Once upon a time, there was a young woman who loved the tales of King Arthur. She loved them so much that she decided to write her own versions of those stories. They were full of magic and wonder, friendship and romance, acts of derring-do and fight scenes that could always use a little work. They were, in the young author’s opinion and in the unbiased views of such as the author’s mother, her father’s employees, and her friends, pretty darn good.
These are not those stories.
They are, however, the stories of the Sims 2 neighborhood that she–or rather, I–set up based on the above stories. Why did I set up this neighborhood? Well, partially because I love the Sims 2, and partially because I’ve had writer’s block for the past six months or so. Oh, and it was a chance to try out the Royal Kingdom Challenge by EnblithTheFair (more info on that later).
In other words, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
And it was a good idea. I’ve had more fun with this than I’ve thought possible. But of course my imagination couldn’t let my Sims just rest and be funny little collections of pixels with very basic personalities comprised of only neat, outgoing, active, playful and nice points. Oh no. My imagination had to give these Sims motivations, characters, a past, a present, a future. My imagination had to come up with plots and plans for these Sims — it couldn’t just content itself with pre-arranging marriages, throwing in an affair or two, and managing the Sims’ time well enough for them to top their careers and pop out a few babies along the way.
I guess when you come right down to it, I couldn’t help coming up with a story for these Sims. Many stories, in fact. And since it seemed rather silly to have all these stories bouncing around inside my head without doing anything about them … we have this blog.
But enough about that. If you want to read about what you really came here for — the fictional realm of Albion and its pixellated citizens — you’ll want to go back to the top of the page. If you want to find out more about me and this blog (and who wouldn’t? ;-)), check out the links below.