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Welcome to Cinderia, a unique modern tech RP region that takes roleplaying to a new level.
Upon arriving, please apply for a spot on the map and a power position in the following threads:

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-Superpowers: Roelandia, Petrokovia, vacant (1 available slot)
-Great powers: Cavendian states, Armenda, Fraysil, Frenya, Couvertia (no available slot)
-Middle powers: The excalibur union , vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant (6 available slots)

*Small powers are not listed here. For a full overview of Cinderia's nations and their power positions, refer to the Database

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Tags: Large, Modern Tech, and Role Player.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Alien Lullaby of The Grene KnyghtLeft-wing Utopia“Bigog!”
2.The Imperial Realm of Nickel EmpireCapitalist Paradise“Wisdom, Serenity, Truth”
3.The Federal Republic of JCNationScandinavian Liberal Paradise“By the people for the people”
4.The Serene Paradise of ExaequatioLeft-wing Utopia“A solis ortu usque ad occasum”
5.The Socialist Republic of FaetiriaLeft-wing Utopia“From the Plough to the Stars”
6.The United Islands of AquapelagoLeft-wing Utopia“A place for peace”
7.The Biodyson Sphere of The Astrodeep LeagueCapitalizt“Black is the Night”
8.The Democratic Collective Realm of PetrokoviaDemocratic Socialists“Through hardships and blood, to glory we march!”
9.The Marxist-Leninist Utopia of The Peoples Republic of FingalPsychotic Dictatorship“An Bhfuil Cead Agam Dul Go Dti An Leithreas”
10.The United Kingdom of Greater LyonesseNew York Times Democracy“King and Country”
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The Grene Knyght wrote:I've been sick for the last week, but I've started a job in the national parliament here, and I've been learning to skateboard

Cool, what kind of job did you get? Did you run for a seat or is it more administrative?

I'm trying to post a response however it says I have inappropriate words despite there being none.

Nickel Empire wrote:I'm trying to post a response however it says I have inappropriate words despite there being none.

I have had that problem before as well. Don't know how I fixed it in the end. I suppose waiting a while and trying again may (emphasis on "may") work I suppose... To what were you specifically replying?

Roelandia wrote:I have had that problem before as well. Don't know how I fixed it in the end. I suppose waiting a while and trying again may (emphasis on "may") work I suppose... To what were you specifically replying?

Just replying to Petrokovia and Exaequatio about my job.

Nickel Empire wrote:Just replying to Petrokovia and Exaequatio about my job.

Oh ok, congratulations on your promotion by the way!

Roelandia wrote:Oh ok, congratulations on your promotion by the way!

Thank you. I was just explaining what I do for my new position, which in short is taking care of the sows about to give birth and piglets at the hog breeding barn I work at.

Nickel Empire wrote:Thank you. I was just explaining what I do for my new position, which in short is taking care of the sows about to give birth and piglets at the hog breeding barn I work at.

Aww, wonderful! Working with animals is always very nice :3

I found out why I couldn't post. I had one swear I kept reading past and it didn't register with me that it was a swear.

Exaequatio wrote:Congrats on the promotion! What's your new job?

I've been really busy with research, so same old same old. The good news is I'm almost done with data collection and can start analysis and begin writing my paper and thesis defense in a few months. I'm also trying to find schools/advisers to apply for for a PhD program.

I work in a hog breeding barn. I just got promoted to the 'farrowing' section this past Saturday. So I am responsible for sows about to give birth and their piglets. I am responsible for 5 full rooms (44 pens), a half room (22 pens) and a small piglet room (12 pens), which after we wean a room and there are still small piglets, we take them there and usually put them with a cull sow who was weaned from the piglets.

A typical day involves me going to each room and dropping the feed and standing up the sows for breakfast. I start in the room with the newest sows and mark down how many were born alive, born dead and mummified on the sows card. If there are any stuck piglets I help pull them out. If the mom is no longer pushing I give them an oxy shot to help them push again. If they are two days past their due date I induce them. If a new litter has been born for more than 12 hours I foster them. So I move the piglets around the different pens so each piglet has its own teat and the small piglets are all together. I ethuinzaine the piglets that have issues with them. And tape up piglets with 1 set of splay legs.

After I am finished with fostering I then do feed adjust for all the rooms and then turn on the auger to fill the feed pipes. Then I go to each room giving creep feed to the piglets to get them used to a feed only diet when we ship them to the nursery barn, electrolyte water if they are suffering from diarrhea and herd health to see if the piglets or sows are suffering from swollen joints, limping or bleeding hooves. After that is done I remove all the dead piglets and put them in the dead room. After lunch I drop the feed again and fill the auger.

Then I do some also other tasks such as washing hallways, the loadout or dead room, processing piglets or scrapping out poop.

Petrokovia wrote:Nine days straight? Oof, what a ringer. Glad to hear about the promotion though!

Saturday and Sunday were half days in the morning, which I got paid the full 8 hours so that is nice.

Petrokovia wrote:Oh whatís your thesis on?

I'm looking at how urban noise affects avian cognition. So basically I bred zebra finches (basically the bird version of lab rats) in different conditions (natural background or "pink" noise, urban traffic noise, and no noise) and then I compare each group's scores on various problem solving assays.

Petrokovia wrote:If you guys donít mind actually, I think plurality would also make for a good discussion topic for our group and I would like to discuss more about my experiences with you guys!

Yeah I agree, I know nothing on the topic, so it would be interesting to discuss.

Roelandia wrote:-snip-

As always, a well articulated response, Roel. One thing that I would critique however, if I understood you correct, you believe that economics is a way for which society gauges what is important and unimportant. But I find this to be a dangerous way to go about doing things. And I think that is what she may have meant regarding intrinsic value. I'm sure Petro would raise the various social issues that follow suite, but for me, as a biologist, the first thing that comes to mind is the conservation ramifications of your statement. Conservation is already coming at a painfully slow rate. Its severely underfunded, few changes are ever made, and we're losing faster than we're gaining. This is simply because people deem it unimportant. And I think all of us in this discussion can agree that our natural resources, at minimum, are important for our long term survival (despite how the general consensus behaves). This is perhaps my biggest complaint with capitalism; it often neglects the long term outputs in favor of immediate gains.

Nickel Empire wrote:-snipity snip snip too-

Whoa... that sounds like a lot of work

Petrokovia wrote:That being said, based on more recent findings from the scientific community mixed with my own anecdotal experience around animals in the woods, I also currently go under the assumption that all animals are as intelligent as humans, and that humans have overlooked this fact out of lack of exposure, language translation efforts, or ability to project themselves fully into the animal's mindset or situation, mixed with a heavy human-supremacist bias.

Roelandia wrote:also think that animals are much more intelligent than most people give them credit for. Though to claim that all animals are as intelligent as humans is I think a littlebit of a stretch. There certainly are animals where it is plainly obvious that they have comparable intelligence and perhaps only lack a certain pair of specific limbs to reach the same heights as humans. Those in my opion include: Elephants, most primates, Parrots, whales, Crows, Ravens, Dolphines etc...
While I think it is important to adress the intelligence of animals (and humility in the right place is always a good thing and the human species could use some), It hink it is also important to not fall into the trap of false humility which is equally as damaging, both for individuals (I have some experience with that) and for groups (social groups and biological species alike). We humans are the current dominant species on this planet and there is a good reason for that. At the moment we seem to have been the most able to adapt to our surroundings, or I should say, adapt the surroundings to us (which is an interesting difference humans exhibit compared with most animals).

Since I literally study animal intelligence, I feel like I should comment on this.

The reality is, no animal matches us in "general intelligence". Whatever that means. A problem that has plagued the scientific world is of course anthropocentrism (frankly its plagued just about every profession to some degree or another). Animals have evolved to their environment and they do it extremely well. In many cases, their cognitive capacity in their specific skillsets that they evolved, far exceeds humans' ability to do that same skillset. For example, jackdaw memory on where they store their caches is much better than if we were to cache nuts. What humans have done is test animals on our own strong points in cognition and rate them on this criteria. Our abilities are important, whereas the things we're not good at is considered unimportant. But this reasoning is of course not true. And seeing the differences in focus of certain tasks over others makes the term "intelligence" break down. In fact, many experimental psychologists and behavioral ecologists are hesitant to even use the term "intelligence" because of how vague it is.

To bounce off of Petro's statement, I don't know it its necessarily "intelligence", not in the traditionally sense, but rather emotional intelligence. I don't know about organisms like reptiles/amph/inverts/fish, to which complex social bonds have never evolved, but with birds and mammals, where said bonds are common place, I think emotions and social intelligence are very high and possibly nearly as strong, in some cases as strong or stronger, as humans. It would be a species by species case. Actually, it would likely be an individual by individual case. But again, this isn't a good or bad thing. Each animal has its strengths, and comparing them to humans is actually extremely anthropocentric in its own right.

Petrokovia wrote:Aww, wonderful! Working with animals is always very nice :3

It is. I would much rather work with animals than do crop work.

Exaequatio wrote:

Whoa... that sounds like a lot of work

It can be at times. However, I found it amazing that it only takes 6 of us to fully take care of 1,300 sows, 6 boars, ~3,300 piglets, and ~100-200 gilts.

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