I forgot to mention in my earlier post that Janelle was totally robbed
. I can't believe The ArchAndroid
lost to Usher's album. Usher is way past his prime at this point and wasn't even ever that great to start out with. He is also responsible for inflicting Bieber on the world and teaming up with him to give one of the crappiest performances of the night. Therefore, Janelle clearly should have won.
Also, these were the .GIFs I meant to post earlier. The first one represents my feelings on the subject of that post and is also just the goddamn cutest thing I've ever seen in my entire life so I'll use any excuse to post it. (BTW, Jason Segel introducing Arcade Fire was also awesome. I'm happy he's looking reasonably handsome again after having a rough couple of years.) And the second one is just, you know, to prove the band's general bad-assery and cuteness.
Finally, holy crap, I actually managed to finish those A Skeleton on Display character Sims I've been re-making. Check it out!
First, Eliza and Andy whom I've already posted but, you know, it's been awhile and I love them so. They're the characters I spent the most time on and the ones I think look most like the image in my head (well, as much as a Sim can look like a human being, anyway), probably because they're easily the ones I have the clearest, most specific idea of. Everyone else is a bit hazy around the edges but these two are quite fully-developed.
The brothers Thompson. I made Ollie a few months ago and never got around to posting him and I made Daniel yesterday. I didn't really try to make them look specifically like brothers, like with near-identical facial features and all, because I thought they might end up looking too
alike and, besides, brothers don't always necessarily look at all like each other. But I think they are similar yet different enough that you can believe they're related without mistaking them for twins. Also, clearly
the first time I made Daniel I briefly lost my mind because I managed to forget both that he has hazel eyes and also that he wears glasses. I guess it's not that unforgivable because these things are only mentioned once in the story but still! I am ashamed of myself!
And our dear narrator, Meg. Maybe because I wrote from her perspective and never really had to describe her appearance much I really have no concrete idea of what she is meant to look like. I never even decided on an official last name for her! The first version was quite obviously slapped together in about five minutes and really quite odd-looking. I didn't spend a terribly long amount of time on the second version either but I am better at making Sims now than I was two or three years ago so it doesn't show as much. Basically, I went in with the idea that Meg is a girl-next-door, pretty but not drop dead gorgeous, mostly bare-faced type. She doesn't really like makeup or fancy clothes and in fact feels quite uncomfortable in them. So I think I succeeded, even if I don't look at her and say, "That's totally Meg!" like I do with Eliza or Andy.
Anyway, the reason I finally got around to finishing up with these in the past couple days is because I now have a hankering to do the Swan Dive characters even though I should probably focus on finishing the story itself first. But where's the fun in that, right? I made an attempt at Beatrice a month or two ago but can't decide if I like her or not. But eventually I want to have Moira, William, Kat, Henry, and Beatrice done. Then I might try to create some of the other secondary but still important characters: Elizabeth, Seth, maybe Rosie (oops, if you've been following the story as I post it she's only been mentioned in passing so far but she does make a more substantial appearance much later on), possibly Syd and Lawrence. It all depends how ambitious I'm feeling. I also would like to do Caleb and Audrey from that other story of mine - you know, the one I've been working on for three fucking years and still am not close to finishing? Yeah. So... I'm probably going to be making lots of Sims in the coming weeks/months. I've kind of gotten burnt out on the Alphas right now so maybe if I spend some time in Bodyshop I'll start to miss them after awhile and go back. (Though I have spent a shitload
of time in Bodyshop for the past few days trying to track down one mysterious problem file that was fucking with the adult female skintones; it was hellish, I tell you, hellish!)
Okay, I'll stop rambling now and get off the computer and try to do something productive (yeah, right).