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Nhoor wrote:Adult men shouldn't wear shorts in public anyway.

Alright Wellsia

Seriously though, Iíll wear shorts all I choose

I didnít say anything, but yes I wear shorts. Usually plaid ones with a striped shirt. ;)

Kuvo wrote:Detachable cargo pants are superior

Hahah, no. Take that back, or else!

Wellsia wrote:I didnít say anything, but yes I wear shorts. Usually plaid ones with a striped shirt. ;)

And we call this Boomercore...

Segentova wrote:Hahah, no. Take that back, or else!

Oh forgot to mention the knee high socks and straw hat.

Aizcona wrote:I was chatting about that last night with the ďbig purseĒ thing haha

Every girl I talk to always says how excited they are to find clothes with pockets in them and Iíve seen a bunch that buy male clothes because they do have the pockets. It really has to be a conspiracy because if a major fashion brand added pockets to cute fashionable clothes that would be money in the bank

The Jeans thing sucks because all my jeans pockets have tons of room (unless theyíre skinny jeans)

Skimny jeans?! Ooooh boy... I think I just had an aneurysm...

Wellsia wrote:Oh forgot to mention the knee high socks and straw hat.

The aneurysm has just turned into a stroke.

I could give you a sight eye-bleach wonít remove.

And then you remember Wellsia is 60+

Iíd like to cut out my imagination for a few hours, thanks

Santicus wrote:Hello iím new!

Welcome to TWI, friend!

Check in with the welcome dispatch and make yourself at home either here or on the Discord server!

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Welcome to TWI, friend!

Check in with the welcome dispatch and make yourself at home either here or on the Discord server!

Or both!

Nhoor wrote:I don't look at women so they can do what they want ^^

I don't look at men (both because they're beneath me on the social ladder and far above me in terms of height) but that doesn't stop me from fighting for the egalitarian right to free the leg

Wellsia wrote:I didnít say anything, but yes I wear shorts. Usually plaid ones with a striped shirt. ;)

I'm pretty confident once a father passes the age of 50 half his shirts magically transform into striped ones even if they had a different or no pattern before

Shidei wrote:I'm pretty confident once a father passes the age of 50 half his shirts magically transform into striped ones even if they had a different or no pattern before

My wife is constantly trying to stop me from looking like a dad before I even have a kid

oh hey, they fixed the bug with going to the RMB. third time coming to the rmb today and im just noticing

Santicus wrote:Hello iím new!

Welcome to TWI!!! Please read the introduction dispatch and if you need any help feel free to ask!

Jeriga wrote:My wife is constantly trying to stop me from looking like a dad before I even have a kid

Ole Dad bod Thuz

Wellsia wrote:I could give you a sight eye-bleach wonít remove.

Youre a menace lol

Shidei wrote:I don't look at men (both because they're beneath me on the social ladder and far above me in terms of height) but that doesn't stop me from fighting for the egalitarian right to free the leg

Legs need to breathe too

Aizcona wrote:Welcome to TWI!!! Please read the introduction dispatch and if you need any help feel free to ask!
Ole Dad bod Thuz
Youre a menace lol

You got it

Santicus wrote:Hello iím new!

Gday gday and welcome to TWI! Here's some light reading for you to do if you haven't done so already:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB and the forums

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, but there's a "mostly unofficial" Discord chat.

How does this region work?

We use the NationStates platform to create fun and interesting stories, about our nations, peoples, and leaders. We usually discuss ideas and plan RPs on the RMB and in OOC forum threads, and then co-write them as RPs, news, accounts, information, and history in dispatches and IC threads.

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

For more information, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Monthly Report dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

  • Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.

  • Send a personal TG to any of the officers (listed in the WFE) or to an active member

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules is the Sec. of RP (Roendavar). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so.

To be added to the map, send Ainslie a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, economy, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

A while ago I attempted to summarize the realism-related guidelines in our RP in a dispatch. It explains the certain limitations on size and population, size of military and economy, WMDs and such. These are not rules, but I encourage you to read them.

To sum up: Be humble, think balance.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's World Factbook Entry

  • Through Ainslie's RP Directory, which contains the region's RPs, alliances, and collaboration threads

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation and your style.

NS is full of useful guides on RPing and writing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. This has all the NSCodes. This thread explains about RPing warfare. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

For any question on the region (or not), feel free to ask on the RMB or to any of the active members.


Read factbook

Any questions or concerns feel free to speak up on the RMB. If you want to talk about something more privately, feel free to telegram me or one of the other active players in the region.

Are you planning to get involved with the roleplay on the map? If so, have you worked out what kind of nation are you looking to create?

Anyways, Trugval got banned because he has behaved in ways that are not conducive to good regional conduct, the most major of which being his blatant plagiarism and subsequent rudeness to members, and since he left his intentions are clear that he does not want to be in TWI. Thus the door to him has been closed and his puppet has been removed as well.

And that's your Presidential news release on that.

Aizcona wrote:Thatís disgusting lol

Hey! If it wasn't for the fact of that being true I'd be very offended.

Shidei wrote:Clothes with pockets you can actually put things in

Isn't this pocket thing apparently the work of two industries working together to sell more handbags?

Ostehaar can you update

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB and the forums

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, but there's a "mostly unofficial" Discord chat.

How does this region work?

We use the NationStates platform to create fun and interesting stories, about our nations, peoples, and leaders. We usually discuss ideas and plan RPs on the RMB and in OOC forum threads, and then co-write them as RPs, news, accounts, information, and history in dispatches and IC threads.

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

For more information, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Monthly Report dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

  • Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.

  • Send a personal TG to any of the officers (listed in the WFE) or to an active member

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules is the Sec. of RP (Roendavar). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so.

To be added to the map, send Ainslie a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, economy, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

A while ago I attempted to summarize the realism-related guidelines in our RP in a dispatch. It explains the certain limitations on size and population, size of military and economy, WMDs and such. These are not rules, but I encourage you to read them.

To sum up: Be humble, think balance.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's World Factbook Entry

  • Through Ainslie's RP Directory, which contains the region's RPs, alliances, and collaboration threads

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation and your style.

NS is full of useful guides on RPing and writing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. This has all the NSCodes. This thread explains about RPing warfare. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

For any question on the region (or not), feel free to ask on the RMB or to any of the active members.


Read factbook

with new map person

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