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  • NyteRoseNyteRose Posts: 1,311 Member
    edited June 17
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    I'm planning on starting my first-ever SimLit soon - a Bachelorette Challenge (I have the domain - it will be found here). Does anyone have any tips for me as a first-time SimLit writer? That would be very helpful. Thanks! :)

    Don't stress yourself out when writing or put yourself on a strict schedule, this just adds more stress. Don't overthink (something I do too much :D ) If the plot is game-driven, let the game guide you, if not, do the next logical step plot-wise. Hope this helps! :)
    It can't rain all the time- Eric Draven, The Crow
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    Hiya @Pinmat135! Welcome! The best advice I can give you is have fun. Don't stress too much about challenge rules. I like to just have a go at things and see how they turn out, letting the gameplay guide the storytelling.
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 181 Member
    @NyteRose and @AdamsEve1231, thanks for the advice!

    I know I said I'd be starting a Bachelorette Challenge, but due to issues with the Gallery (it won't let me view lots correctly, and I am not a builder, so I ain't making my own), that will have to be postponed. I'm currently starting on a different story, in which our main character tries to make her way up the social ladder until she is a Global Superstar. The introduction chapter is almost finished, so I'll post the link here when it's done!
  • ShadamiShadami Posts: 2,959 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
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    You heard me right! Thanks to TS4's new Pride game patch (though this event is for any and all games) and some IRL happenings that most of you know about already, you have until June 19th to submit sims.

    Hold up. Are those shirts a Road to El Dorado reference? As in the most aggressively bisexual kids' movie of all time? Because they're giving me life right now.

    Il adore that movie so much .. I've drawn those two together so many times... In fact, I thinkjim going to go watch it again.
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 181 Member
    The character intro to Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Finding-AClaim-To-Fame.jpg
    The post can be found here.
  • MorningstarMorningstar Posts: 308 Member
    Shadami wrote: »
    InfraGreen wrote: »
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    You heard me right! Thanks to TS4's new Pride game patch (though this event is for any and all games) and some IRL happenings that most of you know about already, you have until June 19th to submit sims.

    Hold up. Are those shirts a Road to El Dorado reference? As in the most aggressively bisexual kids' movie of all time? Because they're giving me life right now.

    Il adore that movie so much .. I've drawn those two together so many times... In fact, I thinkjim going to go watch it again.

    I really need to rewatch it -- it's been ages. My partner and I are both bi, so I imagine we'd get even more of a kick out of it if we watched it now.

    On a related/Pride month note - just wanted to thank all of you for your inclusion of 'hetero-passing' bisexual couples. It can be discouraging to be told you aren't "really bi" if you're in a relationship with someone of the opposite gender. I've often had my identity questioned, including largely by gay/queer people, because my 'public' relationships have all been with men. Sometimes feel like we're taking 'the easy way' by being in a 'straight-appearing' relationship. So it's nice to hear about all manner of relationships in your stories, across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
    In particular @divanthesimmer's note about his sim Jarred's parents made me smile. Is it weird I look forward to being an openly bi parent? :sweat_smile:
    From the town's first community lot to each household and rabbit hole, watch the stories unfold...
    Rebuilding Appaloosa Plains
    Prologue & Chapters 1-17 out now!
    Origin ID: Mourning-Stars | Simming since 2000
  • InfraGreenInfraGreen Posts: 6,110 Member
    edited June 18
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p
    A thousand bared teeth, a thousand bowed heads
  • CathyTeaCathyTea Posts: 22,676 Member
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    The character intro to Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Finding-AClaim-To-Fame.jpg
    The post can be found here.

    She looks like a great character, @Pinmat135 !
    Cathy Tea's SimLit Anthology

    Dragon Name: Hywicoes | House: Ravenclaw | Wand: Dogwood, Unicorn hair 11 ¼" , Suprisingly Swishy
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 181 Member
    CathyTea wrote: »
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    The character intro to Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Finding-AClaim-To-Fame.jpg
    The post can be found here.

    She looks like a great character, @Pinmat135 !

    Thank you very much! I see you liked the character introduction (I reloaded my Stats page and went OHMYGOD SOMEONE LIKED MY POST! and opened the post up to see who :lol:).
  • MadameLeeMadameLee Posts: 31,249 Member
    *pokes @CathyTea* still reading the Swansons?
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  • MorningstarMorningstar Posts: 308 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p
    :love: :love: :love:
    From the town's first community lot to each household and rabbit hole, watch the stories unfold...
    Rebuilding Appaloosa Plains
    Prologue & Chapters 1-17 out now!
    Origin ID: Mourning-Stars | Simming since 2000
  • NyteRoseNyteRose Posts: 1,311 Member
    edited June 18
    Black Swan has a new chapter!
    Stranger in the Dark
    It can't rain all the time- Eric Draven, The Crow
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 26,405 Member
    i'm sad. i don't use theword depressed anymore cause of anthony. ui cheats broke. again.also randmizer thing only works with ea traits. .
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 26,405 Member
    MadameLee wrote: »
    *pokes @CathyTea* still reading the Swansons?

    while your waiting would you mind doing me a favor? ui broke again can you tell me when its updated. i don't use patreon so i don't know how to find it.
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 181 Member
    Chapter 1 of Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Chapter1.jpg
    The post can be found here.
    Also, yes, I did post another chapter (well, character intro) earlier today. I'm very motivated by my 5 views, 3 likes, and 3 new followers! Wow I'm famous! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    @NyteRose and @AdamsEve1231, thanks for the advice!

    I know I said I'd be starting a Bachelorette Challenge, but due to issues with the Gallery (it won't let me view lots correctly, and I am not a builder, so I ain't making my own), that will have to be postponed. I'm currently starting on a different story, in which our main character tries to make her way up the social ladder until she is a Global Superstar. The introduction chapter is almost finished, so I'll post the link here when it's done!

    There are TS4 updates today so maybe that's why you're having Gallery issues.
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    The character intro to Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Finding-AClaim-To-Fame.jpg
    The post can be found here.

    @Pinmat135 She is beautiful. Is that custom attire or is it from Get Famous? I don't have GF so I don't know.
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    edited June 18
    i'm sad. i don't use theword depressed anymore cause of anthony. ui cheats broke. again.also randmizer thing only works with ea traits. .

    I appreciate your sensitivity, @friendsfan367. I'm sure Anthony does too. :)

    Hope ui cheats are updated soon. It's probably cause of the update EA just released. I usually wait a day or two to play after an update to avoid this problem.
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p

    @Morningstar and @InfraGreen now I feel doubly compelled to include Bill Racket from CFT since he is bi and in a heteronormative marriage of convenience to Rachel. I might revisit the subject with generation 2 if I ever get around to it. :tongue:
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 26,405 Member
    i'm sad. i don't use theword depressed anymore cause of anthony. ui cheats broke. again.also randmizer thing only works with ea traits. .

    I appreciate your sensitivity, @friendsfan367. I'm sure Anthony does too. :)

    Hope ui cheats are updated soon. It's probably cause of the update EA just released. I usually wait a day or two to play after an update to avoid this problem.

    anthony teaches me a lot about it. like everyone he has good and bad days. but someyimes something happens where its really bad. or in some cases really good . i got him a dog. and the next thing i knew anika was pregnant,
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 181 Member
    Pinmat135 wrote: »
    The character intro to Finding a Claim to Fame is out!
    Finding-AClaim-To-Fame.jpg
    The post can be found here.

    @Pinmat135 She is beautiful. Is that custom attire or is it from Get Famous? I don't have GF so I don't know.

    Yes, it is from Get Famous. I don't use CC - the one time I remember doing so about three-quarters of them wouldn't work when I tried to open up the game. It's the third Everyday Quick Outfits option (I normally use Quick Outfits because I'm not any sort of fashionista and prefer maximizing my gameplay time over spending hours getting my sims to look just right) for GF.
  • InfraGreenInfraGreen Posts: 6,110 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p

    @Morningstar and @InfraGreen now I feel doubly compelled to include Bill Racket from CFT since he is bi and in a heteronormative marriage of convenience to Rachel. I might revisit the subject with generation 2 if I ever get around to it. :tongue:

    @AdamsEve1231 Do eet! If I seemed to imply that there was a limit to how many sims you could submit or how "LGBT" they had to appear then I was wrong. ;)
    A thousand bared teeth, a thousand bowed heads
  • AdamsEve1231AdamsEve1231 Posts: 5,942 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p

    @Morningstar and @InfraGreen now I feel doubly compelled to include Bill Racket from CFT since he is bi and in a heteronormative marriage of convenience to Rachel. I might revisit the subject with generation 2 if I ever get around to it. :tongue:

    @AdamsEve1231 Do eet! If I seemed to imply that there was a limit to how many sims you could submit or how "LGBT" they had to appear then I was wrong. ;)

    @InfraGreen Oh no. Didn't misunderstand you. I was just debating since I don't really have 1 particular chapter of his to showcase.
  • XantheanmarXantheanmar Posts: 384 Member
    Shadami wrote: »
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    tumblr_pt68v5oiX51wkuvbxo1_1280.png

    You heard me right! Thanks to TS4's new Pride game patch (though this event is for any and all games) and some IRL happenings that most of you know about already, you have until June 19th to submit sims.

    Hold up. Are those shirts a Road to El Dorado reference? As in the most aggressively bisexual kids' movie of all time? Because they're giving me life right now.

    Il adore that movie so much .. I've drawn those two together so many times... In fact, I thinkjim going to go watch it again.

    I really need to rewatch it -- it's been ages. My partner and I are both bi, so I imagine we'd get even more of a kick out of it if we watched it now.

    On a related/Pride month note - just wanted to thank all of you for your inclusion of 'hetero-passing' bisexual couples. It can be discouraging to be told you aren't "really bi" if you're in a relationship with someone of the opposite gender. I've often had my identity questioned, including largely by gay/queer people, because my 'public' relationships have all been with men. Sometimes feel like we're taking 'the easy way' by being in a 'straight-appearing' relationship. So it's nice to hear about all manner of relationships in your stories, across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
    In particular @divanthesimmer's note about his sim Jarred's parents made me smile. Is it weird I look forward to being an openly bi parent? :sweat_smile:

    Pansexual female with a crush on a male here! I make jokes about being a "bad gay", but I don't actually find it funny that bi and pan people have to worry about being judged for falling in love. Love is Love means everyone.
  • friendsfan367friendsfan367 Posts: 26,405 Member
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    InfraGreen wrote: »
    @Morningstar: thanks! I'm going entirely with community submissions but I'm glad to include any form of bisexuality that simmers will submit (though my own stories nowadays lean heavily towards everyone being with the same sex)

    Most of the best mums and dads I've met are bi so I have high hopes for your future. :p

    @Morningstar and @InfraGreen now I feel doubly compelled to include Bill Racket from CFT since he is bi and in a heteronormative marriage of convenience to Rachel. I might revisit the subject with generation 2 if I ever get around to it. :tongue:

    @AdamsEve1231 Do eet! If I seemed to imply that there was a limit to how many sims you could submit or how "LGBT" they had to appear then I was wrong. ;)

    green can we please set the pride thing to the 30th. the benders are literally locked in their homes right now so i have to wait til i can add doors before i can play.
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