I thought I’d explain why there hasn’t been another chapter. There’s a lot of in-between stuff to do.
To make it a little easier, I decided to do a very small time jump. Really, it’s only like a year-and-a-half. When I was envisioning this from a past perspective I didn’t see the little snags. Just move everyone… easy peasy, right? Not so much. There are sims dying and going insane who’ll leave kids and I need to decide who will care for them. There are teens aging up and getting married and I need to decide where they’ll live.
I have many roles that have been empty this whole time with just a notation of what kind of personality would be good for them. I did some in-advance matchmaking mostly just to see who is compatible and how they would “meet.” I’m actually really excited about his aspect of things. So, don’t expect to see any more pics from the matchmaking shack since we’ll be pretending that it doesn’t actually happen anymore.
And then there’s all the building. After I started moving zombies into the trailer apartments across from Walmart I had an epiphany and, yet again, the entire plan went sideways… aided by our new Syndicate group, of course. This really is turning out so much more than I’d hoped for! I already built the first shelter (apartment) building. I’ll probably just copy that one making minor changes. So, I need to figure out how many I’ll need. And for that, I need to know who will need shelter! This really is an immense undertaking.
Another issue that’s come up is that after reading through the apocalypse rules again I realized that the house I’d planned to use for them breaks the rules! *sigh* I put so many hours into that house. Anyway, I spent many more hours building a new one. It mostly took so long because I wanted the vehicle to park on top of the basement. It isn’t finished. I just thought I’d share what I have so far.
I have some other lots I need to work on. Bramble’s place isn’t done, I need to tear apart the place I’ve been hoping to use for Sezja, I have to edit some existing lots to make a military outpost-type-thing, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, first aid maybe… we’ll see. And I barely have anything done at the asylum. *sigh* So much to do!
I got the caravans built. Story-wise they were supposed to be there since when the Misery residents arrived. Six in total. And I’ve moved around stuff on the map since I made the gameboard-type-thing I was going to use for them so I’ll have to make another of those too!
I need to find more cold-weather clothes. I figure the first generation isn’t going to need to dress really ragged. But it doesn’t make sense for them to be in shorts and tanks either. I’d like to see if I can find some default replacements. I hate using a lot of CC. But, that’s gonna take a lot of time.
And that’s the thing. Time. I want to get all of this stuff done. Plus, it keeps nagging at me that when I let things stew a few days I usually get good ideas. So, the plan is to do it a little bit at a time unless I get a major burst of energy and spend an entire day on something like I did the matchmaking. I just don’t want to rush it and get burnt out.
Anyway, this is a very long explanation that can be summed up by saying I don’t know when the first chapter will be! There are probably more things I’ve forgotten to mention. Thanks for sticking with me and I can’t wait to share all of the crazy stuff I have planned.
~Lacie aka Stormy
Bonus pic of Bramble post-makeover when Emrys went there to get his dad’s urn and stuff.