For how much stress they placed on making sure I had everything saved due to the likelihood I'd lose everything on my computer, nothing actually happened. Not even the internet history has been touched. So now I just have to reinstall and activate everything that I uninstalled/deactivated out of precaution, then I need to make sure the two projects I started on in Vocaloid make it over successfully, and everything will be back to normal!
...they gave me a new keyboard, though, so the keys haven't worn under excessive typing, meaning I feel everything. That'll take some getting used to. I guess that's the best kind of problem to have, though.
It's done. I'm done. I'm not writing another single essay until January. I refuse. Don't major in writing. It's just an overall bad idea.
(Nah, if you're passionate about it, you should totally major in writing. Just... know how many essays you're gonna have to write.)
Now let's see how much damage they did to my laptop! I haven't gotten a chance to do more than a cursory inspection - they had me make sure I could turn it on and log in while I was in Best Buy, but I was running late to class so that was all I did, and I've been too focused on getting my papers done to test it out. They replaced the entire lower half of the machine itself, but all my icons and my background remained untouched. Here's hoping!