Here at the End of All Things: The Big Heir Reveal!
So. That was a fun week, right?
No, I didn’t think so. I would like to start off with an apology for leading this expedition to the pits of hell. Even if you aren’t as invested as I am, I’m sure I dragged you through my own anguish with those interim posts.
So please, get yourself a cup of tea, take a bubblebath, or try out my favourite guided meditation. You’ve earned it. Maybe wait until the end of this post, though, because it’s a bit of a stresser in itself.
Here’s what the pie looked like after Day One:
You see why I was calling it the Devil’s Heir Poll, right?
After Day Two:
Truly a living nightmare. There was a third day with 9/9/9, but I forgot to take a screenshot in between punching pillows and shouting at the universe.
Finally, a trend started to emerge. Let me tell you that every one of these kids held a solid lead at some point, and it wasn’t until two days ago that I could predict who would come out on top…
Say hello to the masterminds of Generation Seven! Probably the two people least deserving of that word, but whatever.
Before they take their throne, I need to be totally honest about something. This was the LAST result I would have expected based on gameplay alone. Keep in mind that I hadn’t published or even captioned any chapters at that point, which just goes to show the power of reader interaction. I try to bury my biases when I’m writing, but with the voting done and no more chances to sway you, I thought it would be fun to dig them up.
Kip was my far-and-gone favourite when I took these pictures. I liked that she looked like a Langurd but also didn’t, and I want a same-sex couple in this legacy before it’s done. That’s all very surface level, but you know I’m a sucker for pretty things. (On second thought, maybe I like Kip because we’re kindred spirits.)
However, Trance felt the MOST Langurd to me—so much so that I worried he’d win out over Kip. If you’d asked me who I thought would be the favourite, I’d have readily told you Trance. My sister was adamant that he had to win, and she’s a better writer than I am, so I figured his character had the most potential.
Siesta could not have mattered less to me, and I think I was swayed to write her funny because I felt bad about that. On a superficial level she has this really bland, non-Langurd face, and I all but plucked Dusty off the street in a panic when I decided to do couple pictures. Imagine my surprise when SimsWiki informed me of the O’Connell-Mithrilen feud and a whole storyline plummeted into my lap. I got really annoyed with myself for writing her better than Kip and Trance, but dammit, it was impossible not to.
Idiot that I am, I had a whole generation theme planned out for Kip and Jada and I’m pretty bummed I’ll have to scrap it. BUT THIS IS NOT A BAD THING. Cue flashback to Gen. 3 when I wanted Lance, predicted Tomahawk, and got Katana—remember how that turned out?
As it happens, I got over it immediately when I came up with a new kickass name theme yesterday. Siesta’s gonna be great, and the other two can suck it (though I’ll probably keep them for a looooong while yet).
Next question: can I do this gen in less than a year? The oracle has no answer…
Thanks to all who voted, and Happy Simming!
P.S. Right, there’s another thing I was supposed to tell you. I have started a distraction blog and published the first chapter of my new EPIC Matriarchy, but it’s nowhere near as exciting as this so, you know, carry on as you were.
Posted on July 21, 2017, in Generashun 6 and tagged anguish, bias, big reveal, delilah, dusty, generation seven, heir poll, jada, kip, mount doom, progress, result, siesta, the devil's heir poll, the end of all things, tie, trance. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.