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Story Newsletter: May 2018

PostPosted: April 30th, 2018, 11:00 pm
by Livvielove
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Bonjour, Boolpropians!
Today's newsletter is brought to you by caffeine.
Caffeine, the vessel through which you sell your soul in exchange for the ability to do work.
What? You don't? Lucky you! Trade with me, please? I would like to know what it is to not be incessantly dependent on something I had to sell my soul to. So onto the news portion of our newsletter. Some newly new news that is new for your newstack is the upcoming Golden Plumbob Awards! Those super-secretive mods are trying to keep this newly-new-news hidden, but I'm revealing it for all to see! What do you mean I'm one of those mods? Heresy, I say!
I swear to plumbob I've not slept soundly in over a week have mercy it's finals time
On a serious note, we'll be bringing back the Golden Plumbobs in the relative future (of the next few months) so thanks for hanging out patiently with us. Nomination forms should be opening up soon, and because I'm a super-savvy tech lover, we'll be testing out a new form to use as an alternative to the old nomination form (with the old form still available for those who would prefer it). I hope everyone is reading and taking notes on their favorite stories, I know I am!





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May is a time for change, flowers, and other beautiful things. For those who are in school, it's also a time for finals which makes my head feel like a potato... so in that honor I'd like to spotlight the I'm Surrounded By Idiots challenge-doers! The 'I'm Surrounded By Idiots' challenge (shortened to ISBI Challenge) is a rather intense, long-running gamefile where players will only control ONE sim per household until a 'torch-holder' comes of age to take that one sim's place. As my head is currently a potato, me explaining the rules would be rather unwise, so instead have the rulesets as follows:
The Sims 2 Rules | The Sims 3 Rules | The Sims 4 Rules
Those who complete one will receive this fancy medal: Image
Come one, come all! Give this challenge your best shot and maybe you, too, will be surrounded by idiots! Otherwise, feel free to stop by our forums to show some ISBI love to our brave combatants!
Sims 2 | Sims 3 | Sims 4





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May Winners
Congratulations to our new winners!


The Miskin Legacy - a Sims 4 Legacy by bookloverblue

About the story:
Born into nobility, Myron has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Lord Mostyn. When Mostyn passes away, it makes Myron realise that life is short... and unlike his sibling, he has no legacy to leave behind.
Desperate to escape the gloom, Myron decides to make a new life for himself, and build a legacy that will be passed from generation to generation. As the decades pass, he and his descendants - working in various professions such as art, comedy and many more - will experience love, loss, victory and tragedy... as well as extra-terrestrial encounters, vampires, and experiences on both sides of the law.
From the Author:
I'm just coming to the end of the tenth generation, and it's been one heck of a ride! What began as a relaxed laissez-faire project quickly evolved into one of my deepest works, with some of the longest, most complex narratives I've ever written! (As such, it takes a while to get going properly, so stick with it through the early gens, please!)
Rather than having one over-arching story, I decided to approach the legacy by having ten little stories all centred around one family - one story each generation, with some crossover. I aimed to create colourful, interesting characters all throughout the Miskin family tree, and I hope this comes across!
It truly is an honour to receive this award! I would like to give a sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported me all through this project, and especially those who give me feedback, which I treasure as a writer. To any new readers, I welcome you, and I hope you enjoy my work.


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100 Geek Babies - A Sims 4 100 Baby Challenge by Ellenyarai

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The Rose ISBI - a Sims ISBI Challenge by skyegal23



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Have someone you want to nominate or give Kudos to? Click here!

New Member Stories this Month: Give 'em a warm, Boolprop welcome!


New Stories this Month: Stop by and support our awesome members' new stories!


Anniversaries: Congratulations on a(nother) year with your story!
Congratulations and may you have many more years of prosperous Simming and writing!

Story Kudos: You've been noticed!
  • The Bookacy Family Alphabet Adventures has come back strong after a hiatus! Keep it up, katrisims!
  • The Gordon Legacy has also come back from a break with a new generation to boot! Good luck, DSLady! You're almost to generation 10!
  • The Miskin Legacy has reached it's 10th generation! Way to go bookloverblue, and what perfect timing to get a nice Story of the Month Award!
  • From the Hart: OWBC has come back from a hiatus as well, you've got this, Sam! We're rooting for you!
  • The Harding Baby Boomers has been completed this April! Way to go simsterlyrock! That's a challenge in the bag for you!
  • The Grassroots EPIC by Ani-Mei has made a comeback after a short hiatus! It makes me so happy to see stories and challenges progressing!
  • 100 Geek Babies by Ellenyarai has made a comeback as well after a long hiatus! What a time to pop back in!
  • Blamsart left a kudos for Song of the Nightingale by Livvielove ( :blush: :smooch: ) saying "This story is so beautiful and original - I love the shift in perspective and the complexity of the characters and their relationship. Easily one of my top OTPs." (gawsh, this just made my night. :heart:)
  • Mpart received a kudos from Nevermore for Exiled to Lunar Lakes, saying: "Drama, suspense, mystery, a ticking clock, and romance, this story has it all. Well written characters, forced to live in the now before time runs out."


Side note: I'm really sorry if I missed anyone this month! I've been slammed with finals, I'm doing what I can so if you notice anything missing please let me know so I can fix it!
That's all I have for this month! Have a great May everyone!


Edited May 1st @ 4:30 Central Time - LL

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 6:11 am
by katrisims
Thanks for making the newsletter again, these are always fun to read! Thanks for the encouragement, too! :blush: I'll try to keep going, little by little. :snail:

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 2:00 pm
by heatherfeather
Thank you for making this newsletter, even while slammed by finals. <3 I really enjoy reading these. :))

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 2:55 pm
by Ani-Mei
Oh I didn't even notice I had a listing! But yeah since in game my EPIC fifth gen heir has been born and I haven't even gotten past generation 2 chapter wise I figured I would get going. Because fifth gen is a crossroads gen and I already have a plan about which road I'll be following. :shhh:

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 3:07 pm
by Nevermore
Yay! New newsletter!

I tried submitting a kudos, I'm guessing you didn't get it? My connection was finicky at the time, but I thought the form info went through. No matter, I guess I can try for next month, and hope that goes through. ^^

Edit: Never mind. We sorted it out. :))

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 5:59 pm
by Mpart
Nevermore wrote:Yay! New newsletter!

I tried submitting a kudos, I'm guessing you didn't get it? My connection was finicky at the time, but I thought the form info went through. No matter, I guess I can try for next month, and hope that goes through. ^^

Edit: Never mind. We sorted it out. :))


Awww, Nevermore! :hug: Thank you so much for the Kudos! :heart:
Congratulations to all the winners and the newsletter was great! ^^

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 1st, 2018, 6:51 pm
by jcampbell
Great job Livvie!

Good luck with finals :highfive:
I don't miss those days, lol

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 2nd, 2018, 5:07 pm
by Livvielove
Aw, shucks guys! Thank you! Honestly if it would've been too much I just would've put it off, but I really felt I could get the newsletter up, and I'm glad I did! I love doing this for the community! It's the easiest way to give some love to the people who put so much effort into their stories! :heart: :hugs:

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
by Ellenyarai
These newsletters are great! I especially love the Kudos area! 100% of the time, they are excellent reads :D

Thank you for putting the time into doing these!

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 7th, 2018, 3:13 pm
by Abby
This newsletter is great. Such good recognition for the stories on boolprop - what originally started Boolprop off in the first place!

Well done to everyone!

Re: Story Newsletter: May

PostPosted: May 17th, 2018, 8:44 pm
by LostInReverie
Great job on the newsletter! Stories are what make Boolprop great. :) Let's get lots of amazing stories here. :D