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  1. Starring Jeannine Van Der Pol Second Installation Featuring: Vrolondia Gahiland: Hello dear listeners, and welcome again to Tea Time with Gahiland. I am your host, Interdimensionally Acclaimed Journalist and Time-Enthusiast, Jeannine Van Der Pol. Today, I'm here with everyone's favorite Yggdrasilian Interior Minister--Vrolondia! Thank you for being here, please make yourself comfortable, have some tea, and we'll get started. Vrolondia: Nice to be here Jeannine, but since I’m the only one, that's not really a contest. G: Hahah, that just means you're everyones favorite by default, of course. V: Haha, makes sense I suppose. G: So, to get started, why don't you please tell us a bit about yourself? V: Well, I'm 23, I'm a university student, and I like to cook, play the violin, and my gender has been a running joke on the RMB since at least 2009. G: Oh? Are you genderfluid, then? Or something else? V: I wouldn't say genderfluid, people always just assumed I was a girl and I got tired of correcting them V: This will come as a shock to at least 50% of your readers, I am, in fact, male. G: What?! Gods in heaven, I am simply appalled! G: Heheh, I did actually think you were female up until a few moments ago. G: For those of our readers who are not clairvoyant, we are conducting this interview through the popular gaming medium, Steam. Vrolondia's gender became apparent after looking at his profile. V: Hahaha, you aren't the first, and won’t be the last. G: Yes, that is pretty funny. So, you are a university student? What are you studying? V: I'm a psych major with a bio minor. Sometimes I wonder if I'm secretly a masochist G: Youch. Those are some tough fields of study. What do you want to do with those degrees after you graduate? Besides the obvious "find a job." V: Well, I'm hoping to get into something in the healthcare field, the ideal job would be a psychiatrist but I don't know if I'm willing to shell out for another 4 years after this. G: Oof. Sounds like some tough decisions you've got to make. Well, I'm sure whatever you end up doing, you'll be great. Healthcare is such a noble field to work in! V: I agree! A friend of mine actually was my big motivating factor. First year, she passed away of a life long illness, and that’s when I realized what I wanted to do with my life G: Oh my, that's tragic. I'm sorry about your friend, but I guess it's true that tragedy moves people. It's very inspiring, actually. Moving on from that a bit, you said you play the violin, didn't you? V: I did. G: Tell us more about that! V: I've been playing for... must be going on a year now I think? Still pretty new to it, but I can play it pretty well I think. Mostly play fiddle tunes over classical violin, but I love to play in the Cape Breton fiddle style. G: Fascinating. Why don't you explain to our readers how the Cape Breton fiddle style differs from classical violin? V: When the French Acadians of the Canadian Maritimes were all moved out to Louisiana in the 1700's, Scotland was going through something called the Highland Clearing. This caused a massive Scottish migration to Nova Scotia, which brought the fiddle style. Afterwards, Scotland went through a period of classical Violin enthusiasm, which drastically changed the style. It can be argued that Cape Breton fiddling has more of the traditional Scottish fiddle elements in it than Scottish fiddling. V: Classical Violin, on the other hand, originated mostly in Italy and southern France, and went on to influence the local styles through Europe. V: Including Scotland V: but not so much Cape Breton G: I see. Are you from Scotland or Cape Breton? Or do you just happen to find that style fascinating. (Not that it isn't, of course!) V: Oh gosh no, I'm not Scottish at all. Closest link I have is a Scottish great grandma. I just heard it one day and fell in love with it, so I learned the grace notes. It's unique because it sounds a lot like bag pipes, you smash down on the bow and start on the wrong notes then slowly work your way in, almost like listening to a Highland choir singing. Except it's a violin and has nothing to do with singing, bagpipes, or Scotland. G: Ah, so it was love at first sight. Or, in this case, at first sound. How lovely! So, why don't you now tell us how you came across NationStates? V: Ooooh, NationStates. It's quite a romantic story, you see. I was in class one day and this guy I hated was talking about it, and I thought "Man, that game sounds terrible. It has nothing to do! I would never play that game." Here I am 6 years later, helping to run a region of 500 people. G: Hah! How funny. Were you ever so wrong, huh? So, let me ask you, what drew you to Yggdrasil specifically, then? V: Well, I was young, naive, and I liked the idea of a peaceful region that liked anime. It was either this or some other region I don't remember. I decided to check this one out and liked the community. G: Aha, of course. Now, one last question before we end things. I'm sure many people are wondering. Just who is that young anime woman in your country's flag picture? V: It's Ayano from Kagerou Project, which is a vocaloid song series. It's a very, very, very long story as to why I keep her up there, but to put it simply, I hit rock bottom a few years ago and fell in love with Ayano’s Theory of Happiness. Decided that I needed to fix my life, so I put that up there to remind me to make the best of the situations I'm given. G: Oh, I see. I'm certain lots of people have experiences like that where they have a song, an image, or other put up somewhere to help them through difficult times. Well, it seems we are out of time. What a moving note to end on. Thank you again, Vrolondia, for joining us today. V: Anytime, it was fun being here. G: Yes it was. And thank you, readers, for tuning in. This has been Tea Time with Gahiland. I'm Jeannine Van Der Pol, wishing you a great evening! Goodnight, everyone!
  2. Gahiland

    Osiris Embassy Request

    Dear Cormac, We're sorry for the long wait! I am Gahiland, the new Foreign Minister of Yggdrasil. I know it's been almost a week since you've posted this request, and I'd like to personally thank you for your continued interest in our region. Your application will be processed momentarily. It will take about two weeks for the Yggdrasilian Council to come to a decision on whether or not to accept your request. In the meantime, I'd like to ask you to send an embassy invitation in-game so that we can have it on hand. Thank you again for your time and efforts! -Gahiland
  3. Gahiland

    Invitation to Diplomatic Missions

    Establishment of a Gahi-Vrolondian Mission of a Permanent Nature in the Capitols of the Queendom of Gahiland and the Warring States of Vrolondia ~ ∴∵∴ ~ To the Renowned and Impressive Warring States of Vrolondia, We are eager to establish diplomatic relationships of an amicable nature between our glorious nations. However, some concerns have been raised over the title of your nation. We have no interest in being involved in any war, civil or international, that you may currently be a participant in. Once we have, in writing, that you recognize our concern and confirm that Gahiland, under no circumstances, will be dragged into conflict on your behalf, then we will excitedly agree to begin this mission with you, and allow embassies to be established in both of our capitols. We look forward to a beautiful future with you. Sincerely, Head of the Gahiland Department of International Relations ----------------------------------------------------- This Political Document Has Legal Authority Under The Power Of Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress of Gahiland ~ ∴∵∴ ~ From The Gahiland Department of International Relations
  4. Starring Jeannine Van Der Pol First Installation Featuring: Skothafjordur Gahiland: Hello dear listeners, and welcome to Tea Time with Gahiland. I am your host, Interdimensionally Acclaimed Journalist and Gahian patriot, Jeannine Van Der Pol. Today, I'm here with our friendly and well known Yggdrasil-World Assembly Delegate--Skothafjordur! Thank you again for agreeing to be here. Please make yourself comfortable, have some tea, and let's get started. Skothafjordur: Thank you Jeannine, good to be here! - especially since there's tea. G: So, to start, please tell us a bit about yourself. S: Well, I'm a 23 year old student finishing up my degree in environmental engineering. I dabble a bit in politics, which I think is a big reason why I enjoy NationStates. My most important issue is environmentalism, but social equality is also very important to me. Oh, and I have a strange obsession with Canada... G: Canada, eh? Well it's certainly a nice country to be obsessed with! Tell me more. S: I have a lot of family in Québec, and I always go to visit them every couple of years. They're just the nicest people in the world, and I love the way they live there. I suppose I've generalised that sentiment to the entire country, although I'm sure it's not accurate to do so. :\ G: Haha, that's alright, I'm sure you're not the only one to do so for a certain country. So, you are studying environmental engineering? That sounds very interesting! What exactly does that entail? S: Pretty much what you'd expect. Lots of math and science classes as well as classes about water, air, and soil. G: I see. What do you plan or hope to do with that degree once you graduate? S: Preferably, something where I can spend a good amount of time outside. I'd also prefer if the end goal was something I could respect myself for doing like water treatment or environmental remediation as opposed to doing odd jobs for a consulting firm with the end goal being make profit for my boss. G: Of course, of course. Speaking of doing things, what kinds of things do you like to do for fun? S: I like to travel when I have the opportunity; I just feel more alive when I'm exploring new places and cultures. Between my trips, I enjoy playing ice hockey, hiking, and brewing/drinking craft beers. G: You know how to brew beers? S: Yeah, it's easy. I cheat and buy ingredients kits because I'm still fairly new at it. You heat a big pot of water, add the ingredients, and stick it in the fermenter when it's finished cooking. Wait a few weeks, then just bottle or keg it and you're good to go! G: I see. Sounds really neat! So which do you prefer, beer or tea? S: Beer, hands down. Not even close. Lol! G: Haha! I guess we should have renamed this series "Beer Time with Gahiland." So tell me, how did you first come across NationStates? S: As I recall, I happened upon NationStates about 7 years ago. My first nation was called Duncia, and I played on it off and on a couple of years before quitting. About a year ago, I somehow got back into NationStates. I really don't remember how exactly it happened. Sorry. :| G: That's alright. Certainly a lot of things 'just happen' in our lives. c: So what drew you to Yggdrasil then? S: Yes, indeed. That's very true. I've always had an interest in Norse mythology I eventually discovered Yggdrasilians are big manga fans (which I know absolutely nothing about), but I stuck around anyway because the people are quite smart and friendly. G: Yes, they certainly are. So, you have an interested in Norse Mythology, you say? S: Yeah, pretty neat stuff! I like this passage in particular from the Norse creation story: "Odin and his brothers slew Ymir and set about constructing the world from his corpse. They fashioned the oceans from his blood, the soil from his skin and muscles, vegetation from his hair, clouds from his brains, and the sky from his skull. Four dwarves, corresponding to the four cardinal points, held Ymir’s skull aloft above the earth." It just seems nice and poetic to me. I like the theme of life coming from death. Plus since reading that, I occasionally imagine trees as Earth's hair and, and it makes me chuckle. G: Wow, that is pretty poetic. And it makes sense that you would like that passage considering your interest in the environment. Now, let me ask you this. Whenever Norse mythology is brought up, most people just think about Thor (thanks or no-thanks in part to the Marvel movies) and Odin and Loki, etc. Obviously, you know a lot more about it than the average person. What kind of interesting things about Norse mythology would you like to talk about or that you would like people to know of? S: I really don't know all that much about it, to be honest. However, some people may be interested to know Gandalf from Lord of the Rings was based in part on Odin. G: Ahah, I didn't know that. How fun! So, back to you. What does the name Skothafjordur mean? I mean, clearly it's Nordic, isn't it? S: Well, I was preparing a trip to Iceland around the time I came up with the name Skothafjordur. Fjörður means fjord in Icelandic, as I'm sure you've guessed. The Skotha bit of it is just a name I came up with. I liked how it sounded. G: Yes, well, it does sound nice, I must agree. It seems you must really like the cold north, what with Canada and Iceland. S: I absolutely love the cold north. I have every intention of moving there when I'm finished with school. I can't fully explain it, but I just feel like I belong somewhere cold, snowy, and bursting with natural beauty. G: That sounds very romantic. And with that, I think we're out of time. Thank you, once more, Skothafjordur, for joining us today. S: Thank you very much. It was an honour to be here and selfishly talk about myself! G: We're happy to listen! And thank you, readers, for tuning in. This has been Tea Time with Gahiland. I'm Jeannine Van Der Pol, wishing you a great evening! Goodnight, everyone!
  5. Gahiland


    We, the Queendom of Gahiland, led by Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress of Gahiland, would like to formally welcome you to the Region of Yggdrasil. Should you need any help, or otherwise wish to communicate, We extend our sincerest welcome to you, and open our arms in friendship. Signed, Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress of Gahiland
  6. Gahiland

    What's your natural RPG character?

    Heck yeah, you're gosh darn right I'm an adventurer!
  7. Gahiland

    How do you pronounce the name of your nation?

    According to the International Phonetic Alphabet: [gɑ-hi-lænd] [gɑ-ji-lænd], [gɑj-lænd], and [gɑhj-lænd] are also correct.
  8. Gahiland

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  10. Gahiland

    Corrupt a wish!

    Granted, they are far too small and do not fit. I wish for at least, like, seven dollars. Maybe eight.
  11. Invitation to Diplomatic Missions of a Permanent Nature Between the Nations of the Region of Yggdrasil and Her Transcendence's Queendom of Gahiland ~ ∴∵∴ ~ The Transition from We the Gahians origins of Grief and Persecution to our new home of Freedom but Uncertainty has been a difficult one. And though the Future of our Nation remains shrouded in mystery, We truly believe that, with the Camaraderie and Kinship held between We and our new neighboring Nations you the Region of Yggdrasil, We all can become a shining Light to guide our way to a Glorious and Prosperous Future. And so, it is with great Hope, that we extend an Invitation to all the Nations of Yggdrasil to establish Embassies between our Nation and yours, so that we may better know our new Brothers and Sisters, and so we may nurture the Friendship between our Peoples. Please respond with all embassy request directly to the desk of Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress Vandelissa Gregoria Amaritia of Gahiland. We Hope and Strive for a Radiantly Beautiful Future, Together. Sincerely, Head of the Gahiland Department of International Relations ----------------------------------------------------- This Political Document Has Legal Authority Under The Power Of Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress of Gahiland ~ ∴∵∴ ~ From The Gahiland Department of International Relations
  12. Gahiland

    You sir

    You, sir, need to ♫ love me like you do, love, love, love me like you do ♫
  13. Gahiland

    Corrupt a wish!

    Granted, you have the bloody, disembodied ears of a cat. I wish I had twenty billion legally obtained tax free US dollars.
  14. Declaration of Mutual Occupancy of the Region of Yggdrasil by the New Queendom of Gahiland and Neighboring Entities ~ ∴∵∴ ~ As the Immeasurable Expanse of the worlds both Charted and Uncharted slowly find themselves the subject of Human Expansion and Exploration, each Peoples are confronted with the task of Colonization and Settlement, and with that task, the burden of Camaraderie and Kinship with the Peoples Neighboring. And though We have held such burdens with previous entanglements, We find now not a burden, but finally a Blessing. Though it is the Nature of Humanity, and especially that of Our People, to be wary of the Nations and States neighboring our own, We, Gahians, the People of the Queendom of Gahiland, led by Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress Vandelissa Gregoria Amaritia of Gahiland, extend a warm hand of Friendship and Prosperity to the Nations of Yggdrasil and all allied Regions and the Nations therein. It is with great Hope and Pride that we extend this greeting to those relevant, and excitedly await a Prosperous, Active, and Unified future together. Sincerely, Her Most Glorious Transcendence, the Almighty Empress of Gahiland