Hey, all. I’m not gonna lie….I feel pretty guilty accepting all these awards when I’ve been so stunningly inconsistent with posting. I get so much love and support from you all, and I feel like lately I’ve just been falling flat of everyone’s expectations, but at the same time, I couldn’t be more intensely grateful that you all still think of me when these awards come around despite my obvious shortcomings. On that note, a most sincere thank you to thesimperiuscurse, fluffymao, thewindsorlegacy, meg, SimmeraldOtter, caterpillarsims, jax, and velikosmijanje for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award.
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
Well, it is of course an award for bloggers from other bloggers. It is a beautiful way to share all the amazing things other bloggers do and write about. To recognize their efforts in inspiring others to do what they love.
- Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers and add their links.
- Notify the bloggers you included.
- Keep the rules in your post.
Note: Not everyone wrote questions/I couldn’t find them in some instances, but here are the answers to the ones that I’ve seen:
Questions from thewindsorlegacy:
1.) Would you rather fight a hundred goose-sized elephants or a goose the size of an elephant?
After some brief, statistical analyses on the logistics of said battles, I would have to firmly go for the goose the size of an elephant. I mean I realize it’s enormous, but at least there’s only one of them so I think I stand a chance. When there are hundreds I mean, where the hell do I start? They could crush me to death just by working together and sitting on me!
2.) Shuffle your songs on your phone/computer/whatever–what’s the first song that pops up?
Divided by Tegan and Sara.
3.) If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you want to be?
The answer to this probably changes on a daily basis, but lately I’ve been really dying to go to Japan….
4.) Savory or sweet?
Ummm depends, but usually sweet.
5.) What made you create your blog?
I’ve always loved writing and the Sims and at one point I really got into reading the TS2 stories on TheSimsResource and even posted some there myself (which I will never share the link to because they are super embarrassing LOL), and eventually when TS3 came along I started reading TS3 blogs too and became really inspired by people like StyxLady and decided to start a DITFT challenge of my own soooo, here we go =)
6.) What do you do when you want to relax?
Read, write, watch movies, color, lol.
7.) What never fails to make you laugh?
I’m not sure…sarcasm often gets to me though lmao XD
8.) Do you prefer living in a city or in a rural area? Or somewhere in-between?
Probably in-between. I currently live in the city and I don’t like it at all!
9.) If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose and why?
The Harry Potter universe, 100%!!!!!!!!! Why? BECAUSE I WOULD BE A GODDAMN WIZARD.
10.) If you could domesticate any animal and have it (safely) be your pet, which would you choose?
All this talk of mini elephants kind of makes me want a mini elephant to be honest….
11.) What is your favorite word?
Meal….it just sounds so…pleasing. Om nom nom nom.
Questions from fluffymao:
1.) Of your sims, who’s your favorite?
The answer to this actually changes quite a bit depending on whose story I’m working on, but Augustus has stuck out in my mind a lot lately. Again though, probably just because I’ve been working on some flashbacks of his past with Isaac, lol.
2.) What’s the greatest in-game moment you’ve ever witnessed?
Ummm so I was playing the Winters household once and when Tobias was blowing out his candles to age into a young adult his cake caught fire. The entire household began freaking the hell out, screaming, panicking, except Gabriel who immediately whipped out a fire extinguisher and put out the cake. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Tobias then ages up into the stupid default long EA hair and Gemma screams and then Gabriel sprays HIM with the fire extinguisher, LOL. AND THENNNNNNN Joanne comes home from work at that precise moment and walks into the dining room with the BIGGEST smile on her face like “What’d I miss? =D” and then Gabriel’s sim pulled the grumpiest face I’ve ever seen in my life. I laughed for like 15 minutes. I even posted the sequence on my Tumblr. You can see them if you click THIS LINK just ignore that first picture and scroll down, lmao.
3.) What’s your favorite game (aside from the Sims)? If not game, substitute show/book/movie/etc.
4.) What is a trait you wish you had/didn’t have?
I wish I didn’t have the “perfectionist” trait =/ I feel like I would get a lot more done if I didn’t.
5.) You found a black suitcase sitting on your front porch. It’s got $1 million in it. What do you do?
Man, I’d probably report that shit. I’m not about to have some gang member or whatever after me for stealing his/her money. I just wouldn’t trust it at all, lol.
6.) What’s your favorite holiday? Why?
I’m torn between Halloween and Christmas….They’re both my favorite because I have lots of little things I like to do for them and I always have a lot of fun with it.
7.) What’s your favorite color? Any particular reason?
Blue because it’s so prettyyyyyy XD
8.) Any grand plans for the future?
Get my Master’s Degree, become a licensed therapist, not die along the way.
9.) Cheddar, mozzarella, or muenster? Naming gouda as the top cheese is also acceptable. 😛
10.) You have 24 hours to do whatever you please with no repercussions or anyone remembering anything but you. What happens?
Everything I can think of completely selfish and inappropriate. Make of that what you will, LOL.
Questions from meg:
1.) Generate some random items and write a short paragraph story including them!
Lol, alright, the items I got:
My little story:
Lily paced back and forth in her office, her heart beating in her throat and the vague sense of doom beginning to enshroud her like an itchy blanket. She had forgotten that it was her best friend’s birthday. She had forgotten and now here she was pacing with a balloon she’d stolen from someone’s “Congrats! It’s a Boy!” gift arrangement. No easy task, mind you. She’d had to stealthily creep along the wall, dive into the desired cubicle, snip off a balloon, and then make a mad dash into the emergency stairwell. She was pretty sure about fifteen people had witnessed her theft, but that was a matter to worry about later. For now, how could she turn this into a suitable present? It wasn’t even weighted down!
Lily’s eyes frantically searched her office until they fell upon a quartz crystal she was using as a paper weight. ‘It’ll have to do,’ she thought to herself, and then hastily tied the end of the ribbon around the shining stone. Now what though? It wasn’t enough! Shouldn’t she wrap the crystal or something? Make it a surprise? Her eyes fell upon her pencil holder–that would have to do too. Lily dumped the contents of it onto her desk, vaguely wondering when it had become more of a receptacle for old candy wrappers instead of writing utensils, and then dropped the crystal inside it. Ta da!
Feeling rather proud of herself, Lily made her way straight to her friend’s house, shouting, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” as soon as Kimberly’s face appeared in the crack of her opened door.
“You forgot my birthday, didn’t you?” were the first words from Kimberly’s mouth.
“What?” Lily asked, astonished. “No way! I mean…Wait, I thought you liked creative gifts!”
“I do,” Kimberly said with a smile, “but you see…my birthday is tomorrow.”
Lmaooooooooo hope you liked that ridiculous-ness XD
2.) What is the strangest dream you can remember?
I don’t even know because all my dreams are pretty weird. I’m always running around on some alternative planet or some shit being chased by an unseen villain. It’s probably my horrible avoidance tendency, LOL (I laugh but I’m low key crying).
3.) If you could live inside a video game as an NPC, which would you choose?
4.) What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who are rude for no damn reason to people they don’t even freaking know. Like, wth?
5.) If you had to choose anyone (alive or deceased) to be your roommate, who would you choose?
Lol, I’m a solitary creature, I actually prefer to be alone XD
6.) What is the last book that you read?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Help, someone please message me so we can talk about this fuckery.
7.) If the main character from the last TV show you watched tried to kill you, would they succeed?
Oh my god when was the last time I watched a TV show? Shit….maybe it was Once Upon a Time? Gold/Rumple would probably succeed, yes, lmao.
8.) What is something (book, movie, game, etc.) that you will never get bored of?
The Sims and Harry Potter!
9.) If you could have a home built in any style, which would you choose?
Some sort of cozy cabin looking thing with a reading nook by a fireplace =P
10.) If you could only listen to one musician for the rest of your life, who would you choose?
I honestly have no idea. I listen to wayyyyy too many different types of music to choose!
11.) What do you enjoy most about this community?
How supportive and understanding the vast majority of people are =) I love you guys, seriously.
Questions from velikosmijanje:
1.) Do you really enjoy writing for your blog? Does it ever feel more like an obligation than an actual hobby?
I do enjoy writing for my blog, but sometimes I get quite frustrated with myself because it takes me so long =/ I wish I could just get things posted for goodness sake, but I sit here for weeks working on the same stuff and I hate that.
2.) Do you like reading? What is your favorite genre of books?
I absolutely love reading! My favorite genre is probably fantasy…and I don’t know if this counts as a “genre” but I read a lot of Young Adult literature.
3.) What is your favorite book?
The Harry Potter series! I also really enjoyed Fangirl and Carry on.
4.) Out of all the places you visited, which is your favorite?
A difficult decision….Spain, maybe? Or Portugal. Jeez I don’t know, it’s like…I can think of things that I liked everywhere I’ve been ^_^;
5.) Rank the continents from which you would most like to visit to least.
I CAN’T I DESPERATELY WANT TO VISIT THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6.) Are you happy with your current job, career?
Hmm well right now I’m in graduate school to get my Master’s in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), so I sure hope I end up being happy with it! XD
7.) If you could make one different choice at any point of your life, what would you change?
Ummm I’d probably have a job right now instead of choosing to be a full-time student solely. The money situation is getting worrisome and I have only myself to blame.
8.) What is your favorite food?
9.) Do you have any phobias?
Drowning, which is a little silly because I can swim fairly well, but still DROWNING. GAH.
10.) Do you like to exercise or do some physical activities?
Not especially, but I do very much enjoy taking long walks.
11.) Besides blogging, what are your other hobbies?
Gaming and readinggggg.
Questions from caterpillarsims:
1.) If there was one object available in buy mode from any Sims game that you could own in real life, what would it be?
Hmm, interesting question. I think it would have to be The LLAMA because I would love to step into a phone booth and instantly teleport to the destination of my choice!
2.) How much of your Sims stories are based on your real life experiences?
Ummm, it’s difficult to say exactly how much, but I’d say there are trickles of it throughout my stories. So basically if you knew literally everything about me every now and then you’d see something you recognize, but for the most part I modify my own or another’s experience or I just completely make it up, lol.
3.) Do you read a lot of the genre you write?
What is my genre? A blend of drama and romance? I’ve no idea, but I do read books like that, haha.
4.) If you had to spend a day entertaining one of your characters, who would it be, and what would you do to entertain them?
Ummm I’d like to spend a day with lots of my characters, but since he’s been on my mind lately I’ll choose Isaac this go around! To entertain him we would just play video games all day! It would be great XD
5.) If you had to spend a day living as one of your characters, who would it be, and why?
What does it say that I wouldn’t actually like to spend a day living as any of my characters? LOL. Or well, I suppose there ARE characters who I would like to spend a day as, but I have to go in knowing that it certainly wouldn’t be all fun and games. For instance, I would love to be Gemma for a day because she’s so, so clever, but at the same time she has a lot of difficulties connecting to others so it could be very isolating. It’d be fun to be Joanne for a day and perform on a stage in another country, but then she’s also a very emotional being and has really high highs and really low lows, so it’d be a bit of a roller coaster. ….hmm vague realization that all this is literally me, I just turned up several notches/exaggerated the traits in them, lmaoooo. >.>
6.) Do you have any bad writing habits you struggle with?
I am far too long-winded and flowery sometimes. I find myself frequently having to go back and simplify passages or shorten sentences and the like. I try to remind myself “is this detail really important?” but then if I take too many details out the scene feels too barren, so it’s a bit of a balancing act. I also use words like “so,” “very,” “definitely,” “a bit,” “slightly,” and other largely unnecessary qualifiers a lot…and the word “just.” I sometimes run “Finds” and end up having to delete a bunch of them, lol. Fuck me I have a lot of bad writing habits, LOL.
7.) Quote your favorite passage from your most recent story update.
“Time dragged onward- how long she sat there, she wasn’t sure. All she was sure of was that if her brother ever did find that genie she would not waste her wish on forgetting a silly, school-girl crush-she would wish that she had never existed and then float away like untethered balloons.”
Questions from jax:
1.) What is your favorite Pokemon? If you don’t have one, just name a Pokemon you can think of. BESIDES PIKACHU, FOR THE LOVE OF GRAVY, LET THE MOUSE DIE.
Um, Pikachu, duh. KIDDING, LOL. My favorite is actually super typical too, but it’s definitely Charizard. I almost always start with the fire-type Pokemon and as this was the original fire starter, he has an extremely special place in my heart. Plus in the Anime Charizard was like, my favorite Pokemon that Ash had XD How they went from Charizard seeming to hate him and setting him on fire all the time to like, Charizard flying into battle and risking his life for Ash? I’m not crying, you are!! *runs away*
2.) What TV show do you wish they would bring back from the grave and make like 30 more seasons of?
HOUSE M. D.
3.) Would you rather be in 145 degree weather or in negative 2 weather? (Burn or freeze basically).
UMMM I AM PRETTY SURE 145 DEGREE WEATHER IS NOT SURVIVABLE FOR HUMANS SO I’M GOING TO HAVE TO SELECT NEGATIVE 2 THANK YOU, LMAO.
4.) If you were a Sim, would you want to know that someone was controlling you? How would that make you feel?
I would want to know that someone was controlling me, but that would immediately make me want to rise up and overthrow my dictator! ….but then upon realizing that I couldn’t, that literally every aspect of my life is out of my control, I think I would get extremely depressed so….you know, maybe in the end ignorance is bliss.
5.) If there is one person you could talk to, right now, for one hour, who would it be?
J.K Rowling, but I would only need like 3 seconds to ask, “How dare you?”
6.) Are you a night person or are you a night person? (Come on, we’re simmers…)
Neither, I am a NIGHT person, like oh it’s 6 the fuck AM I better get my ass to sleep NIGHT person. I’m on a semi-okay schedule at the moment where I go to bed at like 2-3 AM, but the fact that I consider that okay probably says a lot, XD.
7.) What is your favorite candy that is not chocolate?
Hm, SweeTarts maybe?
8.) If you had to eat the same meal for a week, what would it be?
Carne asada con guacamole, arroz, y tortillas! (Steak, guacamole, and rice in a corn tortilla XD)
9.) What is your favorite part of the human face?
I was going to say eyes, but now that I think about it maybe people’s lips because I find myself always paying attention to whether a person is smiling, frowning, etc =P
10.) What song are you listening to right now? If not now, what was the last song?
I turned off my music to answer these questions (I can’t focus otherwise), but the last song playing was Yo Te Quiero by Wisin & Yandel.
11.) What was the last lie you told?
When I decided to fuck with you by saying Pikachu was my favorite Pokemon, LOL. But I did fess up to it immediately, so don’t worry XD ❤
To be completely honest, I am very much out of the loop when it comes to new stories so any that I would recommend are ones that I have already recommended in the past. Thus, this time around, I won’t be making any new ones, but hopefully I get back into this soon because I really do love reading everyone’s stories, it’s just other things are currently holding my attention.
Anddddddd that’s it! Thanks for taking the time to read this if you did, and if you didn’t, that’s okay too, lmao. I am working on an update of sorts, but I know better now than to give any sort of definitive time estimate for that so all I can do is let you know that I am working on it and hope for the best. Thank you as always for all your patience and support.