EA/Maxis is asking the community to help collaborate on a new SP for TS4. Which is pretty cool, they have some good options, I think, and we can go each step of the way putting forth our ideas. They have some background info and dates to pay attention to.
So now til the 6th is to select the overall theme for the pack, so depending on what we as a community want to see next. And then April 10th-12th will be the Art Style Vote.
The Packs that are being voted upon are as follows:
I did vote, I just covered the order I put them in. Honestly, I think any one of these I would be happy to have in game. I think they pulled together some really good options to consider. If you haven't voted, go vote and there is also a forum dedicated to discussing the pack.
I have long hated TS4. I couldn't get into it, I didn't care for the graphics, and I have picked it up and put it down several times. It was the reason I only got the base game.
Well, I've tried it out again while on vaykay and it is really not that bad. I didn't go out and buy every pack. I got Vampires first because Vampires and then while Origin was having a 50% off sale on the three expansions and base game, I hmm'd and haww'd and decided to get City Living.
Sometime down the line I may get a stuff pack, but right now I am really enjoying City Living with Vampires.
Catherine Zeta Jones, quite by accident.
One of EA's hairs - modded and in several colors (not released yet)
My Trans Male Morgan Chase and his wife Summer.
Morgan is also the founder of an Adoptacy. His Daughter Madilyn.
And a Tiny Lot for a Kelpto sim, not quite finished as yet.
Hey Ciane (and others) I'm glad you could make it over. Your final gift Ciane is not just the sims and the house, but a story of what came to pass, and so with the amount of photos, I thought this might be an easier format. :)
This is Sashi Chopra, she just moved to Sunlit Tides. Her home is rather tiny and modest, but it's just her that lives there so not a huge deal. She got a job at the local restaurant and it helps pay the bills. She also has something special in her backyard.
It was the Wishing Well. She would spend what spare time she had fishing the seemingly endless supply of fish, day in and day out, until one day she threw a coin in. (Slideshow below)
Sashi had wished for a child, of course that's putting the cart before the horse, but whatever, it worked out for her . .sort of. Admittedly, Sashi was horrified that a demonic like child rose out of the well in a black shroud. And she was worried for a reason, that child was a prankster by nature. And enjoyed setting booby traps at the sink.
But like all things, it began to turn around. A bit more luck was happening at the well. A real means for Sashi to provide for Tanya, her strange little daughter. She would fish night and day, sometimes she would find a treasure chest, sometimes a fish she's never seen before would be caught, and sometimes a special gem would be found.
But what Sashi truly longed for was love. A husband, a partner, someone she could share her hopes and dreams with. A father figure for Tanya, and so one day, she wished really really hard.
And he was. He played with Tanya, usually water balloon fighting was more their speed and helped to curb Tanya's more prankster side.
And now you see, my part of the story ends. Sashi's soon to be husband wished for wealth and was rewarded with a pair of car keys of a very expensive car and they used that to build and furnish their home in a style they may not have had.
It's up to you now to decide what will happen to this family. Can a House built on Wishes really last? Or will it fade as easily as a dream? Download link is found on the original thread >>here<<
Yesterday afternoon as I was heading home I was going to drive through the Walmart parking lot. There were two police cars on either side of the entrance. Later in the day it was revealed that a guy had called into the local police for a bomb threat. The unit from another province had to be called to do a sweep with a K-9 unit. Things like that don't really happen here. You are more likely to see a car accident as people try to look at what is going on over a bomb going off. Which very nearly happened as I saw one man in a truck with his head swiveled around to check out the store.
My brother works there so I am sure he will fill me in. Things like this become the talk of the town fairly quickly and for a fair amount of time.
A coworker's boyrfriend went to schooI with the guy who had called it in and it was done mostly for the "kicks" of it. As I said, things like that don't really happen here a whole lot, but the response time of the officials is amazing. Usually it's done to get talked about, because when things like this DO happen, it's mostly what people talk about.
I stand by previous thought of wtf is wrong with people?
Earlier today, Cat had mentioned a useful cheat on Crinrict's blog that helps with placing lots and correcting if they sink or elevate. I was facing that particular issue, because the world I downloaded doesn't have a lot of large lots and Cat's lot I wanted to use was gonna be a bit weird.
So I checked it out and then looked at a few other helpful tips and such while there. In particular there were a few houses that would not get back in game through the launcher. It wasn't the launcher, it was the sims3pack files themselves.
The tip was to convert them to .package files and add them to the library. My lots have been recovered, thankfully. I saved them fresh, with a few minor adjustments because I built them ages ago and deleted the library files of the old ones. I am just soo relieved that when I remove the old ones, I still have them. I'll probably retweak them, but soo happy!
I am sure everyone following the story is aware the fire is still blazing in Alberta. It seems a good deal of Fort McMurray was spared, however they did lose 2,400 structures. They have no gas, no electricity and no useable water.
Russia, the US, Mexico and other countries have offered assistance in the fire, including Russia's massive Water Bombers, but PM Trudeau has declined the offers stating that all resources in Canada that can be used are being used. That everything that can be humanly done is being done.
This fire is so Huge that it is just not possible to fight this by human effort. It's like spitting on a campfire and expecting it to go out. It has showered a bit, but not enough to make it effective. This fire has been blazing for a week now and it looks like there is no end in sight.
It needs to downpour. C'mon Mother Nature, what are you waiting for?
I have been staying in the loop on the firestorm on and off all day. The inferno has stretched to over 1500 km and could double in size by the end of the day. The inferno could reach Saskatchewan by the end of the day as well.
Firefighters and officials are saying the fire could burn for weeks!!! They are saying the only way to fight this fire effectively is with a massive downpour.
Everyone is on high alert to be able to react quickly depending on wind changes and gusts. They are hoping the inferno moves northeast to a forested area and away from communities.
If you haven't heard, Fort McMurray was mostly lost to an uncontrollable Wildfire. The entire city was evacuated, many residents having left with just their clothes on their back, their families and pets. They drove through falling embers, and felt the heat of the inferno as they evac'd on the only highway that leads into and out of Fort McMurray. If you don't know, the highway only leads North and South. Unfortunately, part of the Highway became blocked and those that went North became trapped and those that went South had to be re-evac'd when the Wildfire changed direction again.
This Inferno is NOT out, it has been going since Tuesday and has turned into its OWN weather system. They CAN NOT seed the clouds anymore than they are and the Water Bombs are NOT helping. This fire is massive and has stretched to approximately 1000 km and could DOUBLE in Size. The entire area has not seen a lot of rain and the forests have become little more than kindling.
Luckily enough, there has been No casualities thus far. Everyone has evac'd safely and those that remained were evac'd.
They have had to airlift 1000's of people out of the area. The devastation is real and heartbreaking.
There is so much that can be said about this. So many stories of people who have lost their possessions. So many that need aid, so many that have lost their homes and have no idea where to go from here. Police are assembling convoys to help vehicles leave the affected areas.
Essential personnel stayed behind to vent the trucks, the oxygen and anything else that could explode near the firefighters. The response was quick, but incredibly heart breaking.
You can see the time line of the disaster
There are a lot of dash cam's capturing just what these Albertans had to drive through.
No sound, but you can see the damage caused by the firestorm
Hopefully it begins to rain.
Hopefully the wind changes in favor of the firefighters long enough to get the fire under control.
Hopefully it is all over soon.
Over in gift and gathering is a thread for an exchange and this is the last gift for DarkVampKiss. I'll be showcasing all of the photos here via slideshow because of how many there are, 79 to be exact. So you can view the thread >>HERE<< with the links to the gifts and the slideshow below.
*Please note that this post contains swearing, because I swear when I am upset/angry. Don't like, don't read, and don't comment*
So we have something called the Before & After Thread on the Official Forums in Sims & Modelling.
I was Damn fucking proud of my edits. I am a bit rusty, but I figured, hey why not practice makeup editing again with Layers. The Mock was meant to show case their personality and style. So as my model is a dramatic klepto, that's the style I went with. Which means bolder choices, and give the eyes a darker look. I think the eyes actually look bigger, and yeah, you can't see the grey eyes in a circular motion, just the bottom, it does add to her darker personality.
I also posted my A3 for Pour Belle.
And then this simmer comes along and first says, "I like our befores actually more as your afters." And then changed it to your befores.
I mean, I still found it rude and as a put down. There was a small back and forth, that I found it disrespectful and how I felt about it. She pulled the, "Everyone always gets angry with me cuz I'm different."
But then other people started talking about her age and her language barrier. I understood her just fine, but I don't agree, and I CHOSE not to respond. Like I give damn if she likes makeup or not. Is it her photo? No! Was I looking for a slap on the back for a job well done? No!! What I was looking to do was to share my edits. And that's it. Just SHARE them, FFS!!!
But people had to add their two cents, but some of them rubbed me the wrong way. No, I don't need people to fucking rip my photo apart to show me what she was talking about. No, I don't need people to fucking justify her meaning. She can speak for herself, and so can I. But, I'm just angry that I just wanted to share some edits, and I've had people try to EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT I FUCKIN DID MYSELF. I know what my photos look like, I'm the one who fucking edited the photo
So, I removed my photo, as I don't feel like seeing people try to fucking justify my editing skills any more.
Like it, don't like it. I. Don't. Give. A. Fuck!
After giving it some thought for the last few hours, I've decided to pull my app and delete the photo I had done from my flickr. It's just too much negativity I don't want to associate with right now, which is a shame, cuz I was looking forward to the comp, and now it just feels ruined to me.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.