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Westwind wrote:

Yes, true. It was the aftermath when you were Delegate that got me banjected from TWP, and the treaty with Equilism ended for a few years, as Equilism still recognized the TWP Constitution pre-Dominion in defense of our existing agreements.

Yeah your alliance was a pain in the neck for a bit, you all were good pols, you had to play it that way. We got over it eventually, we (Tao, Wep, Westy, BBD, Dark, Yy) have been allies much longer than that conflagration lasted.

Wickedly evil people wrote:The Biyah coup wasn't something I was involved with perpetrating as hard as that might be to believe, but if Westy has logs (or whatever it is he said) he knows that already. Biyah was bound to betray everyone sooner or later. Kind of like the British said about King Emmanuel III in WWII, this war didn't last long enough for the House of Savoy to betray everyone...

I actually fell into the Delegate's chair by accident, they all got on my last nerve about the 'forum' goverment, and Wep went a bit rogue on the entire bunch. Since I had the hammer of the Delegate's chair it became a test of how stubborn I was willing to be, which as all found out was pretty stubborn. Eveyone with over 50 endorsements got whacked, other than Fae and that other nation whose name escapes me right now...

*sips coffee*

See, that message makes me worry about you.

Corcongua wrote:See, that message makes me worry about you.

Don't worry, we're well balanced with both Good and Evil people.

Mystic Skies wrote:One way to make it simple: blame Dilber

Well, he didn't lie about it being simple.

Mystic Skies wrote:One way to make it simple: blame Dilber

Hello Mia, great to see you in the RMB!

Poor Dilber, what else to say.

Dilber, Giovanniland, and Suwhoigro

I recently purchased a new phone as an upgrade to my new phone I recently purchased to upgrade from a phone that went wonky on me.

Follow?

My new phone is a Moto G Power (2020 edition).
The cpu battery management on this thing is amazing.
10hrs39min screen on time with 26% battery life left(>1 day)

Holy carp

O_o

Darkesia may be interested to know that tomorrow I am baking a chocolate and blackcurrant cake. Due tribute will not be available until Friday.

A few years ago on Holocaust Memorial Day I started following the Auschwitz Memorial on Twitter (@AuschwitzMuseum). They tell individual stories on significant days for those individuals, e.g. birth anniversary or arrival at Auschwitz. Unsurprisingly, there are multiple posts each day, and no duplicates as the years roll by. Each day we learn about another fully-formed human brutalised. It's a hard read, but a necessary one. I recommend anyone else with a Twitter account also follow.

(apologies if recommending other SNs is not permitted on the RMB - I couldn't see a specific prohibition on the Etiquette but honestly I'm tired and I skimmed)

Thatís absolutely fine WG, thank you for that post.

Westwind wrote:

Which is why I knew you'd appreciate my frustration. I love ya man. The whole thing put me in a bad spot, felt I was made to make a fool of myself. And Krull was frustratingly stonewalling. That was unusual.

If I am honest... I have not let it go. I it something that still nags me. Perhaps I should... just forget it. But to this day, I still get angry thinking about it... about the lies, the deception... the way it was handled.

*hugs Westwind in Technicolor*

Post self-deleted by Wyden.

Post self-deleted by Wyden.

Post self-deleted by Wyden.

Elegarth wrote:If I am honest... I have not let it go. I it something that still nags me. Perhaps I should... just forget it. But to this day, I still get angry thinking about it... about the lies, the deception... the way it was handled.

Yeah, that's why I couldn't let my own sanitized version go unchallenged. I can't ignore it, and prefer the truth over the whitewash. The nice version may be respectful to a player that has passed, but it's not respectful to the player communities that experienced the effects of his game career.

I saw 4 posts on TWP message board but 3/4 were deleted lol.

Corcongua wrote:I saw 4 posts on TWP message board but 3/4 were deleted lol.

Yes, it was a spammer that got banjected from the region and later deleted their own posts.

Any fellow Californians here? Or anybody from the Western USA or Canada?

Been feeling a bit melancholy as of late and felt like sharing one of my favorite quotes:

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Jiddu Krishnamurti

I hope this year brings us healing <3

Ahoy!

Elegarth wrote:And the Moo topic... Well... I'm frowned upon by many older NPO players for being open and upfront about it. I have very strong opinions about the whole fiasco.

I don't think there are many Moo sympathizers around anymore, mostly just old ordinary members more nostalgic about being in NPO during the time period Moo was around than him specifically. Most of those who were closest to him departed a long time ago. There is a general acceptance that he was a flawed individual who squandered a lot of opportunities due to his lackluster management skills.

Westwind wrote:The nice version may be respectful to a player that has passed, but it's not respectful to the player communities that experienced the effects of his game career.

Most of his "game career" - or even broader games career - could be summed up simply by saying he preferred to inflate his own ego and pick fights over managing and improving the communities he was supposed to be leading.

East Durthang wrote:Most of his "game career" - or even broader games career - could be summed up simply by saying he preferred to inflate his own ego and pick fights over managing and improving the communities he was supposed to be leading.

Well put. He sought others to do the management for him, and in the slow years of NS he often didn't have much to work with. There was one point he had me doing new forum graphics for a rebrand of the NPO as The Pacific Garrison. And I wrote a few speeches for him. Others did too. Even in his first executive position as Prime Minister in Equilism he had Chauce take part of his duties, which was to be our WA Delegate. Moo wanted the position without having to be tied down. Generally understandable for a gameplayer on military missions, but it was his first instance of avoiding the responsibilities of his position. The beginning of a pattern.

Our first Prime Minster/Delegate Tomika stepped down in Feb. '04 and appointed me to replace him, so he could focus on being Military Minister leading the army. That's what Moo should have done, but Moo had to have his cake and eat it too, and the pattern of his career was set.

Todayís lesson in TWP history was brought to you by TWP Old FartsTM. 🙂

TODAY IN THE WEST

It's Thank You Thursday! What should we be grateful for today?

I'm grateful that it is Data Privacy Day. Everyone should check their data privacy as well as their security. So with an attitude of gratitude, consider changing your passwords. Double check your social media privacy settings.

Finally, it is Global Community Engagement Day, which is a perfect day to remind you to join the Hall of Nations here and get involved in a ministry. As you've seen, NationStates is an online community. Some players have been around since the very beginning. What brings them back? Friendships, social outlets. Think of how you can enrich TWP's community as a culture specialist, an ambassador, or an updater. Apply here: https://www.westpacific.org/forums/index.php?/topic/3446-hall-of-nations-application/&tab=comments#comment-71292

P.S., the best thing you can do for local communities is wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands!

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