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My Bizarre Quest To Make A Hoodie Out Of My Tweets With William Shatner About "Sailor Moon"

Like every good story, it all started when I got a coupon.

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So this all started last month, when I came across a Twitter exchange William Shatner had about Sailor Moon. I freaked out about it and tweeted it out.

WHY DID KNOW ONE TELL ME @WilliamShatner GOT IN A TWITTER FIGHT ABOUT SAILOR MOON MANGA https://t.co/1fmgD11k2z

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

WHY DID KNOW ONE TELL ME @WilliamShatner GOT IN A TWITTER FIGHT ABOUT SAILOR MOON MANGA https://t.co/1fmgD11k2z

5:17 PM - 05 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shatner found it, tweeted at me, and it was amazing. "SM Crystal" by the way is a reference to the new Sailor Moon Crystal series currently airing.

@broderick That's so yesterday's news. What are your thoughts on SM Crystal? 😉

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

@broderick That's so yesterday's news. What are your thoughts on SM Crystal?

6:19 PM - 05 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So obviously, if the thing is going to be half-off, I'm going to totally make a shirt commemorating the time William Shatner tweeted at me about Sailor Moon.

I panicked because the coupon expired at 7 p.m. I was running out of time. So I bugged them on Twitter.

@zazzle Hi Zazzle, I love your site. I had a design rejected for copyright. But it's screenshot of a Twitter conversation I was part of.

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

@zazzle Hi Zazzle, I love your site. I had a design rejected for copyright. But it's screenshot of a Twitter conversation I was part of.

3:44 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@broderick Hmmm...let us check with our Content Management Team and we'll get right back to you. Thanks for reaching out!

Zazzle Inc.@zazzleFollow

@broderick Hmmm...let us check with our Content Management Team and we'll get right back to you. Thanks for reaching out!

3:45 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I really wanted this hoodie, even if it meant trying to get Shatner's permission.

@zazzle Would I need the other Twitter account's permission to make the shirt? Even though the tweet was directed to me and made publicly?

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

@zazzle Would I need the other Twitter account's permission to make the shirt? Even though the tweet was directed to me and made publicly?

3:44 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Zazzle called my bluff, and looped Shatner into the conversation.

@broderick It looks like your convo was with @WilliamShatner, so we're happy to print it with his permission!

Zazzle Inc.@zazzleFollow

@broderick It looks like your convo was with @WilliamShatner, so we're happy to print it with his permission!

4:12 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So I went to work. I tried to rally as much Twitter support as I could.

Hi @WilliamShatner would it be ok to for me to make a personal @zazzle shirt of our twitter convo from last month? https://t.co/DBKXFBNcrZ

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

Hi @WilliamShatner would it be ok to for me to make a personal @zazzle shirt of our twitter convo from last month? https://t.co/DBKXFBNcrZ

4:14 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I only had a few hours left to restore my purchase before my coupon expired. The clock was ticking!

This is the @zazzle hoodie of my twitter convo with @WilliamShatner that I'm trying to get his permission to make

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

This is the @zazzle hoodie of my twitter convo with @WilliamShatner that I'm trying to get his permission to make

4:22 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And low and behold, he saw it! And like some kind of benevolent Roman emperor, he put it to a vote.

So how do you feel about a guy from @buzzfeed wearing this Twitter convo design to the office? https://t.co/ULR3udJjWD 👍 or 👎?

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

So how do you feel about a guy from @buzzfeed wearing this Twitter convo design to the office? https://t.co/ULR3udJjWD or ?

4:30 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I started getting pretty nervous. The internet isn't always a friendly place. And I really wanted this hoodie.

@WilliamShatner @BuzzFeed 👍

@WilliamShatner @BuzzFeed 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

What was even scary was Shatner started throwing some shade.

My worry - is Buzzfeed the new Engadget? Are they all going to have a Sailor Planet attack on me?

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

My worry - is Buzzfeed the new Engadget? Are they all going to have a Sailor Planet attack on me?

4:32 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dang, Shat, that's cold.

“@SoulPoet: @BuzzFeed It's a bit silly. I enjoyed my twitter convo w/ @reneauberjonois but I wouldn't make it into a shirt.” Who would? 😘

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

“@SoulPoet: @BuzzFeed It's a bit silly. I enjoyed my twitter convo w/ @reneauberjonois but I wouldn't make it into a shirt.” Who would?

4:33 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then he gave me an ultimatum. I could make the hoodie, but ONLY if I could get BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti to take a photo with me while I wore it.

.@broderick Here's my deal. You can have permission *IF* you ask Jonah Peretti the founder of @BuzzFeed to take a photo w/ you in the hoodie

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

.@broderick Here's my deal. You can have permission *IF* you ask Jonah Peretti the founder of @BuzzFeed to take a photo w/ you in the hoodie

4:42 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which, look, let's be real, when I was thinking about making this William Shatner Sailor Moon hoodie I did not expect I would have to explain myself to the head of BuzzFeed.

.@peretti There you are! I was looking for you. You have a dilemma: https://t.co/5wqc9XeQJ5 😉

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

.@peretti There you are! I was looking for you. You have a dilemma: https://t.co/5wqc9XeQJ5

4:46 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But thankfully Jonah jumped in and made Shatner and Zazzle a counter offer. I felt like a pawn in an elaborate game of Twitter chess.

@WilliamShatner @broderick @BuzzFeed deal *IF* I get a free hoodie 😎

Jonah Peretti@perettiFollow

@WilliamShatner @broderick @BuzzFeed deal *IF* I get a free hoodie

4:50 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then finally, perhaps taking pity on me, knowing I had been masterfully owned, Shatner granted me permission to make the hoodie.

OK @zazzle has my permission & if they give @peretti a hoodie he will take the photo with @broderick & post it on @BuzzFeed so everyone wins

William Shatner@WilliamShatnerFollow

OK @zazzle has my permission & if they give @peretti a hoodie he will take the photo with @broderick & post it on @BuzzFeed so everyone wins

5:04 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@WilliamShatner @zazzle @peretti @BuzzFeed You're my hero. Thank you so much Mr. Shatner! Zazzle engage!

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

.@WilliamShatner @zazzle @peretti @BuzzFeed You're my hero. Thank you so much Mr. Shatner! Zazzle engage!

5:05 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WilliamShatner You are a Master Negotiator. Your bid has been accepted. Upping the ante with free hoodies for @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed

Zazzle Inc.@zazzleFollow

@WilliamShatner You are a Master Negotiator. Your bid has been accepted. Upping the ante with free hoodies for @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed

5:21 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The internet cheered!

@WilliamShatner @zazzle @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed everybody wins

Andrew Ziegler@AndrewDZieglerFollow

@WilliamShatner @zazzle @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed everybody wins

5:05 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WilliamShatner @priceline @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed @zazzle this is amazing.

Scott Kirby@Skirby01Follow

@WilliamShatner @priceline @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed @zazzle this is amazing.

5:10 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@WilliamShatner @priceline @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed @zazzle THIS is exactly why I ❤️ Twitter!

Donelle Underwood@donelleuFollow

@WilliamShatner @priceline @peretti @broderick @BuzzFeed @zazzle THIS is exactly why I Twitter!

5:20 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@broderick @zazzle @WilliamShatner @peretti @BuzzFeed This is a beautiful, beautiful thing. #priceliiinenegotiator

Terri Schwartz@Terri_SchwartzFollow

@broderick @zazzle @WilliamShatner @peretti @BuzzFeed This is a beautiful, beautiful thing. #priceliiinenegotiator

5:25 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I got the hoodie and they honored my coupon!

My long and strange journey to get a @WilliamShatner @zazzle hoodie is over. Thanks @peretti! http://t.co/87p6RbVjhU

Ryan Broderick@broderickFollow

My long and strange journey to get a @WilliamShatner @zazzle hoodie is over. Thanks @peretti! http://t.co/87p6RbVjhU

12:21 PM - 12 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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