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I think I've actually missed doing these! Sorta. And hey, lookit, I finally made a title card for these things!

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

NO PAYSITES. Mesh creators' policies may vary, but Pooklet says no and these are her actions.

PRAISE BE UNTO: Nouk and HP, whose meshes are well-represented here today, as well as Peggy, Aligeth, and Death over on XM Sims, likewise for meshes, Aquilegia, for age and gender conversions, Amaryll for a mesh fix, Alfred Askew, for the awesomest hand-painted curls ever, Ja, whose curved textures I constantly steal, SAU MYOS, for the curliest photorealistic curls ever, Lyn for making sure I had a working copy of Photoshop, Pooklet for making sure Project Mayhem worked with my copy of Photoshop, and my couple of donors for making sure I could do hair dumps at all.

HEY LISTEN! Meshes are included except where noted; HP requires you to trot yourself over to MTS to grab her meshes, and since they're free, I comply. Swatches are included in the zip files, everything is compressorized. These are all pretty low-poly today, being largely HP and Nouk, although being largely HP and Nouk, some meshes have WAY more groups than is reasonable. 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: My filenames are stupidly long, so please feel free to shorten them. Better you edit them to suit your needs than I hand you thirty different files that are all named VOLATILE and piss everyone off, right? Also, each hair has an elder gray attached instead of only being stuck to black or blond (because if you want to only keep four colors or something, this way you can swap out textures and still have all the grays. Or choose which color you want your gray carried on. Whatever). Feel free to re-bin things to suit yourself, or do the neons, or whatever.

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

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

Roundheels REDUX
Peggy August 07/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Let's start off with a fixed hair, shall we? I've uploaded this one before, but apparently I missed a hair tie that was causing funky alpha issues for some players... because the alpha for every age BUT Adult had it. Twas brought to my attention, and now I've fixed it, because what a weird thing to do-- as a bonus, it pretty much halved the size of the download! So if you have my original Roundheels, please delete it and use this one instead.

More Than He's Worth REDUX
Hysterical Paroxysm's Gaius age-converted by Aquilegia/HP's textures/Pooklet's actions
Oh man you guys. Okay first of all, this is a large-scale download-- the textures are huge, and there are eight different textures per binned recolor, so. Yeah. Second, yes, I have done HP's Gaius before, but Aquilegia, the saint that she is, offered to age-convert it for children and teens if offered an appropriate bribe. She wanted Nouk hairs and Alfred textures, so here we are! 31mb download, don't say I didn't warn you.

Labor of Love
Hysterical Paroxysm's Gaius gender-and-age converted by Aquilegia/HP's textures/Pooklet's actions
Not only age-converted but gender converted! No, really, that's a woman up there. Today, for any short female hair that's still on the sorta-longish side, I decided to use my androgynous knight as a model. Also a 31mb download.

Witchy Woman
XM Death 02 Qingshe Hair fixed by Amaryll/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Young Adult-Elder
This is seriously one of my favorite hairs for wicked witches, fairies, and other weirdos. However, when I went to Pooklet it, it had some really weird shadows inside the loops that were due to the mesh being... um, weird. Originally, it only came in black, but those shadows spoiled anything lighter than Brisance. I don't know jack about meshes, but Amaryll went and fixed this one for me, praise be unto Amaryll! If you have this mesh elsewhere in your downloads folder, you should let Amaryll's fixed version overwrite it. Because... it's fixed.

Nouk Don Tribute/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
From the front, on the reds, this looks so much like Norman and Harry Osborn's hair in the original Spider-Man comics that it's not even funny.

Dashing Rogue
Nouk Male Ponytail/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
This hair? This is One Of Those Hairs. A stupid number of groups, multiple redundant alphas to fix (one of those hairs that doesn't NEED four different alphas), highlights to tweak... I'm pleased with it, and I hope you are, too.

Deceptively Simple
Nouk Valentines Hair/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
This one is a big one, because the textures are 1024x2048, and weighs in at 20mb to download. I mean, it's Mac-friendly, but damn. DAMN. Don't you kids say I didn't warn you!

Hysterical Paroxysm Kara/Pooklet, HP, and Ja textures/Pooklet's actions
More on my androgynous knight! Man, I LOVE this hair and it needs gender converting like a very needful thing. I've always liked this one, but retexturing it ment blending the HELL out of it.
Hysterical Paroxysm does not allow her meshes to be re-uploaded, so hasten ye to MTS to nab the Kara mesh here.

Glass Casket
Nouk Long Curl Pony/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
One of those perfect fairy-tale princess hairs. And lovely ringlet-y curls! No way I could possibly resist this one. Back view.

Heart and Stomach of a King
Nouk Sport It Short MtF by Aquilegia/Alfred Askew textures/Pooklet's actions
MOAR short hair! Short hair that doesn't look like it's totally full of product! Available for all ages! Dear Aquilegia, I love you. Never stop being awesome.
I also love Kayleigh for letting me know the original file name of my zip was too long... for Mediafire. Go figure, but thank you, and anyone who downloaded this one before should either re-download or add ".zip" to the end of the original file, which should magically make it open. Thanks for the heads-up, Kayleigh!

The Heterodyne Girl
Nouk Tommie (both versions)/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Named because aside from the lack of a cowlick, this one looks so close to Agatha Heterodyne's hairdo it's not even funny. Seriously, her hair color is Comburent. Ahem. Nouk uploaded these with 1024x1024 textures; I reduced it to 512x512 without any noticeable loss in quality. There is some crunchiness around the back, but it was there with the massive textures, too.
DOWNLOAD 3K Poly Version
DOWNLOAD 5K Poly Version

I Won't Say
Nouk High Ponytail/Pooklet and Sims2Heaven textures/Pooklet's actions
Someday I my try some different textures on this one-- Nouk's original curls were kind of crunchy by my standards these days, and I don't know that the Sims 2 Heaven curls are curly enough for my tastes. Back view.

Nouk Two Wavy Tails/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Everybody needs some pigtails, right?

Keep It Simple
Hysterical Paroxysm Cherub/Alfred Askew Model B textures/Pooklet's actions
CURLS oh man they don't even have to be that long CURLS!
Hysterical Paroxysm doesn't like it when you re-upload her meshes, so hie thee hence to MTS for Cherub, here.

The Landlord's Daughter
Nouk Lady Hair/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Honestly, I don't even like this one all that much, but I went through and did all my Nouk hairs that I still like the scale of.

Lawful Good
Aligeth's Monk's Tonsure/Aligeth textures/Pooklet's actions
Young Adult-Elder
I could've just recolored this, but instead I beat on the alpha for a while and fiddled with the textures in the front and honestly? I think it looks a lot less like someone shaved off half of a base game hairstyle now. And I won't even be using it! (My monkish sorts just shave their heads or cut their hair very short.)

Let It Fall
Nouk Flow/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
Inhumanly thick but still pretty.

Nouk Sport It Short/Alfred Askew textures/Pooklet's actions
Men need practical, sensible hair, and if it has Alfred's curls on it, so much the better!

You Have No Power Over Me
Nouk Girl Next Door/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Sometimes the names take a little explaining, but the fact that Girl Next Door is the closest mesh I've seen to Sarah's hairstyle from Labyrinth and then Pika La Cynique went and wrote a brilliant crossover comic called Girls Next Door... Well. There you go.

Nouk Sport It Short/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
And now begins a short section of hairs that you COULD use for women who like short, sensible hair or for women who have cut off their hair to join a Medieval/Fantasy army disguised as men, but for my game, they're short enough for the clergy.

Hysterical Paroxysm Athena/Alfred Askew Model T textures/Pooklet's actions
See, in my game, long hair is considered a minor vanity... but more importantly, maintaining long hair is a time-sink, so the people who get out there and do good works are required to cut it-- no longer than a finger's length. (I totally misspelled penitent, but it's too late to fix it now.)
Hysterical Paroxysm does not allow re-uploading her meshes, so git along to Mod The Sims for this one, and get the standalone version.

Hysterical Paroxysm Seraph/Alfred Askew Model B textures/Pooklet's actions
However, a novice, or even just someone seeking the Church's shelter, isn't required to cut their hair, especially if they're a woman or young girl. After all, the Church understands that sometimes a girl gets in trouble, or a man needs to hide his telescope-given 'pot belly,' and such things are temporary.
Hysterical Paroxysm wants to keep track of her meshes, so go here and get the standalone version.

Nouk Male Ponytail/Pooklet textures, Cheryl Mason Alpha/Pooklet's actions
I've always liked this alpha edit-- sometimes a guy with longish hair needs to get it the heck out of his face, after all. Back View.

Aligeth's Courtly Locks/Altered Aligeth textures/Pooklet's actions
Young Adult-Elder
The perfect stereotypical Medieval hairstyle... for the super-clean Middle Ages as depicted in Hollywood, before the whole Dung Ages thing caught on!

Shy Whisper
Nouk Beyonce/Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
And sometimes the titles don't have anything to do with anything at all.

Spirited Lass
Nouk's Own/Pooklet, Ja, SAU MYOS, and Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
CURLSPLOSION! This hair was just crying out for a less-muddy curl texture. I tried to sort of... Pooklet-under the hair on the head, so it still looked like curly hair pulled straight for a ponytail. Side View.

Spring In Your Step
Nouk 060607 Curly Pony/Ja and Pooklet textures/Pooklet's actions
Don't they just look awesome and bouncy?

Straight as a Lance
Nouk Sugar Sweet/Pooklet textures, bits of a Peggy Alpha/Pooklet's actions
This was one of those hairs I looked at and said, "I bet I'd like this a lot better with a softer alpha." Luckily, I regularly pilfer bits of a Peggy alpha-- the one with the rastafarian beret-- so smushing some hair-shaped hair onto the ends was totally worth it.

Sweet Polly Oliver
Nouk Winter Hair No Hat/Nouk textures/Pooklet's actions
OH MY GOD SOMEONE GENDER-CONVERT THIS. Seriously, look at it up there on my lady-Knight who kinda looks like a guy, isn't that a good guy hair? (Also, it has SEVENTEEN groups per age, so. Beware, recolorers!) Name Sauce.

Hysterical Paroxysm Adrasteia/SAU MYOS textures, with bits of Ja and Pooklet/Pooklet's actions
Okay, so this one didn't come out exactly the way I wanted, but I still like it better than the original. Curly curls! A mighty heap of curly curls! Here, have a Before And After, although it's really more like After and Before because I planned my photoshopping poorly. I like this hair, but I've always been frustrated by the fact that the textures just didn't look like hair to me. Back View.
Hysterical Paroxysm just go get the mesh.
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Date: 2010-10-03 03:44 am (UTC)
jesslove: (stock --> owls)
From: [personal profile] jesslove
I love all the male hairs! These are great Hat. :D

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Date: 2010-10-03 03:48 am (UTC)
kinsley: (oh the absurdity)
From: [personal profile] kinsley
Ooh, shiny! *nabs*

(er, on the beta-testing front, I've not been doing very well with that as school started up again, so I'm planning to go and work on it later. Yeah. But alien pregnancies/someone growing to child/someone growing to elder don't have any snags, at least not that I saw.)

Date: 2010-10-03 04:32 am (UTC)
quinctia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] quinctia
I'm so happy you dump hair so I don't have to. XD For some reason, it just takes me ages to Pooklet hairs. (Part of the reason is I feel obliged to do all the unnaturals, since I went to all the trouble to make the color actions for my program.)

Totally feelin' you on the curls issue. I've held off on Pookleting the Peggy mesh for my self-sim's hair, one of the hairs I should want the most, because I need to re-paint the curls at the bottom for maximum shininess, and I haven't felt like doing any digital painting lately. Bleh.

I never really liked the "lady" hair either. It's one of those ones I put in game, and feel it looks nice enough, but then I never want to put it on any of my sims.

Date: 2010-10-03 04:49 am (UTC)
kkkayleighh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kkkayleighh
To clarify my comment that I have now deleted: The filenames were too long for the files to save as .zips. They were cutting off before the file extension and therefore weren't saving correctly. But I added .zip to the end of them and they're fine now.

Either way, it may be a good idea to shorten those filenames.

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Date: 2010-10-03 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sunshine_soda
Woot for lots of male hair! I can't wait to play and make new guys to play with all the hair.

Date: 2010-10-03 09:28 am (UTC)
eefje00704: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eefje00704
I've recently discovered that I'm literally addicted to your hair dumps. I don't know what I'll do when you've reached the end of your list ...

Anyway, I downloaded all of them, as usual, I always download all of your stuff. So thanks very much!

I've also been thinking about what you wrote in the other worlds thread at GOS a while back, about having to take into account whether a statue comes in different sizes for choosing your 'hood's religious symbols. And I just wanted to say that if you have any that you want to use that don't come in the right size, I'd be happy to resize them for you.

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Date: 2010-10-03 10:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amechan84
My Downloads folder DOES NOT thank you >:O Amazing retextures! snagged almost everything!

Date: 2010-10-03 10:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aquilegia
Yaaaaaaaay \o/ I am happy :) Man, you made the Kara hair look awesome.

When this sinus infection stops EATING MY HEAD (I have tactical nuke antibiotics, it's just... taking a while) you will get reduced group versions and gender conversions, oh yes.

Date: 2010-10-03 03:54 pm (UTC)
ext_411880: (Default)
From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.

I'm going to have to make over half of my characters ... you have no idea how happy this makes me!!

Thank you so much, Hat!

Date: 2010-10-03 04:03 pm (UTC)
hidden_kitten: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hidden_kitten
Took a bunch, thank you!

Date: 2010-10-04 01:32 am (UTC)
thosetwistedsims: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thosetwistedsims
Oooh, why must you finally upload these epic hair dumps when I am away and busy? You plan it that way, don't you? :P

Thank you so much! :D

Date: 2010-10-04 04:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supadupageekygirl
Oh my, I was just looking at many of these hairs in game and wondering if someone had recolored them, especially that OFB one. I use it on some of my more "mature" sims. I've added you to my book mark toolbar because you have really made my night. Thanks so much.

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Date: 2010-10-04 09:41 am (UTC)
sunni9676: Not only do I <3 Izzard, but I have Celiac disease (no wheat/gluten) so cake = death for me (unless its gluten free) (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunni9676
Another great collection Hat! I've downloaded nearly all your hairs now and am having fun giving unique looks to all my tester characters. Your selection is so comprehensive I doubt I'll need to download any other custom hairs besides yours. They also look fabulous in the photos I've taken. I'm so happy that you are doing hairs. I had overlooked this issue since I'm not really making Sims yet, but it really does make a difference for a more detailed hood.

Date: 2010-10-05 01:57 am (UTC)
simtarts: (Default)
From: [personal profile] simtarts
Thank you for the hair! I've snagged a whole mess of 'em.

Date: 2010-10-05 05:20 am (UTC)
meshys_sims: Deep Sea Mermaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] meshys_sims
Woo-Hoo! Another great hair dump! I'll be ditching more hairs to use these! YAY!

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Date: 2010-10-05 10:27 pm (UTC)
russianspidercat: (Mrs. C)
From: [personal profile] russianspidercat
I love, love, love your hair dumps! They're all so well done and I love to see the Nouk meshes being given new textures :D

Date: 2010-10-07 03:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you Hat, these are GREAT!!!! as usual! ;)

I realize there is definitely a shortage of "decent" hair for the guys, but I personally think maxis didn't do all bad with some of their male hair meshes. Did you ever consider Pooklet'ing some of those meshes, or is this even possible? I would definitely snatch those if ever you so created them! ;) (I prefer the shorter ones!)

And I TOTALLY AGREE! the"Sweet Polly Oliver" hair DEFINITELY needs to be gender converted!!!!

Off course: Did you or could you "medievalize" (Ha!Ha!) the food prep stuffs? I was watching my sims prepare their food the other day and there was bread from a plastic bag, and a jar of pickles, mayo, mustard...just to name a couple! Anyway, I know you have fixed a lot of other items to customize our medieval 'hoods, and for that I am really thankful for!!! I think I have installed all your medieval-ish uploads, but I don't remember seeing anything to fix this.

Anywho!!! Thank you once again!

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Date: 2010-10-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
sunni9676: Not only do I <3 Izzard, but I have Celiac disease (no wheat/gluten) so cake = death for me (unless its gluten free) (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunni9676
Hat, I'm curious at what you are doing for matching eyebrows with these recolors - has someone pooklet-ed the game brows yet? I did a (mediocre) search and didn't see anything.

Also, I received a request to pooklet neptune suzy hairs (which I don't think were on your list). You make the hair recoloring look so easy with your massive collections, but now I have even more appreciation for your efforts. I did the request - but I think I'll leave the major hair projects in your capable hands!


Date: 2010-10-09 07:06 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well done! Really nice job; it must takes hours to make it!!! I appreciate it!


Date: 2010-10-11 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Just discovered your site tonight, and I am downright squeeful at your gorgeous treatment of these hairs! "Nouk's Own" is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and I *love* what you've done with Cherub. Thanks so much for all your hard work! -Liz

Date: 2010-10-11 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Absolutely love these. I've updated almost all of the hair which is great. You totally rock Hat!


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Date: 2010-10-30 09:00 am (UTC)
eefje00704: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eefje00704
Yes, of course. I don't make a habit of taking back offers ;) And yes, simple things. Definitely resizing, chopping off some part should be doable too, and if by image flipping you mean making a mirrored statue, yes that too. If that's not what you meant, you'll have to explain that further. Just, you know, don't expect me to get everything finished in a couple of weeks. Real life is pretty hectic at the moment. I'll just do one now and then and send you the result.

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Date: 2010-10-31 12:04 pm (UTC)
eefje00704: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eefje00704
Ok, I'll be waiting for your list. As for the UV map thing, download uvmapper. There you can load model, then save texture map, and voila, you have your UV map.

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Date: 2010-11-21 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lissasims.livejournal.com
Did you actually retexture (not just apply Pooklet's actions) to the Nouk Winter Hair? I wanted to make a Pookleted version of both the male and female hairs for GOS' Monthly Theme, but I took one look at the texture and decided that I couldn't rextexture it using Pooklet's textures (which are straight, and wouldn't fit the mesh).

Anyway, I wanted to ask if I could use your recolors for my own set. :)

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Date: 2011-02-12 01:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lalabubus
Thank you for all these male hair - grat choice.

Beside, I love to read everything you write.
I would say more if I'm able to do that in English. But even if I could, I think it would be dreadful comparing to your interesting verbal skills, so I'm going to shut up now :).
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