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6th month blogiversary!

Hello all~ As evident by the title of this post, it’s my blogiversary 🙂

I created this site on November of 2012 (I know… eons ago) but I didn’t officially start using it until April 30th of this year, so today marks six months.

It’s quite a milestone considering I’m pretty bad at committing to things XD so I thought I’d make this special post to share some info and pictures while also saying thank you.

Most of you probably already know this but bear with me as I reiterate it~ I initially intended for this to be a platform to re-post all of my old stories, because frankly they took forever to make but I was surprised to see so many people still writing their own stories and reading others – despite having not opened the game since around 2013-ish I got drawn back into the world of simming seeing the lively atmosphere.

It’s no secret, especially if you read my old stuff, that I’m a sucker for the cliché, so looking over my more ancient pieces made me cringe a bit at times; I had fun reading through them as I posted them nonetheless – I had actually forgotten what happened in some of them.

The first piece of simlit I actually published was called The Sleepover, about – you guessed it – a sleepover. This was the actual description I had posted when it was published:

All the cuties of school are invited to the hottest slumber party of the year, but at what price?… This is no ordinary party and true horrors are unraveled at Katie Holmes’s house. 8 girls, one house, all alone…”

Haha, I think you’ll understand why I decided not to repost it here after seeing that description alone :p
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The response it got when I posted it at the time inspired me to keep writing. I had never finished it – what a shocker 😛 – but had gotten about six chapters in before feeling inspired to start another story, haha.

Here is the full list of all the sim stories I’ve ever written in the order I’ve published them, as well as how far I had gotten in writing them:
[the bolded ones are the one’s I’ve re-posted here]

  1. The Sleepover (6 chapters)
  2. Seaview High (5 chapters)
  3. Love Pain (2 chapters)
  4. Love Triangle (3 chapters)
  5. Picture Perfect (4 chapters)
  6. Gifted (intro)
  7. Livin’ Life (a standalone short story post)
  8. Love Quest [re-named Harmonious] (7 chapters)
  9. With All My Heart (3 chapters)
  10. Standing On My Own (18 chapters)
  11. Broken (18 chapters)

Having read that, you’ve probably noticed three things: 1) I tend to drop what I’m doing and start anew when I’m inspired, 2) I like the word love, and 3) I can never get past chapter 18 of my longer stories XD

Can you believe there are even a few stories that have never have seen the light of day, one such story was – going to be titled – Lifeline, a screenshot of which can be seen below, I won’t even bother attempting to share the plot as I hadn’t even finished developing it when I scrapped it and began working on With All My Heart.

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I shall now share the other covers from the few stories I have chosen to not re-post here, I was thinking of posting some mini synopses and extra screenshots, that way they aren’t enshrouded in complete darkness forever, but this post will probably get too long if I do that, so maybe another time. Enjoy~

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As for the other stories, I’ve re-posted them here. Since starting this blog the first new piece of simlit I’ve created since 2012, when I posted the last chapter of Broken, was The Elite. So the grand total of all the stories published here was brought up to four.

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I was really hopeful that I’d manage to break that eighteen-chapter curse and finish the story, but as you know from my hiatus/update posts (here) my computer crashed and I lost all of my game files and screenshots.

Which brings us to the present with Sight. My new attempt at writing and second new story since all of the older ones I’ve worked on. I really hope *fingers crossed*I mange to finish it – especially since I have such lovely online friends and readers swinging by to like and comment, I feel a sense of responsibility to see it through to the end.

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And as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve decided to challenge myself this time around and not use first person to write – which I’ve done for all of my previous stories – whilst also dabbling in the realm of the supernatural.

22(re-posting this shot because it took forever to capture Lacy in the mirror XD and I love how it came out) 

I wanted to push myself and step out of my comfort zone to make something I’m proud of and can enjoy looking back on down the line. (Not implying that I’m not proud of what I’ve done thus far, because I am.) 

Thanks for reading this, and thanks for reading my work in general. If you are doing anything for Halloween tomorrow, enjoy. And if you plan on sticking at home eating chocolate anyway like myself – enjoy that as well.

It’ll be interesting to see where we all are in another six months time~

Take care, and happy simming!
xoxo Amy

17 thoughts on “6th month blogiversary!

  1. Congratulations on six months! I can’t believe you made the blog so long ago but only started using it recently 😮
    You’ve written so many stories, wowzas. And they all look quite interesting! Even if the description for the first one is cliche it also looks like it would be fun to read. Good luck on getting past the 18 chapter curse! It will be awesome if you could finish Sight!
    I didn’t notice Lacy in the mirror before! It’s cool 🙂
    Halloween is today for me! Unfortunately, it’s probably just gonna be an all nighter trying to finish art rip.

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    1. Thank you ❤ Haha, yeah some other writer friends of mine used to simultaneously post their stories on the sims3 site and then wordpress or blogspot as a back-up, and I had made this intending to do the same, but never got around to it :')
      I knowwww, when I listed them out like that I realized there were a lot, lol.
      Aww all nighters are the worst; you're forced to be creative and productive due to time constraints but once everything is wrapped up you just want to crash the entire day (well at least I do XD) but you can't because you've got to go to classes… </3 Best of luck!

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  2. Happy six months anniversary again!! 😄😄
    I loved this post! ❤ I had no idea you had so many stories planned and that you started your page so long ago, this is impressive! 🙂
    I too hope that you'll continue Sight (which I must say I already love) past chapter 18 and that you'll keep on being inspired to do what you do!
    I will be indeed interesting to see where everyone will be in another six months 😀 I know I'll definitely stick around 😁
    Oh, and Lacy in that mirror was freaky (in a good way)!!! Lol! Great job! 🙂 Oh, and happy Halloween! (we don't actually celebrate it in my country – except for some pastry or burger shops that offer pumpkin based dishes for a couple of days – but I think it's fun! 😀)

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    1. Thank you sooo much 🙂 I’m glad you liked it! I really hope to finish Sight too. That Lacy pic took forever lol XD
      Halloween is fun, though I never end up doing anything, but I’ve been loving all the pumpkin flavored pastries and beverages they’ve been serving here as well~

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  3. Your new avi is lovely!
    Wow, I don’t think even I have that many stories… but I think I started writing in 2012 and since then, there’s been a lot. My first longer story was actually translated to English by me, yet I didn’t have that many friends and people who’d read it. I had the other blog where I reposted everything in Polish… And eh, I scrapped it as I realized it got way too complicated and I had no will to continue. I miss it so much up to this day, though. And I noticed some of my current characters tend to be like shadows of my older ones. Neverdoitagain is the first story that’s been almost fully written originally in English (actually, it started as another of my memory story on thesims3. com and then I came up with the crazy idea of joining this community, lol).
    Good luck on getting past 18 chapters! It will be quite a challenge!

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    1. Thanks! I had some free time and did a photoshoot for one of my sims and loved how it came out 🙂 I still can’t believe your first language isn’t english, it’s remarkable how you are able to publish your story with such depth and different voices for your characters not in your mother tongue. If you ever decide to repost your old story like I did (in english though) it’d be cool to see what it was about and how your writing changed.
      I really want to make it past there, haha~ it is quite the challenge indeed XD

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      1. Aww, thank you ❤️I got rid of all of the old stuff, so I’d have to remake it if I ever wanted. Generally, I played each of the families that belonged to my family and founder had 5 kids. Let’s just say it got really complicated when I reached gen. 3 and I had it in two different towns (my couple ran away because of incest). It also had a lot of supernatural in it, there was a ghost called Ephemera (somewhat like the creator of skins), my couple had to sacrifice his step brother and their children so they they could be a couple and have children without trouble. Also he was such a player and she became a teen mom with his child. There was much more, as far as my imagination could reach. Well, let’s just say I no longer dig into as crazy stuff.

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  4. Happy 6-month anniversary! I didn’t even know I’ve had my blog for a year until a few months later because time just whizzed by so quickly!
    You’ve written so many stories, and they look like fun reads! That description seems quite interesting and even though it’s cliche, I bet I would still love reading it!
    Haha, I know how you feel when you’re always scrapping stories. I’m guilty of it…
    By the way, I love your new avatar! She’s so pretty! And also, I didn’t notice Lacy in the mirror, it’s such a great yet creepy idea!
    I hope that you continue this blog for many years to come, and good luck for your current stories and future ones as well ❤️

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    1. Thank you! Yeah time is flying by unbelievably fast. I can’t help it, every time a new expansion came out or I saw something interesting I’d suddenly have a new story line in my head and then boom I’d find myself working on a new piece whilst leaving my others XD Thanks~ she came about whilst I was tinkering with makeup and lighting so I figured I’d give her a mini photoshoot and loved how she came out ☺️ Aww I hope you’ll stick around as well, thank you ❤️❤️

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