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11 February 2012 @ 03:46 pm
FANNISH SALE!  






SALE! SALE! SALE! SALE!


SALE! SALE! SALE! SALE!

Due to a combination of a lack of money and a lack of room, I'm selling a bunch of my fannish, semi-fannish, and of-probable-fan-interest stuff. Depending on the item, I'll be asking a set price, best offer, or paid shipping. (For the record: because I know I suck at getting stuff out in a timely matter, I won't be asking for payment until the item(s) have actually shipped.) This post is the first installment; there will likely be several others over the next few weeks or months. And, if you're looking for something you think I might have, but don't see listed, ask: I might or might not be willing to part with it. Oh, and feel free to ask for pictures of anything: I should be able to post them within the day.

I'll also be doing a separate post of non-fannish books--mostly children's--sometime in the next few days.

Note: Shipping prices are negotiable, based on the items purchased and types of shipping necessary.



"To Thine Own Self Be True" by Rainy Day (The Sentinel, Jim/Blair), full-color cover and b&w internal art by TACS I'll be honest: I only vaguely remember this zine. That's why I'm selling it. So I'll give you the Reader's Digest version of the blurb: Jim/Blair, first time, h/c, non-SenToo-AU, post-"Warriors". (I'll happily send a jpeg of the "Words from the Author/Editors" page; I just don't feel comfortable posting it openly without prior permission.) Zine is full-size, 180 pages, plastic spiral-bound, in very good condition: the clear plastic front cover is scuffed, and the faux-leather back cover bears some dents and stains, but all the pages are in nearly-new condition.
Price: $10 or best offer + shipping

"Freedom of Choice" by Too Loose (The Sentinel, Jim/Blair), full-color cover by TACS Okay, I TOTALLY don't remember this zine, except for the cover by TACS. But I looked it up in a few places, and skimmed it just now, so here's what I know about it: it's an h/c, first-time fic, heavy on the h/c and heavy on the Sentinel/Guide mystical stuff (though it doesn't seem to be a Bonding fic). Past Blair/OFC seems to be a major part of the storyline, but I have no idea how detailed the descriptions of that are. If you want to know more, let me know, and I'll reread the zine for you (anyone who's ever met me in person knows just how fast I read!). Zine is full-size, 235 pages, plastic comb-bound, in good condition: the clear plastic front cover is scuffed, the poster-board back cover is stained and dented/creased, and the pages are in very good--but only very good--condition.
Price: $10 or best offer + shipping

"Of Dreams & Schemes" #22-24 (multi-fandom, specifically Firefly/Here Come the Brides, no slash) These three zines have a whole bunch of stories in several of my fandoms (including Starsky & Hutch and book-canon Sherlock Holmes) but the reason I got them--and the reason I'm selling them as a set--was for a three-part (one in each zine) story crossing Firefly (post-Serenity) over with Here Come the Brides. The basic plot of that story is that "Justin" Bolt--a descendant of the HCTB Bolts--hires Serenity to transport fifty brides-to-be to New Hope, one of the outer planets (or moons? I forget). At the end of the run, Mal & Co stay on, filling a role similar to that of Clancy in HCTB. New Hope is populated by a lot of personalities familiar to fans of HCTB, albeit mostly with different names, and the close quarters make for some interesting crossover pairings as the series goes on. Across the three zines, the series is fifty full-size pages (including some artwork); the three zines themselves are collectively 770 pages. You can find the full list of stories/fandoms for the three volumes here, here, and here. All three zines full-size, plastic comb-bound, and in good to very good condition: the bindings each have a sticky label noting the volume (along with other fics of interest to me, sorry), the poster-board back cover of #23 has some creasing, and the plastic cover of #24 has some scuffing or staining; the pages themselves are all also in at good to very good condition.
Price: $50 for the set, w/ negotiable shipping

"The Princeton Files" (The West Wing anthology, gen, Sam-centric) Three nice, long stories (36, 61, and 74 full-size pages), interspersed with a "Portrait Gallery" of Meredith Martini's absolutely stunning black-and-white portraits. (Seriously, the art is so good, I seriously considered keeping this zine just to cannibalize it for decorating my walls.) As you might expect from the title, the stories all center on Sam Seaborn, but they're also chock-full of wonderful ensemble scenes. All three stories are pretty heavy h/c, meaning Sam gets whumped and the rest of the West Wing has to deal with it. As mentioned, this zine is full-size, 192 pages (including eight portraits; seven in the portrait gallery, and one of Josh and Sam as the last page), and plastic spiral-bound. The zine's condition is nearly perfect: the faux-leather back cover has a few minor creases, and I seem to recall that one of the story (i.e., NOT art) pages had a small stain on it when I got it (new).
Price: $10.00 + shipping

"My Son's Boyfriend" by Ashleigh Anpilova (NCIS, Gibbs/Ducky, Kate-era) I'll be the first to admit this isn't my pairing AT ALL, but I was convinced by someone at tribalforces last year to give it a shot, and I'm really glad I did. The basic story--someone kidnaps Ducky, and the relationship between him and Gibbs comes out in the process of the investigation--has probably been done in nearly every law-enforcement fandom on earth by now, but this one's got some great twists on the standard. First and foremost is Ducky's mother, whose combination of Alzheimer's disease and plain old British eccentricity make her a great one-woman Greek chorus. Second is the somewhat realistic portrayal of a US-based military team who's just found out their leader is sleeping with his male co-worker. I say "somewhat" because, quite honestly, I have absolutely no idea what the (pre-DADT-repeal) regs would be, but still: rather than either the instant acceptance or blatant homophobia so frequently seen in fics, we instead get surprise, confusion, and a good amount of blushing and tongue-tripping. Third, the writing is really good. I can't say I don't have a few minor quibbles--I always do--but overall, it's just a great, solid novella. That said, I had a wonderful time reading it a few times, but I think it might be time to pass it on to someone who can get the full benefit of Gibbs and Ducky's relationship, because while I actually can see the loving, romantic relationship the fic portrays them in, I just can't bring myself to see them as a sexual couple. I'm hoping your mileage will vary. (Note to those unsure of their taste for this pairing: let me know if you want a semi-spoilery comment on this. Because I was given one when I first bought the zine, and without it, I never would have even given the pairing a chance.) In any case, the zine is digest-sized, 195 pages (including several gorgeous photomanips), plastic spiral bound...and in like-new condition. No joke, I cannot find a flaw in it at all. It's like it's somehow in better condition than I normally manage to buy things Anyway...
Price: $18.00 + shipping

"The Art of Alliance" (White Collar anthology, gen) First of all, while I don't remember offhand whether any of the stories in this zine contain direct spoilers, it's worth mentioning that it was published in May of 2011, meaning the last possible episode that could have been spoiled--and it would have been a feat--would be the Season 2 finale ("Under the Radar"). So if you're somewhere in the middle of the series now (as I know several of my friends are), that'll give you an idea of whether or not you might want this zine. As for the stories themselves...I'm ashamed to say I don't really remember them all that well. However, I don't remember WHY that might be the case. So please don't take that as a criticism of any of the seven stories in this zine. That said, there is one standout story in here: "One Year, Twelve Days and Two Hours" by Catherine Schlein is a fantastic read, one I honestly can't describe any better than this: I SOBBED reading it. Yes, okay, the in-fic tie-in to the Rent song "Seasons of Love" probably didn't hurt, but still, it's a really good fic. As for the zine itself, it's digest-size, 257 pages, and plastic comb-bound. The quality is...well, very good, nearing perfect, actually, with the major exception of the front cover, which I'd call fair at best. There's a decent amount of (very faint, at least) staining, and it bears the imprint, though not the ink, of multiple scribbles; I have the feeling my mother used it as a desk at some point while working in the office (where I'd been reading it). Because of this, I'm selling it for WAY less than I think it's actually worth.
Price: $10.00 + shipping

And one thing that's not really a zine nor a not-zine (by which I mean it IS a zine, but not a fic-zine), so I'm listing it twice...

"Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987 (Second Edition)" by Joan Marie Verba No, I don't know where I got this. Nor why. And no, no matter how many times you ask, I strongly doubt that I will ever have an interest in Star Trek beyond the importance of its existence to fandom...and that one episode where David Soul destroys a world just so he can get laid. (But hey: never forget that I spent my first five years in fandom INSISTING that I was NEVER going to get into Starsky & Hutch: I just didn't see the appeal of it!) In any case, because this is both something I know nothing about and, y'know, an actual THING, I'm going to defer to the fan-geniuses over at fanlore: Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987 Condition: Fair. In addition to some general signs of age (scuffing and minor denting of the covers; some wear on the perfect-bound spine), there seems to be a (very) small hole or rip in the front cover, which also doesn't seem to want to lie entirely flat.
Price: You've gotta be kidding me. We just established I know NOTHING about this thing. Tell me what's fair and it's yours. I choose to believe in the general honesty of fandom.
SOLD!



Warpath (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel) by David Mack Brand-new paperback, w/ some slight scuffing on the bottom left of the spine (no more than you'd see on a Barnes & Noble shelf). I honestly have no idea where I got this.
Price: $5.00 or best offer, shipping included
SOLD!

Autographed Amanda Tapping 8x10 (with Certificate of Authenticity) This photo (but with better color and less white space), autographed by Amanda Tapping, was given out to all Gold-level members at one of the New Jersey SG-1 Creation cons (yeah, I know...) after she had to cancel her appearance at the last minute. It comes with a Creation Entertainment (again, I know) certificate of authenticity, stating that "This letter certifies that this piece was hand-signed by Amanda Tapping." The photo has been kept in a soft (comics-style) sleeve, and is in perfect or nearly-perfect condition.
Price: $40.00, shipping included
(Note: I'm willing to consider lower offers on this one. Name a price, and we'll see if we can work it out.)

2008 "Star Wars: Celebrating 30 years" calendar 16-month wall calendar, still shrink-wrapped, but only in fair condition. Like the Star Trek book, I have no idea where--or WHY--I got this.
Price: $5.00 or best offer, shipping included

$35 credit for Creation Entertainment convention (written on a Michael Shanks autograph ticket) I know, I know, Creation's evil, etc, etc. But they exist, and people go to their cons, so here's a credit up for grabs. The item itself is a 2007 Michael Shanks autograph ticket with a gold band across the right edge, indicating it was part of a Gold-level package. On the back is hand-written the following message: "Can use for credit at future con." The back is signed "Brian" and also gives the e-mail address "brian@creationent.com"
Price: Best offer...within reason. Shipping included.

Home-made (not by me) VHS tape w/ six episodes of "Buffy": "School Hard"; "Halloween"; "What's My Line" (parts 1 & 2); and "Surprise" and "Innocence" Exactly what it sounds like. At least this time I know where and why I got it.
Price: I'll take shipping on this one...and even that's negotiable.

"RepoMen" human-heart-shaped stress ball Another one that's exactly what it sounds like: a stress ball shaped like a human heart, stamped with the official "RepoMen" title logo across the front. Snagged with no small bit of trouble from a swag box at a con.
Price: best offer, shipping included
SOLD!

And one thing that's not really a zine nor a not-zine (by which I mean it IS a zine, but not a fic-zine), so I'm listing it twice...

"Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987 (Second Edition)" by Joan Marie Verba No, I don't know where I got this. Nor why. And no, no matter how many times you ask, I strongly doubt that I will ever have an interest in Star Trek beyond the importance of its existence to fandom...and that one episode where David Soul destroys a world just so he can get laid. (But hey: never forget that I spent my first five years in fandom INSISTING that I was NEVER going to get into Starsky & Hutch: I just didn't see the appeal of it!) In any case, because this is both something I know nothing about and, y'know, an actual THING, I'm going to defer to the fan-geniuses over at fanlore: Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987 Condition: Fair. In addition to some general signs of age (scuffing and minor denting of the covers; some wear on the perfect-bound spine), there seems to be a (very) small hole or rip in the front cover, which also doesn't seem to want to lie entirely flat.
Price: You've gotta be kidding me. We just established I know NOTHING about this thing. Tell me what's fair and it's yours. I choose to believe in the general honesty of fandom.
SOLD!



Lost Boys & Love Letters (Books 1-4) by Bethany Brown and Ashlyn Kane This is a great original m/m romance series I picked up at MediaWest last year. The books are all paperbacks, in near-perfect condition: I read each one once, and kept them in my special "signed items" bookcase...namely because all four of them are signed by both the authors. Two are signed to me personally; the other two just have the authors' autographs. Which brings me to the bad news: aside from the fact that I know some people feel weird owning books autographed to other people...I don't actually want to sell these guys. I adore signed books, especially when they're signed to me. So needs must, perhaps, but I hope y'all'll understand that I really need to make it worth it to me to sell them. (And yes, "y'all'll" is a valid contraction, because I said so!)
Price: $20.00 (for the set; I'm not breaking them up) + shipping
SOLD!

Brand-new (never opened) "So"-brand rainbow smiley watch Plastic(?) band, metal face w/ second hand. Retails for $19.99.
Price: $10.00 or best offer + shipping
SOLD!

So take a look around, see if there's anything you like, and get back to me. All questions, comments, complaints, and...well, pretty much anything else, all cheerfully accepted. :-)

Abyssinia,
Barrie
 
 
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ahaviaahavia on February 12th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Sweetie, can you bring what you have not sold to the Tribal con in April? I would love to see what you have to sell. Looking forward to seeing all there.
Ahavia
ahaviaahavia on February 12th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
I would be interested in the 2 Jim/Blair and the Gibbs/Ducky one.
Ahavia
MASHFanficChick: ForePlay (J/B)mashfanficchick on February 13th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
Do you mean to buy now, or in April? Sorry, my brain seems to have started its vacation early. :-)
silver_chipmunk: S&Hsilver_chipmunk on February 13th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm interested in the watch and the four m/m romances. And just think, no shipping charges!
MASHFanficChick: Smile (Starsky)mashfanficchick on February 13th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Sounds good. I'll cross them off the list. Hey, and let me know what your schedule is this week: I'd like to get to see you for more than ten minutes, plus we're offering another work-for-food deal around here. Mom needs to locate and extract a bunch of stuff to sell, and that's definitely a multi-person job.
silver_chipmunk: happy treessilver_chipmunk on February 14th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Oh sorry, I forgot about this when I said you hadn't asked me what my schedule was. Anyway, now you know so that's OK.
MASHFanficChick: Cut But Psycho (Things Even Out)mashfanficchick on February 14th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Goddammit, I knew I put it SOMEWHERE! *laughs in relief at not COMPLETELY losing her mind*
Franzifranzeska on March 20th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, I've never actually read Boldly Writing. It's in print and there's a cheap-ass ebook version of it. I'll give you $5 for it; sadly, that's about the most it's worth in that condition. Or, hell, I could dig out the Sharpe books I have and trade you. I know I've got at least a couple of them around here somewhere.

Do I take it you'll be at Tribal Forces? :)
MASHFanficChick: *squee*mashfanficchick on March 20th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I can do a trade! Any of the Sharpe novels except the first (because I already bought that one) for the "Boldly Going" book: it's a deal. And, yup, I'll definitely be at Tribal Forces for at least Saturday. (I'm not sure about the rest of the weekend yet.)
Franzifranzeska on March 20th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Yeah, I don't know my exact plans either. I may have jury duty coming up (ugh). I wish I did know (or that the con was more accessible by SEPTA). >:( But things will work out somehow or other.