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IMPORTANT!!! [May. 11th, 2009|02:54 am]
Queen of the Funderworld
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[Current Location |my mother's office/computer room]
[mood |nauseatednauseated]
[music |My own sobs?]

I thought that life would be less stressful now that college is out for the summer, but apparently I was wrong. My laptop has some sort of virus or something. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but it's fucked up my computer. Right now, I'm using my mother's desktop to post this. This might be a bigger deal for me than most. I am a serious computer addict, and I use the word addict in the most serious way possible. I probably spend at least half of my waking moments on my computer. My parents have tried to get me to go to therapy for it (not that I wasn't already in therapy...). So basically I'm on the verge of a panic attack. My stomach hurts, I'm dizzy, and I feel like I'm going to puke.

In light of these incredibly unfortunate circumstances, I have postponed any fic writing/posting. I ask that people not complain (that is to say, be mean) about it. You can still bug me about my fics and/or show me support, but please don't post anything unkind. I feel bad enough as it is.

I'm gonna go back in the corner and curl up in a ball now.



Addendum: A can of dog food just exploded in my face. My golden retriever better be fucking grateful. I've been up all night waiting for my virus scan to finish. My life definitely sucks right now.



JOY! 24 hours later...my virus scan finished. It turns out it was a trojan horse, and my antivirus program eradicated it. Thank you for all your understanding and support. Also thanks to people who offered suggestions. My antivirus software is actually one of the best on the market, but I have to admit I was having doubts there for a minute. Anyway, after I sleep for the next 48 hours, I'm hoping to get started up with stuff again. FEEL FREE TO BUG ME ABOUT FICS NOW.

Also, I sincerely and deeply apologize to the people I beta for. I feel awful for not being able to get back to you through my finals and now this. I promise that you'll be getting your stuff back soon!!!

The joy I feel now is somewhat tempered by the fact that my father is back in the hospital. Well, right now he's at home, but that's only due to his own stubborness. He got released yesterday, and I believe it was a very bad idea. He'll probably be back in the ER in the next few hours, I imagine.

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[User Picture]From: ssfladysb
2009-05-11 08:27 am (UTC)
I'm sorry bb I feel your pain take away my laptop and it won't be pretty. Hope everything looks better for you soon and I will wait patiently for the update because your story was very entertaining and crap a cliffhanger.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 09:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for your support!
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[User Picture]From: alaine1910
2009-05-11 08:39 am (UTC)
Hang in there it will get better, no worries about the wait I will always wait for a good story, see you when you get back into it.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 09:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for the support. It means a lot.
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From: all_feeling
2009-05-11 09:07 am (UTC)
I hope they'll be able to fix your computer soon.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 09:29 am (UTC)
Thanks; I do too.
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[User Picture]From: darthnikki
2009-05-11 10:14 am (UTC)
Dude that sucks, as a fellow computer addict I fully understand your pain and withdrawl. But on a plus side it gives the creative jucies a chance to stew and such. See there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and hey this time its ot s train!!!
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 10:31 am (UTC)
Hopefully my current anxiety won't affect my creative juices. If it does, I fear my characters will be very unhappy indeed.
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[User Picture]From: princesslanie
2009-05-11 12:32 pm (UTC)
sorry to hear about it. i'm going thru a bit of trouble in rl as well. just try and keep thinking good thoughts. not sure if it works but everyone tells me it does. lol.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely try it, though I'm still not so sure what's going on. My antivirus software is doing a full scan. I didn't think it would take very long, so I decided to stay up until it finished. Well it's been almost seven hours now and it's still going. I've been up all night. I have officially been awake for over 24 hours.

Sorry I'm ranting like this. I get rambly when I'm tired.
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[User Picture]From: zams
2009-05-11 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(

I'm on my computer nearly as much as you are, and when I had to have it serviced (damn, that sounded dirty) and didn't have it for almost 3 weeks, I nearly died. I hope you get it back soon!
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 02:48 pm (UTC)
The last time I was without my computer for a long time, I actually stared going through withdrawal. No one wanted to be near me, I was so pissy. Pretty much every negative emotion I experience manifests itself as anger. I only express it when I'm around my family, though, so it's like months of repressed, concentrated anger is (are? You know I'm tired when I am doubtful about grammar) comes out. About 80% of the time I'm with my family, I'm incredibly explosive. Why do they love me, again? I apologize for all of this, by the way. I get rambly when I'm tired.

It's been almost EIGHT HOURS. How is my virus scan still running?! Granted, I do have a shitload of stuff on my hard drive (I have about 8 gigs of space left), but this is ridiculous!
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[User Picture]From: thruterryseyes
2009-05-11 02:31 pm (UTC)
my husband makes sure the computer gets turned on when he gets up. Every moment I'm not involved and even during the moments I am involved in stuff I'm constantly on the computer. I have a laptop but it's so old it can't be plugged into anything so I have to use wireless and that screws up my desktop.

You can make it.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 02:52 pm (UTC)
I hate wireless! It's so slooow. It takes me about 3-5 minutes to download an episode of a show using my college's wired internet. I get home, and the same file takes me two hours to download.

Last summer my laptop battery was so dead that my laptop didn't even register it. I bought a new one, and now the old one is a paper weight.

Anyway, thanks for your support! I'm sorry for the wordiness of this reply. I tend to ramble when I'm exhausted.
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[User Picture]From: davidcrackin
2009-05-11 02:58 pm (UTC)
Dude. I so get this, my family tried to stage an intervention because they thought I had an unhealthy relationship with my computer; if my laptop was broken ... I dont know what I'd do, although I am leaning towards ritualistic suicide. I hope things get better soon.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-11 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'll try to keep this short, but I haven't had so much luck so far. I get very longwinded when I'm sleep deprived. If you look at all my replies to the comments on this entry, you can tell exactly how tired I was when I wrote them. They just get longer and longer and longer...

My computer has only been problematic for 10 hours or so, so suicide hasn't entered the equation yet. I have a process for situations like this, kind of like the five stages of grief. Actually, pretty much exactly like the five stages of grief.

1. Denial and Isolation.
2. Anger.
3. Bargaining.
4. Depression.
5. Acceptance.

I've been through 1 and 2. I'm in the middle of 3, at least until my virus scan finishes. Depending on the results (I'm actually hoping I get a hit because I know there's something on there, and if my bitchin' antivirus software doesn't pick it up, then I know it has to be really nasty), I may or may not enter into 4. Maybe instead, there will be much rejoicing.

And 5 just won't happen. Ever.

Okay, I think I'm gonna go try to sleep some. Maybe (hopefully!) the scan will be done by then.
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[User Picture]From: angels3
2009-05-11 04:29 pm (UTC)
Well I will certainly tell you I still want it, but I'm not going to bug you about it. Just remember just because I'm not bugging you doesn't mean I don't want it badly.

I understand your addiction because I myself am probably on it anywhere from six to ten hours a day and thats days that I work, we won't go into the twelve hours I'm there when I'm off.

Hope things get better for you soon.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank you for understanding. My anxiety level is slowly creeping back up, unfortunately. I hate feeling this anxious. It sucks.
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[User Picture]From: dramaa_princess
2009-05-11 04:52 pm (UTC)
i hope it all will get better soon! ^__^
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:16 pm (UTC)
It's better now. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: palominotexan
2009-05-11 04:53 pm (UTC)
Sweetie I can totally relate. Following Hurricane Ike I was without internet or cable for 4 weeks!! I made it a week before I packed up my laptop and headed to a friends house to use their internet. Basically showed up on their doorstep and said hi before hiding out in their room to use the internet.

I can also relate to the dog fiasco. Nothing like being woken up at 3 AM to clean up a mess or having to roast sweet potatoes and buy ground turkey because the food order is going to be late.

Hang in their kiddo. It can only get better.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
You know, I actually left town to go back to school only a few days before Ike hit. I was pretty lucky in that respect, but my parents still got caught up in it. My house didn't have power (or plumbing) for a week, and they didn't get internet and cable back for quite some time after that.

Good news is my computer is better now~! My antivirus program found a trojan horse and was like, "BAM, bitch. You're done!"

Peace in my world is now restored.
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[User Picture]From: cozmikfaerie08
2009-05-11 05:31 pm (UTC)
I feel so bad for you! I feel bad for me too, because I love your fiction**am selfish, but contrite** Hang in there! And here is a big raspberry to anyone that is mean to you:
**TBTTTTT** (I think that is a raspberry!)And I am sending a big hug and a non-exploding can of dog food your way!!!
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! My antivirus program found the problem and kicked it's ass, so my computer is better. Now the only thing keeping you from reading more of my fic is my own laziness. Feel free to bug me about it.
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[User Picture]From: ldyghst
2009-05-11 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hey, it happens to the best of us!
If people start bitching screw 'em.

I hope your computer issues get fixed soon!

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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:24 pm (UTC)
YAY! Everything is fixed now.
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[User Picture]From: cats_eye78
2009-05-11 10:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetie! That's terrible I really hate the people that think it's fun to screw up other peoples' stuff!! Just take lots of deep breaths and know that we'll be waiting when you get back. Okay, I didn't mean that nearly as stalkerish as that came out. :)
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I totally don't get that either. My dad got a virus on his computer that changed the subject line on all his emails to "Sorry. I can't write emails right now because I'm stuffing a pig." Only my dad...

The good news is that my computer is all better.

And don't worry, you didn't sound stalkerish!
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[User Picture]From: shelley6441
2009-05-11 11:47 pm (UTC)

I recommend McAfee once your pc is back to normal. I CANNOT STAND IT when my system is messed up, so please download it if you can afford to.

In the meantime, take care of yourself sweetheart.
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[User Picture]From: duohatesrelena
2009-05-12 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, but my antivirus program is actually one of the best on the market. As evidenced by the fact that it found a trojan horse and kicked the crap out of it. My computer's all better now!
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