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by teru_k Posted 21st Dec 2012 at 8:16 PM - Updated 3rd Jan 2013 at 12:48 PM by teru_k : something want to say
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
-------------------------Something want to say---------------------------------

On 1 Jan. 2013, I posted on my blog saying I felt there were some similarities between the lately published skin by LL, also several ones published before, and the new skin by me.

For me,there'is no necessary for LL to admit that she used my work as a reference. And if she has a resonable evidence to show those similarities are just a coincidence, then I will try to take it well.

Everytime when I published my creations I stressed that "Please DO NOT claim my creations as yours, and DO NOT modify my textures without permission .", but if my texture was used as material indeed, I will not investigate the relevant responsibility. But for sure I would like the information of the original author to be retained, and that's enough for me.
And this article mentioned the similarities can be seen here:

Then the next day, January 2, 2013, I wanted it can be more clear to explain the production process of my skin , I posted another bolg and here it is:
(sorry for the blog was written in chinese, you can have a brife idea with the help of the assistance of the translator)

I'd never have guessed that lemon leaf, or S-Club,would accuse me for stealing their works instead, which seems completely nonsense. I have started making skins for sims since sims 2, there is no need for me to steal the work of someone (subaxi) whose first sims 3 skin was made with my sims 2 skin texture. Their evidence is that the publish times of my works are later than theirs, everytime when i post a new work(/ or creation), lemon leaf do will keep up closely with me.

At last,People doing any days on watching.

At first, I just wondered what effect there would be with body map of 2048X2048 and I had a try. Fortunately I got good results that the party-coloured parts appearing in picture are not very sharp. So that I modify this skin a lot with this result.
And these modifications include:
Body part:
I repainted the shape of clavicle for both male and female, and changed the appearance of males’ abdominal muscle and females’ chest greatly. Besides, I did a little adjustment on the back、arms and legs.

Face part:
I also did some adjustments on the features, and put skin textures on the face part.

This set contains:
1 normal default skin.
2 high quality texture[2048x2048] non-defalut skin.
The Light skin has two tone ramps, and the Tan skin has four tone ramps.Muscle slider can be applied. So it means you must have patch 1.17 or newer.
Default skin is for ALL ages.

Additional Credits:
hair:Newsea J074 Breath-
Newsea J088 hummingbird-
Coolsims hair96-
Lapiz hair Crescent&09&10-

=Please DO NOT claim my creations as yours, and DO NOT modify my textures without permission .=
Tags: #ephemera, #sims3 skin

Skin Type: Realistic
Skin Flags: Default

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#26 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 2:15 AM
what a nice high rez, realistic detailed skin! The pores details really draw me in This skin looks very similar to the amour skin by capital sims especially with the details except there was slightly too much dark shading on hers. Yours looks better though. I'm going to try it out.
I don't use hq mod ,so hopefully you weren't using that in your preview pictures or it doesn't effect the detail of such a high rez skin without it.
Thank-you, its looks beautiful. This may become my new default skin.
#27 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 3:05 AM
This is amazing. I'm downloading this immediately!
#28 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 3:25 AM
LOVE These thanks you so much~!
Test Subject
#29 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 11:54 AM
i love your work
Test Subject
#30 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 5:48 PM
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 24th Dec 2012 at 3:59 AM
Wow the face textures look really realistic as do the body textures. I'm a little hesitant to download because of how it changes the muscle slider, though I would still consider it in the future because of how good the skins look.
Test Subject
#32 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 3:43 AM
Lovely skin tone! May I ask what eyes were used in the previews of the female sim?
#33 Old 26th Dec 2012 at 9:02 PM
It's wonderful - Thank you so much
Test Subject
#34 Old 30th Dec 2012 at 5:00 PM
I have a little issue with the Skin...
I really love the facial details and I also love the skin color, but my graphics card is really good (I don't have any HQ mod), still the Skin looks kinda dirty on the arms and the quality on the fingers is sort of... bad :/
Here's an example:

I was wondering if you considered to fix the little flaws on the skin?
I really loved your previous skins and never had any quality issues with those like I have with this one :/
Test Subject
#35 Old 30th Dec 2012 at 6:13 PM
where did you get the eyes?
#36 Old 1st Jan 2013 at 10:44 AM
Incredible...Jaw Dropping...Wow!Wow!Wow! Thank you!

todasana: Read above comments for the link to the eyes.
Test Subject
#37 Old 1st Jan 2013 at 2:34 PM
Looks awesome! About to test in game :D

Does this skin apply to babies as well?
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 8:32 PM
Not sure about the big dip out the spin in the back , but other wise I love it. have not found a new replacement in long time I am wiling to use that up to date. thanks
Mad Poster
#39 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 11:06 PM
These skins are awesome. I definatly need to download these and put them into my game :D

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
Steam ID: PadukSteam
Test Subject
#40 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 2:51 AM
These skins are beautiful.
You creators should stop being so competitive. Don't get me wrong. I understand the tremendous time and energy it takes to create your work - I don't mean to belittle your efforts - but for us players who genuinely enjoy playing the game purely because of your creations to help...'enhance' the boring, dull, simply BLAH content offered by EA, and allow us to customize our gameplay to be what we each truly can enjoy, NONE OF IT MATTERS! We're just glad you guys share! Double-kudos to those who share for free.

Your creations are beautiful and loved and appreciated by so many. Please remember why you create and share your work, and ignore the ugly words of those who seek to detract from your artistry.
4th Jan 2013 at 10:23 AM
This message has been deleted by whiterider. Reason: English only, please. :)
Test Subject
#41 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 9:50 AM
These skintones are amazing. I love it, thank you so much :-)
Test Subject
#42 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 9:00 PM
Ephemera you have my support. Your work is easy to recognize,
and i understand it must be very annoy when you spent a lot of time on your stuff and someone just take credit for it

...and what hurt even more was when you try to explain people will just want you to shut up and live with it, well you have my respect so don't get upset
Test Subject
#43 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 5:41 AM
Stay strong and we all know that you have always been true to the community and that ll is guilty. We love and support you!
Test Subject
#44 Old 15th Jan 2013 at 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by FzzyDg8
Beautiful skin!! I use the adult mod by Cmar, is this compatible with map 1, map 2 or neither? Also, is this skin enabled for infants as well?

I have the same mod and no, it isn't really compatible. It doesn't look awful, but the skin in the "sensitive" regions look a little funny. Since I like Ephemera's skin a lot, I just deal with it, LOL.
Test Subject
#45 Old 15th Jan 2013 at 11:59 PM

This is the link to Ephemera's default eyes w/o having to download some proprietary adware download program (like the rayfile link).
Forum Resident
#46 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 1:33 AM
Nice looking skins.
Test Subject
#47 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 4:56 AM
I love all of your skins! Thank you :3
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 9:09 AM
Your skins are very nice and well appreciated by the community. However, it seems a little unfair to accuse someone of plagiarism without giving them a chance to defend their position. Especially as this is a featured upload, it will be widely advertised and many people will view it and read the accusations against ll without any defense on her part.
I have no personal opinion or stake in the matter, but I feel it's a little unfair. She wrote a blog in response, but unfortunately it's also in Chinese, and many will not be able to read it.
The main idea is the differences between the skins and how both designers were focused on improving and smoothing the EA skins in different ways. Their aesthetics are similar, but the differences are also fairly clear. My purpose is not to flame or start an argument or prove anyone wrong or cause anyone to lose face, but ll's position should also be given a voice for the sake of fairness. Anyways, lets not let similarities in creations cause hurt feelings and polarize the community against either creator.
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 3:24 PM
Both creations are similar but at the same time they're very different. 'Sides this is really just for the enjoyment of the game, not too big of a deal if she was inspired by your work. It still is different unless she stole your process completely -_- . Anyways I would be FLATTERED if I was under the impression that somebody stole my work, even if I urged very blatantly in a sentence or two to credit me. If they loved my work enough to imitate it, I would be ecstatic Who wouldn't? Hmmm... I feel like there is something off with your skin though, I can't put my finger on it, but...

Still is the water green and thick,
He'll drag you under with his stick,
See flaxen gold floats there through the mist,
He killed someone's daughter with his wick,
An arm with grey skin bobs slowly in the pit.
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