poohcarrot wrote:"The land of the rising sun will soon become the land of the risen Son."
"F*#k off!" said I loudly. And people looked at me funnily.
pip wrote:Ah TShirt related fun.
Yesterday I made the mistake of not thinking about what i was going to wear and just grabbing what was handy.
We were going to the Births and Deaths office in Dublin to register Harry and get his Birth certificate and i wore my Darth Vader tshirt with the slogan Who's Your Daddy .
Got a lot of very starange looks especially from the single mothers
Who's Wee Dug wrote:Nice collection of proofs there Pooh, but what made you want to collect them instead of the 1st editions.
poohcarrot wrote:Who's Wee Dug wrote:Nice collection of proofs there Pooh, but what made you want to collect them instead of the 1st editions.
a) They're rare. They're rarer than the Colour of Magic 1st (506 copies). Usually there are only approx 120 printed of each one.
b) They're more expensive. Paying 20 quid for a first edition then another 25 quid to get it shipped to Japan is not cost effective. Paying 100 quid for a proof, then 15 quid to get it shipped is cost effective.
c) They're relatively cheap. Five years ago the pound was worth 250 yen. Now it's worth 125 yen. So buying stuff in pounds is relatively cheap for me.
d) They're fun to collect. Trying to locate them and get them for a reasonable price is fun. I've been collecting for three years now, and there are still some I've never seen anywhere. There have also been four I've seen, but the price was too high so I didn't buy.
e) They contain mistakes and bits which aren't in the first edition. It's fun finding these mistakes.
f) They're an investment for my kids. How much would a complete set of Terry Pratchett proofs be worth in 10 years? A lot of them are signed and dedicated.
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