My Hard Drive broke. I lost almost everything.
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It's gonna cost $50 just to have it looked at, then God knows how much more to fix/recover it if it's bad. This is right after I end up having to spend almost $400 on my car after it broke down, as well.

I can't afford this, guys. I have a really shitty job that's going nowhere and I can hardly afford to feed myself, let alone pay for all of these repairs. That said, I may have to reluctantly reopen drawing commissions despite not having finished a drawing in months.

I've just grown really self-conscious of my style and I'm never satisfied with anything I draw anymore. I don't even think anyone here will bite, but I'm opening all available avenues for income because everything is just so bad right now.

I'll have to charge $25 for a normal drawing. Anything else, we'll need to negotiate. I'm in a half-panic right now, so bear with me.
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doodle-plaidHobbyist General Artist
also, in future, backup to Google drive or secondary source. gives you much peace of mind. (I need to do that as well .__.)
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TheMattyHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, lluckily, I had my more important things on Google Docs, but still, I lost a good deal of stuff. I had almost 200GB of things
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doodle-plaidHobbyist General Artist
just... try to think of of it as "spring cleaning..." ^^;
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TheMattyHobbyist Digital Artist
You really have a way with words.
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doodle-plaidHobbyist General Artist
english major skillz
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TheMattyHobbyist Digital Artist
You should write my novel for me then :V
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doodle-plaidHobbyist General Artist
sure
but then i become joint-owner and take half of the cookies
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TheMattyHobbyist Digital Artist
You have the cookies, I'll get the women...


...authors get women, right? :U
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doodle-plaidHobbyist General Artist
self-conscious of style usually means it's time to try new... experiment with new styles or just practice realism and see where it takes you :(

but since you have internet I would google the problem and see if it's something I could fix myself or have a tech-savvy friend repair for me for cheaper OTL
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TheMattyHobbyist Digital Artist
I looked up the issue. It only made me less hopeful :c
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merg.
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that's rough. I'm planning on getting an external HD soon, now that I can afford it. That way I have a backup, and a place to store all my *stuff* xD;
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