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~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Himes West (Role-play): AxeCapital
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Haivon
~Minister of Education: Porflox
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Sulenia
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
~ At the beginning of December, Thedairos announced that the Cultural Office had prepared an Advent Calendar with new surprises and activities every day up until Christmas Eve. More information about it here.
~ This Christmas 10000 Islands participated in the 2021 NS Christmas Charity Fundraiser. This event raised money for the Médecins Sans Frontières, an international NGO that provides humanitarian & medical assistance across national boundaries without regard for race, religion, creed, or political affiliation.
To find out more about the fundraising event, check out the following links:
Thanks to everyone that was able to take part in the event and donate!
~ Paffnia announced the Tenth Annual Paffnia Prize and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Prizes, a joint event searching for the best new ideas implemented in 10000 Islands during 2021. Make your nominations here!
~ The RP Commission started a new role-play themed around WW2. Join our Discord server to be a part of it!
~ Venmere started the Peregrine Cup V, which is currently in its semifinals. The remaining competitors are Coldian, Margaux, Zaberaz Hapang and The Republic of Osea. If you are interested about the organization of teams in the Cup, check it out here.
~ I hope all of you had excellent holidays!
This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us two polls themed around the holidays! The first one asked Islanders if they agreed to Christmas music in public and the second one asked them if they liked eggnog for the holidays.
In the first poll, there were 170 voters: 16 (9.41%) said “no” because Christmas music in public was annoying, 70 (41.17%) said “yes” because it placed them in the holiday spirit, 18 (10.58%) said “no” because it infringed upon their rights as non-Christians, 12 (7.05%) said “yes” because it is spiritually uplifting, 18 (10.58%) said “no” because of the commercialism advertised in those songs, 20 (11.76%) said “yes” because they could hear the sleigh bells ringing, and 16 (9.41%) said "Humbug” in a pirate way to express their feelings that Christmas music in public is insincere and hypocritical.
In the second poll, there were 129 voters: 44 (34.10%) said “yes” because eggnog is delicious and essential for the holidays, 73 (56.58%) said “no” because it is an abominable, ghastly concoction, and 12 (9.30%) said “yes” as long as the eggnog was heavily spiked.
Much like last month, it was miserable to look at every December RMB post...well, maybe I’m exaggerating. The RMB was slightly less busy than the previous month, but I do know one thing that didn’t change: the abundance of absolutely hilarious moments!
This month our Emissary Update staff interviewed Jabberwocky, the longtime Regional Pollster.
Haivon: Hello Jabberwocky! Could I ask you some few questions for the Emissary Report?
Jabberwocky: Of course! Fire away.
Haivon: In first of all, how did you joined NS and why did you decided to join 10000 Islands?
Jabberwocky: I first read about NationStates four years ago inside the back cover of a novel by Max Barry; perhaps it was Syrup. I thought it sounded intriguing and tried it out. I drifted about for a few months, trying out various regions. As a WA member, I read Lenlyvit's proposal to Commend Europe. The bit about defending appealed to me. I asked Ms. L how one becomes a defender; she suggested The Grey Wardens or XKI. Thus the 10000 Islands became my home; here I remain.
Haivon: After you joined the region, what made you stay here?
Jabberwocky: As I strolled around the grounds, everyone was friendly and helpful, open minded and tolerant. That atmosphere appealed to me then, and still does.
Haivon: When and how did you become the Regional Pollster?
Jabberwocky: Nearly three years ago, the Ministry of Labor posted a job opening for Pollster to replace an outgoing Pollster. I applied for the job and somehow fooled them enough to get it. Back in those days we had two Pollsters.
Haivon: How do you usually get the ideas for those polls?
Jabberwocky: I get ideas from...the news, from real life. Or I make something up. Or I steal from someone else.
Haivon: In the past, you used to do a monthly regional newspaper called The Mad Surfer, which was a predecessor to the Emissary Report, and many Islanders, myself included, were once interviewed by it. Is there anything about it you would like to tell us?
Jabberwocky: TMS was a spur of the moment flash in the pan that got lucky enough to tickle the fancy of the reading public, probably due to its irreverent approach. Not a precursor to the Emissary Report, it ran concurrently. But, as trends do, TMS eventually lost its luster. Fortunately, the Emissary Report is a worthy successor.
Haivon: Well, I suppose that this is it. Is there anything you want to say for the interview?
Jabberwocky: Yes. The best is yet to come.
Haivon: Thank you for your time!
Jabberwocky: Are you kidding? For an old pal? No problem!