What an ironic twist of fate. I plug in my new flatscreen LCD monitor I got for Christmas, and within 20 minutes it crashes and my computer refuses to startup now. From the sounds and indications my HD is making, I think my harddrive may have been fried in the ordeal. The monitor itself is definitely going back to the store.
According to the latest backup I have on my USB key, and if I cannot recover the lost data, I'm back at v0.02 of Star of Shadows RPG. That means option windows, shops, map transitions, and a ton of other fixes/additions have been lost. A month of solid work tossed away. That doesn't include all of the other work and information I had stored. Heaps of work. Funny how the folly of not backing data up more often once again smites me abroad? :P
Going to be getting a new harddrive at one point this week, hopefully, and see if it can be saved. Until then, please cross your fingers for my sake and sanity. :)