Apparently my laptop's hard drive has died for reals this time. We were able to force it to work for a good bit there, but it has finally breathed it's last. As such, I will be on when I can, post when I'm able, and most likely once a week will be the maximum. It's also the goal I am shooting for.
Luckily everything was backed up on the portable drive or somewhere online so no harm was done, except to my ability to fuck around on the internet.