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It's dead.

Everything is gone.

All of it.

All of my art, all of my fiction, all of my personal work. Gone.

Not to mention all my videos of Orli and Vig, all the tv shows, all the clips of appearances, all of it--gone. All my lyrics, music, pictures... gone.

I just want to cry.

10 years of work. Gone.

I think I'm going to be sick.

Current Mood: crushed crushed

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dantelycan From: dantelycan Date: December 27th, 2005 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I am sorry I know how you feel
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey. Bast is trying her best to help me, but as you know, she's having her own pc issues.
nikitas_lair From: nikitas_lair Date: December 27th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god, sweetie I'm so sorry. Damn. Well, my Photobucket is open to you to get back pics of Orli at least and I have some that aren't in there that I can email to you along with clips from movies, tv shows and appearances Orlando has done. I wish I had Viggo stuff, sorry. I hope this helps a little bit.

I remember when my comp died, I lost all of my stories.

*Big consoling hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it was my pc that died, I'd still had my backup. But this *was* my backup. And because my pc is 6 years old, I though having the stuff on the external was safer. Boy was I wrong!!

I can't even begin to truly fathom all I've lost.

I can't stop crying.
ladymarmalade77 From: ladymarmalade77 Date: December 27th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been reading your lj since a couple of months and I'm so sorry for you.
I've a lot of Orlando's stuff (pictures, clips of appearances, tv show) and I'm ready to share all this with you, if you need.
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey. I really do appreciate it. I need all the "Elizabethtown" stuff now in the worst way. Could you do a yousendit? I'd be forevr grateful!

*big Orli hugs*
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ancabell From: ancabell Date: December 27th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cuddles* oh i am so sorry :( blah thats sucks! let me know if there's anything i can send you i have loads of viggo and orli and viggorli pics and videos! whatever you need!
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need all the vig/orli and all the Vig. Orli's on his way to me already. If you can send me stuff, I'd be forever grateful! *hugs* Need my addy? And let me know how much money I need to send you for doing this.
From: elle_4you Date: December 27th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
God I know what this feels like, only just recovered from the shock myself. People did send me an awful lot of OB pics, vids and Photoshop stuff. If you need anything, let me know and I'll gladly upload it. *hugs you tight*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, maybe you *can* help. You do manips. I need models. Can you help me with that. In other words, I need naked men pics. LOL

I remember you had problems recently. I've still got my pics of Orli and Vig--thank god and if you're still missing any, I can reciprocate. I unfortunately, lost everything else though.

My photoshop is on my pc so thankfully it's in good shape. I just don't have anything backed up right now, so I'm more nervous than ever.

wynterhawk From: wynterhawk Date: December 27th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have much, and next to no Viggo, but if you want something from me, don't hesitate to ask :)
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwww Thanks honey! You're too sweet. I'm trying to remember everything now. I really don't even know which way is up right now.

hammil77 From: hammil77 Date: December 27th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're probably sick of hearing this, but that is just terrible and I'm so sorry that happened to you. I can't believe that nothing can be recovered. The artwork especially, I can't imagine how hard it must be to see all that gone. I'd love to help but I'm not sure I have anything rare or that wasn't already offered. But if you're still missing some stuff I can try and find it for you. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank honey, I really do appreciate it.

I'm just heartbroken over the loss of my personal photos, fiction and art. I know no one knows of my art in the LotR community, but I've been doing art for a decade. It just rips my heart out to think that all but a very few pieces are left. I've done over 250 zines. All that work, gone. One zine had over 140 pieces of art in it. While the co-publisher is my sis, she only has them in PDF format which isn't a huge help, but at least they're there. And I lost a lot of music, lyrics and photos from older fandoms I use for zine art. I don't even know where to start.

mesnica From: mesnica Date: December 27th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you tightly*

That sucks so much, I've gone through that before too. If there's anything I can help with getting back to you, tell me!
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey. I can't even wrap my mind around everything that's gone yet. I'm making a list though.

fileg From: fileg Date: December 27th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
jim suggests you try someplace like Drivesavers - it won't be cheap, but all that work....


before you spend that kind of money, what did they tell you? ex - won't spin up; heads not working, interface board trashed ...

one place may not be the last word, though I'm not trying to get your hopes up too much.

Jim syas a common last ditch effort is to put the bare hard drive (without case) in the freezer for several hours, then plug it (while cold) into the internal drive cable, and boot up your machine and see if you can see it/ reach it.

I wish I could be more help, but I've never used anything but Macs. Jim troubleshoots both Mac and PC at work though, and if you'r not too sad to go over the incident, he says to leave him a note at his journal notarysojacwith details of what happened.

here's another thought -

I had a drive die with stuff I could not afford to lose. Jim bought an identical drive on ebay, and swapped the interface boards. Worked fine.

araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
He sounds like my type of tech. This is all so foreign sounding to me. I just push the power button and wait for stuff to come on. That's the best I can do.

I'm hoping my tech can retrieve some of the data, but if not, I'll give this link a try.

Thank you and thanks to him!

Off to drop him a line.

elflady_2001 From: elflady_2001 Date: December 27th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I'm so sorry sweetie. I've had 2 HD crashes in the past and I did lose a lot of personal correspondence and files so I know how you feel. :( Is the HD no longer spinning and techs can't get to the data or that the data is corrupted? *hugs you tight*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 27th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm most sick over losing all the wonderful vids and clips you've posted. It would take me forever to find and dl them all over again. It just makes me want to cry.
sarahc517 From: sarahc517 Date: December 27th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh God, I am so sorry hon!!! If I could give you a million hugs right now, I doubt it would help. I've lost everything twice now, and it never gets easier when it happens.

If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I hope to get a new CD-Rom sometime soon, so when I do, I could like burn music that you lost if I have any...

I'm sorry hon!!! I hope you get get back at least some of what you lost. :( {{Hugs x millions}}
araestel From: araestel Date: December 28th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd take those hugs in a heartbeat. I just can't believe I lost all my work. A decade of work--gone. It just makes me ill. And now, scrambling trying to retrieve what I can... It's making me nuts. 111 Gig of stuff--gone. It really just makes me sick.
lucilla27 From: lucilla27 Date: December 27th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so sorry.
I hope everyone can help you out with photos and interviews.
Have a *hug* and know that your friends care.
araestel From: araestel Date: December 28th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find I have the most wonderful friends in the world. They're all trying really hard to help me find stuff and I'd be in such worse shape without them. Still... it's hard to lose a decade's worth of art, photography and writings, not to mention all my miscellaneous pics and videos of Orli and Viggo.

*hugs* You take care of yourself and that baby!!
sodomis From: sodomis Date: December 28th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh,I'm *so* sorry to hear that!After all you've done for us, all those pictures you've posted...this is just not fair... I wish there was something i could do for you.

araestel From: araestel Date: December 28th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Luckily *those* pics I still have. And once I get straightened out some, I have more to post. But all my personal art, writings and photography--gone. All my vids--gone.

I can't stop crying.

sirenslily From: sirenslily Date: December 28th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Any other computer help/resources?

Is there anyone else you can take your HD to? I still can;t believe this happened.

I am sorry I don't have much saved. I usually got to great LJ and sites like your to look at the pretty.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.

*Sending you more hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: December 28th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Any other computer help/resources?

Thank you honey. You actually cheered me up last night and you didn't even know it. I took my Target card out for a spin and picked up a movie ("A knight's Tale" directors cut") and a cd, Lifescapes "World Flutes". *hugs*
belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: January 8th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry that your computer died on you. If you want I can send you what I have. :D

araestel From: araestel Date: January 8th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're too sweet!! I've been sent os many things, right now, it's going to take me awhile to get through them all. But if I find I'm missing something, I'll drop you a note and take you up on your offer of assistance.

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