Updated: April 19, 2017
Update: The lab contacted me today. Long story short, I paid a small fortune and now I have to wait 6-8 weeks to see what they can recover. The answers I have aren't really answers, but it's the best they could do.
In the mean time, I'm going to try to get back to work. I'll do my best to keep my normal schedule beginning next week. Expect a new post and the stream this coming Monday. If nothing else, I'll post what I can when I can.
For those that don't backup their work, I'll leave this old piece of advice. "A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise one learns from the mistakes of others."
I came home yesterday and was in the process of uploading a new piece of artwork to my social media accounts and stores. Everything was going great until I tried to upload from my PC. Error after error. I start checking files and all appear to be corrupted. JPG, PNG, PSD... Panic sets in. That cold panic. The good stuff! I decide to restart the PC, which results in the hard drive simply being gone. Years of artwork, family photos, video, freelance work and more... gone. I call a buddy and we try a few things. At one point it sounds like two decepticons gettin' their freak on in the tower, but still no hard drive. I took it to a computer place and after a bit they tell me the hard dive is gone. The only option for recovery is to have it sent to a clean lab (no dust, static, farts, etc.) and hope they can recover the data for a small fortune.
Until I find out what's up with the hard drive, I won't be posting anything new... I literally have nothing new to post. There's that panic feeling... I'm hoping to hear something next week.
Thanks for y'all's patience and understanding. I hope you'll stick with me and we can enjoy some derpy silliness soon.