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Brandi’s Dream Episode 1: Pleasantview Machinima + CC Haul Feat BBKZ

Hey guys,

So I know I said I would be back back at the end of November and I had/have every intention of coming back but the truth is, writing makes me nervous. It’s always been very emotionally draining and I’ve been battling two sides of the same coin. I want to write, I feel good when I write but at the same time mentally putting aside time to do so gives me anxiety. So it’s just one of those things that needs to happen naturally, I will come back to writing and more when I’m ready.

The Celebrity Sim Challenge is also going to happen eventually as well but in the mean time I finally had the inspiration to finish a project that I started roughly around Jan of 2020, or this time last year. I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to film the video for a very long time.

In the beginning everyone was just going to be walking down a runway but I figured out quickly that was going to be very repetitive and monotonous with +300 outfits to go through from BBKZ specifically. I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to not only show the outfits so you could view the CC from different angles but be efficient with my time. At one point 12 outfits took up almost 5 minutes and that wasn’t going to do, so I shelved the project for awhile up until a couple weeks ago where I was randomly playing with camera angles in tab mode. I still very much want to learn more about camera angles so if anyone has any good resources or doesn’t mind talking to me about it I’d very much appreciate it! But because of playing with different camera angles, I was loosely able to put this first video together.

This particular series will be in 6 parts because again, 300 outfits is a lot, and I felt 50 at a time allows me to tell a story and show a decent amount of cc at the same time.

My plan for the moment is to showcase as much available maternity cc there is (it’s a lot more than I realized) from Alpha, MM, Male & Teenage Maternity. I chose Pleasantview because it’s familiar to a lot of us Sims Players for nostalgic reasons and it makes for a good story to go along side a CC Haul. Anyway, enough rambling, here is the series:

Brandi’s Dream: Episode 1

New Sims Challenge: Celebrity Asylum Coming Soon!

I was talking to my friend LadyA on my Sims 2 CC Discord server during the Thanksgiving holiday in voice chat and she shared some funny links with me from Garden of Shadows, Good Genes Challenge. The concept is simple, take really hideously deformed Sims and see how how few generations you can breed out the ugly. The link she shared had some real dooseys.

That being said, it got me thinking of the challenges I’d play back in the mid 2000’s. Before the Good Genes Challenge, there was a challenge called the Uglacy. Or in other terms, the Bad Genes Challenge. The idea was based on the original Sims 2 Legacy Challenge written by Pinstar where the main goal was to make it through 10 generations with one family tree. There were countless spin offs with this, the ABC legacy, Matriach Legacy, and obviously the Uglacy Challenge.

The Uglacy Challenge was something that always made me laugh. There was one writer in particular that I could not get enough of and I believe she actually completed the challenge but remembering her username I could not for the life of me begin to recall. I only remember that by the end of generation 10, it had gotten pretty mutated, that the first generation Sim married in was Sandy Bruty and she had nick named Sandy Fish Lips, a term I’ve forever used since. Then she started of course the Prettacy challenge or what’s now known as the Good Genes Challenge.

I didn’t follow that one quite as closely as I do believe the family’s genetics got solved pretty quickly but LadyA’s mention sparked off an idea in my head. What if we turned an entire town into hideous Sims and brought in really pretty Sims, no celebrities! (the most known for being pretty, right?) and mixed their DNA in with the gene pool. I spent an entire day searching the web for already created celebrities for the Sims 2. It wasn’t too hard to find oddly enough, and by the end of the day it was shy shy of 60 celebrities. There would have been closer to a 100 if not a lot of the links resulted into broken CC but I digress.

Now that I had these gorgeous celebrities, now what? I added a handful of so really crazy looking Sims but after getting so invested in creating all these now townie Sims, I wanted to play with them first, but how? That’s when my previous series of the Asylum came up. I was going to chose 8 random celebrities and lock them up and the first one to achieve their life time want, was going to get their freedom, or enslavement into another challenge but lets not focus on that at the moment.

I’ve been busy working all weekend and part of the week already on this and I’m excited that it should be ready soon. I can’t say for sure when but you can check the top of the Sims page on my site here to learn more. I’ll post more as I know/go and I’ll be updating the YouTube page. I’m not fully returned to YouTube or anything like that, this is just something fun for me that I am enjoying. I hope you will love it too and here’s a little sneak peak of a Thumbnail for the first episode.

Sincerely,

SarahSmiles

Persistent Gets The Girl: Chapter 16 of the Homemaker Legacy

Paul never gives up wanting to go out on dates or to go steady, he has literally no one he’s attracted to and last time he tried to ask Marsha out on a date she didn’t even show up on a lot. You have to give it to Paul, he is persistent about not letting rejection get to him.

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Starting to Prep For University: Chapter 14 of the Homemaker Challenge:

I have to say that I’m shocked over Victoria’s reaction to there being a dog on her bed and actually wanting to praise Shelby. Victoria only has 3 points of interest in animals and she seems so nonchalant about it. But I mean okay, sure.
(I am experimenting with aging mods for those that noticed the Victoria becomes an elder in 32 days)

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Going Steady: Chapter 13 of the Homemaker Challenge

Paul gain’s a creativity skill point although I’m not exactly sure when he started taking violin lessons. Must be something he’s only doing at school. But hey good for him. Also because of Minnie’s interest in fishing her interest in nature turned to gardening I guess kind of chance card. I will say, that is something I do prefer in the Sims 4 verses the Sims 2, Sims 4 does a much better job at neiching down specific skill sets and not lumping one interest into all areas. Gardening and fishing are not the same except in the Sims 2. But I mean, hey maybe this is something we can work with at a later date.

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Teenagers: Chapter 11 of the Homemaker Challenge

We last left off the Homemaker challenge with a very dramatic episode of the twins getting into private school. It’s late Friday night and Minneapolis had rolled the want to do her brother Paul’s homework. She has the want to go fishing but also to talk about her hobby enthusiasm. I like the idea of her mother hearing noises coming from downstairs and going to find Minneapolis ecstatically chatting her ear off about science. Perhaps she’s asking Victoria if she’s aloud to go star gazing or perhaps excited to join in on a science club at her new school. Either way it’s very late and if she has the same want in the morning to go fishing, New York is going to take her to go fishing again.

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Is That My Child?: Chapter 9 of the Homemaker Challenge

Minneapolis just finished inviting over child townie Orlando Bertino over to her house when a strange man in very strange garb lets himself into the home.
“Minnie,” New York asks, “Do you know this man?”
“No dad,” Minneapolis replies.
Minneapolis has a very high interest in sci-fi and spends a lot of time out doors star gazing or staring at the plants. At least he looks the part of his hobby instead of when the fitness hobby instructor greeted New York dressed as the cooking hobby instructor and when the cooking hobby instructor showed up dressed as fitness hobby instructor.

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