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« on: August 21, 2006, 06:56:23 pm »

So I got a random piece of mail today (from Louisville).  It contained

MY unique Time Walk
Ruby
MY unique emerald
Pearl
Sapphire
MY unique Ancestral
MY unique timetwister
3 seas
2 grims
1 seal
3 fows
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No name on the return address.  No nothing besides the cards. 

Thank you to whoever returned the great majority of my cards.  My faith in humanity has just shot through the roof.  Whoever you are, I would like to reward you.  Hell, make up a fake email address and let me talk to you at least.  However, if you wish to remain anonymous I will respect that.  You are truly a saint.

-Philip Schmitt
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 06:58:52 pm »

That is pretty damn awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 07:07:28 pm »

That is indeed really awesome.  Glad to hear you got your valuable cards back.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 07:30:57 pm »

I'm amazed and very happy to hear this.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 07:35:49 pm »

Where is the 4th FOW, the rest of the deck, and the Lotus?
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 08:00:07 pm »

Where is the 4th FOW, the rest of the deck, and the Lotus?

Good question, but one that I'm not caring that much about at this point in time.  The missing big cards are the Lotus, a Grim, and a smiley faced, 4th place  SCG#2 Jet.  I have very much  doubt that "Louis" just kept the other ones because logic would say to send back the blatantly obvious unique card(Jet) and keep a different mox. 

Thanks to Big Brother, I mean google, I believe I found the name of the person, but it is not one that I recognize and can't find any connection to magic at all.  Its possible he used a friends address to really make sure I could never find his identity.  Regardless,  I have 75% of my collection back and am happier than ever.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2006, 08:21:32 pm »

Congratulations! That is seriously awesome. Tons of props to the anonymous saint.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 08:28:15 pm »

WOW.  Mega props.  Here's hoping that your honeymoon works out!
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2006, 10:45:19 pm »

This is absolutely amazing.  God, I love this world.

If I may make a quote from the poem "Desiderata," by Max Ehrmann: "In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 12:49:47 am »

This is absolutely amazing.  God, I love this world.

If I may make a quote from the poem "Desiderata," by Max Ehrmann: "In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."

Fuckin' a.  Glad you got your shit back Phil.
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2006, 01:06:19 am »

If I may make a quote from the poem "Desiderata," by Max Ehrmann: "In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."

Awesome poem. A poster of that very poem is hanging in my room.

Congrats on the return.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2006, 04:17:00 am »

That's awesome. Major Props to the person who got returned the cards. Showing all humans aren't douches = good times.
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2006, 11:33:15 am »

Thats nice for you. When my friends cards got nicked, he wasnt so lucky.

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2006, 05:51:43 pm »

Here's to hoping some saint returns my cards.  Rolling Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006, 03:42:21 am »

Wow.

I'm glad you got the bulk of your goodies back.

Hotness.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2006, 06:13:48 am »

I am happy you got the bulk of your cards back.

However, seems to me this person is trying to keep his tracks covered and the rest of you cards that are still gone still have considerable value. I am trying not to be negative here, but how can you trust somebody that sends you anonymously most of your cards not to have nicked the rest as well. I cannot see props going to somebody that steals stuff and gives some of it back and now he is a hero. Still a lot is missing and still somebody out there is having fun with those.
Perhaps i am a bit negative and off course i understand people stay in the dark just because of the accusations that can be made, but come on. I really would like to get in touch with the person that gave me back part of what was mine to begin with to know for sure he is not the one that took all of it in the first place.

Or is that just me?
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2006, 11:23:18 am »

Look at it this way--  You're never going to know exactly how it went down, who did what, and how these cards got to whom.  So make up whatever story makes you more able to sleep at night.

I would be especially amused if whoever stole the cards was the victim of another thief, who essentially Robin Hood'd to send ML his stuff back.  This would explain why not everything was in the stack sent back.  And as such, that's what I'm going with until proven otherwise.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2006, 11:59:18 am »

Kowal: I like that story.  Robin Hood was out at GenCon!
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2006, 01:56:44 pm »

I would be especially amused if whoever stole the cards was the victim of another thief, who essentially Robin Hood'd to send ML his stuff back.  This would explain why not everything was in the stack sent back.  And as such, that's what I'm going with until proven otherwise.

I like this twist. If anybody ever asks about what happened, I'd tell this story.
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2006, 09:51:45 pm »

I'm really happy to hear you got your stuff back.

75% of your cards returned is much better than none returned.

Congrats.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2006, 02:45:14 am »

Here is a thought, what if two people were involved and they split the cards. ~this~ person felt bad or planned to save as many cards as he/she could for you. It's just a thought but that could explain why they didn't all come back.

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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2006, 11:47:50 am »

Not as heartwarming.  Veto'd.
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2006, 10:04:58 am »

That's a really grat story.  Congradulations.  Good luck with the Honeymoon and whatnot.
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2006, 11:32:58 am »

You know, I had this O. Henry thought last night...

Since your distinctive cards aren't there, what if some noble benefactor took their own cards from their collection and sent them to you, and they aren't actually the ones from your deck? Like they read your story and wanted to help you out because they already have enough Lexii and lighting cigars with $100s gets old. I think this is the sappiest premise yet.
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2006, 02:16:18 pm »

You know, I had this O. Henry thought last night...

Since your distinctive cards aren't there, what if some noble benefactor took their own cards from their collection and sent them to you, and they aren't actually the ones from your deck? Like they read your story and wanted to help you out because they already have enough Lexii and lighting cigars with $100s gets old. I think this is the sappiest premise yet.

Almost.  But the Twister and Ancestral are definitely the ones I had originally.  Unless someone removed a small portion of gloss from the twister and creased it, while still retaining the gloss on the upper portion of the card to prevent creasing...which would be quite an odd thing to do.

Don't worry, my girlfriend thought of that one too.  You two are both saps Smile
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2006, 02:37:09 pm »

I'm happy to hear you got atleast some of your cards back.  Let's hope whoever did the same to Roland (or someone who knows said person) has a heart/morals and does the same thing.
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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2006, 08:38:08 pm »

Congratulations, Hopefully you'll get the rest sometime soon. Very Happy
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2006, 04:50:45 pm »

I have the best story TRUTH for it yet:

  After the cards were on the judges table, and the judges had somehow gotten the information for Phil's deck, and put it all together in one spot, some random bumped the table and the case fell. It eventually got kicked/bumped/brushed into a corner where it sat for a few hours until Don Francesco Fernando Vivaldi, a swashbuckling pirate [ninja] who also happens to woo gorgeous women, found it.
  Upon opening said case of goodies, he laughed at the booty he had recovered. This certainly wasn't gold, so he wanted none of it. However, by that time, most of the magic playing crowd was dwindling away, and Don Francesco was bored of GenCon anyway. Lack of rum. And Swashbuckling.
  He hopped aboard a land ship (Some people refer to it as a car, but real pirates [ninjas] don't drive cars), and made it to the river, where he got in his boat, the Bearded Clam, and sailed off. Upon reaching the distant and fabled Isla Nooblar, he grabbed the two closest hot women and proceeded to have the most amazing pirate[ninja]-hot hooker threeway ever. Afterwards, he realized he failed to get gold from GenCon, and hadn't been looting OR pillaging in a while, so he handed the hoes some magic cards. It was a sad day for Don Francesco.
  Realizing that he failed at being a pirate [ninja] for the first time, he went out, looted, pillaged, and plundered until he got enough booty to mail you back what remained after he paid for his threeway. He decided against mailing you replacement costs for the stuff he used because Real Pirates [Ninjas] don't care like that.

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2006, 05:08:56 pm »

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This alone is worth the word filter.

The thing itself is an amazing thing to happen. Maybe the goods got too hot, and while trying to fence them, the thief ran into a wall? However, many happy returns to Moxlotus and his cards.
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