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    Apparently mine arrived today, and as expected Wrathette #1 is busily reading it instead of doing her homework. Ah well, she has to go to bed eventually...
    I don't know that I believe that *anyone's* 100% a ****, ma'am.

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    How's the International Order situation going? Still waiting on my copy, and I just want to ensure it's not gone missing in the postal services.
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    Got mine today in Europe. I read it from cover to cover immediately. Totally worth it.

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    Got mine today in Houston (seems like a long time to get to the other side of the city, but whatever). Calendar (2014) was a bit damaged, as it didn't fir properly in the package, books are fine and look great. I predict much time wasting tonight.

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    Do you folks get notifications when it is delivered? Just want to make sure I don't miss it while I'm at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWombatOfDoom View Post
    Do you folks get notifications when it is delivered? Just want to make sure I don't miss it while I'm at work.
    Nope, came via USPS, so just got a pink slip in my mailbox telling me I had a package at the apartment office.

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    Guess what I just opened!
    How vampires work in OOTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWombatOfDoom View Post
    Do you folks get notifications when it is delivered? Just want to make sure I don't miss it while I'm at work.
    No notification via any internet means; my mailbox sucks and rain soaks everything, so I reroute all my mail to work. Dunno if they'll leave it on your doorstep or give you a slip.

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    Phoenix, AZ. I was waiting for the deliverer to knock on the door but they came earlier and just plopped the envelope near the doorstep without me noticing. No internet notifications, either.

    After days of not seeing anything, the one day I don't check is when someone reminded me the book was here.

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    Mine showed up today as well. Luckily, one of my neighbors was coming home right about then and grabbed it off the porch before the wind could start it on it's way to the river.

    (And yes, I did include the S&H instruction to leave the box at my apartment door instead of outside.)

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    Just got mine The February and October pages had me shrieking with glee, by the way. Loving the new art upgrades for the Azurites.
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    I just got mine today!

    The bonus comic with the sphinx made me put down the book to laugh for a while.

    I did notice that the new lettering font doesn't render accented e's properly. Page 730, panel 1, and at least one other place. Not a huge deal, but maybe fixable before the next printing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Plactus View Post
    Got my package today!

    It was empty. Not even a receipt. Not damaged either.

    Guess I have a slightly longer wait...
    Wow. Depending on your level of optimism, that either the best or worst practical joke ever in the history of the world.

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    Also, I got a book today. Unfortunately, it was a book I had ordered for one of my classes, and not the OotS book.

    Tomorrow is Friday, which means I still have two days in which to expect it before my weekend with again be OotSless.

    I hope it comes tomorrow. With so many of you reporting success in that area, including internationally, I have hope that despite the frozen hellscape that is Michigan right now, I may yet receive it.

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    Got my book today in Mass. (I mean in Massachusetts, not like I got a big box of them [en masse].)


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    A question for Rich, since a new book is out and it's only really worth asking then - why "foreward" and not "foreword"? Seems like a consistent typo across the books.
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    IT IS HERE! IT IS FINALLY HERE!!!


    The glorious book arrived in Michigan but a few short minutes ago.

    *It's even more beautiful and glorious than in the pictures. It is even thicker than I imagined. And heavy too! I love just holding it and smelling it. It's very impressive. I am beaming just knowing that it's here, and as soon as I am done writing this, I can just lay on the couch for hours enjoying it.




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    Got mine in Iowa today. Now I have to figure out how to get the entire wall of postit's that I generated in 9 days onto my 12x12 calendar. :)

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    I appreciate the spoiler guards, everyone, since here in the Washington, DC area, the calendar and book, via bulk shipping, yet again did NOT show up with today's mail.

    It sounds as if next week I should start bugging Ookoodook if it hasn't yet shown up.

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    Hooray, our book finally arrived! Thank you to the brave USPS worker who dared to leave his (hopefully warm) truck to step into the cold State College Pennsylvania weather to put this on our doorstep.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Hooray, our book finally arrived! Thank you to the brave USPS worker who dared to leave his (hopefully warm) truck to step into the cold State College Pennsylvania weather to put this on our doorstep.
    Oooo. If its in Pennsylvania, theres a chance I'll get it today!
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    My book finally arrived yesterday up in Minnesota! So far I've only had time to read the foreward stuff, recap, and the first chapter, but I love the bonus material that I've gotten to. For me, my favorite part of the physical books is Rich's chapter forewards. I always love getting that extra insight into events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakaran View Post
    My book finally arrived yesterday up in Minnesota!
    This gives me hope for tonight when I get home (also in MN).

    Do not crush my hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbidus View Post
    Got mine today in Europe.
    What shipping did you chose? Standard or preorder bulk shipping?

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    Woo hoo! Mine arrived yesterday! Naturally, my kids all wanted to read it, and my wife said, "I'm not going to see you tonight, am I?". So the kids got to look at the calendar, and I spent some time with the wife. But I still got some reading time in! Thanks, Giant!

    My calendars and book (and shirt for my oldest daughter) arrived in the same box. The calendars barely fit, and needed to be tapped out, but aside from a slight bend in one corner, are in great shape (I bought last year's calendar too). No shipping notification other than the email from Ape Games I got several weeks ago.

    To those of you still waiting, I hope your books come soon!
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    Mine showed up today! NYC, bulk preorder shipping. I can't read it until I get home from work, so the only thing I can say about it is that it's _heavy_.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzclowningham View Post
    Mine showed up today! NYC, bulk preorder shipping. I can't read it until I get home from work, so the only thing I can say about it is that it's _heavy_.
    Indeed. I got SoD in the same package, and by comparison BRITF felt like an actual book, rather than a comic.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    All right, having gone through both, I'm going to put a few of my thoughts out there.

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    First, the calendar art was excellent as expected. It also satisfied my desire to see the updated villains and other assorted characters, who I think look quite good in it (Still want to see them online, though). It was also quite clever. The October and November extras were especially great. As were the flumphs.

    The Preface was probably the saddest one. Durkon has now become the unwitting master of dramatic irony, I think. I think the preface to SoD is still my favorite, but this one is close

    The bonus comics were for the most part just amusing, although Niu's scene was pretty cool. I especially laughed at #708b. However, the ones with Tarquin's axe and Eugene were actually somewhat plot important, and will be getting plenty of reference soon enough, I'm sure. There were also a few with a bit of character development. Also, is it just me, or were there a surprising amount of references to older jokes in them.

    The commentary was also quite interesting, especially the not-so-subtle hints about Roy. I wonder when it was written, because most of it seems to have been written as though during that hiatus.

    All in all, an excellent book, possibly one of my favorites.
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    All right, having gone through both, I'm going to put a few of my thoughts out there.

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    First, the calendar art was excellent as expected. It also satisfied my desire to see the updated villains and other assorted characters, who I think look quite good in it (Still want to see them online, though). It was also quite clever. The October and November extras were especially great. As were the flumphs.

    The Preface was probably the saddest one. Durkon has now become the unwitting master of dramatic irony, I think. I think the preface to SoD is still my favorite, but this one is close

    The bonus comics were for the most part just amusing, although Niu's scene was pretty cool. I especially laughed at #708b. However, the ones with Tarquin's axe and Eugene were actually somewhat plot important, and will be getting plenty of reference soon enough, I'm sure. There were also a few with a bit of character development. Also, is it just me, or were there a surprising amount of references to older jokes in them.

    The commentary was also quite interesting, especially the not-so-subtle hints about Roy. I wonder when it was written, because most of it seems to have been written as though during that hiatus.

    All in all, an excellent book, possibly one of my favorites.
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    I'm incredibly interested to see how Roy's consequences play out. Right now, the Snarl, the backstory thereof, and the world-in-the-rifts is of great interest to me.
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    I got my copy today (hooray!) in NYC. Unfortunately, my particular copy seems to have a binding issue, where the tops of pages weren't fully cut, and are bound to other pages. I'd prefer not to cut the pages myself, since I'm afraid of damaging the book, not to mention they'd probably end up leaving a jagged edge.

    Anyway, I've reached out to Ookoodook about it, and haven't heard back yet. Just wanted to put this out there in case anyone else had a similar problem with their copy.

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