The first three chapters of the Grunt family saga finally come to livejournal. Chapters 1 & 2 are unchanged from the version posted on the Sims 2 Exchange, Chapter 3 is in a new "director's cut", which is longer and slightly more racy than the Exchange version.The Grunt family: Chapter 1 - Tank goes to collegeThe Grunt family: Chapter 2 - General Buzz's FriendThe Grunt family: Chapter 3 - Ripp's Secret - SPECIAL LIVEJOURNAL EDITION
If you read the stories here & like them, please head over to the Exchange and rate them: Chapter 1
, Chapter 2
& Chapter 3
. At least you don't have to wait for the whole thing to load to give the stories a rating :)
I'm working on Chapter 4 at the moment - somewhat annoyingly, I'm enough of a perfectionist that now I know how to take decent photographs in-game, I'm feeling the need to throw away all my old photos from unfinished stories and re-shoot them. I'm trying to resist the urge to do this with the Grunt saga, as the original idea was to write this as the antithesis of the Friends and SimFreezepop stories, where shots get set up in tortuous detail; and simply play the game and take photos as I go. So far, I've thrown away the pictures of Tank & girl friends as I hated the house they lived in, but I half-want to reshoot all the Ripp & friends pictures as well because of things like Visible Plumbbob Syndrome. I hope I'll manage not to, or you'll be waiting even longer for the "real" update :).