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Kneedeep Trailer Park Challenge, 1.3

Hi all, I realised I had played quite a bit over the weekend and had enough pics for another update.

In case you don't already know, the Trailer Park Challenge was created by fuzzy_spork and you can find the rules here

If you haven't read the second chapter of my Keedeep Trailer Part Challenge you can find it right here

Kneedeep Trailer Park Challenge, 1.2

Hello my lovely fellow simmers, I managed play my Kneedeep Trailer Park Challenge over the weekend and now have enough pics for an update.

The Trailer Park Challenge was created by fuzzy_spork and you can find the rules here

If you haven't read the first chapter of my Keedeep Trailer Part Challenge you can find it here

Kneedeep Trailer Park Challenge, 1.1

Long time no see!

I have been very quiet in the last.. umm... couple of years? RL and stuff I won't bore you with. No indeed! I want to entertain you with the latest challenge I have started: Fuzzy's Trailer Park Challenge! Rules found here.

Once upon a time, in a far away town called Kneedeep...

Not a question of "if" but "when"

Talking about irreparable corruption of hard drives.

My sims 2 are all gone.

Not in a fiery ball of smoke but through slow and steady corruption of my hard drive, which I noticed too late to restore my game from backup; I'm worried it'll carry whatever corruption it was that caused the meltdown.

I'm gutted. My OWBC won't be done, and my WYD was so close to being completed! I can officially label them as "Won't be continued." Darn!

Still; life goes on and I now have a brand new hard drive, and though I am sad I am also looking forward to re-installing the game and starting afresh. For one, it gives me a chance to really keep my downloads tidy. I know downloading stuff for my sims will cheer me up because it's like shopping for free! :D

And my first challenge to play and publish will naturally be Fuzzy's TPC.
Playing sims is my chill-time, my reward, my cheerer-upper, my escape, my comfort.... well you're all sims gamers so you know what I mean.

I have not played either my OWBC or my WYD challenges for years - yes years! You see, when I load my game I usually play hoods I don't publish from, I don't want to do that unless I KNOW I will be able to write an update straightaway, and I don't want to write an update till I am more into the sims community again.... it's a bit of a catch 22 really.
The last couple of years it was full-time studying which kept me out of the community, and now it's having a full-time job which is keeping me out. I only started my new job a month ago and there is still SO MUCH to learn, but I hope that once I get more skilled at my job I will be less tired in the evenings and hopefully, fingers crossed, get back into the simming community. Till then, I shall lurk. :)

Buy my album, anyone?

Random meme-type thingy just to let you all know I am still around.

It is 100% nabbed from omgzdani and as random as they come. Thank you Dani.

Here is how you do it:

1 ► Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 ► Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.
3 ► Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 ► Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
5 ► Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

This is my band then; NSW (disambiguation), and album ended up being called "Reality than anything else".
Yes, we like it cryptic here in Shadey-land.

I'm not tagging anyone but you're all welcome to join this procrastinatory bit of fun.

So, would you buy my album? I think it's safe to say it won't be your usual run-of-the-mill pop music.

Have a great weekend everyone!


A little gift to my fellow simmers

Now that I am in Denmark for Christmas and New Year (arrived two days ago), I found time last night to make a tiny little present for you all, because I want you to know that I miss you terribly and I miss roaming and participating in the simming community. *grouphug*
This present is then not only something for your game, it is also my way of saying "I am still around and I will be back!"

I have seen a probe!

Don't ask me what I was doing surfing YouTube when I was meant to be doing System Development homework but I came across this Sims 2 trailer which I haven't seen before and I simply had to share with my fellow simmers.
Unfortunately most of the animations in this trailer wasn't included in the game but still, you've got to admit it's pretty funny.

My favorite part is undoubtedly when they two alien guys get their probes out and the two Knowledge guys promptly clasp their hands on their bums.
So yes, I have seen a probe.
Toddler Mania challenge #2, enjoy.

There will be a few updates to the rules shortly, so look out for them if you decide to give the challenge a try yourself.
Rules can be found on Boolprop.com and in my first Toddler Mania challenge post here.
If you have comments or suggestions to the rules please post them in the Boolprop.com thread.
Comments on this story are of course welcome here.
All set for a bit of procrastination.

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Fifteen men on a dead man's chest!
Cutlass or pistol?
What is the name of your pirate ship?
Where is your secret pirate base?
What kind of loot do you prefer?
What do you and your crew prefer to be called?
Parrot or monkey?
Your capable first mateolivethegreat
Your bumbling cabin boy with a heart of goldc_squared2
The aloof, yet honorable, pirate with a mysterious pastsimkatb06
Is always the first one into the fraymedleymisty
Is the naval officer who ruthlessly pursues your shipdark_dwellersim
Is the comical pirate who is always drunk on grogpixiesims
Is currently in Davy Jones's lockerjoandsarah
The amount of money you make as a pirate$58,993
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Niamh's Story, part Two

Wants and Needs.

Niamh's Story, part Two.

← This way for part One

Niamh's Story, part One

(Stepping away from my normal storytelling mode for a minute to let Niamh you about her life after she left home)

Wants and Needs.

Niamh's Story, part One.

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
Emily Dickinson

Questions from Rachel

Leave a comment saying ":D" and:
-I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
-Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
-Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

1. Which do you prefer, coffee or tea?
Haha, I'm greedy; I like both.
English Breakfast tea with milk is my ultimate comfort drink, I usually have it in the evening. Green tea is my morning drink and then I have herbal teas during the day. Coffee is my after-meal drink, especially after dinner. I also use coffee as my work-drink; having a cup of coffee beside me when I'm working on something really helps me focus and get on with stuff.
So you'll rarely find me without a cup of something beside me and yes; though I frequently have to re-heat them in the microwave, I am also very used to drinking them cold.

2. What's the best thing that has happened to you this year?
Getting an A in HNC computing. Absolutely! I have never before achieved something like that before.

3. Do you have any pets?
My daughters have guinea pigs but they might as well be mine as I am the one who takes most care of them.
Growing up we always had cats and I am very fond of cats, but in my late teens I unfortunately developed an allergy towards cats, otherwise I would definitely have a cat now. Or several.

4. What are some of your guilty pleasures?
You mean apart from simming my life away?
Red wine, crisps and Danish brie. Not necessarily together.

A very guilty pleasure of mine is also that I rather enjoy watching real life emergency programs; ambulance/police/fire rescues, that sort of stuff. I know my mum always taught us not to stop and stare if we saw an ambulance, and I completely agree and would never be a spectator to a emergency unless I felt there was some way my presence was helpful, but I kinda feel that by watching real life emergencies on TV I am not stopping to stare as such but still getting that somewhat perverse curiosity sated.

5. What made you decide to share your hilarious and wonderful Sim challenges?
Very sweet of you to call them that, thank you.

Umm, well I started out on the BBS (don't judge me, I didn't know of all the other great sites) but soon leant of Boolprop.com's existence. I lurked at Boolprop for absolutely ages, feeling that I couldn't just come barging in, but when Bitsy posted the OWBC rules I just knew I had to try that challenge, so I became a member. I had never published sims stories before so it was nerve wracking to do so but my story was well received and now I feel I am old hand at that challenge, and that in spite of the fact that I haven't finished it yet.


Because I am easily distracted

While I was on holiday...
when managing to sneak some computer time...
while I should have been reading the threads and stories I follow...
while my own challenges were crying out to be played and written...

... I got distracted with the GOS "Good Genes III" challenge.

Character memes

I was tagged by leaths to do a 'Ten Things About A Sims Character' about Byte Pinch from my OWBC, and by leilia and pettech68 to do one about Chisel Jersey Pinch, also from my OWBC.

Thank you so much guys, I am so pleased you feel these characters deserve their very own meme.
Byte and Chisel JerseyCollapse )


Can I blame the weather?

I say it's too hot to do anything, to think even.

I am on holiday, was staying in a cabin in Belgium for a little week (which was lovely BTW and lots of fun) - but with no Internet access at all. Now I'm in Denmark staying in my dad's place - where there is good Internet access but where there's family to be visited and stuff my kids want to do, and where the current daytime temperatures hover round the 30 Celsius mark, far higher than anything I am used to.

So; (to get to the purpose of this post) I'm having a lovely holiday but it unfortunately creates variety of obstacles in my commenting on the stories/threads I follow and I hope you'll bear with me; I will get round to it, eventually.

How are you all doing? Up anything interesting simming or RL wise?

Buns in the Oven: T - U

Welcome my dear friends to another WYD update. Grab a cup/glass of your favorite drink and settle yourself, this update is of the long kind.

Buns in the oven: T - U

Rules for this challenge can be found ---> Here.

OWBC Chapter 16

Comments at Boolprop please.

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