Panic in my Living Room!!!

Its the end of a long week.
I reward myself by embodying my virtual self the elf.
Just as I am about to undertake a quest my monitor flickers, and then dims completely. I realise that the hissing sound is coming from my computer.
From my monitor.
An unpleasant smell hangs in the air. Like burning gas.

I am up, out of my chair and half-way out the door before I realise I have to power down, and must go back to do that.

It's been 45 minutes.
I have hooked up my secondary computer's monitor.
My heartrate is still waaaaay too high.

Darn it all.
I only had my 19" flatscreen for 4 years.
(Of constant usage)