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I've said numerous times that I'm not particularly good at sticking to just one or two projects at once, no matter what it is I'm doing. In the case of sims, well... I usually have four or five things going, plus a few neighborhoods for just playing. I tend to want to talk/write about whatever projects I have, and this usually means I end up writing a story for it, as well... And then not update because I'm working on something else.

So, I figure, I ought to at least try to keep track of what I'm doing by keeping a Project List in my LJ, with notes as to whether I intend to write anything soon or if it's even being written about (yet) at all. And... that's what this post is.

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Because, seriously- seasonal rotations are not for me. I'm trying to finish the next rotation in the Legacy Haven, and it's already frustrating me with how long it's taking. After this rotation, I'm going back to my old style.

However, I do have tons of pictures, most of which are purely gratuitous cute, due to the large amount of toddlers and children. The fun part will be picking which ones to show......especially since the number of pictures I've taken scares me a little, and I'm still only on the Fitzhugh house.
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I've just finished playing the Vetinari house, and I've got *tons* of pictures and a few arghmustyoudothistome moments with ACR and with sim births.



Pics )

Anyway, that pretty much covers what's happened this rotation, and next rotation should have births, toddlers, and *hopefully* more promotions, as almost everyone has the job for their LTW if they have a job LTW.

Edit- pictures are there now.
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I've decided I'll probably post a text-only update about The Legacy Haven every time I hit the halfway point in the rotation, and a text-and-pictures update at the end of each rotation. So, this is the halfway-mark update for rotation number 2, Wednesday to Friday of week one.


I've determined that I love ACR. Normally, I don't let it get this insane, I'll set autonomy to spouse-only or none, and only use it for gender preferences. Now... I'm thinking I'll let it do this a bit more.
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I'm supposed to go get OFB tomorrow. My mom's letting me borrow the money for it until I have a job, since I've got one I'm waiting on an answer from and a couple other places I'm considering applying to, just in case. In other words, she's happy with me and I ought to have my own income... soonish, so I'm allowed to get the only EP I've never had, and should've gotten ages ago.

This means little to nothing in reference to the computer troubles I've been having, but still- OFB!!! Finally! I know exactly how I'm going to test the features out, too, both the business stuff and the cheescake. (yes, I'm a bit obsessed with finally having legacy-legal forcetwins. I've been able to use the cheat all along, until I had to reinstall, but I can't use the cheat in a legacy.... and I wouldn't want to in Legacy Haven, since I'm trying to minimize cheating there because my cheat addiction is bad for my sims).
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But it's nearly 4 AM, so I'll have to hold off til tomorrow(later today?) on the long, picture-y, explanation-y post. I'll likely edit it into this one for simplicity's sake. For now, here's a brief synopsis.



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I'm going to edit in pictures once I get them uploaded somewhere. Edited in, behind the cut.

Pics... )
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and ACR is causing chaos already.


Also, all entries about this hood will be tagged 'legacy haven', just in case anyone's actually... interested.

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I just went to the Fitzhugh lot, checked the LTWs before leaving the game- I'll do the next half of the rotation tomorrow- and apparently... Spencer and Rhys *both* rolled the exact same LTWs they had in the Fitzhugh legacy. Weird. Also awesome, as I fully intend to fulfill as many LTWs as possible- even the hard ones like Spencer's.

...............................At least none of the knowledge sims so far have rolled max all skills. I hate that one, it's not easy for me at all. 20 lovers I can do, piece of cake. I could probably manage 20 best friends, too, with no flirts and no aspiration rewards- just have them hang out or play kicky bag for a while, instant friend. Call on the phone when social gets a bit low, soon enough, high enough to be best friends. But maxing skills is hard unless I put a lot of work into it.
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I started a new neighborhood for something I'd been wanting to do for awhile- create a town called The Legacy Haven, a place for simselves and legacy sims to live where they'll never age and never die (and can relax, essentially). It's meant to be peaceful for both the sims involved and for me- something I can play to relax.

Well, I have 8 households already- Marius (family-Prof. Butters, Flavius, teen Cassius), Buccaneer (Jack Buccaneer and Sarah Purplebunny, roommates), Fireflower (De Fireflower and Marina Smoothiequeen), Dualegacy (Doc Nerd Dualegacy and Ben Blite, roommates, though ACR seems to think they want to be more than that.... XD ), Fitzhugh (Spencer Fitzhugh, Rhys Fitzhugh, my simself [Silvain Shadows], and Jake Shaodws-Fitzhugh, my simself's son with Rhys [bad habit of mine, breeding my simself to legacy sims I like]), Caesar (Julia Caesar. No one else yet, may add others later), Goodytwoshoes (Cecil and teen Cecilia), and Vetinari (Larch, Cypress [in a death room for ironic punisment because he's only here for that and to be Cass and Spider's father for the sake of correctness] [spared from ironic punishment because he turned out to be fun to play when I let him out to find out what he was really like], teen Cassidy, and teen Spider Jerusalem). I'm on a rotation scedule of 2 to 3 simdays on each house, then moving to the next. The order I listed them in is the order I'm playing them in.

Any breeding (aside from a few I have planned because I want to see the outcome) will be due to ACR. Most romance will be some cross of what ACR dictates and what I want to see. Almost all gender preferences were set while I was setting up the hood.

This will be vaguely documented in this LJ, just so anyone who wants to see it can. (And because I'd end up babbling about it anyway, since I can't do a project like this without telling *someone*.)

Also- I love playing the Marius house already. It's fun and relaxing, and the only one I've had to micromanage in the slightest is Flavius (and only because, for some reason, he sat on the couch instead of going to bed, despite being exhausted...)


Edit- I just realized something. I post more on this LJ than I do my main one. XD
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But I'm leaning toward may not because I'm tempted to murder my founder. I'm doing a (modified, because I forgot the founder had to be a family sim) strict family values matriarchy, along with the well-dressed sims handicap. My founder is a lovely little Aries knowledge sim (with the most nice points I've seen on an Aries so far- 5), and she's.... well, put simply, now I know why they classify some LTWs as impossible wants.

She rolled Max 7 Skills. I can barely afford skilling items for her. Put simply, she'll be very lucky if I manage it, as I'm not too good with maxing skills without cheats or at least a full sim lifetime. I've had only two sims ever max any skills without cheating- Kovu, because I made him max body for his job, and Nala, who maxed two skills, but was also possibly my smartest sim ever. Neither of them maxed more than two skills, and Kovu was predisposed to maxing body easily due to being very active.
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I've been taking out my frustrations with the game and the mess the computer explodeyness made on Strangetown's premade families- primarily the Beakers and the Curious brothers. I'm debating writing up some sort of story for them, I've certainly got the shots I need, but mostly I'm just making them have kids and ruin relationships- and build new ones, sometimes.

I've said before that my favorite premade sim is Nervous Subject. At that point, that just meant I liked him more than most of the others, which wasn't saying much- I didn't play most of the others. But, after playing him through the havoc I've wreaked on Strangetown (leaving him possibly the sanest and happiest of all the sims I played there so far), I absolutely love him. He's stuck as a single parent of a baby girl, having 'escaped' the Beaker house (with help, but I won't say from who- that story idea is looking better and better by the moment, and I don't want to give away any spoilers!), and he's happy as a clam, despite how rough things are for him right now- next to no money, small child to watch, and having to skill for a job he doesn't really like, but that pays well enough it's worth it. And he's so sweet with his little girl, too, it's possibly the cutest thing ever.

Circe and Loki are fun to play, too- they're having some marital troubles, though, and I'll probably split them up, but I might not- it all depends on whether i decide to let Loki get over what he's mad at her about- it's pretty big, so I'm not sure if I will or not. Especially since he seems like he might be happy elsewhere.

The Curious brothers are awesome, though- especially Vidcund. He and Pascal both had alien kids, who are also awesome- and mostly very cute, even the noseless one. (There are three, because Vidcund had twins when I really, really didn't want more than one small child in the house. Argh.)

I've gotten rather attatched to this bunch, really, so I'll probably play some sort of hood-wide legacy-style thing or something with them. I like the idea of taking an entire hood through several generations.

Also- I tossed a couple "essential" (in my mind) hacks in my game- ACR, same sex marriage hack, and pregforall. And my favorite replacement Polli Tech, but not until after Pascal's kid was born (that's the noseless one, obviously)- that one reminded me to put him in, actually...
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I've reinstalled Sims 2 Deluxe, and was just going to play with that to soothe my need to play (I swear, I was going crazy- when I have nothing to do, I usually play sims, and I hadn't played in nearly a week, at least....), until I realized that meant not having one of my favorite maxis-made hairstyles in the game- the fauxhawk. So I reinstalled Uni, too, and I'm leaving it at that and a very, very small amount of CC until I can get the rest of my EPs back- and even then, I'm not sure I want to reinstall FT. It didn't add much that interested me, though I do love the toddler table and some of the other items it adds- just not the majority of the features, really. The hobby stuff annoys me, though I love secondary aspirations- it helps make my simself accurate (knowledge/fortune sim. Money and nerdiness. Very, very accurate.), and it adds a whole new dimension to the personalities of some sims. But, I do believe I can do without it.

I downloaded a couple 'essential' hairstyles- my absolute favorites as well as some that certain sims just don't look right without- and I'm going to download all my favorite clothes from Club Crimsyn (the only CC site my sims really wear anything from) tomorrow. I'm going to stick with the whole minimal CC thing, too, even once I get the other EPs back, just to cut down on loading time. Before the explody-thing my comp did, my game took nearly twenty minutes to load on a good day. It took, at most, five minutes (and that's probably a lot more than it actually took) to load today, after reinstalling. It makes me wonder what I was thinking with all that CC, really, since I almost never used most of it. I think I have... five custom hair meshes in my game now, and four or five maxis hairstyles converted for all ages (including the fauxhawk, because toddlers with fauxhawks are cuter than cute). And everything else I downladed was recolors of those custom hairstyles.


Edit- oh, yeah, and I redownloaded my default replacement eyes and all the extra eye colors that go with them. They're the Lyran eyes, in case anyone's curious. I like them because the green eyes remind me a bit of my eye color, except yellow-browner than mine are.

Edit 2- and now for a book meme taken from [personal profile] ndainye  .



Okay, I think that's enough edits for now...
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After my great luck recreating the Leos, you'd think nothing could possibly make me more hyper. You'd be wrong.

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Forget it. It's on the back burner, and for a very, very good reason.......



Wait for it....






Wait for it....




Wait for it....




THE LEO LEGACY IS COMING BACK!!!!!!

I managed (somehow- I blame my Friday-the-thirteenth-good-luck) to recreate the family in CAS, despite being entirely unable to extract them or otherwise save the original 'hood. We're back exactly where I left off, I cheated a little to make things as close to the way they were as I could remember (ie, the relationships and skills that I did *not* want to spend several sim days building back up, and Tau's age since recreating him put him a few days younger than he should have been, which delays him and Nala getting to college), and as soon as Tau grows up, I'm sending them off to college. Nala is officially the heir, as she was so far in the lead when I closed the poll (assuming I couldn't get them back) that I see no point in re-polling (I'd get the same results, I'm sure). I should have an update out soon, but I'm not making any guarantees, as lately t really depends on the weather whether I get to play Sims or not (as my computer tries to overheat when it's really warm, and tends to heat up fast even when it isn't, so my simming time is limited).

But, yes, they're back. And I am so freaking happy. I love these guys.
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As the subject of this entry implies, I've decided my new legacy will be much plottier than my failed explody one. Details behind cut, in case you don't want spoiler-y stuff before I start posting the legacy- which I may put on the exchange instead of here (because I really don't know what I'm doing with a lot of the LJ stuff).


Sooner or later, I'll get the writing part done so I can at least get the prologue out. For now, though, just know that it will be good.











(Is anyone actually reading this?)

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