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Love each other guys; I really need you to love each other. I really do wish we could go back to the days where we just saw each other as mappers. I'm not ashamed to love mapping. I love mapping, I do. I think we're all so many special people with so many backgrounds and the fact that we can come together everyday, and talk and share information is... it's incredible; it's a miracle. It's a miracle of the world.
~ George Andreou during his Departure Video.

Georgios Andreas Andreou II (Greek: Γεώργιος Ανδρέας Ανδρέου [ʝeˈorʝios anˈðreas anˈðreu]; born December 3, 2002), anglicized and shortened as George Andreou, more commonly known by his mapping aliases Nibiru and YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge, and known to Mapperpolonia as Grzegorz, is a Greek-Cypriot former lucan mapper and theorist. He joined the community in mid-2016 and began mapping in early 2017 before stopping in mid-2020 to pursue other storytelling mediums. He now exists on the outskirts of Mapperdonia, and is mainly active in George's Club and MapperCast.

George discovered mapping through Super LV's Alternate Future of the World: The Movie in September 2016, and initially subscribed to new edgy and countryball entertainist mappers such as Imperialis, Obscurium, and West Virginian, before devoting his entire attention to Second Wave Edge. He began mapping in 2017, and drove his story based on the characters, instead of the plot, which was the traditional approach at the time. He continued making Second Wave Edge content for years until finally creating his most acclaimed creation, Shadow of the Crown. He considered other mapping projects, yet chose to begin writing Underworld: The Auric Accuser instead.

George was the first theorist[1] and helped pioneer the Edge, remaining devoted to it long after 2017. He adamantly supported nationiums[2] and founded and owned the Diarchy[3], the first theorist community and formerly the largest non-channel community[4].

While being an above-average mapper at best, George is often praised for his storytelling and dialogue. His best work is usually attributed to be Shadow of the Crown.

George founded the Diarchy of Mapping, the Mapperdonian Station[5], The Mapping Wiki[6], and held a staff position in many other communities and properties, such as Mapper Tournament and Activity Wars. His influence was almost entirely situated in Discord, and was a small mapper relatively, despite often considered to be the most outreaching moderator of the Dark Ages. He controlled a good portion of entities in Mapperdonia that came to be known as the Andreou Empire, before he became disinterested in the evolution of the medium and passed on his empire to sabyrcus and BasqueBall.

Mapping Career

The profile picture most commonly associated with Ggaming4u.

Early Mapping

In September 2016, George saw Super LV's Alternate Future of the World: The Movie, and was immediately interested in mapping. He renamed his channel to YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge on January 1, 2017, and attempted to branch off from gaming.

His first mapping video, The Pangean War | Episode 1: Empires Emerge was uploaded on January 22, 2017, and received mixed reviews. The Pangean War would continue and two more episodes were released. Despite Episode 4 being in production, and the entire series' plot up to Episode 15 being planned, due to a multitude of Premier Pro crashes, George lost interest and scrapped the series.

Phase 1

A screenshot of the second episode of Alternate Future of the World.

On May 15, 2017, George created the first episode of his new series, Alternate Future of the World, with help on the script from SkylarWeston. The first episode was received with generally positive reviews, and a 52-7 like-dislike ratio. However, there were many complaints about the poor resolution of the map and the similarities drawn to Imperialis and Proxima. He uploaded the first 6 episodes of AFOW in the time span of around 4 months and was met with generally good remarks.

The logo for Nibiru, derived from the flag of Enfers.

The Sunset Mapping invited George to the Retribution collaboration, yet he recommended that he make a new channel to help him be detected more by other mappers. Thus, he created the channel Nibiru. The seventh episode was released on October 15, 2017, on the new channel.

Hiatus and Phase 2

After the seventh episode, George went on an indefinite hiatus in mapping. He instead focused on expanding the Diarchy and his Minecraft geo-political server Andromeda. On February 14, 2018, George lost all data on his computer and was eventually convinced to restart mapping when he got a new one.

Using a significantly better map of his series created by Korean Mapping, George uploaded Episode 8 of Alternate Future of the World on May 31, 2018. The critical acclaim he received encouraged him to make more, and he also began a new series, Alternate Future of Europe, on June 21, 2018, and joined the Mordake Doctrine.

Team Diarchy

The "Legacy" flag of the Diarchy, and the current profile image of Team Diarchy.

On October 10, 2018, George and Frisia merged their channels and created Team Diarchy. Asmodeus joined them in December. However, only George continued to upload for the remainder of 2018. He continued with Alternate Future of the World and Alternate Future of Europe, and joined The Glorious Thirteen. YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge was striked, likely by Axis Mapper, and terminated on March 25, 2019 for unknown reasons. The strike was appealed and denied.

Due to this, George took a long break from mapping, and considered never doing it again. He played around with concepts such as a retelling of the Proxima-Imperialis Multiverse, an expanded universe taking place on Pangea, a war between drug cartels in Central America, and continuing Alternate Future of Europe, yet never seriously developed any of these ideas.

Late Mapping

George eventually settled on a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth with Shadow of the Crown after developing ideas for a collaboration with Imperialis, Korean, and Royal. Since then, the series has gained a relatively niche yet cult following, and was critical in showcasing how mapping can be uniquely explored as a medium. After working on Voyage and Diarchy Mapping Whispers, two collaborations that were private and public respectively, George stopped mapping in favor of other storytelling mediums, such as books and film.

Activity in Mapperdonia

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The Mapping Community

After discovering mapping, George immediately joined The Mapping Community. He interacted with other mappers and subscribed to Imperialis, Obscurium, and West Virginian Mapping.

Theorizing and Birth of the Diarchy

George and Skylar conceive the Diarchy of Mapping.

On April 18, 2017, Proxima uploaded the tenth episode of his Alternate Future of the World. George uploaded a theory to what he assumed was the plot of the series. This began a trend known as Theorizing that spread throughout the community. During the 11th episode's release, another known theorist known as SkylarWeston, requested to collaborate on the series. The pair then made the Diarchy of Mapping.

Personal Life

Georgios Andreou was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, on December 3, 2002; the only survivor out of 2 other expected children. His family moved to Queens, New York, in early 2003, where he learned English as his first language. George's parents returned to Cyprus on July 7, 2007, and divorced on June 15, 2015.

George created Ggaming4u on June 16, 2013, originally meant to be a Minecraft and other Gaming Channel. His first video, Skyblock Warriors w/ Ggaming!, was uploaded on September 20, 2013, and prompted a schedule of daily uploads. Eventually, he began to branch out to other gaming content, such as Happy Wheels, QWOP, Riddle School, Stealing the Diamond, and more. Soon after, he began vlogs and comedy skits.

Political and Philosophical Viewpoints

George's Political Compass, as taken on February 3, 2019.

George is apolitical. However, when he did express political opinions, he was a centrist, despite formerly having labeled himself a classic liberal and populist conservative. He was also an aggressive direct democrat.

George is against abortion, supports gay marriage and is a cultural psychoanalyst, whereas in political views he is a Eurosceptic, Metaxist and supports Donald Trump's policies and the Greek party Golden Dawn's National Plan. Despite this, George is not a patriot and admits to atrocities committed by Greece.

George's philosophy is characterized by hard nihilism. He argues that humanity has no intrinsic value, and will ultimately lead to its own demise, thanks in part to the technological singularity, therefore it must return to a state of anarcho-privitism to avoid extinction. This "ideology" was dubbed Resetism.

Trivia

  • The name Nibiru does not completely derive from the proposed cataclysm. It also is mainly based on the vaporwave EP Nibiru X, created by Alfon Zaaberg.
  • In Poland on Mapper Scarlet Indigo he is known as Grzegorz (named from the Polish translation of his name), and he named him Gustav.

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