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I decided upon a Greater Vermont, and I've made most of the primary map; if anyone wants to volunteer their knowledge and assistance in creating this atlas I would be most grateful. Including if anyone wants to write up descriptions for their neighbours; New Hampshire, Canada, US (New England) and the American Third Republic. I can discuss in detail in a proper journal post if people are interested.
I'm also debating whether to use OTL figures ( Governor Phil Scott as Vermont's President, for example) or whether I should make up the characters. It might be easier just to make them up.

Any takers?
I really want to enter the Atlas MotM, and I think I've narrowed down my options to three:
- A Dutch or Arab Tasmania. (Easiest to do as I can recycle borders and be vague about Europe)
- Megamauretania. (Possibly the most unique wank I can think of short of Mauritius)
- An independent Vermont including most of upstate New York. (Which would be the most difficult on account of anal American cartographers getting up in my grill about patterns of urban migration and whatnot)
I think a lot of my inability to cartograph or write effectvely comes down to the fact I'll be learning if I've gotten any offers from my preferred universities tomorrow. It's eating away at me big time. I should get in to several places, I've got the grades for it, but it's subject to competition and I hate having to wait for this seemingly arbitrary day. Bleh, I wish I could just chloroform myself until 7:00 AM tomorrow.
Then again, I'm getting an eye test and new glasses this evening, so maybe that'll take my mind off of things.

I've shared an awful lot of personal information online already, but I will say if I've gotten in tomorrow. That'll hopefully break my creative drought. If I don't post anything, it's probably because I'm crying under a bed somewhere.
Kind of short on map ideas. I keep opening a blank Worlda, doodling some borders, than growing dissatisfied and deleting the whole thing. Can't think of any worthwhile scenarios. 
Don't worry, I'm very conscious that Deviantart is full of teenage girls whinging about three-week flings that didn't work out or politics they don't understand, and so I won't be bawling or rambling. I'm also aware people watch me for maps, flags and scifi, so I'll be brief. 

But I felt like musing on the fact I've just now essentially ended a two year long relationship. Wow. That's a long commitment. Longer than it reads in a journal entry, less than it felt like for me. We're ending peaceably, acknowledging that neither of us really feel much for the other anymore in a romantic or sexual sense, and that it would be better to just let it peter away amicably (especially given I'll have to move in order to complete my bachelor at the end of this year) than for us to keep having arguments over petty things as we have done for a little while now. It's his first relationship; my fifth, I believe, but only the second of any value and certainly the longest. 
So while it's not a happy eventuality that we're parting I think it's been quite productive and meaningful, and without trying to sound pompous I did teach him about a healthy relationship. What he should be able to expect from me and vice versa, what is and isn't appropriate, where to draw the line in the sand. He's wonderful, but I just don't feel how I used to for him, and he's vocally concurred.

I guess I'm actually writing this as a sort of record or receipt, so that I can remember when and where this happened. It's good to keep track. Oh, and for the practical point of saying that's why I've been rather inactive recently (or what passes as inactive for me). I can't focus when I'm malingering on certain concepts or ideas, and now I've expressed them I might be able to actually make some half decent maps.
But we'll see, we'll see.
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Law-Commerce student with a penchant for writing, romance and maps.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Happy birthday^^
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Writer
Ay’ thanks man!
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Twiggierjet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Happy birthday.
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Writer
Thank you kindly.
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TerranTechnocrat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :D (Big Grin)
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Writer
Thank you, I appreciate it.
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Artaxes2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday !!!
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student Writer
Ooh bold and italics, that’s emphatic. Thanks!
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Mobiyuz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Writer
You're most welcome, your California Republic series is quite interesting.
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