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Divided (Updated 07/06/23)

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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,940 Member
    Wow! That's a really good story. I immediately found myself drawn in and very interested in the main characters. Gorgeous screenshots too. Very curious to see how they show up later.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @mightysprite Haha, Happy indeed! Maybe at least one character will have good things happen to them…maybe…

    @GlacierSnow Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t entirely worked it out but I have a decent idea of the part they’re going to play.
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 485 Member
    The Halloween special was very interesting to read, and...
    ... it also seems to be anticipating a lot of interesting stuff, introducing Oskar and Violeta, vampires, and also a time jump at some point, maybe?
    So many questions...
    However, as a self-standing chapter, it was a very nice read. I felt quite sorry for Oskar when he asked to be turned, but around the end... he was admittedly quite scary. Which is very fitting for Halloween :P
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @HermioneSims Thank you so much for your comments < 3

    Whilst Hermione will know what I'm talking about, SPOILER ALERT for other stories here:
    Yes indeed, lots of interesting stuff! Especially since the only glimpse we had of a vampire was during the random attack at the end of Untamed. And no doubt you remember Yvette Strong and her family's fight against the vampires over the years...

    Anyway back to the 'chapter':
    I already have lots of fun ideas for Oskar and Violeta down the line. I absolutely love his vampire form so much. Yeah same this chapter was SO 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 PAINFUL to write, and for so many reasons... He can be pretty scary these days, but he's fairly nice when you've taken a wrong turn and need to stop off for a bite to eat...unless you're a witchfinder, in which case, you are the bite to eat. XD
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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 1,698 Member
    Halloween special! Woo!
    “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Oscar, oh and I’ll destroy you if you look at me funny” 😆 oh, that made me laugh. It’s incredibly sad that her experiences led to her acting that way around men but poor Oscar must be completely baffled, lol. He just likes to talk. Bless. He seems like such a sweet soul, not worrying about the pressure of society and just making his own way in life without shame. More people should be like Oscar. Kindred spirit, that one is. 😄

    Violeta strangely reminds of both Áines mum and Yvette from Untamed, though I don’t know why.

    Oh dear. That can’t be good. Oh no, Oscar 😧 Oof, and now Violeta faces an impossible choice. Condemn her only friend to the life she hates, not knowing if it’ll break him, or let him die without ever realising any of his dreams.

    Sounds like Violeta was right – Oscar seems like a completely changed man now that he’s a vampire. Way more bloodthirsty, though not entirely merciless, maybe. I wonder when we’ll start seeing these two during Divided. It seems like a bit of a time jump, before then, maybe? I can’t say for sure 🤔
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    edited October 2022
    @_sims_Yimi Thank you for commenting as always < 3
    Oh yeah Oskar had no idea why he'd gotten that reaction at first, but soon picked up there was a reason for it. Yeah the whole thing is entirely depressing but I love how Oskar is such a free spirit, makes a difference compared to more or less any other character other than Kat. Oh yeah he's not entirely merciless, only if you're a witchfinder or one of the Strong family : P The plan is they'll appear somewhere in Act Two, though I'm not sure how far away that is at the moment.

    Oh, so I think Violeta has Yvette's same hairstyle. She's actually an edited Esmeralda Viridis, since I imagined the two looking similar! Only even Violeta is more pleasant than Esmeralda...

    So everyone knows, I am in the process of writing up all the expanded lore for the Magic Universe that has come out of this story. The reason I'm holding off for now is because of potential spoilers, but once I'm past that point I'll upload the expanded lore to the blog.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    Okay, I have a lot of planning done, up to about quarter of the way into Act Two is planned at the moment.
    I should be in bed right now, but instead here's a new chapter uploaded to the Chapter Index.
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  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,940 Member
    I should be going to bed too. But instead, I read your chapter. :smiley:

    So many great developments here! Awesome to see Aine teaching Abigail to defend herself. And that second screenshot of them practicing wild magic together is a work of art! :love:

    Ooo... I really like Cordelia. Her point of view is so entertaining. Eduardo does not deserve her.

    Interesting developments with Kat... I'd like to know more about Ellie.

    Gideon's response to Bradach's letter made me laugh. He certainly has changed his tune. I like him.

    I felt so bad for Reynold, crumpled by the door after giving his sermon. He has so much he feels he needs to hide. I think, of all the characters, I'm becoming the most attached to him.

    This story is just getting better and better!
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @GlacierSnow Your comments always make me smile < 3 Thank you < 3
    I'm so glad you like the screenshots! Now Abigail can hopefully deal with any potential witch-hunters that may come their way as a result of what happened last time... Yeah, Cordelia isn't a big character but I like the idea that she's a sheltered rich woman who's never really cared because Lord Volpe told her witches are evil and as long as she's not the one on the end of the sword, who cares? But now she realises that she too could easily become a victim, and that Volpe isn't worth the time. I say go on a lifelong cruise with your pirate polycule. XD

    I haven't done much development with Ellie yet, all I knew is that Kat would end up falling for her at some point : P Haha yeah, Gideon's definitely changed a lot even if Kat is still keeping a level of distance with him just in case. Yeah I feel you on that one, Reynold and Clem are an interesting pair. So much to keep down, and no idea when either of them are going to open their mouths about anything...
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 485 Member
    Here I am again!
    Actually I'm not a very hugs person, but I'm glad to see that in this chapter a lot of characters received very deserved hugs. They still seem to have a lot to tell to the people consoling them, but I'm sure there will be time for that at some point...
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    edited October 2022
    @HermioneSims Thank you for your comments as always < 3
    Yup, I found so many cute hug pose packs and now I'm making the most of them. I too want to hug most characters. Ah yeah this is the hard part, timing reveals and when people should reveal what they're hiding...Though I will reveal that someone will make a very big reveal next chapter. Something they've hidden from someone for many years...

    A side-note for readers is that I have all the screenshots done for the last chapter of Act One, so that should be out soon.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    edited October 2022
    Surprise! I had a blast doing the screenshots for this- the very last chapter of Act One! Sorry for two chapters in such short succession, I just REALLY wanted to write this one.
    It's been uploaded onto the Chapter Index.

    Act Two's Character Profiles page has just been added.
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  • Sims4MagicalTalesSims4MagicalTales Posts: 4,957 Member
    @SnowBnuuy Hello!
    "Horror stuff." Just in time for Halloween, eh? I enjoyed the update!
  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,940 Member
    Woah. That was a creepy and cool end to act one.

    Wild development with Aine and her father. And then having to run. I'm wondering how/when Reynold will find out.

    Ooo! Excited to see Oskar and Violeta join the story. Violeta's dark form is so creepy! I thought she was a zombie at first!

    Definitely excited for Act Two!
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @GlacierSnow thank you so much! I’m excited to start Act Two, not sure when though. My main pitfall is
    Not worked out how Annorin will get dealt with yet XD
    Oh yeah, Reynold finding out about all this is going to be the fun art. Aine lost control and did great harm to a family member? Very relatable for him… haha yeah those teeth are perfect and I made the eyes. The eyes look better in CAS though.
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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 1,698 Member
    All caught up again! Yay!
    “One of those again” sounds perfect for right before Samhain, no? 😗

    Seems like Clem has fallen victim to the grass-is-greener syndrome when it comes to Áine. Yeah, she’s confident and kind at the same time, but that hasn’t come from a happy place. LOL you can look like a male relative without looking like a man, Clem. That made me laugh. This conversation with Áine made her look so young.

    Julian gets points for coming to pay respect the mother Joyce, and extra points for not coming in his Jacoban outfit and genuinely mourning her. He’s a complex guy. At first the guy gave me Agravaine-vibes, but he’s more complicated than that.

    Hooo boy.Brádach found Áine. Oh dear. Here we go. Yes, she’s survived all this time. Yes, she’s never stopped using magic. Which means that you taking off and MURDERING HER MUM has been completely pointless, Brádach, and only made her miserable. Doesn’t quite seem to realise that though, does he? The mouldy potato (been a while since someone’s classified for that name! woo!)

    Yikes. And he still thinks he’s in the right, too. Oh, gods. Oh dear. I’ve seen that black mist before. Technically will see it in the future, but details. That won’t end well. Gaaaaaah and he’s all white and grey and rotten now o.o why do I get the feeling that spell didn’t actually kill him?

    Whoa. Violeta like that looks absolutely terrifying. I wonder what happened between the Halloween Special and this moment in time to make her this… feral? To the point where Oskar won’t even let her into his house. Speaking of which, Oskar! Woo! We officially have witches, werewolves and vampires now 😁

    I fully agree with Oskar at the end there. Sometimes the best thing to do with the time you’re given is nothing, just sitting in peace and being in the moment.
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @_sims_Yimi Thank you for your comment as always < 3
    It’s interesting to see that sort of childlike admiration from Clem, and also her reaction to being told she looked like her brother was because I had the all in one animation on taking those screenshots and that face was too hilarious not to share, so I threw it in XD

    I did that in purpose, because I think everyone would have expected Reynold to be the first to come forward and try to sort of…not sure what the word is. No-one would have expected Julian to do such a thing, but he did genuinely respect Mother Joyce even if he thought she was misguided like every other Peteran. As well as the closest thing to a pep talk that he could ever give Reynold. I think even he was somehow pleasantly surprised but he’d never admit it.

    Haha yes, the bit we were both waiting for. That scene hurt to write though, her having to flee after as well as leave her paid work…I don’t think she expected to be on the run again so soon.

    Ohh that, I do have an explanation for that which should get revealed later if I stick with it but yeah, Violeta is terrifying and Oskar won’t let her in his house if he has guests in for their own safety. I love Oskar so much, he’s just so weird. He almost feeds oddly similar to Morgyn in the trilogy in ways.

    Indeed, sometimes it’s good to just not think for a while…and I honestly think for a few reasons that’s why Oskar does this, and why he has so many hobbies as well. A constant distraction from other, darker things, as well as from the inevitable taste for the red stuff…
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  • Lucy_HenleyLucy_Henley Posts: 2,443 Member
    Yikes!
    Dark form Violeta is going to haunt my nightmares!
    I’ve not really played Vampires much, I only recently bought it, but the one family I do have are quite human-looking in their dark form, just with glowing eyes, plus they’ve only had plasma fruit/plasma packs so far. Maybe I should experiment with “nastier” vampires.
  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
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    Isn’t she wonderful? : p Vampires in gameplay can be pretty fun, if you want to try making some meaner vampires and want me to link some good CC just send a PM!
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  • HermioneSimsHermioneSims Posts: 485 Member
    This was, again, quite an unexpected chapter!
    I definitively didn't expect Aine father to show up and admit what he did to her mother, and from there on the situation escalated so quickly... And I wasn't expecting to see Oskar and Violeta again so early either, it sounds like a lot has happened since the special chapter we read some time ago. There are a lot of open points in the story right now, Act II sounds very promising already!
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    edited October 2022
    @HermioneSims Thank you as always for your comments < 3
    Ohhh yeah that escalation was tough to write, but fun to pose : P Yeah honestly neither did I! I planned for them to be mid Act Two, but then this happened : P I'm glad you're excited for it because I have no idea what I'm doing and only have one scene planned XD

    Just a note that chapters will be slower at the moment, in part because I'm still planning and in part because Genshin Impact has claimed my soul. XD
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    New chapter is now out (first chapter of Act Two!) and is now on the chapter index.
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  • Sims4MagicalTalesSims4MagicalTales Posts: 4,957 Member
    I enjoyed the update!
  • GlacierSnowGlacierSnow Posts: 1,940 Member
    Oooo This is so good!

    What a great start to the second act! I love the interaction between Oskar and Reynold. Oskar seems like someone who could probably help Reynold a lot... if Reynold can trust him.

    I like Oskar a lot as a character. He seems complex, tough but with a good sense of his own morals underlying his actions. Interesting that he seemed pleased (at least somewhat) to see a werewolf. I get the sense that he has respect or appreciation for them on some level.

    Very excited to see how things develop in Act Two!
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,517 Member
    @GlacierSnow Thank you for your comment as always, always look forward to hearing from you! < 3
    I already love Oskar and Violeta to bits, I think I might have new favourites XD I'm glad you said that actually and noticed that. Oskar isn't much like the other characters- one, he doesn't care if people notice he's a vampire and two, he mostly has his bloodlust in control, so completely different from the other witches as well as Reynold who feels like he's losing the control he spent two years trying to work on.

    Yeah he's definitely a complicated character, maybe like Julian in the sense that he's far from perfect but not as bad as he may seem to some. I'll reveal that in the past vampires and werewolves had an alliance, which is the Bloodmoon pact he's referring to. I noticed most fantasy as them as enemies so I made them allies. He's overjoyed to see a werewolf again, but it also brings up the question of who he sees a resemblance with, with Reynold...
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