The Land N.B.Tween
The tiny country called N.B.Tween is much like any other. People live, work, and play, forests
grow, and the sun and moon rise and set with some semblance of regularity. Upon arriving in this delightful place
one might think that they have happened upon a quaint little town that has
avoided modern progress, which more often than not serves only to
distract us from that which is truly important, LIFE!
people of N.B.Tween practice a code of life referred to as “Investigahtus Humanitus”, this in short
is the continued study of the humanities as a way of life. The Tween code of life reins so high,
that all of the provinces within this tiny country are named with connection to, but slightly different from,
various areas of study within the Humanities. There are a total of nine providences (thus far), which are
named as follows:
TexTillia, Horti, R-Kaytic, LiTterra, KannVass, Cyence, EaseTorree, Billowgeeah
In addition to the 12 months recognized on the Gregorian calendar,
the Tween calendar contains yet another 26 months, for a total of 38 months
each calendar year (thus far)! The
additional calendar months are as follows:
Februne, Marcuary, Mapril,
Jululy, Auguary, Septust, Septembril, Septugust, Octember, Octobly, Octoseptugust, Novembril, Novuary, Novetober, Deceune Cembernovil
months in-between have some rather interesting qualities. Some such as Mapril
and Jululy can have as few as 3 days, whereas months such as Cembernovil, and
Janbrugust, as many as 55 days.
Octoseptugust is the longest month in the Tween calendar year having a
total of 83 days if it falls at the beginning of the year and 76 days if it
falls somewhere in the middle. A
few Tween months actually occur in-between other months and last only a few
hours at most.
Tween also has only
333 days per year which is why some months don’t necessarily fall within the
same season each year. In fact,
from time to time a month might not appear on the calendar for 2 or 3 years and
then POOF, suddenly it would appear again as though it had been there all
along. Upon reappearance, the missing month will
often have more or less than its original number of days. This typically depends on which month
preceded it when it disappeared and the combined number of days found in the
two months in between which it appears upon its return.
N.B. Tween Seasons
I addition to
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, Tween also has Pringsu, Meraut, and
Tumwin. These three are known as
the seasons of great possibility. Pringsu is
the season of discovery, Meraut the season of imagination, and Tumwin the
season of creativity.
Jerboan Tapestry Exchange
Janu 3 – Janu 4
During this event a citizen may
bring any Jerboan tapestry, regardless of age or intricacy for evaluation,
interpretation or exchange. Each
year pavilions are set up for the exchange of ‘Complete’ and ‘Incomplete’
thought tapestries. Tapestries depicting images of incomplete thoughts may be
traded up for complete thoughts if the owner can provide a suitable completion
to the thought on the currently owned tapestry.
A Tappet Master is available to facilitate the necessary
warp and weft adjustments to complete the proposed thought endings for any
tapestry presented for trade-up. Festival rules do however require owners to
present a certificate of authenticity for any tapestry presented at the
Mayune 3 – Magust 8
Each year a Buttonanza is held at one of the many
fairgrounds in Trinketopolis. An
ornament expert is always on hand to perform button appraisals and to offer
suggestions on trading
techniques and maintaining or beginning a button
collection. Also in attendance
each year are button vendors from some of Tween’s favorite companies
Pearlloop, Fastenette, and Knobbonfoil.
An antique button auction begins each day at the hour of the sixth dove
coo. Hankies and handkerchiefs are
required for signaling the auctioneer.
Stardust Gathering Season
Septust 2 - Septembril 14
Each year a committee is formed to
handle the events during Stardust Gathering Season. Committee members, also
called “Gleamers” orchestrate the gathering, pouching, and distribution of
stardust for the coming tumnwin season.
Those interested are encouraged to apply early, as being a Tween Gleamer
is one of the more recognized positions in the realm of event hosting. Requests for applications or further
details may be forwarded to Muriel Ragmore at committee headquarters care of the University Details Extravagandis located at 35y6 Pinceel Place, Parchmentown, Scriibe. Ms. Ragmore may also be contacted via direct thought or twilight nightingale post.
Septembril Seed Convention
Septembril 83 - Septembril 86
The Septembril Seed Convention offers lectures and an open auction where new and unusual seeds may be purchased just in time for the Tumwin planting season. The convention is held each year in the Buddville Arbortarium solarium gardens in Sprigston, Horti. The Arbortarium is located at he edge of Crackleleef woods which can be found by wandering around looking for wooded edges or by taking Nevergreen court to Almost green street to Evergreen lane. Six blocks and four steps on each will lead you right there.
A few of the most requested lectures are repeated each year. Once again "Engaging Meaningful Conversations with Soil" and "The History and Theory of Leaf Sway Yoga" will be two of many on the list. Registration is recommended prior to the flight of the third thirsty firefly. All attendees are reminded that 1Mg8 is a fallen leaf year so mark your calendar just in case a few days are misplaced before the festival begins.
Octember 46th - Octoseptugust 25th
The Ornamentation Festival is an event not to be missed and most Tween citizens never do. The fun begins prior to the festival when citizens seek the most suitable gift to present to each of their deerfrins. The search for such suitable gifts typically begins on the third day of Anu allowing sixteen months to complete the task. While doing so, much fun is to be had collecting said gifts and finding ways to keep them hidden from the prospective recipient. Which is not as easy as it may sound considering most Tween citizens are endowed with beforethought, afterthought, and thoughtfulness.
Scriibians folk live to write and are most
proficient at it. It should be
noted however, that most of their detailed research, poetic prose, lengthy
novels and historic accounts are often created in words and language that are
only understood by the author and not found in any published book of reference. Lectures are held on a regular basis
in the town square. The topic of
discussion for a particular day is translated by the author so that its interesting and educational information can be shared by all.
Approximately 13 years, ago, a fellow by
the name of Orac Mishanus, a very famous Enventorio, developed a useful machine called the Incyyferous Skriibous. By feeding pages of text between two
steel drums or directly typing onto the keyboard, this dandy mechanism allowed
the researcher, seeker, curisant, or student to decipher Scriibians text no
matter how encrypted it was.
None the less, Scriibians write and write
and write and sometimes their flaoutic (that’s Tween for fluid), prose sounds
quite a smidgen more like music than words, which explains why many of the
local mocking bird choirs make use of Scriibians writing as a basis for their
famous noon day operas.
Location: Six miles outside the outer northern parameter
of the Desert of Discovery
Population: Millions and trillions depending on the
sleepwalking practices of people from other parallel universes.
Humantic Focus: Creative expression through the art and form of the
When visiting don’t miss these!
City Point of
Quillville: The Ostrich Feather Tower and Museum
Parchmentown: Texture is Everything Restaurant &Penning
Ornamenta: Upper Case
Hall-Featuring daily lectures in the Ornamentation and Illumination of life.
University Detalis Extravagandis
Neighborhood Reading Park
Splendora Valley: Gilded
Bakery and Café
Illustraville Theater – Now showing: A Picture is Worth a Thousand words”
Cursivotopolis: The Serif Hair Salon – “Lets your hair speak for you”
Market – Food and Spirits
is a great place for anyone who takes delight in the art of forming a word. Because of this, a main draw to this province are the always entertaining Page Flip games held here several
times a year. Tween citizens and visitors from several other parallel universes take off at the sunflower hour to rummage about Sound Woods in search of vowels. Unlike consonates which can be found in
abundance on trees, vowels can only be picked during Tumwin season when
punctuation plants are at their peak growth. Although the woods are filled with phonetic trees,
punctuation plants are not easily found. Participants take off with glee into the woods with their empty
haversacks eager to gather as many vowels as they can. The plants themselves can only be found if the call of the
seeker, without obstruction or friction in the mouth, is able to represent the
corresponding vowel’s sound.
Contestants battle it out moving, disguising, and exposing vowels in an effort to flip to the next page. Individual letters break free
from their assigned group to begin forming words. A
vowel inserted in haste can cost the contestant grammallirrum points resulting
in a split infinitive decision for the judges and extreme syllaballic stress for the losing contestant.
teams compete at a time. The Hyfens
typically play against the Semicos.
This can quite often prove an interesting match, however Hyfens have a
huge advantage since they can always choose to connect or divide, whereas the Semicos specialize in separation
When the Semicos aren’t up to the
challenge, the Kahmaz or the Modiffees step in. The Modiffies are really the most worthy component as they
have the ability to alter meaning. But when necessary
Participillees are called upon for their deceptive ability to change from verb to adverb.
Location: Just outside the boundary of Stage forest,
three trees stage left and five bramberry bushes stage right. As you emerge from the forest take
Curtain Call road for two acts until you see a small stage hand tree on the
corner of Prop lane. Continue
another 2 acts then make a left turn on Applause Avenue, which will lead you
right into the center of Dramatica.
Population: 400 persons per season as seating citizenship
is limited to the lawful capacity of the province border. Even so, additional show visas are often
added to accommodate travelers and those who wish to change province seats.
Focus: The Creative expression
of thought and movement with or without thought, with or without movement through
the use of facial expressions, costume and props.
When visiting don’t miss these!
City Point of
Audition City: Center Stage Book Store and Coffee Bar
Call-out Perfume Emporium
Hair Salon “Home of the Back Stage bob”
Curtain Call Pastry Shop
Guided Tour Gift Market
Winery featuring the original Velvet Seat Aperitif
Monologue Museum of Short Moments
Isle and Lobby Costume Shoppe “For those who
enjoy the fine art of dressing up"
Stay tuned and visit often for more Province guide information!