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John F Baker

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An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« on: February 23, 2013, 01:40:39 am »


An upcoming series that delves into all sorts of important and lesser happenings over the course of eRepublik history, and looks at the institutions and communities of the eUK across the ages. Inspired by the contents of The "Remember when...?" Thread, my hopes are to tell history beyond a simple timeline of major national and international events, and deal in the cultural curiosities of the country :ugeek:



Contents


(A selection of) planned chapters
I've got plans on the table for 40+ distinct (and potentially multi-part) chapters so far, and more will inevitably spring to mind with each day and article, but any input would be appreciated, along with a vote or two ;)

    And Thus Became Scripture: eTheocracy in Our Time, or 'Why the Boblo Inquisition has a Tight Grasp on the Chancellor's Crown Jewels'
    The Foreign Office Essex Girls: Britain and the search for her International G-Spot
    Alliances: The Evolution of the International 'Cool Table' (merge with above?)
    America & Britain: A Special Relationship; A Soap Opera Divorce
    REFORM: The  Tale of British Gallantry & Command
    FM01: The Flight of the Paras and Crash of the Titans
    Of Tea And Medals: A Tale of Military and Civil Ponce
    313 Problems but Inactivity Ain't One
    The Three Kings Plus Two, or 'Why We're Not Risking a Westminster Palace Building Project'
    Yes Prime Minister: The Curious Case of Country Presidents and Nonexistent Titles
    A Short History of Party Raucous in the Houses of Parliament
    A National Community; A National Service: Of Constables, Councils and Matrons
    Chapter 2: French Toast, or Whatever Floats Your Royal Boast
    The Decline of the British Empire



Cheers :)
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Sir Humphrey Appleby

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 09:35:06 pm »
Sounds good, I liked the 313 volumes bit :p
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<Appleby> thus it is pointless arguing about tea with brits



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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 03:15:18 pm »
The would read the McGebus out of this.

John F Baker

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 02:59:03 pm »
Update; due to an underestimation of the subject matter, I've decided to split the topics of the Belgian Union and the French invasion into two separate articles, released one after another with a spacing of a few days. As Belgium began earlier, I'll begin with that, and it'll nicely link into the following chapter via the ending. Expect Chapter 1 Sunday latest.
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John F Baker

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 12:55:19 am »
hurry up!  :P

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 01:04:32 am »
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hurry up!  :P
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John F Baker

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 05:18:03 pm »
Oh balls, I entirely forgot about this. Current status is I have one chapter in late draft form, three or four chapters in semi-draft form, and a good ten more in list form. Unfortunately, holiday enthusiasm doesn't convey itself with such vigour during term time :( I'll try and get French Toast up in the next week or so, but no promises on the rest.

P.S. it's encouraging that people are actually interested in reading my stuff, for the first time in four years :lol:
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John F Baker

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 04:27:17 pm »
So, considering the media module is now a useless part of the game, I'm open-sourcing what I had in note-form.

French toast notes: http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Talk:ATLANTIS_invasion_of_France

Article ideas I had, roughly ordered
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Articles, general topics, playful titles etc. Publishing order not nearly finalised.
- In the beginning, there was nowt...
- ... And Thus Became Scripture; eTheocracy in Our Times
[Dio, Boblo, Theologists]
- Inside the Bob Boblo House
- French Toast, Belgium Waffle'd and the British Discovery of Bondage.
- A National Community; A National Service: The Chiefs Constables, Regional Forums and the NHS.
- BlogTalkRadio, Can You Hear What I'm Saying?, or the Story of Casting Pods in the Moonlight.
- The County Lords, Mayors etc.
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/cball-stands-in-for-liverpool-mayoral-candidacy-513192/1/20
- The House of Lords
http://uker.forumotion.com/t8148p15-king-horatio-vowles
- Political Party Hard
- "You never legislate a ministry, damnit!" The X-Rated Obsession With the Statute Book
- When Government Was A Thing, Like
- You Used To Spin Me Right Round Congress, Right Round, Like A Constituent Baby Right Round.
- The three(four)(five?) Kings
http://uker.forumotion.com/t8148p15-king-horatio-vowles
- Sara.Droz and the military corps
- Camelot & militias
- White Whale, Holy Grail (More stealings, RRS, Meghan)
- Reform. (self-explanatory) (Hubs) (The XYZ WANTS YOU poster fetish)
- Squaddie Pay. How some people fucked that up for ya fggts.
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/reserves-shake-up-402892/1/20
- Pre Royal Navy/Royal Guard
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/interested-in-defending-the-euk--163961/1/20
Paras: http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/paratroopers-update-please-read-123581/1/20
Reserves: http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/notice-to-all-citizens-136381/1/20
--
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/tup-manifesto-re-drafted-575502/1/20
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/full-tup-manifesto-october-1st-680906/1/20
- Royal Guard/Navy
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/mod-january-address--718956/1/20
- FM01 and the flight of the Paras
http://www.erepublik.com/sv/article/euk-military-paratroopers-982882/1/20
Introduced March 2008
- RG, RN, RAF etc => BA => Tri-service => flower all.
- Of Ribbons and Abbreviations, the story of Military & Civil Decorations. Boblo Awards, British Academy Awards, etc. etc.
British Academy: http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/congressional-report-28-sept-5-october-685071/1/20
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/british-academy-awards-october-2008-696848/1/20
- Secretly Against His Majesty's Service (Petros13, Chris Dakteer, etc.)
- Shadow, MI6, Czech Republik crisis. Indo SBS adventures? Ask govt.
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/your-country-needs-you-again--555302/1/20
- The Foreign Office Essex Girls: Britain and her search for the International G-Spot (Alliance hopping) (Old treaties, e.g. Blind Old Nouns)
- The Blind Old Noun Accords, Southern Ireland, The Bremen Clubhouse, and the decline of British-backed Terrorism
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C4Y82gSVg1ZoggD4fdUmRNGiQP0Z78oH5IW86n6rB6Q/edit?hl=en_GB#
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GY8muHs2wMtHTwMfsaG3R4ikP-zwwtRJ2wVQBKUIFvw/edit#
- Fortress London
http://www.gamepark.cz/pictures/00/07/39/73903.jpg
http://ecosalon.com/wp-content/uploads/london-phone-booth.jpeg
http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2012/07/25/290666.jpg
http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2012/07/Britain-Olympics-Secu_Horo-965x543.jpg
- Wellington Chase, the ERX (and competitor), Financial institutions inc. the Treasury
- Escape from Britain; Where Rejects Go After Being Hated
- 40 over 40, and the sad tale of lost functionality. (Lost functions; donation lists, game ads, contracts, API, houses, hospitals, DS, Work Skill, No gold training, ORGS - and what has since become of them (national/non-national), the introduction of CITIZENSHIP, Moving Tickets and old V1 products, Health Gifts, 10 inventory slots, TRIVIA, Plato as a function, Not being able to move if congress/party/job )
{ Found it funny how adblock also blocked ingame ads, party gold had no function until people sold it for cheap at personal profit }
- Platonian Erectile Dysfunction Syndrome (V2 changes, population/national changes)
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/v1-changes-impact-on-the-euk-652781/1/20 ( A look at Beta -> V1)
- Erepublik Revolution 2011
- When Citizen Levels Meant Something.
- The Realm of Sporting Legend (F1, Boxing, Olympics etc.)
- The Forums, old and new. And IRC. And then shitty ingame. The evolution of game communications.
- eBritishisms (Elections Too Late Now, .7, .8, Fig Rolls, m9, 313 and how 50% of this shit is from 4chan)
- The York Treaties: The Casual Meetup That Led Us To a Sleazy Bar and Beyond
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RodneyMcKay

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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2015, 01:21:36 pm »
Needs more naby history.


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Re: An Oldfaggishly Cultural History of the British Empire
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 12:15:34 am »
its a shame you never finished this.





 

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