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WA Delegate: The Militaristic Federation of The Sheika (elected )

Founder: The Founding Nation of Assorro

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Most Influential: 5th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92nd Most Rebellious Youth: 378th+38
Most Cultured: 411th Most Beautiful Environments: 534th Most Nations: 611th Largest Welfare Programs: 724th Highest Economic Output: 765th Nicest Citizens: 800th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 829th Best Weather: 840th Smartest Citizens: 958th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 966th Healthiest Citizens: 986th Most Advanced Public Education: 988th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,022nd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,078th Lowest Crime Rates: 1,084th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,100th Most Inclusive: 1,136th Largest Governments: 1,150th Fattest Citizens: 1,271st Most Devout: 1,325th Most Avoided: 1,329th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,394th Largest Black Market: 1,461st Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,549th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,591st Most Corrupt Governments: 1,614th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,637th Highest Average Incomes: 1,700th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,702nd Largest Populations: 1,816th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,846th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,972nd Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,992nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,013th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,113th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,194th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,322nd Most Developed: 2,544th
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A little place of forgetting. NationStates oldest and original neutral community, founded September 16, 2006. All are welcome, pets too.

*** Neutral Independence and Sovereignty [ Read more... ]***
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    Regional Information Guide

    BulletinNews by Assorro . 437 reads.

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    Your World Assembly Delegate!

    FactbookMiscellaneous by The Sheika . 90 reads.

Tags: Anti-Security Council, Casual, Independent, Isolationist, Medium, National Sovereigntist, and Neutral.

Regional Power: Very High

Absolution contains 30 nations, the 611th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Drug Use in Absolution

World Census experts sampled many cakes of dubious content to determine which nations' citizens consume the most recreational drugs.

As a region, Absolution is ranked 12,287th in the world for Highest Drug Use.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Grand Imperium of Divinity of Mexican LiberationLeft-wing Utopia“Kyrie,da imperio de astra nostra libertas et aequalitas”
2.The Biker Gangs of GaspaciaAnarchy“United in independence.”
3.The Founding Nation of AssorroInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Semper Paratus Pro Patria”
4.The Republic of DiallandInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights”
5.The Corporate Conglomerate of MechislaCapitalist Paradise“No Union Shall Save You Now!!!”
6.The Confederacy of BeedwardLeft-Leaning College State“Illiud Latine dici non potest.”
7.The Property of Looters AnonymousCivil Rights Lovefest“Ours if it ain't nailed down, or if we can pry it loose”
8.The Republic of AbsolutionNew York Times Democracy“Let there be light”
9.The Republic of Sarah de MalynsLiberal Democratic Socialists“I Shall Rule This World”
10.The Militaristic Federation of The SheikaDemocratic Socialists“Freedom. Justice. Peace.”

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No offence meant to any lawyers here, but am getting sick of the snails pace the house move is taking. It's now been over a month since I moved into a hotel and am getting sick of it. I WANT TO MOVE INTO A HOME NOW DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm no lawyer but I can definitely tell you that your position is totally justified. Doubly so if you were given a timeline that would result in a reasonable expectation to be housed. I'll keep my fingers crossed that things change for you very soon.

Things seem to be moving slowly again, this time it could be contracts exchanged on Monday with me moving in 2 weeks after that, so as Monday is the 8th it could be the 22nd before I move in. And this has been in motion since the offer went in for the property I moved out of in January back in October. Certainly proving that a house move is not as simple as you think it could be.

"Procedural generation is a wonderful breath of fresh air, blowing away a lot of stale thinking and stale storytelling in the games industry. To be honest, it freaks the crap out of many a writer. Why? Because it's impossible to rely on tried and true structures like "3 Acts" and "The Hero's Journey" when anything could happen in the game at any time. Suddenly, the player isn't just going along for the ride on a nice, smooth character arc. This isn't Booker DeWitt coming to terms with his past. This isn't Joel and Ellie building a relationship only to have the hostile world threaten to tear it apart.

With procedural generation, the game is reacting to what the player does, not what the character is expected to do.

The Player = Protagonist

The Game = Antagonist

The Story = What happens as the Protag struggles to overcome the Antag.

There's no predictable plot here, because the Protag can succeed or fail in a myriad of ways. Plot is replaced by Story Experience.

But how do you 'write' for something like that?

For a start, you switch off all the lights in your plot brain except for that one desk lamp at the workstation called Department of Cause and Effect. And then you get down to the business of writing tiny scripts, sometimes just one line, that capture specific moments of cause and effect in your game."


If there came a day where a documentary or a book titled "The Making of Parathia" existed, there would be a section or a chapter titled "Karma vs Fate". Since last August, I've gone through four laptops. Black Screens, power issues and worn-out puffer-fans have all tried to encourage the notion of this project being ill-fated. However, fate hadn't accounted for this knuckle-draggers ability to make use of mechanical screwdrivers and hard-drive adapter cables.

Fancy the scenario of me not being able to complete ideas flowing from my mind due to a laptop suddenly saying it's outie 5000. If you know me, you know the computer is actually denying me access to my baby, and that's just not going to be "on well" with me at all.

I went to Walmart Saturday morning, and due to my impatience, didn't do much other than point and grunt at what I thought was a laptop, but didn't realize until the moment I turned it on at home was a Chromebook. Just WTF is a Chromebook? Google's own OS, practically no storage and focused mostly for online use. Ewwwwww.... it's going back in four hours when Walmart opens this Sunday morning. Yes, I'm using it now. Then, I get to transfer my baby into another crib. Discouraging? I can easily see why others might choose surrender, but when I want something I tend to get it. I expect that nothing worthy will be easy and will bare both loss and cost. It's the forward progression that matters most to me.

What occurred to me as I sat through Saturday like a junkie without a fix, is how selfish I've been. I could make use of a free host to offer an online sandbox for posting live examples. There's no way the complete site would be acceptable to any free host as it makes use of PHP functions extensively, but as long as the application isn't "resource intensive" there shouldn't be any issues, right? Yeah, our history with free hosts is stellar. See you soon.

That was quite an adventure there. I've had my fair share of the "changing of the laptop" over the last couple of years. The one I had when I first moved to Washington I had for a couple of years and it was a low-end laptop; good enough for browsing, great for word processing, but horrible for games that required more than just moving a card from one place to another. So I "upgraded" to a newer model. It wasn't really an upgrade, just more of the same that I was dealing with just with a different exterior, so back to Walmart it went and I dropped another $150 on top of what I already paid for something better.

Was it better? Meh, just enough for me to be satisfied with it for a couple of years. It did great until one day I noticed certain tasks were taking longer. My first thought was malware! I threw everything I had short of formatting the hard drive at it and nothing changed. I stepped it up to checking for spyware, and possibly a virus. Nothing really changed. I started combing the registry (for those not familiar, it's a whole lot of looking for something that you know shouldn't be there. Truth be told I really shouldn't have done it myself) and came up with nothing so one day I rebooted the computer and went into the boot menu. The hard drive was the source of the issue, and by that point I was out of warranty. Went and bought a Chromebook, not realizing what it was and that transaction lived for about two hours when I realized what I couldn't do with it so back it went. That brought me to my present laptop which handles browsing great, word processing is a breeze, and it can actually play AAA title games from a few years back without much of a problem, modern games? Not so much, but not a deal breaker for me.

The free host idea for examples is a good option I think. Just a means of showing what you've done so far sounds great. Thank you for updating us on your current goings on.

Ah the dreaded chromebook. I still don't get those things, they are so limited. Hopefully you can get/got something worth the money that will last you. Anyone who thinks a set back is going to stop you doesn't know you by a fraction, including the project!

Happy Valentines day to everyone who cares, otherwise happy... whatever today is.

Yes, the Chromebook had to go the way of the Llama. It's a shame, actually. I have nothing personal against the Llama.

I created an account with out old friend byethost. Hopefully, provided they don't delete me just for existing, I'll have something posted tomorrow.

Byethost totally suspended the account during the uploading and testing of login functions. Nothing more than login and registration functions and it used up allowances. Okay, I'll build a rudimentary system, which, hopefully is more acceptable after the 24hr suspension.

Ah, good to see you again, Hillop. Welcome back.

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