Friday, December 24, 2010
Take care, God bless, and be well!
**giant hugs & noogies**
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I'm loving this sim so much...I wish I knew how to make CC so we could have more fantasy-style items!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The sim I submitted is a fae that I named Ennui Sorrowsong. Ennui (pronounced "ahn-WEE") is actually a term used to describe feelings of weariness, boredom, or discontent, but can also refer to general melancholy. I dunno, for some reason I've always liked the word, so my poor faerie got stuck with the name.
This Cycle of Faerie Folk centers around Good and Evil faeries: our sim could either be Good or Evil (Ennui is evil, though I had initially planned for her to be Good. We were over the limit on Goods), and for Assignment #1 we'll have to show how she/he became that way. I have no earthly idea how I'll portray mine just yet, but the brainstorming is a trip!
When I installed LN last week, one of the first things I did was to go around and check out some of the Bridgeport character. It was late, so I played around with making over Morrigan and Wogan Hemlock. Nothing dramatic - just adjusting a few features and adding some CC. I think they still look similar to their original vampy selves. You can check them out HERE at Sim Exhibition if ya want.
Finally, I have to say that dressing up a sim for my blog banner was cool as hell. I guess she's the current 'Bijou Sweeney', or something like that. I was testing out some backgrounds and other shtuff a couple of weeks ago and ended up editing one of those shots in Photoshop. It's only a test shot, so the poses suck -- BUT the editing came out okay (just a few filters). If the background looks at all familiar, it is: it's the set from one of my Gothique Beauty pictures (Arabesque as a black swan). The sexxy vamp dude is a dark version of my Cristobel Mourningstar sim, and now that I have LN, he's next on my list to be legitimately vampified:
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Happy Halloween to everyone! If you're going out tonight and celebrating, please be safe, smart, and at least a *little* responsible! ^_^ No new Halloween sim-art to share, so I'll just post an old competition pic from 'America's Next Top Non Mortal' (much better enlarged):
*My cat-doll sim Motley and her beau Cristobel Mourningstar*
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
LOL I'm so sleepy right now that I barely know what I'm typing....howevah, I think I have *just* enough wake-upedness to finish this post!
The blog design has been updated (sorry that the full background doesn't show on smaller resolutions), and I've added a few new widgets (after culling a few others) -- a couple of games, a cute new animal friend, some other stuff...my brain is so fried....we've got pumpkin carving (no pun'kin chunkin' tho...)!
And there's a cool/weird World Clock at the bottom, plus a nifty lil' gadget that lets you paint like Mr. Jackson Pollock himself (it's the big ol' blank white box - just hover your mouse on the background to start painting, and click to change colors).
I'll try to have some new sim pics up vedy vedy soon, and a couple of new blog posts as well. And some type of short story, maybe 5 panels long? ....Have you ever been so sleepy that you practically forgot your name? Lolz...yeah.....
Anyway....hope you guys all have a wonderful day and a beautiful week and a kick-ass Halloween! And if you have Late Night coming in the mail....it's almost heeeere!!! And if you don't have it coming, it's still almost here!!! Hot tubs & hot vamps FTMFW!!!
See you guys in the funny pages!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Pics are posted on Sim Exhibition (you know, that site that you probably didn't even know existed that I reeeeally need to update more in addition to this place...)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
After working on some regular in-game shots, I decided to try something more 'abstract', so I went with every simmer's favorite little green icon. What I really want to work on is a small series of themed plumbob pictures, all with the little guy (or gal) as the central focus. I have a bunch of ideas for themes to try, but actually creating them is another story...this picture was a couple of days in the making and I'm still nitpicking a ton. I used a normal green plumbob icon and added several layers of brushes, coloring, grain, fog, filters, etc. This is the first image of the series, but it's all still a lot of practice, tutorials, hair-pulling, teeth-mashing, etc.....
Thanks for looking! Hope to be able to work on more of these soon (when I finally figure out what the hell I'm doing FOR REAL).
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I know this place has been an absolute ghost town lately -- thank you guys SO much for putting up with listening to all my boring-ass computer talk and lack of updates. I'll find some way to make it up to everyone as soon as I can. *blushes*
Monday, August 9, 2010
Hope everyone is doing well! I've been out of commission for a while with computer issues. I have to get a new graphics card much sooner than I had planned -- the damn thing died on me last week when I tried to install Ambitions (rip 8800gts...you were beloved...). I had to drop out of Evie's Kawaii competition and put all of my other (crappy) projects on hold, and trying to do anything on this laptop is aggravating at best. Hopefully things will be up & running this week...*crosses fingers til they break off*
So what's going on with everyone? Any interesting projects or creations or other RL shiz? I have to live vicariously through you guys for a little while, lol.
I promise to update more often after all this shit blows over, and I want to start on some new sim projects. The people who visit this hole deserve at least SOMETHING to entertain them, so I WILL deliver on that as soon as I can!
Take care guys! Enjoy 8/9/10!
Monday, July 19, 2010
If everything goes according to plans A thru Q, we'll be dicking around with computer stuff most of this week, so I'll probably be a no-show around here and at the chats & forums. Thank you guys for your input, advice, and help. I really appreciate it!
Soooooo...wish me luck & a wee bit of juju that all of this works out. If not....I guess I've got one sweet-ass paperweight on my hands......
Take care dudes ^_^
*hugs & noogies*
Friday, July 16, 2010
This computer upgrade is hobbling along slowly but surely, LOL. I'm hoping to start installing a couple of components next week, and then deal with the graphics card issue by the end of the summer (hopefully o_O).
Thanks in advance for any input, no matter how big or small!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Case in point - Simmersaurus Rex, aka "Rexy".
"Rexy's Guide to Editing".
Using easy-to-follow steps, large colorful example pics, and insanely helpful tips & hints, Rexy has assembled one of the very best editing tutorials ever seen in the community. It's compiled more like an actual booklet, complete with large headers and indexes, than a simple 1, 2, 3 set of instructions.
The lessons are neatly ordered and sequential, allowing students to build upon the skills they have acquired thus far. There is such a warm, inviting, positive vibe within -- everyone encourages everyone else, and constructive criticism is welcomed and eagerly accepted. Some students are already fairly seasoned editors, and others have never attempted an editing job at all. The hints and tutorials are presented in an incredibly clear, straightforward manner, and lessons are helpful and relevant for everyone from complete novices to editing "gurus".
And Rexy is ever-present in the thread, always on-hand to offer helpful suggestions and positive, detailed feedback. She maintains a vibrant, supportive atmosphere in the thread, and students cheerfully follow suit.
"Rexy's Guide to Editing" is a huge asset to the community, something that she has taken the lengthy time and effort to offer for her fellow simmers. Even if you're not the editing sort, take a minute to look it over if you haven't already. There's truly something for everyone, and, being a constant work in progress, there's much more to come!
Also, Rexy's wickedly awesome Sim Lair is full of funny, upbeat posts and more spectacular pictures, and her companion Photo Gallery blog embodies some of the very best of her many works of sim art. Like so many others in this kooky community of ours, she's a great friend and a huge inspiration!
Friday, July 9, 2010
(reminiscent of some of the games on AdultSwim.com). Using a trebuchet, you must bombard your enemy's flimsy little castle, complete with Royal inhabitants whom you must kill (pretty sure they did SOMETHING to deserve it...). As you progress through the levels (24 in all), you will acquire new projectiles for the trebuchet to help.....well...crush the castles (and the poor saps stationed in and outside). Some levels are harder than others, but none are so brutal that you'll lose much hair (some clumps & chunks, maybe; but not the whole payload).
This flash game is addictive and surprisingly therapeutic in a simplistic, semi-violent way. It's castle-and-people-crushing mAdNe$S, so check it out. Particularly awesome if you're bored as hell...which, considering the fact that you're HERE, you very well might be...
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I was sorting through some of my oldest competition shots with some guys on Cece's chatbox the other day, and I came across some of my favorites from Bitten's old competition, "I'm No Dummy". If you don't remember it or weren't a participant, you really missed out -- she and the other judges put together one helluva fun contest!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
That got me thinking about friendships that others have formed. It doesn't take a long to stroll around the community to discover some of the more well known & infamous bonds, but there must be dozens and dozens of other interesting and wacky friendship stories out there!
So to celebrate all that's actually right & bright with this unique community of ours, let's sit around the campfire (or more like flaming lawn gnome) and recount some of our most awesome memories of friendships and bonds that we've formed within the community. Share as little or as much as you want (this is NOT a novel-free zone) -- maybe you remember a person that helped you through a difficult time or coaxed you out of your shell, or maybe you clicked with another simmer (or simmers) who shared the same quirky interests as you. Did you get banned with another person and end up bonding in the slammer? (aka 72-Hoursville)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I got a chance to meet some of the most awesome people in the simming community through Gothique. I know it sounds corny and mushy, lol, but it's the truth. I've been lucky enough to connect with some of the most talented, down-to-earth, intelligent, funny, open-minded, and amazing people, and I met them (directly and indirectly) through Gothique. At the risk of sounding corny again, ...well...you have no idea what an impact some of these people have made on my life; my real life, outside of the game and this blog.
Akasha (aka SuicidalSpiders) is one HELLUVA host. Some people hobble together some vapid little uninteresting contest and just BAIL, and some people put together fun, unique, inspiring contests and STILL bail (not talking about real life issues & emergencies -- I'm specifically talking about instances where the host just gets bored and bails). AwesomePhoebe was our other host, and she was upbeat and on time for every single assignment. Both of them judged fairly and gave helpful comments, and they kept the threads alive and light-hearted. I can't thank them enough for hosting such a badass competition.
So to anyone that I met through that contest -- thank you so much for inspiring me, and forcing me to work my ASS off to come up with shots (the hits AND the misses). I'm such an introvert in real life and I don't always make friends easily, so thank you guys for pulling me (kicking and screaming) out of my shell and being real friends & confidants **hugs all around!!!**
This was my final entry for Gothique (the theme was "7 Stages of Grief -- Hope"). I pulled out a win by the skin of my TEETH (Toblie hit it out of the park just about every single time, so this was in no WAY some sort of easy win or blowout). I'm really going to miss it -- but if anyone is interested, Akasha WILL be starting a Cycle #2 soon! (I won't be competing, but I will be guest judging! wootie-wooooo!)
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I wasn't trying to "finger-wag" them at all. I've kept mum about my feelings on TMN this entire time. It hasn't ever seemed necessary to mention it. For the record, I do NOT hate Mare's Nest.
Vid and I are cool. I'll get to the Mare thing in a bit.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Most of the really good, funny, engaging, family-friendly, comical, interesting, edge-of-your-seat stuff has already been done in the simming community, so coming up with something unique is proving to be a huge challenge. I have something in mind...but it would be a little on the fringes, so to speak.
So I wanted to get a little input from you guys. What I really want to do is create something edgy, shocking, controversial, stomach-churning (you know, all the fun shit ^_^). It would be FAR beyond E for Everyone or T for Teen, so I'm curious as to how far I could go without completely offending EVERYONE (some offense is fine...hell, I can't please everybody...but I'm not trying to be the town weirdo here). I'm pretty open-minded, and it usually takes A LOT to offend me, but I don't want to go too far with something that will be read by others (and by others I'm referring to the 2 or 3 people that would actually care to read it o_O).
How offended would you all be with:
- Partial nudity?
- Full and explicit nudity?
- Graphic depictions (pictures) of violent acts/murder?
- Graphic descriptions (text) of violent acts/murder?
- Graphic depictions and/or descriptions of assaults/rape?
- Radical comments (from characters)?
- Racial comments (from characters)?
- Graphic discussions of controversial topics?
- Disturbing thoughts & ideas (from characters)?
- Controversial religious depictions/discussions?
Please keep in mind that I am a stable (kinda) adult and I'm not trying to release any hidden emotions or thoughts or make a statement anything similar. This is just a project that seems interesting to me at the moment. Any of the themes above would be handled in a serious, true-to-life manner (unless I throw in mutant powers or something cool, then all bets are off), but I wouldn't hold back or play it safe/politically correct.
Thanks so much for your input!
Friday, May 14, 2010
OK. So by now we pretty much all know about Vid's permaban. Most of us like and respect Vid and feel really shitty about the whole thing. But no matter what you may personally think of her or the situation that CAUSED the perma, it should be glaringly obvious that something is seriously rotten with the terms of this ban.
Does anyone else find issue with the fact that EA forbids any further contact regarding a permaban, none whatsoever?
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My own mom will be here in about an hour, so I'm scuttling around trying to get things in order. But here's to all the mothers out there -- if you're fortunate enough to still have your mother, reach out to her today. If yours is no longer with you, reach out to her still. If you are a mother yourself, then be selfish and get the pampering you deserve!!!
To all the hard working, under-appreciated, beautiful, wise, PATIENT mothers out there...
ETA: just saw my mommy! she looks so much better than me!!! now i'm depressed LOL... <:(
Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
My taste in music can be VERY weird and eclectic, so...yeahthereyougo.
I'm trying to work on my latest assignment picture for Gothique Beauty. In case any of you aren't familiar with the contest or just REALLY need something to look at, I'll share my last few shots:
7 Stages of Grief = ANGER
See accompanying poem HERE (near the bottom)
7 Stages of Grief = GUILT
See accompanying poem HERE (near the bottom)
7 Stages of Grief = DENIAL
See accompanying poem HERE (near the top)
Our latest assignment is BARGAINING. We still have a few days to work on it (actually, I thought the deadline was 2morrow, but it seems to be next Tuesday), but it's really really difficult and the ideas in my little pea brain don't translate so well onscreen. Sooooo...we'll see. Not sure how this one will turn out honestly.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Anyway, my plecostomus (around 12 inches long; just as mean and greedy as he can be) hangs out on the back wall often, and that night he was hanging upside down next to the LED light. It cast this WAY cool blue shade on him, and I tried to capture it as best I could (I could really use a new, decent camera, so please bear with the quality). I had to brighten it up a touch so that you could really see him, but the coloring and everything else is exactly as it was (click to enlarge):
It came out looking kinda dramatic! o_O
(by the way, if anyone knows exactly how to keep a solid image on a transparent mainbar, please let me know...)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sooooo...I'm going to start updating more. I won't be doing a 5-times-a-day type of deal, but I really do neglect the updating. What's the point of going to a blog every day for a week and not seeing ANYTHING new?
I'm working on an update for Sim Exhibition right now (I was doing that before I saw the Mare's Nest post, and now I'm lighting a fire under my butt to get it finished). I also want to create some sims that will actually be available for people to download (sorry to be so selfish with that...), so I'll get on that soon too.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I never come up with any cool stories or funny/quirky posts, rarely feature a Mare's Nest-esque exposé about the TS3 forum. I'd love to come up with something that will keep people entertained and interested in coming back (other than to see if I have updated over the past week), but I have no IDEA what to do!
Is there anything you guys would want to see? I'm at a loss...I just feel like I need to do SOMETHING to keep this place active and relevant...but what...?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
If you have a slow internet connection, the games might be choppy. If it's too much of an issue (especially with the page loading), let me know, and I'll axe some of 'em.
I've always wondered what exactly it is that makes people feel they have the right to torment others. I'm sure it's a combination of bad/lax/inefficient parenting, a lack or moral teaching, entitlement issues, peer pressure...many things. But no matter how you slice it, no matter what sort of label you want to put on it or how you want to make excuses for it or defend, it's just. plain. wrong. End of story. There's NO excuse for pushing someone to the brink of ending their own life. The shit ISN'T FUNNY. These demented prick children and their brain-dead gaggle of followers even went so far as to create an entire Facebook page MOCKING the girl's death, and that doesn't include all of the sickeningly evil, disgusting comments that people made on her own memorial page.
I have heard some vile, despicable, evil and demented things in my life, but this is among the lowest.
There are so many failures here it isn't even funny. The school, and even the entire district, failed Phoebe. We as a society failed this girl. It doesn't seem that a DAMN THING has been learned from the Columbine tragedy, and that was more than 10 years ago. People knew what was going on with those guys...school officials had been warned that something might happen, but it all went on deaf ears. Phoebe's mother tried to get help from school administrators, but was sadly met with indifference, disbelief, and bureaucratic bull.
I wish I had 5 minutes alone with those so-called "Mean Girls". Somebody needs to show them what "mean" REALLY can be. I swear that none of them would last 15 seconds in some schools...the whole thing infuriates me to the point of a migraine.
I was bullied relentlessly in Jr. High school. It lasted from 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, five days a week, every week until the end of the year, BOTH years. Prior to that, I had NEVER been bullied -- on the contrary, I was always the one that people came to for defense from bullies. I won't go into all the details here, but it was torture every day. I can't begin to tell some of the things that went through my head during that time, and when I look at Phoebe's story I can ONLY say 'there but by the grace of God go I'. It could've been me. It should've been me by many definitions, but thankfully I'm still here.
As horrible as my situation was, it almost pales in comparison to what some kids face these days. I was tortured relentlessly, but at least we didn't have the internet to worry about, or at least not in the same capacity that we have it now. Social networking has exploded since then -- I didn't have to contend with the big, scary mean bully girls AND Facebook & MySpace attacks AND lurid texts AND Tweets and all the other anonymous bullshit of today. In the same shoes, who can say how they would've reacted? Phoebe took the wrong way out -- in my mind, there's no question there, and no matter HOW dark the storm, it will PASS. But I understand her actions to such a degree that it literally makes me feel sick to my stomach. My heart bleeds for that girl, and for every other young person driven to such an end.
I am so goddamn sick and tired of this whole "Mean Girl" mentality -- it isn't even seen as a bad thing anymore. Those girls are cool and sexy and fun and trendy and mean and vicious...and people eat it UP. It's all just some big goddamn joke. School administrators have their heads in their asses...they're too worried about test scores and funding to pay attention to REAL issues going on in their own schools. Teachers have been lamenting these problems for YEARS -- they're on the battlefield and in the trenches and on the front line EVERY DAY and they see so much of these things that go on. And while some of them could be more diligent and are too lax with discipline, most of them simply have their hands tied; corporal punishment is non-existent, and you can barely even raise your goddamn VOICE at a kid now without getting slapped with a lawsuit. There's only so much they can do, but they MUST do more. And the administrators MUST do more. The parents ABSOLUTELY must do more -- be more involved in what's going on with their kids. They want to act like their children are perfect, well-behaved little angels, but they don't realize that they're the Devil's angels, not ones of sparkling light and peace and song.
I understand that many parents today know little or nothing of the internet, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, and other social networking bullshit, but they HAVE to become informed. Once upon a time there were no televisons or VCRs, but parents had to learn to adapt to those technological wonders and get with the times. They had to be diligent and learn about different tv shows and movies and what effects they were having on their kids. Eventually we got Parental Controls, but that's only HALF of the answer -- a parent still has to be there physically, and many of these pussy parents of today haven't a clue. Not one damn clue.
Villages don't raise children anymore...whorish celebutantes do. Facebook Friends do. School cliques do. ANTM does. Are you fucking kidding me? Where are the examples? Where are the REAL role models? And somebody for the love of Christ, Buddha, and Vishnu tell me WHERE THE HELL IS DISCIPLINE? People are so damn afraid of coming across as "mean" or hurting someone's fragile little feelings or even getting sued that discipline -- REAL DISCIPLINE, not standing in a fucking corner for 2 minutes or getting SAC or saying "bad girl!"-- real discipline is just dead with the dodo. It makes me shake my head in disbelief and regret and just plain sadness.
Sometimes I sit around and think about what my future children will look like, how smart they'll be, or talented or funny. And then I have to ask myself if it's even FAIR to bring a child into this world. What sorts of challenges would they face? I'd like to believe that I'd be involved and be vigilant like my own mom was when I was growing up...but would it be enough? If someone tormented my child the way I was tormented, or the way they tortured Phoebe Prince, then heaven help them ALL -- I don't know WHAT I'd do. I'd most likely end up in prison, I can tell you that.
I want to believe that this fake, plastic, shallow, overly-sensitive, disillusioned society that we live in will evolve into something we can all be proud to be a part of, something that the gods themselves would smile upon (yours, mine, all of them). I want SO BADLY to believe that we can redeem ourselves somehow and at least begin to correct the grave mistakes and miscarriages of justice of the past. I want to believe...I want to have hope and faith in that. But I don't see it happening in my lifetime. Maybe it will take another couple of generations, once these kids' kids' kids are older and have children of their own, and once the internet and social networking are mere afterthoughts. Parents will be used to having to parent in these new and different ways, and they'll be able to look back on us in disbelief. Maybe they can usher in a new Golden Age, a social Renaissance, if you will. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: "In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments." ...
...I guess I'll have to be tormented a little longer, then.
Monday, April 5, 2010
While I'm REALLY sad and disappointed about her decision to leave, I'm MORE sad and disappointed at the CIRCUMSTANCES that have DRIVEN her and others to make that decision. I'm completely supportive of her and anyone else who chooses to do so, and I don't think she should be penalized one bit by community members, n00b or no n00b.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Anyway, to celebrate being done with this for the...morning...I watched one of my favorite online vids, a crazy-funny prank call. It's not everyone's sense of humor, but I'm in stitches every time I watch it. Enjoy!
And by the way, all of my blog links were somehow mysteriously erased, so I'll have to go back and re-list all of them. I'll have them back up asap!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Like I said...animal madness!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
You can check them out on my sim blog:
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I feel the exact same way, and that's why I HAVE gotten up and said something. No one seems to give a damn, though, so I'm starting to feel like "why bother".
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A few people pointed out that the reason they stay is for the friends -- good people that you meet that you have stuff in common with and want to share your love of the game with. Most of us have met people that we connected with on the Forum. Why should we abandon them just because of the dirty politics of that stupid place?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
My question is...
Who's going to be left over there? How often do you see the regulars posting these days? And when's the last time that you saw a GOOD thread that didn't get deleted in 15 minutes? Banning, culling, week-long forum down-time, now these new sections that nobody can access -- if they're not PURPOSELY trying to whittle away the forum, then they're doing a goddamned good job of it. Hell, I wish they'd NOT try to give me winning lotto numbers.
This is bullshit. Is it the worst thing that is going on in the world right now? Of course not. But it's frustrating and annoying to the point of near hair-pulling madness. That should count for SOMETHING goddammit.
This is pretty much what I have to say about all of that right now:
Monday, March 15, 2010
...I wonder how that cake tastes? It might not be too bad...not too sure about the dirty diaper-looking "rag" with 'Happy Birthday' on it. Could be chocolate, could be not...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I can finally access the new forum sections! ...Too bad nothing much is going on right now. Since the Great Oops-out of 2010, things have been painfully uneventful over there. I did however browse one thread that incited a reaction from me.
People who defend EA seem to think that "EA" is 4 or 5 sensitive little dudes sitting around hobbling together games into the wee hours of the morning with little more sustenance than Panera & Starbucks (modern bread & water).
Have you ever checked out the credits for any of the Sims games? EA has a Sims DIVISION -- dozens and dozens of people working in MANY different areas of development. This is a multi-billion dollar corporation we're talking about here, not a damn mom & pop shoppe.
This Sims division is NOT 4 or 5 men-strong -- they've got PLENTY of people working, in different aspects & capacities, on this game. Multi-billion dollar corporations often get lax and lazy about things like customer service and quality control. That's just how it is, and EA (I'm sorry to burst your rosy bubble, kiddos) is NO exception, and if anything it's getting worse about it (think Microsoft). Their interest is in nickle & diming every last player until our wallets bleed tree bark & petroleum, hence all the Store items, sim points, and downloadable content for PC and console games.
I'm certainly no EA lover (eff "Team EA" -- I'm team ME), but I also don't think it's the most evil corporation on earth (don't get me started on who I think takes THAT choice spot). I think that it, like many many other companies, needs to re-evaluate some key areas (especially customer service), but they are not going to bend over and give in to every demand that we issue whether those demands are justified or not.
If we simmers TRULY want our voices to resonate, then we need to take real action. Hit 'em where it COUNTS -- on the bottom line. We can't threaten to boycott and then as soon as the next EP is announced just squee and squirt all over the damn place. If we honestly want to see REAL CHANGE, then we have to make sacrifices. That might mean missing out on the next EP or forgoing any of the TS3 Store items, but if we could rally together and do it en masse, then we might FINALLY see the overhaul that we've been dying for.
No battle is ever won by simply talking about it, and it will take more than a handful of dedicated simmers to make these things happen. Do I have much faith that it ever will? Outlook hazy...but I'm willing to step forward with you all and make those necessary sacrifices.
I really don't think we know the power and influence we have as players and customers of this game. EA knows that...EA banks on that. We need the blinders and rose-colored glasses OFF, and we need to reclaim our goddamned game.
¡Viva la Revolución!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Seriously? Come on now...the reason they cancelled the damn thing was to make a point and to make that girl stand out and be a pariah in town because they don't agree with her lifestyle. Give me a fuck-burning break -- it's Discrimination 101. Homosexuality is one of the last frontiers where discrimination is accepted (along with obesity). Things have slowly been changing for the better of course, but there's still a looooong way to go.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Please please PLEASE tell me that they implemented some changes for the better...!!!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
There are SO many awesome blogs and sites out there for us...why should we even be bothered with the big O ("O-fficial") forum? You can't say or do anything around there without getting tarred, pissed on, and feathered, and morale is as low as a ho going to the the electric chair, so why do we even care? That place has some sadistic pull on us...there be somethin' in the water, I tells ya.
Barnacles. Dirty BARNACLES.