Trying to unwind after this really crappy week with shiny, escapist fantasy.
Last night we watched seven of the nine Animatrix shorts. The Last Voyage of the Osiris really blew us away. It was made by the same people who did the Final Fantasy movie and you can really tell. And we also watched The Matrix on DVD on the big 60-inch upstairs. That’s one movie that a smaller screen just does not do justice to. Today, we’re going to see The Matrix: Reloaded. I’ve been trying assiduously to avoid any spoilers. Excited movie goodness.
On the writing front, I haven’t been doing any all week (fuckity fuckity fuck). I have been continuing my run of rejections, though, amassing five more in just this week, adding to the suckitude. The hard-drive issue freaked me out too much to focus on writing, and I’ve been spending my writing time compulsively going through my backups to see if there were any gaps in the files I had left. They look okay so far. Glad I’ve been anal about backing up those, although now I feel that having a copy on our desktop’s hard-drive and monthly backups on CD-RW aren’t sufficient. I’m debating between burning a monthly CD-R in addition (and just keeping an ever-growing pile of monthly CDs) or burning to a Zip Disc. But we’re a little low on Zip Discs.
I keep wondering if I should make hard-copy backups, but I just don’t have a place to store all those pages and pages of manuscripts. Not to mention every time I make a tweak to a story I’d have to print it out again. The last time I tried to keep hard-copy backups, I lost track of what stack of paper was the most current pretty quickly.
I need a neural implant storage device so I can backup all my files digitally to my brain.