Notice and stuff idk

Wow, another one of these again, huh?

Soooooooooo I’m going away for a month (ish) and thought I should give you guys a head’s up now rather than when I’m back promising that I’m still alive. I know, I’ve just caught up on everything, but I’ve had this holiday planned for a while and I’m not gonna worry about sims while I’m away.

Hopefully though my creative juices will be flowing from time to time so I’m sure I’ll whip something up soon after I return. For those that follow on simblr, that will remain active with a queue of a free play legacy (The Starrs) that is… honestly something I like to reread all the time and giggle at because I’m a loser. If you’re interested the link on the left sidebar will take you to my simblr, where you can also find the BC which is yet another story I’m writing.

I know, I need to stop.

In other writing news, I’m hoping that in two days time I’ll have finished book 2! Yay! Currently it’s sitting at almost 80K which isn’t too bad for YA. And then I guess I better think about number 3 *cries*

 

Okay, toodles! Have a good (and spoopy) October ❤

 

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SOL: Generation One – Chapter Thirty

A/N: A warning for the mention of abortion/miscarriages and some of the opinions that come along with these topics.

Oh, and I couldn’t be arsed to go through with the pregnancy in game to give her a bump, so just don’t look too closely at her flat stomach when it is in shots, lmao!


Faye had been dreading seeing his face ever since she realised she’d have to tell him. Part of her wanted to hide the truth from him – it wouldn’t be that hard, after all – but she thought of their growing friendship and the conversations they’d had that begun to bridge the startlingly large gap between them, and she couldn’t do that.

“Hey, what’s up?” Kane asked, closing the door softly behind him. He’d come straight from work because she’d asked him to, and usually that meant they would spend the rest of the night in each other’s company. One look at Faye’s indecisive expression quickly corrected the assumption that tonight was going to be like the others.

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Announcements and Updates

Oh man, I feel like I’ve disappeared over the last couple of weeks!

I think I mentioned I was going for a long journey to an interview for a year long position this week, and I am so happy to say I was successful! And already I have organised to meet with two (possibly three, when I figure out the journey to see Carrie) simmers for the first time, plus hopefully see a long time simmer friend again, which is really cool.

This comes with even better news – internet! Weekends with my computer with the sims games on it! Basically, I can keep up to date with wordpress and possibly even up my chapters to be published once a week or so.

However, the start date is almost the beginning of September, so I’m going to be in a flurry trying to get everything packed and sorted and saying goodbye to home (sniff! the furthest away I’ve ever been :/) so I have to say that I still won’t be catching up just yet, or at least I won’t be trying to find time to do it unless I really do have some free time. I hope you guys understand, and I am still super excited to read all the amazing chapters that have been published in like the three weeks or so that I have been a bit MIA!

However, because I hate to break my own goals, I am still really hoping to get the last SOL chapter of gen 2 published before the end of August, or at a push the beginning of September. We shall see!

Hope you are all well, and I’m excited to return to the community properly soon 😀

SOL: Generation One – Chapter Twenty Nine

Hi folks! I know I said I’d post this last week, and I could have done, but it would have been rushed and I like a day or two to sit on a chapter and mull over the finished results. The tone of this one is a little weird to me because half of the POV is elsewhere, but there we go.

Oh, and I do mean to catch up on wordpress, hopefully tomorrow, but I also wanted to post this chapter before I could sit on it any longer!



“WOOHOO!” Felix cried, giving a dance that was more just like an excitable wiggle, as his bowling ball did its duty and carried out a strike.

“Fluke,” Skye muttered under her breath. “Beginners luck, for sure.”

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Memory Lane Challenge

I have been nominated, very kindly, by several lovely simmers whose stories I adore. Alas their comments telling me about this have been somewhat buried in my notifications over the last week or so. But I thank you from the bottom of my heart 😀

Congratulations! You’ve been nominated for a totally legit award. Get a gold star and stick it on your forehead like a boss.
2. Share FIVE of your favourite moments from your legacy/challenge/story so far.
3. Nominate 3-5 blogs to do the same.

This is sort of the moment that it all began. Jessica, half asleep, stubs her toes on the kitchen door when surprised by a cute stranger sitting on their kitchen counter after a very athletic night with her flatmate.

And it started the joke about Jessica flashing her knickers at James, so it’s here for that reason too!

I’m forever disappointed in myself that I couldn’t keep up with the uni friends, but it happens every generation and honestly this one was long enough. Just know that they’re all happily living their lives and they are in touch with Jessica and James!

My BABE. All time favourite character of mine, and most other readers on the previous iteration of this legacy, but I also included this picture because the prologues are, so far, the most important part of what I’ve written. They take place in the present, and the story of the family is being told through letters and memories left to him in a parcel.

He’s a sarcastic, mysterious asshole, with more power than sense half the time, but his heart is usually in the right place even when he’s royally fucking up. Also, he loves chocolate. And hates cats, because somehow he’s allergic despite being a vampire. Poor sod.

*sniff* This is the picture where Jessica told James she was pregnant, the last picture of the generation, I believe, with the ominous message that her family has a history of multiples. Neither of them suspected triplets, and then twins. Mwahahah! But they wouldn’t have it any other way.

I would. Never again…. Or, not until generation three and four where we have four kids each time. Fuck, why did I do this to myself? 

Okay, so this picture isn’t the best in terms of setting, lighting etc, but it’s important to me because:

a) Lukas. My secretive vampire son running from his past. Unknowingly, he’ll fall back in with the family before long.

b) this picture is around the time Loxley started getting close to figuring out the mystery of Lukas, but to us, we know he’s a vampire. And so the family gets closer to becoming irrevocably linked with the supernatural world.

I was going to be a tease and plop a picture of my previous iteration of this legacy here, but alas photobucket has changed its rules and won’t host to third party sites. What a menace. Instead I’ll be less of a tease and leave you with the picture I currently use to head the SOL archive page:

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I’m ridiculously proud of this simple picture, but more so because it kind of hints at the characters of each of them, as much as you can in a family portrait! The placement of Faye was more than just making sure she stood out as our heir, but to symbolise the emotional separation of her family from her.

Look at me, getting all psychological.

I think most people have already been tagged. I shall attempt to tag people I haven’t seen do the memory lane challenge yet, a couple of them on simblr.

  1. A Clover and A Bee. Owly is one of my favourite writers and is starting a sims comic on her simblr which I am SO HYPED for. I’m 5eva jealous of her talent.
  2. DRSE by Futurecarrie. Nothing special to say about this one. Carrie sucks. JK, she’s gr8 and may kill the sim I have lovingly gifted to her in her horror story if I say anything mean 😛
  3. The Homily Legacy by simaroosimblr. A really good mix of storytelling and gameplay, with lovable, quirky characters!

 

 

SOL: Generation One – Chapter Twenty Eight

This is a blanket warning for my chapters. There will be swearing, and crude language. I just can’t have a story set in Scotland where this isn’t part of how people speak 😛 I can’t be arsed to tack it on to each chapter when there will be more important warnings I will need people to take heed of before they read!


Awaking to an empty bed had been less of a surprise than waking up to Kane would have been. Faye remembered the night clearly – neither of them had been that drunk – and recalled the feeling of his strength; the tenderness of his hands. Sure, it hadn’t been mind-blowing, but it was far better than most drunken sorties she’d had in the past.
Seeing that her room was empty, and his stuff long gone, gave her both relief and embarrassment. There was no awkward morning after, but instead she had to look forward to their shift later on in the day. Really, they had only delayed the inevitable bumbling around each other until they could find a way to let what happened slide – or embrace it, though Faye wasn’t convinced that was the likely solution.

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SOL: Generation One – Chapter Twenty Seven

Wee warning for swearing in this chapter. Kane likes a good f-bomb and has a dirty mouth. Also, there’s hinted nudity? Idk how to explain it. Nothing is shown, she’s just in bed, but thought I’d warn just in case.



“Keeping the bar clean is important. That means mopping up spills as soon as you can, keeping the equipment spotless and the mess as organised as possible. There’ll be some nights that are pure chaos and if you’re in the habit of doing these things it makes it much easier, trust me.”

Faye fidgeted in her chair. She was still being caught up to speed and her shifts were entirely used for training purposes – not that there were many customers during the revamp of the place. It often shut its doors during the day to let workmen in, and even in the two days Faye had been here the wallpaper had changed colour to fit more in with the hive theme.

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