Rewrites and Frog

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Hi everybody 🙂

I’m just quickly checking in to give you a short update. First of all – The Talented! I hate to say it, but another rewrite is happening. I feel really bad about it, especially because I’m reusing parts of the version currently online. I don’t want anyone to be annoyed that they might bump into stuff they’ve read before. Besides, the story is, in many ways the same, and in a few ways not. So – would you guys like for me to do some kind of recap of the new stuff so you won’t have to read again?

No matter what the case might be, it’ll be quite a while before I post any of it. I’ve decided to sit down and finish it, this time. No releasing it as I go. It’ll take a long time, and I hope you’ll all bear with me. Continue reading “Rewrites and Frog”

I Suck :D

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Hi guys, here I am, back after a while. By a while I mean like… two – soon to be three – months. I don’t have a chapter for you even though I’ve tried.

Some updates on stuff that happened that has made me suck so bad I don’t write much:

  • That puppy we were getting: Soon as we got him, boyfriend broke down with stress. The only responsible thing we could do was give him back. It was horrible and we’ve cried so much since. Boyfriend is recovering. I don’t like talking about the puppy-thing.
  • Ill: Soon as we got by the puppy thing and I finished my exam, boyfriend and I both spent the days before/during Christmas being sick. What a time to be alive. I had no energy for writing.
  • Lecturer from hell: Not only do I have more days where I have to go to uni this year, they also suck! One of our lecturers enjoys nothing more than his students living in fear. I do it. Live in fear. Also, his class is boring as all hell.

Now, I have time to write and I did, in fact, write two whole chapters (minus pictures). Problem is I think they suck and can’t be bothered to take pictures for chapters that suck, which’ll probably result in the fifty-billionth another rewrite.

I really, really want to continue the story, but right now, I just don’t know how. Maybe I’ll have to go back and do some edits. Maybe I’ll just do rewrites. Maybe I’ll burn down my blog. Who knows. But no matter what I’ll get it somehow. SO!

For now I’m on an indefinite hiatus (as if I haven’t been on one since, like, flippin’ December). Anyway – see you when I reduce my suckage to manageable amounts.

~Louise

Sunshine Blogger Award – Times Three

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So, there’s another of these little award things going around at the moment and I’ve been nominated times three. The rules for this one is as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and add their links.
  4. Notify the bloggers you included.
  5. Keep the rules in your post.

I’ll just say it right now: I think pretty much everyone I follow and love have been nominated by now soooooo, I’ll write down 11 questions myself and if y’all like you can answer them in a post of your own or just here in the comments! I don’t know about you guys, but I love answering random questions. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award – Times Three”

Animal Award – for meeee? :D

 

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You might have noticed that a bunch of blogs in the SimLit circle are sharing this little award around and it’s now made its way to my blog. I was nominated by RipuAncestor and RaymondSanti and I’m so super flattered and honoured 🙂 Such good writers, I’m not worthy… *sob* Thank you guys so much for thinking of my little thing here 🙂

EDIT: I’ve been given the award once more by Ixot only Ixot names it the Animal Award instead of Spirit Animal, as that term might be deemed offensive to Native Americans. I’ve replaced my picture in honour of this, since I don’t want to step on any toes and also because muppets. I like muppets. Thanks a lot to Ixot for the nomination – I’m, once again, really honoured 🙂

The rules for this little award is as follows:

1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their page.

2.) Post the award picture on your blog.

3.) Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.

4.) If you could be any animal, what would it be?

5.) Pick and notify ten nominees.

I’ve done the two first, so here are the next ones:

About myself: My name’s Louise – also known as NotJustaBook and Gnasling on the official forums – and I live in Denmark. A sunny little country that’s really just been sunny for the past two weeks and we’ll see rain tomorrow so that was probably all the summer we’ll see this year. I’ve played the Sims-series since I was about ten, and since I’m twenty-five now, that’s about fifteen years. I live in a neat little house with my boyfriend and our plants – a couple of cucumbers, sunflowers, leeks, and some dead dill (probably). I like reading and writing books and watching tv-shows and of course playing video games – though I play other games than the Sims, it’s one of the constants of my life, and probably the only games I’ve played more than Skyrim and Stardew Valley. That said, I’m not on-board with ts4 and I won’t be anytime soon – I’ve tried it and so far it’s just not for me. I can’t live without Create-a-Style.

I’ve had websites almost as long as I’ve played the Sims, but it’s only in 2013 I started doing sims-centered stories when I discovered the Ink Legacy (still sad it’s not finished) and Carl’s Sims 3 Forum. I started out with my Ithaca Legacy which was never finished and several failed stories later, I’m writing the Talented. It’s a re-write of another legacy, The Hartfields, which got away for me because of a stupid, convoluted time travel plot. Never again. This re-write really makes me happy to do – I get to do all of the things right that I feel went wrong the first time, I get to explore and flesh out the characters and even to add new ones. It’s a lot of fun but also hard and challenging 🙂

If I could be any animal: Well, I practically am a cat already. I like to lie in the sun and in clothes that are still warm from the dryer. The only thing I don’t do is lie in boxes, but I probably would if I could. Yeah, pretty sure I’m a kitty.

My nominees: I’m not lying when I say that practically every blog I follow has already received this. So eh… yeah, I’ll have to be creative and I might not make it to ten. Here are my nominees in no particular order:

  1. The Paradis Legacy – this one recently returned from a long hiatus, and it’s just lovely and wonderful. It’s an observational legacy with really cute, pretty sims, and possibly a Sim who glitched the game to keep from ageing up.
  2. Zombies and Yu – A really great zombie apocalypse story that’s super tragic and funny at the same time. I hate people who can manage that *shakes fist*. Sadly, the writer hasn’t updated in a while, but I still hold up hope that there will be more. Pls?
  3. Magpie2012StephCornelius – I’m the words, ’cause I haven’t even read Mags’ story yet, though I promised I would. This nomination, then, is mostly because Mags has been such a good friend and supporter of my stories and I’m really grateful 🙂
  4. The Windsor Legacy – This is another that’s been inactive for a little while, but I’m holding out hope as always. It has some really great characters, a sweet heroine, and a nice story.

Yeah, I eh… I can’t think of anymore. Sorryyyy. But if I read/comment on your story regularly, I probably would’ve given it to you but you already have it. No matter what, I love you all.

Another thanks to the two very nice people who thought of me – you guys are the bomb and so super talented and I’m really honoured that you thought of this humble, litle blog 🙂 Until next time then, cheeers!

~Louise/NotJustaBook