Title: A Good Man Departs...
Craig - April 24, 2009 01:00 PM (GMT)
Apparently I now own 1 5th of a Games Workshop store and of yeah Commissar Craig is gone/leaveing :blink:...
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As you may or may not know the last few years have not been kind to me, the internet is a true marvel to behold but it's starting to ware me down. I've decided it's time to end it. . . for good. Don't worry I'm not taking my own life. But I am retireing from Games Workshop marketing; Hold the applause! Games Workshop are hireing a new Marketing Manager to fill in and I hear he is every bit the tyrant I was :p. I hate to leave Games Workshop I really do, I've been their MM right from get go and I only wish I was there at the end. Still it's a young mans game and I'm nearly 51; I know I'm ancient ;). Anyway I still have the memories of the good times locked away upstairs, of course I still think most of you are spoiled brats ;P but I'm old veteran so I'm entitled to it. . .
In the case of my own Games Workshop store in Edinburgh I've decided to donate it to the Edinburgh Gamers Group Leaders; Craig, Christopher, Damien, Derek and Thomas. Along with all the stock. You guys will of course have to change the stores name "for obvious reasons" but I still want you guys to have.
As for my models I was going to give them to Clan Venerable but seeing as they have recently dibanded I'll let the new store owners decide what to do with them :p.
Also not to sound like jerk or anything but I'm going to be closeing this account. I'm also moving away and changeing my mobile phone number. It's not that I don't like any of you (though I shall remember more fondly than others) it's just leaveing is hard enough without being reminded of it every day. So a toast to the good times we shared and I wish you all good health and a long life.[Email Ends]
I want my username changed to Commissar Craig in memory of the Great Master! The memory of the Legend shall live on B).
Geep - April 24, 2009 02:48 PM (GMT)
sounds like a bit of an odd guy, but friendly... i guess... I don't see why 5 people can't own a 'GW' store and keep the name- although I also don't see how you can dump store management on 5 people as a surprise and expect it to go well.
I'm not sure if we can change usernames... I'll try and look into it later. I'm not in the best condition for it at the moment...
Craig - April 24, 2009 05:10 PM (GMT)
It's okay I've changed my mind, I'll just keep this username. I'm think of just giving my share to the other 4. I don't think I'm ready just yet to own a hobby shop. . . But obviously I'll still help anyways I can, just wish it had come at another time...
SeanyPrawny - April 24, 2009 06:13 PM (GMT)
Congratulations on getting the store all the same. He clearly held you and your friends in high regard and its a great show of friendship for him to do so (unless the place is haunted :S) Hope everything goes well with the store anyway, good luck to the others and yourself if you decide to change your mind again :)
Billfred - April 25, 2009 11:39 PM (GMT)
Oooh. Shame it's all the way in Edinburgh...
We don't have enough round here.
3 Hobby stores, 2 stock Games Workshop. 1 is 10 miles away.
Nearest GW store - 2 hours away.
Craig - April 29, 2009 03:46 PM (GMT)
Well Sean you never know it could be haunted :ph43r: I get a letter stateing I must spend a night inside the store I might just forget about it (lol), Boooo :shifty:.
I've not got a chance to check the store out yet. I've been buried in my books studying for some exams. All the heavy stuff is finished with but I've still got all the little extras to tie up. Nothing that really affects my career, mostly just CV buffer, stuff that employers can say oh I see you've studied blah blah ect and so on. I digress, the shop is looking like a bomb site according to the doc. Someone spilt a tin of tentacle pink on the floor and it's dried into the carpet :uhhhh:. Someones vandalized the shop sign, it now says _am_ Wor__op. Someone left a half eaten burger and half drank milkshake downstairs, the smell alone was bad enough if were not for the mold that spread across the table like something possessed. Apparently there was a greater daemon of Nurgle on the table but I don't buy it, I mean there only models. *looks over at mini's canbinet... Shudders* (lol).
I know I said I didn't want a share of the store but now I'm starting to think about it, I mean the Commissar didn't just give me 5th of a store, he entrusted me with something that meant the world to him. So I thinking that it would be betrail of him I refused it.
The way I'm looking at it is like this. (hypothetical reasoning)
Two people have been good friends for a long time.
But suddenly one friend has to go away.
It is likely that the ywo will never see each other again.
The friend who is going away has a cat or a dog.
Your friend can't take it with him so gives it to you.
He says it's yours now, you own it.
You accept the pet because you were good friends.
So the friend takes his leave into the wide world never to be seen again.
The questing is do I keep the pet that I haven't time for out of loyalty to a good friend? Or do I pass the pet on too someone else, since it is mine to give away?
I know there is a big difference between a store and a pet but that is how the situation feels to me. If you don't understand then you don't have to answer.
Hillbilly Carl - April 29, 2009 09:44 PM (GMT)
I would think that it is your's to give away if you wish. I also think it is your responsibility to give it away to someone who will treat it with the respect that it deserves and won't turn around and tear it down to make a parking lot.
It is a very strange situation that you find yourself in but I think it sounds like you have your head in the right place.
Craig - May 1, 2009 04:36 AM (GMT)
Thanks carl that helped me a little, though I'm still undeicided :sad:...
Some good news, Damien got a phone call yesterday and she's meeting up with some layers today to sign the ownership contracts. A Couple of the others are going as well. I was planning on going but I've been up for almost 3 days now and I have panda eyes :sad:. Still it'll give me a chance to see the store for myself and maybe scrounge up some Tyranid models before someone else wants them :shifty:.
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - May 8, 2009 09:33 AM (GMT)
I find this all hard to believe especially telling us this as you don't really 'hang out' here and all of a sudden "hey kids look what happened to me!".
I also find your manner to to be quiet smug and insulting like "oh look at me! i'm doing so much better then you guys!" Give me a break you wouldn't take on a business venture like this light hearted like you are apprently doing.
If its all true then i suppose good luck are in order to those you may have left it with.
I don't think any username will be commissioner craig since CV bad mouthed us so much. Why should we do anything for you? Sorry brought that sentence on yourself.
You will have to change the name as i doubt GW will let them have the name when its not affiliated. I mean no profit directly to them and your using their name to sell products...its business they just wont or they will with a fee. Assuming this is all true which i doubt.
PS: Oh and i don't think i can come on this site anymore. Firstly since its hard to get games in atm. Secondly i am finding it hard to stay interested in the game and thirdly the site isn't as busy as i would like it to be. (though it still beats asrai/asur.org etc as those are very aroogant people who are not friendly to new members). So bye from me. Will miss you all! :love:
Geep - May 8, 2009 03:12 PM (GMT)
Umm... ok... interesting departure message.
Have fun in whatver you get up to SDETT- remember us when you get back in the game.
As for the stuff about Craig... I know you didn't like CV, but you hold a grudge better than a dwarf... I really don't relate to a lot of your comments.
Craig is excited/ probably nervous, and therefore wants to share- not a surprise and not a bad thing. as for a 'light hearted approach'... I don't think I'd be much different if I suddenly acquired a store. The surprise of it would take a while to sink in and seem like a serious thing.
I'm not going to comment on any more... it'd be nice, SDETT, if you made your last post some kind of farewell in the introductory forum, instead of leaving this as our last memory of you- you've been a valuable site member who is usually very friendly.
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - May 10, 2009 05:29 PM (GMT)
I haven't been feeling very well lately. I have this call it paranoia that i may be suffering from depression due to certain aspects of my life. Like having virtually no friends, not able to make new friends, feeling of being treated like an outsider all my life, stuck in a dead end job, feeling lonely and hate my own body (looks etc).
Though that wasn't a sorry or anything. I still hold a grudge yes (internet clans silly little spoiled brats with...) i'll leave it at that.
I'll post a proper farewell then i guess i owe you lot that much at least for all your help.
Craig - May 14, 2009 01:55 AM (GMT)
Well SDETT I'm sorry if your not feeling great, but that's no reason to take it out on me :sad:. I just thought I would let you dudes know about my sudden good fortune, which is kind of ironic...
We received the store maintenance bill today for the renovations and redecorating :uhhhh:... You would not believe how much it cost, I was there and I still can't believe it :O. I'll not tell you the exact sum but 1/5 of it could buy a high performance PC or a 2 week couples cruise of the Greek islands. I had no idea that a store was so expensive to renovate... Though they did do a nice job, a pity it's mostly blue, I hate blue :dry:.
Oh yeah, while we were "Cleaning(lol)" up the shop and moving around some furniture I found a Night Goblin archer from the first army I ever collected. It was wedged behind a wooden bookcase and when I found I remembered exactly how it ended up there. Even though I was only 10 or 11 and that was 9 years ago I could remember it so vividly, it was funny story but maybe bit too personal :shifty:.
If the above paragraphs didn't clue you in... I still have the store, well a 5th :rolleyes:. Still taking some time to get used to the fact that I have a stake in this store. I mean I'm not completely sold, there's apart of me that's wary / still can't believe it. I've always been the kind of person to take things on faith and believe in my gut and both are unsettled. On the other hand I can see it, touch it, feel it, smell it but still there's that nagging feeling. Have you've ever had a feeling that something was wrong but everything seemed okay? That's the feeling I'm having and it isn't going away :O. . . . .
Geep - May 14, 2009 03:33 AM (GMT)
|Have you've ever had a feeling that something was wrong but everything seemed okay?|
I've had that feeling before... I really dislike it (the reasons are too personal to go into).
So you guys had to pay for the renovations? and all of the store hire costs, etc. I guess... How successful was the store under the old guy? hopefully you have enough support to keep everything going. That would be my worry in your position.
I find the main thing that triggers old memories for me is smell- it's amazing the really weird things I can suddenly remember with just a faint bit of vaguely familiar smell...
I'm not going to question how losing a night goblin is personal...