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    Miscellaneous Stuff from the 10000 Islands

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    Miscellaneous Stuff from the 10000 Islands

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  4. Paffnia

    10KI News

    10000 Islands Emissary Update Date: September 2019 Population: 1185 Delegate Endorsements: 285 Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/ TITO Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations: Commander-in-Chief: Markanite Field Commander: Kante Hame Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente Updates - Since our last update, Kortexia has stepped down from his role as TO. TITO thanks him for his service. - Additionally, Mingulay Isle has been promoted to TO. - Finally, congratulations to our Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on his promotion to be the 110th Knight of TITO. Government The current government of the 10000 Islands is: -Chief Executive: Markanite -WA Delegate: Kuriko -Senior Senator for Himes West: Fleminigisa -Senator for Lyonesse East: URI -Senator for Blue Canaria North: HumanSanity -Senator for New Republica South: Aschente -Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman -Minister of Labor: Paffnia -Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands Election Season Since our last update, Delegate elections have been held. Former Delegate Kuriko returns to her post after defeating Sargon Reman. Aersoldorf was forced to step down from his post as Senator for Lyonesse East due to real life – the region thanks him for his service. Flemingisa was reelected as Senator for Himes West. In the most recent round of Senate elections, Tanzoria did not run for re-election to his seat as Blue Canaria North senator. For that election, HumanSanity of MSPP defeated Marxist Germany of TCP. URI of TCP ran unopposed for her old seat as Senator for Lyonesse East. Senior Senator for New Republic South Dominion of Compassion of MSPP lost reelection to Aschente of TCP, a long time TITO contributor making his first foray into regional government. Legislative Changes Around the Islands Role Play Himes West Senator Flemingisa is working on a forthcoming Quiddich Role Play. Shelter’s Taco Island - following the retirement of Mayor Ater Nox, Markanite appointed Louisistan to be the new Mayor of Shelter’s Taco Island. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37440/ater-departs-mayor-taco-island - Louisistan immediately opened his Mayor’s Mansion. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37450/louisistans-mayors-mansion - Delegate Kuriko was temporarily held by the Taco Island Police Department for a list of offenses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700141/thread - A deal was struck between rebel leader Aschente and Mayor Louisistan after a drawn out conflict dating back to Louisistan's appointment as Mayor. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37524/reasonable-louis - The mysterious HATE group is beginning to make a mark on Taco Island. Their goals are as of yet unkown. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37641/group - SweetHaven and United Royal Islands have started Werewolves #64: Chaos in the Carnival. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37771/ww64-chaos-carnival-game-thread - New Mayor Louisistan inducted Ater Nox, the outgoing Mayor, into the Spammer Hall of Fame. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37504/ater-nox Other - Paffnia was appointed Cartographer-General by Chief Executive Markanite. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37578/new-cartographer-general - Paffnia subsequently released the updated XKI Map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37700/map-10000-islands - Paffnia has appointed Free Earthian Yap as the Deputy Cartographer-General to help oversee the integration of the Map with RP. We look forward to seeing their continuing efforts! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37701/earthian-named-deputy-cartographer-general - Senator for Lyonesse East United Royal Islands has posted the House Cup, Shield, and Sceptre competition and Prolific Posting Contest for the month of September. Thanks to URI for running it and to Taco Island Charities for funding the Prolific Posting Contest. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019 and http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest - 10000 Islands participated in N-Day this year as part of the Canopy faction, coming in second place with their many friends. See here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=factions - Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands declared Paffnia the “Account of the Quarter”. Congratulations to Paffnia! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37672/account-quarter-q3-2019 - THX1138 was named a Featured Nation by The Tasmanian Islands! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37611/10000-islands-featured-nation-thx1138 - In the month of September, Escanaba was our top recruiter, relatively new recruiter THX1138 was our runner up recruiter, and HS and Jabberwocky made substantial contributions. The regional population is up 115 nations over the month of September. Good work to all! - Escanaba was promoted to Deputy Minister of Immigration by Sargon Reman and Na Kanaka Isles was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education by The Tasmanian Islands - Some of you are getting new Emissaries shortly! Ammotangadia has been appointed emissary to the Renegade Islands Alliance, The Tasmanian Islands has been appointed emissary to The Union of Democratic States, Ayunli was appointed Ambassador to The Rejected Realms, Marxist Germany was appointed emissary to The Hole to Hide In, THX1138 has been appointed emissary to Europe, Philosophy 115, and the Western Isles, and The Valencian Federation has been appointed emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations. Congratulations to all of our new emissaries and I hope everyone gets a chance to mix and mingle. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37610/emissaries-needed - The Tasmanian Islands has hired Sargon Reman as a Buddy. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/24088/list-xki-buddies - longtime 10000 Islands contributor and former Delegate Dominion of Compassion announced that he was leaving the region to pursue other interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700572/thread - for a more offbeat and upbeat take on recent 10000 Islands news, check out The Mad Surfer on the 10000 Islands forum thanks to Jabberwocky and his team! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37656/mad-surfer-september-2019
  5. Paffnia

    10000 Emissary Updates

    10000 Islands Emissary Update Date: September 2019 Population: 1185 Delegate Endorsements: 285 Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/ TITO Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations: Commander-in-Chief: Markanite Field Commander: Kante Hame Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente Updates - Since our last update, Kortexia has stepped down from his role as TO. TITO thanks him for his service. - Additionally, Mingulay Isle has been promoted to TO. - Finally, congratulations to our Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on his promotion to be the 110th Knight of TITO. Government The current government of the 10000 Islands is: -Chief Executive: Markanite -WA Delegate: Kuriko -Senior Senator for Himes West: Fleminigisa -Senator for Lyonesse East: URI -Senator for Blue Canaria North: HumanSanity -Senator for New Republica South: Aschente -Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman -Minister of Labor: Paffnia -Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands Election Season Since our last update, Delegate elections have been held. Former Delegate Kuriko returns to her post after defeating Sargon Reman. Aersoldorf was forced to step down from his post as Senator for Lyonesse East due to real life – the region thanks him for his service. Flemingisa was reelected as Senator for Himes West. In the most recent round of Senate elections, Tanzoria did not run for re-election to his seat as Blue Canaria North senator. For that election, HumanSanity of MSPP defeated Marxist Germany of TCP. URI of TCP ran unopposed for her old seat as Senator for Lyonesse East. Senior Senator for New Republic South Dominion of Compassion of MSPP lost reelection to Aschente of TCP, a long time TITO contributor making his first foray into regional government. Legislative Changes Around the Islands Role Play Himes West Senator Flemingisa is working on a forthcoming Quiddich Role Play. Shelter’s Taco Island - following the retirement of Mayor Ater Nox, Markanite appointed Louisistan to be the new Mayor of Shelter’s Taco Island. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37440/ater-departs-mayor-taco-island - Louisistan immediately opened his Mayor’s Mansion. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37450/louisistans-mayors-mansion - Delegate Kuriko was temporarily held by the Taco Island Police Department for a list of offenses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700141/thread - A deal was struck between rebel leader Aschente and Mayor Louisistan after a drawn out conflict dating back to Louisistan's appointment as Mayor. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37524/reasonable-louis - The mysterious HATE group is beginning to make a mark on Taco Island. Their goals are as of yet unkown. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37641/group - SweetHaven and United Royal Islands have started Werewolves #64: Chaos in the Carnival. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37771/ww64-chaos-carnival-game-thread - New Mayor Louisistan inducted Ater Nox, the outgoing Mayor, into the Spammer Hall of Fame. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37504/ater-nox Other - Paffnia was appointed Cartographer-General by Chief Executive Markanite. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37578/new-cartographer-general - Paffnia subsequently released the updated XKI Map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37700/map-10000-islands - Paffnia has appointed Free Earthian Yap as the Deputy Cartographer-General to help oversee the integration of the Map with RP. We look forward to seeing their continuing efforts! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37701/earthian-named-deputy-cartographer-general - Senator for Lyonesse East United Royal Islands has posted the House Cup, Shield, and Sceptre competition and Prolific Posting Contest for the month of September. Thanks to URI for running it and to Taco Island Charities for funding the Prolific Posting Contest. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019 and http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest - 10000 Islands participated in N-Day this year as part of the Canopy faction, coming in second place with their many friends. See here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=factions - Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands declared Paffnia the “Account of the Quarter”. Congratulations to Paffnia! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37672/account-quarter-q3-2019 - THX1138 was named a Featured Nation by The Tasmanian Islands! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37611/10000-islands-featured-nation-thx1138 - In the month of September, Escanaba was our top recruiter, relatively new recruiter THX1138 was our runner up recruiter, and HS and Jabberwocky made substantial contributions. The regional population is up 115 nations over the month of September. Good work to all! - Escanaba was promoted to Deputy Minister of Immigration by Sargon Reman and Na Kanaka Isles was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education by The Tasmanian Islands - Some of you are getting new Emissaries shortly! Ammotangadia has been appointed emissary to the Renegade Islands Alliance, The Tasmanian Islands has been appointed emissary to The Union of Democratic States, Ayunli was appointed Ambassador to The Rejected Realms, Marxist Germany was appointed emissary to The Hole to Hide In, THX1138 has been appointed emissary to Europe, Philosophy 115, and the Western Isles, and The Valencian Federation has been appointed emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations. Congratulations to all of our new emissaries and I hope everyone gets a chance to mix and mingle. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37610/emissaries-needed - The Tasmanian Islands has hired Sargon Reman as a Buddy. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/24088/list-xki-buddies - longtime 10000 Islands contributor and former Delegate Dominion of Compassion announced that he was leaving the region to pursue other interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700572/thread - for a more offbeat and upbeat take on recent 10000 Islands news, check out The Mad Surfer on the 10000 Islands forum thanks to Jabberwocky and his team! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37656/mad-surfer-september-2019
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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 13 October 2019

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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 12 October 2019

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    4amShower:Happy Mental Health Day!

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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 11 October 2019

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    4amShower:night light.

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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 10 October 2019

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    Update XXVIII

    Visit our Discord and our Forum! WA Delegate: Kyorgia Foreign Affairs Officer: Deadeye Jack Media Officer: The Aligned People Culture Officer: Sarah Outreach Officer: Bormiar Speaker of the Assembly: Neop Constitutional Confusion Finally Resolves As some of you may know, the Rejected Realms has a rather unique electoral system where in addition to regular elections, citizens can challenge the Delegate or Officers for their position at any time, if they have the support of several other citizens. However, some confusion ensued around the system in May, when Bobberino, then Outreach Officer, was challenged, but he did not contest the challenge. Thus, under the Constitution, a vote was held to confirm the challenger, Invincible, which failed. However, Constitutional provisions did not state what happens if a sole challenger fails, and a debate ensued in the region on whether the Officer retains their position, or if the position becomes vacant. Then-Speaker Manson eventually decided to announce that Bobberino retains the position, but urged citizens to address this issue with a Constitutional Amendment. After much discussion and several proposals by citizens, a proposal by Guy, a former Delegate, eventually gained the most support and made it to a vote. The proposal made it so that incumbent Officers will be automatically assumed to contest a challenge election unless they state otherwise, thus making the likelihood of a single-candidate confirmation vote much lower – for that to happen, the incumbent Officer would have to state their intention not to contest, and only one challenger decides to run. The amendment also clarifies what would occur in the case that a confirmation vote fails – if a confirmation vote for Officer fails, then that position will become vacant and open to challenges, while if a confirmation vote for Delegate fails, the incumbent Delegate would retain the position as the position is essential for security and must be filled at all times. Some questions were raised about this, as the most likely scenario for a Delegate confirmation vote is when an incumbent runs unopposed, which would mean that the incumbent retains the seat no matter the outcome of the vote. However, it was decided a re-run election would not make sense as it could lead to another one-candidate confirmation vote, and that the failure of the incumbent to be confirmed would serve to encourage others to challenge the position. Thus, the Amendment was passed by an overwhelming majority in August, ending the months-long Constitutional debate. Another Election, Another Report TRR had its most recent Officer Election in August, and it was largely uneventful. Six candidates ran – Sarah, the incumbent Culture Officer; Deadeye Jack, the incumbent Foreign Affairs Officer; The Aligned People, the incumbent Media Officer; Bormiar, the incumbent Deputy Outreach Officer; United Massachusetts, a well-known World Assembly author, former WA Minister of The East Pacific, though a relative newcomer to TRR; and Harenhime, better known elsewhere as Ever-Wandering Souls of The Black Hawks, and a former candidate for Delegate. Aside from Harenhime, everyone ran on a substantial platform. Sarah vied for the position of Outreach, pledging to reach out more to people on the Gameside, though promised to hold a theme region party if made Culture Officer again. Bormiar also targeted Outreach, emphasising a more personal touch and envisioning a mentorship program, with a side note of promoting trading cards as incentives, an area he’s knowledgeable on. Outreach was also the crux of United Massachusetts’ campaign, who wanted to use his experience to expand TRR’s presence in the WA, including publishing vote recommendations, building partnerships, and promoting endorsements. However, he also faced the most questions due to the scale of the plan, though he performed valiantly in addressing them. Jack pledged to continue his previous work as FA Officer, with a focus on potentially setting up a WA bloc with other regions, and closer relations to The North Pacific, though he faced some questions on the lack of response to events in The East Pacific. The Aligned People ran again for Media, with a platform of expanding Rejected Radio to include press briefings, attracting more listeners to live recordings and interviews, as well as continuing quizzes for each issue and encouraging more feedback among writers. In the end, UM didn’t gain enough support for his ambitious WA plan, and the elected Officers were Sarah, reassigned to Culture, Deadeye Jack, reassigned to Foreign Affairs, The Aligned People, reassigned to Media, and Bormiar, assigned to Outreach. UM was taken in as a Deputy Outreach Officer to focus on WA matters, though was replaced recently due to inactivity, so perhaps the voters chose correctly. Kyorgia Becomes Newest Member of Citizenship Council This year has been very crazy for the Citizenship Council. As some of you are aware, Councillor Guy resigned May 1st after years in the position. However, Guy's resignation and replacement by The Grim Reaper only marked another resignation from the CitCo. On September 2nd, Catalyse posted an extremely brief message announcing her retirement as a Councillor. This came as a shock to many, considering she had only held the position since January following her nomination by then-Speaker of the Assembly, Altmoras, after Libetarian Republics decided that he didn't have the time anymore to serve as a Councillor. After careful consideration, Speaker Neop boldly nominated sitting Delegate, Kyorgia. Some acknowledged this as a strange move due to Kyorgia's current position, however, this has occurred before. Under Frattastan's first term as Delegate, he was indeed nominated and appointed to the CitCo. In fact, he's still a Councillor on it today! After Kyorgia's confirmation to the CitCo via a vote in the Assembly, matters involving citizenship seemed to speed up almost as if magic. Who knows how long Kyorgia will serve on the Citizenship Council? Frankly, that doesn't matter now. The Rejected Realms is excited to finally fill the Citizenship Council once more, hopefully for a while! TRR and XKI Fantasy Nerds Gather for Event To celebrate the close ties between 10000 Islands and The Rejected Realms as enshrined in the Treaty of Friendship, the two regions put their heads together and planned a fantasy themed event to enjoy together: A Quest with TRR and XKI. The event was inspired by Dali's Drag Race, organized by the West Pacific in June, but the rules were adapted to fit the way things were going to be judged. Players were encouraged to make a new fantasy themed nation and join The Unicorn The Island and the Wardrobe in order to participate. Over 4 days people were asked to change their flags, mottos, currency, animals, and anything else they could think of to fit the daily theme, show off their creativity and impress the judges. The over 20 people who participated did not disappoint. Photoshop skills were parlayed into Voldemort popping out of a wardrobe. Roleplaying prowess gave us a prolonged visit from Posion Ivy. And of course it wouldn’t be a party without *checks notes* Lord Farquaad memes. Everyone had a lot of fun with it including the judges. In the end the top 3 for the event were: 1. Bowshot/Toerana 2. Nequedum/Glacikaldr/PowerPAOK 3. Thepeopl In other news Sarah won Rejectvision 3 with the song Black Sheep by Metric The Rejected Realms hosted the Elysium Festival with The East Pacific celebrating art. Deadeye Jack won the August Meme Contest
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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 9 October 2019

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    4amShower:The best season ever!

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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 8 October 2019

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    4amShower:More than one in a million.

    Today's smile question: think of what makes you unique. Additional fun info: Currently, there are 7.53 billion people in the world! What is impressive is that, with such a large population, no one has dance your dance, sang your song, or walked your walk. While there may be others who are similar, you as a person are one of a kind and the possibilities of things you can do are endless. To think that no one in history or time has been YOU is pretty astounding. Source: linktr.ee/ourfunfact View the full comic
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    Cats With Hands by Joe Martin - 7 October 2019

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    4amShower:Good Digestion.

    Today's smile question: What is your favorite food? Additional fun info: Sloths also have the slowest metabolic rate of all mammals! And, like a cow, sloth's have four-chambered stomachs! View the full comic
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    4amShower:Color coded.

    Additional Fun Info: Most chameleons don't change to extreme colors to camouflage! They change their colors to adjust to temperature and communicate their mood and mating habits to other chameleons. I say most because the Smith's Dwarf Chameleon do change their colors to evade predators and some change their hue to match their environment. View the full comic
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    4amShower:The source of my powers.

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    4amShower:Boolieve in yourself.

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    4amShower:Acting abilities.

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    4amShower:Sunrise, Sunset

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    4amShower:piggy back ride.

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