November 29, 2020
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Legacy: Chapter 1

It’s weird to start all over again with a legacy. I’ve been playing for awhile now and enjoying watching Pearl do her own thing. It was refreshing to just sit back and let her be herself.

I settled her in Brindleton Bay and it was raining. I don’t know if that is a good sign but Pearl seemed to enjoy it. Her first action was to play in the rain. Maybe she enjoys the rain as much as I do. It is calming to me and relaxing I have always loved what people consider gloomy things. Maybe it’s because it is the emotion I relate to the most. Its what I feel most days. So for now I’m gong to take it as a good sign.

I started her off with her funds at 1800 and built her a little room with a bed. Not much to do at the moment. We sit and wait for the welcome wagon. I want her to meet and greet people. I also want her to chose her own spouse to spend her sim days with.

The Delgato family stopped by to welcome her to the neighborhood. Pearl might enjoy the rain but they were not to happy to be stuck outside. Keeping true to my word I just had Pear introduce herself and then let her steer the conversation. Sadly she didn’t get very far in the conversation. Maybe Pearl is more of a listener than a talker. Or maybe she prefers solitude instead.

I took her to the bar in town just to see how she would interact. She sat down and started watching the cooking channel. Gain those skills girl.

She struck up a conversation with Marcus so maybe she isn’t so anti-social. Wolfgang joined soon later but he just insulted her and left.

It has been a few sim days and she has not taken an interest in anyone so far. I brought her to the spice festival to meet new people but so far she just enjoys listening to the music.

I wonder if she prefers to just be alone and if all she is really looking for is friends. Would it be so bad if she just ends up adopting kids on her own and does not find a spouse. Only time will tell maybe she will find her one true love in old age or maybe when she is a adult. Or maybe she is just a strong independent woman that doesn’t need someone to feel whole.

November 28, 2020
Simply Manda

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House One: Day One

My name is Elizabeth Spears and here I am sitting on the bench next to my new home an empty lot. I am crazy for taking this offer I know I am. My family and friends back in San Myshouno all think I’m crazy. Why would I agree to take on this challenge of roughing it and helping build Oasis Springs and Willow Creek back to it’s former glory.

To be honest I have no idea why I just knew I needed a challenge in my life and this screams challenge to me. I have to blog about my journey and when I am gone my kids will have to continue the blog. That is the craziest part about this. I have to get my first born to agree to continue on with the plan. I am sure that will be a fun conversation later on in life.

This rundown diner is all Oasis springs has to offer. Like that is it otherwise it is an empty desert. I can’t tell how the food taste there I don’t have any money. That is part of the deal I start over here on an empty lot with no money. Hopefully I didn’t bite off more than I can chew.

I’m hoping this experience will help me when it comes to pursuing my career as a writer. I just need a computer to start working on it. Hopefully I can save up enough money to buy one.

They did not leave me empty handed when they dropped me off here. I got a handy dandy fishing pole and I got to keep my cell phone so I can blog. Though it was weird asking strangers who use this town to walk and bike ride to take my picture.

I caught my first fish If I had a fire pit I could roast it. Oh well maybe someday. I will sell it and earn some money. You can sell just about anything online now a days.

I tried my hand at digging up collectibles. If you get fossil they can go for a pretty penny.

These old wells are great for catching frogs. Breeders pay top dollar for rare ones. Though they are so slimy and I am not a fan of frog hunting.

My haul for the day not to bad if I do say so myself. I think I will be completely fine out here on my own. Though I do miss everyone back home.

I even earned enough money for a bed and a bush for when mother nature is calling me.

Even after a good day I still felt lonely and sad. Not my proudest moment but I cried under the covers.

I stumbled upon this little food stand and decided to order food with what little money I had left.

I decided after some food to introduce myself to at least one person and have an actual conversation not just ask them to take my picture. I met Candy she seems nice. She let me know I’ve been on about every news channel for what I’m doing. She thinks I’m crazy but wished me luck on my journey.

I spent a little time before bed stargazing. It is very peaceful and quiet around here. So you all are wondering why Oasis Springs and Willow creek are so empty. You see when more and more towns began popping up people started moving and trying new things. Soon no one wanted to live here and the homes became so broken down it was decided to demolish them all.

Though with the new towns getting more and more populated then government decided to try and rebuild the old founding towns and breath life back into them. I’m the first and only person crazy enough to jump at the idea of an adventure like this.

I won’t post every day like this some days I’ll post one to three days together it all depends on how much happens in a day. The first day I had to share by itself it was a special day. It marked the beginning of my journey and my future families journey.

Till next time-Elizabeth is signing off.

November 28, 2020
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ISBI- 1-9

It’s finally time for the wedding and it was beautiful. There is not a lot of words in this chapter I will let the pictures do the talking. I love them so much.

June 27, 2020
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ISBI 1-8

Emma aged up into a pretty kitty. No sign of ghost Penny. Though I keep mourning her. I hope she turns up soon.. I miss her.

Jane got a promotion at work and she looks so proud of herself. She is bringing a lot of money and saving up for their wedding.

Everything is all set for their wedding. They are getting married on Saturday. To make it a little more challenging they will not be keeping any money they get from reselling these items.

Harvestfest is right around the corner so I had Jane decorate the house and Alice came out to inspect her work.

Harvestfest came and Jane went an made offerings to all the gnomes. Thankfully she did not anger any of them.

Jane and Alice enjoy I nice Harvestfest meal together. I’m so excited I can’t wait for their wedding.

Alice’s and Jane’s birthdays came and that meant taking the potion to reset they age meter. They can’t be raising kids as elders.

Jane still mourns Penny everyday but she still hasn’t returned. I miss her.

June 13, 2020
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ISBI 1-7

Jane is back on campus.. those 5 days when by in a blur. She is tutoring other students for her aspiration. Though I don’t know how well she does at it since she isn’t the greatest student herself.

Jane spends some quality time with Alice..they make such a cute couple.

Penny has aged up into a adorable grumpy old cat. She is so pretty.

Jane did it she finally has her degree. I’m so proud of her. Now she is working as an investor. She is slowly working her way up the career ladder. They need to invest in the home so they can raise some nooboos.

Alice and Penny decided to nap together on the couch.

Meet Emma Potter the new addition to the family. Penny won’t be with the family for much longer so I decided to get them a new cat. Though my plans are to brink back Penny as a ghost cat in the household. Though Jane is paying more attention Alice. So much love in her eyes makes my heart melt.

RIP Penny

Penny only lived for one more day. I was heartbroken and Alice was at work when it happened. Though I can’t wait for her to come back as a ghost cat.

June 5, 2020
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ISBI 1-6

Alice is not doing so well taking care of herself. She has become obsessed with the computer and spends all her time on it. Poor girl passed out from lack of sleep.

Look at Jane multitasking so well… taking care of her skin and doing her homework. I have her working her butt off so hopefully her grades will be good.

Jane had her birthday and aged up into a fine adult, I know what your thinking she better start thinking about an heir but she is going to get a youth potion to help with that. So she gets to live through adulthood twice.

The next day it was time for Alice to age up to an adult. She will be getting a youth potion as well. I can’t wait till Jane is done with school and they can start living a life instead of Jane being busy all the time.

I am not going to lie I swore at my computer when I saw the grades. It is just bullshit. She did all the work and never missed a class. I’m still mad at this…. maybe she just needs to focus on school. Time to quite her job.

Jane needed a pick me up after those grade results and so did I. I had her pop the question to Alice hoping she would say yes.

As you can see she didn’t reject her, they make such a happy couple. It will be a while before they get married. They have to save up enough money. I want them to have a proper wedding and invite all their friends. I was thinking of holding it in their back yard. It is big enough.

June 3, 2020
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ISBI 1-5

Jane had Alice over for a date night at home. Jane can’t afford nights out on the town at the moment she needs to save all the money she can. Though I feel like the date was a huge success.

After the Woohoo session Jane decided to cook a late night dinner for the two of them. I think they make an amazing couple and are so cute together.

Alice stayed the night and I am still staring my this picture going awwww…. I just love them so much.

Alice left and a few minutes later she called Jane and invited her over. Jane got to meet Alice roommates but didn’t stay too long she had homework to complete. Such a busy woman.

Alice kept asking Jane out to do things but Jane is always busy either with school work, work, or taking care of her and penny’s needs. So I just said fuck it and moved her in. Now I can’t control her or do anything with her because she is not the Torch holder. So this should be fun.

SMH… this little asshole… yes I called penny an asshole ran away again on them. I swear this cat just likes to see Jane upset. Thankfully she came back and is fine.

June 1, 2020
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ISBI 1-4

I’m about to pull my hair out. Everything is breaking and poor Jane has to fix it all. We don’t have the funds to just replace or hire a handyman. That would cost to much and she doesn’t make much as a retail employee.

We attempt again to have a some type of romance in Jane’s life. This time we met our blind date at the diner in town. Alicia is so cute. Hopefully this works out better than the last one.

Score first kiss on first date, we are making progress. They aren’t official yet, I want to give it some time to see how the relationship progresses.

The next day we take Penny to the vet, don’t worry she is not sick. It’s time to get her spayed don’t want any little kittens running around. Jane can barely take care of herself and penny. We don’t have the funds to feed anymore mouths at the moment.

It’s time hopefully everything goes well and their are no issues. Penny is being really brave and walked right up to the machine. Jane is sitting in the corner watching.

Procedure was a success though I don’t think Penny likes the cone around her head. She seems rather annoyed at us. Hopefully giving her a treat with smooth things over. Besides it is for Penny’s own good as well.

Semester two grades are in and Jane did not do so well. She has been put on academic probation. I hope I can get her grades up next semester. Though I might have done her more harm than good. I signed her up for 4 courses this time around. I must be crazy.

May 31, 2020
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ISBI 1-3

Grades are in and she didn’t do too bad. Hopefully next semester will be better for Jane.

I decided to set Jane up on a blind date. She met Nalani at the pub for their date. They seem to be hitting it off well hopefully this is the start of something.

I think I spoke to two soon. Just look at the face Jane is making I don’t think this is a match made in heaven. Time to end this disaster and try again another day.

The next day I have Jane work on her two presentations she needs to do for this semester. This one is going to be rough. She has two presentations and a term paper due. I am keeping my fingers crossed she at least passes her classes.

I only had her make the presentations normal, poor girl was wiped out with all the work for this semester. Between school, work, and taking care of herself and penny she barely got any sleep.

Showing love to Penny even if she looks annoyed and doesn’t want it. Well, too bad for her Jane needs some cuddles in her life. This week has not only stressed her out but me as well. So glad the weekend is around the corner for her.

May 31, 2020
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ISBI 1-2

I took Jane out to the local bar to meet some new people. It didn’t turn out the way I planned. One drink in and she was crying at the bar. Apparently she is a sad drunk. I figured it was best to take her home so the people in town didn’t think she was crazy.

Here she is again bawling her eyes out while doing homework. I feel bad but her life isn’t that hard. Well all she has been doing is work and school so maybe she is crying from the stress. Some people just need a good cry and then they feel better and can get back to work.

Penny aged up in to a beautiful cat. Though this stinker ran away shortly after aging up. Jane showers her with attention apparently it wasn’t enough. *shakes head* Hopefully this will be a one time thing and she won’t do it again.

Look at poor Jane she can barely keep her eyes open. This week she only had time to work and go to school. It was a hell week but we managed to survive it. She has missed so many outings and events. Though she now has weekends off so she will have two days with no school or work so she can enjoy her life a little. I’m going to install the sims dating mod due to her not having any time to really meet someone. Otherwise this challenge will end before it even begins if she doesn’t have a torch holder.

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Building Newcrest

ONYEKA ONLINE

Messing with Pixel People

The Babbling Brook

Where the Waters Flow, Legacies Grow

Cathy Tea's SimLit Anthology

Goofy Love and Other Stories