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TET: All Under Heaven

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Farnhamia
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TET: All Under Heaven

Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:49 pm

A quick re-posting of the Rules of Engagement so we're all on track:

There have been multiple requests for a chat thread in various forums. The fact that we have traditionally come down rather hard on them has been in place for ages, and for a number of different reasons. After discussing various points, and the fact that it seems to be something the players would really like to have, we’re going to try it out and see how it goes. Please bear in mind the following:

  • There are no new rules for these threads. If you have a question on the rules, Reploid Productions has links in her sig to handy threads to refresh your memory. Things like ‘do not spam, do not flame, do not troll, do not bait your fellow posters’ are all very good things to keep in mind.

  • Keep it family friendly as much as possible. In other words, however much you want to hug and snuggle and flirt, do not get graphic with it. This has also been a problem in other chat threads, and some have been shut down for it. Keep it clean, or take it elsewhere. Does this mean sensitive topics cannot be discussed? No – but have care, as with any forum here on NS, with how you handle it.

  • These threads are not a blog, or a stage for you to constantly play out your personal dramas – do not treat them like one. Which is not to say folks can’t ask how one another is doing, offer a shoulder now and then, or give some encouragement. Life happens – and it’s nice to have folks you can talk to about it. Just keep in mind that some things are more appropriate to continue discussing in other places.

  • Each chat thread will be locked, and linked to after reaching around 500 pages. Please do not try to race and fill up those 500 pages. These are not designed for competition in mind, just discussion between players on whatever it is that’s on their minds at the time (so long as it is within the site rules.) Please, don’t do it.

  • No, this does not mean everyone can run out and create their own chat threads. Please do not go out and make your own in General. We still have to moderate things, and that's one of the reasons that chat threads are difficult - they move fast. Too many, and we'll drown. We hate drowning.

  • Title for the thread: If you’ve got some ideas or preferences, let us know – we'll pretend to consider it before ultimately going with whatever title we came up with. TGs to me on this topic are not welcome :P

  • Offenders will have to lip sync for their life.

  • Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

  • Darkness Falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl from every tomb and are closing in to seal your doom!

So there you go – a thread you can go to and not get yelled at for chatting, or going off topic (within reason). Hope you can enjoy, folks!

For those asking about How To Self-Moderate:

1: Ask or remind politely if spamming or inappropriate posting takes place.

2: If it isn't egregious, let it go.

3: If it is, and the polite request/reminder goes ignored, report it in Moderation.

4: Do not hijack the entire thread by getting into a prolonged argument over it.

5: Remember that the rules of the thread are really no different from the rest of the forums, save TET is intended as a chat thread, and thus, the ideas of 'spamming' and such are somewhat relaxed. Don't be overly-uptight when attempting to help keep things clean.

6: No one is to consider themselves the security officers of TET - while we encourage and appreciate player participation in leading by example, and gently reminding others to keep things on track, the Moderators are the 'arbiters of thread justice' and players have no authority, perceived or otherwise outside their OP rights in the RP forums.

7: Be excellent to one another. A reminder of the need for better behavior ought to be delivered with this in mind, and with the end goal of keeping the thread clean, and fun for all. Not to impose opinions or preferences on your fellow posters. Remind as you would like to be reminded, keep it civil.

8: Leave the drama, divisiveness, cliques, accusations, and assorted nastiness at the door. Don't track it in all over our nice clean thread. The continuance of the thread is up to you, the players, to maintain. Let's keep the fun uninterrupted by keeping things pleasant.


Previous Incarnations:

TET 1 - 100

Part 101 -- Part 102 -- Part 103 -- Part 104 -- Part 105 -- Part 106 -- Part 107 -- Part 108 -- Part 109 -- Part 110
Part 111 -- Part 112 -- Part 113 -- Part 114 -- Part 115 -- Part 116 -- Part 117 -- Part 118 -- Part 119 -- Part 120
Part 121 -- Part 122 -- Part 123 -- Part 124 -- Part 125 -- Part 126 -- Part 127 -- Part 128 -- Part 129 -- Part 130
Part 131 -- Part 132 -- Part 133 -- Part 134 -- Part 135 -- Part 136 -- Part 137 -- Part 138 -- Part 139 -- Part 140
Part 141 -- Part 142 -- Part 143 -- Part 144 -- Part 145 -- Part 146 -- Part 147 -- Part 148 -- Part 149 -- Part 150
Part 151 -- Part 152 -- Part 153 -- Part 154 -- Part 155 -- Part 156 -- Part 157 -- Part 158 -- Part 159 -- Part 160
Part 161 -- Part 162 -- Part 163 -- Part 164 -- Part 164 -- Part 165 -- Part 166 -- Part 167 -- Part 168 -- Part 169
Part 170 -- Part 171 -- Part 172 -- Part 173 -- Part 174

The last one: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=452441


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Tianxia ... because Farn has been in a Chinese mood of late and the phrase is pleasing (and it's the title of a Chinese cookbook I have acquired).
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo| In support of Arch

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The South Falls
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 pm

I am the first! Finally, I am the original! Kneel!
Last edited by The South Falls on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

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I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Postby Valrifell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 pm

The South Falls wrote:I am the first!


Boo
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:52 pm

Valrifell wrote:
The South Falls wrote:I am the first!


Boo

Deal with it, plebe!
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:52 pm

So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???
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Farnhamia
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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm

The South Falls wrote:I am the first! Finally, I am the original! Kneel!

Gale Sayers would disapprove.
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo| In support of Arch

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Valrifell
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Postby Valrifell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm

The South Falls wrote:
Valrifell wrote:
Boo

Deal with it, plebe!


That insult was meaningless in the Late Republic and I'm sure not gonna let it hurt now!
The work is never done, the war is never won
I did some things

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The South Falls
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Dresderstan wrote:So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???

Better that than nothing at all.
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Farnhamia
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Founded: Jun 20, 2006
Democratic Socialists

Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Dresderstan wrote:So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???

No, "all under heaven" is how the ancient Chinese referred to the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianxia
Last edited by Farnhamia on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo| In support of Arch

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The South Falls
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???

No, "all under heaven" is how the ancient Chinese referred to the world.

I thought we're just all over hell!
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Postby Gallade » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 pm

The South Falls wrote:I am the first! Finally, I am the original! Kneel!

Chrome wanted to translate the page, AdBot Farn is the one and only.
|| Oh yeah, married to Trans. Great. || RIP Dyakovo. You were a true friend, you will be forever missed. ||

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Postby Likar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Dresderstan wrote:So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???

Did someone say...

Image
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My opinion, and I quote myself wrote:Theocracy is a failed ideology, and should burn in the hole of failed ideologies with Communism, Fascism, Nationalism and Anarchy.
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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Gallade wrote:
The South Falls wrote:I am the first! Finally, I am the original! Kneel!

Chrome wanted to translate the page, AdBot Farn is the one and only.

Weird Chrome is too lazy for me to translate apparently for something so small, but on other sites it will and other times when I need a translator it doesn't work.
20 year old, male from Pennsylvania and proud of it. Love sports like baseball and hockey, enjoy video games and TV. Music is love, music is life. Formula 1 is better than NASCAR, and I like both. I'm bi and conservative.
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Do not refer to me as my old nation's name (Freezic Vast) from now on. +3222 Posts

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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm

Likar wrote:
Dresderstan wrote:So the title is based off of a Chinese cookbook???

Did someone say...

Trump picture

How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo| In support of Arch

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The South Falls
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm

Gallade wrote:
The South Falls wrote:I am the first! Finally, I am the original! Kneel!

Chrome wanted to translate the page, AdBot Farn is the one and only.

Yea... understanding is hard for google. Farn, no...
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Valrifell
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Founded: Aug 18, 2013
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Postby Valrifell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Dresderstan wrote:
Gallade wrote:Chrome wanted to translate the page, AdBot Farn is the one and only.

Weird Chrome is too lazy for me to translate apparently for something so small, but on other sites it will and other times when I need a translator it doesn't work.


Truly Google is an arbitrary and whimsical God, be glad he shows favor this day.
The work is never done, the war is never won
I did some things

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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Likar wrote:Did someone say...

Trump picture

How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

You hate threads being besmirched by profane images? Here's some more profanity!

Fuck remaining clean
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Likar
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Founded: Jun 03, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Likar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:58 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Likar wrote:Did someone say...

Trump picture

How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

How dare you use fancy words?
A 15 civilization, according to this index.
My opinion, and I quote myself wrote:Theocracy is a failed ideology, and should burn in the hole of failed ideologies with Communism, Fascism, Nationalism and Anarchy.
LOVEWHOYOUARE~

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Farnhamia
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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:58 pm

The South Falls wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

You hate threads being besmirched by profane images? Here's some more profanity!

Fuck remaining clean

Likar wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

How dare you use fancy words?

*makes notes on a tablet device*
Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
<Sigh> NSG...where even the atheists are Augustinians. ~ The Archregimancy
Now the foot is on the other hand ~ Kannap
RIP Dyakovo| In support of Arch

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Dresderstan
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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Likar wrote:Did someone say...

Trump picture

How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

Because we can.

Image
20 year old, male from Pennsylvania and proud of it. Love sports like baseball and hockey, enjoy video games and TV. Music is love, music is life. Formula 1 is better than NASCAR, and I like both. I'm bi and conservative.
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Do not refer to me as my old nation's name (Freezic Vast) from now on. +3222 Posts

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Postby Valrifell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Likar wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

How dare you use fancy words?


Hold your tongue, dare you insinuate that our glorious leader's lexicon is too grandiose for the common layman to comprehend? Nay! Nay I say! Surely you jest.
The work is never done, the war is never won
I did some things

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Likar
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Postby Likar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Dresderstan wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:How dare you besmirch my nice new thread with a picture of That Man in the White House?

Because we can.

Image

Reeeealy?
A 15 civilization, according to this index.
My opinion, and I quote myself wrote:Theocracy is a failed ideology, and should burn in the hole of failed ideologies with Communism, Fascism, Nationalism and Anarchy.
LOVEWHOYOUARE~

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Postby The V O I D » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Ah, that new TET smell never, ever gets old.

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The South Falls
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Postby The South Falls » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
The South Falls wrote:You hate threads being besmirched by profane images? Here's some more profanity!

Fuck remaining clean

Likar wrote:How dare you use fancy words?

*makes notes on a tablet device*

Either we're banned or when we make threads, Farn's gonna come out swinging.
This is an MT or PMT nation that reflects some of my beliefs, trade deals and debate always welcome! Call me TeaSF. A level 8, according to This Index.
Satsuki is in fact the edgiest I could get without breaking site rules.
You have seen a wild South Fallus Fallusi Texaso nativa. Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Kid. Social Democrat,
sometimes breaks rules. Sorry! I've got myself a nice situation with tea, so I'm doing good there.

Political Compass Results:

Economic: -6.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I make dumb jokes. I'm really serious about that. Yes, we're pretty much a different Australia.

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Likar
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Posts: 750
Founded: Jun 03, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Likar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 pm

The South Falls wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:
*makes notes on a tablet device*

Either we're banned or when we make threads, Farn's gonna come out swinging.

Im going to jump in a hole now bye.
A 15 civilization, according to this index.
My opinion, and I quote myself wrote:Theocracy is a failed ideology, and should burn in the hole of failed ideologies with Communism, Fascism, Nationalism and Anarchy.
LOVEWHOYOUARE~

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