ashleyleigh: (taecyeon)
 
Working on the next chapter and I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the story relies heavily on flashbacks. This entire storyline with Jamie I'd written just didn't fit with the overall flow. But it's important so I couldn't just drop it. So I turned it into an interlude instead. 


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ashleyleigh: (troy!)
Remember that last post? Well, I got the charger today and with some prodding the old laptop turned on. Getting all my files off now. Yay!
ashleyleigh: (Default)
Good news, I got a new laptop. Bad news it's because my old one died. It shut off and will not turn back on. I think the problem is the charger. I was already having problems with the battery, and with the charger not working either, there's no way it'll turn on. I've been waiting four days for a new one to arrive, and hopefully it'll be here soon. But there's no guarantee that's even the issue. It could be a lost cause.

So what does all this mean for my little story?

I have nothing backed up. No saved games, none of the sims, nothing. I had multiple copies of my saved games on my old laptop, but that does me no good now. I'm pretty sure a friend of my dad's who's an IT guy can get all my stuff off even if the laptop's dead (he's done it before), but it'll be awhile before he'll do it I'm sure. When you get IT work done for free, it's not always fast.

So it may be awhile before any more [post]mortem hits the web. Maybe the charger will get here tomorrow and I'll be able to transfer everything to my new laptop with no problems. I hope so. There is so much on that laptop I need. If nothing else, I learned to finally back up my stuff. You'd think I would've learned by now considering all the computers I've gone through over the years, but whatever. Got a portable hard drive ready and waiting to hold all my stuff once I can get it all back.

On the bright side, this new laptop runs the Sims much better than the last one. And just in time for Generations too. And my Late Night disc was stuck in the old laptop and I finally got it out today. (Hint, it involved a paper clip.)

Anyway, whatever happens, I'll keep everyone updated. :(
ashleyleigh: (Default)
I'm alive!!!

So, I graduated and I'm starting my first real job soon. Yay for me. For you that means I will have more time to work on this story, which I had to put aside for the past few months unfortunately. I'm working on the next chapter, which is going to be extra long to make up for the absence. I really appreciate the people who read this story and comment on it. And if you're still out there waiting on the next chapter, I want what you're waiting for to be worth it.

Anyway, turns out I missed a lot of new stuff while I was away. There's a new EP coming out like next week. Someone figured out poses, and everyone went pose crazy. Been having a lot of fun playing with those. I wish some of the poses had better facial expressions, most of them are kind of blank in my opinion, but there are so many new things I can do with my photos now. Exciting!

So I threw Delia and Max in a room and played around with some poses 'cause I can. I don't know what to call this one. Something with Spring in the title. I don't know. They're pretty.

Oh, and new banner too! See you all in a week or so with a new chapter. Thanks again for waiting.

ashleyleigh: (bunnytaec)
Finally finished writing the next chapter today. I kept changing my mind on how it would go considering all the plot threads I have going on right now. So expect it to be up by the end of the week. Until then, enjoy some photos of the mysterious and maybe crazy Crawford because I felt like playing around with some make up and accessories.

ashleyleigh: (dance!)
 
ashleyleigh: (ariel2)
Photo shoot! Haven't done one of these for awhile. I found this retro house while doing my daily downloading, and I was inspired to snap some photos of my simmies in 1950s garb. As an aside, everything in these photos is by EA. All the furniture, patterns, clothes, hair, acessories. Everything. I believe the only thing that isn't EA is the eyeliner. And oh yeah, one shirt Delia wears. I remember the days in Sims 2 when I wouldn't be caught dead putting my sims in EA/Maxis stuff. I love when things change for the better.

As always these photos are just for fun and do not affect the story.

ashleyleigh: (buffy)
First new chapter of the new year! This is a long one. The longest one ever in fact. I tried a little something different with this one. It plays with the idea of real time (like on the show 24) a little. It all (well most of it) takes place on one Saturday (hence the title) and at certain time intervals I show what the characters are up to in real time. Despite this conceit it's really not much different than the other chapters. Just a little New Years flair I guess.

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Note: This special is a Christmas treat for everyone who's been patiently waiting for a new installment. This special is not quite a chapter and it's much longer than an interlude. It's more of a side story then. However, it will be considered canon because...well, you'll see why when you read it.



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ashleyleigh: (ariel2)
So, it's been almost a month and no new chapter. Well, there are several reasons for that.

1) Just like last time there was a delay, school is a factor.

2) I had some game issues when I installed Late Night. As in, my save game got borked. I tried everything, but I couldn't get it back. I had a back up, it was a little old. So I have all my sims, but I lost some of my sets. It's not that bad, as all the ones I lost aren't ones I use often. But it's not exactly the best news ever.

So what does that mean for you dear reader? I'm hoping I can get the next chapter out over Thanksgiving. Hoping. At the very least it'll be an interlude. Until then, I have some pretty pictures to tide you over. I was fooling around with the new FX machine and Twallan's Debug Enabler since the Chaos painting I use to take my photos hasn't been updated for Late Night yet. The photos were so pretty, I made it into a little photo shoot. I call it Fall into the Gap 'cause they remind me of those new Gap ads.

ashleyleigh: (dance!)

So this interlude wasn't always an interlude. I wanted to do something Halloween-esque, even though it's Spring in [post] mortem time. It started out as a Rocky Horror themed photo shoot (I've watched the movie three times in the last few weeks after discovering it was on Netflix Instant Watch), but somewhere down the line it became an interlude instead. I think it's the longest one I've done so far. I like to think of it as a bridge between the chapter I posted last week and the next one.





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ashleyleigh: (jglinceptionbitchface)
This interlude, unlike the first one, can be seen as the beginning of the next chapter. (I hope to have that ready next week by the way.) I had this scene that I wanted to include but seemed not to jive with the pacing of the rest of the chapter. So here it is all by itself; a nugget of [post] mortem after a month long drought.

ashleyleigh: (troy!)
So, I'm in Architecture school. I never know how busy I'll be. This semester since it's my last year, I've been really busy. I haven't had enough time to get the next chapter ready. I started up the game for the first time in almost a month today. I think it'll still be another week or two before the next chapter goes up, but I thought I should post a little progress report of sorts so no one would think I died or something. There's more [post] mortem coming, and soon.

Anyway, in the hour I played, I took a few photos 'cause any time's a good time for a photo shoot when I play the Sims. I actually like taking photos more in the Sims 3 than I did in the Sims 2 'cause there aren't any pose boxes and not nearly as many hacks. You kind of have to wing it a bit more; go with the flow. In the end, everything takes much less time, at least for me anyway.

For these photos I paired up Chuck and Vanessa and tossed them in Phil's basement. I put them in some of the mountain of CC I've downloaded in the past month, turned up the color volume and had a little fun. I call this one Rainbow Riot. Not sure why. Not much rioting going on, but it's definitely colorful. Anyway, just like always, photo shoots are just for fun and don't affect the story. (However, don't be surprised if Nessa has red hair somewhere down the line. I really like it.)







ashleyleigh: (Default)
Another month, another fun little photo shoot. This time around it was inspired by of all things Gossip Girl. I say that because I can hardly stand the show these days. But the promo for the new episodes in Paris have got me interested. I'll give them a few more episodes to get it together.

Anyway, no matter how bad the writing gets, it seems the fashion on that show is always on point. It's such a pretty show isn't it? Pretty people, pretty clothes, pretty locations. So inspired by all that pretty, in particular that promo I talked about, I sent Delia and Vanessa to France in game (finally a chance to utilize World Adventures for the first time in forever), and snapped some photos. Can you guess who's Blair and who's Serena (hint: it's not that hard)?

Just a reminder, this is just for fun and doesn't affect the story.

ashleyleigh: (scottramona)
Tomorrow I start my last year of grad school (which means less frequent updates fyi), and I got the idea to do a photo shoot with my simmies with that in mind. I was also inspired by some Tommy Hilfiger ads I saw. So without further ado, a end of summer/beginning of fall photo shoot featuring my [post] mortem sims. Just like the last photo shoot, it's just for fun and isn't part of the story.

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