I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how hard it is to replace things. I once had an entire car stolen with a trunk full of valuable books, and other hard to replace items. People are rude and stupid when they blame the victim. If the person who broke into your car had instead broken into your home would that guy then yell at you for not toting your movies with you? What if you got mugged in the street? Then what would his attitude be? My point is, people do bad things, no matter how careful you think you are being chances are they will get what they want if they are determined.
I am just glad you are all ok.
Now, to the point, I am sure all of your movies will be replaced. However if you have particular difficulty with any of them I might be able to help.
Please send me an email at thewylddream at gmail.com and I will let you know the details. (I had an email all written up but I couldn't find yours or your parents so I gave up and posted here.)
I'm really sorry, Sky. That's a pretty big hit for you and I wish I had an autographed copy of VM to magically send to you. I might be able to send you a few of the things on your list, though...I'll check. :)
Which address would we send stuff to? The home-base one in California, or somewhere on the road?
2007-05-31 02:04 pm (UTC)
That totally sucks. And as a Canadian, I'm *really* sorry it happened in my country. And that you had the parking attendant from hell (I'm guessing that's who "the guy that was there" was.) We're not all like that, honest.
Maybe it's worth setting up a paypal account or an amazon wishlist for people who want to help replace some of the stolen items?
Also, the artist whose work you saw at the VAG - Emily Carr, perhaps?
The top floor of the Vag ALWAYS has some Emily Carr. I think the paintings are glued to the wall.
2007-05-31 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for the rotten stroke of luck! I know how much that collection means to you. Good luck.
Hi Sky, Alex here. Just wanted to say Lisa and I both hope you're feeling better today, and that once again, we're really sorry that that happened in our city. Hope to see you later on today!
I think we can help with some of what's on the list, but don't want to duplicate. Should we just shout "dibs" here?
Let us have an address you'll be at in Alaska and we can send stuff to meet you; you won't want to do the long drive in both directions without entertainment.
I don't know how it stacks up with prices other places, Best Buy has Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls seasons on sale for 20/each right now, and all the Pixar movies for 13/each... which is a steal, considering their usual prices for those things at the store.
The sale is on the Best Buy website, too.
I have a whole season on Ranma 1/2...I'd have to check which one. However, their all big bulky VHSs. I know you uys are scrapped for space...if its one of the seasons your trying to get, would you still want it?
I'm so sorry to hear about the car and DVDs. And that unsympathetic guy was a total patoot.
Do you have a preference for widescreen or regular screen? We can totally send you a few DVDs, just give us a place to send them to!
Thanks for asking. The movies were all widescreen (or "shortscreen" more accurately).
If you think you might have a spare, feel free to email. Thanks!
I am sorry that happened to you guys. That makes me mad that people can be so rude! You guys don't deserve it.
I meant to add this but LJ was acting all screwy and wouldn't let me.
Anyway, I think we may have an extra Run Lola Run. I'll have to check. Trev and I would be happy to buy and send you something.
Let me know!
If you haven't already, make sure the RCMP/Police know that the Veronica Mars DVD was signed. If they're checking the pawn shops or fences, it would be the only identifier linking it to you and they may be able to snag the rest if they find that particular one.
But welcome to Vancouver! We're not all criminals. Really.
Man, that SUCKS. Is any of that covered by insurance at all?
You're in luck on at least one of those....Viz recently started re-releasing the Ranma boxsets as "thinkpaks" that are less than half what they used to cost. The 3rd season is out yet, but RightStuf.com has the first season for $45
and they have 40% off sales pretty reguarly.
Sorry to hear about this, but I hope insurance can take some of the sting of this away.
The editing software... that makes me feel really, really sad! Final Cut and Avid... that's some serious dollars! And Final Draft, you just got that, didn't you! I would be angry and sick beyond words. I commend you for being able to write about this as calmly and coherently as you have.
I'm pretty sure I have an extra Spirited Away around somewhere. I looked for it tonight but couldn't find it. I'll try again tomorrow and let you know.
Aw man. Being robbed is a horrible feeling. Hugs to all of you, and I'll help anyway I can.
oh, dear! *hugs* I am so sorry Sky!!!! Unfortunately I don't have any of those dvd's, but I hope that you can manage to get them all back soon!