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    Nation States ... Leader?!!!
    http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi

    Leader, I think you were the one who posted this originally. Thanks ... I am now firmly entrenched on a mission to have the best damn country I can. :-)

    For all you time waster lovers, this is a game of "build it and they will come ..." kind of ... You basically start a "nation" and then govern it. See how you do ... So far, after a few weeks messing with my "country" I've managed to create a socially progressive nation that borders on dictatorship. LOL - Very interesting game ... Pick "sides" on various issues and see how your nation develops. Mine, so far, has "excellent" civil rights, a "developing" economy and "rare" political freedoms. LOL _ I keep a tight reign on my people (it's MY country!) but their personal freedom is excellent.

    Leader, I have ended up with a "sprawling mass of "corrupt" government which is driving me crazy. It's OK that I have a sprawling mass of gov., just hate that it's "corrupt" and don't know how I got it that way. Must have been on e of my issue choices. My current goal is to get rid of the gov. corruption and keep my people progressive, happy and safe. I'm loving this ...
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    To Be a Real Country
    Sounds like a fun game, but I don't have time for it. So, I will leave you fledling dictators with a bit of wisdom about country building:

    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it
    helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
    but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

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    I am indeed the one who originally posted that!
    So, The Addiction spreads...

    Currently I have 5 nations under my iron fist. There's 4 dictatorships and a democracy.
    But my first and favorite has Unheard Of political freedoms and Unheard Of civil rights, currently. But the economy is Frightening (which is the highest level)!

    Others range on the civil rights and economies, but no pretense is made for political freedom except in my democracy. It's an "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" despite my occasional efforts to extremize it (and make it sound more interesting!).

    And I have one where I'm trying to keep the environment from sucking and yet have a decent economy. Most of mine have "barren, inhospitable landscapes" mainly because I'd noticed that most of the NS world's eco-nations have Imploded economies so I denied all the pro-ecology issues. But then I saw one that was an "environmentally stunning" nation yet still had a Frightening economy, so I couldn't resist the challenge of matching it... (my attempt there currently has made it to "Powerhouse" economy and has lush forests for my national animal to frolick in...)

    As for the corruption:
    SPOILER highlight to read:
    when you have a dictatorship, you're pretty much screwed with the corruption bit, I haven't found any issues which deal with *government* corruption, and all the police in the world won't change it! I'd say it's a bit biased, there...
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    oh... I assumed Frightening was bad... of course I only started yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    I am indeed the one who originally posted that!
    So, The Addiction spreads...

    Currently I have 5 nations under my iron fist. There's 4 dictatorships and a democracy.
    But my first and favorite has Unheard Of political freedoms and Unheard Of civil rights, currently. But the economy is Frightening (which is the highest level)!

    Others range on the civil rights and economies, but no pretense is made for political freedom except in my democracy. It's an "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" despite my occasional efforts to extremize it (and make it sound more interesting!).

    And I have one where I'm trying to keep the environment from sucking and yet have a decent economy. Most of mine have "barren, inhospitable landscapes" mainly because I'd noticed that most of the NS world's eco-nations have Imploded economies so I denied all the pro-ecology issues. But then I saw one that was an "environmentally stunning" nation yet still had a Frightening economy, so I couldn't resist the challenge of matching it... (my attempt there currently has made it to "Powerhouse" economy and has lush forests for my national animal to frolick in...)

    As for the corruption:
    SPOILER highlight to read:
    when you have a dictatorship, you're pretty much screwed with the corruption bit, I haven't found any issues which deal with *government* corruption, and all the police in the world won't change it! I'd say it's a bit biased, there...
    Thanks for the spoiler Leader but it's really not that big of a spoiler, just good to know so I can relax about it. I'd rather have what I have and keep my nation strong and moving forward like I want it to move. :-) I won't fret about it anymore. The game is biased because Jennifer (i.e.: God ... LOL) is pretty left of center and we have to play the game as she set it up. My country is actually flourishing. I, too, was concerned with letting too many environmental issues pass but have balanced it so everyone's happy.

    The only thing I haven't done is get involved with the other nations. I ignore the telegrams and requests for endorsement, mostly because I don't want to spend time figuring it out. I did join the U.N. (gotta get my opinion out there! LOL). Is it good to start endorsing countries we like? How does that work? I have 3 endorsements but I haven't endorsed back. One is a place I'd never endorse (something about land of mean people ... ) but haven't checked out the others. I don't want to get into reading the blogs and forums either... geesh, can hardly keeep up with ABW forum! ;-)

    I might start another country, just to mess with the issues and see if I can let go of my control issues and run a pure democracy. I rather like having a dictatorship, though. :-) My country is doing just fine and my people are happy, very little crime and lush lands for my tigers, progressive in many ways but no nonsense allowed. It's all good and I think I make a damn fine benevolent dictator.

    Actually Raywood, this game does not take a lot of time, it's not a game you "play" per se, you just vote on issues, takes about a minute, each day to see where you end up. I opted for 2 issues a day because I'm obsessed but you can opt for only 1 a day or less and spend very little time managing things. It's just interesting to see what you come up with when you decide the issues and how your country thrives or doesn't. Makes you consider how hard it would be to really run a country and have to face tough issues. And Frank Zappa was a genius. Loved him dearly! Better get a brewery set up in my country. LOL - I DO have a baseball team. Would have opted for a football team if given a choice.

    this is my country (and description as they give it) if anyone wants to check it out:
    The Queendom of Rexanne:
    http://www.nationstates.net/rexanne

    Civil Rights:
    Excellent Economy:
    Fair Political Freedoms:
    Some
    The Queendom of Rexanne is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. Its compassionate population of 226 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

    The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 40%, but much higher for the wealthy. A large private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Book Publishing and Information Technology.

    Scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied tiger, meat-eating is frowned upon, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Rexanne's radio stations, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate. Rexanne's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the queen cash.

    Rexanne is ranked 3541st in the region and 61,194th in the world for Most Extreme Nations.
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    Endorsed by the Wickedly Evil People, LOL!

    Their nation: "The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion."

    That doesn't sound too wicked or evil...maybe they've gone soft?

    As for the endorsements: If you get the most in your region, you become that region's UN delegate. IF you win the delegacy, you get an extra vote for each endorsement you have.

    Personally I went to my own little private region, so I'm not involved in any of the endorsement stuff. I used to have a nation in the UN, but their pro-democracy resolutions were crumbing up my iron-fisted dictatorship and messing with my sovereignty so finally I resigned from the UN (In the NSUN you can't just ignore the resolutions--if you're a member, the script makes effects happen whether you like it or not!)

    I might start another country, just to mess with the issues and see if I can let go of my control issues and run a pure democracy. I rather like having a dictatorship, though. :-) My country is doing just fine and my people are happy, very little crime and lush lands for my tigers, progressive in many ways but no nonsense allowed. It's all good and I think I make a damn fine benevolent dictator.
    It looks like what I call the "Democratizing Glitch" has hit you. Your nation's showing as "Democratic Socialists"...

    Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a nation will mutate into a democracy for a while. That happened to mine, and I changed my motto to "Where'd this *&^% *Democracy* come from?!" until it changed back Within a few days, it was back like it belonged (Corporate Police State) even though I didn't have any government-type-changing issues come up in either case...


    Quote Originally Posted by Celicaphile
    oh... I assumed Frightening was bad... of course I only started yesterday
    It would seem that way! But, I found a list of all the different economic possibilities, and Frightening is the best. I guess it frightens the poorer nations...
    (BTW, cool that you got Frightening to start off!)

    From memory, it goes roughly like this, from worst to best
    Imploded (Worst)
    Weak (or maybe "Poor")
    Good
    Strong
    Very Strong
    Thriving
    Powerhouse
    All-Consuming
    Frightening

    I think I missed a couple of the weaker ranks. I'm too much of a capitalist to be having my nations end up down there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Endorsed by the Wickedly Evil People, LOL!

    Their nation: "The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion."

    That doesn't sound too wicked or evil...maybe they've gone soft?
    Sounds a lot like my little corner of the world. :-) Just the name is hideous ... evil has no place in my world. But I'll have to go check them out now. Thanks for pointing out their better qualities. Their name sucks, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    As for the endorsements: If you get the most in your region, you become that region's UN delegate. IF you win the delegacy, you get an extra vote for each endorsement you have.
    What's it get you though? Just more work? LOL - But it would be cool to get to make rules for all the little states around mine. Control! Not sure I want to conquer the world, but why not? ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Personally I went to my own little private region, so I'm not involved in any of the endorsement stuff. I used to have a nation in the UN, but their pro-democracy resolutions were crumbing up my iron-fisted dictatorship and messing with my sovereignty so finally I resigned from the UN (In the NSUN you can't just ignore the resolutions--if you're a member, the script makes effects happen whether you like it or not!)
    I don't mind at all playing by UN rules and would be happy to comply if the "majority" thought the issue was good. Guess I'm not THAT big a dictator.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    It looks like what I call the "Democratizing Glitch" has hit you. Your nation's showing as "Democratic Socialists"...

    Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a nation will mutate into a democracy for a while. That happened to mine, and I changed my motto to "Where'd this *&^% *Democracy* come from?!" until it changed back Within a few days, it was back like it belonged (Corporate Police State) even though I didn't have any government-type-changing issues come up in either case...
    LOL - Mine has been a socialist state from the beginning I think. Where did you find all this info on my little queendom? I don't see those things.


    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    It would seem that way! But, I found a list of all the different economic possibilities, and Frightening is the best. I guess it frightens the poorer nations...
    (BTW, cool that you got Frightening to start off!)
    Really??? I would have assumed frightening was horrid. My ecomony is currently just "fair" - guess I let the libs guilt me into killing more issues like the automobile manufacturing plants I allowed to spring up all over to compete with Asia. ;-) I'll have to work on that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    From memory, it goes roughly like this, from worst to best
    Imploded (Worst)
    Weak (or maybe "Poor")
    Good
    Strong
    Very Strong
    Thriving
    Powerhouse
    All-Consuming
    Frightening

    I think I missed a couple of the weaker ranks. I'm too much of a capitalist to be having my nations end up down there!
    I think my nation will fluctuate between capitalist dictatorship and social democracy for a while until the issues become more defined one way or the other. I allow a lot of personal freedoms and kill some of the money making issues dead because I basically don't agree with them. But I definitely want "Rexanne" to be an economic powerhouse. :-)

    This is such a cool game! Thanks for posting it when you did!
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    The Dominion Of Sticky Feather Pillows is alive!
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    I allow a lot of personal freedoms and kill some of the money making issues dead because I basically don't agree with them. But I definitely want "Rexanne" to be an economic powerhouse. :-)
    Unfortunately, the only way I've found to get a Frightening economy is to make some fairly evil decisions that I really wouldn't do...basically by acting as bad as the lefties and Commies *say* us Capitalists are But, I figure it's just a game, so tough on my virtual peasants. If they're unhappy I "suggest" they buy more stuff to take their mind off whatever they don't like! Although there shouldn't be anything they don't like, considering that "loudspeakers constantly remind the populace that they are 'happy people'." Heh heh heh

    (I finally made another nation just to see what'd happen if I put my "real" responses in!)

    LOL - Mine has been a socialist state from the beginning I think. Where did you find all this info on my little queendom? I don't see those things.
    I figured you'd been "democratized" via glitch, because you said it's a dictatorship. A dictatorship shouldn't say DEMOCRATIC Socialist. For a Dictatorship it should have some other designation, reflecting the lack of choice of government...

    But, you don't see your government type at all?? I just logged into my nation, went onto the "The World" screen, and searched for "Rexanne" (scroll all the way down, and there's a box to search for specific nations.)

    That should actually show up when you log in! The government type is the header on the table near the top. This should show you what I was looking at...

    http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/...nation=Rexanne

    As for the issues becoming more defined...they don't. They're pretty much random, except that democracies occasionally (rarely!) get demo-specific ones like which Supreme Court nominee you want to appoint.

    I don't mind at all playing by UN rules and would be happy to comply if the "majority" thought the issue was good. Guess I'm not THAT big a dictator.
    They were too far to the left for me... the "majority" in the NSUN is actually a particular strata of NS players: Leftist democracies. Righties and hard-liner dictatorships soon find the gates to be more appealing, at least based on which issues pass and by the debates in the NSUN area. I suppose you could say I'm matching the "majority" of iron-fisted dictatorships by running rogue!

    What's it get you though? Just more work? LOL - But it would be cool to get to make rules for all the little states around mine. Control! Not sure I want to conquer the world, but why not? ;-)
    Actually, YES! The UN Delegate for a region--if they want to STAY the delegate--has to vote according to what their region decides. Most multi-player regions have some kind of offsite board where they decide how they want to vote, then the Delegate votes in accordance with whatever wins. Kind of like the Electoral College people...

    As for making rules for "all" the little states around yours? Not. The non-UN members are unaffected. And, each player can have only one in-UN nation at a time even if they have multiple nations under their reign (this keeps people from swamping the UN with their own multi-nation empires).

    Other than that, being Delegate is kind of like a trophy showing your popularity amongst the in-UN nations in your region.

    As for the telegrams, if you are getting recruitment "please come to our region" telegrams, it's mainly because you're in one of the Pacific regions (sorry). Those are the general "starting out" regions, and it's allowed to SPAM Pacific nations with recruitment requests. If you go to a "private" region (some of these are quite huge), recruiters have to leave you alone, although I think people can still ask for endorsements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    The Dominion Of Sticky Feather Pillows is alive!
    I can't wait until that one gets fully into the system! With a name like that, should I assume a Psychotic Dictatorship is in the making?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Unfortunately, the only way I've found to get a Frightening economy is to make some fairly evil decisions that I really wouldn't do...basically by acting as bad as the lefties and Commies *say* us Capitalists are But, I figure it's just a game, so tough on my virtual peasants. If they're unhappy I "suggest" they buy more stuff to take their mind off whatever they don't like! Although there shouldn't be anything they don't like, considering that "loudspeakers constantly remind the populace that they are 'happy people'." Heh heh heh
    You're wicked, Leader! Mind control huh? Sounds like a plan ... as long as "my" people are happy, that'd be cool.

    (I finally made another nation just to see what'd happen if I put my "real" responses in!)

    I figured you'd been "democratized" via glitch, because you said it's a dictatorship. A dictatorship shouldn't say DEMOCRATIC Socialist. For a Dictatorship it should have some other designation, reflecting the lack of choice of government...

    But, you don't see your government type at all?? I just logged into my nation, went onto the "The World" screen, and searched for "Rexanne" (scroll all the way down, and there's a box to search for specific nations.)

    That should actually show up when you log in! The government type is the header on the table near the top. This should show you what I was looking at...

    http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/...nation=Rexanne
    [/QUOTE]

    It does ... duh. I knew I'd seen that somewhere. ;-)


    As for the issues becoming more defined...they don't. They're pretty much random, except that democracies occasionally (rarely!) get demo-specific ones like which Supreme Court nominee you want to appoint.

    They were too far to the left for me... the "majority" in the NSUN is actually a particular strata of NS players: Leftist democracies. Righties and hard-liner dictatorships soon find the gates to be more appealing, at least based on which issues pass and by the debates in the NSUN area. I suppose you could say I'm matching the "majority" of iron-fisted dictatorships by running rogue!

    Actually, YES! The UN Delegate for a region--if they want to STAY the delegate--has to vote according to what their region decides. Most multi-player regions have some kind of offsite board where they decide how they want to vote, then the Delegate votes in accordance with whatever wins. Kind of like the Electoral College people... [/QUOTE]

    OK, got it. I'll have to devote more time (one of these days ...) to the whole concept.

    As for making rules for "all" the little states around yours? Not. The non-UN members are unaffected. And, each player can have only one in-UN nation at a time even if they have multiple nations under their reign (this keeps people from swamping the UN with their own multi-nation empires).

    Other than that, being Delegate is kind of like a trophy showing your popularity amongst the in-UN nations in your region.

    As for the telegrams, if you are getting recruitment "please come to our region" telegrams, it's mainly because you're in one of the Pacific regions (sorry). Those are the general "starting out" regions, and it's allowed to SPAM Pacific nations with recruitment requests. If you go to a "private" region (some of these are quite huge), recruiters have to leave you alone, although I think people can still ask for endorsements.[/QUOTE]

    Aha. I look at the other regions but have just sat tight ... not sure if or where I'd want to move to and what it entails.

    EC ... you're gonna love this "game." I guess you can't really classify it as a game ... more like an "exercise." Fluffy pillows ... sounds like a sweet little nation. :-) Maybe we should all start our own AM region ... oh God oh God ... stop me!
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    You're wicked, Leader! Mind control huh? Sounds like a plan ... as long as "my" people are happy, that'd be cool.
    LOL...well, the loudspeakers and government-run media tell them what they're supposed to think and feel about the government and its policies. But the massive police force, which takes up almost half of the state budget, ENSURES it.
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    Hey, is this game at all, in any way similar to the game idea I suggested 2 months ago:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=34


    If it is, i'd love to play it. Come to think of it, that idea I had would suit even better by playing it 'online'. You wont have to download any game etc, just sign up and play. Everything you do is saved server-side. hmm....

    I'm gonna go get into this NationStates thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogi
    Hey, is this game at all, in any way similar to the game idea I suggested 2 months ago:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=34


    If it is, i'd love to play it. Come to think of it, that idea I had would suit even better by playing it 'online'. You wont have to download any game etc, just sign up and play. Everything you do is saved server-side. hmm....

    I'm gonna go get into this NationStates thing!
    Rogi, Nation States is a similar idea to what you posted but less complicated. Your idea is awesome, although it would be a huge programming feat. You'll like Nation States. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    LOL...well, the loudspeakers and government-run media tell them what they're supposed to think and feel about the government and its policies. But the massive police force, which takes up almost half of the state budget, ENSURES it.
    Dang ... scary!!! LOL - Big Brother has nothing on Leader
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    Big Brother? That name sounds familiar...

    *Checks enforcement logs*

    Oh yeah, I executed him last week. Charges included, let's see here...

    Supporting some other nation (Oceania)
    Supporting a mandatory exercise program
    Supporting mandatory awakening at something like 5:30 or 6 in the morning
    Supporting empl*yment rather than entrepreneurship
    Supporting a system in which Buying doesn't happen

    The counterweight of apparently having come up with some kind of "novel-writing machine" was insufficient to negate these greivous offenses.

    Many, many death-penalty deserving offenses. He had to go, and his body be fed to sharks lest his bones contaminate the soil.
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    Rexanne-
    I shoulda named my country "Affiliatopia".....
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    Rexanne-
    I shoulda named my country "Affiliatopia".....
    Wouldn't that make your economy continually switch between "Frightening" and "Imploded?" And the government type/civil rights go between various forms of super-conservative restrictive dictatorship and "Anarchy"? (with no middle grounds for either!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Big Brother? That name sounds familiar...

    *Checks enforcement logs*

    Oh yeah, I executed him last week. Charges included, let's see here...

    Supporting some other nation (Oceania)
    Supporting a mandatory exercise program
    Supporting mandatory awakening at something like 5:30 or 6 in the morning
    Supporting empl*yment rather than entrepreneurship
    Supporting a system in which Buying doesn't happen

    The counterweight of apparently having come up with some kind of "novel-writing machine" was insufficient to negate these greivous offenses.

    Many, many death-penalty deserving offenses. He had to go, and his body be fed to sharks lest his bones contaminate the soil.
    Man ... Leader ... I think you're Hitler reincarnated. Surely, a novel writing machine deserves some leeway ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    Rexanne-
    I shoulda named my country "Affiliatopia".....
    You can have more than one country ... Or start a new game called Affiliatopia. :-) Imagine the possibilities ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Man ... Leader ... I think you're Hitler reincarnated. Surely, a novel writing machine deserves some leeway ...
    Nah, unlike Hitler, I'm an equal-opportunity dictator!

    The novel-writing machine just wasn't enough to negate all those offenses. The requirement of empl*yment...that's just unconscionable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Nah, unlike Hitler, I'm an equal-opportunity dictator!

    The novel-writing machine just wasn't enough to negate all those offenses. The requirement of empl*yment...that's just unconscionable...
    OK ... agreed.
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Couldn't stand it, hadda create a new nation, Affiliatopia ( "Our Cookies Never Expire" ), in a region called, of course, Affiliate Haven.... hey maybe I can get a proposal through the U.N. to flog the creators of parasiteware....
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    The summaries in this game just crack me up. Here is the last paragraph of mine:

    "Elections have been outlawed, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime is pervasive. Affiliatopia's national animal is the land shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the beano."

    Oh, I guess I better get to work, now.
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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