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!

3.4: Time Out


It’s HV time again!  This update almost didn’t happen today, since I unwittingly patched my game and then realized Twallan’s outdated mods would crash it every time.  Luckily, the man is dedicated, and even though he was on vacation, he got all his mods updated for the new patch!  So here we are. 

Last time, Ghirahim Villain and Link Hero were born, and Ghirahim assured his place as the next Villain heir by coming out as an Evil Genius.  Let’s see where things go from here…

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Okay, I did something dumb.  I started up my launcher to install a new sims 3 pack, and when it asked if I wanted to update my game….I clicked yes.  I know!  How stupid can I be?!  So now, Twallan’s beautiful mods that make my game possible with overstuffed households are crashing my game until they’re updated.  That means both ABC and HV are on hold, because I can’t actually load their saves.  So yeah, my bad. :/  I guess I’ll be taking a forced hiatus over the holidays.  Sorry everyone!