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Charmful
16th Oct 2017, 7:50 PM
Happy Almost New Year everyone!

Speaking of the new year, the JAN-FEB theme has been voted on: SIM HOMES!

Show off the places your sims live! From the smallest to the largest, apartments or holiday homes or ordinary houses. Show us spaces your sims live in, or floorplans of their abodes. Did you build it yourself or did you download it, or make it over? Have they always lived there? Or has the home had more than one family occupy it over the years?

If you want some picture taking tips for tight spaces or small rooms, I have a tutorial here (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5118410#post5118410)

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OLDER STUFF

JAN-FEB theme nominations

1. Vacations
2. Largest Family (total number of sims in hood with same surname)
3. Holidays
4. Sim Homes
5. Sim Couples
6. Simysteries (Sim Mysteries)
7. Big families
8. Prettiest Sim
9. Ugliest Sim
10. Best Pet

Nominations close Midnight CST on December 13th. (or until 10 themes are nominated)

**Original Post***

I figured I would start a thread since many people have shown interest. The idea is to prompt members to update their threads that deal with theme i.e businesses, favorite sim couples, oldest family, etc and then we can see the different ways it's handled.

So throw a theme idea below and maybe if we get 5-10 I can get a poll so we can vote on it and then a theme can last maybe two months? Of course no one has to update with the theme if they don't want to, it's just a nice idea to prompt people to update if they don't know what do or need a motivation to play.

I nominate a business theme where you show off the business in your hoods, talk about the families that own them, how long they've been in service, what they do, etc.

Nominations List:

1. Show off your businesses - Nov/Dec 2017 winner
2. Hood Relaxation
3. Places of Culture
4. Largest Family (total number of sims in hood with same surname)
5. Weddings
6. Cult of Personality
7. Glass Slipper Effect (Couples)
8. Life of the Bachelor/Bachelorette
9. Vacations
10. Magic/Supernatural Elements in your hood

VOTE HERE ("")
Voting will close Dec. 28th, 2017 - which gives you two weeks to vote. Please vote for your top 2 favorite themes. Thanks!
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simsample
16th Oct 2017, 8:15 PM
Relaxation in your neighbourhood.

How do your sims relax- where do they go and what do they do?

srtv
16th Oct 2017, 10:17 PM
- Biggest family in your hood...
- Cultural places (Public library or Museum).

Charmful
16th Oct 2017, 10:27 PM
- Biggest family in your hood...
- Cultural places (Public library or Museum).

Would Biggest family be single unit or family name spread? (i.e. I have 6 sims in this one family and it's the biggest! vs. There are 15 sims total in the hood with this family name, so it's the biggest!)

Or would that be up to interpretation by whoever posts?

srtv
16th Oct 2017, 11:20 PM
Would Biggest family be single unit or family name spread? (i.e. I have 6 sims in this one family and it's the biggest! vs. There are 15 sims total in the hood with this family name, so it's the biggest!)

Or would that be up to interpretation by whoever posts?

Sims in total with the same family name, like the Capps, Montys, etc.

Kukamuukaanmuka
17th Oct 2017, 12:50 AM
Weddings

pannisim
17th Oct 2017, 12:03 PM
Show off your businesses OR Weddings

I'm a bit biased though, have only recently started a new hood.

SingleClawDesigns
17th Oct 2017, 3:37 PM
Cults of personalities: where you can step outside of your storytelling and explain more in depth background wise about how some of your sims became the sims they are and the decisions you made as the player to move them, or not into those directions. Or more of the psychological perspective behind your characters, as I've always been fascinated with that kind of thing.

Glass Slipper Effect: From beginning to end chronicle your best sims love story until it's happy ending....or not so happy ending

Charmful
17th Oct 2017, 4:52 PM
Hey @pannisim since weddings and businesses are already nominations, I'll consider your post as votes :)

lordtyger9
17th Oct 2017, 5:08 PM
Hey @pannisim since weddings and businesses are already nominations, I'll consider your post as votes :)

I vote for Businesses. This is my favourite.

I would do Weddings or Biggest Families too.

Biggest Families would be hardest I think.

Charmful
17th Oct 2017, 5:23 PM
I'll leave up nominations until next Monday or until we get 10 max and then set up a survey so people can vote for maybe their top two favorites :) What does everyone think?

srtv
17th Oct 2017, 9:19 PM
Maybe we can show our best Single Sims, something like he(or she) is our Bachelor Sims... and show their dates or something like that...

Charmful
17th Oct 2017, 10:38 PM
These are some great theme ideas, and I would love to do any of them for my hood posts. Keep em coming!

Kukamuukaanmuka
18th Oct 2017, 3:31 AM
oh, vacations? Could that be one option?

Charmful
18th Oct 2017, 3:50 AM
yep! I put it down. I think that everyone in this group, or at least who has commented thus far have up to that specific EP :) One more slot!

Kukamuukaanmuka
18th Oct 2017, 4:20 AM
I used to play with setup up to seasons for years before UC, that did not stop me to simulate vacations :)

All it needed was sleep at communitylot :)

Emperor Crat
18th Oct 2017, 5:41 AM
How about magic in your hoods?

Charmful
18th Oct 2017, 8:29 AM
How about magic in your hoods?

Would this theme entail just magic or any supernatural element i.e. ghosts, grim reaper, aliens, vampires etc or just pure magic as in witches/genies?

Emperor Crat
18th Oct 2017, 3:43 PM
Would this theme entail just magic or any supernatural element i.e. ghosts, grim reaper, aliens, vampires etc or just pure magic as in witches/genies?
All and any type of magic. It's rather fitting for Halloween :lol:

Charmful
18th Oct 2017, 4:50 PM
Thanks for clarifying! Since we have our 10 nominations I created a poll. Link is in the top post and my signature. Voting is open for two weeks!

Charmful
1st Nov 2017, 7:25 PM
Voting is closed and 'show us your businesses' is the winner for Nov/Dec! Please see details in the top post.

Emperor Crat
2nd Nov 2017, 2:47 PM
Sounds great, thanks for coordinating this; Charmful.

simsample
5th Dec 2017, 4:50 PM
I'm enjoying reading about everyone's businesses! This theme was a good idea. :)

Charmful
7th Dec 2017, 4:21 AM
*enters from stage left* thanks @simsample, glad you are having a good time seeing the businesses in the groups' hoods! Speaking of bi-monthly themes it's about time to start nominating some ones for Jan-Feb! I'll start updating the top post with nominations as they come in. See top post for details! *exits stage right*

lordtyger9
7th Dec 2017, 5:42 AM
*enters from stage left* thanks @simsample, glad you are having a good time seeing the businesses in the groups' hoods! Speaking of bi-monthly themes it's about time to start nominating some ones for Jan-Feb! I'll start updating the top post with nominations as they come in. See top post for details! *exits stage right*

OK since Charmful said that Businesses were already Nominated, then I Vote for Businesses. I have a lot of them to do yet.
If Businesses don't win I still plan to do more Businesses every so often, as I work my way through my list of Households.

Vacations or Biggest Families are both good.

Not good: Single Sims, I don't have any. All of my Playables are married or engaged.

Magick or Supernatural is fine only if Aliens are included. I don't have Witches {not supported}, nor do I have Vampires or Werewolves and I only have one Plant Sim, so I am kind of limited when it comes to that category.

HH22
7th Dec 2017, 10:52 AM
Largest families, or magic/supernatural sims would be interesting :)

OnayaW
7th Dec 2017, 3:41 PM
currently largest family would suck ass for me xD since I still play 1st and 2nd gen
and my families don't own business yet either, since no one has that dream...
marriage is maybe soon if I play more
I haven't build the hood I play myself so that I can't talk about places either...
magical creatures? Well I have a witch... but else idk..

Charmful
7th Dec 2017, 6:38 PM
Everyone, the list of nominations in the top post under the '***Original Post***' section are the nominations from last time - these are just there for ideas of what can still be nominated as a theme, not official nominations for Jan-Feb so if you want to see any (except businesses) nominated for Jan-Feb, just comment on the thread of what your nomination is.

@lordtyger9 - I think you misunderstood me. Businesses are off the table for the next theme since it won the last theme. Of course you can always keep up posting your businesses as you see fit and this is just the nomination period so I will take your first nomination 'vacations' and put it on the list since right now we want one nomination per person to give everyone a chance to nominate a theme idea. The thread will update with a voting link once we fill all the nomination slots or after a week of being open, which ever comes first.

@HH22 - I will take your first suggestion as a nomination 'largest families' since right now it's fair one person should be able to nominate one theme idea to be voted on. If there's still empty slots by Sunday then I will start taking extra nominations from those who have already nominated.

I have put a header before the current Jan-Feb nominations, so I hope this is a bit clearer :)

OnayaW
7th Dec 2017, 7:08 PM
Holidays
Wether it is Christmas, Easter or any other holiday

simsample
7th Dec 2017, 7:24 PM
Sims' homes. From the smallest to the largest, apartments or holiday homes or ordinary houses. I'd like to see more of where your sims live! :)

Charmful
7th Dec 2017, 9:25 PM
I'm nominating sim couples - this can encompass sims that are dating, married, in romantic realtionships etc. Old sims still at it, teenagers crushing on each other! Show us their dates, tell us their love stories :lovestruc:

Emperor Crat
8th Dec 2017, 11:19 PM
Sim mysteries

Emerald1234
9th Dec 2017, 8:01 PM
big families

Charmful
9th Dec 2017, 11:02 PM
@Emerlad1234 - we have a largest family theme nominated but that's for most amount of households in the hood that contain the same family name. Is your 'big family' suggestion for single households with the highest number of sims?

Emerald1234
10th Dec 2017, 12:15 PM
yes for instance i have a family with 20 sims in one hood

lientebollemeis
10th Dec 2017, 12:21 PM
I'd love to see simmysteries as a theme.

Charmful
13th Dec 2017, 8:36 AM
About 23 hours left before the nominations close and voting begins, so if you haven't nominated anything yet please do. If you have any other theme nominations and already nominated you can suggest a second :) 3 theme nomination spots left!

Archival text from Jan-Feb Nominations

Okay we have one bi-monthly theme almost under our group belt. There were a few threads out there that showed off their businesses, thank you everyone who participated! I hope those in this group were inspired or learned something new from the way others played. Now it's time to get the January-Feb prompt a-rollin'

The idea is to prompt members to update their threads that deal with theme i.e businesses, favorite sim couples, oldest family, etc and then we can see the different ways it's handled.

Like last time, nominations will go until 10 spots are filled (please only nominate 1 theme, then after a few days, you can nominate more if there are still open spots)

So throw a theme idea below and once we get 10 or after a week nomonation period, I can get a poll set up so we can vote on it for another week and then a theme can last two months. Of course no one has to update with the theme if they don't want to, it's just a nice idea to prompt people to update if they don't know what do or need a motivation to play.

You can see a list of the prompts nominated last time further down the post if you want to re-nominate any of those, or suggest a new idea!

OnayaW
13th Dec 2017, 9:25 AM
favorite sims /favorite sims life?
prettiest sim
and
ugliest sim
best pet
prettiest/best home you made
cheapest home you made (apartments doesn't count)

sorry couldn't think on anything else than that

Charmful
29th Dec 2017, 5:46 PM
The results are in! Sim Homes is the winner for the group theme in Jan-Feb! More about it in the top post!