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Depository of Miscellany

*boots up*

The Depository of Miscellany, v1.9

Hello, dear reader, and welcome to the Depository of Miscellany!
This file is home to the random flashes of ideas for worldbuilding that emanate from the head of the person that runs this nation.

The only reason that I have this factbook is so that I can bring all of the ideas for Astoria from the many disjointed and incomplete snippets of Notepad files into an organised on-site place, making it much quicker for me to develop these ideas. Basically, for the sake of ordnung! Ordnung muß sein!
In short, yes.


So, how does one get around?

To get around this place, all you need is just a mouse, and preferably a pointer to move the website slider down or up.
The following musings are all nestled within their little spoiler, and each one is carefully laid out by both their length and their estimated percentage of completion, as seen below:

Class A
Lime: Fully completed [100%]
Dark green: Very close to completion [90-99%]
Yellow: Close to completion [80-89%]
Class B
Turquoise: On the road to completion [70-79%]
Navy blue: More than halfway to completion [60-69%]
Dark blue: Halfway to completion [50-59%]
Class C
Purple: Less than halfway to completion [40-49%]
Pink: Quite far from completion [30-39%]
Red: Very far from completion [0-29%]

If you happen to see one of the notes being taken down, there is no need to worry, as the reason will be either:

  1. the note has been completed, and duly placed in an appropriate factbook, or

  2. the ideas written in the note have been retconned or junked midway.

Now, with all that said, on we go!


OOC: As I only just set this up, all of the notes will be undivided for some time, as I transfer everything from my laptop to this factbook - so please bear with me.


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Upon arriving at the mainland, the explorers discovered a family of animals living in a small house nearby. Even more surprising to the explorers was the fact that the animals could speak, and acted like human beings. The creatures were very intelligent, and could be trained to perform almost any task that a human being could. Although the family did not appear to speak, they were able to communicate by gesturing and using a vocalization. After a period of training, the creatures learned to speak the languages of the human world.

The family's name was Raraku, and they were extremely friendly. The humans learned that the creatures lived in the woods near the island where they landed and took refuge from the wild animals. It was at this time that the scientists also discovered that the animals had some kind of telepathic ability. These telepathic abilities allowed



Although the family were friendly, the explorers did not want to get too close to them due to the animal's unpredictable behavior. The only thing that made sense was that the animal were related to the ancient ancestors of the natives of the mainland.

As for their origin, they did not have any evidence or any proof to back up their claim, but the animals were very strong and very intelligent, able to make a boat float on water with just a few strokes of their feet.

The family left shortly after seeing them, leaving the explorers to think about the possibility of the animals having been sent to them by an ancient civilization

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In order of importance: Interstate > National highway / route > State route > Scenic route

Numbering

Interstate

National highway

State route

Scenic route

|Interstate 3 | 11.3km

Location

District

km

Exit

Destinations

Notes

Central

Central

9.2

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Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Central

Central

0.00

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Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Central

Central

0.00

-

Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Central

Central

0.00

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Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Central

Central

0.00

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Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Central

Central

0.00

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Exit from I-4

Trumpet interchange

Northern

1.33

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Flyover [Hwy 27]

Loops around the ACT

St Paul

Northern

7.02

3

Truman Interchange [Hwy 16 east]

Footscray's largest interchange

Northland

Northern

3.71

2

Wells Interchange [I-10 east]

Northland

Northern

2.64

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Flyover [Hwy 27]

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Northland

Northern

9.24

1A

State Rte 19 (Capital Orbital Highway), Footscray Int'l Airport

Southbound exit and northbound entrance

Tompkins River

Northern

11.39

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I-3 north - Sovilcester

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1987 anthem change bill
A bill aimed at changing Astoria's present anthem was registered on April 29th, 1987 by NAME (Independent MP, Escambia [SA]). According to the bill, the anthem change was essential due to it "making us forget our history and where we came from", likening the current anthem to "an exercise in woolly-minded idealism".
The bill seeked to change the current anthem with a poem by the 17th cantury poet NAME, with the bill's author describing it in an ABC interview a few months later as "a great way of balancing the natural stuff with the patriotism that this country so badly needs", with the proposed new anthem's lyrics being entirely sung in Astorian.

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Reactions to the bill
The bill was largely opposed by both sides of the political aisle, with the ruling Conservative government attacking the bill as "an exercise in blatant anti-patriotism, and goes against Astoria's values". The main opposition party, Labour condemned the bill as "a bandage for a nonexistent wound", as described by main spokesman NAME (Labour, Tilwick [WA]). A vote on the bill was held by the lower house of Parliament (the House of Commons) on May 3rd, 1987, and concluded in an overwhelming defeat for NAME, with 497 against, 2 in favour, and 14 abstentions, in one of the largest landslides in parliamentary history.

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English translation

Myth is a beautiful dream,
hiding people's feelings for heaven and earth.
Myth is the cradle of legendary stories.
It is the ultimate reliance of human faith and spirit.
Let us continue the primitive power of life from the longing of mythology
Incorporating life into a new life,
uniting with heaven and earth,
let us in the mythological revelation
Stepping on the steps of the ancestors,
singing the eternal love song to the ancient nation.

Translation 1: Happy swing (artistic)
Let us sing happy!
Let us jump happily!
Whether male or female, young or old
Whether the dance is beautiful or not,
the song is good.
Just sing
Sing to the sounds!
Have a good time
Jump to the old days!

Translation 2: Cheerful waggle dance (artistic conception)
Let's sing the songs with happiness!
Let's dance together with cheerfulness!
No matter if you are male or female; no matter if you are young or old.
No matter if you can dance beautifully; no matter if you can sing wonderfully.
Let's sing as much as we like; let's sing ourselves hoarse!
Let's dance at no allowance; let's dance for all eternity!

Swing dance is one of the forms of dance. One can jump and a group can jump. The basic form of the dance step is that the knees are slightly squatted, the feet are on the side, and the steps are repeated. The melody repeatedly moves left and right, and the hands do not have to be held by other people, but are swayed back and forth on both sides of the body. Of course, there will be times when the dance moves with different melody, such as hip swing or lifting the heel, etc. It is a joyful and unrestrained dance. Usually appear at a happy party or celebration.

In the past few decades, the song has been under some notoriety within Astoria's vibrant pub culture, being used as an adapted drinking song in most major cities; not so much in rural areas. It is said that if a traveller happens to be in a pub in the wee hours and hears said song being played, he is advised to leave, lest he wishes to be co-opted into what can only be described as a friendly communal knees-up, which may degenerate into general disorderliness hours later,

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Main
Link|Anthem
Link|Climate
LinkØ| Defences
Link|Embassy
Link|Leader
Link|Policies
Misc
Link|A-scale
Link|Food
Link|L-plates
Link|News
Link|Tropes
Link|Q&A
≈⭐LinkFederal Republic of Astoria⭐≈
To be, rather than to seem.

香港 $LFD | ☮ | Tech: MT/PMT/FanT | Year: 2019 | Theme: Link | #freeHK 加油
A 9.74 civilisation according to Linkthis index. | A class 0.6 civilisation according to this index.
LinkPosts of win | Linkg'night everybody | LinkThoughts about Astoria | LinkMe | LinkThe Yuyencia files | LinkCome join the HK chat!
[spoiler]- I still cannot believe that I am somehow the only one to make a serious nation when near-humans are involved.
- In the event of a hostage crisis - our Linkpublic reaction, and our Linkprivate reaction
- Contrary to what some people may believe, humans do exist in Astoria, and measure up to about half of the population.[spoiler]

Federal Republic of Astoria | Tarainceswn Asdair | Skaffpagwirr Astoir | Saintálua Astoiri

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Updates: LinkAnthem | LinkLyrics | LinkCulture test | LinkTowns & Linkcounties | LinkNames | LinkEmbassy program
A 7 civilisation according to Linkthis index.
Mar 22-28, 2020
[b]✉ Asdairtydden:[/b] [i]Weather:[/i] Footscray 17°C/62°F | Altas 9°/48° | Esterpine 12°/53° | Naltgybal 14°/57° | Ceirtryn 5°/41° | Bynscel 10°/50° | Lyteel  7°/46°

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LinkRest in peace | LinkFinally, some good news
[spoiler=Please read before posting]Our flag is not based off either Belarus / Cabo Verde, the EU or the PRC.
Our people are not "furries" / "animals / & other derivatives.
Most NS stats [tax, defence, employment, policies, population, incomes, industry] are not canon.
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