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2016-09-23 11:18 am
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Well this is awkward.

I'm sorry I never finished this story. I don't know if I ever will to be honest.

The sad (in a first-world problems kind of sad) tale, is that Sims 2 with all its custom content had been slowing down severely on my laptop, and as it goes, life changes and along with it a different set of responsibilities and schedules. Recently, I've installed Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on my new computer, but my custom neighbourhood would not work. Simtopi won't load up again.

Visit my tumblr to read The Sad Tale of Losing My Sims 2 custom hood...

I'd like to finish the story to be honest. I'm just not sure how at this point. Sims 2 still gives us the best options for Sims story telling, but I don't have a lot of time to rebuild everything from scratch.

In the meantime, I've really gotten myself into Sims 4, and I rebooted the Simtopi families from the first generation. There's no over all plot or story line though, and there may be some vague spoilers about how I wanted to finish this story. The sims do what they will do with a bit of guidance from me, and I post screens and add stupid comments and dialogue. If you want to read it in chronological order, they're here:

I'm mostly on Tumblr now. I'm not sure what will happen to this Livejournal. I can tell you that I miss the community that was here in LJ, and if anyone's still around, I may be around too!

Thank you.
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2013-09-28 01:04 pm


I've been getting a few messages, and I know I should respond to them. First of all, thank you, I'm glad you are thinking of me and the story. On a personal end I'm fine... just busy and honestly I haven't given a lot of thought to Sims2 or Simtopi.

It's not that I don't know what I'm doing, or I don't want to finish it. It is all just giving myself time. To be honest, waiting half an hour for my Sims game to simply load isn't how I want to be spending my free time lately.

I've been working a lot on my Sims 3 world because I want to finish that too and it's something I actually don't need a lot of mental energy to commit too. That's still not done either... but it's soon pretty! ^_^

Also, a part from the few of you who were nice of you to message me, I don't know if anyone will care about a Sims 2 story. I know I said before that if only one person was reading, i'd finish for that one person, but like I said, it really depends on my time. I'm sorry...

Truth be told, I just don't really know what to do next. :p

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simtopi: (friends)
2013-06-03 11:38 pm

Chapter 53 Teaser

"There's no turning back..."
simtopi: (friends)
2013-05-25 03:41 pm

Leave a message after the tone... beeeeep

I'm still around. I may not be very active in the Sims community as much as I'd have loved to be (being busy with new career and personal life does that :p), but I'm still thinking of the story and I would still like to finish it. :)

If you're still around and reading, thanks for being there. Just thanks. <3
simtopi: (friends)
2013-01-03 12:42 pm
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Hello and Happy New Year!

So far I just kind of want to forget that a lot of 2012 ever happened. So I'm looking forward to the New Year! :D

My sims stuff has clearly taken a back seat lately. Well, it's more like sitting in the trunk, but at least it's still there. I'm still working on Auberon when I have the time, and I'm writing out the next chapter of Simtopi. Still determined to finish it, even if EA isn't supporting the game anymore. Pft, whatever.

I really hope everyone had a great Holiday. I'm sorry that I hadn't been around and haven't been active so much. My life really is kind of nuts and all over the place.

If you want to keep up, I'm still regularly blogging at my personal site, and f-locked at my lj [ profile] blackdaisies. (You should be able to get to my personal twitter and facebook accounts from there too. Feel free to add me. It will be Fun times! :) )
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2012-12-12 02:11 pm



I've been playing around with Auberon when I've had a chance... which lately doesn't seem to happen very often. Chapter 53 is forming up in my head, I hadn't had a chance to do anything with it lately though. 

But in anycase, AllThingsSimlish is up again and the Warm Fuzzies keep giving! :D   My thread is here, and do NOT forget to post yours. :)  

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2012-11-19 09:33 pm

Project notes and personal life

Outtake from chapter 52

Once again, I'm going to apologize for the lateness of this chapter. I'm trying to work on chapter 53, but right now I am so very tired.  

I have many excuses, but my biggest one is that I'm dating again.  It's actually been pretty fun and I'm kind of excited about it. I have a whole dating diary thing on my personal LJ if you're curious (the dating entries are f-locked, though simmers here are more than welcome, 'cause jeebus knows, advice is good  :D ).

Ahem. Anyway, this week I'd also like to start working on Auberon again. Unfortunately, I cannot find my Late Night disk and I'm too tired to look for it.  But I still want to finish this too! :)

Thank you, everyone for all the comments and notes on the chapter. It still means a lot that you're still reading. *hugs* 

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2012-11-17 02:14 am
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simtopi: (Willow)
2012-11-17 01:33 am

Chapter 52

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[ ch 11 ] [ ch 12 ] [ ch 13 ] [ ch 14 ] [ ch 15 ]  [ ch 16 ] [ ch 17 ] [ ch 18 ] [ ch 19 ] [ ch 20 ]
[ ch 21 ] [ ch 22 ] [ ch 23 ] [ ch 24 ] [ ch 25 ] [ ch 26 ] [ ch 27 ] [ ch 28 ] [ ch 29 ] [ ch 30 ]
[ ch 31 ] [ ch 32 ] [ ch 33] [ ch 34 ] [ ch 35 ] [ ch 36 ] [ ch 37 ] [ ch 38 ] [ ch 39 ] [ ch 40
[ ch 41 ] [ ch 42 ] [ ch43 ] [ ch44 ] [ ch45 ][ ch46 ] [ ch47 ] [ ch48 ] [ ch 49 ] [ ch 50 ]
[ ch 51 ] [ in 3 ] [ all ]« previous chapters

Continue reading chapter 52... )

simtopi: (friends)
2012-11-01 12:14 am
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LJ Update

It looks like LJ will allow customisation of the friends page as well as the ability to turn off infinite scroll. Read the update here.

I'm still somewhat unhappy that they are making these changes at all, and I'm wondering how far we'll be able to customise our friends lists. Also, they're not necessarily removing paid accounts, but from what I gather they are allowing people to purchase bits and pieces of what they want?  This sounds to me that LJ can potentially be pricier. 

I did go ahead and clean the cobwebs off of my DW, did some fixes to the posts and changed the layout. At this point, I'm not going to be making it my primary blog, but I'll continue to use it to mirror chapters. I need to see what LJ does later on. 

And speaking of chapters, you can expect Chapter 52 in the next couple of days. :D 
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2012-10-31 11:28 pm
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Interlude III: Sibyll

Serious warning: graphic depictions of blood, death and violence.  (You know. Vampires. :p) 

Continue reading Interlude 3... )
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2012-10-31 09:47 pm
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Chapter 51: Obscurity

chapter 51

Warnings: Coarse language, a teeny bit of magic violence

Continue reading Chapter 51... )
simtopi: (Sibyll)
2012-10-31 03:52 am
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Happy Hallowe'en!

The Three Sisters bid you tidings this All Hallow's Eve.

simtopi: (friends)
2012-10-30 11:10 pm
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The LJ exodus?

Some of you might have already heard about what's going on in LJ land, and if you haven't I suggest you read about it here. You've probably noticed already that they're giving you the option to switch to the new friend list via a big bright link at the top of your friends page.

I tried it and I switched back which thankfully you can still do. There is about 1000+ comments on that post I linked above and I have yet to read even one that sings the praises of the new change. Folks, sometimes change isn't good.

I'm waiting to see if LJ pays attention. The majority of my time on livejournal is spent on my friends page. I bought a paid account in part to be able to customize my entire journal however I want. If they take that away, I don't see the point anymore. Furthermore, I am really not a fan of the style they're imposing. I don't know if they will offer us options to at least change the colours.

I'm looking into other blog platform options. It's looking like dreamwidth right now, mostly because most of you are already on it, but I'm open to checking out blogspot, wordpress or even hosting it on my own. Lately I'm finding out about updates (stories, CC, etc) through twitter, tumblr and google reader anyway. But like I said, I'm waiting to see if LJ implements this thing in full (ignoring pretty much all the feedback begging them otherwise), and then I'll make up my mind.

If you are on DW, let me know. Here's mine: (I should update it :P)
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2012-10-21 07:53 pm
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It's ALL about you.

And to #9 of this week's secrets, like I said in the comments, I have been working on chapter 52. Things have been kind of crazy for me the past little while, and I still have major issues, but I'd like to get back to my story and finish it at least for myself. I hope I'll still have an audience. >_>

But enough about me. I'm going through my f-list hoping to catch up and I have read a few updates that I should have read the day they came out, LOL. But like I said, I'm catching up. I know there's a few of you who've recently friended me. So here's the thing: tell me about you! What's up in your parts of the world? How do you like your sims? What are you doing with them? Do you have a challenge or a story on the go? Who'll win in a celebrity kung fu death match - Don Lothario or PT Smith?

If you're new around these parts, please do introduce yourself. If you've been around, tell me what you're up to!
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2012-10-20 04:31 pm
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"M"ystery "L"ady

Internet cookies who could tell me who this premade from my story might be? Her first initial is “M” 

(Also, I am still working on a Simtopi update. I haven’t really stopped, but I’m hoping to have one out before the end of this month.)  
simtopi: (Default)
2012-10-12 10:53 pm
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Ohhh ewww

Okay I don't like this LJ cut format at all. Not good. (is there a way to have the old cut back?!)
simtopi: (Default)
2012-09-08 03:49 pm

Re: secret 21

I haven't really gone anywhere, really I haven't. I really appreciate that someone might have been concerned, but I had no idea that my pics were gone, and I wish the poster would have PM'ed me instead. There is no big drama here. My site is down... In the mess of the past month, I had let my hosting lapse, and that's all it is. I'm a bit embarassed, but I will take care of it soon and my pics will be back up before long.

I did post in my tumblr that things have settled down a bit. I'm still in transition mode and it will take me a little longer to be able to play with my sims again and come back to the community. I haven't been keeping up with other people's updates, and I'm really sorry about that but I will soon.

I'd like to have fun with my game and the community again. :). I hope that's still ok.

P.S. I really don't keep a personal journal anymore but you can keep up with my personal Twitter if you want to stalk me. ;)

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

simtopi: (Default)
2012-08-08 02:17 am

The Lulu Lounge (MMO)

I made over the Lulu Lounge way back when for a scene in my story, and finished it up.  I'd love to share it now.

ETA: I'm entering this for Dare 32 on [ profile] maxis_taste :)    

21 more pics, notes and download link... )

simtopi: (Sibyll)
2012-08-03 03:54 pm

Interlude 3

   Table of Contents   

Serious warning: graphic depictions of blood, death and violence.  (You know. Vampires. :p) 

Continue reading Interlude 3... )