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Good evening!  Tonight I have the first of three part of my story for Boolprop Round Robin Legacy Generation 9 spare Desdemona Doran.  Click on the picture to go to the story; it's uploaded as a PDF so feel free to download it for easier reading.  I hope you enjoy!  Feel free to comment here.

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penguingirl03
Mar. 4th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on already getting an update out only 3 days into CreMo!

[Spoiler (click to open)]Poor Desdemona! She is suffering just as much if not more than Lily did. I do hope that she is able to find someplace where she can settle and someone who can actually help her with the nightmares. She's definitely found some good people along the way though I don't blame her one bit for having trust issues.

I'm definitely excited to see where you take this next!

Great update!
silverbelle1220
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
:D Well, I had it all written and just need to film, which was an excellent distraction from the paper I need to write.

[Link to spoiler]
Poor Desdemona indeed. She is suffering quite a bit, and that's one of the things that attracted me to her in the first place. She has found some good people, but after what happened trusting is going to be an issue for her, yes.

Part 2 is all written, and I hope to have it filmed within the next 2 weeks.

Thanks for the comment!
tatdatcm
Mar. 4th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
Yay! Desi's story! I'm really happy that you've taken this on and are telling her story.
silverbelle1220
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
:D I'm excited to tell her story; I hope that you end up liking where I take it.
joandsarah
Mar. 4th, 2014 09:22 am (UTC)
Enjoying this and looking forward to the next two parts.

I don't think Lilly would not have blamed her, and they probably would all tell her she does deserve to be happy. I hope Desdemona comes to realize that.
silverbelle1220
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. I can't wait to share what I've got for her story.

I don't think Lily would want Desdemona to blame herself either, but Desi's having a hard time seeing that. I hope you like what I have planned for her.
joandsarah
Mar. 5th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
I meant Lilly would not blame her, my grammar there was atrocious, although you seem to have picked up on what I meant!
silverbelle1220
Mar. 6th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
LOL! That's what I get for reply to comments when I'm tired; I didn't even notice your grammar until you pointed it out. But I did get what you meant, and that's what's important.
biglenny
Mar. 4th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yay for finally posting this!

[Spoiler (click to open)]Desi really needs a big hug after all that she had been through, especially with the nightmares. Also, I personally don’t blame her on what happened to Lily. I hope she finds genuine happiness someday.



Can’t wait for Part 2!


Edited at 2014-03-04 10:47 pm (UTC)
silverbelle1220
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm excited to have it published as it's been kicking around my head for a year.

[Link to spoiler]
Desi really does need a big hug, and the nightmares are really wearing her down. I don't think anyone blames her for what happened to Lily, but she blames herself.

Part 2 is written, and will be out as soon as I can get a paper written and get back to filming.

Thanks for commenting.
katmiesterk8
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
I enjoyed this and look forward to the next two parts.

Desi just really needs to stop blaming herself, poor girl.

silverbelle1220
Mar. 5th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, and I can't wait to see the reactions to parts 2 and 3.

She does need to stop blaming herself, but it's not quite that simple, sadly. I hop you like what I have planned for her.
scribal_goddess
Mar. 5th, 2014 03:17 am (UTC)
Desdemona's suffering really struck a chord with me. Probably she would have done better sticking with her siblings, but I really hope that she can find peace by going her own way.
silverbelle1220
Mar. 6th, 2014 12:52 am (UTC)
The idea that Desdemona would have suffered repercussions from that night is what drove me to want to tell her story. She might have done better if she stuck with her siblings, but the guilt she's feeling is just too much for her right now. I can't wait to see what your reaction to the rest of her story is.
scribal_goddess
Mar. 6th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
As for the guilt - when your family's been in danger, that's a huge thing. The feeling that if you didn't exist, everyone would be safe is a powerful and truly terrifying thing.

I can totally understand why she left, feeling like it's all her fault and that she's not good enough, but I can also see how being so far from them all and not knowing that they're safe would be a huge thing that eats at her.

Anyway, looking forward to the rest of the story! (And I'm also totally lying around putting off writing more of my own chapter or my pep talk...)
silverbelle1220
Mar. 8th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
The guilt is definitely huge for Desi. She does think that if she hadn’t been around that her family would be safer, and that’s driving a lot of what she’s doing at the moment.

It’s a true doubled-edged sword, because she think it’s better that she’s apart from them, but it is hard not knowing if they’re okay or not.

Heh…I filmed this chapter instead of writing a paper for my grad school program. Procrastinators of the world unite…tomorrow. :P
scribal_goddess
Mar. 8th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Lol, papers! Those things that we do when we no longer have a choice not to do them...
widget_sims
Mar. 5th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Late comment is late, but yay. I really enjoyed this so far and I'm looking forward to the other 2 parts.

Poor Desdemona, I really hope she can find peace and stop blaming herself.
silverbelle1220
Mar. 6th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
Late comment's not that late. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Poor Desdemona indeed. I hope you like what I have planned for her.
rosefyre
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
Yay spare story!

[Commenty]Oh, Desdemona. It wasn't her fault at all - no matter what she did, the Tricous would have found some way to hurt them - but she's too twisted up to see that, yes, she happened to give them that opportunity, but if she hadn't, they'd have MADE one.

Not talking is so not gonna help. Seriously, this is the kind of story that needs to come out before healing can happen, so someone can tell Desdemona that it wasn't her fault.

And all this staying away from people is terrible for Desi, too, because she is a Pop Sim's Pop Sim. She makes friends quickly and easily and she's happiest doing things with other people, not by herself. Staying away from other people is probably the worst thing she could do, though I can understand why she's doing it.

Loving what you've done with Desi's hair/clothes. It all suits her, and of course you needed the green!

I am amused that Desdemona is basically following in her mother's footsteps when it comes to jobs, what with working at restaurants and newspapers!

Keith is right: you can't run from your past forever. Sooner or later Desdemona is going to have to stop running, but right now it doesn't seem like that's going to happen. Things change, though, and I have no doubt something will happen that will MAKE her stop running.


Great start, can't wait for more!
silverbelle1220
Mar. 8th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
I’m so excited to be sharing this at long last!

[Link to spoiler]
:( No, it wasn’t her fault, but that doesn’t stop her from seeing it that way, sadly. The Tricous were defiantly going to get back at Roxanna one way or the other, but Desi doesn’t have the perspective yet to see that. They would totally made an opportunity.

No, not talking isn’t helping at all, but she’s afraid of what people will think of her. And staying away from people is not helping at all. She is SUCH a Pop Sim (seriously, her want panel is all MAKE FRIENDS! MEET PEOPLE! MAKE BEST FRIENDS! even with Knowledge as her secondary). It’s very hard for her to be on her own right now, but yeah, she has her reasons (even if they’re not the best of reasons).

I’m glad to hear you like her costuming, because I struggled with it a bit. She’s much edgier than I’m used to, so I had to go hunting for stuff for her and recolor some hairs so she could stay with the green. I’ll admit that I wasn’t a fan of it at first, but it’s growing on me. And it does suit her.

I was wondering if you would pick up on the fact that she was doing the same jobs her mom did. I tried to pick “typical” Popularity Sim jobs. So let that be a teaser for what I have planned for her.

Keith is right in that Desi can’t keep running. He could have gone about telling her that in a better way though, I think. I don’t think it’s too much to say that she will eventually stop running, but you’ll have to wait and see what that is. There are better things in her future, for sure (I don’t think that’s too spoilery because we all like to give our Sims a happy ending when we can).

Thanks! I hope you like the other stuff I have planned for her.
rosefyre
Mar. 8th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, Desdemona is one of the edgiest sims I've had to dress, and she certainly wouldn't fit with your currently-in-the-1950s main hood, so that doesn't surprise me that you had to look for CC especially for her. The dyed hair is so her, but it's not an easy thing to deal with if you don't already have the hairs.

Yeah, I don't think you're being too spoilery, because there's a certain format to this sort of story and Desdemona running forever and never coming to terms with anything would be...not it.

Can't wait for the rest!
dicreasy
Mar. 9th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
Aww poor Desi. :( I can see why she feels like she does, but it doesn't stop me from also feeling for her. I hope that she finds the peace she deserves, and I feel sad that she felt she had to leave as she did. It was a nice place and everyone seemed friendly, even if Keith did put his foot in it with his actions.

This comment is short and rubbish, I know, but I did enjoy this very much and think you did a great job with it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for Desdemona.
silverbelle1220
Mar. 10th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
:( Yeah, Desi’s having a rough go of it right now. She certainly deserves peace, but she needs to realize that before it can happen. She did have a good thing going, but in trying to help Keith really did mess things up.

Short comment is still a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to share the rest of Desi’s story with everyone.
lilycobalt
Mar. 10th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
[Spoiler (click to open)]One of the things I like is that Desdemona has a more extended wandering phase than most of the Dorans. The nature of the main stories is that they have to end up in the place they're supposed to be pretty quickly. But Desi's got a lot to struggle through, so it makes sense that we're seeing her trying different situations and having none of them work for her.

I also liked the parallel to Roxanna's story when Desdemona tried to disappear in the big city. It seemed as though that was most likely to work for her, because it's so much like where she grew up. But it turned out to be too much like where she grew up. I wanted things to work out for her in the small town, but even without Keith blabbing, I can't see Desdemona being happy with small town life.

I don't know where she can be happy, then. I hope she finds somewhere and stops blaming herself!
silverbelle1220
Mar. 12th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
[Link to spoiler]
With all that Desi’s got to grapple with, it made a lot of sense to me that she wander a bit more than the rest of the clan. It’s not something that makes sense for the plot of a main story, no, but I felt like it would really be something that would be appropriate for her as she tries to figure out where she fits now that she’s lost a sense of who she was.

There are quite a few parallels between Roxanna and Desdemona’s story, which is one of the reasons I wanted certain aspects of Desi’s experience to match up to her mom’s (like having similar jobs as Rose pointed out). But yes, the similarities were too much in the end. I didn’t really figure Desi to be one for small town life either, but it seemed right for her to try it after big city living didn’t work out.

As is the nature of these stories, you know that Desi will eventually find the right place for her, but it’s always fun to see how she goes about getting there. I hope you like what I have planned for her.
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