Monday, April 27, 2015

amuse bouche

Intended as a bit of a palate cleanser
from the Grant Park Pt.4 set,
this little set went from
micro to mini.

But first - a PSA:
Meet Hayley!
Hayley struggles with Non-Epileptic
Attack Disorder (NEAD).
You can read what that's like on her GoFundMe page.
Why is this important to me?
Why should this be important to you?

I understand struggle.
I understand feeling helpless in a situation.
As people in a community -
people who have an interest in gaming 
or more specifically - simulation gaming
Many of us also know of struggle - intimately.
In fact - I am going to be so bold as to say:
We found this game as a means of escaping our own 
frustrating lives.
Whether it's an iteration of mental illness,
a medical malady or mystery,
abuse or alienation,
we have come together because of this game
 to comfort each other with
our tales,
our talent,
our brilliance.
We need to have each others backs.
I ask that you help a simmer in need.
It doesn't have to be a weeks pay. 
Just what you can spare.
All contributions help - no matter how small
Even if that's a reblog of Hayley's updates
or your talent to help get word out.

Okay.
The set.
Objects based on real life items
found in the interweb
soooo reeeaaalll
You can almost touch them
but don't.

This set includes:
Three presets with three different tiling options
Three presets ... also with three different tiling options
DIY Table: 3 table bases & 3 table tops. The top has the slots.
The base is coded like a rug and will slide under the top with ease.
Have a look at this set
in its natural habitat:
cc used: stove, terrarium, counters (upcoming release): Exotic Elements
cc used: cactus - Gelina, geometric pattern - Peacemaker IC
cc used: chairs - Exotic Elements
Look at that glow! Woooooowwwww
Okay bubbies
Think this set can be useful to you?
Go ahead!
DOWNLOAD.

If you can help Hayley
Please DO!
Her life will be vastly improved with your support!
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Craftsman chic: Can four be a magick number too?

It only took
a year and a half 
to get back to this set.

Your patience is about 
to be
(hopefully)
rewarded.

That's right bubbies:
More Grant Park.
MOAR.
ahem.

Let's get right into 
exactly what you're going to download.
Cos ...
it's a lot.
64 pieces to be exact.
Accurate, yet anal.

hehe he said anal

Attic window and vents have been placed lower so they'll
fit the gable. If you want to use a specific window/vent, you might
have to alter your square count so it centers properly. Attic windows
align to the bottom of the original windows.
The counter, privacy, special, and fireplace windows all align
to the top of the regular windows.
Left and Right window flank perfectly to the sides of other, regular width, windows.
These are perfect for placement near corners and perpendicular walls.

Part 1 windows - #1 request: make them also 2x1 - so here you go. 
That's a lot of windows.
A.
Lot.
Phew.
But wait ... there is more.
MOAR.
Part one alternate placement - popular request! Narrow doors
work perfectly near corner and perpendicular walls.
Another popular request. This version has 4 channels to CASt!
Narrow archway is great for a narrow hallway. Won't cause wall bleed.
The modular arch works well for especially long archway needs.
Oh sure - you had the fence/railing - but NOW you get a gate. Two in fact.
Wow - this is a lot of stuff!
Oh - but we're not done yet!!
Okay - shoot me. I couldn't get the diagonal perfect. EA didn't even offer
a diagonal option. Sheesh!
Column sleeves for options. OPTIONS PEOPLE. Now it isn't even
necessary to have an archway. God love me.
What self respecting Craftsman wouldn't have a buffet?
All self respecting Grant Park homes have one of these.
So there is it.
all 64 motherlovin' pieces.

If you can't make a okay looking Craftsman
with these four parts,
well then you're playing a board game!

Let's have a looksee,
shall we?
 
Before
After

Download:
Download Sim3Pack format
Download Package format
Also - for those of you who prefer it,
Grant Park Parts 1 - 4 (plus Pocci's Curtains) in a merged package file
Download Merged Package*
*Make sure you if you install this merged package you remove the single files!

Update 4/1/15:  No joke - I have pulled together my first collection file.
(parts 1-4 plus Pocci's Curtains)
The icon will look like this:
 Instructions included, but quickly:
install the Collection file into your Collections/Users folder
Install the Icon file into your Mods/Packages folder
Thanks to Inge for creating Collection Tweaker, Desiree-UK for pointing it out, 
Berryique for linking the original collection file, 
Pocci for her original Collection file (parts 1-3) and the curtains! 
Thank you also to all the folks at Tumblr who tested this collection file:
ColorboxSims, Nyx1961, and Pocci herself! (mwah! <3)
If you don't know what a collection file is or
you know but you don't use them - you don't have to install this!

CC Used in photos (if uncredited, it's a store item, a game item, or found on this site):
Exterior shots: Plants, Plants, Plants
Siding, Siding, Siding, Siding
Picture 21 - Lucite DiningTable
Picture 24 - Arm Chair / Window Seat
Picture 25 - Log Basket / Craspedia
Picture 28 - Counters / Round Dining Table / Stove
Picture 29 - Desk


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Aht Shmaht

Well, hello Valentine!
Have you ever been in a museum
and you see something that is seemingly ordinary
or lacking skill?
Your instinct is to question its validity.
Is it art?
Well it's got a little sign on it.
Gotta be . . . right?

Readymade.
It's a term we take for granted.
Originally meant to differentiate
from Handmade,
the term was appropriated by Marcel Duchamp
to describe a type of art. 
A Readymade was "an ordinary object elevated to the dignity 
of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist"

In the spirit of the Readymade
I have taken two ordinary EA objects and made
something new.
"Bicycle Wheel" inspired by the one by Marcel Duchamp
A bicycle wheel from the adult bike
and the base game cheap stool
(gently modified)
 
Comes in two presets
for a mere 52 simoleons.
There are four channels so you
can make it look however you want.
That's fancy, yo.
It's like ... you're an artist too.
(mind is blown)
 But is it art?

Sure is.
How do I know?
There's a little sign next to it.

These art plaques are very handy.
You can get these too.
They can identify art.
And because it is a plaque 
it cannot lie.
Therefore, whatever you put it next to
is, indeed, art.
(Not to be confused with the specimen plaque that 
can confirm that, indeed, you are looking at a tree)

Not sure what that thing is EA included with that SP/EP?
Throw a sign on it - presto - it's high art.
No one will question you.
In fact . . . you'll be called an intellectual.

You can even
Create a paradox
....
So there you have it bubbies.
My valentine's day gift to you.


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