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Mystery Pokemons - helen-louise
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Mystery Pokemons
I have a mystery to solve. On 23rd August, someone in Canada whose name I don't recognise sent me a "Pocket Monica Jump-Jupm Chess". It appears to be a Chinese fake Pokemon rip-off version of Ludo. Notice the name, uh, "Pocket Monica" instead of Pocket Monsters, and the fantastic spelling involved in Jump-Jupm Chess. I get WHY this person sent it to me (because I love Engrish and Pokemon), but WHO are they? Was it a random eBay gift?

A bit of Googling suggests that it was THIS actual Jump-Jupm Chess that I got sent: http://community.livejournal.com/pokemon/2928629.html. It has the same sticker on it. And according to that person's eBay feedback, someone with the username of irfon bought a Jump-Jupm Chess & got given feedback on 25th August... (Worrying how easy it is to get around eBay's "anonymous user IDs" on the bidding page). I know someone called Irfon, but I've never seen him use that as a username.

It's just the whole mystery of having a parcel sent sea/surface mail and it taking 6 weeks to arrive, without being contacted by the sender to say "hey, I've sent you something random". And it is very random! I have honestly spent all my spare time today asking people if they sent it to me, and I'm extremely amused. Hehe.

Also, I'm going to have to take it on the next Pokecharms meet and inflict it on everyone else.

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epi_lj From: epi_lj Date: 13th October 2009 03:37 (UTC) (Link)
If it helps solve the mystery, I use my real name as a userid on most sites where I perform simple transactions such as buying products or, say, bidding on auctions.
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epi_lj From: epi_lj Date: 13th October 2009 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :) I actually don't mind jokes about my name or nicknames like that, especially if they're being made by people who don't already annoy me (and you don't annoy me in the slightest!), but it's still nice that you decided to play it safe, not knowing my position on it. :)
baratron From: baratron Date: 13th October 2009 22:54 (UTC) (Link)
Hehe! Richard's just got back from Florida and had his head explode with the sheer surreality of it :) Thank you very much, I think it's going to be a lot of fun.
the_maenad From: the_maenad Date: 13th October 2009 10:46 (UTC) (Link)
Would this also be the item in question?

http://community.livejournal.com/engrish/316411.html
turkish_coffee From: turkish_coffee Date: 13th October 2009 20:48 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so jealous!

I need to get my arse in gear and start on that Bootleg anime toy collection!
danneeness From: danneeness Date: 11th June 2010 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
If it helps, I was the one who sent it to you and I know that one of your friends bought it for you, but I don't know who the friend is! I'm glad you found it as hilarious as I did.
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