Life Update

Dec. 3rd, 2011 11:51 am
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First things first. [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish Just go, leave your name, say something nice to everyone, and bask in the warm fuzzies! Go now!

Again, a super busy week. I've been attending conferences for three days in the past week, and dealing with usual business the rest. Unfortunately for my sims, I have a lot to do to prepare myself for next year. But I'm learning to organize my time and hopefully I'll be able to finally get back to Simtopi. I keep saying that, but I'm feeling good about it this time. :D

And that is all. So goooooo [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish [livejournal.com profile] allthingsimlish

Thank you so much to everyone who's already left a comment for me, and others.
simtopi: (Willow)
First of all, before I forget, Simsecret #20  from last week, thank you for the shout out :).  I'm cool that you don't read my story, if you've given it a try and didn't enjoy it for whatever reason.  Like I said in the comments, I don't hold that against anyone. I still like to participate and enjoy people's sim offerings (stories, CC, w/e)  as much as I can. At least we agree that I am indeed awesome! ;)    

Though seriously, if you had read my stuff but didn't like it for whatever reason (too boring? Subject matter not your thing? Me grammers iz awesful? Sims are ugly? Plumbbobs are showing?), I don't mind hearing about it.  And this is a great segue to our next topic.... ;) 

I posted my story up on the [livejournal.com profile] simstorylibrary for posterity and for review. :D I want this story to be as fun for the readers as it is for me, so please be honest and let me know what's working for you or not. Link right here! There are quite a few stories going up now, so please do get your stories or your favourite stories up there!  (and pimp updates at [livejournal.com profile] simstorytellers too of course!)

Last thing: Just to let you all know that I am working on Chapter 45, a real, live, freshly caught teaser after the cut!


1 little teaser up ahead... )
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I ended up being so ridiculously busy these last few days that this interview for [livejournal.com profile] simstorytellers was a little delayed. I underestimated how long it would take to write, actually. I got it done by staying up late the last two nights. ;)


Spotlight is here


And while you're at it, why not check out the other Spotlights... they really are fun to read, I personally love reading about people's processes.

As for real life even today, I don't get a break. I'm posting this quickly and off to deal with stuff. Unfortunately, this also means that I didn't have a lot of time to join in the Sims friends list fun times. If anyone is waiting for anything from me, I am so sorry and I hope to rejoin the Sims world hopefully next week. Everything has just been so crazy, I'm hoping I can organize enough time to settle down.

(Interesting fun fact about the new LJ editor: rich text cuts off long posts at a certain point. Say goodbye to editing story updates in LJ unless they fix it soon. :p)
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Ahem: Some fun notes!
 
Time's finally crept up on me and it is now my turn for the Simstoryteller Spotlight. If there is anything you'd like to interview me on, ask away and unless it's major spoilers, then I'll do my best to answer it. :) The Q&A is over here.   Thank you to those who've already asked a question. :D

 
Second of all, sim storytellers and readers need to check this new community out here: [livejournal.com profile] simstorylibrary  . The premise is straightforward, all it needs is yooooooouuu! :D  I'll be posting my link there in a while and I would encourage you to post your stories and your story recommendations there too! :)

 
simtopi: (agreed)
Thank you, thank you [livejournal.com profile] koraliene for helping me set this up with tropes. I obviously wasn't as familiar with them all as she was. ^_^

Anyway, yes, TVTropes page is up.

So I know the of the pages for Fortune and Romance, Strangetown, Here We Come, and Alice and Kev. Is there any easy way of finding other sim stories through there? I'm kind of an addict now. >_>
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Hello to everyone who was left behind with me (which I see was just about everybody). :D I'm just hanging out with the dude this weekend. We took our bikes out for the first time this year and did our usual circuit. Today, my legs are pretty sore, and the dude is sunburnt, lol. But it was worth it, I think. :D

Point form!

- I'll be working on Chapter 42 this week. I'd like to have an update out soon, hopefully no later than next weekend. Some fun stuff has been ready to go down for ages now. ^_^

- I want to build a TS3 custom neighbourhood, starting from the ground up. I think building all the lots will take up the most time, but it will be fun. I'll work on this casually though, but it's something I definitely want to do. I also plan on sharing this if I can. :D

- There's a new [livejournal.com profile] sim_icon community out. I really have no clue if anyone out there would even want Simtopi icons for themselves (not fishing for anything, I just don't know who would want someone else's characters for their own icons if that makes sense... though I guess I do use some premades...). But I'm going to make a bunch anyway. If anyone has any specific requests, not just from my story, I'll see if I can do it. I actually like making icons. It's fun! :D

- speaking of communities [livejournal.com profile] simmply_anna has revived The Sims Writers Guild (Thank you, Anna!)! It's still a little slow right now, but if you like sim stories (legacies and other challenges too!), sharing your process, tips and tricks, all are welcome.
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Hello simsecret poster of #18. I feel so honoured to be included with this awesome group of people. Thank you very much!!! Have more hugs! :D

I also created a new tumblr for all the pretty (and/or funny) sim things I've been coming across. I'll be adding pics along the way, mostly from my friends list, I hope you won't mind. If anyone would rather not have their pics posted, just let me know and I'll take it down. Anyway, here it is: lululounge.tumblr.com.

(I've just started! I'll be adding more soon.)
simtopi: (Adrian)
I'm giving tumblr another try. This time, I managed to seperate my sims tumblr from my main tumblr. (It was kind of a pain in the ass too. I had to change blog names and open a new account, then repost everything. I only had about 30 posts so this wasn't a big deal really).

So this time I *will* be adding back sims related tumblrs under my Simtopi username. Wooooo. So if you've got a sims tumblr, please feel free to add me! Thanks. :)

!!! simtopi.tumblr.com !!!
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The [livejournal.com profile] sim_spiration mods invited me to do a Pep talk for the participants of SimStoCreMo. It's right here if you want to check it out. I had a bit of fun with it.

Aaarrgh...

Jan. 18th, 2011 03:37 pm
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Don't mind me, I've been procrastinating all afternoon on doing any actual work. I've been mindlessly surfing, refreshing the friend list, that sort of thing.

A little bit ago, I read on [livejournal.com profile] genlisae's journal that [livejournal.com profile] sim_spiration was hosting the first annual Sims Story Creating Month. To which I jumped to look. I've always wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo, but I've either never had the time or inspiration to do so. But for me, Sims stuff is easy because well, I'm a bit of an addict you see.

I'd absolutely LOVE to participate but I don't want to put down a goal of a chapter or two or three of Simtopi because that's something I want to do anyway. There's also the Wren & Raven "spin off" story I'd like to do, but I really don't know if I can start that yet. What I have been thinking of doing was composing a short about a certain pre-made family in an alternate universe type of setting (and one of my NY resolutions was to explore the premades more, too).

My schedule is always so up and down though and my job can take a lot of my mental energy. If I take this story on, it's going to be another month where I'm distracted from writing Simtopi chapters, and that's something I *also* want to do. So I don't know. The other projects could wait, I suppose, but it's always so fun to be part of something right?

In any case, plug for SimStoCreMo! :)

Uh oh.

May. 28th, 2010 12:10 pm
simtopi: (Cecilia)
I AM CONCERNED THAT MY GAME ISN'T STARTING UP.

Seriously, I'm concerned. I have screenshots to take. :( Don't make me reinstall. I will cry. Goddammit.

But hey, in the meantime, Cecilia has been sighted in a VIKING DEATH SQUAD LEGACY, over at [livejournal.com profile] simtasia. So check it out (and not just because I'm a big Dear Diary/Better Get to Living fangirl. Okay that too, but just go. Watching me sit here and yell at my computer for not running my game won't be fun.)

Edit: Oooh, also speaking of legacies, [livejournal.com profile] simkittensims has just started up the Mythos RR which in of itself is pretty awesome. Even more so because I'm taking care of Gen 3. So keep up! Woooo!

Squeeeee!

Apr. 24th, 2010 01:02 pm
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Just waiting to head out with my nephew for the afternoon. :) But I just wanted to leave this quick note of OMGOSHness and hopefully some of you may squee over it to. Seriously though, have you guys seen this from [livejournal.com profile] natsumi82??? Because I think you need to. And then you'll see why I'm having a good day. ;)

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