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#15326 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 1:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ConvictedDreamer
Pose player is pretty epic, yeah. Have you tried the add-on as well? It gives even more dimension to the pose player. It's something I can no longer go without. XD

On an unrelated topic, I have a quick, fun, just-because-I'm-curious question. How do you choose your sims' names? I'm reaching the point in my legacy where I almost have to choose the first child's name and I'm struggling to decide. For *spoiler* reasons I can't use my normal method and it made me wonder how everyone else does it.


When naming characters, I ask myself what the character's parent(s) would have named them.

So, once I ended up with an heir named Mittens.
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#15327 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 2:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ConvictedDreamer
Pose player is pretty epic, yeah. Have you tried the add-on as well? It gives even more dimension to the pose player. It's something I can no longer go without. XD

On an unrelated topic, I have a quick, fun, just-because-I'm-curious question. How do you choose your sims' names? I'm reaching the point in my legacy where I almost have to choose the first child's name and I'm struggling to decide. For *spoiler* reasons I can't use my normal method and it made me wonder how everyone else does it.


Post is long sorry in advance... :/

Okay thank you for sharing that because I saw the add on and didn't want to go crazy out of the gate. But it makes a lot of sense for how many townies you'd have to add to your family just to use pose player on them for one or two shots, so that's going to be really helpful!

And about names I have way too much fun with them, normally for my TOT challenge which is in the Roman era and I use http://www.behindthename.com/names to go according to family origin (African, Greek, Roman, Gaelic, Amenian, Persian are represented now). The families I just played had five kids and got mostly Armenian names (Dilshad- means 'adorning the heart (f), Bahadur- means hero, warrior, brave (m), Savan- Lake (f), Maral- Deer (f), Sargis- meaning servant (m), so it's a lot of fun to name them.

For modern names if I don't want to look them up I think about the mother's mindset and how her pregnancy went or whether the father was with her at the time, or i do look them up based on mood or even what was around when the child was conceived or the mom gave birth and find names with meanings like 'lonely, loved, difficult, bright' etc. There's a gorgeous girl names Chrysanthe who has the best golden hair in that game... ahhh. Uhm.. and Ceres got her father's chest hair somehow (pictured). I have still never seen that in a game before or since (her name means to grow, and she grew herself some chest hair lol). I love it when they end up living up to their names.

For modern names those are there on that site too, you can chase the genealogy and about 75% of all modern names for girls just end up meaning Mary in another language anyways. XP
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#15328 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 8:45 AM
Names? Honestly I can't remember how I do it, been too long xD I know with Juniper and her kids, she likes Irish names so they're all getting Irish names, so sometimes I pick them like that. Other times I kinda go with a letter I kinda want the name to start with and roll from there, going on baby name websites and seeing what names I like the look of.
Or, like in the case of Belle, her name meant something to Alyssa (Belle's dad called Alyssa 'belle' as in beautiful and she thought Belle was beautiful and called her that blahblahblahcheesy)

If I'm really stuck, then I imagine the fully developed character, who they are and what they look like as an adult, and then pick a name that suits them. I only really do this for sims I make for other people, but *shrugs*

I don't think this was much help but there ya go xD

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Forum Resident
#15329 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 12:46 PM
I have another update, Chapter 2.21
With names, mine are normally related to the family name, my frist Rlc The Scarlett's had gem names and my current legacy have Spanish names.
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#15330 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 8:09 PM Last edited by Frogsnack : 7th Aug 2017 at 5:05 AM.
I finally updated (oh dear; it took me hours), in which prom finally begins.
I updated the Aurora Skies cafeteria for it and really liked the outcome. Also I had to run through 500 or so pictures to put everything together, sorry it took this long!

Post 10 is Arm's Length;
Arm's Length

This also makes ten blog posts, can I request that the Sparrow legacy be placed on the magical list of blogs by someone? I have no idea how often that list gets updated, so no worries if there's a cycle.

EDIT: Post 11 is also up! A Learning Experience Oh yeah and there're swear words in this one, so edgy!

@Skyegal19 It would be incredibly cute if they could actually pack school lunches for their kids, and if it helped with class performance or something. Ideas like that make me want to learn how to mod. :/
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#15331 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 3:06 AM Last edited by Nocriel : 6th Aug 2017 at 4:02 AM.
Now that Frogsnack mentioned it, I'd like to be added to the magical list of blogs too with the next update!

3.1 - Foul water

Took me a bit longer than expected thanks to terrible internet connection all week, but it seems to be working again. Also yay, first gen 3 post! :p

Regarding names, I don't really have one method I follow all the time. My founder Lena just got a random generic name because I didn't really have a character or story for her. Felicia's name (Felix if she had been a boy) was a play on 'feline' because of her cats and cat-like personality. Celestine got her name as a hint on her profession ('celestial' -> astrology, fortune telling) but was also inspired by Celestine of the Harvest, a very very minor WoW character. The gen. 3 kids will be named after (not so minor) WoW characters because I'm very much into WoW, and the gen. 4 kids will have names of professional dancers I admire because I'm very much into dance.
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#15332 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 1:53 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys! It's fun seeing the different answers. I have two different methods I use, which is pretty much a combo between Carrie's and Frog's. I use the origins of the parent's names, and randomise a name with behindthename to get the new name, but I tend to just continue hitting randomise until I get a name I like. For the Marquel's though, I've been going with purely French names (to celebrate the Hidden Heritage roll of the 1st generation) and a rough idea for the type of sound I wanted, then I use babynames.com (or something like that) to go through the list and select the name that fits most. I couldn't really use that idea for the next baby, because, well,

Call me Ann, or ConDre/condre.

_~...~_
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#15333 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 4:53 PM
I've updated the roll call of blogs, I've moved the ones that haven't updated in a year (I know on the thing it says a month, but I feel like there's a few of us *coughmecough* who don't update frequently yet are still active enough to be counted as active) or the ones that have been knowingly discontinued. I've also added ones that fulfil the criteria (10 updates and a relatively recent update) which was quite a few!
I think it should be in somewhat order now ^-^

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#15334 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 6:45 PM
Thanks for the update, Carrie!
@ConvictedDreamer (ok it appears I have no idea how to directly mention a user so it shows up in their notifications, sorry - edit: Or do I?)
I have troubles accessing your blog since yesterday I always get the content warning as usual but when I click "yup, I wanna continue" it just refreshes the warning page and doesn't redirect me to your blog like it used to. Any solution?

3.2 - Sari Moon

Writing this chapter was the most fun I've had in this legacy so far! I hope you enjoy reading it too! It's basically just a fortune telling Q&A in form of a long dialog, more text than usual but I hope that's okay.
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#15335 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 7:22 PM
@Nocriel: Ah! I was wondering if anyone else got that issue! Thanks for letting me know. I have absolutely no idea why that happens. For me it normally solves the issue when I restart my browser. :/ I'll go through the settings and see if I can figure anything out. ETA: Does it only happen when you're trying to access a specific page/post, or does it happen when you're trying to access the home/main page as well?

Have anyone else had that issue with their blogs?

Call me Ann, or ConDre/condre.

_~...~_
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#15336 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 4:44 PM Last edited by Marcy : 10th Aug 2017 at 3:40 PM.
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#15337 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 2:54 AM
@Frogsnack I love that picture you included where you were talking about poseplayer!

I just updated: 7.7 "Mastermind Plot"
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#15338 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 6:01 AM
Oof. I'm really behind on several legacies. I should have time over the next couple of days to catch up! I've just been busy with some real-life stuff.

I do, however, have an update!
2.14. Spare Changeling, Part One

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#15339 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 6:08 AM Last edited by Frogsnack : 10th Aug 2017 at 9:19 PM.
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Originally Posted by heatherfeather19
@Frogsnack I love that picture you included where you were talking about poseplayer!


Thank you! I wish Dustin was the player type, I think he'd be really good with the ladies if he had more confidence or interest in that. I'd love to be able to actually use a pose like that with him. :/ Either that or I need an excuse to make him into a crime boss or something. Those poses are just from this site I'm sure because I was just getting started. Now, God bless America, I have way too many to find online already. I still don't think I can top that picture yet, it's my favorite of the few thousand I've taken so far (uhm, 3,500 images of this challenge so far I MAY have a wee bit of a problem).

And dang, @Marcy, that there's a lot of updating! I read them all right away tho. <3

I do have (Ahem two now) update(s) atm. This one is more light-hearted (except that one part, and the end bit, if we care >.>). Screenshots below predate it and are just more fun extras.
0.12 Neutral Activities

This one is back to dramatic fun land and FREAKING AGING UP ALREADY!! D:
0.13 Peer Pressure

I don't think I can update this weekend so I wanted to make sure to do it now.
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#15340 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 11:14 PM
Joining the update train!

Chapter 3.06 - The Hunt

Call me Ann, or ConDre/condre.

_~...~_
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#15341 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 1:40 AM Last edited by heatherfeather19 : 13th Aug 2017 at 3:50 AM.
I don't see any rules against it, but I was wondering; is it okay to use kids radio and such to increase the chance of multiples during pregnancy?

*EDIT* I just posted a mini chapter to my blog: Chapter 7.7.5 "Camo Key"
Forum Resident
#15342 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 3:45 PM
I have another update, Chapter 1.22
Field Researcher
#15343 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 9:12 PM
Update! Also I fixed the link to 2.18 in the previous post, should be working now.

2.19 Don't be Sad
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#15344 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 12:20 PM
Oof, so many updates, I have some catching up to do today. Not a bad thing though, I'm happy how active this thread is even though it's so old

3.3 - Prepare for trouble...

Bit of a filler chapter pre-baby, the calm before the storm so to say. Also Mauricio didn't really feel like cooperating when I tried taking the screenshots...
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#15345 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 4:43 PM
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I don't see any rules against it, but I was wondering; is it okay to use kids radio and such to increase the chance of multiples during pregnancy?
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I think multiples are okay by accident in this challenge, but I'd probably make an exception personally if I had a sim that loved the children's music, was a couch potato (or essentially if their normal behavior would lend itself toward twins. I have a couple roles where I'd like to just force them though because I like big sims families, but I'm trying to behave myself about it.

@Nocriel what a smooth way to get out of bed lol, cute pictures.

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#15346 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 2:23 AM
Sorry, I should have specified that if you have rolled at least two children I'm assuming that using kids music to "force" multiples is okay. Like, if I hypothetically rolled a lot of kids and it's the first pregnancy of the generation, purposefully increasing the chances of multiples would be within the rules.
Field Researcher
#15347 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 11:29 AM
I can't see any reasons against using it, after all, you're not breaking any rules or doing anything explicitly cheaty. It's like using the subway in the busker career; maximising potential in a way.
So, yeah I think kids tv and kids radio is fair game. Plus it means that there's an actual end to maternity leave with multiples, I think Alyssa only went into work like 4 times because of so much maternity leave xD

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Lab Assistant
#15348 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 5:26 PM
Thanks, Carrie! My main reason is that I like having the kids close in age, and you can't get closer than twins or triplets. And yeah, the maternity leave can be annoying. >.<

Also, just posted another chapter: Chapter 7.8 "So Famous"
Lab Assistant
#15349 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 9:55 PM
I agree with Carrie, I don't think it's really against the rules, because listening/watching kids radio/tv isn't always a guarantee for multiples. I had Evelyn listen to kids radio all the time while pregnant and she only gave me Chantia. .

Call me Ann, or ConDre/condre.

_~...~_
Instructor
#15350 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 11:01 PM
I had Polaris, in my original legacy, listen to kids music while watching kids TV at the same time. She had triplets. XD

Anyway, I have an update:
2.15. Spare Changeling, Part Two

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