Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LolSims Calendar

This year's calendar theme is LolSims. I entered in the LolWhut category and the LolPets category. My LolPets image was a winner!

The Breadfruit trees are bugged so that when they are struck by lightning, they do not go out. I decided to use this as a Moses and Burning Bush sorta image. Moses sees his second burning bush, but then God admits to messing up.

This one was a bit simpler and I think that's why it went over better. So much for that Doginatchi training system, Cyd!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Uni Buildings are Going Up

In attempts to get out of the mini-depression my failing nano has caused, I've gone back to my Uni hood. I've finished off all of the parking lots because they are simple, and I've constructed the baseball stadium. I haven't furnished it yet, but I'm pretty happy with the structure. I had already also completed and fully furnished my English Department. I've made a fire station, but I don't really like how it looks so I think I might start that one over. I constructed one of the professor's houses and I have 2 of the 3 dorms done. I had the third one done, but I lost it while messing with my AnyGames. It was pretty sweet, so I'll likely rebuild it just as it was if I can.

I'm having trouble with some of the more specialized buildings, the ones where I know I'll be making a more EPs better version. To do those, I think I'll need to make the better one first, and the copy it down into my base hood. That way I won't have to move walls to include activities I didn't have the objects for. It's looking like that's what I need to do for Performing Arts, Design, Basketball Stadium, Soccer Stadium, and Co-Rec. I think those all need FT.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Officially Quitting Nano This Year :(

So, now I'm more than a week behind on my word count and its looking more and more impossible to finish. I wrote about 12500 words last year and that was about what I wrote this year too. I feel like if I kept pushing myself to finish it the writing will suffer (I've already noticed that in some of my last chapters, like glossing over dialog), so I think I'm going to officially quit before I get entirely burnt out on it and just hate it completely. I'd rather pick it back up next year and try yet again to finish it, though at the pace I go, it looks like it will take 4 Novembers to finish.

Anyways, I think its best I set it aside again. I feel upset that I let myself down, but hating a project you were excited about is worse. I'm still trying to get over my senior capstone project because the idea was fantastic, but I rushed the design and execution and it didn't turn out as well as I hoped. I don't want that to happen to my little nano.

I'm going to go back and reread all my college collection stuff and see if I can't get reenergized about that instead. I hate this feeling of boredom and no motivation; the only thing that sounds good is napping on the couch, going to bed early, and sleeping in. I need something that is pulling at me to work on it every second I can spare, and nano was that for a while, but its lost that. There is just too much guilt associated with it now.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

National Novel Writting Month

Ok, so its not really sim related, but it kinda is. I'm *trying* to participate in NanoWrimo this year again. I got violently sidetracked last year because it coincided with my final projects at school, but I'm currently unemployed and out of school, so I should have a much better shot at it. I'm going to pick up where I left off and continue with my Apocalypse story. That's how its related to sims. Last year I was very into getting my Apox Challenge and Apox mods done, and it just kind of fueled the fire for the genre for me. Here's hoping I can even remember what I was trying to write. >.<