so it has been pointed out to me that I could have just used the scanner at my parents' house last night, but I was not quite sharp enough to figure that one out at the time.
just moments ago I tried to hook my scanner (an HP ScanJet 3400C which is at least ten years old) up to my laptop, but apparently it is too old to work with Vista. this is ridiculous and unfair. good money was paid for that scanner - I should be able to use it for as long as I like. HP is obviously trying to bully me into a new scanner, but I am not having it. I will just continue to use my desktop computer (which is still using moldy old Windows XP) to access my scanner, and I will not buy a new scanner until this one stops working.
but yeah, sketches:
I don't care what anyone says - Mordred is totally dreamy.