WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Thalassia, Futaba Aoi, Evergreen Conifer, Eladen, A Liberal Haven, Singapore, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Yggdrasil, Refugia, Hippy Haven, Antarctica, Sunalaya, Democratic Socialist Assembly, The Region That Has No Big Banks, The Leftist Assembly, Sonindia, and 21 others.The North Pacific, the South Pacific, the Rejected Realms, Philosophy 115, International Democratic Union, Osiris, Winterfell, Antarctic Oasis, Texas, Canada, Union of Free Nations, 10000 Islands, Oatland, The Bar on the corner of every region, Haiku, Spiritus, Portugal, Europe, Conch Kingdom, Wintreath, and The Union of Democratic States.
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Highest Average Incomes in Forest
The World Census carefully compared the average spending power of citizens in each nation.
As a region, Forest is ranked 3,433rd in the world for Highest Average Incomes.
|1.||The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant Hive||Iron Fist Consumerists||“What Crota began, I complete. My will... conquers all!”|
|2.||The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive||Capitalizt||“I saw, I came, I conq... No, wait.”|
|3.||The Burning Trash Fire of Lord Dominator||Corporate Police State||“Fire Solves All Things”|
|4.||The Iron Lithuanian Empire of LVK212||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Pergalė, sunaikina Rusija,Baltijos šalių vi”|
|5.||The Transhuman Hive of Turbeaux||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded.”|
|6.||The Northern Marshes of Drasnia||Anarchy||“A nation of merchants, spies, and merchants who spy.”|
|7.||The Tree State of Cannibaland||New York Times Democracy||“You are free, even to not be free”|
|8.||The Dictatorship of Theennerla Island||Corporate Police State||“You Can't Stop Progress”|
|9.||The Glorious Empire of Woolitania||Democratic Socialists||“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”|
|10.||The Aristocracy of Woodfall Swamp||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“All Hail The King”|
Last poll: “Shall we form embassies with India? ”
- : The Theocracy of Heidgaudr arrived from The South Pacific.
- : The Borderlands of -posthumanism- arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Shadow Empire of Hobbes Dystopia departed this region for Thalassia.
- : The Federal Republic of The United Nikland arrived from The Great Europe.
- : S21 ceased to exist.
- : The Eco-Republic of Mozworld added a dispatch.
- : The Eco-Republic of Mozworld removed a dispatch.
- : Laplund ceased to exist.
- : Jeffenburg ceased to exist.
- : Armenico-myordas ceased to exist.
Forest Regional Message Board
Oh, I guess it was some other region named on the map that had no map, not IDU.
And yes, I know that Haiku now has a map, thanks to my poetry.
And good point, with the last haiku.
As for the seas and oceans, I am going to try to sync up the names of the water bodies in the 2016 map with the 2020 map. The map has changed a ton since then, but I’ll do my best. As for the capital of Forest, I propose First Creek Falls, the capital of Errinunderra as our capital, or perhaps a city in whichever nation is the Forest Keeper, meaning right now it would be somewhere in VH, perhaps Haventia.
I do still have issues with straight actors playing gay characters, and it’s because of these roles that could be used to increase diversity are being given to people who are part of the same old system. How often is it that out gay actors play straight characters? It happens, but not nearly as often compared to the relative availability of roles.
I do, however, agree that the treatment of the subject matter does matter more than the actual sexuality or gender identity of the actors.
However, with trans narratives, the trans community is so much more misunderstood and vilified than the gay community to where it just feels more . . . wrong, I suppose, for their stories to be told by someone who has not lived that experience when there are actors out there who have much deeper connections to the material. Then again, there is the point that a famous actor like Eddie Redmayne’s fame draws audiences, but that then goes into the issue of studios being reluctant to utilise diverse people that might cause a “controversy”.
I’ve finished syncing up the names of bodies of water in Bruination’s 2016 map to Octopus Islands’s 2020 map. Here it is:
If some of the names seem kind of random and/or do not fit with your national lore, that is because these are all older names. However, if you wish to change a name of a body of water and all those who would be impacted are fine with it, then I will gladly change the name.
Of course, this is not an official venture, nor do I wish to take Octopus Island’s job; this is only for those who like RP or developing their lore. Hope you enjoy!
This looks great, but one note: all those water bodies are named after historical Forestians (for example, obviously, Devdan Ocean is named after our original founder, the nation Devdan). I notice you've renamed the Sea of Basking Turtles to simply Sea of Turtles, at least -- it has to be Basking Turtles to be meaningful, because Basking Turtles was the name of the Forestian after whom it's named.
Oh. I simply assumed that it was named after the animal. There were a few other names I changed to either simplify them or make them sound much more like real geographic places, so please tell me if they are problematic. And I will change the name of the Sea of Turtles to the Sea of Basking Turtles.
Edit: I’ve changed the photo, and I will keep doing so periodically. This means that the URL for the image will keep changing, but I’ll just edit that original post.
The current version (the one where I changed “Turtles” to “Basking Turtles”) is here:
Yes, that is what I meant by Yggdrasil: they occupy an entire planet, whereas we occupy only a continent. Although I suppose perhaps if you just keep going eastward, eventually you’d somehow manage to switch between universes and get to the Yggdrasil World (that is how we explain the coexistence and interaction between different universes: if you are not focusing on it, movement causes one universe to fade into another, and that all universes are in superposition).
I will promptly fix the straits mistake, and as for Forestian Ocean vs Forester Ocean, it really I guess would be up to the individual nations, as they are very similar, but I know that different nations have different opinions on Forestian vs Forester. I think I’ll leave it as Forestian on the actual map just because Forester sounds more like a demonym than an adjectival, although since they are so similar sounding, it doesn’t make much of a difference. It’ll almost be like how some pronounce Oceania as “oh-shee-ANN-uh”, while others say “oh-SHEEN-nee-uh” or “oh-shee-ANN-nee-uh”, or like how some say Antarctic Ocean while others say the Southern Ocean.