Oh, you should totally be Delegate, then.
Relatedly, there are only a few hours left of the Delegate election and, whilst it would be unrealistic to expect people's opinions to be Unaffected by the recent DM campaigning issue, I would urge everyone who had any uncertainty about who to vote for to press both candidates on the issues related to actually being Delegate and to decide on that basis.
I continue to not be voting as I'm confident that both candidates would do an excellent job and, indeed, would put my meagre efforts to shame. I look forward to being so ashamed be either of them.
Home now, so I have a few minutes of computer time.
The LegComm stuff is pretty much out in the open at this point and everybody (except Islands) is on the same page wrt how it went down.
To be fair to Somy, it was pretty much Islands' doing - all Somy did was ask the question (which is fair, see below). Islands was messaging a bunch of people with a screenshot from that group (specifically https://i.imgur.com/SOCMFC8.png ) and encouraging people to vote RON.
It's pretty much a thing again ever since Islands showed up, who came into the region with a big populist anti-establishment message, reaching out to newer nations, and getting ridiculously close in his first election because of it. That I and a few other people thought this was suspicious and reeked of a plant trying to subvert things shouldn't be a surprise.
And the record shows that I really don't mind responding to public criticism. It's when it's in the backrooms and I can't respond to it that it bugs me.
Yup, that matches my presumption from earlier:
So - yes, mea culpa, I should have said something there at the time.
I wouldn't say it's like that by default, but I've done that several times so it's fair criticism. That makes two of us at least :P
I did everything in the open and I didn't lie about anything. >_>
But yeah, I liked how the election was going up until today. It was close, nobody knew how things were going to go, it was 98% positive campaigning on both sides by two candidates with immense respect for each other, and now ... this.
Ahhh last minute election corruption, intrigue and scandals..... It's like watching an LC election all we're missing is a penguin and/or a goddess and a half dozen court cases on the forums.
*Starts passing out bags of marshmallows*
What size of marshmallows? What brand? And what colour/color?
And no google don't auto-correct colour to color.
Democracy is the river. I wish that we meet this discord all with congeniality and integrity, for we must uphold our democratic ideals.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazedóand gazedóbut little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.