Somewhere at the back of my mind, I expected and almost hoped that something like this would happen in real life. But still...what the WHAT?!--> www.linkshideaway.com/2014/8/2…
Nintendo's gonna make me go broke
Earlier today, I was opening the file for the last page of Astral Cross
ch. 2 in Photoshop on another computer to finish working on it. All it needed was a background, shading, effects, and dialog and it would be ready. I go to open that file in Photoshop, and the program decides to be a douche and say it's not responding...while the file was being opened!
It computer takes a while to finally respond, but when it does, the jump drive the file was stored in says that the whole drive is empty. In a panic, I unplug and replug the drive; all the files were there, but when I attempted to transfer them to another storage drive, I get a message that says:
The storage drive has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it.
So now, because Photoshop was being the ultimate jerkwad and picked the absolute worst time to not respond in the process of opening one file in that jump drive, the entire jump drive malfunctioned and I can't open, use, or transfer ANY files inside of it
Ironically, that drive was picked to be my "back-up" drive, in case something happened to another main drive I was working with. Sadly, the file of the last page was the one and only copy of the file in that drive (stupid me!!
). I'm just glad that I didn't set a deadline for the next page this time...
I had already looked online for a way to fix the drive without having to format it (a.k.a. wipe the entire drive clean), but to no avail. I took it to where it can hopefully be fixed AND save all the files. Here's hoping and praying
...But now I'm afraid to use any of my drives because it could happen to any of them, any time! Heck, I'm afraid to use Photoshop at all!
To compensate and get my mind off of this, I'm working on the rough sketches for chapter 3 right now!
So if the end of chapter 2 comes very, VERY late, you know why. Still, I must apologize for the minor rant...and another upcoming delay. I'll make up for this with chapter 3 and a teaser of my original comic.