As I have said before I'm.not a nation but a company, we would love to help with training and recruitment
They're the same person, ironically in the poll where everyone’s choice matters the most, there’s really no choice
Both candidates are unique and special and I’d highly encourage reading their dispatches over their rp rewards!
Fellow South Pacificans,
Hi! It's your local friendly longest-serving former Prime Minister, military guru, and a bunch of other things running for Delegate! I won’t shower you too much with fluff and grandeur, because I have some exciting ideas to bring to the table, so let’s dive right into it:
The Delegate holds the key to the region, and I think it’s fair to say I’ve proven my undying dedication to the Coalition and its values. Besides, I’ve had SPIT IRL (picture proof can be found on Discord, pinned in #lampshade-bar), and I’ve posted videos of me playing a guitar while wearing a lampshade. How South Pacifican is that?!
That was quite a bit, but I could drone on about all of these topics for hours. I’ll leave it at these summaries, and am anxiously awaiting all of your questions. I’m always reachable through telegram, RMB mention, Discord (Roavin#5410), forum message (https://tspforums.xyz/user-635.html), etc.
Oh, and the boring part. Here's a brief summary of my tenure in TSP and my conflict of interest disclosure, so if that bores you, just skip it entirely.
On conflicts of interest: My main region is the South Pacific, and that won’t change. I am also a citizen in Lazarus and don’t intend to enter its political government. Furthermore, I serve as Chief Justice in Mariner Trench, the companion region to the MT Army. For both, I see the potential for conflicts as extremely low and I’d sooner just resign from either of those than have an actual conflict at any point.
You may know me as the Local Councillor on the Regional Message Board who tries futilely to contain our region’s crazy torture queen and her penguin accomplice. You may know me as the graphic designer and typography obsessive in the Ministry of Regional Affairs. You may know me from serving with me in the SPSF, our regional military, or from my repeated endorsements of your nation as part of the SWAN program. You may know me from #legislators-lounge on discord or from Assembly threads on the forum.
And this is precisely why, today, I am running to be our next World Assembly delegate. Because I believe I am the candidate with the most wide-ranging and thorough involvement in our region. TSP’s subcommunities and subactivities are many and varied—which is a major part of what makes us such an amazing, robust region—and I have made an effort to dedicate myself to each one of them. I am equally happy to talk to you through telegrams as in a discord channel, and equally happy to read what you have to say on the Regional Message Board as on the forums. For the delegate, who is responsible for spiritually uniting these subactivities into one greater South Pacific, I believe this dedication to the entire region is fundamentally one of the most important qualities one can have.
The First Biscuit: Endorsement Enthusiasm
- Short Version:
I am consistently the most active and complete endorser in the region, I have the most endorsements in the region outside of the Council on Regional Security, and I endorse new nations super-quickly!
I will continue to promote SWAN, our amazing World Assembly Initiative, and I want to hold a monthly Endorsement Day to specially promote it using the WFE, flag, regional telegrams, competitions, etc. ^_^
- Longer Version:
I believe my endo-tarting credentials speak for themselves: I have consistently topped the list for most active and complete endorser in the region, with 100% of nations in TSP endorsed almost every day in the past month. Recently I’ve become the nation with the most endorsements in TSP outside of the Council on Regional Security and delegate. And I tart quickly:
Erinor (Seraph) has set an amazingly high bar during his delegacy, endorsing nearly every new nation within hours of their joining the WA, and I will not lower this bar one bit.
I’ve been involved with the Southern World Assembly Initiative (SWAN) from near its inception, having the privilege of working with USoVietnam (and constantly being wowed by his great work and technical skills). Although I initially got involved just to make graphics for the initiative’s awards, it’s become one of my favorite things to work on and participate in in the region. As delegate, I will continue to promote SWAN, and will use the office and powers of the delegate to the utmost to advance the program through the welcome telegram, any of my telegram replies and mass communications (even those unrelated to SWAN otherwise!), the WFE and flag, and the RMB. I’d like to work with SWAN planners and the LC to hold a monthly Endorsement Day, where we’d send out a mass telegram about SWAN, change up the regional graphics to promote the initiative, and possibly hold a competition for who can get to the highest number of endorsed nations by the next game update.
Erinor (Seraph) has talked about looking to, as a long-term goal, expand SWAN into a full WA ministry somewhat like TNP’s. I’d like to continue that goal, and if not having it end up as a full ministry at least keep working constantly to expand SWAN. We’ve already come so far since just a few delegacies ago, when a WA initiative was just a figment of our imaginations. 1000 is not an impossible future.
The Second Biscuit: Safe, Secure, and Knowledgeable
- Short Version:
I will step back from policy-making and act in a "founderly" manner as delegate.
I have extensive experience! My military experience prepares me to take on the region's top security role-- I served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I was in the leadership of the resistance to the 2017 coup d'etat of Lazarus.
- Longer Version:
In the realm of more boots-on-the-ground matters, I have extensive Raiding/Defending military experience, and served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms. This military background has taught me many of the concepts and techniques that are also relevant for regional security matters (including influence, updates, endorsement details, and so on). I also served a term as Minister of Foreign Affairs, which contributed to my knowledge of the gameplay world. Outside of TSP, I was head of state of Lazarus—another Game-Created Region—and was involved in the resistance to the 2017 coup of its government and its rebuilding in 2018, both of which gave me much greater knowledge of how these kinds of crises occur and how to deal with them.
In the end, though, I trust most of all the members of the Council on Regional Security, and I will look to work with them in my capacity as delegate. They are all far more skilled and knowledgeable than I on security matters, and I could not have more faith in them.
The Third Biscuit: The RMB and Local Council
- Short Version:
I believe that the delegate is not only a figurehead, but also the specific leader of TSP's gameside!
More experience! I have now been a Local Councillor for two terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC to work more closely with the incoming Councillors, especially in managing continuity between incoming and outgoing Local Councils during and after transition periods.
I enjoy reading and posting on the Regional Message Board, and I'm extremely familiar with the RMB. As delegate I will continue to be an active reader and participant. :)
I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.
- Longer Version:
I’ve now been a Local Councillor for two (non-consecutive) terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC and relationship with the institution to work more closely with the incoming Councillors. Just coming off of a LC term, I feel quite connected to and aware of the LC’s processes, and I would like to continue to help the Council out with advice, continuity management, and any other assistance they request of me. This term, I set up a “LC Records” spreadsheet with code to automate the recording of RMB messages and a place to report which Councillor was “covering” those messages. I found this very useful—at least for myself!—in recording how much of the RMB I was actually reading and adding a bit of “competition” flair to see who could cover the most. With the assent of the LC, I would like to continue to use that spreadsheet or make a copy of it for myself to keep myself organized and on-track and record any moderation actions taken.
I am quite happy to say that the moderation efforts in the past LC term have been pretty successful at redirecting the RMB towards a more diverse selection of content and minimizing inappropriate roleplay (though of course we’re still working out RP snags here and there :P). We’re not perfect, but the situation (‘floofgate’?) has stabilized a great deal. I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.
The Fourth Biscuit: The World Assembly
- Short Version:
I'll vote in the General Assembly according to the majority vote of the region, and follow the recommendation of the Cabinet on Security Council proposals. ^_^
More explanations! I'd like make a dispatch of different expert opinions and write a RMB and discord post explaning the situation and asking for your opinions on each WA proposal that comes up to vote.
- Longer Version:
The WA is one of the easiest and first things new citizens see on gameside after they get through Issues. We can build on that ease of access and further raise the likelihood of people getting involved by developing some more WA-focused infrastructure onsite. To that end, when there is a controversial WA vote (especially in the GA), I’d like to pull together a dispatch of different “voices” from both TSP’s WA-knowledgeable leadership and the SC or GA community offering a couple sentences of explanation each for their position on the proposal. As delegate, I will also endeavour to write a RMB and discord post for each WA vote, bringing up the topic and asking for opinions.
The Fifth Biscuit: Approachable, Fun, and Caring
- Short Version:
I will bring back Coup Tuesdays (and other silly gameside events)!
I am highly approachable, and my telegram (or discord) inbox is always open to your questions, discussions, and concerns! ^_^
I will continue the never-ending mission of integrating the gameside of our region with the off-site media, starting a program of telegramming nations directly and personally instead of via mass telegrams!
- Longer Version:
In general, I am not planning to change much about the delegacy. Change is the job of the Assembly and Cabinet; stability is the job of the delegate.
I’ve come to care deeply about TSP over the past 2+ years I’ve been here. Even when I felt I had to take a break from the Assembly for a few months, there was no question in my mind that I was sticking around (and, indeed, I soon ended up as a LC). You all are some of my favorite people on NationStates and anywhere on the internet. <3 As someone who’s been welcomed wholeheartedly into this community and found a home for myself, I aim to create that same welcoming, caring, nurturing, and encouraging environment for others, and will continue to do so as delegate.
~ Aumeltopia (Somyrion)
Local Councillor (April - present)
Member of the Ministry of Regional Affairs
Minister of Military Affairs ×2
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Southern Progress Party member
Forum and Discord Administrator of Forest
Citizen of Lazarus
Founder of Meihua
Governor of NSToday (NationStates Today News Organization)
Skollvaldr family member (not IC-related)
Council of Natives member, Celestial Being, Sovereign (in exile), Convenor, and Grand Commandant of the LCA of Lazarus
Foreign Minister, Forest Keeper, Culture Minister, and Cartography Officer of Lazarus
Founder and Commander of Solidarity
Fearless Raccoon of the Biscuit Warzones :P
Speaker, Forum Administrator, and Chief Justice of the Free Nations Region
Home Minister of Sweden
Current Active Nations:
I assume you're talking about the whole NPO/Feux/Adytus fiasco. I would act much as Seraph did. To be honest, most of that situation was not for the delegate to handle -- it was a policy response for the Cabinet and MoFA to handle (as they did). The delegate just needs to be knowledgeable about the situation and keep people calm and informed.
The matter is complicated by the fact that I was Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, but if I were in the place I am today, I'd probably post a message to the effect of "I'm greatly concerned by the situation and hope to hear the Cabinet's response as soon as possible".
Endotart just as much as I have been already, combined with the tools of mass telegrams and the monthly Endorsement Day that I mentioned in my campaign! I don't think you'll find anyone more dedicated to bringing our endorsements way up :P (Though, of course, I can't promise that our WA numbers will cooperate.) The higher the delegate and CRS's endorsements are, the higher we can raise the cap. And believe me, I know how nice it is to have the cap raised <.< >.>
Chocolate. The more chocolatey the better. Chocolate pudding ice cream is ideal.
Well, if we're going for the best ice cream imaginable... triple chocolate, peanut butter (or almond butter is even better), and chocolate pudding ice cream with brownie/fudge swirls and peanut butter cups can't be beat.
I doubt this actually exists, so I usually make do by combining chocolate fudge brownie and peanut butter ice creams.
Fly the biscuit flag!
Or just add a biscuit to your flag!
Or, I can personally make you a biscuit flag to your specifications ^_^
Hype on the RMB! Post the campaign dispatch, make Aumeltopia puns, have fun!
Change your pretitle to "🍪 Aumeltopia for Delegate" or anything including a 🍪 :P
Upvote this dispatch!
well... I did hear talk of a singing competition to break a tie. or we just force Erinor to vote at gunpoint.
Or the election commissioner flips a coin?
You know you want the biscuits! stick with Aumeltopia!
We wouldn't have these problems with a TSP VAPID government!
TSP VAPIDTM Party is pleased to share our specific 14 point plan for the South Pacific. This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.
OUR 14 POINT PLAN FOR THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Supporting the South Pacific’s Farmers and Exporters
We note with dismay the South Pacific's astonishing lack of exports and have a plan to drastically increase exports and will set the South Pacific up for the long term.
Nodody loves our farmers and exporters more than I do.
Innovation and Science Agenda
The South Pacific needs a National Innovation and Science Agenda to create a strong new economy with more jobs, by investing in the talents and ideas of the nations of the South Pacific.
Oh my god, you will love this so much. We are going to start winning again. I swear, a couple weeks from now you are going to be so tired of winning you will be coming to me, begging for me to stop our winning.
Protecting Our Borders
The TSP VAPID Party has a plan to restore the integrity of the South Pacific’s borders and stem the flow of refugees.
Only I can save you. My plan is so good. I'm like, really smart, and everybody says so, and so you can trust me, that me, being a smart person, has a great big, bold, smart, beautiful plan. that I thought of with my very own brain.
Backing Small Business
Small business is the engine of the South Pacific economy. Our plan will support growth, higher wages and jobs while lowering the tax rate to an internationally competitive level.
Oh this is the best. It's a big bold beautiful plan. You will love it!. Believe me.
Cleaning up the Regional Message Board
Our plan will restore peace and order in the Regional Message Board.
Our Regional Message Board - Banjection Universal Standards To Extinguish Democracy (RMB-BUSTED) Plan is the only plan being discussed by any political party in the South Pacific. It's a big beautiful plan. Yes, it's really, really something beautiful. Everybody says so! And we will make the Rejected Realms pay for it.
Helping Families Get Ahead
TSP VAPID party is committed to helping South Pacific families to get ahead.
Our proposed Guaranteed Minimum Pixel Display (GMPD) plan has been scored by many, many independent professionals and really smart people and everyone agrees that it is a plan.
A Strong Defence Force
A government has no higher responsibility than keeping the South Pacific safe and secure. The TSP VAPID Party has a responsible, long-term plan for regional security.
This is so good! Yes it really is amazing. Yes, so good. Everybody keeps telling me how great this is. The forgotten nations of the South Pacific will be forgotten no longer.
To protect the South Pacific from the threat of terrorism, a TSP VAPID party Government will boost funding for our law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies.
The problem with politics is if I tell you right now, everyone else is going to say, 'Wow, what a great idea.' You're going to have 10 candidates go and use it, and they're going to forget where it came from, which is me. But no, I have an absolute way of defeating Terrorism.
I don’t want the enemy to know what I’m doing. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to tell at some point, but there is a method of defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory.
Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as a region be more unpredictable. We are totally predictable. We tell everything. We’re sending raiders - we tell them. We’re sending defenders — we have a news conference. We have to be unpredictable. And we have to be unpredictable starting now.
Building the South Pacific’s Infrastructure
The TSP VAPID Party will build infrastructure and support economic growth.
Wow 14 points is really hard! Anyway, this one. You will just love this one. Trust me. It's is the gold standard of plan points. Really it's the highlight of the the entire plan. Believe me.
World Class Healthcare
The TSP VAPID Party is committed to providing the South Pacific with world class health care.
DESCRIBE GENERIC POPULIST POLITICAL PROMISE HERE
Putting New Nations First
We need nourish young minds to ensure the South Pacific grows stronger together.
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
Tackling Domestic Violence
Women and children in the South Pacific must be safe in their homes, safe on our streets and safe online. Domestic and family violence is never acceptable.
Won't somebody please think of the children!
Caring for Our Environment
The TSP VAPID Party is committed to protecting the South Pacific’s magnificent natural environment.
Our pixels will be the most pristine, the most beautiful, everyone in Nation States is going to be jealous of our pixels. Believe me. It's about respect.
A TSP VAPID Party government will measure our success transparently against ambitious goals. Should any of these goals not be met in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government our party will resign and not stand for re-election.
The South Pacific region, in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government, will achieve the following objectives:
The South Pacific region shall be one of the top 20 Game Created Regions in NationStates
The South Pacific region shall achieve a ranking in the top 5 in every World Census metric among feeder regions.
The South Pacific region shall be provided by the NationStates game system a constant flow of new nations.
Additionally, TSP VAPID Party pledges to never allow the South Pacific to require a password to enter, ensuring the South Pacific region always remain a free society.
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TSP VAPIDTM(Volaworand Assigned Power Instead of Democracy) Party is a Volaworand satirical joint.
This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.
- TSP VAPIDTM(Volaworand Assigned Power Instead of Democracy) Party
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