Chaldanya

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  1. I did a degree in Physics with the aim of working in that field but research etc. was not for me so I came away not really knowing what I wanted to do. Got a bunch of jobs doing admin-y stuff. Eventually became a PA and event producer for a small company before moving on to be an Office Manager and Training Video Producer for another small company. The 2008 recession hit, I got made redundant so I took the first thing that I could and ended up as an EA. The more I worked through these jobs the more I wanted to be a Project Manager so everything has been geared towards that. I got my PRINCE 2 practitioner qualification last year and am now an actual PM for IT projects. I'm actually quite good at it. A weird little meandering progression, but I don't think I'd be as good a PM as I am without having the solid admin/organising experience I got over the last 15 years of being in the work force.
  2. Authors whose death you most regret?

    Terry Pratchett. Losing his mind - the very thing that made him such a wonderful author. Just heartbreaking.
  3. AIDS. I was convinced that everyone would get AIDS and we would all die.
  4. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    I find it dehumanising tbh. Male and female are also adjectives so Male What? Female What? And we have two decent nouns for male and female humans: men and women.
  5. Can a woman wear a mens watch?

    what manner of question is this?
  6. I think we'll agree to disagree on that. It really doesn't matter if it wasn't the in-situ's government's policy, they called the referendum and absolutely should have been prepared to follow through. This means that somewhere there should be at least the start of a road map. I think we've been failed all the way around by people who were supposed to have wanted the responsibility of government and to serve the country. That service even means that if they don't like the outcome they still need to ensure whatever stability they can.
  7. Nah, the government should absolutely have had some sort of roadmap for Brexit. It was one of the two choices available and it would have helped with the period of uncertainty. Not having plan just says that the people involved in both sides were more concerned with their hurt fee-fees and careers and not the good of the country.
  8. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Yeah, I kind of switched off a little bit for the romance in Hidden Legacy. It reminded me a bit of the Rachel/Trent romance which took 12 or 13 books in The Hollows series. But everyone knows my feelings on that so I'm just gonna leave that alone. I saw someone mention Nalini Singh on here and I had the books knocking around so I've given both of the series a whirl. And whooo-boy are the rapey. Let's tackle The Guild Hunter series first. Super God like Archangel meets ordinary(ish) woman and the power imbalance is huge, HUGE. But someone how they fall in love and at the end of the book The plots are provided so that Ms Singh can write soporific sex scenes that left me about as aroused as being hit round the face by a wet haddock. Suffice it to say, I can't even hate read it and gave up half way through book 3. I then tried the Psy-Changeling series. This was marginally better. The world makes more sense and actually is quite intriguing but oh please god can we STOP calling men and women males and females it grates on my something fierce. And the sex scenes are once again just poor. All soft feminine this and hard male that. bleurgh! The first one was ok. The second one was very very rapey. The dude in the second one just blows by the boundaries set up by the woman and that's supposed to be sexy and something to love???. So I chucked that one out 40 pages in. I'm on the 3rd which is marginally better and not as rapey but I suppose we will see. It appears to me that Ms Singh is still writing romance straight out of the 80s. Fuck it, I'm going back to my non-fiction.
  9. UK Politics: The Vote

    Our polling station was busier than I've seen it and I make sure to vote in every election. Yougov just released an online poll (for what it's worth) 52/48 remain- for those of you obsessed about such things. Nigel Farage is quoted as saying that he things Remain will just edge it to Sky News. Ignore me. Chaircat Meow got here first...
  10. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    I'll give it a whirl and let you know. Currently giving something non-fiction a whirl. We'll see how long it lasts.
  11. UK Politics: The Vote

    He will be out for the simple reason that he promised the referendum and sold it to his support as being a shoe-in to stay. He then didn't have the clout/charisma/support to turn that into a leave victory. His own party will have him out on his ear so fast it'll make your head spin. But, hey ho, it's no skin off my nose if you think otherwise. I think your other ramblings are tinfoilhattery but Mormie's addressing that stuff so I don't have to
  12. UK Politics: The Vote

    If you think Farage will disappear and Dave Cameron will still be in office should Brexit win, then I want some of what you're having. N
  13. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Yay! It's only 186 days to Christmas. Gotta get my skates on I'm just about to finish the 2nd one so I'll head on over to read the 7 chapters today. Thanks for the tip. N
  14. Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    @Mandy I've started the Inn Keeper series. So far so good. Normally I would have burned through the two books by now but cross-stitch has taken over my life currently and I'm busy making christmas decorations