November 27, 2011

Pic spam, as promised!

Here's an overview of the school. I liked the idea of it being set up as an Elaborate University High, since it's supposed to be a fancy private school.

November 21, 2011

More News

To make a long story short, I got a new expansion pack and ended up having to uninstall and reinstall everything all over again. However, I'm basically done with all of the important places, so I'll work on the chapter over the holiday.

Picspam should follow shortly.

October 22, 2011

Good News, Bad News

The neighborhood the Ophelias story is set in has been kind of glitchy and annoying lately. I would place a lot somewhere, visit it to build or whatever, and see that the lot was completed flooded with water and I had no way to fix it (I can only place decorations in neighborhoods, not edit the terrain or get rid of the water somehow). So the neighborhood ended up looking kind of weird and I would keep forgetting that I couldn't put lots in this or that spot and the whole flooding thing would happen all over again.

Yesterday, I accidentally/on purpose deleted the entire neighborhood. This means that I have to remake everyone and everything, but I'm not really that cut up about it.

Good news:
  • Characters will get the *correct* names now.
  • Characters won't look like clones (I generally just used face templates for everyone, but this time I'm trying to make them look like individuals, not just semi-attractive).
  • The neighborhood (which needs an actual name instead of "Story"; I'm open to suggestions) will be a lot more organized. I plan on having actual nice and bad parts instead of nice and "bad" streets, etc. Before, I just put lots wherever there was space.

Bad news:
  • Like I said before, I have to remake everyone and everything. I'm going to focus on plot-relevant places first (like the school, which is basically the only setting for the next several chapters) before working on things like houses and the rest of the neighborhood, but it's going to take a while. 

Don't worry, though. It's not like I'm going to stop working on the story while I build everything.

September 22, 2011

Chapter 3: Invitation


Warnings: Death, painting the fourth wall

September 6, 2011

Still alive...

Oh damn. Two chapters in and I'm already doing this.

I wouldn't say that things have been crazy, but time has just kind of wandered away from me. First, I got Seasons and Apartment Life in late July, so I've been playing around with those for a while. One of my favorite things about the Sims 2 (other than actually playing the game) is checking out all of the new stuff that comes with the expansion packs. I'm a very match-y person, so I want to look through all of the folders, and I want to redecorate every single house, etc. I also did an impromptu Asylum Challenge to play with decorations, but they're on the third winter and nobody's died. I swear, they just want to spite me.

July 30, 2011

Chapter 2: Care


Warnings: obstructive bureaucrats, bad decorating skills

July 28, 2011

Chapter 1: Discovery


Warnings: Bad news, minor in possession of illegal drugs, pregnancy, dead babies, loud voices, and running in hallways while school is in session.

July 26, 2011


Today, I woke up and decided that I wanted to start on a Sims story. There are several reasons why, but it's mainly because the Sims 2 is fun, especially since I have learned about defaults and replaced almost everything. I also can't seem to be able to write any kind of good prose for my magnum opus, which is a story about a girl who finds out one day that her mother is a serial killer. And then her life goes downhill from there.