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I haven't much been in the mood for playing Sims lately. :( All the same, I've been hanging out in the community, and I'm still thinking of my projects.



The conclusion I've come to, is that I really want to finish the Starbloom Travecy first of all, so it can be read as a completed legacy. It has developed a sort of half-baked plot that wasn't really supposed to be there, and there are many threads that will be tied up over the next couple of generations. For something that started out as a no-effort piece of work, it's actually the legacy that's taken me most planning, staging and hunting for the right stuff. I've got a vague sort of plan for where the story is going from here. If I focus my attention a bit better, I should be able to pull it into a more coherent narrative from this stage on. The end of the "Victorian" generation came with a really annoying fortunate accident. If I have the pictures I need, I should have a pretty good free plot twist, which explains a few things. It's time for the Starblooms to move back home, and experience the Worst CC Era. Some of the current cast will have to move to a spare house or two, because there are still four more generations coming.

The Mags and the Macs are still on roughly the same time-line, so I'm going to let them follow each other until the end of the MacAvoy ISBI. Since the Magpies are an Uglacy now, I have no fixed point at which it will end. I'm going to see how insanely weird I can make them. These two legacies will show up whenever I get tired of playing just the Starblooms.

As for the Edgarcy, it's meant as a sort of sequel to the Travecy. The main household, with Turnip as the Heir, is on hold until the Travecy finishes. I just wanted to introduce them while the "original" was still in progress, so they'd be familiar to the readers by the time they take over. Oh, and Hester Magpie will probably marry either Eggbert, Horace or Sprocket in the next generation of the Uglacy. They were born to give her suitably ugly suitors. I'm kind of rooting for Eggbert, since he no longer exists in the Edgarcy. He was too dumb to live. Sprocket has kids in an alternative reality, but he gets to be a candidate since he's the ugliest male spare. I've started building a school for the Apocalyptic Wasteland, so the Edgarcy is in the back of my mind. :)

When I finish the Travecy, I also want to start the 20th Century Challenge I wrote the rules for last year. I have a feeling that one's going to be a looooong runner, since it's 12 generations, so I want a bit of a head start. When the ISBI finishes, it will be given main priority, so again I would like readers to be a bit familiar with the characters. I'm going for a slightly more serious tone with this challenge. There will be the usual (inappropriate) jokes and stuff, but I probably won't be adding any of the fantasy elements of the game. I also admit up front that this legacy will not appeal to everyone. The rules are fairly draconian, for the purpose of creating a demanding challenge. I won't be apologizing for playing out a way of life that's unacceptable in modern society. Also, I'm not here to educate anyone. I will credit my readers with already knowing wrong from right. There will be many things going on in the first generations that aren't seen as ethical today. Expect me to make dark jokes about them, rather than getting righteously angry and constantly reminding the readers of how terrible this is/was. The early generations will be somewhat inspired by my own family history, and people they knew. It will be set in a very rural and homogenous (at least in modern terms) environment, and many people simply will not find themselves represented. However, this is a story of a changing society. Things will change over the course of the 12 generations, obviously.

I'll be posting the updated challenge rules at a later point.

Date: 2016-11-20 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laridian.livejournal.com
I'll be interested in seeing the 20th Century challenge rules. Not sure if I'll try for it - I still need to finish the Brains - but I enjoy reviewing challenges and seeing if it's something I'd like to try. :)

Date: 2016-11-20 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerannesims2.livejournal.com
The first draft of the rules is here. It will play out pretty much like this, but I'll be adding some details here and there.

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