Category Archives: Announcements

Hiatus

Your correspondent is taking (or rather extending) his hiatus until after the election. 

As announced on Wittenberg, I am a candidate on the FreeDem list for the 50th Cosa. So as not to have to engage myself insome mind bending double-think, I will refrain from reporting on the ins and outs of the election until it is over.

Hiatis

Your correspondent is taking (or rather extending) his hiatus until after the election. 

As announced on Wittenberg, I am a candidate on the FreeDem list for the 50th Cosa. So as not to have to engage myself insome mind bending double-think, I will refrain from reporting on the ins and outs of the election until it is over.

A Holiday Message from ETT

Your correspondent is talking Christmas off. Though not a believer I am happy to take advantage of Jesus’ birthday to slack off celebrate Independence Day properly. Normal service will resume on Monday 28th December 2015.

Now of course nothing momentous has ever happened in Talossan history over Christmas, so let’s keep it that way in my absence. It’d be ufair for Berich’t to have all the fun 😉

So what did I miss?

The solution to the Kingdom’s periodic morisity is clear. I just need to turn my back for a few weeks and there’s an earthquake!

Talossa’s slowest moving fast-paced news blog will resume service some time over this weekend. Thanks and apologies to all who sent messages in my absence. I appear to have some catching up to do…

 

2015 Talossan Journalism Award Winners!

Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, it’s my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2015 Talossan Journalism Awards.

This year the TPA used a ranked pairs system, allowing our judges to choose names in order of preference, rather than be limited to selecting only one person as a winner for each award.

So without further delay…


Journalist of the Year

The nominees are:

  1. Glüc da Dhi
  2. Sir C. M. Siervicül
  3. Munditenens Tresplet
  4. Dr. Txec dal Nordselva
  5. Sir Alexandreu Davinescu
  6. Riley Miller
  7. C. Carlüs Xheraltescù
  8. Miestra Shiva

With 17% of the vote each, this year the award is a tie!

Congratulations Glüc da Dhi and Sir C. M. Siervicül


Article of the Year

The nominees are:

  1. “Forgotten Words,” by Ian Tamoran (Beric’ht Talossan #24, 8 Mar 2015)
  2. “A History of Catchmenta,” by Sir C. M. Siervicül (Beric’ht Talossan #13, 14 Sep 2014)
  3. “Terror Debate Divisions,” by Travec Dun (Beric’ht Talossan #21, 18 Jan 2015)
  4. “Immigration Analysis,” by Dr. Txec dal Nordselva (Beric’ht Talossan #7, 22 June 2014)
  5. “Miestra Schiva: A Career of Conflict,” by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu (Beric’ht Talossan #4, 27 Apr 2014)
  6. “Prove Your Worth,” by C. Carlüs Xheraltescù (Beric’ht Talossan #7, 22 June 2014)
  7. “Interview with Parents,” by Riley Miller (Beric’ht Auscultaval, Episode 4, 1 Mar 2015)
  8. Edwards/Schiva: The Interview” (ETT, 29 March 2015)

Also a close race, but with 18% of the vote:

Sir C. M. Siervicül’s “A History of Catchmenta” (Beric’ht Talossan #13, 14 Sep 2014)


Saint Maximilian Kolbe Award

The nominees for the lifetime achievement award are:

  1. Glüc da Dhi
  2. Ian Tamoran
  3. Sir C. M. Siervicül
  4. Travec Dun
  5. Dr. Txec dal Nordselva
  6. Sir Alexandreu Davinescu
  7. C. Carlüs Xheraltescù
  8. Owen Edwards

And the winner, with 23% of the vote:

Sir C. M. Siervicül


Cartoonist of the Year

Brand new this year! The nominees are:

  1. Greg Glodaral
  2. Elo Cutor

And the judges voted 83% in favour of:

Greg Glodaral


Cartoon of the Year

Also in its inaugural year, the nominees are:

  1. Where on Earth is Beneditsch Ardprestéir?” by Greg Glodaral (ETT, 14 Mar 2015)
  2. “Headless,” by Elo Cutor (Beric’ht Talossan #3, 11 May 14)

And with 66% of the vote, our judges chose the award to go to:

Where on Earth is Beneditsch Ardprestéir? by Greg Glodaral (ETT, 14 Mar 2015)


My sincere thanks to the fine journalists of Talossa, the nominators, and to our panel of judges who assisted me in this task: Alexandreu Davinescu, Óïn Ursüm, Lüc da Schir, Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù, and C. Carlüs Xheraltescu.

To Everything There is a Season

Some time back during the 45th Cosa, I started to become dissatisfied with my beginning views on Talossa, her politics, and her political structures. I’ve never been one to hold blind or even myopic allegiance to an idea or a philosophy. I’ve always made up my own mind on what is important to me and how I am going to make whats important a reality.

When I left the RUMP party, that was a tough decision because I genuinely like many of the people in that party. The comraderie and the silliness the party exhibits can be fun to be part of. That same comraderie and silliness can also get exhausting. When I served as Seneschal, I found that many are willing but few are going to follow through. At the end of my term, despite the heavy criticism leveled at me both within and without the party, I had already decided change needed to come – for me personally. It took me some time but I finally left and joined the small monarchist party that I felt best represented my thoughts and views.

However, my transition was not complete. I was still dissatisfied with where I sat on the political spectrum. I’ve become dissatisfied with status quo politics and “this is the way its done” thinking. You see, in my non-Talossan life I am much more liberal and it was never a great fit for me personally sitting on the conservative end of politics. With this in mind, I began having serious conversations with others in Talossa, privately, to explore my idealogy and my views on Talossa. I’ve been a citizen for long enough to understand the dynamics and know the history. I’ve personally had dinner with the King (found him to be quite charming). I’m not the same wide-eyed and filled with nervous excitement guy I was when I first came to the shores of the Milwaukee River.

To put things more succinctly, last night I accepted the invitation of Dame Miestrâ Schivâ to join Zefençadéirs del Repúblicanismeu Talossán. Let me be clear, this is not in response to election outcomes as I fully expect to lose any seats in the 48th Cosa as a result of my change. This is about idealogy. This is about what I believe is best for Talossa and for me personally. Talossa needs a change. Talossa needs the ZRT.

Glodaral for Seneschal

A vote for me is a vote for me!

Oh, of course not. It just felt ridiculous to post yet another consecutive cartoon in the absence of this wordle-y textish drivel that some of you really enjoy perusing. So here… enjoy this lovely filler.

Blubbleblubblemumblefumble. AD abducted my budgie!!!  End the hatred!!!! Eat more bacon!!!!!!!!!11111oneoneone

But so long as we’re having this little chat, won’t you please vote?

Balloting Day is May 15!  You’ve got two weeks to flex your svelte, democratic voting muscles. Call them fingers if you want.

(Don’t. That’s boring.)

Come 7:30 p.m. Talossan Time on the first day of June, you’re stuck with whoever it was that everyone else but you voted for, if you don’t vote.

So vote!!! And then spend the entire next term complaining that you don’t like the government, whether you voted for them or not.

It’s a cherished tradition.

Galumphing onto your screens!

As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, our contributors have been keeping themselves busy. Cartoons, editorials, the works! I’m incredibly excited by all the fun and interesting content we have in store for you, whether it’s keeping you up-to-date on the political goings on in the Ziu, or letting you know who’s romping into the lead on the newly released Talossan Memrise game.

If you’re interested in taking part, I would really recommend you get in touch with me. At the moment, we’re looking for reporters who can keep an eye out on the goings on in the Ziu. A political correspondent if you will. We can’t really offer you much in terms of wages, but hey-ho you’ll get your name in print. Well, okay, not in print but online. You’ll be important, kind of. If you’re interested in taking part, I would really recommend you get in touch!