Some More Unique Blogger

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Hello! I just got a nomination for this award from the awesome livinasimminlifewhose stories I have praised before but will again! Do check out her amazing stories and detailed worldbuilding on her blogs:
Kassiopeia Fullbright Mystery Series
Livin a Simmin’ life

Thank you so much for this!

The rules for this award are:

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate  8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them 3 questions.

Here are the question this time:

  1. What is one of your biggest in-game pet peeves?
    In the Sims 3, the attraction system. I hate it so much! It gets in the way and makes random Sims send stupid love letters and ask married people out on dates and just in general gets in the way. I’m okay with an attraction system being in the game, but it should have been WAY better implemented.

    In TS4, I’m not feeling the emotion-system a lot of the time. It’s too easy to manipulate and the feelings change too easily. Also I kind of don’t like how it makes my Sims’ feelings so obvious – although yeah, there is still much room for interpretation.

  2. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to do in game or in a Sims story, but haven’t yet?
    Have Tad in Tango speak Finnish. 😀 Because considering his overly formal way of speaking, he would sound SO creepy in Finnish because he’d speak formal, written Finnish and very, very few native speakers speak in a way that’s anything close to formal Finnish (unless they’re making a speech or something… or in my case, for example, get nervous or sarcastic). So I imagine he’d sound creepily hilarious. This has a couple of major problems, though: first of all, nearly none of my readers could understand what’s going on or why it’s funny, as they haven’t really been exposed to Finnish. And secondly, in a written medium people DO usually speak Finnish more or less formally, so this whole joke wouldn’t work. So this is a thing that’s probably going to just stay in my head. Sigh…

    Other things I might put here would probably be too spoiler-y so I guess I’ll leave those a mystery. 🙂

  3. If you could live in any one of the Sims worlds (i.e. base game, expansion, or custom), which would it be and why?
    I really like Riverview from TS3, though I already live in a place like that (only bigger and slightly more urban) so I guess I should be more creative with this. Well, San Myshuno from TS4 has a super nice design (those mosaics, man!), and I like its multicultural feel. I imagine it has  bunch of eco-shops and vegan food places for me too. Not to mention the flea market!

Okay, so there we go! I’ll try to get a Fey -chapter out soon. And start working on a new Tango -chapter and all. Have fun you guys! I wish you all the best!

Also check out my original award-post here.

More Uniqueness!

Hi! I got one more Unique Blogger Award nomination! I won’t repeat myself about what this award is about, but you can check my original award-post here.

This time the nomination is from the lovely Simsophonique, whose awesomely cute blog contains stories and CC and is definitely worth checking out! You can find it here:
Simsophonique & The Sims
and the award post is here.

Thank you so much, Simsophonique!

And now is the time for the questions and answers:

1) As a sims author, do you plan to publish your story as a real book?
As awesome as it would be, I think I’ll pass. I think my SimLit stories have their identity too firmly rooted to the Sims world. I’d have to do some serious tweaking before I’d publish them, at least. I’m writing some other projects that I’m planning to at least try to get published as physical books, though.

2) Do your friends and close relatives know about your story/legalicies? Do they read it ? What do they think of ?
I’ve lately become braver about showing my stories to my friends. Until recently I didn’t even tell them that I have stories published on the internet. But nowadays some of my friends know about my SimLit blogs and have even checked them out. My fiancé has also read almost all of the Chrysanthemum Tango that I’ve written so far. The feedback from them has always been positive. My fiancé has especially been helpful and asked some really thought-provoking questions about my story. Things like “If one of your anthropomorphic personifications created several human forms at the same time, how aware would they be of each other and what would it be like if those human forms met?” or “What would happen if Tad had his arm cut off?” 🙂 He’s awesome.

3) What is your best/worst part of your current stories / legalicies?
If I’m thinking about my creation process, I’d say that the best part is just getting my ideas into words and playing the game and discovering new things and getting new ideas through even really random things. I also love interacting with the lovely people on the forums and in the WordPress comments. The worst/most difficult part is struggling with my somewhat laggy game at times and finding the right ways to get my screenshots looking like my mind says they should look like. :/ And if I’m thinking about the finished chapters, well, I think my strongest writing happens when I’m delving into the characters and developing them and their relationships. However, I’m not the greatest at plotting and I usually start overthinking it way too much. I’m also not the most confident about my more villainous characters. I like writing morally ambiguous and crooked characters, but I always feel like they end up lacking direction and proper plans.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m staying on schedule with my NaNo, and I’m also planning my next Fey -chapter. I’m also going to publish a new Tango chapter… well, pretty much right now! I’ll go edit some pics for it and then get to putting it together. Bye for now, and have a lovely time!

Unique Blogger Award

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Hiya! I was again nominated for an award! This time by CathyTea and livinasimminlife! I’m so honoured! This time I posted the award-post on Chrysanthemum Tango, so you can check it out there:

Unique Blogger Award

Also I’m currently at the editing stage of the next Fey -chapter, and all the pics have been taken and edited. And during the weekend I have more time to focus on the text so I’ll try to get the chapter out around Monday, or even sooner.

So see you soon and have a nice day!

The Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for this nice award by the awesome Senna, who writes The Racket-Rotter Chronicles (award post here). If you haven’t checked out that story yet, now’s a great time to do so since it was just finished! And it’s an amazing blend of drama, humour, romance, scifi/fantasy and horror!

Thank you again, Senna!

And here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share the award on your blog
  3. Share seven random facts about yourself
  4. Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they have been nominated

So then, facts…

  1. Two of my (almost one hundred) dreadlocks are named; they are Bob and Diego. Some other locks may get temporary names depending on my mood.
  2. My skin is sun-sensitive, so I’m definitely not the sunbathing type.
  3. My favourite character in anything ever is Scrooge McDuck (as written by Carl Barks and Don Rosa).
  4. I’m left-handed.
  5. My first name has a double consonant and a double vowel – which is pretty common in Finnish but apparently very difficult for English-speakers to remember, considering my name was constantly misspelled while I lived in Ireland. Well, that’s the beauty of diverse languages. 🙂
  6. I am very obviously a cat-person (but I love dogs too… and well, pretty much all animals, really).
  7. My favourite article of clothing is an over-sized, striped wool hoodie I found in a second-hand store for 2,50 € (2,81 USD). It has kept me warm for years now. I call it James.

And again, I don’t have enough new reads to nominate  full ten, so check out my other blog posts on awards to see some of the people and blogs I think definitely deserve all the awards they get: Liebster Award, Animal Award, and Sunshine Blogger Award.

Also some new reads I’d like to nominate:

Livin’ A Simmin’ Life by livinasimminlife
This blog contains several stories, all with guaranteed quality writing and amazing world-building. I love how some of the stories intertwine with one another and create a world that feels like it’s truly alive

Can You Hear the Violins? by Thymeless
A recently started but immediately very promising Ambrosia-challenge story with an intriguing premise, good writing, and really likable and fun characters! I’m so interested to see where this story is going!

Well, that’s it for now. I’ll hopefully be back soon with some updates! Have a lovely time!