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Caeruleus Astrummanus: Chocoholic Bookworm

by Neithan Posted 10th Jun 2007 at 5:58 PM - Updated 17th Jun 2007 at 5:45 AM by Neithan : Added a link to the hair recolours
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Hi there! This is my first upload n__n; I've been working on creating a satisfactory Cae Sim for a few months now, basically since I started playing the Sims 2 - Cae being a character of mine from an original story/RP, that I've had for almost three years. I keep tweaking and trying to get him close as possible to my mental image of him, so I must have gone through at least five iterations before the current one.

Since I've spent so long on him, and I think that I've finally gotten reasonably close to what I want, I thought I'd try to share him with others too.

Edit: I've done a few colour-binned recolours of the hair; they can be found here!

Caeruleus Astrummanus

Cae the character was actually created for a fantasyish world setting, but I decided to make a modern version for Simming.

Character Bio:
He's a serious sort, who doesn't smile very much and generally prefers the company of books to humans.



Unless you have chocolate. Then he goes all "n____n", at least until the sugar wears off.

He's a clean freak and tends to rearrange things and do housework when he's extremely stressed. But never ask him to cook for you, unless you're trying to get food poisoning to avoid work or class, or want your home to burn down.

Despite appearing rather cold, Cae cares deeply for the select few he's close to and is actually rather sentimental. He'd willingly bend over backwards to please them, and often has in the past. His extreme determination is both his strength and his biggest flaw.


On a slightly random note, the blue ends of his hair are natural, in the story he was made for. His mother had blue hair, and he kept his own long in her memory, when he discovered it turned blue when grown past a certain point. Not that he ever told anyone the reason.

Reference pictures:

All of the artwork pictured are my doodles.

Notes:
If you intend to breed him, I can't guarantee that the kids will turn out good looking, because I moved some of the features quite a bit off the base lines, so it's likely that Maxis will warp the faces quite strangely when combining it with another Sim's features. Although if you're playing him by his original character, it wouldn't be a problem anyway. >>; He'd probably be the uke in a relationship.

I have all the expansion packs, but I took out meshes with CleanInstaller, so he should work even with the base game alone.

Custom Content by Me:
- Caeruleus Sim
- Hair texture and colour (my first attempt at it @[email protected]; )

Custom Content by Others [INCLUDED]:
- Skin: Pixie Glow by Enayla
- Eyes: Crystal eyes by icedmango (made default by Smooch)
- Eyebrows: helaene – realistic brows – 1
- Eyeshadow: helaene – 1225 shadow – beige
- Eyeliner: by rose#[email protected]
- Blush:
Rensim – Triple Threat – Bronzed
Alkaloid matte powder for the early spring skin
- “Costume makeup”:
Teeth 02 by Mermaid Cove
Hairline by [email protected]
- “Glasses”:
Natural short cut nails [light] by Ghanima Atreides
Nela_male by Joyle (necklace)

Custom Content by Others [NOT INCLUDED]:
You may not need all of them, if you don’t want the clothes, for example.
- Hair: Mesh by Raonjena; you’ll need to register with the site to download it, but it's free to do so and download.
- Nail mesh: by Shadylady, found here – http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=179574
- Necklace mesh: by aikea guinea can be downloaded from http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=205822
- Clothes: BlueSims
- Eyes: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=230727 I used the darker blue from Set 2, I think. Not sure if you’ll need to download this, actually, but just in case.
- Lipstick: Rensim – Lipsticks – Golden Plum. Some of the screenshots were taken with Cae wearing this, so I listed it here in case anyone wanted to grab it.

A huge thank you to all the custom content creators, for all the amazing work!

Terms of Use:
- Please don't upload Cae, the hair or my art in the reference pic to any site under your name.
- You can alter him anyway you like, or breed him. But if you intend to upload the new Sim(s), please give the appropriate credit and provide a link back. I'd appreciate you letting me know too. No pay sites.
- If for some reason you'd like to recolour the texture for the hair for your personal use, feel free, although I’ll probably upload a set of recoloured versions soon. But if you intend to upload it, please credit it to me and let me know, and link back. No pay sites.
- Credit for use in stories/movies/pictures is appreciated but not mandatory.
- If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a PM or ask here. : )

Custom Content by Me:
- Caeruleus by Neithan
- Caeruleus hair
- Caeruleus hair

Custom Content Included:
- helaene - realistic brows - 1 by Helaene
- by rose#[email protected] by Rose
- Natural short nails [light] by Ghanima by Ghanima Atreides
- matte powder for the early spring skin by alkaloid
- helaene - 1225 shadow - beige by Helaene
- nela_male by Joyle by joyle
- Teeth 02 ~ www.mercosims2.com by Mermaid Cove
- EyeCandy hairline by EyeCandy
- Rensim - Triple Threat - Bronzed by RenSim
- Pixie Glow by Enayla by Enayla

Additional Credits:
Much thanks also to GunMod for the Camera Mod, HystericalParoxysm for the tutorial on picture taking, and Squinge and JD-Movies for making it possible to get the Sims into specific poses - now my pics don't totally suck XD



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