I bet you weren’t expecting another post from me so soon. Well at the tail end of my blogiversary post I added a little genderbent (genderbended? lol) photo of Caislyn as a little bonus, partly because I had a lot of fun doing it and partly because I was pleasantly surprised at how they came out. I know most of you guys probably abhor spending more time in CAS than you need to, so I didn’t want to pressure y’all by forcing you to partake in the challenge, but since a lot of you responded well to it, I figured I’d share some more pics I took of some of my other characters and now make this a more legitimate sort of challenge and formalize my previously informal tag, lol.
Even though this is technically a ‘challenge’ I don’t want to stick any rules into it since it is just for fun~ so whether you have one story or several, and want to do one character or many spanning several gens, feel free to take a crack at it and do whatever you’d like 😊
Again, no pressure, but I am quite looking forward to seeing how a lot of your characters look with their genders swapped as Jowita, Sempreviva, and Louise already went ahead and did some of theirs and I believe they are just as fun to see as they are to make~
BONUS GUSxKIM SHOTS.
MAI & CHAD.
(Chad and Mai do not get individual shots because they came out quite tragically and I shall spare you from seeing more of them, lol. Since all the others looked alright, I figured they would too, but I was wrong, haha. Chad looks like a witch, lmao.)
I have to say, I thought Aislyn and Cailean came out quite well, but Gus is my favorite, haha. There is something… soft? I don’t know if that’s the right word, or may friendly is what I’m looking for… anyways, something that draws you in about his face XD If I had to rank them all I’d say:
Gus > Aislyn > Cailean > Kimberly > Mai = J.D. >>> Chad.
I look forward to seeing the re-created characters of those of you haven’t gotten around to them yet~ again, no pressure. Now, I shall formally tag:
I was also planning on tagging, Neverdoitagain, Sempreviva, and NotJustABook, but as I mentioned earlier, they already done it so I’ve linked their challenges for y’all to check out if you haven’t already 🙂
Anyone else who happens to see this and wants to partake in it I encourage you to go right ahead~ 😀
Another thing I mentioned in my blogiversary was that I was kindly nominated again for this award by freja64 of The Grey Witches~ She also nominated me for the versatile blogger award which I shall humbly accept but not post for because I had such a difficult time thinking of interesting things to share about me for the last one, and I’m not nearly interesting enough to even attempt to do that again, haha 😂 It’s quite late so I won’t bother re-stating the rules or tagging anyone, forgive me. I hope you enjoy~
- Why did you start writing?
I don’t remember what exactly was crossing my mind when I began my first story. I can say that I continued to do so as a means of sharing the many ideas that came to mind. I love the feeling of building worlds and characters, and seeing others enjoy reading them and develop an attachment to them as well~
- Where do you write your stories?
I’m assuming this is referring to my creative space, in which case that is the desk in my room 🙂 and if you mean digitally, I use word so I can catch any writing mistakes I may make, and also a little notebook I carry around in case I’m suddenly inspired. It is also where I keep track of all my character names in addition to the worlds/cities/settings I make.
- Do you write the story first or are you inspired by your gameplay?
I’ve mentioned this before, but my games are prone to disasters, haha, so I hardly let the game drive the story. I also tend to think of everything I want to convey event-wise prior to playing, so I don’t ever need to rely on the game to help me propel a story along.
- Have you ever used a version of “yourself” in a story?
Nope, never. Sometimes characteristics of mine seep into the characters I make, but I’d never re-create myself or anyone I know into a game, frankly because I think it’d be odd, especially if something unfortunate were to occur – which in my game is often the case.
- Do you listen to music while writing / playing? If yes, what kind?
Yup! I like to listen to movie soundtracks or other kinds of instrumental music most of the time – though I enjoy listening to any genre – just because if I listen to anything with lyrics I’ll get distracted and sing along which shall deter me from my sim playing. Things like the Harry Potter or DC/Marvel movie soundtracks would be an example or instrumental versions of any Disney movie songs :3
- What kind of books do you read and why?
I usually pick up anything, that upon reading the premise, seems like an interesting plot; occasionally the cover of a book will play a role in whether I pick it up or not, hehe~ I rarely read straight-up romances, but I don’t mind fantasy, action or any other kind of fictional stories with romance interwoven into them. I primarily enjoy mysteries because I like to sleuth as I read.
- Which of your characters could be your roomie?
I have to say I think I’d get along with most of the characters in my story, so any of them would be cool, but if I had to pick just one I’d say Aislyn, but not the current Aislyn you guys know – as she’s kind of a downer – the newly transformed Aislyn I’m well acquainted with that you shall see once the story returns 😉
- Have you ever imagined getting your story published?
No I haven’t, but partially because this is something I’ve crafted for fun more than anything; for myself, and the lovely members of this community.
- Have you already cried while writing something particularly moving?
I’ve never actually shed a tear, but attempting to work ahead on my current story did make me a bit emotional at times. I’m not much of a crier anyways, but who knows, maybe something will get me in the future.
- Is there someone who reads your stories and who gives you feedback before publishing?
Nope, haha, I am just a one
- Have you ever wanted to be like one of your characters?
Like I mentioned before, a lot of my characters do resemble me, but there are elements I’ve given to a lot of them that I myself lack. I’d like to be as confident as J.D. for instance, I may be great at joking with and super talkative to those closest to me, but in front of total strangers I wouldn’t be able to be as outgoing right off the bat, and that kind of confidence is something he has in spades :p
Thanks for reading! I really enjoyed answering these questions. Thanks again for the nomination 🙂
I’m also really glad you guys like the challenge 😀 If you have a page where you keep track of your awards, challenges, and or tags like I do here, or if you just want to use something for the featured photo, I made a specialized badge below which you’re more than welcome to use.
[Fair warning, I’m no artist so feel free to make your own as well if you prefer XD]Now, that should be it from me until something else comes along~ Take care and have a wonderful weekend!