**Links Fixed** At N99 I showed some of you the recolors of Bunhead’s B’s Secretary Dress and you said you would like them when I was done. I didn’t do all of Curious B’s colors because I just didn’t need them all but I think I chose a good variety. I also did a few recolors of the Vintage Sweater top, also in Curious B’s colors. I just got Photoshop so I might be going a tad overboard but it’s all in good fun.

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I did the dress in Adonis, Apple Blossom, Cove, Foxglove, Gypsy Rose, Milk, Primrose, Red Wine and Seal.

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I did the sweater in Adonis, Apple Blossom, Dusk, Forget Me Not, Mango, Primrose, Red Wine, Spring Leaf, and Terracotta.

Hope you like it!

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Since the laptop is broken and a new one not currently on the horizon, I’ve been spending my time enjoying the cold NY weather and working on some background stuff for HC.

I’ve finally managed to finish developing the higher education aspect and I’m quite happy with it. Somethings are missing, like picture and some of my custom careers, but those will be added as soon as I get a new shiny in my hands. Hope you enjoy what I have so far.

  1. Career Education Requirements
  2. Cahill University
  3. Northdale City College

Note: Special thank to AV because of course Sims should need more than a BA to operate on people

This is my first tax collection ever and I’m a bit excited. I really don’t know why since this fictional money does not become real money for me to spend. Well, I’m sure I can use it to make Heredon Cove look better. It’s about time I prod the Mayor to start improving our school buildings. I’m going to have an influx of children this fall.

I’m doing a 15% tax rate with $1,000 tax credit for married couples and $1,500 for each child. Let’s all thank Laura for making our taxes easier. Oh and Apple Valley cause she had some cool ass tax calculators in that Excel sheet.

We’re going back around, so that means ROS gets to come into play. I’m excited.

  • Throw a party – Anniversary. (This might not turn out so great for this Sim)
  • Bonus for a job well done. You’re rewarded $550 (They need all the money they can get)
  • Crime does pay! Sim must spend all free time counterfeiting for 3 days. If caught, they go to jail for 4 days. (While fun, this could have some long reaching consequences)
  • Unexpected pregnancy – impregnate/get pregnant by the next Sim woohoo with. (I’m not sure how I feel yet…)

I’m going to be changing the calendar around to get the years rolling. Its going to be a simple shift from months to season and I probably will do a few mini updates in-between if I feel the story warrants it.

Fall 2010 – Samuel is 32  (Rachel Heredon is 29)

Grueling

Sam keeps a grueling schedule, immersing himself in the meditative act of writing his newest article almost from the moment he wakes up. He rarely gets frustrated anymore; once, two years ago, he would have stressed about improper word choice and she would have laughed and teased him into a smile but he doesn’t bother now — she’s gone and the article will still come together. (more…)

I got a question over the weekend that pushed me to do a post on the traits system I generously borrowed from Apple Valley and I really do appreciate it because I would be lost without it. I figured that simply emailing the traits list wouldn’t actually help since the disconnect wasn’t having a list of traits but actually implementing it.  So here’s is how I use it:

The Set-Up

Once I roll a trait for a Sim I spend a few minutes trying to get an idea of how these set of trait would affect a person, their relationships and their general view of the world. I think this is the best thing for story-telling because its gives you (the author) somewhere to start. This isn’t perfect because once I get into the game and play I find that my Sims make certain choices that influence my readings of how they interpret their own traits.

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