Friday, December 31, 2010


New Year's Eve here, and it's the first time in I don't know how long I'm off work.  What am I doing?  Sittin' at home. xD  S'alright.  Hubby and I are going to have some champange and pizza rolls and relax.  :D Hope you guys have a great night and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hitched! Volume Three is here!

Check the forum post for rules, etc.  It's going to be awesomeness!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  Stay safe, especially if you live somewhere with nasty weather!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mages gone Wild

So I talked Kelle into downloading the 10 day world of warcraft trial, and all morning we've been painting the shires red. (lmao how cheesy am I?)
I made a little human mage to hang out with her and show her what little ropes I know.  We're having a blast.  Here's some more picspam.  (What else did you expect? xD)

Outside of the human starting zone, doing a victory dance after kicking some arse.

Kelle dancing with a slutty giant Santa's helper chick aka "Winter Reveler"
Me getting rowdy at the bar :D
Kelle Standing on a Gryph thingy

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's not fair...

I'm going to do something I almost never do, and make a sort of personal blog post. I have always shunned this, but I feel I have a friend who deserves every effort to keep her around, so I'm going for it.  I just feel the need really to step up to the plate for her.

Seren, I said in my email to you that there are so many people that respect you so much and really want to see you around, no matter what some people say.  The first thing I want to do is apologize, because I didn't mean to keep you in the dark and keep your hopes up by only telling you what I had to about the situation with Em.  I don't hate Em and I didn't want to turn her into a villain, although I do not think she is the victim she wants to be portrayed as.  I didn't want any more friendships broken up on my account.  

To everyone else, just FYI Seren hasn't been around cloudTen much either, and she usually is when she can even when things are mostly dead.  I understand though that she's had a lot going on, ranging from illness to a new job.  It's just life, and that takes precedence.  I will admit, whether it makes me a coward or what, I generally prefer not to post these things in public, but sometimes lines of communication get shut down and you have no idea how else to go about it.  I am fully aware that by posting this I am giving permission to anyone to pick it apart and do whatever, but I just don't particularly care.  I mainly just felt the need to step out there and let Seren know that not everyone is upset with her and that there are tons who respect her.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Before the I Do's Assignment Two

A Myth to Believe in


I'd do anything to have her to myself
Just to have her for myself
Now I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do
When she makes me sad.

She is everything to me
The unrequited dream
A song that no one sings
The unnatainable

She's a myth that I have to believe in
All I need to make it real is one more reason
I don't know what to do, I dont know what to do
When she makes me sad.

- From Vermillion pt. 2, Slipknott
(Really recommend listening to this song... will totally help you get the feel)

It... he... was everywhere. That presence. I felt him, and in the beginning I could only faintly see him, a faint almost holographic figure lurking in the shadows. I started feeling a connection. The presence was so strong, but I knew I had to be the only one that could see him. Campus security would have ran him off a long time ago. Finally one night as I left the back door of the Witherspoon Women's Dormitory, I stepped outside and knew immediately he was there, waiting. Any normal person would have been scared or creeped out of their wits. I couldn't tell you why, but I wasn't. I felt strangely connected to this... entity.. that seemed to be seeking me. The closer he came to me, the more solid his figure became.

"What are you?" I wispered, feeling his breath on my neck.
"I'm not so sure anymore," he quietly replied.
"Meet me tomorrow," I said. I was in a hurry, having to attend an art show, but I had to talk to him more. I had to know what he was.
"Follow the trail in the woods when you wake. I will be there," he said. His voice was hypnotic and dark.

I had become all but human. The more fixated and fascinated with her I became, the stranger my life became. I began to feel emotion. I began to see as the humans saw, and to feel the sensation of things when I touched them. I gained so much but I was losing what I was. I had no power over events. I could not control fate anymore than any of the strange beings walking around me. My mind pondered in a way that it never had, and it was giving me a headache... speaking of which... PAIN! Not a big fan...

Leaning against the old delapidated barn, I saw her walking through to the clearing, pushing flyaway branches out of her path. She came. I have no idea why, but she came. I met her, and took her hand. The feel of it... electrifying, but what would I give up for it? I liked my old life.

"So what are you?" she finally said. I had prepared my answer for this question, but remember I was completely new at dealing with human emotion, so it was very hard for me to actually speak it aloud to Raina.
"I am.. a demon. An evil spirit. Or at least I once was. I cause bad things to happen."
She must have believed me, because she let her grip of my hand slip, and she looked away.
"It's what I do, Raina. I keep balance."
"Why do you seek me? Am I going to die soon?"
I couldn't help but to laugh.
"Nothing like that," and we talked for hours about what had happened over the past few weeks.

It didn't take long before I was completely enthralled with Dimitri. I didn't know why he had fixated on me, a student at a small Liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, but I was strangley comfortable with it. In fact, I felt mysterious and wanted. He reveled in touching me, as if every contact was a new sensation.

Some Competition Entries

I've been a total slacker about posting my comp entries on my blog, which is something I like to do.  Your awesome "Off with his/her head" entry reminded me, Seren so thanks much!  I have quite a few and my Before the I do's is rather long, so I think it will get it's own separate post.  OOhhh what shall we start with?

I think we'll start with the example pic I made for Faerie Folk, because for reasons unknown I really like it xD.

The man didn't know for how long he'd been in the musty, dark, cold room, but he knew it was too long. 
She finally entered again, the demonic beauty that had lured him there. With her came enough light to see his surroundings. Some old, expensive looking draperies framing an even older picture, vines growing everywhere...
Despite the moistness in the air, his mouth was parched and sticky to the point of which he could barely speak.
"Do you need water?" she said in her voice, clear and echoing as a bell.
"Yes, please, please," he begged.
She handed him a cup. He guzzled it down, then handed it back to her, a strange feeling of gratitude for this simple act of kindness and mercy. He looked again at his surroundings, which were getting slightly hazy. The dehydration was setting in, he thought.
He looked at the vines and plant life around him... was it.. moving? Growing inch by inch quickly, and.. was it.. in his direction?
Then, to his horror, vines began to quickly reach for him.. around him, as if to take him in and swallow him as he had the water! 

What next... I joined Arrow's undead comp, but I really hate the entry I did for that, so I'm going to casually skip that.  Ah!  Nature's finest.  I don't have a written part for that, so here's the pic:

And okay, this has got to be one of my faves in a while, although I'm a *tad* worried about her wardrobe.  I am having a blast with Calendar Girls!  Here is India after a few drinks going wild at a speakeasy!

Alright, stay tuned to the next post for Before the I Do's ;)

What do you get when a simmer tries to play WoW?


I'm really enjoying World of Warcraft, and I now have two characters I play.  As of now, Kaleya is still my main.  Here are some nifty stats on her:

It's so cute the way the holidays are integrated into the game.  Amidst the chaos of the cataclysm, there's still time for Christmas cheer:

This is my most recent close up of Kaleya, though now she's got some nifty shoulder pads and such.  I just had to show off her tabbard:

I also started a Night Elf Mage, named Sidrenne:
She's going to  use arcane magic.  Why?  Because it's so pretty.  Yeah I warned you.  A simmer turning to Wow..  What else do you expect?  ANYway I'm on Icecrown.  Send me a PM or something if you want my email for realid if you play :D

Friday, December 17, 2010

What a judge wants..

I've had this idea, not anything really huge.  I just wanted to get together some people who have some experience judging comps and just kind of compile their input on what they like/don't like in competition entries.  The discussion on editing in faerie folk really made me want to do this even more, but I want your input as well.  Do you think its a good idea?  Where would you want to see it? (Options being here, on cloudTen, or maybe a post on the modeling section.)  If you are a judge and want to share input please let me know! (several ways to get ahold of me.)
I would especially love like example pics for comparison, but please maybe your own so as not to offend anyone.  Thanks!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A message to Anakin

Not sure anyone will get that but Yazzie and I.  I don't much like it kuz it almost has a sombre feel to it, and I don't want to have a sombre attitude about things.  Anakin... You will pull through this! We all love you!
Love, Einstein

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Journal of Jonathan Karmak

I'm really excited to show off my husband's blog.  I think the creativity of the simming world has rubbed off onto his World of Warcraft adventures.  This really is excellent and fascinating.  It's done kind of like a journal with attached photos.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Calendar Girls Assignment Two

I always feel weird getting an assignment done so quickly, but I was inspired, had the time, and fell in love with the pic once it was done.  And yes, very short written part but... I didn't want to ruin it.

One of the perks of being an upcoming model is hanging with some famous and highly influential people, including Tom Lemon from General Salt's Lonely Hearts Group. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Before the I Do's

I'm incredibly excited about Yazzie's awesome comp, and my couple!  This is one of the rare occasions I actually have a story in mind that will really inspire my entries.  Anyway I'm going to refrain from telling too much about them, hoping their story will reveal itself with each entry.  Though it's incredibly hard not to just blurt it all out here. (Seren, Hush and Blair... how ever do you keep your lips zipped? lol)

Anyway, Here is the couple:
Dimitri Carrion:

Raina Gilbert:

And here is Assignment One:

Demanoid Phenomenon 

Who am I? More what am I? I think the term most of you would use and what most have used throughout the ages would be, “demon”. Some call me karma. I think of myself as something more simple than that. I think of myself as a force. I just happen to be one of the forces in the world that aren't liked by many, because I simply cause bad things to happen.
I am a necessary evil in this world. Some of you may have heard, without darkness, there is no light. Sadly, there is a reason many cliches are true. I aid to complete the balance.

For an amount of time I've forgotten, hundreds, maybe a thousand years by now, I've roamed the earth as this emotionless force, the memory of what I once was all but vanished. My life, if that's what you call it, a series of “if then” statements, as I liked to think of it. If the balance has been upset, then I must adjust it.

But as comfortable as I am, as automated is this process is for me, it seems it is time for my story to take a turn. As I said before, for hundreds of years I have been a force, but not a force directly felt. I have not been heard, seen, or acknowledged directly until the very moment I met Raina.

November 2, 2009
He told me today about the first day we really met, and strangely enough I think I remember it, though I can't be certain. He says it was raining, and I was in the lounge area of the dorms where no one really goes. I had a book in my hands, and I was studying. That would make sense. It was the only place I could study since Sam always had her “sisters” over. He told me it was the first time in hundreds of years he'd felt emotion. He was “reading” me, as he does, who knows, probably devising some plot for pain. Maybe some kind of college loner suicide. Who knows, knowing him. He said I knew I wasn't alone, and that I was the first person to acknowledge him in centuries. Apparently that was the first time I met Dimitri. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet Kaleya

As my friend said on facebook, I've decided to join the "dorkside" lol.  I wanted to resubscribe but for some reason I was unable to obtain my old account.  Whatever.  It was cheaper this way... $20 to buy the games (again) but comes with three free months of free playing... Yeah sounds good.  Anyway, Kaleya here is a Draenei Paladin.  Right now she's only level three lol.  I played on hubby's computer while mine is patching, and it was weird to get used to because he has some crazy UI mod, but it's a start.  I just couldn't resist, watching him play with the cataclysm stuff happening.. there's an awesome storyline going on I don't want to miss.  It was horrible making her, though.  So little customization *cries*.  Oh well :D

Monday, November 29, 2010

For Kelle :D

Just showing the bracelet I made for Kelle :D

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Green Scene!

I finally did it!  I made some more pieces.  Three as a matter of fact, but one I am going to wait for approval before I show off.  I might actually post on etsy the next time I am off work! (That is, if I get my digital camera working.)  I apologize for the notsogreat picture quality.  My camera seems to refuse to acknowledge brand new batteries, so I had to use my phone. I've made two bracelets, but one of them I want to show to the recipient before I post, and I also made a necklace.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Timeless Beauties: Calendar Girls Assignment One

A bit of a tomboy, India quickly gets the inside chores out of the way and spends most of the day in the garage or outside, detailing the car. She's a total tomboy, especially by 50's standards!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Faerie Folk Congrats

To Hushfirefly and Seren, I'm honored to have made it to the finale with you guys, and thank you to Blaz for being such an amazing host and coming up with awesome assignments that let us be super creative.  Thanks to all of the judges who have participated also.  Hush, congrats, it was truly deserved.  You really had epic pics throughout and I'm super excited for you, and Seren as well.. It was an honor just to have made it to the finale with you two.  Aannnyyyway pretty proud of this one:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

They've Moved!

The polls were always split, and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it, so I gave the Sky family their own space.  Click on the picture or here.  Sorry I hope it isn't too much trouble for you guys.  I think it will clean this blog up a lot and make it easier to read the legacy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Faerie Folk Finale

Gossamer stepped over the small child's toy toward the windows. The view out was of some flowering bushes, and the next house down in the heart of suburbia. This was not where she expected her coworker and model to live. She had one child, and from the multiple pictures in the living room, Gossamer could tell that Heather had a close family.
Gossamer broke down in tears, almost before she knew what was upsetting her. She tried to keep them silent, but it was no use. She could feel the stinging of the mascara in her eyes.
"Sweet or unsweet?" Heather asked, in her cute southern accent.
"Huh? Oh," she choked a tear back, "Sweet."
Heather must have heard it. She immediately appeared, empty handed, and a bewildered look appeared on her face.
"Gossamer? Hun, have a seat," she said, and they both took a seat on the sofa.
"I'm sorry," Gossamer said, beginning to regain her composure, "Your family pictures are beautiful. I just.. I'm just feeling lost."
"You miss your family."
"In a sense. My parents are still here... my brother... well that's a long story, but I have no idea. Heather I just don't think we're supposed to be here. I have no one to connect to. I mean, you're my friend, and a wonderful friend at that, but the few others like me... are in labs or have become total recluses like my parents. The ones like me, out in the forefront, just aren't taken seriously by most. Most humans still want us compartmentalized into that small box in their brain labeled as fantasy. Those who know better have us locked up in labs. Sorry, I know, that's not how you feel. I just mean the majority."
Heather nodded, and waited for Gossamer to continue.
"We came here when I was only four, which is incredibly young even for a human, so I don't remember much of the other realm, other than the fact that we had to leave it. When we left, our parents were hopeful, happy, and full of love. Now they are reclusive and silent. I have a brother, Gidian. He figured if he went to the research facility on his own, things would be better for him."
"Were they," Heather asked.
"I don't know. I've never seen him since.
"Gossamer... I know someone that can help you, but it comes at a cost."
"Help me? What do you mean? Counseling?" Gossamer asked, almost offended.
"No, no," Heather said, almost laughing, "You want to belong, right? A family?"
Gossamer paused.
"Exactly. I want back what I've lost," she said.
"How far would you go? Would you give up yourself? Your identity? Your memories?"

Assignment Seven Revisited
Her memories... That was all Gossamer had. Her first few years in this realm came flooding back to her. Most of them involved a pond, not too far from the home where she grew up. Such lush and beautiful life it was surrounded by. Gossamer thought of the snapshot her mom got of her when she was first developing her wings. She'd noticed the birds following her and her mother to the pond, and at the time was extremely frustrated. Later on, she grew to realize they were her guidance, and her companions.

She remembered the secret clearning in the lake, where she would go when she grew older. It was where she would meditate, submerse herself in water and thought. She would be truly happy there. Gossamer realized she would be losing more than memories, she would be losing everything she held dear. But what else could she do? She felt herself dying inside, missing a place she had never known.

Lost Wings
The sound almost stopped Aedan's heart. It was different than the theatrical crunch he'd heard in all of the movies. The scream was what stood out to him. And as soon as his eyes turned the direction of the accident, he saw her body land on the pavement. He ran as fast as he could to get to her, and his heart almost stopped a second time when he saw the blood oozing from her head.
"Miss?!?! Miss?!!?!"
The response he heard was unintelligable, but a response nonetheless.
"Miss? Stay with me," he said to her, trying to hold her attention, with the intense fear that he would let the girl's life slip out of his hands.
"I need some help! Someone call EMS!" he yelled frantically. The girl started to stir, attempting to get up.
"No, no, no. Back down. You can't move, but you can talk to me."
He heard more unintelligable dribble, then:
"Oohhh," she said, lifting her arms ever so slowly.
"Heeaaaddd... Oh God it hurts," she said, still slurred, but he could understand.
"Miss, can you tell me your name?" he asked, trying to hold her attention.
"I... I don't know." 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Machinima? Maybe.

I'm thinking about trying my hand at machinima.  I just want to goof off with it and see what's up.  I might post my first sad attempt on here, but don't expect it to be good or even make sense.  I just want to do something to get the feel for it.  Not sure If I want to do some kind of cute thing about my legacy or maybe a music video.  If I do a music video for a song it won't be anything like the actual music video.  I like to take the idea of the song and make it my own.  Anyway we shall see after I get my nasty arse kitchen cleaned up ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's all good in the Berry 'Hood

So I about spazzed when my friend installed Late Night and was livestreaming and realized none of her sliders worked, and at that moment I had a sneaking suspicion it was the UI mod.  Well I've been painfully waiting to install, because I canNOT live without my fawkes skins.
Well today I was snooping around and stumbled across a comment on mysims3blog that said it would still work just as before without the UI mod, meaning if you had a mouse with a scroll wheel then you could install the skins and not need the UI mod.
I am soooo bloody happy.  You just scroll with your wheel to see the skins.  There is no scroll bar on the side, but they are still there I promise.  Here are some screenies for proof:

Sooooo yeah another reason none of my housework is going to get done today ;) ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Late Night does not like Berries

So I got Late Night already.  I've not installed it though just yet because my friend had to uninstall her UI mod to get her game to work.  Now I'm afraid because my legacy and the whole town almost has the Fawkes skins.  What if the fix for it (either in the patch or in a UI mod update) still kinda messes up the sims you already have with the different skin tones?  Maybe I'm just paranoid but I might lose the Sky legacy.  I'm certainly not patching or installing till after Faerie is over because my model has a fawkes skintone which uses the UI mod.

I know this will be a big deal for the Berry Sweet community, so hopefully it will be fixed fast.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Faerie Folk Assignment Eight

Gossamer stood in the humid forest taking in the soft sound of the rain hitting the canopy. She took in the scenery of the beautiful, lush forest around her. She noticed the Macaws, in particular, their bodies coated in flakes of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and brilliant golds. One in particular was perched on a limb and she felt... a fear... and pain.. from it. It looked at her.
"Help me" she received from it, but not so much as words as a general thought or feeling.
"Come," she communicated back.
It clumsily flew to her hand. She hovered her hand around it, concentrating on the injured wing. The blood and fear slowly melted away. She felt appreciation from the bird, and a request to return the favor. A scroll appeared in her other hand, with "I found what I was looking for. I am in the rainforest. Love, Goss" written on the paper.
"Take this to my host. Not all the way. Just pass it along," Gossamer instructed, "And I think I owe you more thanks. I've just found myself." 

She'd been hearing buzz about this Aedan guy that the agency was hoping to recruit, and after seeing him in the office, Gossamer understood why. He was muscular, had dark red hair and these eyes that seemed to keep her own eyes captive. Gossamer was overwhelmed with desire when she saw him.
"I MUST talk to him," she thought, then realized the fact that she was inside a modling agency filled with fierce competition.
"Stop making excuses," she told herself, and walked toward him.
"What do I say? Do I look silly? Will he care about my wings or that.." she was stopped by the fact that she had bumped into something... errr.... someone. HIM.

"Oh, my. I'm so sorry," she said and ran off.
That night she rested her head on her pillow and began to dream.

She was a flight attendant on a long flight, but she couldn't help but to think that her skirt was a little shorter than what the airline might have wanted. She made her way down the aisle checking on the passengers.
"Care for a drink? Hot towel?" she asked a lady with dark hair.
"No thank you."
The next passenger was a familar man, red hair, muscular.... Aedan!
"Care for a drink, sir?"
He had a sly grin, and he was looking her up and down. She felt a chill.
"No, thank you. However do you think it's a bit stuffy in here?"
"Uuumm maybe a little. I can see about.."
"No, no, that's okay. I was just thinking about losing some of these clothes. Would you care to uh... assist me in the bathroom. I wouldn't want you to go out of your way but.."
Gossamer's heart was racing, and she wanted to say no, that he was crazy, but she just couldn't.
"That wouldn't be a problem," she said, He took her in arm, her excitement building up, and they ran together to the small bathroom...


That next day at the agency Gossamer was giddy and happy. She'd managed to remember that little happy dream, and she kept playing it over and over in her head.
"It was soo... real!" she'd thought. Then on her way to a shoot, she saw him again. Aedan. He smiled at her, winked, and said,
"Welcome to the mile high club, Goss." 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I might be finished

I usually try to avoid posting about things of this nature, but if this isn't just some weird temporary thing, then I will soon be finished with the EA forums.  (After my modeling comps are finished.)  This whole awaiting approval from a mod thing?  This is a moderated forum?  Just what are you trying to crack down on now?  I really wasn't super "OMG I hate EA" till now.  I did get slightly annoyed at some excessive bannage, but I didn't really much put too much worry on it.  Now this is just a bit much.  I feel like we're all in a classroom and a 5th grade teacher is constantly yelling for us to "use our 6 inch voices".  I'm done with it.  It's not fun, so why even bother?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Craftsman Avenue - House

I decided to make a house for upload to the exhange.  I made a furnished version and an unfurnished version.  They are as follows:


I accidentally wrote in the description of the unfurnished one that it has three bedrooms.  It actually has four.  I didn't use any CC (cept maybe a pattern or two) but there are some store/EP items.

First Floor:

Second floor:


Oh, and by the way my game is doll free. :D :D  Please rec if you download, and comment here if you have downloaded and have problems.  Thanks much!