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So this here is the to-do list, the resource list, the stuff-I've-made list... Generally that big sticky post you see at the top of all the Sims blogs. It also has a wishlist, but I'll start with something slightly more grown-up than that.

To Do )
Content Posted Elsewhere )
Resources )
Wishlist (this section subject to random additions) )

In an effort to de-clutter the front page of a million stickyposts, here's where to find some of the more useful doodads I've posted in the past.

In-Journal Useful Links:

The Great Hair List: Where to find what I've made, plus status on hairs (or hats or beards) I'm working on.
Medieval Pregmorph Reference List: Links to Medieval meshes that don't have pregmorphs or originally didn't have pregmorphs but have since been updated. If you know a mesh that's gotten a bump, leave a comment.
Medieval Hat and Headwear Resource List: Medieval hats that exist, extant hats need updating for one reason or another, and hats that do not exist yet, but should.
Medieval Clothing Conversion List: Medieval clothing meshes that have been converted to other ages or custom bodyshapes, plus lists of meshes that haven't been converted but gosh they should be because that'd be awesome.
Medieval Resource List: Sims 2 Content: If I didn't make it myself, I downloaded it from somewhere in here.
Big Medieval Reference Post: Hat's long, messy Medieval research essay. No Sims content, just history, re-enactors, and me babbling.
Simple SimPE Tricks: How to make your Body Shop content do what you want, with a few Build Mode tricks, too.

And here's something I feel kind of silly about posting at all:






Behold the Tip Jar!


In case you feel like dropping me a buck or two, should you have a buck or two to spare, so I can do things like make sure my Photobucket bandwidth doesn't run out.
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Working my way back into Sims (been swallowed by fandom, travel, and family) by building the nerdiest Sims in existence.

Just told the current one, "Quickstrike, stop being hot!"

I know this post makes no sense, and I apologize.
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This is a notice to all and sundry that I am not dead, have not been abducted by aliens, and am in fact 100% okay.

Except that I saw Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and my feels have been victimized by Sebastian Stan's face. Creativity has been unceremoniously sucked into writing fanfiction rather than anything remotely productive. (Thanks, Marvel Studios, for the eight-week breather between CA2: Sebastian Stan's Face and Amazing Spider-Man 2: Oh Shit Is That The Sinister Six.)

Hello my name is Hat and I am a nerd for more than just history.

I should loop back around to Sims before too long, my obsessiveness over hobbies always seems to go in cycles.
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Bathroom stuff! Tarox's Medieval toilet (for garderobe-building purposes) and the Parsimonious Souk in the Bath set (garderobes, bathhouses, and also with a nice tile you could build some super-phenomenal spas). Go and grab 'em because they're awesome!
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Over on The Big Trade-Off, I made some Piggi-wood recolors of the ATS Beachhouse Nursery for Eltanin, and I think they turned out pretty well. Here's the title card:



I'll edit this entry to be a proper full post later.
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I was just googling random Sims-related phrases hoping for downloads (and getting links to my own stuff, which, weird) and saw a GoS link and figured 'what the hell' and clicked it and GoS is back!
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I keep taking and cropping pics to entertain one of my long-term partners-in-crime, and I'm bored and procrastinating taking the garbage out, so I must clearly post tons of pictures of Sims being Sims with occasional goofy captions. Beware for occasional nudity with strategically placed... all kinds of things.

Adventures In... )
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Corrected reversed gender information and added a section on Bon Voyage Jewelry to my SimPE Tricks post. If you've ever wanted to change how already-jewelry-fied goodies are binned, whether that's as a different kind of jewelry or for a vacation location, I got your back! (Also Swooptie does, too, because that's where I learned about it.)
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This year, for GoS's Blind Date event, I was Endymion and my partner, [community profile] junky, was Abelard. As I read and re-read Lace's application, I found myself thinking pirates-and-nautical and... then I got a song stuck in my head. A song I learned from Mom's old Girl Scout songbook. It's called The Mermaid, and you can listen to it here with Jesse Ferguson or here by the Black Irish Band.


Oh the ocean waves do roll/And the stormy winds do blow/While we poor sailors are skipping at the top... )
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Lookit lookit SKELETONS

Yes, some part of me IS in fact still the six-year-old who thought the skeleton drinking wine on Pirates of the Caribbean (the ride; I was WAY older than six when the movies came out) was the funniest thing in the entire universe.
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My Blind Date for the Garden of Shadows Valentine's swap was [community profile] junky and I got SO SPOILED, and I made a bunch of themed goodies, but here is the thing that has me going "I must link, and link immediately": Lace went and made Pregmorphs for the RNR, Androgyny, and Athletic Girl Tig alpha tunics I made for the 2011 GoS Advent.

Also I got a whole slew of FLOORS with BOARDS that don't stretch out into infinity! OH YES FLOORS, BABY.

Time to go update the pregmorph resource list!
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First let me state: Men's underwear is closing in on done. All that's left are the shirts and nightgowns.

But I'm signed up for the GoS blind date and I've got an idea I really want to mess with and I've got Body Shop and Photoshop open and I can't find my ability to make things look the way I see them in my head.

So, you know.

Fffffffffff
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Okay, so I am out of town until the eighth, probably functionally until the ninth, because Mom wants to a) meet her first grandbaby and b) be in Disneyland for her birthday, and those two things are conveniently adjacent. I've got the laptop, but I never got all the expansions or even SimPE installed on it, so my creating abilities are seriously curtailed until I'm back home again.

However! Cynnix has reappeared, and brought with her some Child conversions of that mesh I need, so I'll be able to put up a MUCH more complete set of men's underwear than I'd worried!
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I've been crossing things off on my original post, but here's where I stand on The Last Great Men's Underwear Post I Hope To Make (Barring Bodyshape Conversions):

Files Made:

80 Braises with Bare Feet as Undies, Swim, & Sleep (Child through Elder, Maxis Male, Androgyny Male, and Androgyny Female swimwear meshes)
24 Braises with Bindings as Undies & Swim (Teen through Elder, Androgyny Female swimwear meshes)

820 Braises with Chausses as Undies & Swim (Child through Elder, Maxis Male, Androgyny Male, and Androgyny Female blockfoot swimwear meshes)
246 Braises with Bindings and Chausses as Undies & Swim (Teen through Elder, Androgyny Female blockfoot swimwear meshes)

246 Bottom-Only Chausses with Poulaines as Casual, Maternity, & Outerwear (Child-Elder, FantasyRogue's mesh and Cynnix's conversions)

Got Everything I Need:

246 Top-Only Tunics Casual, Maternity, & Outerwear (Child-Elder, FantasyRogue's mesh and Cynnix's conversion)
24 Shirts with Bare Feet as Undies, Sleep, & Swim (Child through Elder, Heget's Perfect Tunic 02 and Cynnix's conversion)
246 Shirts with Chausses as Undies & Swim (Child through Elder, Heget's Perfect Tunic 01 and Cynnix's conversions)

Total Lack Of Meshes:

24 Loose Nightgowns for Men as Undies & Sleep (Child and Teen conversion and morphs added to Heget's Alpharobe or AM and TM conversions of Cynnix's Wide-Sleeved Sexyfeet Amaryll Strapdress, or basically any long, loose, straight-sleeved, smooth-collared, sexy-footed, texture-referenceable robe mesh for Child, Teen, and Adult/Elder males.)

In short, I am four or five two or three meshes away from a set of 1,464 files that will complete everything I ever do with men's chausses and braises that isn't for a custom bodyshape, plus a set of 492 separates for boys, teens, and men that you could use to make 6,724 different color combinations for each age.

I still need to fix tooltips and replace textures in my masters and texture-reference the destined slaves, but I could have it all done by Valentine's Day.
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That awkward moment when you're browsing Medieval POC because it's never not fascinating and you encounter a drop-dead gorgeous 1412 dress. Hello, neckline, you and your friend the side-slit are super-pretty.
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Eight linen colors braises with bare legs for CM-EM (done)
Eight linen colors Androgynous braises with bare legs for TM-EM (done)
Eight linen colors Androgynous braises with bare legs for TF-EF (done)
Eight linen colors Androgynous braises with breast bindings and bare legs for TF-EF (done)

Braises with 82 colors of chausses for CM-EM (done)
Androgynous braises with 82 colors of chausses for TM-EM (done)
Androgynous braises with 82 colors of chausses for TF-EF (done)
Androgynous braises with breast bindings and 82 colors of chausses for TF-EF (done)

Bottom-only chausses with poulaines in 82 colors of chausses (and a smaller variety of shoes) for CM-EM (done)

Eight linen colors shirts with bare feet for CM-EM (Lacking CM Mesh)
Shirts with 82 colors of chausses for CM-EM (Lacking CM Mesh)

Top-only tunics in 82 colors for CM-EM

Eight linen colors long loose nightgowns with bare feet for CM-EM (pretty much lacking anything but a couple decent ideas for meshes)

The textures for everything but the tunics are complete and ready to go; I'm down to button-pushing in Body Shop and then replacing crunched-up textures in SimPE (and slaving at least the non-child chausses, because when it's twenty colors, not slaving is no big, but when it's eighty-two...).

And, okay, quick questions: Would you rather I get the TM-EM nightshirts with and without chausses done and hope for child conversions at a later date, or continue begging for CM conversions of assorted Perfect Tunics and release all the scanties in one big lump? I'm shy four conversions and some morphs, and then I can add CM-EM shirts with bare legs, CM-EM nightgowns with bare legs, and CM-EM shirts with 82 colors of chausses to that list up there.

Also, would anyone be frustrated with me if I started categorizing appropriate separates as Outerwear as well as Casual (and where morphs allow, Maternity)? Anything with long sleeves pairs nicely with the cloaks.
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Normally I don't do this, but apparently throwing character Sims in a house to model stuff makes me poke at them for hours. I took pics to share with a friend, and... well, why not share them with everyone?

And Dagger Outtakes )

Straight-up picspam. )



And that's the end of my picspam, in which horrible people make ridiculous faces and make me go 'why are you doing that?' at them.
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So, yesterday was the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and today is the last possible day you can give someone a Christmas gift before it's officially late. Like last year, I have goodies for you!

1. And Dagger (82 colors each of hooded and hoodless cloaks on a Cynnix mesh)
2. Seven Signs of Aging (Slig and modified SkyGuy15 Old Age masks)
3. Scraps post

And that does seem a little skimpy compared to last year, but remember I did put up Smoke Bomb and a pair of hair dumps, now with 100% more working links! And I am seeking meshing buddies for mostly shoe swaps and age conversions so I can get more all-ages menswear done. And a couple of hairs. Because obviously I haven't done enough hairs, right?
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YOU GUYS why didn't anyone tell me that Cynnix made an articulated cloak last October? I mean, sure, I still want more, but ANY is a real good start. Basically as soon as I found it, I started planning what I was going to do with it.


We are 100% horrible people, and I'm extremely happy we are friends. )

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