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Imperium Anglorum
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Founded: Aug 26, 2013
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Imperium Anglorum » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am

Fiascos? HA! Seemingly, until this week, we've seen nothing yet.

Author: 1 SC and 26 GA resolutions
Maintainer: GA Passed Resolutions
Developer: Communiqué and InfoEurope
Delegate for Europe
Out-of-character unless marked otherwise
Ideological Bulwark 285, WALL delegate

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Xanthal
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1023
Founded: Apr 16, 2005
Democratic Socialists

Postby Xanthal » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:35 pm

"Oh, come on. In the history of WA fiascoes this is a six, tops. I'd like to buy the delegation from United Massachusetts a round when it's over though; I bet they could use it." Riley finishes off his drink and leans back, watching Bell and Slick out of the corner of his eye- he wants to see how this plays out before he accepts the offer extended by the gentleman from Greater Cesnica; after all, Bell is the one he wanted to talk to in the first place. He continues speaking to everyone else in the meantime. "The silly thing is that getting rid of the old status quo was my government's main agenda going into this, and I'm struck now by the growing sense that we're on an inevitable path right back to where we started."

"Ah well!" He motions for a refill. "C'est la vie!"
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Essu Beti
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Posts: 754
Founded: Apr 24, 2017
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Essu Beti » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Xanthal wrote:"Hmm. Well, when it comes to dollars and sense- see what I did there?- the WA is basically a living nightmare. A criminal background might be useful, though. My own government prefers not to know any more about how the sausage gets made than it has to. Can't say I blame them." He tilts his head sideways towards the viewscreen.


“A criminal background is pretty useful in my job,” says Inrahadna with a laugh. “I may not have any formal training, but I can spot a scam or a bad contract a mile away.”

“Much to the displeasure of that chocolate company that wanted to slap a plantation down on top of Sina,” said Inan, returning with a pair of coffees.

“Ugh, that was such a mess.”
Parent: Naqil Puppet: This City of Ours. Trust Factbooks, not stats.

The Ambassador of Essu Beti is Iksana Gayan and he's an elf. He's irritable and a bit of a troll and it's been suggested that he's only the ambassador to keep him out of Essu Beti.

Everything I say in the WA is IC unless otherwise specified. Iksana is a tactless jerk and I would never say the same things he does to someone IRL.

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Whovian Tardisia
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Posts: 766
Founded: Jun 25, 2015
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Whovian Tardisia » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:37 pm

With a wheeze and a groan, the familiar blue Police Box phased back into its usual parking spot beneath a television screen. The man that emerged, his suit appearing to have been pressed and dry cleaned in the period of his absence, made almost immediately for damp individual he didn't recognize after shutting the door behind him. Rather than his usual disruptive introduction, he decided to wait for a gap in conversation.
An FT (Class W11) nation capable of space travel, but has never attempted invading another planet. The Space Brigade is for defense only! Also, something happened to Ambassador Pink.
From the desk of Rupert Pink:
The Grand Gallifreyan Republic of Whovian Tardisia
Floor 12, Office 42 of WAHQ
Proud patron of the World Assembly Stranger's Bar.
The Interstellar Cartographers are back! This time, they explore Methuselah.

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Sierra Lyricalia
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Posts: 3092
Founded: Nov 29, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 am

Bears Armed Mission wrote:..."No good, alas," he reports. "Even with string holding the slices of bread firmly together, the cooking-oil leaches out too much of the marmalade."
He wanders out of the room, heading in the general direction of the main debating chamber.


Leo, lolling lazily the next table over, straightens up suddenly and looks directly over at Artorrios.

"I hope you'll forgive my obvious eavesdropping, Ambassador. I doubt if there is a way to deep-fry a sandwich that won't end in tears - barring the filling being a great thick slice of haloumi cheese. My suggestion would be toast or pan-fry your next guinea pig. Construct the thing while your pan is heating, then a pat of butter in the pan to coat it for the first side, and another when you flip it. It won't be terribly akin to a deep fried anything, but you will get that delicious golden-brown crust on the outside. Do let me know if it works out."
Principal-Agent, Anarchy; Petty Officer, The Red Fleet
The Mostly Alright Steph Zakalwe *
Author: 354 GA / Issues 436, 451, 724
S.L. Ambassador to the World Assembly
Tech Level: Complicated (or not: 7/0/6 i.e. 12) / RP Details
The Semi-Honorable Leonid Berkman Pavonis,
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Ambassador-At-Large
Pol. Compass: Econ. -5 to -8, Soc. -8 to -9 (depending), 8values: LibSoc
"When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called 'the People’s Stick.'" -Mikhail Bakunin (to Karl Marx)


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Xanthal
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Founded: Apr 16, 2005
Democratic Socialists

Postby Xanthal » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:42 am

Riley watches the police box with a silly grin that widens nearly across his whole face when its occupant steps out. "No. Really? No! I swear to god, if you say you're The Doctor I am going to flip. out."
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Separatist Peoples
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Founded: Feb 17, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Separatist Peoples » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:57 am

Bell stares expectantly at Slick, waiting for a response.

What's the problem with lawyer jokes?
Lawyer's don't think they're funny, and no one else thinks they're jokes.

Third year law student, homebrewer, and cat worshiper

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The Sect Meces
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Dec 11, 2016
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby The Sect Meces » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 pm

Leman sits at the bar, letting a long and drawn out sight while mumbling to himself.

Before finally perking up and shouting.

"Get me some of that Pacific Rum, been drinking that crap from Sector 18 for too long."

He looks over by the other officials in the bar.

"Hope you chaps don't take the vote too personally."
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A nation-state that is a member of the greater Universal Union. Currently Pre-Uprising.

"Remember not the rule of the mad-king, but the great freedom our benefactors brang!"

Referred to by Ambassadors as Sector 18.

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Whovian Tardisia
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Founded: Jun 25, 2015
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Whovian Tardisia » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:36 pm

Xanthal wrote:Riley watches the police box with a silly grin that widens nearly across his whole face when its occupant steps out. "No. Really? No! I swear to god, if you say you're The Doctor I am going to flip. out."


"I wish I could," said occupant replies as he turns to Riley, "but alas, I am not. Ambassador Rupert Pink, Whovian Tardisia." says the man, extending his hand.
An FT (Class W11) nation capable of space travel, but has never attempted invading another planet. The Space Brigade is for defense only! Also, something happened to Ambassador Pink.
From the desk of Rupert Pink:
The Grand Gallifreyan Republic of Whovian Tardisia
Floor 12, Office 42 of WAHQ
Proud patron of the World Assembly Stranger's Bar.
The Interstellar Cartographers are back! This time, they explore Methuselah.

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Xanthal
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Posts: 1023
Founded: Apr 16, 2005
Democratic Socialists

Postby Xanthal » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:33 pm

"Sorry, it's just the box. There's a show in my universe... never mind. Riley Fluffer, Xanthalian Federation." He shakes the man's hand. "What can I do for you?"
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Whovian Tardisia
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Founded: Jun 25, 2015
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Whovian Tardisia » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:25 pm

"A show? About The Doctor?" He pulls a notebook out of his jacket, and some unintelligible muttering can be heard. "Interesting... I'll keep that in mind. Pleasure to meet you." Ambassador Pink then returned to the seat he had previously occupied, awaiting his compatriots.
An FT (Class W11) nation capable of space travel, but has never attempted invading another planet. The Space Brigade is for defense only! Also, something happened to Ambassador Pink.
From the desk of Rupert Pink:
The Grand Gallifreyan Republic of Whovian Tardisia
Floor 12, Office 42 of WAHQ
Proud patron of the World Assembly Stranger's Bar.
The Interstellar Cartographers are back! This time, they explore Methuselah.

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Bears Armed Mission
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Posts: 817
Founded: Jul 26, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Bears Armed Mission » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:28 am

Sierra Lyricalia wrote:
Bears Armed Mission wrote:..."No good, alas," he reports. "Even with string holding the slices of bread firmly together, the cooking-oil leaches out too much of the marmalade."
He wanders out of the room, heading in the general direction of the main debating chamber.


Leo, lolling lazily the next table over, straightens up suddenly and looks directly over at Artorrios.

"I hope you'll forgive my obvious eavesdropping, Ambassador. I doubt if there is a way to deep-fry a sandwich that won't end in tears - barring the filling being a great thick slice of haloumi cheese. My suggestion would be toast or pan-fry your next guinea pig. Construct the thing while your pan is heating, then a pat of butter in the pan to coat it for the first side, and another when you flip it. It won't be terribly akin to a deep fried anything, but you will get that delicious golden-brown crust on the outside. Do let me know if it works out."

“Hr’rmm,” Artorrios responds. “Pan-fried guinea pig? Well, we already pan-fry rock-rabbit so_
“Oh, wait, that’s just a colloquialism or a figure of speech or something, and you really meant marmalade sandwich, hrright? I’ve had marmalade on toast before, of course, but for some reason pan-frying those sandwiches never occurred to me. I will try that at a later meal, indeed, and let you know how well it works.”
This is the WA Mission of Bears Armed, but is technically defined as a separate nation in its own right for all legal purposes. Population = sixty-four seventy-two staff, plus some dependents.

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Ardchoille says: “Bears can be depended on for decent arguments even when there aren't any”.

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Separatist Peoples
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Posts: 13742
Founded: Feb 17, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:51 am

Separatist Peoples wrote:Bell stares expectantly at Slick, waiting for a response.

Bell begins gathering dust while waiting for Slick's response.

What's the problem with lawyer jokes?
Lawyer's don't think they're funny, and no one else thinks they're jokes.

Third year law student, homebrewer, and cat worshiper

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Wallenburg
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Posts: 19490
Founded: Jan 30, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 am

Separatist Peoples wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:Bell stares expectantly at Slick, waiting for a response.

Bell begins gathering dust while waiting for Slick's response.

Jennifer, on an unexpected trip away from the Wallenburgian office, enters the bar, the Wallenburgian child in her arms. She walks down to the bar, sits next to Bell, and dusts him off a bit before ordering some water and a sandwich.
PROFESSIONAL CRITIC OF ALL THINGS GENSEC
There never has been, nor will there ever be, such thing as a wallenburger.
grestin went through the MKULTRA program and he has more of a free will than wallenburg does - Imperial Idaho
PRO: GOOD || ANTI: BAD

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Minoa
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Posts: 4203
Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:36 am

Manager, I have a ad for my project that you might want to add to the noticeboard. The text is as follows:

NSindex World Assembly Initiative

NSindex is looking for editors to expand the coverage of the NationStates United Nations and World Assembly, and their resolutions: this initiative has been created in view of the 5th anniversary of the demise of the original NSwiki.net next month, as well as to allow the General Assembly RexisQuexis™ to update links that currently point to the defunct NSwiki.net.

Editors should be prepared to help rebuild the database of NationStates United Nations (NSUN) and World Assembly (WA) resolutions, including those of the General Assembly and Security Council, and the evolution of proposal rules.

The project involves creating entries for every NSUN and WA resolution (such as this), as well as notable defeated, deleted, discarded and joke proposals.

The project also involves rebuilding the timelines to list all enacted and repealed resolutions:
Editors should cover the NSUN and the WA objectively and professionally, without sarcasm or snark. I am confident that NSindex can cover Inflatable Gandalfs and Mad Sheep Railguns with a straight face.

Anyone interested in the project can apply for an account at NSindex…

[Contact info, etc.]

-- Minoa

Nearly 5 years since the collapse of NSwiki.net and the loss of the original wiki database. I am sure I cannot let that go unaddressed, but it is going to take more than one person if we are going to have most of it back by 3–9 November, the latest date when NSwiki.net went offline. When exactly it went down I need to check.
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Madame A. d'Oiseau, B.A. (State of Minoa)

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Wallenburg
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Founded: Jan 30, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:20 am

Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"
PROFESSIONAL CRITIC OF ALL THINGS GENSEC
There never has been, nor will there ever be, such thing as a wallenburger.
grestin went through the MKULTRA program and he has more of a free will than wallenburg does - Imperial Idaho
PRO: GOOD || ANTI: BAD

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Roast Pork
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Posts: 11
Founded: Sep 26, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Roast Pork » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:02 am

Wallenburg wrote:Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"


Hello all, I'm quite new to all of this. One round of drinks all on me!

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Separatist Peoples
GA Secretariat
 
Posts: 13742
Founded: Feb 17, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:11 am

Roast Pork wrote:
Wallenburg wrote:Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"


Hello all, I'm quite new to all of this. One round of drinks all on me!

Bell, dust drifting off his clothing, hops back onto a bar stool.

"Neville, you heard the man. Gimme that whole bottle of scotch riiiiight there. No, left of that one. Your other left. Of course two people can have the same left, what are you talking about? Just - no, that - yes! Finally."

What's the problem with lawyer jokes?
Lawyer's don't think they're funny, and no one else thinks they're jokes.

Third year law student, homebrewer, and cat worshiper

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Wallenburg
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Founded: Jan 30, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:01 am

Roast Pork wrote:
Wallenburg wrote:Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"

Hello all, I'm quite new to all of this. One round of drinks all on me!

Jennifer hears the word "drinks" and immediately casts her attention away from the Minoan. "Hey, that doesn't sound too bad at all! Neville, over here! The usual, a Maldervanesteit."
PROFESSIONAL CRITIC OF ALL THINGS GENSEC
There never has been, nor will there ever be, such thing as a wallenburger.
grestin went through the MKULTRA program and he has more of a free will than wallenburg does - Imperial Idaho
PRO: GOOD || ANTI: BAD

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Minoa
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Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:33 am

Wallenburg wrote:Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"

OOC: I cannot recreate all the resolution entries on my own before the target date of 7 November 2018, since I have a lot of things to do outside the world of NationStates including dealing with my poor health. This is why I am seeking more editors to take the load off me, but I didn't think that a tender of a NS-related project could have its own thread on the GA yet.
Madame A. d'Oiseau, B.A. (State of Minoa)

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Wallenburg
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Founded: Jan 30, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Wallenburg » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:02 am

Minoa wrote:
Wallenburg wrote:Jennifer, in silent confusion, turns her head to the Minoan ambassador. "Enesseindeks? Gandalfs? Reksiskueksis? Do I need to call medical services for you?"

OOC: I cannot recreate all the resolution entries on my own before the target date of 7 November 2018, since I have a lot of things to do outside the world of NationStates including dealing with my poor health. This is why I am seeking more editors to take the load off me, but I didn't think that a tender of a NS-related project could have its own thread on the GA yet.

OOC: Actually, it could, and it should. The Bar is hardly the place to advertise for NSindex or recruit volunteers. A new thread would be a great way to go about that, though.
PROFESSIONAL CRITIC OF ALL THINGS GENSEC
There never has been, nor will there ever be, such thing as a wallenburger.
grestin went through the MKULTRA program and he has more of a free will than wallenburg does - Imperial Idaho
PRO: GOOD || ANTI: BAD

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Minoa
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Posts: 4203
Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Wallenburg wrote:
Minoa wrote:OOC: I cannot recreate all the resolution entries on my own before the target date of 7 November 2018, since I have a lot of things to do outside the world of NationStates including dealing with my poor health. This is why I am seeking more editors to take the load off me, but I didn't think that a tender of a NS-related project could have its own thread on the GA yet.

OOC: Actually, it could, and it should. The Bar is hardly the place to advertise for NSindex or recruit volunteers. A new thread would be a great way to go about that, though.

Pulls down and rolls up the poster from last week

Ambassador, I guess I am just not good enough.
Madame A. d'Oiseau, B.A. (State of Minoa)

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Lord Dominator
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Posts: 3782
Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Lord Dominator » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:10 pm

Dee stumbles in, holding a stack of newspapers and what appears to be a smallish chest of gold coins. She sets the chest on the bar counter, and vanishes the newspapers.

"Looks like my thing there passed, which means drinks are on me until whenever Neville says that chest o' gold has been all used up."
Osiris Vizier of WA AffairsDee Vytherov-SkollvaldrGameplay Ambassador of ForestLieutenant in The Black HawksRecruitment and Outreach Director of Lazarus

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Xanthal
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Posts: 1023
Founded: Apr 16, 2005
Democratic Socialists

Postby Xanthal » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:08 pm

"We were all there, Ambassador; nobody likes a braggart."
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Lord Dominator
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Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Lord Dominator » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:38 am

Xanthal wrote:"We were all there, Ambassador; nobody likes a braggart."

"Pish posh, I'm sure a good many like a braggart when it gets them free food and drink"
:p
Osiris Vizier of WA AffairsDee Vytherov-SkollvaldrGameplay Ambassador of ForestLieutenant in The Black HawksRecruitment and Outreach Director of Lazarus

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