Just got over a sinus infection that took me a month to shake. Been working on developing the timeline for The Gerosha Chronicles, so I can finally write Ciem: Inferno and know how to structure the chapter outlines - and have a gameplan for the others. Making sure to have Sims 4 save files for every major time period. So I can have characters to use as references and concept art. Copying my timeline in the wiki timeline format, and entering some of that data into TimeToast. Which adds some extra credibility to the narrative. Might do the same for the EccentriaVerse and Dromedeverse timelines once I have the Gerosha timelines finished.
I'm also doing a series of journal entries on the various fantasy elements in my works, and how I re-create each type of creature, unique character, or ability using the game's mechanics - or mechanics of a custom content item, or of a mod. Or, if I have to use Photoshop, I mention that.
I'm essentially explaining how I make my art panels, and come up with my characters - and how to make them fun and playable for other players.
Been running into trouble on Facebook. Exposing pedos inside the trans movement has got the FB police cracking down for "hate" speech. They really don't like it when I expose ties between the trans movement and the pedo movement, as it shows just how illegitimate the whole thing is. They hate when I expose the historical roots of it all, to put it in context. They've taped my mouth shut until the end of this month. So now, I'm on Instagram and here.
Meanwhile, I'm hoping I can make a difference in the life of Aubrey Wilson...before she gets herself in even more trouble. Not the smartest gal; but a good heart. Yet, plagued by years of poor decisions in youth. I see a bit too much of someone I knew in high school in her; and I dread to think I'm witnessing a rerun. She's on Instagram...for now.
I've also befriended Brianna Guerra. And since her videos helped me with Ciem research by quite a lot, I made her a Gerosha-themed Christmas ornament. I just need an address from her to send it to. I have a feeling Cartier might be fascinated by it when he's a little older. I'm hoping Cortez likes it too...though he's currently dealing with his own legal battles after doing something really stupid a year ago, that he regrets every single day.
Been following Paige's feed; and I don't have any easy answers for her. Can't say I agree with some of what she's willing to do for money; but she works two jobs and still can't pay rent. She is also getting fleeced / extorted by pretty much everyone.
Weirdly enough, following their lives after the show Girls Incarcerated is actually teaching me a lot more about the world Candi has to deal with in my book than anything on the show itself does. I get why they got so frustrated in youth and turned to delinquency once upon a time: everything from their own families to their limited opportunities for advancement in life makes them feel trapped and hopeless. They might pray, except they don't even know what to pray for. And what little religious teaching they've received...I'm not impressed by it. Seems like they're set up to fail. And I for one can't stand for that.
So I advise them whenever I can, on any topic I know anything about. Anything, to help them tackle life a little smarter. Seeing them surrender to failure is not acceptable.