Valley 2

The Reckoning


I write Sims 3 stories. I rarely reblog things. I like personal text posts - I'm here for friends, not Simbots. I am, according to a friend: sweet, fierce, kind, honest, silly, smart, giving, talented, and a fabulous friend. :)

Anniversary replies!

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Here, have a random shot of a happy couple because….
It’s Anniversary Week! :)
Today is the 15th anniversary of our first date (we saw American Pie in theaters, omg, we’re so old), and Thursday will be our 12th wedding anniversary. :)
Well, if you count driving my Thunderbird through a drive-thru wedding chapel in Pigeon Forge as a wedding. :)
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Here, have a random shot of a happy couple because….

It’s Anniversary Week! :)

Today is the 15th anniversary of our first date (we saw American Pie in theaters, omg, we’re so old), and Thursday will be our 12th wedding anniversary. :)

Well, if you count driving my Thunderbird through a drive-thru wedding chapel in Pigeon Forge as a wedding. :)

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The spousal person had a mountain of kittens the other night.
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The spousal person had a mountain of kittens the other night.

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Replies of you guys are awesome and I love you! :)

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I have a bad cold. Again. I get one every few weeks or something, I swear.
Anyway, I didn’t feel up to doing anything today. Here, have a lighthouse.
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I have a bad cold. Again. I get one every few weeks or something, I swear.

Anyway, I didn’t feel up to doing anything today. Here, have a lighthouse.

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Thoughts about Seth and morality

So I am trying to do some research on GoT now after answering that question last night, to see if anyone else finds it deeply disturbing and triggering. I am seeing some discussions about moral ambiguity and “gray” characters, and I just read something about how the show (the context was more about the show than the books) seems to do moral ambiguity by having a character do something good and then something really bad and then something good again, and how that doesn’t really work.

I thought about Seth.

Under a cut because when I start rambling on about Seth, it can get LONG.

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Question meme!

I do have some tabs open with things I’ve been tagged in, and here is one! Which if I haven’t done what you tagged me in, I’ve either already done it (posted my desktop) or lost the tab when I had to shut down either Chrome or the whole computer. Or I do have a tab open with it and I plan to get to it when I can, like this! :)

I was tagged by roseoftheoakmoonsims, and here are her questions!

1. List 3 songs that make you happy.

LOLOLOL. you think I can just pick three? I’ll try though.

Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers - I love RHCP in general, and this is my second favorite song by them. I love it and I have a lot of good memories of it, including my RA group at TIP spontaneously singing along with all our heart when it came on the radio once.

Santeria - Sublime - It’s just an awesome song, and I remember driving my Thunderbird around when I was in high school and blasting this song and just being so happy

Self-Esteem - The Offspring - Dear lord, the guitar. The guitar. This song makes me wonder if my sexual orientation is electric guitar.

2. What are you looking forward to in the next week? If you count tomorrow night as next week, cookies and Orphan Black with the spousal person!

3. Got any addictions you wish you could kick? No, not really.

4. Everyone’s had at least one nickname in their lifetime. What’s your favorite to be called? I don’t know. Actually I am not sure if I have ever had a nickname.

5. Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones? Lord of the Rings. I find GoT very very very disturbing and triggering. I didn’t make it much into the first book before having a major breakdown, and I tried reading the TV Tropes page for it and I got sick to my stomach and I didn’t want the spousal person touching me for a while after that.

6. Favorite celebrity? Why? Umm….gee. I don’t know. Kanye West, maybe? I love most of his music, and I like how he’s honest about social issues. And how he gets a lot of hate - I am always going to sympathize with targets of hate.

I don’t get why there was drama when he said he was a creative genius. He was telling the truth. I reckon it’s because people who aren’t white males aren’t supposed to own their genius.

I also quite like Jay-Z, and I love their work together. :)

7. Who are your heroes? Frederick Douglass. I highly recommend My Bondage and My Freedom to everyone.

The question is in plural, so let’s see…any others…

Edgar Allan Poe!!!! How did I forget him, omg? I’m sorry, Poe. I won’t forget you again.

8. What style would your “dream home” be in? I am living in my dream home! It houses over three thousand books and quite a few cats and it’s small and simple and I don’t feel like the blood of the economically exploited is dripping down the walls like I do in McMansions.

9. If you could live in any other time period, which would it be and why?

The far future, because maybe if the species is still around by then it would have collectively learned some things and it wouldn’t be so terrifying to live on the same planet as humans.

10. How would you describe your sense of fashion?

Umm - I find shopping for clothes incredibly boring, so…basic and casual and limited. ;) 

I think I am supposed to make up 10 questions now. Anyone who wants to can answer them. They are below the cut.

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Utterly beautiful video for an utterly beautiful song.

And looking at the lyrics, it could fit for both Seth and Surreal Darkness. :)

just a rage and three kinds of yes

And this bit:

But you’re so young
You’re so young
You look in my eyes
So young. So sweet. So surprised
You look so young like a daisy in my lazy eyes

Could be either Seth about Sarah or the darkness about the POV character. :)

My lap right now.
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My lap right now.

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medleymisty:

Sometimes the darkness and I look at old LJ posts and realize that we have been writing Surreal Darkness for a year now, and we freak out at how time passes so quickly and we face our own mortality.

I was thinking, and when I first joined Tumblr it was brought up that stories are weird here, with how fast everything goes and the dash starting from the most recent posts and things getting lost.
I think that Surreal Darkness is my answer to that, a story form fit for Tumblr. It’s episodic, and while it does help to have read it so you have some idea of which skin the darkness is currently wearing and where the winged kittens first showed up and that sort of thing, I think it can also be enjoyed, if not extremely well understood, even if you aren’t fully caught up.
And I quite like just writing for one picture and posting it, and that works better for my current life conditions than sitting down for five to nine hours or more to work on a full WordPress style update.
I like new base games because I like figuring out new things. I guess I didn’t consciously realize it, but Surreal Darkness was me figuring out Tumblr as a new medium for Sims stories. :)
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medleymisty:

Sometimes the darkness and I look at old LJ posts and realize that we have been writing Surreal Darkness for a year now, and we freak out at how time passes so quickly and we face our own mortality.

I was thinking, and when I first joined Tumblr it was brought up that stories are weird here, with how fast everything goes and the dash starting from the most recent posts and things getting lost.

I think that Surreal Darkness is my answer to that, a story form fit for Tumblr. It’s episodic, and while it does help to have read it so you have some idea of which skin the darkness is currently wearing and where the winged kittens first showed up and that sort of thing, I think it can also be enjoyed, if not extremely well understood, even if you aren’t fully caught up.

And I quite like just writing for one picture and posting it, and that works better for my current life conditions than sitting down for five to nine hours or more to work on a full WordPress style update.

I like new base games because I like figuring out new things. I guess I didn’t consciously realize it, but Surreal Darkness was me figuring out Tumblr as a new medium for Sims stories. :)

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Various replies!

aikea-guinea replied to your post: Sometimes the darkness and I look at o…

Happy Birthday, Surreal Darkness!

Thank you! Although it’s not quite officially a year - the first post says “posted 11 months ago*, and the first LJ post aggregating the first few posts was on October 13th.

It’s just weird. I feel like I should have written more, but then there was the break for hardcore WoW play and now there’s the kittens, which they take a LOT of my free time, especially on weeknights when I only have about six hours from coming home to bed time.

Also it was meant as a nice stress free break from Moonfall, but I think it kind of became my primary story somewhere.

heavensims replied to your post: We are back home from the vet!  E…

Calico looks like she is planning mischief and grey is watching patiently for her cue to join in.

Heh, that sounds accurate for their activities at home. :) At the vet though they were all very quiet.  It was interesting seeing how they were aware of being at the vet now whereas when they were newborns they didn’t even notice that they were in a carrier or a moving car or in a new weird place.

mspoodle1 replied to your post: Sometimes the darkness and I pretend t…

Brilliant!♥

Thank you! I wrote that one a couple of months ago actually, but it didn’t fit in then. I am not so sure if it fits now either, but hey. It’s less not fitting in than it was before.

And yeah, it draws on my childhood experience of reading all the books that the local library had on the Holocaust when I was nine years old, and how that’s affected me my whole life - which I have continued to read about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany and WWII since then. Nearly 25 years now.

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Sometimes the darkness and I pretend to be something other than what we are.
I say that I want to be a bird, that I want to be free and to fly and to eat worms and to not have to worry about human things like barbed wire fences and smokestacks and hate.
The darkness says that it wore a birdskin once, and that worms don’t actually taste very good.
I don’t care. I still want to be a bird.
The darkness says that it wants to be human, that it wants to feel the pricking of the barbed wire against its humanskin, to glow red with hate, to send the ashes of its enemies curling upwards into the sky. It says that it wants to know blood and spit and sweat and pain.
I look at it, at the expression in its eyes, and I cross my arms in front of myself.
I just want to be a bird.
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Sometimes the darkness and I pretend to be something other than what we are.

I say that I want to be a bird, that I want to be free and to fly and to eat worms and to not have to worry about human things like barbed wire fences and smokestacks and hate.

The darkness says that it wore a birdskin once, and that worms don’t actually taste very good.

I don’t care. I still want to be a bird.

The darkness says that it wants to be human, that it wants to feel the pricking of the barbed wire against its humanskin, to glow red with hate, to send the ashes of its enemies curling upwards into the sky. It says that it wants to know blood and spit and sweat and pain.

I look at it, at the expression in its eyes, and I cross my arms in front of myself.

I just want to be a bird.

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Sometimes the darkness and I look at old LJ posts and realize that we have been writing Surreal Darkness for a year now, and we freak out at how time passes so quickly and we face our own mortality.
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Sometimes the darkness and I look at old LJ posts and realize that we have been writing Surreal Darkness for a year now, and we freak out at how time passes so quickly and we face our own mortality.

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We are back home from the vet! 
Everyone took their vaccine shot and dewormer without any fuss. :)
They all weigh about a pound and three quarters. The vet said that they were all ridiculously healthy, and that we were doing an excellent job with them. :)
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We are back home from the vet! 

Everyone took their vaccine shot and dewormer without any fuss. :)

They all weigh about a pound and three quarters. The vet said that they were all ridiculously healthy, and that we were doing an excellent job with them. :)

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