1 13 2014

Comment on ADC’s availability

There’s a lot of debate about how ADC ‘had to go to another show.’ 

Firstly, that’s not actually true:

ADC said:

“I signed on for this role at a time in my personal and work life when there was a little bit of a lull period. I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing!’ It was one of those actor freak-out moments. So, when this came along, the potential for what I could do was so exciting for me.”

Interestingly, ‘Fog of War,’ her first appearance in 206 aired on 12/3/2016. She got announced as cast for FTWD 12/1/13 (http://deadline.com/2014/12/frank-dillane-alicia-debnam-carey-cast-the-walking-dead-companion-series-spinoff-1201305129/). The pilot was ordered in September - after she had signed for a guest star contract with the 100 and already started filming. They could’ve gotten her as a regular.

But, they didn’t. The role of the lesbian commander in love with the protagonist was a g.u.e.s.t. role. It was temporary, unintended to last long, and there were no plans for the character beyond Season 2. Jason has a chance to sign her, and he didn’t. ADC didn’t get offered a regular role on the 1oo, so she went to FTWD.

Thus, Jason Fuckberg made the incidental lesbian role a guest role, and not only did he do that, he had her play into the trope of 'traitorous lesbian’ + do a sweeps kiss, just to increase Clarke’s pain in 216. He had no intention of furthering the Clexa relationship, full stop, but he happily lapped up praise for being progressive (while being super racist lol). When he realized that ADC’s acting/Lexa was actually good, he then decided to bring her back. He, however, had to see audience reaction to this lesbian commander character before bringing her back…he did not have to do that with Devon, whose talent he ‘immediately saw’, despite Jasper being boring. (He also kept Lindsey as a guest star throughout Season 1, too - guess it’s hard deciding whether you want to exploit a minority or nah)

Why? Because he doesn’t give a fuck about the LGBT community beyond when he can exploit it, and had no intention of writing a legit F/F storyline at all. He stumbled upon it by accident, and then used it to bait fans and increase SM buzz and ratings. He deserves to get fully dragged and chucked out a window for claiming all the credit for his sweeps kiss, and then baiting fans for a fucking year, only to kill off the one character, in an especially cruel, and brutal way, after pretending to ‘hear them’ for a goddamn year.

The Sims 4: New Game Patch (January 13th, 2015)

There’s a new Sims 4 update available now in Origin!

Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game

Update: 1/13/2014 – Version 1.3.32.1010
 
Happy New Year Simmers!
 
It’s January, a new year has begun. There’s still a sun and moon in the sky, the rain falls, steam rises, and Plumbobs rotate – there must be a patch!
 
We had a few important fixes ready to roll to address some big community concerns, primarily the inability to load into a lot from a pre-existing save game, as well as a performance issue with large My Library trays that could cause the game to fail to load, and we wanted to get these fixes out to you! In addition to few others that we have at the ready.
 
Thank you again for all your feedback and help, we are humbled by your commitment and diligence.

Crash / Performance

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in our players being unable to load their household after installing the 12/16 patch, and instead being bounced back to the neighborhood map. The community was very helpful in identifying this issue (providing feedback and save files), thank you!
  • Fixed an issue where the game would become unresponsive on load if the player had a large number of households, rooms, and lots in their My Library sort.

 
 
Tuning

  • Sim fertility levels had reached an all-time high recently, and twins were popping out all over! Our specialists have examined the issue, and administered a correction to the abundant babies. Sims should no longer find they are having twins (or triplets) at an alarming rate.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented career progress from properly tracking the Sims skill progression towards career goals.
  • Working out on workout equipment will no longer count towards the play chess daily goal for the Astronaut career.
  • We fixed an issue that was a result of this: let’s say you had a Sim, we’ll call him Joe, and he lived in a household, say the Smiths, and you uploaded Joe, also known as Joe Smith, to the Gallery, and then you decided to add Joe to the Jones’ household by downloading him from the Gallery, thus now creating Joe Jones, and then you edited Joe Jones in Create a Sim, this would also modify Joe Smith.
  • The “In Need of a Break” buff is no longer in need of a break, and now correctly displays its information in the hover tip.
  • Zest Johnny will henceforth be known as… Johnny Zest!
  • Fixed an issue that could result in “bad things” when attempting to merge a Sim from the gallery into a household that already has a copy of that Sim in it.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in “bad things” when attempting to merge a household from the gallery into a household that already has a copy of that household in it.
  • We however failed to fix the repetitive nature of some of our release notes.
  • The Venue Wall Speaker: Spooky has made a return to the catalog after spending some time on the ‘other side’ to re-spookify itself.
  • Lots placed from the gallery that have used the move objects cheat will no longer delete their moo’d objects when the lot is placed.
  • The National Park venue now has tuning associated with it… so Sims who show up will know they can leave, rather than lingering around indefinitely, wandering aimlessly with no apparent purpose, direction, or desire (they could have at least played music…).
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the user from uploading multiple rooms to the gallery if the rooms were uploaded consecutively.

 
 
UI / Text

  • Fixed an interface focus issue where the eyedropper tooltip was preventing the eyedropper from properly functioning.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when opening a modal window on top of an open inventory stack, which would cause the stack to fail to correctly display.
    1. Modal window is a piece of UI that requires input before the player can return to normal gameplay.
    2. UI is an abbreviation for User Interface.
    3. User is another name for the player, the individual for whom the software was intended.
    4. Software, as opposed to hardware, is the set of instructions that direct a computer to perform specific operations.
  • Text will no longer overlap itself in the phone menu if the text string is too long.
  • You can once again add a description to your Rooms and Lots that you upload to the gallery, rather than using the comment field… which was ingenious!
  • You will no longer be told twice that you can take Family Leave if there is more than one eligible Sim.

Thank you for all your feedback, keep it coming!
 
-SimGuruGnome