24 October 2016 @ 07:42 am
My main external HDD just died. You know, the one that contained about 800 gigs of vidding source, clips from back when I still used to make hard clips, and most importantly all my files for the TWD vid I've been working on on-and-off for 4 years. With the new season coming up I was getting ready to make some progress on it, and I was using the HDD just yesterday without issues.
This wouldn't be such a big deal if this hadn't happened before in some form, multiple times - one of the reasons it's taking me so long to make this vid is that I had a crap ton of technical issues. I lost my first batch of clips on an old hard drive, then I started using soft clips in Vegas and my project file got corrupted, and now I lost both 6 seasons worth of clips and 180 GB of episodes which will be a bit of a pain to reacquire. It's just another obstacle on top of my general lack of motivation that I've had with vidding, and I'm sad because I so desperately want this vid to exist.
Right now I'm going back and forth between almost crying and laughing because this vid is obviously cursed.

I wish hard drives were less expensive and video files less huge. Make backups, friends.

It also contained other WIPs I was hoping to finish... sometime, maybe for Festivids or cons. But then I've probably been holding on to some of them for a few years too many and should be relieved they're gone?
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kuwdora[personal profile] kuwdora on October 24th, 2016 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Nate[personal profile] jetpack_monkey on October 24th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
Ugh. That sucks. *hugs*

Imma make a backup of my drives this week.
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Third Mouse: Alfred comforts the mourning Brucie[personal profile] thirdblindmouse on October 25th, 2016 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh noooooooo!
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