Hey folks, how're ya'll doing?
I'm doing okay, though motivation is severely lacking, which in turn is depressing, which in turn kills more of my motivation... Bleargh... x_x
I have come to a decision over how best to end my computer woes ASAP, for now I'm gonna pick up the cheapest, bare-bones laptop I can get, something purely for scanning and editing work, no bells and whistles, just the essentials for the time being, that'll tide me over until I can afford a better one at a later date, at that time I'll upgrade to a better model, and keep the cheap one as an emergency device in case the good one craps out.
Honestly it's my fault I'm in this mess because I didn't plan ahead for it, I knew my old computer was dying, but I thought it could last long enough and that was just plain dumb.
So yeah, live and learn.
The one problem I face now however is that, well, with computers there's so much choice on the market, for a layman like myself it's overwhelming, and whilst I could
just look for the absolute cheapest models out there, I do want something that'll last for a little while at least... So I'd like to ask some advice on what to do, should I just say 'screw it' and get the cheapest thing I can get for now? I've seen refurbished models going for as low as £75, and at that price I can even order it as soon as friday this week, which would be fantastic. Or should I aim for a higher price model? Bare in mind that in the long run this won't be my main computer, just an emergency one for if my main craps out.
If you yourself happen to see any deals as well feel free to post them below, I'm not exactly gonna be picky with this, I just want a cheap thing with only a few minimum requirements: It must be a laptop (I don't have the room for a desktop), it must have a disk-drive (to install my scanner), also wi-fi connectivity (to upload stuff), and preferably windows 7 OS, and preferably one that ships from the UK (as with Christmas coming up shipping from abroad could bring delays). It is probably preferable for it to be a refurbished model too, as they're way cheaper than new. Again, in the new year I'm planning on getting a newer, better model, that's when I'll worry about quality, for now I'll settle for a junker! XD
I appreciate ya'll sticking with me during this static period, currently uploads are pretty much on hold, as I like to limit my DeviantArt uploads to the highest quality possible, but rest assured that things will resume as soon as humanly possible, I have the next page of The First Farewell standing by for upload, and I intend to upload it as soon as my scanner and editing software is installed on the new laptop, and again, I plan on getting a bare-bones model as soon as possible too.
Anyway, on to less serious stuff now me thinks?
It should be no surprise that I enjoy the Fallout games, right? And yeah, Fallout 4 is no exception, naturally it was a release day pick up for me, aaaaand you may find my main character somewhat familiar...
It's Quinn!! XD I gotta say, the character creation in this Fallout 4 is really on point, that's a pretty damn good likeness if I do say so! The only thing missing is the twin-braid-bun hairstyle (which is no fault of Bethesda because that's Quinn's trademark style! XD), and I'm sure on the PC it'd be easy enough for someone to make through modding! (I think they also plan on releasing a mod workshop on consoles too, I'm playing on PS4, I know XBone is getting the mod support, so I hope they bring it to PS4 too, I'd love to finish Quinn's look! XD) Just as cool is that Codsworth (one of the robot buddies) actually recognizes the name, and says it in dialog! There's something really cool about that, it's a tiny feature that just makes the experience profoundly more personal. (apparently he also recognizes names like 'asshole', for those feeling particularly masochistic... XD)
But yeah, I've been doing a "Quinn Shara-style playthrough", which consists of trying to be as good as possible, whilst also making reckless decisions to take out bad guys, and also collecting and storing rare junk, like Power Armors for example, it's really fun, and definitely a welcome distraction!
Battlefront will be a decent distraction too, but it's not out over here til' the 19th... ;w;
Anyhow, that's it for now, I must say, typing a journal on a tablet is nightmarish, my finger's killing me, not to mention the DA Writer interface definitely wasn't built with tablet format in mind, but eh, an hour or so later and we're done. ^w^
But yeah, stay safe and peace out!