Seven Year Itch

Thursday 29 November 2012

I haven’t posted a new chapter since mid-​September, and I haven’t posted here on Verso since March. I’ve commented a few times here and there, but I know some of you have been worried about me. So to start this anniversary post, I want to thank everyone for missing my story, for missing me, for your emails, and for your concern. I am still here and I am fine. I have missed you. I have presents for you.

Prologue Chapter Advent Calendar

2012 Edition

Chapter 1860“Sigefrith meets a man in love”

Chapter 1861“Githa’s dowry gets an airing”

Chapter 1862“Ethelmund’s wife returns home”

Coming December 16th

Coming December 23rd


It has been seven years since I started the story of Lothere.


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Sixth Anniversary: Prologue Chapters

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Anniversary time already. The Kingdom of Lothere: So romantic since 2005!

So romantic!

Year Six has been an interesting one for me. I was laid off in March, and although I quickly found another cool job, that speed bump certainly affected my output over here in the story. It looks like I only wrote 44 new chapters in the last year: less than one per week. :redface:

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Young Aed Storyline

Sunday 16 October 2011

To prepare for the upcoming chapter, I pulled together a new storyline for Young Aed. It inevitably has some political stuff in it, but I tried to limit it as much as possible so as not to have too much overlap with the “Storm on the Irish Sea” storyline. I focus on chapters that reveal Aed’s character: sometimes cunning and sometimes childish, sometimes ruthless and sometimes compassionate.

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Lothere 1.0

Friday 23 September 2011

I just stumbled across the original Lothere blog from the days when I didn’t even have my own site.


Lothere 1.0

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Server Upgrade

Saturday 2 July 2011

In the very beginning, I had Lothere on a blogging platform like Blogger or Wordpress.

That only lasted about a month before I decided I wanted more control of the layout. So I installed Wordpress on a shared hosting service, one of those $7-​per-​month things. That lasted a year or two, but I eventually got sick of the (shared) database server going down for no fault of my own and taking down my site for hours at a time.

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Nobilities in the bio pages

Saturday 12 February 2011

A few people have asked me to expose the top-​secret “Nobility” ratings I have assigned to many of my character records, so I have just made those visible on the bio pages. If you’re a hardcore Lothere geek—or maybe an RKC-​player interested in how I deal with social rankings—read on.

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Looking back on five years

Monday 29 November 2010

“Where you do you see yourself five years from now?”

I hope I am never asked that question in a job interview, because I will have to pass. If I had honestly answered the question at any point during the 16 years since I graduated from high school, my vision of where I would be five years later would have been laughably different from the eventual reality.

Certainly on November 29th, 2005, when I loaded up The Sims 2 and created a new neighborhood called (almost randomly) Lothere, I did not imagine I would be here five years later, not only still working on the story but with it having become such an important part of my life. This story made me a writer—something I had forgotten I ever wanted to be.

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A guide to the clans

Thursday 1 July 2010

I’ve added a new page that may help you figure out who is who among the many Scots we’ve seen and heard mentioned.

Index to the Clans

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Comment editing fixed, and site updates

Wednesday 23 June 2010

I believe I have finally solved the bug that was preventing some people from editing their comments, so I went ahead and did a big update of the site today, with a lot of pending changes.

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A Happy Announcement

Friday 2 April 2010

Selwyn and Baby Scur

Sir Selwyn and Lady Edeltrude are proud to announce the birth of their son

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