So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

Hi everyone. I know it’s been a while… and that’s why I’m here.

I’m not going to go into any long speeches that start with things like “With a heavy heart,” or any nonsense like that. You all know me better than that. I’ll cut the bull shit and get to the point. I will not be continuing Rainbow Sundae.

I know… with the pretty inconsistent updating lately, I guess that was obvious. I just ran out of steam with this generations’ storyline. I hadn’t actually been playing any of the characters at all… just popping in the game to take posed screenshots. I know that’s how a lot of people write their simlits, but it just makes it too much work for me. It takes the joy out of the Sims.

Yeah, fuck me that sounds whiny as shit, but it’s the truth… If I’m not having fun, what’s the point?

Rainbow Sundae started as me just playing the Sims and taking pictures as I went along. Creating a story from what was happening in game… but with the later generations, I started drafting a storyline before the generation was even born and then playing the game to railroad the story in that direction. Which that worked… until Jett.

With Jett I had a story that I wanted to tell and I didn’t really play them at all. Jett was enrolled in university, but only so that he’d have something to do while I waited it for to be nighttime for the vampires to be willing to go out and not fry. Emi didn’t do anything at all. She was just on free will being a cute pest until it was time for her to rock. Aurora and Austen had jobs being super awesome musicians and painters.

Everything I did in my RB save was for the story I had planned. I don’t like using the pose player, but all I was doing was poking sims to convince them to do vaguely what I wanted them to do, then I’d write my story. This is fine and dandy… except it took a lot of time and I have other responsibilities/things I like to do. I work a full time job and I am a comic creator… so that takes up a majority of my time.

So I wasn’t enjoying writing RB anymore. Not gonna even deny it. I decided that after months of agonizing over having to write more. I was just going to wrap the story up with a big epilogue of what happened next… but there’s a problem. I lost my save files.

No… I don’t know exactly how it happened, besides I fucked up while doing a backup. I repaired my Sims 4 and I moved everything out of the folder to ensure a clean install… well I thought I had moved it to my aptly named folder “Sim Things”, but I did not. Sim Things contains backups of saves since before Rainbow Sundae was even a thing, but… it does not contain adult Jett and Emi along with their vampire friends… Which means I would have to recreate everything.

So instead…

I will do a little written Epilogue soon to say what was going to happen, but there will be no pictures. Sorry everyone.

I’m also sorry that I just don’t have it in me to continue Rainbow Sundae. I want to thank each and every one of you for following me along on this journey. I’ve had a lot of fun creating this goofy story of goofy people that swear too much and make questionable decisions constantly.

I will continue to see you all on the forums and I’ll continue to read and stalk your stories. I’m always here to talk or whatever. Thank you once again for being such a wonderful community of people.

8 thoughts on “So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

  1. Thanks for the update.
    It’s so bad to lose your backups. It has happened to me countless times in sims3.

    You sound like you need to find your way back to the roots. It should be fun to play sims ❤️

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      1. I love him too and he has completely changed my view of vampires in the game.

        I hope that in time you will feel like playing again WITHOUT a requirement for a controlled result 🙂

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  2. Fun comes first in mattes like these – I agree 100%
    You take your time and maybe you’ll find something that sparks your desire to write again.
    I’ve enjoyed reading Rainbow Sundae and is a bit sad to hear that they have gone to the Land of Oops’es – but poo happens – also rainbow poo it seems 🌈

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    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot to know that people understand. I guess… rainbow poop isn’t just something you can make your pet excrete in Cats & Dogs. XD

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  3. Ah shucks, I had actually just started reading this. Sad but understandable. It’s great to play just for fun, and if you have any stories to tell later, I’d love to read them! Until then, hopefully we’ll stay in touch on the forums?
    Wishing you all the best, see you soon 🙂

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    1. You’ll definitely be seeing me around the forums! I don’t plan on leaving the community, I just have lost my steam on writing simlit for now.

      Thank you for all the warm wishes and I wish you the best too! ❤

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