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Divided (Updated 23/11/22)

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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    Additional thoughts... :smile:

    I really liked the way your did the love scene for Aine and Reynold. The buildup with the festival was lovely. Alternating between their two points of views as things progressed really worked well. And your screenshots are artistic and beautiful. Well done!
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    Wonderful chapter!
    I admit I was already shipping them since the end of the previous chapter, so the end of this new one was definitively an unexpected happy ending ;)
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims @GlacierSnow Thank you so much < 3

    GlacierSnow:
    I can reveal that since it's not a spoiler and (so far) since Susana is a minor character: Although all the main Peteran lot are fairly humorous, Susana is one of the more cheeky ones, and Reynold was hoping nobody from the church caught him on a 'date' with Áine, which is why he freaks out when he sees her there : P To be in a relationship as a leader of the monastery is a pretty big deviation from what every other leader has done, so he's pretty nervous about it still. Also he knows she'll probably make joke about him falling in love to mess about with him. In jest, of course, but still! : P

    As for Kat, she's going to hopefully be a comical character, and one whose general attitude might be oddly out of place for this period in history. More of her next chapter, if I keep my notes in the right place! I look forward to introducing her properly. I'm really glad you liked that scene cuz I worried I made it too cheesy or, you know, too uhh...much? XD I really love flicking between PoVs during these sorts of scenes. I worry it comes across as jarring, but I like seeing two characters' simultaneous thoughts on each other in the same moment. Thank you < 3 Ahh yeah especially in the ending of the chapter. I had to go REALLY careful how I shot those scenes and had to discard about 3 screenshots for being too much XD

    HermioneSims:
    I'm glad you were! I accidentally spoiled it to _sims_yimi entirely, I thought I'd already told her about it... X_X Ah yes the unexpected happy ending. Some of my chapters do have happy endings...Honest! : P Some of them...a few of them...

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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,398 Member
    edited July 20
    Okay I have some boat names to suggest to you o:)
    (Dunno if you want to go with pretty, jokey, ROM references, or full-on Iain Banks here)
    The Golden Star
    The Wave Carver
    The Bright Zephyr
    The Transportalate
    The Now You See Me, Now You Don't
    The Lack of Foresight
    The Arrrrrchipelago

    Also, about Reynold--
    To what extent would his Peteran faith and interest in witchcraft be in conflict with each other, or not?
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @mightysprite All of those are great,
    [m ‘The Lack of Foresight’ is more or less any character I’ve ever written XD

    Hmmm I don’t know if I can answer that without being potentially spoilery, I’ll see if I can: i’m not actually sure if any previous Abbot or Abbess was ever a witch, so it’s hard to nail down. Peterans generally practice acceptance of all, so for a Peteran to be anti-witch wouldn’t be particularly by the book, but then not everyone follows guidelines and some can easily make exceptions for acceptance- so we’ll see what happens later down the line maybe. I haven’t fully thought those bits out yet but you’ve made me realise I do need to soon : p
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    New chapter is up and has been added to the Chapter Index. We also get introduced to another new character!
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    Oooh! This is getting exciting and complicated. :grin:

    I really like Katlego as a character. She seems feisty and smart. My kind of woman. :wink:

    I'm very curious to see what happens with Gideon. I enjoy well-developed antagonists, and it feels like you are off to a good start with him. I love how exasperated he was with the nobleman who kept just giving him the vaguest reasons for why he thinks those women are witches.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @GlacierSnow Thank you so much for your comments as always < 3
    I really do love Kat. She’s feisty and unapologetic and in the best way. And probably the only smiling face for miles because the reality of how witches are treated hasn’t fully hit her yet : p

    As for Gideon, I’m glad you said that because that’s what I’m going for with this story. A lot of the antagonists in my other stories are generally more obviously ‘evil’ for lack of a better word, since sometimes people are just plain awful but this time I’m going for something different and a bit more complex. Whilst a lot of my other antagonists know they’re doing wrong but don’t seem to care, In this universe almost everyone does what they do because in their minds, they are doing the righteous thing. They’ve been told witches are evil, people fear for themselves and their families and so the best thing they can do in their minds is to put a stop to them.

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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    Another very nice chapter!
    Katlego is a quite funny character to read, but definitively not stupid. She got stuck in a very bad place for someone like her, I'm curious to see how her story will develop now...
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you so much! < 3 < 3
    Yeah, she's pretty smart for the most part. I feel really bad for her already. I think being stranded in an unfamiliar place is a very upsetting thing in a story because I know I'd cry forever if it happened to me. Except it's worse for Kat, 1. because of the witch-hunts and 2. even worse, she's stuck in an analog of England. :D
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,970 Member
    I’ve been enjoying this story!
    Now I want to know more about Kat. And hopefully she finds a food dish she likes :D
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    edited July 27
    @Lucy_Henley Thank you!
    Haha, maybe not in Henford. If only the Greggs bakery chain existed in this universe, then maybe she would XD

    EDIT: There may be a delay in the next chapter. I know it won't matter since I don't upload infrequently, but I accidentally updated my game and what with the state of the recent patch issues... XD
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    edited July 29
    A new chapter has been uploaded to the Chapter Index.
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    Great chapter!

    I am liking Katlego more and more with every encounter. :grin:

    "I diagnose you with denial" :lol: Great line.
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  • Sims4MagicalTalesSims4MagicalTales Posts: 4,781 Member
    I enjoyed the update!
  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    edited July 29
    Thank you so much to you both! Also thank you to EA_Mari for featuring this on the 29/07 Friday Highlights ;-;
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,970 Member
    edited July 29
    Ooh well done on the Friday Highlights mention @SnowBnuuy ! It’s definitely a really good story :)
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,970 Member
    Also…
    OMG, Kat is awesome! I can’t believe Gideon was so gullible as to drink pee :D:D
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    This chapter had a very good balance of seriousness and funny dialogues, but you're also always ending the chapter when the suspense is so high!
    Kat is turning into one of my favourite characters in general, both her trick to Gideon and the "diagnosis of denial" were very witty and entertaining to read XD
    And I have also the impression that we will have to keep an eye on Reynold's sister, she looks quite dangerous...
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you so much! It's sometimes hard balancing funny and serious in a way that one doesn't cancel the other one out X_X
    I did love writing those bits XD Since my characters' usual ways of dealing with things involve getting mad and sometimes violent, it's fun to have a character who's basically just a massive troll XD Hmm, we'll have to see about her. We probably won't see much of Clementia for a while, but she's an interesting one.

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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    Sorry, I know it's only been about two days since the last chapter, but this one didn't take as long, so here we are, early chapter, woo! - now on the Chapter Index.
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    Well, well, well...
    I really like that Aine and Kat are teaming up, and I also have very high expectations about what they could be able to do together! Aine and Reynold instead seem in a quite difficult spot at the moment, but I really hope that at least with a baby on the way they will be spared from the next disaster happening in the story for a while...
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you for your comments as always! Also you should know that I am finally catching up on reading your Legacy :D
    Aine and Kat teaming up is going to be chaos all around, isn't it? :D Yeah, things are going to be tough for many different reasons, some we don't know just quite yet, but with a bit of luck (and fire!) they'll pull through! Or so we hope...At least the baby is a bit of good news in this story. A little teeny tiny bit of good news. :p
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    Interesting developments all around...

    I was wondering if Gideon was going to find out he'd been tricked. Good suspense you've created with what's going to happen next.

    Excited to see Katlego and Aine teaming up. :smiley: I love how interconnected everything is getting.

    And Reynold... intriguing comments about his "blood". Mother Joyce sure seems worried.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @GlacierSnow Thank you as always for your thoughts < 3
    Indeed. seems even Mother Joyce is concerned for the potential new witch-baby. Aine is starting to see why Bradach thought the way he did when she was born, I think. Haha yeah he found out, but will Kat have to pay the price somehow? I feel like Kat and Aine teaming up is either going to be hilarious or dangerous. We’ll have to see how it goes : p
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