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Tomodachi Life: Part Forty!!!

The Miis are back! I can’t believe I haven’t updated since August. Does anyone even remember what happened in the last post (I don’t!)?

Here’s a quick recap:

Gabi and Rafe are madly in love and have nine children. Evan and Alex were madly in love and had three kids until Alex decided to dump Evan one day and marry one of Gabi and Rafe’s sons, Colton. Evan dated Nina briefly before dumping her for one of Gabi and Rafe’s daughters, Melanie (yeah, I know.). Phil and Kain are married but only mildly like one another and have never had any kids. And Charles married Gabi and Rafe’s daughter, Ariana, which isn’t creepy AT ALL. The children grew up and had children and I honestly cannot keep track of everyone despite making myself a chart. So don’t feel bad if you can’t, either!

With that out of the way, let’s get started with this week’s installment!

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Ouch, Alex!

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This should be good.

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Whoa, that’s spot on!

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We all know how much Rafe loves baseball. Almost as much as he loves Gabi!

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Sure it does. Also, love your caveman outfit. It goes great with your baseball cap. XD

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Unfortunately forever doesn’t actually mean forever and those two aren’t best friends anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Only fairly close?

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That’s more than fairly close! XD Also, is anyone surprised that they had another baby? No? Me neither!

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Hello, Matthew!

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Oh no, he’s crying!

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Making him laugh with silly faces.

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Daddy Rafe is trying to cheer Matthew up.

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Playing with Mom!

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Getting so big.

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Where’s Rafe?

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He’s at the beach, playing soccer!

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Oh, but they took Matthew on a trip. That’s nice!

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Evan wants to save the world while wearing a skeleton mask. Maybe he’s trying to be a super hero?

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Lauren (Fitzgerald baby #9) wants to be like Gabi!

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The family went to the cafe. I can’t believe Rafe is STILL wearing his caveman outfit (and in public, no less!).

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Wow! Gabi saved up enough money to go to space!

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And she brought Matthew! What a lucky kid! It must be because he’s baby #10.

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I love their spacesuits! XD

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Gabi, you’re upside down…

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Looks like they’re having a blast!

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Gabi loved space so much she won’t take off her spacesuit.

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Rafe said, “Fine, if you’re going to be an astronaut, then I’ll be a samurai!” Oh, and Matthew grew up. He did a lot during his five days as a baby!

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Okay, someone likes to brag…

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That’s sweet!

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What? Do tell, Rafe!

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Aww! At least you have Bo the cat!

That’s it for this week! Look forward to more hilarity in the next installment (which hopefully won’t be two months from now.)!

And there’s a random mosaic of their space photos at the bottom of this post that I can’t figure out how to get rid of. Oh, WordPress…

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No, I haven’t forgotten about this blog.

WHAT? AN UPDATE? HOW CAN THAT BE?!?!

Yes, I’m fully aware that I pretty much suck when it comes to updating this blog. This is what happens when I’m writing and editing. I tend to forget about things like my blog or my Facebook page. It’s bad but it’s also good because it means I’m busy!

So what have I been up to? Earlier this year I wrote the second book in the Smoke and Mirrors series (I really need to reveal the title of that soon!). It, sadly, was not perfect (not that I expected it to be, but that would have been nice!) and required a bit of editing/deleting/rewriting and all that fun stuff. I wrote the ending three times before I got it right, but guess what? I might go back and change it again! Why? One of the things I like to do to get to know new characters is write short stories from their POVs. In the Smoke and Mirrors series, I introduce new characters in book 2 and even MORE new characters in book 3 (which is still an outline at this point!). Sometimes it’s hard for me to throw a character in the middle of another character’s story (in this case, Irina’s story). I want to know who this other character is, but it’s hard to get inside of their head when I’m writing strictly from another character’s POV. So that’s why they get their own short stories (Phil’s story in A Promise of Magic is a perfect example of this. I wrote that story BEFORE I wrote The Soul Healer, even though it takes place AFTER that novel! It really helped me get a feel for both him and Kain, which is why I didn’t have any trouble writing them in The Soul Healer. I already knew, for example, that Phil was a picky eater and that Kain liked to say foolish things.). I decided in October to write a story from the POV ofย  a character that will make her first appearance in book 3. It started off as a little project, but now it’s evolved into this much bigger story that’s given me a ton of new ideas for book 3. The only problem is I now have to go back and tweak some things in book 2. I don’t think it’ll be too many changes, though! It’s just a lot of work during the craziest time of the year. I’m hoping once things calm down in January I’ll be able to wrap everything up and polish the short story so it’s ready to be shared soon after I publish book 2. And then I’ll get to work on book 3, which I actually cannot wait to start writing, all because I decided to write this short story.

So that’s where I am, writing wise. I’d been hoping to write two novels this year, but I’m happy with one novel and one short story (which will hopefully not be THAT long, but who knows with me). I can’t make any promises about no longer neglecting this blog and I want to thank everyone who’s still sticking around to read my random rambles. You’re awesome.

Also, The Fading Dusk went on a blog tour! If you’re interested in reading my interviews, some excerpts from the novel, and all the lovely reviews that were posted, then check out this link!

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Tomodachi Life: Part Thirty-six

Hello, hello! Who’s ready for some fun?

HNI_0036Random, but okay? (I’m sure she’d rather have chocolate!)

HNI_0037Kain and Phil are waving to some planes.

HNI_0038Ethan is visiting his big brother and Alex.

HNI_0039Thanks for the invite!

HNI_0040Proud Mama.

HNI_0041Don’t throw them out! They might be worth money someday!

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HNI_0043Will it involve chocolate?

HNI_0052Awww!

ย HNI_0050Claire had a baby with one of my other characters. The baby’s name is Chase, and he’s so cute!

HNI_0058They went on vacation!

HNI_0059HNI_0060HNI_0069All grown up!

Speaking of babies…

HNI_0053Yes, it happened. Alex had a baby with Colton!

HNI_0054HNI_0055They named him Connor. Very similar to Colton, isn’t it?

HNI_0056And he’s crying…

HNI_0057Playing with Connor!

HNI_0063Alex is a good mom.

HNI_0070Sebastian (Piper’s son, which makes him Connor’s cousin!) came to visit.

HNI_0072HNI_0073HNI_0074Now Nina came to visit. Never mind that she used to date Colton. This isn’t weird or awkward at all.

HNI_0075They took Connor to Tahiti (it’s a magical place. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

HNI_0076HNI_0077HNI_0081He’s standing on his own!

HNI_0083And walking.

HNI_0086And going to the beach.

HNI_0087And watching TV with Mom.

HNI_0088And apparently being a rebel?

HNI_0089I think he’s a good kid!

HNI_0090All grown up! Colton got dressed up for the occasion.

HNI_0091He looks like Colton with Alex’s eyes. XD

HNI_0062These two are FINE, by the way. There were a couple of weeks where Gabi wasn’t getting along with Rafe, but now she’s back to thinking he’s her soul mate, phew. I’m hoping that means baby number nine will be making its appearance soon?

HNI_0066Uh, yeah…

HNI_0067It’s huge, too.

HNI_0068He had no idea it was there! XD

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HNI_0084Falling asleep at the cafe…

HNI_0092He actually dumped you, but sure, you can pretend that you let him go if that makes you feel better…

HNI_0093Wait–what?! Rafe, keep your eyes on GABI or else she will KILL YOU. XD

HNI_0094Okay then, if you say so. (Also, she keeps putting her wedding dress back on. I think she wants to marry Rafe again. XD)

And there you have it! More babies, more insanity. Just another typical Tomodachi Life post.

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Tomodachi Life: Part Thirty-five

Hello! The Miis are back. Let’s see what they’ve been up to…

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003Gabi and Rafe decided to visit the amusement park in their formal attire. XD

004Colton loves Sundays.

006They spend their Sundays peering down from the tower, apparently.

005Phil and Kain are hanging out in Kain’s apartment.

008While Rafe and Gabi rock out to some music.

009Evan is wondering about his popularity…

014Not pure chocolate? XD

015(This is Alex speaking, by the way…)

016Evan is teasing her. It’s like they’re still married. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

017Alex, what is wrong with you? XD

018;__; Why aren’t these two still together?!

019Oh, that’s right, they’ve moved on…

020Hmm…

021Alex is a fan of Nina’s??

022Gabi went back to the amusement park, this time with Aaron, Evan and Alex’s son!

026Yes, somehow, those two are still besties!

028Oookay? XD

029Because you like her pasta with soup?

031Riley is visiting Charles and Ariana.

033Gabi and Melanie are bonding (maybe they’re discussing Evan?).

034Evan loves his wife. And his Viking outfit.

036Wha? I didn’t know that!

037Colton likes having a schedule.

038Especially when you’re dressed as a hamster.

040Ethan really looks up to Rafe.

041Aww, Kain, you need to try for your dreams!

042Darn that Nina!

043Do tell, Rafe…

044About what? XD

046This is Charles’s way of saying he’s boring. XD

047Just OK?

048Are you hungry because your cooking sucks and you can’t eat it?

049Wonder what she has planned? Shopping for more pink things?

050What are you hiding from Ariana? I can only guess…

053And in case you missed it on my FB page, here’s the Silver Moon Miis dressed as Uncle Sam for the fourth of July!

See you in two weeks!

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Tomodachi Life: Part Twenty-nine

And we’re back. I’m sure NO ONE will be surprised by this week’s installment… XD

003Gabi and Rafe just had their EIGHTH child. EIGHT BABIES. EIGHT!!!!!! I can’t believe this. XD

004It’s another boy! I love how all the boys look exactly like Rafe. XD

005They named him Ethan! ๐Ÿ˜€

006Will this be the last Fitzgerald baby?! (Probably not!)

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009Even after eight babies, you guys still suck at this. XD

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012Which one?! (He probably means Ethan.)

013Gabi’s so happy.

021His hair grew in.

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Words of wisdom from the dad of eight.

039“Sure, Rafe, let’s let Ethan run around the house unsupervised as we make plans for baby number nine!”

040You just insulted your seven other kids…

043They took him to China, the same place they took Lucas!

044What’s with that pose, Gabi?

045Rafe looks so cool. XD

050All grown up!

054Rafe and his boys!

055You can only fit nine people at a time in a photo, so Gabi’s missing. XD

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So, were you surprised? Or do you just expect a new baby each week? I seriously, one hundred percent thought they were done (I thought they were done after five!), but now I’m looking forward to baby number nine. XD The entire island is going to be taken over by Fitzgeralds!

See you next week!

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Tomodachi Life: Part Twenty-five

Welcome back! Who’s ready for more Silver Moon craziness?

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Ariana, Nina, Gabi, and Evan are playing the Wii, but it looks like Gabi and Evan are completely ignoring the game so they could gossip!

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Nevaeh is too smart and often misunderstood.

003Ariana and Nina (remember, they’re besties) are hanging out in the park.

005On March 16th, Gabi’s Mii knew it was her birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚

007Evan loves dancing with the Fitzgerald girls.

016That does sound like something Evan would dream about.

018Rafe is possessive of Alex.

019That’s because Kain is mellow.

021Evan’s a proud father!

022Phil’s going to start training with his dad.

023Gabi’s using gingerbread cake to transform into a superhero.

024She’s a knight!

025How many talking dogs have you met, Gabi? XD

027Kain and Phil went to the amusement park. Seems like just one of them is enjoying the roller coaster.

028And junk. XD

031That’s kinda gross, Charles.

032Kain let Evan into his house. Weird.

033Nothing will!

034Ooookay. If you say so!

035Don’t keep Gabi waiting!

037Especially if it’s chocolate!

041Evan LOVES his new grass skirt.

043Nina loves it too!

045It’s good for dancing.

046Sigh. She’s so in love with it.

044Ariana and Charles are lovey-dovey too.

042I wish it was spring here!

047Anyone like Kain’s king costume? (Phil does!)

051Only sometimes? XD

052Gabi has things to do.

054Rafe is hanging out with his youngest at the beach.

062Evan and Aaron are splashing each other at the fountain.

063The fact that you’re much younger than her? XD

064Charles is shy. XD

065Protective eldest sister.

066Not really that Evan’s super-manly, or not really that he eats rocks for breakfast? XD

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Hmmm. I wonder what Rafe is talking about? All will be revealed in Part Twenty-six! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Tomodachi Life: Part Twenty-four

And we’re back! Sadly, no drama this time. I mean, I don’t like it when couples break up, but it does make for a more interesting post!

017Gabi’s exercising with Rafe, Charles, and Melanie.

018Rafe’s boring Nina (she’s yawning!).

021No, don’t get sick, Rafe! You definitely can’t count on Gabi to take care of you. XD

022Oh, Kain. XD

035Gabi and Charles are fighting. What else is new.

050I guess Rafe thinks he’s a dog?

052Gabi’s watching TV with Phil and Kain.

053Riley and Charlotte are hanging out.

066That is pretty heroic.

071Despite everything, Aaron is still a fan of Alex.

074Sisters.

087Claire has a strawberry hat.

108Now Claire is hanging out with her dad and his… girlfriend (yeah, it’s still weird to think of them as a couple!).

109I would think it would scares adults, too!

003Nina’s a fairy.

004How romantic. Colton and Alex are exercising together.

008Now I really want to know what happened!

018Colton likes his blankie.

028Ariana’s enjoying the sunset.

042Ha, I can totally picture Kain sleeping like this. Where’s Phil’s space, Kain?!

043Evan’s snoozing on the park bench.

057Gabi’s not really listening to you.

See you all next week!