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[OFFICE OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT]: Circuses In the great survey of what people are looking for in Talossa, one of the major requested elements was Contests, Quizzes, and Games.  Given this, we here at the Office of Cultural Development have cooked up a few ideas to see if they strike the public as a fun idea.  So any feedback you provide will be heeded.  So without further ado:

1.)  Archery Competition- The Ministry partners with the Toxophilite Club for a Talossan archery competition.  Rules forthcoming, but it would most likely involve using the "Archery King" game app.

2.)  Royal Riddle Bee- A riddling competition performed in a bracket-type setting.  Opponents will challenge one another with riddles until one is unable to answer.  If their opponent is then able to answer the next riddle, they are the winner.  Winner earns the title of Riddle-Master and the right to add an owl rampant as a supporter (pending college of arms and royal approval).  Neck-riddles prohibited, of course.

3.)  Bilingual Poetry Competition- Competitors compose a poem in Talossan (or English), which they then translate to English (or Talossan).  Prizes for best English and best Talossan.  Related competition for recitation in English and Talossan.

4.)  Obscure Talossan Word of the Month- Competitors must guess a word, sending in their guesses individually with a Jeopardy-style bid.  Throughout the month, hints will be issued which limits ROI on bids issued afterward.

These were the first four that came to mind when I was asked to put together some ideas.  Are these the sorts of competitions that people are interested in?  OR is there something else?  We'd love to hear your ideas.  And if people are interested, the Ministry can probably help with things like prizes and logistics.

December 04, 2019, 03:31:57 PM
Re: [OFFICE OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT]: Circuses There is one initiative partnership with the Toxophilite club.

In terms of others... seriously folks. I'm not looking for you to put this stuff together. I'm asking what kind of stuff do you want to do?

December 05, 2019, 07:44:24 PM
Re: Impeachment of Senior Judge Ián M.T. Tamorán, S.H. In looking at this, I'm not sure I can find full cause for a straight-out impeachment here.  The ruling was unpopular, maybe.  But let's keep the overall picture of Talossa's societal health in the picture here.
March 04, 2020, 11:25:01 AM
Re: The March 2020 Clark (54th Cosa, 2nd Clark) RZ14 - Per
RZ15 - Per
RZ16 - Contra
RZ17 - Aus
VOC- Non

March 17, 2020, 05:56:15 PM
THe Ministry of the Interior has conducted a major overhaul to the citizenship application to give it a modern look and feel, as well as a declaration section to ensure compliance with the Pete Townsend Act.

Seneschal urges the Freedems to build a cultural legacy alongside political ones.

Following public hearings and substantial vetting, Viteu Marcianus is confirmed as a Justice for the Uppermost Cort.

March 18, 2020, 10:13:03 AM
Re: The April 2020 Clark (54th Cosa, 4th Clark) RZ18- Per
RZ19- Per
RZ20- Contra
RZ21- Per
RZ22- Per
VoC- Non

April 20, 2020, 05:23:42 PM
Re: Was Reunision a mistake?
I fear if the NHMA passes we will essentially have a Monarchy in name only.

To which I say "Bully!"  However, I think you're overestimating the power of this Amendment.  Anything which allows ascension to a lifetime of being the embodiment of the state is still plenty monarchist.

The problem isn't Reunision... unless one considers Reunison as having ruined the "fun" of the "Dragonfly in Amber" Camp and the "Eternal Winner" Camp.  The EWC, embodied primarily by the monarchist political party known as the Rump, withered on the vine when it stopped winning elections.  The "DiA" began leaving when things weren't "fun" in the same way anymore.  Where Talossan conservatism has largely failed is that it stopped offering a viable alternative and, instead, just more of the same and try to crush out innovation.  I mean, for heaven's sake... the largest Opposition party in the Cosa agrees with the govt. most of the time aside from feeling that it simply isn't radical enough.

It's time for Talossa's conservative wing to stop blaming Republicans or Reunison for their problems and offer a governing alternative that could pour piss out of a boot if the instructions are written on the heel.

May 08, 2020, 06:24:03 PM
Not All Talossan Culture is Red and Green So since I've been closed up (and even a little before), I took up the hobby of painting.  Most of your know that I work in the theatre industry, and I was, essentially, looking for a creative outlet that I could do on my own.  So, I would like to offer the following Talossan art (based on the theory that, if it's art... and a Talossan has done it, it is Talossan art) for the enjoyment of my compatriots.

May 08, 2020, 06:39:56 PM
Re: A letter to the provincial assembly and executive I am all for this.  But think it might be more strongly supported with major renovation on the National Parliamentary level.  A Cosa with 200 seats can still be pretty readily farmed.

I cannot help but think that a Dearth of opportunity on the national stage would help deflect activity "downward" into the provinces.  Or maybe a time/activity cap for being a legislator.  I'm more than willing to spittball here.

May 22, 2020, 07:42:15 PM
Re: May 2020 Results (54th Cosa, 5th Clark) Or it needn't have a King.  Perhaps an eternal Regent?  Or a Holy Crown?  Or an office like the Sh'botay or Panarch from science fiction?  Talossans are a creative bunch, and those looking for pomp and ceremony could find something far more effective, I'm sure.

June 01, 2020, 03:57:30 PM