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Saturday, September 19th, 2037 10:04 am
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Thanks for stopping by my journal! Here's a little bit about what you may find here on my little piece of the Dreamwidth pie... First off, a little word of warning:

I'm a slow journalist/blogger/poster... so this may not be updated nearly as often as I secretly would like. Call me a procrastinator. Yeah, yeah, whatever makes you feel better. I'll eventually get around to updating, adding new information/items, etc. I spend most of my time on the internet lurking about on Garden of Shadows or poking around on the multitude of personal Sims 2 (and Sims 3 now!) LJ/DW sites checking for various goodies I might like to see in my game, when i'm not actually playing Sims or one of the other games I enjoy.

The good, the bad, and the aesthetically challenged )

About my Game... )



 

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I didn't get around to doing this previously with Sims 2, so I decided I had better get this posted before I got much further in Sims 3. These are the custom content items I am currently using in my game:

DEFAULT Replacement Genetics )

Non-Default Genetics )

MODS and Extras )

SIMS 3 Sites I Frequent for Content ) *Just as a note: I'm having trouble getting my links to stay, so for now I'm not linking the sites directly... I'll fix this when I have more patience for it.
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)

This post is to help keep me on track with the Sim! versions  I have made of the characters in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Pretty much for my reference only, and I realize there are many more women on this list then men.

Ladies:

Egwene al'Vere (version 1 - completed)
Nynaeve al'Meara (version 1 - completed)
Moiraine Damodred, Aes Sedai (version 1 - completed)
Elayne Trakand (version 1, version 2)
Min Farshaw (version 1, version 2 - completed)
Aviendha (version 1 - completed)
Faile Bashere (version 1, version 2)
Siuan Sanche (version 1 - completed)
Elaida do'Avriny a'Roihan, Aes Sedai
Queen Morgase Trakand (version 1 - in progress)
Berelain sur Paendrag
Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag (version 1 - in progress)
Verin Mathwin, Aes Sedai
Sheriam Bayanar, Aes Sedai
Myrelle Berengari, Aes Sedai
Leane Sharif, Aes Sedai
Cadsuane Melaidhrin, Aes Sedai
Birgitte Silverbow
Lanfear, Forsaken (version 1 - in progress)
Graendal, Forsaken (version 1 - in progress)
Moghedian, Forsaken
Mesaana, Forsaken
Semirhage, Forsaken (version 1 - in progress)

Men:

Rand al'Thor (version 1)
Perrin Aybara (version 1)
Mat Cauthon (version 1)
Lan Mandragoran
Thom Merrillin
Gareth Bryne
Galad Damodred
Gawyn Trakand (version 1)
Juilin Sandar
Logain Ablar
Gaidal Cain
Mazrim Taim
Asmodean, Forsaken
Demandred, Forsaken
Ishamael, Forsaken
Sammael, Forsaken
Rahvin, Forsaken

Gawyn Trakand

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 12:01 pm
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
The brother of Elayne Trakand, Gawyn was a fun and relatively easy character to make. As they are siblings and bear a strong resemblance, I used my Elayne sim as a base to start with, then switched the gender and tweaked things here and there to give Gawyn a more masculine appearance while still keeping him visibly related to Elayne.

Gawyn Trakand )

Perrin Aybara

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 11:58 am
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Perrin Aybara, possibly my absolute favorite male character in the series! For some reason I love this guy, he and Faile are my favorite couple, and I would reread the chapters revolving around the two of them... :)

Perrin Aybara )

Matrim Cauthon

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 11:54 am
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Another male character from Wheel of Time... I have 2 versions so far.. after getting his face somewhat to what I imagined (I always saw Mat in my head to look very close to a male friend of mine!), I adjusted his eyebrows and skintone slightly...

Matrim Cauthon )

Rand al'Thor

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 11:47 am
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
My version of Rand al'Thor. I had made two or three attempts at him and finally got frustrated, gave up and used this last attempt. I'll work on him again sometime when I feel I have patience enough to fiddle with him (and the other guys from WoT!). Here's ya go...

Rand al'Thor )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Beautiful, smart, and determined... Egwene is one of the many deeply developed characters populating the World of the Wheel of Time. I don't think I quite got her right (as with all my Sims versions of these characters) but I enjoy her much more than the versions I've seen elsewhere.

Egwene al'Vere )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Aviendha. Shield Maiden, Wise One Apprentice, and lover to Rand al'Thor.

Aviendha )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
The former head of the Aes Sedai, Siuan was a woman to be taken seriously. Pretty, but not quite beautiful, she is possessed of a brilliant mind and a willpower to match.


Siuan Sanche )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
One of my favorite characters in the series, if not THE favorite. I don't feel that I did her justice. I know in the book it describes her eyes as "dark" but to me they are a beautiful deep blue, the dark of the midnight sky lit by starlight.


Moiraine Damodred )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Nynaeve al'Meara... so much to say about this character. This is my Sims 3 version, not too sure about the hair but at the time I hadn't found anything better. I use this sim as my profile picture both here and on the Sims 3 Exchange.

Nynaeve al'Meara )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
I wasn't very happy at all with my first version of Min. Her character has an exuberance to her that just didn't fit with the image... so I remade her. I like version 2 better. I found an EA Store hair that fits her image in my head close enough, albeit a little big.


Min Farshaw )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Versions 1 & 2. Minor differences, mostly in the nose and forward profile, and a little in the eyes...


Elayne Trakand )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
So as of right now I have two versions of Faile in my folder. The first one I did without any slider mods, and the second try I used a few. Neither one of them is really quite what I envision when I think of Faile- her character description begets an image that is very difficult to properly capture- but I'm leaning more towards version 2. It seems a bit "cleaner" to me, a little more towards what I see in my mind from the books. Maybe I'll feel better about the second one when I find her a more appropriate hair. Pictures are below the cut (same size pics as previous ones).

Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
So I finally gave in and purchased The Sims 3. Specifically, The Sims 3 plus Pets Limited Edition. I've been happily simming my time away since picking it up, and I'm really enjoying it (Not enjoying the amount of money I know I will inevitably drop on it!). This purchase happened to coincide with my decision to reread my way through the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, while at work during my breaks. Naturally, I developed the unshakeable desire to create Sim!versions of the characters in the series, so I've poked and prodded my way to some rough first attempts of a few of the ladies. To kick it off, these are my (first) versions of Moiraine Damodred, Nynaeve al'Meara, Elayne Trakand, Min Farshaw, Egwene al'Vere, Aviendha, Faile Bashere and Siuan Sanche. So far I've used only EA game sliders, Newsea hairs (as well as EA hairs where I didn't have a more appropriate style), and tried to make approximations of the outfits they could be seen in, at least within the restrictions I have regarding available custom content. I used RoseSims3's head pendant jewelry accessory for Moiraine's kesiera - I realize it doesn't match quite with the canon description, but it was the best I was able to dig up. With any luck, by the time I get revisions of these ladies done, there'll be more for me to use! Anyway, enjoy the pics, and feel free to comment on the sims! Constructive criticism is always welcome, but please don't "flame" me if the depiction isn't exactly how you pictured in your head! =)

Ladies of the Wheel of Time )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
Skin is the perfect canvas... )

KARMA eyes

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 09:16 am
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
These are a soft blend eye with very low highlights and simple catchlights (my version of a "maxis match" eyeset).

Eyes are the windows to the soul... )
verdandi: Nynaeve al'Meara sim icon, from my Wheel of Time sims (Default)
I have several sets of skins and eyes that I made forever ago sitting in my downloads folder. I had plenty of skins already, but I was constantly finding skinsets from other creators that I admired, and then reworking mine to incorporate the features I wanted. Same with the eyes. As a result, my downloads folder was absolutely bursting with the sheer amount of skin and eye genetics crammed in there. From maxis match to semi-realistic (except neon. Good lord neon skins scare me!), I had them all. With my personal blends sandwiched in there amongst it all.

Recently, I was taking a look at all the goodies I have and realized that those skins and eyes just didn't quite live up to what I like now. They were great when I first made them, and they've performed admirably in helping along my sims' genetics, but they just needed something... more. Or less. Some of the textures were a bit crunchy compared to what is out there these days, so I decided to clean them up and prune out what I don't really need/want/use. Cleaning them up resulted in more of a "wipe the slate clean and start over from scratch" approach. /sigh

Karma )

Beautiful Disaster )

Edit: Some of my pictures failed to upload properly to my journal, so I will post them when I can get it working again. Sorry!

Dreamwidth Codes

Monday, January 10th, 2011 08:02 am
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So I have a TON of these. I didn't realize how many until I was going through my email and came across them. I posted on my Facebook page some time back offering up codes for anyone interested, but forgot to add a post here..   so if you would like a code, please PM me and I will pass you one. =)

Edit Dec. 18, 2011: Even MOAR codes now to pass out... if you'd like one don't hesitate to ask!

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