Officially On Hold

Hey everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I’m still struggling with my health-issues. When they first came along, I kept telling myself that I can work through it and keep this blog going. But it’s been weeks now and I realize I can’t do that, and I can’t just keep everyone waiting either. I really have been working on the next chapter, it’s just so hard to be creative when you feel so crappy! So, I’ve decided to officially put this legacy on hold. ūüė¶ This is heart-breaking for me, I’ve put so many hours into this blog, and I have SOOO many ideas for future generations. I WILL DEFINITELY¬†come back to finish this legacy, it just has to wait awhile. I won’t be on wordpress much anymore, but I will do my best to keep up with your stories! You might even see short-stories from me every now and then when I’m feeling well. I am so sorry everyone! I’ll miss you guys. ūüė¶

 

Boring Details!

I know a lot of you don’t want to know all the long boring details about what’s going on with me, you just want to read the story! And that’s fine with me, but I feel like I owe those of you who do want to know an¬†explanation. If you want to know, read on! If not, skip it! Anyway, here’s what’s been going on.

These “health-issues” I’ve been talking so much about is just that. IssueS! It’s more of a ship-load of small things that add up rather than one serious problem. To start with the little things, I have both anemia and low blood pressure. Low blood pressure can cause¬†dizziness, headaches, and other symptoms, while anemia can cause such a wide range of things it’s hard to even begin to list. But, neither of those are a very big deal, I just have “off” days sometimes. Getting to the bigger things, I’ve had stomach problems since¬†Kindergarten¬† We never figured out exactly what it was, as it wasn’t a super big problem. But recently, my doctor diagnosed me with¬†Celiacs disease, or gluten-sensitivity. Which basically just means I can’t have anything with wheat or flour in it. No bread, no pasta, no baked goods, etc. NO COOKIES! *Gasp*!

So, I’ve had to stick to that lame diet. It sucks. It’s hard. It’s new….we’re still learning a lot about this stuff, and making a lot of mistakes. This is¬†definitely¬†one of the bigger things going on right now. It’s kind of a life-changing thing, even if it’s not too serious. (For me. This disease can kill people if they¬†accidently¬†get some wheat in their diet. I, however, am not nearly that sensitive!) So that is something that’s effecting me, and this blog, a lot.

One more boring health¬†explanation! Almost done (Kind of!), don’t worry! Alright, so, I was born with a condition called VSD, which means I have a hole in my heart. If you’ve never heard of that before, it’s not a very big deal. It’s incredibly common, actually. The name (and the use of the word “condition”) just makes it sound all scary. You might have even been born with it and not know it! In most babies, this hole closes soon after their born. Well, mine never closed. Which still isn’t too big of a deal. I’m supposed to get a quick check-up every 1-4 years, and take antibiotics¬†before a dentist appointment. That’s all. Shouldn’t really have an impact on my life outside of that. Well, lately I’ve started to have trouble breathing. I thought it might be asthma, as both of my parents have or have had it sometime in their life. My doctor said it could be something much more serious, though. As I grow, the muscles in my heart can change. Normally not a big deal, but with the hole in my heart, it could be. If it shifts a certain way, (or something like that. I¬†hardly¬†know what I’m talking about.) my “bad blood” could leak into my “good blood” (is how my doctor put it) and that could cause serious problems, including¬†difficulty¬†breathing. If that’s the case, and if it’s bad, I might have to have open-heart surgery to fix the hole. Scary, but probably not going to happen. That’s the worst-case¬†scenario¬† For now, we’re testing for other things that could be causing it. In and out of the doctors every week, yay! And so far everything had come back normal. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. So, that’s what I’ve been dealing with lately. And you just got a short medical lesson, haha.

-Boring Details Over!-

 

With the constant doctors appointments, the new diet, and just over-all feeling crappy-ness, it’s hard to do much of anything. But in a few months, when this diet-thing becomes the norm for me, and we figure out what’s happening other-wise, I will gladly come back to this legacy and finish what I started. I wish all of you luck, and I’m so¬†grateful¬†that you took the time to read my blog! I’m not giving up on it!

But hey, at least I’m not one of those legacy writers that randomly leaves for months or just stops writing all together without giving my readers any warning, right? (Trying to make myself feel better.) I couldn’t do that to you guys! Alright, wall of text over. Sorry. I just feel like I have so much to say! You guys can still always contact me about anything at anytime. I’ve helped quite a few people with their blogs (lay-outs, how to get more followers, etc) so if you need any help, shoot me an e-mail. Or you can just say Hi. ūüôā

 

PS: Sorry for any grammar mistakes in this. I did not proof read well at all!

What Other PC Games Do You Play?

Hey everyone! Sorry I STILLLL haven’t posted the next chapter of the Bolden’s yet. Especially after that stupid computer thing. I’m not going to bore you with a lot of details, but I’ll tell you a little of what’s been going on lately. (Yes, I’ve got my excuses ready;) Basically, I’ve been having some health-problems. The doctors are trying to figure out what’s causing it, and I’ve been in and out of the doctors for tests and check-ups all month long. Anyway, until I’m feeling a little better, updates are going to be a little slow. I ensure you though, I am working on it!

 

To pass the time until the next update comes, here’s a little activity thinggy for all you readers out there!

What PC Games Do YOU Play? (Other than Sims, of course!)

And when I say PC, I mean “Personal Computer.” I’m not excluding Macs! Any computer game that you have to download, not internet mini games. Answer in the comment section below!

 

Brace yourselves! I’m going to let you in on my inner-nerd. Okay, inner and outer nerd. I used to play World of Warcraft, and I’ve tried both Star craft and Star Wars the Old Republic. What? I told you to brace yourselves. I stopped playing all of them awhile ago though, mostly because of lack of people to play with. I’m pretty busy with my blogs and school work now anyway, so it’s only Sims for me at the moment. ūüôā

If you play any multi-player or social games, feel free to leave your information (User name, character name, whatever!) in the comments. Actually, please do! You might be surprised at how many people play the same games as you, and you might just make a really good friend. This includes The Sims 3, you can leave your forum name here!

You’re also welcome to leave a link to your blog here. But ONLY if you answer the question above. This isn’t free advertising!

If you really want to, you can even leave your e-mail or other contact information. No, I’m not trying to be a creeper. Just trying to let people get to know each other! I know I’d like to get to know a lot of my readers, and you can get to know each other as well. We can make a small little community here.:)

And lastly, if you have any questions for me, ask away! They can be personal, about the blog, or just anything you can think of. Ask lots of questions for me! Why? Because answering questions is something I can do easily, and it makes me feel like I’m not neglecting my blog. Plus, as I said before, I’d love to get to know you guys! Ask ask ask!

PS: This post was mostly me rambling. Sorry about that! Have a good day, everyone! Love you guys!<3

No Update This Week :(

I’m super sorry everybody, but there won’t be a chapter this week. I’m having problems with my laptop. (Damn technology!) I need a new charger, and possibly a new battery as well.¬†I’m sending it in today, and I’m told it will¬†be¬†around¬†2 weeks¬†before I get it back. Yes, that means no Josh for 2 weeks. ūüė¶¬†But I’ll start a mini challange and post updates on that until my computer gets fixed. Josh will miss you! But he’ll be back before you know it, so don’t worry! ūüôā Happy simming everyone, see you next week!

PS: I hate being late on updates! ūüė¶ You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve done just to get the other chapters up on time! So this really sucks for me, too. I hate to let¬†my readers¬†down, but it’s out of my hands right now. Let’s just hope it’s fixed soon!

Mini Update – House Tour!

Hey everyone! Here’s a closer look at the house Josh lives in. It’s basically a decorated box. ūüôā

 

Living Room:
LivingRoom

Kitchen:

Kitchen

Dining Room:

DRoom

Office:

Office

Workout Room:

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Game Room:

GameRoom

Party Room: (Basically a stereo, giant dance floor, and some counter-tops for birthday cakes)

PartyRoom

Guest sitting area/bar:

PartyRoom2nd

Josh’s Room, aka “The Love Pad”: (See that magic gnome in front of the couch? No idea how he got there, but I thought he fit in well.)

JRoom2

JRoom3

Playground: (Sorry it’s raining. It’s never not raining or snowing with seasons!)

Playground

Pool Area:

Pool

And of course,¬†a giant garage with no stair access just for keeping cars. ūüėÄ

Garage

This is the over-all layout of the house. I’ll let you in on my battle strategy…

You know when you throw a party in the Sims, and everyone runs wild in your house and trashes the place? Not on my watch! I simply lock the two doors circled in yellow (for the household), so the guests are forced to enter through the door pointed to with the purple arrow. Then they’re¬†stuck in my 2 designated party rooms (Outlined in purple). And outside of course. I think it’s being pretty generous, I could just lock them out all together. :p And yes, all those blank white spaces are bedrooms. One of them will be for a butler, the rest are saved for possible children. But if Josh doesn’t have that many children, the rooms can easily be converted into indoor¬†hot tub¬†rooms. ūüėČ

BattlePlan

1.03 – Party Time! …Or Not?

It was pretty late in the afternoon by the time I got to my old/new house. I only had time to hire a maid (to clean up the mess my dad had left) and unpack my things before it was time for bed. Not much got done that first day.¬† But luckily, today is an all new day! And what is the first thing you do when you move into a new house? Why, go out of course! For the last two years, I’ve been living under a rock…hardly living at all. It’s time to let loose and have a little fun. So, I hit the bars as soon as the clock ticked 11am! What? Don’t judge…

It was pretty empty when I got there, so I sat down and had a drink while I waited for someone to show up. And then I had another drink. And then another. And another…

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Needless to say, I was pretty wasted by the time a pretty blonde walked into the bar. Well, at least I think she was pretty. From what I remember, she was smoking! But for some reason I don’t think I’m very reliable when I’m drunk. Regardless, I headed over and started throwing out my best pick-up lines.

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“Do you have a library card? ‘Cause I‚Äôm checking you out!”

“Apart from being sexy, what do you do for a living? Just Kidding, I don’t really care.”

“Are you a parking ticket? Because you‚Äôve got fiiine written all over you”

“I don’t know you, and you don’t know me…but let’s sleep together.”

You can say whatever you want about my pick-up lines, but she was all over me.

And before I knew what was happening….

In

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Wowza. That girl likes to have some fun.

After
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When we were done with that, she handed me her number and told me to call if I ever wanted to do this again. Unfortunately, that slip of paper got lost sometime during my drunken haze… Oops. Even though I only remember about half of it, that day turned out to be an amazing day. It really did feel good to finally get on with my life and have a little fun. It felt like I was alive again. I hadn’t like that way in a very long time.

Poll Time! Let Me Know What You Think!

Alright guys, it’s poll time! If you’re reading this right now, please take the time to answer the two polls below. It only takes a few minutes, and I need an answer to Poll 1 before I can even start the next chapter. Please and thank you!

The first thing I want to ask you is “How interactive do you want this blog to be?” So in other words, do you like answering polls like this? Guessing traits? Having a say in where the story goes? Or would you rather not bother with things like this? Answer the poll, please! All feedback is appreciated. Feel free to use the comment section below if you have anything specific to say, or would like to add anything. Thanks!

The second thing I would like to ask is “Do you like the layout of this blog?” Do you like the way everything looks? Is it easy to navigate? Can you find everything okay? Does anything look bad to you? Do you like the colors? How does the banner and the background look? This is a more specific question, so please comment if you have any suggestions or feedback for me. Thanks again! ūüôā

1.02 – I See The Light… Or Are Those Flames?

***Authors Note*** There are 2 polls on the next page. Please answer them! Even if this update is a year old, I can always use your feedback. Chapter 3 will be on the page after that. Thanks!

3 years had passed since Michael s death. His loss had left a permanent hole in my heart that nothing could ever fill…but I managed to get passed his death, with the help of Rebecca. I couldn’t have done it without her. I had hit rock bottom, and like the angel she is, she had reached down and pulled me out of the deep hole I was stuck in. I owed everything to her. There’s no way I could have made it without her. She was so wonderful. I still remember the first day she came to visit me…

I was in the infirmary. I had to stay there for a few days, so they could monitor my behavior. They thought I might try to commit suicide, or maybe I’d just lose it all together and go crazy. I probably would have, too, if it weren’t for her…

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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†I was¬†standing in my room,¬†staring blankly out the window. Just like I had been doing for the past 3 hours. Everything felt so empty, it’s like nothing mattered anymore… Until the door to my room suddenly cracked open. I didn’t notice at first, I was too lost to notice much of anything. But then I heard her sweet, angel-like voice…

“Josh?” Surprised, I quickly turned my head around. What I saw could only be described as the light at the end of the tunnel. It was Rebecca, standing there sheepishly with flowers and a teddy bear in her arms. She smiled, and the room seemed to light up.

“Hey you! I know flowers and stuffed animals are a bit girly, but-” I interrupted her.

“No…Thank you.” I said, both confused and awe-struck.

She walked over to the bed, putting the flowers on a table and handing me the teddy bear before sitting next to me.

“If you don’t mind me asking…how did it happen? How did he die, I mean?” She looked at me with big eyes, full of curiosity and sorrow.

I paused, staring down at the brown bear in my hands.

“I’m sorry…It’s too soon..It was wrong of me to ask.”

“He, uh… drowned. He was only 5, and I guess he managed to get out the door, unsupervised somehow…” I trailed off, my gaze still locked on the stuffed bear.

She didn’t say anything, but after a few seconds she put her arms around my shoulders and gave me a small hug. I was shocked, I didn’t know what to do…

but her warmth felt so good. She made me feel something again.

She came to visit me every day, and each day she brought a new gift. Eventually, my once bleak infirmary room started to light up with the items she had bought me. She would stay with me for hours. Sometimes we’d talk, other times she would just keep me company. Pretty soon, I even started smiling again. She was so amazing. I couldn’t believe a girl like her would even give a guy like me the time of day.

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I’ve been with her for 3 years now. Possibly the 3 best years of my life. I never imagined that I would find a girl quite like her…I was in love. Head over heels in love. She was smart, pretty, sweet, and most importantly, she was mine. She was better than the girl of my dreams. I wanted to start a life with her. I wanted to start my life with her.

1.01 – An Angel Comes My Way

***Authors Note*** Please remember that this post is split into multiple pages. Make sure to read all of the pages, so you don’t miss anything! Just click on the numbers above the tags, but below the “Like” button. Thanks!

 

The Bolden House

I looked up at the giant house that lay ahead of me. The perfect white walls of the mansion seemed to stare back down at me, almost as if they remembered me the same way I remembered them. I stood on the sidewalk as I took in the scene. The small pond, the yellow flowers, the stone path… It was all too much for me. Despite my hesitations, I took a deep breath and walked up to the house. The door was unlocked. As I slowly cracked open the door, a familiar chill hit me, and with it came all of the memories. I remembered faces, faces of girls I would see only once and never again. I remembered my father looking down at me and telling me he only had me because he had no choice. I remember the beautiful face of a little boy…

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I know, I know. I'm just too handsome. It's okay, you can stare all you want.

I know, I know. I’m just too handsome. It’s okay, you can stare all you want.

Sorry, let me start from the beginning. My name is Josh Bolden, and I just inherited my father’s mansion. The same one I grew up in as a kid. I got a call that my father died about a week ago, though I still have no idea how it happened. I can’t say I’m too sad about it. My dad was a decent guy, but he was never around when I was a kid. I hardly knew the man. But to tell you the truth, I’m not sure if anyone really ¬†knew my dad. He didn’t let many people in. Or maybe he really was just that shallow, I honestly don’t know. I haven’t even spoken a word to him in two years. Err… sorry. Let me start even earlier.

When I was a child, my dad was never around because he was always out picking up girls, who he would then bring back to our house and take into his room. I saw a new girl almost every day, even when I tried locking myself in my room just so I wouldn’t have to see another strange woman. I never knew any of them, or saw them more than once, but each face was burned into my head. ¬†Each day, after my dad’s daily companion left, he would tell me he “scored” again. Like it was some sort of competition and he was keeping points. He would then proceed to give me tips on how to get girls and “score” like him when I got older. I was only 8 at the time.

 Josh And Dad

“Daddy, everyone at school has 2 parents. They say their mommy and daddy only kiss each other and nobody else.”

“Well kiddo, that’s because they don’t have cool dad’s like me.”

“Isn’t that how babies are born? By kissing on beds and stuff?”

My dad let out a small chuckle. “Haha! It sure is, son.”

“What happens if one of the girls has a baby?”

“Don’t worry about that! It’s alright to get girls knocked up. That’s what they’re there for. They’ll deal with it.”

I paused for a moment, thinking.

“How did you get me then, daddy?”

He gave me a sideways look.”Your mother, uh… passed away not long after you were born. Car accident or something. I didn’t have any choice, being the father I had to take you.”

“Oh….” I said, turning my gaze towards the floor.

My dad smiled. “No worries, champ! I just know you’ll be a son that makes a father proud.”

Looking Down

I don’t know if that was the best or worst conversation in my life.

Anyway, when I was about 12, my father got “stuck” with another baby. A little boy named Michael.¬† Michael’s mother was a big drug addict. She was taken into the hospital for an over-dose when Michael was 2, and was soon declared an unfit mother. I remember the first time I laid eyes on him like it was yesterday. It was the best day of my life. He had the sweetest dark brown eyes and the chubbiest cheeks. I couldn’t stop smiling when I looked at him. I held him in my arms the best I could at the time, desperately making sure he didn’t fall. He looked up at me so innocently, and giggled just a bit. At that moment, I knew I loved him with everything I had.

Michael

Since my dad was almost never home, it was entirely up to me to take care of the baby. And I didn’t mind one bit. I would get up in the middle of the night, even if he wasn’t crying, just to check on him and make sure he was okay. I played with him, I hugged him, I fed him, I loved him..

Giving Bottle

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

I loved him so much. But when I turned 15, my dad finally decided to send me to this boarding school I had wanted to go to for so long. It sounded so amazing. I had been wanting to go since I was 10, but they had an age limit of 14 or older. They had everything there! I was so excited, I packed my bags right away and called for them to pick me up the very next day.

About The Bolden Legacy

  • At the moment, I’m only aiming for 5 generations instead of the normal 10. I’ll decided if I want to go further with this legacy then.
  • I’m not following any of the rules, really. Just trying to make a good story. ūüôā
  • Reader¬†discretion is advised! There’s nothing too graphic in this story, but there are some drug references and such.
  • I sometimes split my posts into pages. Check for a page 2 above the tags, but below the “like” button at the bottom of the page. Don’t miss it!
  • My graphics card isn’t the best. So unfortunately, some of my screenshots won’t be the prettiest. Sorry!
  • I use a mix between Sim time and real life time. You might see “years” in some parts of the story, especially the backstory. (First 2 chapters.) Yet my Sims will only take 3 days to have a baby.
  • I also have Sims 3 Seasons, and I use that to keep time as well. There are 7 days in each season. So “Summer 2nd” will be the 2nd day of summer, out of 7.
  • This will be a¬†patriarchy. (All male heirs.)
  • Please comment and tell me what you think! Any feedback is appreciated. ūüôā
  • Meet Josh, our founder.

Josh Bolden

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About The Blog

Welcome to Hailey’s Sims 3 Stories! This is a place where Sims come to life. I’ll be posting various stories and challenges on this blog, all played out through The Sims 3. Some will be short and sweet, while others will be continuously updated. (Such as legacies)

 

About Me

My name is Hailey. I’m 16 years old, and I love to write. I have another blog, My Teen Writing, where I share some of my poems and short stories. If you like reading my Sims stories, you might want to check it out! Here’s some contact information, if you ever want or need to talk to me. Feel free to say hi, I’m always up for a chat.

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Check out the Index page to find specific chapters or stories.

Click on the Family Tree page if you’re curious about relationships, ages, or traits.

The Blog Roll page is a place where you can find different Sims Stories that I read and enjoy.

If you want to start at the beginning of “The Bolden Legacy”, click here.

 

Note: I also sometimes split my posts into pages. At the bottom of¬†a post, there may be an option to go to page “2”, for example. Don’t miss it! Make sure to read all the pages! Thanks!