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[Draft] Add-Minister

Postby Holy Free » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:24 am

Title: Add-Minister

Description:
After a recent scandal with the not widely known Minister of Complicating Things. @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ realize they don’t know how many ministries there are. Your afternoon was interrupted when you were about to stamp on the creation of the Ministry of Relaxation.

Option 1
“No, don’t stamp on that.” pleads @@RANDOMNAME@@, your Minister of Ministries. “I can’t keep up with who I’m supposed to work or meet with today. Is it the Minister of Compromises and Trust Falls? Or, the Minister of Tea And Scones. Maybe, it’s the Minister of Whispers. Who knows? I can't deal with all of this anymore, we should restrict the number of new Ministers per year.”

Effects:
The 1st of January is now New Ministers Day.

Option 2
“That’s not enough!” yells @@RANDOMNAME@@, your Minister of Zero Tolerance. “There are too many Ministers you have to fire some of them. Do we need the Minister of Anti-Culture, the Minister of Mad Science, or the Minister of Homeland Insecurities? Is there even a difference between the Minister of Solutions, the Minister of Alternative Solutions, the Minister of Diplomatic Solutions, the Minister of Creative Solutions, the Minister of Non-Violent Solutions, the Minister of Underhanded Solutions, and the Minister of Friendly Solutions? I think not!"

Effects:
The Minister of Zero Tolerance won’t have to meet with the Minister of Anger Management anymore.

Option 3
“These Ministers are all Important.” says @@RANDOMNAME@@, your Minister of Niceness. “Like the Minister of Cost-Cutting and Harsh Realities. While I fight with @@Him@@ sometimes, the Minister of Compromises and the Minister of the Middle Ground always helped us. We are like a Quartet of Problem Solving Ministers! I propose we add more Ministers when there’s a need for one. Speaking of which, the @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ Industry is growing...”

Effects:
The number of Ministers is expected to exceed @@DEMONYM@@ population in a week.

Option 4
“I’m bored,” says your niece. “I want to do something new.” As she’s looking through what appears to be a dictionary of Ministers, which is heavy enough that she can't lift it from the podium. “Whoa! There’s a Minister of Lightly-Fried Fish Fillets? Can I be any Minister I want? Like… for no important reason, the Minister of Missile Codes.”

Validity:
Invalid for Nations with no WMDs.

Effects:
A small nameless country was wiped off the map.

Option 5
“You really need a break, @@LEADER@@.” sighs @@RANDOMNAME@@, your Minister of Best Solutions. Whom you appointed a week ago. “I know, how about we create the Ministry of Making Decisions? Since there’s like a queue of Ministers to meet you outside. Then we could go to the newly created Ministry of Relaxation, you are in need of a deep massage! Stop making decisions, so you don’t have to be tired every day.” @@He@@ smiled excitedly while holding spa tickets.

Effects:
With one stamp, the official title of the leader is now the Minister of Making Decisions.
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Postby Arpasia » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:26 am

Minister of Ministries.

For some reason I get some easter egg vibes
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Postby Trotterdam » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:02 am

Haha. I don't know how viable this is as a real issue, but I love the humorous commentary on past issues and our issue-writing style in general.

A note for option 4: "niece" is female, "nephew" is male.

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Postby Holy Free » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:27 am

Trotterdam wrote:A note for option 4: "niece" is female, "nephew" is male.


Thanks for correcting me on this. This makes me realize I shouldn't have used Uncle in "Uncle, Can I be any Minister I want?". Although I'm not sure what's the neutral term that I could use. I don't want to use Leader or @@Leader@@. I'm tempted to use Ankle. (Uncle+Aunt) But I've put in Pibling for now. (Though it sounds weird to me)
Any suggestions?

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:07 pm

I'd just cut it out, personally. "Can I be any minister I want?" makes just as much sense without bringing in nonsense-words.

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Postby Holy Free » Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:35 am

SherpDaWerp wrote:I'd just cut it out, personally. "Can I be any minister I want?" makes just as much sense without bringing in nonsense-words.


Noted and edited.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:53 am

It's a fun premise. Would be good to see some options exploring the alternatives to ministerial bureaucracy. Like maybe a lot of these roles could be shifted from politicians to civil servants, The speaker could be a Non-Departmental Administrative Permanent Co-Director for Miscellaneous Activities.
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Postby Holy Free » Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:18 am

Forgot about this for a while...

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:It's a fun premise. Would be good to see some options exploring the alternatives to ministerial bureaucracy. Like maybe a lot of these roles could be shifted from politicians to civil servants, The speaker could be a Non-Departmental Administrative Permanent Co-Director for Miscellaneous Activities.


"This silliness cannot go on further" shouts calmly @@RANDOMNAME@@, your old and wrinkly Head Justice of the Supreme Court. "We should forgo the entire system of this nonsense ministerial bureaucracy. No more of politicians campaigning just for one person to appoint the whole cabinet! Just let people apply to lead in these positions. Many roles could do better with civil servants. The Speaker would do better as a Non-Departmental Administrative Permanent Co-Director for Miscellaneous Activities."


I'm not fully sure what do you mean. Is it something along these lines?

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Postby Apatosaurus » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:17 pm

Hmm, I don't really have much feedback, but this is a pretty good draft!
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:13 am

Good and deliberately humorous draft! I'm sure the Minister of Helpful Feedback would be delighted!
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Postby Daarwyrth » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:09 am

Minister of Complicating Things.

The period at the end should be a comma. I know, I know, very small nitpick :P

I really love this issue, well-written and incredibly humorous. I do agree with Candlewhisper though, it would be an interesting choice to explore alternatives to ministries. Perhaps citizen committees, to involve the people more? Just a suggestion of course, feel free to do with it what you want!
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