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The Never-Ending Festival (Open/All-Tech)

Postby Crimson Tree » Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:03 pm

OOC: I hope this is the right place for a festival.

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The Free Land of Crimson Tree
Crimson Tree Culture Committee

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Subject: Announcing the Grand Opening of the Matsuri Arcology
To: All nations
From: Chairwoman of the Crimson Tree Culture Committe and Elected Representative of the Matsuri Arcology, Joanna "Joni" Cottontail


Attention, old friends and foes, and the nations we've yet to meet!
We at the Crimson Tree Culture Committee have been working diligently these past two years in collaboration with the wonderful people at the Arcology Architecture division of Red Keep Solutions LLC. in order to prepare a very special project for all people from all across the Multiverse to experience: The Crimson Tree Matsuri Arcology!

My name is Joni Cottontail, and I was given the amazing opportunity to become the chairwoman of this beautiful underground nation's Culture Committee by my old friend, Chimi Akagi. When the elections started for the representative and leader of a new arcology began, I immediately signed up with the hopes of creating a place for foreign cultures from all around our world and the many worlds of our Multiverse.

The arcology is split into three layers:
  • Midori
    In the Midori layer, holidays and traditions are more centred around family and other loved ones. Holidays and traditions such as Easter, hanami, Halloween, and even holidays like Christmas and Hannukah as well! Many religious buildings have been constructed here, such as churches, mosques, synagogues, and the pride of the Midori layer: Akagi Jinja. This beautiful Shinto shrine is also known as the Red Tree Temple, is dedicated to O-Inari, the Shinto kami of fertility, agriculture and industry. Each year, events such as natsumatsuri (summer festivals) and Shougatsu (the Japanese New Year) are held at this shrine, which is home to a unique crimson-barked cherry blossom tree cross-bred by Red Keep Solutions's Botanical and Agricultural Division.
  • Murasaki
    A mystical place, perfect for spiritual holidays and traditions, from fortune telling, seances, worshipping the deceased, and other more mellow and sombre events. Filled with wonderful flowers and plants, this layer also has many activities for the green-thumbed, including brilliant flower gardens and crop fields. Feeling adventurous? The Murasaki layer also offers spiritual journeys through the use of tobacco, LSD, psilocybin and cannabis.
  • Orenji
    Love to party? Come to the Orenji layer! Filled to the brim with loud music, great food, and wonderful drinks, every day is Fat Tuesday in the Orenji layer! Speaking of which: Yes! Mardi Gras is celebrated in this layer! Unwind by the artificial beach, specially designed to look and feel just like a real beach, even the water! Just got married in the Midori layer? What better place for an exciting honeymoon than the Orenji layer?

This letter is an open invitation to the Matsuri Arcology: come join us at the Never-Ending Festival! If you have any questions or would like to host a holiday or event, don't hesitate to contact us!


Ground Rules
1) Don't break NS Forum rules

2) Unless for an event (say a wrestling match) violence is PROHIBITED.

3) No assassinations please

4) No weapons allowed!

5) Please don't be disrespectful to other cultures

You get three warnings.
Please make sure to ask before hosting an event!


Current Events:
None! Just hang out in one of the three layers and enjoy your stay!
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Postby Neptunvia » Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:40 pm

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From: Chaim's White.
To: Joanna Cottontail
Hello Ms. Cottontail,

We, The Neptunvian Corporation, wish to host our Dinner Party here at the Matsuri Arcology.
Our Original plan was to host our dinner party on my Private Yacht. However, upon the Opening of this fine Establishment, you seem to have presented A opportunity to finally see your lovely nation with our own eyes, instead of hearing about it from our own soldiers.
This party is for a event, Years in the Making, When we finally open up our new International Storefront to the world. Bringing in a new Age of Economic prosperity. We will also be bringing in our own Beverages in the Form of soda. Its well liked by most people.
I hope you don't mind, but we will be inviting some foreign leaders to our event. You May have heard of some of these leaders, Mr. Morus of Wolfstruppen, The Twins, and your own Dr. Akagi. All of which have been Recommended by my General, and two more Guests, Mrs. Amrani of Laasmistan and Finally, Michael Draven of Krow-Bock, which have been invited by me personally. Altho, if there busy, we might only see there diplomats. However, Me, My General, and my Admiral, Will be there personally. We don't exactly know what "Layer" To go to, so where going to let you decide.

- Sensorily, Chaim's White. CEO of Neptunvia.
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Postby Crimson Tree » Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:32 am

Heya Chaim's!

The layer I'd recommend all boils down to what type of establishment you'd like to eat at! If you'd rather eat at a more wholesome, warm environment then I'd recommend one of the Japanese restaurants in the Midori layer. They're perfect for having a few drinks and making memories! However, if you want a more exciting dinner, we can reserve a private function room at a club on the Orenji layer. You'll get your food and drink, obviously, as well as any entertainment you'd like, and not to mention a swanky room in a fancy Crimson club!
Once you've made your decision, write back to me and we'll reserve the venue you'd like!

Party on!
Joni Cottontail

Ps. No need to call me 'Ms.' or 'Joanna'!
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Postby Crimson Tree » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:01 am

OOC: To be clear, you can participate whenever you like regardless if you've been invited to an event.
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Postby Bigpipstan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:27 am

From: Emperor Bigpip
"The last couple of weeks have been more stressful then usual. With the fighting overseas in Equestria and slowly rising equinelike supremacism, it would be nice to be able to relax with my family; Taking a break from administratin and some times tense political meetings. The Orenji layer in your arcology seems like a good place for that, we will try to not cause a kerfuffle.
Expect me Emperor Bigpip with my husband Harmonious Percussion, our daughter Coco Puff and our young colt and filly.
I take it we can safely travel there from our embassy correct? Another issue is payment, usualy when trading we use small pieces of pure silver, would that be acceptable?"
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Multi-Level Participation

Postby Xeraph » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:01 am

Greetings from Xeraph!

As we currently have a lull in the on-going invasion/defense of the multi-verse, we are intrigued by the possibility of this multi-level Festival. We are primarily a follower of conventional holidays and such, but we also have fairly large groups of citizens who delve into the Mysteries as well as the more hedonistic fests.

At the Emperor's request, we ask if all three levels of festivities are accessible concurrently by our various groups.

Sincerely,

Prince Sethanis Ta'nit, Seneschal of the Empire.

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Postby Alpistan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:10 am

Salamualaykum from Al-Nasir

Peace be upon you from Alpistan!
We would love to celebrate Rabi-al Awwal in the Matsuri Arcology, and in the Midori layer primarily.
At the Khalif's request please may Midori and Orenji be accessible to our group?

Sincerely,
Khalif of the 3 holy mosques Al-Nasir Hakim

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Postby Crimson Tree » Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:00 am

VTOL escorts arrive at all three nations to transport them to Crimson Tree. They're dropped off outside the walls of the Matsuri Arcology, where Joni Cottontail, an anthropomorphic rabbit with ashen grey fur and long purple hair, wearing a fancy shirt and waistcoat, greets them.
"Hello and welcome to the Matsuri Arcology! From here on out, the whole city is your oyster. Feel free to visit any layer you like and don't hesitate to call me if you need hel. And don't worry about cash, we'll take all currencies!"
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Postby Bigpipstan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:46 am

"Thank you for the fast transportation. This place must be huge, is there a map with layout of the Matsuri arcology? we don't want to get lost on the way to Orenji." Bigpip said concerned. His husband stood beside him, Coco Puff was wearing saddlebags and was chating with the colt and filly.
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Postby Crimson Tree » Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:52 am

"Do you see the large tower in the middle? That's an elevator between the three layers. On each layer is a map of said area!"
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Postby Bigpipstan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:06 am

"Thank you wery much, we will be on our way then." the five of them walked to the elevator with Bigpip going first. Managing to fit in the elavator the five of them traveled into the Orenji layer.
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Postby Neptunvia » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:31 am

Crimson Tree wrote:
Heya Chaim's!

The layer I'd recommend all boils down to what type of establishment you'd like to eat at! If you'd rather eat at a more wholesome, warm environment then I'd recommend one of the Japanese restaurants in the Midori layer. They're perfect for having a few drinks and making memories! However, if you want a more exciting dinner, we can reserve a private function room at a club on the Orenji layer. You'll get your food and drink, obviously, as well as any entertainment you'd like, and not to mention a swanky room in a fancy Crimson club!
Once you've made your decision, write back to me and we'll reserve the venue you'd like!

Party on!
Joni Cottontail

Ps. No need to call me 'Ms.' or 'Joanna'!

Oh, okay. well, cottontail, we will be meeting at the Orenji layer, sounds fun. I'll make Shure to provide my guests with a Gorgeous Neptunvian lobster. It will be great! Oh, and we will also be providing our own entertainment. This will be a TV that will show of Collection of short films, demonstrating some of our best products efficiency and usefulness. The dinner party should go on from 6:00pm through 12:00pm. Now, to qoute you, Let's get this party started!
(I'm going to be making a Separate thread for the party btw)

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Postby Alpistan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:32 am

'Salamualaykum, I should like to know where the mosque is?' NAsir asked

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Postby Crimson Tree » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:35 am

Alpistan wrote:'Salamualaykum, I should like to know where the mosque is?' NAsir asked

"The mosque is east of the Akagi Jinja, with the other places of worship. Just follow the signs and you'll get there!"
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Postby Alpistan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:41 am

'Thank you!' NAsir says, then walking to the mosque.'

OOC: Speaking of which, I gotta pray soon

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Postby Kuroluce » Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:27 am

“Hildaaaaaa! I’ve got a question.”

“I’m right here,” Hilda groans, turning over in bed. Lissy pulls her close.

“Wanna go back to Crimson Tree?”

“Oh no, what is it this time?”

“Nothing bad, silly. Chimi’s throwing a party! For a new arcology or something.”

“We’ve been home for all of a day and you wanna go back out again.”

Lissy nods. “Mmhmm! And anyway, I’ve got an idea.” She sits up in bed, stretching while she does so. “DELLLLLLLLL!”

“Wha-“ Hilda intones. But shortly afterwards a meter high automaton of crystal bounds into the bedroom, and pulls her voluminous skirt up in a curtsy.

“Yes, Mistress? Do you have additional tasks for me? Am I needed to manage the realm in your absence once more?” She stands at attention, hidden hands clasped together, awaiting her ladies’ response.

“Del,” Lissy says with a grin. “Come over here, you look to be in dire need of headpats.”

“Will that be all, Miss?”

“No, no….how would you like to take a vacation?”

“M-miss? This unit is unsure—“

Lissy giggles down at the golem. “Do you remember Crimson Tree? That place under Okinawa we told you about? Oh, don’t look at me that way. Nothing bad happening this time! Why, it’s just the opposite. They’re having a festival! The hardest working emmy in Domain should have ample chances to live it up, y’know.”

If Delicate Object Interpreter had eyes, she would’ve blinked. As it was, she may have vibrated in place a bit. “C-can I take my wife unit along?”

Hilda laughs, this time. “Well, yeeeaaah.”

“Get your things packed, sweetie. We’re gonna check out the festival too, but we want this to be your time!” Lissy tells the SIS-unit. “We can leave as soon as your ready~”
For the relevant F7 threads, the girl on the left is Hilda, and the one on the right is Melissa (Lissy).

A class 13.8 civilization, according to this thingy. Assuming the Mistresses stay home. They probably will, they’re actually pretty lazy.

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Postby Xeraph » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:33 am

Six black-clad people descended from the VTOL in the center of a place called Matsuri. The leader saw a large rabbit-type creature hopping towards them and silently waved the group forward. In a low, growling voice, he said "Let's get the fuck outta here."

The Xeraphians quickly stepped into the swirling traffic, pedestrians walking slowly while marveling at the city archetecture. Up and down the smaller avenues they walked until they were relatively free from the crowds.

They all stopped to catch their collective breath, one of them noticing a bevy of nearly-naked, very tall women. He laughed and said, "Well, this trip is looking up!"

A decidedly feminie voice replied, "You would think so, Seth. Women and food is all you apparently think about."

He grinned. "Life's two necessities, Jada." They all chuckled and another of the men said, "Alright, people. We have a week or so to check this place out. Let's have a good time, but try not to stand out too much. Last time on Vhammpyr we had a bit of a problem with that hooch they serve."

"Well hell, boss. That shit was 85 proof. How them critters drink it all the time is beyond me."

The one she called "boss" was the Emperor of The Barbaric Empire of Xeraph, Amalric Tan'it. He'd been Emperor of the empire for 377 years, which made him middle-aged.

"Let me tell you about them critters, Qac. It's a damned good thing they're on our side. No one can stand before them in a fight. It was a good thing we had old Mencius with us."

Lord Mencius Merton, High Ruler of the White-Robed Monks, snarled. "You all had better keep your shit together this time. I'm not bailing anyone out. Avoid excess alcoholic beverages and keep your friggin' pants on!"

Qac said, "No problem on my part. Me and Jada are going to check out the cultural stuff they have here. You gentlemen have to watch your own asses."

Seth, Amalric, Merton, and Vyossae, Duke of the Black Katanas, crossed their hearts and promised.

As the women watched them go, Jada whispered, "My ass........."

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Postby Neptunvia » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:00 am

OOC: You know what, Yeah, We'll host it in this thread. it will be fine.
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Postby Neptunvia » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:35 am

Chaims White, Jarmon Kane, and Admiral Jessy Blake, Walk into the Front office, Fallowed by Rolling tables, and Try's of food, Carrying a Mix of People and Robots.

Chaims White: Alright people! come on! we got things to do. You! I want you to put that in any room that's empty, and You! stand up straight.
Jessy Twirls his guns around, Revolver Ocelot Style. "Come on people! move it!" He turns back to Chaim's to see He's pointing to a sign. "Put all fire arms at the Front desk. Reluctantly, Jessy Pulls out all 9 of his revolvers and checks him in a the desk.
Chaims White: Alright, so, everything's in here. The Room is pre-paid, Where's Marialia?
Secretary Marialia walks into the Building.
Chaims White: come on! what's taking you so long? I mean, you beg for me to take you here, and your slowing everything down.
Marialia: Hey! I didn't come here because I wanted to! Its because you insisted! Saying that "If I dont come, you might do somthing stupid!"
Chaims White mudders somthing to himself. "Stupid... Fish face..."
Chaims white: Hey! Jarmon! Do we have all the Presents?
Jarmon: Yeah, Everything exept for Moris's, I left in the back of the car because you know.
Chaims: the Policy, I know. Alright. Great, Lets get to our room and lets set everything up!
Chaims leaves three Stack of 100 dollar bills on the front counter.
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Postby Laasmistan » Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:07 pm

Ms. Cottontail,

We are pleased to accept this invitation to the festival. May this be an opportunity to establish closer ties, whether diplomatic or otherwise, for the prosperity of both our nations. We believe it to be a valuable endeavour and look forward to seeing all that your beautiful nation has to offer. I personally will be attending to oversee the festivities and participate myself.

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Postby Yabe » Sat Nov 12, 2022 12:43 pm

赤木

That was the familiar logographic-ideographic characters they saw on their promotion picture for the Matsuri Arcology.

“アンマ” Ooi and Kun said with near unison. It was their best pronunciation or equivalent so to speak.

“它マシ?” Ooi asked, brushing some of his black hair aside while glancing down at his phone, leaning against his partner’s right shoulder.

“是 [アイ].” Kun murmured with a soft smile. “它マシ”

“ワ兆市期待マシカ [ワサオマクコタイマシカ].”

“水面它マシ [ミナモタマシ].”

The raven haired man sighed, putting his phone away as he and his partner emerged from the VTOL. “ヲメン具备很多访 [ヲメンスメイフアン].” Kun hummed, his blonde hair rustled from the outside breeze, the cool wind sweeping into his nostrils however. “空気清洁 [クウキキンシ].”

“是 [シア].” Ooi nodded. “ヤ078マラシテカ.”

“除了ヤ078二銀塔有マシタ [スメエヤ078ニキントヨマシタ].”

Afterwards, the duo entered inside, where they wandered towards the Midori layer…

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Postby Kuroluce » Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:18 pm

The shapers commission a classy personal airship to get there. Hilda and Lissy share a couch, while Delicate Object Interpreter and her wife Adverse Concept Examiner (Addy looks nearly identical to Del, as their people generally tend to, though her body is teal colored as opposed to Del’s rose quartz) are locked in their own discussion. Del does eventually approach the shapers, reclining on the couch and on each other, and curtsies.

“We…will be safe amongst the foreigners, correct?” she intones in her melodic, synthetic voice.

Lissy nods at her. “If you two are in any way threatened, we will know. And we’ll be the first to…defuse the situation.”

Del curtsies again. “My utmost thanks, Mistresses.”

“Ahh, doncha worry about it,” Lissy says, cheerfully waving her off.

Hilda addresses her partner. “Those…uh…corp types, right? Neptunvia. They’ve invited us to attend a dinner.”

“Then attend we shall!”

“But there’s something kinda funny, and kinda, um, gross,” Hilda says, furrowing her brow.

“Hmm?”

“They refer to us in the invitation as twins.”

“Uh,” Lissy said. She was very rarely one to be surprised. “Sisters is a common misconception, but…twins? They just…assumed that, huh…” She shakes her head. “Ew.”

“Yeah, really,” Hilda says.

“Well, we can clear up any misinformation,” Lissy says. “Maybe it’s RealiDe spreading BS around, though I hardly know how they might’ve gotten access to the larger multiverse. Maybe we should have our tourist website updated or something.” She looks at Del. “But that can wait.”
For the relevant F7 threads, the girl on the left is Hilda, and the one on the right is Melissa (Lissy).

A class 13.8 civilization, according to this thingy. Assuming the Mistresses stay home. They probably will, they’re actually pretty lazy.

Please rise for the national anthem of Kuroluce!

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Postby Champlaine » Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:58 pm

Chere Madame Cottontail,

Nous sommes heureux d’accepter cette invitation au festival. Que ce soit l’occasion de tisser des liens plus etroits, pour la paix, la prosperitie, l’avenir, de nos nations. Nous sommes impatients de visiter votre pays et d’etudier l’histoire qui l’a construit.

Malheureusement, je serai seul pour assister et superviser les festivals, respectueusement parlant, parce que nous enquetons actuellement sur une faille de securite au sein de notre propre ministere. Je vous assure cependant que mes associes garderont leurs yeux et leurs oreilles dans les coulisses en attendant. Je promets.

Signe,

La Premier ministre champlaine Sophie Lorraine

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Postby Neptunvia » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:23 am

Chaim's and Mariela Enter the room.

Chaim's: Alright, So, the Supreme Lobster plater goes in the Center of the table- Guys! wheres the Table?!
Mariela: Right here sir.
Mariela Enteres the room, holding several foldable tables one handed. She places them all in a line and they unfold.
Chaim's grabs Mariela takes here to the side. "Now isn't the time for your Psychic bullshark!"
Mariela: If not now When?!
Chaim's: Look, If the People ask, then I'll tell'em but right now, is not a good time to just tell the world "Hey everybody! I got a Psychic Secretary!"
Jessy: Wait what?
Chaim's: Jessy? How long have you been standing there?
Jessy: Enough to over hear how you have a Psychic Secretary.
Chaim's: Jessy, you cant tell anyone, the Press would freak, and the world would get into a Frenzy about Psychic soldiers, and it would be chaos! And who would the UN point the blame on? us.
Jessy: Nah, its fine boss, I wont tell a soul... Hey, can you see ghosts?
Mariela: What? no, Why would I be able to see ghosts?
Jessy: Because! your a Psychic! just like my buddy Mike, Man, there was this one time, me and Mike went out in the woods with a ouija board, and he felt somthin crawl up his leg! turns out it was just a possum though, and it bit'em, he got a rabbi's shot a couple of weeks after but-
Chaim's: Jessy, now isn't a good time, Why don't you help the cooks or whatever?
Jessy: You're the man Boss, wouldn't let you down, or tell anyone about your physic secretary who might or might not be a salmon!
Chaim's: How- I didn't even tell you that! Jessy! Jessy get back here! Jes- you know what, Nobody will even believe him. Jarmon! Has anyone shown up yet?
Jarmon: Well, I heard the staff say that Hadya Amrani's coming, as for the rest of the guests, its unknown at this time.
Chaim's: Hmm... We'll, Worst case Scenario, only a couple show up, but that's no big deal, This party is public after all, and we can eat with random strangers!
Chaim's lifts up the cover of the lobster plater, Showing a 4 foot long lobster, Subsidesed with Backed Potatos, Crab legs, Oysters and dipping sauces. While he unveils the feast, two butlers Set up a large TV that displays short films, as well as a timer in the bottom left.
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Elect Kathy Richards!

Postby Tinhampton » Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:37 am

OOC: Many thanks to Crimson Tree for allowing me to embark on this venture.

My character is Kathy Richards (human; 5'6''; poker-straight strawberry-blonde hair) - not a tourist, but a full-time resident of the Mitsuri Arcology. One of ~29,600,000 Crimsons of British descent, her roots are in Tinhampton and (if it were an independent nation) she would be eligible for Tinhamptonian citizenship. She's a bit more bombastic and policy-driven than - say - Cottontail's good friend and People's Representative Chisana/Chimi Akagi, but tows the party line on key federal subjects such as socialism, recreational drugs, and the Crimson Medical Service. So I make no guarantees that the voters will like her...


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ELECT KATHY RICHARDS: For Matsuri, For the People
Better Government, Better Services, Better Layers

A central government ringleader who's in deep with the highest-ranking officials, Joni Cottontail decided she'd go office-shopping to build an arcology that appeals to unassuming non-citizens - while leaving the needs of everyday Crimsons in the dust.

I won't begrudge Joni for laying the foundations for the Matsuri Arcology, where we all live, work, study and relax. But what has resulted is a sanitised, cliched, and internationalised experience. It is not good for the visitors, who are being treated to unfamiliar and distorted experiences even of their home cultures. It is not good for the locals, who work back-breaking and soul-crushing shifts for short-stay tourists and have never gotten a good deal out of how the Arcology has been governed. And it will ultimately prove not to be good for the governments, who have to look after the Arcology's many facilities while impressing massive audiences in the process.

I'll be challenging for Matsuri's Representative because I believe I can turn the situation around. I'm a resident, not a transplant. I've served as a waitress in a popular bar on the Orenji layer for almost every day of the Arcology's existence. No spouse, no children, no distractions: just a desire to push ahead and be the best person I can be. I have seen how tourists, well-to-do and sometimes world-famous, are barely enjoying themselves - and I have seen how the residents, decent working-class folk like me, are almost at the end of their rope.

This is a simple problem which has a simple solution. Matsuri Arcology can continue to be a caricature of international culture led by a desire for vanity - or it can be the engine of the Crimson tourism sector, driven by common-sense policy reform, providing a fair day's work for every citizen and something to suit the needs and quirks of every visitor. Here is my plan to help our Arcology achieve that fundamental vision.

My overriding priority is to encourage the central government to diversify the facilities. Even Joni knows that much of what you can do in Matsuri is based on tropes. She thinks it'll help draw in more tourists - but I know that inauthentic and culturally irrelevant experiences will harm rather than help our standing. We need to study the many cultures of the world that we think we represent, look into the major ones that we've neglected, improve what we have to offer based on this experience, and ensure that the new facilities can appeal to everyone without losing what makes them unique.

But diversity, real or imagined, means nothing if we do not step up our efforts to ensure fair work and fair pay. Many residents of Matsuri are overworked, overstressed and underpaid. This is the fault of their employers, who the government has let slide on the assumption that socialism will curb their excesses by design. Yet withholding wages and benefits, abusing workers and forcing them to put in inhumane hours persists in some parts of Matsuri - and I will strengthen the labour inspection committee to ensure that every employer, no matter how prominent, puts in their fair share and acts in the interests of their workers.

I will also introduce a tax credit for the lowest-earning workers. Crimson Tree can be proud of having a highly progressive income tax on the federal level which ensures that nobody can get too far ahead - but we need to give back to the people who keep Matsuri running while promoting and respecting the tax system's fundamental goal. My tax credits plan will show that Matsuri cares about its working class, that we can trust them to contribute further to the arcology, and that we can provide targeted relief to those who need it the most - every single year.

Crimson Tree is free from detention - but in an outward-looking arcology like Matsuri, public concern about recurrent criminals is warranted. This is why I will ensure that the biggest and most prolific criminals receive comprehensive, tailored rehabilitation. Simply because our strengths are tourism and hospitality rather than research and development gives us no excuse to offer one-size-fits-all solutions to crime prevention: we need to make sure that the worst offenders get the support they need for them to return to society as functional, law-abiding members of society, however long it may take.

Promoting the Crimson Medical Service must go hand in hand with supporting the education system, the other great pillar of basic local government. Some people believe that, with the way Matsuri is set up, schooling shouldn't be a priority - but I strongly disagree. Whether by improving standards in all areas of the curriculum, increasing teacher and staff pay schedules, encouraging extracurricular opportunities, or helping students apply to and attend universities across Crimson Tree, we still have a long way to go, but I'll walk the road as far as I can and, if progress allows, show the path for the other Arcologies to follow.

It should also go without saying that we should encourage adult residents of Matsuri to apply for parenting licenses. Thriving schools and workforces need people; before rushing to import workers and families as a long-term solution, we need to make our own. The more parental applications Matsuri sends, the more we get approved - whether by automatic confirmation or through retakes after adequate preparation - and the stronger our long-term stability will be. On top of that, when parenting licenses are awarded in Matsuri, I will instruct the Arcology government to treat them as valid for as long as the law allows, reducing red tape while rewarding those who have already started successful families.

In doing all of this, of course, I will keep to the rulings of the central government. Red Keep Solutions has done a great deal of good for Crimson Tree - from the CMS to criminal justice reform to recreational drugs policy - and I have no intention of ripping any of that up. In that spirit, if People's Representative Akagi has any problems with anything I do or set out to accomplish, I'll be happy to take them up with her - and if she can't make it to Matsuri, I'll come to the Sunrise bar in Warren City Arcology and talk everything over with her.

If I am elected Representative of the Matsuri Arcology, I will govern for everyone: the challenged and concerned hospitality workers of the Orenji layer, the stallholders and farmers of the Murasaki layer, the clergy and lay faithful of the Midori layer, and all those who arrive from around the world expecting a good time in a leading tourism destination. Joni has had two years of planning time to make this a reality - but it is becoming more of a dream with every passing day. I want to change this: for Matsuri, for the people, for the better.

This campaign material, including informational brochure and promotional yard sign, was paid for by Katherine Angela Richards, 15 Wellington Street, Orenji Layer, Matsuri Arcology, Crimson Tree on behalf of the same individual.
The Self-Administrative City of TINHAMPTON (pop. 319,372): Saffron Howard, Mayor (UCP); Alexander Smith, WA Delegate-Ambassador

Authorships & co-authorships: SC#250, SC#251, Issue #1115, SC#267, GA#484, GA#491, GA#533, GA#540, GA#549, SC#356, GA#559, GA#562, GA#567, GA#578, SC#374, GA#582, SC#375, GA#589, GA#590, SC#382, SC#385*, GA#597, GA#607, SC#415
Other achievements: Cup of Harmony 73 champions; Philosopher-Queen of Sophia; possibly very controversial; *author of the most popular WA resolution ever
Who am I, really? 47yo Tory woman w/Asperger's; Cambridge graduate; currently reading nothing much

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