Thursday, June 30, 2011

Masquerade Finale

I had to be going nearly 200mph on the bike.  I could have used my celerity but I needed to save my energy.  Besides according to Jamie, even other Brujah would be looking for me... older, stronger Brujah. I had come in to find Jamie sitting on the couch, a solemn look on her face.

"They want you dead," she said, "You should run."

She wasn't aware of why, and at first I was offended when she discouraged me from fighting for my life and when she didn't offer to help.  However her reasoning was correct: the only chance for survival was to run.

I made the mistake of letting my thoughts, memories of this second life flood my mind and my bike cake to a screeching halt.  I held on tight and managed to stay on the bike, however I was floored at what I saw once I stopped: Jeremy. He was clad in black leather and was standing beside some bubbly pink-haired girl. His expression an expectant smirk, he chuckled under his breath.  Sensing something was amiss, I treaded lightly.


"Carmen! Surprised?"

"Jeremy... I'm so sorry.. I didn't want you to see me.."

"What?  As a filthy Brujah?  Hah! Carmen I know all about your kind. My sire wasn't too happy about being forced to turn me early, but she felt it best.  You've pissed off the wrong Tremere, Carmen."

I started to reach for my sword, being the only weapon I had, but a sudden surge of pain shot through every cell in my body.  I dropped down and contorted in pain.  The girl giggled and Jeremy cracked his knuckles.

"I'm only just begining to learn the fun things I can do with thaumaturgy.  It'll be nice to have someone to play with."

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I woke up with an aching body that was unable to move, my back resting on cold, hard porcelain.  A bathtub.

"I hear your sire found you suicidal in the bathtub," Jeremy said softly.
"She should have left you," he said, then closed the door.  I opened my eyes as much as I could to see the sun begining to rise through large windows.

"My last sunrise," I thought.

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Beautiful Steampunk Jewelry

Not me, btw.  I just.. want everything in that shop.  Seriously.  Take a lot at it.  It's all stunning.  *cries*

Friday, June 24, 2011


Sooo I loved my old camera, but it started having some probs like it would say the batteries were dead when they weren't.  I hated to replace it, because it was a gift from Mom, and still just a wonderful camera when the batteries would function, but I decided it was time to get a new one since I wanna start working on the Etsy more.  Sooo I told my hubby to do his research thing, and told him I wanted it to be easy to use and small, but decent.
This is what I ended up with:

 And it's marvelous!  Remember I couldn't get pics of my earrings?  Check these pics out:

It's a little dark, but it's not blurry at all and shows so much detail!
And if you thought that was a major improvement, look at this one:

Those were both done with the camera just on the automatic setting. :D :D  I don't know much about photography at all, but I'm kind of in love with the second pic even though the earring isn't quite positioned right xD   Yay Etsy here we come!

Took some more, getting more used to the camera:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Inspiration Assignment Three

I'm only the second to turn in, but I worked on this for hours lol.  I just didn't want anyone else getting my idea, because it came to me like as soooon as I heard the song.  The sky I actually made with gimp brushes and lighting xD  I'm rather proud of it.  However I'm kind of worried, because now that I look at the picture on this monitor she looks TOO... desaturated?  Although she looks perfect on my other one.  I REALLY wanna ace this assignment, but it is some tough freaking competition.  Maybe I should stop spazzing and not turn in so early xD

BTW, here is a link to the assignment:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why I never edit xD Might want to hide your eyes.

This is why I never edit.  I saw Harry's tutorial for hair drawing, and it didn't really look too hard.  It isn't really, but I just can't draw and have no effing clue where to shade or whatever.  Aannyyywaay for your amusement, here is my first real, dedicated attempt at hair drawing:

Erg.  at least it's not furfest

Monday, June 13, 2011


Thanks so much!  I now have fifty followers! :D  I love you guys!

Random Sims pic to celebrate

Comp Catch Up

Wasn't sure if anyone was interested, but I thought to get things moving again I'd try to do a quick catch up with some of my decent comp pics. xD

Been a while and I apologize. 

First up is Totally Real, which I'm sad to say came to an abrupt end, just as I figured out an awesome storyline! 

They had followed the water's edge for about a week, camping out, finding various nuts and berries to eat. Luckily Kyden had only gotten sick once, throwing up after eating a purple colored berry. He was such a gentleman, testing out foods before Aislin to protect her. They had seen no shelter, so they slept under the twinkling stars, which were actually very bright creatures similar to our fireflies. However, before falling asleep, Aislin and Kyden began having long, deep conversations. They soon began feeling that little spark of attraction. Both reacted with an awkward and poor attempt to ignore it, especially when they woke up one morning in each others' arms.

Luckily it wasn't long after the two found a stone pathway, leading up to an inn of sorts. It was gorgeous, like a lush oasis in the desert. They had no money, but the innkeeper took pity on them and said that if they helped with some odds and ends, they could share a room. The innkeeper found them some clothing and showed them to their room. It was a beautiful room looking over a small pond. That night Kyden should have fallen asleep as fast as Aislin, for it was the most comfortable he'd been in ages. The room was lush with beautiful greenery and a soft bed. Instead, he watched Aislin sleep and let his mind take over:

Dresden, I hope that you know that I will never stop loving you and never stop missing you, but I have to let you go.

He looked at Aislin's peaceful face and accepted that he was slowly falling for someone new.

It had been carefully calculated. He couldn't know or else all would be blown.

"Red hair? Grey eyes? I believe I put him up in the room at the end... but Miss-"
Before he could finish, Dresden ran down the side of the building, glancing in each window for Kyden. In a 
flash her heart swelled with joy and shattered like glass. Dresden filled with rage.

The next one is for Blair's awesome Comp, Faerie Folk (which is this cycle a Berry theme)
No story with this pic... but I'm hoping everyone notices the shoe on the steps xD

Aannnddd Masquerade:  (don't feel like grabbing the story for this lol)

I decided to do a just because pic:


I really also like my finale pics for A to... Beauty but there are kind of a lot, so I may come back to this and post later on a separate entry :)

Edit:  Wanted to show closeups of Amiee's simself.  Poor thing is one of my tortured extras:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blair told me I needed to update...(featuring some Generations picspam)

xD  Sorry kids, I haven't posted in a while.  Just figured no one wanted to see my picspam.   Not much else to talk about really.  Got some furniture, moved the house around.  I guess I could show my spiffy new office.  Luckily it's no longer in the Ninja Turtle green room.

Yay for having a geek hubby who saw my need and suggested dual monitors... and the fact that I would rather have a huge computer monitor for our one year anniversary than jewelry xD.  Yes we are meant to be. To the left you will see our bookcases featuring old nursing school books and Brads old RBG books xD.  TO the right you will see my shelves loaded full of beads.  This is where all the simming/beading action is happening xD.

What else can I bore you with?  My comps seem to be winding down and some are either over or were cancelled or whatever.. I won't last much longer in Masquerade, so I've actually been able to play just for the fun of it.  I'll admit, I think Generations makes that fun again.  It also makes playing different age groups tolerable to play.... which was a problem I had with the game before.  Here's some picspam from the family I've been playing:

This hottie here is Sun's sim Aedan which you can find in her studio, however I've kinda spiffed up his coloring and gave him some of the hair I actually liked from Generations.  His name is Aedan.

This is Toni, Aedan's wife.  I've decided this round I'm going to do things in game I don't normally do... break from the usual.  So she is a sculptor.  It's been pretty fun and if I keep at it she can make some killer moolah.  It also helps to hold on to the pieces a lil bit and let them appreciate before selling.

This is their first daughter Audrey.  I had a blast with her as a teen.  She got to go to prom, and even though it was a rabbithole kind of thing, I kept getting popups of things that were happening.  She got a new boyfriend, she actually made prom queen, and then asked to dance with her crush and was rejected.  When she came home she had a pretty nifty looking picture from prom in her inventory along with a crown:
That little gross looking thing was a little favor she brought back from a field trip to the restaurant.... yeah it looks like rotting food.  Idk what that's about, but isn't the prom pic awesome?

Also, check out these nifty little things that pop up when you're telling ghost stories.... not to mention the cool flashlight:

This lovely teen is Charlotte, the second born in this family and I just ADORE her.  She's so unique looking and already has kind of a personality.  She was my first teen with mood swings and tormented the household constantly with pranks, even though she had the "good" trait:

Graduation pic of Charlotte:
Audrey in labor:

(yah that was an eventful day)

Oh, almost forgot to introduce you to their younger brother Brian:

Yes, the pillow fighting facial expressions are hilarious.

Okay, sorry if you are tired of the picspam, but Kelle made me a special simmeh for Charlotte to make babeh's with, and here he is.... his name is Benjamin, and they are awesome together:

I'm not going to write a story or anything with them, but I really like them :D  Esp since they have genetics from two close friends' sims!!  Soo this family's gonna be pretty special to me!