News in Mestovakia!
Five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
Citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Mestovakia.
Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
Mestovakia is ranked 56,911th in the world and 1,191st in the Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 194,631 Standard Monetary Units.
It was all budgetary things, all related to economics and how things were going... of course, she's the only qualified person... the other two aren't much good at these administrative tasks... not as much as her, but such is the nature of things. She knows it's needed, so it isn't as if she's going to be bored out of her mind... she wouldn't let herself get that far, and she won't let herself abandon the world all for the fact that she dislikes doing it so often...
...her work is interrupted by an unlikely thing, though. Instead of one of her sisters coming through the door, instead of one of her staff knocking, or something going wrong and causing an alert... she instead got a rather... unobtrusive alert. It was rare for her to get one of those... seeing as there wasn't much that needed to be unobtrusive in her life, it all needed to alert and focus her mind, but not this.
Remarkably, it was an alert related to a news report... from a foreign country, no less... rare is it when any of those aren't of interest to her, and so it is as a result of that fact, that she brushes aside the holograms related to budgeting and balancing... finances and economics. Instead, it's time for a little reading!
"(...) the situation in Kathol-Rift is calming down"... not particularly intriguing... or troubling. They weren't exactly a problem. Not that she knew about at least. Their problems were concerning, in a moral and logical sense, but it wasn't anything that she needed to care about besides that.
Though... "Naval buildup (...) state of the art vessels from Kathol Rift and the Municipalities of Antarctica (...) northern Vidise Ocean (...)" Odd... unusual... she didn't know what could be going on with that. It might be some kind of secretive planned meeting, or it might be some kind of military action against riftian and antarctican vessels, but she can't really pinpoint why either of those would happen. She's no military expert... she usually leaves that all to Otomiisiki after all. Besides that... media likes to speculate, she won't glare at that too hard... military speculation never really ends up being all that useful, not for her. That's also Otomiisiki's job.
"Entangle, operated by entangle Inc (...) formal proposal to the Municipalities of Antarctica for setting up a data centre there." Ah?... This might be intriguing... Entangle Inc, and it's owner, Visan Informatics, are companies located in that enigmatic nation that calls itself 'TIROS'. If they're thinking about expanding... especially to this place... that's going to shake up some of the markets that her segment of operations is responsible for... and yet there's definitely opportunities here. It's not a bad thing to see... possible competition? Perhaps... she's not sure yet. She'd need to snag up some extra information, which won't be hard for her. But, there's more, of course.
"The Antarcticans are yet to respond officially, but business analysts have a positive outlook." Oh without a doubt the government will leap at the opportunity! It'd be a significant bonus for them, and it wouldn't do anything but make additional profit for them. The business analysts in TIROS certainly have their heads on straight!... She'll keep an eye on this part!
So, she continues reading... increasingly excited and energetic about what she's seeing... a good amount of it is encouraging and interesting. She's not afraid of foreign companies... and thinks that a little competition might be quite healthy to allow the development of. Though the government might see her encouraged and happy expressions with dismay, but that's their problem, not hers!.
"In another first, the Stalwart Federation has also received a direct proposal from Essenar Unlimited to overhaul the island's waste processing systems and help it recycle optimally." ...another interesting thing... the government's always looking for ways to add efficiency to their processing systems... waste nothing, recycle everything. So goes the policy of the Ministry of Ecological Conservation. Hmph...
"(...) this proposal initially caters to large Municipal companies alone and does not engage settlements or government facilities." So this would be for... companies like... well... the Myotoshi Corporation! It'd actually be... rather perfect. Though she suspects the government won't want to hand over such a thing immediately... especially if she willingly sticks her hand out... or if her sisters do the same. They'd better not. Then again, Otomiisiki doesn't read the news... and Miio's just too busy bouncing off the walls to care. Hah... right then!
She gets bored of reading through the rest of it... as, frankly, her interest wains after the waste processing systems... and she's still got so much more she needs to do. So... no more wasted time...
...perhaps she should consider opening dialogue with the government, or, perhaps she should consider dialogue with Entangle and Essenar directly? It's hard to say what the right action is! For now... observation... after the economics, of course... which means that the news report fizzles away entirely, and the other holographic parts to her workstation return to view and to within reach.
She wouldn't be the Chief Administrative Officer if she wasn't smart about things... so she'll be smart. Observe, identify, communicate, and cooperate. Any foreign company, even if eventual rivals, is certainly a possible chance for mutual improvements and agreements.
[+]: Entangle Inc. Your request to enact the establishment of a national data centre within the territory of the Municipalities of Antarctica, has been considered by the administration, the Ministry of Internal Economics and Industry, The Ministry of Diplomatic Affairs, and the Directorate of Telecommunications and Internet Services.
It has been determined that your request is more than suitable for us, and is thus summarily accepted. Though we would like to alert you to be mindful of the MIEI's regulations and guidelines on foreign business, unions and employee treatment, as you begin preparations to set up the centre agreed upon.
You may chose a site in the Municipality of Kazo, where your centre will find the most success in finding staff and suitable infrastructure to operate at peak efficiency.
[+]: Essenar Unlimited. Your offer to optimize and update waste processing infrastructure has been considered, and while it has been considered intriguing by the Ministry of Ecological Conservation...
due to our lack of understanding and experience with the particular systems you have noted in the offer, we would request to see the demonstration unit prior to making any concrete decisions, in order to be certain of whether such an agreement would be feasibly reasonable at this current time.
Should the test unit operate satisfactorily, we will provide an updated deliberation of acceptance, and permit companies to begin negotiating for their own units, and freely allow their sale to those who are willing to purchase them.
That is all. We will communicate once again once this plan is either accepted or rejected.
Not really my best work, but I'm quite tired. Here you go Samasbhi.
This is intense. I'm excited to see if the Brotherhood launches whatever they're doing.
I'm assuming there will be more acts to come, right?
hi guysim new
Welcome to the Pacific.
Hello Guys on the regional message board, Here’s National changes that will come effect immediately today :
§ All tariffs are abolished
§ Gambling is outlawed for now
§ Same Sex is increasingly common
§ Scientists now regularly clone human beings
§ the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
§ several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
§ the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts
That was a lot of big changes that were applied just when an legislator signs his signature into the proposals that arrived every second.
Brought to You by Greataz Nation News and Professional journalist and writer Alexa Judah.
- The government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
- Medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters.
- Giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
- Teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
- Prime minister Tyrone and Princess Alexandra attend premiere of a new opera together
- Supreme Marshall Thomas Deffers tests a new and... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) fun method of anti-air defense training
- Denis Fewain concludes his 37 hour nap after 5 days of non-stop intense work
- Vice Premier Dmitry korablev congragulates Cozio's leader-elect on her victory
- Everything is wholesome
!hug - SHEEP - 4
ᏚᎥτеτһᎥеf оf ⅴʏⅼᎥⅹɑɴ
!duck - 3
I don't know Conflux commands - 2
Viktor (Bonus: 1 point instead)
!8ball - 2
!hot - 2
Pink High Priestess
Selina the Fancy Pigeon
!butter - 2
!meerkat - 1
Chi Messenger Services
!xoricat - 1
!tebeat - 1
!dragon - 1
!poodle - 1
Wile E Coyote
!perg - 1
#Pigeons - 1
!dan - 1
!beat - 1
!aki - 1
El Mainframe Cosmico
!account new - 1
Conflux - 1
Bal - 1
!idontevenknowhataconfluxcommandis - 1
!spoon - 1
!pass - 1
!gulag - 1
Swen (+6 bonus)
!dungeon - 1
Nub the Sregguh
t!image kpics - 1
!menu server_join - 1
!ns:nation - 1
!help (always tells you the pigeon command exists) - -1
!pigeon - -1 (wrong for obvious reasons)
Conflux !pigeon edition
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:08 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find tebeat. I did find some close commands, beat, celebrate.
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:11 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find aki. Did you mean wiki?
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:15 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find account or anything close to it. Try !help so see all commands.
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:16 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find conflux or anything close to it. Try !help so see all commands.
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:17 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find bal. I did find some close commands, 8ball, baby.
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:18 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find idontevenknowhataconfluxcommandis or anything close to it. Try !help so see all commands.
Cornflakes Pigeon Food
— Today at 10:20 AM
@Marina, CSWO of NPO Inc., I could not find pass or anything close to it. Try !help so see all commands.
Those filthy Sregguh have taken the SHEEP! Ducks were also popular. Some of you need to join the Discord server. Swen played the bonus well and gained 6 points, while Viktor actually lost one. Poor Viktor.
Standings as of Round 6:
1st: Peken - 54
2nd (+1): Melina - 48
2nd (+2): looneylew - 48
4th (-2): Nub the Sregguh - 47
5th (+4): Swen - 46
6th (-2): El Mainframe Cosmico - 45
7th (-1): Viktor - 44
7th: RopakRopak - 44
7th (+1): Bobogoobo - 44
10th: Ara! - 42
11th (-1): Chi Messenger Services - 39
11th (+1): Selina the Fancy Pigeon - 39
13th: Kathol - 38
14th: Tiberius - 36
15th: DCI Wesley - 35
16th: Companus Mutati - 31
17th: Bunnies - 30
17th: Jacey - 30
19th: Aesonicus - 29
20th: Pigeon Youttle - 28
21st: JadenStar10 - 27
22nd (+2): ᏚᎥτеτһᎥеf оf ⅴʏⅼᎥⅹɑɴ - 26
23rd (-1): Arazian - 25
23rd (-1): Wile E Coyote - 25
25th: Pink High Priestess - 22
26th: Thundie - 19
26th: Pigeonius - 19
28th (+1): Violet - 18
29th (-1): Dragon - 17
30th: MetroPigeon - 15
31st (-1): Arthralon - 14
32nd: Rose - 11
33rd: Longbowe - 9
34th (+1): Emperor Palpaducktine - 7
35th (-1): Norwany - 6
36th: Conflux !pigeon edition - 3
37th: Broadway - -2
This was a very static round. Peken maintains an identical lead, but over different people this time after Nub fails to live up to his name. At the bottom, Conflux losing points and Broadway gaining them narrowed the gap to 5. Swen's +4 was the biggest movement of the round; in the other direction, Nub and El Mainframe Cosmico's -2s were the largest drops. About half of players saw no movement at all. It's mid-game, so let's see how the teams are doing.
Lords of Duckness: 305 points (27.7 per player)
Disgruntled Barnyard Fowl: 273 points (30.3 per player)
Commander Bella's Puppy Pals: 186 points (31 per player)
Tank Chihuahuas: 147 points (24.5 per player)
Tuberous Rabbits: 147 points (29.4 per player)
We've got two distinct tiers here. The Lords of Duckness and the Disgruntled Barnyard Fowl are separated by two players and 32 points; there might be a real contest for first place this time. The other three teams are distinctly smaller. Commander Bella's Puppy Pals are running the highest average, but have the same number of players as the Tank Chihuahuas. The Tuberous Rabbits have one player less that either of these but are currently tied with the Tank Chihuahuas. I don't see a clear winner or loser for either total or average at this point, which is a nice change from teams with 1 out of 30 players. Next time: Some rather fishy answers.
- Peken still leading at mid-game. Follow along here -
1. Highest scoring player
2. Highest scoring team (total of players' scores)
3. Highest score within each team (i.e. how you would do if your score was only compared to those of your team)
4. Most SHEEPy player (we'll get to that later, but it means highest number of SHEEP answers)
5. Most SHEEPy team (total SHEEP answers)
So, how does one play Think Stupid? At the bottom of this post will be a link to a Google form, which you will fill out according to an hono(u)r system. The goal is to answer the same way as your comrades, and particularly those in your team. You will receive a number of points equal to the number of people who answered the same as you for each question- provided the answer is incorrect (this is Think Stupid, NOT Think Same). The most popular (wrong) answer is called the SHEEP. Now, suppose you give a correct answer. You then receive negative points equivalent to the number of people who answered that correct answer. So, let's say six people are asked to name something that normally lives in the ocean. Three people say "Dog"; that is the SHEEP answer and they receive 3 points each. One person each respond with "cat" and "sycamore" and receive one point each. One person responds with "Shark" and receives -1 points for giving a correct answer. Each question works the same way.
The meme teams are back, but these are just for fun this time. They are primarily used for the secondary games. There is a bonus, though- pick a question, and pick a number of pigeons from 1 to 20 for Tebeat to fight. If he wins (as determined by RNG in the roleplay channel on our Discord server), you get points equivalent to the number of pigeons he fought. If he loses, you get the median score instead of however many points you would have otherwise received for the question.
The hono(u)r code: By playing Think Stupid, you agree to not disclose your answers to any player save the organizer (Marinas Island) between the posting of this form and the closing of responses. You agree to bring any issues to the attention of the organizer as soon as you find them and not to challenge the outcome if you do not do so. You agree to only submit one set of answers. If you wish to dispute the ruling of an answer as correct/incorrect, you agree to bring it up with the organizer via forum PM, NS telegram, or Discord DM. If you want clarification on any question or to modify an existing answer, you agree to bring it to the attention of the organizer via forum PM, NS telegram, or Discord DM.
The game will begin in one week (7 days). The game can be found here:
Changes to this edition from usual rules: Searching is permitted, because frankly it won't help you.
There will be a prize to the winner. Past winners are still eligible for prizes even if they have not redeemed theirs.
Never mind. I got 100 more words into it before my mom decided it was more important for me to do another giant scholarship application today, despite me already doing one this morning. I am now braindead, and doubt I will be able to get any more than a couple hundred more words today.
You'll still do more than I ever did.
Long posts aren't everyone's thing. There's nothing bad about having shorter posts. It certainly takes way less time out of your life.
Firing randomly and everywhere?
Yea I do not really appreciate the setting all that much and don't post much cause of it
Nice to meet you Tyko, Im King Jacklon of Gladinia
Tyko: nice to meet you. I was sent here to see Vask.