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Postby Esthe » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:13 pm

Maybe I can be a governor of some state...
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Esthe wrote:Maybe I can be a governor of some state...

If you'd like to! I suggest though, if you want to be involved in the big legislation part of passing laws and stuff, you join congress, but as a governor you get your own little kingdom basically, to do with what you see fit.
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Postby Taridaria » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:19 pm

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NS Nation Name: Taridaria
Character Name: Elmer Russel Stevens
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 46
Character Height: 5’11”
Character Weight: 146

Character Position/Role/Job:
- United States Senator from Texas (1948-Present)
- United States Representative from Texas 7th Congressional District (1944-1948)
- Absence from Public Life post Assassination Attempt, Columnist and Poet (1942-1944)
- Pro bono Civil Rights Lawyer (1936 - 1942)
- Columnist at University of Texas (1930-1935)


Appearance: Image

Character State of Origin: Texas
Character State of Residence: Texas
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Main Strengths: Well liked, straight shooter, popular with progressive Democrats, prominent anti-segregationist, large sympathy vote, skilled lawyer, bit of a wordsmith, and debater
Main Weaknesses: Dismissive of counterviews, history of radical views during youth, significant anti-segregationist sentiments, single father of a girl that is growing up way too fast for him to keep up with, Insomniac, trauma from both assassination attempts, undiagnosed depression, chronic leg pain and limp

Biography: Elmer was born in the summer of 1913, with the world on the precipice of chaos, and spent the first few years of his life in relative isolation on his family farm. He spent most of that time with his father, the two of them close – the older man keen to see his son ready for the duties of land and people, and Elmer took great pleasure in watching his old man organise and plan and ready and generally be a quality farmer. The man was one of principle and one of unwavering moral fibre – and he instilled in the boy – even in his youth – a sense of duty towards all those who work under, with or over oneself. When his father left in the first months of 1917 and never came back, Elmer was lucky to enjoy the memories that seemed to stay with him throughout all his life.

His mother had been a beautiful, charming, and warm woman – who had come from the north and who had loved his father with a fervour few romances of the time seemed to match. His loss had, instead of breaking her, solidified her desire to see his work not go to waste. The good standing his family had with those who worked on their lands made it relatively easy for her to take over, learning from both the farmers and her son how to manage her husband’s legacy – and when questioned by those in the arounds – questioning whether she would marry and have another take care of her son and her home – she would firmly state that there was already a man of the house, before ruffling his hair – the two of them making their way away.

The vultures swooped in soon enough – and pressure had them selling the farm before he turned fifteen. They settled into a well furnished and well-made home – while the land was taken over by a local man that had seemed decent enough a buyer. Elmer had in his free time gone to the farm many times, until he could not take it anymore – the conditions of the workers – even within the law – had become so distressing he could no longer stand looking. With nothing they could do about it – and his father being away – his mother insisted that he take ‘this feeling of hopelessness and weakness – understand that what he felt many felt, she felt, and that he – being what he was, had a better chance of changing’ – something he only really understood some years later.

He went to study law in 1930, immediately signing up for a student newspaper, circulating ideas that had him more often than not come into conflict with both political influencers and police – his words allowing for a lot of leeway and many close calls with officials that seemed to take a liking to his candour even if they thought him a naïve little shit. He wrote often and debated just as often – riling up conflict where there perhaps should not have been, sometimes pushing too far, saying too much – until confident rebuttals and derision turned to threats of violence and death – first to him, which he found too unintimidating to take seriously, and then to his mother, which finally informed him to the consequences of publicity. His written sympathies with groups such as the LSNR stopped, as he found that if he wanted to make changes, he would first have to understand the laws through which the need for change was hampered. He graduated in 1935 – two years faster than most.


He spent the next few years working within the South trying to circumvent the constricting presence of segregation within the law – challenging with privately funded legal action the most egregious of the offences, learning many of the challenges of society and the falsehoods shared by those in power over those who they overpower. During this time he married Betty Watson, and together with his like-minded wife they set towards drawing in political and financial will with those who shared their sentiments. This fame – within the guise of official political manoeuvres and within the bounds of legal action seemed to limit the threats towards him for a while . During a fundraiser had been to raise awareness of the black presence within the war in Europe and show the value of all men as equal in the strife against fascism and racial discrimination, he had fallen from the stage in a freak accident - startled by the noise of sudden protestors against his legal support of southern laborers. Having been planning to go over himself – publicly unofficially recruiting as he went – it was a great disappointment for him that he would be considered a cripple and unable to sign up and emulate his father’s heroics. He spent much of his recovery time writing extremely frustrated critiques of the hypocrisy of men who would call for war and freedom and justice then rob a man of his right and duty to serve his country.

Till 1944 his wife took a backseat in the active work he did, taking care of their beautiful daughter that was spoiled rotten by her loving mother and father. His talks had shifted by this point towards the family, and the beauty of sharing love and equality in such a wondrous thing as the family unit – privately raising even sentiments of countering anti-miscegenation laws and suggesting that if a man could fight for the lives of a white woman in a war – then surely, he could fight for her hand in marriage as well. His daughter had been with her aging grandmother while Elmer and Betty had gone to a fund-raiser. There was a commotion and two shots. Both missed him. One met the brow of Betty. The newspapers the next day had pictures of a man using his walking cane to knock the gun out of the shooter’s hand, beating the man to near death – rage and tear-filled face obvious in even the grainy pictures. Publicly the man had admitted that Elmer had represented a girl the man's brother had abused and had put him away to the shame of his family.

The next two years were filled with quiet and intense depression – taking care of his daughter along with his mother, refusing to be seen publicly – writing non-stop, winning over hearts and minds with the words of a broken and desperate man, unsure of how to care for a little girl, and unsure of how to continue doing the work that he knew was critical and important – while knowing that he could not only leave her without a father, but had already cost her a mother. His mother had convinced him over a great deal of time – that nothing he had done was for the wrong reasons – and that putting his head in the sand would only allow this terrible reality to remain. It could only be changed by action. And he had already changed so many hearts – and perhaps he did not know it.

He ran for the seventh. He won. And so he was away, and he was in a place where the things he said so often were – if not welcomed at least endured with some level of honour. And he found that his hard truths could cut deep and swiftly when they had to, and he found that change was possible. Should he know the right people. Should he present the right ideas in the right way. With his daughter in a safe school, away from a place where people knew her and who her father was – he could dedicate himself to his goals – of racial and gender equality and freedom, with his nation taking responsibility for what they are and answering for the past, and readying for their future on the world stage.

Officially during his time as a representative and in the Senate he had been pushing for and voting for further rights and protections of southern black laborers. His decision to focus on workers has extended over into countering legislation seeking to further undermine the freedoms of women - particularly laws that would seek to undermine their rights to own property or the systems in place to discourage women setting out towards building their own wealth. This was partly augmented with his focus on the protections of free speech and the rights of leadership to voice their opinions and their goals without having to fear for the safety of their family members - something which was quite powerfully conveyed with him having lost his wife to southern radicals' responses to his views.

He also found that he has a soft heart for veteran’s affairs - pushing for security in the rewards for service, his rather popular 4H Plan pushing housing, health and honours for heroes of the second world war, hoping to offer the best of them land with which to prosper and raise families that understand the values of heroism and sacrifice. He has also pushed for fair trade of farmers in the hopes of celebrating an ‘honest’ living as a testament to his father. His road was ahead of him - and if that road took him to the Senate – then it did. And if that road took him to the presidency… well then – so it may.

Other Info: He does not date and still wears his wedding ring even though he feels that he needs to find a mother for his daughter. He has not been able to – and now at 17 he is not sure if she needs one anymore.

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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:37 pm

Taridaria wrote:
(Image)


Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Taridaria
Character Name: Elmer Russel Stevens
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 46
Character Height: 5’11”
Character Weight: 146

Character Position/Role/Job:
- United States Senator from Texas (1948-Present)
- United States Representative from Texas 7th Congressional District (1944-1948)
- Absence from Public Life post Second Assassination Attempt, Columnist and Poet (1942-1944)
- First assassination attempt, spent four months in recovery (1941)
- Pro bono Civil Rights Lawyer (1936 - 1942)
- Columnist at University of Texas (1930-1935)


Appearance: (Image)

Character State of Origin: Texas
Character State of Residence: Texas
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Main Strengths: Well liked, straight shooter, popular with progressive Democrats, prominent anti-segregationist, large sympathy vote, skilled lawyer, bit of a wordsmith, and debater
Main Weaknesses: Dismissive of counterviews, history of radical views during youth, significant anti-segregationist sentiments, single father of a girl that is growing up way too fast for him to keep up with, Insomniac, trauma from both assassination attempts, undiagnosed depression, chronic leg pain and limp

Biography: Elmer was born in the summer of 1913, with the world on the precipice of chaos, and spent the first few years of his life in relative isolation on his family farm. He spent most of that time with his father, the two of them close – the older man keen to see his son ready for the duties of land and people, and Elmer took great pleasure in watching his old man organise and plan and ready and generally be a quality farmer. The man was one of principle and one of unwavering moral fibre – and he instilled in the boy – even in his youth – a sense of duty towards all those who work under, with or over oneself. When his father left in the first months of 1917 and never came back, Elmer was lucky to enjoy the memories that seemed to stay with him throughout all his life.

His mother had been a beautiful, charming, and warm woman – who had come from the north and who had loved his father with a fervour few romances of the time seemed to match. His loss had, instead of breaking her, solidified her desire to see his work not go to waste. The good standing his family had with those who worked on their lands made it relatively easy for her to take over, learning from both the farmers and her son how to manage her husband’s legacy – and when questioned by those in the arounds – questioning whether she would marry and have another take care of her son and her home – she would firmly state that there was already a man of the house, before ruffling his hair – the two of them making their way away.

The vultures swooped in soon enough – and pressure had them selling the farm before he turned fifteen. They settled into a well furnished and well-made home – while the land was taken over by a local man that had seemed decent enough a buyer. Elmer had in his free time gone to the farm many times, until he could not take it anymore – the conditions of the workers – even within the law – had become so distressing he could no longer stand looking. With nothing they could do about it – and his father being away – his mother insisted that he take ‘this feeling of hopelessness and weakness – understand that what he felt many felt, she felt, and that he – being what he was, had a better chance of changing’ – something he only really understood some years later.

He went to study law in 1930, immediately signing up for a student newspaper, circulating ideas that had him more often than not come into conflict with both political influencers and police – his words allowing for a lot of leeway and many close calls with officials that seemed to take a liking to his candour even if they thought him a naïve little shit. He wrote often and debated just as often – riling up conflict where there perhaps should not have been, sometimes pushing too far, saying too much – until confident rebuttals and derision turned to threats of violence and death – first to him, which he found too unintimidating to take seriously, and then to his mother, which finally informed him to the consequences of publicity. His written sympathies with groups such as the LSNR stopped, as he found that if he wanted to make changes, he would first have to understand the laws through which the need for change was hampered. He graduated in 1935 – two years faster than most.


He spent the next few years working within the South trying to circumvent the constricting presence of segregation within the law – challenging with privately funded legal action the most egregious of the offences, learning many of the challenges of society and the falsehoods shared by those in power over those who they overpower. During this time he married Betty Watson, and together with his like-minded wife they set towards drawing in political and financial will with those who shared their sentiments. This fame – within the guise of official political manoeuvres and within the bounds of legal action seemed to limit the threats towards him for a while – but it was not long till his vibrant will and determination caught up with him, and he was shot multiple times on stage at a fundraising gala – one shot shattering his left knee. The fundraiser had been to raise awareness of the black presence within the war in Europe and show the value of all men as equal in the strife against fascism and racial discrimination. Having been planning to go over himself – publicly unofficially recruiting as he went – it was a great disappointment for him that he would be considered a cripple and unable to sign up and emulate his father’s heroics. He spent much of his recovery time writing extremely frustrated critiques of the hypocrisy of men who would call for war and freedom and justice then rob a man of his right and duty to serve his country.

Till 1944 his wife took a backseat in the active work he did, taking care of their beautiful daughter that was spoiled rotten by her loving mother and father. His talks had shifted by this point towards the family, and the beauty of sharing love and equality in such a wondrous thing as the family unit – raising even sentiments of countering anti-miscegenation laws and suggesting that if a man could fight for the lives of a white woman in a war – then surely, he could fight for her hand in marriage as well. His daughter had been with her aging grandmother while Elmer and Betty had gone to a fund-raiser. There was a commotion and two shots. Both missed him. One met the brow of Betty. The newspapers the next day had pictures of a man using his walking cane to knock the gun out of the shooter’s hand, beating the man to near death – rage and tear-filled face obvious in even the grainy pictures.

The next two years were filled with quiet and intense depression – taking care of his daughter along with his mother, refusing to be seen publicly – writing non-stop, winning over hearts and minds with the words of a broken and desperate man, unsure of how to care for a little girl, and unsure of how to continue doing the work that he knew was critical and important – while knowing that he could not only leave her without a father, but had already cost her a mother. His mother had convinced him over a great deal of time – that nothing he had done was for the wrong reasons – and that putting his head in the sand would only allow this terrible reality to remain. It could only be changed by action. And he had already changed so many hearts – and perhaps he did not know it.

He ran for the seventh. He won. And so he was away, and he was in a place where the things he said so often were – if not welcomed at least endured with some level of honour. And he found that his hard truths could cut deep and swiftly when they had to, and he found that change was possible. Should he know the right people. Should he present the right ideas in the right way. With his daughter in a safe school, away from a place where people knew her and who her father was – he could dedicate himself to his goals – of racial and gender equality and freedom, with his nation taking responsibility for what they are and answering for the past, and readying for their future on the world stage.

He also found that he has a soft heart for veteran’s affairs - pushing for security in the rewards for service, his rather popular 4H Plan pushing housing, health and honours for heroes of the second world war, hoping to offer the best of them land with which to prosper and raise families that understand the values of heroism and sacrifice. He has also pushed for fair trade of farmers in the hopes of celebrating an ‘honest’ living as a testament to his father. His road was ahead of him - and if that road took him to the Senate – then it did. And if that road took him to the presidency… well then – so it may.

Other Info: He does not date and still wears his wedding ring even though he feels that he needs to find a mother for his daughter. He has not been able to – and now at 17 he is not sure if she needs one anymore.

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Great app, but a few issues. So one issue I have with this app is the two assassination attempts, what was the motive for them? Two, what did he do during his Senate terms? What did he do during his House term? Three, I think he's too progressive for Texas at his time. Even LBJ fought a few civil Rights bills before he became president.
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Postby Taridaria » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:50 pm

Oh, sorry should have made those a bit more obvious - the first was him challenging unlawful treatment of black southerners which pissed off a few locals which decided to take him out because he was challenging the status quo - and the second was him suggesting that black/white relationships should be legal - which again pissed off some folk since the whole 'fear' of the black rapist was used to demonize a lot down there and actual relationships would make those threats much harder.

As for official things - voting for war protections and trying to further rights and protections of southern black laborers. I did not say anything too specific because I was not sure how much I can change. I am okay with him having tried unsuccessfully to challenge some movements to further limit women's rights and black rights which seems to still be a thing - I can think this over a bit more, but to be honest I am not entirely sure how much of an effect I can have him have.

Lastly I was using a lot of this guy as inspiration for a Southern Senator - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Yarborough - and I don't think he is ready for president. That was just a 'in the future' thing - for now he is just a senator. He may need to make some deals in the future that he does not right now if he wants to actually do president.

I hope this clears up some things - but if you need anything please let me know - I will look it over.

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:57 pm

Sort of regret doing a liberal because that’s gonna be a popular choice, should’ve done someone properly in the hard right.
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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:59 pm

Taridaria wrote:Oh, sorry should have made those a bit more obvious - the first was him challenging unlawful treatment of black southerners which pissed off a few locals which decided to take him out because he was challenging the status quo - and the second was him suggesting that black/white relationships should be legal - which again pissed off some folk since the whole 'fear' of the black rapist was used to demonize a lot down there and actual relationships would make those threats much harder.

As for official things - voting for war protections and trying to further rights and protections of southern black laborers. I did not say anything too specific because I was not sure how much I can change. I am okay with him having tried unsuccessfully to challenge some movements to further limit women's rights and black rights which seems to still be a thing - I can think this over a bit more, but to be honest I am not entirely sure how much of an effect I can have him have.

Lastly I was using a lot of this guy as inspiration for a Southern Senator - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Yarborough - and I don't think he is ready for president. That was just a 'in the future' thing - for now he is just a senator. He may need to make some deals in the future that he does not right now if he wants to actually do president.

I hope this clears up some things - but if you need anything please let me know - I will look it over.

So if I may make a suggestion, limit the assassination attempt to only the first one, the second one seems like a bit of a stretch because I don't think anyone who said anything about interracial relationships would be reelected anywhere south of the mason-dixon line, so if you take that part out and add some of these Congressional things in, I have no problem with the app and I'll get another admin to look over it for anything I may have missed!
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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:Sort of regret doing a liberal because that’s gonna be a popular choice, should’ve done someone properly in the hard right.

Once you do a bit with him, you'll get to app for another one, I want to get at least one representative before I open the House and the Senate. After that, anythings on the table.
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Postby Taridaria » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:01 pm

Cool cool - I will have a look and let you know when I get the edits done.

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Taridaria wrote:Cool cool - I will have a look and let you know when I get the edits done.

Great!
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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Madrinpoor
Character Name: Juan Julio Matamoros
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 56
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 145 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator
Appearance: (Photo required)
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Character State of Origin: Michigan
Character State of Residence: Michigan
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Main Strengths: energetic speeches, moderate (why he got elected in a swing state), experienced at foreign policy, speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, French)
Main Weaknesses: Not very good at compromising, Hispanic (not a weakness but it means racists don't like to vote for him), accused by enemies of being a spy for a foreign power because of his training as a US spy, makes gaffes or wrong comments that he regrets later, freezes in the heat of the moment (like at town halls and debates) due to his paranoia, developed from training as a spy. He sees every interview, every question as an interrogation and it is hard for him to answer naturally due to that, even if he agrees. This makes people see him as a robot or an agent of a foreign power. Despite being moderate, many people accuse him of being communist due to fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and being Hispanic, which people associate with being Cuban and therefore being Communist.
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
(Sorry it is short, I don't really have much to elaborate on)
Born in 1904, Juan Matamoros grew up with the drive to help people. His father, an immigrant from Spain, instilled in him the drive to help those less fortunate. Deblac soon became interested in foreign policy in 1917, as the US entered World War I when he was 13. He taught himself French, and later went to French West Africa when he was 21 as a missionary. When the stock market crashed, he was in college, and volunteered at a soup kitchen serving the poor.
He became an activist of immigrant rights until the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he volunteered on the side of the Republic as a translator due to his Spanish. He stayed in the US military after that, and was deployed in France helping OSS officers as a translator because he spoke French. He later joined the OSS, spying in Spain and France. He was deployed to Japan in 1942 and picked up Japanese while disguised as a servant to Hideki Tojo. He joined politics after the war, working as the chief of staff to Republican Representative Henry Defonte in Michigan. he became disillusioned with the Republican party, and was averse to the Democratic Party's racist members. He was elected in 1954 as a Representative of Michigan, and was elected to the Senate in 1958. He is a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, being a minority himself.

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Religion: Christian (Protestant non-denominational)
Race: Hispanic (Spanish)
Political Views: Moderate Liberal, very centrist

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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:45 pm

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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Madrinpoor
Character Name: Juan Julio Matamoros
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 56
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 145 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator
Appearance: (Photo required)
(Image)
Character State of Origin: Michigan
Character State of Residence: Michigan
Character Party Affiliation: This is a bit weird but Independent. Not a Democrat or a Republican, just an independent
Main Strengths: energetic speeches, tolerable to both sides (why he got elected as an independent), experienced at foreign policy, speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, French), rarely makes gaffes or wrong comments that he regrets later, doesn't freeze in the heat of the moment (like at town halls and debates) due to his training as a spy.
Main Weaknesses: Not very good at compromising, Hispanic (not a weakness but it means racists don't like to vote for him), independent (doesn't have the resources of a major party), accused by enemies of being a spy for a foreign power because of his training as a US spy
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Born in 1904, Juan Matamoros grew up with the drive to help people. His father, an immigrant from Spain, instilled in him the drive to help those less fortunate. Deblac soon became interested in foreign policy in 1917, as the US entered World War I when he was 13. He taught himself French, and later went to French West Africa when he was 21 as a missionary. When the stock market crashed, he was in college, and volunteered at a soup kitchen serving the poor. He became an activist of immigrant rights until the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he volunteered on the side of the Republic as a translator due to his Spanish. He stayed in the US military after that, and was deployed in France helping OSS officers as a translator because he spoke French. He later joined the OSS, spying in Spain and France. He was deployed to Japan in 1942 and picked up Japanese while disguised as a servant to Hideki Tojo. He joined politics after the war, working as the chief of staff to Republican Representative Henry Defonte in Michigan. he became disillusioned with the Republican party, and was averse to the Democratic Party's racist members. He was elected in 1954 as a Representative of Michigan, and was elected to the Senate in 1958. He is a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, being a minority himself.
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Religion: Christian (Protestant non-denominational)
Race: Hispanic (Spanish)
Political Views: Moderate Liberal, very centrist

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Welcome! Glad to see your interested, so I have a few issues with the app that can easily be cleared up. Enoch Powell's photo is currently reserved for a work-in-progress app, so if you could choose another character model it would be great. Second, he seems a little unrealistic, he speaks a good many languages, he's a former spy, and he was actually elected as an independent, which is not very common at this time. Plus he doesn't make gaffes. So he really seems like the perfect perfect character and that is a slight issue because it's very rare that politicians are perfect people. If you can make him a little bit more realistic then we'll be happy to review the app. :)
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Postby Taridaria » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:54 pm

I made some light edits which should clarify that he only privately thinks that racial-segregation in marriage is wrong but has not spoken about it publicly - more of an internal musing thing. I also said that he focused on pushing for votes against taking rights away from women - since I saw there were a few things set in around this time to socially control them and limit their social mobility. Rights of labour and workers - specifically black workers. also pushed for freedom of speech protections and stricter laws around attacking those or threatening those who speak their mind in a public arena and politics. He has voter for the rights and protections of soldiers and war heroes extensively as well - particularly health. And there was only one attack against him - and that was the one where his wife died. The first was a freak accident which left him limping with a broken knee that never healed right.

I hope that covers everything - but if no, let me know.

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Taridaria wrote:I made some light edits which should clarify that he only privately thinks that racial-segregation in marriage is wrong but has not spoken about it publicly - more of an internal musing thing. I also said that he focused on pushing for votes against taking rights away from women - since I saw there were a few things set in around this time to socially control them and limit their social mobility. Rights of labour and workers - specifically black workers. also pushed for freedom of speech protections and stricter laws around attacking those or threatening those who speak their mind in a public arena and politics. He has voter for the rights and protections of soldiers and war heroes extensively as well - particularly health. And there was only one attack against him - and that was the one where his wife died. The first was a freak accident which left him limping with a broken knee that never healed right.

I hope that covers everything - but if no, let me know.

Could you bump/repost the edited version?
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Louisianan wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:
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NS Nation Name: Madrinpoor
Character Name: Juan Julio Matamoros
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 56
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 145 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator
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Character State of Origin: Michigan
Character State of Residence: Michigan
Character Party Affiliation: This is a bit weird but Independent. Not a Democrat or a Republican, just an independent
Main Strengths: energetic speeches, tolerable to both sides (why he got elected as an independent), experienced at foreign policy, speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, French), rarely makes gaffes or wrong comments that he regrets later, doesn't freeze in the heat of the moment (like at town halls and debates) due to his training as a spy.
Main Weaknesses: Not very good at compromising, Hispanic (not a weakness but it means racists don't like to vote for him), independent (doesn't have the resources of a major party), accused by enemies of being a spy for a foreign power because of his training as a US spy
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Born in 1904, Juan Matamoros grew up with the drive to help people. His father, an immigrant from Spain, instilled in him the drive to help those less fortunate. Deblac soon became interested in foreign policy in 1917, as the US entered World War I when he was 13. He taught himself French, and later went to French West Africa when he was 21 as a missionary. When the stock market crashed, he was in college, and volunteered at a soup kitchen serving the poor. He became an activist of immigrant rights until the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he volunteered on the side of the Republic as a translator due to his Spanish. He stayed in the US military after that, and was deployed in France helping OSS officers as a translator because he spoke French. He later joined the OSS, spying in Spain and France. He was deployed to Japan in 1942 and picked up Japanese while disguised as a servant to Hideki Tojo. He joined politics after the war, working as the chief of staff to Republican Representative Henry Defonte in Michigan. he became disillusioned with the Republican party, and was averse to the Democratic Party's racist members. He was elected in 1954 as a Representative of Michigan, and was elected to the Senate in 1958. He is a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, being a minority himself.
Other Info:

Religion: Christian (Protestant non-denominational)
Race: Hispanic (Spanish)
Political Views: Moderate Liberal, very centrist

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Welcome! Glad to see your interested, so I have a few issues with the app that can easily be cleared up. Enoch Powell's photo is currently reserved for a work-in-progress app, so if you could choose another character model it would be great. Second, he seems a little unrealistic, he speaks a good many languages, he's a former spy, and he was actually elected as an independent, which is not very common at this time. Plus he doesn't make gaffes. So he really seems like the perfect perfect character and that is a slight issue because it's very rare that politicians are perfect people. If you can make him a little bit more realistic then we'll be happy to review the app. :)

Ok, I'll change the photo.

I do see how my character is pretty overpowered. I will add him to a party, and give him more weaknesses, maybe add a backstory on how he was a spy but was discharged after slipping up too many times or something like that. I was trying to base him off of Putin, paranoid but contains himself. Thank you for your feedback!
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Image


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NS Nation Name: Taridaria
Character Name: Elmer Russel Stevens
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 46
Character Height: 5’11”
Character Weight: 146

Character Position/Role/Job:
- United States Senator from Texas (1948-Present)
- United States Representative from Texas 7th Congressional District (1944-1948)
- Absence from Public Life post Assassination Attempt, Columnist and Poet (1942-1944)
- Pro bono Civil Rights Lawyer (1936 - 1942)
- Columnist at University of Texas (1930-1935)


Appearance: Image

Character State of Origin: Texas
Character State of Residence: Texas
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Main Strengths: Well liked, straight shooter, popular with progressive Democrats, prominent anti-segregationist, large sympathy vote, skilled lawyer, bit of a wordsmith, and debater
Main Weaknesses: Dismissive of counterviews, history of radical views during youth, significant anti-segregationist sentiments, single father of a girl that is growing up way too fast for him to keep up with, Insomniac, trauma from both assassination attempts, undiagnosed depression, chronic leg pain and limp

Biography: Elmer was born in the summer of 1913, with the world on the precipice of chaos, and spent the first few years of his life in relative isolation on his family farm. He spent most of that time with his father, the two of them close – the older man keen to see his son ready for the duties of land and people, and Elmer took great pleasure in watching his old man organise and plan and ready and generally be a quality farmer. The man was one of principle and one of unwavering moral fibre – and he instilled in the boy – even in his youth – a sense of duty towards all those who work under, with or over oneself. When his father left in the first months of 1917 and never came back, Elmer was lucky to enjoy the memories that seemed to stay with him throughout all his life.

His mother had been a beautiful, charming, and warm woman – who had come from the north and who had loved his father with a fervour few romances of the time seemed to match. His loss had, instead of breaking her, solidified her desire to see his work not go to waste. The good standing his family had with those who worked on their lands made it relatively easy for her to take over, learning from both the farmers and her son how to manage her husband’s legacy – and when questioned by those in the arounds – questioning whether she would marry and have another take care of her son and her home – she would firmly state that there was already a man of the house, before ruffling his hair – the two of them making their way away.

The vultures swooped in soon enough – and pressure had them selling the farm before he turned fifteen. They settled into a well furnished and well-made home – while the land was taken over by a local man that had seemed decent enough a buyer. Elmer had in his free time gone to the farm many times, until he could not take it anymore – the conditions of the workers – even within the law – had become so distressing he could no longer stand looking. With nothing they could do about it – and his father being away – his mother insisted that he take ‘this feeling of hopelessness and weakness – understand that what he felt many felt, she felt, and that he – being what he was, had a better chance of changing’ – something he only really understood some years later.

He went to study law in 1930, immediately signing up for a student newspaper, circulating ideas that had him more often than not come into conflict with both political influencers and police – his words allowing for a lot of leeway and many close calls with officials that seemed to take a liking to his candour even if they thought him a naïve little shit. He wrote often and debated just as often – riling up conflict where there perhaps should not have been, sometimes pushing too far, saying too much – until confident rebuttals and derision turned to threats of violence and death – first to him, which he found too unintimidating to take seriously, and then to his mother, which finally informed him to the consequences of publicity. His written sympathies with groups such as the LSNR stopped, as he found that if he wanted to make changes, he would first have to understand the laws through which the need for change was hampered. He graduated in 1935 – two years faster than most.


He spent the next few years working within the South trying to circumvent the constricting presence of segregation within the law – challenging with privately funded legal action the most egregious of the offences, learning many of the challenges of society and the falsehoods shared by those in power over those who they overpower. During this time he married Betty Watson, and together with his like-minded wife they set towards drawing in political and financial will with those who shared their sentiments. This fame – within the guise of official political manoeuvres and within the bounds of legal action seemed to limit the threats towards him for a while . During a fundraiser had been to raise awareness of the black presence within the war in Europe and show the value of all men as equal in the strife against fascism and racial discrimination, he had fallen from the stage in a freak accident - startled by the noise of sudden protestors against his legal support of southern laborers. Having been planning to go over himself – publicly unofficially recruiting as he went – it was a great disappointment for him that he would be considered a cripple and unable to sign up and emulate his father’s heroics. He spent much of his recovery time writing extremely frustrated critiques of the hypocrisy of men who would call for war and freedom and justice then rob a man of his right and duty to serve his country.

Till 1944 his wife took a backseat in the active work he did, taking care of their beautiful daughter that was spoiled rotten by her loving mother and father. His talks had shifted by this point towards the family, and the beauty of sharing love and equality in such a wondrous thing as the family unit – privately raising even sentiments of countering anti-miscegenation laws and suggesting that if a man could fight for the lives of a white woman in a war – then surely, he could fight for her hand in marriage as well. His daughter had been with her aging grandmother while Elmer and Betty had gone to a fund-raiser. There was a commotion and two shots. Both missed him. One met the brow of Betty. The newspapers the next day had pictures of a man using his walking cane to knock the gun out of the shooter’s hand, beating the man to near death – rage and tear-filled face obvious in even the grainy pictures. Publicly the man had admitted that Elmer had represented a girl the man's brother had abused and had put him away to the shame of his family.

The next two years were filled with quiet and intense depression – taking care of his daughter along with his mother, refusing to be seen publicly – writing non-stop, winning over hearts and minds with the words of a broken and desperate man, unsure of how to care for a little girl, and unsure of how to continue doing the work that he knew was critical and important – while knowing that he could not only leave her without a father, but had already cost her a mother. His mother had convinced him over a great deal of time – that nothing he had done was for the wrong reasons – and that putting his head in the sand would only allow this terrible reality to remain. It could only be changed by action. And he had already changed so many hearts – and perhaps he did not know it.

He ran for the seventh. He won. And so he was away, and he was in a place where the things he said so often were – if not welcomed at least endured with some level of honour. And he found that his hard truths could cut deep and swiftly when they had to, and he found that change was possible. Should he know the right people. Should he present the right ideas in the right way. With his daughter in a safe school, away from a place where people knew her and who her father was – he could dedicate himself to his goals – of racial and gender equality and freedom, with his nation taking responsibility for what they are and answering for the past, and readying for their future on the world stage.

Officially during his time as a representative and in the Senate he had been pushing for and voting for further rights and protections of southern black laborers. His decision to focus on workers has extended over into countering legislation seeking to further undermine the freedoms of women - particularly laws that would seek to undermine their rights to own property or the systems in place to discourage women setting out towards building their own wealth. This was partly augmented with his focus on the protections of free speech and the rights of leadership to voice their opinions and their goals without having to fear for the safety of their family members - something which was quite powerfully conveyed with him having lost his wife to southern radicals' responses to his views.

He also found that he has a soft heart for veteran’s affairs - pushing for security in the rewards for service, his rather popular 4H Plan pushing housing, health and honours for heroes of the second world war, hoping to offer the best of them land with which to prosper and raise families that understand the values of heroism and sacrifice. He has also pushed for fair trade of farmers in the hopes of celebrating an ‘honest’ living as a testament to his father. His road was ahead of him - and if that road took him to the Senate – then it did. And if that road took him to the presidency… well then – so it may.

Other Info: He does not date and still wears his wedding ring even though he feels that he needs to find a mother for his daughter. He has not been able to – and now at 17 he is not sure if she needs one anymore.

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Postby Taridaria » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:01 pm

Louisianan wrote:
Taridaria wrote:I made some light edits which should clarify that he only privately thinks that racial-segregation in marriage is wrong but has not spoken about it publicly - more of an internal musing thing. I also said that he focused on pushing for votes against taking rights away from women - since I saw there were a few things set in around this time to socially control them and limit their social mobility. Rights of labour and workers - specifically black workers. also pushed for freedom of speech protections and stricter laws around attacking those or threatening those who speak their mind in a public arena and politics. He has voter for the rights and protections of soldiers and war heroes extensively as well - particularly health. And there was only one attack against him - and that was the one where his wife died. The first was a freak accident which left him limping with a broken knee that never healed right.

I hope that covers everything - but if no, let me know.

Could you bump/repost the edited version?


There ya go.

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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:02 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Louisianan wrote:Welcome! Glad to see your interested, so I have a few issues with the app that can easily be cleared up. Enoch Powell's photo is currently reserved for a work-in-progress app, so if you could choose another character model it would be great. Second, he seems a little unrealistic, he speaks a good many languages, he's a former spy, and he was actually elected as an independent, which is not very common at this time. Plus he doesn't make gaffes. So he really seems like the perfect perfect character and that is a slight issue because it's very rare that politicians are perfect people. If you can make him a little bit more realistic then we'll be happy to review the app. :)

Ok, I'll change the photo.

I do see how my character is pretty overpowered. I will add him to a party, and give him more weaknesses, maybe add a backstory on how he was a spy but was discharged after slipping up too many times or something like that. I was trying to base him off of Putin, paranoid but contains himself. Thank you for your feedback!

Thanks for being interested!
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Taridaria wrote:
Louisianan wrote:Could you bump/repost the edited version?


There ya go.

Great! I'll be talking with the other OP's
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Postby Madrinpoor » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:07 pm

ok edited my app
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Postby Madrinpoor » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:08 pm

/bump

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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Madrinpoor
Character Name: Juan Julio Matamoros
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 56
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 145 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator
Appearance: (Photo required)
Image
Character State of Origin: Michigan
Character State of Residence: Michigan
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Main Strengths: energetic speeches, moderate (why he got elected in a swing state), experienced at foreign policy, speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, French)
Main Weaknesses: Not very good at compromising, Hispanic (not a weakness but it means racists don't like to vote for him), accused by enemies of being a spy for a foreign power because of his training as a US spy, makes gaffes or wrong comments that he regrets later, freezes in the heat of the moment (like at town halls and debates) due to his paranoia, developed from training as a spy. He sees every interview, every question as an interrogation and it is hard for him to answer naturally due to that, even if he agrees. This makes people see him as a robot or an agent of a foreign power. Despite being moderate, many people accuse him of being communist due to fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and being Hispanic, which people associate with being Cuban and therefore being Communist.
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
(Sorry it is short, I don't really have much to elaborate on)
Born in 1904, Juan Matamoros grew up with the drive to help people. His father, an immigrant from Spain, instilled in him the drive to help those less fortunate. Deblac soon became interested in foreign policy in 1917, as the US entered World War I when he was 13. He taught himself French, and later went to French West Africa when he was 21 as a missionary. When the stock market crashed, he was in college, and volunteered at a soup kitchen serving the poor.
He became an activist of immigrant rights until the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he volunteered on the side of the Republic as a translator due to his Spanish. He stayed in the US military after that, and was deployed in France helping OSS officers as a translator because he spoke French. He later joined the OSS, spying in Spain and France. He was deployed to Japan in 1942 and picked up Japanese while disguised as a servant to Hideki Tojo. He joined politics after the war, working as the chief of staff to Republican Representative Henry Defonte in Michigan. he became disillusioned with the Republican party, and was averse to the Democratic Party's racist members, though he still joined the Democratic party's moderate wing. He was elected in 1954 as a Representative of Michigan, and was elected to the Senate in 1958. He is a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, being a minority himself.
As a representative, he fought for a more laissez-faire economic system but under worker protections. He believes that workers should be given minimum wages to ensure that they are getting paid what they should, but businesses should not be burdened with excess government interference. He also fought for equal rights for all Americans, including Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, etc. A strong opponent to segregation, he wanted equal rights to be passed guaranteeing voting rights, desegregation, and other reforms considered radical to some. However, he also opposed the Soviets and wanted outright war, if not between the two countries at least in Cuba, China, and Vietnam so that America, NATO, and democracy could assert itself over Communism

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Religion: Christian (Protestant non-denominational)
Race: Hispanic (Spanish)
Political Views: Moderate Liberal, very centrist

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Last edited by Madrinpoor on Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Louisianan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:14 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:/bump

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NS Nation Name: Madrinpoor
Character Name: Juan Julio Matamoros
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 56
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 145 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator
Appearance: (Photo required)
(Image)
Character State of Origin: Michigan
Character State of Residence: Michigan
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Main Strengths: energetic speeches, moderate (why he got elected in a swing state), experienced at foreign policy, speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, French)
Main Weaknesses: Not very good at compromising, Hispanic (not a weakness but it means racists don't like to vote for him), accused by enemies of being a spy for a foreign power because of his training as a US spy, makes gaffes or wrong comments that he regrets later, freezes in the heat of the moment (like at town halls and debates) due to his paranoia, developed from training as a spy. He sees every interview, every question as an interrogation and it is hard for him to answer naturally due to that, even if he agrees. This makes people see him as a robot or an agent of a foreign power. Despite being moderate, many people accuse him of being communist due to fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and being Hispanic, which people associate with being Cuban and therefore being Communist.
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
(Sorry it is short, I don't really have much to elaborate on)
Born in 1904, Juan Matamoros grew up with the drive to help people. His father, an immigrant from Spain, instilled in him the drive to help those less fortunate. Deblac soon became interested in foreign policy in 1917, as the US entered World War I when he was 13. He taught himself French, and later went to French West Africa when he was 21 as a missionary. When the stock market crashed, he was in college, and volunteered at a soup kitchen serving the poor.
He became an activist of immigrant rights until the Spanish Civil War in 1936, where he volunteered on the side of the Republic as a translator due to his Spanish. He stayed in the US military after that, and was deployed in France helping OSS officers as a translator because he spoke French. He later joined the OSS, spying in Spain and France. He was deployed to Japan in 1942 and picked up Japanese while disguised as a servant to Hideki Tojo. He joined politics after the war, working as the chief of staff to Republican Representative Henry Defonte in Michigan. he became disillusioned with the Republican party, and was averse to the Democratic Party's racist members. He was elected in 1954 as a Representative of Michigan, and was elected to the Senate in 1958. He is a supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, being a minority himself.

Other Info:

Religion: Christian (Protestant non-denominational)
Race: Hispanic (Spanish)
Political Views: Moderate Liberal, very centrist

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One more comment! What did he do during his term as a representative?
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Probably going to do a post on Governor Fraser's going over what he intends for his first speech, while he waits for Senator Stark.

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