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Sims, Laptop, Photography Studio, Geneology, Graduation, and College!

Date Posted: 19th Jun 2010 at 1:30 AM

My laptop crashed months ago. So no Sims in a LONG time.
Hopefully I can fix it soon, but right now I'm saving the money for my photography studio.

I just bought a 12'X24' metal building to use as my new studio. I've been putting up insulation and my dad just wired the inside. Now I need to get the sheetrock up and paint. Then I need to buy carpet, lights and an air conditioner. Oh yeah, and dig a 100' trench from the studio to my house to bury the wire in. Did I mention it's 100 degrees here in the day?

I've also been researching my family tree. I've been able to trace it back to the late 1400s so far. I must say that ancestry.com is amazing. My grandmother has no idea who her father is. Her birth certificate only says B.O. Smith. I was able to stumble across a record on there for B.O. Smith who was born in Arkansas (where my grandmother was born) and was about the same age as my great-grand mother. Adding that record led to more records telling me his name was Brad Oliver Smith Jr. and then to even more records unlocking the entire family tree. My grandma is supposed to be coming over soon to see what all we've found. She has no idea that I found out who her father is.

I've been able to contact a lot of people across the country asking for pictures of my family and doing this gave me the courage to ask someone for a picture of my grandfather. My grandparents divorced when my mom was in the third grade and my grandma cut him out of all of her pictures. He never contacted my mom again so I've had no idea what he's even looked like until I sent his cousin a message on facebook asking for pictures.


Anyone else see Judge Turpin's henchperson from Sweeney Todd?



Also...





I GRADUATED!!!!!!!!!!!


Instead of going to a four year college taking classes I don't need and not having time to continue my business, I'm going to take a one year online class from the college I would have went to in Digital Arts (photography, graphic design, etc, etc, etc,).Not to mention the entire course, costs the same as one semester of normal college.

But I did just realize something. I've been homeschooled all my life. Now I'm going to home-college. So, so, so, so, so, so, so, sad.



But when I do get my laptop fixed, I have tons of ideas for sims. (Yes, including uploading the wicked witch of the west)

I'm going to give TS3 another chance. If it runs well and decides to be user-friendly, I do have some ideas for new worlds. If not it's going on eBay.


And that's about it.
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Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson are taking over MTS...

Date Posted: 15th Oct 2009 at 6:10 AM

Just thought I would point that out.


That is all.







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My game is back!!!!

Date Posted: 25th Sep 2009 at 3:09 AM

I FINALLY found that stupid CD yesterday...


I'm working on getting everything installed to my new 1 terabyte external hard drive. I only have the base game, Uni and NL installed right now. I'll get back to it soon.

So expect a resurrection of the wicked Witch of the West thread in the CFF.
I'll have new, in-game, pics for last suggestions before I upload.


I'm also now a monthly subscriber! Yaaaaaaaay!
I chose the MTS Addict plan ($15 a month) I keep thinking it's a little more than I'd like to spend, but MTS does so many wonderful things, and I'd pay more for lower quality items anywhere else. Plus, I'm making a good bit with my photography business (Post about that coming soon!) so I think I can spare it, as long as PayPal will take it from my bank account if there isn't enough in PayPal.

Soooo... I have a larger avatar, a simolean icon, and a custom title (jealous aren't ya? )
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Since I haven't updated in a while...

Date Posted: 7th Jun 2009 at 4:46 PM

Now that The Sims 3 is out, I do plan to have some creations for it uploaded eventually, but I also have some TS2 Sims made that have needed to be uploaded for a while, so I'll send them to the CFF so they can be finished, and then upload them.


These include the SpongeBob SimPants set.
I'm going to put them in the CFF, and make any changes necessary then try to upload the whole set. If they are rejected, I'll probably just dump them into one big .rar and put it all on the Cartoon Sims server.



I'm also working on the Wicked Witch of the West. (you can see the link to the CFF thread in my signature) I've been busy the past few weeks and haven't had time to finish her, but all that is left are the wrinkles!
So it won't be long before the green meanie will be terrorizing your Simmies, and their little dogs too!


And I think I'll post my version of the Addams Family's house on the CFF too.

I'm also working with the Themed Modding Collective on a project.
I do not know when this will be completed, but it'll be awesome!



I'm also wanting to do some recolors of Denise_316's prince/princess dresses (aside from The Little Mermaid and Mulan characters)




I'm not sure what I will specialize in TS3.
Possibly a mixture of houses, Sims, and patterns.


Well, that's all for now!


CFF = The Creator Feedback Forum
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I'm Back, Baby!

Date Posted: 13th Dec 2008 at 8:12 AM

WooHoo! My computer is fixed and fully functional, which means new creations coming soon!

Here is a PROMISED list of new stuff:

The Wicked witch of the West
From The Wizard of Oz
(Waiting for Christmas so I can get my DVD drive to install Apartment Life and take pics of her as a witch)

Downtown Luxury Apartments
Will fit in with any downtown setting.
(Based on a local landmark)

Dharma Food Default Replacements (from LOST)
Numeror helped me with this, I just need to edit the packages and re-upload.


Hopeful projects:

SpongeBob SimPants set
Everything in one upload

Idina Menzel
Actress (Wicked, Rent, Enchanted) and Singer

Kristen Chenoweth
Actress (Wicked, RV, Deck the Halls, Pushing Daisies) and Singer

Margarent Hamelton
Actress. She appears in an episode of The Addams Family as Lurch's mother, and in The Wizard of Oz as The Wicked Witch of the West (Will be different from my version of the witch mentioned above)




But remember, ONLY the first section is promised.



EDIT: Also, I'm getting Apartment Life, Ikea, Kitchen & Bath, and Mansion & Garden for Christmas
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Still no Sims...

Date Posted: 12th Nov 2008 at 5:22 AM

Well, I still don't have my computer back, which means no Sims.

My laptop's been getting a workout, though.


When i do get my Sims back, I do plan on making some old downtown themed buildings and finishing Cruella DeVill. I promise nothing else.

I can actually upload my default Dharma foods now since I have the files and pics on my USB flash drive. I've just been too lazy. I'll get on it soon.


That's about it for now.

Until next time,

-Elephant
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Computer died...

Date Posted: 17th Oct 2008 at 7:13 PM

My computer has had a virus for like a month now and it won't even turn on. It gets to a certain point in the start up, and it shuts off and comes back on and repeats over and over and over...

So, I'm gonna get my uncle to look at it and I may wind up loosing everything. All of my photography, my music, and my Sims.

My whole life is on that thing.


So, if I loose everything, I'm going to scrap the Sims stuff that I've been working on.

I am thinking about doing some Nightmare before Christmas themed lots, though. Just something to make a small town with. If they look good I'll upload them.

I do have Cruella Devil saved on my USB thumb drive, so she is safe, she just needs more tweaking.


Also, when I get my computer back to normal, I'm going to get a DVD drive so I can install Apartment Life and I'll deffinatly start on some apartments.


Well that's about all for now
Until next time.
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Elephant's Guestbook

Date Posted: 17th Oct 2008 at 7:02 PM

Hey guys, I LOVE hearing from people who like my work... And even the ones who hate it...

So leave me some feedback, complements, insults, death threats, or therapist recommendations in the comment box below.

Please note I do not take requests or "suggestions". I don't even like "ideas".
If you send me one of these, I will come to your house and hide all of your underwear.
Yeah, you better be afraid. *finger snap/head bob thing*
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Stuff in the works V3.0 Yes... I said V3.0

Date Posted: 7th Sep 2008 at 2:19 AM

Now that I own Apartment Life (Own it, but don't have a DVD Rom yet ), I've started to make Disney Witches, Wizards, and a few Fairies.

So, my newly updated list is:

Merlin & Madame Mim: The Sword and the Stone

The three good faries: Sleeping Beauty (Nora, Merryweather, & ?)

The Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

Elphaba Thropp: The Wicked Witch of the West: The Wizard of Oz

Glinda: The Good Witch of the North: The Wizard of Oz

Nessarose Thropp: The Wicked Witch of the East: Wicked

Cruella DeVil: 101 Dalmations

Lisa Kudrow: Phoebe from Friends

Margaret Hamelton: Actress who played The Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz

Shrek Family: I need to fix the nose texture, and I'll be done.

Dharma Swan Station: LOST

Dharma food default replacments: LOST

The SpongeBob SimPants Project: (If you can't figure out what this is based on, I'm not telling you )
Being worked on in small parts whenever I'm not doing anything else.



Now of course I may change this list tomorow

If someone will make me some horns that look right, I'll make Maleificent from Sleeping Beauty.
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Stuff in the works V2.0

Date Posted: 14th Aug 2008 at 7:09 AM

I decided, who cares. I'll just scrap what I don't really care about.

Elphaba Thropp: The Wicked Witch of The West (Based on Margaret Hamelton in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz).
I will have two versions of her. One is a plain witch that will not require any EPs/SPs. The second will be her on an empty lot as a witch which will require Apartment life.


The SpongeBob SimPants Project
I'm trying to finish everything.
One mega upload.
I have SpongeBob, Pearl, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Mrs. Krabs, Patrick, Larry the lobster, +.
I have most lots finished.
I still have a good bit of work to do on Sims and such.
(I'll get a new post with pics up soon)


Building with a pink house on top.
This is a real building from my town that I'm remaking and will upload as apartments after the new EP comes out.


Star Wars families (For the SciFi challenge)
May not be completed. I'm undecided.


Shrek Family (Fairytale Challenge)
When and if I ever fix the noses on the skin tone, I'll get 'em up!


Pearls Before Swine
I have the Croks and Zebra finished.
I'll try to upload them soon.


The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Billy and Mandy
I need to find them in bodyshop and back them.
I'll try to upload them soon


Cruella DeVil
Finished. I'm just hesitant to upload her because I fear she might be rejected. Maybe I'll tweak her a bit more.


Margaret Hamilton (Old Hollywood challenge)
An actress from the 1920s - 1960s(ish)
She played the Wicked witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.


Lisa Kudrow
The actress who played Phoebe Buffay on Friends.
Almost done


Dharma Swan Station from LOST
Finished. I'll try to upload it soon.


Dharma Food Default replacements from LOST
Finished. I need to sort through pics


Nessarose Thropp from Wicked the musical
Based on the original actress. Almost done.



That's all I can think of at the monent, though there may be a bit more.
I'll get a new post all about the SpongeBob SimPants project up soon!


If we all ask mickeymouse245 really necely, he may remake his Mickey Mouse Sims for us all.
(He lost them when his computer messed up )
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