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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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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
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