Site Maintenance

March 7th, 2015

I did some site maintenance over the last few days. There were a lot of images that were broken and not showing up, but they should now all be fixed. Please let me know if you stumble upon any other images that are broken…or anything else that may not be working.

It has been strange coming back to this site after being gone for so long. It really set my nostalgia aflame and made me miss working on my story "The Monster and the Maiden". It's a story that I'd like to come back to sometime; I'm not sure how I'd go about it though. I don't know if I would want to do just a text version of the story, although I think I'd really miss having images associated with it (even though that could be one of the most frustrating part of putting the story together) or if I continue mixing text with screenshots then do I use Sims 2 (which might not be an option if I can't find my old downloads and saves) or do I try to use Sims 3 or Sims 4 (even though that might prove to be too strange since the characters wouldn't look the same anymore). These are the thoughts that always trip me up and make me put the idea of working on my story on the back burner again.

Anyway, just thinking out loud.

Open Letter

February 10th, 2010

Hey, everyone!

I wanted to take the time to touch base with you all since I've seen a lot of concern expressed in the previous post's comments as to whether I'd be continuing this site or not. The short answer is "yes".

Now for the longer answer.

I was gearing up to continue my Sims 2 story in January (as part of my New Year's resolution) but then I got sick. Not deathly ill or anything, but I was sick for the entirety of January. It really sapped my energy—both physical and creative. It's just been over these past few weeks that I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. I'm still not running at 100% though (even though I'm feeling a lot better) and I'm playing catch up on a lot of things I had to put on hold in January. I'm not sure when I'll have to time or the inspiration to continue the story, but I really hope it's not too long. (Oh, Muse, please return to me!)

Anyway, I'm not looking for sympathy here, I just wanted to let you know where things stand and to thank you for sticking by me so far.

Love,
Kara

Just…wow…

December 5th, 2009

This was pointed out to me today on Simsecret:

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Seriously, what is it that makes some people so hateful? I know this "secret" wasn't aimed solely at me, but still… What gives them the right to think they have the right to tell me what Sims I should or shouldn't be making? They are my characters. I can do whatever I damn well want with them.

And really…"no offence [sic], but…". The only time that phrase is used is when someone knows they are being offensive.

Also, "the secret is not aimed at the creator who did this character…". Ri-ight… They why was a picture of my character used to illustrate your point?

Grrrr… I really, really hate people sometimes.

This really pissed me off. Normally, I'd try to ignore something like this, but I guess it just came about at an emotionally fragile time. I think I'll just keep this site for Sims 2 stuff from now on and enjoy my Sims 3 characters on my own.

Bandwidth is Low

August 26th, 2009

Just to let you know, I'm starting to receive warnings from my ISP that I'm at 80% of my bandwidth limit. It may run out before the end of the month.

I must figure out another place to host my images. I'm sure that's why I'm running out of bandwidth. I don't want to use photobucket as they compress my images too much. I'm not sure what to do. Blah.

So, if the website goes down before then, that's the reason why. No need to panic! haha I'll see you next month! :)

New Fan Art

May 27th, 2009

I got the most wonderful surprise in my inbox yesterday: the lovely Kat sent me some beautifully awesome fan art featuring Emily and Edmond. Because neither of us could choose which version of the picture we like the best (the warmly-tinted version or the cool-tint), I've posted both of them. I've also posted them to the fan art page.

'Maiden and the Monster || Emily and Edmond' (warm version) drawn by Kat 'Maiden and the Monster || Emily and Edmond' (cool version) drawn by Kat

Thank you so much, Kat! It's so cool to see your interpretation of my characters. I love your work! :XO: