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Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: AfricaForumAdmin on April 03, 2005, 06:29:56 PM
Alright, like all previous forums we've had a nice area to describe who we are... everyone else can go ahead and talk about themselves so we can get to know you too.

So here I go...

Anyway, for those who don't know me, I'm Nate, your mostly friendly admin here on NationStatesAfrica.  I started playing in NSAfrica roughly around August of 2003 starting as "the Republic of France" and helping out manage the infamous "Israel-Palestine".  At one point I controlled all of the nations in Europe, including the Union of Soviet SR... this all came to an end when I gave Germany to Spherica, and gave the USSR away.  From this point I played as France and Schcherbatskaya, and the well known Queen Anna Pavlona Scherer.  Upon her death, and the death of Schcherbatskaya I made attempts to regain Great Britain which ultimately failed, resulting in me giving away all of my nations except for Winona State located in Sweden.  At this point I began doing a lot of RP for Israel-Palestine.   Eventually I carved an Empire starting in Liechenstein,  (This shows anyone can make an Empire if they try.) and becoming the Austrian Empire.  Upon Austria's collapse I withdrew Israel-Palestine and began Astoria... which many of you see today.  Soon afterwards with the old Israel player we started again as the Garden State, and after it's death, I role play alone in Israel as the City-State.

Outside of NationStates, I am a student until summer of 2005 at the University of Hawaii, where then afterward I transfer to Bellevue Community College just outside of Seattle, WA.  From there I plan to goto one of many colleges (Western Washington University, University of British Columbia, UMinnesota Duluth, University of Maine.) where currently I'm thinking of majoring in History and getting a teachers certificate and enter the world of education... or well teaching it... and yes UBC is in Vancouver, Canada.  If you'd like to know why I'm leaving Hawaii, it's a long but short story... to simply put it... sure the weather and the beach is great... but NOTHING else.  

I love sports, I'm an avid fan of Hockey, and American Football.  I also love music my absolute favorite Bands being Green Day and Oasis.  

If you'd like to know more about me feel free to check out my myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/konigsberg

So that's all on me, feel free to talk about yourself.
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Post by: Djiboutian States on April 03, 2005, 07:15:38 PM
I'm Thomas Clark, resident jock of Africa. Founded Djiboutian States after my class on Dystopian novels turned me on to Jennifer Government and its corresponding website. Later, in an effort to give myself a psycho state I founded Straylight Run (from William Gibson's Neuromancer).

Currently I'm finishing up my classes at Northwood University, a small, private Business school (So those in the business world who have job openings, hook a brotha up). I will graduate with three degrees (Marketing, Advertising, and Management) and an associates in Accounting.
 
I played two years of college baseball and four years of college hockey (ACHA not NCAA) and look forward to playing both for the rest of my life. I'm quite opinionated, especially in regards to unions and Michael Moore (who is a jackass).

I like long walks on the beach and sarcasm. And for those of you who have been around I'm one of the least serious people on the board (See my prime ministers.)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Akhtendum on April 03, 2005, 09:42:30 PM
Goodness, I'm learning things here! Djs...you're Straylight? I may have to stop being nice to you!  :twisted:

I'm Akhtendum, and I have a drinking problem. Can't seem to hit my mouth. I like to think of myself as one of Africa's veterans, though United Faiths, Green Free State and Malawi will laugh at me and pat my head condescendingly. I took over Egypt when the venerated Two Lands left the game, and have since swollen to encompass parts of Libya, Sudan and other areas. I am Africa's resident tyrant, and so far nobody's stood up to me except the succession of violent neighbours to my west.

My nation dips in and out of Stargate SG-1, with a sort of dual roleplay going on. On the basic level, my leaders all pretend that they are gods in order to maintain control. On a more elaborate level, they are alien parasites in human hosts, as per the TV show. Deal with me either way; I don't claim uber tech and my actions are feasible whether you want to treat them as psychopaths or aliens  :lol: . I think I also hold the record for the most assassinations of premiers in Africa.

Outside of Nationstates I am an accomplished writer and a fan of good music, with my favourite band being Dream Theater. (http://www.dreamtheater.net) I stumbled across nationstates through a friend who set up the Socialist Alliance region, which I helped to destroy  :twisted: . I am English and thus wise with a great sense of humour. I am on first name terms with Queen Betsy and drink tea at five o'clock religiously. I am older than you. Anything else you'll have to glean from various hints.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on April 03, 2005, 10:24:24 PM
Who am I?
Well, that depends.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Astoria Admin on April 03, 2005, 11:10:10 PM
Quote from: Hein
Who am I?
Well, that depends.
Sing Sweet Home Alabama and you're halfway there... if you're really unlucky they'll play the movie instead.  :P  :lol:
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Varderas on April 04, 2005, 08:22:07 AM
I'm a little Tea Pot, short and stout.
This is my handle this is my snout.


(http://www.liesing.at/laab/Landschaft/Rosen.jpg)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on April 04, 2005, 10:33:25 AM
I'm a portly almost-High School-teacher (didn't finish getting my full licence. Ran out of funding) age 35 as of typing.

Currently unemployed. Living in Sweden.

Dedicated RPGer (table top, please!) since 1982 , wargamer (Warhammer mostly). Slacker, pornoholic, cynic, intellectual, nihilist and fanatical atheist.

Favourite food: Spare ribs!
Favourite drink: The dark gold of USA: Coca Cola! Death to my teeth!
Favourite book: "The Prince" by N. Macchiavelli.
Favourite movie:"Apocalypse Now" (Seen it 50+ times)
Favourite bands: Motörhead, Blue Öyster Cult, Dead kennedy's.

Well, that's about it.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on April 08, 2005, 12:42:19 AM
I'm Charles Saab, resident philosopher/blunt turkey of Africa.  I founded Hein initially to conquer the Atlantic Alliance back in 2003.  However, It was not to be.  I was kicked out of Middle East, and into China, where I saved it from Atlantic Control and communist control.  After this, I worked as a double agent for the ACC and the ADN, screwing over who I could to be privy to secret documents and hushhush information.  During this time, I also used Lebanon Catfish (guilty UN Multi.  Wasn't caught) to help Corinthe in the overthrow of Francos Spain during the great North Pacific glitch war.

After that, I moved from China to the Ba'ath Party States, where I was assigned the task of conquering Africa while the United States of Saddaam conquered the Middle East.  Where I achieved the delegacy fairly quickly and repeatedly, he didnt.  I abandoned him a month into my stay in Africa.

Since then, I've traced a line of imperialism from Iceland to Slovakia.  Eventually, I will reach the place I originally wanted to live in - Switzerland.  A that point in time, I can finally start having no wars.

I am a Junior, Senior-to-be, at the University of Alabama.  Roll Tide!
I'm sick of living in the same dorm for three years, so in the Fall I will be living in an on-campus apartment.  Very good.

I play Nintendo and Basketball.  I love big titties.

That's me.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on April 08, 2005, 09:16:02 AM
In regards to titties are we talking Morgana the kissing bandit size or nice large ones such as Tiffani Amber Thiessen or fake biggies like Katie Price?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Mulgaria on April 08, 2005, 10:39:22 AM
I started here over a year ago. I started at NS even longer ago. Kinda hard to believe it's been so long.

Originally, on another forum, a few of us were discussing what should be done with Iraq after the war. We agreed that it should be rebuilt as the ultimate land of partying and freedom, and that it should be named Sixpackistan. Seeing that that was unlikely, we decided to move to Antarctica. So, a friend found NS, and he founded Sixpacistan, and moved it to Antartica. Fitting that both got misspelled.  :(

Anyhow, that was about two years ago. After that region got screwed up, it was abandoned, then I refounded it, and we've been working to try and surpass Antarctica, our enemies. They're our enemies because we once moved there, and, uh, had to leave due to some unpleasantness. I was told never to come back. So, Sixpacistan's still in Antartica.

I then created a couple of dozen nations on NS, and eventually I moved Zububu to Africa, since I thought Zububu seemed African. United Faiths sent me a message asking if I wanted on the map and forum, so I arrived here.

I read about an old German vision of an African empire called Mittleafrika. It was envisioned to stretch from Cameroon, to Tanzania, south to Namibia. Zububu has sorta been built on this idea, though we've been blocked by Warlordia from heading south.

I then created Mulgaria.

I didn't know some of you had so many nations. Makes me want a third nation.  :D

Can I have something in either the Guinea coast, or Middle East?  :P
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on April 08, 2005, 11:19:17 AM
Quote from: Djiboutian States
In regards to titties are we talking Morgana the kissing bandit size or nice large ones such as Tiffani Amber Thiessen or fake biggies like Katie Price?


All of the above, plus Ewa Sonnet, Bea Flora, and Pam Anderson
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Green Free State on April 08, 2005, 03:47:59 PM
Hi I'm Green Free State. I was basically born and grew up here, although for a very long time I took an extended leave of absense to go explore the world and I've since found that the world, for the most part, really sucks. In the early days GFS was an important leader in Africa, and co-created the African Union with Phazania.

I used to own a lot of nations in Africa and role-played several different characters, although for now I'll just be sticking to Green Free State which is pretty similar to how I'd run a country. Everyone's kind of laid back, even government documents are written informally, our equivalent to the Bill of Rights is in limerick, things are actually in the toilet but everyone's real happy so it's all good.

To be honest when I started settling back in here I was surprised anyone remembered me, and I still don't really get it when Akhtendum sucks up to me like he does :lol:.

I'm an unemployed loser who spends way too much of his time on the internet, although I am a runner so I at least get exercise.

Dream Theater is pretty cool. I discovered them when I was trying to download some music from the movie Metropolis (classic, not remake).
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Borisgrad on April 09, 2005, 12:23:08 PM
Bob, from Russia. I enjoy patriotic music and belittling Hein.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on April 09, 2005, 12:55:18 PM
You know what, Bob.  You're still immature and a smiley-face. :P
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Akhtendum on April 10, 2005, 10:17:53 AM
Quote from: Green Free State
I still don't really get it when Akhtendum sucks up to me like he does :lol:.

My nation's insecure, and feels the need to attach itself to the reputation of its elders  :P
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Borisgrad on April 10, 2005, 10:20:07 AM
Quote from: Hein
You know what, Bob.  You're still immature and a smiley-face. :P

And you're still a semiliterate and mentally challenged hemaphrodite  :twisted:
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on April 13, 2005, 06:50:29 PM
Are you pass more wind than anyone here.  Write a longer intro.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on April 17, 2005, 03:30:03 PM
What kind of education does everyone here have? I myself am finishing my BBAs in Marketing, Advertising, and Administration with an AA in Accounting. Nothing to do with politics at all, but might explain why I constructed Straylight to have a fully free trade economy.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on April 19, 2005, 07:57:22 AM
Education at University-level:
Sociology: 1 semester
Theology: 3 semesters
History: 2 semesters
Social Science: 2 semesters
Geography: 1 semester
Economics: 1 semester
Pedagougics/Educational Methodology: 3 semesters

Degrees: Not a single one.
Never finished writing any  of the following papers:
Theology: Salvation doctrine in pre-christian meso-american religions
History: Developement of armoured warfare 1925-1945
Examination Report for High-school teachers.

Why? Because I'm lazy and I ran out of funding.

Oh, and I can also brag about being registered by the SÄPO (Swedish Security-Police) for having taken classes at a school run according to marxist doctrine. LOL.

Actually, I didn't see a whole lot of communism there, but a large amount of alcoholism...you draw the conclusions...

EDIT: Changed the word 'Exams' to 'Degrees'. English isn't my first language and so the meaning of the sentence came out wrong...
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Post by: Hein on April 19, 2005, 12:43:56 PM
Education at University-level:
Philosophy: 3 semesters
Poly Sci: 3 semesters
History: 1 semesters
Social Science: 5 semesters
Geography: 1 semester
Economics: 2 semester
Foreign Languages: 6 semesters

Exams: Too many to count

I am the Communist Emperor of my dormitory, as well.
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Post by: Astoria Admin on April 19, 2005, 03:58:26 PM
Education at University-level:
German: 2 Semesters
History: 1 Semester
English: 1 Semester
Chemistry: 1 Semester
Math: 1 Semester
Nutrition: 1 Semester

As well... way too many exams... and I'm leaving this school this summer and taking history and english classes at my local community college.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on April 19, 2005, 04:30:50 PM
Question: Who is behind the Screen Name OOC

Answer: ME!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Republic of Kambali on May 02, 2005, 10:18:34 PM
I'm Andrew Roush, and I founded Kambali in mid-November 2004. Kambali is more or less how I'd run a country, though I can't say that with much certainty.

I'm 18 years-old and I live in central Texas. I start attending the University of Texas this summer (Hook 'em, Horns!) and will be majoring in Government/International Relations.

Besides that, I'm a musician (I play percussion, proud member of Teal Sound Drum Corps 2004), and I do a lot of other stuff...

Anyway, that's the very basics.

What about pics of everyone? Or is that too personal?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Astoria Admin on May 02, 2005, 11:02:43 PM
Quote from: Republic of Kambali
I'm 18 years-old and I live in central Texas. I start attending the University of Texas this summer (Hook 'em, Horns!)


Tuck Fexas!!! Go Sooners!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Republic of Kambali on May 03, 2005, 09:23:29 AM
Tsk. Tsk. Poor Oklahoman can't spell...  :)
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Post by: New Guinea-Bissau on May 03, 2005, 09:42:51 AM
I'm Chris Jackson, and I founded this nation...erm, about a week ago now.

I'm actually not that much of a stranger to NationStates, having tried and failed to create several RPing nations over the past few years. To let you in on a little secret, I'm actually the typist that was behind Rodavia (I had Morocco and leaky smallpox missiles) and Euro-Switzerland. Both died and faded away due to me having too much college work, but third time lucky (I hope.)

I'm 17 (18 in June), English, and currently attending Sixth Form College before my exams in four weeks time. Then, I will (hopefully) be attending the University of Bath and doing a Bachelorate of Arts in Politics, with a minor in Economics.
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Post by: Djiboutian States on May 03, 2005, 10:45:28 AM
Are you going to find Islam and change your name to Mahmoud Abdul Rauf like the Chris Jackson that played hoops for the Denver Nuggets?
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Post by: South Africa on May 03, 2005, 01:31:57 PM
My name's actually Willem Andres, which not many people know because when I moved to the US I kind of hid the fact that I had an Afrikaaner first name.  I currently live in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, which blows because it's growing way too fast.  I have citizenship in South Africa and in the United States (reasons:  I was born in SA and moved to the US as a permanent).  I founded NSA when I decided I was getting bored with Bellanique in NSEurope.  I still run that country by the way.

I was born in Pretoria, South Africa.  We later moved to Bloemfontein and I lived there for a while until we moved to the US when I was about 17 years old.  My mum is a French-Canadian Afrikaaner (weird combination) and my dad is a full-blooded Afrikaaner.  I speak English, Afrikaans, French, German, and Spanish (not a lot, but enough).  I attempted to learn Xhosa and Zulu, but as an Afrikaaner, it's a bit hard because I still sort of speak English with a bit of an Afrikaaner accent.  Although my official accent sounds more British than anything.  

I went was in primary school most of my life in SA then when we moved I was introduced to the ever-so-drug-infested Seneca Valley HS in Harmony, Pennsylvania.  Oh yeah, lemme tell ya.  Beautiful campus but you could buy heroin on the third floor.  

I currently attend Penn State University at Beaver to finish my core classes and then I'm headed to Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany.  I major in International Relations and minor in International Business.  I'm also taking Standard French so that I know more than just québecois and créole haïtien.  

My favourite food is filet mignon and fresh imported South African lobster (only good at the Georgetowne Inn on Mt. Washington).  My favourite drink is Dr. Pepper (never had it in SA).  My favourite candy is Starbursts (never had it in SA either).  

Aspirations:  I want to work for the South African government as an ambassador to Germany or France.

That's me in a nutshell.
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Post by: Republic of Kambali on May 03, 2005, 01:47:13 PM
Andy reminds me, what's everyone's aspirations?

Personally, I'd like to work in the US State Department/Foreign Service, ideally as an ambassador in west Africa or as a US representative, attache, etc. at the UN. After I finish my undergraduate studies at UT, I'd like to get a gradutate degree, perhaps at Georgetown or in Europe.

I'm about to begin intensively studying foreign languages, any suggestions?  :)
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Post by: New Guinea-Bissau on May 03, 2005, 02:17:36 PM
Quote from: Djiboutian States
Are you going to find Islam and change your name to Mahmoud Abdul Rauf like the Chris Jackson that played hoops for the Denver Nuggets?


No. :) Short answer, eh?

My own aspirations is to go into Politics when I am old enough. By "go into", I mean I would like to stand for Parliament at some point and (maybe someday) get a government position.
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Post by: South Africa on May 03, 2005, 02:24:29 PM
AFRIKAANS Andrew... although it's not a very practical language. lol
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Post by: Astoria Admin on May 03, 2005, 03:59:36 PM
Quote from: Republic of Kambali
Andy reminds me, what's everyone's aspirations?
I'd like a job in the US State Dept. I think it would be awesome to represent the US in any nation in Europe.  Other than that, right now I'm just wanting to live a normal life, get married, family, etc, etc... At some point in my life I want to pick up duel citizenship as a Canadian. Other than that...

This poor Oklahoman, is going to continue to yell Tuck Fexas, and hope we still have a chance to win the Red River Shootout without Jason White and what seems like half our team that left for the draft.
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Post by: Djiboutian States on May 03, 2005, 04:04:23 PM
I just want to be a homeless guy who knows alot about marketing.....


Actually I want to move into sports marketing, swindle people out of their money, represent overpaid entertainers, then retire on the Med with oodles of money and a hot wife.
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Post by: Republic of Kambali on May 03, 2005, 05:31:41 PM
To be honest, Nate, I still think OU will beat Texas...we always blow the big games.  :cry:

Furthermore, sports marketing sounds very cool.
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Post by: Hein on May 03, 2005, 06:48:29 PM
To be a college professor, so that I may torture people and get paid for it.
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Post by: Warlordia on May 04, 2005, 04:02:03 PM
Get a longer-lasting job as a teacher than this temporary s**t.
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Post by: Hein on May 04, 2005, 04:59:56 PM
Write a manifesto.  You can use it to conquer your nearby Schoolboard.
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Post by: Thabia on May 05, 2005, 05:27:26 AM
My name is Jamie MacIver, and I am a blast from your past.

A few of you older folks may remember Engleland, the democratic marxist state that simply would never work  if an ounce of realism was put into the equasion, or more likely you would remember Chuda, the first non-despotic state in Africa, the belligerent conquerors of a large ammount, sworn enemies of Akhtendum and victors (or so i say :P) of the East African war.

After a couple attempts are reviving Chuda a while back i lost interest in it and gave up on it. Today though is the first general election in England (which I am from btw) that i was eligible to vote in and it got me thinking about politically minded stuff so i decided to try this again, with an attempt at a nation that would be far more realisitic than the likes of Engleland, and less contraversial than the likes of Chuda.

I am 19, currently working in a bar saving money for university this year (i start in september) where i will go on to study Philosophy. My education so far consists of A-level in Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature and Maths (not that most people here know what a-levels are...)

What are my aspirations? To be supreme Dictator of the World of course! Failing that i'd like to earn lots of money. I have top secret plans for both which i cannot disclose cause you might steal them!

Oh yeah, im also highly paranoid and i am being watched by the pod people...

Oh crap now they know im on to them.
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Post by: New Guinea-Bissau on May 05, 2005, 05:46:12 AM
Quote from: Thabia
(not that most people here know what a-levels are...)


Hey, some of us are from England. :P

Couldn't vote though - a month too young.  :evil:
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Post by: Astoria Admin on May 05, 2005, 07:33:00 AM
Quote from: Thabia
A few of you older folks may remember Engleland, the democratic marxist state that simply would never work  if an ounce of realism was put into the equasion, or more likely you would remember Chuda, the first non-despotic state in Africa, the belligerent conquerors of a large ammount, sworn enemies of Akhtendum and victors (or so i say :P) of the East African war.


I remember ya! Welcome back! It's always great to see members from the past return!
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Post by: Hein on May 05, 2005, 03:41:49 PM
Engleland!!!!! OMG welcome the joke back!
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Post by: Thabia on May 06, 2005, 03:14:07 AM
hah im remebered! glad to see that ;) good to see you all again. Africa's changed a bit since i left though the website/forums are a lot swankier.

btw andrew... i suggest Chinese.

China has the fastest growing economy in the world. Economic might often leads to political influence. I think in the not-so-distant future, Chinese would be a wise language to learn.

Of course, then you gotta ask yourself "which dialect?"  ;)
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Post by: Polenska on May 06, 2005, 04:48:55 AM
Quote from: Thabia
hah im remebered! glad to see that ;) good to see you all again. Africa's changed a bit since i left though the website/forums are a lot swankier.

btw andrew... i suggest Chinese.

China has the fastest growing economy in the world. Economic might often leads to political influence. I think in the not-so-distant future, Chinese would be a wise language to learn.

Of course, then you gotta ask yourself "which dialect?"  ;)


I dunno... while China looks to be the economic power I don't know if it'll be with in our working lifetimes.  Most experts don't talk of China really looking good until about 2020, and that's 15 years away... i'll be 33 years old at that point.  Right now you can get away with not knowing Chinese, because the Chinese are learning English to work with us.
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Post by: Djiboutian States on May 06, 2005, 06:58:25 AM
Start learning Mandarin now, you'd be in the know and on the ground floor before 2020 and then when you are 33 you'd be fortified and set with a solid job for a good long time.
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Post by: Warlordia on May 06, 2005, 07:03:18 AM
OMFG! Engleland has risen from the grave!
They're after our women...no, our brains...no wait, they want our money!

Welcome back anyways. :)
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Post by: Akhtendum on May 06, 2005, 03:54:40 PM
Quote from: Thabia
victors (or so i say :P) of the East African war.

The one where I occupied the whole of Chuda? Maybe in your coma fantasy!  :P
Great to see you back, dude!!!
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Post by: South Africa on May 06, 2005, 06:11:03 PM
Ni hao, ni hao ma?  Mandarin is okay, it just gets a little too pingy... your voice has to go up and down.  I sound like shit when I try to speak it.  

Forums look skankier? lmfao.
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Post by: Thabia on May 06, 2005, 07:09:08 PM
Nah mate the one where i conquered blue nile and that puny country to the south of me who's name i forget. The first one ;) out of... 3 was it? i think we tapped that barrel one time too many.

And... uh... "SWANKier" not skankier ;) as in much better looking.
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Post by: South Africa on May 06, 2005, 07:33:32 PM
Misread it... hey, blame the Afrikaaner :P
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Post by: Hein on May 06, 2005, 09:19:14 PM
I blame the Afrikaaner for many things, like aparthied.
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Post by: Green Free State on May 06, 2005, 09:30:22 PM
Engleland!! *huggles*


Green Free State's still here. Yes the country still sucks.
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Post by: Akhtendum on May 07, 2005, 03:18:12 AM
Quote from: Thabia
Nah mate the one where i conquered blue nile and that puny country to the south of me who's name i forget. The first one ;) out of... 3 was it? i think we tapped that barrel one time too many.

And... uh... "SWANKier" not skankier ;) as in much better looking.


 :o  Was that before I was a major player though? When TBN was Brian's and you gave it back to him?
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Post by: Green Free State on May 07, 2005, 03:32:07 AM
I think I was the one that created The Blue Nile. I gave it to United Faiths and a couple other people, who gave it to a couple others, then everyone forgot it, and we ended up with no one knowing who had it anymore.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Thabia on May 08, 2005, 03:11:54 PM
Ahh yes it's all coming back to me.

I believe that war was against Sudan and, actually, that might have been what caused the creation of the blue nile? im not really sure. It was a LONG time ago. Like 2 years. I think populations were still under 1 billion so it must've been time ago ;)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Faiths on May 09, 2005, 06:36:36 PM
Wow! Friends! :) So many memories. Jaime welcome back. I hope you stay. I kept your email along with vasis-avende, the two lands and others.

Engleland was the oldest playing member of Africa along with myself. When we started playing nationstates Africa in January 2003, the continent had 9 states. Then at one point in the game, I was running 23 countries (all real world country names were created by me with the exception of Mauritania and Cape Verde, both of whom expired).

I am excited to see how the game has grown, but more excited about the ideas I have for the game, which I am frustrated in not being able to realize due to my ignorance of computer programming.

Here's my brief bio:

Brian Morales; live in Washington, DC and work for the government.  Undergraduate degree - Georgetown University in international politics/concentration in security studies.  Masters degree - Georgetown Unviersity (heh...consistency  :roll: ) in Latin American affairs/concentration on security issues.

I live and breathe international affairs; politics, history, culture, music, food -- being a citizen of the world best defines who I am.

I am a native Spanish speaker, but also speak a little Portuguese, or Portunol, and French.  Mother is from Spain, father from Cuba, wife from Trinidad and Tobago.

That's a very brief synopsis, but I will write more about my memories in this game, hopefully when I have a little more time.

Thanks to all of you for your dedication.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on May 09, 2005, 07:43:36 PM
Welcome Back, Brian my friend. :D
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Glashima on May 10, 2005, 03:48:20 PM
Hello everyone i'm sure most of you know me. If not i'm a goaltender and currently in Sweden, which reminds me my friend will be handling some of the affairs of Hey dude for a while.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hein on May 10, 2005, 03:54:39 PM
Go Leafs!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Astoria Admin on May 10, 2005, 08:41:08 PM
Go Sharks Go!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Zulu Nation on May 17, 2005, 12:48:27 PM
Hello everyone...


I am the originator of Zulu Nation, born out of my macho college call sign Zulu Warrior (Top Gun, anyone?) Built on the idea of a post apartheid government that works on an Island Archipelago, Zulu Nation contains elements of the best of the African Diaspora.

I am a triple threat government employee with skill sets in Public Safety, Public Health, and Public Relations.  

Graduate of the University of Michigan - Poly Sci and Afro American Studies major with a minor in Sociology.

Maven of Military Affairs, History, and Foreign Affairs.  

Favorite teams:

Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Pistons
U Conn Huskies (Basketball)
Michigan Wolverines (Football)
New York Yankees
Detroit Red Wings

And lover of music, poetry, Sea and Sky...
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on June 01, 2005, 12:56:50 PM
I'm a teenager (I'm sure you noticed with how little follow through and continuity there is in my post. Along with the constant changes in government). Green Free State is my older brotherl; he introduced me to Nationstates and NSafrica.

Africa is the only region I've played in, and I've only had a few other Nations, the only one who's name I can remember is Zalaya, an Agean nation that I used mostly just to see what the Azaziel could get away with before the AU stepped in.

THe Azaziel started in Isreal, then grew into Jordan. Later, Isreal - Palestine was born, and was sort of a client state of The Azaziel i suppose, but really we both had the same land and IP was polite, so I didn't care. Eventualy this sharing prompted my expansion to Crete, and then abandoning of Isreal and Jordan. From Crete I hit the rest of the Mediteranean islands (long before the Northern subregion was established. My home was in the East; I still wish I was a member of the East rather than the North).

Lately, I've been trying to expand into Isreal again so that I may complete the final form so to speak, of the Azaziel: The Papal and Crusader States.

I, Myself, plan to study History in college, and become a teacher.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Akhtendum on June 01, 2005, 06:08:08 PM
I always wondered why Azaziel and GFS had the same IP address, yet seemed to be different people  :shock:
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on June 01, 2005, 06:31:17 PM
I Thought they were the same person, my apologies go to The Azaziel for this assumption.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Anea on June 01, 2005, 11:37:56 PM
Hmm... looks like I'm ahead of the crew on this one.  But then again I talk to the Azaziel on AIM on occasion...
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on June 12, 2005, 10:54:19 AM
Nate?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Geiyersley on August 23, 2005, 10:42:51 AM
Well I have a job at a printing office where I do lots of (boring) work while me and my colleagues make many anti-feminist jokes while screaming insults to the radio spitting out bad music all day long. When I'm at home I'm either reading the newspaper and a book or so while checking the Internets many - most often uninteresting and pointless - news sites and Nation States. If I'm not doing one of these things I'm either busy with eBay selling off coins from my coin collection or just watching TV, preparing horrible microwave meals or just do nothing. My life sounds awful and boring but it's very exciting actually.

I was born in America but moved to The Netherlands were most of my family lives. I'm the kind of guy who has an American flag in his room, but I keep forgetting the pledge of allegiance. I came to NS in Nov 03 where I registered, but at the start of 2004 I created Geiyersley to RP in Africa - but I started recently because I don't really found time to establish myself.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Phazania on August 23, 2005, 11:44:01 AM
Well I am Portuguese and have a degree in Applied Math .
Phazania is a freedom fighter , a bit taken by the example of Israel Palestine but without any arms force. Its belief is that the word is mightier than the sword (although much harder most of the times :)).
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on August 25, 2005, 07:53:18 PM
On the 19th of this month, I celebrated my 18th birthday. Too bad I dont smoke, gamble, or have any intention to go to a strip club.

Am I puritan, or just a boring person?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Akhtendum on August 26, 2005, 11:02:18 PM
Quote from: The Azaziel
On the 19th of this month, I celebrated my 18th birthday. Too bad I dont smoke, gamble, or have any intention to go to a strip club.

Am I puritan, or just a boring person?

Or maybe just a moral person  :wink:
Happy birthday!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Glashima on August 27, 2005, 12:33:39 AM
Happy Birthday, I am the same way, i have a girlfriend, lost a few family members to drunk driving, and i don't smoke, hell we're practically Jesus. From one god to another may you have many more birthdays.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: AlkebuLan on August 27, 2005, 12:37:16 PM
Happy Birthday Azaziel.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Einland on November 10, 2005, 07:38:56 PM
My name is True (no, really) and I'm 20 years old and in my junior year of college at VCU, going for a BS in Biology. I'm Puerto Rican and politically I'm pretty liberal :p I was born in New York City and plan to flee the country if the republicans win another election  :wink:

I also play as Einland over at the Europe* forum, where my increasing disgust with the admins and the general OOC situation has resulted in my coming to RP here as well after Israel-Palestine sold me on Africa. He's also spent a while at Europe* in a variety of incarnations, at least one of which nearly made that forum implode OOC. Not that it would've taken much anyway  :wink:
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Right-Bank Ukraine on February 09, 2006, 06:03:29 PM
Bob, from Russia. I enjoy patriotic music and belittling Hein.

Hello to everyone who remembers me, I'm back.
This time around I won't have such imperial ambitions, promise. ;)

Voin Sablin (my new pseudonym)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on February 09, 2006, 08:18:36 PM
Its Bob! (sorry I let the Union of Soviet SR die)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on February 10, 2006, 04:35:12 AM
Bob = Pyotr?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Right-Bank Ukraine on February 10, 2006, 12:02:25 PM
Quote from: The Azaziel
Its Bob! (sorry I let the Union of Soviet SR die)

Don't worry about it. I have interesting plans for my new country.

Quote from: Warlordia
Bob = Pyotr?

The same. Good to see you again!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on February 10, 2006, 12:30:29 PM
Likewise!

Your arrival is bound to cause some interesting dynamic, as usual! ;)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Akhtendum on February 10, 2006, 01:59:57 PM
*Dances up and down with excitement*

Oh, if only Hein were here to see this! Welcome back old man, enjoy your ultra nationalist Ukrainians!
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Right-Bank Ukraine on February 12, 2006, 07:26:21 PM
Quote from: Akhtendum
*Dances up and down with excitement*

Oh, if only Hein were here to see this! Welcome back old man, enjoy your ultra nationalist Ukrainians!

I'm off to a slow start but things will pick up after the parliamentary elections in Outer TreLanka. :)
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Taureolt on May 03, 2006, 05:58:56 PM
I'm George from St. Louis.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on May 03, 2006, 09:29:36 PM
St. Louis, Missouri or St. Louis, Middle of the Mitten?
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Taureolt on May 03, 2006, 09:40:04 PM
Quote from: Djiboutian States
St. Louis, Missouri or St. Louis, Middle of the Mitten?

St. Louis, MO, heart of the Midwest.  Screw Chicago.
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: A.R.N. on June 20, 2006, 03:51:02 PM
i agree with taureolt
i live really close to st louis
Title: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Ossmann on June 30, 2006, 01:52:40 PM
I am Ossmann, I am an A level student studying French, German, Classical Studies and Philosophy and Ethics and hope to study either International relations or Philosophy at university. I am an Englishman of varied European ancestry(from Russia to France :P ). I like to drink :) . I like women  :D and I like international football (in fact, at this very moment the Argentinians ,having lost, have started a fight with the victors - Germany, i think some poor bloke got kicked in the testicles). Being English, I am loud, an alcoholic, prone to violence and xenophobic and of course I should like to point out that we once ruled the world except the bits we didn't fancy and therefore are possessed with a divine greatness no others but us could have( except perhaps the mongols and Americans but they dont drink tea) I am a committed socialist Democrat and worship alternative rock such as The Hives, The Kooks and other such deities.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on December 09, 2006, 05:23:33 PM
Hey hey I'm back again! Not too long now till exams are over and I can check this blasted thing more frequently, until the Army gets it grips on me -  I'm an officer cadet here now.

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Anaweim Maghreb on December 10, 2006, 06:09:49 AM
Hey hey I'm back again! Not too long now till exams are over and I can check this blasted thing more frequently, until the Army gets it grips on me -  I'm an officer cadet here now.


congratulations. who's army are you in?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on December 10, 2006, 09:30:53 AM
When's Brian going to update the bios page?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Azaziel on December 16, 2006, 08:03:17 PM
Hey hey I'm back again! Not too long now till exams are over and I can check this blasted thing more frequently, until the Army gets it grips on me -  I'm an officer cadet here now.


congratulations. who's army are you in?

My Army  :evil:

No, the US Army.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Republika Orla Polski on December 17, 2006, 02:30:53 PM
I can't believe I didn't find this topic earlier.

I'm Jessie (as from Jessica, so yes, I'm a woman  :evil: ), 20 and Belgian.  I study Slavistics (Russian and Polish, history of Eastern Europe, etc) at university.  I'm a poligloth, as are most Belgians (we, Flems, know at least 3 languages).  I'm kinda obsessed with Russia and I might be going there next year for a semester to study.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Escasnia on December 18, 2006, 02:21:11 AM
Alright, like all previous forums we've had a nice area to describe who we are... everyone else can go ahead and talk about themselves so we can get to know you too.

So here I go...

Anyway, for those who don't know me, I'm Nate, your mostly friendly admin here on NationStatesAfrica.  I started playing in NSAfrica roughly around August of 2003 starting as "the Republic of France" and helping out manage the infamous "Israel-Palestine".  At one point I controlled all of the nations in Europe, including the Union of Soviet SR... this all came to an end when I gave Germany to Spherica, and gave the USSR away.  From this point I played as France and Schcherbatskaya, and the well known Queen Anna Pavlona Scherer.  Upon her death, and the death of Schcherbatskaya I made attempts to regain Great Britain which ultimately failed, resulting in me giving away all of my nations except for Winona State located in Sweden.  At this point I began doing a lot of RP for Israel-Palestine.   Eventually I carved an Empire starting in Liechenstein,  (This shows anyone can make an Empire if they try.) and becoming the Austrian Empire.  Upon Austria's collapse I withdrew Israel-Palestine and began Astoria... which many of you see today.  Soon afterwards with the old Israel player we started again as the Garden State, and after it's death, I role play alone in Israel as the City-State.

Outside of NationStates, I am a student until summer of 2005 at the University of Hawaii, where then afterward I transfer to Bellevue Community College just outside of Seattle, WA.  From there I plan to goto one of many colleges (Western Washington University, University of British Columbia, UMinnesota Duluth, University of Maine.) where currently I'm thinking of majoring in History and getting a teachers certificate and enter the world of education... or well teaching it... and yes UBC is in Vancouver, Canada.  If you'd like to know why I'm leaving Hawaii, it's a long but short story... to simply put it... sure the weather and the beach is great... but NOTHING else. 

I love sports, I'm an avid fan of Hockey, and American Football.  I also love music my absolute favorite Bands being Green Day and Oasis. 

If you'd like to know more about me feel free to check out my myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/konigsberg

So that's all on me, feel free to talk about yourself.

BTW: This = Me.

Hi Jessie! Glad to meet you!
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Post by: Republika Orla Polski on December 18, 2006, 04:26:45 AM
Nice to meet you too, Nate. :)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: España on January 07, 2007, 12:20:42 AM
Even though I am new, might as well. I come from NSEurope* Forum, I still rp there but it is getting bored by the minute. I am Austriavakia in Europe*.

well, little info:

My name is Luis and from Venezuela. I live in the US (CA) and speak Spanish, English and French, while a little bit of German, Portuguese and Italian. I am 16 and in High school. I would love to have my job around history, but if not, I would gladly go into politics. I love Europe, do not ask me why, but I have always had something for it (especially the western states of Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK). Let see, I hate math and science :P

My main goal: to get to college o/
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Post by: Glashima on January 07, 2007, 07:11:14 AM
Isn't that the goal of most high school students.
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Post by: Republika Orla Polski on January 07, 2007, 03:29:35 PM
Even though I am new, might as well. I come from NSEurope* Forum, I still rp there but it is getting bored by the minute. I am Austriavakia in Europe*.

well, little info:

My name is Luis and from Venezuela. I live in the US (CA) and speak Spanish, English and French, while a little bit of German, Portuguese and Italian. I am 16 and in High school. I would love to have my job around history, but if not, I would gladly go into politics. I love Europe, do not ask me why, but I have always had something for it (especially the western states of Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK). Let see, I hate math and science :P

My main goal: to get to college o/

Wow, someone from across the ocean who knows Belgium.  Nice to meet you! :D
I don't know why, but for some reason I have to explain to people, living on the American continent, that Belgium is not the capital of Brussels, but that it's the other way around.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on January 07, 2007, 05:34:29 PM
Austriavakia is here? YAY! we are stilling nseurope's players by the lot now... who is next?

Welcome Austriavakia, or Espana (from now on)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: España on January 08, 2007, 05:50:36 PM
@NR: Well, I am not the casual American, I now my European states :)

@Hiraan: thank you, who are/were you in EA?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Shcherbatskaya on January 08, 2007, 06:13:17 PM
@NR: Well, I am not the casual American, I now my European states :)

@Hiraan: thank you, who are/were you in EA?

Hey I'm your trusty admin here.
EA Account = Dalmasaca (Coronet, Skarabost, Acacia, etc.)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: España on January 08, 2007, 07:09:37 PM
well, I am surprise with the familiar faces :)

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on January 08, 2007, 07:22:17 PM
You would wanna know Austriavakia, really!

ok, I am Rus
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Post by: España on January 09, 2007, 05:07:43 PM
Hey!, I remember you Russovia!, oh, incase you were wondering, CETO Died o/
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Einland on January 09, 2007, 09:19:37 PM
along with every alliance that was't the FMS
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Post by: Djiboutian States on January 09, 2007, 09:27:35 PM
Does anyone other than Nate remember my ill-fated attempt to enter the European realm with East Tawas?
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Post by: Einland on January 09, 2007, 09:57:55 PM
nope :p
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Post by: Shcherbatskaya on January 09, 2007, 10:15:29 PM
I tired to get East Tawas into some action but Europe* is just too active to allow a casual player the ability to do anything.
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Post by: Djiboutian States on January 09, 2007, 10:16:59 PM
Which is odd...because I'm on this damn forum more than anyone I think.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on January 10, 2007, 01:18:22 AM
Which is odd...because I'm on this damn forum more than anyone I think.

really? i thought I held that post!  :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on January 10, 2007, 06:32:50 AM
After checking...recently you do.... :oops: I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing...I'm actually number 3, Anaweim is number 2. 3 is good though...not too high, not low...shows good effort but not obsessiveness, I like it.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Shcherbatskaya on January 10, 2007, 08:23:40 PM
After checking...recently you do.... :oops: I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing...I'm actually number 3, Anaweim is number 2. 3 is good though...not too high, not low...shows good effort but not obsessiveness, I like it.
There is an area where you can see total time?
Mine says: Total time logged in: 10 hours and 4 minutes. at the moment...
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Djiboutian States on January 10, 2007, 08:44:05 PM
If you go into a profile and check the stats link it'll show it for each nation
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Post by: Einland on January 10, 2007, 10:06:08 PM
I'm going on 22 hours here, smiley-facees :D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hiiraan on January 11, 2007, 01:42:01 AM
I'm going on 22 hours here, smiley-facees :D

Wait till you see mine:

2 days, 1 hours and 14 minutes

out of that, I proberly spent the 14 minutes checking around the website.... the other time its Auto-logged in. (I was getting tired of logging in everytime, so I checked the Login Forever. ) I come and check the posts... I properly spent about 1 to 3 minutes looking around. if I am writing a long post for an RP, I am properly here for 15 minutes or so... then I leave... and come and leave and comeback...

what do you expect! the College is closed!!!  :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Freie Zustände der Alpen on April 18, 2007, 10:14:14 PM
I'm a 21 year old student living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I study International Relations at Carleton University, I'm in my second year. I speak English, French (some) and Japanese (even less).

I have been RPing on Nationstates for about 2 years in the region of NS-Europe (I'm France smiley-facees)!

Moving to Bordeaux, France in a couple years to start and hopefully complete my Masters in International Law.

I'm an avid reader, resident liberal bourgeois, libertarian, etc...
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel-Palestine on April 19, 2007, 12:35:46 AM
Ah... welcome! I love how I'm seeing the more talented NS-Europe players join us in Africa. ^_^
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Post by: Malawi on May 11, 2007, 08:39:36 AM
I am President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi.  Honestly!

Ok, I am really former President Bakili Muluzi.  I really hold a grudge against this guy.
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Post by: Aqaba on September 04, 2007, 02:24:07 PM
My name is Paul Compeaux (last name pronounced "compo", its french). I live in a small town called Galliano, Louisiana (that explains the french name being my family comes from a long line of cajuns). I'm thirteen yeas old and I go to Golden Meadow Middle schol in the eighth grade. My birthday is on January eighth. My family can be defined as animal lovers being we take care of sick and injured animals. Our house is full of cats and dogs. Our house IS CLEAN BECAUSE OUR ANIMALS ARE CLEAN!!!! I enjoy camping, television, sports (football mostly), video games, and food. My biggest worries are land erosion. I live in a part of louisiana that is being eroded so please spare a thought for us down here in Galliano. AND DONT BUY CYPRESS MULTCH!!!! ITS DESTROYNG ALL OF OUR CYPRESS TREES SO STOP BUYING IT, AS CYPRESS TREES ACT AS A BARRIER AGAINST HURRICANES!!! I know I got a little carried away there but its true. Thats all I want you to know about me and for the record no, I dont like the dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Earth Union on September 04, 2007, 02:46:33 PM
I dont like him either he has no personal ideology like Marxism Leninism but some isolationist communism, his father was a much better man trying to reunite the Korean peninsula.
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Post by: Warlordia on September 05, 2007, 04:39:47 PM
I do envy him for his hairdo and all the women he gets...

 :mrgreen:
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Post by: United Earth Union on September 05, 2007, 04:56:07 PM
Dan, would you mean Kim Jong-Il or Kim Sung-Il?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on September 06, 2007, 02:14:43 PM
Dan, would you mean Kim Jong-Il or Kim Sung-Il?

Its Kim Il-Sung.
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Post by: United Earth Union on September 06, 2007, 02:43:27 PM
I see.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Faiths on September 07, 2007, 11:41:00 AM
If alright with the posters on this thread, I would like to take some of these introductions to fill the bio page which is really in need of some updating.  To date we have very few player bios on the board, yet it is a nice recruitment tool because it gives prospective players a snapshot of our varied backgrounds and locations.

http://www.nationstatesafrica.com/bios.html (http://www.nationstatesafrica.com/bios.html)
Should you have a photo available and wish to post it on the site, email it to united.faiths.africa@gmail.com

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Earth Union on September 07, 2007, 11:47:07 AM
Im for it, I just have to get an introduction put together.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Straylight Run on September 08, 2007, 09:25:49 AM
Do you still have my Bio...it never got posted...it was a great bit of humor.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: New Hein on January 05, 2008, 02:06:26 PM
Behind the Screenname, I am a 3D Animated General.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Earth Union on February 04, 2008, 07:05:31 PM
Will post a paragraph of my background soon, to be added to the Bios page of the website. This will be in conjunction with the questionnaire Brian has set out in the second stickied topic entitled Player Bios off the Homepage. If you could add both of them Brian, that would be great.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 19, 2009, 05:04:15 PM
My myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/trawlboat (http://www.myspace.com/trawlboat)

Its a private profile, so all you can see is my picture. And, I'm not seventeen. I'm fifteen. I put that I was older so I could get the profile.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on January 19, 2009, 06:36:57 PM
lol funny eyes peeking above the edge of the photo picture!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 19, 2009, 06:37:45 PM
Yes, thats me there. :wink:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 19, 2009, 06:42:21 PM
Ok, I made it un-private. You can all see my profile. But lower your volume, because theres some pretty loud music on there.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Glashima on January 19, 2009, 09:18:50 PM
Ok, I made it un-private. You can all see my profile. But lower your volume, because theres some pretty loud music on there.

Disturbed = Awesome, I respect anyone that has my taste in music.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on January 24, 2009, 02:37:27 AM
My current job  :-D

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/Kralle18/n668082272_1625439_4915.jpg

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on January 24, 2009, 06:46:01 AM
Sweet, queens guards. Conscript or professional?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on January 24, 2009, 07:14:00 AM
That is the Danish queens guards..
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on January 24, 2009, 07:16:30 AM
*Removes post*
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on January 24, 2009, 11:28:58 PM
Sweet, queens guards. Conscript or professional?

Conscript.. I only have two more months to serve and then I'm a cvilian again.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on January 25, 2009, 04:27:04 AM
Im starting officer school in 1 week:-)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on January 25, 2009, 09:24:47 AM
In February I'm going to start taking flight lessons. 2 hours in air, 3 on ground for 190$. Considering after I get a job I'd make 100 a week, that's a lot.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on January 25, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
Im starting officer school in 1 week:-)

Sounds exciting. Good luck to you.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on January 25, 2009, 03:20:23 PM
This is my myspace( in my default pic I'm the one in the orange shirt)
http://www.myspace.com/hg_poisoning (http://www.myspace.com/hg_poisoning)

I work part time as a call taker/cashier at Papa John's and I'm a senior.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 25, 2009, 03:46:49 PM
Who are you all flipping off? The man, North Korea, or "other"?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on January 25, 2009, 04:12:33 PM
Lol, we were just being ourselves, it was my friend Aries' (the guy in the middle) last day in North Carolina before he moved back to Arizona. That pic is over a year old, I don't have a camera. :roll:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byelorussian National Republic on January 25, 2009, 04:15:06 PM
This is my myspace( in my default pic I'm the one in the orange shirt)
http://www.myspace.com/hg_poisoning (http://www.myspace.com/hg_poisoning)

I work part time as a call taker/cashier at Papa John's and I'm a senior.

Are you serious!?!

I have the exact same job. I take calls and work the till at Papa John's.

 :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on January 25, 2009, 04:28:31 PM
WOW!!! Now THAT'S a coincidence! :-o

 I've worked at Papa John's for a year and three months, I started a day before my B-day. How long have you worked there?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on January 25, 2009, 05:27:01 PM
Who's Papa John?
A pimp?!
:D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byelorussian National Republic on January 25, 2009, 05:45:37 PM
I've been working for about a month and a half. Still pretty new. If you've been working there for more than a year, shouldn't you be on the makeline by now?  :-P

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 25, 2009, 06:46:48 PM
I'm actually getting my first job this summer. I'm going to work at Taco bell. They serve the best food of any restaraunt ever!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on January 25, 2009, 07:36:38 PM
I've been working for about a month and a half. Still pretty new. If you've been working there for more than a year, shouldn't you be on the makeline by now?  :-P




Well, I do know how to do makeline,but my manager keeps me up front because I take can orders really fast. He only makes me go on makeline when he's short on people.I hate taking orders. Have you been cussed out yet by a customer?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: East-Africa on January 25, 2009, 08:09:12 PM
Well, my name is Matthew Alan Jenkins. I am 19 and a student at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio studying History. I like coffee, rockstar energy drinks, pomegranate, and music. My guitar is my second true love only behind my girlfriend Kaitlin. I eat way too much Chipotle, but it is the best restaurant ever. I used to work at Hot Topic but resigned on good terms when I started school. I play intramural basketball, but my favorite sport is soccer. I am an avid history buff and a descendant of the American Civil War General Robert E. Lee. My heroes are John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Barack Obama, Bryce Avary (of the Rocket Summer), and Chris Carraba (of Dashboard Confessional).
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byelorussian National Republic on January 25, 2009, 09:22:22 PM
I've been working for about a month and a half. Still pretty new. If you've been working there for more than a year, shouldn't you be on the makeline by now?  :-P




Well, I do know how to do makeline,but my manager keeps me up front because I take can orders really fast. He only makes me go on makeline when he's short on people.I hate taking orders. Have you been cussed out yet by a customer?

YES, I had a guy threaten to come up to Papa John's and slit my throat because I put him on hold. Prick.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on January 25, 2009, 09:29:48 PM
I had a customer threaten to rape my mother... So I punched him in the throat. Three days in hospital for him.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Garinagu on January 25, 2009, 10:06:43 PM
I had a customer threaten to rape my mother... So I punched him in the throat. Three days in hospital for him.

The moral of the story is don't joke with Israel, even if it's only the NSA Israel.  Out of curiosity, did you get to keep your job?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on January 25, 2009, 10:08:36 PM
I had a customer threaten to rape my mother... So I punched him in the throat. Three days in hospital for him.

The moral of the story is don't f**k with Israel, even if it's only the NSA Israel.  Out of curiosity, did you get to keep your job?

I'm a bouncer at my University bar.  8-) Also a serving member of the Canadian Forces.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on January 26, 2009, 08:26:30 PM
I'm a teacher.  While my cousins were in the US Air Force, the US Armed Forces didn't want an Eagle Scout proficient in three languages with a degree in Geography/Cartography who is interested in Middle East politics and history because I'm gay.  Now I'm glad I'm a teacher.  It's slightly less hazardous.   
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Republic of West Africa on January 26, 2009, 10:22:07 PM
I love Taco Bell! I am an LEO if you know what that means then you know what I do. I will not disclose which agency I am with however! Most exciting fact about me is I lived in Zambia and Zimbabwe for two years!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on January 26, 2009, 10:48:21 PM
Im in the following pictures:

http://www.rafen.net/ub/mamma1.jpg (http://www.rafen.net/ub/mamma1.jpg)

and in this one:
http://www.uppbadet.se/bilder/Axtorna-2007/DSC_0095.JPG (http://www.uppbadet.se/bilder/Axtorna-2007/DSC_0095.JPG)

And you might spot a little of me in this one:
http://www.rafen.net/kvarn/bild2.JPG (http://www.rafen.net/kvarn/bild2.JPG)

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 27, 2009, 01:48:56 PM
I love Taco Bell! I am an LEO if you know what that means then you know what I do. I will not disclose which agency I am with however! Most exciting fact about me is I lived in Zambia and Zimbabwe for two years!
Whats it like in Zimbabwe? I've always been interested in that country.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on January 27, 2009, 05:38:06 PM
My current job  :-D

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/Kralle18/n668082272_1625439_4915.jpg



Hey Mfasaland!

Is that a cool job?  Do you have to be super good to qualify?  I bet you are extra special of they would not let you be in the guard.  Do you ever see the Dronningen?  Do you ever see Frederik?  He's adorable!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on January 27, 2009, 05:39:05 PM
He really has that job?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on January 27, 2009, 05:50:20 PM
Was he just kidding?  That would be funny.  Maybe it's Prince Frederik himself playing our NSAfrica with us!  That would be awesome.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Republic of West Africa on January 28, 2009, 10:40:54 AM
I love Taco Bell! I am an LEO if you know what that means then you know what I do. I will not disclose which agency I am with however! Most exciting fact about me is I lived in Zambia and Zimbabwe for two years!
Whats it like in Zimbabwe? I've always been interested in that country.

Right now it is very tough in Zimbabwe. When I was there 2002-2004 you had to by your food and exchange money on the black market. Pres. Mugabe is a crazy lunatic who is killing his own people. It is a shame because Zimbabwe was once the jewel of Africa quickly rising to become a first world country.

It is worse now because of the cholera outbreak. 
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Faiths on January 28, 2009, 11:34:52 AM
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I'm a bouncer at my University bar.   Also a serving member of the Canadian Forces.


Canadian Forces?  See you in Kandahar, my friend...or the university bar, whichever.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on January 28, 2009, 04:21:05 PM
Quote
I'm a bouncer at my University bar.   Also a serving member of the Canadian Forces.


Canadian Forces?  See you in Kandahar, my friend...or the university bar, whichever.

Kandahar this time next year. I'll keep an eye out for you at the Timmies
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Faiths on January 30, 2009, 09:47:05 AM
I'm heading there in two months.  Hope they have wireless internet.  :roll:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byzantium on February 01, 2009, 12:14:40 PM
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Raphael and I'm currently a student of International Relations in Scotland. I've been playing this game on and off now for a few years although I think this time I'm here to stay. I find this game gets better as one gets older. :-)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on February 02, 2009, 07:49:10 PM
Raphael is a wickedly cool-groovy name.  My first name is Brent.  So boring.
What do you like about Scotland?  Are you Scottish?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: United Faiths on February 02, 2009, 08:08:08 PM
Know what I love about Scotland?  Haggis, the happiest of meats! Yum, yum, give me some!!!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Rabbie_Haggis%21.jpg/800px-)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byzantium on February 02, 2009, 08:20:58 PM
Indeed, haggis is a surprisingly tasty treat.

Sadly, I am not Scottish, I'm from London and thus very English. Although, Scotland is a very interesting country and I recommend anybody visit it, especially if you don't mind perpetually overcast weather.

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on February 02, 2009, 09:40:04 PM
I've always wanted to go to the UK. especially London. Then again anywhere would be better than where i live

This is the county I live in, I was born in Fayetteville but we moved to Hoke County in 1999. :-P
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoke_County,_North_Carolina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoke_County,_North_Carolina))


PS: My first name is Devon ( everyone including myself pronounces it "Devin". Only teachers and some girls say it as "Devon") YAY southern english is awesome!!!! Especially my dialect, if only ya'll could hear it. :-)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on February 03, 2009, 05:05:10 PM
Wow, Devon!  My one-township school district has almost as many people as your entire county.  There's a lot of farms here because of the Amish and Mennonites (in Lancaster County, PA), but really it's pretty suburban.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Territory of Weaver on February 03, 2009, 05:10:36 PM
Haggis sounds good.  I like the smiley face!

Some Pennsylvania Dutch treats I like are pickled tripe (chewy, pickled chunks of cow intestine), chow-chow (pickled vegetables), pickled watermelon rind, tomato jam, pepper jam (made from sweet red peppers), and scrapple and meat pudding (remains of pig after butchering get ground up - scrapple is a loaf that you slice and meat pudding is well, meat pudding).  Oh yeah!  I forget pickled red-beet eggs.  They're my favorite.  My mom makes them for me on my birthday and on holidays.

We also often have creamed corn, oyster stuffing, and rhubarb pie or raisin pie.  I don't know if they are Pennsylvania Dutch or not.

Wow I could go on and on.  Yummy food!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on February 03, 2009, 07:18:24 PM
Hello down there!

~Cumberland Country.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on February 04, 2009, 12:46:55 AM
My current job  :-D

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc126/Kralle18/n668082272_1625439_4915.jpg



Hey Mfasaland!

Is that a cool job?  Do you have to be super good to qualify?  I bet you are extra special of they would not let you be in the guard.  Do you ever see the Dronningen?  Do you ever see Frederik?  He's adorable!

It's awesome I must admit. Actually most of us are ordinary young men just wanting to serve someplace special. The Guards prefer volunteers and according to our sergents some 95% of the 300 men in the Guards are all volunteers. It a great friendship and such. And yes, i've seen the queen a couple of times but not Frederik more than once.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on February 07, 2009, 02:01:23 AM
http://www.mil.se/en/Organisation/Schools/Military-Academy-Halmstad-MHSH/

My new home from home an the reason i cant post so much:-(

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on February 07, 2009, 02:20:18 AM
My home away from home...

(http://www.whwarchitects.com/projects/residential/stadacona/1.jpg)

My home away from home away from home...

(http://www.oceaniccorp.com/images/GovernmentNaval.jpg)

And, me, just to scare you all, psst, I'm the white guy...

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2008/tequilavf7.jpg)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on February 07, 2009, 05:22:41 AM
What version of M16 is that? We use the AK5C (Second one from the bottom).
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg)

Bottom is AK5A
Second from bottom AK5C
Second from top AK5D (Shorter barrel than AK5C but othervise the same)
Top Ksp 58 (Machine gun modell 58)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on February 07, 2009, 02:57:08 PM
What version of M16 is that? We use the AK5C (Second one from the bottom).
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg)

Bottom is AK5A
Second from bottom AK5C
Second from top AK5D (Shorter barrel than AK5C but othervise the same)
Top Ksp 58 (Machine gun modell 58)

Thats the C-7. Its a basic assualt rifle, the Canadian variation of the M-16.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Commonwealth of Rhodesia on February 08, 2009, 12:45:34 PM
What version of M16 is that? We use the AK5C (Second one from the bottom).
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Reppluton/Ovrigt%20Militart/Bild063.jpg)

Bottom is AK5A
Second from bottom AK5C
Second from top AK5D (Shorter barrel than AK5C but othervise the same)
Top Ksp 58 (Machine gun modell 58)

Thats the C-7. Its a basic assualt rifle, the Canadian variation of the M-16.

Ah. The A1 rear sight and round handguards made me think you were in the IDF for a second.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on February 08, 2009, 01:19:02 PM
Fear the Canadians, their leaf-flag, and maple syrup, their hockey, and British Commonwealth membership.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on February 09, 2009, 01:49:33 PM
We use that rifle too. With a 5cm rifle butt extension to make it long enough for guard service :|
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byzantium on February 11, 2009, 10:52:15 AM
I visited the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge last summer. It honors the memory of many Canadians who fought and died during the First World War. It's a colossal structure, very awe inspiring. Much of the land around it is still scarred by explosion craters.

I have the impression that Canadian troops tend to be among the best in the world, always contributing more than is proportionate. Even seen today with the Canadian army's involvement in Afghanistan.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Israel on February 11, 2009, 11:16:22 AM
I visited the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge last summer. It honors the memory of many Canadians who fought and died during the First World War. It's a colossal structure, very awe inspiring. Much of the land around it is still scarred by explosion craters.

I have the impression that Canadian troops tend to be among the best in the world, always contributing more than is proportionate. Even seen today with the Canadian army's involvement in Afghanistan.

We have never had a big military but its always been damn good at what it does. And I am very envious, I have ever wanted to visit the Vimy Memorial but no luck yet.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Libya on February 16, 2009, 09:45:16 PM
You see, our constant prodding of the Canadian military is our way of saying "Canadians are some of the best in the world, good thing there's not that many of them."
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Commonwealth of Rhodesia on February 17, 2009, 11:00:10 AM
I visited the Canadian National Memorial at Vimy Ridge last summer. It honors the memory of many Canadians who fought and died during the First World War. It's a colossal structure, very awe inspiring. Much of the land around it is still scarred by explosion craters.

I have the impression that Canadian troops tend to be among the best in the world, always contributing more than is proportionate. Even seen today with the Canadian army's involvement in Afghanistan.

We have never had a big military but its always been damn good at what it does. And I am very envious, I have ever wanted to visit the Vimy Memorial but no luck yet.

Damned good indeed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Furlong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Furlong)


Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on February 17, 2009, 04:40:09 PM
Random fact about me: The first song I ever sang was Dragula by Rob Zombie.

Also a picture of me:

here (http://www.uwatchapp.com)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Byelorussian National Republic on February 18, 2009, 02:01:42 PM
Random fact about me: The first song I ever sang was Dragula by Rob Zombie.

Also a picture of me:

here (http://www.uwatchapp.com)

Damn you. Rickrolled again.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on February 18, 2009, 05:43:21 PM
Random fact about me: The first song I ever sang was Dragula by Rob Zombie.

Also a picture of me:

here (http://www.uwatchapp.com)

I love that song!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on February 21, 2009, 02:26:48 PM
Random fact about me: The first song I ever sang was Dragula by Rob Zombie.

Also a picture of me:

here (http://www.uwatchapp.com)

damn you  :-o it's blasphemy!  :lol:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Pantycellen on March 19, 2009, 04:32:30 AM
Hi I'm Rosa my nation is Pantycellen (as you probably noticed by it being my username and so next to this post.....).  I'm new on here but have been on nationstates since college (so five years ish) where I got into it thanks to random people in my Early Modern History A level.

I'm an avid Roleplayer who's been into RP on NS for years (though finding places to do it is sometimes hard).  I also do old school pen and paper roleplay as well as paintball, airsoft, laser tag, LARP, Renactment (non-scripted combative), archery, shooting, swiming, hill walking, shooting and wargaming (historical, speculative and fictional).

Education wise its a bit up and down went through High School getting 9 GCSE's  (4xA, 4xB, 1xC) before going on to FE College (1xAS=C, 3xA level=CDE) went onto my first degree (Botany=3rd (though I must point out I was ill for the last year and could only go to around 5% of my lectures)) I'm now on my second degree where I'm studying to be a Podiatrist and its going quite well.

um if anyone wants to know anything else then ask and I might tell you
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on March 21, 2009, 02:06:50 AM
Welcome and I hope you like the Rp in here. We are always glad to new members who are ready for serious (and fun) rp  :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Pantycellen on March 21, 2009, 02:48:24 PM
Thanks

Yes I try to aim for serious but not po faced RP (sometimes I even sucseed (damn non-phonetic english grah!))
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The United Norse Federation. on June 25, 2009, 10:45:24 PM
My name is Ray Kennedy, iam 18, i am a graduated senior from westover high, i like some music, can't really spell and LOVE history, plus when you ask what type of girls i like, i answer well what you got, i am vary charming and respectful that is until you set my already short fuse off. and me and Devon of the LU are close friends from highschool more or less brothers really. but to add sour to sweet i am a little anti-social and kinda stay to my self. and don't mistake me as a falanderer, i am a one woman guy and like to watch militaries clash to just study their tactic.

BTW; I LIKE MONEY!!!  :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on June 26, 2009, 02:11:50 AM
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Pantycellen: old school pen and paper roleplay

So am I, Martin (Russia) and Peter (Deutschland).

:)


Quote
Nordic Union:BTW; I LIKE MONEY!!!

I don't like money so much as I hate the lack of it. :D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on June 27, 2009, 03:44:15 AM


Quote
Nordic Union:BTW; I LIKE MONEY!!!

I don't like money so much as I hate the lack of it. :D
[/quote]

Ahh yes. lacking money is far worse  :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on June 27, 2009, 05:12:22 AM
So Rosa.. what time periods do you re-enact? Im currently Re-enacting 15th and 19th century stuff. LARP.. thats...good for you.. (;-))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI3cocbIsto
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aksum on June 27, 2009, 07:21:54 AM
I might get to reenact Gettysburg in July.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Pantycellen on July 06, 2009, 07:02:05 AM
12th and 13th century mainly semi-competative combat

Yeah LARP has a bad reputation and mostly undeserved if you larp in the big organisations it's pretty fun and some of the more serious small groups are pretty good.  This is especially true in the UK it's mostly the US that brings the hobby down.  It's very serious in scandinavia aparently they even use metal rather then latex which is fun if a little scary......

That video is actually fake if it's the one I think it is (I wouldn't play as flash is being prissy via explorer at the moment)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on July 06, 2009, 08:58:04 AM
Ifcourse you should use metal.. latex..thats for other stuff..
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on July 06, 2009, 10:39:25 AM
Ifcourse you should use metal.. latex..thats for other stuff..

I didn't do i!

 :-D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Espada on July 08, 2009, 12:56:03 AM
Just so y'all know, I'm revisiting Africa from a long time back.

I played as Kambali several years ago, for those who remember. (Long live Kali Matunde!)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Simallia on February 26, 2010, 10:35:51 PM
I'm a 23 year old Woman who lives in Tallahassee Florida. I am attending TCC.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on February 26, 2010, 10:51:42 PM
Cool, nice to know NSA isn't a total sausage fest, lol!  :lol:
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Simallia on February 27, 2010, 01:20:05 PM
lol.... boys  will be boys I guess.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The United Norse Federation. on February 27, 2010, 01:26:27 PM
I am glad your RPing kicks ass. I also take comfront know this isn't a all boys club like the little rascals.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Simallia on February 27, 2010, 01:51:38 PM
Well, Hobbeebia showed me the site and convinced me to join. He and I are both in TCC's Anime and gaming club here in Tallahassee.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: South West Africa on February 27, 2010, 02:17:39 PM
As the Nordic Union said, your rp is very good.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Simallia on February 27, 2010, 02:21:27 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on February 27, 2010, 02:33:57 PM
Sorry for being ignorant but what is TCC?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Simallia on February 27, 2010, 02:44:23 PM
Sorry,

TCC = FSU

TCC= Tallahassee Community College = FSU = Florida State University.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hobbeebia on March 01, 2010, 10:02:57 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hobbeeb/Picture0003.jpg)
ME!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hobbeeb/Picture0017.jpg)
Simallia

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hobbeeb/Picture0018.jpg)
The Raven Corporation

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/hobbeeb/Picture0011.jpg)
Adronia

And here we are!

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Aqaba on March 01, 2010, 01:46:57 PM
Hell, I might as well shove my myspace in here. I dont know if its here already, but I'm too lazy to go check :-D

http://www.myspace.com/trawlboat (http://www.myspace.com/trawlboat)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The United Norse Federation. on March 01, 2010, 02:00:58 PM
I don't have a picture of me right now, but I'll get some soon, But if Devon has any of me then let a rip Devon.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Republic of Stellaland on April 22, 2010, 11:25:32 AM
Hmm.. haven't noticed this post before.

I'm 20 years old from Oslo the capitol city of Norway. Untill December 09, i served in the Norwegian army as a vehicle commander. Nowadays I get paid to sit around bulding LEGO and drawing cars. Aka, I'm working in a kindergarden. Its a nice temporary job. The pay is fairly good (22.000 kr pr. month) and i live 2 mins away from work. On my spare time i enjoy playing/watching football (soccer for you Americans) and Texas Hold'em Poker. I'm also interested in politics and history, and I'll gladly discuss it over a beer or five 8-). I have no expirience with RP before i joined NSA.

thats about all you need to know i guess ;)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on April 22, 2010, 12:03:16 PM
Realised i should perhaps post a new one to:

I'm 31years old, live in Vännäsby just outside Umeå (in the north of Sweden). Quit the army this week, my hobbies are playing strategy games, the home guard, studying history, warfare and archaeology. Have a dislike to sports but watch hockey and football (soccer) if there is a good game on. Also like fishing and hunting.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Commonwealth of Rhodesia on April 22, 2010, 03:08:45 PM
Hmm, seems I haven't posted in here.

I'm a student at the University of Missouri. I enjoy not studying, alcohol, travel, cooking and watching FC Barcelona and their Argie pretty boy Messi cry like little girls after loosing. When I'm not being an insufferable ass I'm probably writing or reading about terrorism and war. I am fluent in English and Bullsh't and have enough of a command of Spanish, French and Afrikaans to get myself in trouble. In addition to this I know rudimentary pleasantries in German and Basque, which would ideally make native women see me as the cute foreigner with an adorably poor command of the native language if I didn't have such an awkward and abrasive personality.

Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The United Norse Federation. on April 27, 2010, 11:42:12 PM
I know I have posted here before, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to do a update, and a little more detail.

I am a 19 year old American male. I live in North Carolina. Just a few seconds away from one of the largest military bases in the world, Fort Bragg. I am not military, but I am a military brat and proud of it. I am about to start working on Fort Bragg as a private contrated employee in the land scaping crews on that base. It pays well, at around 9.87$ to 10.37$ an hour.

My hobbies are video games like Fallout 3. I also like playing strategy games, and studing history, primarly military. I enjoy watching Deadliest Warrior, Pawn Stars, and a few other things. I like football... American that is. I also like hockey, depending on my mood. I like fishing, and I like talking to my friends like Devon. And obviously this RP.

I speak only two langueges fluent, English and Bad English. I have enough of command of Spanish to get myself into trouble or a kiss, which ever the two. (typical Amercian, I know right?)

As for my heritage, It mostly comes from Ireland and Japan. But I have a fair amount of German, Scottish, Danish, and Polish in my blood, So I am sort of a mut. I have blood ties to the Samurai, according to my father, and my grandmother still has the original two swords that my ancestor used.

You all know where I stand politically, but I am not one to be close minded.



Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Latin Union on May 06, 2010, 10:55:56 PM
Seems like it's my turn to make an update,

I live in the same city as my highschool friend Ray (NU to ya'll), Fayettville, North Carolina. I'm also 19 years old an I'm American.

I work at Papa John's (For ya'll Euros, it's a big pizza corporation here in the US) as a cashier and trainer.

My hobbies are watching the History channel, on which my favorite shows are: Dogfights, Pawn Stars, Ax Men, Modern Marvels, Ancient Aliens, and the Universe. I also watch alot of the Syfy and Discovery channels. I like playing FPS games, and generally any violent video games. I love to study Linguistics, History, Science,Sociology, and Economics.

I'm currently only fluent in English, but due to my interest in Linguistics, I know the basics of many languages. The two foreign languages I have the most mastery over are German (Hessisch Dialect) and Spanish.

My hertiage again like my friend Ray, is very complex. I'm of primarily Black, German, French, and Cherokee
decent with Black being the dominant part (about 75%), while the German and French take up almost all of the remaining quarter. I'm related to two famous Germans, one being Hans-Joachim Marseille better known as "Die Stern von Afrika" and the other being the former West German chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Politically, I'd concider myself center-left. I'm also not as loyal to the cause of democracy as most Americans, I favor effiency and if a democracy is so I'll support it, but if not well I don't. I'm also a bit of a statist.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Lyassa and Nairoa on June 24, 2010, 05:12:02 AM
Hey !!!
I´m a tall swedish busty bombshell,, I love birds in the trees and I´d like world peace and...


You wish, you perverts...I´m nothing of the sort  :-D
My name is Manuel, I´m from the land of Cristiano Ronaldo and prettier than him, but I´m a citizen of the world ; I lived and worked in quite a few corners of the world...
Studied with two universities, one of them UK, never graduated.
I´m married but sometimes I hide it from my wife. Currently I work for a state-owned company. Love politics and politicians, especially when they´re hanging from ropes by their necks.
Love classical music ( I play a little Chopin and Mozart on my 6 string ), hard rock, heavy metal and world music. Love to drink and get high.
Some people would say I´m too old for this kind of s*it. Old age probably wouldn´t let me hear them.
Love to RP.
Nice to meet you all !
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The Commonwealth of Rhodesia on June 24, 2010, 01:36:41 PM
Bem-vindo!
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: HOE on June 24, 2010, 02:32:41 PM
hey! i am a tall swedish bombshell:-)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Warlordia on June 24, 2010, 02:47:10 PM
I'm a fat, Swedish bomb!

:D
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: AfricaForumAdmin on February 07, 2011, 04:33:29 AM
Alright, like all previous forums we've had a nice area to describe who we are... everyone else can go ahead and talk about themselves so we can get to know you too.

So here I go...

Anyway, for those who don't know me, I'm Nate, your mostly friendly admin here on NationStatesAfrica.  I started playing in NSAfrica roughly around August of 2003 starting as "the Republic of France" and helping out manage the infamous "Israel-Palestine".  At one point I controlled all of the nations in Europe, including the Union of Soviet SR... this all came to an end when I gave Germany to Spherica, and gave the USSR away.  From this point I played as France and Schcherbatskaya, and the well known Queen Anna Pavlona Scherer.  Upon her death, and the death of Schcherbatskaya I made attempts to regain Great Britain which ultimately failed, resulting in me giving away all of my nations except for Winona State located in Sweden.  At this point I began doing a lot of RP for Israel-Palestine.   Eventually I carved an Empire starting in Liechenstein,  (This shows anyone can make an Empire if they try.) and becoming the Austrian Empire.  Upon Austria's collapse I withdrew Israel-Palestine and began Astoria... which many of you see today.  Soon afterwards with the old Israel player we started again as the Garden State, and after it's death, I role play alone in Israel as the City-State.

Outside of NationStates, I am a student until summer of 2005 at the University of Hawaii, where then afterward I transfer to Bellevue Community College just outside of Seattle, WA.  From there I plan to goto one of many colleges (Western Washington University, University of British Columbia, UMinnesota Duluth, University of Maine.) where currently I'm thinking of majoring in History and getting a teachers certificate and enter the world of education... or well teaching it... and yes UBC is in Vancouver, Canada.  If you'd like to know why I'm leaving Hawaii, it's a long but short story... to simply put it... sure the weather and the beach is great... but NOTHING else.  

I love sports, I'm an avid fan of Hockey, and American Football.  I also love music my absolute favorite Bands being Green Day and Oasis.  

If you'd like to know more about me feel free to check out my myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/konigsberg

So that's all on me, feel free to talk about yourself.

Wow nobody has posted in this thread in forever.  Additionally, wow so much about me has changed since I posted this six years ago.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: The United Norse Federation. on February 08, 2011, 03:35:26 PM
Alright, like all previous forums we've had a nice area to describe who we are... everyone else can go ahead and talk about themselves so we can get to know you too.

So here I go...

Anyway, for those who don't know me, I'm Nate, your mostly friendly admin here on NationStatesAfrica.  I started playing in NSAfrica roughly around August of 2003 starting as "the Republic of France" and helping out manage the infamous "Israel-Palestine".  At one point I controlled all of the nations in Europe, including the Union of Soviet SR... this all came to an end when I gave Germany to Spherica, and gave the USSR away.  From this point I played as France and Schcherbatskaya, and the well known Queen Anna Pavlona Scherer.  Upon her death, and the death of Schcherbatskaya I made attempts to regain Great Britain which ultimately failed, resulting in me giving away all of my nations except for Winona State located in Sweden.  At this point I began doing a lot of RP for Israel-Palestine.   Eventually I carved an Empire starting in Liechenstein,  (This shows anyone can make an Empire if they try.) and becoming the Austrian Empire.  Upon Austria's collapse I withdrew Israel-Palestine and began Astoria... which many of you see today.  Soon afterwards with the old Israel player we started again as the Garden State, and after it's death, I role play alone in Israel as the City-State.

Outside of NationStates, I am a student until summer of 2005 at the University of Hawaii, where then afterward I transfer to Bellevue Community College just outside of Seattle, WA.  From there I plan to goto one of many colleges (Western Washington University, University of British Columbia, UMinnesota Duluth, University of Maine.) where currently I'm thinking of majoring in History and getting a teachers certificate and enter the world of education... or well teaching it... and yes UBC is in Vancouver, Canada.  If you'd like to know why I'm leaving Hawaii, it's a long but short story... to simply put it... sure the weather and the beach is great... but NOTHING else.  

I love sports, I'm an avid fan of Hockey, and American Football.  I also love music my absolute favorite Bands being Green Day and Oasis.  

If you'd like to know more about me feel free to check out my myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/konigsberg

So that's all on me, feel free to talk about yourself.

Wow nobody has posted in this thread in forever.  Additionally, wow so much about me has changed since I posted this six years ago.


WOW I didn't even know you were even still here. I just thought you were a page from a guy or gal who left due to whatever reason. Just for future references, are you still a player on the game here, or is this just a long time pop in?
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Hobbeebia on February 22, 2011, 01:37:11 PM
Update time....


Got a second job...Still a poor soldier but I'm working on it.

Recently divorced... and happily so...lol
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Lyassa and Nairoa on March 03, 2012, 01:09:29 PM
Update

Divorced, older, wiser and growing a grudge against the people who call us "P.I.G.S." - Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain.
Church - Catholic of course, is there another one can talk about without starting laughing ? - is a huge part of my life too. Very much commited to the Jesuits now a days..
Same old job...hoping to be given the sack, actually. The redundancy money would allow me a new start, in a new world.
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Suez Canal Company on March 04, 2012, 08:28:58 PM
Update over here. 17 now, driving, got a job, and fully decked out in gear for airsoft. Uhm. That's about it. Still obsessed with video games, still a computer science geek, still smart. Yeah. Oh, and still socially awkward.

And I have a girlfriend now. (Woot)
Title: Re: So Who Are You Behind The Screenname? (OOC)
Post by: Libya on March 04, 2012, 10:30:46 PM
Update

Now I am a sophomore studying International Affairs at Mercer University.

I work part time (sort of, usually 32 hours a week so almost full time).

Still love running but I'm not as good as I once was.

My 20th birthday is in three months.

Still a typical country boy, gas prices have went up so that means pick-up prices are falling for once so I am going to get me a good 4x4 truck to show my support for big oil. (jk, but I do really want a bigger truck, I'm 6'1" (185 cm) so my little S-10 is very cramped but I can't complain too much it gets me where I need to go)

Fishing in a tournament later this month. I will let y'all know how that goes.

Jesus loves you and I do to. (And I don't care who hears it).