Real Life Note

Hey, y’all! I haven’t even thought to check this account the past few days, and I realized I got a ton of notifications over the weekend. If you guys get any radio silence from me over the next few days, it’s because I live in Houston, which is currently withstanding a flood from the hurricane. I’m safe and dry so far, but we’ve got a few more days of rain to go. I know one of the library branches in the area I work is completely underwater, and I’m pretty close to some of the straight up disaster areas. Luckily I have posts queued up here and one of my other blogs through the next month, so there shouldn’t be any break there. (I have not spent any of this time playing the Sims, choosing instead to download Stardew Valley in hopes it would consume my time. It did.)

Anyway, keep Houston in your thoughts, pray the water doesn’t rise anymore and if it does, pray I can evacuate three cats without much hassle. If anyone on here is from Houston, I hope you’re doing okay, and that your family is safe, and your pets are cared for.

And thank you so much for reading and liking! Quentin’s story will continue next week, and I have everything through second gen ready to go. I’m putting a note like this on my Sims 4 achievements blog, which will also continue to update throughout September and hopefully past that (I’m also supposed to move next month, and then be traveling for a minute), and I’m working my hardest to have consistent updates on The Accidental Vampire. Stay safe, stay dry, I hope your electricity is on, and the roads are clear.

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2.16 The Honeymoon (Part One)

Special bonus week! I’m still not certain when Dabney Diaries will start back up on its regular schedule once again, but I did already have this honeymoon section written up. All week long, the Dabneys are on vacation!

 

Of course, since mom and dad didn’t get any kind of honeymoon, they drag all of us out to Granite Falls.

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Mom couldn’t be happier. It’s like a return to the wild for her. Mira’s excited too, and me and Lance are stuck on the bored train.

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At least they look like they’re enjoying themselves.

Weirdly, Aunt Zoe is staying nearby too.

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You’d almost think they planned this. Apparently Zoe was worried about her kids spending too much time on their phones or something dumb like that, and she brought Trillian and Summer with her. It’s been like ten years since I’ve been to Aunt Zoe’s house, so the last time I saw her daughters, Trillian was a baby in a basket, and Summer was some snot nosed kid.

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Now Trillian’s some snot nosed kid. Mira thinks she’s hilarious, but Lance kept telling me how annoying she was. Loudmouthed and a know it all. No wonder Mira loves her. And Summer…

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I don’t think I’ve ever met a girl like Summer. I hang out with a lot of cool girls. Rachel is always posting stuff on her blog ten times funnier than anything I can come up with, and Brianna kills at all things cool, but, like Summer is just.

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Smart. Like really smart. And not in the know it all way nerdy kids can get (looking at you, Mira). She was telling me about the history of Granite Falls which she only learned because she actually spent like three hours with a forest ranger learning about all the plants and rocks and how long everything had been there. There’s supposed to be some hidden spot up by the falls that’s like untouched by tourists. And she says all of this like it’s this brilliant new thing she just learned about, and she wants me to learn about it too.

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She talks like an adult, almost. Like now I start to think about all the conversations I have with Brianna, and it’s about school stuff, or what we’re going to wear to the spring formal, or what dumb prank I pulled this week. Summer is already thinking about what she’s going to do next. She told me how she wanted to try painting and music, and she had a million ideas going on in her head.

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I’m like the worst goof in the world and just tried to make her laugh the whole time, which admittedly I’m pretty good at. I’ve just never had such a real conversation before, except maybe with Jarred. And it was the first time we talked since we were probably six years old. It’s weird, right? Like instant connection.

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I really hope I see more of her this week.

Brief Break

Generation 1 is finished! Doing this legacy was something of an experiment after I got into simlit and read a few other legacies, and honestly I feel like I enjoy the game more from doing this and some of the other stories I’m working on. Initially I was going to do an interlude here with one of the other stories I’ve been working on, but a combination of life, depression, and time has made it difficult to put that together. The nice thing about this legacy (versus more plot driven stories like The Accidental Vampire), is I can just kind of play the game and screenshot. It means that I started on Gen 2 and already have a good chunk of the teen years screencapped, so I think I’d just like to get back to it. Still, I’m giving myself some time to sort out all of the projects I’ve given myself (so many), so the Dabney Diaries will start again May 1st.

If you’re looking for content while I’m gone, I do have a plot driven story called The Accidental Vampire that I will continue to upload for a while before I break on that. If you’re interested in non-Sim related content, I have a writing blog over yonder, where I post mostly spooky stuff. It’s just finished part one of a 1950s monster mash story, and part two will start uploading in June. I hope to put up some other stuff there in the interim, but, again, getting my life together.

It has been a blast writing this blog, and I really appreciate the number of people who read it. I know it has kind of a slow start (most legacies seem to, as we get on our feet), and it means a lot that anyone would follow along with my silly game. Please keep commenting and liking, I’ve been finding a lot of good blogs through you guys alone, and it’s fun to be part of the Sims community, an aspect of the game I occasionally feel I’ve missed out on. Thanks again, and I will see you guys in two weeks.

Vampires

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love

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vampires.

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I love vampires so much I’ve written several short stories about them. The supernatural aspects of the Sims games have always been some of my favorites, and when they announced this pack I was so hype for it (more hype than I was for toddlers). And since I was experimenting with SimLit and Sims style storytelling, I decided to do something for vampires.

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The Accidental Vampire is a story about Ada Reid, who, after a one night stand, finds herself joining the undead. It’s far more story focused than the Dabney Diaries, with an emphasis on the vampires. Currently, I’ve posted the prologue, and starting next week I will be giving it regular updates.