Zombies Ate My Blog
So I thought to myself yesterday, “hey, I should take some pictures of my new yarns and WIPs so I can get back into this blogging thing”.
Me: *turn on camera*
Camera: Hay what’s u- *PICTURE DIES*
Camera: Look at my pretty flashing horizontal lines on a black screen.
Camera: You didn’t want a picture of what you’re actually pointing the camera at, did you?
Me: Yes, yes I did.
Camera: Well, you get horizontal pink lines instead.
Me: *turn off camera*
Wait for it…
Me: *turn on camera again*
Camera: Look, your picture is back!
Camera: HAHAHA JUST KIDDING. Here, have some horizontal flashing lines instead.
So after an initial fit of “OMG WTF I HAVE NO MONEY TO GET CAMERA FIXED OR BUY NEW CAMERA AHHHHH FUCK FUCK FUCK, ALSO, FUCK!” I poked around on the internets and found out that maybe, maaaaaybe, it might be a known image sensor defect that Canon would fix for free regardless of warranty status (which, the thing is six years old hahahahaha warranty yeahright, so, sweet). Called ‘em up, found out that yes, it could be that, but I wouldn’t know until they took a look at it. Luckily the service centre is not far away.
Of course, knowing that electronics are fickle, I took another look at it this morning before taking it in.
Me: *turn on camera*
Zombie Camera: Hi, here’s your picture!
Me: *waits for picture to turn into black screen and flashing lines again*
Zombie Camera: Nope, still picture!
Zombie Camera: Oh, by the way, here’s some flashing lines over your picture.
Zombie Camera: Yeah, I figured you missed them.
Okay. Whatever, camera. You may have returned from the dead, but until you give me a picture with no lines over it, you’re still broken. To the service centre you go.
Me: Blah blah flashing lines.
Lady at Service Centre: *turn on camera*
Zombie Camera: I am a perfectly functional camera. See? Picture!
Lady: Huh. It looks fine.
Zombie Camera: *on best behaviour*
Lady: Yeah, no flashing lines.
Zombie Camera: Flashing lines? What? I know not of what you speak.
Me: I swear it was broken half an hour ago.
Lady: Heh, I believe you.
Zombie Camera: I WAS FRAMED. Heh heh. Framed. I made a funny.
Me: I hope they dissect you.
Zombie Camera: *whimper*
The end result is, in three weeks or so, I’ll either get back a shiny repaired camera in the mail, or a phone call saying “neener it ain’t the image sensor, you have to pay $150 if you want it fixed”, to which I’ll reply “NOT GONNA”, and then I’ll get back a shiny non-repaired zombie camera that makes terrible puns. And will have no camera, until I can afford a new one. And thus will not blog, for a knitting blog without pictures would be some awful mess of incoherence and imaginary conversations with inanimate objects, and nobody wants that.
So. We’ll see. In the meantime, perhaps I’ll actually knit something.