About StyxLady

I've been a huge Sims fan since the original Sims game. LOVING the Sims 3, and the Differences in the Family Tree challenge creaded by TheUsernameFound. I have also started an ISBI challenge for fun.

4.2: The Bodyless Equestrian


Can you believe it?  It’s a HV update!  Crazy, I kno–holy crap WTF??!

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Styx, Where’ve You Been?!

Short answer: working.

Longer answer:  I swore it wouldn’t happen to me.  I wouldn’t be one of those sim-bloggers who lets life get in the way of her hobby.  Unfortunately, it just isn’t that easy a resolution to stick to once real life takes over.  My work schedule means that between work and family time, I get just about zero free-time during weekdays.  Lately, we’ve been really busy during weekends, too, doing family stuff.

That combined with the problems I’ve been having with my game has made it pretty much impossible to get an update out for any of my stories.

I have, however, been writing (by hand, on paper) during my lunchtime at work–a new story that’s been jostling for position in my head for a few weeks.  I’m not sure if I’ll be able to publish it any time soon, but I guess I just wanted to say I’m still writing.

While I now fall into the realm of one of those bloggers who let real life get in the way and take forever to update, I can’t say I’m as unhappy about that fact as I thought I would be.  I love my new job.  I never thought I’d be able to get a job to which I actually look forward to going every day, but I thank my lucky stars that I managed to.  I feel, if anything, closer to my family now that I’ve started working, because it forces me to appreciate all the more the time I do have with them in the evenings and mornings, and on weekends.

That said, I’m putting my blogs on mostly-hiatus, meaning they’ll each be updated whenever I get the chance…but I’m not going to stress about it, because then it kind of loses the whole point of a hobby.  I will do my best to keep up with the blogs I read, too, though I’ve been horrible about that lately, as well.

Thank you all for your patience!


Some of you might know that I got a job recently.  This week was my first week on the job, and I can tell it’s going to take me a while to adjust to not being at home all the time.  I’ve been pretty tired by the time I do get home.

For this reason, my updating schedule has been thrown out of whack, and I’m not sure how long it will take me to get back on track again.  I do not plan to quit playing or writing any of my projects, but bear with me and have patience as I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update.

Thank you all so much for your comments and support!  They really mean a lot to me!

3.8: The Beginning of the End


Hey, guys, sorry it’s been so long since my last update!  I did finally figure out CC Magic, and it’s helped my game lag immensely.  I’ve been going through some real life stress and frustration that has made updating on a regular schedule difficult for me.  Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things soon.

Last time on HV, Ganon and Zelda became young adults, Brennan tenaciously clung to life even though he’s ancient, and I promised Ghirahim a horse when he ages up.  Let’s see what’s in store for us this week!

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CC Magic

Hey all!  Just a note to say there will be no update today.  My game has been agonizingly slow lately (took almost 2 hours just to open the HV save file, for instance).  I have concluded this is probably due to the fact that I have over 3500 package files, and even more sims3packs…Yeah.  So anyway, I’m spending the next few days organizing everything with the new CC Magic mod.  Thing is amazing!  But with this much CC, it’s gonna take me a while.  🙂  Hopefully it’ll make my game run super speedy, though, so it’s not so painful to play!  Should have an update for you on time next Saturday, if all goes well.   See you then!