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Pinball DS by Hail-NekoYasha Pinball DS by Hail-NekoYasha
Oh last Thursday was a maelstrom of technical difficulties...

So I'm holding my DS, right? And I turn around and start moving away from my desk, but little did I know the thing was plugged into its charger and jerked out of my hand; I watched in horror as it hit the desk and keyboard tray, ricocheted off the radiator, bounced off the trashcan and smacked against the floor. It was like watching a baby fall in Bullet Time, except the baby was square and made out of science and actually worth something.
Let me tell you right now: if it were a PSP, the thing would have shattered. Into one million pieces. It actually didn't break that much; it's still playable. Problem is the top screen--the backlight comes on but I'm not getting a picture. I can still play Animal Crossing since that barely uses the top screen, but stuff like Metroid is prettymuch not an option. But it still works, damnit, and the poor thing is such a trooper!

And by now you're probably wondering why this comic is hand-drawn. Okay, that was probably the first thing you thought upon seeing this. I know you.
So like eight minutes after mortally wounding my silver friend, I dropped my tablet pen and it stopped working. What. I've dropped it countless times, but, apparently, it managed to fall directly at the wrong angle and the nib chipped. I don't have to buy a whole new tablet, luckily, but I need to order new nibs now and that may take a while and art may be scarce for a while...crap.
So then I tried communicating with the public, and chose to do so by the art of song. I mean pencil drawings. So I found my Stone Age-era scanner, fumbled around in ancient drivers, got a new USB hub, and finally managed to scan something. Joy. Too bad my hand-drawn stuff is incredibly messy and blurry and those boxes are about as straight as Marth on New Year's eve. I went there.

And then they cancelled That 70's Show on the same day. It was almost too much to handle at once.

Sooooo yes. I don't know what I'm going to do for a while. Tablet parts may not come for a while; I suppose I've got to send my DS in to get repaired, and I can only hope my WiFi logs will come out unscathed.

Psst...if you wanted to, you could totally donate to the "Katie needs a new DS" fund. But you don't have to, I don't like asking for money. It's not like it directly benefits you. Honestly, don't do it if you can't afford it. I mean, if you want to give me your money, buy an overpriced shirt.

But you could. Maybe.
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yugifan115 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ah... *full body shiver*
RainbowDragon2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Hm... I canīt count how often my Laptop already flew of my table o.O And that thing is also still still working xDDD But there was a time were i thought I lost it... It took a glas water with it and got really wet. Every time i turned it on, the Screen just got plain white. But then... Let it alone some days, magic happens and it worked again xDDD
TheScalene Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The same thing happened to my DS!
Makamatsu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Reminds me of my Gameboy Color. As a child i had dropped it so many times there were bery obvious dents and dings. Mostly around the bottom left corner. And yet years later after having rediscovered it, the freakin thing still worked! Despite it all. Things were much more durable =w=
Piplup40 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had that kind of situation wen I got a new ds lite I had to give the one with that problem to my sisster and play mario party DS with her
Sratruce Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I know I'm late to post by like who knows how long, but on the topic of tough Nintendo products, my mother moved the table while I was playing the Wii and accidentally hit the Wii Mote REALLY hard. The controller's case hadn't a single scratch, though the button on the back (B button I think) had gotten mashed so hard that now, if you want to press it, you barely have to put your finger on it. Other than that, not a single scratch.

Also mother's cat kept asking for her attention one time while she was playing, and when mother wasn't looking, the cat jumped onto the couch behind her and she brought the controller back really hard and hit the damned cat in the nose with a smack! The cat was seemingly unharmed, but she wouldn't come out of hiding for twice as long as normal.
uncontrolled-fire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so i have like that same story only mine fell dozens of times, was brutly attacted by my younger bro as he pounded the styles into the srean because the nintendog was being "bad" and my bro ran over it with a go cart. it lived with a few lower screen calibration issues due to the "dog" and that this was the 1st ds lite. it died and said it final goodbyes on my birthday because i dropped it while i was sleeping the night before. those things are heavy duty. sorry to hear about yours and maybe you have a new one but yeah. felt like sharing my story on this subject. love ur work btw
AuraXtreme Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nintendo: Legacy of the Living Handhelds since Nineteen ninety-six. I mean, come on, if an original Game Boy is going to survive a nuclear explosion, I think a DS is going to live a couple jabs.

...Marth on New Year's Eve? I haven't heard that one.
toraudewa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine once slipped out of my coat pocket while I ran and it's fell on concrete in water and ended with just 2 scratches. DSs are fighters. XD
Evablade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow go ds! those things are little troopers! mine got chewed up by my dog, and its perfectly fine!(except bite marks) now everything that gets chewed up by my bulldog is lucky :)
midnightpanther Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you know why Nintendo is so popular with parents!! xD

Kids = Broken
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
I don't think I wanna go to a New Years Eve party with Marth if he's like THAT!
MoonOfGold Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's me. My DS has been badly abused. It's still being nice to me though... For now. :bleh:

I may have jynxed it... :pray:
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
My touch screen barely works, but that's probably because it's a First Generation model and not a newer regular DS.
Lil-Fishy-Princess Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i left my old dsi in my old school binder for a year in a half in the cold and now whenever i turn it on it freezes and the power button sticks and the volume dosent work so whenever i try to turn it on it just stays there going 'BEEEEEEAAEEEEPPPP" for an hour till i grab a screw driver and pull out the battery :D
TeamInTheDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Behold the power of Nintendo DS, it not so easy to break :D
SilverArtist4 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
That is absolutly the worst! I have days like that a lot on account of me being a total KLUTZ!! I accidentally dropped my ds down the hard wood steps in my house one time a thought everything important in my life at that time had just died.... I also couldn't get my Wind Waker disk to work. Sadness. :p
Ichigo-lover125 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
me too except it happened twice...once on my 1 ds, then to my DS lite....but mt ds lite went through i don't rly blame it.
lonebird Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Same sort of thing happened to my old first gen DS. I've dropped it, throw it, and I'm pretty sure the dog tried to eat it, but she still runs (though the top screen isn't fully connected to the bottom part now). My new DS lite on the other hand had one bad run in with a puddle and died.
BUTTDANCER Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
something similiar happened to my old DS (my mom raged and threw it out the window during a storm), except the touch screen went white for a few days and then it went back to normal. :D
Lil-Fishy-Princess Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
one time my mom got so mad at me so while i was playing my ds she slammed a coffe cup full of tea on it, and it was completely fine XD
Catainu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Artist
Strong DS...
Nintendofan4evah97 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Nintendo things always made from a super tough thing! When my DS accidently dropped, land on the floor with a "bump" sound, kicked by someone, and my DS acting like nothing happened!
Kittykattyluv2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dropped my ds about a million times until it broke.
then i got a new one.
And the down button on the keypad stopped working.
Then i got a new one.
And i still have it.
Avalerin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist
DS are invincible. When Chuck Norris punched one...HE BROKE HIS HAND!!!!!!!!!!! That's how tough DS are.
YoungZelda Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the same thing happened to my old ds. i have a new (well actually i got it a couple of years ago) one now, but its still playable. and i dropped it on a concrete floor O_o
ah, nintendo, how i love thee.
ShyKat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Nintendo always makes the most durable systems of each generation, there's a theory that it's because many of it's gamers are little kids and I guess they assume kids play baseball with their systems. O.o I love the how tough it is! Way outlasts the other systems for playability. <3
Moogle98 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Your name is Katie too? Awesome. I had the exact same problem with my DSi... My dog tripped over the charges cord and it went flying and hit the wall next to me. Good thing I caught it as it fell, or i'd need lots more money... TTOTT;
nish7x Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That happened to me once >_< but my $2 pouch saved it =] just a sliiight twist at one of the corners sticking outside the pouch.
Lugia-Soul-Song Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Had the same prob here. But my DS shattered in half. And I tripped the cord instead.
Chronicle-King Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember dropping a PSP because of the dang charger as well. Only thing that broke when it dropped was the Disc reader, and the overall appearence looked the same as well, as if nothing has happened. Now that I got my PSP fixed the disc reqader works perfectly and now the screen no longer has any dead pixels, and now I feel as if I'm grateful I dropped it....... o-o
krazynkool Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
That's happened to me about five times lol
My ds is so strong

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dkt1031 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I lknow the feeling I dropped my DS a few years ago and it still works only my screens aren't messed up the only thing that's weird is that when I dropped it my gamecube stopped working on the same day.
SavyGabi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
It's funny because it has happened to all of us.

All of us.

Turboplant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Not me. :3
But it has happened to my brother. Twice.

So I guess he took the heat for me. Hopefully this isn't one of those Final Destination scenarios.
SavyGabi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
It will. there's no escaping it.

At all. Don't even try to avoid it, it'tll happen. :iconnotimpressedplz:
Turboplant Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Nahhh. It's been sitting on my nightstand as an alarm clock for a while now. Aaaaaand unless I get a copy of pokemon I doubt it's going anywhere else...

Why can't you guys accept that some people are anti-karmatic and jinx-free? (In certain instances, anyway.)

Never dropped my Game Boy
Never dropped Advance
Never dropped the DSi
Warrior536 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
MixGoldenPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
My friend did not have this amazing luck... she was playing Wario Ware, got ticked at it, and headbutted it...effectively breaking the screen. She got a damn hard head =D
Uzumaki411 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   General Artist
I've had something similar to this happen to me.
Except my DS didn't knock itself against a lot of objects, it just fell flat on the floor. CONCRETE floor. Poor thing's touch screen cracked, and I swear the crack got larger.
I can still play it, but I'm afraid to even take it out of my drawer anymore, fearing for the remainder of its life >3>
StickyRicePlatter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Luz, i've acually dropped my PSP somany times, even God has lost count... the poor thing... i know how you feel, it's the worst. :hug:
Dragonkeeperx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nintendo builds things to last. Prime Example: i stacked the entire encyclopedia of my GBA SP (golden version with the triforce on it ^^)why i will never know, and then i sat on the books. when i got off, i looked under and there was nothing wrong. GOD, what are they made of??

(no, you cannot have my shiny triforce GBA. limited edition, cost me 500 freakin dollars.)
Drei57 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I saw a picture of a gameboy after a bomb exploded next to it, somehow it still worked perfectly
SamusAranFreak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Um... You got an iMac? :D
Sammi-The-FF-Freak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I feel your pain. I accidentally messed up my DS too. Now the 'L' button doesn't work.
...So I can't play any games that use L as one of their main controls.

But sheeze, a whole screen out of commission? That's got to be at least 100 times worse. I'd totally, try to help you out, if I weren't broke.
buckymcnasty Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   General Artist
At least you didn't drop it in the toilet like yours truly did.
RJxHeather Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Writer
Heh, the original DS is a tough little thing. I've dropped mine on the road countless times, dropped it on cement, and it still works. The bottom screen's just badly scratched in the middle. As for my sisters' DS Lites, one was dropped on the carpet ONCE and it stopped working. And they keep freezing. I prefer my DS, myself.
Rexus64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
see? Thats why nintendo's better! more durable(>.< )
Rexus64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
"No im fine! lets play!"

*puts in Mario cart*
"It's a me, Mario!"

"Thats not even the right Game!"
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