Hi everyone, Alex is taking part in the Pen Pal project with Shadami and her sim, Chance Keener. I strongly reccomend checking out Shadami's blog. It's full of fun and wacky stories. My personal favourite is her ISBI challenge, called The Plums. I'm also loving Chance's story, about a man who wants to learn more about the world.
To check out Chance's letter to Alex, click here.
Also, for those of you who are interested in Alex or Henry being your sim's pen pal, here is a link to their applications.
Cruz Castle, Windenburg, Date unknown... or is it?
Alex thought it was about time he found some pen pals. As king, it was his duty to get to know everyone and when he meant everyone, he meant the whole world. The universe should get to know Alex, in fact.
Otherwise, Alex could be missing out on all these wonderful people and places he intended to rule someday.
He entered a site called The Pen Pal Project, and filled in his application.
He spent a couple of hours choosing which photo he should include on his profile.
First he had to wade through all the selfies...
Then he scrolled past his photos of Henry. He lingered over one of Henry fast asleep on the couch. Unfortunately, Alex had forgotten to turn off the flash off his phone, so Henry woke up and chewed Alex's ear off. He remembered spending a hot afternoon baking some heart shaped cookies in apology. Mama had given him those cookie cutters for his sixteenth birthday. If she knew that he had been using them to bake cookies for Henry, disappointed would be a mild reaction.
The evening after baking the apology-cookies, he dreamt that he and mama were sitting at a table outside his grandparents' house in Selvadorada and a shirtless Henry appeared behind mama with an enormous grin on his face.
He had dreamt a lot about Henry these past few months. Some good, some bad, some traumatic...
And some of his dreams were reminders of what he meant to say in the real world.
Aha! Thought Alex as he clicked onto an image that Henry had taken when they were traveling together in Selvadorada.
"Now show me your kingliest expression," Henry had said, holding Alex's iPhone in front of him.
Henry always captures me well.
Alex attached the photo to the application and sent it off.
A few weeks later he got a reply in the post!
Dear Mr Keener,
The correct address would have been ‘Your Grace,’ but please call me Alex.
I have reviewed your application in detail. You mention you have free time. Impressive given your charity events, your hobby as a living statue and your other hobby as a gardener. I honestly do not know how you find the time. You must be incredibly organised.
I have a friend who has excellent organisation skills too. He is also from San Myshuno, but he moved here, to Simsland, when he was three.
He will never admit to being extraordinarily organised. He gets embarrassed whenever I point it out. I have no idea why. I suppose he does not enjoy being singled out. He gets terrible stage fright, you know.
You mentioned your husband is a musician. I would love to know his name. My grandmother was a famous concert pianist. She was quite popular here and in Selvadorada. I am unsure about San Myshuno. Her name was Oak Cruz. Ring any bells?
So you will be a professional street performer soon? I congratulate you on your success.
I must say you will not be getting much free time once you start.
I do admire the living statues of San Myshuno, not that I have visited that city myself.
So far I have travelled all over Simsland and I had lived in Selvadorada until I was eleven.
You asked me to advise you on various strategies when traveling.
I have just returned from a trip to Selvadorada with my friend from San Myshuno.
From my experience, it is wise to bring a close friend with you, or a partner. It is nice to have a familiar face to accompany you on your travels.
Looking forward to learning about you too. My friend and I intend to visit San Myshuno shortly.
His Majesty The King
Note: The house that Alex and Henry are at was created by Catsaar and the building in the dream wth mama, Henry and Alex was created by ANTONIO-PUFA