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01/09/1470 Monarch Election Questions - The Count

Kingdoms Associated Press - London, England

Another one bites the dust ... so the saying goes. It was on the 17th day of June, that a last will and testament went up in the Tower of London of the Monarch Destrian Blackwell. However odd it might have been for some the guards in the bailiwick did not change the details of the monarch and heir until recently. Finally, this change allowed those wishing to run for the monarch to do so now. This brings us to Kingdoms Associated Press of England's questions to the candidates. Right now, there are four candidates on the bailiwick list and another eighteen days before registration is closed.

If you can find your way to the very crowded London Commons, you will find four tents for the campaign headquarters of each. The first to answer our questions was The Count, who proclaims to be Theatre Agent Extraordinaire. You can find The Count's Election Campaign Stage and Refreshments Tent closest to the street theatre.

I sat down with The Count and began the interview.

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"With the lack of stability in the kingdom population-wise, how do you propose to get more people involved? "

The Count
"My dear, the lure of the theatre is lured enough. You must make it attractive for people to be present. The quality of entertainment must be such that people want to be part of it or part of the audience. Much damage has been done in the name of theatre and art by Mice. Understudies who ran rampant offering a series of one act plays that tried to change the tale of the Nutcracker, so that the Mouse King wins rather than the Prince. This has done a great deal of damage to arts across the Kingdom and made people uncertain about venturing out. New quality productions and well crafted delivery of classics will soon cure this."

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"What is your definition of leadership?"

The Count
"Knowing when to pull the curtain, and end the encores. Being fabulous and recognizing the fabulousness of those around, but staying humble."

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"What do you believe should happen to those close to you when they make an honest mistake?"

The Count
"Nothing, other than to encourage them that the play must go on. This is why directions and lines whispered from behind the curtain can be helpful."

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"Royal treasury - will you be transparent in how much is there and how it is spent?"

The Count
"My dear, I would never go near such a thing."

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"What mistakes have you made that have improved who you are now?"

The Count
"None. I am The Count. I have never made a mistake in my life. I began as fabulous and there is no improvement on fabulous."

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"Tell us about a time when your judgment has been tested in crisis."

The Count
"When the Mice.Understudies set out to ruin theatre in England by their series of one act battle scenes all summer through the streets of London, boring everyone to death and giving theatre a bad name. Their setting up paper mashie theatres that fell down as they performed. I had to think of the best way to deal with this and lure the Mice.Understudies back to the West End to prepare for their winter festival gala , The Nutcracker."

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"Are you open to the freedom of speech of anyone in the realm regardless of title or rank?"

The Count
"My dear, I am a man of theatre. But of course. There is no title or rank on the stage."

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"Many of the hardest decisions in the Kingdom won’t be consensus decisions. What will inform your decision-making?"

The Count
"My fabulous Muse. Every creative persona must seek rejuvenation and inspiration. This is the role of the Muse. England is blessed to have the Divine Miss Lady Daisy as its Goddess of the Arts, Patroness of Drama, and Empress of Inspiration. All of my theatre decisions will be inspired by this Muse."

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"Being a monarch requires decisiveness. Share with the readers some examples of your ability and willingness to be decisive."

The Count
"Causing the London Bridge to fall down. Causing a Mice.Understudy theatre to collapse during one of their performance."

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"What could cause you to fail as the monarch?"

The Count
"My dear, nothing, why simply nothing at all. I am The Count, after all. I do not fail."

With the first of the interviews done, I thank the man from Evesham, Mercia and continue on my way to the next tent.

England KAP
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