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It’s A-live!

It’s A-live!


As you may know, I have had many many blog issues in the past few years starting with a domain change and then moving content from one blog to a hosted blog… but not all of it. It was a really hard time in my life and I have to remind myself not to make hasty decisions when I’m emotional. I’ve paid the price the past years with one problem after another and so much stress.

I’m happy to say that those problems should be resolved completely. I’ve gone back on my original decision not to use hosted WordPress anymore. Instead, I moved from Bluehost to A2Hosting. And, can I just say that A2 has amazing customer support? They migrated the entire blog intact. There’s no need to change chapter links or anything!

And so, with a sigh of relief, I can say that I’m done with the stress… for three years. That’s how long I signed up with them. It cost less than it would have for a year with Bluehost thanks to new customer special pricing. And hey, if you’re interested in it here’s the refer a friend code: http://www.a2hosting.com/refer/299677. Maybe I can get enough of those by the time I have to renew I won’t even have to worry about it.

You may be thinking but Stormy, what’s going to happen to all of these videos and livestreams you’ve started?! No worries. They will continue. I’ve found that I love making and, shockingly, learning to edit them. I have one story planned that will be written only. Some I hope to try to take screenshots as I play so that I can do a video and a short chapter. And others, I feel would just be better off doing only videos and/or livestreams. Like 100 baby. If I wrote it I’d worry about giving the kids makeovers and writing about them and really it’s just a fast-paced playthrough where I’m pretty much completely goal-oriented.

I have a new neighborhood with all of the sims from @OnyekaOO1’s #TS4EarlyYears sims. There are a lot of them! It occurred to me there was no way I’d see them all let alone interact with them in only one household on normal lifespan. So, I’ll be doing four… one on short lifespan with aging off for the rest of the town. Two will be her Townie Life challenge in which I have 2 children and I’m hoping they will turn out to be opposites allowing us to see a helpful foster child and a… not so helpful one. The other on normal will be my Wants, Wishes, and Whims sim Verity. If I plan to write some of that I’d have to go through and screenshot from the videos as I’ve done two plus an intro already. Lastly, is the Little Fish in a Big Pond story using my Mixed Bag Legacy rules. Picture this: ISBI legacy on short lifespan with mermaids and a volcano!

So yea, lots of fun stuff on the horizon. If you’re interested in seeing my videos/livestreams the links are below.

Videos: YouTube

Streaming: Twitch

I decided to change my blog theme back to my old one just so it sort-of feels like something’s changed! If you feel it’s laggy, which is why I quit using it, let me know. Thank you all.

~Lacie aka Stormy

State of the Blog

It’s that time again. Time to renew the hosting of this blog. Every time I need to do so I feel extremely conflicted. Is it really worth the cost? And, I’ve finally made a decision. No, it’s not. Here’s why:

  1. I’m paying in total around $150.00 a year between hosting and domain fees which is actually a lot of money to me.
  2. My old blog has 250 followers. After 2 years, this blog has 9. My average views, unless someone binge reads an old story, is around 5 a day. Now, I’m not saying I really care much about all that. I play for me but at the same time what’s the point paying for it then?
  3. I haven’t really enjoyed writing for a long time. It’s just a thing I do. And I kinda resent the fact that I can’t just sit down and play. I have to write first.
  4. WordPress keeps changing the format. Lately, I can’t get the chapters to link up to Twitter right. It’s a frustration that gets me in a bad mood every morning that I have a chapter publishing.
  5. If I play too far ahead of what I’ve published I get upset with myself. I also feel like I shouldn’t share anything on Twitter that might be spoilers.
  6. After attempting to make some video tutorials I made a house tour video and then continued to record while I played. I found that I really enjoyed doing it. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll do with the videos but at least it won’t cost me anything to share them somewhere!

I am presently considering just streaming so I can have extremely long videos without worrying about it… we’ll see. I’m still trying to figure it out even though I am posting the videos I’ve made to my YouTube for now.

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How Long?!

Last month I had to pay for my domain and this month for my web hosting and I keep telling myself I really need to get back to writing something so it’s at least somewhat worth the cost. So, I log into my dashboard today and see it’s been over 6 weeks since my last post!! Six. Weeks. Holy cow! It doesn’t feel like much longer than 2 weeks to me. I thought I should write a little something so y’all know I’m okay. How does time get away from me like that? I suppose it can be blamed on the nearly 100 books I’ve read in the past few months. Or the utter lack of sleep.

Life is kicking everyone’s asses nowadays and true to my usual M.O. when things get tough I disappear into my own little world. I hate that I do it and I’m seriously considering finding a new therapist when the chaos dies down to learn some new ways of dealing other than dropping off the face of the earth whenever things get difficult to deal with.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about this blog. Trying to decide if I want to add more than just gaming stuff to it. I’ve been in a really weird mood more and more lately thinking about future stuff… not something I really ever do normally. Just like a weird pensive can’t-stop-thinking mood. I’d thought of making a new blog and writing some of it out since this one ends in “gamez,” ya know? But dude, I’m paying a damn fortune for this one already.

I haven’t been playing games at all other than on my phone. Sims FreePlay and Animal Crossing Pocket Camp rule my life. I keep opening Steam on the PC and just staring at my games and wishlist and the store sales then closing it. The annoying thing is that I have enough screenshots that I could write chapters for several different stories with no need to even play anything but I haven’t felt like writing either.

It always seems to be extremes with me. I write and publish a chapter or more a day or nothing. Play 10+ hours of video games a day or nothing. Read a book or two a day or nothing. Eh, I’ve been complaining about this for years. But hey, maybe if I start writing about the struggle it’ll help me find balance? I dunno. It’s an idea. If it’s not too weird writing about something not gaming on here. I guess we’ll see.

Oh, and umm… happy mommy’s day!

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Sims is Good for the Brain

I know, weird title. But hey, it’s the truth! Let me explain. I’ve been playing a lot of RPG games lately. Mostly Stardew Valley and My Time at Portia. I’ve noticed something interesting. I sleep better when I’m mostly playing The Sims games. The other games I stay up late, can’t fall asleep, and wake up late. It’s a perpetual cycle. Why? Because they give me nothing to think about!

RPG games, especially My Time at Portia, are very story-driven. A story that the creators write for us and we just play through. Oh sure I’ve found ways to work around the story or stall elements but regardless it’s not mine and thus doesn’t give me much to think about.

Sims, on the other hand, does. I write the story. I can plot and plan. Think up baby names and wonder how many babies will be born. Try to find a way to fit something unexpected that happened into an existing story. Review house or community lot building ideas. Think up challenges or ways to revise existing challenges to fit my playstyle. And, on most days, all this thinking helps me fall asleep.

The only time it doesn’t is when I have a lot of ideas that won’t stop coming and I have to keep making note of them. This usually happens when I have some huge project that I’m working on like a neighborhood-wide story. And, in those cases, I have to admit I’m usually at least partially manic. Not much I can do for that but hope the sleeping pills work. But that’s an exception to the rule, on a normal day, I have other issues.

The other part of the bipolar cycle is, of course, depression. I lean more towards that end of things most of the time. And, even more fun, is the anxiety. Anybody who knows much about these struggles knows your brain is your worst enemy. Always thinking about upsetting things that drag you down more. Or worrying about this or that which usually results in the whole fight or flight things like a rapid heartbeat or a full-blown anxiety attack.

So, there you are trying to sleep or wash dishes or pretty much anything that doesn’t completely engage the brain and these horrible thoughts creep in. Thinking about games, Sims, in particular, seems to quiet down the internal chatter. The doctors and therapists always tell me that getting a good night’s sleep and sticking to a schedule is the most important thing. Well, other than meds I suppose.

For the last few months, since I took a break from Sims due to computer issues then started playing RPG games, my sleep has gotten worse and worse. It was to the point that I was sleeping until nearly noon. Waking up and eating breakfast at lunchtime, lunch when it’s nearly dinnertime, and not wanting to make dinner at all. And still feeling constantly tired yet not being able to sleep because of all of the thoughts that crowd in.

Nearly desperate, I decided to put this to a test. A friend and I were joking about something that could be done in Sims awhile ago and it really was just a joke. But when I was trying to find some way of testing my “Sims for sleep” idea I thought I wonder if it’s possible. I started doing some playtesting. Thinking about how I would build the house, what kind of restrictions there might be, how many sims… you get the point. And, it had an immediate effect. From that first day, I started sleeping and waking up at normal (for me) times.

This is such a relief to me. I’m not sure why I’m even writing this. Maybe to explain why I’m goofing around in Sims 2? Maybe in case this strategy might help someone else? No clue. I will say I’m having a hard time getting into writing the Portia story. As I mentioned, it’s so story-driven it’s frustrating even playing it let alone writing about it. Which, sadly, leaves me nothing to write. I’d like to start playing and writing my apocalypse story and really can’t figure out why I’m not. It’s not much of a concern I suppose. Time and time again I’ve shelved writing or playing something and then I suddenly want to start back up with it.

So, that’s what’s umm… going on. Why I haven’t written in a few days and why it might be a few days more before something’s published. Especially since I have no idea what that might be at this point. If you got this far in my blabbering thanks. And thanks for reading my crazy stories as well.

~Lacie aka Stormy

(Screenshots from testing added for entertainment purposes only.)

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Computer Issues & Stuff

I know I’ve mentioned in several recent chapters that my computer kept randomly turning off. Well, it got worse and nothing I tried would fix it. I’m not going to go over all that I’ve done. I’ll just say that at the moment it appears to be working but I’m having a hard time believing it’s over.

Two things have come from this experience: I now loathe Windows and will be switching to Linux after I do some research and I’ve rediscovered my love for the Sims FreePlay mobile game. It broke my heart last year but I’m giving it another chance to redeem itself and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it while trying to distract myself from the computer.

There’ll be a new Stardew Rayven chapter sometime after this publishes but I have to admit I just can’t get in the gaming mindset. I’m like tensed up just waiting for something else to go wrong. The whole thing has totally thrown off my equilibrium. Anyway, I’m thinking I might dig up some screenshots to write with until I get my mojo back. You know I always have unused screenshots lying around.

Well, anyway, I just wanted to do a tiny update on all that. Not exactly sure what I’ll be writing for a while… if I will be. ‘Cuz ya know, it could stop working again. Or I could get my energy back and start playing again sooner rather than later. I guess we’ll see!

~Lacie aka Stormy

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Quick Note: The In-Between Stuff


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.

The Newest Blog Drama


Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve had blog issues off and on. No point in listing them all here. What’s important is the newest issue. I’ve mentioned before that this hosted WordPress site will be up for renewal in November and that I didn’t plan to renew.

The plan was simple. Take all of the posts from here and spread them across the unused blogs that I’d made over the years with links to the chapters from one main blog.

Or not so simple it turns out. The day after uploading a bunch of stuff to this site I got this message in my notifications.

And this on the dashboard. I looked through the terms of service and didn’t see anything, in particular, I’d done but it’s really long so I decided to contact them.

The response was pretty much the same thing written in red on my dashboard. No detail as to what I’d done or a way I could remedy the situation. I have several WordPress blogs with different chapters in them like my RainStorms Archives one that has my older stories, Ash Shore has those stories, Stormy Gamez has my challenges and several more recent stories… you get the point.

So, I guess I’m taking their advice. I’ll just stick with this hosted site. I’ll start moving stuff over from the others, starting with the one they suspended. It’s what I get for trying to save money I suppose. Just wanted to put out an update. Not sure if this’ll slow down publishing new chapters or not. Either way, thanks for sticking with me in this continued drama.

~Lacie aka Stormy

I’m Alive & Stuff


I know I’ve been MIA completely lately and even mostly checked out for weeks before that. Life’s just been kicking my butt and I can’t deal with everything else on top of it. I’m just kinda on a short fuse and just the mention of Sims is setting me off. Not going to get into specifics. If you read this blog you know my constant frustrations with the game. On top of that, I just don’t feel like writing. Something I’ve enjoyed for years has begun feeling like a chore that I’m beginning to resent it taking so much of my time every day. Anyway, I’m okay just feeling extremely anti-social and annoyed with the world in general at the moment.

So hey, what have I been up to you ask? Oh, well, maybe you didn’t ask but I’ll tell you anyway. I’ve been playing Stardew Valley. I started mostly because it’s the only game I’ve bought since I got hooked on Sims and thus didn’t require money to play. Funnily enough, the things that I hated about the game the most when I first played it I really enjoy now. I really haven’t taken many screenshots. Amazing I know. I thought I’d share what I have tho. I’m on year 4 now and I’m shocked that I still find stuff to do and pass out inside my doorway almost every night. Anyway, here’s the pics.

Giant mushroom.

Giant cauliflower.

Giant melon. No idea why I’m lofting a coffee bean other than the fact I live on coffee and am constantly making it.

My favorite festival thingy.

Showing off my first prismatic shard before taking it to get my awesome weapon.

End of year 3 married Sebastian.

Hilarious looking fish.

And my current farm layout from the planner site. It’s nothing really exciting. I’m not very goal-oriented. A bunch of stuff isn’t showing like my statue of perfection and assorted decorations all over the place.

Sorry, but I have no plans to keep up with Sims challenge rules or anything. Truthfully, I’d rather not even know what new packs are coming out or patches or people’s speculations or whining about what they want in the game that isn’t in it.

As far as Twitter goes, I’ve turned off notifications. I can’t even remember the last time I looked at it. I just can’t. I’m not really even looking at emails or anything so contacting me would be kinda hit and miss. I’m not like scary depressed or anything so don’t worry. Just not myself… whatever that is nowadays.

Anyway, this is where I’ve been hiding. I’m just kinda overwhelmed by everything at the moment and my anxiety levels are really bad. And, as I said, just the mention of Sims sets me off. I don’t expect anyone to understand and I don’t want to spend this whole thing explaining. I’m just overwhelmed by life in general and kinda need some alone time. I know it won’t make sense for most people and wow has it been a very long time since I’ve been like this. But hey, I’m alive and avoiding life and I’m okay with it. <shrug> Okay then, bye… for now.

Publishing Craziness


I had hoped to publish a Down the Jackalope Burrow chapter each day. I forgot how insanely long the Stratus Burne chapters are. So, what I’ll probably do is only publish them with Ash Shore chapters since they’re so short. I know this is a lot and it’s confusing. It’s all leading up to Multiverse though and, in my mind, happening simultaneously. I still have to play out the Multiverse intro chapter(s) so if that takes too long I may slow down on publishing.

Anyway, the point is, after the Multiverse intro and probably an update on townies and the new lots we’ll be back to the regular one post or less per day.


Explanation: StrangerVille


Since my divorce I’ve tried very hard not to bring my real life into things other than my freak outs over going to the grocery store. Maybe it’s this aloofness that’s made people think I’m being a bitch for not wanting the pack because it has aspects that won’t work for me at this time?

  • If I was currently playing different saves that weren’t so theme-based I would be all for it but I don’t want to stop playing them just for this pack. I’ll lose my momentum and who knows when I’ll get back to them.
  • Pitiful as it may be, since my divorce, Sims is pretty much all I have. I can’t leave the house, my kids are grown, I can only read so many books before they all start melding together. Perhaps someone who plays just a few hours a day and is surrounded by family and friends doesn’t understand why I would be upset. It’s just a game, right?
  • Twenty bucks is a lot to me. Like, giving up food or air conditioning or charging it on a credit card to hopefully pay off later. If I feel that I’m not going to fully enjoy the pack to make up for those sacrifices then it’s not worth it.
  • I play a heavily modded game. It sometimes takes a month or more for all of the modders to get the time to update after a patch. Crazy as it may sound, I’d rather wait if I can to patch.

When did expressing disappointment start making you a negative person? I know negativity. I’ve lived with it. Having an opposite opinion to others isn’t negative. How can we just be ourselves if we’re in constant fear of rejection?

Anyway, here are the reasons I’m not getting it.

  • It makes absolutely no sense story-wise for there to be all of these buildings in the middle of town. As far as I can remember this is the only pack that doesn’t have these “props” somewhere in the background.
  • I can’t think of a possible way to explain the “men in black” type people that show up around town. I was under the impression this would only happen if you somehow triggered that aspect of the story by doing something.
  • Again, none of this would be a big deal if it wasn’t for the saves I’m currently playing. There’s no way I can say that this is part of Stratus Burne as I’d planned.
  • The plan was to say this was an abandoned area that nobody really talks about. There’s just no way.
  • It’s back to the drawing board to figure out a new way to do this.
  • And lastly, I am worried that the households in my rotations will start showing up acting all weird when I’m not playing them. Again, wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t for the saves I’m playing.

A few new things…


Instead of going on and on explaining this in a chapter which if someone didn’t read it they wouldn’t be aware I decided to make a little status update/aside thingy.

So first you may notice this little guy above the chapters now. Truthfully, it’s mostly for me to keep me in check. I got it because I was thinking publishing 2 chapters a day wouldn’t be a lot. I think it counts 12 seconds per screenshot in addition to the text. Without screenshots most are around 3 minutes. I feel like it’s too high but at least it’s something for me to look at and cringe when I get the thought to publish a bunch of chapters in one day.

Second, in the Stratus Burne chapters you’ll start seeing these. I did this in my Joneses rotation too. I thought I’d get a headstart on the family trees instead of waiting until generations have gone by. Each chapter will have one and as the families change and sims age up they’ll change as well. Which should be pretty cool I think.

The different lines mean different things. Dotted means unrelated or unmarried. See how Max has a solid line with Madelyn but Jazzlyn has a dotted line? You can barely see her line with Max but it is slightly dotted because they’re engaged.

One other note about the trees… They reflect the family at the start of the chapter. So if someone ages up or gets married or gets matched by the matchmaker directly after the chapter you won’t see that until their next chapter. I thought this would be a good way to avoid spoilers. If you want spoilers you’ll have to look at their resident profiles. I keep these as up-to-date as possible because updating them here and there gets out of hand as I learned with Ash Shore.

Updated Personality Charts

Just a quick note that I’ve updated the following charts. I’ve been using them a lot lately and have been getting increasingly frustrated. You can find them all, along with their related articles and other random stuff on the Articles, Charts, & Tests page.

  • Aspirations Based on Personality
  • Careers Based on Personality
  • Personality-Based Income Ideas (separated from careers page)
  • Chemistry Based on Personality
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Dare I Say It’s Done?

Yes, you heard that right! It’s done. Time to celebrate!!!

  • Chapter indexes all re-written with proper links going to the correct posts.
  • A huge master index containing all of the aforementioned indexes from the last 4 1/2 years covering 5 different blogs.
  • And, although it wasn’t in the to-do list, a really bad-ass new theme that makes the site look so freaking cool… at least to me!
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It’s Official

Yes, that’s right. I have squirrel scratch fever! Ha! Just kidding. I know better than to jump into bushes and fight squirrels. Actually, it’s officially been a freaking month since I’ve actually played anything. I did part of a sim day to make the new Random Legacy crisis chapter but that’s about it. I’ve started and stopped a bunch of things including spending days testing and getting the Ash Shore save playable but nothing keeps my attention long enough to even screenshot. I even quit playing that FreePlay mobile game!

This used to happen all the time. It’s why I’d write chapters for a month or more in advance. Inevitably I’d stop playing for who knows how long and have nothing to publish. I don’t really have screenshots for anything recent. Not enough for more than a short “extra” chapter. So, unless I get some burning need to play there’ll either be nothing or I’ll have to dig further back. I have a ton of screenshots from that Sims 3 Runaway in Paradise thing that I never wrote. I’ve been thinking about writing something with those maybe.

I did fix a bunch of the links on the other blog. And I started making pages for the chapter indexes here for everything. Hopefully, I’ll get a burst of energy and finish the darned master index I’ve been planning to do since I got this new blog. Anyway, that’s the deal. I’m pretty much MIA on Twitter too. I guess we’ll see how it goes. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wake up with some super idea. Doubtful. But hey at least you’re not being barraged by a chapter or more a day for a while! Rejoice.

~Stormy aka Lacie

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The Deed Is Done!

It’s done.  I’ve finally finished replacing all 8,335 Flickr screenshots.  Let us never speak of it again!  While doing that grueling task, I tried to think about what I can do.  I mean obviously, the number of screenshots has gotten out of control!  But really, after my ex left I was playing up to 18 hours a day so it’s not all that surprising that the number of screenshots got out of hand.  I made the video below as sort of a celebration and a chance to use my reward… a mic!  But I feel like I might not have been exactly clear on my plans so here they are if you don’t want to watch the video:

  1. Play like always taking screenshots but record while doing so.
  2. Continue to write chapters with screenshots because above everything I enjoy writing.
  3. Edit the videos taken so I can sort of cut apart and splice together the funny or interesting parts that I’ve never felt I could capture with screenshots.
  4. And, not mentioned in the video, I still need to fix any broken links on 5 different blog sites, create new chapter indexes for all stories on this main site, and make a master index here.  All of which will be time-consuming as well!

I figure with all of that editing in addition to writing and blog maintenance I’ll have more to keep me busy and playing for shorter periods of time which will, in turn, resolve the massive screenshot issue… hopefully!

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So Here I Am…

You may have noticed I haven’t published anything in a few days.  This is because when I went to write my newest Drifter chapter I was greeted by a warning from Flickr that they are downsizing the free accounts from 1TB free to 1,000 images free.  Obviously, person with no life that I am, I take so many darned screenshots that I’m way over that number.  This is exactly what I was afraid would happen but I went against my gut feeling and started using Flickr.  So then I was faced with the same problem I’ve been dealing with for nearly a year now.  I can either slow down on blogging, take much fewer screenshots to save room, or find a paid option.  I caved.  Writing is my life and I just can’t fathom stopping.  Truly, I feel like if I did I’d fall into another depression.  So, I’ve gone with a hosting service BlueHost that works through WordPress.org instead of the .com.  I’m not going to bother outlining the reasons for this decision.  I still have all of the other problems as far as the archives go since I’m not moving them here but at least I don’t have to worry about space.  At this point, I’m kinda lost as to what to do now.  There are a lot of new options open to me and it’s overwhelming.  I miss writing so I’m going to try to get something out very soon.  I’m hoping I can somehow reblog it on the regular WordPress site.

~ Stormy aka Lacie