For heavens' sake. This work wouldn't be so long and drawn out if you'd give me the information I need - or, at least, tell me that the information isn't available and I'll have to work it out myself (painful and annoying as this is, at least I'd know I'm not going to get shot down halfway for going in the wrong direction).eta
: while writing this post they got back to me - other priorities. Which is fine. I'd just rather be told.
This is kind of the story of my life: I can take 'no, I'm busy right now', 'no, I'm not interested', 'no, your fanworks suck', and 'no, I don't want to be friends with you'. Yes, it hurts. Yes, I may go away and quietly cry. But I'd rather people were upfront about it rather than passive-aggressive, and be left with the lingering feeling that I've somehow transgressed without ever knowing why and having it eat away at my self-confidence forever because I'm not sure
if you were slighting me or if this is one of those socially political power-plays that I failed at school and consequently at the rest of life.
If I've failed and someone lets me know, I can get better
. If I've failed and everyone is so busy belonging to the Cult Of Niceness, then I'll just keep on repeating what I'm doing because I won't know otherwise.
There's a reason I work with computers: they may do obstructive, frustrating, and brutally logical, but they don't do passive-aggressive. It's not that they're not working with you because they don't like you
, it's that they're not working with you because they don't like humans in general
But back to the topic on hand. Melbourne was pretty nice and the training course was...educational, although rather intense. I'm not sure I actually understand the new software, and I suspect I'd prefer to keep going with the old, but maybe practise and experience and a broadening of knowledge will be a little more helpful?
The hotel in Melbourne was distinctly ordinary - I think they stuck me up in one of the towers that is mentally termed 'less desirable', although that was probably based on the price of the room. Their bar food was very good, though. And I still love the Melbourne tram system, now that I've worked out how it all goes. Also, now that they have the Myki card, which is kind of like an Octopus (HK) or Oyster card (London) only for Melbourne. (Possibly just for Melbourne trams, which might be a pity.
Also, MoVida restaurant in Hosier Lane has the bestest food ever. I want to go sometime with more people than just myself, so I can order some of the larger dishes. But the individual tapas are great.
Oh, and order the 'Flan
' - creme caramel with some deep fried Spanish 'donuts' on the side (like really short churros) - for dessert. Then share it, because that baby is rich
Incidentally, Pornbattle 14
is up. I currently have four Steve/Maria scenarios and...complete blanks on all the others.
Whether they get written is another matter.