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It Snows In Hell

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized with tags , on September 25, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

Another day of playing The Sims has passed, and… well, there’s only so much progress there can be made in you know, ten or eleven hours, but some has been made! First and foremost: Don’t freak out. I just gave her a complete make over. It’s the same Sim, I promise!

To start off with Aria personally, she wrapped up the Author branch of the career and has now embarked on the last career remaining of the “usual” careers – Entertainment. Because of her current state of aspirations Popularity, more to be exact “Joke Star”, she very quickly embarked on the comedian branch of the career. I bought her the perk of going through the careers faster, and in this case I like it, I’ll see how much I’ll like it with the “Get To Work” careers.

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Speaking of aspirations, she finished two since last – both in the Creative branch – “Best Selling Author” as well as “Painter Extraordinaire”. I don’t know for how long I struggled with the last one… She painted a lot of masterpieces when she was in the painting job, but as soon as I HAD to have masterpieces made, it was as if she simply couldn’t make them. What the hell. She also finished the “Joke Star” aspiration, and are now on the “Friend of the World” aspiration. It’s becoming less and less aspirations to choose from, and I want Family and Romantic to be the absolute last.

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But, on the more exciting note, she finally opened her store. I came down to the store, not remembering at all what I had planned to build, but I used one of the lots to creative a spa store – selling candles, stone and meditation tools. And it was exciting! It was a tad bit similar to The Sims 2 Open for Business, as far as handling the customers, and since she’s alone for now, she’s made quite the profit! I hope to expand a bit more, and perhaps even hire someone one day. And hope they are better than the staff in The Sims 2, haha.

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Well, that’s that for now. The gaming weekend is over and real life starts tomorrow. It has been a very good weekend though. All I wish is for my illness to go away. Like now.

// Sara

 

Down with the Devil

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized with tags on September 24, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

I have spent the last, well, yeah, 24 hours with doing nothing but eating candy, talking and playing The Sims. I might have slept a couple of hours in between, but it’s irrelevant. Kyo and I are having one of our legendary The Sims weekends, and I have waited for this soooo long! To just go away for a weekend and do nothing but playing The Sims without a shame in the world.

So, how has my progress been since last?

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Both a lot, but also not a lot. First and foremost I had gotten myself no less than four new The Sims games – “Dine Out” (which I technically got a few days ago) followed by “Outdoor Retreat”, “Luxury Party” and “Cool Kitchen” stuff packs. I had a hard time choosing what stuff packs to buy, because there are so many I wanted! or actually, in the end I want all of them, but which should I start with? I went with luxury stuff because I love fancy things, and then kitchen stuff more as a necessity rather than what I wanted the most.

I have yet to try them out properly, so I will get back to you about each pack once I’ve tried them a bit better, just to make that a bit clear.

But what’s happened with Aria since last? Well, with her, not a lot. She finally finished her art career, in Patron of the Art branch, and has now embarked on a writing career, where she just in this moment reached level six, choosing the author branch.

She has completed the mansion ambition, and in co-operation with her work, she’s now doing the writers ambition as well. Better to smash two flies at once, no?

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As far as her house goes, changes has been made. At first I rebuilt the yoga center to a sauna, but upon realizing there were some bugs that made it difficult to build up there, I moved the entire thing down to the basement, where I made an entire floor out of health and fitness, like a center. It’s one room with the sauna and a relax part with a couch, one room with work out equipment, one room with bathtubs for mud baths, one room for meditation and yoga, and one room with a bathroom. At least for now. I plan to fix a place where they can get massage as well. I’m really happy with the turn out!

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And secondly, I of course, rebuilt the kitchen. I extended it a bit and gave it a small make over. changed wallpapers and upgraded all of the furnitures. Made me superhappy. I think this is what I’ll focus on – making small improvements with every room as time goes on, rather than look to other houses.

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So, that is a little bit what’s been going on these past 24 hours. Now, I’m heading off to work, and then back to playing again.

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// Sara

Fighter

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized on May 1, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, today, we are going to talk The Sims progress. For the first time in what feels like a long time, I actually have some time off and its spent the best way possible – with Sumo Cyco, Paula and The Sims 4.

And my oh my, have some progress been made today! First and foremost, I’ll tell you – she’s finally reached the top of the criminal career, on the boss branch. It was a horrible few last levels – I hate being mean to other Sims, so it was almost physically difficult to make it, but there it was. So, at last, she’s on top!

Secondly, I’ve gotten the reward for finishing every single skill of Aria. However, this isn’t true just yet – she has five more levels to go on Baking, and once she’s done with that, she will truly be done with every single skill. And now… I feel sort of empty. What is she supposed to do now?

So, my new project in the mean time while finishing off the careers, will be to make amends and get a lot of new good friends. I didn’t even know her boyfriend was still alive, as an example on things that I’ve left behind when she’s done her career. And it’s going good, she’s gotten a few new best friends now that Summer Holiday abandoned her.

So, basically, in these three hours I’ve been playing, we can all say that some good progress has been made. For next session, it’s a new career. What will it be? Well, we’ll see.

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// Sara

Introducing: Aria Cavanaugh

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized on April 22, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve properly introduced Aria to you all, and most importantly, it might be a bit hard for you all to keep up on her progress if you have no idea where to start in the first place. So, let me get you all started on who she is!

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This is Aria Cavanaugh, current age is young adult. She lives in one of the beginners houses, named Krickebo on Swedish. I’ve been rebuilding the house, by adding a second floor to be able to fit more things which she’ll need as we go along.

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Her current personality traits are as follows; Genius, Muser, Quick Learner, Ambitious, Business mind, Independent, Creative and Schooled (?). She’s currently working in the Athlete career.  She’s currently in the Knowledge ambition, amining to become a Computer Whiz.

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By the time I write this, she’s finished a total of four careers;
* Cooking – Mixologist
* Business – Investor
* Secret Agent – Diamond Agent
* Astronaut – Interstellar Smuggler

So far, she’s finished 14 skills, which are as follows:
* Fishing
* Violin
* Guitar
* Gourmetcooking
* Cooking
* Charisma
* Logic
* Mixology
* Piano
* Programming
* Rocket Science
* Gaming
* Gardening
* Fitness

She’s currently at level nine of Comedic skill, eight in handiness and are just starting out in painting. I’m sort of working my way through the skills as I go through the careers, filling out the empty days with easily aquired skills.

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As for ambitions; this is actually low prioritized for me as of now, as I focus more on the careers, but for now she’s cleared the following:
* Knowledge
– Renaissance Sim

My plans with Aria is to work through all the careers and aquire all of the skills, as well as get through all of the ambitions. Once this is done, I’ll have her marry her boyfriend, work through all the careers with him as well, just the opposite branch and once that is done, they’ll have a baby. At least I think this is what will happen. A little bit like what I did with Rose. The only thing that scares me about the baby thing is that it might ruin the family, like it did with Rose. Despite having my Cullens family in The Sims 3, I really do not like playing multiple sims. Who would have thought, eh?

So, now that I’ve given you a full introduction of Aria and what her up – to -dates are, it should be easier for you to follow, no?

// Sara

 

 

Last Kiss

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized on April 19, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, for the first time in probably two or three months, Michelle and I found ourselves back in the rehearsal lot. Seriously, I have missed this place so much. And as you can guess, there’s not a lot of progress to have been made today since we were both extremely rusty, although not as rusty as we thought we’d be. We went over the songs we already rehearsed from before, and we also managed to write the intro of our intro of our first album, or something. I guess that’s something?

Else from this, we’ve more or less made each other lose it because we mess up at the most stupidest of places, but you know. If it ain’t a bit fun, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. But I feel positive though. I mean, we’re getting somewhere!

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And on top of that… no stable today. Not sure if I mentioned it, but my foot’s been injuried ever since I came home from France, and it still hasn’t gotten better, so I try to refrain from physical activities to save myself for the job.

Evening spent with Kyo though, and doing some progress on Aria. She’s by now finished the entire Astronaut career, and she’s at level 8 already on the violin, which I started today, which I had to pause because I needed to get going at rocket science. But yeah. What I love is that Aria is finally catching up on Anna. I believe she’s actually around the same level, or possibly a bit ahead of Anna so far. She may not have done as many careers yet, not sure since Anna made more Get To Work careers, and Aria has done none, so. But, all is well really!

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// Sara

Monster

Posted in Australia 2016, The Sims, Travels, Uncategorized on March 26, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

Another sort of slow day. It may not make much sense to most of you why one would have slow days while being down under, but I guess this is a bit of my travel-fever. That whenever I’m about to take off somewhere, I get a bit.. “sick”, like I’ve talked about before. That I don’t wanna do it, I get very closed to myself… you know, that sort of stuff.

I went downtown and walked around the city for most of the day, came home and walked down the excercise path that I love so much, painfully a bit, knowing this would be the last time I’d see it for now.

I got back in good time, because right when I got home, the skies opened and the rain poured down. Spent the rest of night slowly starting to pack and playing The Sims.

Progress with Aria is moving pretty fast now. She’s finished off yet another career, and once she’s done with this one (Business) I’ll get her into a Get To Work career, probably the Doctor one in order to keep on the legacy from where Anna stopped. It’s all exciting – all these hours put into Aria is finally paying off, and she’s getting so close to Anna that it’s not annoying to play anymore, which makes me extremely happy. There’s nothing I hate more than to start over with a sim, especially when it’s in such an unnecessary case like this.

So mostly now, I’m planning her house. Originally I wanted to move her to a bigger house in the neighbourhood, but after starting to decorate her place I’m thinking more and more about just adding an extra floor… I guess we’ll see what I actually do.

And by the way: ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT FOR POWERWOLF AND BATTLE BEAST!

// Sara

Kreuzfeuer

Posted in Australia 2016, The Sims, Travels, Uncategorized on March 21, 2016 by Sara Hammerzmith

Today has been a resting day. Or well, sort of at least. Ever since the exhausting week at New Zealand, I’ve been on and off sick, and getting not well prepared food didn’t exactly help my case. Regardless, Curt and I went on an almost 3 hour walk, which was nice. Getting some quality time.

It hasn’t been the best of weather today, so I took up a bit on my The Sims today. Aria’s getting somewhere finally – as I’m writing this I’m waiting for four simsdays to go by so she FINALLY can reach the top of the bartender career and move on to a new job. What else has happened.. Well, she was a level five, I might add, so I’ve raised her five levels. She’s done with mixology and charisma skill, so it’s all good. She’s getting somewhere with the others as well, so I’d say all is going good!

At dinner today we watched Alice Cooper’s Theatre of Death tour recorded at Hammersmith in 2009. I can honestly say, out of all the tours I’ve seen with Alice Cooper, and I’ve seen quite a few the past nine years, this still remains the best tour he put on. Seriously – everything is perfect. The setlist is perfect, the theatrics is perfect, literally everything is just perfect.

I’m really looking forward to see Alice again this summer. I really, really am.

// Sara