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Story spin-off?

Hello and welcome to my blog on December 25th, known as Christmas Day! I hope you’re all having a wonderful time! Merry Christmas!

What I would like to talk about today is something that’s been bothering me for a long, long time now. Finally, I decided it’d be best to consult it with my readers, because what would this story be without all of you and your continuous support? What I’ve had on mind is… Frank. Yes, you heard right. Hailey’s friend who was faithful until the very end, Cedric’s son, Waylon’s husband, endlessly nice and awesome person, my favorite little cinnamon roll and… The list could go on, really. Unfortunately, as you know, Frank can no longer stay one of the main characters, as the new generation is here and, as all the other generation 5 characters, he will have to make some space for new and shiny youngsters, the next, sixth already, generation. That’s just how things are, right? Characters come and go and finally, you have to say goodbye to them. But there is a tiny little issue here. I don’t want to say goodbye to Frank. I don’t feel like I’ve told his story, or, at least, not in all its entirety, with everything that’s been going on in my mind when I think about him, when I’ve thought about him through these passing months with his first appearance in the story being January 17th this year. Has it really been almost a year since I introduced him as that little shy kid, the only boy in the school choir, when Sam’s generation was in full swing? How come he’s grown into a confident middle-aged man in just a little less than a year in real life? You see, that’s what I mean. Frank’s always been special to me, he made me post so many bonuses just so I could tell you more about him and yet, it still doesn’t feel enough. What I am supposed to do now is move on, write about Ron and forget about him, but these thoughts I barely push to the back of my mind, the thoughts of what Frank is doing right now, how he’s dealing with Clint living on his own in another city etc…  So, I’ve got an idea.

I wanted to do a sort of story spin-off dedicated to Frank. I would like to begin sharing his story since the very beginning, so even earlier than I did in the story. I’d like to start with Frank’s birth and then move on to current times, eventually. This way, I’d get to share all the things I’ve always wanted to, like Frank’s childhood, what really happened after Hailey outed him, what it was like when his parents’ relationship started going downhill, and how it affected him. Of course, I get that this might be very confusing for readers, since it’s not even going a generation backwards, it’s practically going two generations back, considering he made his first appearance in Sam’s generation and I’d like to take you to times even earlier than that, also showing a bit of Cedric’s side of things after Sam almost ruined his career for good. However, I will also say that although this might still be confusing, with what I have on mind, you won’t need to remember all the details from all these generations. The story won’t be completely new, it will be saying more that’s been said, but I will also make sure to refresh your memory as I expand on some events and introduce new things about Frank and his past.

So, my question is, would you be willing to read something like this, wouldn’t it be too much and too confusing, with the huge time skip and knowing what you do now about Frank and how he’s eventually going to end up? Of course, if I did something like this, I don’t imagine this having a schedule, because it’d be hard for me to manage two scheduled stories and hopefully, it won’t make my current story shine less, although that might turn out to be a real issue, considering how I love Frank, but… What are your thoughts, guys? I know this story is for me, I should do what suits me and all this, but you, as my readers, are very important to me and I’d like to write something that you’ll, too, enjoy reading.

I’d really like to know your opinion on this and whether my idea even makes sense since we said goodbye to Hailey’s generation with its characters quite a long time ago.

26 thoughts on “Story spin-off?”

  1. He, he, I think you already know what most of us are going to say – if it makes sense to you, go for it! I, for one, will read along for sure 🙂
    I think we all know that feeling of a story that just won’t leave us alone. I have one in my head lately and it seems to me that this is one for you. Go for it if it makes sense for you 🙂 I’m sure we’ll all love to read along!

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    1. Yeah, somehow WP community is always so encouraging. It’s so sweet. I’ve been really wanting to do this, although I don’t have a clear plan in my head yet, but this is what I’ve really wanted to do, ever since I realized Frank bonuses were getting out of hand 😛
      This feeling, yes, I’ve been so trying to discard it but it keeps coming back and it’s really distracting, because I wanted to really focus on my current generation! Thank you, Louise ♥

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    1. I know, it’s just so sad to me to see my boy go. Also, this should be fun even for those who don’t know Frank since we’re starting at the very beginning here. It is important to me, this Sim has become stupidly important to me. I’ll be glad to share it!

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  2. Hello Jowita. How I can share your feelings about a favourite sim. There are so many characters in a legacy, that deserved a closer look. So go for it, I would be glad to see some of the character again. But don’t press yourself too much. Happy holidays. 🙂

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    1. Hello, Doris! Yes, true, due to it being a legacy I didn’t get to develop some of the characters and I feel sorry for that. But Frank has always felt special to me. I will see what I can do with his story when I come up with a clearer plan. Happy holidays to you, too!

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    1. I am not completely set on this yet, that’s why I made this post. But I’ve been really leaning towards doing it for a long time now. Overstress myself, I don’t know. I get stressed easily, that’s true, but writing about Frank shall be pleasure once I figure out some kind of a plan on what I want to write in this spin off. Merry Christmas! 🎄

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    1. Hello, it’s good to hear your opinion, too, Carys! I’m glad everyone seems to like this idea and I’ll start writing it as soon as I have decided how I want to do it and properly plan it all out.

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  3. You should definitely go for it! I’m sure it will be great because it’s clear you’re passionate about telling his story. I also think it would be interesting to hear more about Cedric and how he affected Frank growing up. That’s a great idea!

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    1. Thank you! I’m not sure if it would ever happen, not 100% set on it, since I don’t have that clear of a plan and I don’t want this story to be something I’d eventually drop due to lack of time and other projects. Also, I’m too psyched at talking about his current life, and I don’t want to skip too much, as we would be starting a with his birth. Yes, I am very passionate. Frank’s been a favorite of mine for a long time now. I needed a general opinion, though, since the farther we get into the story, the more it seems like going back that much would be confusing. I’m glad you like the idea!

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  4. Oooh, I wish I could say Merry belated Christmas, but I thing I’m waaay past that! Again, so sorry about that! 😦
    Yay for more Frank – that’s what I shall say! 😀 ❤
    If it's a story you need to tell, then go for it! I'm sure everyone (including me) will love it! Frank is one of your most adorable characters, so I can't wait! 🙂

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    1. I honestly don’t know if I’m giving up the idea or not. Truth is I’ve been super busy with the present story, though in fact I didn’t stop thinking of what I would do for the Frank’s one. He’s a cutie!

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