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[PASSED] Commend The Skeleton Army

Postby Sedgistan » Sun May 02, 2010 1:29 pm

Image Commend The Skeleton Army
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation | Nominee: The Skeleton Army | Proposed by: Sedgistan


The World Assembly,

Recognising The Skeleton Army as the self-declared "greatest raider region,"

Bowing down to their mighty leader, the Warrior Skeleton Queen of Ramazakal,

Noting that their fearless armies of the undead are renowned for conquering regions under the cover of darkness,

Aware that this is a fate that has befallen such prominent regions as Texas, The West Pacific, The Rejected Realms, and The Cuckoos Egg,

Surprised to learn that The Skeleton Army never causes harm to the regions it invades and instead prefers to mingle with the natives, steal food from their barbecues, and attempt to drink beer - with hilarious results,

Appreciating The Skeleton Army's generous supply of sticky ribs to the regions it conquers,

Acknowledging that all that The Skeleton Army requires from its defeated enemies is for them to sign the Thighbone of Surrender,

Believing that these novel and unique military tactics are far superior to the conventional varieties,

Desiring that other regions follow their example,

Thusly Commends The Skeleton Army.


This is something I've been hoping to submit for months. I started drafting it on TSC's forums back in January, but it kind of died off. Above is the current draft - I'm still not sure it does them justice, but I'm hoping that by posting this here, I can get some input from others, and motivate myself to finish it off.

I did have a dilemna about whether to commend them (as above) or condemn them (as a fearsome raider group), but in the end went for the commendation.

A little bit of background - The Skeleton Army is the funniest raider group around. They've been in NationStates for several years, and their method of 'raiding' is to move some non-WA nations to the target region, and then post on the RMB claiming to have taken it over. I don't think that description really does them justice - their invasions are absolutely hilarious, and generally enjoyed by all involved - especially the 'invaded' region.
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Postby A mean old man » Sun May 02, 2010 2:23 pm

Go for it.
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby Oh my Days » Sun May 02, 2010 2:27 pm

*Supports*
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Postby Naivetry » Sun May 02, 2010 6:14 pm

"migle " should be "mingle", and the last line should be just "Commends" rather than "Commending", right?

I like it in principle. :)

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Postby Sedgistan » Sun May 02, 2010 6:18 pm

You're right, changes made.

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Postby Sedgistan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:52 pm

Rule 4 killed this when I wanted to submit it back in May - not the fact it violates the rule, just the fact that the SC was entirely dominated by arguments about Rule 4, and I didn't want this proposal shot down in the midst of that.

I started thinking about it again a week ago - initially, I was unsure about pursuing it, as I'd got a bit of flak from a member of TSA over the whole Anatolia affair, which anyone who follows the raider/defender game will remember. Anyhow, I've decided to go ahead with it, as I realised that the region still is one of the funniest & most unique ones out there in NS, and really deserves recognition for the humour it spreads when it invades regions.

So, I'm fairly happy with the current draft, and will be submitting soon, but will hold off to allow for any suggested amendments that people want to make.

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Postby A mean old man » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Dem semicolons! >:(
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby Sedgistan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:26 pm

Heh, fixed. Maybe I could capitalise the first word of each clause... that's another thing that seems to irritate people :P

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Postby A mean old man » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:55 pm

Sedgistan wrote:Heh, fixed. Maybe I could capitalise the first word of each clause... that's another thing that seems to irritate people :P


If you wanted to be like the UNSC you could italicize them. ;)
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby Ballotonia » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:09 pm

Looks good, and I'm glad you went with a Commendation instead of a Condemnation.

Can you add a more recent example?

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Postby Ardchoille » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:12 am

I think I'd better confer with Lunatic Goofballs to see if he can suggest some special penalty to deal with the terrible puns this is sure to bring on in debate. :p

And "barbecues", not "barbeques".
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Postby Sedgistan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:45 am

Ballotonia wrote:Can you add a more recent example?

I haven't been active enough in NS the last couple of months to know of one from them, but I've contacted TSA to see if they can name a couple of more recent examples.

Ardchoille wrote:I think I'd better confer with Lunatic Goofballs to see if he can suggest some special penalty to deal with the terrible puns this is sure to bring on in debate. :p

You should be thankful I drafted this offsite, as you don't have to put up with me talking about "fleshing out" the "bare bones" of the proposal :D

Ardchoille wrote:And "barbecues", not "barbeques".

Thanks - fixed.

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Postby Sedgistan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:38 am

Added in The West Pacific as well as The Cuckoos Egg as examples of more recent invasions. I'm not going to put [region] links in the proposal when submitted, as there's obviously no evidence remaining on the RMBs of the invasions, so it wouldn't really contribute anything to it.

I'll be submitting this alongside Commend Ananke, just waiting on a telegram from someone before I do that.

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Postby Darkesia » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:27 pm

It's been months since I last went to their RMB and taunted them, demanding they invade us. Thank you for reminding me of this fun stuff. I wonder if we could arrange an invasion for Halloween.
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Postby A mean old man » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:30 pm

That would be appropriate.

Sedge, there are still errors in this, I just haven't had the time in the last couple days to go over it. Don't you go sticking it in that queue, yet!

You've got plenty of time left to work with Commend Ananke II, anyway.
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby Sedgistan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:09 pm

:( Reads fine to me... fine, I'll wait for your suggestions.
A mean old man wrote:You've got plenty of time left to work with Commend Ananke II, anyway.

I what? I thought that was finished too...

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Postby A mean old man » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Sedgistan wrote::( Reads fine to me... fine, I'll wait for your suggestions.
A mean old man wrote:You've got plenty of time left to work with Commend Ananke II, anyway.

I what? I thought that was finished too...

Quorum, campaign, at vote... it isn't over till it's over. ;)
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby South Allegheny » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:34 am

The East Pacific would be totally for the Skeleton Army's commendation. Also because there was some confusion last time the Army 'raided' TEP we did not sign the thigh bone of surrender, they are welcome to come back and demand that we do so. (because it was hilarious regardless)
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Postby A mean old man » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Recognising The Skeleton Army as the self-declared "Greatest raider region,"


Comma inside the quote. And is the capital "G" necessary?

Bowing down to their mighty leader, the Warrior Skeleton Queen of Ramazakal,


A [nation] or [nation=short] or [nation=short+noflag] tag might be nice here. ;)

Just 'cuz.

Noting that their fearless armies of the undead are renowned for conquering regions under the cover of darkness,


Spelling error.

Aware that this is a fate that has befallen such prominent regions as Texas, The West Pacific, The Rejected Realms, and The Cuckoos Egg,


Comma.

Surprised to learn that The Skeleton Army never causes harm to the regions it invades and instead prefers to mingle with the natives, steal food from their barbecues, and attempt to drink beer - with hilarious results,


Spelling error. Plural/singular confusion. Dangler.

Appreciating The Skeleton Army's kind supply of sticky ribs to the regions it conquers,


Pl/Sg confusion.

"Kind" seems strange in where it's placed. Use it if you want to. It doesn't necessarily make sense describing "supply," but I know what you mean when you include it.

"Appreciating how The Skeleton Army kindly supplies sticky ribs to the regions it conquers,"

Idk. Use it if you want.

Acknowledging that all that The Skeleton Army requires from its defeated enemies is for them to sign the Thighbone of Surrender,


Pl/Sg confusion. Erased space in "thigh bone," as "thighbone" is also correct and is what is used by TSA when they describe said Thighbone of Surrender. Also capitalized "Thighbone of Surrender."

Believing that these novel and unique military tactics are far superior to the conventional varieties,


Plural seems more appropriate there.

Desiring that other regions follow their example,


But that's unoriginal! :p

Thusly Commends The Skeleton Army.


"Thusly." Lol.
A: SC#16 - Repeal "Liberate The Security Council"
A: SC#26 - Commend The Joint Systems Alliance
A: SC#30 - Commend 10000 Islands
A: SC#37 - Condemn NAZI EUROPE
A: SC#38 - Repeal "Condemn NAZI EUROPE"
A: GA#149 - On Expiration Dates
C: SC#58 - Repeal "Commend Sedgistan"
A: SC#62 - Repeal "Condemn Swarmlandia"
C: SC#63 - Commend Ballotonia
A: SC#65 - Condemn Punk Reloaded
C: GA#163 - Repeal "Law of the Sea"
A: SC#72 - Repeal "Commend Mikeswill"
C: SC#74 - Condemn Lone Wolves United
C: SC#76 - Repeal "Condemn Thatcherton"
A: SC#81 - Repeal "Condemn Anthony Delasanta"
C: SC#83 - Condemn Automagfreek
C: SC#84 - Repeal "Liberate Islam"
C: SC#111 - Commend Krulltopia

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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:10 pm

Switched 'kind' out for 'generous', which I think fits better - though maybe 'magnanimous' would be an improvement? I would've put a [nation] tag in for Ramazakal, but she CTEd a few days ago :(

Other than that, suggestions adopted.
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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:04 am

Proposal is now submitted.

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Postby Firstaria » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:40 am

Let me get this straight, commending a raider region because they raid only for fun and not for ruining other players region??? Well, i think we can support it, i mean the whole "take them as good example" seems ok for me.
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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:30 am

Yeah, the key thing is that they don't use WA nations - so they don't try and take the delegacy/eject nations, which is what conventional raiders do. Its more of an 'RP invasion' of a region, though they move their nations there.

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Postby Krioval » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:16 pm

I remember the discussion on this proposal in "The Security Council". I support it.

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Postby Darenjo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:21 pm

This is awesome. Full support.
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