Hi guyysssss!

So, it’s the first day of me posting something other than a chapter. Last week when I made the decision to do that, it seemed like such a good idea! Photoshoots! Articles! Backstory! So, as the weekend got closer, I sat down and thought: What to do? And I had no freaking idea πŸ˜€

That was, until I stumbled on these photos. They were actually supposed to be part of the finale of A Monte Vista story, but then I changed my mind and dropped them, which was a little sad, because I think they’re pretty cute! I can’t say anything more about the context, as some of the elements that were in that version of the ending are still going to happen, sooo… here are the photos! I hope you guys like them. I’m sorry this isn’t much – I just really couldn’t come up with anything else…








Now, of course I couldn’t just take these pictures and think ‘Wow, those are some nice pictures, I’m happy with them’. Some of them are a little darker and less vibrant than I’d like. I think I used ReShade for them, but I think I forgot it with some, and with others I was probably too lazy to light them up properly (because I guess that’s hard?) so um… yeah, I edited some, left others a little lacklustre. It’s a mess πŸ˜€

By the way, I’ve done up my old simblr. There’s literally nothing there right now. I remember I made it, thought how intimidating it seemed to be part of the sim-tumblr community, and then I never did anything else, ha, ha πŸ˜€ but now I figure I’d try again. So, if any of you guys have simblrs please tell and I’ll totally follow you and reblog/like ALL your stuff! (Within reason – let’s not go crazy).

But that’s what I had for today. I hope everyone’s having a great weekend so far, and I’ll see you for the next chapter πŸ™‚



RosemaryMarie · April 7, 2018 at 2:33 pm

I love your photos! They are beautiful!

I just followed your Simblr. My main account is Judy Garland (Dear Joots, I Adore You), so that’s what you will see follow you. haha But one of my side-blogs is a Simblr.

    NotJustaBook · April 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you πŸ˜€

    Yay! I’m following your sideblog then – hope that’s okay πŸ˜€

      RosemaryMarie · April 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Sure, that’s great! πŸ™‚ I just always explain why there is a Judy Garland fanatic following people. hahaha

loladiamond01 · April 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm

It’s a lovely photoshoot. And it’s so pleasant to see how their clothes match in color. I also like your new avatar, also with the pink! Your photos are a delight to look at.

    NotJustaBook · April 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you for all your kind words, Jowita <3
    I liked taking these pics of them in nice, light outfits and I thought it was pretty cute with them matching πŸ™‚

sempreviva · April 7, 2018 at 6:02 pm

This was such a sweet photoshoot! <3
I hope the fact that you're sharing those pictures doesn't mean that these two are not getting a happy ending?! *gasps* Just kidding, I'm sure that whatever happens with them will be awesome, you have my absolute trust!
I think I had made a tumbr acciunt, but it intimidated me as well and I've never used it! If I do though, I'll definitely give you a follow! πŸ˜€

    NotJustaBook · April 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you <3
    He, he, well, for obvious reasons I shall refrain from telling whether they'll have a happy ending or not πŸ˜› I'm glad you trust me to write a good ending… I'm in a bit of a funk with the story and I don't feel the same trust πŸ˜›

Lila Remonn · April 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm

These pictures are so cute! *sobs* I love how their clothes match 😍
I have a Simblr called @thesimperiuscurse! I’m gonna be a downer here but you were kind of right to be intimidated, because that community is way bigger, meaner, competitive and unsupportive than here, there’s always tons of petty drama and cruel people on anonymous. Also some stupid mindset about popularity. But there are also lots of nice people, I’ve made awesome friends on there, and of course the sim creation and photos are absolutely amazing- constant inspiration and motivation for me! Just be careful and don’t follow blogs that associate with the drama. I can recommend my favourites if you would like.

    NotJustaBook · April 8, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Thank you so much <3 I really like taking cute pictures of these two because their relationship is a flipping mess :')
    I did notice that the Simblr community is a little bit of a drama fest. I was on Tumblr a few years back and it just generally gets a little dramatic. If you have some recommendations for some good blogs to follow, that'd be grand <3
    Mostly I'm sticking with WP, though, but I would like a place to dump a picture or two now and again πŸ™‚

      Lila Remonn · April 8, 2018 at 5:01 am

      Oh yes, and it’s probably gotten worse over the last year, I’ve seen so many people leave because of the toxicity.
      Yep, I’ll send you a few through Tumblr messaging πŸ‘

freja64 · April 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm

How on earth have you guys got time for side-blogs??? I feel I hardly have the time to nourish my one and only! Lovely pictures and pretty dress!

    NotJustaBook · April 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Ha, ha, right now? I don’t have time XD Which is why my Tumblr until five minutes ago consisted of zero posts. Right now there’s one post! But I do a lot of interior decorating for fun in ts3 so I think I’ll use my Tumblr to dump the pictures of those πŸ˜›
    Thank you <3

      freja64 · April 12, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Good idea! I have a second blog created for the world I created, but apart from answering posts, I’m not really active.

        NotJustaBook · April 12, 2018 at 6:48 am

        Really cool idea as well πŸ™‚ I don’t expect to be very active on Tumblr, either. It’s not really my scene.

          freja64 · April 12, 2018 at 6:51 am

          It will be nice to see your buildings though! Will you put up them up for download?

          NotJustaBook · April 12, 2018 at 8:10 am

          I don’t really make buildings myself – I mostly just redecorate interiors and I’m hardly the best at it πŸ™‚

          freja64 · April 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

          I love watching what other people do when they redecorate! I’d love to do some chic modern stuff, but the “people” in story I’m telling aren’t very fancy πŸ˜‰

          NotJustaBook · April 12, 2018 at 6:39 pm

          Redecorating is so fun πŸ™‚ Thankfully, I have a lot of different characters, so I both get to do witchy stuff, more classic stuff, and modern πŸ˜€

          freja64 · April 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

          Lucky you! I think I have to think up someone rich and classy enough to live in a modern mansion!

socallucyfan · April 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Your photo shoots are the best. Vittoria & Calro looked like they were so much in love. I am not very active on tumblr, but I will start following you. πŸ™‚

    NotJustaBook · April 12, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Thank you <3 Yeah, these pictures I think are really peaceful and sweet πŸ™‚ A total contrast to the actual story right now. Ha, ha, ha…
    Thanks for the follow as well – trust me, I'm not very active there, either. I'll probably just post interiors when I create some nice ones πŸ˜›

      socallucyfan · April 12, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      They reminded me of such a happy time, before everyone tried to kill everyone else. LOL πŸ™‚

        NotJustaBook · April 12, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        When I’ve written all those terrible things, I often get the desire to just take cute pics of them. To sort of balance my heart a bit.

amyqueen · May 28, 2018 at 6:34 am

I’m hopping back here to appreciate these photos now that I’ve invested into these two and this is adorable. I love the color scheme of both their outfits and the setting 😍😍😍 I don’t have a tumblr anymore, but I love seeing all the lovely things others share occasionally so if I ever revive mine/make a new one, I’ll be sure to give a follow~

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