All About Penny

Featuring: Penny McNamara

Penny

Full Name: Penelope Lynette (Hanks) Sutton Pagano McNamara
Gender and Sexuality: Female, Straight
Ethnicity/Species: Purple, Witch
Birthplace and Birthdate: Moonlight Falls, July 9
Guilty Pleasures: Sarcasm
Phobias: Someone close to her dying
What They Would Be Famous For: Horse training
What They Would Get Arrested For: Something that involves being drunk
OC You Ship Them With: Peter ❤
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Mollie.  Olivia.  Dani.  There are a lot of answers here.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Action!
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Damsel in distress
Talents and/or Powers: Awesome under any circumstance
Why Someone Might Love Them: Her loyalty
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’ll fuck you up if you cross her
How They Change: She becomes harder as she ages
Why You Love Them: Penny is basically me alter-ego.  So much of myself is in her spirit.  She’s me in purple witch form.

Memory Lane Challenge!

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Sorry this is so belated.  The images I wanted to showcase got lost to the horrible Photobucket troll so I had to abandon this for a bit.  But thanks to the awesome Chrome extension, I can now bring you my favorite memories!

Many thanks to Miss Bee over at Stories by Bee.  Also if you haven’t checked out her poses, you need to do that now.  Go ahead…I’ll wait.

Also thanks to Kate who writes the Loewe Legacy for another nomination.  I’m using her AMAZING badge for my awards page and as the featured image on this post.


Congratulations!  You have been nominated for the Memory Lane Challenge Award, a totally legit award-Get a gold star, and stick it on your forehead like a boss!

RULES

  • Share FIVE of your favorite moments from your legacy/challenge/story so far.
  • Nominate 3-5 blogs to do the same.

Oh my goodness.  This challenge was DIFFICULT!  I’m glad I got nominated twice because I needed the extra memories (even that still wasn’t enough).  After nearly five years with this family I have so many memories, some good, some not so good, but they are all important.  As we are nearing our Generation 5 heiress reveal, this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time  So, without further ado, here we go!


Memory #1

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Introducing Lydia to the world is one of my favorites.  I was going through a bit of a rough patch with my broken wrist and I had no idea of the rough year that was ahead of me.  You guys kept me sane and cheered me on throughout my struggles and here we are four-and-a-half years later.  I didn’t know that I’d still be writing this story and I didn’t anticipate becoming friends with so many readers.  Thank you all for that.

Memory #2

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When Adam joined Generation 2 I had no idea what a large role he would play.  He was Penny’s rock for a long time.  This picture is one of my favorites since Garrett and Adam will always be my favorite Eternally Yours men.

Memory #3

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Speaking of favorite men, we cannot forget Penny and Peter’s wedding.  Good Lord I loved that man (and I know so many of you did, too)!  Peter was perfect for Penny after all her struggles and I was terribly sad to see him go after that awful hard drive crash.  I was so excited to bring him back in Generation 4 even if he and Penny did not get their happily ever after.  It was just nice to see him again and to know that he was well after all these years.

Memory #4

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Owen and Aiden brought a new beginning to the legacy after all of Penny’s struggles and losses.  Born in the wee hours of Christmas Eve, they were a special gift for two of my favorite legacy leads.  Even though they aren’t in the story as much as they used to be, they will always hold a special place in my heart!

Memory #5

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Since we are on the topic of births, who didn’t love when Garrett showed up at Ridge Hall to help Dani through the birth of her daughter?  I pretty much love all the memories that involve Garrett but this one was very special.  It was one of his final appearances in the story and it was a really powerful one.

Memory #6

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Continuing my Garrett theme, one of my all time favorite memories was getting to reunite him with Mollie.  It was awful losing him in the story but we all know that he place is with his forever love.

Memory #7

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Penny deciding to sacrifice herself for the good of the legacy was probably the most hated post I’ve ever written.  You all seriously made your thoughts on that known.  In a rare turn of events I changed my mind and decided to spare our beloved lead.  But it’s still one of my favorite memories because of Penny got to spend time with her brother and sister and Mollie and Garrett even got to make an appearance.

Memory #8

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I love a good wedding and so much happened at Lucian and Dani’s.  Finn showed up to walk Dani down the aisle.  Lucian told Dani he bought them a new house.  Penny decided to move in with the crew.  And the family grew by two little girls.

Memory #9

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I loved creating Alice Bee and Hadley Rose for Dani and Lucian.  I knew they needed more kids but I also knew that Dani would never become pregnant again (I had decided that during her time at Ridge Hall).  They officially joined the family following Dani and Lucian’s wedding.

Memory #10

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Last but not least, Garrett’s last hurrah.  Definitely one of my favorite chapters to write since it featured food, dancing, family time, and a jam session with some of my favorite characters.  Any time Liv shows up you know there will be fun.


So there’s our walk down memory lane!  Do you have any favorite memories from the story that I didn’t mention?  Please share them in the comments so we can continue this journey!

All About Mollie

Featuring: Mollie Hanks

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Full Name: Mollie Annette (Lox) Hanks
Gender and Sexuality: Female, Bisexual
Ethnicity/Species: White, Witch
Birthplace and Birthdate: Moonlight Falls, August 5
Guilty Pleasures: Real Housewives
Phobias: Fire
What They Would Be Famous For: Photography
What They Would Get Arrested For: Graffiti
OC You Ship Them With: Garrett, of course
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Probably Penny
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Historical Fiction
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Also happy endings
Talents and/or Powers: Baking
Why Someone Might Love Them: She sticks to her guns
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She sticks to her guns
How They Change: She mellows with age.
Why You Love Them: She’s my first lead that really found herself in the middle of a mess but stayed strong and came out on top.

All About Lydia

Featuring: Lydia Lox

So before our big heiress reveal, I thought I’d recap the ladies who have led our other generations.  Starting, of course, with the amazing legacy founder: Lydia Lox

Lydia

Full Name: Lydia (Aglovale) Lox
Gender and Sexuality: Female Straight
Ethnicity/Species: White/ Fairy
Birthplace and Birthdate: Moonlight Falls, 1793
Guilty Pleasures: Chocolate
Phobias: The Philosopher’s Stone
What They Would Be Famous For: Playing the drums
What They Would Get Arrested For: Turning people into frogs
OC You Ship Them With: I mean, Victor.  Duh.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Mollie.  Hands down.  Mollie.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Romance
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Happy endings
Talents and/or Powers: Playing the drums while very pregnant.
Why Someone Might Love Them: Because she is so sweet and adorable.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: Her ability to procreate
How They Change: I’m not sure she does all that much.  Correct me if I am wrong.
Why You Love Them: She was my first baby.  She’ll always have a special place in my heart.

Chapter 4.56

Our final chapter of Generation 4 has arrived.

Whoever wrote the song Silent Night did not have teenagers.  How do I know?  Because it’s Christmas Eve and my house is anything but silent and holy thanks to my teenagers.  Well, just one teenager really.

“What do you mean you don’t know where my father is?  I really don’t understand it, Mother.”  Violet had been in spectacular form lately.  If she wasn’t harping about being heir she was complaining about her lack of biological father.

“Are you kidding me, Violet?  It’s Christmas Eve.  Now is not the best time for this conversation.”

“Yes, it’s totally the best time, Mom.  Imagine how happy I will be tomorrow if you just tell me where my dad is!”

“For the last time: I don’t know, Violet.  Now DROP IT.”

“I will not drop it, Mother.  You’re being unfair by keeping him from me!  Tell me where my Dad lives!  I know you know!”

I probably would have been able to keep my cool but her finger pointing was too much.

“STOP!  I really don’t know where he is.  Yes, he was an imaginary friend but it’s not like I put him in a fucking box in the attic, Violet. ”

Violet crossed her arms and stared me down.  She looked like she was going to open her smart mouth again so I kept right on going.

“Your father was also a real person.  He saw you as a baby and then he vanished.  Literally.  He turned into his toy form and walked off and I’ve never heard from him again.  If you want to find him be my guest.  His name is Oscar Friend.  Go ahead and try.  See if I care what you do.”

“FINE!  But you’ll be sorry when I find him and I leave!  I HATE IT HERE!  I HATE ALL OF YOU!”  Vi turned around so fast I could barely see her as she stomped off and slammed her bedroom door.

“Mama?”  A tiny voice whispered from around the hall door.

“Hadley!  What are you doing down here so late?”

She rushed out and hugged me so hard she almost crushed me while knocking me down.

“I heard noises and I thought it was Santa so I came to see him but then I heard you and Vi fighting and does she hate me and is she really gonna leave?  Will Santa leave her any presents?  She was really mean but she didn’t mean it.  Please, please don’t let Santa forget her!”

“Come here, honey.  Shhhhhh.  Santa’s not going to forget anyone in this family.”  I snuggled Hadley under the Christmas tree.  “Vi’s just mad.  She’s a teenager and they get weird.  She doesn’t hate anyone.  Especially not you.  Okay?”

“Okay.”  She sniffled.  “I think I’m gonna go up to my bedroom so Santa can come.”

“That’s a very good idea, Hadley.  I’ll come up and tuck you in.”

“And, Mama?  I promise I won’t ever be mean to you when I’m a teenager.”

If only.


Time has this habit of plodding along even when you aren’t ready for it to move on.  Before I knew it, my birthday arrived.  It was a big one.  40.  I kinda thought I would have more of my life together but whatever.  Can’t have it all I guess.  I have most of it so that’s better than nothing.

I didn’t want anything extravagant.  Just the family.  Not even my siblings or aunt and uncle.  A quiet passing of time.  Let’s be honest, I just have too much going on with Violet to deal with more people.

I had to come up with a birthday wish on the spot.  It wasn’t difficult.  I’d tell you but then it wouldn’t come true.  Yes, it probably involved Violet.


“What do you mean you sold my bug?  I’ve had that car for 20 years, Lucian!  How could you sell it without asking me!?”

“Just stop and listen to me for a minute, Dani!  I’m trying to tell you –”

Violet ran in the door from work and interrupted our argument.

“You guys!  Who’s visiting?”

Nobody, Vi.  Why?”

“I just didn’t recognize the car in the drive way.  Is it for me?  It totally is, isn’t it.  Where are the keys?”  She ran out the door still babbling in excitement.

“I’m pretty sure it’s for me, Violet!  Get away!”  Mom was out the door next also still chattering away.

“You better get out there, babe, before someone steals your birthday present.  I was trying to tell you your bug got upgraded.”

Oh boy did it.  My very old, very loved bug got traded in for a very expensive, very shiny Aston Martin.  I have no idea how Lucian was able to afford this beautiful little creature but, you know, I think I can learn to love a new car.

I hopped in the driver’s seat and cranked up the radio.  I needed a break.  I started the engine and headed off to parts unknown.  Or the library.  It’s a small town.  You gotta take what you can get.


Author’s Note: This is the official end of Generation Four!  What lie’s ahead?  Who knows.  Ok, well I know and before long you will, too.

Credits:

Patreon is coming…and some other stuff that has to do with Tumblr.

Hey everyone!

I’ve been in the process of creating a Patreon site and that has made me think more about my branding.  While I am primarily a Sims creator, I also play many other games a create a little for those as well.  Therefore, with the release of my Patreon site, my Tumblr, SweetPoyzin Creations, is going to see a bit of an overhaul.

Starting today, SweetPoyzin Creations will focus more on all my game addictions creations.

Be prepared to see content related to:

  • The Sims 2
  • The Sims 3
  • The Sims 4
  • Stardew Valley
  • Banished
  • Civilization VI
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • And more…

I will tag each post appropriately so you can block content you don’t want to see.

In other news: I’m super excited to share my Patreon site with you soon!  I’m in the process of working on donor tiers and rewards for those who donate to support my creations.  Right now my list is small but includes things like:

  • Tumblr and Facebook shoutouts
  • Discord roles for those who join my gamer chat
  • In-depth tutorials
  • Early access downloads
  • Patron exclusive CC
  • 1-on-1 chats via Skype/Discord/Facebook
  • Advanced access to Eternally Yours books

Yes, that’s right!  I am turning this damn blog into a book of some kind.  I’m unsure of what that looks like right now but I’ve spent about a month carefully copying everything over, proof-reading, editing, formatting, and designing.  It’s nowhere near done but it will be a fun reward (for me at least) when it’s finally complete.

Anyway, I’d love to do something like a monthly livestream but I’m not much of a talker when I play so I might release some patron exclusive videos or something.  We’ll see.  I’m really excited about this project though and I hope you are too!

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Chapter 4.55

Parties & Arguments

It was so nice having Violet back with us.  She jumped right into family life by playing with (and picking on) her siblings.  I think they missed her even though they will never admit it to Vi’s face.

Violet got a job in R.O.T.C. and has been taking it very seriously.  She works every Saturday and Sunday from 6am to noon.  While it leaves her extremely tired, she still has time for her after school activities.

One of her many extracurriculars is speech team.  She loves it (I hate public speaking).  I hear her talking to herself every day while she practices for her next competition.

Her most recent challenge is her driver’s test.  I’m only willing to work with Vi during the day.  I’m too nervous to teach her to drive during any conditions that are less than perfect.

So Lucian takes her driving in the rain, the snow, at night.  Basically all the time.

We would have to divide and conquer soon, however.  It wasn’t long after Vi got back that little Bee had a birthday.

Now we had two teenagers so I was going to have to teach someone to drive regardless of how the road looked.

It was time to upgrade the family portrait.  We hired a very nice lady to take our photo at the beach near our house.  It was scary to think that in just another couple of years I’d be middle-aged and have THREE teens but here we were nonetheless.


With the summer suddenly upon us, I realized the girls had little to do.  I was able to convince Bee to come work at the bakery but Vi was having none of that.  I was mostly ok with it since she still had her R.O.T.C. job but that still left five days a week with nothing to do.

“So do you have any plans today?”  I had lured Vi to the bakery with the promise of free lattes.

“Actually, yes.  I’m going to the aquarium with Nana.”

“Oh, really!  Well, that sounds fun I guess.”  My mom had been trying to bond with the girls more.  It’s so difficult these days with everyone running in 900 different directions.

“Yeah, she said they had some new shark or something?  I dunno.  I wasn’t really listening.”

Of course not.  Teens.


“Nana.  This is so, I dunno, boring.  It’s just a bunch of fish tanks.”

“What did you expect, Beanie?  It’s an aquarium!  It’s not like the fish can roam around.”

“I guess I just expected like a dolphin show or something.  This is lame.”

“You’d better hope that your life is not boring and lame, child.  It could be so much more interesting if you wanted it to be.”

“Whadaya mean, Nana?”

“You mother is refusing to pick an heir to carry on our legacy.”

“A what?  For what?  Nana are you turning senile?

“You have much to learn, Little Bean.  Let’s grab some lunch while I fill you it.”

“I’m not hungry yet.”

“It’s a long story, child.  You’re going to want some food and once I start I’m not stopping until we’re finished.”


Sunday mornings at Snickerdoodles are always quiet.  It’s the best time for me to collect my thoughts, order supplies, and just bask in gratitude for what my life has become.  It’s rare for anyone to show up let alone my children but Violet is full of surprises.

“Mama?  Have you thought about who you might name has heir?”

My head whipped around so fast I hear my neck bones crunch.

“What did you just ask, Violet?”

“About your heir?  Like who is going to carry on the next part of things?”

“I’m not picking an heir, Violet.  We’re done.  I’m the last.”  I stared her down until she looked away.  I hoped that was the end of things.

“But Nana said –”

“Oh, so this is your grandmother’s doing.  I should have known.  She’s been doing her job too long, Violet.  She’s forgotten what’s important.”

“What do you mean?”

 

“I’m not choosing and heir because it will own you.  You are prisoner to this family, our story.  You can’t ever be you.  I didn’t want this role and I made a promise to never force it on my children.”

“But, Mom –”

“No buts, Violet.  There is no heir.  We’re done here.”