Well, you probably noticed there was no new chapter this past weekend, and if you’re extra perceptive you probably noticed there was no release date listed on the new chapter in the table of contents… that’s because I had a feeling I wouldn’t be able to finish in time, and I was right, lol.
I had some computer struggles this week, not just for simming, but in general. So I ended up updating my software – instead of postponing it for years which I usually do. And after doing that, when I tried to play TS3 I was stuck on this black loading screen that wouldn’t let me enter the game. I didn’t get any errors or anything, just darkness. I figured I might have to sadly uninstall and reinstall my game, so that’s what I tried only to find that my uninstaller wasn’t working either, lmaooooo. Then I thought this misfortune might be an ideal time to try and add an EP I’ve been wanting to and see if that’ll somehow knock things back into order.
If you recall me mentioning in my ‘World of Sight‘ post that Ravensburg’s corresponding sim city would depend on whether I successfully re-installed one of my old expansions, well I now have an update: I was successful! Hooray! Of course I don’t want to bore you with all the details of code, file & package moving, and maneuvering I had to do on my end to make it work, but in a nutshell, I felt like a computer whiz and that’s all you need to know. 😎 So, not only did I get the expansion up an running, but the black screen of death has disappeared… for now, haha *knocks on wood*
I realize that I didn’t mention which specific EP is was, spoiler *not really*, it was Late Night, I currently have WA and Seasons, which I think I might’ve shared with y’all before, but I’ll just let you know again, hehe. ‘Twas a struggle to get it back, but oh so worth it.
Man, I haven’t seen Bridgeport, aside from reading other wonderful simlit stories set in it, since like 2012 :’) So I kind of spent this last week of summer holiday </3 reacquainting myself with the town and all the cool interactions… You know me and my distractions 😇 This might also be a good place to tell you I’ve caught up to the chapter pics that I’ve taken ahead of time, so I’m working week to week now.
Right, well then, when I finished all of that, did I get to working on the chapter? Nope. I downloaded some more CC and decided why not take photos for a cool character profile page? (Since there are some characters that have key pieces of info about them I want you guys to quickly access/recall without going back to my super long recap page…) Many many hours and 432 screenshots later, here we are…
So where is the character page, you may ask. Well, first off – my obsessiveness wanted me to take pics of everyone, and I mean EVERYONE. Seemingly minor characters that appeared in one chapter, people I’ve yet to introduce, so on and so forth… even our crook pals Ollie and Dee had their pics taken which in hindsight wasn’t that necessary, but I still did it. 😂😭
After all that, I realized that nearly everybody has a secret in their past/present that would be either a major or minor spoiler if I incorporated it into their bios… So, that character page shall be on hold for now, which makes it seem like I’ve accomplished nothing this week 😅 And there are about 11 characters I didn’t get around to photographing so even if I did minimize the info and post it, it would be incomplete. And like I’ve already mentioned, I’m too obsessive to share an unfinished page.
I can share one profile shot I’ve taken, frankly because she’s another new character (yep you heard right, so many new faces incoming, lol) that I’ve already begun writing for and haven’t actually photographed in-game until staging this and I want to share because I love her and hope you guys will too when you eventually see her around 😇
I did eventually get around to working on the chapter after all the screenshot taking, the featured photo for this post is a bit of sneak peek but I shall share another snippit here:
As you can see, we are back in the Bayville crib from chapters 14/15, and we’ll be here for a while. Looking forward to eventually tackling the next leg of the story, but unfortunately for now,
it’s I’m not ready, and I’m kind of short on time now that the holidays are done, but we’ll see how it goes~
Thanks for reading another one of my lengthy updates! ❤ Guess those Caislyn moments were too good to be true indeed since it’ll be a little while longer before you see some more, hehe.
I hope you all have an enjoyable week!