FFFFuuuuddddggggeeee! Yeah, that's about the size of it. A few other choice words were spoken to Computer today and Blogger specifically. In the immortal words of Palmer from John Carpenter's The Thing, "You gotta be fuckin' kidding." Because it seemed like my blog post grew legs and walked away. It just damn well disappeared.
The week did not start out on the right foot dear readers. I had spent a whole day working on a post dedicated to anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo and his traditional science fiction approach to the short story anthology. I was exhausted when it was completed.
One cut and one paste later to make some adjustments on the presentation of that post and - POOF! - it was gone. DOUBLE U T F! I have no idea how it happened. I couldn't make sense of it. I just began praying to the gods to get it back.
BACK! BACK! BACK! I kept hitting the back button to see if it would suddenly reappear but alas it was not to be. The history files could not help me in IE either.
That post was meticulously researched and images were loaded and it was almost good to go. Good grief Charlie Brown! It was like the wind was taken out of my creative sails. Argghhh! It was back to the drawing board.
So this post is a bit like my version of Lost In La Mancha documenting the Terry Gilliam film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, that never was.
Oh well, this isn't the first time, but I sure hope it's the last. I really liked the post that came together on Otomo and maybe one day we will see that come to light.
Has this infamous, dreadful deletion event ever happened to you? If so, know that you are not alone out there.