17 April 2011 @ 01:18 pm
Strangely Pleasant: Strangetown (Round 4.2)  
Wrapping up Round 4 for Strangely Pleasant with this update. Sims ADHD is kicking in quite a bit at the moment. There's so much I want to do! A BaCC with my own rules! Another go at the Megahood, making over all the houses! The thing with the female Sim I posted a while ago! (I've actually been playing that already, but I'm not sure if I'll stick with it so I'm refraining from sharing for a bit)

I suffer from Tabula Rasa quite a lot. (Whenever I play the game for any length of time, I start to get annoyed at all the little mistakes and slip-ups I made along the way and get the urge to start over with a clean slate) I enjoy it, even if it annoys me that I can never stick with anything, but it does make for mighty confusing reading, I imagine. Sorry for that, guys!

Anyways, less with the blabbing and more with the pictures. To Strangetown!

Read more... )
06 April 2011 @ 04:19 pm
Strangely Pleasant: Pleasantview (Round 4.1)  
What about all them Livejournal shenanigans then, eh? It seems to be more off than on at the moment. Seeing as I'm trying to create my new, streamlined, fabulous, perfect* (a girl can dream) downloads folder, and trying to catch up with various stories/legacies, that's really quite annoying. Not that I you guys don't already know that, anyways.

Either way, moving on to Round 4 in Pleasantview. Round 4 is wintertime, and we're starting out with the Pleasant family, who are experiencing their first snow.

* This would be a download folder with only content I really love (not might use it sometime somewhere maybe probably), all maxis-match, well varied, plenty of clothing options for every agegroup, and the inevitable 120 eye-searing recolours pared down to about 6 sensible ones. I'm getting there, but have a few problems with default replacement conflicts (I think I accidentally downloaded replacements for the same file for two child tops) and I can't find the offending files for the life of me. Grumble.

Read more... )
04 April 2011 @ 09:34 am
Strangely Pleasant: University (Round 4)  
I noticed that I messed up the synching with University Sims, most likely because I've been playing University first and the 'hoods after, which led to Johnny and Ophelia being played twice in a round and Tank only once. To make matters worse, The Sims that left University in Round 4 have already been merged into their future households, so that's even more confusing. Argh!

I'm going to skip Johnny and Ophelia this round, as well as Tank (who hasn't been double-played yet, but has been merged with Angela already who is technically a week behind, but I'll fix that by aging him up a bit.) I'm trying really hard not to let this continuity cockup ruin the hood for me. Nobody cares. Except for me. I can be strangely OCD when TS2 is involved :P

Anyways! Short update, as usual when University is involved. This time round I had 11 Sims to manage, which is just about as ridiculous as it sounds.

From top to bottom, that's Alexander Goth, Angela Pleasant, Beau Broke, Buck Grunt, Dirk Dreamer, Dustin Broke, Jill Smith, Lilith Pleasant, Lucy Burb, Orion Curious and Ripp Grunt. Can you say lamest grouppic ever? :P

Read more... )
03 April 2011 @ 11:04 am
Strangely Pleasant: Strangetown (Round 3.2)  
Kicking off this update is the Loste family. Technically this should be the Cox family (Kennedy Cox being the pater familias), but I'm going with Kristen wanting to keep her last name and Kennedy changing his instead. They are yet another Fortune/Fortune pairing (what is WITH these in Strangetown? I'm going to have to mix up my pairings a bit for the sake of variety.)

The week started with a happy occasion, as Kristen gave birth to a little girl, Ingrid.

Thanks for showing some interest in the proceedings, Kennedy.

Read more... )

01 April 2011 @ 11:00 am
Strangely Pleasant: Pleasantview (Round 3.2)  
Kicking off this update is the Pleasant family. Coral Oldie decided to go and live with her daughter after her husband, Herb, died. She immediately rolled wants to get a job, and I figured she wouldn't do too badly as a Playground Monitor.

Here she is digging through the job ads in the paper. Unfortunately, no opening in the Education career available today.

Read more... )
30 March 2011 @ 09:36 pm
Strangely Pleasant: University (Round 3)  
Smallish update, because I don't get to take that many pictures while playing my Sims through college. I'm still experimenting on how to take on University in my 'hoods, both time-wise, rotation-wise and household wise. I really, really dislike playing University. I'm not entirely sure why, but there you go. So in order to cut down the time I have to spend there, I have lumped every single young adult together in one big household, and played that.
Johnny, Ophelia and Tank are starting their Junior years (I think? Third year of University, at any rate), and are joined by Angela and Lilith Pleasant, Ripp Grunt, Dustin Broke, Dirk Dreamer and Jill Smith, who are starting out as freshmen. That's 9 sims in total, which was just about as hectic as it sounds.
I'm not sure if I'll keep playing everyone together in one dorm, even if it is handy to figure out relationships for the further life of my Sims.

And those relationships DO need figuring out. Especially in the case of Ms. Angela Pleasant, here seen smooching her childhood sweetheart, Dustin.

Read more... )
29 March 2011 @ 02:44 pm
Strangely Pleasant: Strangetown (Round 2.2)  
Have you ever looked inside the bus that arrives for the carpool when you have a sim in a certain stage of the athletic career? I have, and now I kinda wish I hadn't.

That's some creepy stuff right there.

Read more... )
28 March 2011 @ 03:59 pm
Strangely Pleasant: Strangetown (Round 2.1)  
I really apologise if you guys get tired of me spamming your friendslists every day with updates :( Play is just moving along quickly, and I don't want to be updating Round 2 while I'm already playing Round 4 or so, because I'll have forgotten most of the story by then already. I'm sure the update ratio will slow down sooner or later.

Hey ho, hey ho, it's off to work I go... )
27 March 2011 @ 11:46 am
Strangely Pleasant: Pleasantview (Round 2.2)  
Take note carefully of this picture of the Burb's remodelled house, as there's a clue in there of events to come.

Curiosity piqued?

Read more... )

26 March 2011 @ 09:48 am
Strangely Pleasant: Pleasantview (Round 2.1)  
I'm so excited about how fast this is going ^^ I'm really looking forward to seeing the next generation take over completely, something that I've never been able to do so far - not in the megahood, but not in any single pre-made maxis hood either. My sims ADHD has always prevented it, I've got the annoying habit of not finishing what I start. So far so good though, and I'm still excited to play, which bodes well :)

Starting out with a 'hood pic of Pleasantview in autumn, which is actually the start of Round 3 (my seasons are set to spring-summer-fall-winter, and my seasons last for one week each, so Round 2 was played out during summer.)

Read more... )