A Few Final Updates

Hey guys, I hope you’re all doing well and having a great day/night wherever you are. As you can see from the post title I wanted to give you all some final updates on my gaming and laptop issues, as well as my journal status.

Firstly, an update on my technical situation: my country is being hit pretty hard by the pandemic at the moment with daily case numbers in the thousands. So, unfortunately, I’m going to have to hold off on building a gaming pc for the time being. There is some good news, though: my family members all chipped in to buy me a new laptop and, because I miss building and Simming so much, I’ll be temporarily installing both TS1 and TS2 on it until I can focus on buying parts to build my gaming pc.

The second and final thing I want to touch up on is stuff surrounding my journal and blogging in general. I feel like this whole technical tragedy was actually a blessing in disguise, as I now have the chance to start fresh. So, I decided to do just that by switching from LJ to Blogger (here’s the link). I initially tried out Wordpress, but it was too complicated for my brain lol. I’m really nervous to start on a different platform as I’m so familiar with LiveJournal and how it works, but I’ve honestly been considering making the switch for quite some time. This is because, as much as I love the platform, LJ is way past its peak period and is pretty much dead now.

Just to clarify: me switching to Blogger doesn’t mean that I’m going to delete or deactivate this journal. I’ll still leave it up, but it’s just that I won’t be using or updating it anymore. Basically, think of this as an archived journal.

Before ending this post and officially signing off from LJ I wanted to thank each and every one of you guys for reading my stories and following this journal. Thank you for your views, likes, and comments. Whether you were a silent or active reader I appreciate your interest in my Sims and their antics. I also want to thank all the fellow Simmers I met and befriended here for making this experience even more enjoyable.

Happy Simming, folks, and thank you once again! I love you all, and I hope you guys take care and stay safe! 🤗❤️

Boolprop Builders Easter Cottage: 6 Sim Lane (TS1 Residential Lot)

Hi everyone, are you ready for a double upload? 😁 This time I'm going to share a Sims 1 build I had saved in my Google Drive. I made this build for the Boolprop Builders Easter Cottage event on Boolprop, so I originally wasn't going to share it. However, like my most recent TS2 build, I feel like this cottage showcases how my skills are improving with time the more I build. I also want to have a record of all my builds somewhere online, plus some of you guys might even like the cottage and want to download and use it.

Anyway, that's enough talking from my end. Let's begin the house tour, shall we? 😊

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And there you have it, folks; a beautiful cottage for your Simmies to live and enjoy the wilderness in! Also, here's the link to the folder on Google Drive. The file is called 'BBEC - 6 Sim Lane.' The name of the lot in-game is 6 Sim Lane, and it's located in the main neighborhood. When you upload the house into the neighborhood of your choice, it will replace whatever is already there in that lot in that main neighborhood. Also, please note that the lot is empty (i.e. the Sim in the picture, as well as the dragon egg, don't come with the lot. They were just models for the building event on Boolprop).

I hope you guys like the cottage! Let me know what you think of it in the comments down below! 😃

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

Maxis Remodel: Visionary Villa (TS2 Residential Lot)

EDIT: It has come to my attention that two of my downloaded objects (i.e. The Bouncinator 3000 and The DangleMaster Deluxe) were packaged into this lot so, unless you already have them in your game, please uncheck them when using Sims2Pack Clean Installer to import this house in order to avoid potential game borkage.

Howdy hey, folks! As promised I bring to you all the latest house remodel I did before my laptop died on me. Thank God for Google Drive lol. Anyway, I'm not going to drag the intro on for too long because I'm super excited to show you all the new and improved Visionary Villa! I'm actually really proud of this remodel because I feel like it shows how much my building and designing skills have improved since I first started building seriously back in 2019! 😁

So, without further ado, let the showcase begin!

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And there you have it, Simmers: a beautiful house filled with lots of fun activities for Sims of all ages to do! I hope you like this remodel! Let me know what you think in the comments down below, and do leave me a link if you decide to use this house in your gameplay. I'd love to see the lot in action lol. 😋

Before I forget, here's the link to the folder on Google Drive. Next up is the Sims 1 cottage I built for the Easter event on the Boolprop forums, so keep your eyes peeled and your alerts on! 😉

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

A Little Update

Hello again, everyone! I'm back with some updates following the event that I want to erase from my memory.

First, some good news: while going through my Google Drive to download all the lots I built in TS1 and TS2, as well as the Pretacy founders I created, I saw that I had uploaded the latest maxis house remodel I did in TS2 before my laptop quit on me! I also found that I had uploaded a TS1 build I made for the March 2021 'Boolprop Builders Easter Cottage' event on the Boolprop forums! So, I'm going to be making two separate posts, sharing each of the houses with you all in case any of you want to download and use them for your Simmies! I personally think these two builds are some of my best work yet! I'm honestly pretty pleased with, and proud of, the outcomes and I hope you guys will like them just as much! 😃

However, I do have some bad news I need to share with you all: my laptop is basically beyond saving, so I have no choice but to wait until my gaming PC is ready. This means that I sadly won't be playing any Sims for a while. I will be using an old laptop my dad had stored away for other things like blogging and university, though.

That's all for now, but once I have more updates I'll make another post. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for the two residential lots because I'll be uploading them very soon. 😉

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

My Game and Laptop Are Conspiring Against Me

Hey there, everyone, I hope you're all doing well and having a great day/night wherever you are in the world! 🥰

I know I've been making more of these annoucement/update-like posts more than actual challenge posts, but I want to let you all know that I can no longer continue with my Disney Princess or Awesomesauce Pretacy challenges due to gaming and technical issues.

I've been dealing with a lot of glitches and crashes in TS2 lately due to the millions of hacks and mods I downloaded and installed. It doesn't help that my laptop is kind of old, so it tends to overheat whenever I load up my game. On top of all that, while I was playing and taking pictures for an upcoming Didney family update a couple of nights ago, my clumsy and tired self managed to spill hot tea all over the laptop. Naturally everything froze up so I had to forcibly shut the device down, and I pretty much lost everything since the laptop wouldn't work anymore and I didn't have a backup of all my files.

It sucks because I was really looking forward to playing and updating these fun challenges! I also had a TS1 version of The Name Game Challenge that I wanted to start and share with you all (which I teased a while ago in this post). I also lost a lot of important university-related material, so I'm even more upset about the whole thing.

I'm so sorry the Didney and Curcubeu families' stories had to end this way, guys! I'm sure you were all looking forward to more shenanigans from them both, as well as seeing how these challenges would end. ☹️

Huge thanks to my sister for letting me use her PC to make this post, as I had to let you all know what I've been dealing with the past few days. I'll be away for a while to figure things out like where to go from here or what to do next. Not sure how long I'll be gone for, but I will post an update once I have a plan.

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

Those Colorful Curcubeus: Gen. 3 Heir Poll

What's this? A double upload? That's right, folks, it's time to vote once again for a new Curcubeu heir(ess). Who do you want to take over the challenge? Is it Casanova-in-training Coal, family-oriented Ebony, or YOLO adherent Obsidian?

I included the triplet's mini profiles under the cut to reduce lag time. I also made a poll over on the Boolprop forums if you want to vote there instead (you can also vote in both polls, if you'd like). Both polls will be open for a week (i.e. until the 24th), so you have lots of time to cast your votes! 😊
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So who do you want to see take the reigns from Mauve, Blackcrest's very own Don Juan Lothario?

This poll is closed.

Who should be the Gen. 3 heir(ess)?

Coal Curcubeu
Ebony Curcubeu
Obsidian Curcubeu

Those Colorful Curcubeus - Chapter 10

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Howdy hey, kids, it's time for Chapter 10 (aka the final chapter for Gen. 2) of my Awesomesauce Pretacy Challenge! That's right: you're going to see Coal, Ebony, and Obsidian not only age up into toddlers and children but also into teenagers in this update! So grab your favorite snack or drink and get comfortable, because this is going to be an eventful post.

Also, before I officially begin, I wanted to let you all know that I unfortunately will not be doing a spare chronicle for this challenge because I've been struggling quite a bit with the spare updates for my Disney Princess Challenge. My dilemma is that I'm running out of creative steam with regards to background stories and house designs, and I don't want to give you guys repetitive content. I'm really sorry if you were looking forward to seeing Magenta living her life outside of the Curcubeu residence. I'll try to make up for this by inviting the spares over or going out with them as much as possible, though. In some cases I might even let the spares stay in the main household to switch things up and make the challenge more difficult or interesting.

Now that that's been settled let's begin the update! 😊

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That's all for now, folks! Thank you so much, as always, for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. I'm sorry if I wasn't my usual funny self in this update. My captioning skills are a little rusty after the unexpected hiatus. 😅

I'll be updating my Disney Princess Challenge next but not before I put up an heir poll for this challenge, since the Gen. 3 kids are all teens now and so one of them has to take over the challenge from their father. Edit: the polls are now closed! Thank you for casting in your votes.

Anyway, please do leave your thoughts or comments down below if you have any and I'll see you all in the next post! 😊

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

I'm Still Here

Hi, everyone, hope you're all having a great day/night! I want to apologize for, once again, suddenly going MIAbut a lot of good and bad things have been happening in my life lately. My mental state has also been fluctuating pretty frequently from "I want to lie down in bed all day and do absolutely nothing" to "I suddenly have all the energy and motivation in the world to do everything." Now that life's slowly calming down and I'm feeling a little bit better, though, I hope to start uploading again. I don't know how often I can upload since I'm also juggling my MBA program on the side but, rest assured, I will keep this journal updated as much as I can. 😊

In celebration of my return to simming, I'll be uploading a new chapter for both my on-going challenges! I'm super excited to share them, because they mark very important milestones in my gameplay: the end of the second generation in my Awesomesauce Challenge, and the beginning of the fifth generation (i.e. the halfway point) in my Disney Princess Challenge! 😃

Before ending my mini personal update, I also want to wish my fellow Muslims a belated Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak. I hope you and your families had a wonderful, fun, and blessed time this year. ✨🌙

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

Those Colorful Curcubeus - Chapter 9

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Welcome back to the latest installment of 'Those Colorful Curcubeus,' everyone! I've been playing a lot of Sims for the past few days, which means I've made significant progress in-game (i.e. the Gen. 3 kids are now teens). Anyway, let's not waste any more time and jump right into the update! 😁

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This brings us to the end of Chapter 9, folks! Thank you so much for reading, as always and I hope you enjoyed it. To be honest I don't think I'll have Melissa pop out any more babies, since the triplets are going to be a handful already lol. I'll also probably do a renovation of just the house's interior layout because I'm not to happy with it. Plus, I didn't really think things through while building because I'm just now realizing how many more rooms and objects I need want to include. 😔

Anyway, feel free to leave your thoughts and comments down below if you have any and I'll see you all in the next post!

Until then, dag-dag! 👋

Those Colorful Curcubeus - Chapter 8

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Hello again, my children! I have returned with yet another installment of 'Those Colorful Curcubeus!' Grab some popcorn and get comfortable, because this chapter is going to be an eventful one. Let's begin! 😄

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That's all for now, folks. Thank you, as always, for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Since I finally completed Mauve's 'Woohoo with 20 Sims' LTW and he is also now a warlock, all I have left to do is find him a spouse to start the next generation with. I'm kind of stuck on who to choose, though: should I go with one of his hookups, should I go for Melissa the evil High Witch, or should I just go for a completely new Sim? I'm kind of leaning towards Melissa because I love the idea of a magical couple, but I'm open to the other options as well. Let me know what you guys think, and what you would prefer. 😊

Anyway, please don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments down below if you have any and I'll see you all in the next post.

Until then, dag-dag! 👋