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Okay, so I'm a little late to the party here. The initial episodes to the story were published back in 2005 before I even started playing Sims2. Regardless, I'm reading it now and if you haven't, you should be too.

What am I referring to? Aikea_Guinea and Rosewalker's story Deception Pass.

I'd heard of it, but never really followed up to find out what it was about. I knew that the models Aikea Guinea uses for Club Crimsyn were named. I heard people refer to them by name, so I guessed they probably came from the story, but my curiosity still wasn't piqued. Then the other night, Marina hit me over the head with a baseball bat and told me to freaking read it. Because it's good.

Much of the last twenty-four hours has been spent reading and reading and reading and getting quickly more and more caught up in the whole damn thing. It's good. It's VERY good. I give it very high recommendations. Because it's good. Should I say it again? It's exceptionally good.

The story revolves mainly about two sets of friends (Mary and Emily, then Tristan and James) and how their lives get intertwined in the town of Deception Pass. It's got a supernatural bent that is Buffy-esque. There's angst, there's humor, and there's some wonderfully crafted characters. There are some eminently quotable lines, but I decided not to repeat them here because they're a little spoilerific. Instead, I just quoted them back at Marina and squeeed. and she taunted me with hints of Episode Two. See, all the reading I've done, I've only gotten to the end of Season One. (I said it's Buffy-esque. It's even set up like a television show.)

They recently switched from Livejournal to Dreamwidth, so I'm going to explain a little bit on how best to follow it. I linked the main site above, but not all the links are showing up properly like they should. Probably a bug from the move. It was still worth it to deal with to follow the story. Anyway, the best way to follow the story is to use the archive system. That will get you the entire story from the get go and you won't miss any parts.

CLICK HERE

At the top of each entry is a 'next' button. Feel free to use it, but pay attention to which part you should be going to. I would say the next button only works about 65% of the time. I basically kept the archive open to the section I was on and just checked back to make sure I was in the right part of the episode I was on. The early episodes are only a couple of parts, but the later ones are up to 20-30 parts. It gets meaty and complex. Very yummy.

The beginning is a little rough with the pictures and pacing, but that's to be expected with any ongoing story. We're all learning as we go, and considering when this was started there were no animation hacks or freezer clocks or pose boxes, what was achieved was pretty impressive. Recently, they did a 'remastered' version of the prologue and the earlier parts of the story. I don't recommend reading that first because it's kind of confusing to try and figure out where you should pick back up on the story with the original episodes. Still, if you want, it's located here

That's enough babbling about that. In regards to my own update, any plans I had on writing this weekend went out the window. I've got about 10% of it written, so it's coming along. Hopefully by the time I'm actually done the Exchange will be working again.

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath. :)
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