Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
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HEADLINES: BANJO WEEK FESTIVAL. MEDALS GIVEN OUT.
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - Banjo Week festival alighted Aspermont the last week as guests flocked to Aspermont to participate in a traditional cake party. Tradition however called for fireworks, but since that was gone, new inventive ways to party were made that day which included
1) Shooting arrows at a last piece of cake to make a “cocktail” in which the arrows would fall after being eaten.
2) Giving out an entire alt’s worth of splashes as “drinks” to accompany the cakes.
3) Simulating being black out drunk via flash grenade
4) Giving each other “gifts” in the trade room
5) Playing the Clan’s Anthem over a dropped ender eye. This however was deemed too autistic and retarded and so was dropped and hoped to never be mentioned again.
A much requested guest however, one Company Member who was supposed to be awarded a medal for certain contributions couldn’t come. Originally a speech was to be made on the fly for them but since he wasn’t there, Irishkaiser decided to post it another time.
Two Company Members from the 1st and 93rd Regiments were awarded the Knights of the Order of Adware while a third Company Member was given a Bronze Star for helping to gather cakes which are according to sources “rarer than a splash II”.
EDITORIAL - Similes are tones, not Substitutes.
Irishkaiser - Recently, I had come upon certain lines on a questionnaire by the US Census Bureau which one Company Member shared with us as he was filling it out. One question in particular caught my attention of professionalism, that is “Are you Stubborn?”
Confused, I asked what this question was for in which the response was so it was to advertise his category in the modern day workforce.
The trouble with this question is that stubborn taken rather negative and is used today mostly by people to discredit others when they don’t align their beliefs. Ironically, most people who use “stubborn” are the stubborn ones themselves because they don’t like other points of views or beliefs so instead of accepting or tolerating other points of view, they say others are stubborn because they’re too stubborn to accept that maybe they’re the ones that are wrong. Hell, I should know.
Take the same question again, but apply another term: “Are you tenacious?” and “Are you determined?” or even “Are you steadfast?”and notice that the tone of it has changed into something very positive but both still have the same fundamental meaning - someone who is too tough to give up too easily. I sure would like that person in my work force.
Still not convinced? Well, consider what the opposite of someone stubborn is and you’ll find it also contains it has both positive and negative similes concerning individuals.
“Are you submissive?”. “Are you reasonable?”, “Are you weak-minded?”, “Are you flexible?”.
We must take into consider that these similes and the context for a steadfast or tenacious individual as a stubborn person is a person that is only stubborn if they refuse to change in spite of good arguments and arguments too go both ways.
In fact, I’ve talked about this before but in a different point: the use of the word “chill” and “How useless it is to describe a person.”
Chill is no means an objective identification, rather it is now a modern shorthand to “person that I like.”
I’ve seen lots of people who claim their friends are “chill”, but are actually hyper kinds of autism or whatever when you actually meet them. Chill my ass. Anyway, at first I thought chill meant relaxed or easy-going at first, but clearly I’m in the wrong there.
I would never use chill to describe a certain person. I always describe them to others using as much objective words as possible so some other guy gets the idea of who they are.
Man, fuck chill.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has cancelled Trade Run
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Iron Armor Sets
Power II Bow
In anticipation for Banjo Week, Commonwealth members were given and gave back the following. Also, that Crusade.
PvP Drill 167th Mass PvP Event - Drunk Crusaders spread the Glory of God’s Love.
After the Banjo Week party, members of the Knights of Grimdale and Aspermont decided to go out and “look for trouble”. However, their “chivalry” prevented them from banditing outright and devised a plan to look vulnerable and weak to a bunch of strangers in hopes they’d be attacked and then respond with a counter-attack
One guy, I swear to God. We encountered him and sent in a weak ass looking nigga to hopefully get attacked. But this nigga, by pure chance encountered our group first. Seeing that we had all the advantage and power on our side, the other guy kept his distance and we bitterly and grudgingly walked away.
Friendly people whom the Crusade met and assisted were avenged when they reported bandits killed them. It took awhile as the enemies were server hoppers and the login timer and positioning kind of slowed things down but the Crusaders avenged them.
Reports indicated stayed the same: “See, I told you fighting in chain is more profitable than iron armor.”
DOMESTIC - Commonwealth reports huge lag or some shit last week that pissed off everyone.
And then something about premiums too now being affected by it.
DOMESTIC - PARTY SCARES PEOPLE AROUND TOWN
Aspermont was loud last week and apparently it scared people into going in there who would’ve been guests. It’s funny we encountered them again and assisted them later when we went on that drunken Crusade.
FINANCE - AUSPICIOUS DAY. AUSPICIOUS LUCK.
Ferronickel Industries otherwise known as FNI finally broke out of the long sideways it’s experienced and on Banjo Week no less. It truly is an auspicious day.
The Clan Bank’s holdings for Ferronickel were about 2000USD which was stuck for a LONG ASS TIME. Finally.
1) IT’S BANJO WEEK. DO WHATEVUH, NIGGA.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)