Why Greater Dienstad? Why not other regions as well?
Whatís your royal family? Do you have a fb/dispatch?
Tonightís episdose of "Meet the RMB" has come to an end!
Thank you, Prydania for answering everyoneís questions. Hopefully you and everyone asking questions enjoyed tonight's little event.
If you want More AMAís donít worry they are coming. Keep an eye on our dispatch!
What is this?
After the success of the last two seasons, the ask-me-anything (AMA) series hosted on the Regional Message Board (RMB) will resume once again, this time with a few new faces. This series is meant to allow the nations of The North Pacific to get to know their government officials more intimately. Each week, one government official will spend an hour answering any questions that are asked of them on the RMB.
What kind of questions can I ask?
You can ask anything as long as it appropriate for the RMB! NationStates site rules still apply.
How do I ask a question?
Simply head on over to the RMB during the AMA time slot, and lodge a message with your question. Please make sure to mention the government official in your message so it doesn't get missed.
When does Meet the RMB take place?
Meet the RMB is scheduled to take place every Saturday (preferably) for the remainder of the term. The exact times may vary depending on the government official's availability. Please keep an eye on this dispatch, as it will be updated frequently.
Who will be featured in this series?
This series will be kicked off with AMAs featuring the Delegate and their Cabinet. We hope to expand this event to include the Vice Delegate, Speaker, Attorney General, Court Justices, and other government officials in the near future.
What's the current schedule?
Prydania (Minister of Culture)
May 25th 2019
10:00 p.m. EDT
Ethnon (Minister of Home Affairs)
June 8th 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT
Bobberino (Minister of Defense)
June 22nd 2019
1:00 p.m. EDT
Sil Dorsett (Vice Delegate)
June 23rd 2019
2:00 p.m. EDT
Francois Isidore (Minister of Home Affairs)
June 30th 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT (Is still ongoing :P)
El Fiji Grande (Delegate)
July 6th 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT
Pallaith (Minister of Communications)
July 7th 2019
4:00 p.m. EDT
July 13th 2019
4:00 p.m. EDT
Lord Lore(Security Councilor)
July 14th 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT
Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding this series?
This dispatch is updated automatically on a daily basis. Please do not edit manually.
I think the great thing about TNP is that you can prove yourself very easily. I would say that as a result anyone who's interested in doing something in government has either proved themselves or is in the process of doing so. You're going to be a huge player though, even if others don't know it ;)
The openness, and the willing to debate without getting shut down. And the willingness to allow people to prove themselves.
Sil Dorsett! I'd love to have him as a Deputy or staff member, but he's doing great work as our VD. So despite me wanting him on board? I'm happy I can't have him given what he's doing :)
It's the middle ages. The Pope declares that all of the Jews in Italy must leave, but this causes unrest in Rome. So the Pope agrees to a debate with the head rabbi of Rome's Jewish community. If the rabbi wins? The Jews can stay. Problem is the rabbi doesn't speak Italian or Latin, and the Pope speaks no Hebrew. So it's a non-verbal debate.
The Pope holds up three fingers. The rabbi responds with one finger.
The Pope waves his hand around above his head. The rabbi points to the ground.
The Pope takes out the communion wafers and wine. The rabbi takes out an apple.
The Pope then gets up and goes "the rabbi has beat me. The Jews can stay."
Later the Cardinals ask the Pope what had happened. The Pope replies...
"I held up three fingers to symbolize the trinity. The rabbi held up one finger to remind me that there is ultimately only one god. Then I waved my hand to show the rabbi that god judges us in heaven, but the rabbi reminded me that god is also here, with us, on Earth. Then I showed him the wafers and wine to remind him what Jesus died on the cross for, to forgive our sins. But he reminded me with the apple that we all struggle with original sin. At that point I could not continue. I had to concede."
Later the elders of the Jewish ghetto are asking the rabbi what happened. The rabbi said...
"Well he held up three fingers to say the Jews had three days to leave Rome. I held up a finger to say 'stop it, we're not going anywhere!' Then he waved his hand to say the Jews would be cleansed from Italy. I pointed at the ground to say 'no, we're staying right here!'"
"And then what?" the elders asked. The rabbi shrugged.
"I don't know. He took out his lunch so I took out mine."
It was NS. I joined in 2006 as Inglo-scotia and I began RPing in The Lexicon. Eluvatar was even there! Then I left with a bunch of Lex RPers to found Taijitu.
I think all players need to learn to let potentially personal insults slide a bit. Myself included. This is a game. Of course that means people shouldn't insult others, but it also means that when insults happen you need to let it go.
It's my opinion, based off of a lot of NS RP experience, that the RP scene thrives when it's left to run itself. Culture plays a role, of course, but RP needs to be able to be its own beast.
I wish certain controversial people hadn't attempted to gain citizenship just to "test" our government's resolve. It put everyone in a very tense and rough place.
Yes. That's bound to happen with any large community though.
I think Discord is the natural evolution of the old IRC servers. Part of why I think TNP RP is so strong is because we have our own dedicated RP server that keeps people connected. I'm unsure where it goes from here, but a part of my term as Minister of Culture will be stressing on ways for RPers to improve through the convention we're putting together with GD and the RP Seminar Series. So I want to see RP become more educational in terms of teaching people the art of writing and worldbuilding.
I probably would have given DnD a more serious go then I did.
Riker's my man...I could never let him die.
I would banject Syrixia and make a public statement as to how hard that was for me.
Why not go the way of my fellow Jew, Jesus of Nazareth? ;)
That White Guard guy >:(
Yep. One thing being in NS since 2006 has taught me is that it's always reinventing itself and the best is always over the hills.
It's been fun! I've enjoyed myself.
Give Tlmoz culture and me WA Affairs :P Just for shiggles.
Norsia's work in The House of Rebellion was very good. It wasn't ignored by any means but I think it should be regarded higher then it is.
I admit I'm mostly here for the RP. So probably not :(
That said the people here are wonderful.
I am! I think Ghost does a great job, but I think some editorials could spice things up :P
Oh really? nice, that must pay well
I'm assuming you want to play the part really well, so that's why you're asking me so sure I'll be happy to share plans with you
So the plans are as certified by Ick Pick Nessie is to kidnap a troll and make them sleep with the fish...
Kaiserin Victoria II, what is your plans for the Reich and what are your plans to bring Germany into the 22nd century
We've worked with them in the past, and we have a RP treaty with them. We mesh well.
That being said the planned convention will include at least one other region. So we're certainly not limiting ourselves.
Dino or Wonderess.
10, I'd definitely do it again.
Eh, potentially. It's something to consider.
I was Inglo-Scotia for a long time. That limited me, as it's a Britain expy. So I took advantage of a Taijitu RP reboot around 2014 to create Prydania. The name is derived from a Welsh term for the island of Britain, but it's not so obvious as to lock me into anything. As I created Prydania it became more Nordic and less British, so the name is a bit of a relic. Still? It's not so blatant as Inglo-Scotia was, so I've kept it.
It's actually gotten me to appreciate the potential for online writing communities. The RP scene, Eras especially, is very much a collaborative creative writing project. I never would have thought an online community could excel in the way the TNP RP community has.
I wish I had been asked about the differences between RMB and Forum RP so I could go on about how we need to stop thinking of our community in terms of Forum or RMB and embrace being TNPers! :P
Anyway thank you all for your questions!