Hi guys, remember how I said I’d see you for the next chapter? Well – I lied 😀 Here I am, ready to be all rambly. Both Rosemary and Jowita were kind enough to tag me in the OC (Original Character) Tag. The rules for this one are as follows:

  1. Pick a character you’ve created.
  2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were that character.
  3. Tag at least four people to do this meme.

Now, ’cause I’m a rambly bugger, I’ll be doing my main characters for both stories (and you can’t stop me!) Since this is a Monte Vista week, let’s start with the Monte Vista main characters, shall we? I’m answering these as happening right now in the storyline so if you haven’t read and want to beware of spoilers ahead.


  1. What is your name? Vittoria Mancini, though I was born Lisa Nespola and then it was changed to Lisa Giocondo. I went by Vittoria Nespola for a while so at this point it might be easier to ask what names I haven’t gone by.
  2. Do you know why you were named that? Yes. I chose Vittoria myself because frankly it was better than anything associated with my mother. Mancini is my married name.
  3. Single or taken? Legally I’m still married. In reality… let’s say it’s complicated and leave it at that.
  4. Stop being a Mary Sue! That’s not even a question.
  5. What’s your eye color? Olive green.
  6.  How about hair color? Brown.
  7.  Have you any family members? I have two children. Legally – a husband and a brother-in-law. Let’s just say that whether that’ll still be the case a week from now is also… complicated. Oh, and there’s my mother. Wouldn’t want to forget her, I guess.
  8.  Oh, how about pets? No.
  9.  That’s cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don’t like? It’s easier to talk about things I do like. I find that most people are sadistic, petty, and impossible to trust. Hmm, I guess that’ll do: I don’t like people. Or at least, I like very few.
  10. Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do? Well, if it has to be something I like – sculpting.
  11. Have you ever hurt anyone in any way before? Oh, have I ever.
  12.  Ever… killed anyone before? I was raised to kill. And that’s not some kind of metaphor; I mean it literally… so that’s always a good icebreaker at parties.
  13.  What kind of animal are you? That’s a strange question. Which I am not going to justify with an answer.
  14. Name your worst weaknesses. There’s one. He lives in Monte Vista.
  15.  Do you look up to anyone at all? Please refer to the answer above.
  16. Are you straight, gay or bisexual? Straight as an arrow.
  17. Do you go to school? Nope. And I never have. Gangs aren’t big on education or breaking the social heritage.
  18. Ever want to marry and have kids one day? I’m already married, at least, and say it with me again now: legally. And I have kids. Can’t say any of that was planned, but that’s life for you.
  19.  Do you have fangirls/fanboys? I’ve made it a habit to not be a likeable person at all, so no.
  20. What are you most afraid of? I just don’t want any of my family to get hurt. I’ll do anything to avoid it. I suppose that’s a fear.
  21.  What do you usually wear? Anything comfortable. I used to have to dress up to keep the respect of the gang and now I’m kind of back to that. I miss my canvas shoes, to be honest.
  22.  What’s one food that tempts you? I never thought about that, so I can’t say.
  23. Am I annoying you? Yeah, actually, you are.
  24. Well, it’s not over! Well, let’s get on with it, then.
  25.  What class are you (low class, middle class, high class)? Lowest of the low.
  26. How many friends do you have? You don’t have friends when you live the kind of life I do. I have a few, but those belong to before I left home.
  27. What are your thoughts on pie? I eat it if it’s served.
  28. Favorite drink? Well, I wouldn’t say no to a beer, though I’ve learnt to enjoy wine to a certain extent since I met my husband.
  29. What’s your favorite place? My former home in Monte Vista.
  30.  Are you interested in anyone? That’s a very… high-school-y question. I guess I’m not.
  31. That was a stupid question. You said that, not me.
  32. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean? Pass. I don’t want to swim at all, really.
  33. What’s your type? Is Not An Asshole a type? Because I’ve come to appreciate that with a man.
  34.  Any fetishes? Ha, ha, ha… Yes.
  35. Camping or indoors? Indoors.


  1. What is your name? Carlo Mancini.
  2. Do you know why you were named that? I can’t say I do.
  3. Single or taken? I’m married. As long as that lasts.
  4. Stop being a Mary Sue! What?
  5. What’s your eye color? Golden.
  6.  How about hair color? Brown.
  7.  Have you any family members? I have two kids and a brother. He’s married, so a sister-in-law. A wife as well… and a mother-in-law. Those are mouthful, though.
  8.  Oh, how about pets? None.
  9.  That’s cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don’t like? Pointless cruelty. At least, I prefer it when violence has a point, whether that be to protect yourself or the ones who rely on you.
  10. Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do? I paint and I used to enjoy gardening. I just haven’t done much of it since we lost the family villa.
  11. Have you ever hurt anyone in any way before? I have. Despite my best efforts, I’ve hurt the people I love most many times.
  12.  Ever… killed anyone before? Not personally, no.
  13.  What kind of animal are you? I’m not one.
  14. Name your worst weaknesses. I guess I’m… too nice.
  15.  Do you look up to anyone at all? My father, even if I haven’t been able to live in a way that honours his memory.
  16. Are you straight, gay or bisexual? Straight.
  17. Do you go to school? No.
  18. Ever want to marry and have kids one day? I’m married and I have kids. It was something I always wanted but it’s turned out that at least the former isn’t easy.
  19.  Do you have fangirls/fanboys? Certainly not.
  20. What are you most afraid of? I don’t want harm to come to the people who are under my protection and who rely on me.
  21.  What do you usually wear? Well-tailored suits.
  22.  What’s one food that tempts you? Anything cooked by my brother. He has a gift.
  23. Am I annoying you? No, no, please go on.
  24. Well, it’s not over! Like I said: go on.
  25.  What class are you (low class, middle class, high class)? I’m sort of… outside of classes. My job is profitable but I can’t claim to be part of the higher classes. I mingle with them for business reasons, at times, though.
  26. How many friends do you have? All my men are my friends, as well as my brother and his wife.
  27. What are your thoughts on pie? It’s not a great favourite of mine.
  28. Favorite drink? Red wine. Good red wine.
  29. What’s your favorite place? The Monte Vista Museum used to be one. It no longer is and I can’t think of any other place that’s taken its place. Perhaps my home.
  30.  Are you interested in anyone? Not at the moment.
  31. That was a stupid question. It’s perfectly fine.
  32. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean? The ocean.
  33. What’s your type? I used to think I fell for innocence. I’m no longer so sure.
  34.  Any fetishes? That’s a little too personal.
  35. Camping or indoors? I prefer to be indoors, as I enjoy my creature comforts.

So, there we are. I took more pictures for this than needed but it totally wasn’t ’cause I’m still squeeing over the HQ mod but oh my god look at how pretty! Carlo stop being so pretty I’m going to diiiiieeeeeee…

*Clears throat* Anyway, so yeah, I want to do this for the CoM characters as well (Genevieve, Nadir, and Celeste at least), though if there are any that come to mind you’d like to see, do say 🙂 As for tagging, I can’t tag four (I think everyone’s been tagged by Jowita!), but I can and will tag Ripu Ancestor again. This time for Chrysanthemum Tango because I really, really, really want to see the characters from that story answer – they’re just incredible and loveable, all of them 🙂 (Just go read it already it’s so good).

Anywaaaay, tune in later for the next set of answers on this and this time, I really will see you for the next chapter (unless I make good on posting those poses and do it tomorrow, hahaha…)



loladiamond01 · February 15, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Yes, I tagged everyone, because I just couldn’t resist. And Chrysanthemum Tango sounds like I should read it to steal all your nominees in the future 😛
Your Sims look soo pretty! I think I’m going to introduce a lot of new improvements in gen5 if I ever get to using all this stuff! And if my computer makes it.
I loved how Vittoria’s answers were cruel and sarcastic while Carlo was nice all along! Can’t wait to read more, I love how these tag posts all differ to one another. They don’t seem to be as monotonous as the award ones.

    NotJustaBook · February 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Ha, ha, please do! I mean, sure, it’ll be sad when I can’t tag anyone at all, but the story deserves more attention because it’s just so brilliant 🙂
    Don’t they just? I can’t get over it (if that isn’t already obvious).
    Thank you! <3 I think that's the biggest difference between them – she doesn't suffer nonsense easily while he strives to be the perfect gentleman (even though he's a criminal).
    It's so much fun to read all of the answers – I can't wait for more 😀

sempreviva · February 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm

First of all I wanna say, both Carlo and Vittoria look great!! They did before too but now.. oh my! 😍 Is it the HQ mod?
I was going to say exactly what Jowita noticed too, that Vittoria was being more vicious and sarcastic at her answers, while Carlo was nice and polite 🙂
And I’m so glad about the story you tagged – it’s always nice to discover new stories to read! Will definitely check this one out! 😀

    NotJustaBook · February 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Don’t they just look stunning?! 😀 yes, that’s the HQ mod! It might also be partially cause by the change of default skin + use of nosemasks.
    It’s very true 🙂 I’m not sure I’m totally convinced that I got Vittoria right because I never am – she’s so different from myself that she’s hard to write!
    You won’t regret it when you do – it’s delightful and I’m always happy to promote it 🙂

socallucyfan · February 16, 2018 at 2:42 am

This was so much fun to read. I love reading all about Vittoria & Carlo. I am looking forward to reading all about your characters from CoM.
BTW: Your new HQ mod looks amazing!! 🙂

    NotJustaBook · February 16, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Thank you kindly <3 This challenge is really fun to do 🙂

Lila Remonn · February 16, 2018 at 3:57 am

Ooh, this was super interesting to read! Like Jowita and Sempreviva said, their personalities really showed through in the answers, which was awesome.

    NotJustaBook · February 16, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Thank you!! <3 It was fun (but hard) to try and really get them to show through the answers 🙂

RipuAncestor · February 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Thank you for the shoutout! 🙂

RosemaryMarie · February 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm

LOL I love how different Vittoria & Carlo are from one another. They each have their own unique voice. And, man, your pics are great with that HQ mod. I mean, they were before, too, but this is just brilliant. <3

    NotJustaBook · February 17, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you, I’m glad you think so 😀 they’re fun to write, even though Vittoria is so difficult to get right!
    Doesn’t it just look amazing? Aaah, I just can’t stop staring at my game!

      RosemaryMarie · February 17, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      And I can’t stop staring at your pics! LOL 😀

        NotJustaBook · February 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        Aww, you’re too sweet! <3

          RosemaryMarie · February 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm

          So are you. 😀

          Oh, I was going to ask you if you had a badge for your site I could display on my blogroll. I put one of your pics up temporarily, but if you have one or are making one, I’d love to snag it. 😀 <3

          NotJustaBook · February 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm

          Oh, I don’t have one yet, but now that you mention it I could totally create one – wouldn’t hurt to have! 😀 I’ll tell you when I’ve got that sorted… yay for an excuse to take some more pics in game 😉

          RosemaryMarie · February 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

          Right? 😀 I’m always looking for reasons, too. lol I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

          NotJustaBook · February 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

          I’ve added a couple to the home page now. I used exactly no pictures from the photoshoot I spent ages setting up so I’m very productive haha 😀

          RosemaryMarie · February 18, 2018 at 5:19 pm

          Woot woot! They are gorgeous! Thank you so much! 😀 Adding it now 😀

          That’s funny about the pictures 😀 But it looks really good!

          NotJustaBook · February 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm

          Thank you! 😀 yaaaay!
          Ha, ha, yeah, the ones I took just didn’t seem suitable for how I want my banners to look so… yeah ^_^ But then I got some shots for other stuff 😛

          RosemaryMarie · February 18, 2018 at 11:11 pm

          That’s always good! 😀

amyqueen · May 28, 2018 at 6:42 am

*Phew* I held back on reading this when you posted it just in case I stumbled onto some spoilers, and I think that was wise as right off the bat there is one XD (The pics you used are gorgeous btw, I believe that is the most accurate adjective to describe them 😍)
Like the others have said, their personalities really shone through in their answers. Vittoria’s answer for #12 made me laugh, haha. Nope, not a metaphor indeed… Also, I’d like to say that Carlo lied on #19 because he’s got a fangirl right here XD You can see just how opposite they are in their answers which is amusing but also sweet because they go so well together 🙂

    NotJustaBook · May 28, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Ha, ha, yes! Safe to say, there are a lot of spoilers here 😛 I like to think the difference between Carlo and Vittoria is there upbringing – at their core, they’re rather similar: charismatic, a little snarky, likes the criminal stuff, but their morals are very different because Carlo’s upbring was good and Vittoria’s wasn’t (to say the least). So heh, yeah – pretty different, but they work 🙂 Thank you for your kind words on the picture <3

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