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What Happens When a Drive Dies?

Specifically a drive on which one's Best Beloved has gathered all the live television that we have, well, gathered, over the past 10 years? 

The one that all our Dr. Who, from 1963 through last week, was gathered on? And all the Sarah Jane Adventures? All the Torchwood? All the Class? All of BB's beloved Gunsmoke? All of GoT? And more, much more?

Well, you sit in shock. And the shock expands as you remember more and more titles that were on Drive L. And then you feel bad for BB, because he had a whole bunch of other things that were very important to him on that drive, other than the live TV. 

You spend a brief second or so wondering if it's the Internet Gods getting back at your for gathering things in the first place. 

You spend more time wondering whether some of the titles, gathered back as far as 2006, might even be available in electronic fields where one gathers these things. 

You mourn the Third Doctor adventures you'd planned to watch this weekend, and the Game of Thrones episodes you'd planned to do the same for. 

And then you decide that you'll have a long term project ahead of you (and more realistically, BB, since he tends to want to be the gatherer.) You decide you'll look for options in which you can actually pay for things. Because you're not a total ass, even if your gathering habits might suggest that. 

And you remember it's just TV. It's TV you love, but it's TV. 

...

...

...


AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I said that out loud, didn't I?
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a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 24th, 2017 05:06 am (UTC)
When my hard-drive died, I lost that...and all of my fiction...and my pics...and I just...ugh. I feel your pain, darling. I'm so sorry...

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Jun. 24th, 2017 03:25 pm (UTC)
Argh - you lost far more than I did; losing all your pictures? That would be very hard to bear. And the fiction! I don't know how I'd have responded to that los.

*hugs back*
a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 25th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
I've had a couple of years to get used to it. One day, I shall retrieve them!!

*HUGS*
flowsoffire
Jun. 24th, 2017 12:17 pm (UTC)
Nooooo :(

*hugs*
kaffyr
Jun. 24th, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed; as I said, it's just TV (and some things of BB's which he'll miss equally), but it was near and dear to my heart.
flowsoffire
Jun. 24th, 2017 06:59 pm (UTC)
I can imagine :/
kaffyr
Jun. 24th, 2017 08:37 pm (UTC)
Ah well. Right now, we're dealing with something more immediate and sorrowful. I think we're going to have to call a veterinarian in to euthanize one of our three cats. It makes the loss of TV shows feel a lot more trivial.
flowsoffire
Jun. 25th, 2017 09:44 am (UTC)
Oh, no! I'm sorry :/ *hugs*
nucleosides
Jun. 25th, 2017 01:53 am (UTC)

Hard drive deaths are always sad. :(

kaffyr
Jun. 25th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
They are. Right now, we're dealing with the death of a kitty, which is much, much harder.
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