Wow…I cannot believe my luck. This is like, a divine blessing from above, or something.
So, my current laptop (my mom's former work laptop) is an older model of Macbook; and with my streak of bad luck regarding hardware failures and losing a LOT of unrecoverable data, I figured I'd be smart this time…and relocated the external backup drive to save my data regularly from now on.
Well, I didn't expect the drive to still contain data from 2012…and I certainly didn't expect to find MY files on it.
It's like a literal time capsule…old pics, old attempted fanmakes and story casts/ideas, and even SOME of my old published stories like the original completed version of The Little Immortal and the revised version that was half completed!
With that said, PLEASE don't pester me about uploading my old stories. A lot of it isn't there anymore (considering the Fanfiction.net exodus wouldn't be for another year, I wouldn't have a reason to keep a copy of the completed stories on my computer); and my writing has vastly improved since then and I just find a lot of this to be cringe-worthy now [Threes examples from the original original The Little Immortal: Darth Vader was Ursula, Kenobi tortured Xem in a dungeon at one point, and I had the heroes and villains of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon anime special randomly join the main cast from out of FECKIN' nowhere!]…I can see use for the half-completed "Maleficent" version of the story, but only as a framework for the current HEAVILY revised version (since I've changed QUITE A LOT since then).
With that said, I'm still looking through these old files, so maybe I'll find something I'd upload…but it'll be my call.