Hello friends! When I was playing Sims 3 I started a challenge titled: 6 Degrees of Separation, which consisted of writing six stories that would all linked by a character of the previous story, but that character could only make … Continue reading
Long time I haven’t been here. It feels like I’m a stranger in my own domain. Sorta like Jensen says: “a stranger inside me” Hehehe. Okay I did think of giving a very sensitive introduction since I have not been here for a long time, but I kinda ruined it with the unintentional Jensen reference above.
My time away from here has been both, super exciting and full of wonderful moments – magical moments in fact -; but it has also been full of some of the saddest most difficult moments of my life. Without going into too much detail because there are some things still happening now and are very private; I have been in constant struggle since I was involved in a crash when I was 36 weeks pregnant with my son. Nothing happened to us, and that I will never stop appreciating! Thank GOD!! But my car was practically totaled and my husband found a way to trade it in for something else, but that was about a month of my life that was full of arguments and stressful situations between my husband and the car shop… anyway, just not a pretty time for a soon to be mother. What fallows after the birth of my son, which had to come into this world in a dramatic way! – he peed all over my insides (yep, I had c-section but that is left for whenever I start a mommy blog) what fallows is a chronicle of bad situations, one after the other, with very few weeks of joy in between. Just when we thought things were getting better, my husband is now going through a very rough time and of course it affects me as well… long story short, in between all the sad moments and all the madness, just looking at my sons face puts a smile on mine. He is the sweetest most lovable boy on this earth! Of course every mother says that about their child. But is true!! Trust me. I know! I’m the mom, hahaha.
Tonight I wanted to play some sims, I started playing again two days ago and I want to continue on playing, see if I can get the hang of it again. But when I came to the computer, I really wanted to come here and reminisce of a time when things were less stressful, but also less exciting. There is no other way to feel about it. This blog though! This blog makes me so happy, and seeing all my sims again, aw! The joy! So I have decided to come back and continue to post chapters on my stories. I don’t know how long it will take me to post things, I am involved in many other projects at the moment, and all are equally amazing things. One thing I know is I will try my best to bring at the very least one post a month.
I will start by showing the original sims from the 6 Degrees of Separation story “Jensen and the Ghost of Jourdan Dunn”. You know! Since we are on the subject of the past…
I always feel horrified when I look at pictures of myself during my teen years. Is like I don’t know who that person was, because I certainly look better than her. But then again, teen years (especially the early ones) are often very awkward… right? I think EA captures that very well with the teens on the sims. However, when I look at my pictures, I can’t help but feel that is the original me and I miss being her sometimes.
It’s the same with my characters, I miss the original them. Here are a few pictures I found on my old files. Jensen and Ji changed quite a lot, but I think it was Patricia the one who transformed the most. ^ ^
I think I find this Jensen more handsome, but that was the point of the transformation. To make him more common.
Jou was more creepy looking…. eek.
Ha! I can’t say I like this Ji better. No siree.
She was too evident.
There were also changes in the plot, aside from the addition to important characters like Elias and Julian (because Maxwell existed although he had a very small roll in the original), Jensen did not like Maria as much as he likes her on this new version, certainly a weak point in the original story in my opinion, and Patricia was more like the stepmother of Cinderella (she even had 2 kids, equally as horrible as her) and well, Jensen was Cinderella… I didn’t realize how much I had made him into a Cinderella until I published the chapters. A mistake I definitely struggle to not make this time around, although he still is a victim… meh. So let’s remedy that. I have to go back to my notes and work on Jensen, I want him to be human. I want him to have flaws, and make mistakes. I want him to affect you!
Until we meet again
So I have decided to do a behind the making of Jensen and Jourdan because some of the stuff I encounter in the middle of taking pictures is just too funny and… creepy.
Like this picture of Jensen.
I think I had him doing the stress animation, which is very helpful to convey emotions like: annoyance, and arrogance; you can also use it to imply your sim is tired, and well, stressed out since it is the animation for that. I just can’t figure out where his arm starts and where it ends… hmm.
These four are just too much fun!!
And talking about ghost stories this picture of Ji Sang is very, very, very… extremely CREEPY.
I was trying to get a beat down kind of feel from the picture, instead I met with these pair of eyes… looking back at me. There is intent! Gives me the creeps.