hey hi hello i dont want to sound stupid or anything i took a tiny two year break from simming and i decided to check ur tumblr bc fav creator and yes wHEN DID U START CREATING AGAIN OMG
jfdkdjfkhgf you don’t sound stupid at all omg. and thank you!! that is rly nice of you to say. i’m super flattered that you like my stuff! :D
but yeah idk! in general i don’t share a lot cuz most stuff that i do make anymore is totally unusable outside my own game (99% of the time it’s just some nitpicky tiny edit of existing cc that no one else would want like wow pooklet you changed the hue of that by like +4 in photoshop and then imported it right back into the same package file, you star you) but if i think it’s something useful or it’s stood the test of time in my game then i don’t see any reason not to share stuff.
i’m just not hardcore enough to like intentionally aim to share stuff? if that makes sense? cuz then it’s this whole stressful process of quality control and trying to make everything useful to other ppl and when confronted with stress my primary defense mechanism is to take a nap.
I still love that gos aesthetic ;-; and yours and Azaya's love story is basically my favorite I hope you two live happily ever after
Oh yeah I def love it! Bosie, Belly and Bluebottle were/are major decorating inspirations for me. It was just a totally obvious attempted imitation when I did it back then, lol.
We’re my favorite love story, too, anon! (A close second is the love story that we wrote together that made us realize that we wanted all the same things out of a relationship. We spent so much time talking about love and then fell right in it and that is just the absolute coolest thing to me.) I’m so lucky I get to be married to my best friend in the whole world. I really hope we live happily ever after, too.
You and your creations are still awesome. I consider your hair retextures to be some of the best. Get well soon!
Yr a sweetie, anon. Thank you for the well-wishes!
First of all, I'm sorry to bother you, Pooklet. I have noticed your box account was taken down when I wanted to redownload the hairstyles I have from you (because I'm dumb and deleted all TNT-files while tidying out my DL-folder thinking TNT was HMX - no comment). Then I read SimSecret and thought that the second one might be yours... I could be totally wrong, but I want to tell you that I really love your creations and am still using them!
Oh heck, the box is down? Well, that was inevitable but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. Uh, give me a little bit and I’ll try to get everything into a dropbox account or something! I’m a pretty woozy and useless atm but I promise that’ll be my weekend project.
Also no, I didn’t submit any secrets! I haven’t made any secrets in like four years, I’m too lazy. But yeah I still see ppl using my stuff and def get excited. But even if they didn’t I wouldn’t be upset cuz that generally means they’re using better CC that I can also covet, lol. But I hope secret maker feels better all the same. I’m sure their stuff is gr8 and ppl do use it! It’s impossible to see every blog/website so maybe they’re just not looking in the right places idk.
anyway i will make a post when the old files are stored … wherever the hell they end up.
edit: ok so i cannot get to the files at all and my name isn’t on the billing account, it’s all w/ azaya so i don’t think i can contact support myself. but shes dealing w/ some really intense family stuff rn. so if anyone has any of the files readily avaiilable i’ll take them in the interim but yeah it may be a while before stuff is back in order, sorry
More neon hair recolours pls! :)
I can dig around on my backup drive for more. I think I have a couple others! But the ones I posted are pretty old, actually, and lately I have been making hair for my game in a way that literally everyone but me and Azaya would find completely annoying and unusable (I started binning my neons in the natural categories cuz I’m sick of my custom bin being a hilarious mess and also I am not opposed to kids being born w/ like neon green hair straight out of the womb).
Sooo yeah. Any new hair would be utterly useless to the community at large but I might still have some old ones worth posting!
Hey! I just wanted to ask a quick question about theft. I sometimes make lip 'blends' i'm really proud of by loosely tracing the shades/highlights of several lips at once and then compounding several of these traces, and handpainting them to make them look like one set of lips with the mean colors... Would I need permission/credits for the textures i used to make the lips, or since they're handpainted in the end does it really not matter? The traces are just a rough map of shades and highlights.
I try to err on the side of caution and credit as much as possible, even just for ideas and inspiration (like, I’m still not sure if I actually used parts of Helga’s hair texture in v3 or just looked at it a bit in photoshop but I credit Helga all the same). So I would, if for no other reason than that way people downloading your stuff would also have the option of downloading the original parts that you referenced if they liked them on their own, too.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think it makes the blends any less yours by giving credit to others for reference and inspiration. And I think they’d be really happy to know how they inspired you. Personally, I’m always thrilled to see how people have used my stuff to make newer (and better) content of their own. :)
As a Norweigan, my hearts bleeds whenever I see something Marvel's Thor related. I don't know why anyone thought it was a goo idea to turn my forefathers gods into a superhero, but at the same time I realize that someone did this because they thought "oh hey, this old norse god thing is hella cool!" What I mean is that not everything in this world is done out of spite; sometimes people just have a different way of showing their appreciation. :)
Anon, I can’t tell if you’re trolling or not. But acting on the good faith that you are not: a fundamental aspect of appreciating another culture is that culture’s consent. You can’t appreciate someone in ways that they don’t consider appreciation, you know? Like, I don’t get to bust into your house and express my “appreciation” for your sense of decor by stealing everything that isn’t nailed down. You don’t get to decide for someone else the best way to appreciate them, they do.
I. I really don’t understand why y’all are still sending me messages about this. It’s been two weeks. We’ve all said our respective piece already. At this point, I think it’s safe to assume that no one is going to be changing hearts and minds that haven’t already been changed.
I wish you had given the poor girl a chance to explain her intentions before singling her out publicly... A private message would've been nice? Maybe a kind ask for her to take down the CC request? I dunno, I know you tried to be nice, but you seemed overly angry at her ignorance, which couldn't be helped... I get it's an important item & I agree we shouldn't mess with it. I really do. But your approach was poor & less than favorable. )':
I’ve been ignoring a lot of the anon messages I’ve been getting about this because there’s no reason to keep harping on this matter (and most of them have just been straight up nasty and name-calling), but given that there seems to be some confusion, I guess I should reply publicly to at least one to clear up a few things.
As I explained before, I reblogged her post publicly to reach not only her but those that had liked and reblogged the post favorably, in case anyone was interested in or had already started fulfilling her request. I begged people not to fulfill the request, I said “please” repeatedly, I wasn’t angry and I did not expect people to reply with such vitriol or for the issue to get so huge. I only got angry when people continued to be willfully ignorant, and even then I wasn’t angry at the OP, just folks in the reblogs spewing misinformation.
Folks keep coming to me saying how I should have been kinder, that I should have approached the matter a different way but they have nothing to say regarding the fact that the image she posted was itself hurtful. People are quick to say that seeing an image like that causes no harm, but I beg to differ. If you want to come after me for not being kind enough when begging for some respect to be shown, I hope you’re equally as hard on the people who post images of hipster assholes misusing our cultural symbols in the first place.
I want to stress the fact that this isn’t a matter of my opinion. I and other Native people, when we ask that our symbols left alone, we are echoing the sentiments of our ancestors who have asked for the same. And I very sincerely hope that the people who keep saying that we are taking this matter too seriously are doing so from a position of being fully informed of the horrors that our parents and grandparents experienced.
The fact that we still have these traditions at all is honestly a miracle. For a very long time, and until very, very recently, it was the policy of our governments to try to erase all traces of our heritage, often through violent means. What we have left to us becomes all the more precious, especially in the wake of all that has been lost. So if someone claims to be informed on and care about the cultural issues effecting Native people, but knowingly posts images of our precious cultural symbols being mistreated, it kind of feels like a slap in the face and doesn’t exactly set the stage for a discourse that isn’t at least somewhat emotionally charged.
I’m very sorry that creaturefearsims felt the need to leave the community. I definitely empathize with feeling like you need to step back from stuff. I did speak to creaturefearsims privately and we agreed there were no hard feelings between us. So at this point, I really don’t know what to tell you, anon.
edit: nativeafua reblogged with a really great link I’d def recommend checking out, also!
quinctia replied to your photo “well that was considerably less infuriating with a quicksave feature.”
You know, I’ve always been able to manage everything but the damn chocobo race. And, of the ones I’ve done, I find the stupid butterfly race thing the worst.
I actually freaking managed the Chocobo race for the first time in my life, but that’s only because I had quicksave on my side. But yeah, I agree the butterfly catching is the stuff of agony. This time around I just watched a tutorial and timed myself against it (with liberal use of quicksave) but on console it was pure rage-quit. Never have I been so angry at butterflies.
But as much as I hate the butterfly game I do admittedly love that it is necessary for Kimahri, of all people, to get his ultimate weapon.
I've been following your creation and sims things for a couple of years now and I just want to say you're amazing.
you are too sweet, anon! this was really nice to wake up to.