Cinema sweeps Micras

Efforts to simulate a film industry in Caputia have triggered a cultural phenomenon across the Micras community as other micronations adopt the idea.

The creation of detailed fictional stories in support of cultural development has long been a centrepiece of Micras nations; however, until now, the art of cinema had never drawn particular attention during the community’s nearly 20-year history.

That changed with the release of Caputia’s related MicrasWiki article on March 15th, in which the micronation established a wide-ranging simulation that included film festivals and nine films. The titles and plots of the simulated films in some cases invoke events and characters that exist within Micras’ geofictional history. Others are tongue-in-cheek references to real films, such as Goldspectre, a reference to James Bond. One Caputian film, La Fin Absolute du Monde, is even accompanied with a full Wikipedia-esque plot summary.

The effort was quickly replicated, to varying degrees, by other micronations in the following days, including the Florian Republic, Kasterburg, Nova England, and Shireroth.

All of the works provide an insight into the cultural values and focus of each micronation, as well as the degree of seriousness with which they take simulationism. The sole work of Nova England is a film about obnoxious foreigners beseiging the regulars of a local pub, while Shireroth’s extensive library comments on many aspects of that micronation’s two-decades.

There are no plans announced to attempt to script any of the films or transform them into animated films, let alone live-action. For now, they remain a cultural stub in their micronations.

Cinema sweeps Micras

FMF World Cup Week 1 ends

SVORGAS – This year’s FMF World Cup, the first since 2015, is underway in Senya as the Micras community comes together once more in it’s most popular international competition. Today marked the conclusion of the first week of the five-week tournament.

If there was one take away from the past week, it is that this year’s tournament will be marked by an unusually high goal scoring. A total of 64 goals were scored across the 16 matches played, including 8 between Natopia and Elwynn in their July 10th match. The week also included two 6 – 0 shutouts, as Craitland and Mercury dominated Gotzborg and Jingdao, respectively.

The result was particularly disappointing for Gotzborg, which finished at the top of its group with 14 goals-for during the qualifying round. It will attempt to recover when it plays next on July 17th; it faces Birgeshir, which it last played to a one-all draw in 2015. Jingdao, meanwhile, fell further back today in a scoreless draw with Nova England. It will seek its first win as a World Cup competitor on July 18th against the also winless Natopian team.

As the tournament moves into the second week, Lakkvia, Alexandria, Craitland and Mercury lead their respective groups with six points apiece.

FMF World Cup Week 1 ends

One-on-One with Lord Lewis of Hamland

NEW KIRRIE (CS) | The Coprieta Standard sat down with economist and founder of Hamland, Lord Lewis, for a question and answer session yesterday to pick his mind on the topic of micronational economics and the state of the Commonwealth. Continue reading “One-on-One with Lord Lewis of Hamland”

One-on-One with Lord Lewis of Hamland