Saturday, December 29, 2012

Archery - (non sim post)

I have decided I would like to get into Archery,
the reasons being,
I have done Archery in school and loved it. It can be relatively cheap compared with otherr hobbies I want to pursue. Plus I want to get my Katniss Everdeen on and shoot some things. Archery is also a sort of beautiful thing, there is something rather poetic about it, but maybe thats just me, also I dont know many people who do it so  it would be pretty cool to be known in my wider circle of acquaintances as "the guy who does archery".

I am going to look at bows tomorrow at the hunting store, so hopefully all goes well. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Yet Another Post

yet another post
in which
I tell you how I am too busy
to be here regualarly or even to
play sims.
Though there was
a recent
failed attempt
at building downton abbey
in the sims.
spaking of which the end of year special of downton is coming soon, and so is the next season of Miranda.
yay for British tv.

this post has been badly formated at 11:55pm by yours truely
Sim Romanov

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A (big) Little Update :)

So this time of year is crazy busy as always.
I recently was in hopsital O: but I am perfectly fine now so clam yourselves down.
Holiday plans seem to be as ever changing as the weather, Its summer here and its raining -_-
Sims? What's sims? Oh I think I played that game maybe? I know how could I run a respectable sims blog and not play sims. XD
A fellow simmer mentioned sims the other day and my reaction was "oh you play sims too!?" Then I remebered we only know each other through sims. -_-

The thing I look forward to most over the next few weeks, well its two things actually, both British,
I am most looking forward to the Downton Abbey Christmas Special, and Miranda the BBC comedy is beginning its third season. XD

I need to tone down on the emoticons

Anyway I look forward to wearing shorts as soon as the weather permits, I will miss my coats though. My goodness this is the first year I have actually cared abiut my clothing in relation to the season. 

For those of you living in a Northern hemisphere bubble wondering why I am under the impression its Summer when its actually Winter, it is summer down in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Plus I am on my jolly way to 100,000 views in this fine old blog, the goal from earlier this year was to reach the landmark by February of next year and it looks to be quite possible. This has been my only use of goal setting as taught by all educational institutes I have attended. 

Oh and a little note, the Mares added me to their list of simmie blogs, Perhaps I am more excited than I should be but it feels like some sort of rite of passage. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

New World - Monte Vista

I only just saw this on a Spanish sims site, so forgive my lack of knowledge, and perhaps its all over the officials, but anyway all I wanted to say is, WOW, this looks beautiful. Would be a great setting for some machinima. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I Have No Idea What I Am Doing. I'm Tired And Running On Sugar And Caffiene

I am a human who was mailed to the wrong adress at brith, I was meant to have been born to a middle class family in England in 1889. Then, because my parents were anti-monarchy, we would have moved to Ireland in 1904. Then to escape the war in 1916 I moved to New York. It was here I founded my publishing empire, I never married. I adopted a dog in 1920 who I named Napoleon, when he died in 1930, I sank into depression, and three weeks later my body was found in my penthouse apartment, it was ruled a suicide but conspiracy theorists insist it was murder. I was cremated and my ashes scattered in the hills near my childhood home in Ireland. My publishing empire was divided among my relatives in Ireland and England and eventually went bankrupt due to bad management. A documentary was made about my life in 1980, it suggested that I was murdered by Irish extremists for an article published about the troubles in one of my newspapers.

So that is my life as it was meant to have been lived. But as mentioned I was sent to the wrong address, and so here I am, in a life that is not mine.

This post will seem weird in the morning, but it makes comlete sense to me right now. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Is All About Llamas

I lied, this post has nothing to do with llamas. 
Anyway freaked the hell out when MS3B went down, thankfully it was up again the next day.
Downloaded a whole load of hipster custom content. Judge if you will, but I love ironic sims with Polaroids and vintage tees.

Downloaded the newest update as well, now I haven't bought a game since pets, I was amazed how many games I have missed, I didn't realize there had been so many since then.

Hoping to do a machinima soon, idk though you know how I can be with these projects, My machinima, My Custom Content, My blog activity, it comes in waves, and lest we forget my desires for the crazies to return, as Mares predicted it has foundered before it even begun. 

How did they know it would happen?! Them voodoo witches with all their black magic, or perhaps the more likely way the knew is because it was a nice idea but with absolutely no means of achievement and completely against probability, But still its fun to think that those mares know some voodoo...
PLEASE It was just a joke, NO please dont kill me and use by eyes and fingers for potions!

Moving swiftly along hope your having a nice day reader, but probably not, in fact it must be really boring for you to be reading one of my posts. Between you and me, the only reason my blog still gets views is not because people read my posts but because of all the traffic created by all my super awesome custom content, not sure if that is a Good thing or a bad thing.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So I Owe An Explanation and A crazy simmers revival?

I owe you all an explanation for my recent disappearance, I disappear often I know, but I feel I that you need an explanation as to why I have disappeared, but I have never been one to pay my debts so perhaps you should just be content with he fact that I have returned.

I know what your thinking...
"Oh, how mysterious"

Well you are probably actually thinking...
"Okay I'm not really bothered"
"I'm not really fussed that you are back"

Anyway insults aside I have only been away for a month and I'm back now, so what's happening in the Simmerverse, nothing I assume, and that needs to change...
I know it's been attempted several times with great failure, but a post from the mares nest got me all nostalgic...
We should bring back the crazy simmers!
Okay I get why it can't work, most of the crazies have left, and enthusiasm to keep the crazies alive will last only a few days before the will to go on wanes. But the Simmerverse needs to be given a shot in the arm, I mean there are some awesome simmers out there, but nothing as epic as what used to be...
We need to stage a revolution, who is with me?!
I would like to make a motion that we call ourselves the 'brown coats' 
(Congrats if you understood that firefly reference)
In fact I guess the crazies idea is dead and buried now, but something new in the same vein as the crazies would be nice. 

But really if we are to have a fighting chance we need some organisation people!
Anyway I know this will never work, but I am off to the forum, lets hope I can remember my password!

I just realised no one will read this, it's lengthy and there are no pictures :(

Thursday, September 6, 2012

SIFF Poster and Trailer - The Cult

Haven't posted in a while because I have been so busy, not just in real life but also trying to get my machinima done, but here is the poster for it and also the trailer. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WooHoo Moment!


So the NZ Tax has had a campaign lately for getting Tax refunds referring to them as 'WooHoo moments', and when I first saw that ad, with the slogan "Do you have a woohoo waiting?" it was hilarious, of course I was the only one in the room who thought it to be funny as I was the only simmer. 

Taken from the Tax refunds website
Poor 7% of single sims at the end. LOL

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Working On New Machinima For SIFF

I am currently working on a new machinima for SIFF and provided I get all the filming part done on time I will be able to make voice overs with actual English instead of subtitling simlish. EXCITED! However that may not happen but it is the goal. I've made all the characters and built the sets, And I am about to start filming. =)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

So The Mars Rover.

So there is 1 ton of science and equipment sitting on mars that promises to tell us interesting stuff about mars, and all at the low low cost of 1 billion dollars. Then in a press announcement some man declares how awesome America is as the leader in space exploration. Now as much as I love space and find it fascinating it is ethically wrong that we as humanity spend money on luxuries like the mars rover while children die hunger. Now I am all for space exploration, and I have nothing against America btw but Humankind needs to prioritize. Why do we as humans have this awful ability to blind ourselves to the truth (even I am guilty of this). Sorry for this post just seems there is no justice these days. Just saw on local news a pedophile considered  likely to re-offend is being released and thankfully will be under 24 hour surveillance, but the people who will pay for his continued upkeep? The tax payer, meanwhile children go to school without food because they can't afford food, and the government doesn't want to help. 

And meanwhile we all continue, myself included, in our bubble like world of apathy and ignorance, and this will ultimately be our downfall.

Feel free to disagree with me, I truly wish I were wrong, but I fear that I am right.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Seasons! (I know its old news)

I have been pretty much out of the loop so then I find out SEASONS! Finally an excuse to get back into the game, I don' think I have played sims in a while and I haven't bought any expansions or stuff packs since pets.  So from November maybe I will be more active, but I make no promises. In my absence the Sims World seems to have intensified in interest somewhat, anyway I am off to finish doing my blog rounds (checking all those simmy blogs to make sure you are all still alive).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RL and Other Not So Interesting Things

So my PS3 got YLOD, to all who don't know what that means, it means its basically dead, or it will have to go for an expensive repair. Not that I had much time to play it anyway. I think I'm on the brink of falling out of the edge of the Simmerverse, haven't played Sims in a while and haven't bought any of the new games since pets. RL has been busy in a good way, time is just flying by so fast, we are already more than half way through 2012.

Anyway I have nothing much of interest to say so I shall be leaving, until my next useless post. =)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm Awesome, Let Us Accept This Fact and Move On.

This is just my little self centered celebratory post in which I congratulate myself for reaching 75,000 probably the last post of this kind until I reach 100,000 and if current viewing trends continue That landmark could be reached anywhere between the optimistic November this year or the more likely March of next.
Also I have over 175,000 views on the ol' YouTube and over 200 subscribers.

If you need anymore proof how awesome I am consult the steps below

Step 1. Accept the fact that I have a blog, Blogs are awesome, therefore I am awesome.
Step 2. Accept the fact that I make regular use of the word 'indeed' as a reply to something I agree with, Therefore I am awesome.

You:"You are Awesome"   
Me:"Indeed I am"

Step 3. Accept the fact that I don't use public toilets, therefore I am Awesome
Step 4. If you still don't think I am awesome you need to accept the fact that you are wrong and should consult steps 1-3.

In the words of my dear imaginary friend Sir Arthur McArthur
"I am Me, therefore I am Awesome"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Princess Gown

Princess Gown 

This gown comes in two parts a top and bottom, so don't go looking for it under outfits. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

I wish life was a Disney film, in fact Disney was my favorite baby sitter growing up, which explains my non-stereotypical interest in Disney despite being an otherwise normal (yet psychotic) teenage male.
The Disney remake of Snow White (Mirror, Mirror) 
must have been successful as Disney is now doing Sleeping Beauty for release in 2014.
The cast looks excellent but most hype surrounds the first and only promotional picture released, that of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.
However I am not sure If I shall even see it, after seeing Mirror Mirror it really hit home how dark my childhood entertainment was, the darkest being Hunchback of Notre Dame, in case you don't remember how dark the story line, consult YouTube and search for the "Hellfire" music sequence from the film. 
And this Maleficent picture is really freaky, and being largely conservative in my choice of entertainment I don't know about this one. However there is no trailer yet so my judgement is reserved.

Monday, June 25, 2012 in Zachemc2!!?

Zach...if you are in fact Zachemc2
Go Away, and don't congratulate me, it ruins the whole atmosphere...and if you are in fact just someone called Zach and not Zachemc2 then thank you kindly visitor.

Friday, June 15, 2012

YouTube Lies

So I go on YouTube...

12 comments! Wow I only checked it the other day boy that sure is a whole lot of comments in such a short time

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Real Life Rant About The Justice System

How long should a baby-killer be put in prison, 20 years? 40? Life? Death Sentence?

I favor the two latter options, but as the death sentence is not legal in my country I would have said the man pictured below should have got life imprisonment for killing a 5 month old baby, the reason for the killing, the baby had distracted the killer from playing his video game.

So how long did this killer get, 9 the year 2021 he will be released from prison, and he probably won't undergo my sort of therapy or anger management or rehabilitation, they will just release him back into the community. It is so sad, my only hope is that the other inmates are made aware of the nature his crime, namely baby killing, and he is duly punished by them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Last night in the depths of my boredom I drew this, and this morning edited it on the computer making it look more internet ready. Which brings me to this moment the moment of publishing.
*clicks 'Publish'*

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Candle Chandelier By SR

Candle Chandelier By SR

I have developed an obsession with Chandeliers lately, but these ones are a bit Gothic looking, more castle than mansion, anyway this is a set of 3 they all match but 3 different styles.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Java You Silly Duck.

My notifications bar has been bothering me lately telling me to install Java updates, and as a master procrastinator I left it off for weeks, and today finally I acknowledged the little update icon...
A message popped up....
" This software has already been installed on your computer."


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Screenshots from The folders of times past.

Just some old screenshots from long ago that I decided to post, some from old comps, others just random sim screenies.

Monday, April 30, 2012

My Updated Blog

The New Look

I've been wanting to change the blog look for a while now, and though Alice in Wonderland is probably overdone these days, I find the theme to hard to resist. Don't worry no title change, this isn't going to be SR's Wonderland of Deep Thoughts XD.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Mad Hatter's Hat (Alice In Wonderland)

The Mad Hatter's Hat.
The hat of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

Bizarre Wonderland Furniture

Bizarre Wonderland Furniture
This set comes with a living room chair, a sofa and a end table, all fully functional.
The chandelier is not included but can be downloaded here.

Upper-class Chandelier By SR

The Upper Class Chandelier
This comes in two sizes, one normal and one giant for really tall palatial homes.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dear Simmerverse

Dear Simmerverse,

You have been pretty boring lately, except for all those Simmy blogs which are still highly interesting.

Yours Sincerely

Here is where I make an empty promise to return to the Simmerverse and be more active. I truly wish I was more active but I have precious little time to do anything these days.

Until my next uninspired jumble of words...
Good Day to you Sir/Madam/Porcupine.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Simmy Projects

So I figured I really ought to be posting here, I mean just so you know I am alive. I have been working on a few sim projects, most of them will never come to fruition, one is my Alice in Wonderland machinima, but I am far to lazy to do another machinima at the moment

While searching for Alice cc I stumbled upon the awesome new cc site,
 Ace Creators, which is totally awesome, its basically 4 expert cc creators, collaborating, to make expert cc. I think I may be using the word expert to much. 

Anyway back to my not so expert simmy projects, I am also creating a sim story, the general plot revolves around a small peaceful town built around a church, a traveler comes across the town and realizes there is something wrong with the town and its residents. 

I have not made any cc in while, no inspiring ideas, plus the fact that I am far to busy (or lazy) to do anything much sim-wise. My enthusiasm for sims has somewhat disappeared, as is evident by my lack of posting.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Alone In The Dark

My SIFF Machinima
-Alone In The Dark-
SIFF is a sims film festival run by the people over at Simatography

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It All Began With An Innocent Party Invite

So my female sim in Appaloosa Plains was invited to a pool party, so of course swimwear was party attire. So my sim  is the first to arrive, the party host lives alone and is also in swimwear.
Then after 2 hours sim time no one else shows up...this is where I began to wonder how awkward that would be if it happened in real life.
Then I decide she might as well go for a swim....
Upon scanning the entire property I find there is no swimming pool...

How creepy she was the only guest at a pool party in her swimwear and yet no pool.

Let This Be A Lesson, NEVER go to a party with a man you don't really know especially if he asks you to come in swimwear.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Sims 3 Community - What Makes It Fail

The Sims 3 Community 
-What  Makes It Fail-

An unscientific and completely bias examination
by SimRomanov

In the following examination I seek to prove that the Sims 3 community fails, with the exception of a few unofficial forums and blogs, I shall attempt to convince you of this with the occasional solid fact and piece of evidence, but mainly with clever font choice and use of humor at the expense of EA's 'Spotless Reputation'

The format of a report ends here, Now it is just a rant, though still on the subject of what makes TS3 community fail.

The first problem is obviously the fact that due to EA's general laziness the forums are a complete shambles, every other day something goes wrong, and there is some sort of warped idea that every ten minutes they need a new feature (like the new 'mypage') despite the fact that adding new features invariably makes the forums even more of a mess.

The second problem is that despite the huge number of awesome simmers in the community they are outnumbered by rather dull simmers attempting to get attention by making topics about there new extremely generic sim, and then of course there are the infinite supply of trolls who though not being overly large in number have a very large presence in the forum, and that is due in part to EA's inability to ban a troll, but seemingly highly trained ability to ban the awesome simmers mentioned earlier.

The third problem is one that I myself am party to, is that most simmers who are currently active on the forum, are unlikely to remain active, which means when you do manage to find the other awesome simmers its unlikely you will all still be enjoying each others company in a few months time because some of them will have been put off the forums by problems one or two, or even both.

And when it seems that the official forums are collapsing around you, you retreat unto blogger and wordpress.  And sanctuary may also be found in a simmer made forum and it is here that the awesome simmers may reside in peace until the day that the official forum is made into the great and mighty dwelling place of simmers that we all wish it to be...
And it is based on this that I conclude that the unofficial forums shall have a very long life and that the (Official) Sims 3 Community Fails.

Congratulations if you have read all of this without falling asleep, you win an all expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world*
*The vacation must occur within your imagination. SR's Deep Thoughts takes no responsibility for the emotional damage you may receive from any events occurring in your imagination. To claim your prize you must first send 100$ to the prize accounting committee in Nigeria.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Alone In The Dark. (Siff Machinima Promos)

These are the posters and also the trailer for my upcoming machinima "Alone In The Dark". The machinima is for SIFF Spring 2012. It will be released March 15th.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just A Little Note (There is no need to bother reading this really)

60,000 views, an acknowledgement of this but no celebration the next real landmark is 100,000.

See I was telling the truth when I said no need to bother reading this.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Alexander Palace (New Lot)

The Alexander Palace

This lot is based on the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia. A former Imperial Residence of the Romanov family.
This sims3 version has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a library, a music room, a ballroom, a sitting room, 2 kitchens, 2 dinning rooms, and more (which I can't remember).

Architectural I recreated the Palace very closely within the bounds of sims. I am particularly proud of the colonnade.
Like the real palace this building has a Corps de logis, this is the main part at the center with the ballroom, with two wings adjoining either side, forming the Cour d'Honneur (the 3-sided courtyard). To be honest I only learnt these terms when looking up the Palace in order to build it right, I'm no architect, particularly not one who knows french.

Anyway here a re some pics of the real one for comparison.

And Now For The One You Will Be Downloading
CC You Really Should Download: