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Forgot to say...So Richard is sending his men to start setting up vanguard camps in Camelot, huh? Based on the events of the finale, apparently Morgana and him are no longer engaged (so many blanks to fill there though!), but does that mean Mithian's engagement to Arthur is off as well? And if not, what role will she have in the upcoming war, I wonder? Does Richard just not care about his sister, or is the plan for her to spy for some time and then retreive her? Probably the former. But hey, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe. Probably not. Lol.
But mostly the cats. I hope you're all doing well 😊
Edit: obligatory cat spam:
This will be the last one until next arc. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my break and cuddle my cats and catch up on other things for a bit. I'll be back with the banner, and the start next arc, on May 28th!
See you all then.
Holy potato guys look what @SnowBnuuy made 😍😍😭🤩
I want to thank you all for reading along with me. I'd originally started writing ToC as a way to distract myself from being alone. Prior to 2020, I'd spent 2 years training at a company in Japan, away from friends and family. Japanese companies are notorious for being “all work and no play”, 24/7. I'd have no energy left for hobbies, writing, or even socialising with friends. It was incredibly educative but also very depressing, and I powered through it with the mindset that, in 2020, I'd be home and able to do things and be with friends again.
Then COVID hit.
It was pretty rough. It took a little while, but I started writing again. At first it was just to distract myself from being alone – but then I found the wonderful community that is TS4 forum. Reading other people's stories and getting to know the people behind them has been a blast, and I've made some real friendships along the way. You guys have been amazing.
Vaccinations are progressing steadily here, and the world will probably go back to normal soon. I'm going to keep writing. TS4 and you lovely people have made me re-discover my passion. Thank you all so much for being there this past year, and helping me make some great memories along the way.
Right! Ramble over. Let's get to the thing that's actually important. Without further ado, the banner for next arc! I recommend opening it in a new tab. 😁
Work is incredibly busy so I wasn't able to finish the prologue in time. Soon, though. Very soon.
Do you make your own banners?
I can not imagine how it can be done without photoshop.
I can recognize so much in regarding your last year.
I'm not sure I would have made my own website if it had not been for the forced isolation.
The whole Simlit community has been a life saver through the last year in isolation and it has been a great pleasure to get to know you and your adventurous universe
Special shoutout to Cenred and Nimueh on the contrasting sides, I can already tell this will be lots of fun.
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
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Also I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that but I’m glad you found some comfort on this forum. As the first person on here whose story I read, and the first one of my returning readers, thank you so much for supporting me and my work and for your detailed feedback. Reading ToC gives me something to look forward to which I very much need right now, so thank you for writing it. < 3
Happy TOC Birthday!
Also I hear you on 24/7 work and being so burnt out that even time off doesn’t count. I’m glad you’re past all that and hopefully things turn out better for everyone.
I said this already but aah! You’re going to rip me heart with Guin looking like that. And did you put her in between Arthur and Mithian for a reason? Now I can’t help but think that Mithian is looking at Guin. Nuu.. Don’t hurt Guin! This sucks! (which I actually mean to say its great because drama, but I’m conflicted) That sword looks fantastic! Don’t know anything about the legends, so can’t wait to find out what’s its significance.
Hype hype hype~
p.s – Nimueh looks awesome in that dress.
p.p.s - I second Plumbob. Everyone's looking so grim. Am already feeling the tension! Release a chapter please! Naaaao (please)!
I’m hoping that we’ll all still be here a year from now, writing and reading each other’s stories. Both because I really like all of you and because by now I’m extremely invested in what is going on in everyone’s simlit 🤣
@ThePlumbob Hear hear on unlikely friendships! You’re never getting rid of me eeeever (just kidding. Mostly. 🤭)
@DeafSimmer It really is like therapy sometimes. Especially the scenes that are the hardest to write end up having a really big impact on your mind. But even just writing about a world that makes sense while our own world is turned upside down by Covid.
Oof, I’m glad I got past that, too. It was a pretty close call, come to think of it. Originally Japan wanted to keep me for a few months longer. I was planned to go home in March, but pushed for December because I wanted to see my family for Christmas. Covid hit in March – if we’d kept to the original schedule, I would not have been able to come back at all. ToC probably wouldn’t have existed. 😶
Everyone is where they are and making the expression they are for a reason, I’m afraid 🤐 I tried to go for subtle foreshadowing this time around. We’ll see how well it holds up.
P.S. I legit forgot about the fact that she’s wearing nothing but flowers and algae and almost put her on the banner as she normally is. I wonder how fast EA would have banned me. 😂
P.P.S. By the end of the weekend, with a little luck!
This prologue left me on the edge of my seat. Wow. Can't wait for the next chapter.
Thank you! It feels good to be posting chapters again 🥰
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Apologies if the images appear a bit blurry. They're very sharp by the time I finish editing, but for some reason Wordpress decides to make them just a little more blurry than normal when I upload them. I'm trying to figure out what to do, but blog tinkering is not my forte. 😅
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