Cbear13 wrote: »
So I decided recently to create and play my very first alien (yeah I know I am slow) but one thing I noticed was the total lack of good looking alien men in the world for her to date haha
So I created one of those to lol
But on their way home from one of their dates "aliens" decided to abduct her date lol, what horrible timing as they were feeling a bit hot and flirty and were headed to the bedroom. It was quite funny to see my female sim a bit frustrated by the whole ordeal.
Oh and it was my first ever alien abduction though why they would abduct their own kind is beyond me.
Anyway thought I would share because it gave me quite a laugh, please share your funny moments
pammiechick wrote: »
Hello, fellow sim junkies! I’m Pammiechick—a person who loves to play the Sims! By trade, I write stories for children, but when I explore the Sims, I love to pen adult stories through different challenges! The sims seem to tell their own stories, too—it’s so much fun to see them at work!
That said, this little section of SimCom will be dedicated to some of the most creative, well written stories I’ve come across. I will highlight those stories people may not have read before.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
☆☆ EDITION 8 ☆☆
LIFE IS by @Jellysimwich
It's been a while since I updated this, but the story I'm about to share with you is worth the wait! Not following a challenge, author @Jellysimwich weaves a young adult tale of a girl, Desiree Osei, who finds herself living with her estranged father whom she never knew growing up. And suddenly, she now lives next door to a guy her age who, btw, is VERY easy on the eyes. Add in another boy she meets at school who is her best friend's enemy and you have a cauldron of teenaged angst, triangle romance, and a bit of mystery that will leave you pining away for the next chapter!
The characters here are written with so much depth and layers that it's hard not to love all of them. So, it's difficult on your emotions on which boy to root for in the love triangle--Elliot or Dodi? Not only that, but @Jellysimwich is a machinima artist who also throws in a video teaser from time to time. It's an amazing story that you must check out-- LIFE IS.
I asked @Jellysimwich a few questions about how she went about telling this story:
1. Your story is unlike most where people use a challenge as a story starter. What made you decide to do an original story?
I have a really hard time following rules and guidelines. I discovered early on that dancing to the beat of my own drum suits me best, and so, writing an original story was mostly a no-brainer. For me it's rewarding to concoct my own recipe from start to finish.
2. Unlike most romances, I like both leading males. What is it about these characters do you like most?
It's hard to pinpoint one thing I like most about Elliot and Dodi. We're still pretty early in the series and we're only just starting to scratch the surface of what makes each of them 'tick'. But as a generality, I enjoy Elliot's lighthearted demeanor and the straight-shooter that Dodi is. I'd probably add they're not bad on the eyes, either...
4. Will this story have a definite ending or will it go generationally like other stories. If it will end, do you know how many chapters we can expect?
I've recently become torn over this. Initially, I was going to write this as a short story with a definite ending but as I've expanded on characters' backstories (opening up subplots) I've made adjustments where there will be 'seasons' much like an ongoing TV series. I estimate each season will have about 20 chapters.
As a fan, I'm VERY thankful for that!
4. In the middle of the chapters, you do a short video. Why did you decide to do this? What kind of media did you use for your video capture? Was it hard to "force" your sims to "behave" for their scenes?
I don't like being trapped in one medium when I do storytelling, so periodically, I will bounce between written format and movie format. For me it's refreshing and hopefully my readers will find it refreshing, too. To make my videos I use Sony Vegas and Power Director. As for getting my sims to do exactly what I want for animated scenes, it does take some time and patience, but I was a machinima artist long before I was a simlit writer so I'm fairly comfortable working my way around staging animations.
5. Have you written other stories?
Life Is is my first simlit story but I have done a lot of storytelling, both Sims 3 and 4, on my YouTube channels. One of my most successful stories was my Walking Dead comic-style series featuring Daryl Dixon. I also had a Supernatural series underway featuring the Winchester brothers but then the Sims 4 came out and I dropped it.
6. You are a pose maker. What are some of your favorite poses you've created? How can we download these?
I'm a sucker for the lovey-dovey type poses but lately I've been into making somber-esque ones. My mainstream poses can be found at Jellysimwich Sims 4 Poses. I'm working towards adding animations but I'm finding that I don't quite have the time to invest in that right now.
7. Are you doing any other creative endeavors with the sims?
Sometimes I have a nasty habit of biting off more than I can chew! So for now, I am going to primarily focus on Life Is. That said, I do have a new Sims 4 series I'll be releasing sometime this fall or after the New Year that will be posted on my YouTube channel. I don't want to give too much away but it'll be another original young adult fiction.
If you want an interesting romance that is eloquently written and adds more than just words, please check out LIFE IS by @Jellysimwich !
Here's the youtube trailer, too!
See you next time!
STORY PICK ARCHIVES
EDITION 7--TAKEN BY STORME by @JoieWilder
EDITION 6--ANGEL IN THE DARKNESS by @Marialein
EDITION 5--LILITH'S STORY--A HISTORY CHALLENGE by @Zoey95
EDITION 4--Disney Bachelor Challenge by @swcheppes
EDITION 3--CURSED BEAUTY by @VIRTUALEE
EDITION 2--THE HEFFNER LEGACY by @Maladi777
EDITION 1--PARA NORMAL NEIGHBORHOOD by @CitizenErased14
Cbear13 wrote: »
@Jellysimwich I absolutely loved reading your interview with @pammiechick and I loved reading about your story, its definitely going on my list of must reads
I also love the fact you included the video in your story its so great to be diverse and I love that you create your own poses
@pammiechick fab choice and great interview you never fail to impress