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Veetie had to drop from the Blind Date event, but this is her gift anyway. I'll link to mine in a minute. Veetie and I were paired as Pongo and Perdita.


Never Work with Children or Animals )
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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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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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The VERY LAST POST I have to make to back up my GoS advent goodies.



Let's start with the altar niche, it's cool. )



If you play a Medieval game, the best thing about the University expansion is the Medieval furniture set. Eva already slapped some Project Mayhem onto the double bed, which you can find right here, so I didn't reinvent the wheel on that one-- I just did everything else to go with it.

This set requires University, obviously. )
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In a continuing effort to back up my Garden of Shadows exclusives to Dreamwidth, without just duplicating the original posts where they're actually MEANT to be exclusive, here are the goodies that got heraldry of one sort or another.



I am an utter nut for heraldry, and when I got invited to participate in the first Garden of Shadows advent back in 2010, somehow my brain decided heraldic stuff was entirely logical. GoS already had a perfectly cromulent color scheme (that blue is azure in Medieval heraldry (when all blues were azure), but bleu celeste later on), and plenty of charges to choose from... but you'd be amazed how hard it is to find decent line-drawings of baby geese suitable for silly heraldic purposes.

Alfred Askew drew the gosling. Alfi rocks. Okay, let's get to the goodies.

There's some Pooklet'd furniture in here, too. )



In 2010, I had Plans, so many PLANS, to slap that heraldic device all over every banner, pennant, tapestry, and shield I could find. These plans... did not come to fruition. 2011 was kinder, sort of. I even built a special lot to show off everything! (Okay, I plonked down my favorite self-sufficient outpost-fortress lot and slapped bleu celeste all over it.) The following actually DOESN'T represent the full on Heraldry Project, either. Someday! Promise! In the meantime...

Welcome to Castle GoS! )
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Also known as, my GoS 2013 Egg Hunt project!

Do you know what's unfortunate?

It's unfortunate that so many of the absolutely unutterably adorable toys out there for Sim kids are look-at toys, not play-with toys. I don't know about you, but I always had problems with look-at toys-- I tended to climb up to that high shelf, pull them down, and play with them. Sim kids, if you don't have Open For Business, can get a toybox and play with exactly four toys. You can default replace these, but as far as I know nobody's figured out how to add to them yet.

Making them buyable was easy... but a few other things were kind of tricky.


Batteries not included. )
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So, when I saw Buggybooz's amazng Nooks and Niches and Folly Garden, I knew I had to put some of my favorite wall textures on there.

... "Some" turned out to be "forty-eight."


'Quid enim sanctius, quid omni religione munitius, quam domus unusquisque civium?' -- Cicero )
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Right, so the thing about Medieval windows is that a) they did not usually have glass and b) when they DID have glass, it wasn't usually a whole big sheet of glass. (Big sheets of glass are called plate glass. Even into the middle of the twentieth century, it was unusual to have large plate glass windows rather than several smaller panes mounted in mullions.) The reason for this is that glass was expensive and is fragile and difficult to transport. In smaller pieces, however, glass is actually pretty sturdy, which led to the compromise of windows made up of lots of little panes of glass held together with lead between the panes making up a glassed-in window. Not only were these smaller panes easier to transport without significant breakage, they were cheaper to replace if that horrible neighbor kid chucked rocks at your windows-- instead of replacing a pricey sheet of glass, you were just replacing a few little pieces.

Of course, my game is Sims and most Sims 2 windows are made with plate glass, so for a long time I just kind of rolled with it.

And then Mustluvcats came up with privacy film for windows, and I let out a happy little shriek, because suddenly, there were so many possibilities.


I can't think of anything witty to say about windows. )
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Okay, so there are a lot of thatch roof textures out there, and I have downloaded most of them... and always seem to use the Maxis ones from Bon Voyage. I don't know why, there's just something I like about them, I guess. One day, I said to myself, "Hat," I said, "you might as well delete the stuff you've got and run Pooklet's actions on the Bon Voyage thatch, you know." So I looked up a tutorial on making roof textures and I totally did that.


And when this old world starts getting you down, there's room enough for two up on the roof... )

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