To Simblr or Not To Simblr, That is the Question....

I realize this may be a moot question, since I update so infrequently, but I recently made a Tumblr (Confessions of a Failed Villainess, where I post geeky stuff, fashion stuff, music odds and ends and various things I am into...) and naturally, due to my interest in Sims and various simmers, I started following a lot of folks over there. It seems much more active than Livejournal, but I still find some of the ins and outs odd. (Also, I miss the LJ style posts of picture-caption-picture-caption type stuff. It seems so much more image based and less story based.) I have a learning curve, I'm sure due to the fact that I am old. (You kids get offa my lawn!)

I've been wondering now if I should start a Simblr separate from my current Tumblr blog to post my Sims stuff to just for tidiness' sake. I'd likely only post a few images and link back to full posts here (should I ever make a post again, har har...). I guess I am wondering if people prefer Simblrs to be 100% Sims-only content- it seems almost every week people are complaining on SimSecret about people posting non-Sims stuff on their Simblrs. Also, seems like there is a lot of drama over there, which is strange. I don't know, maybe I just missed all the drama on LJ because I'm not active enough.

In other things, I will be upgrading my computer finally from Window XP to Windows 7, and getting a larger hard drive/more memory, so I am looking forward to that. It's been far too long coming.

Anyway! If anyone has opinions about Tumblr vs. Livejournal, Simblr vs. general Tumblr, feel free to comment away. Just thinking about it makes me feel rather old and out of date!

The Gorey Legacy Mk. II Part 16.5- Spare Spam

Just a tiny update (after a ridiculously long silence, yeah, I know, 2013 has not been my year, seriously) to get back into the swing of things- some Spare Spam on the other Gorey children, post marriage.

Backstory: Epitwee Gorey married a nice guy named Hal and had six children, Quentin, Celia, Thump, Ortenzia, Louise and Maud. Her LTW was to have all six children get married, which happened. Celia and Louise are doing a double heir thing and get to live in the main house. The other kids have been shipped off to apartments with their respective spouses, to produce cousins for the heirs' children. And, basically to be ignored forever unless there are family functions.

It's Ortenzia and her erstwhile husband Leslie! They apparently are all about being comfortable when at home.

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That's all for this mini entry. I'm hoping I can do more and use up all the pix I have for my three legacies soon, but life and work have interfered. I haven't even gotten to load my game in months. (Though, I have continued to download CC, what is wrong with me?!) Thanks for reading!

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2*Part 3*Part 4*Part 5*Part 6*Part 7* Part 8*Part 9*Part 10*Part 11*Part 12*Part 13*Part 14*Part 15*Part 16

Livin' in the 80's Part 7: An ISBI Challenge

I return! No, really!

When we last left Jenny Eighties, she and her attractive-yet-stupid husband Luiz were the proud parents of three not-completely-moronic children, Jack, Diane and Bela. (Though we have our doubts about Jack, who lives to work on my last nerve apparently...) Jenny works in the culinary profession and wants to become a celebrity chef. Unfortunately, she keeps getting knocked up, which slows down her career. The theme for this legacy challenge, in case you forgot, is the music of the 80's. Let's get to the pics! (which should be an adventure, since I don't remember what the heck was going on when I last played... it's been months...)

Since the nanny was such a horrible nanny, I attempted to have Jenny fire her and replace her.

Goodbye AwfulNanny! I hope you stay away!

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Well, that's all for now! I've come to the end of my screenshots, and so will actually have to play some more. I hope I get some free time to do so soon! Thanks again for reading!

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2*Part 3*Part 4*Part 5*Part 6

To Absent Friends....

Just wanted to wave a little flag and let people know I am still alive! Since my last post, I've been super busy, between my two jobs, various illnesses that keep cropping up for either me or the Husbando (the best was when I got poisoned by an antibiotic prescribed by my doctor that we didn't know I was allergic to! WHOOOOO! Science!), and I've been dealing with a crazy tax mess since July. On top of all of this, we rescued a puppy that someone abandoned on our street. (I'm a cat person and we have two cats already, but we couldn't just leave the poor girl out in the street. None of the neighbors could take her, either.) So, I have learned that having a puppy is much like having a two-year-old, in that you can't take your eyes off them for a second. Since my office where my Simming computer (desktop!) lives is a No-Dog-Zone, I haven't been able to do any playing of the Sims lately. (Or, for that matter, Mists of Pandaria, which I am JONESING TO PLAY SO HARD! Ermahgerd pet battles!) I've still been reading people's journals in my teeny bits of free time, and still downloading CC (though, I don't know WHY since I haven't had time to install it!), but there hasn't been time to load up the game or do any updates on any of my legacies. I really miss Simming!

On the plus side, since I am kind of forced to spend my few hours off between work-job-time and sleep-time in the living room with the dog, I have gotten caught up on some TV that I neglected. Downton Abbey is the bomb!!! And, I am working my way through more Buffy, Angel and True Blood. My queue on Hulu is chock a block with great Korean dramas now too. And, while it is totally over the top and crackified, I can't stop watching Make It or Break It. What can I say, I like really crazy dramas. Boardwalk Empire is pretty much totally great as well- flawless historical costuming on that show!

Anyway, I just wanted to post so people would know I'm still alive out there and still reading. I'm eagerly awaiting the day when our puppy calms the heck down and outgrows her hyper puppy stage so we can go back to reasonably normal lives. She's finally getting crate training down a little bit, at least.
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The Polychromes: A Rainbow Legacy Part 3

I return! I have been working a lot, went to a convention, got sick after said convention (ew, con crud) and finally am feeling human again. So, I felt I should update at least one of my legacies. Turns out my Polychrome Rainbow challenge hasn't been touched in SIX MONTHS, so I felt that one should get an update, no matter how weeny it is. So here we go!

Basics: founder, Alizarin Polychrome (obsessed with the color red) married Austin Nakano and has produced one possible heir for Generation Orange, baby Clementine. Their tiny family lives with Maple, a most demanding cat. Also, this legacy is purely for fun, so I cheat like a mad cheating thing on this one. On to the pics!

Maple demands attention, since Alizarin has been ignoring her in favor of her infant. GAH, GEEZ.

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Not a huge entry, but an entry all the same! I'm hoping that since I'm over the lingering sickness now, I can try to update a little more frequently. We shall see! All my co-workers are taking vacations soon, so perhaps I will be stymied in my plans. Either way, thanks for reading!

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2

Livin' in the 80s Part 6: An ISBI Legacy Challenge

Discovered I had enough screenies for an Eighties update! Whoo hoo! This is good, since I have had no time to play Sims in forever. Tragically, work and life have been In The Way.

Now, everyone remembers the deal here: it's an I'm Surrounded By Idiots (ISBI) Challenge, featuring our founder, Jenny Eighties. She married Luiz, a gorgeous imbecile, and they proceeded to have twins, the charming and dim-witted Jack and Diane. And oh yes, the naming theme for this legacy is the wonderful and often cheesy music of the 1980's. And other 80's stuff, because I am an Old. Anyway, let's get started!

We start with Jenny outside in her PJs, picking up the trash can, YET AGAIN. Why? Because she's the only one who can. Who cares if she's pregnant! I have no idea who keeps knocking it over, unless it's Diane. (It's probably Diane.)

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Anyway, that's all for now. Hope you enjoyed it, and here's hoping I can actually get some time to play again soon. If only I didn't require sleep!

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2*Part 3*Part 4*Part 5

The Gorey Legacy Mk. II Part 16- Hang the DJ

Long delay between entries, I know, but that's the usual for me. This is a pretty sizeable one though, so maybe that makes up for it! Anyway, in our last delightful episode, everyone finally finished college, and there was much rejoicing!

First off, let's meet our main heir: Celia Gorey! She's rocking her new gothier makeover.

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And that's all for this massive update! Hopefully I can be a little quicker on the next one.

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2*Part 3*Part 4*Part 5*Part 6*Part 7* Part 8*Part 9*Part 10*Part 11*Part 12*Part 13*Part 14*Part 15

The Gorey Legacy Mk. II Part 15: Don't Walk Away

It's been a while, but I've had work and real life interfering with my Simming time. Already totally blew my "I'm going to be more active in the Sims community and post more!" resolution I made and it's only February. Ah well! But here we go, a honking huge Gorey update, since I want to GET COLLEGE OVER WITH, GOOD LORD.

We start with a bright new day, and Ortenzia looking a bit melancholy since she is STILL IN COLLEGE. (I kid, I kid, she's probably melancholy because she slept alone.)

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That's all for this chapter. Thank god, college is finally finished. Next time, there will be wedding spam to end all wedding spam, since Epitwee's lifetime want is to see all six of her children married off. Thanks for reading!

Missed some? Part 1*Part 2*Part 3*Part 4*Part 5*Part 6*Part 7* Part 8*Part 9*Part 10*Part 11*Part 12*Part 13*Part 14


In case you have not heard, MATY and PMBD (The Booty) are in a bit of trouble and need some funding. There is more information about the situation here, and you can donate here.

If you can't afford to donate, please consider spreading the word! :) These sites have definitely helped out simmers and their games, and hopefully it can stay that way.

Thanks to CuriousB and lovelyxwow for the post I based this on!

The Booty is one of my favorite places to browse CC (though I don't download much from it anymore), and the hacks at MATY literally keep my game from self-destructing or from me rage-smashing the keyboard when my Sims do something too stupid, so I donated what I could!
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Come on and Let it Snow!

Bill Nighy is my favorite. And I watch Love Actually every year, on Xmas Day.

Hope all my friends out there in Simming-land have a wonderful holiday season, regardless of whatever holiday you celebrate!
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