Quote came back. The bad news is that it costs more than expected and there is a 'high' risk of loosing data. Failed hard drive and all that. :c The good news is that at best, I can have it back tomorrow, or up to three days depending on workload or other issues.
As soon as I've got the machine working to a level I can make art with, I'll open (at least) 10 overall slots (dosen't hurt to try) with 2/3 active ones, depending on the commission. These will cover a broad range from art, to prose to sprites to proofing services or anything else I might be able to do for you~.
The good news for YOU is that thanks to the marvel of exchange rates, 20 Aussie dollars is anywhere between half that much (in Pound Sterling) or three quarters (in US dollars), meaning an icy comission should hardly put you out of pocket.
Dropped the machine off at a trusted repair place, they're quoting me tomorrow however have given me a ball-park figure. Though I can afford the repair fee, it's coming out of my savings for a new laptop. Long story short, once I get it back I'm going to be pushing for comissions, to help recouperate funds. Aiming for around $20-30 AUD a piece which should be about 3/4 that amount in USD or Euros. Lucky you!
A'right, so if you've been following my tumblr since last night, then you'll probably be aware of what's happening.
But the short of it is that my Laptop of over 7 years is now unable to boot. Or at least Windows is not able to load for whatever reason. I'm already shopping around for a new machine, however for the foreseeable future, I'm unable to art*, let alone Skyp or RP or use Internet* until the darn machine can work, let alone other things like work on the creative writings I've got in progress and so on.
* Technically, I still have Colo(u)rs!3D on my 3DS and it's internet browser, however since I need a proper computer to upload files to dA, it's going to be a real challenge trying to publish anything from my 3DS to here.
I may emphasise / push for commissions once I've ascertained how much funding I have for a new one / How much more I need to pay for it, so stay tuned for that.tl;dr - No Art or Prose from me until Further Notice.
-Icy (who is currently using their cousin's Mac)