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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    @_sims_Yimi I'm glad you're proud of Finn <3 He has taken a big step.
    I'm ready to show the next step
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    After meeting Naja, Finn returns home to his beloved island. Finn has some difficult considerations and luckily he has a friend he can talk to.

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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    edited August 25
    Finn and Bella are standing in front of an empty house in Ohan'ali.
    This is far from Finn's dream ... but maybe in time he will like the place.

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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Finn is adapting to life with new conveniences.
    However, he returns once again to the house on Mua Pel'am and here he gets a text message.

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    Note: This is the end of the first part of Finn's great journey.
    I think there are still some unanswered questions in Finn’s life. Some gaps that need to be filled.
    I will take a break. Maybe someone feels like catching up on the story in the meantime.

    When we meet Finn and Naja again, another year has passed.


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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 989 Member
    All caught up!
    Aww, that was such a sweet ending. Both Naja but especially Finn seem to be in a better place now, both physically and mentally. I really like the turtle references and symbolism that you made throughout the story.
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    thank you very much <3
    I'm really glad you persevered all the way and that you also take the time to leave a comment in this thread.

    It will not be the last you get to see for Finn and Naja.
    Finn still has some challenges ahead ;)
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  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,247 Member
    I am so glad that Finn and Naja have made up - that must have taken courage from Finn. Their new house looks great! I hope things will stay happy for them :) also it was great to see Finn being comfortable around people, he is making progress.

    I love the turtle hatching event! The baby turtles are so adorable!
  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Thanks @MaggieMarley <3
    I'm very happy with your comments :)
    Finn has come a long way, even though he is on a difficult journey.
    Yes! The baby turtles are really cute :love:

    NB: Who is the woman on your avatar?
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  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,247 Member
    @MonaSolstraale
    I'm glad you like my comments! I'm sorry for not commenting as regularly as I would like, I've just had a lot to do :( been reading all the chapters though.

    The sim in my avatar is Alexis. She is the female version of one of my favourite male sims born in my game: Alek. In one of my saves, Alek is married to the daughter of Vlad. Alek is a vampire descended from Caleb Vatore and also has alien blood (hence the purple skin).
  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    @MaggieMarley She is very beautiful :love:
    I could sense that you must be very busy :)
    I'm so glad I got the courage to share Finn's story and I owe you a big thank you for your support <3
    Thankfully other readers have gradually posted their comments :)
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  • ThePlumbobThePlumbob Posts: 4,542 Member
    edited August 26
    I've tried to comment again (on my PC this time) but for some reason the comments just seem to disappear every time I hit submit - I don't know why your blog simply doesn't like me :D

    Anyway, I've only just made it to chapter 11, so at least I'll comment here even though I'm way behind in the story.
    It was very relaxing to read through Finn finding his footing in Sulani for the first time, but of course his demons had to follow him wherever he goes - you can't outrun your past, I suppose. Hi has so many terrible memories, and they will follow him wherever he goes until he finds a way to make peace with them - easier said then done, of course. I like the symbolism in your story!

    Naja doesn't realise how good she has it. Her brother is looking out for her, providing for her while he's struggling with his inner battle, and she basically lives in paradise, and all she thinks about is being bored. Teenagers, eh? :D
  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Hi @ThePlumbob
    I just approved your comment in my block so you are in now.
    I'm taking a break before I continue the next part of the story so you have plenty of time to catch up
    Thank you for your comment <3
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    @ThePlumbob
    It got a little late for me yesterday, so I did not have time to think about your comment until today.
    I like your comment about Naja, because one can easily come to focus on Naja's lack of social contacts.
    This is also where Naja has her focus. She is a teenager with all that entails and is not in the least grateful to live in the middle of an earthly paradise :/

    As you point out, Finn can not just escape the demons of the past. That's the whole idea of the story.
    As I wrote the story, I had to learn that the Sims generally get very tense from living on an off-the-grid lot. In particular, brackish water is the cause of their tension.
    It only helped to give me new inspiration through the development of history.
    It was not my original plan to focus so much on childhood memories, but it almost became a necessity to get away from the tense atmosphere on the island and the gloomy atmosphere in the orphanage.
    I like this interaction between an idea, a script and ideas that arise during the course of the game :)

    I find it very interesting when I read other stories to explore how different starting point the writers have. Is it a fixed script change, is it a challenge, is it the text or is it the pictures that carry the story? Besides the fact that I love reading a gripping, exciting or humorous story, I learn a lot along the way :)

    Thank you for your point of view <3
    It took me far around the very core of my story. Finn and Naja :joy:
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Is anyone ready for a new chapter?

    After a year in Ohan'ali Finn is adapting to the islands' relaxed way of life.
    But there are still some unanswered questions in Finn's life. Some gaps that need to be filled.
    Maybe it’s time to start dreaming a new dream.

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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    There is a party in Ohan'ali and it is not to say why?
    ... but if you ask the inhabitants, it does not require a reason to party.

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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    The vast majority of days go by with work and other ordinary chores.
    That's probably how it is for most people ... but Finn is not bored.

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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 989 Member
    Both Finn and Naja seem to be doing so well! Naja especially is growing more beautiful by the day, and it's great to see Finn finally having come out of his shell and interacting with people. Maybe he too can find love!
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Thanks @_sims_Yimi <3
    Yes! Maybe there is hope for Finn :)
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Right now, Finn does not have many difficult challenges.... The neighbors take care of the food and he feels comfortable among his friends.
    But his surroundings seem to have a topic to debate.

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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    Naja is convinced that mermaids exist, but should Finn believe it?
    Maybe it's just her imagination that blossoms when she watches dolphins play in the ocean.

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  • _sims_Yimi_sims_Yimi Posts: 989 Member
    Hahahaha, I didn’t know conch shells could summon stuck-up office ladies with top hats! Quick – someone throw water on her to see what happens!
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    edited September 5
    It was probably a coincidence that the woman with the hat appeared right there :joy:

    You do not have to throw water on mermaids
    They start flapping their arms when they hear the sound of a conch
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  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    A very short section for weekend entertainment....

    Finn loves to use his logical thinking when he plays chess ... but Finn also has a job he has to take care of and today he has been given a new task that requires other skills.

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  • MaggieMarleyMaggieMarley Posts: 4,247 Member
    I've been enjoying your updates on Finn and Naja :) it's nice to see how happy they are!

    Hmm I have a feeling that Finn and Maria might end up together...

    I really like the fire dancing animation :) aww Bella chasing her own tail is adorable!

    I love that picture of the turtles swimming in the ocean as evening draws in, very beautiful.

    Maria is here again, I still think she and Finn would be good together. Also it's nice to see Naja and Duante are still going strong.

    Ah yes a top hat suit jacket and pencil skirt with high heels, the perfect outfit for a beach in Sulani :tongue:

    Those photos Finn took are lovely! I still maintain that Sulani is the prettiest world.
  • MonaSolstraaleMonaSolstraale Posts: 674 Member
    You will definitely meet Maria again ;)

    Sulani is one of the most beautiful worlds ... along with the island of Windenburg and Brindleton Bay ...
    I am often blown away over the landscapes and seasonal changes in Sims4. I often take far too many pictures :joy:
    My screenshot on my computer is a landscape on Sixam :love:
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