– Update –

Hey, so as some of you probably know, I didn’t post a chapter Saturday. That’s because… honestly I haven’t felt like writing recently. When I think about making parts/scenes of a chapter, I kinda think of it as a movie and there are just some things that’s hard to write the way it would actually be so that could be part of it. But, also, there’s another part of the story that I’ve become more interested in and would really like to work on before I actually keep writing the actual ‘story’ and that’s to continue to grow the world around them. All the sim stories I’ve ever read never really expand beyond the sim towns very much at all… you might hear a few things about what’s happening in another sim town but basically never another country or anything like that. I want to define the 26th century in my story’s alternate universe; I want to know what’s happening in other parts of the world and what’s happened in the 500 years from now to then. I want to really make it seem real. I’ve always wanted to just make it as real as it can be. It’s just part of me to want to go beyond and while maybe I don’t have to know the state of most of the world in order to write the story, I want to. I really, honestly want to have that – a fully fleshed out universe and past – for this world. I don’t like having blanks and a five-hundred year gap in the history of the world is kinda crazy… and history has a lot to do with how people interact with the world and all. Stopping writing chapters for now is not exactly what I wanted to be doing as we approach this story’s one-year anniversary, but I can’t do both. So I hope you guys are on board with this and will still be here when I continue writing which hopefully won’t be too long. This is just an extra thing that I’ve felt like doing for a little while now and now that writing just hasn’t been flowing I think it would be a great time to work on this.

So… I just have a few questions for you guys. What countries right now do you think will still be around in 500 years? Anything you specifically want me to address in what happened in those years? Anything else?

Thank you all for always being such great readers, I wouldn’t be here without you.

-blossom

18 thoughts on “– Update –

  1. I’m really excited about this! I love fully fleshed-out worlds! @AdamsEve1231 does this in the multiverse of her stories. I’d encourage you to take a look at them! In fact, if you’re interested in talking with others who develop rich, intertwined and well-considered worlds, drop by the Banana Drama reading circle on the forums (we’d love to have you join, too, if you were interested!). Bugsie2016 and simscognito are also members, and I’ve enjoyed and admired the world’s they create in their stories, too. As for the answers to your questions, mine are rather depressing and/or esoteric, so I think I will try to answer you on the forums rather than here.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you’re excited. I’ll have to check out the forums for you guys at some time, but I might not always have time to be there consistently. 🙂 I don’t really have a place on the forums for you to answer (or anything on the forums) so I’d be fine with you answering here.

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  2. Feel free to take as much time as you like! If world-building is important for the story that you want to tell, then go for it. It really makes the story feel more like a novel or something that’s simply supplemented with pictures. It’s different than most other blogs that I’ve read, but it’s a really nice change.

    Honestly, I’m kind of skeptical that the USA would still be in existence five hundred years from now – or at least, still a first world country. History has always been one of my worse subjects so I’m not too sure what to say about other countries. I think it would be interesting if you addressed racism/homophobia/discrimination in general on a larger scale – what rights people have in other countries, maybe big events that happened to solidify those rights for people (similar to the real life Stonewall riots and the woman’s suffrage movement), etc.

    I’m really excited to see the world-building in the story.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you’re on board. 🙂 And thanks for your input, too! I’ll definitely try to put in some stuff about that.

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  3. Sometimes it’s OK not to write if you want to get things plotted out the exact way you want them. I ended up having to reboot my Amazon story because I went 6 months between writing the last chapter and now, and I just didn’t feel it. *But I do love the new character so she should be fun)

    I’ve gotten behind on my chapters because I was world-building totally studying for finals (honest) all weekend, and probably wont catch up for a few days.

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    1. Yeah, I just think it would be nice to know what the world around them is like, since it just adds another dimension to the story.

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  4. I love your idea of fleshing out the rest of the world! Take all the time you need 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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  5. Take all the time you need/want

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  6. Yay, this sounds awesome! I love reading about alternate universes, and it’ll be great to read about how the world got the way it is. Take all the time you need, I’m sure it’ll be more than worth it! 😀

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you’ll like how it turns out, it’s going to be pretty complex when I’m done!

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  7. I love this! I say go for it I can’t wait to see what you come up with. In my little sim universe I’ve only recently alluded to the history and back story I haven’t yet taken a huge in depth detailed look. I love the idea, go get it!

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    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you think about it and what you do in your own story! 😄

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      1. I realised when I responded to the post I was referring to alluding to a history lesson that hasn’t even gone live yet! It’s up tomorrow! Sorry for the spoiler! In my save I think of the different worlds as countries, and it’s only realistic in sim vision. I love how realistic to life your stories are and you touch on really real even sensitive topics, and so well. I know whatever you come up with is going to be amazing!

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      2. Lol, it’s okay! I haven’t got around to reading it yet but I hope to soon! 😄 In mine, all the ‘worlds’ except like the vacation worlds are all in one country or it wouldn’t make sense for people in Oasis to meet people in Brindleton, ect. Basically everyone would have to live in the same neighborhood – but that’s because I want mine to be realistic, haha. It’s cool you think of them as different countries. And, thank you! I try! 😛

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      3. Hm I see your point there maybe these countries aren’t very far away like small provinces or something lol that or speed travel obviously lol!

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      4. I mean there are like a bunch of tiny countries in Europe so it’s possible but not entirely realistic to be going to different countries all the time 😛 But it doesn’t have to be realistic!

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      5. It’s just the sims right no big deal or anything hah!

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