Celebrating 4 years of the Loewes

My dear fellow Simmers, today is a special day!

Four years have passed since the day when I published my very first post and my very first page. That’s insane.


Kate and Prim, September 1999, Appaloosa Plains


Nearly two years have passed since the day I published the teaser to the episodic series of short clips entitled Shards Of My Past. That’s tragic.


Mary and baby Kate, August 1971, Appaloosa Plains


More or less six months have passed since the day I finished editing the first video of the series BUT since it was initially thought of as of a goodbye to my beloved founder Kate Loewe and she’s still alive in my game I haven’t uploaded it yet. That’s shameful and great at the same time.


Kate, July 1979, Appaloosa Plains


You see, I have this ‘special’ bond with this Sim and I just simply cannot bring myself to play the game anymore because her life bar is full and if I start playing again she’ll die. And I cannot do that. That’s weird.

So what should I do? That’s the question. And I need you to help me answer it.


Before you submit your vote in the poll below, I would like to let you all know that I have quit my job in Italy in December and moved back to my home country at the end of February with a big plan – to start my own fashion brand. That’s one of the main reasons why I haven’t been active in the Sims community in the past months.

As you can imagine, making such a big change isn’t always easy so since my life is currently very busy (leaving business apart, I’m lucky to have a big real-life family), I have no spare time to dedicate to the Loewe Legacy at the moment. Personally speaking, I have never planned to abandon my little pixel family completely, but I won’t be able to play and write as often as I was able to while in Italy. I hope you will understand the lack of my activity, but don’t worry, I won’t disappear completely. I have actually written the intro of Chapter Four, I only miss the pictures, however, I’m not completely sure if I want to start another chapter if I’m not sure I will ever finish it.

I know there are my loyal readers that are still waiting for the first episode of Chapter Four.  You – yes you – are the reason that keeps me going and I don’t want to disappoint any of you, my dear friends, fellow Simmers and readers of the LL.

Alright, taking all this info into account, could you please help me decide what to do?

Thank you!

NOTE: You can select a total of two answers or add your own one under ‘Other’…

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Family BIOS: Generation 2

Gen2-BIO-Elisabeth-Loewe


Before you run to read the biographies of the second generation I have to warn readers who haven’t finished reading all the episodes of Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three. Elisabeth’s bio contains a major spoiler while Benjamin’s bio covers his life in Moonlight Falls, therefore, it’s safe to read for anyone. Amanda’s, Malika’s, Finn’s and Zachary’s bios reveal some minor spoilers – such as who married who and how many children they had…


My dear fellow Simmers, readers and friends,

I have finished writing all the biographies of Generation 2 earlier than planned! Elisabeth‘s, Benjamin‘s, Finn‘s, Zachary‘s, Amanda‘s and Malika‘s BIOS are here!

You can find them on their pages dedicated to the PICs aka Personal Identification Cards (The Loewe Family > Meet the Family > Elisabeth Loewe/Benjamin Thomas/Finn Loewe/Zachary Loewe & The Loewe Family > Meet the Extended Family > Amanda Loewe/Malika Loewe).

Please, don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you think about this new addition to the website! The biographies of the third generation will come at the end of Chapter Four.

Have a great day!

Family BIOS: Generation 1


Before you run to read the biographies I have to warn readers who haven’t read the first three episodes of Chapter Two because Kate’s bio contains a major spoiler and foreshadows one very important event that occurs in Chapter Three. David’s bio is safe for everyone who has read the first ten episodes of Chapter One.


Dear friends,

most of you probably know that I disappeared from the community in November of the last year, but if you thought that I have been slacking off in the past months I must tell you that you are completely right wrong. I have been working on some extra content for the story I mentioned at the end of the last episode (go catch up if you haven’t done so already). The alphabetical list of Sims that appear in the story will take some more time to complete, but the family biographies are almost finished!

Meanwhile I work on the last bio of Generation 2 (guess who), I have decided to upload Kate & David‘s BIOS (also because I am way too excited to wait and publish them all at once!). I hope you’ll enjoy reading about David’s background since it tells a story never told before… You can find their BIOS on their pages dedicated to the PICs aka Personal Identification Cards (The Loewe Family > Meet the Family > Kate Loewe/David Loewe).

Please, don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you think about this new addition to the website! I can’t wait to share the biographies of the second generation with you all!

Have a nice weekend!

3.36 Forbidden Love

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This is the end… of Chapter Three!

Two years, one month and twenty-two days. This is how long it took me to write the third chapter of the Loewe Legacy. At this point, I can only imagine how long it will take me to get to the end of this challenge… if I ever get to the end, that is. As of now, this legacy is going on a hiatus. I have no intention to abandon this story completely, however, I simply don’t have time to play the Sims right now. My gameplay is up to date with the last episode of this chapter, so as you can imagine, it will take me a while before I’ll be able to write new episodes. My save games are safely backed up in my external hard drive and I am looking forward to getting back to them once I have the time!

In the meantime (except of catching up on your stories) I’ll be updating the website, working on some extra content such as the family album, the personal identification cards, a brand new alphabetical list of Sims who appear in this story & character’s biographies, I have also finished editing the first video of the retrospective series Shards Of My Past dedicated to the founder of the Loewe Legacy. You can watch the trailer for the series here.


I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR FOLLOWING ME ON THIS LONG AND CHALLENGING JOURNEY AND FOR GIVING MY STORY A CHANCE. I GREATLY APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK YOU HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. IF IT WEREN’T FOR YOU, MY FRIENDS, THE LOEWE LEGACY WOULD BE LONG DEAD BY NOW…

I’ll see you around!

3.35 The Secret of Catarina Vanderburg

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It’s here! It’s finally here!

Dear readers of the Loewe Legacy! Two years IRL have passed since the day the Vanderburgs moved to Monte Vista. Ever since that day, I’ve been dying to write this episode and now that it’s finally finished I can hardly believe I really made it so far. I am so incredibly proud of myself for not abandoning this story and sticking to it for so long. I know some of you have been waiting for this like forever and probably doubting I would ever unveil the mystery surrounding the Vanderburg family. Good news! The revelation is waiting for you just one click away!!!

Though, before you start reading I feel obliged to let you know that this episode counts nearly 8.000 words (!) and includes an extra episode of another two thousand. Don’t be scared, dear reader! This update is organized in a way so you can read it comfortably in three readings as follows – the first half of the main story / the special / the second half of the main story – also because there’s a lot of information your brain needs to process (not that I underestimate the power of your brain). However, I seriously doubt that a single reader will resist their curiosity…

Alrighty, then! Before I bore you to death with my ramblings and lose a follower, I’ll rather go sit in a corner and patiently wait for the first comment. I hope this will surprise you. It’s quite shocking, actually. Fine, fine… I’m done.

See you next month with the Chapter Three finale!