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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2017, 09:31:37 AM »
I, of course, totally support extra time for Bradley.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2017, 10:22:52 AM »
BTW I love how we've created our own expressions: there's the Lanko (submit at the last minute/late), the Eclipse (revive really old threads)... ;D

I think I remember that someone actually created a "lankoise" verb.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2017, 11:52:17 AM »
yeah I don't know if I'll be able to get it done in just one day after having not slept all weekend to finish this report...

BTW I love how we've created our own expressions: there's the Lanko (submit at the last minute/late), the Eclipse (revive really old threads)... ;D

Given our beloved Phd's tendency to frustration, despair, and general tiredness of life and career, I propose the term: "feeling Bradley."

Or not  :o
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2017, 05:40:20 PM »
BTW I love how we've created our own expressions: there's the Lanko (submit at the last minute/late), the Eclipse (revive really old threads)... ;D

I think I remember that someone actually created a "lankoise" verb.

Yes, I remember doing that. The lankoisation of the contest is noticeable with the naked eye, but mostly enabled by the Bea-Kindness factor.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2017, 09:37:32 PM »

Given our beloved Phd's tendency to frustration, despair, and general tiredness of life and career, I propose the term: "feeling Bradley."

You mean, feeling Badley?  ;D

Ok, I'm out  ::)

Hopefully he gets new bosses with Bea-Kindness levels of empathy towards him in the near future.

Ok, now I'm really out.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2017, 09:47:19 PM »
Thanks for the "Bea-kindness" descriptions ;D

Bea-kindness is valid for 2 days, then it diaappear and Bea closes the submission, hehe (=end of Monday).
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2017, 09:49:19 PM »
Bea must be reading Grimdark lately, the Bea-Kindness level usually extended to 5... no, 7 days  ::)
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2017, 10:04:34 PM »
I don't think I ever gave that much extra time... have I? ???
You're trying to confuse me now, I think :P
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2017, 09:26:50 AM »

Given our beloved Phd's tendency to frustration, despair, and general tiredness of life and career, I propose the term: "feeling Bradley."

You mean, feeling Badley?  ;D

Ok, I'm out  ::)

Hopefully he gets new bosses with Bea-Kindness levels of empathy towards him in the near future.

Ok, now I'm really out.

HAHAHAHAHA omg I'm pretty sad that the defining characteristic of my personality has become whining about work and being exhausted.

That said it's 1:23am, on Sat night/Sun morning.  My 3-year cumulative end-of-grant report was due to the federal govt Sat but I'm overdue and it's STILL not done (b/c everytime I stepped in the office all week I was given millions of things to do and couldn't even start on the report until it was time to go home), and all the grading for the teaching I did last month is due on Monday. The restraining order papers need to be served to my stalker by Sunday and I can't find anyone to do it. And I have jock itch but no time to do laundry. Soooooo.... errr... COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Damn it, I just had to complain, didn't I.....
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2017, 09:58:46 AM »
Sounds like you need a wife to help with your stalker paperwork and your laundry. Try clicking on those ads that offer to sell you a Russian one.  :P

Seriously, at least it'll all be over soon, and you'll go back to normal levels of busy.
Or, you know, you could dump everything, sell what you don't need, store the rest away, fly with a bag to Scotland, and come live in my backpacker. You can pick up an easier job in town, relax, meet lots of new people and live without pressure.



Dropping everything has to remain an option, if only to ease some tension.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2017, 10:30:37 AM »
Or, you know, you could dump everything, sell what you don't need, store the rest away, fly with a bag to Scotland, and come live in my backpacker. You can pick up an easier job in town, relax, meet lots of new people and live without pressure.



Dropping everything has to remain an option, if only to ease some tension.
Running the risk of turning this into a weird plug for Edinburgh, is it a little too odd for me to say that, aside from living at Nora's backpacker this is almost exactly what I did four years ago?  To the building in this picture?  (The one on the left not the castle, obviously).  And that this move coincides almost perfectly with my first story entry here on the forum?

If it's not too odd, then I support the suggestion whole-heartedly!

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2017, 10:45:05 AM »
Wait wait, are you saying you lived on the Grassmarket? In the backpacker there or in a flat? You're not there anymore?
At least I started writing back in Oz. It'd have been weird if we'd both post our first story here from the same area. Super weird.
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
I lived in one of the flats for just over 3 months.  My girlfriend and I came up for what we expected to be a temporary thing.  Ended up staying longer than expected.  Still in Scotland and not too far from Edinburgh since we both work in the city as temporary seems to have become permanent. 

So you can certainly say your suggestion works!

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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2017, 10:58:44 AM »
Oh that's cool! Come into my work sometime! (Waterstones on Princes Street!) We should get a coffee and a writer/sff conversation. Does your gf write as well?
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Re: [Sep 2017] - Regret and Redemption - Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2017, 09:53:13 PM »
Sounds like you need a wife to help with your stalker paperwork and your laundry. Try clicking on those ads that offer to sell you a Russian one.  :P

Seriously, at least it'll all be over soon, and you'll go back to normal levels of busy.
Or, you know, you could dump everything, sell what you don't need, store the rest away, fly with a bag to Scotland, and come live in my backpacker. You can pick up an easier job in town, relax, meet lots of new people and live without pressure.

This sounded like an ad for a French wife!  ::)
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