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Mike the Progressive
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Postby Mike the Progressive » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:30 pm

I use to play because I wanted to be in government, so I joined a regional one. Then I realized I had a penis, and just began using that with girls in real life, so I'm not really on as much. I guess I keep it mainly just for old time's sake? I dunno.

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Norstal
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Postby Norstal » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:38 pm

I was feeling power hungry.
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Nadkor
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Postby Nadkor » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:47 pm

Syvorji wrote:Yes, there are many awesome people but there are some who want to repeat the night of goatese.


Because I can't figure it out...

Who did you used to be?
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Syvorji
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Postby Syvorji » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Nadkor wrote:
Syvorji wrote:Yes, there are many awesome people but there are some who want to repeat the night of goatese.


Because I can't figure it out...

Who did you used to be?


Iraqialand was my first nation and CTE'd in January 2010.
Khorata was my second nation and got DEAT'd in August 2010.
Syvorji is my current nation.

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Frenequesta
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Postby Frenequesta » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:52 pm

I play because it's addicting, the people are at least somewhat intellectual, I love imagining new worlds, and real-world face-to-face interaction is scary for me.
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Syvorji
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Postby Syvorji » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:41 am

Frenequesta wrote:I play because it's addicting, the people are at least somewhat intellectual, I love imagining new worlds, and real-world face-to-face interaction is scary for me.

Well said, sir, well said. It is hard to interact with anyone except those that I know and the young children. I am an intellectual, in a Juche fashion.

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Georgism
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Postby Georgism » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:45 am

I come here because going outside is effort and discussing politics IRL is frowned upon.
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Syvorji
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Postby Syvorji » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:50 am

Georgism wrote:I come here because going outside is effort and discussing politics IRL is frowned upon.


So you are saying I am not allowed to discuss politics at school? The other day, when a former video game developer was here from Taiwan, I asked if the Great Firewall affected her and she said, "No," and then our teacher explained that it only affects mainland China, and it doesn't affect Taiwan, then she said that one of her friends cannot view her blog from mainland China. So, yeah.

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SaintB
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Postby SaintB » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:51 am

I don't really play, I come here for the boards...
Hi my name is SaintB and I am prone to sarcasm and hyperbole. Because of this I make no warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the above statement, of its constituent parts, or of any supporting data. These terms are subject to change without notice from myself.

Every day NationStates tells me I have one issue. I am pretty sure I've got more than that.

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Charlotte Ryberg
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Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:55 am

Syvorji wrote:
Sebytania wrote:
The gameplay is the forums IMO. Though I don't RP on the official forums too much, people are either unable to grasp the basics of anything or instead dogmatically worship the inofficial guidelines as divine rules.

But why do I do it? You don't unlearn a long-time habit like this overnight. Yeah, I'm yet to CTE for the first time on this nation.


Okay, thanks for all the comments, and nice post as well.

Charlotte Ryberg wrote:I meant that I didn't like what the policies the then Labour government were coming up with so I decided to create my own country and see how I could rival them.


Oh, now I understand. But still, you just wanted to be in the World Assembly, so you can exercise it's powers?

Maybe unintentional, but just writing resolutions since the WA replaced the UN.

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Georgism
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Postby Georgism » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:57 am

Syvorji wrote:So you are saying I am not allowed to discuss politics at school?

I said nothing about you at all, actually. My friends just don't like me talking about it, aside from my Government and Politics class anyway.
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Katganistan
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:58 am

Brogavia wrote:Probably has more to do with NS being more addictive than meth and crack combined.

Yes, but which aspect do you find that way?

The WA players are addicted to the lawmaking....
The General posters are addicted to arguing....
The gameplayers are addicted to raiding and defending....
The roleplayers are addicted to RP....


And all of them claim their facet is THE most important one to Nationstates!
Incorrigible Punsters
Kat, I am your father!
Why I Should Be One of the New Moderators

Kat: "What crime am I to be charged with?"
Sgt Toomey: "Being off the market and denying the many legions of Katganifans the chance to hope they will be the next to be putty in your Katganihands. Sorry. Just Hammasturbating."

Ahhhhh. look at all the Statesy people....
In the Beginning...
The Skeptic's Elite
Katganistan can!
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Drasnia's description of the Nationstates Experience

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Pesda
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Postby Pesda » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:09 am

Georgism wrote:I come here because going outside is effort and discussing politics IRL is frowned upon.


This. Plus the challenge of making a good country, which so far I am failing.
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Pesda wrote:Making someone happy.

I advise lubricant if that's your objective. Or spit.
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Vonners
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Postby Vonners » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:12 am

I find the breadth of experience and knowledgeable people here engaging. Over the years there have been many interesting threads where I have learned something interesting and hopefully have passed knowledge on to others. I enjoy the humour displayed by many and certainly the cut and thrust of debating here is pretty damn good.

I don't think there is anyone here with whom I would not be happy to share a jar with (or a cuppa if yer under age), which is pretty unusual for many of the other forums and sites I have been involved in over the decades.

This is why I keep coming back here...in overall terms its still one of the best sites around.
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Katganistan
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:19 am

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

Here comes a raider,
laying his plans and his puppets
alliance, intrigue.... please join his league!
Here's a defender
laying his plans and his puppets
and spying away... oh how they play!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Here comes an RP
Filled up with characters, plot, and war diplomacy....
Wish it were me!
Here comes an RP
filled up with one-liners and 10111111!!!!! n00ks!
Oy how that looks!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

There in WA, arguing hard and refusing to give up the game
Fun all the same!
General Forum, religion and politics, movies, abortion and names
Keep down the flames!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

And Forum 7 -- word games and non-NS RP are there for your joys
Wonderful Toys!
Then Arts and Fiction -- pictures and stories and poems and Max Barry's books
Go get your looks

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?
Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?

Play nice on forums -- that would make of us happier still...
Everyone chill!
Let us be playing, enjoying what brought us here from the start we implore
That's what we're for

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

With many, many apologies to The Beatles, and anyone I've unintentionally left out
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Incorrigible Punsters
Kat, I am your father!
Why I Should Be One of the New Moderators

Kat: "What crime am I to be charged with?"
Sgt Toomey: "Being off the market and denying the many legions of Katganifans the chance to hope they will be the next to be putty in your Katganihands. Sorry. Just Hammasturbating."

Ahhhhh. look at all the Statesy people....
In the Beginning...
The Skeptic's Elite
Katganistan can!
My Little Nations

Drasnia's description of the Nationstates Experience

Learning English: It's Not Just for Non-Native Speakers
I have a fan club!
The Hivemind... isn't. Your mileage may vary.

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Vonners
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Postby Vonners » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:26 am

Katganistan wrote:Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Here comes a raider,
laying his plans and his puppets
alliance, intrigue.... please join his league!
Here's a defender
laying his plans and his puppets
and spying away... oh how they play!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Here comes an RP
Filled up with characters, plot, and war diplomacy....
Wish it were me!
Here comes an RP
filled up with one-liners and 10111111!!!!! n00ks!
Oy how that looks!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

There in WA, arguing hard and refusing to give up the game
Fun all the same!
General Forum, religion and politics, movies, abortion and names
Keep down the flames!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

And Forum 7 -- word games and non-NS RP are there for your joys
Wonderful Toys!
Then Arts and Fiction -- pictures and stories and poems and Max Barry's books
Go get your looks

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?
Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?

Play nice on forums -- that would make of us happier still...
Everyone chill!
Let us be playing, enjoying what brought us here from the start we implore
That's what we're for

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

With many, many apologies to The Beatles, and anyone I've unintentionally left out


:clap: :clap: :clap: well done!:)
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Dyakovo
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Founded: Nov 13, 2007
Ex-Nation

Postby Dyakovo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:06 am

Ifreann wrote:You play nation states? I just log in to keep my forum account and answer issues when general gets boring.

Same here
Don't take life so serious... It isn't permanent...
Freedom from religion is an integral part of Freedom of religion
Married to Koshka
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Grave_n_Idle: Maybe that's why the bible is so anti-other-gods, the other gods do exist, but they diss on Jehovah all the time for his shitty work.
Ifreann: Odds are you're secretly a zebra with a very special keyboard.
Ostro: I think women need to be trained
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Syvorji
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Founded: Oct 10, 2010
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Postby Syvorji » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:06 am

Katganistan wrote:Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

Here comes a raider,
laying his plans and his puppets
alliance, intrigue.... please join his league!
Here's a defender
laying his plans and his puppets
and spying away... oh how they play!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Here comes an RP
Filled up with characters, plot, and war diplomacy....
Wish it were me!
Here comes an RP
filled up with one-liners and 10111111!!!!! n00ks!
Oy how that looks!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

There in WA, arguing hard and refusing to give up the game
Fun all the same!
General Forum, religion and politics, movies, abortion and names
Keep down the flames!

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....
Ahhhhhh, look at all the Statesy people....

And Forum 7 -- word games and non-NS RP are there for your joys
Wonderful Toys!
Then Arts and Fiction -- pictures and stories and poems and Max Barry's books
Go get your looks

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?
Ahhhh what of all those Moddy People?

Play nice on forums -- that would make of us happier still...
Everyone chill!
Let us be playing, enjoying what brought us here from the start we implore
That's what we're for

All the Statesy people... where do they all come from?
All the Statesy people... you know they all belong!

With many, many apologies to The Beatles, and anyone I've unintentionally left out


Well done, Kat! Your poem was amazing. =D

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Unicario
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Postby Unicario » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:07 am

Katganistan.

ELEANOR RIGBY IS THE BEST FUCKING SONG EVEERRRRRRR
Dai Ginkaigan Teikoku
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Dyakovo
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Founded: Nov 13, 2007
Ex-Nation

Postby Dyakovo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:08 am

Syvorji wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote::clap:

I just goof off in F7, sometimes participate on NSG and once attempted to RP. I don't play the game, although I thought about it not too long ago. But the effort of making a factbook and the endless squabbles in II discouraged me.


It is not, "Where do I play NationStates," it is, "WHY do I play NationStates."

Read her post... She's saying (like Ifreann and myself) that she doesn't play the game, she just posts on the forums...
Don't take life so serious... It isn't permanent...
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Dyakovo
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Postby Dyakovo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:11 am

Katganistan wrote:
Brogavia wrote:Probably has more to do with NS being more addictive than meth and crack combined.

Yes, but which aspect do you find that way?

The WA players are addicted to the lawmaking....
The General posters are addicted to arguing....
The gameplayers are addicted to raiding and defending....
The roleplayers are addicted to RP....


And all of them claim their facet is THE most important one to Nationstates!

Which is silly of course... Everyone knows deep down that the Generalites are right... ;)
Don't take life so serious... It isn't permanent...
Freedom from religion is an integral part of Freedom of religion
Married to Koshka
USMC veteran MOS 0331/8152
Grave_n_Idle: Maybe that's why the bible is so anti-other-gods, the other gods do exist, but they diss on Jehovah all the time for his shitty work.
Ifreann: Odds are you're secretly a zebra with a very special keyboard.
Ostro: I think women need to be trained
Margno, Llamalandia, Tarsonis Survivors, Bachmann's America, Internationalist Bastard B'awwwww! You're mean!

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Syvorji
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Postby Syvorji » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:17 am

Dyakovo wrote:
Katganistan wrote:
Yes, but which aspect do you find that way?

The WA players are addicted to the lawmaking....
The General posters are addicted to arguing....
The gameplayers are addicted to raiding and defending....
The roleplayers are addicted to RP....


And all of them claim their facet is THE most important one to Nationstates!

Which is silly of course... Everyone knows deep down that the Generalites are right... ;)

And that is so true, and since we are right, we get to say that we might as well suffer the smashing of the page. Besides, if we are right, we won't be wrong, eh?
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Katganistan
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:18 am

Unicario wrote:Katganistan.

ELEANOR RIGBY IS THE BEST FUCKING SONG EVEERRRRRRR

Even if i did have to add an extra stanza or two. ;)
Incorrigible Punsters
Kat, I am your father!
Why I Should Be One of the New Moderators

Kat: "What crime am I to be charged with?"
Sgt Toomey: "Being off the market and denying the many legions of Katganifans the chance to hope they will be the next to be putty in your Katganihands. Sorry. Just Hammasturbating."

Ahhhhh. look at all the Statesy people....
In the Beginning...
The Skeptic's Elite
Katganistan can!
My Little Nations

Drasnia's description of the Nationstates Experience

Learning English: It's Not Just for Non-Native Speakers
I have a fan club!
The Hivemind... isn't. Your mileage may vary.

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Katganistan
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Founded: Antiquity
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Katganistan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:20 am

Dyakovo wrote:
Katganistan wrote:Yes, but which aspect do you find that way?

The WA players are addicted to the lawmaking....
The General posters are addicted to arguing....
The gameplayers are addicted to raiding and defending....
The roleplayers are addicted to RP....


And all of them claim their facet is THE most important one to Nationstates!

Which is silly of course... Everyone knows deep down that the Generalites are right... ;)

SO not going there.... (even though I am a Generalite through and through....)
Incorrigible Punsters
Kat, I am your father!
Why I Should Be One of the New Moderators

Kat: "What crime am I to be charged with?"
Sgt Toomey: "Being off the market and denying the many legions of Katganifans the chance to hope they will be the next to be putty in your Katganihands. Sorry. Just Hammasturbating."

Ahhhhh. look at all the Statesy people....
In the Beginning...
The Skeptic's Elite
Katganistan can!
My Little Nations

Drasnia's description of the Nationstates Experience

Learning English: It's Not Just for Non-Native Speakers
I have a fan club!
The Hivemind... isn't. Your mileage may vary.

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Syvorji
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Posts: 7996
Founded: Oct 10, 2010
Ex-Nation

Postby Syvorji » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:20 am

Katganistan wrote:
Unicario wrote:Katganistan.

ELEANOR RIGBY IS THE BEST FUCKING SONG EVEERRRRRRR

Even if i did have to add an extra stanza or two. ;)

And as such, I'm glad for that, Kat. Good job. =)

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