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Divided (Updated 23/11/22)

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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @mightysprite Thank you for your comment as always < 3
    Me too! As soon as I saw that tiger CC I was like 'yep that's it, Kat's gonna be a tiger' and this was back when I was still jotting up her character XD I'm really glad you think so. It's hard trying to get into the mindset of a spiritual type since I have so little in the way of metaphysical beliefs, but it's fun to write. I'm glad you picked up on that last bit as well < 3
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    Always happy about storytime!

    Switching back and forth between Aine and Reynold's conversations was interesting. They both seem to be feeling and thinking a lot of the same things.

    Love Kat's tiger form! :love: And the awesome humorous "Okay, but don't eat me now" conversation. :lol:

    I'm curious about Violeta. She seems so broken and lost.

    Reynold's ceremony, such a beautiful scene. So easy to feel his earnest desire to do right by the role he's entrusted with and his fear that he won't be able to.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @GlacierSnow Thank you for commenting as always < 333
    Yeah, that's the only part of my story so far where there was no 'specific' POV and it was fun tying the conversations together. Same, as soon as I saw that tiger CC before I started on Divided I was like YES! I NEED A TIGER! I laughed so much at that bit, just Iris as the deer like '...oh well now I feel a bit silly' XD Honestly so am I. The only bit I've actually got worked out about Violeta is that she killed her abusive husband (mentioned in the Halloween Special you read so don't worry it's not a spoiler!) but she's been alive for longer than Oskar, so I'm not entirely sure what she's been up to all that time other than getting rid of witchfinders (and occasionally witches...)

    I'm so glad you liked that scene, I really enjoyed writing it and I still love the pic with him with the Angel's Talon across his chest. Yeah it's gonna be a very rough ride, let's see how it goes : P
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    A lot of stuff is happening in this chapter!
    When I read that the chapter took place 2-3 months after the previous one I was afraid the story skipped to after the birth of the child, but then it was quickly evident that Aine is still very pregnant and doing quite well too... At this point the pregnancy should really be close to its end though, isn't it?

    The troubles of both Aine and Reynold were very touching too, probably they have waited for long enough and could be ready to have an actual conversation quite soon... And also Oskar and Violeta gave us more questions than answers up to now, I'm really curious to learn more about them.

    Seeing Kat again was very interesting too, and even more so to see that her animal form is a tiger! Now I really get why she was always so confident about her last resort in case of a fight XD
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you for commenting as always! < 3333
    Yeah don't worry! Not far off now from the lil baby! <3 Indeed, the time apart has done them both some good, and soon they might be ready to see each other. As for Oskar and Violeta, they both have a fairly colourful history (Oskar moreso than Violeta, given that attitudes towards women were much worse than they are 'now' in the time period they're in at the moment, and it's bad enough in the story's present!) but Oskar has nothing to hide from her. He doesn't really care if people find out he's a vampire (most of the time) and given what Reynold hid from her, he doesn't want her to feel like he'd do the same. Yes, Gideon and Kat's is a lot harder since dealing with Annorin is going to take some time, not to mention that they've got their own lives to be living as well. Kat is trying to come to terms with the fact that her direction in life has complerely changed, and Gideon with the fact that he needs to find a new one for the sake of himself and his children.
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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 1,585 Member
    Dropping it here for convenience 😄
    Whoa, haven’t spoken for months? Literal months? Last time we saw her Áine already looked ready to pop – has she already had the baby? 😮 Oh, wait, doesn’t seem like it. Oooh I like how we’re seeing two sides of the same conversation happening at the same time. It’s a neat storytelling trick 😁

    Oskar knows Reynold’s dad? That came as a surprise. Oooh dear and she called him her dad, too. I bet that’s hormones talking as well as the insecurity from what happened with Reynold, that’s making her act like that. Good guy Oskar filling the role she needs from him without a second thought. I wonder what happened to his daughter. If she’s happy somewhere, miserable somewhere, died of old age, or died of much more tragic causes.

    Ah, yes, the ancient game of blame-everyone-but-themselves, or, in this case, them listening to Annoying. Yes, Gideon, focus on your kids, especially the sick one. I highly doubt he’d be able to live with himself if one or both of his kids died during winter 😕

    Heh. Body heat, eh, Kat? 😆 hey, if it works, it works. Iris has a good point. Too many people never see past the image of what “success” looks like, aka, what’s fed to them by their surroundings, to see the beauty that can lie in. Well. Literally anything else.
    Whoa! A tiger! Talk about powerful 😮 Haha, the contrast with Iris’s dear really is staggering there. Iris asking Kat if she thought she looked tasty made me laugh.

    Violeta is a complicated person, and the trauma from days past never really goes away. I don’t blame her for letting what she’s been molded by take over. In her mind, back then, Áine was a threat. It’s hard to let go of a survival instinct like that. But she’s also lived long enough that she should see the difference between then and now. She needs to learn to grow past her own traumas. If she won't do that, that is when I’d truly blame her.

    Ah, so it does seem like Ilse simply passed of old age. Oskar is great at introspection to realise about himself what makes him feel right. To have someone to look after. Also raises a ton of questions about why he can’t be with just himself but let’s park that thought there for now.

    Julian’s top hat 😂 I don’t know why it makes me laugh so much but it does.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    Thank you for your comment Yimi, I will remember to reply soon I promise;-;

    New chapter has arrived and is now on the Chapter Index. Believe it not something nice happens this chapter < 3
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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,398 Member
    Stollen! I can't believe I'm reading a Sims story that involves stollen lol
    We also have a family recipe for it
    that no one likes, either

    XD


    On a more serious note,
    the bit about accepting oneself as a whole, instead of thinking, "the monster made me do it," is wonderful.
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,625 Member
    New chapter! :love:

    Every scene with Oskar is a pure delight! :joy: I just love that guy. His advice to Reynold was actually pretty good, considering the... uh... influences he appeared to be under at the moment. I love that he goes all out decorating for the holidays even though he's lived through so many centuries.

    The reconciliation of Reynold and Aine was beautifully done. I'm glad Reynold made it back in time for the birth.

    Your screenshots still amaze me. You must put a lot of work into them. So artistic!
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 1,970 Member
    Yay new chapter!
    Awww, baby Róisín! I feel kind of sad knowing what happens to her much later on, though. I shouldn’t have read the Untamed trilogy first :D:D
    Oskar seems pretty nice and friendly. I’ve probably got that wrong though :D But he’s a pretty decent person to let a stranger stay in his house, let alone someone who was pregnant.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    Thank you everyone for your comments < 333

    @_sims_Yimi
    Think my timing might be off slightly, but I don't know at this point XD Yeah he does, he recalled him a little when he first met Reynold as well. I've yet to properly think about that though, so I'll have to do that. Yeah it is partially just the hormones making her like that and as you said what happened with Reynold as well. I love Kat way too much XD and yeah, Violeta is probably the most complicated out of the lot or at least one of them. Unlike the others, she can't even feign empathy, and more or less doesn't care about anyone that isn't Oskar (for now). Oskar is mostly emotionless, but occasionally has this moments. Violeta 99% of the time feels nothing at all. She does need to get past it though, the same way that Oskar and Reynold are doing their fair share of overcoming things.

    'Also raises a ton of questions about why he can’t be with just himself but let’s park that thought there for now' Oh you picked up on this...Good, good.... -u- Yeah, Oskar's had a lot of time to self-reflect, though working out what you truly want is difficult when you're immortal...at least you got plenty of time to achieve it all : P Same Julian's top hat is hilarious. It's like he's trying to look richer than he probably is XD

    @mightysprite
    Haha I'm sure anyone's cooking is better than Oskar's is, but at least he tries XD Oh no I'm now picturing Oskar running around Windenburg dressed as Krampus. He'd totally do that XD Yeah he didn't wanna be like 'Reynold GET IT TOGETHER!' but he more or less politely said exactly that : P

    @GlacierSnow
    I had to be SO CAREFUL with those photos, making sure not to show anything that would not be allowed on the forum it was so hard, so thank you! Same I love Oskar way too much, especially his conversation with Violeta XD Same, I'm glad they had space away from each other to reconcile, and now they have a lil baby too ;-;

    @Lucy_Henley
    Ohhhh yeah, anyone who's read that trilogy is gonna have fun with this one XD I will probably change what she looks like now that I actually know what her father looks like. Oskar is probably one of the most morally-messy characters out of all of them. He tries to do right by good people, but there's an underlying feeling that no-one would want to get on his bad side.


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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 241 Member
    edited November 23
    Wow, a new chapter!
    And here is Róisín! ( knowing the following stories, :'( ) Despite all that happened until now, the fact that the mother is a witch persecuted by witchfinders, the father a werewolf and they are hosted by two quite peculiar vampires, they look like such a cute new family right now!

    The talk between Oskar and Reynold was quite deep as well, and also well-needed. Oskar surely had much more time to accept his "monster-side" as a part of himself, good to see he's trying to pass the concept to Reynold as well.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you so much for your comment as always < 3
    Yeahhhh....The folks who read the Vitriol trilogy first know how it is ;-; Haha yeah, nothing says 'found family < 3' like one unhinged vampire, another eccentric one, a werewolf and a witch XD I'm glad you picked up on that with Oskar. He's had plenty of time to work all of this out, and Reynold doesn't have anything close, but he also doesn't have a choice in the matter, especially now he's both Peteran abbot and a father.
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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 1,585 Member
    Chapter 24
    Oooh! It’s time! It’s TIME! It’s time, isn’t it 😮

    Haha, Oskar goes all-in for Winterfest and I adore him for it. Nothing tops winter decorations! Elias seems to be plenty suspicious of Reynold. Hopefully nothing bad will come of it. Fingers crossed…

    LOL I agree with Reynold there: if it’s taken Oskar over a century to experiment with a dish, and it’s still not good, I don’t want to taste it either. Then again, maybe Oskar is just a really big perfectionist and his stollen is the closest thing to Ambrosia as we’re going to get?

    Oskar is having entirely too much fun messing with Reynold while teaching him to accept his wolf side, lol. That picture of him jumping onto the armchair with Reynold being all 😧 made me laugh. He’s voicing what has been bothering my thoughts for quite a while now, though. Reynold was entirely too eager to blame the “wolf that he couldn’t control” for the things he did. I’m glad that someone is at least trying to hold up a mirror. Look into it, Reynold! Lookie! Look and see your fluffy ears!

    Yeah, Violeta, impossible is just another kind of possible 🤣 well , he’s half-right. It has become possible. In our time. And just for women, not men. But, eh. Details.

    Aw, I’m glad they made up. Sort of. There’s more important things to worry about than their secrets and misdeeds – the imminent arrival of new life and all. Oh? Reynold is now confident that he wouldn’t hurt Áine? During a full moon? That he’d just be irritable? Well that’s a giant step forward isn’t it!

    Welcome to the world, little Róisín <3
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,194 Member
    @_sims_Yimi Thank you for commenting as always < 3
    It's baby time!! : D Haha yeah even after all these years, still manages to put the effort in. Oskar is plenty of things, but not a cook. He can still eat normal food, but it probably doesn't taste the same as it used to. Might explain why his cooking is so horrendous to other people XD Maybe somewhere in there is a top-notch chef, possibly. If we're talking like...blood ice-cream or something.

    Yup, took a verbal slap across the face from both his partner and her 'father' for Reynold to get it. Oskar's been there plenty of times himself, and just has to make it comical somehow, probably to lighten the blow of his 'pull it together, pup' speech XD and maybe to lighten the blow of those memories on himself as well. Maybe Oskar is in the wrong universe! If he were in the Aliens universe he could live the dream of having his own (purple) child! XD

    I think Oskar's 'pull it together' speech got him to realise that they really could live together; it would just take a lot of communication and respecting boundaries. Werewolves still recognise the people they care about and family, probably subconscious from human form and then on top of that familiar scent or something- so it's incredibly unlikely a werewolf would do harm to loved one. They might be a bit grumpy or protective sometimes, but they'd never hurt a loved one. What happened with Reynold and Clem is something of an 'isolated incident' since that was the very first time. Now he has much more control over it, and so it's very unlikely that any harm would come to the wrong person because of it.

    Little teeny tiny baby ;-;
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