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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by DanFranklin View Post
    Cypress knees is actually correct! Lol. Threw me for a loop too, but it's the intended terminology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_knee
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    You rock Dan! Felt like a complete misspelling. Shows how dumb I am!!! Thanks for this post!

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  • DanFranklin
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    Cypress knees is actually correct! Lol. Threw me for a loop too, but it's the intended terminology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_knee

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    Maybe the author really wanted to update the text to say Cypress Knees. Anything can happen in Area X, right?!

    At least that's what I'm holding onto... :-/
    That's really funny!

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by sholloman81

    I'm working my way through this book now. Am about halfway through the book. It has been years since I first read these books; so, I'm not positive; however, I am not noticing any sort of changes or updates by the author. Once thing I have noticed which is bugging the hell out of me is that whoever proofread this book left a very obvious misspelling. Every time it is supposed to say "Cypress Trees", it instead says "Cypress Knees". I have noticed this error many times so far leading me to believe they used a program to proofread instead of an actual person as this feels like an "auto-correct" mistake. Cannot believe this was missed as trees is a pretty common word in this book. Just one more thing for me to be annoyed about in regards to this edition.
    Maybe the author really wanted to update the text to say Cypress Knees. Anything can happen in Area X, right?!

    At least that's what I'm holding onto... :-/

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  • woodpile3
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    Does anyone know if this book has “the complete and updated text” as originally promised or if it’s simply a reprint of the original trilogy without any changes? I’m upset about the lack of bonus material but I also assumed there were going to be author-approved changes, updates, corrections, etc. to the source material.

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  • Tommy
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    Mine has the creasing as well.

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  • Martin
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    I have posted photos of my copy on my collector's thread including a photo of the one page that has the defect in the paper.
    Martin's Collection - Cemetery Dance Forums

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    A user on Facebook noticed that their copies of this title had creasing around pages 563, 595, 635, and 625. He had purchased five copies and every single one of them had some creasing.

    I still have to unbox my copy, but I'm curious to see how many copies were affected. Per the post on Facebook, Mindy checked all remaining copies in the warehouse and they all had the same issues.

    Very disappointing, to say the least. But I wanted to share it here as I know some folks aren't on Facebook.
    Thanks for posting this as I don't do Facebook; so, the info was much appreciated. I need to check my copy, but, don't think I'm ready to do that at the moment as I don't want to experience any more bad news with this darn book. Also, it's not like CD can do anything about the creasing issue at this point; so, why make myself even more upset. Much like Martin, I wouldn't be so much upset at the creases as with CD's lack of communication regarding the totality of issues/changes with this book. I also really wish that at some point CD would address the issues/reception of this book via their own website so at least we could know their thinking behind what may have went wrong or why changes weren't clearly communicated. I have a lot of love for CD from my past experiences and purchases, but, the experience with this book is really turning me off from potential future orders.

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  • slayn666
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    Just to clarify, a lot of the ire generated by the aforementioned FB post isn't about the creases themselves so much as CD's response which was basically a very polite "lol get fucked."

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    A user on Facebook noticed that their copies of this title had creasing around pages 563, 595, 635, and 625. He had purchased five copies and every single one of them had some creasing.

    I still have to unbox my copy, but I'm curious to see how many copies were affected. Per the post on Facebook, Mindy checked all remaining copies in the warehouse and they all had the same issues.

    Very disappointing, to say the least. But I wanted to share it here as I know some folks aren't on Facebook.
    I had not heard about this, so I checked my copy. To be honest I am much more disappointed that the book was not completed and delivered as promised, and that the change was not communicated when the book went to press. I will try and make the time to take some pictures this weekend on post what the crease looks like. It is barely noticeable.

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  • Splync
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    A user on Facebook noticed that their copies of this title had creasing around pages 563, 595, 635, and 625. He had purchased five copies and every single one of them had some creasing.

    I still have to unbox my copy, but I'm curious to see how many copies were affected. Per the post on Facebook, Mindy checked all remaining copies in the warehouse and they all had the same issues.

    Very disappointing, to say the least. But I wanted to share it here as I know some folks aren't on Facebook.

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  • slayn666
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    My copy arrived today.

    To be perfectly honest, it's an entirely pedestrian effort and the final product doesn't really reflect the wait nor the cost. There's kind of a he said/she said situation with regards to the bonus features, but even ignoring that...I don't see the cost in the production. I think the rise of Suntup has shined a light on what can be done working with economies of scale in the limited edition publishing arena and some of the old guard really need to take notice and up their game. Outside of being signed by the author, this just isn't on par with the standard Suntup AE, and the cost is roughly the same.

    In an effort to offer some positivity, I really love the cover art, the slipcase art, and the stamping on the boards - they're all very striking and fit the story within quite well. Also kudos to the CD team - they weren't able to match my original number request (which I found odd, all things considered), but were able to match a subsequent request which actually worked out better because now it matches my SubPress Vandermeers.

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    This is bummer. Especially since I went with the $500 lettered edition. I'm hoping that the production values on the lettered edition make up for the lost content.
    I hope Jeff actually signed his full name for the lettered edition, as opposed to the quick scribble that made it into the numbered edition.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    This is pretty disappointing. Like Ben said, over promised, under delivered. Definitely not a good idea in any industry or situation.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    I hope the lettered edition works out for you too! Looking at the product description, the only differences I'm noticing off the back are that it would have the marbled end-pages and the tray case as opposed to the slip case. Hopefully, the differences will be more substantial for that kind of money!
    Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. $500 is a sizeable chunk of change.

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