SimLit Story Contest

Good morning gals and pals! I hope you are all doing well! I am great! My biopsies came back negative, so cancer is in check as of right now!!! Woohoo!

To celebrate I am going to give Lisabee’s SimLit Story Contest a go. It’s a monthly short story contest. No real prizes, just accolades and exposure, which, imho, is wonderful and inspiring.

The contest is simple enough. You get a descriptive word or genre, word & pic amount, be a member on the Sims Forum,and a time limit (the whole month). That’s it! The rest is up to you.

Here are a few rules n details, which I am copying directly from the Lisabee’s page:

  • Participants ARE ALLOWED – even encouraged to let their readers know that they are participating in the challenge … growing our skills AND our community IS the POINT of all of this.
  • BUT here is the caveat, their readers MUST read all entries and vote in accordance with instructions. This instruction must be CLEARLY stated by the participant when their readers are informed.
  • Readers will be asked to vote for their top 3 choices in both categories (6 votes total).
  • Any vote received that does not contain 3 votes for each category will be thrown out.
  • I assure you that I will diligently watch this. NO ONE will be unfairly targeted, bullied or shunned

Below is the direct link to the official challenge site. This months topic is Fool, foolishness, Folly. I am very excited!

If you get a chance, please join! There’s a Novice & Veteran, so whether you are new or old to writing there’s a spot for you to shine!

More to come…

Have a great day! ❤🤗

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – April 2019

https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/956705/monthly-simlit-short-story-challenge

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Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – April 2019

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Lots of you have been waiting for this …  it is time to get scribbling!

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I am very excited to be involved with this project.  There has been lots of interest.  I sincerely hope that this will help bring Simlit down from the attic (where we store all our antiques) and back out into the mainstream sims community (we have been cloistered away for too long).

I cannot wait to see what you all bring to the challenge.

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If you will, please allow me one personal note before we move on to business.

I am not going to tell you that winning is not awesome.

It is seriously awesome.

But winning is much more than getting top three in your category.

Winning is when scribblers (Veterans or Novice) grow their skills (both writing and screenshotting – no discount for graphics work from me.  BOTH are very important.  There…

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A Few New Things

Good morning fellow Simmers, Tweepies, and random readers!❤🐥🐤🤗

I’m sorry my writings have been so sporadic. My meds give me major depression on top of I may have some more cancer treatments coming up, probably chemo this time if my cancer has spread to my uterus like they think. I’m keeping fingers crossed it hasn’t, but if it has…well just another hurdle. I feel like I will be ok, but I still haven’t been able to motivate myself to get out of this funk.

On the Simming side of things, I have several things I’ve been working on;

  • A review of Strangerville
  • A review of some of the mods and modders I use
  • Odes to sim creators I love
  • A storyline which has me extremely excited
    • Also a Simlit contest, which I’m very excited about, more details on how to join as I find out more.

Those are what I have planned, I really am going to stop procrastinating and get this up and going. Thank you for continuing to stick around, I really appreciate it.

Love to all,

Faith

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Just a quick update…

I have no internet at the moment, but in my off-time I have been working on my Get Famous simmies. I cant wait to show you all my setup of Del Sol Valley with all the great and inspiring creations from the Gallery, I also have some great stories and outtakes as well. So please bear with me friends! ❤🤗

IRL…

I have the best family! My nephew gave me an Alienware Slimline and let me tell you, my game has never been better. I have even added a ton of mods for the first time and am really excited about the storylines to come!

I’ve been using:

https://www.kawaiistaciemods.com

She is amazing! She has a hair salon mod that is to die for! All of her mods are great! So check her out if you use mods.

Sadly no internet for a week. 😪

Have a great day!❤☮🤗

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Uh-oh Here I Go Again!!

Howdy gals and pals! Welcome back! I finally feel enough strength to get back to blogging, cancer treatment over for the most part, back to work on the weekends, so my week is free to do the things I love once again, which is Sim, blog, bake, and clean, in no specific order. Sadly I lost my storyline for The Grilled Cheese Club, because of what I call, “The Great Comp Crash 2018”. I lost about 95% of my files for it, so for now it is scrapped. I had ALOT of chapters and pics ready for editing and it’s all gone. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last as long as I have my dinosaur of a comp. And for the foreseeable future I am just going to have to do things a little differently until I have the tools to start a long term storyline. 

For now, I am going to do what I call “Showcase Posts”. I do not like building, so I follow and use a ton of other Simmers creations. Mostly lots and the occasional sim if I come across one I am intrigued by. I usually make my own sims as I love creating them, just not building and decorating their humble abodes. I am very excited to do this, because there are a ton of great creators that don’t get a lot of exposure. 

 

Showcase Sim

Haven Christie

Haven Christie aka Ariana Clifton

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MSNRUS3

This is my sim post-crash. Her name is Haven Christie. Originally made by MSNRUS3 on the Gallery. Her name was Ariana Clifton, a fine name in and of itself, but I do add a my own flair to any sims I download, but I never, EVER upload my edited versions of someone else’s sim. That just feels wrong to me, so I changed her name to honor two of my favorite authors, Stephen King (the show Haven is one of the best SK shows I have ever seen) and Christie after the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie. I have loved her books since I was about 8. Don’t even get me started on how much I loved Sir Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Murder on the Orient Express, not to mention Death on the Nile comes out next year, so yeah, I’m fangirling.

I can’t believe how different my game is all of the sudden with the new start. I had not one, but 2 vampires visit me and Haven met an alien at the bar. That has not happened for eons, no supernaturals. Now it’s on Supernatural overload, so I will add it to my storyline of Haven and make her a supernatural author/expert and see where that takes me. 

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Thank you MSNRUS3, I love her. Fear not, she is going to have an awesome simtime under my watch!  

My next showcase is going to center on the home I chose for Haven by a great creator I have known for eons, so keep watch in a day or two! You don’t want to miss what this lady can do!! 

Thank you simming gals and pals for joining me again on my journey with As the Sim World Turns. I have missed you and I have missed my simmies! It feels great to be back! Catch me on Twitter, link below. I’m always up for a chat! And please leave me a comment here as well, I love feedback! 

-Faith

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Hi gals n pals! Still working on chapter one of The Grilled Cheese Club. Coming soon!

Quick update

I really do want to be more consistent in my posting, but my treatments are really taking their toll. I honestly did not think I would feel this crappy. Only five more weeks to go and then hopefully back to relative normalcy.

I’m going to try to muster the energy to work some more on my Sims story, and also maybe do a special Outtake post. Wish me luck!

Have a great day!!

Faith

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Tidbits

Working hard on chapter one of my new sim-opera, The Grilled Cheese Club, and I have decided to change the format of my blog. I will have my story going strong, but I am also going to add in a little bit of personal into my blog. Opinions, side stories, maybe an update on life outside of the game (as some of you know, I have MBC, metastatic breast cancer, Stage 4), and to stave off depression, I would like to post some of the goings on with that, if y’all don’t mind. (Update: I got the news today, radiation treatments and anti-hormone therapy!! I am soooo lucky!)

Fortunately, I have Sims, Twitter, home, and here to keep me occupied. (I know my Sim page for FB is listed below, but I do not go there anymore after some unfortunate incidents on my personal FB, I quit FB completely, too much drama for my tastes. I unfortunately, cannot find the way to edit that off so just ignore till I get my editing skills up to date.

Now onto some Simmy things, first up, I am also going to do a post every so often of outtake pics I get in-game. Many are quite hilarious and I would love to share them with you. It seems that Seasons brought up a lot of glitches, some of them quite annoying, others quite amusing, but still annoying all the same.

Opinion

After almost 4 years the Sims team, FINALLY released Seasons. And boy what a joy it is to have in the game. I love it, glitches and all. It seems to have added a much-needed experience to simulate real life, the passage of time. I know it would pass from day to-night and so on, but with Seasons, it actually feels like time passes and things change. That is what has kept me enthralled, finally, with the game. BS (before Seasons), nothing could hold my attention span for long. Not the clubs, not the jobs, not anything really for a couple of hours here, a couple hours there. Everything was always the same, and you know the road to insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, with the same results each time. AS (after Seasons, of course), things are different. Days are DIFFERENT!! And it really makes me able to immerse myself in the game finally and I love it.  You can set the season lengths from 7-28 days, I use the 28 day seasons, it feels more like a year passes and I will add my sims birthday when the next spring rolls around. I can’t wait!!

I am not a blind fangirl though, as perfect an addition as it is, there are a few problems. The biggie for me is the lag sometimes when you tell your Sim to do something. I haven’t kept track much to see if it is the same thing all the time or it could be that my comp is quite old by today’s standards, so it may just be me. Let me know in the comments if any of you are still experiencing this after the last patch. Another issue is the teleporting, not the game type teleporting, but the popping out suddenly and popping up on a different part of the lot, just randomly. Again, it may be my comp, but I think I have seen others on Twitter mention it, so maybe not. Those are the two big issues I have, but I can live with them as they aren’t game breaking…yet. (Update: my nephew got a new Alienware comp and he is going to work out a deal with me for the older one, I am so excited!! My first actual gaming comp!)

A few of my favorite things, the weather! I have gone through Spring and Summer, and am about a week into Fall right now. Let me tell you, Halloween is going to have a lot to live up to after my Simdependence Day party. What a blast!! Although I think fireworks will be more effective at night, lol, I will have to schedule my parties for later now that I know. I can’t wait to have a costume party and trick or treating, it seems that the new holiday/event calendar added another much-needed dimension the game was missing.  The Simgurus are geniuses coming up with that.

Speaking of parties; holidays and the revamped party system, make the game so much fun. Sim guests are so much more active, activities seem more fleshed out and it is easier to complete the goals of the parties for a higher level badge and prize. I love that you can set your own holidays and add activities, such as; party, gift-giving, drinking, even streaking!! There are a ton of different activities to mix and match for almost any type of party out there. You can really make the parties and holidays your very own. I love that added touch, it really personalizes my simmy.

Well that’s it for today Simming pals and gals, off to do some simming in Simlandia! Watch for my upcoming story, The Grilled Cheese Club. 6 single ladies who grew up in the suburbs of Simlandia and became fast friends over a grilled cheese lunch in middle school. Chapter one coming soon (hopefully, later today!)

Until next time, “Happy simming dreams and grilled cheese wishes!”

Faith<3<3