Where the Actual $#%! Have I Been?

I’m still here! Honestly, a little embarrassed to be writing this update toward the end of March. I intended to take a short break after the holidays, but a few weeks became a few months, and well, you get it. 

In my other life—the one where I don’t just get to take screenshots of Vlad’s abs—I launched a huge project. I’m talking massive. I’ve never been more proud of a project, but it tore my heart out to do it. It’s still tearing my heart out, but it’s worthy work, so I’m thrilled about it. Between working sun up and sun down, traveling for work, and family stuff and house projects, I got overwhelmed. Also, I’m ADHD and autistic, so I hit the burnout wall EXTRA hard. 

Anyway, I am still writing. In fact, I’ve finished the entire second half of Season 1 (ten chapters), and I’ve got screenshots for a little more than half. I still have a machinima to film (because I’m unwell), but things are coming along—

—they’re just coming along very slowly.

Unfortunately, slow is the name of the game until this work project wraps up at the end of next month.

Actually, “slow” might be the name of the game from here on out. I LOVE Simlit. I’m not leaving. It gives me life, and this fan fiction adventure brings so much joy, y’all don’t even know. But my work is intense, and I don’t have enough chill to make a more lowkey story (Do I need trailers for every chapter? No. Will that stop me from making them? Also, no), so something has to give. 

Regular updates aren’t sustainable for me (if they ever were! lol), but what is sustainable is me making a bunch of content, dumping it on you, and then disappearing for a few months to make some more. 

I’ll probably always read your stories in a series of late-night binges where I promise not to comment on every chapter but then get so excited that I fail to keep that promise, and then you wake up to 15 comments from me after not having seen my avatar for months. 

Basically, I’m a gremlin, y’all.

But that’s all I can be. I’m giving myself space to do that, or I’ll fall apart. So if gremlin-style updates work for you, hooray! I’m so grateful to you for reading and sticking around for the fun. 

And if gremlin-style updates are not for you, that’s cool too. I know readers want consistency, and my god, I wish I could give it to you. But go forth in love and find a story with regular updates that brings you joy!

And that’s all I have to say.

Shout out to the alternate, alternate, alternate version of Vlad and Alice in my “for fun” save file, who are about to be plagued by the worst infant I can dream up for them (to be clear, I’m not pregnant, except with work and a desire to make AU Vlad end up with a infant that pees on him).

I hope y’all continue to be excellent, and look for the next ten chapters of The Strauds to drop sometime in early May (likely the first Sunday)!



  • sirianasims
    Mar 20, 2023

    I, for one, welcome my gremlin twin and will cherish whatever updates you decide to bestow upon us ❤️

  • Yimiki
    Mar 21, 2023

    Gremlin updates sounds perfectly fine 😊 I always liked that movie, ha. There’s no need to stretch yourself so thin that you’ll snap, Ferosh. Especially not when you’re working on something so massive! We’ll just see you when we see you 😄

  • Ninja Pink Sex
    Mar 21, 2023

    An attorney I worked for was a professional clown. This is not a jab at him or anything, he was a legit performing clown. He taught me how to juggle. Start with a couple scarves. They’re light. When you get good at that add another. When you excel at that exchange scarves for something heavier. If you do too many and too much at once you’ll overload and fail.
    Yo, look at you juggling bowling balls and fucking owning. Go off, I Stan.

    PS, still catching up on BBD, so honestly this is just me gaping for air trying to get to you.

  • Ninja Pink Sex
    Mar 21, 2023

    Gasping for air. Not gaping. C’mon phone! Won’t even let me keep this comment family-friendly. 😩😑

    • feroshgirl
      Mar 21, 2023


  • Snow ~
    Mar 22, 2023

    I wanna say don’t burn yourself out…but we’re neurodivergent, burnout is all we know! XD

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