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!
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.
well that was considerably less infuriating with a quicksave feature.
If some epic, awesome, and talented creator is up for the challenge, then I challenge you/them to make a native american feather headdress similar-ish to the one pictured above. omg please, seriously, it would make my life complete! My simmies need it!
Please, for the love of god, no.
Headdresses are given to war veterans and tribal elders who have worked extensively to help their communities. They are an important symbol of bravery to be earned through heroic or otherwise remarkable deeds. It’s really, really, really insulting and trivializing to put one on without having earned it and this trend of non-Native people wearing them as fashion accessories is incredibly ignorant and honestly quite racist. A few short minutes of research into the history of the headdress would make it clear that it is not something to be worn unless you have earned the right. People that go ahead and do so anyway are explicitly saying they do not care about the cultural importance of the symbols that they are using.
I try to keep things light on my simblr, but this is an issue near and dear to my heart. Please, please no one fill this request. Seriously, please. Native people as a whole have lost a lot of our traditions and religious practices through genocide and forced assimilation. Please do the respectful thing and leave what symbols we have left to us alone.
Um… maybe… gasp… what if.. and this is just a thought.. someone had a desire to have Native Americans in their game? Does this make all the kimonos and belly dancer clothing racist too?
Hey, here’s another thought. Maybe you could try not being a patronizing little shit to real live Natives, eh? Maybe you could try trusting that we actually know what we’re talking about when it comes to our own damn cultures. Also maybe you could go back and read that bit where I said that Native “war veterans and tribal elders” are the ONLY PEOPLE who have the right to wear a headdress, not just “Native Americans” in general. It would still be insulting and rude as fuck if I strutted my Onyota’a:ka ass down the street in a headdress because I HAVE NOT EARNED ONE. And if you think the only way to signify that a sim is Native American is by misusing our cultural symbols in ways that we ourselves never would, man, do I have news for you.
So, like, unless you can guarantee this hypothetical TS3 headdress is only going to be displayed on tribal elder and war veteran sims during simulated ceremonial events, how about you take your entry level arguments somewhere the hell else.
Just wondering do you have a personal blog?
I do, anon! It’s not hidden, per se (a little link-hopping will take you right to it), but in general I don’t offer it up here cuz I have found that keeping my personal life and thoughts somewhat removed from sims stuff is just a better system for me in terms of feeling comfortable in the sims community. A lot of my personal blog is venting about IRL stuff so I doubt anyone would want to read it anyway, lol.
I just... I dont even know how to fully express my love for all that you do. You are amazing! You are wonderful, and I believe you are an awesome person to go along with it! Thank you for what you do, and thank you for your COLORS! They have changed so many peoples lives, though I am sure you have heard this a thousand times, I thought I would make 1001 :D keep on doing your ting, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do for us simple people :D
oh my gosh this is such a nice message!! thank you truly but honestly i did not do much i’m just hella lazy and couldn’t be bothered to recreate the same colors from scratch for multiple hair sets, lol. but i am SO glad that the actions were useful to other people and helped folks to make content they like in their games. and i totally had help along the way in the form of feedback and suggestions and patient beta testers. it was a group effort!
yr a total sweetheart, this really brightened my day.