No, I am not crazy - I just enjoy simming, history, and writing. The result is over a 100 pages of simming history.
I'm fully aware that no one will ever read all I write. (If you do read everything, or most of it, please let me know - you may be eligible to win a prize.) However, in hopes that what I've written will be useful to someone - somewhere - below is a guide that summarizes each chapter. My memoirs are filled with tons of useful tidbits and you should check them out and reference them as needed. For example - Dealing with a troublemaker? Check out chapters 7 and 15. Starting a new club? Read chapters 6 and 9.
Introduction - Quick overview of TOLs history, along with some psychological insights into why people behave the way they do in the simming world.
Chapter 1 - How simming came about.
Chapter 2 - An overview of simming in 1993 and 1994, with a focus on the break up of SFOL.
Chapter 3 - An overview of simming in 1995 and 1996.
Chapter 4 - Want to know why I did the things I did? Read this chapter.
Chapter 5 - The events that lead to the creation of the club that would become TOL on AOL.
Chapter 6 - How to start a new sim and club.
Chapter 7 - How not to handle a troublemaker.
Chapter 8 - What the club on AOL could have become.
Chapter 9 - How not to start a new sim and club.
Chapter 10 - Where the idea for a simming republic came from.
Chapter 11 - An overview of simming in 1997.
Chapter 12 - Why mergers are bad.
Chapter 13 - Why mergers are especially bad when both sides start to act like children.
Chapter 14 - How TOL survived despite a merger gone bad and everyone acting like children.
Chapter 15 - For those of you who like wars and/or need to know how to deal with a troublemaker.
Chapter 16 - Why it is a bad idea not to tell your members the truth... also more insights into why I did the things I did.
Chapter 17 - More stuff for people who like wars and/or need to know how to deal with abusive clubs.
Chapter 18 - How the Simming League came about.
Chapter 19 - For people who like espionage and intrigue (and you thought I forgot about you!)
Chapter 20 - The story of the merger gone bad told from Scott's side (and my attempt at being balanced #1).
Chapter 21 - How to manage captains.
Chapter 22 - Why we chose a republic.
Chapter 23 - Various failures in the Simming League.
Chapter 24 - TOLs Constitutional Debates, and strengths and weaknesses of the republic.
Chapter 25 - An overview of simming in 1998.
Chapter 26 - How things can fall through the cracks when you have too many captains to manage.
Chapter 27 - Some good ol stories about simming on the USS Orion (finally!).
Chapter 28 - The people who made 1999.
Chapter 29 - TOLs mixed venture onto the internet.
Chapter 30 - A typical day as President.
Chapter 31 - The Simming League's greatest achievements.
Chapter 32 - I losen up a bit.
Chapter 33 - We finally got him.
Chapter 34 - Timing is everything, and how I messed up the League.
Chapter 35 - History by Robin (and my attempt at being balanced #2).
Chapter 36 - More simming adventures, this time from the USS Vindicator.
Chapter 37 - The mixed results of my second Presidency.
Chapter 38 - What happens when old leaders don't let go.
Chapter 39 - Simming League drama.
Chapter 40 - A chapter written by Gillis (and my third attempt at being balanced).
Chapter 41 - Vid's Presidency, how not to retire, and the beginning of the clubs decline.
Chapter 42 - If you're a retired President, and you see your club falling apart, how not to try to save it.
Chapter 43 - The beginning of the end for TOL.
Chapter 44 - The breakup of TOL.
Chapter 45 - Failed attempts at revival, and the death of TOL.
Various memories of TOLers.