WA Delegate: The Olden Pact of Alyekra (elected 107 days ago)
Regional Power: Very High
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The Most Avoided in Yggdrasil
Nations ranked highly are considered by many to be the most inhospitable, charmless, and ghastly places to spend a vacation, or, indeed, any time at all.
As a region, Yggdrasil is ranked 14,953rd in the world for Most Avoided.
|1.||The Incorporated Republic of BlackandGold||Corporate Police State||“Pax Verbiscum”|
|2.||The Beauty of Chevaux de Frise||Anarchy||“We'll always be freaks and never be like other people!”|
|3.||The Dungeon Dweller of Chiang Lung||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Not my problem”|
|4.||The Grand Duchy of Padavonia||Tyranny by Majority||“Tibi licet”|
|5.||The Democratic Holy Empire of FreeOlesia||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Prosperity, Glory, Loyalty!”|
|6.||The Republic of I360||Democratic Socialists||“We all die some day”|
|7.||The Holy Necromantic Empire of The Emerald Legion||Corporate Police State||“Low Life, High Tech”|
|8.||The Music of SoNyuhShiDae||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Gee Gee Gee Gee Gee Baby Baby”|
|9.||The Federal Republic of United States of America||Corporate Bordello||“E Pluribus Unum”|
|10.||The Armed Empire of The Roman Irish Alliance||Moralistic Democracy||“We Came, We Saw, We conquered.”|
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- 2 hours ago: The Republic of Enodo arrived from The North Pacific.
- 4 hours ago: The Republic of Sripan arrived from The West Pacific.
- 5 hours ago: The Empire of Death around the Corner arrived from The West Pacific.
- 6 hours ago: The Republic of Landisdy ceased to exist.
- 9 hours ago: The Kingdom of New Midgar departed this region for Hyrule.
- 10 hours ago: The Kingdom of Alavantis of the region Alava proposed constructing embassies.
- 14 hours ago: The Kingdom of Gieran arrived from Balder.
- 18 hours ago: The Vrolondia of Ayvuir arrived from The North Pacific.
- 18 hours ago: The United States of RJFN ceased to exist.
- 18 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Toomuchhows ceased to exist.
Yggdrasil Regional Message Board
Buddhism is widely practiced in Sri Lanka, China (including Macau and HK), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand, and Burma/Myanmar. And of course Tibet. I would basically group them into 3 big groups. Tibet is one school, Burma/Myanmar and Thailand is one school, and all the rest is one school. The Tibetan one is now heavily politicized which goes against the original teachings of Buddha. Practicing Buddhists are supposed to "Let go" of Wordly desires which includes political power, nationhood, etc, everything of that sort are but "impermanent illusions". Buddhists by and large, also don't elect leaders. Buddha thought us to "follow the scriptures" and not "people". This is why outside of Tibet, all other Buddhists in the other nations do not have religious leaders. There is no equivalent of the Christianity's Pope. According to Buddhist teachings, every single one of us-- have a Buddha inside us. We can become Buddha ourselves if we cultivate ourselves and reach enlightenment. Hence why do we need to pay fealty to religious leaders? The only great teacher all Buddhists acknowledge is that of Buddha. Dalai Lama has very little respect out of Tibet.
Well all this talk about Russia is going to make me rewatch Soviet Storm: World War 2 in the East.(my favorite ww2 documentary series)
Say what you want. Thanks to both the Kapitalist pigs and Politburo for their roles in this affair , otherwise we wouldn't have got to know of that cute Attorney General for Crimea.
If you ever want some old-style biased-filled (maybe not filled, but it's there) naval action, you should try Victory at Sea. Great music, and pretty nice despite its age.
30+ hours awake!
Random Anime recommendation: Blast of Tempest / Zetsuen no Tempest
Type: Action, Suspense, Romance, the type that will blow your mind. Also includes an evil tree or two. Not that it has anything to do with Yggdrasil. This was one of the best anime titles I saw in recent years.
This Season's Review:
- Break Blade 7/10
- Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou 5/10
- Hitsugi no Chaika 7/10
- Black Bullet 8/10
- Fairy Tail season 2 (not rated...come on its fairly tail!)
- Sidonia no Kishi 8.5/10
- Gokukoku no Brynhildr 7/10
- Mangaka-san to Assistant-san 5/10
- Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 6/10
- Selector infected WIXOSS 6/10
- Atelier Escha & Logy - Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 5/10
- Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin 7/10
- Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei 7/10
- Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii 6/10
YES I have previewed all of these. So far, only two titles stand out : Black Bullet, and Sidonia no Kishi (Knight of Sidonia).The latter is not traditional anime but done entirely in CG. Usually, I dislike CG but for Sidonia the style seems to work. I see a lot of potential in both of these titles taking into account the universe the story is set and the potential plots that could develop from it.
The rest are pretty mundane. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii has so far been a letdown with a very typical story. By watching 2 eps I can already tell what's going to happen ahead. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou was rated even lower due to its lack of originality.
A common theme threading some of the titles this season is the potential tragedies that would develop: Black Bullet, SI WIXOSS, Nanana, and Brynhildr all have potentially "bad ends" (this is my guess from watching just the first two episodes). I can't recall any recent seasons where so many titles (4) are set up this way.
Blast of Tempest was nice. The halfway point was kinda surprising to me, but I really liked the way it ended. Really really nice.
Did you see Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi? I don't know why, but it comes to mind when I think of Tempest. Probably all the sunsets they both had.
Anime sunset spam.
I'd like to a give a +1 to the american made animation of Rick and Morty. It's pretty damn awesome.
Rick and Morty is Hilarious.