Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
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HEADLINES: THE EMPIRE IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2018 SECOND ROUND
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - The choices are getting narrower and narrower with four choices eliminated, leaving five left to claim EMPIRE IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2018.
I don’t know, it’s just a good timetable.
EDITORIAL - How Best to Deal with the Universe
Irishkaiser - Some of you may have read or seen the running joke here about the “Universe” and how it’s always trying to get me. A lot of you may not know what it means exactly, but some of you get it.
First, to explain, the Universe is this unsubstantiated concept of balance that is enforced involuntarily through a lot of factors in which it keeps people in check from growing too powerful or achieving too much. This is why no one can live a perfect life.
The Universe to us always balances out something good with bad, usually proportionately equal to the activity or situation. An example is just last week, today I had another one of my good ideas that I really really wanted to try out. Unfortunately, the entire Universe conspired to make it extremely difficult for me to get on with my work schedule, travel time and worse of all, MY INTERNET FUCKING DIES JUST AS I WAKE UP. That is the Universe. I cannot achieve what I want for the past 2 weeks.
But how did the UTC achieve its status and prestige if the Universe is supposed to mathematically cancel it out? Well, the UTC expanded and diversified its interests and domains and a bad thing happening at one part, resulted in something good in another. We’ve also taken baby steps and small good things are countered by easily fixable bad things that will probably bother anyone in the first place. But the small good things, if recognized and utilized properly and appreciated, can serve as the foundation for bigger things later on.
I was having a talk with Lieutenant_Joe the other day and the conversation resulted in me saying, “Is the Universe telling me NOT to do this?”. I don’t know, I’m just some guy on the internet that thinks the world is out to get me.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has cancelled the trade run for that special event in which the Universe decided to fuck with me.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
QI LAI. QI LAI. QI LAI
TRADE - US MineZ Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
4 Battle Inventory Export Model
in exchange for
4 Cyan Dyes
PvP Drill 145th Mass PvP Event - The Universe fuck wit me
Ok, so I was there all ready, right. Until day one, the internet died for like a long time and then when it finally got back up, it was late US time. And then Gun was at a party or some shit and everyone else was doing other things. Fuck me, man.
THE UNIVERSE TRYING TO BALANCE OUT MY POWER AGAIN. Fuck this gay earth.
DOMESTIC - The Commonwealth Assists the UTC in procuring Foreign Items
The Commonwealth pledges help to procure certain items to be used in an upcoming joint project
DOMESTIC - Clan Bank Messaging System eyed to be adopted by UTC
The Clan Bank’s messaging system is eyed to be adopted by the Directory as a possible replacement to Discord. However, networking value of Discord makes it very difficult to switch, that and in addition to the Clan Bank jealously guarding it as a secret.
DOMESTIC - Foreign Office seeks expansion amidst growing relevance of the Home Office
A period of peace, prosperity and growth has rendered it somewhat inactive as the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company has started the year 2019. This is all tied to the Home Office being given exclusive privilege to interact and deal with the Commonwealth, the UTC’s major trading partner(s).
A new service designed for admins instead is being eyed on but fears of being entangled in admin affairs makes this unlikely.
FINANCE - IRISHKAISER HAGGLING FOR AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE FOR THE YEARLY BUDGET
200USD a year was supposed to cover server expenses, but Irishkaiser attempted to haggle an extra amount to prepare for “unforeseen events” both good and bad that may not eat at the budget itself. The Bank of the Unknown [?] Clan denied his request however stating that 200USD a year was more than enough almost double the current expenses.
A separate budget must be drafted and looked over to even be considered talking about.
1) TRADE RUN NEXT WEEK. DESTROY THE UNIVERSE.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)