Friday, July 30, 2010

Addicted to Sims?

I'm a chronic insomniac.  So much so that my doctor has prescribed medication to help me sleep when it gets too bad.  It's been very helpful.

Last night, I took a pill and went downstairs to read until the pill took effect.  I remember putting my book down, turning off the lights and going upstairs. That's the last thing I remember before waking up this morning.

Hubby told me he woke up at 2:30 and watched television until he felt sleepy, again.  He did this in our bedroom.  I was sure I was in bed before 2:30.  He said the light was on in the office and he assumed I was in there.  Huh?  What?  I don't remember this at all so I decided to see if I could figure out what the heck I was doing.

I was playing Sims.  I have new saves for the Gwen game.  I have screenshots (some are really, really bad).  Apparently, Gwen slept with at least four sims (made out with?  Woohooed?)!  She had at least one party.  Gavin is a toddler!  I...don't remember any of it.  What the heck did I do?! *snorts*

I'm greatly amused.  I'm adding a couple of the screenies.

I was taking screenshots in buildmode. 

 Head?  Who needs the top of their head?  Pfft.


 It's a broken computer.  How riveting!  And what an interesting angle and distance!

What?  Nice building shot.  Gwen is featured so prominently.  As are the backs of those sims.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

admin type stuff

a) if someone runs across a blogspot blog with a half decent chat, let me know so I can install it. I looked at three and hated all of them.

b) if anyone wants to add to the new About our Contributors page - feel free. Or I can change the name and let everyone know I'm an egotist... :)

The drooling over Late Night may now resume.

Late Night Twitter

Have you all read the info that came from Grant's Twitter session re: Late Night? Wow!  So much goodness.  I'm stunned by everything they're including.  I'm so excited!  I kept running down the stairs to tell hubby all the new stuff.  I'm so excited, I'm Dee excited!

 Thanks for the list, Kaleeko!

* Elevators are being added
* There's a new Romantic Interaction: Make a Move
* Guitar, Drum, Bass, and Piano each have their own Skill
* New "Film" Career: Branches into Director and Actor Paths
* Vampires can pass on their Vampirism to their offspring
* You can actually live in the super tall buildings, and buy the luxury high rises
* There will be a new Town, like Twinbrook, Riverview, etc.
* Vampires will age, but slowly
* New Objects: Shuffleboard, Darts, Bubble Bar, "Professional" Bar, Instruments, Hot Tubs (3 Variaties)
* New Sliders: Breast Slider for Women, a new "Muscle Definition" slider for Men/Women
* Improvements to Chatting while sitting down, drinking (?)
* The "Apartments" will function like the Shell buildings in WA, such as the Pyramids (where the rooms pop up into view and the outside disappears when you choose to enter)
* Mixology will be a new Skill, and you'll be able to work for money, similar to a Tattoo Artist
* You can form a band and perform at Night Clubs (and apparently can perform 'gigs'?)
* There are Acting Auditions in the neighborhood, and shoot B-Roll footage
* Addition of Subways, aka Undergrounds, which are free transportation system; free unless you get Mugged, that is
* New Traits: Shy, and "Star Quality" (Possibly to be renamed?) Star Quality trait will provide an 'Edge' in becoming a Celebrity.
* New Woohoo Places: Hot Tub and Elevator
* The Paparazzi will follow around celebrities; Paparazzi are NPCs only.
* A New FX Machine: can shoot snow, fire, glitter, bubbles, and more!
* Vampires can read minds! Hunt Others! Suck blood! Grow Plasma Fruit! Get burned in the sun!
* It's going to be less of an 'Opportunity' based EP, unlike how the PI career and WA works. (Yay!)
* New Build Tools: Pools on any level, circular pools, Fountain tool, move paintings up and down the wall, half-walls, ability to build inside "Shell" buildings, Stage Platforms, Dance Floor
* New ability to form groups/romantic groups while out on the town, to hang out together
* NPCs (non-active Sims, I assume) will now be able to host parties of their own, which you can 'Crash'
* You can sneak in, bribe, or hack your way into a Night Club -- or just use your Celeb status to get in.
* Water reflections are being added
* You can hire a Butler! (Who will have an 'Ask for Advice' interaction)
* New Music, possibly new Station -- Vampires will have a favorite food, "O Positive"
* There is no DJ Booth in the Nightclubs; it's focused on Live Bands playing instead
* New Facial Hair (such as the Goatee in the video)
* Different clubs will have different degrees of coolness; VIP clubs will have more celebrities, cooler people, better drinks and objects... "Overall higher quality."
* You do get paying playing as a Musician in the club.
* Teen children of Celebrities can get an exclusive job as a "Teen Celebrity"
* The new drinks made by mixologists will have various different 'effects'
* Being a Celebrity isn't a seperate job -- it's earned through schmoozing, doing things in careers, and more.
* Lots of new hairstyles, clothes, etc.

Drooling commencing!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blogging Tips

I'm seeking tips on uploading photos.  Currently when I start a new blog, I hit the add an image button and upload directly from my computer.  I know the pictures should look much better then they do on the blog.  How do you all load your pics into a blog post?


The amazing Kaleeko has already created an incredible custom header for my Mayweather Report Blog.  I luvs it!  Thank you so much!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Free EA Store Stuff

There's lots of different places that post up new free items in the Store as they appear, like one Forum post I know of, but you have to check them regularly to actually catch when they're announced.

But, looks like Snooty Sims is finally "back in business" so to speak (the sites had a bit of a lull lately), and the owner has updated the site with a new page showing all the free items you can download at the Store.

I actually ended up seeing a lot of items I didn't know were free -- hopefully you see one or two yourself.

Click here to go to Snooty Sims' EA Store Free Stuff List.

I almost messed up.
I changed the name of the blog "liferebelstyle" to the one above so now you can't get to the twinbrook blog through the old link. Sorry if it causes problems for anyone. I didn't know it was going to be such a hassle.

The story is about my new sim Sarah Bradley. Right now I'm just plain frustrated.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Welcome aboard Marty!

Our newest member. We expect big things from you. Like talking about stuff. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My goodness what a frustrating morning

So I go ahead and finally update to the latest patch.

Problem 1 - the icon for High-End Loft is gray ???
I go to reinstall it and it says the base game is incompatible - it's too new.

Right so I start the game - and it freezes trying to load one of my saves.
Force Quit and try again. Same result.

Brain finally kicks in and says 'Hey, maybe Twallan's older mods aren't compatible with this patch' Yep, brain was correct. Taking out mods == load ok.

So I went forth and downloaded the new MasterController, StoryProgression, StoryProgression extras, The Dresser, and Dreamer. Try again and yes it all starts.

Oh, and I can see and use high-end loft items too. They are in buy mode, and there's at least one in the house.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kaleeko is our newest official contributor

Now that you're on the contributor list, you can start your own posts as well as answer ours.

I was going to add Marty too but alas, I have no email addie so no invite.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Confirmed EP

The rumors are true.  Sims 3 Late Night is confirmed.

New nightclubs, new things to do and vampires are back!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Twallan's Mods

Twallan is creating more and more tunable mods.  I have no idea what that means other then it's not a core mod or a scripted mod (which he has been using).  He's implemented an Overwatch Mod and made other changes.  Would anyone who moves to the new mods let me know what they think?  How easy is it to change defaults, etc?


Sunday, July 04, 2010


Yet another blog

Sims 3 short stories

The reason for another blog is that this story will *seriously* not fit into any of the current ones. It shouldn't be too long a story, I have no idea if there will be one to follow.

Friday, July 02, 2010