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.

Random pic-spam to show I am still alive and playing!

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. :)

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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!
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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!"
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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.

Second Toddler Mania attempt + a little note

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.
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