For the past couple months, or rather, since receiving my Ipad mini, I’ve been hooked on Sims Freeplay. I can’t stop playing. Some times I play it so often that I have to take a break, but after a few weeks I’m back on it. It’s such fun! I just wish my Sims had more clothes and that the game didn’t cost so much to play (if you want all the cool stuff).
When I came across this tag on YouTube, I was elated. Not only had I found another Sims fan, but that fan had created a tag based on the crazy Sims. Yeahie! 😀 The tag was created by Hailey at Hails Hearts Nyc.
The original Sims: the best author debut.
Unfortunately, I haven’t played any other Sims games except the Freeplay one, which I find very convenient. Actually, it’s the only thing I use my Ipad for.
The question doesn’t specify whether it means an author whose debut novel was published this year or an author’s best debut in general. I’ll go with the best debut novel I read this year and that’s —
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit. It’s a wonderful, heartfelt young-adult, historical novel set during World War II.
The grim reaper: the saddest character death.
I think the grim reaper is one of the funniest characters in the Sims world. It gets so downcasted when its little birdie dies.
Teacake, Janie’s boyfriend in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I was sad when he passed because Janie was so happy with him. And the way he died was harrowing for Janie.
Sims getting stuck: a character that just got in the way.
It’s so annoying when this happens. Sometimes they’re not even really stuck but the Sims are too dumb to maneuver tight spaces.
Well, after watching this review of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, I’ve begun to consider the characters in a different light. I enjoyed the book but like everyone, I didn’t care much for Greg and I think he got in the way of a stronger story that could have been told from Earl’s point of view.
Simlish: a book with amazing writing.
Lol, Simlish! Sims crack me up when they talk.
Oh gosh! What should I choose for this? There are so many books I could list for this answer, but let’s go with one of the books I’m currently reading —
The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery. I am in love with the writing in this book. The story is okay but it’s the writing that has captured my attention.
Expansion packs: a series where the books kept on getting better.
Expansion packs are expensive.
That’s a hard question. I guess the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. When I first read the books, I thought the story improved with each installment.
Sims romance: the worst case of insta love.
Haha! Yea, Sims do hook up fast. After a few dates, they’re ready for either marriage or a one-night stand. 😀
Richard and Kahlan in Terry Goodkind’s Wizard’s First Rule. I think it’s the insta-love above all things that made me hate this book.
Cheats: a book that was entirely unrealistic.
I wish I knew some cheats. 😦
Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz. Sure, it’s a supernatural novel so it’s all unrealistic but some things worked out too conveniently for me to suspend disbelief. I really wanted to like this one. I really did.
Needs fulfillment: a character who made all the wrong decisions.
I’m gonna go with someone from a TV show and that’s Alex Parrish, the protagonist on ABC’s Quantico.
For a good bit of the TV show, she seems to make all bad decisions and react to them in some melodramatic way. I liked how this show started by toward the end it got sooo wack.
Error code 12: a series that started off great but went downhill from there.
So… I’ve never received this error code but I guess that’s because I play Sims Freeplay.
The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I liked Divergent, gave up on Insurgent, and refuse to read Allegiant.
The Sims vortex: a book/series that completely engrossed you.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. It’s a short story but I loved it and I was so engrossed, I almost finished it in a day but the busyness of life got in the way.