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Fantasy Encounter
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NationStates is on XKCD!

Postby Fantasy Encounter » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:08 pm

Ok, so it is just a dot on the new 2010 Map of Online Communities. Just click on the map (to get a higher res pict) and you can find it in the lower right hand corner of MMO Isle.

I wonder if Randall Munroe (the writer/artist) is an active member?
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Supreme Marshal Petan
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Postby Supreme Marshal Petan » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:16 pm

People have way too much time on their hands.
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Fartsniffage
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Fartsniffage » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 pm

We should have been closer to the Bay of Drama.

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Strategion
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Postby Strategion » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:20 pm

I feel famous.

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Concordeia
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Postby Concordeia » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:22 pm

That's awesome! NS is being recognized on the world internet stage!! :D
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Concordeia wrote:Dammit, and I got accused of tech-wanking for using megawatt-scale free electron laser CIWS on my (nuclear powered) vessels to block missile spam! And I'm freakin early PMT! :mad: :(

I gotta say it. First time I read through this, I could have sworn it said something like this:
Dammit, and I got accused of tech-wanking for using megawatt-scale free electron laser CIWS on my (nuclear powered) vessels to block spam missiles!

I was like, "Who the hell are you fighting... or more importantly, was your lunch meat laced?"


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Take the World Census 2011 at http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=83868

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Jalanat
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Postby Jalanat » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:23 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:We should have been closer to the Bay of Drama.

And the sea of opinions.
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Klaus Devestatorie
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Klaus Devestatorie » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:27 pm

Soon Klaus Devestatorie shall become internet wide famous for general puppetry and douchebaggery. Onwards!
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Montanaa
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Postby Montanaa » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:33 pm

Jalanat wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:We should have been closer to the Bay of Drama.

And the sea of opinions.

The Gufl of Lag does rather explain NS these days
For as long as I keep getting these 404s with a bit of frequency

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Postby SaintB » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:04 pm

We could grow to be a mighty empire like facebook if they'd just let us have nukes!
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Post-Unity Terra
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Postby Post-Unity Terra » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:08 pm

Ooh, Ooh! I got this! I knew my signature would come in handy some day!

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Diseased Imaginings
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Postby Diseased Imaginings » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:16 pm

... I don't see it.
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Diseased Imaginings
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Postby Diseased Imaginings » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:17 pm

nevermind, I found it!
"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!" -Albert Einstein

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Great Nepal
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Great Nepal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 pm

Diseased Imaginings wrote:... I don't see it.

^This, I dont know where it is...
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New Manvir
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Postby New Manvir » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:24 pm

Post-Unity Terra wrote:Ooh, Ooh! I got this! I knew my signature would come in handy some day!


Wow. A blog dedicated to pointing out flaws in an obscure web-comic. With reviews of every strip of said comic, all 800 of them. That's just sad.
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Metania
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Postby Metania » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:25 pm

Figures that everywhere I go is a mere speck on that map.
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Post-Unity Terra
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Postby Post-Unity Terra » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:25 pm

New Manvir wrote:
Post-Unity Terra wrote:Ooh, Ooh! I got this! I knew my signature would come in handy some day!


Wow. A blog dedicated to pointing out flaws in an obscure web-comic. With reviews of every strip of said comic, all 800 of them. That's just sad.

It's the internet. This hardly even registers on the internet sad-o-meter.

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Sun Aut Ex
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Postby Sun Aut Ex » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:32 pm

Gentlemen... I propose that we INVADE CDC Games.
Strykyh wrote:I wasn't trying to be intelligent.

Keronians wrote:
So you think it's ok to waste valuable police time and resources to pander to minority superstitions?

"All available officers, report downtown, armed suspected firing wildly into the public."
"I'll be about ten minutes, I have to go to ID a Muslim woman."


Yes.

Unless of course it's not OK for a woman to ask for a female to ask for a female officer to carry out body checks. In which case, the answer would be no.

"All available officers, report downtown, armed suspected firing wildly into the public."
"I'll be about then minutes, I have to go to carry out a body check on a woman."

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Delator
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Postby Delator » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 pm

Jalanat wrote:
Fartsniffage wrote:We should have been closer to the Bay of Drama.

And the sea of opinions.


I'm more confused as to how we wound up so far away from the Isle of Teenagers Who Just Discovered Macroeconomics.

Sun Aut Ex wrote:Gentlemen... I propose that we INVADE CDC Games.


I'd suggest we perform a flanking manuver and invade Second Life first. :p
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The Lone Alliance
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby The Lone Alliance » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:46 pm

Wait, where's the webcomic section?

Delator wrote:
Sun Aut Ex wrote:Gentlemen... I propose that we INVADE CDC Games.


I'd suggest we perform a flanking manuver and invade Second Life first. :p
Indeed.
Then we can proceed to take all the surrounding islands.
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Delator
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Postby Delator » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:41 am

The Lone Alliance wrote:Wait, where's the webcomic section?

Delator wrote:

I'd suggest we perform a flanking manuver and invade Second Life first. :p
Indeed.
Then we can proceed to take all the surrounding islands.


Phase 1: Second LIfe/Active Worlds
Phase 2A: Smallworlds
Phase 2B: UO/EQ
Phase 3: Gaia (Thereby controlling access to the ferry to 4chan)
Phase Four: CDC/Eve Online

From there, we can utilize the ferry to conquer the Forum Isles. At that point, the defeat of Craigslist and 2Channel becomes simple. With all threats from the south removed, we can then look north to the rest of MMO Isle.

...from there? Who knows!?! :twisted:
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Echolilia
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Postby Echolilia » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:47 am

New Manvir wrote:
Post-Unity Terra wrote:Ooh, Ooh! I got this! I knew my signature would come in handy some day!


Wow. A blog dedicated to pointing out flaws in an obscure web-comic. With reviews of every strip of said comic, all 800 of them. That's just sad.

It's not an obscure web-comic. It's one of the very very few that is actually earning the creator a living wage.

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Christmahanikwanzikah
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Postby Christmahanikwanzikah » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:16 am

NS may lie on MMO Isle, but NSG is an island somewhat close to KOS and is bridged by an electronic roadway of Free Soviets' posts.

However, it has recently been discovered that an oceanic rift between the two has formed thanks to a divergent plate boundary, pushing the island of NSG east in the Bay of Flame.
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Daistallia 2104
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Postby Daistallia 2104 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:54 am

Cool. :)

We should be closer to the forums - say that island near Gia Gaia.

The "geography" of the island of libertarian blogs is hilariously appropriate!
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Risottia » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:43 am

Concordeia wrote:That's awesome! NS is being recognized on the world internet stage!! :D

We should have at least a hovercraft ferry link to the Political Blogs thingy.
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Iron Fist Socialists

Postby Laerod » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:51 am

Echolilia wrote:It's not an obscure web-comic. It's one of the very very few that is actually earning the creator a living wage.

You'd be surprised. While only a minimal fraction earn their creators a living wage, there's still a large number of web comickers that can live off the ads they run. You don't have to be XKCD or Penny Arcade to make a living, you need to be one of those to make a cultural impact.

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