So the last chapter was a bit rough and for that I’m sorry. My game threw me a curveball and I decided to run with it. In fact, this is how I do most of my writing.
When I sit down to write, I usually have a vague idea of where things are going to go. But I have a lot of mods and high free will so sometimes my sims go a little crazy and I always write around what they do regardless of what I wanted them to do. That is exactly how we ended up in a predicament with Sonia.
I have several mods installed that created the series of events last chapter:
- Obviously, woohooer is what caused Sonia’s pregnancy in the first place (fact: Victoria is the “father” of Sonia’s baby because I didn’t have any men around).
- Turns out that Cmar’s mod conflicts with some other stuff I have and that caused Sonia to be in labor for five in-game days. I tried various things to fix her including sending her to hospital (it didn’t work). Finally, I had to use Cmar’s mod to end the pregnancy, woohooer to have Victoria get Sonia pregnant (again), and then use cmar’s mod to “give birth now” bypassing labor altogether.
- Children of the Moon randomly assigns a supernatural trait to a baby born on the night of a full moon. Guess what? It happened to be a full moon on the night Sonia finally gave birth and the baby was assigned the ghost trait.
- I have no idea what Dani did to upset Sonia. That fight happened for no reason that I could figure out in game.
As I was sitting there thinking, “How the hell is this going to come together?!” I was popping around Ridge Hall to see what the girls were up to and found Dani with the teddy bear.
In that one screenshot, I realized exactly how it was going to happen. I pounded out the chapter in my mind that night and I only had to grab a few extra screenshots to pull it together (the phone call to mystery person for example).
I know that some of my chapters and plots are not really…consistent. Now you know why.
Note: I’d also like to mention that I was not trivializing the issue of stillbirths and miscarriages. I do realize that there is very real pain and suffering attached to the death of an infant, even one that was never met. The fact that Sonia still has a child after he passed away during birth is merely an action of the game and not meant to cause any harm to anyone. I’m sorry if I’ve upset anyone with this plot.