|by ‽ on January 25, 2008, 16:38:00
Welcome to the largest little country in the world!
This is Lovely, or at least a virtual representation of it. Lovely is a country, and a good one at that, although I would say that I'm the introduction.
It started with a man with a dream. That man was Danny Wallace
and the dream was to make a new better country. That country would eventually be named Lovely
. This happened after a TV series (named 'How To Start Your Own Country' which is currently being repeated on Dave
) occurred to help bring this fair and beautiful nation into being produced by the fine people of Leafstorm
broadcast on the BBC
(and subsequently on other channels in other countries) and people flocked to it until we swelled to such a size that we rivalled the Marshall Islands.
However the TV series ended and 2005 passed by and Lovely now began its journey. Since that time the BBC
and then subsequently Leafstorm
opted to discontinue support of the country's online assets. Despite this many citizens have remained active and continued to support schemes such as universities, newspapers and radio stations as well as meet and participate in charity events as citizens.
This site set up by the then Prime Minister exists not only to form a basis for a community as has been the case of many previous sites but also allow citizens the ability to make an impact on their nation by uploading content onto the website. The industrious and creative spirit that has created many projects in the name of Lovely shall be supported more fully rather than being forced onto outside sites. Also it is hoped that much as how during the original broadcast run of the TV show when the old (and official) Lovely main site
was updated weekly create a sense of change and dynamism of which the community can feed off.
If you want to know more of Lovely check out the official site
, also look out for Danny Wallace's webspace
for he is one of our Kings (a group of citizens have appointed a replacement King so as to ensure all kingly duties are seen to. Check out our 'Dramatic History'
where accounts will no doubt be making their way eventually). Also along with Leafstorm
thanks and appreciation must be sent to Pentagram
who designed the flag that you will no doubt see on this site especially if you look under this sentence now.
You're welcome to come join and participate in our grand society btw, just register and then log in.
Written by Schäfe Jan. 2008.
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|by Mr Cog on August 02, 2009, 13:36:00
|Greetings Hi Hello Aloha Hey there
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening or good night citizens of Lovely, Or whatever else it is when you read this. Welcome to my first speech as Prime minister, actually does saying welcome to a speech make any sense?
Also I'm tired enough right now to mistype things and the spell checker doesn't seem to be working in this article creator so there may be some mistakes.
First of all I'd like to thank all of you who saw that I am the right person to have received your votes. Secondly I'd also like to thank all of you who had some common sense and tried to prevent me from gaining power. *Evil laughter*
And Thirdly I'd like to wish us all good luck in the months to come, after all anything could happen, anything from leafstorm turning up and suing us for copyright infringement, to Danny Wallace appearing and telling us that he is actually Porkpie, and then having a mental breakdown and killing us all. If either of these things were to happen, I can't promise that I'll be sticking around to see it, if there are only two things in this world I am afraid of, it's lawyers and homicidal maniacs.
My first act as Prime Minister has been to open a Twitter account for Lovely, this will mainly be a small part of Lovely for posting newsworthy items and notes and such, and it will also be acting as an experiment to see if advertising will attract new citizens to Lovely, it will be considered a success if even just one new permanent citizen is gained.
My second act has been an attempt at pumping creative juices into Lovely, so to speak, I've asked citizens to try making short stories, and at this very moment in time I have just had the idea of making it into a comptetion, I shall have to put some more thought into the details and such, there will have to be a prize as well. The story can be in just about any form of media, and the genre can be anything you want, you could even make a porn film if you wanted to King Ray, though by displaying it here you would lose any rights to royalties from future sales.
That's all for now, there will be more to follow at an as of yet unknown future date.
That's probably spelt wrong or I might have just made that up, so instead:
|by Forever A Shorty on May 29, 2009, 07:50:17
Hi, I'm King Ray. You may remember me from such newsletters as Newsletter #3 and Newsletter #1.
So erm, yeah. I did warn you it was going to be a while till the next newsletter, but here it is.
As the way it goes, a lot has happened since the last newsletter and fuck that if I'm going to go through every little thing. That does kind of leave me with very little I can think of to say, and I'm lazy so won't say much. However, I do have to mention that the end of january signalled a full year on these message boards. This doesn't sound very spectacular, but it's a great milestone for us. In fact this is the first time we've actually made it past a full year anywhere, and we're easily on the longest streak of sticking to one site. So give yourself a pat on the back and for all those doomsayers that kept saying we'd never last: swivel on it. Just goes to show how sad our lives are really...
Of course, as I keep repeating myself, it's our job to keep this place trucking on (as opposed to fucking off). It's great to see people still posting, and I open my arms and welcome back returnees with a big hug, whether you've been absent for a short or long period. In particular I welcome any new members and hope you enjoy your long stay. If you happen to be one of those lurking guests, why don't you sign up or log in, and come and have a chat. Of course once you're in we'll put the razor wire up, so you can't leave, but I'm sure you'll be ok if you've had your tetanus jabs. Possibly.
It does seem our national security has been under threat recently. You may or may not be aware, but we have been under continuous attacks by hordes of spambots. The spambot overlord has been sending wave after wave of troops every day, in suicide missions, hoping to break our resistance. However, just like Richard the Lionheart, your king has personally led a valiant resistance against these fiendish heathens, and has slain them all. Without me your arse would be balls deep, full of gay porn and viagra that doesn't work. Give me lesbian porn and viagra that does work, and we'll let you in. But having said that, we must be vigilant and fascist and keep this country human only.
If you're still friends with an old citizen, why not invite them to come round for a chat. Keep posting your ideas on the boards and look out for exciting new things, which may or may not happen. I'll be back soon, so see you in a newsletter near you (sometime in the next decade)!
Dr King Ray MSci OED
|by ‽ on April 27, 2009, 12:54:00
The following is some info gathering incase we decide to changeabout how we mod your pathetic citizen arses.
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|by Firiun on February 11, 2009, 02:22:00
Hi! For everyone who didn't know, I'm a new member to the Lovely message board. However, I am one of the original Citizens of Lovely, having met the legend that is King Danny the First when he was on his travels, seeking new citizens for (the then nameless) Lovely.
From then on, I lurked in the shadows, posting the odd message on the BBC web-site, and then, sadly, forgetting all about being a Lovelyinian (It's a word, Goddamnit!)
However, as you may have guessed, I have re-discovered Lovely. This wonderful, beautiful, slightly politically corrupt, country. And I am sorry that I have ever been away.
So, fellow Lovelyinians, embrace your Lovelyness! Let your Lovelyness blossom! And to all those original citizens like me, come back to the fold and be Lovely once again!