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  • #929
    DoctorChild
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    How would you vote on the polls located on the Demon Accords wikia?

    Source: https://demon-accords.fandom.com/wiki/Polls

    #939
    Audax
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    Voted! i wil lbe online to edit some of the content soon – work has been kicking me from right to left and have not had internet access this weekend!

    #940
    DoctorChild
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    What is your job/work?

    #942
    Audax
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    Work in Resource Management for a law firm. Busy season so a few late nights and websites get restricted at work, so can only view BBC news etc most days. I love the detail Conroe has with corporate structures (His background in commercial finance can’t have hurt the knowledge!)

    Hoping tomorrow will normalise and I can get on the wiki and contribute a bit more.

    #944
    DoctorChild
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    Tomorrow meaning the 11th since there is a time difference between the US and the UK (guessing you live in the UK).

    Websites getting restricted meaning website blocking software similar to the ones at school? Does that mean your job blocks websites in bulk or enter individuals websites or use filters?

    Also, what law firm? And how would you knowledge and background help the detail in the Demon Accords novel series?

    #945
    Audax
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    Yeah, hopefully today (11th) – can access at home now our internet provider fixed the cabling outside. AS for the filters – they seem to block website sin bulk under certain categories – mostly sites relating to jobs, but also gaming, which apparently covers certain wikis – I can access it at times but logging into the wiki is unwieldy and blocks features. Plus editing at work means I’m not working!

    As for my background helping – well, it COULD give more context to the setting, as I understand it a little (Seeing as I work inside a corporate entity); more I was saying that, as the author has a background in corporate work he’s able to bring that to the forefront with his writing; he “gets” how these things work, which helps when we see Tanya’s perspective, or Darian’s (the lawyer); though my firm isn’t a criminal firm, it does more corporate stuff – so haven’t yet seen any retention of private investigators!

    Will look to run through the wiki this week to see what I can chip in and help out on.

    #947
    DoctorChild
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    ok

    Edit: May I ask why you didn’t edit yesterday out of curiosity?

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by DoctorChild.
    #951
    Audax
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    Didn’t get home until 2345 in the end – had a mad rush at work so late departure plus work functions to network at.

    And we had our election results this morning so everyone is feeling rather…. ill at ease. Hoping to get home at a reasonable hour this evening and to try to log on if I can get over the ennui!

    #953
    DoctorChild
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    By ennui, you mean “A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.”

    You use military time? You work at a law firm so should it be expected to work at odd hours or long hours or work late at night.

    #957
    Audax
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    I’m ex military – another reason I rather like the mil-spec stuff in DA. Though when he included that Apache I laughed my arse off – those things can engage from miles away, even with the chain gun. Their whole deal is they’re ambush, anti tank predator helicopters. And they can SNIPE with that gun.

    But rule of drama.

    As for Ennui, yeah it’s more boredom as the work is long but relatively easy. Rote, as it were, so lacking in creativity! I don’t do the legal stuff, just supporting the Operations side, which supports the lawyers, but it does mean you have to work to their timelines a fair amount.

    Managed to edit the STACIA page with some details and added some more stuff onto the Vampire page – still getting the hang of wiki editing.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Audax.
    #959
    DoctorChild
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    Are you ex military or former military? Because at least in the United States there is a difference I’m not sure about the UK.

    #960
    Audax
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    We’re less stuffy about it over here – unless you’re a Royal Marine. They get snippy! Usually we go with “former” but “ex” doesn’t carry the derogatory meaning here as much and feels more shorthand. That said, we have less of a reverence for “Veterans” here as well, despite the Remembrance Day ceremonies.

    I should use “Former”, but my former colleagues use them interchangeably.

    #961
    DoctorChild
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    In America, Ex and Former has different meanings.

    “The label “ex” (e.g. ex-Coastie) should lead one to believe that this person was once a Coastie but it no longer because they were discharged for wrongdoing or some other ill thing (actual title: Ex-Coastie commits wire-fraud). Whereas the label of “former” spells out that the individual was once a member of said service and left on good terms (good conduct discharge, retired. etc.).”

    #962
    Audax
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    Used to be the same here – hence why RM don’t like to be called “ex” – it used to carry a bit of weight. Now, most of the Army and Navy don’t really care. Less precious about it perhaps.

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