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heaven
26th Nov 2011, 11:12 PM
This is the official chat thread for our Calendar Contest (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=462108)!

Here you can post chatty stuff about the contest like:


Awesome! I want to join!
”The entries are great! My favorite is Simmer1234’s entry for March!”
Various other chattery type things - but please do not spam! Remember, we have a Private Message system so this thread is not for conversations you could easily have via PM or IM.


You can also post:

Pictures for a third, fourth, etc entry - you're only allowed two months/official entries per person, but if you have more shots, post them here!
If your month fills up before you get a chance to enter it, post your pictures for everyone to see!
If you don’t want to compete for various reasons but still want to share your pictures.
If you have pictures that don't fit exactly and still want to share.

Please remember to BE NICE! - You can post comments on the entries but don't be mean about it. Positive stuff or nicely-put constructive comments only! Remember, the main point of this contest is FUN!

Riptide651
1st Dec 2011, 3:49 PM
I made a really good pic for the 4th of July, but since it doesn't have sims in it, it was taken in sunset valley, but I wanted to ask if it was okay, I'll upload it in a couple hours, school, u know?

heaven
1st Dec 2011, 3:51 PM
Since you have already entered your 2 months, any additional shots can be put here, just to share with others.

GigaRevival
1st Dec 2011, 3:54 PM
heaven: Let's say that a certain someone has absolutely horrid resolution issues and needed to sharpen it +1 just to get it to look normal; that would count toward editing correct? (I know, stupid question; but just thought I would ask). ; )

heaven
1st Dec 2011, 3:57 PM
I'd tell that someone that if I can't tell it's been edited, I can't prove it. :lol:

GigaRevival
1st Dec 2011, 3:58 PM
*previous comment was just an illusion* waves hand.

Thanks heaven!

Ghost sdoj
1st Dec 2011, 6:10 PM
I liked this shot, but does it say "June" to anyone else?

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1408/tgetaway.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/tgetaway.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)




Edit: Never mind. I'm going to enter it as June.

Riptide651
1st Dec 2011, 10:58 PM
Would this picture be okay for July?

http://i.imgur.com/PxhK3.jpg

Link: http://i.imgur.com/PxhK3.jpg

Also @Ghost sdoj, that's a really good shot but to me it definitely speaks spring rather than summer, because of the green.

I'm either gonna enter the july one above or this one:

http://i.imgur.com/cjxl3.jpg
Link:http://i.imgur.com/cjxl3.jpg


Hit me with your opinions!

Ghost sdoj
1st Dec 2011, 11:22 PM
Early summer -is- green and full of flowers. "May flowers" seem to come out in the last week of May. It's not until late summer that things start getting brown.

Haven't you ever heard "What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days." And a nice romantic "evening" is more likely to be an anniversary by the time you have two snoopy kids. (Fairies are often nocturnal, so "evening" for them is early morning for us.) This was why I had it in June.

But thank you for giving me your opinion, even though it's a bit late now. I already entered it in June. I do appreciate it.

I love the one with the fireworks, but I'm getting the impression that the one with the sim in it would do better in the contest.

heaven
1st Dec 2011, 11:51 PM
To be frank, it should have a sim in it, as said in the top paragraph. Should be a scene with sims in it, rather than just by itself. The fireworks one is still very nice to see though. :)

Riptide651
2nd Dec 2011, 12:02 AM
All righty, thank you, I'll enter the sim one...

Elexis
2nd Dec 2011, 12:19 AM
Alrighty, I like to make nice pictures, so I wanted to share my ideas for this contest :)
I'm not entering, so I thought maybe someone will get some inspiration from them :D

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/1428/may2u.jpg
Spring/Summer moths.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3608/february2.jpg
Winter months.

Riptide651
2nd Dec 2011, 12:28 AM
How'd you make it snow?

Elexis
2nd Dec 2011, 12:49 AM
There's such thing as Fog Emitter in Sims 3, you can make snow, rain and fog with it.
(There's a tutorial on MTS on how to use it, I think)

Riptide651
2nd Dec 2011, 12:57 AM
Yeah there is, I just didn't know it could do that...

porkypine
2nd Dec 2011, 2:24 AM
Well Darn! If I had started my project earlier (but couldn't because TS3 Pets wasn't out yet. ) We could have finished making the horse parade stuff for AUGUST!

So, just pretend these are pictures of SIMS! lol

Here's real life samples! These guys are Crow Fair parade. 3rd weekend in August, every year.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32178_111201211709Crowfair-parade-2.JPG

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32179_111201212359Crowfair-parade-1.JPG

porkypine
2nd Dec 2011, 3:02 AM
Here's Shoshone-Bannock parade - 2nd weekend in August - Fort Hall, Idaho!

Old style guys - bareback
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32180_111201214852Old-school-1.jpg


My nephew. :0) He's HUGE now.. and I remember when he was a little guy! lol
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32181_111201215500Forrest-2011-cropped.jpg

Modern 'pony' - Can't stop Vivian! :0)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32182_111201220203Vivian-Ballard-2011.jpg

Ynouva
2nd Dec 2011, 5:49 PM
I have a question. We aren't allowed to submit pictures with pay custom content in it, right? What about Store content? I know you have to pay for them, but they're official content and we can still get them for free if we register our games. Are Store content okay or not?

Nysha
2nd Dec 2011, 6:29 PM
Store content is ok. We consider Store stuff to be like EP stuff (except more overpriced). :)

Riptide651
2nd Dec 2011, 10:23 PM
Definitely overpriced, some stuff goes for like 5 dollars, not worth it, although the massage chair is cool.

Ghost sdoj
5th Dec 2011, 4:33 PM
I don;t know if this goes into the chat thread or not, but I really think this contest needs more publicizing. Like, sending a PM to all members or more news or a publicizing thread, idk... Advertisement in general


As an Official Contest it is still in the news on the front page. Other stuff has started drowning it out, though.

We could have Contestant avatars. That seemed to work well at S2C to advertise contests, without irritating people who have no interest in it. Or you could add the link to your sig if you want to advertise it more.

(And yes, I'm willing to make avatars if we want them. )

Riptide651
5th Dec 2011, 11:52 PM
all right I'll edit my dog, I you want, feel free to make avatars, but that's your decision. Thank you for the details on that.

Miuki
6th Dec 2011, 7:58 AM
I think most people just need some time to prepare pictures that suit them, not everyone posts during the day one and awaits results anxiously. After all, there are 25 more days to go, I do believe the thread will be filled with contestants by then.

Jaguwar
6th Dec 2011, 1:37 PM
I spotted the thread in the rotating news banner, myself.

heaven
6th Dec 2011, 6:41 PM
Oh! Redhead Creations. Your August entry makes me nervous. When she is that pregnant, should she be lifting a toddler? :lol: Am loving all the new entries!

leefish
6th Dec 2011, 6:47 PM
Yup, its a big thanks to Elexis for the new banner on the front page - slight delay in uploading of banner caused by a newb admin (wonder who that was??? :bunny:)

Redhead Creations
6th Dec 2011, 8:05 PM
Haha, Heaven! Don't worry, the tot is light as a feather! =)

I'm loving all the entries, too. So many pretty pictures!

Miuki
6th Dec 2011, 8:32 PM
Dropped by to say that the banner looks great! Everyones pictures look great. Redhead, I especially like yours with toddler.)
P.S Heaven, tell me please is it OK to post in sims 2 section as well? :llama:

Misanthrope
6th Dec 2011, 8:51 PM
What if it's near the end of the contest and there are only 2-3 entries for a certain month, will you be accepting "extra" entries? That is, can one person enter for more than 2 months if we still have many empty spots?

I'm pretty miffed about the 'no editing' rule >__< Just some basic stuff like light adjustment can really enhance a picture. (Maybe if I do it subtly no one will notice :lol: )

Psssttt... Miuki, where did you get that pumpkin head in your avatar? ;)

heaven
6th Dec 2011, 9:04 PM
Miuki - Yes, it's okay to post in both TS2 and TS3. Why not? :D

Misanthrope - If it's near the end, we'll look over that "extra entries" aspect. Right now, I don't see a problem with it but a girl can hope it won't come to that. Also, can't remember which thread it has already been said in BUT if I can't tell that it's been shopped, there's no proof. ;)

And, just as a happy, we have almost one entire calendar done! So at least one entry for almost every month.

Redhead Creations
7th Dec 2011, 12:15 AM
Sadness. "Disagree"ing on someone's picture is just cruel. Haha

ReyaD
7th Dec 2011, 12:17 AM
Redhead, your pictures are just cruel! You're rubbing salt into the wounds of the Cagley Legacy readers! T_T

(That said, the photo of pregnant Faith playing with Flora has always been one of my favourites.)

You really do need to finish up your world so we can get some updates from you.

Redhead Creations
7th Dec 2011, 2:26 AM
Oops, you weren't supposed to find me here! Haha! But I *am* working on my world at the same time. =)

LadyAwesome
7th Dec 2011, 9:46 AM
http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy187/klarox/mtsstory/errr/Screenshot-13.jpg
I really LOVE this picture.... but Morph is cruel and told me to use an orange sky..... then submitted an orange sky.... meanie. lol

heaven
7th Dec 2011, 1:59 PM
Who cares? How many Christmas trees do you think we'll have for December? :lol:

Nysha
7th Dec 2011, 2:56 PM
That's not a very nice thing to say about the poor sim's dress. :giggler:

Miuki
7th Dec 2011, 5:16 PM
Misanthrope Some Korean site. Sadly I've lost it, together with the game I had mr. Pumpkinhead in (Thank you EA)

Riptide651
8th Dec 2011, 11:55 PM
I think All the pictures are absolutely Breathtaking, This will definitely be a close competition with many worthy competitors, will it not?

r_deNoube
9th Dec 2011, 7:29 AM
I think All the pictures are absolutely Breathtaking, This will definitely be a close competition with many worthy competitors, will it not?Absolutely! I've never so much enjoyed the prospect of losing. There's such beauty.

Nysha
10th Dec 2011, 10:53 AM
Oooh, SIMul8rReviews! Where did you get that jacket?

Misanthrope
10th Dec 2011, 8:59 PM
Updated the entry for May (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3722172&postcount=81). How strict is MTS on the CC policy? Because in the downloads section I notice that some sims have free CC from paysites or contain retextures from pay artists.

Nysha
10th Dec 2011, 9:14 PM
Free CC from paysites is still free - so long as the original creator makes it available for free, it's fine by us. So, free stuff from Peggy, NewSea, Liana, TSR (though there are some exceptions for TSR), or wherever else, is fine.

Retextures of pay CC are against the rules. However, we're not perfect, so sometimes things slip through. If you see an upload (or anything else to which the no pay CC rule applies) using pay CC, please let us know using the "Report this post"/"Report if this download breaks the site rules" link, so we can deal with it. :) And if you happen to know where the pay original is from, that's always helpful info for us to have!

jsps13
11th Dec 2011, 3:09 PM
There are a little too many christmas trees for December and a lot of sim couples in almost every month...
Misanthrope, loving yours.

Lady_Chaos
11th Dec 2011, 4:58 PM
Wow, every bodies' pictures are amazing!

Miuki
11th Dec 2011, 8:59 PM
Misanthrope The pictures are lovely. Hopefully you didn't update the ones you put for competition, cause that's against the rules.

heaven
11th Dec 2011, 10:07 PM
Misanthrope - Technically, Miuki is right. Your image posted and accepted as an entry should stay the entry. I'll let this slide as it might not have been clear but you'll need to leave the images now.

Misanthrope
11th Dec 2011, 11:55 PM
Woops, I didn't know that. :cry:

jsps13
12th Dec 2011, 12:32 AM
I also created one for March, but decided not to enter it.
My main motif for this one was the spring equinox, which lead to spring-cleaning and also carnival.

http://narcisoumbelino.no.sapo.pt/february_mts2012calendar.jpg

I call it "the first day of spring and a witch's attempt of conjuring a cleaning spell".
If till the 28th we have spaces left to fill I would love to put this one up for March.

Miuki
12th Dec 2011, 8:15 AM
Misanthrope Anyway, you should definetly stop fiddling with them, cause they are already wonderful. Though I know, it's hard to stop. :P

Ghost sdoj
12th Dec 2011, 2:46 PM
LunarC, it depends on the family, but that's a pretty good Christmas image.

viri2626
13th Dec 2011, 2:59 AM
July
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6783/screenshot362.jpg

viri2626
13th Dec 2011, 3:01 AM
June
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4302/screenshot952r.jpg
so what do you think of my pictures?? :)

Riptide651
13th Dec 2011, 4:23 AM
The pics are good, bu the only thing I don't like about the June pic is the sweater on the dog, is it really that cold out in June?

viri2626
13th Dec 2011, 5:11 PM
That's because global warming is increasing. Sometimes it hot or cold seasons do not imagine hahaha :P

heaven
13th Dec 2011, 6:16 PM
Or just because it's cute, perhaps. Though I would never put a sweater on my real dog. :P

viri2626
14th Dec 2011, 1:06 AM
Yes is for that too, also because they are beautiful dogs in clothes hahaha. My puppies chihuahuas if they've put a lot of sweaters when cold.

Riptide651
14th Dec 2011, 3:13 AM
It'd be great in dogs could run around in water in Sims 3, then they could catch fish for you... :(

Simmakerlover98
18th Dec 2011, 12:53 AM
D:\User\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Screenshots
I was gonna post this as my February entry, but then I thought it was lacking of props, so....Yup, but damn it would've been a good one :p :heyhey: :beer: :beer: :gjob:

missroxor
21st Dec 2011, 3:52 PM
Dammit! I'm too late :( Didn't realise there was an entry pending upon resizing. Oh well, here's what would've been my Christmas cliched entry for December:


Family Traditions

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Calendar%20Contest/Christmasscene_MTS.jpg

Jennuitte
23rd Dec 2011, 10:30 AM
Dammit! I'm too late :( Didn't realise there was an entry pending upon resizing. Oh well, here's what would've been my Christmas cliched entry for December:


Family Traditions

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Calendar%20Contest/Christmasscene_MTS.jpg

Dayum...
That would've been a wonderful entry. It's a bummer you didn't get a place. :(
You would've probably won, if I were to choose. ;)

Alan_Gast
23rd Dec 2011, 1:23 PM
I thought I'd share some outtakes from both my entries!

October

Obviously I couldn't include this since there are no sims in the shot, but I think it is so beautiful. It's the mill in AP at night:

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/alanmcdiddy/Outtake1.jpg

August

This was actually the shot I was gonna use, but I decided that the gaze in the other one was much more striking and brilliant. The sim is my Bjork, who shall be enjoying a release soon! :sheep: The deer is just a deer. :D I had to CFE the crap out of the floor for the deer to be tall enough! Also, fun fact, this shot was taken inside and they are standing in front of a huge window with the set I built outside said window.

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/alanmcdiddy/Outtake2.jpg

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/alanmcdiddy/Screenshot-63-1.jpg

Everybody is taking great pics! And @ missroxor I'm SO gutted for you! IMO that shot is not only one of the best December shots, but in the whole contest! Oh well, you're a winner to meeee. ;)

easypeaze
23rd Dec 2011, 3:00 PM
Is the calendar going to be up for sale when done? I would love to buy one :)

Miuki
23rd Dec 2011, 5:13 PM
missroxor It's a pity, because your entry is way superior to many out there (no offence everyone) in terms of month representation, quality, overall feel. It is sims indeed. I think it would look gorgeous in the calendar.
Alan_Gast That Bjork image is fun! )) It is interesting to see how it was staged.

redranger09
23rd Dec 2011, 6:51 PM
what do you think of my feburary it is a girl in detention im not sure if i should do janurary as back to school or feburary lol


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/32918_111223135002Screenshot-18.jpg

missroxor
23rd Dec 2011, 10:34 PM
Aww, thank-you guys for your nice comments :lovestruc I just had a look at the official thread and apparently some entries have been disqualified for using pay content...which means I get in, (Yay!) but I'm sorry to those whos space I stole D: Hope yous can get another entry in soon!


Also....pay?!...like with real money? :blink: Though I guess if it went toward the upkeep of the site or something that would be ok but who's gonna spend their January printing and mailing calendars to all and sundry? lol

BCherri28
26th Dec 2011, 10:30 PM
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac74/BCherri28/Screenshot-10.jpg

Heyya! Ok so this is my first contest and I'm kind of wanting some advice before I enter this. Should I make this June, July or August. I've been sitting here trying to decide but I really don't know. I live in Scotland and our summers are pretty close to our Winter's with a lot of rain so I'm not really sure what the weather's like around America. Could somebody help me and advise me which month would be best suited for this pic. :)

Thanks,
Cherri x

Fizzy9
27th Dec 2011, 4:32 AM
@SimsBoyPL - Wow.. I love that sweater pattern on your December entry!! :) Where did you get it?

StyxLady
27th Dec 2011, 10:50 PM
Just happened to see this contest today and barely scraped in by tomorrow's deadline! :D

BCherri28
28th Dec 2011, 6:05 PM
Okay, well I guess nobody actually has to help me but I thought maybe folk would want to. Oh well. Guess I'd better enter it for June, seeing as the July entries are pretty amazing.

Cherri x

r_deNoube
29th Dec 2011, 9:13 AM
... Oh well, here's what would've been my Christmas cliched entry for December...Now I am coming to appreciate the genius of creating this thread, and also of making all the entries public. Everyone has all the images! Any of us can have, besides the canonical calendar made from the 12 winners, any custom calendar we're able to make from the nearly limitless combinations of images posted to both threads.

Jennuitte
29th Dec 2011, 3:50 PM
Also....pay?!...like with real money? :blink: Though I guess if it went toward the upkeep of the site or something that would be ok but who's gonna spend their January printing and mailing calendars to all and sundry? lol

Yes, it seems queer to me too... Pay for them?!
I thought they were gunna be put on the site for download.... :bunny:

easypeaze
3rd Jan 2012, 3:20 PM
Aww, thank-you guys for your nice comments :lovestruc I just had a look at the official thread and apparently some entries have been disqualified for using pay content...which means I get in, (Yay!) but I'm sorry to those whos space I stole D: Hope yous can get another entry in soon!


Also....pay?!...like with real money? :blink: Though I guess if it went toward the upkeep of the site or something that would be ok but who's gonna spend their January printing and mailing calendars to all and sundry? lol

I thought maybe that's what they were going to do with them...make a donation to the site and you get a cute calendar. I went and looked at the rules of the contest and saw where they stated it would be up for download for the game.

Jennuitte
3rd Jan 2012, 8:40 PM
I thought maybe that's what they were going to do with them...make a donation to the site and you get a cute calendar. I went and looked at the rules of the contest and saw where they stated it would be up for download for the game.

Oh that seems like a really good idea...
I mean, to have the calendar in the game.
Just.. you can't really look at it then.

missroxor
5th Jan 2012, 12:24 AM
Jennuitte I think they mean you'll be able to download it so you can print it off.

Also, sorry If that came across as a bit rude/offensive easypeaze, I meant it as a joke :p

easypeaze
5th Jan 2012, 2:34 AM
Jennuitte I think they mean you'll be able to download it so you can print it off.

Also, sorry If that came across as a bit rude/offensive easypeaze, I meant it as a joke :p

It's good and none taken :D. I've got really thick skin, not much offends me. Downloading it would be cool.

Menaceman44
5th Jan 2012, 1:49 PM
Do you think the results will actually be out before the end of the month? There are a heck of a lot of entries to be getting looked at.

porkypine
7th Jan 2012, 7:31 PM
ok.. So they haven't released the winners as of yet. I thought I just missed it. lol

Jennuitte
8th Jan 2012, 11:12 AM
Jennuitte I think they mean you'll be able to download it so you can print it off.

Really, that would be like, awesome. Heck yah!

ok.. So they haven't released the winners as of yet. I thought I just missed it. lol

I've been checking back on the site everyday... I can't wait to see who won!!!

Selly_2009
9th Jan 2012, 2:42 PM
I don't know whether anyone here has looked at the TS2 Chat Thread, but heaven posted this there yesterday:

No this isn't normal for most contest waits but, as ForeverCamp said, this isn't an average contest. We have A LOT of entries. And our judges have a lot of other things to do as well both on and off site. I'm also not posting until I have scores for each TS2 and TS3 so everyone can find out at once. So, please do have patience. I will get them to you as soon as I get them all. :)It's just a case of being patient...

porkypine
13th Jan 2012, 4:45 AM
ok.. So they haven't released the winners as of yet. I thought I just missed it. lol

I've been checking back on the site everyday... I can't wait to see who won!!!


I would be totally surprised if I won. Mine was silly. :P

leefish
13th Jan 2012, 5:06 AM
/lee bounces impatiently...have I won a page? Have I? Have I?

I hope we will see the scores really soon.

Miuki
13th Jan 2012, 1:37 PM
Jee...I jump every time there's a new post in this thread - what if those are scores? But alas... :D
leesester I hope the Hunk in the Barn makes it.)

Riptide651
13th Jan 2012, 3:42 PM
Ya same here, I jump every time I see a reply here.

Well our entries are in and all I can really say now is "May the best man/woman win!"

Jennuitte
14th Jan 2012, 10:45 AM
I seriously can't wait. C'mon people, just post the winners already!!! It's been two weeks since the 31st of December.
Agggh, I'm too impatient.

heaven
15th Jan 2012, 4:41 PM
Scores and Winners (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=3754135&postcount=233) :)

Alan_Gast
15th Jan 2012, 9:14 PM
Whoa, well done to the winners! I may not have one either month I entered, but I didn't do too shabbily (3rd and 4th)

Congrats to the winners! Hope I can snag a ribbon some time... :)

LadyAwesome
15th Jan 2012, 9:15 PM
Wohoooo Miss We Got Ribbonzzzzzzz Weeeeee!!!

Also THANK YOU too everyone who ran/judged/and entered this contest. It was a totally amazing process!!

Misanthrope
15th Jan 2012, 9:44 PM
Holy crap, the scores are actually posted. I liked my October entry a lot better than the one I entered for May D:

missroxor
15th Jan 2012, 11:26 PM
zomg, Ribbons!! Yay!, my first win! Thank-you to all the judges and Heaven for hosting :) Congrats to all the winners and well done to everyone that made the time to participate :D

Misanthrope I thought you did a great job on both of your pics, I guess the judges were Alice in Wonderland fans though :lol:

PS, Jennuitte, I take back what I said about the calendar download, I was wrong, lol.

Menaceman44
16th Jan 2012, 12:18 PM
Congrats to all the winners.
I may not have won but 90 points aint half bad.

simsample
16th Jan 2012, 1:26 PM
Congratulations to all of the winners! :)

And thank you to all who participated, it was fun to see all of your entries!

heaven
16th Jan 2012, 5:16 PM
The calendar is up for download, for your game! Official Calendar (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=466461)

StyxLady
16th Jan 2012, 6:53 PM
Congrats to the winners! This was a fun contest. :)

RomerJon17
16th Jan 2012, 11:06 PM
Too bad I didn't win for May... Maybe my graphics isn't good, my background isn't good or it didn't represent well.
Shee I'm good at video making except photography... XD
But anyway I will wait for next contest for this year in 2012.

It's just a contest =) I don't care if I win, I don't care if I loose..
I already have a creation badge and I'm happy for that. =)
This was my first participation on ModTheSims... Thank you Heaven for running this wonderful contest =)

Best regards,
RomerJon17