17 comments on “Update

  1. Sorry to hear about your relationship problem. I for one cannot stand people who don’t accept others passion but that’s just me. I hope it goes over well. And I hope to read more of this story because I really love it. Heck I wouldn’t mind reading it all over xD I will be patiently waiting for your return. Good luck and make it into something you really love!

    • Maybe i’ll leave it open while I work on the earlier chapters. Maybe it wont take me so long. Thank you Lomai. Your comment made me smile for the first time today. 🙂

  2. Reading this made me truly angry. What a…
    Seriously, I know that this is your decision. But if you should feel the urge to redo the beginning of this just because this guy talked it down, I think you should leave it as it is. My very first sims story The Shady side of Life had a horribly crappy start, and still I would neither take it down nor redo it – simply because it shows how much I have improved in the meantime.

    Most adults I know don´t understand why I like sims. But they do not make fun of it nevertheless. And even my husband who could not care less and has no interest whatsoever in my storymaking just leaves it alone.
    I think you are right about your relationship. It sounds like it either has to change or end 😦

    • Yeah it definitely needs to end, the relationship I mean. Its long and complicated, but hopefully in progress. I never thought i’d be one of those people that stick around with a man like that, but here I am. I used to actually have a spine, but he ripped it out and beat me with it so to speak. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

      • Anytime.
        And I´ll keep my fingers crossed.that things will work out right for you quickly *hugz*

  3. Alright, closing to edit it. Your post on the Sims 3 forum made it sound like you were closing it down for forever.

    I’m with Iomai. I love to reread things and I’ll try to wait patiently for the editing process to be finished. And yes, leave it open.

    • Oh, and I also agree with annasommer. Leaving the earlier chapters unedited will let you be able to see how you’ve improved over time.

      Or at least if you do edit it. Save the earlier chapters for yourself unedited. So that when you start to feel down on your writing you can go back to those chapters and go: hey, I’ve grown as a writer. Look at where I started versus where I am now!

    • I like to re-read also. Cause sometimes especially when a story is so long I forget details and I like to go back and refresh. Well I did want to close it completely, but then I thought about it and realized I shouldn’t have reacted so harshly. I still do want to re-do the chapters, for myself. I will just be happier with them. I will keep both. And you better believe I wont be simming when he’s around anymore, thankfully he makes himself scarce most of the time!

  4. I’m sorry to hear about this… I too am a total perfectionist when it comes to my writing. I love it so much and I would hate anyone reading it to laugh at me or tell me I’m foolish… it’s a massive step to share something you’ve written with the world, and if someone didn’t like it I’d prefer they said nothing at all… I think the fact that your boyfriend reacted the way he does reflects A HELL of a lot more on him than it does you, clearly he is insecure and wants you to feel the same way he does, which you really, really shouldn’t.
    Most people I know don’t understand my whole Sims geek thing… I recently started sharing my blog on my facebook though, and I’ve become really surprised by how positive people are about it… I think your boyfriend is a minority, and he should be happy you’re exercising your creativity,.. not mocking you because of it! Whatever you decide to do with your earlier generation – I look forward to reading it! 🙂

    • You are so right! I would never be able to share this with my facebook page. I think the only person who wouldn’t laugh would be my friend Lauren, but who knows, maybe i’m not giving people enough credit. The way I think if you don’t like something don’t look at it. Thank you for your kind words!

  5. I don’t blame you for wanting to shut down for a while. Your story sound terrible and I hope things will get better. Don’t listen to him because playing the sims isn’t a waste of time. If you enjoy it then you carry on.

    Can’t wait for the re do of Lucy’s story and more of Coles. It would be interesting to know more about her.

    Just want to say your doing so well with the legacy. I get excited every time I see you have posted another chapter. Keep on simming!!!

  6. Aww Amandralynn, sorry you’re going through such a tough time mentally. I have been there myself with people making me feel stupid for the things I liked, and then eventually believing in my own head that I was stupid. I still have those thoughts occasionally, but I realize now they are all lies. I had a story too that I thought was really bad when I first started writing, and I don’t write that story anymore. Not to depress you or anything, but rather, I stopped writing that story because I CHOSE to stop writing it. Your boyfriend telling you Sims is stupid is just his opinion. It does not by any means make the Sims stupid. The Sims is a game disc that has no positive or negative connotations. It’s people’s opinions that make it perceived a certain way. Going through what I did with people making me feel like everything I liked was stupid made me realize that it was really just their opinion. Your boyfriend sounds like those people I met. He doesn’t sound like he’s mature enough to realize that people have the right to like different things, and immature enough to actually make fun of you for liking something that makes you happy. He can have his opinion, and he’s wrong to use it to make you feel bad because you can have your opinion too. It’s like I don’t play World of Warcraft, but I don’t go around telling people who do that they and WoW are stupid. I don’t care that they like it, The fact that they play WoW doesn’t and shouldn’t affect me. Written comments from other kind Simmers who read my stories are what I use to gauge whether people really like the story, not verbal comments from non-Simmers who don’t have any interest in writing. It’s like apples and oranges. if you don’t like the Sims, then you’re less likely to give a shit about a story written about the Sims. If you adore the Sims, are a writer yourself, then you’re waaay more likely to love Sim stories.
    Now this being said, it looks like you have come to a decision to redo your generation one because you don’t like it. That’s cool as long as you are doing it for you, and it’s 100% YOUR CHOICE. I for one made it through all your chapters,and continue to be caught up on your story. Also I should probably tell you this, when I read others’ Sim stories, I NEVER JUDGE anyone’s writing. Are there some stories I adore more than others? Of course. Are there some writers I can relate to more than others? Of course. This however, doesn’t mean that I would ever pit Sim stories against one another and be like “Well that story sucked what a dumb writer.” No, no, no! I realize everyone has different writing skill levels and different styles of writing and I love that. If everyone wrote the same, this world would be a really boring place. It’s the differences that make the abundance of stories out there interesting.
    Anyway, *bear hugs.* I hope this helped. 🙂

    • Its the worst part when people make you believe something in your head because they tell you that over and over again. That’s what he does. Deep down I know what he says isn’t true, but the other half says if someone tells you you are over and over, it must be true. This morning was an argument out of socks. I worked all day yesterday so I couldn’t do the laundry, he was out of ankle socks, and that’s a big no no. I had the audacity to give him long socks. So he told me I was lazy and couldn’t do anything right. Hear that shit enough you will start to believe it. Anyhoo, with that said, I do re-do the first generation, it has nothing to do with him, it has to do with me. I will be happier with it. And yes, your words did help! Thank you!

      • That’s great, Amandralynn. And yes, it’s true, saying something over and over again makes it really hard to not eventually accept their words as truth. That is the really sucky part. Hang in there! 🙂 He is so cowardly though, because he keeps putting you down so he can feel better instead of finding something that actually makes him happy. Sooo yeah. 😀 You are AWESOME. Heeheee.

    • Yep, hear something enough and you will start to believe it. I need to start sticking up for myself a little more. Thanks for your comment, it really did help. 🙂

  7. *Hugs* Sorry to hear about your relationship problems. I actually really like the stories and I hope you will continue to do what makes you happy. At the end of the day, you have to please yourself instead of pleasing others. Once you balance your time, I don’t see anything wrong with playing sims. I find it is an escape from reality sometimes and in my opinion, that is exactly what you need with a partner like that. *Hugs again*

    • Thank you very much! I’ve never let the game interfere with housework ect. if I did i’d update a whole heck of a lot more then once a week! LOL. I’m just with an asshole that nothing is ever good enough piece of crap that needs to GO. Thanks for your kind words. They are much appreciated

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