Artist: From today onwards, you (PC) will be retiring.
Getting a new PC doesn't mean I will forget you
However, it's time for you to rest, thank you for being my partner for so long.
You were by my side for my art and my struggles in life.
The new PC will inherit your duties.
I won't throw you away, I'll buy parts to repair you.
Till the day you recover, we will still continue to see each other
This is an artist's unwavering love for his PC.
New PC: So I'm nothing more than a replacement!!
Artist: It's not like that!!! Listen to me!!
(Blue screen of death)
Artist: I drew an anthromorph for my new PC today
Because of it's capabilties and appearance, my drawing speed has increased greatly. It feels like a PC that "exists just for you"
PC-chan, I'll be in your care from now on!!
One week later
Title: Thank you, my beloved PC-chan
Artist: At 4.30pm today, a phone call crushed my heart.
[Sorry sir, your item cannot be repaired, there are no spare parts]
I was silent for a while before saying, "Sorry for the trouble. Thank you."
I know, this was the worst case scenario.
I prayed and hoped for the best.
4 days later, they sent back the usable parts. It made me feel a little bit of hope.
Sorry for being a useless owner.
It's because of me that your life stopped here...
For the past 3 years, you accompanied me through countless struggles and made countless miracles.
Because of you, I learnt a lot. Experiences that money can't buy.
Though, now that my Z87 has taken your place, it does not mean she can replace your effort, you were really hardworking.
I know... I really do...
Our memories are all etched into your short 3 years.
Although you do not have life, and can't lift your head anymore,
I will keep your diary of your life(hard disk).
I only need to supply power and open this hard disk with your name exclusively written on it,
every single thing, I will see it again
But... you won't open your eyes again
The past few days, when I cleaned and disassembled your body,
that was when I realised how worn out you were, enduring the pain to help me through the thick and thin.
Sorry, I didn't take good care of you. It's my fault you left in such a sad way.
Thank you, my beloved PC-chan
My beloved X58
9 months later
Artist: I went to Guang Hua Digital Plaza to meet help a friend build a computer
I happened to bring along my X58 motherboard with the I7 processor.
I wanted to show it to them and at the same time, see if they could repair it.
So I went over and booted it up.
It's working normally!?
Wait, I shouldn't get hopes up. I remember how the memory problems made it unusable. So I asked an engineer I knew to test the components one by one. That's weird, every component is functioning normally and everything is connected properly.
Engineer: Is this the X58 that was meant to be scrapped?
Artist: Yeah. At that time, it had problems reading memory and the unexplainable voltage instability.
Engineer: But everything is fine here. Even the indicator lights.
Artist: But... But how? Did it fix itself after being left alone for a long time?
Engineer: Did you get elves to fix it for you?
Artist: I only cleaned it, I just soaked it in enzyme cleaner.
He shouted a vulgarity.
What is it?
Engineer: Seems like you did good. This motherboard is perfectly normal after you washed it.
．．． ．．． ．．．
After a short while, he patted my shoulder and said: Your X58 has revived!
I almost cried when I heard his words
【I was so scared you were gone forever, you were in such a bad state the last time I saw you】
Now you're perfectly healthy, just like when I bought you 4 years ago, good as new.
I bought some new parts to fill to make her whole. She's now a fully functioning PC I could use again.
This artwork is X58-chan's new look
That time, I drew her to mark her death, now it's to celebrate her resurrection!
Enzyme cleaner is too amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
Later, I'm gonna my soak old handphone in it... (got dragged away)
Note: I censored the last pic a bit since it was flagged. Original: You need to login to view this link
A true story by WetElephant (仙界大濕). Unfortunately, I got a backlog of work, so my next few translations will be much smaller.