Fatal Error Darlink by Shanina Conway


Small (23.0" x 16.4")


Sizing Information

Small 23.0" x 16.4"
Medium 32.8" x 23.4"
Large 46.4" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame
Computers are pretty much part of our lives now but I remember the horror of the first Win 95 window pop up and seeing FATAL ERROR.

…I totally freaked and was ready to take the computer back to the department store for a refund…before a friend gently and laughingly explained what was going on…….but I never got over that “in your face” feeling of Fatal Error and Fatal Exception.
..I mean why Fatal ….., that’s so fatal, why not some cute character like me popping up saying, “Don’t Stress Darlink, but we have to close for a bit”

And what about “Illegal Operation”…I swear the first time it happened I thought the stormtroopers were going to break down the front door!

I really think Bill and his team could have put a little more thought into the trauma windows 95 could cause before inflicting it on the public.

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  • David Meacham
    David Meachamover 6 years ago

    Yes the three phrases could have been replaced by:-
    1 Have a drink while I shake myself for a bit
    2 Programming cock up – our fault
    3 You can’t do that because it didn’t occur to us during the planning stages

  • Glad you feel the same way Meach..I like the have a drink..why couldn’t they have done that..maybe cause for a lawsuit for all the trauma we suffered lol!

    – Shanina Conway

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    You are such a kick. I laughted at this for some time and related to it all the way. This is wonderfully delightful. Love your humor.

  • lol! I’m still laughing at her and glad you got a kick out of her;)
    , she was going to be a witch but the more I worked on the face the more she started taking on this character, especially after I added the glasses;)

    – Shanina Conway

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANover 6 years ago

    Damn your sure your not from another planet Ms S!!
    You should be illegal !

  • Hope she made you smile David;)

    – Shanina Conway

  • midzing
    midzingover 6 years ago


  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeover 6 years ago

    My smile thanks you :)

  • Thank you, that’s a lovely compliment;)

    – Shanina Conway

    AARDVARKover 6 years ago

    Throw out your Windoze box and get an Apple!

    Nice photo.

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANover 6 years ago

    Oh nervously my friend with great wonder of what’s on the floor with her!LOL

  • lol!…;)

    – Shanina Conway

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    Clever gal -really cool

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Great idea, perfectly done

  • claudiu
    claudiuover 6 years ago

    Uaaau, this is scary! Great idea!

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