Thursday, 9 February 2012

Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

In case you're wondering what happened to cause me to not comment or anything (though blogging was not disrupted) I accidentally spilled water onto my laptop. I was able to get a new one though (a huge thank you to my dad). The thing is though that I had to compromise with him because I'm no longer a teenage girl who can bat her eyelids at daddy. I will be going back on benefits and I'm going to pay him back for this. I guess fate got tired of me waiting around and forced my hand. Though this does mean that my space story is on temporary hiatus. I may be able to salvage my old hard drive, I hope, and recover my writings, but if I don't, then it means I'm going to have to rewrite. I was about five or six chapters ahead too. Fuck my fecking life. Damn water.

Even if I can salvage my hard drive it won't be for a few weeks. See there's a fancypants device you can use that will turn an internal hard drive into an external one. I used it (well my brother did) on the hard drive from my laptop before my last one. I'm hoping to be able to do it on this one too. I think the hard drive is fine it's just the circuitry that buggered up. If it dries itself out and decides it wants to live I can sell it, or find someone to give it to. It's a great machine.

This also means that I will not, I repeat not, be able to do the podcast I teased on Twitter for tomorrow. That was also on that hard drive, and no, I just don't feel like recording it again. I don't feel like doing anything. I'm not even sure I'm ready to be signing on again, to be looking for work, but life has given me little choice. I do know I need to stop wallowing in despair and do something with my fecking waste of a life. I'm a tired old man waiting around to die.

I've mentioned before I'm not too fond of the outside world, and she is not too fond of me. Sadly one cannot really live like this. Hopefully I can still become one day a published author or a journalist that works from home, but until then I need to be realistic. I also need to pay my way a bit. I don't know if I'm ready to really throw myself back out into the world but I didn't know if I was ready for the dating world, and at the behest of Jessie I did the one thing you should do in those situations, jump the fuck in feet first and mate with what you land on.

Here's hoping to God and all his minions that I will find a job I want, or at least not find one until I can make it on my own. Seems kind of a dick thing to say that. To be wishing to remain a drain on public resources. It's either that or finally snap. Oh well. At the very very least, here's hoping I survive the whole sordid experience. 

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  1. here is hoping that you can salvage your hard drive. Maybe it is a sign you do need to make some changes in your life. Good luck with the job hunt

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    1. Thanks, but I don't know if it would be lucky to get one :P I'd still love to be published, though even if I get a job, it can keep me going until I get a job.

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  2. Sorry to hear about it but people take them for granted until they are compromised by a foreign substance, my other half has spilled coffee and cereal into hers but it still works, wait for it to dry fully....

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    1. If it does dry fully then I can either sell it or find someone to be nice and give it to :)

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  3. Hard drives are airtight, and generally well protected, so you'd have to be VERY unlucky. Should be good =)

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    1. Could be a while yet though until I can get it all out.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear this Mark. Life has no mercy on anyone these days it seems and when you lose your hard drive you've lost a lot of valuable things. It's almost like there's been a fire and all your photo's have burnt. I hope this day brings better things your way.

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    1. So far it hasn't. I didn't want to wake up, I have to go into town tomorrow on my own (though I've worked some things out so that's not too bad) and I'm having to deal with a lot of personal crap I can't even write about here. Life hates me right now. Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Though Tuesday I'm spending the day with Jessie, hopefully. Happy dances.

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  5. I can relate to this all too well. First off, publication takes a long, long time and a lot of patience, trust me, so a decent job is always imperative while you work out the details of your writing plans.

    Also... I hate, hate, HATE when my computer goes down. About 6 months ago my laptop just shit the bed. It was the hard drive, specifically, meaning I couldn't salvage a single thing. Then I bought a new Netbook. Not even 2 months later... and the hard drive imploded. I didn't lose anything that time (I back everything up to Dropbox), but I was still down for a month while I waited for a new one under warranty.

    On that note... I highly recommend downloading Dropbox. I can reach my files from everywhere, and more than anything, they're safe.

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    1. Thanks for the tip guys, that could prove to be amazing for me. I'm hoping the publishing process isn't as brutal to me as it was to you fellas.

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  6. I'm sorry life isn't heading in your direction at the moment. Life rarely has a tendency of doing exactly what you want and when you want it. Look at me and what happened at work. Why does my IT department have to be such BITCHES? You know?

    Anyway, I'm positive that you can change things for the better. It sounds extremely hallmarky to say this, but a positive attitude makes a huge difference. I've tried to do this more often and I think its working. Notice that I said I THINK. :-/

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    1. lol well thinking is the first step towards positive thinking :) life barely ever goes in the direction you want, but it does have to go in the direction you need it to.

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  7. My boyfriend's hard drive fucked up a while back and he lost everything too so I know how frustrating this must be for you. Hopefull you're able to salvage something

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    1. As long as I get my writing back, I can be kind of happy.

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  8. "Teenage girl who can bat her eyelashes at daddy"... Why does that stand out for me? :P

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    1. You were partly the inspiration but it wasn't really aimed at you. You earned what you got, you didn't just bat your eyelashes.

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  9. Lost all your work? Damn! Thats the worst thing that can happen to a creative person! I hope you can recover it!

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    1. I hope so too, I don't know if I can bring myself to rewrite them.

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  10. aw man i hate it when you ont buck up files and something happens and you cant access them

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    1. One of the worst things that can happen to a netizen.

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  11. that sucks. ahhh fuck that tool bar at the bottom of the pages somehow refreshes the page on me every time im mid sentence in this box. but yeah having to cut and paste sentences once keyboard is fucked is time consuming

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    1. I don't think it's ever done that for me. Shit sucks.

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  12. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Sometimes life has a way of grabbing us by the sachel and not letting go for a while.

    If you gain any solace in that you are not alone in this endeavor to help someone else's profit margin while setting up your own independence, then do so in knowing that I, too, have been set to task on procuring such employment.

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    1. Misfortune is shitty but I think I can make it through. I think. I'd like independence but I'm nowhere near there.

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  13. In case you need it, I can send you the 2012 ponies folder?

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    1. I think I'm okay for now, but cheers :) I think the original folder may be on Mediafire still anyway. I think it was Mediafire I put it on.

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  14. Submerge the laptop in uncooked rice grains to dessicate it.

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    1. I've heard of that tip :) Now that I have a new laptop I'm putting fixing the last one on hold.

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  15. Just put your laptop in a dryer machine!
    Trollface.jpg

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    1. I heard you like dryers so I put a dryer in yo dryer so you can dry while you dry.

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  16. thats some bad luck. Hope things turn around for you quickly.

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  17. I accidentally my TV, the whole thing.

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  18. Hope you do too man. You deserve some good luck.

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  19. oh shit man, if that happened to my laptop I think I would've actually cried a bit :/ haha! and I hope you can restore everything and good luck with job hunting, Marco :)

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    1. The last time I was job hunting I went over a year without finding one. I'm not expecting much luck there. Though I wouldn't mind some when it comes to my old hard drive.

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  20. Hope you can get it all back. I just went through that with mine when it crashed. I lost a couple programs but the docs and pictures were safe thankfully. Glad you at least got another laptop to use.

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    1. I'd be happy with just the pictures and documents back.

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  21. I hope you find a way to get it all back, bro. . . . I don't even know what to say, because I can't imagine that happening to me, let alone happen to a fellow writer.

    God bless your work and career.

    Now following.

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    1. Thanks brah. I hope I can get it back too, I really do.

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  22. I agree with the old man waiting to die statement. That's what I feel like on any given day. I've been making small, positive changes that over time, add up and make shit at least more bearable, and build confidence in trying to forge a better future. The sad truth is that you can't just sit around waiting for your life to change, and it's going to require a shit load of work to get where you want to be. Start small. Jumping the gun can backfire if you're not ready for it, and send you right back to square one. I've been there.

    i mean, you gotta get that triforce, bro. You can't just sit around in the Kokiri village ignoring Navi forever. You've got a destiny as the Hero of Time. The Great Deku Tree is summoning you, and you've got to answer the call. It's going to be tough: there's no question about that. You've got to get those spiritual stones, and even then, that's just the beginning. But you'll meet new people, and learn new skills, and adapt to the world around you and begin to figure out what your place in it is. But like any journey, just when you start to get a handle on everything, it'll fall apart. You'll wake up one day after you thought you reached the Master Sword, and suddenly you're older and everything has changed around you, but you've stagnated. It'll seem like you have to start all over again, but you still have that little fairy pushing you along, and you'll still have everything you've learned and all the people you've met along the way. So you need to gather up your courage, and start going through those temples one by one. You'll encounter lost loves and savage enemies, old friends and new ones, and you'll have to go through that fucking Water Temple which is a pain in the ass and fucking sucks horrible amounts of ass, and is the most frustrating thing ever, made worse because you will have to fight yourself, but you'll make it through. You'll wake the 5 sages, and fight Ganon. It'll be a hard fight, but you can beat him. You can win, get the triforce, and get the Princess. Because you are stronger and more capable than you give yourself credit. So get out there, grab the world with your hookshot, and fuck it into submission.

    The only thing left to figure out is what part of your journey to defeat the darkness you're on now.

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    1. Jaysis fucking Christ. You just keep making amazingly awesome comments. The thing though is that it's true. That was one of the general hidden points of Ocarina. I think this is actually a small step, even if it is a large step, I've ran out of time to make small steps.

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    2. It's like I've got tourette's or something.

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  23. Sorry to hear. You are not the only one. They should come out with a waterproof laptop or a water proof casing. Something should be done since it is a common error.

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    1. Water/spillproof laptops do exist. Lets hope Mark got one or is more careful this time :D

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    2. At the very least you can get waterproof casings. I'm just going to have to be more careful :)

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  24. That's sad! I hope you can retrieve all your work in the hard drive.

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    1. As far as I know, at least we didn't end on a huge cliffhanger. I think.

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  26. I gotta agree with Jessie about the situation, and I usually apply that to anything. Screw sticking your toe in, just cannonball in and get used to the shock.

    Hell, that applies to not just sex but even the workforce, y'know? The faster you get in, the sooner you get used to workin' again. Works even better with factories and the such, especially if you're not used to being a cog in the machine with line work and such.

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    1. I'm a volunteer but I haven't gone in for months since I got screwed the fuck over by life last year, but I do want to get back into the game.

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  27. I'm surprised your laptop got fried. I heard some laptops was somewhat waterproof from spills, which would leak out of laptop or at the very least, not break it.

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    1. I don't think it totally fried, so eventually it will live again.

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  28. Woah that sucks :/
    I hope you can get your work back.

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  29. I would certainly be as happy as a clam if I could quit my job working for the most evil corporation on earth, and write, or at least do something creative full time. The 1% is just trying to suck every last drop of sweat and blood out of my pours...I would write my congressman, but he is probably bribed by the 1% anyway.

    Ok, well you know what you should do with your writing... Set up a private blogspot blog so no one has access to but you... Then copy and paste whatever you write into there. Then if something happens to your computer, all your writing is safe in there, and all you have to do is log into blogger for it.

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  30. That is a pretty cool idea but I think ABFTS gave me the right one in dropbox.

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