Anonymous asked: Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing! I've never even been out of the country, myself. Changing the subject here, all of your Nancy Drew Metas are phenomenal! :) Do you have any that are your personal favorites, and if you do, why are they your favorites? - SS ☺
Aah, thank you sweetie!! “The Split Family Tree and How It Was Mended” is the one I am most proud of, hands down. I really challenged myself with that one to do more that just look at what was immediately below the surface. I combed GTH during each replay for months to get my finger on that certain something that kept sticking out to me. Then once I identified it I combed the game again for more examples, evidence, and discoveries. I just had so much fun in the planning, writing, editing, and re-reading process. :) And when I go back to it, it resonates to me as a a stronger writing piece than most of my other metas. I’m just really, really proud of it.
I also like “Why Niko’s Study is Perfect”, because I go off on a huge tangent about why science is so wonderful and I have zero regrets. :)
Oh dear god, I love The Final Scene.
Anonymous asked: That's a really interesting mix! I just realized that I never followed up on my question about where you'd like to visit from the games, even though I totally meant to! I really like some of your choices. Honestly I'd like to visit any of the castle/mansion-type locations. :D And it's so cool that you went to Germany!! I'd love to go there; what were some of the highlights?? - SS ☺
Ohhh man. I loved the little villages I lived in/visited. They were literally fairy-tale towns with cobbled streets and local little shops. They were just adorable. I was in an area of Germany that was very green and hilly, so the countryside was beautiful. I remember being astounded at the lack of pollution in the sky…I grew up in an area where we couldn’t see mountains that were 1 1/2 drive away because the smog got so thick.
I really liked how well public transportation seemed to function. It was a regular thing for kids to commute to school via bus even when they lived a couple towns/villages away. The cars were smaller, and the houses were built in a way that used space much more efficiently.
I also loved how dedicated everyone was to football. :) It was insane how excited people got over matches. The year I went was the European Cup in ‘08, so that was also going on. xD
I also remember the numerous old castles and towers that were everywhere. There was just hundreds and hundreds of years of history at our fingertips. It was incredible to experience.
Drop a book name and I’ll answer the question! :)
If anyone wants to come up with more book-based asks, please be my guest as long as you continue from where I left off.
The Secret of the Old Clock
Have you ever found something in an old artifact? (For example, a trunk hidden in the attic, a notebook in a clock, etc.)
The Hidden Staircase
Have you ever been in a secret passageway before? Where did it go?
The Bungalow Mystery
What’s your favorite memory in a cabin or bungalow?
The Mystery at the Lilac Inn
What’s your favorite hotel/motel? Why is it your favorite?
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Have you ever been out west before? Where would you go if you could go?
The Secret of Red Gate Farm?
Would you like to live on a farm? Why or why not?
The Clue in the Diary
Do you keep a diary/journey? How long have you been keeping it? Has it grown from more than one book? If you could hide your diary/journal away to be found by someone in the future, what kinds of clues would you leave behind?
Nancy’s Mysterious Letter
Have you ever read something that wasn’t meant for you?
The Sign of the Twisted Candles
Do you enjoy power-outages? Would you use candles or flashlights? What would you do in one?
Password to Larkspur Lane
What’s an old password you used to have? What’s the story that caused you to pick that one?
The Clue of the Broken Locket
Have you ever broken something that couldn’t be fixed? Was it valuable?
The Message in the Hollow Oak?
Have you ever left hidden messages behind for someone? How did you do it?
The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
Do you have a necklace or bracelet or wristband that you like very much? Why do you like it?
The Whispering Statue
How would you make a statue whisper?
The Haunted Bridge
Do you have a favorite bridge? Are you afraid of heights from a bridge?
I bought a couple games from amazon that are supposed to download to my computer but every time I hit the download button, the page just refreshes and nothing actually happens.
The troubleshooting tech support page on amazon is not helpful at all. Does anyone know what’s going on? :/ The only thing I can think of is that maybe it’s a pop-up blocker thing but I don’t know how to turn mine off.
This happened to me once, too, and I remember tech support not being helpful at all. I’d say make sure your Amazon Games and Software Client is showing as “Online Client”, and then maybe try with a different browser? It was a while ago, but I seem to remember going back to download later and the link working fine again. :/ I don’t know of any better solution.
Anonymous asked: I just realized I haven't been signing my Asks as 'SS'. Anyway they're all from me! Lol. So, what kind of music do you like? Is there a certain style you're a fan of, or do you just like a jumble of stuff? ~SS ☺
No worries, it hasn’t been too hard to figure out. :P Music-wise, I’m kind of all over the place. I get tired of specific songs really easily, so I like to make sure I’ve got a range of stuff to listen to so that I don’t end up actively hating something I currently like. :P
These are my current Pandora stations (they change a lot):
………..am i the only clue crew-er not even remotely attracted to henry bolet I whisper as I hide behind the sink…………
Anonymous asked: Don't worry, it doesn't seem that way at all! I'm going to send my messages twice from now on to make sure you get them. ^^ That sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I visited with my dad's side of the family, so that was nice. Now let's see; if you could live at, in or around any of the ND game locations, where would you choose?
The first that comes to mind is Germany (CAP)….because Germany. I went once years back as a high school exchange thing and I kind of just fell in love with it there. I’ve always wanted to go back and haven’t had the chance to. Plus the German language is bomb and I’d love being able to speak it all day, every day. :)
I also love the Pacific Northwest like nobody’s business and have been up to the gorgeous San Juan Islands before (DDI). I definitely wouldn’t mind living up there permanently (maybe even Hilda Swenson style!).
There are other locations I’ve always wanted to visit, like New Orleans and basically every international setting we’ve been in ND….but as far as living somewhere semi-fully permanently, I’d have to go with those two up there.
Hello Clue Crew! As you may or may not know, I am Jewish. I am very Jewish. So Jewish, in fact, that I have nothing planned for Christmas or Christmas break. What does this mean? I HAVE TWO WEEKS OF FREE TIME.
I am aware that most members of the Clue Crew celebrate Christmas, and I was thinking that I should do something to thank everyone for what is now one fantastic year of blogging.
So I’ve learned that I can’t quite type, write, look at, say, or otherwise think about the world “relevant” anymore in any normal fashion.