Out-takes, Gameplay and Storytelling notes, and other miscellaneous ramblings from behind the scenes at Richmond Sims.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Random Thoughts are Random

Just some random thoughts while working on my story...

Moments when your own sims make you want to cry...
While re-reading my latest update, I suddenly realized something: through all the drama over Samantha, when Rose and Cory's relationship dropped abysmally, she never once rolled the want to fall in love with him again. It happened, through the same relationship-boosting means that produced her pregnancy (she did want that, at least), but she never rolled a want for it to happen. That just makes me sad.

Sim-bloggers here...
Ever dropped a big hint in your story, and no one mentions it? And, you don't know if its just that no one has bothered to mention it... or because no one actually got it... or worse still, it was so obvious that no one thought it was worth mentioning!?  I'm just going to have to wait and see... but all this does, is makes me want to drop bigger spoilers!!! :)

When I was nine I learned survival...
Above line from 'Pity the Child", from the musical Chess. It's a tearjerker of a song, although most of it has nothing to do with anything in my story - except these few lines that jumped out at me:
Pity the child who knew his parents
Saw their faults, saw their love die before his eyes
Pity the child that wise
He never asked, did I cause your distress?
Just in case they said, yes.

You've got to switch around the pronouns in one case, but that really hits the nail on the head for a couple of my characters... I think one is obvious, the other, maybe not so much - although I might be wrong about that. Guesses, anyone?