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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

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    2019 Oatland Winter Games

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    Sonindian Grand Poetry Contest

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    THE OFFICIAL FOREST RECIPE LIST

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    Maps of Forest

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    Forest Photo Contest 2018 - The Winners!

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    Forest Greenness Index Announcement and First Update

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    Forestian Autumnal Writing Competition Winner Announcement

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    Forest Tales.

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    Government of Forest

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    Constitution of Forest

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Forest contains 372 nations, the 31st most in the world.

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The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in Forest

Nations ranked highly have large gaps between the incomes of rich and poor citizens. Nations low on the list have high levels of income equality.

As a region, Forest is ranked 7,421st in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

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1.The Disputed Territories of Pot of GreedAnarchy“Draw 2 cards?”
2.The Irradiated Badlands of DrasniaAnarchy“My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.”
3.The Philosophical Empire of SacaraCapitalist Paradise“Under One Banner, We Are United”
4.The One That Got Away of SeagullCorporate Police State“Money does rule the world”
5.The Borderlands of Banished to the Shadow RealmAnarchy“Beware of the sabertooth tree lobsters.”
6.The Dictatorship of Theennerla IslandCorporate Police State“You Can't Stop Progress”
7.The Elite WA Overlady of Lord DominatorCompulsory Consumerist State“Fire Cures Everything”
8.The January Sales of Candlewhisper ArchiveCapitalist Paradise“doo doo doo doo doooo, We're Lovin' It.”
9.The Unholy Lies of Trump ExposedCorporate Police State“He Knew What He Was Gettin Into When He Signed Up”
10.The Global Republic of SimadAnarchy“Live and let live.”
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Forest Regional Message Board

The last part of my post got cut off.

The city names are all based on my wife, myself and our relationship. The heavy autumn theme comes from both of our birthdays and our wedding being in autumn. It's also just the best time of year.

Other cities are named after our favorite musicans, animals, our pets, our families, schools we went to, the beers we brew, even down to small memories like the hoodie I let her borrow when we first met...and that she never gave back >_> (Greenhood).

Really, my nation doxxes me pretty hard, lol.

But at least no one can accuse me of not loving my wife.

Reannia wrote:The last part of my post got cut off.

The city names are all based on my wife, myself and our relationship. The heavy autumn theme comes from both of our birthdays and our wedding being in autumn. It's also just the best time of year.

Other cities are named after our favorite musicans, animals, our pets, our families, schools we went to, the beers we brew, even down to small memories like the hoodie I let her borrow when we first met...and that she never gave back >_> (Greenhood).

Really, my nation doxxes me pretty hard, lol.

But at least no one can accuse me of not loving my wife.

It's awesome that your wife is your biggest inspiration! :)

Err...You brewed beers?? Wow!

Interstellar Mage wrote:It's awesome that your wife is your biggest inspiration! :)

Err...You brewed beers?? Wow!

Yeah, I've worked (and still work) at a few different local breweries in the past few years. One of them let me toy around with brewing. It was fun and the end result was nice, but I think I prefer letting others handle the brewing.

Reannia wrote:Largely by being a sociopath that lives inside of a fantasy world, I suppose.

But also by being a vexillophile nerd, even as a little kid. My office walls have 14 national flags on them. The shelves and whatnot have mini flags for the other 200 or so countries in the world.

Designing a national flag for a country based on my wife was what made me even want to make a new NationStates account. Then it was kind of like "Now what...". So I made flags for the dozen or so cities I had. And then came the maps, and the currency, and more cities and more flags.

The notebook I have at home detailing the 26 year history for the 6 league Reannian football ladder is basically some serial killer level stuff...

Shameless plug, but you should roleplay your league (or just post tables) in the newswires! viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3108&start=6975 there are programs to help you generate new results from old.

Zwangzug wrote:Shameless plug, but you should roleplay your league (or just post tables) in the newswires! viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3108&start=6975 there are programs to help you generate new results from old.

I've looked through that before and considered it, but I'm not really seeing a point. It just looks like another one of those threads that people post their own stuff in and then ignores everyone else's.

Which I understand. A lot of that is a bit TOO detailed to really read through and take interest in. Even with my short blurbs, I cant imagine anyone caring enough to read it, lol.

Maybe I'll give it another thought though.

Reannia wrote:I've looked through that before and considered it, but I'm not really seeing a point. It just looks like another one of those threads that people post their own stuff in and then ignores everyone else's.

Which I understand. A lot of that is a bit TOO detailed to really read through and take interest in. Even with my short blurbs, I cant imagine anyone caring enough to read it, lol.

Maybe I'll give it another thought though.

We tend not to directly reply to other peoples' posts, but a lot of people send players to other leagues and follow along with, for instance, their foreigners' progress. (Current transfers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15D5NbZa-P2dqB678gnNY30aux3XL_wi8aSQc_UzN7Tg/edit#gid=790209026)

So a lot of the feedback/commentary is done in chat rooms, TGs, discussion thread. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2447

Again, no pressure!

Zwangzug wrote:We tend not to directly reply to other peoples' posts, but a lot of people send players to other leagues and follow along with, for instance, their foreigners' progress. (Current transfers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15D5NbZa-P2dqB678gnNY30aux3XL_wi8aSQc_UzN7Tg/edit#gid=790209026)

So a lot of the feedback/commentary is done in chat rooms, TGs, discussion thread. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2447

Again, no pressure!

I'll give it some thought. Interacting with other leagues may be interesting. Although I dont really have any set pace for when I get stuff done. The past season took me 3 months to work through, while the previous two seasons I finished in 2 weeks.

Also, I have a bizarre way of generating results, based on a long series of coin flips at random.org, so results are completely random. Thus, a team that won the championship one year may be relegated the next. In fact, only two if the original 20 top level teams have never been relegated. Teams from the 6th league have made it to the top level championship. It's pretty unrealistic, but I cant bring myself to reboot the leagues and change my formula after 26 seasons of doing it this way.

I feel like the complete lack of control would put a lot of people off.

Looking back at my history, given the randomness, it's amazing how many teams actually have multiple championships, even consecutive wins.

Although the thought of some sort of reboot with a little control is nice. Having so many of my major market teams skulking around in low level leagues is a bit frustrating...

Shalotte wrote:Forest seems to attract a lot of primitives. This is particularly unusual in the case of Shalotte, where there aren't even many trees.

I suspect our intense eco-focus has led to a lot of nations with bans on cars, and possibly planes, computers, etc. Lots of primitives! For my parts even though I'm top 3% globally for eco-friendliness, I'm not even top 20% here in Forest. I won't give up my interwebs so easily!

Official government post:

Our joint storywriting event with the Rejected Realms will be starting next week. Here is the dispatch announcing it:

Journey Through the Woods

On behalf of Forest and The Rejected Realms, it is our honor to present to you a collaborative storytelling event that will be hosted on our Regional Message Boards. On our respective RMBs there will be a different narrative that begins with a paragraph and each subsequent person to follow will add their own paragraph and continue on the stories. As long as you are a member of Forest, the Rejected Realms, or one of our embassy regions with access to posting on our RMBs you can participate. Each RMB will feature a thematically different story with different characters so if you can, you are encouraged to participate in both.

When

The opening paragraphs for each narrative will be posted on the respective RMBs on February 21st, 2019 at 12:00 AM GMT and the event will last until February 25th, 2019 at 12:00AM GMT.

Rules

  • When adding to the story, quote the previous entry and add a number. This is so we can keep track of the stories in a logical way. For example

  • Don't double post for the story

  • Please keep things PG-13 and follow site rules!

  • Please do not ruin either story with implausible events and try to stay within the story's universe

  • Have fun!

Sneak Preview of Starting Paragraphs

In case you wanted to know what the stories will be about and start brainstorming some ideas see below.

Mielikki woke up in a cold sweat after having a dream that her favorite maple tree had been destroyed by a rogue lumberjack. She saw a flickering orange glow lighting her room and was able to easily find and put on her glasses before looking out the window to see that her prized maple was ablaze. This realization made her feel like her stomach was being eaten by snakes. She had planted the maple as a small child and grown up with it. She had her first kiss under its ruddy canopy. She cannot remember who she kissed there many decades ago but had become to consider this tree to be her best friend. She had watched her son play under it before the incident. She grabbed her cane and rushed outside to futilely attempt to douse the flames with her garden hose. Despite failing to stop the blaze its light revealed a gas can, a lighter, and footprints leading away from the tree toward the woods. A sense of resolve grew in her. She went back inside and asked her wise old spider plant if she should follow the footprints and get revenge on the arsonist after sunrise. The spider plant whispered, 'Do it if your arthritis won’t stop you! You should go for a walk in the woods in any case because it will calm you."

The march out of town was mostly quiet. Not surprising for such an awkward endeavor. Every year, the young lives of all those who had completed all the years of their formal education were evaluated based on how they fit in with the community and the order of things. Free thinkers, with radical ideas were nothing but troublemakers in the eyes of the elders. The community had been ravaged by power struggles in the past and so the elders designed this process to weed out the biggest rebels and misfits. On this day, the misfit in question was a boy named Adam. Despite the warnings of his parents throughout his childhood, he couldn’t help his inquisitive, opinionated nature. And so Adam was being escorted out to the woods miles from the community, banished forever. They finally arrived at the edge of the vast woodlands and stopped. One of the armed escorts asserted gruffly, “The penalty for contacting or returning to the community is death. Good luck”. And then they left.

If you have any questions please contact one of us and we'd be glad to help. We're excited about this and we hope you have fun writing some interesting stories with us.

Turbeaux
Deputy Forest Keeper

Dead I Jack
Culture Officer of The Rejected Realms

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Ambassadors, please share the link to the dispatch with your embassy regions!

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