Read-a-thon: Chapter 7

I actually did not want to tell Juliana’s entire story in this chapter. Like I said earlier, I wanted her to be a mystery. However, I think there is a point where the mystery would be exhausting for the readers, and I wanted to maintain your interests. After all, we’re seven chapters and one interlude into the story, and we’re just now finding out who she is? I didn’t think I should let her go unknown for much longer, so I caved and wrote it all out. Juliana will give a condensed account of the first paragraph in the middle of season 2.

In hindsight, I think it’s pretty silly that I said that because Juliana’s mother spend all her money on the ship fare she didn’t have enough money to buy food. If you actually could still travel by boat to get from one country to another in today’s modern times (in which the story takes place), wouldn’t the ticket include a meal? Sure, for the sake of drama it worked, but if you really think about it, it makes no sense lol.

This was the first of many chapters following it that I wrote first and added pictures in later.

Chapter 7 – Who is Juliana?

 

Fun Fact: Harold and Harriett were created in the CAS demo before The Sims 4 came out. I had seen people uploading ugly Sims to the gallery per some challenge EA had issued, and I thought it would be fun to create a couple who were both odd in their own ways so when the game finally came out, I could create children and see if any of them came out relatively proportioned and decent looking. I gave Harriett broad shoulders and Harold skinny shoulders; Harriett the tiniest feet and Harold the biggest; Harriett a small waistline and Harold a wide waist; Harriett a large frame and Harold a small frame. I made Harold’s limbs very thin which makes him like horrible in most pants. Oh yeah, I gave him small, beady eyes, and Harriett large, open eyes. Axel came out to be a good mix of both parents. Rebecca was interesting because she has her mother’s body but is small like her father. Hillary is almost a clone of her mother, but I thought she was so cute. She looked like the sweetest girl. I think I modified her face just a tad to give her a more youthful appearance. I lowered her cheeks a little and made them fuller, and I gave her a completely different chin (Harriett’s chin is just too long lol). I probably gave her different lips too, but I don’t remember if she came out with those lips.

Enjoy this teaser from season 2!

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5 thoughts on “Read-a-thon: Chapter 7”

  • I just bought a plane ticket for an economy flight, and the meal was an add-on option… for an 8 hour flight… So, assuming that boat travel is still an economy option, maybe they’re nickel and diming them too.

  • I noticed the portion, but I don’t know much about boat trips and such. Plus, her mom could have saved and saved and still wasn’t enough for a normal boat trip. I could still see it being a possibility. I really liked this chapter. I’m glad you decided to give us more info about her. To be honest, I feel this chapter made the coming ones better. Now we’re all cheering her on. 🙂

    • In the grand scheme of things, I’m glad I did it too. But at the time I was a little irritated lol. You make a good point about how far the money went. In my mind, I saw her crying on a bare wooden floor of a tiny room with something like a cot in it and no windows lol. What’s below economy class? lol

    • What’s even funnier is that even though this story takes place in current times, some parts I imagine are so archaic. Like, the ship is more like the Titanic lol. And, even her village to me I imagine it to be something out the 1930s or something. My imagination…

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