There's still an entire 2 months left until my birthday, but the new Lenovo laptop which I wanted as a gift has already arrived to me, and that's all thanks to my dad worrying that due to the pandemic prices would soar while supplies would fall. The laptop which I chose is the IdeaPad Gaming3 model. It was the only model I could find which had a 1TB HDD paired with an SSD, which is a very very important configuration to me. Furthermore, I love how it's painted black instead of silver, because this could camouflage any scratches and because this matches up with the colour of mst of my other peripheral devices. Last but not least, I'm glad at how strong and sturdy the keyboard looks. The only downside is that there's no internal DVD-RW drive, but I had already prepared myself for that by a whole half-a-year in advance.
I love how Orthodox Christmas coincides with the birthday of Sailor Saturn and with the anniversary of the release of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series.
TBH, I've never played any of the latest Sonic games due to toxic fandom and busy life(´-ω-｀)
But I saw the Sonic film in theaters right before COVID-19 pandemic roughly hit America.
Hooray! The external DVD-RW drive which I ordered for myself as a Christmas present has been delivered to me on December 2nd. (Yes, it arrived extra early because I didn't want for the supplier to run out of stock since these items have become popular due to modern laptops not containing them.) Anyways, I was finally able to record a CD-R without any errors for the first time in what feels like ages! It's a shame that the internal DVD-RW drives inside both of my old laptops have completely wore off and turned into DVD-ROMs while none of the new laptops which are currently on sale have any internal DVD-RW drives. Cause otherwise, I wouldn't have needed to buy this gadget and would've just went straight for a new laptop.
And so I've finally reached the day when the numeric keypad of my Toshiba laptop needed to become fully reprogrammed from being a calculator into being a directional keypad for gaming. This was going to happen sooner or later. It was inevitable. #gamerproblems
I might be becoming a bit more active on the Discord thingy, because a lot of the key Heretic&Hexen community members have began arriving there and started their own group there, and also because many of the conventions that get cancelled because of the pandemic are making groups there.
EUREKA! I did it! I can finally post on Instagram again! I can post through Mozilla Firefox! I can post for the first time in 7 months! I feel so free! I feel like I'm on top of the world! (But I still need the emulator for editing the captions properly though. Oh well.)
Well, it looks like now I'll have to adapt to using the touchpad of my Toshiba laptop for a while instead of relying on an external USB mouse, since my mouse drivers somehow got corrupted and deleted during a purge of some nasty malware. Oh well. It's not such a disadvantage. I mean, a decade ago I had another laptop without a mouse, so I'm basically re-adapting to something that already was second nature to me in the past.
Happy birthday to me! These are the birthday gifts which I bought for myself in 2020. I now own Season3 of Sailor Moon crystal on DVD, and I now have several volumes of the new IDW Sonic comics, which are way better than the old Archie Sonic comics that became discontinued.