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A Progress Update...?

I've got a full Henderson Uglacy update on the way, I just have to find a place to host images where it's EASY to batch upload because WOW my photobucket acct is...4500 images over its limit and I'm not going to open a new one because the site is trash and only works on Edge.
Anyway, full update of that. 5-6 years or whatever in the making, but it will happen! I think we're on Gen 9 now, and on my last session I was spouse-shopping for the potential heir (none of gen 9 is even teen yet).

ALSO I started a new project when I realised where I went wrong in Pleasantview, so I will present, in the future when I compile screenshots, Conjunction Junction: a neighbourhood with multiple legacies and households with various rules.

Conjunction Junction features:

  • Even play - a household is played for a season, so all households age evenly and there's no weirdness with different seasons
  • Sunny Cloudburst - heir to a rainbow legacy (pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, grey, white) with scoring and a dog
  • Rainbow Households - 8 houses, each adhering to a different colour (rainbow, plus grey and pink). One of the houses is a reverse alphabet patriarchy, one is a matriarchy. After initial Gen 1 spouse hunt, heirs can only marry from other Rainbow households. Families' surnames are distinct colour names to help me out.
  • Lauren Duncan - a starving artist
  • Olivia Twist - adoption-only household
  • Pitch Probe - abduction-only household
  • An "alien" colony (basically CC eyes and skin and breed those down as long as possible)
  • Georgette Deschamps, whose family will only marry service sims
  • Bob Lamonta - the founder of an ISBI legacy on a beach lot (this will test me, because I like control)
  • A farm, for the spare of any household with a high interest in nature and at least the first gardening badge. Will strictly be a farm and vegetable stand.
  • An asylum, populated only by spares from all households (so, this will run when I fill the lot)

  • All of the sims in Conjunction Junction are from my saved sims: they were all created or born ingame. Only one sim is not my own creation. Face template replacements, blank hood templates, and TONS of townie-enabled Bodyshop cc (the incorrectly-binned brows are going to kill me) will keep this hood looking unique.

    Honestly, I truly don't plan to ever actually finish the legacies in Conjunction Junction, but they'll give me something to do.

    I still play my Pleasantview! It's very large and buggy and has MANY generations. Click here to enter the neighbourhood family tree at Bella Goth and look around. There is a search bar in case you want to see where Angela Pleasant, Beau Broke, and all your fave Maxis Pleasantview characters married into (for instance, Dina Caliente and Don Lothario have great-grandchildren...and some are even from their own love-child).
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    All of my photos are stored on PB, but I'm testing this post with their html link instead of hotlinking directly.

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    Brandi Broke, from my Pleasantview story that I stopped writing but not playing.

    The image works in the entry preview, so I'll see if it still works after posting. If it does, I'll slowly go through and update the images in my advertised downloads. Sorry, but I won't be updating any other posts.

    If you're using CHROME, there is an extension that gets around the block: Photobucket hotlink Fix. I just tested it and I can see all of my stuff again. Thank you, creator.
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    I Did a Thing Today

    Oh my god, you guys. So I watched Salem's Lot and the HOUSE in that movie... It had a curving staircase in the entryway, and the upstairs hallway circled around it and was open to the downstairs. That alone inspired me to BUILD AND FULLY FURNISH AN ENTIRE HOUSE :| I never do that, but I felt like going around the theme of "Old Money". It's $300k, fully furnished and decorated to the best of my ability.

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    omg this dog

    So I've been playing my even Pleasantview for like, the last year, and Angela Pleasant definitely married Dustin Broke. They have a daughter named Coral (d'awww) and they breed small dogs (because I can't play an entire neighbourhood without breeding.... I don't have any cats on the go yet, though, saving that for a spinster lesbian). Of course Angela Pleasant breeds small dogs. Anyway, I started her off with a dog named Delia, who was Breed 5 that I posted forever ago, and Fagan, a standard game mini bulldog or something. He was different from Delia and that's all that mattered. That union had me breed a dog named Audrey, who didn't look like anything special except for retaining her father's ugly face. I bred her with Leroy, some sort of pointy-eared standard Maxis breed that looks like a Basenji. They left me with Fancy, who still had Fagan's face, but thinner. I crossed that with Bailey, who was clearly a Chihuahua or Papillon. If you're interested or lost, here's the only lineage I have. I have no clue where the purple came from, all I know is Collapse )
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    A note on genetics

    Whenever you download one of my sims and it has geneticised eyes, have you ever noticed they play differently than other eyes in your game? I geneticise and townify every single eye I download, on a scale of 1-3 (maybe 3.5), in halfs, according to a few articles I read on human eye genetics (namely, that the order of dominance is basically "brown > green/blue-green > blue/grey > rare colours" and is more complex than that...but this is sims). Curious?

    Dark/medium browns, dark hazels
    medium/light browns, light hazels, dark greens, dark hazels that contain blue
    Light greens, dark green-blues, dark blues, dark greys
    Light blues, light green-blues, dark dark purples/violets, light greys
    Light purples/violets, pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, basically anything unrealistic that I like the colour of
    I don't know what I've put in here, but I bet there's something that I didn't want breeding through too much

    My defaults, then, are 1: dark brown, hazel; and 2: dark blue, light green, dark grey. I picked them out of one of Shadyline's sets. She's my favourite eye creator :D

    My default skins are from multiple creators, and I only chose tones that exactly matched the Maxis ones. After that, I geneticised the rest of my skins based on the defaults. Since I finished that project a few years ago, I've downloaded skins only once or twice, because the hassle of geneticising just isn't worth it. When I get pre-geneticised skins, they rarely fit in with my own set and I have had births ingame where the baby's skin doesn't necessarily make sense.

    Boring post :D I've got half a Henderson update ready, though, so keep an eye open for that possibly next week.