Hello! So, some of you know me, the rest of you probably know of me. I'm not sure exactly why my citizenship application was rejected by the Vice Delegate. I have a vague idea, but it would be good, if possible, to know the exact reasons so I can respond to them. Until then, if anyone has any questions for me, I would be happy to answer them. In anticipation of a few questions I think are likely to come up, I'll just answer some of them now: You're a couper, aren't you? I've been one of the leaders behind the winning factions in two internal conflicts in Osiris, in particular. Both are commonly regarded as "coups," though the first technically wasn't, as there was no legal government for us to overthrow (the legal government had been dissolved months earlier by Detective Figs [Astarial/SillyString], with broad community approval). The circumstances in Osiris on both occasions were very complicated, and I stand by my actions as imperfect solutions to the severe internal conflict but the only solutions that seemed workable at the time. I think the results in Osiris have actually turned out fairly decent. Some of you may disagree with the methods, and some of you may disagree with the results. That's fine and to be expected. What I'll say is that nothing I've ever done in Osiris was worse than what Funkadelia and Lamb have done in Lazarus, and yet they passed the Vice Delegate check. It's also worth noting the last such incident in Osiris was three years ago now. In the interest of full disclosure, I also supported Hileville's actions in the South Pacific in early 2016, which are commonly regarded as constituting an attempted coup (as did many others, including some TNPers, as that was a quite complicated situation). I also supported the Undead Dominion and the Dominion of Lazarus in 2017, again under very complicated circumstances, but I did not support the Khanate of Lazarus in 2018 as that was much more overtly a coup perpetrated by an external force. Also worth noting that I have opposed many coups, including: the South Pacific Socialist Republic perpetrated by Milograd, JAL, and Mall in 2013; the Osiris Imperium perpetrated by Douria, JAL, and Gatesville in 2013; the New Lazarene Order perpetrated by Stujenske, Feux, AMOM, Milograd, and the New Pacific Order in 2015; the brief coup against the West Pacific perpetrated by United RussoAsia and DEN in 2015; and, as mentioned, the Khanate of Lazarus perpetrated by Lamb, Funkadelia, Evil Wolf, and Lone Wolves United in 2018. I was instrumental in thwarting an attempted coup against Osiris by Jakker and The Black Hawks in 2013, I have consistently opposed the NPO's aggression against other GCRs over the years (including relatively recent actions taken against The North Pacific), and I was one of the leading voices calling for consequences against Ever-Wandering Souls when the Red Phone logs recently became public and showed that he had been planning subversive actions against the South Pacific. So I do think it should be taken into account that I am not just "a couper," and that I've opposed more coups than I've supported. Haven't you threatened The North Pacific before? Yes. I've said I would coup The North Pacific before. I have a bit of a temper, and sometimes I shoot my mouth off and say things like that I have no intention of following up on. I have never actually followed up on anything like that I've said about The North Pacific. You can go back through my history and you won't find any actual action I've ever taken that would threaten the security of The North Pacific. Contrast this with Gracius Maximus, aka Pierconium, aka Ivan Moldavi, aka this, aka that, who has actually perpetrated a coup in The North Pacific but passed the Vice Delegate check. Contrast this with JAL, who has actually perpetrated coups in The North Pacific but has been admitted to citizenship here in the past. Contrast this with Mall, who didn't give a second thought to being co-lead in a coup against The North Pacific's ally the South Pacific, and who semi-frequently campaigns for Delegate here on a platform promising to perpetrate a coup against The North Pacific -- and yet is still admitted to citizenship here. So on the whole, my verbal threats, which are years old and have never been followed up by actual action against The North Pacific's security, are certainly no worse than the actual actions taken by those who have been admitted to citizenship. Aren't you just doing this because Funkadelia and Lamb were admitted to citizenship? No. It's true that was the catalyst that finally got me to apply for citizenship, but I've been interested in applying for citizenship here far longer than that. During his term as Vice Delegate, I contacted Siwale by telegram to inquire about whether I would be admitted to citizenship. He indicated that I would fail the Vice Delegate check, and I opted not to apply at that time. I'm applying now because I don't think I'm anymore a security threat than Funkadelia, Lamb, Gracius Maximus, Mall, JAL, et al., but to be clear, I've wanted to apply for some time. I'd like to be involved in the community here and specifically I'd like to contribute to WA Affairs and maybe Home Affairs, a ministry to which I briefly contributed during my prior time as a citizen here. I've come to enjoy gameside engagement quite a bit so that's something I'd specifically be looking to be involved in as well. So this is not just about proving a point in regard to Funkadelia's and Lamb's recent admission to citizenship. I do actually want to contribute here. --- So, those are answers to some questions I think are likely to come up or are already on people's minds. Again, if anyone has questions for me, I'm happy to answer them. I do understand the distrust for me, but I hope the Regional Assembly will consider giving me the benefit of the doubt, with an understanding that The North Pacific's security system is actually quite strong and I'm no real threat to it, and give me a chance to prove I am here to positively contribute. Thanks for your consideration.