The Fickleness of Creativity

October 13th, 2006

Oh my…time surely flies. Can you believe it's been over a month since I last posted? I haven't posted until now because not much has been going on, other than the fact that I've been struggling with writer's block and an overall lack of creativity. Thankfully, over the past couple weeks, my creative drive has resurfaced and I've had fun populating Body Shop with various fantasy Sims. I've also been working on a surprise for your male sims (because our poor male sims need all the clothing they can get!):

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From the Past to the Future

July 20th, 2006

Blast from the Past: Gamer Girls Cafe

(From left to right, Backrow: Malcom, Kara, John, Lara Croft, Alice, Cate Archer, Dee Dee, Emily, Ray, Yukino; Frontrow: Felicia, Rei, Zheng)

[Background Music: "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds]

Years ago…maybe back in 2003 or 2004, I had this idea for a fansite for girls (and guys) who liked to play computer/video games. Nothing ever came of it…I think I had too many other things going on at the time (I don't really remember). But recently, while digging through some files on my computer I came across the "design" folder for the fansite. I love when I stumble across stuff like that on my harddrive.

I guess I had decided that I would use images of the Sims (the original game) in my design layout. Looking though the pictures, I had forgotten how much work I put into the site (a lot of work for never completing the project).

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Progress Report

March 20th, 2006

I'm trying to do (semi) weekly updates just so you know that I'm still committed and excited about this project. It's just taking a lot more time to get this thing rolling than I thought it would. At first I was annoyed and depressed with how slow my progress has been, but then I realized, not only am I having to plan out a story (which takes awhile on its own) but I'm having to plan the sets, cast the "actors", furnish the wardrobe, create objects, recolor skins and hair, etc. At least it won't be like this for each chapter, most things will be able to be reused. I'll only have to worry about writing and doing sets.

I hope I haven't built up this story too much in your minds though. I mean, I'm really exicted about it, but I still have some kinks to work out. And perhaps it won't even be "your cup of tea." That's the insecure writer in me poking her head up. Haha! Go away, insecure writer! We don't need your kind around here. Besides which, you're supposed to be thinking of scenes and conflicts to write about.

I installed OFB last week. I haven't played it much, so I don't know if there are any problems with it. So far, so good though. *knock on wood* At least all my cheats are compatible. I also used Loverat's descriptive icon set to organize most of my downloads into in-game collections. That should make finding stuff easier. Although, I have a feeling it may prove to be a pain in my ass keeping it up-to-date when I download new objects in the future. Hmm…just had an idea… Maybe I can disable all my old downloads with the Clean Installer, extract my new downloads into my download folder, start the game up (in which only the new downloads will appear) and then shuffle the new objects into their respective collections. Then I can reenable all the old downloads. I wonder if that would work? I'll have to try it out.

Another Person's Story

February 21st, 2006

Something cool: SofiellCrow is going to use my house (511 Kincaid) in an upcoming story of hers. I'm going to make a point of reading it so I can catch a glimpse of the house.

The First Baby

November 24th, 2004

Joe feeds Atticus his first meal.

After a couple "try for baby" woo-hoo sessions, I heard the tell-tale lullaby music, which means the Sim has gotten pregnant. Katrina had a relatively easy pregnancy. She vomited a few times the first day, and was hungry and sleepy the remaining two days. But she was never cranky. Since she was on maternity leave, I had her study a lot.

On the third day, in the afternoon, she went into labor. Joe stopped his exercises and came into the bedroom to watch her give birth. It was a boy! I named him "Atticus."

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