Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pumped Up Tee By SR

Pumped Up Tee

A 'Showtime' inspired tee, it's fairly basic, but I think it's pretty cool.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Showtime! My Pre-release Opinions So Far.....

The Sims 3 Showtime

So far, it would seem the entire pack revolves around two things, 
1st- 4 New Skills/Careers and 2nd- Online Features.

-The 4 New Skills/Careers-
DJ: This seems strangely close to 'Mixologist' (from Late Night) in the way it works, just replace the bar with a booth, and different animations. Still this looks good.

Magician: This one looks quite good, Nothing much to say really other than that it looks like a lot of fun.

Performer: Of the few features of this careers seen so far it looks good, and assuming its more than just fire rings and ball balancing, then I approve.

Singing: This looks excellent, what looks like karaoke and also the animations of the singers, just excellent. Hopefully they have made it so that a singer can join a band.
-The Online Features-
These include Simport and the expanded sharing of in game achievements (Expansion of the 'memories' system introduced with generations).
These features appear to be the kind that most of us simmers will use once and then forget about. 
The notion that our sims can travel between simmers games, while our sims can't travel between neighborhoods within our own games is stupid. A more suitable function of something with the name Simport, should have been the inter-neighborhood travel.

The 4 New Skills/Careers while individually good all belonged in Late Night in the first place, and an expansion pack cannot be built around 4 things that are not overly unique and would be better suited as added features in a patch for Late Night.
The Online functions are, in my opinion, silly and will be used only once before the novelty wears off.

This EP can only be redeemed now, if it turns out to have a well created slow dancing interaction. Likelihood of this happening = 4/4600

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

50,000 hits...(Announced By Means of a Story)

Once Upon A Time...

There was a young simmer....
Who decided to start a blog...
And then 1 year and 3 months later....on a dark and lonely night....

He was eaten by homeless electricians!!!
or he got 50,000 hits...
I can never remember which it is...
The End

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

'XII Candles Candelabra' and 'XII Candles Ceiling Light'

'XII Candles Candelabra' and 'XII Candles Ceiling Light'
Named due to the number of candles on each object. 


Ceiling Light

Double Height Doors and Arch

Double Height Door and Arch
-2 Story Door Sims 3-
(Requires Pets)
This is made using the 'barn door' from Pets, so in build mode, it appears to be a barn door, but is actually as it is in the pictures below.
When EA made the double high barn door I don't know why they didn't make some normal double high doors, so I decided to. The download includes 1 'Double High Door' and 1 'Double High Arch'

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The C-Box for Blogwalkers

Paco's comment in green sums up my c-box....the red highlights the Blogwalkers who outshone the rest...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sim Leaders @ Cannes G20

A Satirical view of the recent G20 summit in Cannes in connection with the Euro crisis.
Please don't be offended and if you are...in future don't take me and my sims so seriously...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

WOW, Spectacular Nature Video (Starling Video)

Words cannot begin to describe this amazing video, just watch it...

I saw this on the news, apparently scientists have studied this 'phenomenon' and are still unsure as to why or how the birds do this.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

So Christmas is Here??!!

One needs only open a newspaper or turn on the TV to see these words, as a testament to commercialism, Christmas begins in November and ends with the "Post-Post Christmas Sales" in February.
Such is the nature of all major holidays, for me the only benefit of Christmas is the fact that on the 25th there are no ads on television (at least in my country). Ironic, perhaps they have no ads so that everyone has time to reflect how long it will take to pay off the credit card, before being targeted again in the after Christmas sales.

Some may try to defend the so-called "Spirit of Christmas", but the fact is most, if not all people on Christmas expect to get presents, a holiday built on the obligation to give presents.

As with all gifts it is the thought that counts, but with Christmas the "thought" is one forced by obligation rather than a genuine gift, which I believe should be done without expectation of getting a gift back, or because the millionaires who own 50% of the businesses in your area want you to.

Of Course this is just my opinion, but I think its an opinion worth having...
or else I wouldn't have it.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Urban Timber - CC Free House Appaloosa Plains

Urban Timber 
- CC Free House Appaloosa Plains - 
1814 Ednamary Way

Lot Size: 30x40
Details:CC Free. 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Lounge, Second Upstairs Lounge, Study and Outdoor Barbecue area. 
The lot is built for 1814 Ednamary Way, Appaloosa Plains, But obviously can go on any 20x40 lot or larger.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Been Playing Pets All Weekend

Because of all the troubles I just decided to go cc free, except for all the stuff I have from the store.
It's been fun, and I have been playing without cheats.
My Current Household consists of 1 sim and 2 dogs.
James Kingfarrier and his 2 dogs, Poirot and Pharaoh.
James About To Enjoy A Freezerbunny Ice-cream.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Roman Toga By SR

-Roman Toga By SR-

This toga is for YA and Adult Males.
There is a desperate need for a male toga, therefore I have created this.
The White and the Red are both recolor-able.

Friday, October 14, 2011

End of World VS. Pets Release

Pets is released over here on the 21st of October, Funnily enough when using Google to try and confirm this as the release date of pets, it also happens to be the End of the world, well according to Harold Camping anyway, though If one was to believe every word of his, then earth should have been burning since May...

After his failed prediction regarding May 21, 2011 being the beginning of the Apocalypse, which would have finally ended on October 21, 2011, Mr Camping went on to insist that despite the May Mishap. October will still be the end of the world. While I am not against the idea of the End Of The World, I'm against the idea that Mr. Camping knows when it is...

And so, with this prediction from Mr. Camping in mind, I have faith in one thing...

That on October 22nd I Shall Be Enjoying Pets.

Just an After thought...
Is the UK release countdown over at Simprograms a countdown to the End of The World?

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Grant has Returned!
Thanks JPS for alerting me to the fact in your latest post.

The post calls him SimGuruGrant, but as I remember it his sim guru name was SimGuruWalrus.

I think Grant will be the lead developer in the next expansion, which will be Weather.
This is just my hypothesis, so don't go around quoting me on this. 

You Might Remember This Picture (one of many) from Months back...
It seems quite appropriate for this moment.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Year of Blogging

This post is indeed a little late, the 1 year of blogging mark passed in September, but I want to acknowledge it all the same, although it is October

So What Has Happened in this Year?
Some Things From The Stats:

Total Pageviews:

The Best Month was June 2011
June Pageviews:

Total Number of Comments:

Total Number of Published Posts:

Top 5 Traffic Sources:

Top Search Keywords:

5 Most Viewed Posts:

Other Things From The Stats:

Some other referring sites I'd Like to Thank:

One site that gave me so few referrals it doesn't deserve to be on this list but I feel like mentioning...

Strange Search Keyword:

I won't go over in any detail the events of the past year, only because that's what I want to do at the end of the year, much like my 2010 (half) year in review.
But, I do want to share this picture, taken when the blog first started, a little reminder of the blog's beginnings...

Monday, October 10, 2011

TIN TIN! (The Adventures of Tin Tin)

For those without good taste when it comes to Children's Entertainment, Tin Tin is
 a comic (which I never read unfortunately) that became a TV series (which I loved).

It's about Tin Tin and his dog and they solved mysteries, comparable to Nancy Drew 
or the Hardy boys (Never heard of those?...impossible). Tin Tin is a classic, and most noteworthy is his hair, it has a trademark style which is best understood by looking at the picture. ( I have attempted making the hairstyle for sims 3...will upload later maybe)

This brings me to the reason for the post...
There is going to be a Tin Tin Movie! (in 3D naturally)

But that's not all, there will be 3 Tin Tin movies!
 But wait  there's more...The movies will be directed by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. 
But It doesn't stop there...There will also be a Tin Tin game!

But Wait... funnily enough, The game is called Secret of the Unicorn (Petslol)
But that is because the ship around which the game and first movie are mainly set is called the Unicorn I believe. December release for the first film.

But wait...that is all XD

Friday, September 23, 2011

EA's Response To The "Enthusiasm" Surrounding The Pets Demo

Breakdown of EA's Response

"We appreciate your enthusiasm"
In my country we call it criticism.

"a few of you" and "some of your store content"
Hmm, I'd say a large majority and as I hear it, all the content (and save files) go missing.

"we have been working diligently"
And I am a purple flying elephant.

"appearing uninstalled"
Funny, again as I hear it, the content actually is uninstalled, are you implying it's some kind of illusion?

"follow these steps each time"
Well that sounds fun, the demo is a bit of a "Da Vinci Code" with all these steps isn't it?

"If YOU have deleted your downloads"
I put the 'YOU' in capitals to emphasize the fact that they are blaming the user, I understand that step applies if the user did actually delete their content, but in this case it was EA's fault that the content was uninstalled, so the user may have deleted them, but it has been said in such a way that makes it sound like it was their fault, that they shouldn't have deleted them
 (Which ,once installed, it was perfectly fine to do) .

"free of charge"
I suppose it makes sense to clarify that, but it sounds almost like they make it seem as if it a favor on their part that you can download what you already paid for.

"apologies for any inconvenience"
I detect 'Couriervaughan' levels of sincerity

"we...appreciate...feedback, so please, keep it coming"
If you really appreciated it you wouldn't lock the thread where we can tell you direct to your avatar our "feedback" but seen as you said please I decided to blog it instead.


Grr PETS!...EA this is getting annoying.

Origin Pets Demo Debacle

So right on the back of my misadventure with the pets demo, I take a trip to the ol' forum.
Now I click the login button, then what happens, one expects to be directed to a login page.

Well If that was your guess then you were wrong, rather I get directed to Origin, Pets Demo Download, I kid you not, I clicked "login" most definitely, not the ad on the opposite side, but "login" and it took me to Origin.

I figure it must be linked with the ad on the other side because they link to the exact same place.

Has anyone else had this happen, I had it happen twice, but have not been able to replicate it since.

Perhaps my web page wasn't full loaded, or Maybe EA is as devious as they seem and purposely linked it, either way this Pets thing is super annoying, but you know whats most annoying...

I still can't wait to buy it. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

SF Magazine Vol. 1, Issue 11

 In the world of sims magazines SF Magazine is one of the leaders if not the leading magazine. I read a lot of Sims magazines, hoping to find cc that doesn't get picked up by the big cc listing sites. But the magazines are also full of cc that do get featured on the big sites too. But the best thing about them in my opinion is the creativity of the writers, some of the screenshots, particularly those of houses or design ideas are amazing. 

                                                             SF Magazine Vol. 1, Issue 11

This is all well and good but the main reason I mention this particular Issue is because some of my cc was featured in it, and it has actually sent a few visitors here. The cc in question was the collection of chandeliers I made back in June. So this post is to say a thank you to SF Mag (even though they probably won't read this) and this post is also to express my happiness at being in SF Magazine.

Sims 3 Create a Pet Demo

First I had to download Origin, then it kept sending me in circles trying to start the download. Then the download stagnates at 7.08% but it turns out it was a godsend because there have been no end of reports on the Demo deleting files, removing save games, even backups somehow failing. However EA has I suppose got what they wanted, because now everyone will be talking  about the pets demo, just not in the way they would have wanted. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Sims World is giving me the bored moodlet.



The Sims World seems rather dull, perhaps It's just me,  but The forums (which I am mostly only a lurker in) seem to be boring, and frighteningly on topic. I'm not saying I want off topic, just a little more interest, rather than the long stream of people competing for attention for their uploads (some of which are good I must say). I haven't posted in quite some time because I have nothing much of interest to post. I must be bored, I mean look at the border I made using space and the highlighter...A desperate plea for help if ever I saw one. LOL.