I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm having some major issues with my laptop. Within the last few weeks it began to shut off on me as of last month. Then a week later it did the same thing. Now this week, it shut off on me 4 days in a row, especially when I was working on a commission. And I have been having difficulties trying to watch a video rather than on Youtube because it keeps slowing down on me. This happened this morning trying to watch a new episode of TMNT before it would air next week.
Well anyhow, I've had this laptop for 4 years now and it's already about to die out on me eventually... This is one of the reasons why I've been having trouble doing a livestream the last few times because I can't have any music playing, and other programs or my browser opened or else it will slow down on me and turn off my stream automatically. Speaking of, I'm sorry but I won't be doing anymore livestreaming until I've gotten a new laptop.
Yes, as of right now, I am in the process of getting a new laptop hopefully before the end of this year. I can't even video/voice chat with anyone on Skype because of how much CPU it uses which causes it to slow down my laptop. And everytime I watch a video on Youtube sometimes, it would slow down when I'm on another website and I would have to restart my whole system again. At least I have my iPhone in case I wanna use it to check my stuff. I've been mostly using it for my Twitter and Facebook rather than on my laptop mostly. It's much quicker and I check first thing.
I don't know when I'll be expecting to get a new one due to money, but I'm hoping to get another Windows 7. I'm not ready for the Windows 8 if some of my art programs I use are not compatible as of on the other operating systems.
And as far as the commissions and trades I still owe, I'll have to temporarily close any future commissions and trades for now until further notice. But I am still going to work on the ones on my list if my laptop can hold up longer. And I am planning on redoing my DA profile. Just not right now cause I'm afraid my laptop will shut off in the middle of doing so and I do need to plan what to do with it. But I will soon so I can make a couple of changes.
I am expecting to get a new computer chair, which is good since the one my mom ordered for me has a built-in back massager for my back. And with my lower back issues, it'll do me wonders!
The one I'm using now, I pretty much wore it down and the leather is tearing apart. And I have some pillows that I'm sitting on, but I've flattened them down like a pancake orz... >>; But it'll be all good once I get that new chair!
Anyhow, this will probably be the last journal you'll see from me in while. But I will still be on DA. I just don't really have anything else to say now that I rarely post one nowadays unless it's a tag or a meme. But once I do get my new laptop, that's when I'll post another journal and reopen again for commissions.
Also, I would like to say that I have an appointment in 2 weeks with a special program that will help me look for a part time job rather than making money online. Of course I'm still going to do more art commissions in the future, but I also want to get a little more money outside in case cause sometimes I don't get in any at a certain season or with my stuff I still have for sale in my gallery. I'm just lucky I finally sold all my extra Pokemon cards not too long ago! So no more Pokemon... for now, hehe.
Alrighty! That's about it! I've been saving most of my files and artwork in my external backup drive which is good. I use to save everything onto discs and have a lot of old works saved from years ago. Also if you wanna find me outside of DA, my Twitter is @AshliSmurf and my Facebook is here: www.facebook.com/ashli.studios…
. And you can find me on Skype under the same name as my FB account. But please tell me who you are before you send me a friend request or Skype request so I know who you are. Half the requests I get from people I don't even know and just ignore them.
And for those still waiting upon their commissions and trades from me, don't worry! I still didn't forget you! Bye for now!!
Kisses!! ^ 3 ^