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Messages - Bentxamì Puntmasleu

#1
@Mic'haglh Autófil, SMC EiP  is hereby appointed to serve as Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla alongside Lüc da Schir. The Scribe expresses his gratitude to Citizen Autófil for his enthusiasm in volunteering to help publicize the laws and Talossa and maintain a record of changes in those laws. The Scribe also reiterates gratitude to Citizen da Schir for the same service rendered to the nation.

Bentxamì Puntmasleu,
Grefieir d'Abbavilla / Scribe of Abbavilla
#2
I, Bentxamì Puntmasleu, hereby claim my right to be seated in the next Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais.
#3
Vuode / Re: Estats Xhenerais
July 08, 2024, 04:10:36 PM
I'm sorry for my low level of activity lately. I'm getting back into the swing of things now. I am glad to see that Citizen Grischun is back. He and I never interacted much, as I became a citizen around the time he appears to have begun his hiatus. As a Milwaukeean, I am impressed by the geographical and cultural knowledge he has about Metropolitan Talossa, as evidenced by his wiki edits.

Eðo, you are from Scotland, no? Have you ever made a Haxh?
#4
Maricopa / Re: Maricopa Landmarks
May 21, 2024, 03:48:15 PM
I'll post some pictures too when I get the chance.
#5
Maricopa / Re: Maricopa Landmarks
May 21, 2024, 03:47:41 PM
Azul! Although not a Maricopan, I have some suggestions for provincial landmarks. I am not sure what kinds of landmarks most interest you, so I will include a large number of them (with descriptions) for you all to sort through. I have sorted them by cantons. By the way, Chelsea Inthavong took some very nice photographs. The boat/bridge-looking structure is part of our Art Museum, in which we take great pride. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. I am afraid, however, that it actually lies within the borders of Maritiimi-Maxhestic. The other images are in M-M or Fiova. Some of the sculptures (not that which is dedicated to immigrant mothers) are temporary installations. That said, her work cataloging  landmarks in Talossa are much appreciated and they can still be put to use. Here, I will list potential landmarks in the canton of Taglheiria. I will do Zuerieiria, Sandadia, and Ovestia later.

Taglheiria (English: Schneideria): Taglheiria is the northernmost canton of Maricopa. Lying to the south of the Milwaukee River, it roughly corresponds to a neighborhood called East Village, which is part of Milwaukee's Lower East Side. Its southern boundary, Brady Street, is a commercial hub of the Lower East Side, lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, and other businesses. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the area that is now Taglheiria was a predominantly Polish American neighborhood, with some Italians (who mostly lived south of Brady Street) and, as in the rest of Milwaukee, Germans. The main industry was leather tanning, the factories of which still stand and have been converted to other purposes. The residents live in houses on stilts, as the area was wetland. In the 1960s and 70s, the area was an epicenter of counterculture. Today, Taglheiria is mainly residential with several businesses on various blocks and corners, as well as recreational park land.

*Pitch's (1801 N. Humboldt Ave.): A supper club is a traditional Upper Midwestern establishment where patrons can enjoy a night of hearty meals (especially steaks and fish fry) and cocktails (especially Wisconsin's own brandy old fashioned). Historically catering to the working class, supper clubs were designed to be relatively affordable, in comparison to fancier steakhouses. One such supper club is Pitch's. Pitch's has been in the Picciuro family since 1942. Their specialty is BBQ ribs. As a side note, from 2014 until his death earlier this year, owner Peter "Pitch" Picciuro was the boss of the Balistieri crime family.

*Peters, Weiland & Company Organbuilders (1729 N. Pulaski St.): This is an organ repair shop tucked away in a quiet corner of Maricopa. For more information, check out this link: https://er-emergency.com/786/

*Wolski's Tavern (1836 N. Pulaski St.): Operating continuously since 1908, Wolski's Tavern is a neighborhood favorite. Throughout Milwaukee and elsewhere (I saw one in Ecuador once), one can often see their famous " I closed Wolski's" stickers. From the website: "Wolski's Tavern was opened in 1908 by Bernard Wolski.  His three sons ran the bar for about sixty years. In 1973 Bernard's great-grandsons Michael and Bernard Bondar purchased it from their third cousin.  Their younger brother Dennis joined in once he turned 18. Michael retired, but Bernard and Dennis still own it today.
Wolski's is inconspicuously located on Milwaukee's lower east side.  We have a pool table, dart boards, free popcorn, and a covered patio.  We've become known for our "I Closed Wolski's" bumper stickers, which end up posted all over the world.  Stickers are earned, not purchased, and require a late night at the bar."


*Eagle Park Brewing Company (823 E. Hamilton St.): [will add description later]

*Tannery Row (along and near Water St. between Astor St. and Pearson St.): [will add description later]

*Marsupial Bridge (1737 N. Water St.): [will add description later]

*Saint Hedwig Church (1702 N. Humboldt Ave.): This Catholic church is the heart of the Three Holy Women Parish. From the website: "St Hedwig Church at 1702 N Humboldt Ave is an 1887 structure of Gothic and Romanesque styles. It replaced a much more modest wooden structure originally built on Franklin Place where Mass was first celebrated on October 17, 1871. It was erected for and by the Polish inhabitants of the city. An elementary school, grades 1-8, was part of this parish also. It flourished under the loving care of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The present edifice stands in a recently revived community of homes and small businesses known as the Brady Street neighborhood."
#6
The Hittite translation was adequate but someone must have spilled something on it. A lot of the pages were stuck together and discolored, which made it difficult to read. Also, I'm not so good at picking up subtext.

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#7
Quote from: Carlüs Éovart Vilaçafat on May 15, 2024, 08:08:01 AMI've been wanting to read Perdido Street Station but haven't had the chance yet. I loved The City and The City though.
Yeah, that one is great. I have a theory that I've been wanting to run by someone. It isn't fully formed and I've never actually reread the book to check for holes. I think maybe the "strange physics" ascribed to Besźel and Ul Qoma doesn't actually exist but that people (residents, foreigners, and even Breach) act like, and mostly genuinely believe, they do. What do you think?

By the way, have you read Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar? It was published several years after The City & the City and, while not that much alike, makes similar use of the word "crosshatch."

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#8
I feel that having a dictionary on hand might be helpful though.

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#9
I started reading Perdido Street Station by China Miéville a week ago. It's apparently pretty well-known, so I imagine some of you have read it too. I've only had time to read last Tuesday and today so I'm still on chapter 3. Also, when worldbuilding is dense, I tend to go back alot to get details in order. I have previously read the author's The City & the City but, so far, this actually reminds more of Jeff Vandermeer's Ambergris trilogy, my favorite fiction book to date.
#10
RZ20 - Për

RZ21 - Aus

RZ22 - Për

VoC - Non
#11
RZ20 - Për

RZ21 - Për

RZ22 - Për

VoC - Non
#12
RZ19 - Aus

VoC - Non
#13
Quote from: Barclamïu da Miéletz on April 12, 2024, 01:06:38 AM
Quote from: Bentxamì Puntmasleu on April 11, 2024, 08:36:41 PMThe Bureau of Home Affairs is working to develop a preliminary plan for the next TalossaFest. The tentative end-goal is to organize a TalossaFest L to be held in the summer of 2029. The first phase of this preliminary planning is to solicit citizen input. Answers, however detailed, to any number of the following questions would be very helpful. Citizens may also send me answers via PM on Wittenberg or email (b.puntmasleu@gmail.com). Of course, I also welcome comments that do not necessarily directly answer the questions listed. Thank you.

To those citizens who have attended TalossaFest in the past: What was it like? From where, and how, did you travel? How long did you stay? What was the nature of your accommodations? What did you do at TalossaFest, both formally and informally? What were the highlights of the event? Were their any unexpected hurdles, either for you or the event as a whole? Did you pay for your travel, room, food, etc. out of pocket or was government assistance provided?

To citizens who would be interested in attending a future TalossaFest: What would you like to see from a future TalossaFest? For how many days would you attend? How much money would you personally be willing and/or able to spend? What three words would best describe your ideal TalossaFest experience?

To citizens who have attended, and/or would attend, a regional variation of TalossaFest (e.g. TalossaWest): How do you think the main TalossaFest and its regional variations can best coordinate their activities?
Where would TalossaFest take place?
TalossaFest takes place within Metropolitan Talossa (the City of Milwaukee's East Side). Regional offshoots have been organized in the past for citizens who are unable to make a long journey. For example, "TalossaWest" has apparently been held in Denver, Colorado for Talossans who live in the Western United States. I don't know about any past offshoots in Poland or Central/Eastern Europe in general. Perhaps there could be a gathering on Cézembre for European Talossans?

For our nation's semicentennial, I would ideally like to see the greatest number of Talossans gathered to date. Of course, long-distance travel is expensive and may involve missing a lot of work, etc. so regional offshoots and remote attendance will probably have to be organized. It would be good to maximize in-person at the main event though. Perhaps citizens with more means could sponsor citizens with less? That's just a suggestion. I don't really have the means to fully sponsor a fellow citizen right now (though I could contribute) but maybe in five years I will.
#14
The Bureau of Home Affairs is working to develop a preliminary plan for the next TalossaFest. The tentative end-goal is to organize a TalossaFest L to be held in the summer of 2029. The first phase of this preliminary planning is to solicit citizen input. Answers, however detailed, to any number of the following questions would be very helpful. Citizens may also send me answers via PM on Wittenberg or email (b.puntmasleu@gmail.com). Of course, I also welcome comments that do not necessarily directly answer the questions listed. Thank you.

To those citizens who have attended TalossaFest in the past: What was it like? From where, and how, did you travel? How long did you stay? What was the nature of your accommodations? What did you do at TalossaFest, both formally and informally? What were the highlights of the event? Were their any unexpected hurdles, either for you or the event as a whole? Did you pay for your travel, room, food, etc. out of pocket or was government assistance provided?

To citizens who would be interested in attending a future TalossaFest: What would you like to see from a future TalossaFest? For how many days would you attend? How much money would you personally be willing and/or able to spend? What three words would best describe your ideal TalossaFest experience?

To citizens who have attended, and/or would attend, a regional variation of TalossaFest (e.g. TalossaWest): How do you think the main TalossaFest and its regional variations can best coordinate their activities?
#15
Cézembre / Re: Provincial anthem?
March 30, 2024, 02:47:50 PM
The lyrics of Vuode's provincial anthem uphold the supposed virtues of Robert Ben Madison (who, at the time of the writing, was no longer king (between his first and second reigns) but serving as Premier of Vuode) against the republicanism of Dan Lorentz and Bob Murphy. Oddly, the music is set to La Marseillaise.

We should probably get around to changing it.

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