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Particle wrote:What does st do?

He has a dungeon and he likes to torture people in it.

Awwww.. I have a long work week.. but after this torment I get a week of paid vacation time! YAY! Just gotta survive 5 days of working and stuff!

Also nice to see you back from the grave!

1 day ago: The Kawaii Hobbits of Lullary arrived from Balder.
1 day ago: Lullary was refounded in Balder.
1 year 37 days ago: Lullary ceased to exist in Yggdrasil.

Hi! I'm back! Life goes on, and every once in a while I like to poke my head in and see how goes the world :)

Particle wrote:What does st do?

eep.

A happy belated Anime daisuki Day from your friends in XKI! The holiday honors all that AD/GRO did for our region: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/5770/regional-master-calendar

New update from your friends at 10000 Islands:


10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: March/April 2019
Population: 1,116
Delegate Endorsements: 286
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Sorya.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Election Season

March saw an unusually busy election season, with a Delegate election and a vacated Senate seat meaning that we'd need to hold a total of four contests. Islanders hoping for a hard-fought election with plenty of fireworks were surely not disappointed by the Delegate election, which featured Lower Columbia, The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, and Witchcraft and Sorcery.

In the first round of balloting, no candidate won a majority, with Lower Columbia receiving 3 votes, and United Royal Islands and Witchcraft & Sorcery each receiving 24, sending the election to a runoff. This runoff was one of the more intense elections in recent memory, with both candidates and their supporters campaigning vigorously on the forums, the RMB, and our regional Discord. Further, the runoff saw a live Delegate debate on Discord, which is perhaps the first debate of its kind in regional history. During the debate, the candidates made their case to the voters, exchanging competing ideas on foreign affairs, transparency and reform, and the R/D game. The runoff election was a real barn-burner, with the two candidates remaining within 3 votes of each other for virtually the entire 3-day runoff period. In the end, however, United Royal Islands carried the election, with 27 votes to Witchcraft & Sorcery's 22.

In the other elections, Twobagger emerged victorious against Hakketomat in the campaign to fill the shoes left behind by Sargon Reman, while Kuriko and Triora both ran successful (unopposed) campaigns for the other two senate seats. At the time of writing, the Council of Nine is as follows:

Chief Executive: Markanite
Delegate: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
Ministers: Paffnia (Labor), Sargon Reman (Immigration), Tuga Nation (Education)
Senators: Jabberwocky (Senior Senator), Triora, Twobagger, Witchcraft and Sorcery*


Fun and Games in the Islands

While many Islanders were busy paying attention to the regional elections, others were enjoying the wide variety of regional games that 10000 Islands has to offer. March saw the newly knighted Mingulay Isle host a Cold War-themed Werewolf game, titled "WW63: Werewolves and Rockets." This game ended with the Americans securing their advantage in the Cold War, prevailing over the Soviets. Thanks to Mingulay Isle for hosting, and for everyone (guests and Islanders alike) for participating in a great game!

Also wrapping up in March was our region's take on nation creation competitions, the Fifth Annual Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation! Named for a prominent Islander, this contest had a total of 17 different nations vying to create the best (or least worst!) nation, trying to stay away from the bottom of each day's World Census Report. In the end, the Republic of Tikistan outlasted the competition, taking home the grand prize. Close behind were Mingulay Isle in second, and Neutrality United in third place. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Taco Island Charities for hosting, and to all participants for helping to ensure that the competition was a success.

Finally, our regional baseball league, the 10KI Baseball League, heads into its first ever postseason. The Maple Bats (from Cromwell Protectorate) emerged from the regular season as heavy favorites after rampaging through the regular season. The Peoples Players (True Pacific) and New Austin Express (The Texas Faction) also qualified for the playoffs, with the Sola City Bandits (Twobagger) juuuuust squeaking in to the last playoff spot. As of this writing, the Maple Bats and Peoples Players have advanced to the World Series, with the Maple Bats holding a 1-0 edge in the best of 3 series.

If you think playing games with friends sounds like fun, or if some of these games mentioned above have piqued your interest and you want to see what it's all about, or you just want to see your nation's name in articles like this one, why not take part in the games yourself? Most games are open to the public, including Werewolf games. Feel free to hop on in to our regional forums or Discord for information on how to sign up for the next round of games.


Around the Islands

March's Nation of the Month was none other than Free Earthian Yap, who is new to our forums and discord this month. Despite being new, Free Earthian Yap hasn't been shy about wading onto the WA part of our forum to debate some of the resolutions with other Islanders. Congratulations!

Also this past month, our University saw a bit of a revitalization under the direction of our Minister of Education (Tuga Nation). We've had a plethora of debate threads pop open, with Islanders weighing in on topics from the ethics of assisted suicide/euthanasia to whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal. A hearty thanks to Tuga Nation's Dragon for spurring activity in this oft-overlooked part of our forum!

Last, but certainly not least, Mingulay Isle has been knighted this month! Mingulay Isle has been ever-present on our forums and Discord lately, so it came as a surprise to no one when he was knighted. Congratulations to Mingulay Isle, our 110th Knight, on earning membership to this hallowed group of defenders.



A special thanks to all those nations endorsing me at this time!

The Tasmanian Islands,Oom,Wysrod,Laykeria,Srutututia,The Soylent Green Party,Colonel Terrosit,Kilenel,Blagaria,Dustwind,Greater indica,Sellea,Tzo,New Udonia,Grelesh,Echocrimsonia,Generic Country Name That Is Available,The Empire of the Clarence,Freies insel,Blogotopia,The Utah Federation,Old Atlantica,The Biggles Syndicate,Karlando,Esnua,Berzerkastan,Anisopterra,Monoflo,Gluebucket,Dovant,Jiria,Spesstopia,Jobsteria,PiNkToWn,Sygnafylki,Strandua,Naverria,North Atlantic Allies,Horpacha States,The Playa Wastes,Manlinesslavia,Adorable Kittens,Slaytania,Gewisse,Polar peak,Godia Leiberiteria,Zeganas,Future of Mankind,Lower Phlebacite,South Proales,KJU Marshall,Free land of rebellium,Thuringen hesse,The iron crown order,Tijdtevelia,Auvilia,Zyrcrestia,Mastodonia,Anollasia,Crusakh,RussiaOne,DunNaGall,Palman,Avarice plutus inc,HN67,The dwemmer,Erictom333,Aleg,Inberdia,Prudor,Muricasz,Cape Vessey,Parpaza,Northern African Sahara,Swag Chief Bubba Estate,Seranis,Nogalacia,Leship,Pax athena,Lulabama,Republic of liquet,Achiotopia,Hamletus,Cyppress,Flex Lexington,Creeptopia,Seantonia,Flying Eagles,Earth Federation,Tangora,Maalemzya,Fleidan,Wakazia,Kyrizstanislav,Isentran,Danyl,Ferte,Kebecois,Grimmywelsh,Govem,Futustan,Testa,Finswedeway,Iontan,Andreusz,Zulcanmaral,Manonmanistan,Whatapity,Lastrov,Jimaica,Rex Republic,Zeklandia,Hacame,Bone Appeh Yeete,Uprus,Samonaemia,Republic of Nutella,The Snake Brotherhood,West gong island,Grungerock,Coreras,Lucifersguardian,The Parandeam,Free Earthian Yap,Avenged Sevenfoldia,Brandenbourg-Anhalt,PYT,Rockerville,Grifopolis,Novegia,Freres la cote,Tatithi,Death house,Stalorpreadum,Ananke II,Vivolkha,Armyansk,Megal,Techoligia,The Texas Faction,Polka Republic,Tobrana,The grand duchy of alsatia,Kingakethaga Islands,Aspistania,Kanaia,Abonland,Cyrenean,Ris areuhamen,Sovereign Research Concerns,Arvedia,Free Booze,Radicarcs,Krystalveil,Barkdull,Catalyzation,Fresem-Sherem,Argoslasia,New Gilboa,Flemingisa,Osterichia,Fadeaway,Spncrgmn,Luzaatia,Agile footsteps,The Marcolinan Islands,Lamborghini Murcielago,Human realm,Anima lucet,New Maarssen,Ishkabibber,Alter Nox,Hamtown,Reinhartin,New pax islands,The Red Falls,Formic Republic,Bolter,Cretish free state,ClumsyCat,Matalino,Pal Lundelackcodan,Nabresh,Emanian republic,Germanglia,Tanzoria,A Lee Project,Country 197,Greek People Nation,Vonotia,Mikelitorisrocks,Marbaq,No Self Checkouts,Fleeb,Swedish socialist assembly,Better Indonesia,Osito Libre,Greater deal lane,Lacuna,Snoozing Buffalax,Chip Skylark,Euphorialand,Gnuk,Indiciana,Tokunoshima,Belistien,Anambjign,Imbarien,Penguard,Tulcraz,Noyzistan,Helgrade,Gaintry,Opress,Hooklah,Zachais,Liberum individua,Algutha,Leirkra,North Southumberland,Violetwick,Brookinsia,New Fania,Hawalius,Robloxica,Pannacheval,United Reich of Germany,Speransky,Hanatara,Sorchamei,Ironica Butterfly,Hexicore,Languiss tam,Shreks good,Yuropeans,Pyles tis kolasis,Stanoventland,Samaduria,Zambibia,The istalri islands,Scanislavia,Keltische,The Kangaroo Imperium,Dbruv,Marchandal,South and East Illyria,Greater New Amsterdam,Theme of sicily,Vedrea,Hollo,Petalumadom,Wheelton,Lulingrado,Tycorn,Anigeto,Republic of Tikistan,Hellei,Serlone,United States of Kerthina,Davosas,Thangorodun,The aurora archipelago,Eastslavia,Shagaria and magalia,Alexreich,Socialist States of East Antarctica,Hallakoku,Chillvale,Northern ravenlight,Silence must fall,Woonrocket,Supreme Order of Alberta,Kristlaand,Pinche cabron,Lotharya,Nooooooooooooooo,Unruliness,Harperians,Cybershield,Yaakovim Jacobis,Germanic and Jewish people,Tarski robinson,Konkav,-Echolilia-,

And a reminder to all WA Nations not yet endorsing me:

Puffo,Windegos,Dillerdo,New Dracora,Grundyca,Potato landia,Popesome,Iglesiasland,Fuchsastan,Sovkyn,The perineum,A Meep Moop,Purple Administration,Killettland,Shrej,Kalaland iii,Ered anor,Terra Reina,Cerb,Lonitz,Pavaro,Never wonder-land,United Archipelago New Europe,Newer serbia,Realtra oighear,The Hashima Island Republic,Titanica,Democratic republic of pancakes,Removed from the eu,Gethuas,Duinhironia,Knarlia,Emmatus,Danes ans swedes and norwegians,Anaketra,Matterland,Lebenlauf,Tiagonia,Nova primia,Yungtopia,Punlords,Babritonstandmunkia,Condottieri International,Velzyna,Irabistan,Kazh modan,Krows kross,Instantaneous death,Pancan,Draconian Wagonites,Anarchic Economy,Adrithen,Heczpodtopia,Striped tasmanians,Era von,Edorask,Sunila,The Full Islands,The great insquidition,Social democracy97,Beiluxia,Pengu,Lampukistanische union,Al-Keta,Stroulia,Amertiostan,Bevilla,North american eastern states,Strbrst,European union of europe,Catoshi,Austral Coast,Amor Libertatem,The peoples of the land of the emperor,Perzische Keizer,Delta Heavy,Wonderstrands,Panira,West nep,Solleana,Libasol,Azo-tarr,Bjornbygd,Faulknaria,The united states of net,Bobberian,Soldierstan,Tyranny of sam,The falkland and s sandwich islands,Anarcho-capitalist democracy,Galyksyken,Liberination,Castielitania,Kechlehem,North palint,Torrasque,Newpol,Etorria,Impens nymestansstan,Saarwald,United states of scientists,Mursilis,Thestitcheddollface,EngiCorp,The crummmy land of capitalism,SHASLAND,Arstotzkan socialist republics,Ignis Cinere,Temmiedatem,Hankertonia,Jhonshire,Japanen,Balist,Newelspand,Nuridia,Yugo-bulgaria,De rand,Rupicapra,Burlage,Seleii,Lesboes,Nightlanders,Karlstejn,Vape nation 420 69,The nameless collective,Yaoshewan,Eames,Asplundh,Treyusa,Republic of beamish,Myndithos,Western Lux Reavern,Wubestan,Yarlsberg,Bufflo Billy,The american trinity,Lavize,Pozdow,Haptic Floe,The TerranRepublics,Embezzle,LordOd,Cityvile Town,Ceria Strora,Rosmensia,

Endorsements help keep our region strong and increase our voting power in the WA.
Stay Well, and All the Best;
The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
10,000 Islands Delegate

Read dispatch

Leave a basket of flowers on the doorstep to celebrate May Day

Oh, May Day. Happy May Day everyone!

Anyways, it's good to be back here.

Tiku

Puppaffnia wrote:A happy belated Anime daisuki Day from your friends in XKI! The holiday honors all that AD/GRO did for our region: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/5770/regional-master-calendar

YAY! I have Anime Daisuki and GRO trading cards!

Started singing with a drum group, so that's pretty exciting

Particle wrote:What does st do?

We don't talk about it

*shudders*

Vrolondia wrote:Started singing with a drum group, so that's pretty excitingWe don't talk about it

*shudders*

Neat! maybe Megumi can join your band and play piano!

It's really annoying that anywhere I look I can't seem to find a modern desktop or laptops with an optical drive. Seriously, I looked at like 10 of them so far and not a single one had an optical drive!
Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.

Vrolondia wrote:Started singing with a drum group, so that's pretty excitingWe don't talk about it

*shudders*

Oi Oi, what's with all this loose talk trying to project me as a mass murderer?

Y'all could say nice things like ST is a former delegate and is just chilling here in retirement but noooo, ST runs a dungeon, ST does things to us....

Please do not advertise unless you've specifically been paid to, thank you.

Tamanian wrote:It's really annoying that anywhere I look I can't seem to find a modern desktop or laptops with an optical drive. Seriously, I looked at like 10 of them so far and not a single one had an optical drive!
Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.

Desktops often either have them or a least have a space for them. I bought an Acer tower last year that has a DVD drive and can burn DVDs too. There are also plenty of external DVD drives out there. Just out of curiosity what do you need an optical drive for in 2019?

Good morning fellows NSers (is that correct term????) Do any of you know a way to stop seeing forum post updates in "your posts" section of the forums? I made one post on a topic that gets hotly debated, but I'm not involved in it. I see I can put some forum posts on "unwatch" but I have no idea how to do it

Particle, Pookyvania, and Tiku

Asardia wrote:Good morning fellows NSers (is that correct term????) Do any of you know a way to stop seeing forum post updates in "your posts" section of the forums? I made one post on a topic that gets hotly debated, but I'm not involved in it. I see I can put some forum posts on "unwatch" but I have no idea how to do it

I basically go out of my way to avoid the forums but I am sure that another nation here knows!

Tiku

Asardia wrote:Good morning fellows NSers (is that correct term????) Do any of you know a way to stop seeing forum post updates in "your posts" section of the forums? I made one post on a topic that gets hotly debated, but I'm not involved in it. I see I can put some forum posts on "unwatch" but I have no idea how to do it

To be honest, I too actively avoid the Forums.

‘Tis a hive of scum and villainy

Asardia wrote:Good morning fellows NSers (is that correct term????) Do any of you know a way to stop seeing forum post updates in "your posts" section of the forums? I made one post on a topic that gets hotly debated, but I'm not involved in it. I see I can put some forum posts on "unwatch" but I have no idea how to do it

What post is it?

Particle wrote:What post is it?

A forum post

South Titania wrote:A forum post

yes

The NS forums are but a pale shadow to ST’s basement, but still...

Pookyvania wrote:I basically go out of my way to avoid the forums but I am sure that another nation here knows!

Tiku wrote:To be honest, I too actively avoid the Forums.

‘Tis a hive of scum and villainy

The forums are toxic, I'm not going to lie. I saw someone just the other day twist a statement to intentionally create a false dichotomy. It seems that's where people just get heated

Particle wrote:What post is it?

It was made on the LGBT+ Marriage Opinion thread. I just said I see love as a waste of time and went through my day.

Pookyvania, Tamanian, and Tiku

NS General forum is crap. NS Gameplay forum is alright though.

I've never once had anything less than an angry mob coming after me in NS General any time i posted there when i was a newbie.. so I left and never went back.

Also I'm getting a lot of different issues after I unbanned cars for the first time in like 5 years..

Goddess relief office

Hello my little nations!!!!!

*huggles*

I just returned from a trip to Canberra bringing my mom since she wanted to see the capital and it was during mothers day week. It was really fun as we tried the segway for the first time and it was such a peaceful city.

With Summer coming around for you all in the north, I was wondering if you guys had any fun Summer plans? Watch any movies lately?

Here's a cute bunny head pat to brighten up your day:
https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=74203873

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