So I think it’s safe to say that it’s been… one of the longest breaks I’ve taken from the blog since I started this whole Sims thing. I swear I blinked and then it was October – so many things have happened, it’s mad.To explain, you already know I met my now boyfriend and things are still going great with us. I love him very, very much and of course I spend all the time I can with him. Now, having a boyfriend wouldn’t usually be enough to keep me from one of my favourite hobbies, but another thing is that since pretty much the start of this year, my job was draining. I was under constant pressure and increasingly bad management. And that’s why I went and got a new job. I got it already two months ago and I started last week. It’s great so far and seems like a much less terrible place. But of course it was also hard and so it’s taken a little while for me to get to a place where I had the energy to consider where I’m going with the Simlit. Which may be what you’re more interested in.
Before I started my new job, I sat down and seriously considered where I want to take this Simlit thing. The past many months I have opened the game, spent maybe a minute or two in CAS, and then closed the game to play something else. I would open the Clarity document and then close it. Finally, one day after, yet again, going into CAS and spending a while there, I though “I don’t want to do this anymore.”
So for a while, that was my conclusion – I’m done. I’ve outgrown Simlit and now it’s time to do something else. But then I couldn’t stop thinking about my characters. Adriana and Nico are still kinda stuck in my brain. Their story is still a story I want to tell really, really badly. I came to the conclusion that the way I have started the story here on the blog is a way I’m fundamentally unsatisfied with. The way I’ve envisioned it, it’s too dark and gloomy, too depressing. It’s not fun or sparkling or necessarily particularly spicy. So well… there we are. I need to start over. So… time to head into CAS in ts3 and get at it, right? Right? Well… I just really, really don’t want to. And that’s when stuff started stirring in my head.
See, my boyfriend has, time and time again, been nudging me to give Sims 4 a shot. “I’ve heard it’s really good now!” he’d say. “What packs would it take for you to actually get into it?” he would question. And last week it just all came flooding into my head. Many, many mods and pieces of CC later and damn. Just. Damn.
This is, so far, my best approximation of Adriana and Nico in The Sims 4. They’re not perfect and I’ll probably spend a lot of time tweaking them and downloading so much CC. It’ll also take… a while to get good at making sets, taking pictures, possibly even making poses. I also am aware that some people might be turned off by the… very big change in style. I generally like ts4’s clay hairs and slightly more cartoony style, so I’m trying to enhance the game’s good sides rather than layering it in hyper-realistic CC. I just think it works better.
Anyway, this is probably just a thing that’s going to happen. I hope. I can’t say for 100% sure that I won’t just change my mind completely and go some other way. But this is the most excited I’ve been about anything story/sims related in a while, so I hope it’s something that’ll just keep growing.
I hope you guys are interested to see where it takes me, even though it means I’m scrapping the already written chapters/the photos and that it will take a good amount of time before more story happens from me.
In the meantime, I don’t know how much I’ll be doing. I’m also doing a little bit of Sims 4 gameplay, which I might share, or maybe I’ll just show you my progress in recreating the old characters and building new sets. Either way, I hope you’ll be along for the ride.
Hope everyone else is doing well and I’ll see you… well, whenever I see you!
Love you all,