Post by Pally on Sept 15, 2017 2:28:47 GMT
So my adventures during the library challenge were not as exciting since I was tasked with writing 10 best sellers. But I did take some pictures of a few things that happened along the way.....
I met the new librarian during my first challenge days. I worked hard to become her best friend. Doing so would let me sleep in the tent out front and be able to get more writing done. It took a day or so of chatting.
I found out a few days after that that there were actually 3 librarians. Well, I tried my best to become great friends with the other two, but since the one was there the most I kept her as best friend.
Also, I had to hire someone to work the coffee bar each visit. Most of the time it was Heather B. Simster. Ronni Gurlz covered it a few times too, as well as Jeep Girl. Man I was thankful for being able to sleep in the tent on those long days.
I read somewhere that reading books helped with the chances of writing best sellers, so I read a lot of books....a LOT of books!
Yep, I read and read. And since I also found out that if your painting skill was high you could make better children's books, I painted and painted. Sometimes I did both.
On most weekends I went home. It seems lots of people love to stop by for short visits on the weekends. I was out reading when Eli came by for a visit. He was still happy about all the work I did at the gym. Dusty came by a few times and Sandy Sunleaf from Nukecrest.
I had visits from Ronni Gurlz, she was still looking super buff from all her time at the gym. And Sahara came by once. And of course Sunshine came by often on the weekends. As well as my great friend Jeep Girl.
Speaking of Sunshine, we kept our romance alive. He would often invite me to the Puffer Dome for a date. We would dance. It was always fun to see if we could keep up with the other.
Most times we would just talk. Sometimes I'd share some of my story ideas with him and sometimes he'd give me a few pointers or tips or ideas he thought would be great in a story.
And yes, most dates ended with him in a bush, no matter the time of day. So I thought about the old saying, "If you can't beat em, join em." But at least I picked a clean bush to sleep in...
Of course we didn't always go to the Puffer Dome. Sometimes I invited him to the hot springs for a little canoodling in the bubbly waters. He was also attentive to my needs. Once when I was visiting the Freegans, I was feeling stressed out. After telling Willow and him about my day, he gave me a wonderful relaxing Sunshine massage.
After I got into writing books of poems, I decided to try out love poetry. Well on one of our dates I recited some of the stuff I had been working on to him followed up by a big ole dip kiss. Let's just say after that I got more of those than I gave.
And yes, I remembered to eat my trash fruit. Like always, before going to sleep, or when I needed a snack or a pick me up to keep me going between books.
I also tried to keep saving on money and always searched across the street at the picnic area for free food. One time I found a whole smorgasbord of goodies. I also kept up my rummaging in bins. Sometimes I did eat an odd meal at my camp.
I went to the gym a couple of times to check up on things. I remember a conversation with Sunshine and Forest. They wanted to know if I could really write all those books. I said,"Why not? I finished all my tasks here. And I am not about to give up now!" We spent the rest of that evening eating and talking and then did some dancing.
I also kept up with my other friends and invited them to the music festival lot a few times. I loved dancing with my murky girl gang! Sometimes I did a little solo dancing.
One after noon, while I was taking a lunch break from writing, I was having a nice chat with one of the back up librarians when a dark shadowy figure stopped by. As he approached me I got scared that maybe I had picked the wrong thing for my lunch that day. Turned out he wanted to look in the bin too and then play in the fire. Later I caught him looking up Murklanders on Simbook. I hoped he wasn't looking for his next victim.
As time went on, I was just spending most of my time writing and writing......and writing. One night I was joined by a Turbo Pumpkin who was looking really sad while reading Simbook. Maybe someone unfriended him, he was a little salty around the edges.
That was pretty much it. I guess a few other odd things did happen. I went jogging a few times to keep my fitness level up.
Once, both of the Hermits showed up and took turns fertilizing the trash plant out back of the library.
On one visit to the Puffer Dome, I saw the Mayor's wife doing some heavy flirting with a giant green raccoon, right in front of the Mayor. I didn't stick around to see where that was leading...
And Hank was still as annoying as ever when I did go back to the gym.
And there was the one time I got abducted by aliens while doing some midnight painting, but I don't remember much about that...
Oh and out of all my time spent writing, the computers only both broke down once. I guess going home on weekends helped out there.
In the end, I finished. I wrote 10 bestsellers titled: Murky Thoughts on Life, The Little Murky Boy, That's Gross! Ways to Grow Trash Fruit, The Murky Guy Next Door, The Giant Green Raccoon, The Secret of the Hermit's House, Surviving the Library Challenge: Part 2, The Fellowship of the Trash Fruit, No Bones About It, and The Puffer Dome. Along with 42 excellent books. Now I am ready and waiting for whatever Murkland has in store for me next!