John had to work all day today so I was on kid & in-law duty ( If you remember from earlier posts John’s dad is really sick and we moved to Tokyo to help his mom take care of him). I didn’t take pics with the in-laws because they weren’t feeling it but what I did take pics of was these cuties enjoying sweets from this little cafe right in the middle of Shibuya City. It was a treat for all of us I had really been craving strawberry cake and the kids had been really sweet so why not treat my sweeties to some sweeties.
When I made a Black Lives Matter picture a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to create an event in the first place but I was lacking of time and thought maybe it would be too serious for the sims community. I hesitated a little because I know some people like to think that the sims is a perfect world without any social issues but personally, I’ve always preferred to play realistic and my sims stories and RP always include real life problems and Ezekiel’s character is in great development lately where he is becoming more of an activist and wish to be more involved and louder about social issues that he cares about. So the other day, I was having this discussion with my friend Simflux, we got motivated and we came to the conclusion that it would be a great idea to host, together, a rally for everyone who would like to show their support to this important movement and cause, through their sims.
✊ About The Rally / How To Attend
There will be no ‘In game’ backdrop or anything since it’s not a red
carpet event, but a rally, which means, our sims would technically be
walking around the city of Bridgeport.
Basically all you have to do is take a picture of your sims
walking/posing in the streets of Bridgeport. If you’re feeling creative
and you are into editing, feel free to go your own way. For the people
who aren’t really into editing or feeling lazy, I made a little kit
for you to use if you feel like it. In the folder you can find 4
different backgrounds of Bridgeport streets + 9 transparent png’s of
people walking that you can use to put in the back of your photo to make
it look more alive (6 of them are sims for people who don’t like to use real
humans). Please feel free to use your own backgrounds, png people and everything else if you wish to, this kit is mainly to help people who would need it.
This event can seem a little less exciting fashion wise since it’s not
the point (No big ass sparkling gowns & nobody will be named best
dressed and shit lol) but don’t be shy to make your sims look casual
& still like a million bucks. Make them look powerful, feel free to
use signs or tees/sweaters with BLM quotes & messages, anything that
you would find in real rallies.
Speaking of which, here’s some Black Lives Matter Merchandise that I made for the rally, if you’d like to make your sims wear one of these T-shirts/Sweaters. (If you can make CC, don’t hesitate to use your own ideas.)
Simflux is also working on making some poses for the rally, they will be added to this post later on.
Don’t hate me just yet! I know I promised to do something else and I’m most definitely working on that - But I just couldn’t help myself to finish those jeans - I really needed a pair of clean looking jeans with belts.
I have personally handdrawn these textures from scratch and they turned out to look really smooth and nice ingame. I especially like the pockets and the way the belts look on the jeans. I only added some details from actual photos, as I know not everyone is a fan of over-realistic textures.