GUIZ! My computer is home!

Gah! My computer is finally home, and no longer looks like it ever lit on fire!

So, y’know, that’s really exciting.

I missed it turribly.

In other news, while it was down for the count, I had an idea for a short story/novella in the Changeling universe. I started writing it by hand, which is a battle and a half, so now that I have a computer again, it’ll be typed up and glorious. It was inspired by the fact that I’m editing Changeling right now, and I realized a new character had no choice but to be added to the timeline before the novel begins.

So this short story/novella is going to be about said character and their relationship with the others we already know and love.

That’s sort of the biggest update on my life. Once I’m settled in and up to date with my beloved, I’ll do a proper entry.



Fickle technology


Remember that one time I couldn’t use my computer because the AC adapter broke?

Yeah, it happened again.

It was a slightly different scenario this time, to be fair. Last time, it simply broke. This time, it lit on fire.

Yes. Fire.

I had noticed for some time that it was acting funny. It would sometimes quit working, even when it was plugged in to my computer and the wall just fine. The other night, after contacting Asus about getting a new adapter, I was browsing an open document Changeling, appropriately enough, because fire, when I smelled something off. When I looked down, black smoke was twisting up from my adapter port. I quickly unplugged it from my computer and base, and as I was walking back and forth, cord in hand —

It caught fire.

I panicked, as I rightly should, and started for the sink, chanting “Oh my God”, and then realized that I don’t know what to do for electrical fires. My initial reaction was water, obviously, then I thought to smother it, but before I could do anything, it sputtered out and died. I waited a minute, to be sure it wouldn’t catch fire again, then put it on the linoleum floor to check my computer. The port was melted to slag, but the computer itself was running fine. I backed up my most important files as I phoned Asus back and told them my priorities had changed.

So my computer is currently packed up and waiting for me to fill out the RMA form and ship it back to Asus for repairs. They were quite quick last time, but the scenario has changed some, so I don’t know how long I’m going to be without a computer.

In the meantime, I do have my phone, and I’ll be doing edits by hand on Changeling. I’ve also just started Wizard’s First Rule, by Terry Goodkind, so there’s reading to do, as well.

I’m still on Facebook and Twitter if anyone needs me.

Go hug your computers for me.

Three cheers to the people of Asus!

My computer is back, barely two weeks after the incident happened, and only a week and a bit after I sent it in. It’s all fixed – the adapter broke, so the problem was purely physical and no documents were lost or harmed. Now we can go back to regular updates and hairventures, and writing teasers!


The people I talked to at Asus were super helpful and friendly, and I had zero issue sending the predator drone back in to get fixed. I also thought they had fixed my glitchy V key, but nope, it’s still all funky and full of character.

I hugged the box when I got it back. I can mange just fine without technology, but I really do love my computer. Very much so.

Anything exciting happen when I was away?

An update on computers and monkeys

So, first things first: my computer broke last Saturday. It’s a physical problem, so the files are fine, but it’s been sent back to Asus for repairs. The hairventures are adjourned until it’s back. I might be able to do a few random posts here and there on my phone or someone else’s computer, so I won’t vanish this time, like when I lost the internet a few months back.

In other news, yesterday was my birthday! Exciting as that is. So that was good. I got a very delightful dress that I will share when I get a chance.

And so, I will leave this update with a photo of a monkey dramatically bursting forth from the sea like a model.


The predator drone is here, for finally!

Big news: My new computer arrived today. Thank you, newegg and Purolator. It’s an Asus, with all that fun graphics stuff that I need for gaming. Because you know what? I bought this notebook for the sole purpose of playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I originally preordered it for the xbox, but I then realized that because it’s in my favourite game series, and I care, it would obviously be better played on a PC. So this happened. I have 8 gigs of RAM, a 560M video card, i7 Intel inside quad core, and too much memory to handle. I’m set for Skyrim.

This is a big deal. My already minor social life is going to vanish entirely. Yay! 😀

Once Steam has a sale, I’ll be buying the Sims 3, because I am still a girl, and I need to quell the badassery with some simple-minded gaming. Which is still very exciting.

Oh, Asus.

I am now part of the Republic of Gamers, lolol.

Beaut. I have MS Word, my current writing documents, Google Chrome, all my drivers and antivirus software, and all I need now is for msn to finish installing, and I’ll be set until Friday, when I pick up the collector’s edition of Skyrm that I preordered in January.

I don’t want to go to work! I just want to game! D:

And to make it extra special and shnazzy, it looks like a stealth bomber. So it’s name is predator drone.

And it’s snowing. Ew. But, all the more reason to stay inside on my new computer!