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( Jul. 7th, 2012 07:52 pm)
Unfortunately, I have to take an unavoidable proper hiatus.  My simming computer's motherboard/CPU have been destroyed (thankyou very much to my boycat, Alvin, for pissing inside my computer's case....)  My graphics card and hard drives are unharmed, but I don't have a computer that I can plug any of those things in to and actually boot up.  So no simming.  Or even creating.  I currently have no financial ability to get this fixed and it's indeterminable how long it will take - I actually need to sell my car just to afford to fix the computer, which I'm hoping will be sold...

I'd also like to point out that I'm completely without internet access at home, as well as still having no real option to re-upload any previous dead links to simming pictures or medafire links if required (let alone the numerous, as yet to be uploaded creations I was hoping to share, which are all trapped on the hard drive I can't access until my computer is repaired)... Once again, even after getting my computer repaired, I'll have no way of uploading anything major until I can afford to sign up with a new ISP...

So... if a link to one of my downloads is missing and you have a copy and feel kind enough to re-upload on my behalf, feel free to post a link to any of that in the comments section of that download so everything is still as accessible as possible.

And finally.... it's been months since I had internet, and I've been avoiding simming altogether so you guys won't miss out on any of my storylines.  If I get my computer fixed, regardless of internet access, I will be playing my hoods again.  There might be updates, there might not.  Super important things like marriages, childbirth, etc will be documented and photographed, then uploaded later for sure.  But as with all legacies of a certain age, for the time being there's going to be lost information if I play/post until I actually have internet again at home...

I'm sorry to disappoint anybody.  I will be back and better than ever, but it's a financially difficult time for me right now and I simply can't keep this site regularly up and running until the computer and internet situation is all completely sorted out...

... the most annoying part of all this for me... I've spent the past three weeks rebuilding my townie name replacement mod.  It's not done yet (names lists ready, coding in progress), but it will be more than double the size of the current mod and I was very excited about it.  It will still be completed, but there... at least there is something for the simming future that I've been working on... I actually started work because due to lack of internet, I've missed out on signups for GOS Christmas In July... so yes, a bigger, better than ever name replacement mod is in the works and will eventually happen....

I miss simming!!  And you guys!!  Gah!!!  Feel free to contact me via Facebook.

The passing of a friend is never easy.  Certainly I couldn't keep my eyes dry when I got up to read simsecret on Saturday morning and saw a message first up on my friends list (and with me, as probably with many of you who interacted with and cared about her, there was no interest on clicking on the simsecret link for this week). 

6akalaka1 aka Rosie was always lovely and kind to me, and to many of us in the simming community.  I would like to take a moment to say that she will be truly missed as a friend as well as a simmer.

My deepest condolences and sympathies to her family at this extremely difficult time.

... a side note... )


.... also, an update of The Frost Legacy is coming, most likely in the next 24 hours, but at the very worst, it will be posted on Monday... stay tuned...


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( Dec. 16th, 2010 02:16 am)

We all know each other on LJ. Some better than others. Sometimes, posts don't say everything about us. Sometimes we wonder if it would be rude to ask a personal question, so we don't. Is there anything about me you want to ask? This is your chance to ask me anything about me/my life. You can be as personal as you like, but I reserve the right to not answer a question; if that is the case, you can ask another question.

Yup, you can totally all ask questions if you like.  Usually my simming journal is reserved for simming-only stuff, but anything you ever wanted to know about me, here's your chance!  If it's super personal in such a way as I don't want it to be public knowledge but you're on my friends list, I'll still answer but it will be PM'd back to you.  If it's super personal and you're a total stranger, I reserve the right not to answer and you can ask something else.
The breeding project is complete.  The list of sims is finalized and extracted in all required categories in all their CC free, uniform glory.  No further sims will be taken on.  Thankyou very much to all of you have given me permission to use your sims.

I begin SimPE work first thing in the morning!

Yes, I know I was going to start today.  But my birthday had to be moved forward so my family could all get together on the same night for dinner, etc.  So birthday happened yesterday.  My family spoiled me rotten with the new much needed bookcase (I had an overflowing book problem wherein I had too many books and nowhere to store them) and cosy chair I've been dreaming of (but never thought I'd get either anytime soon), so I took today off to set up the tiny back room of my house as Izza's Library Of Epic Win!  Anybody who says you can't have your own library just because you have a small home and modest income isn't imaginative enough.

Dreams can come true <3

Oh holy crap! Sold a week ago and now all my images hosted there are broken!

Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch, but I'm a little worried.... I have nowhere else to host my "naughty" sim pictures (and before you all tell me just host them at my Livejournal, LJ scrapbook just flat out won't work with my computer for reasons unknown - though LJ staff insist it must be my fault, of course... the same way it's my fault LJ Rich Text Editor doesn't exist for me since August, though it works perfectly fine on Dreamwidth....)

Edit October 30th 2010: Okay, a few days later and what I've noticed about this takeover is that my pictures aren't gone.  However, every night (my time) they disappear and then in the morning, they're back.  This isn't very satisfactory.  Thankfully, my dad has web hosting due to his online business.  I've been in contact with him and he says he has an insane amount of space and that I'm welcome to use it - he'll just need me to come visit so he can show me what to do, where to go to upload, login details, etc.  Hooray! 

So please bear with me while my pictures are down for 12 hours out of every day.  This will soon be rectified.
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( Aug. 20th, 2010 11:08 pm)

Oh, look!  Dreamwidth Rich Text Editor actually works for me with no issues whatsoever!  So much for it being a problem with my computer that magically seemed to happen the same day as the last code change, LJ staff! Since it's supposedly by your own admission on your website "the exact same engine" on Dreamwidth.  Lying scum!

Now I will have to think long and hard about whether to just move here.  Perhaps if I made posts here and then made tiny posts with fake cuts on my LJ so all my friends can see?  That might be an idea.... OMG, nevermind!  I just realized that Dreamwidth gives you the ability to crosspost!  I will be crossposting everything to LJ from here.  Problem solved!

Thanks so much for the code, [personal profile] prosthetics !  This may just save my simming journal goodness and make it no longer an arduous chore to make the smallest update on LJ.  Seriously, I hated using Semagic.  It was almost as complicated as having to post in HTML!
Why do I seem to have disappeared...?

Because as of the 28th, when LJ made their latest code change/maintenance, the Rich Text feature of my posting has completely disappeared. Also, so have all my drop-down lists (eg. profile, etc.)

I suck at HTML, and am hoping that after my fifty million attempts to contact them something might be done. I know I'm not the only one (I've come across a couple of others in my search for help). If nothing is done, I'm going to have to either try moving to Dreamwidth or buy a copy of Windows 7 and rebuild my computer just so I can keep up my LJ. Stupid, no?

I really hope it doesn't come to that.

Also, I decided to lock those friends-only Christmas In July posts to me only (in case you're wondering where the hell they went!) But rest assured I'm still creating stuff for possible gifts (averaging about 2 pieces of CC per day, but only one today because my flu is starting to overwhelm me...)
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( Feb. 10th, 2010 01:22 am)

It just came to my attention that all the Moncur Dynasty pictures I uploaded to my photobucket have been compressed (though they weren't pixelated at the time that I was making my entries when I had just that minute uploaded them).  I don't know when this happened, but this is the final straw for me with Photobucket's incompetence.  I never mentioned this, but about three months ago, for no reason, the photobucket uploader stopped working for me.  I have been in contact with photobucket staff about the issue several times, but my uploader was never restored and I've been having to upload my images one by one via the LJ plugin - not to mention their staff have stopped answering my emails.  Rude!  Ultra-fail, Photobucket! 
So I've just opened an Imageshack account and will be reuploading all Moncur Dynasty screenshots to there and changing the direct linked images in previous entries, as the horrible pixelation makes me angry... my game is not pixellated, darn it!  I have a wonderful graphics card, no lag, and crystal clear gameplay... Photobucket just failed me for the last time!  I won't be logging in there again... pretty awesome way to treat somebody who's been a customer since the company's beginnings, huh?

Re-Edit: I've fixed all the Moncur Dynasty entries with the same pictures, but in their nice, original, clear and unpixelated form, as well as some of the pictures from more recent entries on this journal.  The rest of the pictures on my LJ will be forthcoming as soon as possible.

Final Edit
: I've just finished reuploading and switching over to the non-evil compressed versions for all the pics on this journal that were hosted through photobucket, apart from the few early ones that I didn't back up on my hard drive.  Now we can move forward *glares in photobucket's general direction*


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