Bad News: It's a new one. And not everything that was on the old one is on this new one.
It's the same model, but the PC World people (or 'KnowHow' as they call themselves) couldn't get the old one to run properly, even when they replaced all the socket components and battery, AND got a new charger cable, because a lot of the internal components had been.
Luckily, I was insured, so it cost essentially diddly squit to have them do all this. But when it came to the hard-drive, they couldn't copy across everything, because the fan was faulty too, which was a thing I didn't even know about, because my laptop's fan was quiet normally and it worked just fine.
This means I've been installing Photoshop, my Steam games, Audacity, Hamachi, my university wi-fi enabler program (I don't know exactly what you'd call such a thing, but that's what it does), and various other extraneous things, onto my new laptop for various chunks of today.
It also means a good few of my files were lost.
Some of which included doodles and pictures sent over Skype, most of which there was only one copy, old copies of stuff I posted on dA, the finalised Audition script, and the audition files themselves in Photoshop.
CAN YOU FEEL MY INTERNAL SCREAMING. IT IS A RAGE THAT CANNOT BE QUELLED OR QUIETENED. YOU SHALL HEAR IT WHEN THE NIGHT IS STILL AND CALM, AND FEEL IT WHEN ALL OTHER FEELINGS ABANDON YOU.
The closest I have to what the audition was before my old laptop spontaneously died is a slightly obsolete script, and an old copy of a half-sketched version of the first part of the audition.
CAN YOU FEEL IT NOW?!
So, stomping frustration-fuelled drama aside, here's what I plan on doing.
I want to finish that audition, and make it a Spectator Entry.
Granted, this won't undo the fact and I can't properly enter Walking City, especially now that auditions have closed, nor will it be done anywhere near immediately, because of the aforementioned setbacks, and my current hurricane of IRL shit.
But it'll prove that hells yeah we were planning to enter, and it'll mean that we will have something come out of this that we can be at least halfway proud of.
Would you guys be interested in seeing that?
Would you, Sammy, be interested in that?
Just wanna gauge interest/opinion.