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My road to success (Moving Update 2)

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uchiha101

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This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said :). I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money with this venture to never again say I can't afford something :)

 

Thoughts and plans

Sell my comics

Sell IH 180 CGC 5.0

 

Milestones I want to reach

Get my first four figure sale

 

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3 minutes ago, 1950's war comics said:

wow that is sweet ! how did you get that many?

I bought them from other comic book websites that weren't ebay.

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10 hours ago, Logan510 said:

I agree with him, does that make me a SJW?

Don't even give him the time of day.  He is a keyboard warrior... and seemingly a very angry one at that. 

@uchiha101

You mention that you would not tell your parents what is going on in your life and that there is a bit of conflict going on there. Is there anyone else in your family that you feel comfortable talking to or letting them know what is going on?  Perhaps a sibling? Perhaps a uncle or aunt that you trust? Grandparent? 

You never know.  There are many instances where fresh eyes can offer insight that none of us here, yourself included, might be able to see. 

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1 hour ago, Buzzetta said:

Don't even give him the time of day.  He is a keyboard warrior... and seemingly a very angry one at that. 

@uchiha101

You mention that you would not tell your parents what is going on in your life and that there is a bit of conflict going on there. Is there anyone else in your family that you feel comfortable talking to or letting them know what is going on?  Perhaps a sibling? Perhaps a uncle or aunt that you trust? Grandparent? 

You never know.  There are many instances where fresh eyes can offer insight that none of us here, yourself included, might be able to see. 

Yes my family and I don't see eye to eye. I can't even talk to them about just reselling stuff or anything that makes me happy because they don't care. I've tried speaking to my brother about this before and it didn't go well. Everyone else is too far away. My grandma speaks very little English and there's a language barrier quite often. Those that would have understood are already dead.

 

 

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1 hour ago, uchiha101 said:

Yes my family and I don't see eye to eye. I can't even talk to them about just reselling stuff or anything that makes me happy because they don't care. I've tried speaking to my brother about this before and it didn't go well. Everyone else is too far away. My grandma speaks very little English and there's a language barrier quite often. Those that would have understood are already dead.

 

 

Here's a follow-up question -- how did you approach these conversations you've had with them?  Were you open minded and willing to listen to potentially constructive criticism, or did you bring the same superiority complex like you often do here (e.g. I know better than everyone)?  Because the close minded approach is almost universally met with eye rolling, no matter the topic of conversation.  Just something to reflect on.

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42 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

Here's a follow-up question -- how did you approach these conversations you've had with them?  Were you open minded and willing to listen to potentially constructive criticism, or did you bring the same superiority complex like you often do here (e.g. I know better than everyone)?  Because the close minded approach is almost universally met with eye rolling, no matter the topic of conversation.  Just something to reflect on.

I don't have a superiority complex. I can say the same for you boardies, most anyway, always thinking you're right. My conversations with them are different but I don't really bother talking to them anymore because no matter what I would say they didn't care much. It didn't matter what the subject at hand was either. 

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1 minute ago, uchiha101 said:

I don't have a superiority complex. I can say the same for you boardies, most anyway, always thinking you're right. My conversations with them are different but I don't really bother talking to them anymore because no matter what I would say they didn't care much. It didn't matter what the subject at hand was either. 

Fair enough, family dynamics can certainly be weird.

That aside, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be right, but in your Sam situation you're operating on almost total blind faith.  A lot of your answers tend to be "because Sam told me" or "because God told me".  I haven't once seen something like "well I looked up her name on mylife and it confirmed the age and residence that she told me".  At least that would be some type of background work on your part.  Add in all the wife talk and your absurd excuses as to why the two of you have never video chatted (she works too much, you need several hours to look your best), and you can see why I have posited that part of you is afraid that this is not real.

Keep in mind too -- you aren't talking about meeting a girl in the next town over.  This is a significant financial expenditure for you to cross an international border to meet someone you've never even seen, and in reality know nothing about beyond what you've been told and have been willing to accept on blind faith.  Granted you're only going to the US and not Syria, but you met this person on MNFclub.  Is it possible a predator was in there looking to impart some influence on disillusioned individuals?  And the whole super power talk?  You're a comic fan, what better way to appeal to you?  

As of now you're flying totally blind Gabe.  Is it any wonder that a lot of us are worried about you?

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6 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

Fair enough, family dynamics can certainly be weird.

That aside, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be right, but in your Sam situation you're operating on almost total blind faith.  A lot of your answers tend to be "because Sam told me" or "because God told me".  I haven't once seen something like "well I looked up her name on mylife and it confirmed the age and residence that she told me".  At least that would be some type of background work on your part.  Add in all the wife talk and your absurd excuses as to why the two of you have never video chatted (she works too much, you need several hours to look your best), and you can see why I have posited that part of you is afraid that this is not real.

Keep in mind too -- you aren't talking about meeting a girl in the next town over.  This is a significant financial expenditure for you to cross an international border to meet someone you've never even seen, and in reality know nothing about beyond what you've been told and have been willing to accept on blind faith.  Granted you're only going to the US and not Syria, but you met this person on MNFclub.  Is it possible a predator was in there looking to impart some influence on disillusioned individuals?  And the whole super power talk?  You're a comic fan, what better way to appeal to you?  

As of now you're flying totally blind Gabe.  Is it any wonder that a lot of us are worried about you?

Ok then, let me add more detail. It's still a lot of faith but I did look her up, the address she gave me checks out, I looked up her IP address, I have access to her MNF account, she's never lied to me. 

I also asked her about sending me a few pics of her and she said yes, she said she's happy to show me her powers when I will visit her. I asked about Discord and she said it's been hacked which I know is true. 

For the pics she said she would take off her sunglasses for it. 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

Ok then, let me add more detail. It's still a lot of faith but I did look her up, the address she gave me checks out, I looked up her IP address, I have access to her MNF account, she's never lied to me. 

I also asked her about sending me a few pics of her and she said yes, she said she's happy to show me her powers when I will visit her. I asked about Discord and she said it's been hacked which I know is true. 

For the pics she said she would take off her sunglasses for it. 

 

 

What's the backstory on the Discord thing?

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Just now, mattn792 said:

What's the backstory on the Discord thing?

Well simply put I told her that if I were to leave MNF I want to have her on discord because previously, MNF was the only  place I can speak with her. I spoke to Sam's sister and got Sam's discord account info. I know it's been hacked because I got the alert as it was happening.

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2 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

Well simply put I told her that if I were to leave MNF I want to have her on discord because previously, MNF was the only  place I can speak with her. I spoke to Sam's sister and got Sam's discord account info. I know it's been hacked because I got the alert as it was happening.

OK, but what's the relevance of the hacking?  Did it almost throw some kind of wrench into your situation?

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3 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

OK, but what's the relevance of the hacking?  Did it almost throw some kind of wrench into your situation?

The relevance is that it's annoying me. It's always something that seems to come between us, if it's not on my end it's on hers. It makes me angrier at myself for not taking up her many offers of video chatting on Discord when I had the chance.

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5 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

The relevance is that it's annoying me. It's always something that seems to come between us, if it's not on my end it's on hers. It makes me angrier at myself for not taking up her many offers of video chatting on Discord when I had the chance.

So if I'm understanding this correctly, it rendered her Discord account unusable?  

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2 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

So if I'm understanding this correctly, it rendered her Discord account unusable?  

For the time being yes

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Just now, uchiha101 said:

For the time being yes

Gotcha.  Why not use a different video chat platform then?  Discord certainly isn't the only one. 

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Just now, mattn792 said:

Gotcha.  Why not use a different video chat platform then?  Discord certainly isn't the only one. 

Because Skype sucks. I don't really know any other more secure platforms and that aren't glitchy or very buggy. Got suggestions?

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1 minute ago, uchiha101 said:

Because Skype sucks. I don't really know any other more secure platforms and that aren't glitchy or very buggy. Got suggestions?

I'm not a video chatter myself, but a couple people I know use Facebook for international video chats.

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2 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

I'm not a video chatter myself, but a couple people I know use Facebook for international video chats.

I'm not a video chatter either. But I'll make that suggestion to her.

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7 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

I'm not a video chatter either. But I'll make that suggestion to her.

Right on.

Next question -- you said you verified the address she gave. Verified as in she lives there, or simply that the address exists?

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1 minute ago, mattn792 said:

Right on.

Next question -- you said you verified the address she gave. Verified as in she lives there, or simply that the address exists?

Kinda both? I checked her IP address and it's within the same block of where she lives. 

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doesn't seem to let me be posting here. perhaps i'm banned from journal comments. it this gets through, I hope and wish the best for you.

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5 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

Kinda both? I checked her IP address and it's within the same block of where she lives. 

That's a positive sign.  You Google the address too?

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4 minutes ago, NoMan said:

doesn't seem to let me be posting here. perhaps i'm banned from journal comments. it this gets through, I hope and wish the best for you.

I didn't ban you

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3 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

That's a positive sign.  You Google the address too?

Yes I did

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55 minutes ago, uchiha101 said:

I didn't ban you

no. you don't seem the banning/ignoring type. I was just giving you some unsolicited advice that has helped me over the years that perhaps may be of some help to you.

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5 minutes ago, NoMan said:

no. you don't seem the banning/ignoring type. I was just giving you some unsolicited advice that has helped me over the years that perhaps may be of some help to you.

Ah ok, I thought you meant I put you on ignore or something

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