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Behind the cut lurk twenty hairs for your downloading pleasure. Because I have a massive hair dump for you guys tonight, I decided to divide by the sort of Sim I took pictures of. This is the Normal Female post, and all the pictures are of my nameless peasant chick based around Alfred Askew's Toothy template.

Since there are a zillion downloads inside the cut, the boilerplate goes outside the cut, so...

NO PAYSITES. Mesh creators' policies may vary, my policy says I want a cut (like that would ever happen), but Pooklet says no and these are Pooklet's actions. So no paysites.

PRAISE BE UNTO: Rose, Melodie9, Marja, Marko, Trapping, Sue of XM Sims, Lidiqnata, Hysterical Paroxysm, SAU MYOS, and Raon for meshes, Aquilegia, FantasyRogue, and Nouk for meshes and textures, Ja for her curved bit that I lean on far too much, Lyn for making sure I had a working copy of Photoshop, Pooklet for making sure Project Mayhem worked with my copy of Photoshop (and for their textures), my lovely donors who make sure I can keep my photos online (which lets me post hair dumps at all), and you lot for your comments and support (and I totally consider racking up downloads to be support).

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary; I've started adding poly counts to the dump info (but I always manage to look at the poly count AFTER recoloring the hair). Elders go gray, but you also get Time Bomb in the custom bin, just in case Primer isn't platinum enough for you. All female hairs are maternity-wear enabled from teen and up, and all male hairs from YA and up, to stop the weird hair disappearing act that happens if you don't have a Pregnant Sims Wear Any Outfit hack (but why wouldn't you?).

ANNOYING THINGS I DO: Because I credit everybody in them, my folder and file names are stupidly long. Feel free to shorten one, the other, or both as you please-- better you edit them to suit your needs than I just name everything [COLOR NAME] and cheese everybody off, right? Also, each hair color has an elder gray attached instead of only black. Feel free to re-bin everything and cut out the extra grays, or only use one family but swap out textures so your elders have some variety, whatever. Likewise, I bin using Pooklet's original scheme, because it's a nice easy default. I totally do not care if you re-bin things to suit your own tastes (but hey, every hair has a gray attached in case you need it!), and neither does Pooklet, so do whatever makes you happy, binning-wise.

EVEN MORE ANNOYING: Everybody sees a hair dump, so...






Anything helps, yo.


Should you donate, you are entitled to make a request-- something off my to add to my hair list or my to-do list or even just a straight-up request, and if I've got the skills for it, I'll give it a go. (Once it's done, it's free for everybody to download, of course, and I make no promises about just when I'll get to something I promise to do.) I will also happily barter stuff on my to-do lists or requests for things I wish exsisted that do not yet exist or in-game preview photos of some of these hairs so I can upload them to GoS once in a while.

Yes, if you want to do the unnaturals, please feel free to do the unnaturals. I have no plans to do so. Just remember to credit properly-- I tend to use Nouk's waves, FR's braid, and a chunk of curve I stole off Ja's Uni ponytail default, but anyone I credit, you should credit.

If you spot any broken links or other idiocy, please let me know!

There are twenty large pics behind the cut, cats and kittens. Dial-up users beware.




A Maiden's Simple Joys, Redux
Rose Donate 041, FantasyRogue fix/Nouk and FantasyRogue textures/Pooklet's actions
7036
Child-Elder
Female
So let's start things off with a re-do! I'm not exactly unhappy with my original recolor of this mesh, but I'm a lot happier with this version. True, it stretches the hell out of Nouk's waves, but the texture works better, I think-- and the alpha makes it look a little less... full of static electricity. Remember, FR's mesh edit saws off the un-alpha-editable butterfly from the back of the head-- and I didn't bother recoloring it, so if you don't use the included mesh, you're going to get hair-colored butterflies.
TURNAROUND
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Bookworm
Melodie9's All-Ages Basegame Barette/Nouk textures by Aquilegia/Pooklet's actions
1692
Toddler-Elder
Female
Like a LOT of the basegame hairs I've got for you in this three-part dump, the textures on this one are from Aquilegia's lovely set of default replacements. They needed to happen in more colors.
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Candy Houses
Rose 055, Marja fix/Pooklet and FantasyRogue textures/Pooklet's actions
4790
Child-Elder
Female
I actually first saw this mesh included with a Sim on Parsimonious-- the witch from Hansel and Gretel, all dressed in fluffy pastels.
SIDE
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Chambermaid, Redux
Melodie9's All-Ages Basegame Long (as seen on maids and Bella Goth), Aquilegia edit/Nouk and Aquilegia (and probably Nymphy) textures/Pooklet's actions
1094
Toddler-Elder
Female
And THIS time, I'm happy with the goddamned thing. This mesh is a nightmare to recolor. It crunches in the back and has more groups per age than is reasonable. Don't clone things off this mesh, kids. It will only end in tears. Tears and fire.
FRONT | TURNAROUND
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Good As It Gets
Marko Pieces of Dreams/Aquilegia and Maxis textures/Pooklet's actions
5648
Young Adult-Elder
Female
Aquilegia's lovely French Braid retexture let me finally get this one done! I love the shape of this mesh, I just wish it didn't have that unhappy Maxis mapping that makes it impossible to put Pooklet textures on there.
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Growing it Out
Aquilegia Scholar's Tail Female/Aquilegia and Ja textures/Pooklet's actions
510
Child-Elder
Female
For my game, this looks sort of like a middle stage. Hair that's been cut down to Dame Sir length (who is Dame Not Appearing In This Post, but she's in another section of the dump today) and allowed to grow back in. Maybe she left the military, or they accepted that they have, in fact, a Lady General instead of a Lord General.
BACK
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Hero's Sister
Nouk Two Wavy Tails, Marja Edit/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
5060
Toddler-Elder
Female
The title of this one is what comes from listening to the Windwaker soundtrack as you make hairs. The only thing this has in common with Aryll's hairstyle is that it's pigtails, but... the name stuck.
FRONT | TURNAROUND
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I Can't Be Having With This
Trapping Pulled Back Bun/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
1336
Teen-Elder
Female
As I was trying to name this hair, I could only think of Esme Weatherwax and her iron-gray bun that used to be gold. Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies leaks into a lot of my custom content.
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It's Tidy, Redux
Nouk Side Braid/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
5370
Toddler-Elder
Female
Another do-over! I was never happy with the first-- I just ran Pooklet's actions over Nouk's textures, and it turned out dark. This one has been done with Pooklet's textures, nice and shiny, and with the highlights where I want them.
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Lark in the Morning, Redux
XM Sue 006/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
1222
Toddler-Elder
Female
Okay, I was always happy with this one... except for one little bobble in the alpha on the back, a sharp-sided rectangular blotch. It drove me nuts every time I saw it. ... So I did it over again.
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Lenore
Melodie9's All-Ages Basegame Lowbun/Ja and NeptuneSuzy textures/Pooklet's actions
864
Toddler-Elder
Female
Requested by our very own Eva, my lowbun textures (which are Ja's work, hideously mutated) and NeptuneSuzy's hair ornaments as seen on the ladies of Albion and Lothere.
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Morticia
Lidiqnata Silver Female/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
4388
Toddler-Elder
Female
There's a male version of this tucked away in Part Two of this three-part series. Considering I have long, fine hair, long, fine hair for my Sims is something that's almost as hard for me to resist as braids, or curls. Sure, all my ladies should be wearing caps or veils or wimples or hats, but you've got to take a bath sometime, right?
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This Looks Familiar
Melodie9 All-Ages Basegame Frenchbraid/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
1496
Toddler-Elder
Female
Maxis is not always kind to us in their mapping. I am SO grateful to Aquilegia for taking some of the dry-straw texture out of this texture. I've always liked the mesh.
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Trail of Breadcrumbs
Rose 055, Marja Edit/Pooklet and FantasyRogue textures/Pooklet's actions
4790
Child-Elder
Female
Okay, I know the corners still look funky, but that's because of Body Shop lighting. In-game, it's way better and I am stupidgrateful to Marja for making it so I could shave the bangs off of this mesh without truly bizarre corners in the hairline.
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Unmanageable, Redux
Hysterical Paroxysm Adrasteia/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
2112 for toddlers, 6684 child-through-elder
Toddler-Elder
Female
I am never, ever recoloring this mesh again. Also, Hysterical Paroxysm does not allow distribution of her meshes, so hie ye hence for the mesh.
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Vaguely Exotic
Melodie9 All-Ages Basegame Bun/Aquilegia textures/Pooklet's actions
1884
Toddler-Elder
Female
Such a handy little mesh! First of all, only teens through elders have sticks. Toddlers and children have an option to wear flowers, but I alpha-edited them out because... because I did. This is one of those basegame meshes that's just kind of nice.
BACK
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What Have We Here?
SAU MYOS F15/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
2578
Toddler-Elder
Female
This was GOING to be Winsome Wench, Redux, but I still kinda like Winsome Wench. So it's just a new thing. I've seen this mesh done with Nymphy's edit of Nouk's textures, but... I prefer playing with Nouk's textures myself, for some reason. I'd've widened the front, but it's also part of the back. Mapping is crazy.
FRONT | BACK
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Wide Awake
Lidiqnata Donna/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
3060
Child-Elder
Female
I like this one. It looks like hair-brushing in progress. I'm really pleased with how the highlights on the back came out.
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Worth It To Try
Marja TSM Longbraid/Pooklet and Ja textures/Pooklet's actions
2139
Teen-Elder
Female
I figured I'd just take a LOOK at this hair. Just to see if it was at all possible to get Pooklet's textures wrapped around it. ... And I'll shut up now or I'll just smug up the place. I do kinda wish I'd done a little cap of a hat, but hey. Can't think of everything. Maybe later.
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Drink To Her Charms, Redux
Raon 36/Nouk and Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
8700
Teen-Elder
Female
I'd originally done this one using Sims 2 Heaven curls, which worked, but it didn't look as rich and smooth as I wanted. Nouk's waves, on the other hand, were perfect.
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Date: 2011-08-18 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] le-plat-du-jour.livejournal.com
Oh wow, I love my braid pooklet'd! Now I can finally get rid of the Maxis Match ones :D You are brilliant, just looking at these seems like a shitload of work XD

Love love love!

Date: 2011-08-18 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glennisonfire.livejournal.com
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy68/hat-plays-sims/UnmanageableReduxSwatch.jpg

!!!!!!

Date: 2011-08-18 02:43 pm (UTC)
fadeintoyou: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fadeintoyou
Wow Hat, I can't believe how much HP's hair has improved! Now I actually have a use for it; thank you :)

Date: 2011-08-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
currantpotpie: (clover)
From: [personal profile] currantpotpie
These are absolutely lovely! Thank you!

Date: 2011-08-18 06:22 pm (UTC)
eefje00704: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eefje00704
Too much awesome for one post! They're all amazing of course, and I downloaded all of them, but thanks especially for Lenore!

Date: 2011-08-18 06:31 pm (UTC)
eefje00704: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eefje00704
I can honestly say I've downloaded every single hair you've ever uploaded. And I don't think I've deleted any of them yet. But then I am quite heavily addicted to downloading cc.

Date: 2011-08-18 08:31 pm (UTC)
ext_411880: (Default)
From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Oh. My. God.

So many fantastic hairs here -- and I haven't even LOOKED at the other two hair dumps! Thank you, Hat, just thank you.

*does happy dance because Dindrane can now have Pookletted hair for EVERY style, not just every-style-but-everyday*

Thank you!!

Date: 2011-08-18 09:07 pm (UTC)
ext_411880: (Default)
From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Dindrane wears Explosive. Her hair is a rather dark shade of red (compared to Rosette's Pyrotechnic, now that I've mostly got my characters in Pook'd hairs). Eilwen's was darker when she was younger, but it's lightened over the years. Delyth's Pyrotechnic is because her father's blonde is mixing in.

Or at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)

Date: 2011-08-18 10:28 pm (UTC)
atulgeywood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] atulgeywood
@.@ It's all too much...
Trying to tell myself that I don't need all of it is going to be hard...
Actually, I think the hardest thing will be finding and keeping everything I already have/want that you haven't done. Like finding something that isn't a needle in a stack of porcupines.

Date: 2011-08-18 11:28 pm (UTC)
nathanialroyale: (Arwen)
From: [personal profile] nathanialroyale
Your pooklet hair re-textures are always such top quality just like Io's, I appreciate all the work so much Hat!

Date: 2011-08-18 11:40 pm (UTC)
romanticroulette: (Sebastiaaaaaaan ~ <3)
From: [personal profile] romanticroulette
......are you even alive still? After all of this? O___O;;;

I mean, for sure, thanks and it's all wonderful. But man, how exhausted are you at this point ._____.

Date: 2011-08-19 02:15 am (UTC)
quinctia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] quinctia
Now I feel guilty for being backlogged on...er...seven or eight hairs?

However, now that you've clued me in to that MtF Tenshi Akari fade conversion, and the male version is one I've yet to post, I've got to go do that one all nice and texture referenced. Because that's my main theme, I've got three (now four) hairs with the one gender using the textures of the other.

Nabbed a few hairs, and I never thought I'd need ANOTHER retexture of that SAU mesh with the long waves, but this new one looks good, I think I'll keep it along with the other one. I try so hard to have varied hair textures in my game, there are so many straight or slightly curled hairs, it's nice to have variety.

Date: 2011-08-20 01:10 am (UTC)
digitaldollies: grrrrrr (Default)
From: [personal profile] digitaldollies
Once again it seems you read my mind, I love these. Thanks so very much.

Date: 2011-08-20 07:04 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The number and quality of the recolors you've put out is astounding. Thank you. Especially for the redo on the side braid, it was quite dark before, but the new one looks perfect.

Since you posted the article about organizing buy mode content I've wanted to ask if you'd been to BAS lately, I recently posted two things that may interest you. Skinless skins for bodyshapes, which we spoke about at one point, and a kit to organize clothing in the buy catalog. The latter is also available from a thread in the shout box at simbology.

thetigerking83

Date: 2011-08-20 07:23 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Part of the reason I did this was that tooltips don't show up when shopping or I believe when planning clothes in game.

Probably worth DLing the Bodyshape organization kit just to read the documentation I included. In your own game you could do it however you like.

thetigerking83

Date: 2011-08-22 12:09 am (UTC)
drankmywar: photoshoot (milla jovovich & gary oldman)
From: [personal profile] drankmywar
These are lovely, thank you so much for sharing.

Date: 2011-09-06 01:54 pm (UTC)
aquilegia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aquilegia
I'm glad you've gotten so much use out of those default replacements I did. <3

Date: 2012-03-01 02:58 pm (UTC)
justannie: The Tribe - Trudy (TT - Trudy smiling)
From: [personal profile] justannie
I just love all your hairs. I don't know how many of your big hairdump posts I've gone through constantly finding myself thinking "that's exactly the kind of hair I was looking for!" So thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing it all. It's very much appreciated! :D

Date: 2012-03-17 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
HOLY MAN. I just went through ALL those hair dumps...


I think my downloads folder is going to explode.......

haha, thanks SO much for the awesome hairs! <3
From: (Anonymous)
Sorry for the very long title, but I was unsure how to phrase it. I'm having trouble getting any of your hairs to show ingame, or bodyshop, even though other custom hairs show fine, and so far, all other custom content shows as well. Mesh is there and just in case, everything is in the main downloads folder, though
I used to organise everything in layers without issue. I went thru mts' custom content trouble shoot as well. I really hope I can figure this out, I love your stuff. I'm hoping you have suggestions, please. Thank you. If you feel like it, you can responds at taratears@yahoo.com

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