kd7sov: (la)
You know what's sometimes really fascinating?

The "More Like This" box deviantART added to the side of picture pages a bit ago.

For instance. This is Ivan. I just saw a fanart of him for which that box featured several instances of the title character of Yotsuba&!. (Who, curiously, does share his daughter Karis' hair color. Is dA promoting crossover ships as backstory...?)

For another instance. Mudshipping, in Golden Sun fandom, is shipping of Isaac with Mia. I just saw a mudshipping fanart for which every picture in that box, except one, was Legend of Zelda fanart. I mean, yes, I can see some resemblance between Isaac and Link, and one of the Hylian goddesses has blue hair, but almost every picture?

I wonder what it looks at. I imagine the artist, and what else the artist has uploaded, plays a part, but clearly that isn't everything.

Ghhnnnnnnnn

Oct. 4th, 2012 12:01 pm
kd7sov: (Default)
I really need to keep better control of my inputs and thought, and the collision thereof.

Also my computer is not helping.

So. A while ago, I started up this Sims game with the intention of getting a Felix and a Sheba together, preferably without the enormous tragedy that seems to happen whenever I try to fic that relationship.

More recently, I have been reading logs of various people's Sims Legacy Challenges (and variants). Given that the Legacy Challenge involves getting a family through several generations, these often involve proposals and marriages. And some of the writers are rather good at evoking emotion.

The last few days, I have also been trying to get an OOM written. It's from canon; specifically, the scene at the end of the first game where Felix is attempting to rescue Sheba on top of Venus Lighthouse.

So these have been colliding into periods of DO WANT, although I'm determined that certain things in the Sims game happen in a certain order. In particular, Sheba is not allowed to grow up just yet.

And then just now my computer decided to switch to this as its wallpaper. As I said, not helping.
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
This week was not my best, I think. The Jerras are tough. No money, no fun, no comfort... but I think they're going to get better.

Anyway! Let's see what kind of kid the Vales have now! )

I don't feel like sorting through all the pictures I took of the Jerras, so mostly I'll just sum up. )

I think I'll wait a few days before coming back to that family.
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
When last we saw him, Felix had just headed off to college.

So let's see how he's settling in, shall we? )

...But I'm sure that Jenna and the other 'Zoons have crossed your mind;
How had college hit the family Felix left behind?


Not that great, but not bad, apparently. )

You know who we haven't seen for a while?

The Hammets )

More baby adventures! )

Sometimes the Jerras are weird. )

And then, having confirmed that vampires are present in my copy of the game, I did one more thing... )

And then I did some more with the Jerras, including aging Kay up, but the game locked up and I couldn't save. Rrr.
kd7sov: (Felix)
My current plan is to put these reports up pretty regularly, probably on Saturdays. We'll see how well that sticks.

So. Where to start, where to start... Aha!

Piers Picard and the Freshman Year )

At long last, we have some pictures of the Jerras! )

But what about the Dalzoons? )

To Be Continued...

In point of fact, I do have more pictures. But that seems like a good place to stop.
kd7sov: (glory)
(That should mean something like "studious dawn". I wanted the alliteration, and the concept of dawn, from GS:DD, and I've been taking a little Latin, but unfortunately I'm only a few weeks into the class.)

If you've been paying attention, you may have noticed that there's been a bit more time between this Golden Sims post - the third - and the second than between the first two. This is not, as you may have suspected, because I'm a flake. I am, but that's not why this took longer. No, it's because I got a new expansion. Yes, I now have Sims 2: University, and I wanted to make sure I understood how certain aspects of it worked before putting my Adepts through it. Also I was trying to build a custom college campus, Wey U, and having to figure out a few more things along the way. But that's done, and I can mess with my Weyardians again!

When last we left our heroes, Jenna had just had a birthday and was now a teen! Yeah, Jenna!

The next morning... )

The Jovian woes )

Piers Picard, or, dance party photodump! )

And, last but certainly not least, the Vales in Mission: Adorable. )

So, on that note, I finish. But only for now; tune in again soon!
kd7sov: (Felix)
When last we left our gallant heroes, we only had about half of them. Felix's family, Jenna and Faran, and Mia were all in the neighborhood, and Isaac's family had been created but not placed. This time... we change some of that. Also, in here I learned to take larger pictures, so be aware of that.

Let's get back to the Vales. )

Then we had the Jerra Trials. )

Next up... the Hammets! )

And, finally, some Dalzoon adventures! )

So that's that! We still need a Piers, but that'll have to wait until I find hair that seems right for him. I wouldn't mind suggestions for what types of community lot various canonical places might be - so far we've got Kalay as a recreation center, Hermes Pool, and Venus Park (right next to the Lighthouse). And soon, we can start Jenna's romance adventures.
kd7sov: (Felix)
As those of you who read my last post may be aware, I've been fiddling with Golden Sun characters in The Sims 2. I'm aware that someone else has done such a thing, but I think my attempts are sufficiently different.

So without further ado, I present...the Jupiters! )

Next up are the Dalzoons. )

One possibility for that is... Miss Mercury. )

And, finally, the Vales. )

So that's what I have so far. I still intend to make Garet's family (the Jerras, thanks to a mistaken translation of someone's name), Piers (probably surnamed Lemuria), and Ivan (with Hammet and Layana; possibly the Kalays?). I thought I had downloaded some hair for Garet, but it doesn't appear to be showing up.
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
Le sigh.

So. Pursuant to this DE a month or so ago, I have acquired a copy of The Sims 2. And so far, I am enjoying it. Even though I managed to not get the toddler in the first family I made toilet-trained before she aged up, and her demands to be let out of the crib absolutely wrecked her parents' sleep patterns.

But. One of the reasons I got it was to try running Golden Sun characters. And it's there I've encountered the problem.

First, some of them are not easily replicable in-game. Particularly the ones with blue hair. But that's okay, TS2 is very open to modifications, and plenty of people have made custom hairs and so on. Plenty. But then there's the second problem.

Naturally, one of the characters I want to make is Felix. And it would be silly to not concurrently make Jenna, given that she's both a fellow party member and his sister. The problem arises with the Family Tree requirement: every Sim in a given family must be related to, or be, at least one adult (or possibly elder; I haven't tried a family with elders but no adults). But Jenna, moreso than her agemates Isaac and Garet, strikes me as a teen Sim. So I go in, make an adult Felix and a teen Jenna... and it turns out there's no option to set an adult and a teen as siblings. Nor is there an option to set one adult as the child of another adult, so I can't just roll up a couple of parents and have them both be their kids.

So. The options, as I see them: 1) make Felix on his own; possibly make Jenna separately at a later time. 2) age Jenna to adult, and set them as siblings. 3) de-age Felix, and possibly Jenna, so that they're both juveniles; make parents, who may be able to be killed off when Felix is an adult. 4) just set Jenna as Felix's daughter, and live with it; what could possibly go wrong?
kd7sov: (comparison)
From [livejournal.com profile] bookelfe:

Go look at your blog. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the zombie apocalypse. How in trouble are you?

Well, now, let's see. My last fandomy post... was my very last post. In which I specifically mentioned Felix (and "even... the alternate Felixes"), Kain, Rose, Fluttershy, Applejack, Spock, and Karis. So let's look at the rundown.

Not bad, looks like. )
kd7sov: (Default)
Well. A week has passed since I last posted, and quite a week it's been.

I got Dark Dawn, and am pleased with it. Not pleased enough with aspects of the worldbuilding to retcon my millicanon enough to fit, but I enjoy the game. Now I'm debating whether to cultivate a particular proto-headvoice for Milliways or give Felix opportunity to meet her.

Thursday, though, was pretty bad. I spent most of the day in bed, throwing up. The next three-four days were spent with a throat full of sore, a head full of stuffed, and ears full of ache. Monday was borderline, and Tuesday I felt well enough to resume life.

Unfortunately, Tuesday was prone to network and scheduling problems. And ljlogin becoming broken, for no good reason I can find. So now I am finally able to return to my internets, catch up on my flist, and so on. This afternoon I think I'll EP with some advance setup for a Dark Dawn-inspired plot.

In the meantime, have a meme.

Ask me about any character, and I will tell you some combination of:

a) five facts about them from my personal fanon
b) two reasons they're amazing
c) five things I'd like to see happen to them
d) three people I might ship them with and why
or
e) if I don't know them, I will make something up

Obviously, characters you know I know are best, but I doubt there are many of those; as long as you avoid non-Ghibli anime and manga, I should be able to do at least e) above.
kd7sov: (also felix)
On the last day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
Seven doors a-swinging
Six people playing
Five Golden Suns!
Four giant birds
Three children
Two Adepts in love
And a game that was rated (ten-plus) E!

(Not that I can obtain it for another thirty-eight and a bit hours, but.)
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
...I appear to have missed a couple of days. Oh, well.

On the second day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
Seven doors a-swinging
Six people playing
Five Golden Suns
Four giant birds
Three children
Two adepts in love
kd7sov: (Felix)
On the fifth day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
Seven doors a-swinging
Six people playing
Five Golden Suns!
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
On the sixth day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
Seven doors a-swinging
Six people playing
kd7sov: (Default)
On the seventh day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
Seven doors a-swinging
kd7sov: (also felix)
On the eighth day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
Eight bosses sulking
kd7sov: (also felix)
On the ninth day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping
Nine strangers dancing
kd7sov: (Felix)
On the tenth day 'fore Dark Dawn,
My DS gave to me:

Twelve Muggles running
Eleven fires fighting
Ten mayors leaping

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