My current computer is old. It was used even when I got it, and...despite my BEST efforts at going against the laws of time...it hasn't gotten any newer in the time I've had it. I have, in a strict sense, been needing a replacement for quite some time, but I'm stubborn and getting a new computer was one of those investments I just kept on compromising over and putting off, in spite of the many issues and inconveniences and on-the-fly fixes this computer's required. And it kept me on my toes, lulling me into a false sense of security by suddenly working perfectly for a long stretch of time, lulling me into complacency, before yelling "HAHA, MUTHAFUCKA!" and doing something ATROCIOUS.
But now, as it's finally started just abruptly shutting off without any apparent rhyme or reason...sometimes it will work for half a day before doing this, other times less than ten minutes...I must face the fact I've been struggling to avoid. I need a new computer. Doing work on one that will suddenly turn off without warning is not very conducive to productivity.
As it turns out.
Alas, this is the latest in a long line of expenses that have been cropping up in the past month (in a case of all my electronics rebelling Skynet-style, my washing machine also sprung a leak and flooded several rooms, necessitating home repairs) so getting a computer...especially one that will actually be RELIABLE...would make money a little tight. I'm not going to be doing a fund-raiser for it or anything, because what with all the people in true and dire need out there in the world 'QUIRKY EXPANSION ARTIST NEEDS NEW COMPUTER!' is probably not the most urgent cause to rally behind.
But! If by any chance you have been eyeing any of the items on my e-junkie page www.e-junkie.com/saxxon/
or considering getting a commission
, I WILL say that now would be particularly helpful time to spring for 'em. Only if you're interested! And as a thank-you for anyone who helps out in either way (and also, it will be sent out to anybody who already has a commission in the works and is just waiting on it) I'll also be e-mailing along an exclusive little bonus 'thank you' pic.
Featuring a fat lady and a muscle lady.
The two traditional symbols of appreciation.
And now, I must click 'submit journal' to post this while I can, before my computer...sensing its imminent replacement...decides to do what it does and cut me off mid-sente
(I'm only joking, Computer. You have served me well and honorably for most your career, except for the occasional cruel betrayal. Please enjoy your coming retirement.)