I haven’t been well this week, so I’ve been working at home and I haven’t been out anywhere in the evenings or weekends – which has meant my evenings and weekends have been spent simming (inbetween sleeping)… and that means another Daye update, a mere week after the last one! Enjoy as we go back and forth between the future, the present and island living…
Yes, after a couple of months because I was in another play, the Dayes are back in I’ll have a blue Ice Pop in which they get to Isla Paradiso. Or some of them, anyway.
The Knight kids are teenagers now so expect an update soon-ish.
I’m presenting another Sims 4 paper this week and will put the slides online later. The surveys have closed now, so I have a few months of analysing the data and writing about things – am keeping an interested eye on developments too…
The Dayes are back again in Dayes of Plenty – whereby our supernatural mania goes a bit crazy.
The Knights are children at the moment so watch this space for them.
The Dayes are back in a post that seems quite short but represents a LONG time of playing: Six degrees of sim frustration. Eh. The Knights’ next gen have been born and I’m hoping to update both again by the end of the month.
I am very aware of the irony of an ultra-speedy legacy being the least frequently updated thing ever, but the Knights are back in 6. It’s hip to be square. Gen 7 are children now, so you may see them this side of Christmas.
The Dayes are also back, in Ten’s Nervous Headache.
Also, for those interested the the research side of things, I’ve submitted a paper about Simblr that will hopefully come out next year, am working on one about Electronic Arts which I’m intending to submit once TS4 is out and I have a couple more planned to work on over the next few months. Will keep you posted.
So the Gen 10 heir has taken over and the Dayes are off back to uni in Starter for Ten. I have pretty much enough for another post soon as well…
…now to see if I can get through more than an hour of the Knights…
The time has come for another heir to take on the somewhat dubious honour of holding the reins of the Daye family. So have a read of the new update, Sometimes you win and vote in the poll at the end!
So, I’ve been busy here with real life as usual, but I snuck out a new Dayes chapter last night and I’m hoping another one will come soon-ish (along with Gen 10 heir poll): What does the Fox spray?. Knights might have to wait a while, until I next have some time off work – I have plenty of leave coming up over the summer.
Been a while, but they’re back: Make one change – bitch at Quorn
The Knights are lucky I love them because the amount of crashing and freezing they put me through… anyway, a new chapter has finally been squeezed out: 5. Starry Starry Knights.
The Dayes are being just as annoying, but in different ways, in their new chapter In which I want to kill Dracula all over again.
Oh, the fun of being off work for a few days – two Dayes updates for you!
We fail at going Into the Future in Future-Proof and we repeatedly fail at sim-killing in Killing in the Name Of. We also get very sad about Twallan’s retirement when our game glitches all the freaking time and we realise we can’t ask him how to make it better any more (but thank you for EVERYTHING, Twallan, you are a LEGEND).
Rejoice! After all the glitching and crashing in the world, I’ve finally managed to play through the stripe generation of the Knights (so much for ultra-speedy) in 4. Knight Lines (don’t do it). As if that wasn’t enough, Taken 60. Almost there is also up. Not only that, but the Dayes are back in Things you do when you’re losing the will. Have at them!
So, I got a new computer. And it’s way faster and the graphics are better. The final Dayes update from the old computer, Starlight Distress, is up now. And over the weekend, I snuck out a new Taken chapter, 57. University (very topical given the academic year has just restarted). Annoyingly I can’t find the save I need for the next chapter so that will mean some “fun” restaging before I can update. Blech. The best news though is that the new computer has made the Knights work!! Well, they still crash to desktop, but I’m getting an hour or so’s play at a time from them which is the most I’ve managed in months. They’re even part-way through becoming teenagers! So I might be able to update them soon, which makes me very happy (assuming I can retrieve all the screenshots of them as babies/toddlers from my old computer anyway).
Have a slight spoiler as a present!
Well, Bathory may have turned her back on me, but I haven’t forgotten her. After my game has started functioning again (ish, the poor Knights), the Dayes are back in Uni Dayes. Did any of them pass any exams?
After two years as heir – the longest ever heirship in a legacy that didn’t go on a hiatus?? – Puddle Daye has passed on the baton.
Who to? Well, read the latest Dayes update, Heir We Go Again to find out.
As for my other stories, the Knights have had babies… plenty of babies… I haven’t played much lately, but I recently had a birthday and the latest stuff pack has arrived, with University on its way so I’m very excited about seeing how the uni expansion might work with Kingsfield. And I’ll try and update Taken within the next week or so.
As for the banner this month – Cartland Knight as the Third Doctor and Bebe Populous as Jo Grant, out for a ride in Bessie.
There’s a new Dayes update, Seasons in the Sun, which should be the first of two over the next few days as I’ve got loads of shots left and also hope to play a bit. Kingsfield should be updated in the next few days too.
Don’t get used to this…
I had hoped to update Kingsfield and Taken by now, but the best laid plans and all that.
May your Dayes be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be Knight!
Happy Christmas everyone!
I know it’s been a while. My job has been incredibly full-on of late – and continues to be so – and in addition to that, not only was I directing a play, but I had to stand in for one of the actors at the last minute. I’ve also been at a conference one weekend and trying to find time to see friends and family and keep up with the creative writing course I’m doing. I’m very tired, as you can probably tell! My computer’s also being a bit iffy with the game as often is the case… and I will get Seasons eventually but I don’t have it yet.
Anyway, I’m missing all your blogs and my own sims, although I have been keeping my hand in with Boolprop’s Next Top Model, and I’ve managed to get a new Dayes of Our Lives chapter up: Supernatural High. The Knights will be next, then Taken. Kingsfield will be back in time for Christmas I think.
The Dayes are back with some new babies, and an accident… Don’t Have a Cowplant, Man.
Sorry this took a while – I’ve had the shots for ages (and have the shots for most of the next chapter too) but the effort of doing a full blog post has been a bit daunting especially as I’ve had lots of other things on. Anyway – a chapter in which I go somewhat mental: A kind of madness. In a sort of opposite turn of events, I have written the next five (FIVE) chapters of Taken but don’t have any images for them yet. Sorry. I’ll get round to it soon. I’m in a bad mood with Kingsfield because my game crashed moments before a save prompt after a bunch of building ><. The Knights are also having a lot of issues, although I've managed to at least birth their next generation. So everything is on the way… at some point.
I'm just starting the second phase of my sims research, by the way, so some of you will be hearing from me about that fairly soon.
It’s been a lot longer than I anticipated, but they’re back in Starlight Express and I’ve been playing them a lot so expect a new chapter sooner rather than later.
Not sure when the other blogs will update as I haven’t touched any of their saves for a while. But I hope to get onto Taken and Kingsfield again soon – I’m just having too much fun with the Dayes right now…
Feels like it’s been a while, but new Dayes of Our Lives: Karaoke King where, as usual, the spares(or rather, the spares’ children) get all the blog time. But that’s because they’re awesome.
Dayes of Our Lives has been updated with a nice bumper edition: Skeeball and cowplants and babies, oh my! Kingsfield tomorrow/Friday and then I promise I’ll work on Taken over the Easter Bank holiday weekend.
In which we get a new family member, some magic items and I finally lose my rag with a certain LTW… Cheats frequently prosper