity comics? If you do, please get back to me! I might be willing to pay as much as $20 for such an item! Please check and let me know!"
Friday, July 29, 2005 7:18 AM
Friday, July 29, 2005 7:40 AM
I'm a lucky girl - the comic book shops here in my home town surprised me delightfully - they were sold out, and the owner called TWO of his competitions to find me not one - but all THREE covers. I had to drive a bit to get them, but they were SO worth it.
Nathan's experience is the experience I EXPECT from comic books stores, sometimes. SO many seem to be staffed by power-mad, moronic little Comic Nazis like Darryl. MAN.. SO glad I don't live near this shop.. I'd become the non-money-spending annoying customer that comes in once a week to be obnoxious.
Man.. You do NOT mess with my Captain, and dude, if you REALLY paid 19.99 for a copy, YOU are the Dummy. No one is going to pay that when they ARE still available, and WILL BE available for THREE BUCKS. How completely stupid do you think us Browncoats ARE??? WE know we can get it for less, did you REALLY, REALLY think we would pay YOU $20 for something we can get elsewhere for THREE??? I mean.. really.. I just can't imagine that any sane business person STARTS at a point where he thinks his customers are that stupid, and then COMPOUNDS the issue by letting people like Darryl have ANY contact with the public.
You must be a franchise or something, cuz otherwise, why haven't you gone out of business yet?
Dude - You let NATHAN FILLION get treated like that?? He's the Frelling CAPTAIN... the monumental stupidity of this entire incident simply leaves me astonished.. and kinda giggly, cuz, well, the antics of the truly stupid are sometimes just kinda amusing...
Friday, July 29, 2005 8:25 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Shadesiren:
I'm a bad girl... I left a comment in his livejournal, and I don't care....
Friday, July 29, 2005 10:03 AM
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Monday, August 01, 2005 2:30 AM
Quote:From Livejournal.com/users/ivica - 2005-08-1st
A work-related tale. It’s actually good. Read it.
A little bit of a preface here: The ’Serenity’ comic has been hot property. We’ve sold out of it four times, and this is only the first printing of the first issue, which has been out for two weeks now. We’ve been getting calls from Calgary to see if we still have any copies left. Yesterday, joy of joys, we managed to wrangle one in, with a sticker price of $19.99 because, of course, we had to go through the not-Diamonds secondary market, and we don’t want to sell it at a loss either. Incidentally, it was the Captain Malcolm cover, which was the first to go off our shelves initially.
In comes a customer, and he was intending to buy the very expensive comic. Only he does not want to pay the $19.99. He wants to pay the US cover price. Prices stand firm, heated discussion takes place. I’m working the phone, so sadly I don’t get in on the details. The customer leaves, unhappy and comic-less.
Turns out that customer was Nathan Fillion.
Like I said, I was on the phone, so I missed out on little details like that (I didn’t recognize him, obviously. Hey, I’ve only ever watched one episode of Firefly!). Anyways, the story eventually finds its way to the internets, and whereas before we were dealing with one angry actor and his closest friends/family who he would relay the story to, now we get to deal with his fanclub.
There were a total of four messages on the voicemail. Two of them asked for an apology, and were calm and straightforward. One demonstrated the brilliance of internet persons who make good on their threats of action: "Hey Darrel, you suck." The final one was someone pretending to be from Dark Horse Comics (they publish the Serenity comic), threatening to not let us put any of their titles in our store. Advice to the anonymous woman who called: if you want to make us believe you, first a) leave a call-back number, because business is business, and b) know that we don’t deal with DH directly.
The kicker is that someone, possibly Rick R. Zimmerman, Assoc. AIA, needs to fix their fax machine, as it sent out around fifteen faxes, all the same thing. I’d hate to spoil the contents by posting it here. Ask me, because I asked Darrel for a copy (there were fifteen, after all) and I got one.
So now to end this on a high-ish note. Sadly, I suck at conclusions. I feel I ought to mention that the story’s been pepped up a little for comedic effect, and naturally biased, but it’s all true. Since this is the internets, no doubt the same stunning mind that brought us "Darrel, you suck" is going to find this and make a stink out of it. Sure, I could be reasonable and go into nice, calm explanations, but that wouldn’t make an interesting post, would it? And my LJ lacks in interesting posts.
The end... or is it?
I expect a few more messages on the voicemail tomorrow.
Monday, August 01, 2005 3:41 AM
Monday, August 01, 2005 6:34 AM
Down the centuries you have slurred the meaning of the words, WE THE PEOPLE...
Quote:Originally posted by slayerfan1975:
Like I said, I was on the phone, so I missed out on little details like that (I didn’t recognize him, obviously. Hey, I’ve only ever watched one episode of Firefly!).
Monday, August 01, 2005 7:16 AM
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Monday, August 01, 2005 7:35 AM
I suggest you find a way to make peace with the Browncoats.
With Nathan Fillion, perhaps. That's not my thing to do, though, so I'm not going to worry about it. As for the Browncoats, you guys have been spamming our email and fax machine, and haven't exactly been polite about it, either, so...
Monday, August 01, 2005 7:45 AM
Quote:Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
Who does this guy think he is?
Monday, August 01, 2005 7:47 AM
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Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:46 AM
May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:17 AM
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Friday, August 05, 2005 5:27 AM
Quote:Originally posted by tmurrie:
Well everyone, I think Nathan's anger has been avenged. Global News in Edmonton(edmonton's biggest news station) did a great story on how Warp One ripped him off, and how Darryl had his reasons, and didn't realize that he was Nathan Fillion, but stuck by his guns in the end. They even included a screenshot of our very own fireflyfans.net. I owe a deep thank-you to whoever brought this to the attention of the media, thank you thank you.
Friday, August 05, 2005 8:43 AM
Quote:There is a fire that burns within the hearts of Browncoats. Cross them at your own peril. This is one thing I've learned in the past three weeks.
I posted a call to Browncoats to boycott a jerk. The results have been hilarious, I think we can all agree. However, my brother gave me a call, and has concerns about how far it's gone, and I think he may be right. Let's look at the pros and cons.
Pros- Comic book guy exposed. Lost some business as a result.
Cons- Employees at his store are getting flak they don't deserve. As a matter of fact, there were a number of employees who were kind and helpful. My pal Mark says he gets great service from the very same guy.
Pros- The comic is incredibly popular! All these folks trying to get ahold of it is amazing and bodes well for the movie.
Cons- There are two similar stores in Edmonton, Warp 2 and 3, that are not affilliated with Warp 1 for the same reasons I don't I like 'em. They, too, are losing business.
Pros- Happy Harbor is getting extra business. Browncoats are ordering their comics from Canada, just to support them. (Which is the most incredible thing I've ever heard of.)
Cons- I'm starting to feel like a dick. I just wanted to boycott the fella, and now he's being tortured.
Pros- Funny stories of other comic store owners getting into business because they didn't like that same fella. Trevor from Saturn Comics got banned from Warp 1 at age 14. As I understand it, his offence was asking where the Hulk comics were. Now, with his own store, he banned Darryl.
I think a delicious bowl of hot, steamy justice has been served. What more can one ask than a man's eyes be opened to his effect on the world around him? I always try to think, though, what would it take for a man to change? Will being attacked make him a kinder man, or simply entrench him deeper?
It is my hope, Darryl, that you will henceforth be kinder to the people that come to buy at your store. Make them at home. Make them a welcome guest. Charge what you will, but be honest to folks if they can get the same thing cheaper elsewhere. Then you will be respected. PS- You are not a crap catcher, I said that because I was angry.
To you, Browncoats, I give props of the highest order. The support has been more incredible than one could hope for. It is now time we celebrate victory. This battle has left them bloodied and weary. Turn your battle worn selves back around, and go home to your loved ones with your heads held high. I salute you. To the employees of Warp 1, my apologies for any suffering you have endured as a result of my dissatisfaction with your employer. Perhaps you have suffered worst of all. I salute you. To Saturn Comics, who gave my niece a free comic, I salute you. To Wizard Comics, for polite, fun, and friendly service in Millwoods, I salute you.
To Warps 2 and 3, my frank and sincere apologies for any collateral damage you may have suffered, AND I salute you. Happy Harbor, you get a nod, wink, and a salute. Salutes to my peeps, and to our fallen comrades (Remember Lux? He would have thought this was hilarious). I think all you Browncoats are amazing. Your wit, and your willingness for action. Job well done. This was no Serenity Valley. This one was a win. Let us be gracious winners, and leave with honor. Ears and noses shall be the trophies of the day. I will be sending flowers to Warp 1 as a sign of peace. Lilies, I think. Now my brother can stress less. Gorammit, this was funny, though, eh?
Now I feel as though we should find a proper cause to harness all this incredible Browncoat support. I don't know what it is just yet, but it will definitly be more noble than a comicbook, and still funny.
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