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Mad Poster
#10926 Old 26th Sep 2021 at 2:45 AM
There was a time when the newest housing fad in simland was shipping containers. there are a few featured here.

Now it appears the fad has become possible in the real world.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/us/c...-cfc/index.html

I'm surprised it hasn't become more popular-the housing crisis is bad enough that these would be an acceptable replacement for tiny houses or trailers (er, 'manufactured houses).

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Instructor
#10927 Old 26th Sep 2021 at 3:04 AM
I find it weird that children can call for various services. Like how is an 8 year old going to hire a repairman and pay for it and everything while the parents are at work? I get this is sims but when irl you grow up repeatedly hearing "must be 18 or older to call" all over tv commercials...
Field Researcher
#10928 Old 26th Sep 2021 at 10:24 PM
I suppose that children and teens were given some options so that they could live alone in case of being orphaned, although more important ones such as cooking for childs were forgotten ... It's what I always thought.
Instructor
#10929 Old 27th Sep 2021 at 11:34 PM
Downloading new custom content little by little and taking the time to organize it into folders, test each new thing in my game, and add to collections if needed may not be as much fun as downloading tons of stuff willy-nilly, but it's worth it, really.
Field Researcher
#10930 Old 29th Sep 2021 at 10:49 PM
I finally found a hairstyle that destroys one of maxis. All afternoon doing the 50-50
Link Ninja
#10931 Old 29th Sep 2021 at 11:20 PM
"My male sims need more shorts."

I then proceeded to search and bookmark ones I want to download.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Mad Poster
#10932 Old 30th Sep 2021 at 9:11 PM
Today, my landlord and his 2 male relatives decided to install a new gas heater in my apartment.
During the re-arrangement of furniture that involved moving one large baker's table/rack to my bedroom, he caught a glimpse of my computer monitor on pause during a game of "Banished".
(He's Vietnamese, and has a very heavy accent)
He there upon asked me, "Sims?"
I said, "No, that isn't the Sims, but I do play it."
"A very long time ago!"
Me: "Yes it was! But I still like to play it!"

I should have showed him my game..but man, I feel old now-and he knows how old I am!

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Mad Poster
#10933 Old 30th Sep 2021 at 9:28 PM
Being old means you keep beating everything that's tried to kill you. Be proud of it.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
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Mad Poster
#10934 Old 30th Sep 2021 at 11:27 PM
My favorite saying about the subject:

"Don't lament getting old, It's a privilege denied to many." (link to good article: https://exploringyourmind.com/dont-...ge-denied-many/)
Mine:
"Just think of how many people you have outlived by getting old."

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#10935 Old 30th Sep 2021 at 11:54 PM
I much prefer being old to being young; I was pissed off with everything in my teens & 20s but now I laugh at what a fuss I made!

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Mad Poster
#10936 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 12:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsample
I much prefer being old to being young; I was pissed off with everything in my teens & 20s but now I laugh at what a fuss I made!


Laugh? I feel embarrassed many times when I recall what a jackass I was. Let's admit facts, everyone is one when they're young. It's growing out of it and learning from it that enables you to grow older.

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Mad Poster
#10937 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 3:50 AM
...to disagree...I was an obedient child, a fearful teen. Now I'm old; I've earned the right to be opinionated. .and bossy, and look, act, think, feel, however I want. Inappropriate? bite me

Namaste... or "go"
Mad Poster
#10938 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 4:20 AM
That's step 1.

Hoh Abba Dah No
I chase time with this dope rhyme and it's fine

Mad Poster
#10939 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 8:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranH
There was a time when the newest housing fad in simland was shipping containers. there are a few featured here.

Now it appears the fad has become possible in the real world.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/us/c...-cfc/index.html

I'm surprised it hasn't become more popular-the housing crisis is bad enough that these would be an acceptable replacement for tiny houses or trailers (er, 'manufactured houses).


Used in Africa and also South Africa often; from student housing to businesses to homes.

(As for the old age - man, it is wonderful - and I am grateful to have come all the way ).
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Mad Poster
#10940 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 1:37 PM
Remember when I said this?
Quote:
I'm pretty sure that GOS will have the annual "Spooky Dip" they sponsor every year-but they haven't announced when it runs, yet.


They announced it today:
Spooky Dip 2021! Submissions and discussion

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Field Researcher
#10941 Old 2nd Oct 2021 at 11:20 PM
I have found that to create more unique sims without cc sometimes I am better off creating them with a cc hairstyle first. Always using the same hairstyles of the game clouds my mind and I start to see all the sims the same.

I suppose that it is a question of perception of each one.
Scholar
#10942 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 12:10 AM
Buck Grunt won the Tsang Footwork Award for excellence in dancing, but had zero Body skill. So . . . dancing isn't a good physical workout? I seem to remember the dancers from Fame having something to say about that idea!

Second random thought: probably at least half the people reading this are too young to have a clue what I'm talking about.
Mad Poster
#10943 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 12:36 AM
Don't underestimate the age of the demographic here.

Nope, dancing is unfairly treated as not part of a fitness regimen; possibly because it'd be too easy to get fit, with all the spontaneous dancing sims do.

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#10944 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 12:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueAlien
I seem to remember the dancers from Fame having something to say about that idea!


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Mad Poster
#10945 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 5:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peni Griffin
Don't underestimate the age of the demographic here.

Nope, dancing is unfairly treated as not part of a fitness regimen; possibly because it'd be too easy to get fit, with all the spontaneous dancing sims do.


There is, however, a mod for that! Now do I remember who made that or have it in my game on my new old computer? No, of course not. But I do think it's a very appropriate mod, and sooner or later I will find it or get it back in.

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Scholar
#10946 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 5:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peni Griffin
Don't underestimate the age of the demographic here.


I'm not sure I am. I know a lot of us are older, but there's a surprising number of teens and young 20s, too. And it's a horrible thought, but there are probably parents of teenagers who are still too young to remember Fame (at least the TV series; they may have seen the movie at some point)!
Forum Resident
#10947 Old 6th Oct 2021 at 5:04 PM
Haha, I'm defiantly one of the younger ones here; I'm 20 turning 21 this month. I'm the same age as the entire The Sims franchise (I think) and another one of my favourite games of all time (FFIX). I don't know how I feel about that. I've never heard of Fame, but then again I'm not a massive TV or movie watcher, I just watch YouTube and anime

As for my random thought...

Something that I just noticed with a lot of the women in Veronaville, provided it isn't just me who thinks this, but a large majority of them seem to be built off of the "Cassandra Goth Face Template," the actual archetype name escapes me at the moment. The mouths in particular look ripped from that template and Beatrice Monty looks extremely similar to Cassandra and Don's offspring; she could seriously pass of as a long lost relative of Isabelle Lothario and it's throwing me for a loop.

The only sims I've noticed it with are Juliette, Hermia, Miranda, Bianca, and Beatrice. Not bad in the grand scheme of things, but I feel like I'm seeing Cassandra everywhere. The mouth is a giveaway for me. Tank is built off of this template also, again, it's the mouth that gives it away and the fact that his two eldest daughters who inherited his mouth have similar looking mouths to Cassandra.

I don't know, I might just be over-analysising their faces and in actuality there is no relation with Cassandra's facial archetype, but it's something that popped into my head yesterday that I needed to get off my chest. Just to say it and get confirmation whether I'm not the only one who thinks this

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10948 Old 6th Oct 2021 at 11:27 PM
Well, tomorrow is my big day: threescore and ten -- the Allotted Span. Even by my quite generous standards, 70 is really the beginning of old age. (When my sister was 14, she used to think that girls of 19 were "past it"! My scheme in contrast, worked out when I was a child was: 0 to 39 - young; 40 to 69 - middle aged; 70 and over - old).

Myself I still feel more like 17 than 70. It all feels a bit scary. So I think I'll work even harder to try to keep the Grim Reaper away from my Sims -- and from myself!

I'm not the only one starting to feel their age. Gloria's current career notes read:
'You're at the top of your game. Your body works like a well-oiled machine, but it's taking longer to recover from your injuries. How long can you remain "Number One"? It's probably a good time to start thinking about future opportunities. You may be retiring much sooner than you think.'

Oooh! Gloria won't like that. Her whole understanding of herself has always been young, attractive, confident, outgoing and super-fit. Andrew won't like it either. The game now officially calls Gloria a "Superstar", but to Andrew his mum has always been a superstar. I fear he'll start to worry if he sees her slowing down.

I was trying to avoid looking, but editing a custom career based on the Athletic career meant that I couldn't help seeing that Gloria's next promotion will take her out of playing and into coaching. I'm sure in her heart Gloria would rather keep playing at the top of her game forever. I see she needs a charisma point to get that next promotion; I think I can probably use that fact to hold off her getting that promotion for the foreseeable future.

I have a very full schedule for my birthday tomorrow, but if I can manage to spend any time with my Sims, I'll try to make sure that I spend it at 19 Chorus Court with Gloria, Andrew, Julian and Garry -- my best and oldest friends in Veronaville. It feels kind of appropriate to share an important milestone (or millstone??) in my life with them. After all, they've let me share in the big moments in their lives.

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Mad Poster
#10949 Old 6th Oct 2021 at 11:54 PM
I'm sure Gloria will enjoy coaching once she reaches that point. But it's true that with aging off there's no point in hurrying.

The top level of sports is Hall of Famer, which involves going to lots of parties, watching games from the VIP lounge, and generally promoting the sport and Good Causes to keep the absurd amounts of money rolling in. She'll probably enjoy that, too. Eventually.

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#10950 Old 7th Oct 2021 at 12:38 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @AndrewGloria !!!!!!!!!!!!

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