Friday, January 30, 2015

This is the Open Ending

I'm afraid that I won't be continuing to the next generation of The Second Time Around.  I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read and leave comments!  Your feedback has never failed to put a smile on my face.  Creating this story has been a blast, and I had an infinite number of ideas on where to take it next.

However, my priorities in life have changed.  I have decided to quit the Sims.  Seriously.  I'm uninstalling all the EPs and deleting all my saves after I post this.

I've been thinking about this for several months.  I second-guessed myself a few times partially because I loved this story and I really wanted to continue.  But ultimately, I decided that this is what's best for me.  I've lost far too much time to this game that I really want to use to pursue other things.

I'm still planning on keeping up with all of my favorite stories, so this isn't quite goodbye.  The sims community is a really talented, creative group of people and I had lots of fun being included among you for the short time that I was.

As a parting gift, (and to burn just a bit of the creative fuel that I'm tossing out) I've made a few (a reaping plumload, actually) lovely pictures for you to enjoy!

All of the Reecephia kidlits:

Evangeline Lewis
Brave, Loves the Cold, Daredevil, Unflirty, Natural Born Performer
Lifetime Wish: Master Acrobat

Bowen Lewis
Brave, Athletic, Sailor, Good,  Angler
Lifetime Wish: Seaside Savior

Gawain Lewis
Perfectionist, Loves the Cold, Heavy Sleeper, Avant Garde, Good Sense of Humor
Lifetime Wish: Blog Artist

Odette Lewis
Disciplined, Virtuoso, Cat Person, Socially Awkward, Nuturing
Lifetime Wish: One Sim Band

Christopher Lewis
Good, Slob, Handy, Genius, Computer Whiz
Lifetime Wish: The Tinkerer

Anastasia Lewis
Loves the Heat, Excitable, Bookworm, Hopeless Romantic, Ambitious
Lifetime Wish: Made the Most of My Time

And the Liefaria kidlits:

Yasmin Woods
Family Oriented, Loves the Cold, Loves the Heat, Dog Person, Night Owl
Lifetime Wish: Surrounded by Family

Irwyn Woods
Artistic, Loves the Outdoors, Disciplined, Proper, Charismatic
Lifetime Wish: Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers

And the Harina kidlits:
Moses Mystic
Loner, Good, Kleptomaniac, Brave, Loves the Heat
Lifetime Wish: International Super Spy

Undine Mystic
Photographer's Eye, Excitable, Artistic, Eco-Friendly, Loves to Swim
Lifetime Wish: Visionary

CC free versions of these sims have been added to the exchange and posted on my downloads page.

My favorite EA ghosts resurrected with Reece's ritual and given the complete Ally-Makeover:

Jasper Remington
Death by Electrocution

Florinda Torres
Death by Drowning
Isla Paradiso

Sinjon Frank
Death by Thirst

Donna Parr-Teague
Death by Starvation
Appaloosa Plains

Minerva Goth
Death by Old Age
Midnight Hollow

Jared Ferris
Death by Time Anomaly
Oasis Landing

Each of the Reecephia kids paired with a ghost!

Evangeline Lewis and Sinjon Frank

Bowen Lewis and Florinda Torres

Gawain Lewis and Donna Parr-Teague

Odette Lewis and Jasper Remington

Christopher Lewis and Minerva Goth

Anastasia Lewis and Jared Ferris

Thanks again, everyone!  Love yall! <3