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Shield Anvil
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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    Yesterday, 05:32 PM

    Almost finished the first of the Dragon Age novels, The Stolen Throne. Wanted a couple of light reads as a palette cleanser after Strange Beasts of China before I join in with the Fellowship read.

    It's better than a fair few other novels-from-games that I've tried in the past, if a little obvious, but it's been a fun, quick read and I'll probably read the next one, The Calling, before Fellowship.
  2. In Topic: Star Trek: Picard

    17 March 2023 - 06:52 AM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 16 March 2023 - 03:15 PM, said:

    HOLY SHIT. Episode 5!


    HOLY SHIT indeed!

  3. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    15 March 2023 - 05:27 PM

    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it - I'm in neither industry nor children orientated so I never feel able to do anything other than listen and do generic tea and sympathy, I'm certainly not equipped with useful advice! I think it's that longer wait because of the second child that's worrying the solicitor.

    I'm glad there are some positives with your employer though, even if none of them solve the extenral profile issue. Relative luck aside, you have my best wishes regardless :)
  4. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    15 March 2023 - 12:44 PM

    View PostTsundoku, on 15 March 2023 - 12:08 PM, said:

    Don't forget the rooftop raptor digs. Roost? Rookery? Crib? Bachelor Pad?

    Aviary Posted Image and perish the thought!
  5. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    15 March 2023 - 10:38 AM

    View PostMezla PigDog, on 15 March 2023 - 07:36 AM, said:


    Messing with my groove is that I am seriously feeling the pinch of parenting on my career development. It's extremely irritating. I have felt it over the last few years but it didn't bother me so much but now I'm getting frustrated. It boils down to not being able to travel a lot and speak at conferences and do extra work for professional associations. I guess it is bothering me now because previously the person who was utilising my work to build their name was a woman senior to me who was very generous with my work / life balance in return and always made sure I got the credit I was due. She left the business and has been replaced by a man who is dumping all the work on me, sucking up my knowledge and experience and making it his own externally. I can't not let him have access to my work as it would be unprofessional but I am seriously tempted to start being a bitch.

    I need to keep sucking it up until my son is a bit older but it's so frustrating.

    A friend of mine has hit this point with her job too. Their first child was 2 yesterday and they are trying to plan timing wise for a second. She's a solicitor and last time we talked I think she's considering leaving law altogether because she feels so punished for having a family in terms of current progression and likelihood of it in future. Success seems to be measured by having no life outside of work and the hours you work reflecting such. Another left academia altogether because she said there was no point trying to remain in it once she'd had two rounds of maternity leave when all they'll do is pay fresh PHD students less than her to do the role. I've really had my eyes opened the last few years by friends with children to just how punitive having a family can be on a career, I confess I wildly underestimated it.

    I really hope you can find a solution where you get the credit you deserve (and curse his name in as many tongues as possible in the meantime!).

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 15 March 2023 - 08:51 AM, said:

    Got a meeting with boss at two to discuss the situation. I may have a solution in the meantime, but I'm gonna see what boss says before I commit to anything. If I can find my dead car's logbook we can sorn and scrap her, and free up the driveway. Transferring companies will boost my wage enough that April payday onwards is manageable - but it's just getting there first.

    Fingers crossed for you Maark!


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    02 Nov 2022 - 09:16
    Thanks! :D
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    01 Nov 2022 - 20:11
    Happy another one :)
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    02 Nov 2021 - 06:38
    Thank you! :D
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    01 Nov 2021 - 20:00
    another one, have a great day
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    01 Nov 2020 - 20:32
    happy birthday falcon girl
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    02 Nov 2018 - 10:23
    Happy birthday Hermione
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    28 Nov 2015 - 19:16
    What Hoosier said. Loved your reading sessions on Youtube. Do you still do them (I ask because I'm hoping for more)
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    07 Aug 2015 - 08:22
    Your videos on YouTube are awesome. It's always different hearing the voices in another person's tone and accent. Really enjoyed them, thanks so much!
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    17 May 2013 - 06:41
    Aww thanks very much, you know those videos only started because the Malazan fans on Tumblr dared me... then they just kept going with request haha! I should really do a new one :)
    How are you? :)
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    Studious Lock 

    17 May 2013 - 00:35
    Hey! Just popping in to say well done on the blog! Also randomly found you on youtube completely by accident. Really enjoyed the quotes vid :)
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