March 18th, 2012


"Do you want to erase Samputer?"

Okay, so. This is just about the nerdiest admission of all time, but--! As some of you might recall, my computer is named Samputer because of his medical history. He has this recurring issue: his HDA and his LOGIC BOARD (lol) are prone to disconnect. The first time this happened, he was christened Samputer because I was under the impression it was going to take a crossroads deal to bring him back. Well, that's happened three times now, much to my distress. "You die more than anyone computer I've ever known owned", indeed!

Samputer also happens to be uncannily good at predicting Sam's arcs in canon. The last time this happened was just around 6x11 and all the soullnessness and the Death's Wall, etc. stuff.

Then, on Wednesday, Samputer had some kind of massive crisis. Mind you, I've not yet seen Friday's episode, but I can only imagine what sorts of things happened. Anyway. Because I am ridiculous and am extremely emotionally attached to my computer I spent most of the evening, uh, petting Samputer and whispering sweet nothings to him while I ran Disk Utility and hardware checks. When these turned up nothing I decided the best course of action was to erase him completely and start from scratch.

In addition to being emotionally attached to my computer, I am also completely neurotic, so I have everything backed up in every possible way, so it's not like I was actually losing that much data. But being prompted, "Do you want to erase Samputer?" WAS SO ANXIETY-INDUCING. I ALMOST CRIED, I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING. AAAH. Sam!

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