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[DRAFT] Royal Rage

Postby Daarwyrth » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:34 pm

This is an issue draft that I had worked on in the past, but never finished. As I am endlessly intrigued by the topic of monarchies, I have decided to pick it up again in a somewhat renewed form. Now, anticipating that options 4 a and b might cause some remarks about player autonomy, I'd like to take issue #1157: Rodney and Julietta as an example that there is precedent in the issue base for @@LEADER@@ to become a monarch. Like in option 5 of that issue, @@LEADER@@ is not assumed to be a monarch, but the option is there should the player want to take it. I believe it can work in a similar fashion for this issue draft :)
EDIT: The issue serves as a form of commentary on the royalty obsession that longstanding republics like the USA experience whenever something grand involving the royals of different countries happen. This article serves as a form of inspiration for the idea, to a certain degree.

CURRENT DRAFT:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] The newlywed Princess Harriet of Albionia and Ties actor Morgan Murkle have chosen your nation as the destination of their honeymoon. Yet ever since their arrival, the royal couple has had to fend off hordes of royalty obsessed @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@. During a private meeting with you in your office, the princely couple has raised concerns about the continuous, blatant intrusions upon their privacy.

[Option 1] "They're everywhere," quivers Princess Harriet, while clutching onto her husband's arm. "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw their faces pressed against the window. @@LEADER@@, our suite is on the top floor!" she begins to sob and buries her face in her husband's shoulder, who continues for her. "We can't cope with this mad furore of your citizens anymore. You need to keep these crooks away from us by any means necessary, or the Immortal Queen will hear of this!"

[Effect 1] anyone who so much as looks at visiting royals is brutally beaten down by the police

[Option 2] "I SEE THEM! I SEE THEM!" screams a @@MAN@@ who suddenly appears in the window of your office, held up by a pyramid of people. "Release their royal highnesses to us, @@LEADER@@, we must have our selfies with them! They have chosen our nation, our people to bestow their magnificent presence upon, and now it is our duty to bask in their majesty every single moment of their stay in @@NAME@@!" @@HE@@ professes, foaming at the mouth.

[Effect 2] celebrities flee the country while pursued by masses of screaming @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@

[Option 3] "Why did you allow these elitist pigs into our country in the first place?" demands Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and your legal counsel from Guil & Tine Lawyers, after the royal couple had exited your office. "Our people shouldn't celebrate monarchism like this! You need to instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchist traitors out there and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine and shame them. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 3] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] @@LEADER@@'s campaign managers can be found flipping burgers at McRonald's

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] @@LEADER@@ is always portrayed a head shorter in foreign depictions these days


DRAFT 8:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] The newlywed Princess Harriet of Albionia and Ties actor Morgan Murkle have chosen @@NAME@@ as the destination of their honeymoon. Yet following the arrival of the noble pair, the recurring royalty craze that your citizens experience whenever there's an event involved with any of the royal family's of @@REGION@@ flared up once more. During a private meeting with you in your office, the princely couple has raised concerns about the continuous, blatant intrusions upon their privacy.

[Option 1] "They're everywhere," quivers Princess Harriet, while clutching onto her husband's arm. "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw their faces pressed against the window. @@LEADER@@, our suite is on the top floor!" she begins to sob and buries her face in her husband's shoulder, who continues for her. "We can't cope with this mad furore of your citizens anymore. You need to keep these crooks away from us by any means necessary, or the Immortal Queen will hear of this!"

[Effect 1] anyone who so much as looks at visiting royals is brutally beaten down by the police

[Option 2] "I SEE THEM! I SEE THEM!" screams a @@MAN@@ who suddenly appears in the window of your office, held up by a pyramid of people. "Release their royal highnesses to us, @@LEADER@@, we must have our selfies with them! They have chosen our nation, our people to bestow their magnificent presence upon, and now it is our duty to bask in their majesty every single moment of their stay in @@NAME@@!" @@HE@@ professes, foaming at the mouth.

[Effect 2] celebrities flee the country while pursued by hordes of crazed @@DEMONYM@@

[Option 3] "Why did you allow these elitist pigs into our country in the first place?" demands Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and your legal counsel from Guil & Tine Lawyers, after the royal couple had left your office. "Our people shouldn't celebrate monarchism like this! You need to instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchist traitors out there and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 3] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] @@LEADER@@'s campaign managers can be found flipping burgers at McRonald's

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] @@LEADER@@ is always portrayed a head shorter in foreign depictions these days


DRAFT 7:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] The newlywed Princess Harriet of Albionia and Ties actor Morgan Murkle have chosen @@NAME@@ as the destination of their honeymoon. Yet as it turned out, many of your citizens have been harbouring a dormant yet intense fascination with royalty, which awakened upon the arrival of the royal pair. During a private meeting with you in your office, the princely couple has raised concerns about the continuous, blatant intrusions upon their privacy.

[Option 1] "They're everywhere," quivers Princess Harriet, while clutching onto her husband's arm. "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw them. I saw their faces pressed to the window. @@LEADER@@, our suite is on the top floor!" she begins to sob and buries her face in her husband's shoulder, who continues for her. "We can't cope with this mad furore of your citizens anymore. You need to keep these crooks away from us by any means necessary, or the Immortal Queen will hear of our displeasure with you!"

[Effect 1] anyone who so much as looks at visiting royals is brutally beaten down by the police

[Option 2] "I SEE THEM! I SEE THEM!" screams a @@MAN@@ who suddenly appears in the window of your office, held up by a wall of jubilantly screaming people. "Release their royal highnesses to us, @@LEADER@@, we must have our selfies with them! They have chosen our nation, our people to bestow their magnificent presence upon, and now it is our duty to bask in their majesty every single moment of their stay in @@NAME@@!" @@HE@@ professes, foaming at the mouth.

[Effect 2] celebrities flee the country while pursued by hordes of crazed @@DEMONYM@@

[Option 3] "And why did you allow these elitist pigs into our country in the first place?" angrily asks Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and your legal counsel from Guil & Tine Lawyers, after the royal couple had been escorted out of your office. "Our people shouldn't celebrate monarchism like this! You need to instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchist traitors out there and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 3] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] @@LEADER@@'s campaign managers can be found flipping burgers at McRonald's

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] @@LEADER@@ is always portrayed a head shorter in foreign depictions these days


DRAFT 6:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] The newlywed Princess Harriet of Albionia and Ties actor Morgan Murkle have chosen @@NAME@@ as the destination of their honeymoon. Yet as it turned out, many of your citizens have harboured a dormant, but intense fascination with royalty, that burst open like a dam upon the arrival of the princely couple. As such, during their formal meeting with you in your office, the princess and her husband raised concerns about their lack of privacy.

[Option 1] "They're everywhere," whispers a shaking, sleep-deprived Princess Harriet. "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw them. I saw their faces pressed to the window. @@LEADER@@, our suite is on the top floor!" she bursts into tears in the arms of her husband, who continues for her. "Our security can't cope with this mad furor of your citizens anymore. You need to step in and keep these crooks away from us by any means necessary, or the Immortal Queen will hear of our displeasure with you!"

[Effect 1] anyone who so much as looks at visiting royals is brutally beaten down by the police

[Option 2] "I SEE THEM! I SEE THEM!" suddenly screams a @@MAN@@ with @@HIS@@ face pressed to the window of your office, held up by a wall of jubilantly screaming people. "Release their royal highnesses to us, @@LEADER@@, we must have our selfies with them! They have chosen our nation, our people to bestow their magnificent presence upon, and now it is our duty to bask in their majesty every single moment of their stay in @@NAME@@!" @@HE@@ professes, foaming at the mouth.

[Effect 2] celebrities flee the country while pursued by hordes of crazed @@DEMONYM@@

[Option 3] "And why did you allow these elitist pigs into our country in the first place?" angrily asks Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and your legal counsel from Guil & Tine Lawyers, after the royal couple had been escorted out of your office. "Our people shouldn't celebrate monarchism like this! You need to instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchist traitors out there and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 3] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] @@LEADER@@'s campaign managers can be found flipping burgers at McRonald's

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] suddenly @@LEADER@@ is always portrayed a head shorter in foreign depictions


DRAFT 5:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] The newlywed Princess Harriet of Albionia and Ties actor Morgan Murkle have chosen @@NAME@@ as the destination of their honeymoon. Yet as it turned out, many of your citizens have harboured a dormant, but intense fascination with royalty, that burst open like a dam upon the arrival of the princely couple. As such, during their formal meeting with you in your office, the princess and her husband raised concerns about their lack of privacy.

[Option 1] "They're everywhere," whispers a shaking, sleep-deprived Princess Harriet. "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw them. I saw their faces pressed to the window. @@LEADER@@, our suite is on the top floor!" she bursts into tears in the arms of her husband, who continues for her. "Our security can't cope with this mad furor of your citizens anymore. You need to step in and keep these crooks away from us by any means necessary, or the Immortal Queen will hear of our displeasure with you!"

[Effect 1] any public expression of excitement is brutally beaten down by the police

[Option 2] "I SEE THEM! I SEE THEM!" suddenly screams a @@MAN@@ with @@HIS@@ face pressed to the window of your office, held up by a wall of jubilantly screaming people. "Release their royal highnesses to us, @@LEADER@@, we must have our selfies with them! They have chosen our nation, our people to bestow their magnificent presence upon, and now it is our duty to bask in their majesty every single moment of their stay in @@NAME@@!" @@HE@@ professes, foaming at the mouth.

[Effect 2] anyone with celebrity status avoids @@NAME@@ like the plague these days

[Option 3] "And why did you allow these elitist pigs into our country in the first place?" angrily asks Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and your legal counsel from Guil & Tine Lawyers, after the royal couple had been escorted out of your office. "Our people shouldn't celebrate monarchism like this! You need to instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchist traitors out there and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 3] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] it turns out 'it's just a phase' is indeed wishful thinking

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] it turns out 'it's just a phase' is indeed wishful thinking


DRAFT 4:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy

[Description] Despite @@NAME@@'s republican tradition, any grand news about the royal houses of @@REGION@@ always managed to throw your citizens into an inexplicable royalty craze. Recently, following the highly anticipated wedding of Princess Harriet and Ties actor Morgan Murkle in Albionia, the same obsession has reared its head once more, much to the anger and frustration of loyal republicans.

[Option 1] "It's a disgrace that we're allowing our good citizens to fall for the farce these vile, pompous buffoons are putting up!" declares Maxime Robertspeare, an avowed republican and partner at Guil & Tine Lawyers. "You need to immediately forbid any expression of monarchism within @@NAME@@ and instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchists and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 1] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Option 2] "Don't be ridiculous!" counters royalty expert @@RANDOMNAME@@, handing out memorabilia commemorating the wedding of Albionia's princely couple. "Some people are diehard fans of foreign actors, music bands or long-nailed, poofy-haired celebrity mediums. Why would fawning over foreign royals be any different? You just need to make sure everyone joins in on the craze by making education on foreign monarchies a mandatory part of the national curriculum, lure princes and princesses over to our nation with fancy summer residences and generous tax cuts, and declare every royal happening a national holiday. It'll be grand, I tell you!"

[Effect 2] foreign royals flee @@NAME@@ pursued by hordes of fangirling citizens

[Option 3] "Hmpf, all this fuss over some fancy-pants outsiders," huffs the fiercely patriotic Mayor of @@CAPITAL@@. "Look, I get it, people are social animals who love to live parts of their lives through those of celebrities. But we need to find a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ way in revering individuals with a special status, individuals like you @@LEADER@@. Let our people retain their ways and customs by living out parts of their dull, unimportant lives through yours! Surely you'd be willing to sacrifice all of your privacy for the preservation of our national identity?"

[Effect 3] everybody follows 'the @@LEADER@@ Show'

[Effect 4a] "Aren't our lovely subjects adorable when they're like this?" asks your sister, smiling down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "It seems to me as if they'd really want a royal family of their own, a family they already know well and look up to," she turns to you with a knowing smile. "We'd only need to enshrine our new, royal status in the law, have the constitution define your executive powers and organize your coronation ceremony. You'd make our citizens so happy..."
[Validity] Must not have Autocracy

[Effect 4a] it turns out 'it's just a phase' is indeed wishful thinking

[Effect 4b] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Must have Autocracy

[Effect 4b] it turns out 'it's just a phase' is indeed wishful thinking


DRAFT 3:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy, must not have State Press

[Description] Recently, several events involving well-known royals have dominated @@REGION@@'s news cycles: the coronation ceremony of Queen Ingrid in Skandilund, the highly anticipated wedding of Princess Harriet and Ties actor Morgan Murkle in Albionia, and the birth of octuplets to the King and Queen of Hispanza. Despite @@NAME@@'s republican tradition, the nation has been swept up in an inexplicable royalty craze as a result, which monarchists and republicans alike seek to take advantage of.

[Option 1] "Oh, the international prestige we'd gain if @@NAME@@ became a monarchy!" says celebrity royalty expert @@RANDOMNAME@@, a self-proclaimed descendant of the ancient King Charlatagne, heading a group of self-congratulating royalists. "A royal family would be the perfect national symbol to rally behind! An embodiment of our national identity, carried outwards across @@REGION@@ and forwards in time, through a dynasty. Just clearly define the position of power our new monarch would wield in the constitution, and we're all set! Long live the monarchy, am I right?"

[Effect 1] the new royal family is following a crash course on what it means to be @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@

[Option 2] "And why are we allowing any attention to be given to such inequitable systems like monarchies to begin with?" asks Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and partner at Guil & Tine Lawyers, sharpening pitchforks along with his peers. "You need to immediately forbid any expression of monarchism within @@NAME@@ and instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchists and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 2] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Option 3] "Hmpf, all this fuss over some fancy-pants foreigners," huffs the fiercely patriotic Mayor of @@CAPITAL@@. "Look, I get it, people are social animals who love to live parts of their lives through those of celebrities. But we need to find a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ way in revering individuals with a special status, individuals like you @@LEADER@@. Let our people retain their ways and customs by living out parts of their dull, unimportant lives through yours! Surely you'd be willing to sacrifice all of your privacy for the preservation of our nation's identity?"

[Effect 3] everybody follows 'the @@LEADER@@ Show'

[Effect 4] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Is an Autocracy

[Effect 4] @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ are warned to be careful what they wish for


DRAFT 2:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy, must not have State Press

[Description] Despite @@NAME@@'s republican tradition, the nation has been swept up in an inexplicable royalty craze after several events involving well-known royals have dominated @@REGION@@ news cycles: the coronation ceremony of Queen Ingrid in Skandilund, the highly anticipated wedding of Princess Harriet and Ties actor Morgan Murkle in Albionia, and the birth of octuplets to the King and Queen of Hispanza. As a result, the age old squabble between monarchists and republicans has flared up once more.

[Option 1] "Oh, the prestige we'd gain, both internationally and economically, if @@NAME@@ became a monarchy!" says celebrity royalty expert @@RANDOMNAME@@, a self-proclaimed descendant of the ancient King Charlatagne, heading a group of self-congratulating royalists. "A royal family would be the perfect national symbol to rally behind! They'd be the embodiment of our national identity, carrying it outwards across @@REGION@@ and forwards in time, through a dynasty. Just clearly define the position of power our new monarch would wield in the constitution, and we're all set! Long live the monarchy, am I right?"

[Effect 1] the new royal family is following a crash course on what it means to be @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@

[Option 2] "And why are we allowing any attention to be given to such inequitable systems like monarchies to begin with?" asks Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and partner at Guil & Tine Lawyers, sharpening pitchforks along with his peers. "You need to immediately forbid any expression of monarchism within @@NAME@@ and instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchists and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 2] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Option 3] "Hmpf, all this fuss over some fancy-pants foreigners," huffs the fiercely patriotic Mayor of @@CAPITAL@@. "Look, I get it, people are social animals who love to live parts of their lives through those of their celebrities. But we need to find a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ way in revering individuals with a special status, individuals like you @@LEADER@@. Let our people retain their ways and customs by living out parts of their dull, unimportant lives through yours! Surely you'd be willing to sacrifice all of your privacy for the preservation of our nation's identity?"

[Effect 3] everybody follows 'the @@LEADER@@ Show'

[Effect 4] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Is an Autocracy

[Effect 4] @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ are warned to be careful what they wish for


DRAFT 1:
[Title] Royal Rage

[Validity] Must not have Monarchy, must not have State Press, must not have Socialism

[Description] Despite @@NAME@@'s longstanding republican tradition, the citizens of your nation couldn't help but be swept up in an inexplicable royalty craze, as several monarchies across @@REGION@@ had planned the royal weddings of their princes and princesses to occur only days apart from each other. As a result, various special interest groups in favour and against monarchism have sprung up like mushrooms to pounce on the occasion.

[Option 1] "Look how adorable!" says @@RANDOMNAME@@, the CEO of one of @@NAME@@'s largest figurine producing companies, pushing two bobble heads of Princess Harriet of Albionia and her husband Morgan Murkle into your face. "Imagine if we had royalty of our own, I could make a fortune off of selling silly baubles like these during royal events! I mean, eh, WE could make a fortune, hehe... Just make sure any royalty would have a clearly demarcated position of power within our constitution, and we're all set to make a fortune!

[Effect 1] no republic is safe when there's money to be made from royalty

[Option 2] "Why are we allowing any attention to be given to such inequitable systems like monarchies?" begins Maxime Robertspeare, avowed republican and partner at Guil & Tine Lawyers. "There's no time to lose! You need to immediately forbid any expression of monarchism within @@NAME@@ and instill terror, yes, terror I tell you, at the thought of royalty within our citizens. Arrest any monarchists and publicly execute them! Or well, just fine them and shame them publicly. Our @@TYPE@@ is at stake!"

[Effect 2] people lose their heads over retailers claiming 'customer is king'

[Option 3] "This is a sinister plot, I tell you" begins Lenny @@RANDOMLASTNAME@@, a balding man with a black Van Dyke beard. "These foul tyrant-monarchs are trying to win over the proletariat with a highly coordinated publicity stunt! Why else would these fiendish aristocracies organize the royal weddings concurrently? We need to send the elites of @@REGION@@ an equally powerful message. Seize the economy, seize the media, seize the economic independence of our country! We'll light the spark of communism, that'll burn down the capitalists!"

[Effect 3] red is the new black while blue is totally out of fashion

[Effect 4] "So, our little playthings are all about royalty these days, eh?" poses your brother, looking down on the people in the streets through the window in your office. "I say we grant them their wish for once. After all, it'll only unpack even better for us," he says, turning to you with a sly grin. "Imagine yourself - already the sole ruler of our nation - holding a golden, bejeweled crown above your head, crowning yourself the monarch of @@NAME@@. It's a pretty picture, no? Now, let's make it a reality..."
[Validity] Is an Autocracy

[Effect 4] @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ have become careful what they wish for
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Postby Daarwyrth » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:18 am

I have reworked the first draft to hopefully address the concerns that have been expressed in the GI Discord. I have rewritten the premise a bit and changed options 1 and 3 to be more relevant to the issue as described in the premise.

I also hope the new option 1 addresses the concern as raised by Australian rePublic :) I'd love to know what people think of the new draft!
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Postby Daarwyrth » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:15 pm

Any new thoughts on this issue draft? :)
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:16 am

Unfortunately, I've gotta say that I still agree with Aussie. It just seems unlikely that a country would re-factor their entire system of governance around a phase ( :p ), no matter how long-winded or dramatic said phase may be.

For a country to become a monarchy now would involve major re-factoring, and even if it's just a figurehead, how do you decide who gets to be the monarch? In non-monarchial countries, there isn't any "significant figures" who you can just point to overnight and say "you're the king/queen now".

Consider Australia. (purely because it's the easiest for me to make an example of. Ignore the fact that we aren't a republic.) If we were to become a self-sufficient monarchy tomorrow, with our own royals, how would we decide who gets to be said royals? Making it the current PM would be nepotistic and dumb, and there are near-infinite numbers of other famous people that we could bestow the title onto. Even doing a referendum of the people to decide would be ridiculous - there are just so many historical and famous figures that could be monarchs that it's impossible to choose one to head the ruling family, especially considering that family will then hold power for the rest of, well, eternity!

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Postby Daarwyrth » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:28 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:Unfortunately, I've gotta say that I still agree with Aussie. It just seems unlikely that a country would re-factor their entire system of governance around a phase ( :p ), no matter how long-winded or dramatic said phase may be.

For a country to become a monarchy now would involve major re-factoring, and even if it's just a figurehead, how do you decide who gets to be the monarch? In non-monarchial countries, there isn't any "significant figures" who you can just point to overnight and say "you're the king/queen now".

Consider Australia. (purely because it's the easiest for me to make an example of. Ignore the fact that we aren't a republic.) If we were to become a self-sufficient monarchy tomorrow, with our own royals, how would we decide who gets to be said royals? Making it the current PM would be nepotistic and dumb, and there are near-infinite numbers of other famous people that we could bestow the title onto. Even doing a referendum of the people to decide would be ridiculous - there are just so many historical and famous figures that could be monarchs that it's impossible to choose one to head the ruling family, especially considering that family will then hold power for the rest of, well, eternity!


Alright, so, I have worked your feedback into the newest draft and changed a fair bit about it. Essentially, the main focus of the issue has become how to deal or what to do with the royalty craze that republican nations experience when royal events occur. The "become a monarchy" has become a crazy/silly last option, pretty much the same way it is in issue #1157: Rodney and Julietta.

Feedback and comments on the new draft are welcome!
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Postby Westinor » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:02 pm

I think there needs to be a problem caused by the Royalty Rage, rather than the issue framing the Royalty Rage as the problem, seeing as I don't see very much of an issue with Royalty Rage at the moment outside of extreme circumstances. Currently, it seems only extremist republicans would have a problem with this, so I think there needs to be a bit more of a problem for this to be a government issue outside of "some people don't like this thing".
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Westinor wrote:I think there needs to be a problem caused by the Royalty Rage, rather than the issue framing the Royalty Rage as the problem, seeing as I don't see very much of an issue with Royalty Rage at the moment outside of extreme circumstances. Currently, it seems only extremist republicans would have a problem with this, so I think there needs to be a bit more of a problem for this to be a government issue outside of "some people don't like this thing".


Would you have a suggestion as to how to approach royalty rage causing a problem? Because I'm racking my brain about it but I don't know if the ideas I have will be any good.
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Postby Westinor » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:05 am

Daarwyrth wrote:
Westinor wrote:I think there needs to be a problem caused by the Royalty Rage, rather than the issue framing the Royalty Rage as the problem, seeing as I don't see very much of an issue with Royalty Rage at the moment outside of extreme circumstances. Currently, it seems only extremist republicans would have a problem with this, so I think there needs to be a bit more of a problem for this to be a government issue outside of "some people don't like this thing".


Would you have a suggestion as to how to approach royalty rage causing a problem? Because I'm racking my brain about it but I don't know if the ideas I have will be any good.


I'm not entirely sure - I haven't seen or read about many negative effects of royalty rage. Reading through Altmer's comments on your other draft and the news article they linked, perhaps you could focus on what negative psychological effects this obsession has on people? While general anxiety and irresponsibility might not be great topics, maybe fans stalking the royals, or an extreme form of celebrity worship that conflicts with your nation's view (i.e. a celebrity that has opposing views, causing dissent). Both of those peel away from your current narrative, but (again) it feels as of right now there's no actual problem.
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Postby Daarwyrth » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:44 am

Westinor wrote:
Daarwyrth wrote:
Would you have a suggestion as to how to approach royalty rage causing a problem? Because I'm racking my brain about it but I don't know if the ideas I have will be any good.


I'm not entirely sure - I haven't seen or read about many negative effects of royalty rage. Reading through Altmer's comments on your other draft and the news article they linked, perhaps you could focus on what negative psychological effects this obsession has on people? While general anxiety and irresponsibility might not be great topics, maybe fans stalking the royals, or an extreme form of celebrity worship that conflicts with your nation's view (i.e. a celebrity that has opposing views, causing dissent). Both of those peel away from your current narrative, but (again) it feels as of right now there's no actual problem.


Hmm, the bit about a celebrity or another influential person causing problems sounds like an interesting angle to use in approaching this issue. I'll see if I can construct a premise around that, as that sounds like a good idea!
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Postby Daarwyrth » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:31 am

I have finally been able to produce a new draft, with (hopefully) a new premise that offers an actual problem around the topic of 'royalty craze'. I have adapted the first two options to fit the new premise, and tweaked options 3, 4a and 4b accordingly. As such, I would love to know what people think of this new version of the draft! :)
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Postby Daarwyrth » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:28 am

New draft is up with some alterations made to the effect lines, in light of feedback I had received on them in the GI Discord! As such, any new feedback on the whole would be more than welcome :)
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Postby Westinor » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:29 pm

Daarwyrth wrote:many of your citizens have harboured a dormant, but intense fascination with royalty, that burst open like a dam upon the arrival of the princely couple. As such, during their formal meeting with you in your office, the princess and her husband raised concerns about their lack of privacy.


I'm really sorry that I keep critiquing your tenses and nitpicking wording, haha! I feel this might read better as

"many of your citizens have been harboring a dormant yet intense fascination with royalty, which burst open like a dam upon the arrival of the royal pair. During a private meeting with you in your office, the noble couple has raised concerns about the blatant intrusions of privacy."

Your draft already frames the meeting as private, thus the formal -> private change. And I feel "intrusions of privacy" would sum up the problem better than "their lack of privacy", which just implies there's a problem with something like their accommodations (sorry, there's a better word there - I just can't seem to grasp it). Also, it implies previous fiascos already, which you could perhaps play on instead. The rest are just wording changes, and I'd like to note "burst open like a dam" just feels like flourish-ey writing - unless this is a reference I'm missing, I don't really like the placement of that comparison.

Daarwyrth wrote:whispers a shaking, sleep-deprived Princess Harriet


I like "quivers a trembling Princess Harriet, as she tightly grips her husband's arm."

Daarwyrth wrote: she bursts into tears in the arms of her husband, who continues for her


I'd also suggest maybe changing this to "she begins to sob and buries her face in her husband's shoulder, as he continues for her." Might sound a bit smoother and forgoes the repetition of "arm" should you choose to take my above suggestion. Well-done and thank you for trying out a dual-speaker option though :p

Daarwyrth wrote:Our security can't cope with this mad furor of your citizens anymore.


Perhaps you should replace "Our security" with "we", since the problem isn't really with their security, and they're the ones being harassed.

Daarwyrth wrote:suddenly screams a @@MAN@@ with @@HIS@@ face pressed to the window of your office


This is a personal writing style thing again, but you mention "pressed to the window" twice. A slightly altered description - "who appears in the window of your office" perhaps, though the transition from "suddenly screams a @@MAN@@ is kinda awkward anyway, might work better. Maybe change that to "screams a @@MAN@@ who suddenly appears in the window of your office"?

Looking better and better!
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Postby Daarwyrth » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:18 am

Westinor wrote:
Daarwyrth wrote:many of your citizens have harboured a dormant, but intense fascination with royalty, that burst open like a dam upon the arrival of the princely couple. As such, during their formal meeting with you in your office, the princess and her husband raised concerns about their lack of privacy.


I'm really sorry that I keep critiquing your tenses and nitpicking wording, haha!

No, please, don't apologise! Keep the corrections and remarks coming, as how else can I improve? ;)

With that said, all your suggestions have been worked into the newest draft! Thanks :D
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Postby Westinor » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:08 pm

Daarwyrth wrote: Yet as it turned out, many of your citizens have been harbouring a dormant yet intense fascination with royalty


I think the transition at the beginning of this sentence is a bit confusing. I think "However, it turns out many..." would probably work better. Also, maybe a different word for "royalty" would make sense here, seeing as their obsession is with the couple moreso than actual royalty.

Daarwyrth wrote:"Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw them. I saw their faces pressed to the window.


You can probably combine these sentences into "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw their faces pressed against the window!"

Daarwyrth wrote: or the Immortal Queen will hear of our displeasure with you


"Displeasure with you" is kind of a weird phrase. "hear of this" or something similar might work better, but in general if you can find a way to take out the "with you" or word it in a less verbose way that'd be nicer.

Daarwyrth wrote:, held up by a wall of jubilantly screaming people


While a fun detail, I don't know if you can actually see the "wall of jubiliantly screaming people". You can still keep it, though I think maybe you could do better. If you do keep it, maybe change "wall" to something like a "pillar" or "pile"? Those might not be the right words, but you get my point.

Daarwyrth wrote:after the royal couple had been escorted out of your office.


"had been" -> "has been" here, I think.

In general, I think you're still a bit flowery with your language, which is causing a few tense mix-ups and strange discrepancies in your writing. I think as you finish implementing changes, a few read throughs of the sentences around the edit wouldn't go amiss. Looking good though, keep it up!
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Postby Daarwyrth » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:10 pm

Westinor wrote:I think the transition at the beginning of this sentence is a bit confusing. I think "However, it turns out many..." would probably work better. Also, maybe a different word for "royalty" would make sense here, seeing as their obsession is with the couple moreso than actual royalty.

I changed the sentence to fit more with the royalty craze theme again. As to the "however" bit, my professors at uni always express their annoyance at people using 'however' when there is no contradiction in the sentence. The way the sentenced flowed, there wasn't a contradiction, and so, "however" wouldn't have been correct there. They tell us 'yet' is always a safer bet :)

Westinor wrote:You can probably combine these sentences into "Last night, I was about to take a bath when I saw their faces pressed against the window!"

Done! The intent there was to convey the Princess' distraught state, in the sense that she spoke in static sentences. However, this way it's more succinct.

Westinor wrote:"Displeasure with you" is kind of a weird phrase. "hear of this" or something similar might work better, but in general if you can find a way to take out the "with you" or word it in a less verbose way that'd be nicer.

While I changed it to be less wordy, according to the Cambridge dictionary expressing displeasure with something/something should be correct. Note the example "politicians have expressed their displeasure with the decision".

Westinor wrote:While a fun detail, I don't know if you can actually see the "wall of jubiliantly screaming people". You can still keep it, though I think maybe you could do better. If you do keep it, maybe change "wall" to something like a "pillar" or "pile"? Those might not be the right words, but you get my point.

"Pyramid of people" should capture the intended image better! :)

Westinor wrote:"had been" -> "has been" here, I think.

I changed it to "had left". "Has been" wouldn't be correct here, as the Present Perfect Continuous signifies that an action has started in the past and is still continuing. The intent of the sentence is to convey that the couple was already escorted out when the speaker asked his question.

With all that said, new draft is up with several of the changes you proposed implemented! Hopefully the language will appear less flowery now :)
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Postby Westinor » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:18 pm

Daarwyrth wrote:Westinor wrote:
I think the transition at the beginning of this sentence is a bit confusing. I think "However, it turns out many..." would probably work better. Also, maybe a different word for "royalty" would make sense here, seeing as their obsession is with the couple moreso than actual royalty.

I changed the sentence to fit more with the royalty craze theme again. As to the "however" bit, my professors at uni always express their annoyance at people using 'however' when there is no contradiction in the sentence. The way the sentenced flowed, there wasn't a contradiction, and so, "however" wouldn't have been correct there. They tell us 'yet' is always a safer bet


That makes sense, mistake on my part, mostly due to my style of diction. I like to use "however" as a transition even if the contradiction is not obviously clear when I speak or write. A better suggestion probably would've been just removing the "as" and changing "turned" to "turns". In any case, the new rendition of the description is extremely wordy. Could you maybe revert it, or reword it in a way so that it doesn't explain the fascination with royalty, but perhaps exhibits actions that imply this?

Daarwyrth wrote:Westinor wrote:
"Displeasure with you" is kind of a weird phrase. "hear of this" or something similar might work better, but in general if you can find a way to take out the "with you" or word it in a less verbose way that'd be nicer.

While I changed it to be less wordy, according to the Cambridge dictionary expressing displeasure with something/something should be correct. Note the example "politicians have expressed their displeasure with the decision".


I understand that it's grammatically correct, but I meant that there were better ways to word that, since it didn't sound very natural in that case to me. Should've mentioned "here" in my comments.

Daarwyrth wrote:Westinor wrote:
"had been" -> "has been" here, I think.

I changed it to "had left". "Has been" wouldn't be correct here, as the Present Perfect Continuous signifies that an action has started in the past and is still continuing. The intent of the sentence is to convey that the couple was already escorted out when the speaker asked his question.


Also my mistake, was switching some things around when I wrote this section. Can the current rendition be switched from "had left" -> "exits"? It changes the meaning slightly, but it's worded better that way.
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Postby Daarwyrth » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:37 pm

Westinor wrote:That makes sense, mistake on my part, mostly due to my style of diction. I like to use "however" as a transition even if the contradiction is not obviously clear when I speak or write. A better suggestion probably would've been just removing the "as" and changing "turned" to "turns". In any case, the new rendition of the description is extremely wordy. Could you maybe revert it, or reword it in a way so that it doesn't explain the fascination with royalty, but perhaps exhibits actions that imply this?

Done! Hopefully it's along the lines of what you meant? If not, I'll try to find a different way to word it.

Westinor wrote:I understand that it's grammatically correct, but I meant that there were better ways to word that, since it didn't sound very natural in that case to me. Should've mentioned "here" in my comments.

The current form is indeed less wordy, and conveys the same intent :)

Westinor wrote:Also my mistake, was switching some things around when I wrote this section. Can the current rendition be switched from "had left" -> "exits"? It changes the meaning slightly, but it's worded better that way.

My personal preference goes to "had been escorted out of your office", but I agree that "had exited" is much more succinct, and so have opted for that one :)

As such, new draft is up!
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Postby Westinor » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:49 pm

Daarwyrth wrote:Westinor wrote:
That makes sense, mistake on my part, mostly due to my style of diction. I like to use "however" as a transition even if the contradiction is not obviously clear when I speak or write. A better suggestion probably would've been just removing the "as" and changing "turned" to "turns". In any case, the new rendition of the description is extremely wordy. Could you maybe revert it, or reword it in a way so that it doesn't explain the fascination with royalty, but perhaps exhibits actions that imply this?

Done! Hopefully it's along the lines of what you meant? If not, I'll try to find a different way to word it.


Yep, something like that! It might be a bit more humorous if you were more specific.
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Westinor wrote:Yep, something like that! It might be a bit more humorous if you were more specific.

I'll see if I can come up with something, but if not, I'll leave it at this. Thank you for all your feedback though! It was a huge help :)
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Postby Westinor » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:12 pm

Daarwyrth wrote:
Westinor wrote:Yep, something like that! It might be a bit more humorous if you were more specific.

I'll see if I can come up with something, but if not, I'll leave it at this. Thank you for all your feedback though! It was a huge help :)


Actually, hold on. I think it's fine, considering you detail it in the first option.
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Westinor wrote:
Daarwyrth wrote:I'll see if I can come up with something, but if not, I'll leave it at this. Thank you for all your feedback though! It was a huge help :)


Actually, hold on. I think it's fine, considering you detail it in the first option.

Yeah, I was thinking the same, hence why I wasn't sure how to approach it in more detail in the premise, since option 1 holds a specific action already, so I'll keep it as it is :)
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