The United States Postal Service is failing:
A few months ago, my packages, outgoing and ingoing went missing. Not all at once. One at a time. A delivery showing it got to me but not being in my mailbox, an outgoing package never reaching the postal service.
I walked into the local post office and let them know something was going on. They said they would look into it, but that no refunds were allowed because items were first class and first class does not carry the insurance of priority mail or express mail.
Now, I know you are going to say “Well ship everything Priority then.”
Let me clear that misconception up for you.
I sell my Bat Winged Bow for $10. If I charged for priority mail on every order of that item, I would have to charge $5.25 in shipping in the US and $15+ for international shipping on the same item.
That means, for a $10 item, some clients would be paying over $25 because of shipping.
That meant I could not do anything about it the missing items and supply deliveries. I filed with the County Sheriffs office to let them know something was going just a bit wrong but nothing came of it. There was nothing to do.
For a few months everything sailed along smoothly.
Then we started having issues again.
I was putting orders out in the mail every morning about 6am and lifting the outgoing flag. But I started noticing a problem. Sometimes, if he did not have anything to drop off, he just, skipped us. So, down here in the back side of the industrial park, I could not leave my packages over night for fear of theft. I was forced to hold on to them inside.
I once again walked into the post office and let the postal service know that I was being skipped over and outgoing orders were being left in my mailbox all night when the flag was up.
They said they would let my carrier know and he would be more diligent.
I think this upset him.
He is somehow taking revenge.
Here is what he is doing:
Now, if you are at all interested, when you print a shipping label online from the Etsy website, you are very limited on the dates for shipping. You can choose the day of shipping up to 3 days from that date. That is a nice feature.
But, My mailman arrives at about 9am. My work day ends at about 8pm.
If I make a skirt for a wedding, finish it at 2:39pm, package it up, print a shipping label, attach the shipping label, and place it in the outgoing bin for the next day, wake up the next day, and put it in my mailbox for the mailman to pick up the mailman now refuses to take that package. Why?
Because the date on the package is one day off.
Now mind you I have been making and shipping clothing from my current location for a little under 3 years. In those 3 years, Thousands of packages have been mailed around the world with the dates on them being one day to a full week past when I put them in the mailbox.
The mailman today rejected 2 packages, one is for a formal skirt for a wedding a few states away that needed to go out today but he refused to take it and even walked up to the studio door with his supervisor to reject 5 outgoing packages today and told me to get refunds and reship. (Note, once a certain amount of time has passed with etsy I cannot get a refund so I am going to be double charged for the orders this man refused today in an effort to still get them delivered to my clients). The same package that is just like one of the thousands from before I reported him for not picking up orders on days he had nothing to deliver.
I don’t know about you, but if the US Postal service is in such dire need of people using it to fund their company, why is it that they are rejecting my packages?
I smell Post Carrier Revenge for being Reported for neglecting to pick up previous orders.
But maybe that is just me?
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS AND SHARE THIS.
Aki-Con wants to hide this under the rug, they have blamed the victim and called her a liar, and DJ Victor is NOT to be trusted. He is a known felon, who has raped two known girls now, but who knows how many others who have not spoken up of this. All I ask is that you reblog this and get this attention out there.
Share it with local news media stations, other convention goers, etc.
And guess what?
Another innocent girl got RAPED because they ignored the facts.
Not only that, but they IGNORED the girl and tried to say she was lying when she immediately went to staff for help.
EDIT: So, Victor Malice is a part of a cosplay group with around 400 members, give or take.
Which is still a very small part of the pacific northwest and Seattle cosplay community. Out of safety and concern for the members, I shared the post about this situation to the group.
The admins are friends with Victor Malice and DELETED THE POST as to HIDE what happened to people.
IGNORING WARNINGS IS WHAT GOT US HERE, PEOPLE.
If Aki-Con had heeded the warning they received and dropped him as their DJ, then a girl would NOT have been raped by him at Aki-Con 2013.
I personally find it SICKENING that his friends are being his accomplices and are trying to hide these facts from everyone.
This includes the Aki-Con staff that are his friends and knew his past,
This includes the cosplay group admins that are his friends and knew his past,
This includes any of the people who knew his true nature and kept quiet about this. All of this. And even now, they are trying to hide it.
LADIES, PLEASE KEEP YOUR GUARDS UP AT ALL TIMES.
Bad things CAN HAPPEN AT CONVENTIONS.
I will tell you this to the end of the world, because I don’t believe in hiding these facts. I don’t think it is “protecting” anyone in anyway to try and hide what happened. So yes, against their wishes, I will help spread the word about this poor girl and anyone else who may have been victimized by him.
Because I don’t want to see the numbers increased by fools who tried to hide the truth about people who are like DJ Victor Malice.
This isn’t just about one man having done this, this is about making sure people know these kinds of things do happen at conventions.
EDIT2: Luckily someone had left the tab up and had the conversation. So, since it was requested, here was the post and the arguments.
Admins were tagged, and the post was deleted. Remember how it was argued that the admins would tell the group about anything if there was any kind of safety concern?
Well, no warning has been posted. The post got deleted as soon as the admins noticed it and nothing has been said about it since.
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EDIT4: Aki-Con blocked me on facebook for what I have posted here on tumblr, and for having warned them. Talk about trying to hide things. Yeesh.