197# Some other guy's hoodie

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HiSS-Graphics
15th Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Remember to support the comic in Patreon!

$5 a month and you get to follow Marid 4 weeks ahead from the website! Chapter 8 has started in there, and there is two extra, Patreon only, pages that are considered cannon!

If you're not into early pages, you can also support Marid in the means of updating it more often! Help us reach twice a week updates!

Also don't forget our ask blog in Curious Cat! Go check it out! Feel free to ask me or any character a question :D

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Forced hiatus - Data lost

HiSS-Graphics
18th Aug 2019, 8:56 AM

Hi guys.

Some of you have already heard to news, some of you have not...: My external hard drive where I kept all my art files in, stopped working. I don't know what happened but the sad news is: I no longer have access to my Marid chapter 8 notes or pages I've sketched so far.

I have sent the hard drive to a specialist, but it's going to take a while to hear back and find out what, if anything, can be saved.

Until I hear back, Marid will be on a forced hiatus for the time being.

If you want to help me out with this: I'll be starting commissions on Tuesday 8/27 to earn money for the specialist fee. If you can commission, please do. If you can't, spread the word once I make the announcement.

Thanks for reading!

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9/15 Update

HiSS-Graphics
15th Sep 2019, 7:35 PM

Hi guys!

Still no data. It has been over 3 weeks now... but I choose to see this as no news, is good news because nothing was lost yet! I thank you all for your patience, you've been awesome.

I'll let you know as soon as I hear something.

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LogicMeister
15th Aug 2019, 12:01 AM

Nice to know that they're handling everything well

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HiSS-Graphics
15th Aug 2019, 7:42 AM

I mean... Well and "well"... Sandra could be doing a little better =P

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Just_IDD
15th Aug 2019, 6:47 AM

I'm not sure if it is a good idea for RJ to be doing this if he wants to stay broken up. If they get back together Sergio is going to get burned.

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HiSS-Graphics
15th Aug 2019, 7:57 AM

Thing is: RJ doesn't know about Sergio's feelings. He wouldn't know getting back together with Sandra would hurt anyone's feelings. Lol that would just be me, the writer, being a jerk to Sergio :D

Also it may not be a good idea, but RJ is not heartless. After he calmed down from Sandra's impulsive wish mess, he realized that Sandra may have gone through something dramatic and should make sure she is ok.

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Just_IDD
18th Aug 2019, 1:35 PM

I can't help with any costs at the moment, but i have a legacy G-suite domain so I can spot you an additional free 15g of Cloud storage. Alternately you could just create a few Google accounts to access GoogleDrive, then you would never need to worry about backing up again.

Everybody should be worried about backups or be using some sort of cloud service if they are end users.

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HiSS-Graphics
18th Aug 2019, 9:44 PM

I appreciate it but I think I'll be fine. I'm going to buy a new external hard drive from the data recovery people. I also use dropbox but it can't fit all my art in there, I've tried hahaha!

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HiFranc
27th Aug 2019, 4:15 AM

I hope that your old files can be recovered.

Ps.
I have had problems like that in the past so I now backup my files weekly onto a 256GB usb stick.

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HiSS-Graphics
27th Aug 2019, 7:41 AM

So far so good. The data recovery people did a diagnostic on my hard drive and were confident in saving the files. Holy crap tho it cost me more than my one month paycheck! So many back up copies from now on...!!!

Either case I'm waiting to hear back. It takes a few business days until they contact me with a list of the saved files.

And that's not a bad idea... I'm definitely looking into a better hard drive back up option after this.

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Wenthral
28th Aug 2019, 4:11 AM

No one takes backing up data seriously until they get burned. Then and only then, once the lesson is learned is it taken seriously.

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HiSS-Graphics
28th Aug 2019, 10:55 PM

Ohohohoo yes! I will never repeat this mistake again!

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