January 09, 2003
Greetings from Sunny Keanugolia! (get it? goalie-a?)

Kat turned me onto NationStates.net, which is some sort of game. I think.
All I know is that I got to create my own little country, to rule as I see fit.
Every day you address issues that effect the development of your nation.
There's also a whole R P G thing going on in the forum, I don't know if I'll get into that. Seems like a good way to get invaded if you ask me, and I'm happy off in my own little corner of the world at this point.
Of course, that could all change once I amass my army of genetically engineered Jack Travens.
::maniacal laughter::

I'm particularly proud of the flag.

The Rogue Nation of Keanugolia
Motto: "Be Excellent to Each Other"

UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Good
Economy: Good
Political Freedoms: Excellent

The Rogue Nation of Keanugolia is a tiny, devout nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 6 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Education and Social Welfare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 19%. A substantial private sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Cheese Exports.

Surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is a problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Keanugolia's national animal is the dogstar and its currency is the duder.

Oh, and Kat's nation is Momdom.
I should probably send her some of our fine cheeses to be diplomatic.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at January 09, 2003 12:14 PM .

Holy shit, that's awesome. :D

Posted by: skits on January 9, 2003 12:28 PM

It is cool. Unfortunately, the server gets bogged most of the time. I've been trying to log in to upload a clearer version of my flag and haven't been able to. Kat says you have to do stuff in the middle of the night when there's lighter traffic..
Stealthy, eh?

Posted by: krix on January 9, 2003 12:33 PM

National muscial instrument: Air Guitar ?

National language: Ted-Speak ?

National pastime: re-defining reality?

National medication: red pill?

Just thoughts.

Posted by: Tyler on January 9, 2003 12:33 PM

So cool. So what's the rate of exchange duder/dollar-wise? Never know when an urge to mingle with the Keanugolians will manifest itself.
Is there a decent tourist industry? Exclusivity and anonymity are prime concerns. ;)

Posted by: Chianti on January 9, 2003 12:35 PM

Hee. I didn't write the desription, I filled in some blanks regartding the currency and animal, and the whole thing was generated.
But those are good ones, Tyler. They can be unofficially official.
Every time a new issue is decided the decription changes slightly.
What I do is when there is a new issue to be addressed I decide in a "Keanu frame of mind". It should be interesting to see how the whole thing generates and develops.

Posted by: krix on January 9, 2003 12:38 PM

Hmmm...let's see.
There are 100 dudes to a duder, and 1 duder = $1.01US.

Posted by: krix on January 9, 2003 12:40 PM

i shouldn't have told you that. now i'm gonna have to stay awake all night just to build my armies of mass destruction...lol

Posted by: kat on January 9, 2003 01:16 PM

$1.01 huh. Hmmm. That number seems familiar...
Hey! Now we can use all those much-maligned pennies people don't bother to pick up off the sidewalk anymore.

Posted by: Chianti on January 9, 2003 02:00 PM

Is Keanugolia on the float or gold standard? How many duders to a Troy ounce of gold? Is the duder strong against the Euro?

Posted by: scott on January 9, 2003 04:36 PM

Whoa, don't make me think, Scott.
(Truth be told, a duder is realy just a dollar with Keanu's picture pasted on. We're working on our own mint, but right now, it's all about the guns and cheese.)


Posted by: krix on January 9, 2003 05:03 PM

bwahahahahahhah, love the flag too!

Posted by: tess on January 9, 2003 05:40 PM

Is there a cross-over between the gun and cheese industries? Perhaps a large limberger cheese shooting railgun that neighboring states are worried over?

Posted by: scott on January 9, 2003 07:23 PM

Way to reveal our national secrets, scott.

Posted by: krix on January 9, 2003 07:27 PM

just damn, krix, i like the way you think. make her think, scott, make her think!

Posted by: Lori on January 9, 2003 11:21 PM

That's one of the coolest things I've seen this year! Do we have a picture yet of the Dogstar? You see, I'm always interested in new species. :)

Posted by: Bea on January 10, 2003 04:39 AM

ROFL! I love it!!

Posted by: Keanuette on January 10, 2003 04:39 AM

I totally want my own nation. You're right about the server being overloaded, though. I couldn't get in yesterday at all. :/

Posted by: skits on January 10, 2003 07:23 AM

Queen Krix, I salute thee!
So, what's the national anthem? You know, when we put our hands to our hearts and sing the glory of Keanu - I mean, Keanugolia? You drive me crazy with this, it's just brilliant :-D Oh, can I be a diplomat? You know, deployed for top-secret missions to ensure world-peace and Keanu-ness throughout the universe?

Posted by: Julie on January 10, 2003 09:35 AM

Drat! I've been exposed as a spy (and not a very good one at that).

Posted by: scott on January 10, 2003 09:47 AM

Oh! Queen Krix, you truly are driving me crazy! :-) National transport; instead of busses and trains, you can hop on free Nortons, driven by Keanu look-alikes (He'd be to busy to do all the 'driving' himself) Oh god, I want to move there! *Starts packing bags and applies for a greencard*

Posted by: Julie on January 10, 2003 10:26 AM

Yes, the server thing is really frustrating. The servers are so bad that you can't even get to the forum to bitch about how bad the servers are.

I'm open to suggestions for a national anthem.

Posted by: krix on January 10, 2003 02:17 PM

If anyone has "Round C" on tape anywhere - Keanu's ode to cheese. That'd be good - and good for you.

Posted by: Chianti on January 10, 2003 03:29 PM

I've never even heard of that. Sounds like it would be perfect.

Posted by: krix on January 10, 2003 03:44 PM

I read about it long ago. A 1995 interview in "The Face" when Dogstar numbered 4:

...Reeves has written two songs -Isabelle, about a friend's three-year-old daughter, and Round C. "That's the name of a Cheddar," he explains helpfully. "But it's really about love."

Posted by: Chianti on January 10, 2003 06:25 PM
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