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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    My memory of those days are fading but I do not recall any time when chaps came up in conversation during my high school years. What kind of crowd did you hang around with?
    I went to White Privilege High on the south side of Chicago. An all-male college preparatory high school for the alpha sons of industry that only prepared me to hate the entitlement of the sons of wealth. My parents had to borrow money to send me there in case anyone was wondering why I don't count myself among the Sons of Privilege. ANYWAY, bullying was as much a part of that place as lockers. Ass-less chaps were mentioned during the time-honored inquisition process, when boys were indicted, accused, and put on trial for the crime of being less than MEN.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    My memory of those days are fading but I do not recall any time when chaps came up in conversation during my high school years. What kind of crowd did you hang around with?
    Same here, Martin LOL!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post

    Yes, ass-less chaps is a common redundancy. People said that all the time when they were guys in high school. People said that a hell of a lot more than necessary considering no one ever wore them.
    My memory of those days are fading but I do not recall any time when chaps came up in conversation during my high school years. What kind of crowd did you hang around with?

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Not that you did, but I always find it funny when people say buttless chaps . . . because they're buttless pants, that's what makes the chaps. Just like saying sleeveless vests . . .

    Back to our regularly scheduled "where's my book at?" thread . . .
    Yes, ass-less chaps is a common redundancy. People said that all the time when they were guys in high school. People said that a hell of a lot more than necessary considering no one ever wore them.

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  • bookworm 1
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    I have a couple questions . Wondering when the Second SK grab bag is shipping and also I’ve noticed that the last few shipments have been packed with brown paper instead of packing peanuts. Just curious if this is for environmental reasons or has COVID brought a shortage of packing peanuts . I ask because some othe publishers are doing the same and some are still using the peanuts. Packing is still great so it’s more of a curiosity thing then anything else

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Not that you did, but I always find it funny when people say buttless chaps . . . because they're buttless pants, that's what makes the chaps. Just like saying sleeveless vests . . .

    Back to our regularly scheduled "where's my book at?" thread . . .

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post

    Ah ok, then it's my chapbook. Is it a catalog allowing me to order chaps? Is it that kind of chapbook?
    Here is the original announcement:
    An Exclusive Brand New Richard Chizmar Signed Limited Edition Chapbook!

    So, it is by Richard Chizmar, it is signed and it is not used. However Amazon has you covered: https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Western...NsaWNrPXRydWU= (or uncovered depending on the view)

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have a CDCC10 Chapbook and a mystery package coming from CD. The mystery package may be a Freeman Patreon shipment as they sometimes come via CD without shipping notice.
    Ah ok, then it's my chapbook. Is it a catalog allowing me to order chaps? Is it that kind of chapbook?

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Gotta ask: what's shipping?? I haven't gotten a shipping notice, but my Informed Delivery says I'm getting a package from Forest Hill, MD.
    I have a CDCC10 Chapbook and a mystery package coming from CD. The mystery package may be a Freeman Patreon shipment as they sometimes come via CD without shipping notice.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Gotta ask: what's shipping?? I haven't gotten a shipping notice, but my Informed Delivery says I'm getting a package from Forest Hill, MD.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    To add to what Brian said. Production times are really slow across the board right now at the printers. For Example a project we started at the begining of September isn't estimated to be finished at the printer until sometime in January. This is a project who's turnaround time pre-covid would have been less than 2 months.

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by Chetripley80 View Post
    Any news on the printing status of either "Turn Down the Lights" or "We're All in This Together"? I ordered these books on 02/14/2014 and 06/05/2015. The Production Updates page has said the two titles will either be sent to the printer "as soon as possible" or "later this year" for almost two years. Any news would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Yeah, we definitely need a better update for those. Those two are ready for the printer, but we lost nearly a year of production time when the two printers went out of business while working on SLEEPING BEAUTIES. So, for a fairly long period of time there, we only had our "small" printer available and they cannot do Lettered Editions or anything fancy.

    We have a new "big" printer now -- they just finished NIGHT SHIFT for us this summer -- but the problem we're working through is this: the books that were "printer ready" around the time the SLEEPING BEAUTIES situation occurred, and the books that reached the "printer ready" stage while we searching for new printers, have collided with the books that have reached the "printer ready" stage since then.

    Even if our new big printer could take ALL of the ready books at the same time (which they cannot, especially with all of the time they lost this year to COVID-19 related shut downs and decreased production at their facility due to reduced staffing), we're not equipped to handle that many books coming back into the warehouse at the same time.

    So, right now we're staggering old books and new books (that have time related contractual obligations) into production at the printer.

    Dan and I aren't in the loop about how and why specific old titles are selected when there's an opening at the printer, but I'm hoping to be able to give much firmer updates for ALL titles in January 2021, once we get through the usual holiday insanity.

    VERY sorry about the wait on these, and we really appreciate your patience!

    Brian

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  • Chetripley80
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    Any news on the printing status of either "Turn Down the Lights" or "We're All in This Together"? I ordered these books on 02/14/2014 and 06/05/2015. The Production Updates page has said the two titles will either be sent to the printer "as soon as possible" or "later this year" for almost two years. Any news would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Any news yet on when we can expect the remaining books in the 2018 Forthcoming Grab Bag to be announced/published? I believe only one has been announced so far: the John Saul book. Any info on this grab bag will be appreciated as it has been awhile since we've received any updates.
    These are all stuck in the current log jam from covid and what not. I think we're just waiting to announce the remaining titles at this point until we can get them to the printer.

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  • sholloman81
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    Any news yet on when we can expect the remaining books in the 2018 Forthcoming Grab Bag to be announced/published? I believe only one has been announced so far: the John Saul book. Any info on this grab bag will be appreciated as it has been awhile since we've received any updates.

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