Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Disaster

The cards are post-poned because I have to pay Les the builder to fix the kitchen floor. If I'd put away £10 every week for the five and a half years that I've been putting off having the floor levelled, I could have paid for it twice over. He's going to pour concrete into a hole, it is extremely exciting. Also there will be "screeds". There may be ghosts in the hole, I don't know.

The playing cards are a pricy business to make because I have to produce them in a large number (unlike the tea towels and other such gewgaws). The art is all done, I just have to steady the money ship.

17 comments:

Red_Dog said...

'Screeds'? That sounds suitably Dickensian...

L said...

im excited about the cards.

i'll buy a set.

i cant wait.

Josh said...

If advance payment will help... 0_0

Tomato said...

Haunted holes! that is a frightening though. But i suppose a hole would make a comfy home for a ghost.

Frightening cavities aside, i would be willing to purchase the cards on a pre-order basis if this would help you get the funding you need to get the cards printed.

Perhaps i am beeing needy and assinine. But i won't know if i'm needy and assinine unless i try.

Roman said...

I once lived in a house with a slanty-floored kitchen. It was difficult to find small pieces of food, once dropped. There was probably a collection of dried-out peas and petrified grains of rice at the back corner of the kitchen.

Journal of Lies said...

Put me on the pre-order list as well.

Now that I've looked, custom cards are rather pricey even with ginormous minimum orders made by political prisoners in China....

You could always throw in some special incentive for us to pay more for early sets of said playing cards, enabling us to look down upon those who waited until they were actually produced and say "ha!" in a haughty manner.

Or perhaps "feh!" instead of "ha!"

a rose is a rose is a rose said...

cards are fun, one can do lots of things with cards, for instance looking at them, playing with them, dealing them wow if you're a pimp then this sounds like women.
but enough about cards, for some yet unknown reason I've stopped receiving my daily email from scarygoround with added John-commentary? Is everyone experiencing this inconvenience or is it a conspiracy solely aimed at my cute, yet manly persona?
anyway thought it best to ask, I'll try to sign up again at notifylist.com if my inbox remains this barren

Nathan said...

I, too, have ceased to receive the daily missives from Mr. Allison. So it isn't just you.

And, while this goes against almost everything I stand for, I'd preorder cards as well.

(Yes, it's true. I'm a Tackleford addict…)

Mod Buttons said...

If it would help - and because I am excited about them - I would like to pre-order cards as well!

phreeduh said...

i will also preorder the cards..

Bee said...

"I, too, have ceased to receive the daily missives from Mr. Allison. So it isn't just you."

Probably too busy battling the ghosts in the hole in the kitchen floor.

It isn't easy sending e-mails when you have ghosts in your house. They keep jumping on your desk and walking over the keyboard ... oh wait, no, that's cats. I always get those two mixed up.

Suds said...

I would also pre-order cards!

John A said...

I haven't had the time to send the mailouts recently. I'm sure they'll be back soon.

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zero gravitas said...

I'll pre-purchase a set of cards.

They're too nice to kill!

Clickie said...

What sort of minimum order are we talking about? I saw a place on the inter-net that would make 100 custom decks for $4 each. If you charged like $10 each, you could finance the operation with 40 pre-orders.

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