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Sep 29, 2010Computer issues... again.
Aug 16, 2010A whole lotta change
Jan 27, 2010Good News and Bad News
Dec 29, 2009Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and an update!
Dec 03, 200950, 000 Downloads!!
Nov 26, 2009Up for a Challenge?
Nov 21, 2009An Open Letter to My Pets! (funny)
Oct 12, 2009The Sim Shack
Oct 10, 2009Reasons Why The English Language is hard to Learn (for those who need a laugh)
Sep 27, 2009New Stuff!!!
Blog post added Sep 29, 2010 | 1 comments
Alas, after battling with my computer and losing every time for the last year and a half I have had enough!!!
My father works as an IT specialist and for my birthday last year put together a computer for me that I was assured would run the Sims exceptionally well. And it did when I first got it and back when I was creating for the Sims 2. However, since then we have battled with blue-screens, crashes to desktop, freezes, unexplainable errors and every horror imaginable.
Originally we thought the problem was the game. I mean, it's quite well known that Sims 3 does not like to run on quad-core processors. We have replaced the hardrives, mother-board, graphics card... pretty much every component in the damn thing and it still crashes. Only now the problem has become so bad that I cannot even open my game. The machine will blue-screen before it even loads. It crashes form the desktop at least five times a day (quite often two or three times in quick succession). Itunes, mozilla firefox, messenger, and even microsoft word won't work most of the time, which is now interferring with my school-work. Basically, I can't do anything... which is driving me insane because I have a sketchbook full of ideas and I can't even open my game!!!
So hopefully *nudge nudge* santa will come early this year and bring a new computer with him! ;)
In the meantime though, I'm organising to"borrow" a family member's laptop so I can still create. So you can still expect to see the odd creation from me in the coming weeks and months, just not a frequently as I would like!
Blog post added Aug 16, 2010 | 1 comments
First of all, I'd like to thank all those wonderful people who have left comments in my guestbook or on my creations. You guys are awesome!
And now for the reason behind my delay with getting back to you guys and getting more houses out. My family and I have recently moved inter-state. We now live in the sea-side town of Hervey Bay, Queensland. For any of you not familiar with Australian geography, it's just on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef... It's absolutely lovely and I'm enjoying the tropical, sunny weather!
Things are finally beginning to settle down. My computer has been set up for a while now, but we haven't had very good internet access. I've had time to build heaps! But I can't upload yet... :/
The good news is that I have a huge range of modern and traditional houses, big and small, ready to upload as soon as I get a reliable internet connection (which should be by the end of the week *crosses fingers*), including a set of four modern beach homes!
Blog post added Jan 27, 2010 | 0 comments
The good news is: *drum roll* we're currently testing a solution to the computer troubles!!! And so far, it's looking good. Hasn't crashed once yet! We've updated the computer to windows 7.
The bad news is that since it was running on Windows XP before, I had to completely wipe the computer and do a clean install. Admittedly, I had a few things backed-up, but I've lost a fair bit. Including my story neighborhood. So I am very, very sorry to any Another Life fans. :(
Anyway, since I am installing the game as we speak you can start expecting a few lots (though I don't know how much I'll get done with school starting the day after tomorrow) over the next few weeks, and maybe another story... if I'm feeling particularly inspired. ;)
Blog post added Dec 29, 2009 | 1 comments
I hope you all had a wonerful Christmas (for those who celebrate it)! I also hope that this coming year wil bring you lots of happiness, fortune, love and (of course) sims!!!!! I hope all the good memories from the naughties will stay with you forever and you can look back on what has been a wonderful decade and smile.
Now for the update part:
I am incredibly sorry for the delay in my creations and stories... The good news is that school holidays last until the 29th January and my computer is fixed!!! Hooray!!!! I've had plenty of time since Christmas to create and I have four (I think. Maybe five) New lots coming out that I have uploaded...and a few more that are awaiting finishing touches and will be uploaded and published some time in thenew year. I'll give you a sneak peak at two new lots coming out soon:
And I'll leave you with another invite to join TheSimShack!
I'm sure you've heard it all before, but it's a great place. Full of friendly and familliar faces! If you're looking for a relaxed forum atmosphere, or just to make new friends, it's perfect! There's lots of games and places to promote your own creations, too! And, of course, lots of information about the games!
Check it out at www.thesimshack.com (copy and paste into url)
Blog post added Dec 03, 2009 | 1 comments
I really, truly, honestly have to thank everyone who downloads my creations.
I mean, can you imagine my excitement when I log on today only to find that I've conquered the 50, 000 download mark?
So I'd like to give an extra big by giving an extra big thannkyou to those people who leave comments, or even take the time to press the little love-heart "thank" button. It meas a lot, it really does. I hope you guys continue to enjoy my creations in the future!
Blog post added Nov 26, 2009
If you're looking for a gaming challenge, the SimShack started it's first ever 'Monthly Challenge' yesterday. Head over to thesimshack.com to take a look.
The objective is just to see how many parties you can throw! You can play TS3 or TS2. Check it out to see the rules and point-system. If you participate and keep a tally of your points, you'll win a certain amount of simoleans (part of a reward system on the site) that you can spend in the simolean shop! Sign up now to take part!!!! And don't forget to stick around for the January challenge!
Blog post added Nov 21, 2009 | 3 comments
I got this in an e-mail, and I thought a few of you lighter-hearted people would enjoy this... ;D
To all cats and dogs:
The dishes with the paw-prints on them are yours. they contain YOUR food. The other dishes are mine and contain MY food. Please note; placing a paw in the middle of my plate does not claim it as your own. Nor do I find it pleasing in the slightest.
The stair-case was NOT designed by NASCAR. Beating me to the bottom is NOT the objective. Tripping me doesn't help much, because I fall faster than you run.
I cannot buy anything larger than a King-size bed. I am very sorry for this. Do not thinkI will continue sleepin gon the couch just to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicualr to eachother, stretched out to the fullest extet possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hang out is nothing but sarcasm.
The propper order is to kiss me, THEN go sniff the other cat or dog's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
For teh last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom. If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, bark, try to turn the handle or get your paw under the edge and pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years now. Canine or feline assistance is not needed.
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following note on my door:
To all non-pet-owners who visit and like to complain about other peoples pets:
1. They live here, you don't.
2. If you don't want fur on your clothes, stay of the furniture (hence why they call it FURniture)
3. I like my pets better than I like most people.
4. To you, it is just an animal. To me he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
Remember that in many ways, pets are better than children.
1. They eat less.
2. They don't ask for money all the time.
3. They're easier to train
4. And usually come when they're called.
5. They never ask to drive the car.
6. They don't hang out with drug-using friends,
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. They don't have to buy the latest fashions.
9. They don't need a "gazillion" dollars for college.
And finally, 10. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.
Blog post added Oct 12, 2009
I'd like to take the opportunity to invite all you sim-crazy folk to a little place called the Sim Shack!
It's a sims forum with much to offer, including games, competitions, a few serious discussions and even a couple of downloads. A great place to advertise your work (if your a creator), request something (If you can't be bothered creating...or don't know how) or just sit back and chat to simmers from around the world... and you'll even see a few familliar faces!
So if you're interested in joining just go to www.thesimshack.com (type into url) and sign up!
Blog post added Oct 10, 2009 | 4 comments
This little treatise on the lovely language we share is only for the brave. It was passed down by a linguist, original author unknown. And I thought I should share it with you.Peruse at your leisure, English lovers. Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:
1. The bandage was wound around the wound
2. The farm was used to produce produce
3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse
4. We must polish the Polish furniture
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert
7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present
8. A bass was painted on the head of a bass drum
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes
10. I did not objects to the objects
11.The insurance was invalid for the invalid
12. THere was a row among the oarsmen about how to row
13. They were too close to the door to close it
14. The buck does funny things when the does are present
15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down the sewer
16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow
17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail
18. After a number of injections, my jaw got number
19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests
20. Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
Let's face it- English is a very crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England nor French Fries in France, Sweet meats are candies, while sweet breads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore it's paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and guineapigs are neither pigs, nor from Guinea. And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, two geese. So one moose, two meese? One index, two indicies? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends, but not amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one, what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegatarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all English speakers should be committed to an assylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat change be the same thing, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by flling it out and in which and allarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible....
Blog post added Sep 27, 2009
After a long time with no updates, I sat down at my computer today and submitted four new houses (there's a couple more for later in the week!) and the introduction to a new story! Yay! Here's some pics: