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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2009
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    It's Friiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaay tomorrooooooooow (here in Indiana) which means it's already Friday over there...

    only a few sweet hours of sleep, and then, then it will be time.
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    here at -6:00 GMT it'll be time in 6.5 hours. I get my freakangels in the bleary 15 minutes between the bed and running my little bro to school.
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      CommentAuthormister86
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2009
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    I get as soon as I get home for work in the morning. It's a situation I find works out very nicely. Very nicely indeed.
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    @Rootfireember
    Exactly that!
    It may not seem it on casual examination, but there's a vast difference between fan-designed apparel and home-made knock-offs. It's the same as the one between mutualistic and parasitic symbiosis.

    Plus, it's just bloody bad form to post instructions for replicating official merchandise ON THE OFFICIAL FUCKING FORUM. If you have an issue with price or shipping, that's fine and easily discussed/addressed if it's shared, but think about the circumstances of everyone involved before you post.
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    @ Paul - Hah! So what you're saying is that official merc are pilot fish, and homemade rip-offs are nematodes.

    I only have an A-level in biology, so I'm pretty inept, but I'd describe the relationship as more akin to mutualism, than say - parasitism or symbiosis.

    After all, even homemade-stuff, while unprofitable to you - is still in many ways free publicity, of which of course the effectiveness of this is a matter of contention.

    Agree with you on the second point, though - bit salt in wound, though doubtless unintended.
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    Mutualism is a form of symbiosis in which both parties benefit as far as I'm aware, and parasitic symbiosis is where only one party benefits. Both come under the heading of symbiosis, by which I meant the relationship between fans and franchise.
    I'm drawing the line here between home made imitation of existing official merchandise (being parasitic fan/franchise symbiosis), and home made original merch (being multualistic fan/franchise symbiosis).
    But this analogy has gone too far.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2009
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    Dear Mr. Paul Diffield,

    Your art is gorgeous! Keep drawing comics for Avatar Press, please! Thanks and have a pleasant week.

    With all respects,
    Ryan, <3