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Baaaa - Meme Time

I've been meaning to post a general update, but I've also been not feeling well. The short of it is, I'm playing Pseudo again. No word on when I might be back into update mode, but we shall see.

In the meantime, here's that meme that's been going around. :)

Give me one of the characters from my story and I will tell you:
* How I feel about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing that will happen to this character in the future of my story.

Comments

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leilia
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Turn about is fair play.

Star.
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
* Star is one of my all-time favorite characters. I barely have to do anything to write her. Somehow, she's there complete with sarcasm, strength, and vulnerability all rolled into one.

* This is a tough one, because there really is no one I ship for Star. In your story (Yakko's World) I totally ship her with Mary and Frank, but in mine, I just can't see her with anyone long-term for a variety of reasons.

* Lou. Even though Star obviously would prefer this were romantic. They are best friends with a bond that goes really deep.

* She very often lets her negative emotions rule her. Jealousy being one of the primary ones. Lou may have been clueless, but Star was also allowing her jealousy to turn it into something more than it should have been.

* Star is going to have to make a decision in the future that is the right thing to do, but the worst thing for her.
regacylady
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
OZ.

Or Chastity. >___>
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
* What do you do with a shy sim in a house full of outgoing finger gunning partiers? It's been interesting developing Oz's personality as he struggles to survive amidst all the chaos and noise of his family.

* I don't want to get too into this one because it'll give too much away, but there is someone I ship with Oz. There was another for a while, but I think you know who I finally settled on as his one.

* Hugh and Moon. One of the themes of this generation has been friendship and the bonds of a best friend. For Oz, that's Hugh. He and Hugh would go to the ends of the earth for one another. He's also very close to Moon. It's very different with her, but it's also completely platonic.

* Oz would have been an awful heir. I know there are people who think he would have been great at it, and maybe he would have done okay, but it would have been so far from what he wanted or needed in his life it's not funny.

* Oz will have to reconcile his future with what he expected it to be. He thinks he's going to get one thing, but he'll find out he's getting something else completely.
lilycobalt
Jul. 2nd, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Ian.
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
* There's a cover song by Johnny Cash that really informed the way I wrote Ian (yes, I know the song is actually about heroin addiction, but I think the emotion fit). He's a complicated and conflicted character. For a while I considered turning him into a villain, but in the end, that wasn't fair to him. He may have resented the things that came easily to his siblings and cousins, but he wouldn't truly wish them harm.

* I think Ian's found his center and his happiness with Mary, but there are echoes of him that found the same thing elsewhere. So, I also ship Ian with Elaine and with Angora (did I get her name right? I'm so bad...)

* Opie. Period, end of story. They needed/need each other in ways that lovers or closer family would never have fulfilled.

* Ian had some really shitty things happen to him, but other than the actual death, he pretty much made his own bed.

* He will soon realize what his immortality means when it comes to the rest of his family.
writeraissa
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
Yup, Ian is with Angora :D. Love those two together.
profbutters
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Miranda.
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
* I could spend forever just taking and looking at pictures of Miranda. She actually looks just like her mother (from what I can tell) but there's something about her that makes her expressions all that much MORE.

* DEAN. By far, I can't picture the two of them without each other. At the same time, I do ship her a little with Cecil. I think she came the closest out of anyone to piercing that stiff, proper shell he wears like armor.

* Farnsworth and Dwight. Both of them could have easily turned into lovers, but even when they left the BC, Miranda wasn't about to let them go. In their own ways, the two of them really clicked with her.

* Miranda can be very tricky to write. It's tough finding a balance between the wacky speech patterns and having her not come off as too much of a cartoon. If I'd done an heir poll, I'm sure she would have won and that would have been AWFUL. :)

* There will be an unexpected but not unpleasant surprise in Miranda's future. There will also be a glimpse at what might have been. There, you got a twofer. :)
profbutters
Jul. 3rd, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
OOOOoo can't wait for these! And I notice the Numb-ni figure heavily in this :D
widget_sims
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ava
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
* I feel a little guilty about what I'm doing to Ava since she's such a sweetheart of a character. I love how much of a blend of Dean and Miranda she is. I also love that I can do a self-esteem story with her since she does look kind of awkward.

* Not gonna say. Let's just say there is someone I ship hard with this character, but they haven't appeared in the story yet. :)

* Ash. Because they are twins and because of what the witches did to them, Ash and Ava are as close as any two people can possibly be. They are bound together on many levels.

* My unpopular opinion is probably that as a storyteller, I love where I can go with Ava and her self-esteem issues. It's not exactly fair to her as a character, but it's going to be interesting. I hope.

* Ava will hit rock bottom before she can find herself and get beyond the curse/blessing.
katrisims
Jul. 2nd, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ow, I hope you're starting to feel better!

For the meme... Hmm... Opie? :)
orikes13
Jul. 2nd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
* Honestly, I didn't know what to think of Opie for the longest time. She was not quite what I expected or wanted out of a pairing between Brody and Deena. I've come to love her and her complicated connection to the family.

* Count Robi is the big one in my story. They're meant to be together and he's about the only person she's ever remained faithful to. But at the same time, I'm also a big fan of her and Toby Biggs in Sarah's Piratical story. :)

* Ian - See what I said about him. :)

* Opie is difficult to write at times. She has learned to do the right thing, but there is a degree of selfishness there still coloring her actions.

* Ophelia's story is mostly done in the spotlight of the story. I will say, though, if Rachel ever becomes a mother, she's going to be a force of nature as a grandmother.
lauriempress
Jul. 2nd, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
"I will say, though, if Rachel ever becomes a mother, she's going to be a force of nature as a grandmother."

As if it could be any other way. The crazy part is when I read that I imagined the other grandmother being Alexandra Legacy Smith. Can you imagine having both of them as your grandmothers?
smoothiesims
Jul. 2nd, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Jo!
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
* As a character, I absolutely love Jo to pieces. She's fun to write and follows in the footsteps of awesome youngest child of the family. I will say, though, I am a little disappointed in her genetics. She was the only one of the kids who could have actually been a legitimate blend of her parents and she ended up looking exactly like her father (and thereby Lou).

* There is someone I ship her with and I think anyone who's following along can figure out who, but ultimately, I'm not sure if that'll be the end game. I'm hoping it is.

* Zephyr. She and Zeph are buddies. Their friendship isn't quite the same epic thing that Lou has with Star or the bond that Oz has with Hugh and Moon, but they get each other and look forward to causing mayhem.

* Jo is actually quite a bit like her Uncle Ian, just without the moodiness. There's a jealous streak in her that's unpleasant and she needs to learn to get past.

* At some point in the future, everyone's going to be counting on Jo to pick up the pieces and she's going to find out what she's really made of.
lauriempress
Jul. 2nd, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Lijh
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
* It always surprises me that more people don't love Elijah like I do. When people talk about favorites, they always bring up Ian or Brody or Miranda or Star. For me, Elijah is one of my favorites.

* Shelby. Only Shelby. He's a romancer and if he'd never met her, he would have happily loved a lot of women, but there is only one that ever gave himself to completely.

* Steve. I could say the Wrecking Crew, which would be true to a certain degree, but they all grew up and forged their own lives. Steve McQueen Bigfoot is the one 'person' who was there to see Elijah through what they faced on Monkey Island.

* I was all set to have Elijah be a dog. I mean, he was a romancer and when he was a teen, he loved flirting with almost anyone. I fully expected to have him be an unfaithful husband to whoever he married for expedience sake. Then he met Shelby. That was all she wrote.

* Grandchildren. On so many levels, there will be grandchildren.
themorganlegacy
Jul. 3rd, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Lou!
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
* Of course, I adore her. I adore pretty much all of my sims. Lou, though, has had my heart since she turned into a toddler and I saw that streak of messy and outgoing and learned she was going to be a knowledge sim. Star may write herself, but Lou's not far behind.

* Definitely *TRUCK*. They're going to be a power couple and I already love them to pieces.

* Star. Definitely Star. Love doesn't have to be romantic be strong enough to save your life.

* For as smart as she is, Lou is a bit of an idiot. She gets caught up in her own thing and forgets the rest of the world. This is not something that's going to change in the foreseeable future, even if she starts to understand it's a personality flaw.

* Lou is going to lose the love of her life in the worst way possible before she has a chance at happiness.
writeraissa
Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
Hmm... tough one.

Micah :).
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
* Oh my sweet, dim Micah. I knew I liked pop sims when I made Taylor and founded the legacy, but it was Micah who reinforced how awesome they really were. He was, hands down, my favorite of his generation. Persephone was heir and Brody got the bigger story, but Micah was my baby.

* It honestly doesn't matter who I ship with him because he chose Genesis and that's that.

* Probably Brody. To be completely honest, they were clones of one another, but as characters they couldn't be further apart.

* Even though he's my favorite, I never wanted him to be heir. I wanted to give him a happy little life away from the chaos of plot. Some sims I regret not doing more with, but Micah got exactly what I wanted to give him.

* He's gone now, but his family is still going strong in the background. He was the best grandfather ever and ended up with ten absolutely lovely grandchildren who are going to continue being awesome.
rosefyre
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:29 am (UTC)
Zephyr.
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
* Oh my swearing little alien-whatever-hybrid. His genetics alone make me grin like an idiot. The skin from Aeric, the eyes from Venus, the amazing cheekbones of doom from Venus. He's everything I ever wanted out of their kids. And on top of that, he is awesome.

* HAHAHAHAHAA. Howabout anyone not nailed down? "How YOU doin'?"

* I said it above in response to her, but Jo. The two of them don't quite have the epic bond that their siblings do, but they get one another. They're strong enough to not get bullied by the other but know how to have a good time together.

* I don't think Zephyr will be settling down. As much as I'd love to breed his genetics on down the line, I think he'll be a happy bachelor in the mold of a Stanley Legacy or an Archie Ventinari.

* Zephyr is going to realize that he's pretty much in the shadow of his sisters, but he'll be okay with that.
peasant007
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Persephone!
orikes13
Jul. 3rd, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
* Persephone grew on me. I never expected her to be chosen as heir, so I was a bit resentful at having to try and work that in. On top of that, I was never really fond of Family sims. Over time, she grew on me.

* I couldn't see her with anyone other than Matthew in the course of my legacy, but they didn't really have an epic love affair. They fit well together and were good for each other, but they didn't have what some of the other couples had.

* I don't know that I have a platonic OTP for Persephone. She was truly a family/pop sim in that she made everyone feel important and part of things. If I was forced to choose, I would say her children. She had a special bond with each of them.

* I think I covered this up in the response to how I feel about this character. Persephone was never my favorite and I resented her being chosen as heir because she was pretty. It all worked out in the end and I loved being able to use her visions as plot points.

* Persephone will be the last to say goodbye and the one to remind Brody of what life means.
stormysongbird
Jul. 4th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Heather
asherz28
Jul. 9th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Mercedes. Definitely.
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