October Updates

a beautiful autumn day in Bay City (on Legacy Island)

Hey everyone, I’m still here. While I’ve been supremely active on my LASL blog, I have yet to post a chapter update for Kass’ story, The Lost Legacy. Never fear. Kass will return, and soon… as long as my schedule holds. ūüôā I don’t have a release date yet for an updated chapter, but it’s coming. I promise.

Why the long delay? 

First of all, my schedule between grad school and work is a little crazy.

Second, I wanted to update other connected stories that stood in between – i.e. finish Interludes & Solitude, finish From Riverview With Love, finish La Vita Bella, etc.

Recommendations before KFLL returns 

  • If you haven’t already, read up on Interludes & Solitude (I&S) as this story happens between KCLKF and KFLL. You can find the chapter listing here.
  • Also I&S technically carries over and finishes in Gage’s story, From Riverview With Love (FRWL). If you haven’t read FRWL, I would recommend at least reading the final Part 4 from chapters 1.34-1.41. You can find the chapter listing for FRWL here.
  • There will be some crossover from La Vita Bella (LVB) – so shameless plug for my other story. ūüôā Plus it explains much more of the Xenosi backstory. You can view the chapter list here.

What’s changed?¬†

I’ve changed several things in KCLKF and KFLL.

  • For starters, three chapters have major edits. In KCLKF, the back story of Lady Ravendancer in the chapter 1.27 What Goes Up and¬† details about Heather Danvers, Paranormal Witness, and Bella Goth in 2.16 Like a Good Neighbor and¬†¬†2.18 Living in the Past¬†.
  • A name B.J. La Rue was changed to S.C. Roth in the KFLL (and this is significant, though unless you’re caught up, you probably don’t know what I’m referencing.)
  • Minor things like the dates, calendar names, etc.

At the end of each chapter, I’ve added notes about what has changed if you’re interested or care.

Additional or New World Building Info 

I’ve edited the layout of my site a bit and added a good amount of world building detail. Check it out as it interests you. For the record, I do try to be tasteful and respectful in my portrayals of religions and cultures influenced by the real world. It is never my intention to caricature or offend anyone. Additionally, viewpoints held by my Sims or Sim cultures do not necessarily reflect my own and I do not endorse or promote lifestyle choices, rituals or traditions, or religious, political, or cultural beliefs. This is meant to be a fictitious and fun pursuit for me.

I plan to update these pages as needed. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. ūüôā

Happy Simming!

Lizzie ūüôā

 

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Family Bios: Goth

Sunset Valley Goths

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Gunther Goth, Sr. is the son of Victor and Gretle Goth, the brother of Frida Goth, and the father of Mortimer and Gunther Goth Jr., the late Minerva Goth, and Morgana Wolff née Goth. He is the grandfather of Cassandra, Alexander, Montgomery, Chiara, Wolfgang, and Gloria Goth.

He is a Virgo, and his birthday is Simtember 17th. He is 80 years old. He is the college dean of Sunset University in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia. He has two cats, Hecuba and Meneslaus. He was a professor of business and economics at Massimchusetts Institute of Technology and later the Treasurer of the Board of Simvard University for many years in Olde Towne. He raised his children in Pleasantview where he invested in numerous properties including the university. His traits include Friendly, Frugal, Genius, Good Sense of Humor, and Bookworm. The highway in Pleasantview is named in his honor.

He is moderately interested in style, mostly a neat appearance. He also enjoys hiking, lifting weights, and swimming to stay in shape. He was on the swim team at Simvard University. He enjoys chicken drumsticks, hot cocoa, and hot cider.

cornelia-goth

Cornelia Goth née Crumplebottom is the daughter of Simon and Prudence Crumplebottom, the sister of Olivia Crumplebottom, and Robert Crumplebottom, and the mother of Mortimer and Gunther Goth Jr., Morgana Wolff née Goth, and the late Minerva Goth. She is the wife of Gunther Goth Sr. and has two cats, Meneslaus and Hecuba.

She is the founder of the Sim City Bridge Society, and she plays bridge with the Sunset Valley Bridge Club. She enjoys high tea. She also has an interest in phrenology. She is interested in theater. Her traits are neat, friendly, bookworm, supernatural fan, and proper. She is a Pisces and her birthday is Simbruary 27th. She is 77 years old. ¬†She enjoys tennis, golf, and walking. She prefers black licorice, sushi, and mushrooms. She enjoys seaweed wraps. She enjoys parties and celebrations. She is always dressed to the nines. She is interested in her daughter-in-law’s movies.

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Mortimer Goth is the husband of Bella Goth, the father of Cassandra and Alexander Goth, and the oldest son of Gunther Goth, Sr. and Cornelia Goth. He is a deeply troubled man, and while he has attempted multiple relationships with other women for appearances sake, he still loves his missing wife. He moved his family to Sunset Valley when Cassandra was in high school.

He is 55 years old. His birthday is Simpril 21st and he is a Taurus. His traits include Genius, Bookworm, Charismatic, Hopeless Romantic, and Workaholic.¬†He is the director of the Office of Campaign and Political Finance in the capitol of Califorsimia. He was born in Sim City, D.S. He enjoys playing chess, reading, and bug collecting. He often brings flowers to his wife’s grave, who is presumed dead. He disapproves of his daughter’s fiance. He is incredibly neat and he desires an impeccable house. He was romantically interested in Nina Caliente during his wife’s absence.

He had an older sister, Minerva, who never married her partner, Elmer Watson, but had three children (Chiara, Gloria, and Wolfgang) by him. Minerva and Elmer both died. His younger brother, Gunther Goth, Jr. and sister-in-law, Amelia have one son, Monty. His younger sister, Morgana married Thornton Wolff and also lives in Sunset Valley.

Mortimer is a descendant from Simelia and Dietrich Goth, founders of the SimNation. He is also distantly related to his wife, as she is the great-great-grandneice of Simelia (whatever that makes them).

Cassandra Goth is the oldest daughter of Mortimer and Bella Goth and the older sister of Alexander. She is 23 and an Aries. Her birthday is Simbruary 5, 2393.

Cassandra is engaged to Don Lothario, but formerly she had a crush on Darren Dreamer.¬†She is a concert violinist who attended Jullisimard School and plays for the Big Apple City Philharmonic. She also plays piano. Her traits include Virtuoso, Brooding, Irresistible, Artistic, and Hydrophobic. She enjoys reading, stargazing, rock music, alchemy, Gothic dress, and tea parties, and is interested in death, macabre, and paranormal. Science and history interest her, but she doesn’t know if she ¬†wants another degree.

Cassandra  has a crystal ball that once belonged to her great-great-great grandmother. She enjoys tea with her grandmother, Cornelia once a year on her birthday. She is health conscious, and never misses a physical. She has perfect 20/20 vision since she had surgery to correct her eyes. She was a Heritage Girl. She was on the golf team in high school but the sport made her miserable as she only played to please her parents, even though she was very good.

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Alexander Gabriel Goth is the son of Mortimer and Bella Goth. He is the younger brother of Cassandra. He is 19 and  just completed his freshman year at Sim State University in Pleasantview, Misimigan. He is studying accounting. By I&S, he is revealed to have transferred to La Fiesta Tech in Desierto Rojo, Mexsimco.

His birthday is Simune 18, 2395. He is a Cancer. He attended private school all his life. He loves learning. He is a concert pianist, and enjoys chess. His traits include Virtuoso, Bookworm, Ambitious, Flirty, and Brave. He enjoys reading mysteries. He also enjoys writing on occasion.

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Gunther Goth, Jr.  is the son of Gunther, Sr. and Cornelia. He is also the younger brother of Minerva and Mortimer and the older brother of Morgana Wolff. His wife is Amelia and he has a son, Monty. He lives in Bay City and is the eccentric CEO of Raven Research Syndicate, formerly Goth Family Foundation.  He and his wife have a loveless marriage, though they are pleasant to one another.

Gunther is 45 years old. His birthday is Simpril 2nd and he is an Aries. His traits include absent-minded, charismatic, grumpy, workaholic, and commitment issues. He has a hard time staying focused and has hopped around in jobs frequently. He was formerly a City Council Treasurer for Bay City, Califorsimia. He worked as a band manager just out of college before his parents put an end to his music career. He bought the 74.1 The SIM radio station in Sunset Valley after grad school, but has since then sold the station. He has a bachelors degree in journalism and a masters in business finance.

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Amelia Goth¬†n√©e Merchant¬†is the wife of Gunther Goth, Jr. and the mother of Montgomery “Monty” Goth. She formerly lived in Elba Village where she owned a store, Amelia’s Closet. She and her husband have a loveless marriage, though they are pleasant to one another.

Amelia is 41 years old. Her birthday is Simuly 13th and she is a Cancer. She is a painter and manages the Sunset Institute of Modern Art. She particularly loves town festivals and almost always makes an appearance. She¬†is the heiress of “Slush Queen” Desserts.

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Montgomery “Monty” Goth¬†is the son of Gunther Goth, Jr. and Amelia Goth¬†n√©e Merchant. He lives in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia with his parents. He is 7 years old and in 2nd grade. He is a Capricorn and his birthday is Simuary 7th. Monty’s traits include grumpy, ambitious, and artistic. He is a B student. He often has angry outbursts or is moody for no apparent reason. His parents are considering counseling.

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Bella Goth née Bachelor was born on  Simuly 28, 2372 to Simis Bachelor and Jocasta Bachelor née Salvaje.  Her full name is Maribella Madelyn Bachelor Goth. She is the older sister of Michael, Marshall, and Nella Bachelor.  She is also the great granddaughter of Mathilde Goth (also known as Lady Ravendancer).

Bella attended Pleasantview Learning Center in Pleasantview and studied theater arts at Sim State University in Neighborly City. She contracted with Surround Sound Studio in Neighborly City and Pleasantview Films in Pleasantview. Her break-out role was on the television soap opera, Specific Hospital. She also had various roles in The Hunchback of Monte Vista, Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Tyde, and Simlock Holmes.

Bell is the missing wife of Mortimer Goth, the mother of Cassandra and Alexander Goth. She disappeared on the 4th of July ten years ago. The family all has different theories of why and how she disappeared, but it is believed she ran off with another man. The police determined it was a cold case after never finding her. Bella was a former television and movie actress. On Simtober 29, 2415, Halloween Night,  she reappeared in Strangetown after a ten year absence. She was reunited with her family in Desierto Rojo, Mexsimco to avoid the press.

Bella also has connections with the Silverton-Antonelli Estate as she stayed there during a mysterious pregnancy. She was friends with Amy Riveria. Kass discovers her diary hidden beneath the floorboards in the mansion in KFLL.

Morgana Wolff née Goth is the youngest daughter of Gunther Sr. and Cornelia Goth. She is the younger sister of the late Minerva Goth, and Mortimer and Gunther Jr. She is the wife of Thornton Wolff. Morgana is named for her great-great grandmother.

Morgana deeply wants to have children. Her lifetime wish is to raise 5 children from babies to adult. Morgana is a pharmaceutical researcher at Doo Peas Pharmaceuticals, and she’s working to get her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science so she can teach at the collegiate level. Her traits are Charismatic, Genius, Good, Workaholic, and Family Oriented. Morgana loves diamonds, and her husband often tries to buy her affection with the jewels.

Morgana is a Cancer and her birthday is Simuly 18th. She is 35 years old. She was once a competitive swimmer. She also is an accomplished equestrian. She enjoys attending couples retreats with her husband despite their rather poor relationship.

Thornton Wolff is the husband of Morgana Wolff. They had a whirlwind fairy tale wedding, but shortly after, they learned they were incompatible. Thornton dislikes children, and children are all his wife wants. He is 42 years old. He is a Capricorn and his birthday is Simuary 3rd.

His parents (an overbearing doctor and neurotic housewife) consistently argued and he doesn’t want to be that kind of dad to his kids. He is an ambitious perfectionist, dislikes children, and has commitment issues and occasionally is a daredevil. He is the CEO and founder of the Nebula Corporation, an multinational technology company headquartered in Lunar Lakes on Luna. He is friends with several young women, causing his wife some concern.

August Updates, Reader Poll, What I’m Reading, and More

Author Note: Jump to the bottom if you would like the brief overview. Also this post will also be found on LASL, almost word-for-word so no need to read in both places.

Chapter Updates:

The first arc of La Vita Bella is complete. You can read chapters here. I would love to hear your thoughts about the first part (if you’re caught up) – overall general mood/tone of the story, Bella’s character and personality, the people that flow in and out of her life, and any additional questions you might have or predictions for the future. You can answer/ask me here or over on the forums. ūüôā

I am also coming to a close of the first arc of Darkness May Dream. I’ve been binge writing chapters, amping up for an intense conclusion, if you’re caught up and can tell. You can catch up on chapters here, read updated character bios here, and read my author notes… er…dark musings here.

Announcements:

Reap No More (RNM) is coming soon to my DMD simblr. This will include tales and myths from the DMD universe. I plan to write these stories in a neighborhood-rotation style exclusively on my Simblr. I am curious about what kinds of stories you would like to hear, and who, in particular, you would like me to follow. Please take a few minutes to vote in the poll:

Since I’m consistently retconning and improving my writing (I hope), I have decided DMD is set in an alternate universe… a dark universe… so it stands alone from my other Sim stories (i.e. KFMS, FRWL, CFT, LFL, etc.). This brings me to my next announcement…

Stories from the Dark (Sims) Universe

Introducing my new WP… Stories from the Dark Universe (SFDU) – a collection of fractured fairy tales told in the Sims universe. You can visit the new site here –¬†https://darkuniversesims.wordpress.com/.

…and just when you think I could not possibly start any more stories… in my defense, this is a move/revamp of an existing story…the Secret Identity of Jessica Rossum (SIJR).

On this site, I will revamp my SIJR story. I have already moved the first chapter so you can re-read it or you can read it for the first time… or ignore it if you don’t want to reread it. I’m planning a reverse legacy, starting with the last “heir” so to speak, and working backwards while interweaving Jess’ story. This will follow a Disney-esque legacy challenge style. Jess will also have a connection to a character from the DMD universe… yet to be named in public. ūüėČ

I will also make Generation 2 of my DMD story available in WP form on this particular WP as the stories are set in the same universe. That’s for all you DMD fans who asked for a WP version in addition to the Simblr. That also means the DMD chapter list will be moving from my LASL site to its new home on SFDU. The DMD chapter list will remain on LASL until Gen 1 is complete. In the meantime, DMD has an¬†updated characters post on SFDU.

What I’m Reading:

I wish I was actually reading on a beach in the pale violet twilight, but unfortunately, I’m a bit land-locked here. So my Simself will indulge…

Recently I finished binge reading @friendsfan367’s The Benders. Something I love about friendsfan’s The Benders is how refreshingly aware they are, and how she manages to capture each Sim’s unique personality in short, but powerful lines.

I also finished @swcheppes’ Super Dating recently for my reading circle, and I have to say I love the comic book connections and the writer’s narrative style. Totally worth a binge.

I was thinking about adult summer camps, and decided to check out @CathyTea’s Summer Camp stories at her suggestion. The idea is awesome and I plan… maybe… some day… so shouldn’t start another story... to do some kind of summer camp story myself. Readers, would you prefer a TS3 setting, TS4 setting, or both? Right now, the thought is an adult summer/early fall-ish painting camp in Riverview with Gage Briody. This story would be featured on my LASL blog or LASL Simblr. Preferences? And you would be able to send me your Sims. (Note: I do not have any TS4 expansion packs).

I’ve also been reading Memoir Me, following the lovely TS4 Kim sisters as they process the death of their father. The chapters are short, but sweet, and the writing is evocative.

The Long Short:

Okay, brief synopsis in case you don’t actually want to read everything or need to review what you read when you’re done:

  • La Vita Bella arc one is complete
  • DMD Gen 1 is coming to an end. More chapters available on¬†https://darknessmaydream-simblr.tumblr.com/.¬†
  • Reap No More is a new series coming to my DMD Simblr. Vote in the poll above so you can tell me who you would like to see featured.
  • The Secret Identity of Jessica Rossum (SIJR) is moving to its new home on my new WordPress for my alternate dark universe… Stories from the Dark Universe (SFDU).
  • DMD Gen 1’s table of contents will be moving to SFDU, but will remain on LASL during the transition from Gen 1 to Gen 2.
  • SIJR is getting a makeover, and will be a reverse Disney legacy challenge featuring all kinds of Disney heroines.
  • DMD is set in the dark universe, along with SIJR.
  • DMD Gen 2 chapters will be available on SFDU for my WP readers.
  • Read The Bendersit’s bendy fun… okay… trying to be clever and it sounds terrible ¬†– it’s awesome!
  • Read Super Dating – it’s super!
  • Read Summer Camp – it’s camp-tastic...*face palm* I’m so done with being cheesy
  • Read Memoir Me – it’s memorable.
  • Interested in an adult summer-camp story for TS3 or TS4 on either my LASL WP or LASL Simblr? Let me know.
  • Thanks for reading. ūüôā

July Updates, Liebster Award, and New Stories

Oh my goodness! It has been too long. I have been sucked into the world of school and work and I haven’t had the time to update.

First of all, I finished From Riverview, With Love series following Gage Briody in his romantic mishaps and adventures in the lovely town of Riverview and big city, Devils Port, Simcago. This was quite an accomplishment. I finally just committed and plowed through, and I was continuously amazed by the characters and their stories. I feel privileged to have told Gage’s story.

I have some fun  extras  I will share here:

I found this picture to be so cute of Gage and Anita, but I couldn’t find a place to put it.¬†

Gage and his half-siblings, Zia on the right, and Zeke on the left. 

The household waiting around for me to get my act together and screenshot, but I thought it was funny that Ethan started playing guitar while Carlotta and Constance built a snowman together. 

A ghost lady whom I was going to include in FRWL, but decided against it for time and logistics sake, but she was so happy when Gage came to visit her that she hugged him.


Secondly, I have started La Vita Bella, the story of Bella Bachelor Goth, once more, and this time I have a plan, outline, screenshots, and a focused story with tie-ins to my current stories. I hope you take the time to pop over and read Bella’s story.

Here’s my updated synopsis:

Everyone knows the story of Bella Goth… but do they really? Who is the mysterious lady in red behind the most infamous disappearance in the history of the SimNation, maybe even the entire planet, Simterra? What really happened leading up to those missing years? In a world where there is more to everything than meets the eye and beauty is more of a curse than a blessing, Bella is an extraordinary girl who wants to be ordinary looking to fit in a strange, wondrous world. It is time for Bella to tell her own story. 

Bella’s first two chapters are up:

If you haven’t already, you can read the 2 Prologue chapters for Bella’s series:

Finally, I was nominated for the Liebster Award a terribly long time ago by the lovely Kate of the Loewe Legacy, and my sincerest apologies for taking so long. I am now going to officially accept the award, albeit really late, and thank Kate for her kind words regarding my stories. The Loewe Legacy is a wonderful legacy story following Kate from Appaloosa Plains to a new life and home in Monte Vista, and her adventures with horses and family in Italy. I would highly recommend reading it.

 

The rules are as follows: 

  • Share the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Nominate other bloggers who you feel deserve the award.
  • Answer 11 questions by your nominator and ask your nominees 11 questions.

The questions I was asked by Kate:

1. What was your most memorable dream or nightmare? Probably the one I am writing a novel series about right now. I was dreaming about time travel and San Francisco and futuristic societies and lost lands and talking dragons and fierce female warriors.

2. When you were a kid what silly thing were you deathly afraid of?  Tickling

3. What is your biggest fear now? Not doing anything with my life.

4. If you could instantly know how to speak another language, what language would you choose to know? Japanese

5.¬†When does time pass the fastest for you and when does it pass the slowest?¬†Fastest – when I’m having fun or when playing the Sims – seriously, I look up and wonder where the evening went ; Slowest – when I’m trying to be productive

6. What was the strangest gift you’ve ever received?  a pouf hat

7. What weird smell do you really enjoy?  sunscreen

8. If you could talk to animals, which animal would you talk to and what would you ask?  my cat; why are you doing that?

9. Would you rather live in the wilderness far from civilization or live on the streets of a city as a homeless person?  I love the mountains, so I would probably pick to live in the secluded wilderness.

10.  If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?  Why did everything happen the way it did?

11. Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?¬†Ooo… good question… hopefully pursuing my dreams and making a difference in the world using my gifts, talents, and abilities and still writing because writing brings me such pleasure and joy. I would hope my husband and I are still going strong, and I have more cats because I love kitties.

My Nominees (in no particular order): 

My 11 Questions for My Nominees: 

  1. What is your favorite sound and why?
  2. If you could travel and live anywhere else in the world, where would you go?
  3. Who is your role model?
  4. When was your last celebration in the Sims and what was it?
  5. What about the Sims compels you to write stories?
  6. If you could create a world in the Sims, what type of world would it be or what city would you model it after?
  7. Who’s your favorite townie or premade and why?
  8. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
  9. What is your hidden talent?
  10. If you were a Sim, what would be some of the things you would do?
  11. What question would you really like someone to ask you and what would your answer be?

Thank you again, Kate, for the award, and thanks to all my readers! Happy Simming!

Updates: FRWL & DMD Posts

Hi Simming friends,

Two new chapters of From Riverview, With Love (FRWL):

After discovering his “love” was only for a night, Gage wanders the streets of Simcago (Devil’s Port) until he calls a former love interest.

1.23 Read Like a Book 

After taking the advice of a friend, Gage seeks counsel from the Love Doctor… but she’s not what he expected.

1.24 All Wishes Final 

And more DMD posts – Visit the new DMD Simblr Table of Contents to catch up.

Updates: New FRWL Chapters & More DMD

Continue following Q& A over at DMD. New chapters to come out tomorrow.

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Today’s Question: ¬†How does the whole bond thing work? What’s it mean after they are bonded? Are they killed if they break the bond? What does this mean for the kids?¬†

Two new FRWL chapters:

1.20 Pity Party 

Gage wanders the City of Simcago reminiscing about his life after his public break-up with Heather.

1.21 Love Bites 

Gage Briody visits a vampire house, and finds himself a steamy partner for the night.

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