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31 December 2037 @ 09:31 pm
This is my Sims 2 blog. I've got one for Sims 3 as well - tigerannesims - although that one is a bit... umm, and I'm going to write new text for all the entries, some day.

LiveJournal is where I come to be evil, so expect the worst at all times.

I play four Legacy Challenges in Sims 2. (Because I'm crazy.) If you're unfamiliar with the term, it basically means that you start out with a super-poor founder, and play their family through 10 generations. In every generation there is an Heir, who's the one you choose to continue the family. You're supposed to follow a set of rules, and keep scores, etc. but I can't be hazzled to do that.

The Magpie Prettacy Uglacy is my oldest Legacy. A Prettacy is when you start with a really hideous founder, and try to make the descendents get prettier with each new generation. The Mags are a huge clan of Troll/Human hybrids who live in a mansion and are filthy rich. They used to be poor as dirt, though. Southern Mountain Trolls are recognized by their long noses and eye-stalks. Pretty is boring. Now they're an UGLACY!

Here there be Trolls!

The MacAvoy ISBI was started soon after the Magpies, and the two families have intermarried a bit. ISBI means "Im Surrounded By Idiots", and you're only allowed to control one single Sim at any time. Which one is the controllable changes once per generation. The rest of the family have to take care of their own needs, which TS2 Sims are known not to be very good at.

Watch the Macs flail about here! :D

The Starbloom Travecy is a gigantic joke. It's got a more story-driven feeling than the other two, and for once I follow the rules! It's basically a parody on all the bad stories I've ever read. Short summary of the plot: Aylatani is beautiful. She's forced to marry Phil, who's an axe-murderer, and much tragedy. The villain is a time-traveller named Edgar, who's ugly. He bribes the doctors who preform Aylatani's plastic surgery into making her ugly too. Her daughter doesn't recognize her, and thinks she's an imposter who has killed her mother. Then it gets very complicated. This tragic story of misery and woe is brought to us by The Narrator, who must remain nameless for the sake of her Grandmother's reputation.

You can read about all their suffering here.

It has a spin-off called the Nightinwolf Chronicles.

The Edgarcy - AKA the Bogweed Prettacy, is my newest legacy. It's founded by Edgar and Aylatani (who was born ugly, this time). As usual, it's the Narrator who tells the tale. This time, they find themselves in an almost deserted post-apocalyptic wasteland, where they have to deal with their hostile elven neighbour and lots of people who seem to know more about them than they know about themselves.

The Edgarcy can be found here.

The Asylum Challenge, which I keep forgetting that I'm playing, is the origin of characters like Petunia, Esso the Assassin, Monrad, Ethan and Aniya. Edit: This challenge is finished! :)

Most cheaty Asylum ever.

The Athertons was my first challenge. It was an aging-off "ISBI", with a teen in charge for extra problems. If you're new, and want to read my entire blog chronologically, this is where it started.

The Athertons are kind of dumb.

I can never guarantee that you will not want to strangle me after reading any given entry. You must read at your own risk.

Resource List - Work in Progress.Collapse )


Steal A Magpie!

Rescue A MacAvoy!

Save A Starbloom!

Family Trees - Text Only
22 November 2016 @ 04:16 pm
I made a post a while back, that's only viewable on a certain filter. Now I can't see it. The same thing happened right after I posted it, as well. It wasn't there, and I wonder what had happened. After logging in and out, it appeared again, but... now it's gone once more.

Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else?

Edit: It's also possible that I just never finished writing it. Then I locked the new (still unfinished) version to "private" instead of posting it on the filter, and deleted the older (unfinished) version.
I haven't much been in the mood for playing Sims lately. :( All the same, I've been hanging out in the community, and I'm still thinking of my projects.

The future of the Travecy and such.Collapse )

When I finish the Travecy, I also want to start the 20th Century Challenge I wrote the rules for last year. I have a feeling that one's going to be a looooong runner, since it's 12 generations, so I want a bit of a head start. When the ISBI finishes, it will be given main priority, so again I would like readers to be a bit familiar with the characters. I'm going for a slightly more serious tone with this challenge. There will be the usual (inappropriate) jokes and stuff, but I probably won't be adding any of the fantasy elements of the game. I also admit up front that this legacy will not appeal to everyone. The rules are fairly draconian, for the purpose of creating a demanding challenge. I won't be apologizing for playing out a way of life that's unacceptable in modern society. Also, I'm not here to educate anyone. I will credit my readers with already knowing wrong from right. There will be many things going on in the first generations that aren't seen as ethical today. Expect me to make dark jokes about them, rather than getting righteously angry and constantly reminding the readers of how terrible this is/was. The early generations will be somewhat inspired by my own family history, and people they knew. It will be set in a very rural and homogenous (at least in modern terms) environment, and many people simply will not find themselves represented. However, this is a story of a changing society. Things will change over the course of the 12 generations, obviously.

I'll be posting the updated challenge rules at a later point.
16 November 2016 @ 08:48 pm
It's mostly because I'm just fuckin sad, and I don't really remember how to be funny. Sorrz. It's kind of complicated, and I don't really want to talk about it. At least not tonight.

I did play out the conclusion of the Starblooms' Victorian travel, and I have enough pictures for at least one update. (Or two very short ones.) Maybe during the weekend? I'm going to try to reel the story back on track, since people have been complaining it's gotten too messy. Yeah, the "Victorian" thing didn't really go as I had hoped, and was mostly a drag to play. Then I decided to add extra characters, for variation. Dammit, I miss Liranda and the Nightinwolves.
08 October 2016 @ 09:06 pm

I have no idea what suddenly happened, but I can play Sims 2 in 1920 x 1080 resolution! No more stamp-sized play screen! :D

So yeah, this is the quality I get from doing screenshots the "proper" way. I'm NOT going to bother doing this for any of my current legacies, but at least now I can, in case I decide to do a more "serious" project.
01 October 2016 @ 03:44 pm

Ribbonista has a thread over at Mod the Sims, where she draws portraits of people's Sims for practice. I asked her for a portrait of Edgar, and the finished product did NOT disappoint! :D

Isn't he the loveliest thing you've ever seen?
11 September 2016 @ 11:15 am
Amazing collection of seasonal plants!

I just gotta sort my downloads a bit! :D
28 August 2016 @ 11:25 pm

Wow, we're really getting up in the generations here. :) I don't know how many have had time to read 5.4 yet, since it was posted pretty late last night, but I'm including a summary of it for the benefit of future readers. It's under the cut, for spoilerz.

I would duct-tape a cushion to your forehead, if I were you.Collapse )
28 August 2016 @ 01:22 am

Hi! I know you've been waiting for the Starblooms, and the update is finally here! :D I'm sorry about the delays. Let's have a short-ish summary of what happened in 5.3, before I hand over the keyboard to a very enthusiastic Narrator.

Short summary under here.Collapse )