DOB: December 8, 1996
Gender: Female (Cis)
Personality Type: INTP
• Equity feminist (aka, "anti-SJW feminism")
Socialist (75.6% Equality/24.4% Markets)
Peaceful (33.0% Nation/67.0% World)
Liberal (69.6% Liberty/30.4% Authority)
Revolutionary (9.8% Tradition/90.2% Progress)
"Your test scores indicate that you are an
open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political
profile one might associate with a university professor.
It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and
have a generally optimistic attitude towards humanity
in general. Your attitudes towards economics appear
neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined
with your social attitudes this creates the picture of
someone who would generally be described as a liberal."
"Tomorrow, we settle this like children."
I am Giovenith, commonly known as Gio, and here we have the page dedicated to both my person and to various resources you may find useful.
I've been a player here since February 8, 2012 and a P2TM Mentor since February 6, 2017, and I still have no clue what I'm doing. But that's okay, because it just means we'll have to figure things out together!
1.1 I want to get started in RP! How do I do that?
1.2 What can you help me with?
1.3 How can I best contact you?
1.4 Where's a good place I can go to make some friends?
1.5 What are some proofs of your skill?
1.6 What is your stance on R/D as it pertains to RP?
1.7 What about the scourge that is Mod Tyranny?
2 Useful goodies for RPers
3.4 Gender equality
Well that's a pretty big question that can't be summarily answered here, but there are tons of great resources to help you along right here on NS.
Book of the Multiverse²: The basics of RolePlay.
The Multiverse Compendium: Additional tips.
Welcome to P2TM!: An introduction to the Portal To The Universe RP community.
The Traveller's Cafe: A place to get advice from your fellow RPers. This is the current link as of August 2017, but please make sure to check the Portal To The Multiverse subforum for future iterations.
I am a primarily Modern Tech and Fantasy Tech player. I specialize in the genres of Fantasy (High or Contemporary), Comedy, Slice Of Life, Mythology, and Horror/Thriller.
I can best help you with various subjects related to Character Development, such as background, psychological state of mind, and relationship building. I can also help you formulate Story Arcs and Worldbuild, and if this page is anything to do by, I'm at least somewhat competent with Factbooks. As a Mentor, I can also be called upon to help mediate disputes between players and find common ground.
The franchises I have most experience playing in are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (yes, I am brony trash), Sailor Moon, and Invader Zim. As mentioned above, I am also reasonably knowledgeable in mythology and can handle playing deity characters without losing my mind.
I am not the person to go to with anything involving War or Military! I'll dress your soldiers up in buttoned suits and make them all shoot kitchen knives out of guns.
Telegrams are the best and fastest way to directly contact me with questions or help. I generally don't do vanity searches very often, so unlike some Mentors, I'm not likely to show up if you just type in my nation name in a post. So yes, if you need me for anything, please hit me up with a TG and I'll get to you as soon as possible!
If you have access to the official NationStates Mentor Discord server, you can also often find me there.
The Restaurant at the End of the Multiverse: The great big thread for all of P2TM. Please make sure the link is recent.
The Madhouse: A great little group where you can make friends and casually discuss RP matters of all sorts. Join today!
If you put any stock into the Best of P2TM Awards, I've got:
2013 Novelist Award (Best Writer)
2015 Best Role Player - Life-Based
2015 Most Original Character
2016 Community Choice Award For Favorite OP/GM
2016 Best Horror/Thriller Single Post
If not, well then I guess you'll just have to take my Minty name's word for it.
This is a complicated issue that I empathize with many roleplayers' frustrations over. It would be great if there was an Opt-out feature, but we have to understand that while it's easy to conceive of such a feature in our heads it's another thing entirely to think of not only how to encode but how to enforce it. Nothing on NationStates can be done without coding, and the NS code doesn't recognize "raiding" — it's simply another use of the Delegate feature, raiding only exists in how we humans view certain uses of said feature. There isn't a feature that can make the code magically recognize a legitimate regional election from a raid.
That isn't to say I'm just giving you yet another flippant response of, "Password protect, no Delegate controls, done!" I understand that passwords stifle region growth and some Founders depend on their Delegates to help them handle the work. What I am saying though is that if roleplayers want change, they're going to have to knock it off with the "WE WANT AN OPT-OUT!" foot-stamping, imagining some simple symbol or check mark that will make their region unraidable. That literally isn't possible. We're going to have let that one go and think outside the box for other solutions, and some have proposed some really good ones!
If you really want to make a change, you're going to have to offer doable ideas, not just demand that someone else come up with ideas for you. And sometimes, when putting those ideas to the test, we find out that they're not as solid as we thought they were and have to scrap them. Don't give up hope! Whoever Thomas Edison stole the lightbulb from didn't simply learn how to make a lightbulb, he learned a hundred ways not to make one first!
An example of a pretty lady you
can make with Erté Elegance
Terrible Writing Advice, a very funny YouTube series about common cliches and amateur mistakes in various genres. An NS user in particular may find help/amusement from Evil Empires, Fantasy Races, and Alien Invasions.
Online character counter, NS forum posts cannot exceed 60,000 characters and signatures 800. This handy site will not only count characters, but words, whitespace, and percentage of word use.
Prevent accidental browser close, sometimes while typing a post we accidentally tap the red X and lose everything. Keeping this site open in a tab, you will be asked for confirmation before closing out.
1001 Fonts, free fonts for non-commercial use. Able to create vectors, and downloadable for personal computer use.
Goddess Dress Up, for those who can't draw and don't want to risk potential copyright issues from looking around on Google images, doll creators can be very helpful. This one is good for creating a Goddess character.
Epic Angel Dress Up, for female angel or valkyrie characters.
Snow Queen/King Dress Up, Frozen-themed, but capable of making beautiful kings and queens of all kinds of colors and themes.
Romain de Tirtoff/Erté Elegance, for a detailed, elegant lady.
"The Good Ol' Days", or "Why I Don't 'Hate Humanity.'"
Examination Is Not Apologetic | Question Everything
Bernie Sanders is NOT a Moron
ANTI SJWs WHO ACT LIKE SJWs
Acknowledging reality isn't "white guilt"
The Death of Nuance, how SJWs killed it
Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America
Shame is like penicillin, it becomes ineffective over time
The Backfire Effect
List of fallacies
Iron Chariots Wiki, the counter-apologetics wiki
On secular vs. religious morality
Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism
How Everything Disproves Noah's Flood
Refuting the Irrefutable Proof of God
Atheist Debates Project, highlights:
• But that's the Old Testament!
• Appeals to Personal Experience
• Divine Hiddeness
• Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
• The Exodus
• Abraham and Isaac
• You're not an atheist, you're an agnostic!
• Professing atheist?
The Masked Arab, an ex-Muslim atheist, discussing Islam both from a rationalist dissection and as it relates to terrorism. Respectful but brutally honest. Arguments available in both English and Arabic. ("Y PPL NO BASH MUSLIMS MOAR?!")
Less religion positively correlates with social advancement
Dice in a cup: Demonstrating existence Part 2 Part 3
Are People Born Gay? Yes.
The doctors have spoken: conversion therapy doesn't work and is harmful
Me on "BUT MUH CHROMOSOMES-!!"
The biological reality of transgenderism:
The American Psychological Association on treating transgenderism
Unchained At Last | Child And Forced Marriage Is An Issue In America
An actual "crazy" woman on "crazy women"
Blind auditions of orchestra players lead to more women being accepted
Giving Feminism a Bad Name | Equity feminists give feminism a good name
Christina H. Sommers' "Factual Feminist" series
• Why people dislike modern feminism | The problem with "intersectionality"
○ European Journal of Social Psychology says intersectionalism makes people less empathetic, not more
○ Me on "privilege" (further reading: Bulverism)
○ Me on "patriarchy"
○ Me on "rape culture"
More porn is correlated with less sexual assault and misogyny
Do you actually listen? | Twisting words in the gender discussion
• She's a liberal, by the way.
Why Some People Have Issues With Men: Misandry
Today I Found Out, YouTube "fun fact" series.
The Cynical Historian, history and historical movie reviews.
Sociopath World, the blog of M.E. Thomas, exploring life with ASPD from a non-demonized perspective.
15 Historical Complaints About Young People Ruining Everything, "Damn those hooligans, with their waltz, and their chess, and their earliest recorded form of the French language! *waves cane*"
In case you win the lottery
5 Ways To Spot An Army D0uchebag, "This guy’s in the ARMY. He shoots GUNS. He throws grenades. He’s trained to kill, motherf-cker. What you don’t know is that his specific trade involves counting socks or fixing jammed photocopiers. But whatever, check out that sweet army tattoo on his forearm that he got two weeks before graduating basic training. This man is hard as f-ck."
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― Mark Twain
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