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Sims 2 Communities?

Anybody know of any good places on yon internetz to post Sims 2 stories? Preferably places that don't have a problem with nudity and violence etc after the fake cut? I mean, in my own way I'm playing all my households as mini-Legacies or Legacy spares, and the journal is written Legacy-style, but I kinda doubt that would fly for the Legacy Challenge community... and non-POV stories seem to be forbidden practically everywhere I look. There's two TS2 communities on LJ, one of which I post in every week, but the other one seems to be deader than dead... got any suggestions?

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silenzii
Jul. 10th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
You know, this is a problem. There were some really nice adult forums where I was used to post my adult stories but these places were abandoned and are like ghost towns these days. Some of them were really nice, with lots of smart people who use to enjoy some sims adult stories filled with humor. I miss them terribly. ;_;

Edited at 2012-07-10 08:09 pm (UTC)
gruglysims
Jul. 10th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Those are the sorts of people I write the journal for. It would be nice to have a better way to find them than casting a net in the wide sea of TS2 updates.
oryxofelia
Jul. 10th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested too, to have something more to read. I keep toying with the idea of posting my stories, but after a minute it starts feeling like work and my entire psyche rebels.

I'm picky about the stories I follow, and I really enjoy yours. I like my stories non-POV, I don't want it to take itself to seriously, or read like a book.
gruglysims
Jul. 10th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
C'mon, do it! I've put a lot of effort into making my updates... effortless. I made up a template that just needs a few quick Search - Replace All commands to pull all the appropriate images from a chapter's Photobucket folder, and then it's just a matter of typing out the captions. After fifty updates the whole thing is almost down to a science, leaving me time to add extras like the papers and location pics.

I appreciate the vote of confidence, especially from a picky person. I too prefer non-POV, which is to say I actually will not read POV; I prefer journals with a detached, commentary-based approach. I think the goofy atmosphere of SimEarth lends itself well to that. It always feels weird seeing deeply dramatic prose attached to images from a game whose inner workings I am very familiar with; it's like watching somebody play a video game on mute while they write new dialogue for all the characters and imitate their voices. I'd much rather have someone engaging with the game and playing it loose. If I want to read a book, which happens regularly, there's these things called books..
silenzii
Jul. 10th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I always thought that sims stories sound silly in POV. I remember my first experience reading a POV story, a girl in the forum pestered me to read her blog, I opened the blog and found pics of a sim in her lingerie and the narrator saying "I told Jack: Jack, we're not going to whoohoo so much often anymore" and I almost choke laughing. Poor girl, the story was serious, filled with drama, rape, domestic violence... but that sim shaking her hand and saying "we are not going to whoohoo" killed my mood completely. LOL
gruglysims
Jul. 11th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Awesome for all the wrong reasons. I'll admit that I'm frequently hearing dialogue in my head while my Sims talk, and I let that shape the story somewhat, but when it comes time to look at the screenshots and make them into a new chapter I often find myself intentionally undermining what's actually happening for the sake of humour. I wouldn't give up my adversarial Sim-to-narrator conversations for the world. Instead of tons of exposition, or a really heavy-handed POV, I can cover whatever story ground I want to and still get a few sarcastic jokes fired off. When I rewrote the first fifteen I made myself a rule: no more than three captions in a row without dialogue unless it's literaly impossible to avoid, and no sequential non-funny, non-ironic captions. I take quality pretty seriously, which the evolving title pics and household indicators and newspapers hopefully show, but that's just about the only thing I take seriously. I like having the characters break the fourth wall to reference game mechanics, I like throwing in the odd pop culture joke, and I like sitting back and pontificating a bit. How someone could write a story with rape and domestic violence that employs the word "WooHoo" as a primary term for the sexual act is entirely beyond my ability to comprehend.

Edited at 2012-07-11 03:26 am (UTC)
nonikk63
Jul. 11th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
Why don´t you start your own community? You would have to deal with the work of moderating it though and it would perhaps attract people that you don't share your POV with. ;) But I am sure there are others who feel about the same as you. It seems that you already know a couple of potentials.
gruglysims
Jul. 11th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
It's a thought, anyway. I'd be happy to hear input from anyone who'd be interested.
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