Tuesday, 31 May 2011

No response

You know what really annoys me about job applications?

I mean other than all the hoops you have to jump through, all the forms with their crazy complicated questions, and spending all day travelling to an interview which ultimately turns out to be a complete waste of time.

What I really hate is when companies don't bother to let you know you've been unsuccessful.

I just don't understand it. Surely it only takes a second these days to shoot off an email informing you of your unsuitability? You can easily mass-send the thing to everyone. I only see this as being polite. If I've gone to all the effort of applying to you, the least you can do is send a note saying 'sorry, but we've employed someone else.'

This is a thousand times worse when you've been to an interview. I went to an interview over four years ago and have yet to be told I didn't get the job. Sounds crazy, doesn't it? I know I didn't get the job because the interview went horribly. I was definitely not suitable for the position and this was apparent within a few minutes of the interview starting. To be honest, I was shocked when I managed to get as far through the process as an interview - I can only put it down to living locally and thus they figured they might as well see on the off-chance.

Informing people takes no money and very little time. The only thing that comes from not informing people is a bad impression of the company.

Rant over.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Villains - complete

I've been working on my trilogy of Captain Chair novels for coming up for 5 years now. And as of yesterday, I can say that I'm finished.

Kind of.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Death Note

Recently I bought the anime series Death Note on DVD. It was bought because it appeared on HotUKDeals and every comment was something similar to 'THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!'

And you know what, they were right.

Smallville: Finale

So they didn't do it in the end.  They didn't go with the title for the series finale of Smallville that everyone wanted and expected:

Monday, 16 May 2011


If you've begun reading/watching Death Note after my previous entry (which for some reason is now after this one), you'll have noticed that Ryuk eats a lot of apples. In fact he goes crazy over them.

Why did the writer, Tsugumi Ohba, decide that Ryuk eats apples? Since he's a kind of demon of death, are the apples there because of religious or psychological reasons?

Friday, 6 May 2011

Worst film posters ever?

Note: this was written ages ago, but I hit 'save as draft' and only just noticed.

These posters have appeared today on the official Facebook X-Men movie page. For a while I hoped that it wasn't actually the 'official' Facebook X-Men movie page and therefore these posters could just have been done by a fan as a joke.

Hope lives yet...

Of those submissions Angry Robot has read, have they all received rejections/submission requests?

I haven't heard anything about my submission yet, which from the above means it hasn't been read yet. Can't be too long until I hear one way or the other, but for the moment hopes lives.