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Dec 31, 2011 2:04 AM
-currently posting from the Wii-


Yeah, so I was looking forward to making a best of 2011 anime blog, but there's no way that's happening now. Typing on the Wii sucks, and takes 50 years. Instead, I figured I'd just make a post about where I've been.

So, my computer has died altogether. The power turns on, the hard drive works fine, the fans spin, but nothing else. Just a blank black screen. It won't even POST, let alone get to Windows. Before it did this, for a month or so I was getting constant restarts, BSOD errors(they all seemed to be Memory/RAM issues), and everything would just freeze up very often. Watching anime turned into a chore, as it would take me about an hour and a half to watch one 23 minute show, thanks to all the restarts. This is one of the reasons why I haven't been replying to any of my comments(which I will get into later) or doing much of anything else on the computer. Anyway, the fun(read: hellish) in having all those BSOD errors is trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong with the computer, when it could be a million things. Since I know a little(still very limited) about computers, I was able to at least do something. Well, I instantly ruled out a software or driver issue. That sucks, though, because then it's obviously a hardware issue. Fortunately, my hard drive is fine, and my data's okay...this time around. It's a brand new hard drive anyway. Next - and what seemed most likely - was the RAM. I really thought this was the culprit. Bought new RAM on newegg for the inexpensive price of $50. Unfortunately, the new RAM did nothing. In this case, it's probably a motherboard or CPU problem. I don't know anything about those parts, so I'm kind of stuck here, not to mention they're the most expensive parts of the computer. So, R.I.P my computer? =(

Really, my computer failing is just the icing on the cake to a mostly shitty year. The main reason why I haven't been responding to most of my comments is because I've had barely any motivation to. Even outside the internet, my socializing has hit an all-time low, and relationships and friendships are suffering greatly. It's been a tough year for me: family problems, life in general, etc. It's been crazy. I mean, a testament to this awful year is that NY got both an Earthquake and Hurricane one right after the other. In like, the span of a week. People lost power for weeks too. Yeah, uhh... this doesn't happen to the East Coast. Ever. And let's not even get to the world. It's been a difficult year for many, despite all the positives.

That aside, I do have to thank anime and manga for getting me through this year, and keeping my mental state in tact. >_<
It has been a great year for anime, that's for sure. If anyone has not watched Steins;Gate, AnoHana, Mawaru Penguindrum, Usagi Drop, and Madoka Magica, I highly recommend that you do so. Incredible anime, and the best of 2011 IMO.

Most importantly, however, I want to thank my friends on MAL, the [as] boards, Chocolate Syrupy Waffles blog, and people I've talked to all over the internet, simply for being there, for having conversations and discussions on everything and anything. I do need to apologize for always being late to reply, and sometimes not replying at all. There are even some new people who have been asking for recommendations and other various things here, so I gotta apologize to you guys as well. With my tight and fixed income(fuck this economy), it's going to be a little difficult buying a new PC, but with any luck, I should have one eventually, so again, apologies for not replying, and I don't know when I will be able to get back to you all.

With that said, the year ends in less than 24 hours. I am grateful for that. I sincerely wish you all a Happy New Year, and hope that it will be an incredible year for everyone out there. Stay strong, folks. The world can be shitty at times.

I'll see you around. Hopefully sooner than later. =)



...oh, yeah. I will most likely steal my friend's laptop the next time I see him. I gotta at least finish Penguindrum and Fate/Zero. =P
But, yeah, most anime is on-hold for now, and I'm obviously not watching anything from the upcoming Winter season. Looks like it's time to rewatch some classics and catch up on my manga reading.
Posted by Mormegil | Dec 31, 2011 2:04 AM | Add a comment