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Welp, it's Epiphany/Three Kings' Day/the Feast of Fools, and Christmas is officially over! Which means three things: Christmas gifts are now late, you no longer have "You know, Christmas is technically two weeks long" as an excuse to leave your tree up, and it's time for my annual Epiphany Sims 2 postings!

Only I don't exactly have as much stuff as I've had in previous years, due to reality (hard drive failure, loss of pet, relatives and holidays, sudden kitten acquisition (I mean, okay, yes, I was deliberately meeting kittens, but I thought that organization had a ten-day waiting period but NOPE sent me home with the little fuzzball that day), and a pair of hell's own headcolds). In fact this is more like a petite hair dump.

So let's toss up the Hair Dump boilerplate!



Behind the cut lurk five hairs and six beards for your downloading pleasure. Before the cut lurks the Hair Dump Policy:

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: Mel, Crisps and Kerosene, and Necrodog for meshes, Nouk, Pooklet, Nymphy, for 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 being patient with my long radio silence.

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches and previews are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary; MAKE NOTES. 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?). BEARDS have colors enabled for elders, and can be downloaded as UNBINNED, BINNED, or BINNED AND TOWNIE-FRIENDLY. Binned elders keep their beard colors; gray beards are binned as gray exclusively. Beards are not familied because for some reason that didn't want to work.

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. (Beards have grays as separate packages.) 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 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. Requests are on hold until I get my desktop up and running.

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 usually Pooklet's V1 textures, though I like V3 on beards.

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

There are five large (and six reasonable) pics behind the cut, cats and kittens. Dial-up users beware.

Epiphany: Because Baby Jesus had to wait for presents )

Happy Holidays! It's not much, but it's made with love and pixels.
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Beard Dump!

Oh my god okay, this was a WHIRLWIND of facial hair, you guys. Wait, lemme toss up the Hair Dump title card, because it's still useful here.



Behind the cut lurk twenty-six beards for your downloading pleasure.

Dump-format downloads inside the cut means boilerplate goes outside the cut-- and this time there is SPECIAL BEARD-DUMP boilerplate!

BEARD-DUMP SPECIAL: You can get your beards three ways: Unbinned, Binned, and Binned-and-Townie-Friendly. Unbinned is self-explanatory; all I did was correct the tooltips. Binning is a little special this time around.

Usually my binning follows the title card above, all nice and sifted into families. NOT THIS TIME. This time, each color is binned as its OWN family-- I swear I had a logical reason for this. Adults will keep their colors when they age up into elder... which means if you decide to give an adult a beard in his destined gray shade, when his hair goes gray, it'll match. It also means when a bearded adult ages up into elder, his beard will keep HIS color instead of choosing from one of four or five grays in the family randomly.

The second important thing to note is townie-enabling. After much debate, I did decide to townie-enable the mesh-less beards available to teenagers... but gray beards are only townie-enabled for elders, and colored beards are only townie-enabled for Teen (when available), Young Adult, and Elder. This is to prevent too much insanity when it comes to townies and NPCs spawning with mis-matched facial hair.

Townie-enabled facial hair will crop up between fifty and seventy-five percent of the time on new CAS or Body Shop Sims, NPCs, and of course townies, dormies, tourists, and the like. Usually it matches either well or passably, but sometimes (stubble, beards, and Synaptic Sim's sideburns all STACK) you may want to get a townie to a barber's chair. Boys will not randomly age up into stubble or full beards at the age of twelve.

I did NOT make new files for the binning and townie-enabling. You can pick and choose, but only between colors. I did think to include a guide with the downloads, but it's a text file (for ease of pasting if you want to change something), so remember not to actually put it in your downloads folder.

As-is, you can layer one stubble, one beard/mustache, and one set of Synaptic Sim's face fur muttonchops. I think it may be possible to at least add more layering capabilities to the non-meshed facial hair using this method, but I didn't think to try it before I started binning.

Okay, on to the usual boilerplate.

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: Necrodog and Synaptic Sim for meshes, FantasyRogue, Pooklet, and Nouk for textures, Lyn for making sure I had a working copy of Photoshop, Pooklet for making sure Project Mayhem worked with my copy of Photoshop, my lovely donors who make sure I can keep my photos online (which lets me post hair dumps at all), and you lot for downloading, comments, and in particular some feedback and hand-holding while I was working on this project.

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included unless otherwise noted. Swatches are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. Poly counts may vary.

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?

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 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. (Also, to recolor easily, grab the Unbinned versions-- only black or multi-binned beards, stubble, makeup, and accessories will show up in Body Shop.)

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

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

Come on, you know you want 'em. )

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