Well that was a terrible computer crash… Hard disk may have died, replacing with an older one to see if that was the issue. If that’s all it is, i just loose a couple evenings of drawings. Thankfully backups were very recent and important files are on the cloud. I’ll figure this out, wish me luck. I’ll update this same post with progress tomorrow.
Edit1: postan from an iPhone.
Edit2: postan from computer. Old hard drive seems to be fine for now, but the boot sequence took suspiciously long. Will reboot again to see if it’s still as long as it was before the other drive “crashed.” Spinrite seems like it’d be handy software, I may go to it if I really really really need that one drawing off my old drive but so far with my recent backups available there’s no big worry about that. I’d still like to save the “new” drive if possible, it’s massive in comparison to the old one. I really hope it’s not actually dead but it makes the problem a lot less worrisome.
Edit3: booting is still suspiciously long, but it does move on to launch windows. Speaking of movin on, I’m goin to bed.
Edit4: Back at the compy with the troubles. It appears to be running just fine now, though I stare at the bios start up screen for longer than is comfortable. Anycase if all it is, is a wonky hard drive then this issue is very minimal thanks to frequent backups and such. Already started moving files, the only difficult part is that this working drive is half the size of the broken one. So being a little selective is going to be important. But otherwise, a few adjustments to the software and a change in wallpaper and things are pretty much back to normal.
I may attempt to reattach the wonky drive, running the OS in safe mode, and pulling out the drawings I wasn’t able to back up. But with the exception of the most recent Question Duck, it’s not a big deal if I don’t attempt this maneuver.
Edit5: Found old art, will post cause I think it’s funny.
Edit6: Oh god, I found my ANCIENT art folder… I don’t know what I should do with this… Oh hey. Is that my Garry’s Mod Folder…
Actually funny you should mention that because I’d just recently finished a rather BIG “This is SHIELD” comic. Two reasons it hasn’t been posted yet are “I’m hoping the dude who funded it, story timed it at some point,” and “I haven’t found a way to put it into a single post that looks good on Tumblr.”
As a single strip, it’s far too big to post. But in pieces, it looks unappealing as a photo set. Making things more difficult is that the money shot panel is pretty gigantic, but put into a photoset and the money shot is shrunk and full of image artifacts. So I’m trying to work out the best solution, probably a mix of judicious file size management and careful considerations.
But don’t worry, you guys will see it soon enough.
Heh, it was an easy creative decision to make putting the Radio Theater crew into Question Duck. For the most part, I felt like I could add some much needed dimensions to Question Duck by adding a few new characters to hang out with. They’d never need to say a word, but their presence provides new opportunities for different activities. Secondly, both Question Duck and the Escapist Radio Theater shared the same world, our world. Though Question Duck is the journey of a talking duck, it was important to me that both stories reflected the real world. Because the real world is a very interesting place and inspiration is to be had every where.
That said, I’m going to partially cop out and say there’s a bit of me put into every character I wrote. I do infact use a character as a sort of avatar every now and then, which one that is I’ll let you guess but their given name is very telling. I have used the characters as little more than mouthpieces from time to time, and that’s probably bad story telling on my part. So maybe I project myself into the cast more than I’d like to admit.
In truth, everyone’s completely fictional. Because it’s a cast of a bunch of friends, I have a hard time denying that they’re analogous to my real world friends. I do take inspiration here and there, of course. But no one’s a direct descendant of a real world person.
Question Duck himself is a total mystery to me where his voice comes from. And maybe that’s why I find him so fascinating to write.