pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (Default)
Saturday, April 4th, 2037 08:00 am
Sims 2 sims

Kids for Diversity:
Six kids: Otto, Pam Jammy, Skizzy, Whistlepig, Teeka and Taco Bob

Viking Loot:
Anders, Baldur, and Dagmar (Gen. 2 of my VDSL)
Fifa, Finn, and Elsa (Gen. 3 of my VDSL)

Pollination Exploration:
Butterbean, Roam, Mo-Dean, Mesopotamia, Strobe and Wig

Person Below Me, Alien edition:
Ponder Sprocket
B. Fruitful

Person Below Me, Manly Man edition:
Quinton Tregetour
Race Chesterton
Crowdie Macallan

Contest sims:
Jaina, Panaka, and Jacen GOS Good Genes

Random sims:
The Underwing sisters -- Penny, Copper, and Pearly
Jethro Popcorn (Download link; mentioned in this post and also here; no CC)
Fritz Riesen (Download link; pics here; no CC)
Ivo Elfquest and Erik Erikson
Adopt a Sprocket -- Nulana, Dusty, Speckle and Tadpole
Shared Sims: Strangetown Edition -- 17 sims (Links don't work anymore)
Shared Sims: Kowabunga and Asylum challenge (& more) -- 25 sims (Links don't work anymore)

Pixel Trade founders:
Mimosa and Myron in the May 2012 collection
Rory May in the May 2011 collection
Alessandro and Tommy Tootight in the April 2011 collection
Phoebe in the August 2010 collection
Stupifyin' Jones in the June 2010 collection
Anne Bonny in the October 2009 collection (based on someone I saw on the street)
Veronica Roi in the September 2008 collection (based on a woman I worked with, at the time)

Sims 3 stuff

Pix Pix color sliders

Pixel Trade Founders:
Little Miss Blue and Fitzradley McSmythe in the July 2012 collection

Random Sims:
Susie-Q, an alien sim
Lindy, elf or alien, your choice :)
Makoa O'Brian and Penny Parvenu, two teen sims

Other stuff:

On MTS I am silo pixel & bean.
12 Pulp/Sci-fi Paintings are my favorites there ^_^
Jack's Eyes have also been pretty popular.
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (Default)
Thursday, October 4th, 2012 07:54 pm
I'm feeling a little love-hate with WoW right now. Or maybe it's meh-not meh? I enjoyed the new content with the Pandaren starting area, but then I started to compare it with the Goblin one and realized that in terms of silly fun the pandas don't quite measure up for me. The storyline is pleasant enough, and the zone sure is pretty, but in the end it comes off rather bland.

I've also been examining what I find addictive about the game: what makes me sit there and keep playing far longer than I should. It's the little goals. Often they're just stupid little goals I set for myself. Like, I really wanted more than one hunter pet from the Pandaren starting zone (Tigers! and turtles! and cranes! Oh my!) But for some reason Blizzard didn't see fit to put a Stable Master NPC on the Wandering Isle, so you can't tame at will and just stable the extras. This presents some irritating facts:

1. Hunters can only have one pet on them until level 18, when they get their "call 2nd pet" ability.
2. The questline ends at about level 12, and you can never return to the Wandering Isle once you leave.
3. The next chance to tame a new pet like the ones on the Wandering Isle is not until after level 85.

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (brewfest!)
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 08:38 pm
The Pandaren race has been a sort of Warcraft in-joke forever - it started as an April Fools thing - and until a year or so ago, they always said it would remain a joke and there would never actually be Pandaren in the game. There was always a vocal element of the fandom that really really wanted them to be real though. And finally Blizzard gave in, panderin' to the fans' desires.

It's probably an unintentional pun, though. Regardless of intent, they did a great job bringing the Pandaren and their world to life, in my opinion!


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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (kittenball)
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 10:52 pm
I did the free demo for The Secret World. It's free, how can you lose?

There are three factions, the Illuminati, the Dragons, and the Templars. My character is a Templar. Her name is Amber Blue, code name Fidelitas (Latin meaning loyalty, fidelity - I thought it would be an excellent Templar name).


I don't usually do warnings, but there is one pic in here that's mildly NSFW (frontal female nudity, not a close-up). Just in case your boss or easily shocked grandfather is standing over your shoulder.

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (brewfest!)
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 12:34 pm
After having not played World of Warcraft for several months, I was recently offered seven free days of gametime (an incentive to get players to return before the expansion that's coming out very soon). Instead of picking up my old characters where I left them, I rolled a couple of new ones. I made a blood elf mage, Tiphareth, and got her up to level 30. Then I decided to try druids again. They've always appealed to me but for some reason I never got the hang of them. But this time, I ended up really enjoying my tauren druid, Cheth.

Some moodily-lit pics under the cut )
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (spore - wolpertinger)
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 04:34 pm
From Wikipedia: "In Bavarian folklore, a wolpertinger (also called wolperdinger, poontinger or woiperdinger) is an animal said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. It has a body comprised from various animal parts — generally wings, antlers, tails and fangs, all attached to the body of a small mammal. The most widespread description is that of a horned rabbit or a horned squirrel."

Much of this is reposted from Tumblr, so sorry for the repeat to those who saw it there. But there's some additional material at the end - wolpertingers gone tribal!

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (spore - bandiscout)
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 02:25 am
Near the galactic core, on the shores of the wild, young planet Chumcha, a meteor strikes, carrying with it the seeds of life.

Over millions of years, tiny one-celled creatures evolve. They live out their tiny lives in tidepools, eating, mating, dying but always propagating the species forward another tiny generation at a time...


The creatures who will later be known as the Hoobanooby have their origins in this tidepool. Read more... )
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (sunset)
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 12:50 am
Not much to show here because I've been slacking. Also, and this is kind of dumb, but I had gotten disenchanted with the skintone I was using, but I was also feeling too lazy to try out some new ones, and that kept me from playing. Seriously. I didn't say it was logical.

But anyway. Number 3 daughter Chastity, she who looked so wistful at the end of the last update, has begun courting her childhood friend. Formerly known only as Homework Telepathy Boy, it seems his name is actually Kristofer or something. I should write this stuff down.


Mindy looks on approvingly!

HTB aka Kristofer is pretty cute. But see, I'm just... ugh! There is something about the skin. It's not as noticeable sometimes, but other times it really bothers me. I had to sharpen this pic just to even be able to post it, and the skin is still a bit fuzzy and out-of-focus looking.

It would probably help if I had a better graphics card, of course. Read more... )
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (sleeping satellite)
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 10:21 am
...Where no string art has gone before!

I'm not normally a big fan of string art, not even ironically, but I'd make an exception for this. Also, can I just say how much I prefer the design of the original Enterprise over any of the newer ones? It just looks cooler to me.

Found here, on the retro-love blog Plaid Stallions.
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (bubble tea)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 07:36 pm
I'm getting Spore for my birthday and in anticipation, I've been playing with the free Spore Creature Creator. It's pretty limited in terms of parts and patterns, but it's still fun. And you can share in the derp, below the cut.

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (argh)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 06:26 pm

I find it ironic that my captcha is an ad for Ad-Free TV.

Also, just goes to show they'll exploit anywhere for ad space. I'm surprised my toilet paper isn't printed with ads... actually, on second thought, that isn't the kind of symbolism an advertiser would want, is it? :P
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (mooey)
Monday, August 13th, 2012 01:44 am
Man, now I feel really bad that I never got back to the Landgraab clones. Christina died and I wasn't there for her final moments. I always meant to switch back to them, but when you change households they lose their wishes, and there was always something I had my sims working on... like Mindy has one to write a science fiction novel (it's called Guacamole Planet, she's inventing a new genre, gustatory sci-fi) and Polly is halfway through a "upgrade X many objects" wish for her Tinkering LTW. I didn't want to lose those wishes, so I didn't switch back to the clones.


At least her former co-worker Caspian mourns her (in his sleep). I do, too. R.I.P., Christina.

How about some Chastity spam to cheer ourselves up? Read more... )
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (Default)
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 04:03 pm
I have a grinding headache today, which of course is the day that the handyman chose to replace my back door, complete with insanely loud power tools and lots of hammering. Meanwhile all my cool air is flowing out the open door (and the heat index today is 102F - 39C). Also the landlady's in and out measuring windows for new blinds and talking about changing the locks and stuff. I would love to be horizontal in a dark, cool, quiet room but that is just not an option. >_< 

So I was going to repost my Be-Cygnus-Smith family posts from Tumblr, but instead I'm just going to link them like the last time. Sorry! At least this time there are only three posts.


I really love how Chastity looks as a teen. This family is sort of turning into my legacy family... but I will have a really hard time choosing among the girls for an heir. Mindy is more or less my favorite right now, but Chastity could supplant her and of course they both have to watch out baby Dorothy doesn't supplant them both. Then there's Jolene who is just so awkward she's cute. I wish I'd gotten pics of this, but I didn't - Jolene went and introduced herself to Mindy's boyfriend, and then she did her patented "pretend to eat dirt off the floor" trick for him, and he was SO not impressed. So funny. 

Also, look who randomed up in CAS!

I really should have saved him, but I was worried he might screw up my game. On reflection I don't think he would have, since you can actually move the Reaper into your household (also I read the game has multiple Reapers - kind of like the show Dead Like Me - that was a good show.) I did peek at his personality, but I don't remember all his traits. One was Evil of course but I think he was also Childish. If he randoms up again I'll remember to screenshot the traits. 
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (Default)
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 08:00 pm

I had something else in mind, but these two sims are what happened instead. And I liked 'em, so here they are.

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (kittenball)
Monday, August 6th, 2012 11:04 am

They sleep most of the time because they're still bitty pups.
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (toast!)
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 01:17 pm
Do all my sims look alike?

This was the basis of a conversation some of us had a few days ago. I decided to see if it holds true for me. I did this with Sims 3 only, though, because I have bajillions of Sims 2 sims and most of 'em aren't in my sim bin anymore, so I would have had to download them and just NO. Too much work.

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (pixel & bean)
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 12:04 pm

It's Pixel Curious in Three-O-Vision!

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pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (pixel & bean)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 01:45 pm

The July Founders have been posted to [livejournal.com profile] pixel_trade, so get over here for some new sims! There are a lot of great looking Sims 2 sims as well as Sims 3 contributions from the inimitable [livejournal.com profile] gheez, and from me too. Guaranteed to be clown-free!
pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (susie-q)
Thursday, July 26th, 2012 02:23 am
Sims crossposting for the non-Tumblr folks. These are short picture based posts, mostly Sims 3. Some of 'em are just one or two pics. That's how we roll on Tumblr. 

Christa Landgraab courts death to do homework

A Lucky retrospective (remembering this made me want to start up Saturn's Nine again)

Jolene is such a middle child (this is the same family from this post - the Be-Cygnus-Smiths) 

More under the cut... )

pixelcurious: a cow mascot from sims 2, freaking out (george washington)
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 11:43 am
More progress notes to keep myself motivated.

The Paintening is over (it amuses me to call it that, like it was a significant event - and in a way, it has been). Practically everything we own had to be moved, so I got re-acquainted with a lot of my stuff, and much was thrown away in the process.

I haven't done a Goodwill run in a few days, but there's some stuff already loaded up in the truck to go, and more bagged up to carry out. This includes some kitchen utensils I wasn't using and a new pair of oven mitts (we don't need two pairs). And I have two laundry baskets of clothes/linens to wash before the next Goodwill run. They were put away clean, but have that smell clothes always get when they're left inert too long. That reminds me, I should start a load washing right now.

Okay, back... continuing under the cut )