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First off, for those who missed the last post, I highly suggest checking out [livejournal.com profile] sim_scenes. We just uploaded our first weekly challenge today and Jenn posted an awesome run through on different falling interactions the game provides. I've been too busy to contribute like I want to, but I'm really excited about this community. (And for those that aren't already aware of it, you should check out [livejournal.com profile] sim_spiration which might as well be the companion site for writing instead of picture taking. Both are quite awesome.)

I don't really have too much to share at this point, but I have been working on the next update. As a result, most of the pictures I've been taking are not sharable. Still, I've got a couple for you. Like my favorite picture of Moon so far:







See, sneak peek! I've got all the slides I need, so I have completely run out of excuses to keep me from writing. With as slow as I can be with the writing part of things, I'm hoping to have this out by this weekend, but I'll be happy to have it out sometime next week before Memorial Day weekend.

I'm fairly happy with how this one came together. Much happier than I was with the last one. The last one was a struggle, but I think I had a better feel for where I was going with this one. Hopefully the writing will be easier as well.



Back to the sim at hand, Moon as smart and mysterious as she is, is still not immune to the lure of drinking the bubbles. I've never actually had a sim kid do bubbles autonomously, and I forget to have them do it. It seemed like something she would enjoy, though.

She didn't care for the taste, but she did it three times just to be sure.



I had to shoot some plotty scenes at the Walton house in the dummy hood, but the house was at Spring and I needed Fall. I changed the season, but the pond was still frozen, so I had to put the house on fast forward while I waited for the pond to unfreeze. While I was doing that, I caught this pic. Much love for Brody. He's the best furry granpa any kid could ask for.



And finally, a pic of Elijah and Shelby doing what they do best. I swear, I logged into the house to specifically get a shot of them interacting, and this is what they did immediately. It's not exactly what I needed, but it still made me smile. I think they're the stalkiest couple I've ever, EVER had.

Anyway, that's what I've got going for right now. No writing occurred today before work, but we shall see if I can accomplish anything in the later day.

How are you all doing? Talk to me. :)

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorkid54.livejournal.com
Wow, that cover's looking really nice. I like seeing your covers in advanced because it gives me an idea of what I can expect :)

As for how I'm doing, I'm pretty well. I have my own update all nice and finished, but thanks to the exchange being severely messed up, even after the weekend, it's been rather delayed. I may post it on LJ, I may not, but the whole thing is frustrating, really.

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
There's a post from a Maxoid from earlier today saying they're aware of the problems and they're being worked on. I'd say give it a day or so before changing venue. :)

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorkid54.livejournal.com
Oh, okay, thanks for letting me know that. :D I was worried that it would last for the whole week, but hopefully a day or two will be enough for my sanity to hold.

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenga218.livejournal.com
I love Pseudo picspam, no matter how small. Star is completely wonderful, though I am still trying to figure out why she can't talk...

I had an okay week, we went to my Grandmother's house on Sunday for Mother's day, as a surprise. Then I got back and have a ton of schoolwork (I feel sorry for anyone who has managed to fall behind, because I'm NOT behind, and I feel like I am - if that makes sense). I miss the North American school system.

So yeah, :P Not much time for simming...just web-browsing.

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I think you meant Moon, but I knew what you meant. I do absolutely adore her. I'm glad people are intrigued by her and her muteness.

Good luck with staying caught up. Now is a horrible time of year to fall behind in school.

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Date: 2009-05-12 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenga218.livejournal.com
Shoot! Yes, I did mean Moon - I obviously can't think today...

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leilia.livejournal.com
Very cute.

So I see a wedding in the future. Yay!

Moon is exceedingly cute and well I have much love for the Waltons.


As for me, well I am feeling exceptionally stupid today and so am trying not to put my foot too far down my throat.

*hugs*

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I wouldn't say you were being stupid. Perhaps scattered, but not stupid. :) And yes, there's a wedding. Your simself gets to attend too!

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauriempress.livejournal.com
Moon is adorable. Your kids never auto bubble? Mine love it! Hmm, but now that you mention it, I'm not sure how much I saw in the Xenobia house, could it be a playful point thing? Not sure.

How am I? Allergies are still bugging me, and I'm going to have to call the credit union soon. I'm torn between finishing the BC, finishing my chapter, getting on WoW to play catch up, or a hundred other things I can do today. But, still I'm alive, I'm awake, I have a roof over my head and food to eat and I'm generally in a good mood, so all in all, I'm pretty darn lucky.

Yes, Brody makes a wonderful furry granpa! But I have a question about the cover. I understand if you can't answer, but who is the blond in the center picture who reminds me so much of Elijah? I think it looks like him, but I'm really bad at comparing sims.

Lauri

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenga218.livejournal.com
I think that's Hugo(?) - Ian's child with Lisa(?). I know who they are, but I've drawn a blank on their names...

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
Yep, that's Hugh, Ian and Lisa's child. You got close on the names. :)

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Date: 2009-05-12 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauriempress.livejournal.com
Hugh! I wondered if it was him, but I couldn't remember. That would explain why he reminds me of Lijh though. :D

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I love the bubbles animation, but I've never seen a kid do it on their own. Maybe if they've got something else they'd rather do, they never get around to it.

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Date: 2009-05-11 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dgjamie.livejournal.com
Hurrah for Picspam! Even small Picspam :) I love Moon's face looking at the bubbles, she just looks so enraptured by the whole thing. When they drink the bubbles repeatedly I shake my head. Some of these kids have a bit of learning curve.

And squeee cover!

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I've felt guilty not providing picspam the last few weeks, but I really haven't had anything to share.

I had so much fun shooting the scene with Moon and the bubbles. I've got a ton more pictures than I needed, but that's fairly normal for me.

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Date: 2009-05-11 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docnerd.livejournal.com
Jim Butcher says you owe me a favor...

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I forgot about that!!! I shall assault you by e-mail.

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Date: 2009-05-12 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docnerd.livejournal.com
My intarwebz may or may not be working!

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Date: 2009-05-11 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaths.livejournal.com
Yay for Psuedo teasers. I like trying to figure out what's happening based on the pictures in the preview.

I love the pictures of Moon and the bubbles. Especially that first one.

How am I? Bored, really. I've had a boring day. Part of me wants to get started writing up the BC, but the other part of me needs a little break. So I've been writing out scenes in my head, but not progressing more than that. I'm hoping to start on it in a couple of days, though.

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I'm probably going to take that first pic of moon and make a userpic out of it. It's just too adorable.

As much as I want to see your BC, I also understand the need for a break. I also understand the whole writing scenes in your head. If only they translated into typed words as easily. :) I do really look forward to the BC, though.

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Date: 2009-05-11 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicreasy.livejournal.com
I love that picture of Moon: the lighting's just wonderful, and the expression her face is fab.

The cover looks good too, and I'm looking forward to the update. I see the simselves are cheering something. :)

I'm ok. Tired, but my car's going in tomorrow morning, so hopefully I can at least get that sorted. I've also started writing something for sim_scenes that I hope will shed light on some staging I've done and help others. It's good to be writing again, even if it is me writing as if I am just chatting to someone sitting beside me.

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
Ugh. Car work is never fun. I've got to get mine in for an oil change and a good cleaning that I've been putting off for far too long.

Yay for sim_scenes stuff! I look forward to seeing what you're doing. I've got a couple of projects I want to do for that, I just need to find the time. Maybe this weekend, since I look to be free.

Thank you on the compliments for the Moon pic. :)

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Date: 2009-05-11 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hurrisims.livejournal.com
Ooh, if we're getting the new chapter soon, this will be the one I finally comment on as I'm all caught up now! Yay. I hope we get to learn more about Moon, though even if we don't, I'm sure I'll love it. Cover is nice and intriguing though, as always.

I'm fine, though my writers block is in full force, as I've just been staring at the slides all "Well.. I know what I want to write, but not how I want to write it. Sigh."

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
Yay for comments :) There will definitely be a little bit on Moon in this update.

Writer's block sucks. I'm hoping I don't deal with that in this update, since I just dealt with it in the last one. The hard part is sitting myself down and making me write. :}

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Date: 2009-05-11 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writeraissa.livejournal.com
Awesome teaser! You've definitely whetted my appetite.

BTW, there's an option to change the outside temperature on the batbox somewhere--instant melted pond! We used it for Sim Spade in reverse for the Sherlock Holmes Christmas story, since the 'hood we shot that in was set to summer and we didn't want to take the time to speed things up.

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I actually did the bat box thing, but it still took about 12 in game hours for the pond to unfreeze. I switched to fall, cleared the snow, set temp to normal, then set temp to hot. Pond took from about 1pm to 1am to unfreeze.

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Date: 2009-05-11 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smoothiesims.livejournal.com
YAY UPDATE PLZ.

Adorable Moon is still adorable, and my love for Brody will never diminish. Also, Persephone's nightdress ftw! Where is it from?

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I'll have to look up the night dress tonight. I think it was one of the Maxis Match sites, so I'd say check CC4Sims or Simcastic. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Maxistraum.

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaths.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure it's from AAS.

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Date: 2009-05-13 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smoothiesims.livejournal.com
It is indeed from AAS. Thank you Lea!

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Date: 2009-05-12 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profbutters.livejournal.com
Oooo! It's a Pseudo kidz chapter! I love your kidz chapters.

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Date: 2009-05-12 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
There's lots of kidz focused in this one, but I dno't know that I'd call it a kidz chapter. I've got plans for the next one, though. :)

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Date: 2009-05-12 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndainye.livejournal.com
Yay for picspam and up coming chapters! Moon's so adorable :)

I'm looking forward to your update, though I completely understand that the writing side of things taking a while. I'm in about the same boat you are today. I'm fairly sure I have all the photos I need for my next update, though once I get a bit farther into the writing of it I may need to pit stop into the dummy hood. It generally takes me a while to motivate from able to begin writing to actually getting things written.

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Date: 2009-05-12 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orikes13.livejournal.com
I wish I could pull the words right from my brain and skip the agonizing part of trying to make writing easy. Ugh. :)

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Date: 2009-05-12 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] widget-sims.livejournal.com
The cover is great, I always really love your covers.

Moon is adorable, the bubble picture really does suit her, it gives her an almost ethereal look (not so much when she's choking on the taste). The repeated bubble drinking always seems to me to be either a short memory or signs of a future scientist - once could be a fluke, better repeat the test to see if it's that bad every time.

I'm feeling stressed - less than two weeks until my project deadline and I've written 0/3,000 words, I have done most of my analysis though. Plus after weeks of putting off playing university now is when I want to play, at this rate I'l be ready to update just after I hand in my project.

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Date: 2009-05-12 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penguingirl03.livejournal.com
SQUEEEEE!!!! New Pseduo chapter soon! :-D (Of course I still owe you a comment on the last chapter but I did read it!)

Moon is absolutely adorable and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her soon.

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Date: 2009-05-12 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geminiasp.livejournal.com
NEW PSEUDO CHAPPIE WHEEEEEE!!!

I love moon she's adorable even with that face drinking bubbles. Can't wait!

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Date: 2009-05-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairyindia.livejournal.com
Yay for Pseudo Picspam!! The pictures of Moon are so sweet! I am very intrigued by her, I can't wait for the next update.

As for how I am, I'm doing good, except for having an injection this morning which has made my arm go all strange. I have only just joined LJ so I'm kind of a newbie here :)