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To everybody in the United Staes, be safe, have fun, eat more food than you should, drink responsibly, and be careful with fireworks.
Happy Father’s Day everybody. While I have my own issues with it, I do hope that everybody has had a great one today. If you have a father who deserves it, let them know how much they mean to you. If you don’t, just remember that they thought you by example how not to be.
And I’m back online! Finally got my new copy of Windows 7, and I’ve just finished installing it. It’s going to take me a bit still to get ALL of my art programs back up, but I should shortly be able to share with you all at least the scanned copies of what I’ve been working on lately.
Thank you everybody for your patience with me while I’ve been dealing with this, and thanks again to everybody who messaged me with their advice and suggestions for my computer ills. It really is appreciated.
Before I go further, I want to thank everybody who have wished me well and given their condolences and advice with my computer problems. While some of them are unfeasible for me right now (I don’t have $1000+ to have a professional get everything off of the old hard drive for me for example), the thought and consideration IS appreciation.
Now then, on to some good news: Thanks to some help from my family, I was able to order a new copy of Windows 7 64-bit, which should be arriving on Thursday. I’ll be able to reinstall Windows 7 on the new hard drive that I bought last year, which will allow me to properly install everything I need in order to get this comic back on track. In the meantime, I’ve been working on a few things to show my appreciation of you all, which I’m hoping to get out to you at least sometime this next week.
It’s been REALLY weird not having a computer with Internet access these last few days, but thankfully things seem to be working out for me on that end. Thank you all again for your thoughts and cinsideration. I really do appreciate it.
Since this isn’t an issue that seems to be going away any time soon, I figured that I should let you guys know what exactly is going on right now.
Last Wednesday (05/28/2014), my main hard drive died on me. Somehow, some of the drivers got eaten, to the point where, when I turn the computer on, 1.) it instantly blue-screens and then restarts the booting process if I select “Start computer as normal”, and 2.) when I go into the “Repair Computer” menu, it takes almost 20 minutes for it to get to the menu. No disc drives are recognized, and any attempt at repairing it comes up with this message: "The request could not be performed because of an I/o device error. (0x8007045D)"
I’ve tried things like going into the Command Prompt menu and typing bootrec.exe/FixMbr or bootrec.exe/FixBoot, but so far it seems likely that I will have to either find my copy of Windows 7 or buy a new one (which will be close to about $100 or so).
Now, how does this apply to this blog? Well, almost everything that I HAD for this blog, art, character notes and etc, was all on that hard drive. I hadn’t had the chance to back any of it up. I’m DESPERATELY hoping that I can still save the data on that hard drive, but that will require me getting to a Geek Squad or someplace similar, which might be a while considering I don’t own a car. Add to that the fact that the hard drive that I am using right now (a spare HD that I bought for a never-finished self-built computer project last year) is completely bare bones and needs to have all of my usual programs installed on it, and it looks like I won’t be able to get ANYTHING done for a while on this.
I want to apologize to you all for this. Lately I’ve been getting a lot more watchers (a response to which I had been working on, but which is now delayed thanks to the computer crashing), and I want to make sure you watching me is worth your time. But until I can get all this settled, it’s going to be a while before I can start posting regularly. I will keep you all posted on my progress, and I hope that I can begin updating again soon.
Happy Mother’s Day everybody. I hope that it’s been a great one for you all. Be sure to let your mothers know that you love them and cherish them (if they earned that love by giving love).
Oh wow. Just finished watching the Season 4 finale. Certainly light on the songs compared to Season 3’s finale, but….just damn. Definitely going to give a TON of fodder for this comic during the hiatus. I’ll post a more detailed thought collection on it on my mod blog later. But for now….wow.
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