I’ve been nominated for the Spirit Animal Award – times three! The first nomination came from the delightful Ninjapigsims, the writer behind the lovable Alondra of Project L.E.G.A.C.Y. Ninjapig has also recently started a new legacy about the infamous Goth family (and also has more than another handful of stories on the go!).
I have also been nominated by the lovely Derubelle! Her Life is for the Living Story is currently on a bit of a hiatus, but she pinky swear promised to bring it back soon.
Last but definitely not least, I have also received a nomination from the amazing JoieWilder. Joie is best known for her Thoreau Legacy, a story I’m hopelessly addicted to, and also writes two casual stories, Crazy Town and The More the Wilder to “unwind”.
Huge thanks for all of the nominations!
On to the rules:
1. Post the award picture on your blog.
2. Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.
3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
4. Pick ten nominees
I’m 28-year-old Czech girl (wait, do I have to say woman now that I’m nearly 30? Nah, I’m sticking with girl) living in the sunny Northern England. I live in a messy house with my boyfriend and three goldfish who are treated like royalty; their fish tank was actually intended for tropical fish. My job mainly involves writing web content and other comms, topped off with a bunch of randomness. In my spare time I like to play games (duh), get addicted to TV shows, sample craft beers and avoid going to the gym.
Now on to the simlit part (does anybody ever really stick to just one paragraph?).
I’ve been playing sims for about 15 years on and off. That’s more than half my life, so yes, the game’s had a huge impact on me. Ever since generational gameplay was introduced, I’ve gravitated to legacy-style gameplay (although I have yet to complete a single one!).
I started reading simlit back in TS2 days, when everything was still on the story exchange. The stories back then were hilarious, anyone who’s been around probably still remembers Don, the grilled-cheese obsessed zombie from Candi’s Uglacy. While I’ve been reading simlit for all these years, I was very much the silent lurker and never really attempted writing my own. That changed last year when I quit a job I hated and suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands. And so the Bloomer Legacy was born.
What my blog means to me (yep, still going)
When I was unemployed, the Bloomers helped keep me sane. Now I just keep going at it because I love it. While I’m lucky enough to get to write at work, this blog is my true creative outlet since I get to do whatever the plum I want rather than following someone else’s agenda. I used to write a lot when I was younger, but when “real life” took over, writing faded away from my life. Writing simlit has reignited this passion, and hopefully improved my skills along the way. All the while having a blast.
I know a lot of simlit writers say they miss “just playing”. For me that’s never been the case, since I haven’t really changed the way I play. I just share it now. So if you’ve ever thought of sharing your own stories from your own gameplay (I’m looking at you, silent readers!) … just do it! I promise it only make it all the more enjoyable.
My spirit animal
Well, I checked back with my ultra long Liebster Award post since I’d gotten this question before, and this is what I said: Something that flies. A quiz I took said I’m a butterfly, but they creep me out a little. So I’d say some kind of a bird. Hopefully a colourful one! I think I’m sticking with that one!
Since it took me forever to write this post, most of the people below have already been nominated. Still, they deserve a shoutout! (Also, I’m not repeating any nominations from my Liebster Award post in the interest of fairness, but would still highly recommend checking all of those out too if you’re looking for a good read!)