I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch

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My computer is now recovered almost completely from unidentified viral/wormal thing, via the tried and true method of copying off my files and then reformatting. This time without losing IRC logs (which happened while trying to back up in the middle of imminent hard drive crash, several years ago) or downloaded e-mail (which happened when the Blaster worm hit town and I remembered to back up everything except my Eudora files, and I still curse that particular bit of stupidity, because it was most of my fannish e-mail from 2000-2002). The 'almost completely' part just refers to the fact that I don't have Premiere or my DVD burning software loaded back on yet, still need to find/fix the drivers for my tv card, and need to install a couple of Windows security updates, still. Net result: no losses, and a fair bit of hard drive space gained back because I got the entirety of Doctor Who 2005 off the PC and onto the external drive, and I'm leaving most of the installation files for my applications on the external instead of loading them back onto the PC.

Those who've seen me scream and cry when two external hard drives in a row packed in on me, losing, at the time, all of my Angel Season 5 vidsource, may raise an eyebrow, but I'm much more trusting of this drive, which I bought myself, than of the other two, both mail-ordered from the same not-so-great source. (Drive 2 was a warrantied replacement for Drive 1; I wouldn't have actually given them money again.)

And on a completely unrelated note, I was engaged in other projects when this was at its height, but couldn't resist doing it anyway, especially after reading tenebraeli's entry.

1. Go to the Elouai doll maker.
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself.
Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some kind.

Standard 'no, I am not shaped like this' disclaimer. This is, however, exactly what I was wearing when I made it.
Yes, she has a name. And, um, powers. And, um, ancestors, some of them canon characters. From multiple canons. And races, in the non-human sense. Also, um, spouse(s) and um children. And um two um hearts. Insert :-P here. And, because she's been my ongoing Mary-Sue since before I had a word to describe the phenomenon - say, age 7 or so - she's got no Buffyverse in her background, ironically - nor can I quite cross her over with it even in my head, now; it's clearly an alt dimension from the one where she lives. There is, however, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Dukes of Hazzard, Remington Steele, Knight Rider, Trapper John, MD (and thus M*A*S*H by extension), Hunter (this should be giving you a pretty clear picture of my television habits in elementary/middle school), X-Men, <SHHH> Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels </SHHH>, Saberhagen's sympathetic version of Dracula, and brief crossovers with just about any book, movie, or TV series that was occupying my mind at the time.
Tags: fandom-general, memes, technical issues
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