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Most Cultured: 369th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 411th Nicest Citizens: 469th+34
Largest Publishing Industry: 478th Most Inclusive: 481st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 501st Most Compassionate Citizens: 503rd Most Valuable International Artwork: 556th Highest Food Quality: 593rd Smartest Citizens: 611th Largest Welfare Programs: 678th Most Beautiful Environments: 696th Most Advanced Public Education: 700th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 716th Highest Disposable Incomes: 739th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 777th Most Scientifically Advanced: 818th Most Rebellious Youth: 844th Largest Information Technology Sector: 924th Highest Average Incomes: 928th Largest Governments: 945th Highest Economic Output: 957th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,042nd Healthiest Citizens: 1,135th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,218th Most Developed: 1,361st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,369th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,438th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,480th Lowest Crime Rates: 1,673rd Most Nations: 1,696th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,962nd Largest Retail Industry: 2,036th Most Influential: 2,131st Most Secular: 2,240th Most Efficient Economies: 2,306th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,572nd
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Welcome to Cinderia, a unique modern tech RP region that takes roleplaying to a new level.
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-Superpowers: Roelandia, Petrokovia, vacant (1 available slot)
-Great powers: Cavendian states, Armenda, Fraysil, Frenya, Couvertia (no available slot)
-Middle powers: The excalibur union , vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant, vacant (6 available slots)

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Embassies: The Great Universe, The Holy Empire of Bawrai, Organization of United Sovereign States, The Good Place, Driselbia, and Gypsy Lands.

Tags: Modern Tech, Role Player, and Small.

Cinderia contains 10 nations, the 1,696th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in Cinderia

Nations ranked highly have large gaps between the incomes of rich and poor citizens. Nations low on the list have high levels of income equality.

As a region, Cinderia is ranked 411th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

1.The Grand Empire of InprobusCorporate Police State“All who resist will be destroyed.”
2.The Dictatorship of Interplanetary EmpireCorporate Police State“Annihilation and Domination is our diplomacy”
3.The Imperial Realm of Nickel EmpireCapitalist Paradise“Wisdom, Serenity, Truth”
4.The Wild Lands of SeyuliaAnarchy“Life, Health, and Well-being”
5.The Serene Paradise of ExaequatioLeft-wing Utopia“A solis ortu usque ad occasum”
6.The Federal Republic of JCNationLeft-wing Utopia“By the people for the people”
7.The United Islands of AquapelagoLeft-wing Utopia“A place for peace”
8.The FFR of RoelandiaLeft-Leaning College State“Unificado nos Tenus (United we stand)”
9.The Soviet Vesperist Realms of PetrokoviaDemocratic Socialists“Through hardships and bloodshed to glory we march”
10.The Alien Lullaby of The Grene KnyghtLeft-wing Utopia“Bigog!”

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  • : Ulthar serene ceased to exist.
  • : Jravoa ceased to exist.
  • : Shafibia ceased to exist.
  • : Brawoon ceased to exist.
  • : The yellow dragon shogunate ceased to exist.
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The FFR of Roelandia

Exaequatio wrote:And not only that, but a lot of what I'm seeing are long-term jobs that you don't just bail on after 6 months for a phd. Its a weird situation I've found myself stuck in.

That's really interesting, I guess I'll look more into that as well.

I've heard that phds are different in europe too, but was told they're a little less "robust", though I've always doubted the validity of that assertion. What does your brother mean by "practicality"? We focus on developing and running our own research in american universities, too.

I probably worded it badly, I could ask my brother if he'd be willing to answer some questions you have (as he'd be far more qualified to answer them than I ever will be).

Petrokovia wrote:Tbh I think both of you are. It might also kind of explain why interacting and connecting/relating with most might seem difficult, if you're just kinda used to looking at everything through a different lens for a long time, y'know?

Exaequatio wrote:

While I appreciate the sentiment, I don't know how true that is. I find I tend to be on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of knowledge base and reasoning skills, especially for my field.

I often whish it was true for me too as then the whole grindfest that has been my life so far would have some upside to it (even if that would be a relatively hidden and barely outspoken one).

Exaequatio wrote:

It might just be my depression right now, but what you said has been exactly what is driving me nuts for a long time. These feelings come and go, but they've been sticking on me since I moved back home. And I think its especially grating with how much more social I've gotten as I've started to break out of my shell (and all around just crave more social contact, but am not getting it).

And worse, in order to fit in by wearing a mask, well this "mask" is starting to hurt, and I find I wear it almost everywhere, even with me own family. And when I tell someone this (which is admittedly very rare), they say "oh, everyone wears a mask, that's normal". And yes, that's true, everyone sacrifices aspects of their identity to fit in depending on their social group they are associating with at that particular time. But, even so, many elements of that person is still present (and then there are many who really are a "what you see is what you get" type of person) and they aren't pretending to be someone else entirely. I don't think people realize the severity I wear mine. I just want to be me.

This sounds really serious and also quite unhealthy (not that I'm a good example of intact mental health but still...). It's intersting how you describe "wearing a mask" because, when I look at what I do, I don't feel I wear any mask. I suppose it's closer to the concept of a "veil" rather than that of a mask. I close off parts of myself, mostly expression, towards the outside world and sometimes, for different reasons and for different people in different circumstances it loosens up a little. The only places where that veil is thinnest is with my family (I do have that luxury even when they don't always get me, something you don't seem to have in quite the same capacity, which is a shame really) and almost completely gone with my brother (it's also quite thin around you guys by the way, I just wanted to mention that). Which doesn't hurt quite the same way as you describe your mask but it does make one prone to "numbing" (Which almost entirely kills off the ability to accomodate any form of spontanious reaction). Most of the time I think I might be depressed too (which is a whole different ballgame compared to anxiety by the way, as anxiety is an overabundance of emotion as if a tornado swirls inside your head all the time. Depression on the other hand is the absence of emotion and is basically a feeling of complete numbness with a slight hint of emptyness. I still have to decide which of the two is worse... At least, that's how I experience it and distinguish them) Sorry if I appear to be talking about myself too much here but I do relate to others best by referencing past and/or present experiences so I hope this can at least provide you with some anecdotes that you can relate to and strengthen you in the knowledge that you are the only one that experiences this and that your not alone in this struggle.

The Serene Paradise of Exaequatio

Roelandia wrote:This sounds really serious and also quite unhealthy (not that I'm a good example of intact mental health but still...). It's intersting how you describe "wearing a mask" because, when I look at what I do, I don't feel I wear any mask. I suppose it's closer to the concept of a "veil" rather than that of a mask. I close off parts of myself, mostly expression, towards the outside world and sometimes, for different reasons and for different people in different circumstances it loosens up a little. The only places where that veil is thinnest is with my family (I do have that luxury even when they don't always get me, something you don't seem to have in quite the same capacity, which is a shame really) and almost completely gone with my brother (it's also quite thin around you guys by the way, I just wanted to mention that). Which doesn't hurt quite the same way as you describe your mask but it does make one prone to "numbing" (Which almost entirely kills off the ability to accomodate any form of spontanious reaction). Most of the time I think I might be depressed too (which is a whole different ballgame compared to anxiety by the way, as anxiety is an overabundance of emotion as if a tornado swirls inside your head all the time. Depression on the other hand is the absence of emotion and is basically a feeling of complete numbness with a slight hint of emptyness. I still have to decide which of the two is worse... At least, that's how I experience it and distinguish them) Sorry if I appear to be talking about myself too much here but I do relate to others best by referencing past and/or present experiences so I hope this can at least provide you with some anecdotes that you can relate to and strengthen you in the knowledge that you are the only one that experiences this and that your not alone in this struggle.

And its not really just "a" mask, as in one mask, I have a different mask for different people. I really think it stems from my social anxiety, which implies its not as controlled as I think it is. As I've been reading more about depression lately, I actually think I might have suffered from it my entire life, which wasn't something I ever really thought I had, but the symptoms are strikingly similar to what I deal with. It was gone for a while, but its cropped back up. Both social anxiety disorder and depression seem to run in the family (my mom has SAD and my sister has depression) so I guess its not too outside the realm for me to be the unfortunate soul who got 'em both. Guess I should buy a copy of the DSM-5 and see what else I've got. Probably lots more.

Also I like how you describe your life as a grindfest, it really does feel like that for me too. Stale, repetitive, predictable, empty, meaningless. That's what I feel like most the time with my life. I don't think I'm those things, but my life in general does and most people's lives for that matter (which for some reason bothers me, too).

I feel like your veil analogy is more applicable to most people than my mask analogy. Most people seem to crop out portions of their personality to fit into certain situations, whereas I tend to outright put up a façade (probably a reason why I enjoy acting so much).

And don't apologize, I know why you're relating it back to yourself. Its also very therapeutic too :)

The Soviet Vesperist Realms of Petrokovia

Hey, do you guys plan on making posts or apps for the roleplay? It's up! :D
In case you need the link, here's the OOC: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=518338

The Soviet Vesperist Realms of Petrokovia

Here’s some more info on the “Sacred Black Forest” in Petrokovia, also known as *Agiasmos Daroumanias* (Αγίασμα Νταρουμανίας). This is where Bismarck was warped.

Thousands of years ago in part of North Petrokovia lived a culture of peoples which called themselves the Darumanians. They took their land and performed, essentially, ancient terraforming across the whole realm. They added and “removed” various plant and animal species to alter the ecology to their whims. Eventually the Darumanian society collapsed and left behind a massive forest predominantly populated by Black Oak, pine, and fir trees. The forest now no longer under such strict control by the Darumanians, species which were forcibly ejected were able to migrate back to the region; alongside them, others who were not native to the Black Forest also joined occasionally, including Kamchatka brown bears.

In the era of Tzarist rule in Petrokovia, the imperial government began using the forest as a kind of staged hunting grounds, staging things like fox or bear hunts for the upper class. In the 1500s, the Tzar bought and imported a number of Kodiak bears, and started a strangely in depth and long term project to cross pollinate the various trees of the forest into a completely new type of tree. As human activity in the Black Forest increased, so did instances of conflict between them and the animal population. Eventually, the reports of humans being hunted by various animals in the woods overwhelmed the Tzarists, who withdrew. This left small populations of humans which were either killed off, or learned to make their own individual peace with the animals. These small groups included self proclaimed witches who practiced an unknown mystical offshoot of Rodnovery; their communities lost contact.

After the Soviet Revolutionary Period, the forest was made into a protected area and a national park, and humans were banned from entering the forest in the interests of making peace with the animals of the forest.

There are a few towns in the forest to this day, and laws regarding curfew and borders between restricted parts of the forest may be unclear at times.

Flora includes pines, firs, oak trees, various vines and small flowers of various color (daisies, violets, honeysuckle, gooseberry, candystick, and coralroot). Patches of peat bog form occasional clearings in the forest (like the one Bismarck’s ship is half sunk into). There’d be too many kinds of fungi to list them all. A similar issue with insects, though large beetles are relatively abundant. Other notable fauna of the Black Forest include crows, robins, pigeons, hawks, geese, sparrows, falcons, eagles, swans, and several kinds of owl (including snowy owls, though that’s more in the western area of the forest, rather than the central area where Bismarck is). Also included are gerbils, rats, mice, rabbits, hares, squirrels, beavers, arctic and red foxes, wolves, black bears, grizzly bears, kodiak and Kamchatka bears, and the largest bear species in Petrokovia (and one exclusive to the nation), the Vestal Cave Bear. These bears are highly intelligent, cave dwelling, and may grow up to four meters tall (when upright). They are known by Petrokovian researchers to craft tools and worship what many consider a protoreligion.

Additionally, Vestal Cave Bears are thought to have inhabited all of Petrokovia at some point, and were driven to near extinction by humans over thousands of years, kind of like lions used to inhabit Europe before being hunted out of existence.

The bears are capable of understanding human speech and body language to an extent, but not fluently. Studies have shown that they possess their own language system which mainly uses body language as a form of signing, but work between some bear communities and park rangers have demonstrated that communication is possible; park rangers in Petrokovia use a custom form of sign language to communicate with the cave bears. Despite having different bodies and so differences in the ability to use the same body language, through consistency the humans have shown the bears new signs the bears would accept as shorthand for their own unreproducable signs, when produced by a human.

The Serene Paradise of Exaequatio

Petrokovia wrote:Hey, do you guys plan on making posts or apps for the roleplay? It's up! :D
In case you need the link, here's the OOC: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=518338

I've been busy, I'll try and post something at some point.

The Serene Paradise of Exaequatio

Anyone want to chat this weekend or play a game or something?

The FFR of Roelandia

Exaequatio wrote:Anyone want to chat this weekend or play a game or something?

Sorry I didn't answer sooner, though, in hindsight,hat might have been for the best as my grandfather died this weekend so I wouldn't have had the opportunity anyway...

The FFR of Roelandia

Petrokovia wrote:Hey, do you guys plan on making posts or apps for the roleplay? It's up! :D
In case you need the link, here's the OOC: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=518338

I'm working on one.

The Serene Paradise of Exaequatio

Roelandia wrote:Sorry I didn't answer sooner, though, in hindsight,hat might have been for the best as my grandfather died this weekend so I wouldn't have had the opportunity anyway...

Oh wow, sorry to hear that. Hope you and your family are doing alright.

The Soviet Vesperist Realms of Petrokovia

Roelandia wrote:Sorry I didn't answer sooner, though, in hindsight,hat might have been for the best as my grandfather died this weekend so I wouldn't have had the opportunity anyway...

My condolences, Roel. It’s 100% okay to not be okay right now, and if you’d like to have a conversation about this more privately, or not go into it at all, that’s fine too.

We’re starting to go through something similar with our grandmother, who we learned recently has returned to the hospital after falling and breaking her back for a second time. This is some challenging stuff and I know we haven’t always been the most reliable but maybe we’re all supposed to just be here for each other right now and help each other heal?

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