Yes. It happened again dear readers. I lost another blog post. The last time it happened it was recorded here.
All of the usual emotions followed. Beating heart. Nausea. Colorful language. Anger. Honest to God folks. What the heck?!
This time I noticed exactly what happened. So, I was using the back arrow button to back up on my writing. I noticed the INSERT button was on and was writing over information. I hit the back button arrow on the post options several times. It was working flawlessly. Suddenly with one last back button punch, maybe the seventh or eighth time, the post disappeared and in its place appeared a post I had written earlier in the day. Damn! I'm not kidding. And that earlier post was never copied or pasted. It was complete bullshit!
I tried to exit quickly. I couldn't go forward but the damage was done. The autosave is seemingly instantaneous with Blogger now and it was gone forever. I'll never do that again. Is that a Blogger glitch? I'll answer that. It must be.
As noted earlier the last time it happened I was working on something regarding Katsuhiro Otomo. And like this recent mishap it was a solid post. I've since made efforts to go back and right the Katsuhiro Otomo ship.
This time I was writing about Avalon (2001), a film by Mamoru Oshii. I was very pleased with the post. All of the pictures were loaded. I was making a few last minute adjustments and wah lah - GONE!
It was like Blogger laughed at me and smiled SO LONG SUCKER!
I can't tell you how deflated I felt. The wind was out of my sails. I had been on a blogging roll and everything came to a screeching halt. I couldn't believe it. I was so depressed yesterday people and yet in the big scope of things it really doesn't matter. It's truly not important. Still, I was really happy with the post, it even dovetailed with some Oshii posts I had assembled. It had loads of really terrific quotes from a number of sources and in the end it was erased. It was like three or four days of work vanished without a trace. It's just so depressing to see all of your hard work evaporate before your eyes.
Well, I still have the photos of course but I will have to return to writing about Oshii's Avalon again in the future. I'm certainly not feeling it right now. Heartbreak I tell you, because I know I'll never get that post just the way I wanted it again. I'll try but the inspiration is gone for it at the moment.
Avalon is the final resting place of King Arthur according to Arthurian myth. Well dear Avalon post I hope you are there with him. Son of a bitch!
I'm going to stop perseverating now. I've got to let it go. I'm moving on. Aye.
Mission Complete? I think NOT!