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Lucky Girl - Chapter 16 posted 24/11/22

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hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
Hello!

I've written a new story!

I don't know if people still read stories here? I used to do this back in the Sims 3 days and I loved it so much, and also loved reading other people's stories and legacies. I haven't been around for years, as life got in the way, but recently I've found that I've really been missing playing the game & coming up with stories for the characters and I thought I'd come back and give it another go on the sims 4.

Lucky Girl is about a girl called Evelyn who is spending her summer in a small seaside village with her two best friends, Kelly and Claire. While she's there she struggles for the first time with questions about her friendships, her future, and first love, as she meets a beautiful boy in a holiday house at the other end of the beach.

It's is not really a love story, It’s more about growing pains, and decisions in friendship and in love, and the way that it feels to be seventeen, nineteen, twenty one, the time in your life when everything is full of longing and life is busting with excitement and intensity.

I am writing it so that I might be able to put some of my own lingering feels from that time into words. If nobody else reads, it, no problem, but if you do, I'll be super happy to have you on my blog!

Here's the link: https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/08/10/chapter-one/

and my simblr in case you want to follow me there: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/hannahssimblr

Also! Please, if anyone has any recommendations for their favorite sims stories (including your own hehe) please drop a list in the thread - I'm really eager to get back into the community again <3

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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    edited August 13
  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,201 Member
    edited August 13
    Welcome back to the community! Your screenshots and composition are both gorgeous! < 3 I have a lot of stories to catch up on ATM but I'll try find time to give yours a shot.

    I have a handful of stories to suggest, but at the moment a few of them are on a break. The only ones I believe that are active at the moment are @HermioneSims 's Miller Legacy and @MonaSolstraale 's Tusnelda and Trix.

    they/them or she/her - remember to only support ethical CC creators! -
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Thank you so much for the recommendations! No worries either, I know it can get overwhelming when you have so much to catch up on.

    Looking forward to checking these out!
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    edited August 16
    Hello! I've just posted Chapter 3.

    Evie and her friends meet a cute boy at the surf shack. He's nice, funny and so easy to talk to, so why does Evie feel so nervous around him?

    Read here: https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/08/16/chapter-three/

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  • SAEldarinSAEldarin Posts: 412 Member
    Bookmarked your page here. Always looking for good stories to read. Interesting story so far and I'm really enjoying your writing style.
  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    thank you so much! I really appreciate new readers <3<3
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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,409 Member
    edited August 24
    Great story! I read chapters 2 and 3 :)
    I like how you really use the beach as your setting. The worlds aren't set dressing in your story, they're part of it.

    Where may we read chapter 1? The link doesn't seem to be working.

    Edit: Oh, and if you are looking for more story recommendations to read, here are some of my current favorites
    Sim 66 by Kellogg_J_Kellogg https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/978195/sim-66
    Wyrd Girls by luciusstorm https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1001312/wyrd-girls-a-sims-modern-fantasy-tale
    I read Miller Legacy by HermioneSims too, which SnowBnuuy suggested already
    The Incel Diaries by ghilie https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1002615/the-incel-diaries-updated-8-22
    Under the Tartosan Sun by DaniRose2143 https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/998934/under-the-tartosan-sun
    SnowBnuuy didn't mention their own Divided :) I'm reading that one too! https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/1000590/divided-updated-19-08-22
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    @mightysprite oh shoot! You're right - thanks for the heads up, i've now edited the original post to include a link to chapter one. I'm still trying to get the hang of wordpress haha. Here's it for you https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/08/10/chapter-one/

    Your comment is very kind! It means a lot that you've read it <3

    Oh awesome! Yes I've read a couple of these already and am loving them. Excited to check out the rest :D
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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,409 Member
    yay thank you!
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    Aliens Stole My Alien Parents
  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Chapter 5 is out now!

    Things are going so well between Evie and Liam. I'd be a shame if somebody tried to ruin it for them...

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    Read it on my blog here! https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/09/01/chapter-five/
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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,409 Member
    Great chapter, all the bbq shots had such lovely lighting and
    wow, I wonder what Kelly's problem is??
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    Aliens Stole My Alien Parents
  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    I've just finished chapter six!

    Evie goes to the exhibition in Dublin with Jen and Jude and has the best day ever, but she's taken by surprise by the feelings she's having for Jude...

    Read it here: https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/09/06/chapter-six/

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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,409 Member
    Really beautiful builds in this chapter :)
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    @mightysprite thank you! I normally don't use any of my own builds because it takes too much time, but this is the one chapter that I did! The cafe is not mine but I built the hotel. I'm happy you said this, it makes me feel really good about my skills hahaha
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  • SnowBnuuySnowBnuuy Posts: 1,201 Member
    Just read first chapter!
    'I wish I could be like that, but I’m cursed with shyness and a terror of taking up too much space.' Oof, what a mood. I'll be honest, I relate a lot to the main character in that sense, and also in the sense that she feels like an outsider a bit in her friend group. I've felt that way a lot of the time and know how much it absolutely sucks. But also in the sense that she seems to think being a background character can sometimes be a good thing; I agree with her, wanting to be well-known is something I don't always understand either. Sometimes it's better to just...exist : P

    It's actually a really nice surprise to have the rich, made-up girl who always looks exactly as she wants be the genuinely kind sort as well. The making the most of the summer feeling here actually feels more sad for me as a reader than anything? Probably because they're teenagers, and it's only a few years before adulthood swallows all their fun time so it feels like this might be one of the last times they can really have time to have these heart to hearts by the beach. I really love the descriptions of this, and how much she takes in all of her scenery but without it being over-descriptive.
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    @SnowBnuuy Thank you for reading it!
    Yeah I often felt like that too, it's a really all consuming feeling that I've only begun to let go of in adulthood. It's so hard to sit by and watch everybody else be confident and carry on as though they're not thinking about what others think about them when for you even something like holding an umbrella is embarrassing haha.

    Yes! I get a little tired of pretty girls being called out for being shallow in lit. It's for sure the case often in real life, but not always! Some of my most beautiful friends are the most humble and kind and I'm struck by how often people automatically assume that they'll be mean girls when they meet them. I'm also glad that the sadness of it being one of their last summers comes across because that was really the dominant feeling in my mind when I wrote it - that sense of 'we have to make the most of this time'.

    Thanks so much for your thoughtful response <3
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Chapter 7 is out now!

    Evie feels confused about her feelings, and the question of whether she'll go to the Debs with Liam is only complicating things more...

    https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/09/11/chapter-seven/

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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Chapter 8 is out now!

    I took a week off to go on my holidays, hence the delay but I'm back with a new chapter this evening!

    Not too many interesting screenshots unfortunately - really all the characters were doing this time was standing around chatting. More action next time I promise!

    In chapter 8, Evie is really starting to change her mind about Liam, but is she too awkward to turn down his invitation?

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    Read it here - https://luckygirlstory.wordpress.com/2022/09/28/chapter-eight/
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Chapter Nine is out now! Click HERE

    Something suitably Halloweeny for this one as Jude and Evie explore an abandoned church outside of town, and he tells her a ghost story from his own life.

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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    Chapter Ten is out now! Click HERE

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  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,409 Member
    I haven't commented in a while but am still reading and enjoying every chapter :)
    That was kind of Jude, letting Evie know what she could and couldn't expect from him, but not making it about her or putting her on the spot. Bit sad though, still.
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    @mightysprite thank you so much! T_T I was really feeling like nobody was reading it haha, I'm so glad you're enjoying it <3
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  • DaniRose2143DaniRose2143 Posts: 5,537 Member
    I just happened across this thread while scrolling down the list looking for mine. There was a reason this title caught my eye out of all the others. I just read the first chapter and your writing and the story are amazing. The way you write feels like reading a novel and I'm hooked now.🥰
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  • hellohannah2hellohannah2 Posts: 504 Member
    @DaniRose2143 thank you so much <3 I love your story so much and am constantly reading it too - i'm so glad to have you here
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