On October 10, 2009 (two years ago today), I wrote my first blog entry for the Barimen Legacy and posted it to the now defunct sims3legacy.com. At that time, I had no idea it would take on a life of its own and occupy my brain with a story that begged to be told.
I had previously written a number of PBeM (play by email) RPGs, most notably as “Captain Shays” in a Star Trek themed game. I also wrote as GM for my own PBeM based upon Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber. Fans of Roger Zelazny will note quite a few elements borrowed from the Amber series, including many of the names and some personality traits from his iconic characters.
In order to celebrate two years of the Barimens, and to thank all those who remain patient as I plod through my story, I have put together a few images that were omitted from the story. These are all original screenshots that I’ve saved since the beginning. What can I say? I’m a bit of a pack rat… just ask my wife about “the comic collection”.
And last, but not least (well, age-wise, perhaps)…
10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Barimen Legacy!”
I just read your entire story over the course of today, I literally could not ‘put it down’, so to speak. It was brilliant. Definitely the best legacy story I have ever read. I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment!!
Thanks Nikky! I’m glad you’re enjoying it!
YAY! Bloopers! :3
:O Mark originally died?? Darn meteors! I wish they would come in my game…gosh…the one that smashed him was ginormous……
They always start off with some pop-up saying something like… “Hey! Why did it get dark all of a sudden?”
It seems you have a lot of meteors in your game, I’ve only had them once or twice! I love bloopers though, and some of these were really good.
I liked seeing how you use a green screen, you really put a lot of effort into this story, and it pays off. 😀
Just those two for the Barimens. I have another game I play in Twinbrook for fun. A meteor actually hit the school and killed off a bunch of the kids of the town (including the one in my sim family) 😛
Thank you for the laughs! Those pictures and your comments are hilarious!
I agree with Marissa up there, you put a lot of efforts into this legacy, and I applaud your hard work with this while being a father and husband.
I have a few others too. I’ll have to do another one of these posts. Bloopers are always fun 😀
Aye, I barely find the time to take screenshots and post. But I do love the writing aspect of it. We are very involved in Boy Scouts and a huge chunk of my time is devoted to both Cub Scouts (where I am Cubmaster of our unit) and Boy Scouts (where I am having to kick my oldest in the pants for him to work toward finishing his Eagle).
Interesting bloopers and ‘behind-the-scenes’ All those were definitely original and made me have a good laugh. And well of course, congrats on the 2 year anniversary! Gotta love the Barimen’s!
ps. There’s a new chapter on my blog and it’d be real cool if you can read and comment on it. Thanks
Thanks auburn! I have to ask… is your name due to Auburn University? The “101” made me wonder….