“[Fame] creates a splitting of the self. Jackie obviously had it on a
much larger scale than I do, but it was something I could see in her and
empathize with—that there’s this idea of how other people see you,
there’s who you really are, there’s who you want other people to think
you are, there’s how you think you’re supposed to be. This film was an
exploration of someone who is so well known, and yet so two-dimensional
in the way we know her, iconographically. We don’t consider her
humanity. Now we see that she really took her identity as her husband’s
wife and was creating his legacy. She was already saying ‘I’m going to
be the author of this story—not a journalist, not a historian.’ It’s so
modern: It’s what everyone does now, showing the public what they want
them to see.”
- Natalie Portman for DuJour Magazine
If you are a simblr that has under 500 followers, reblog this!
I’d like to put together a post that lists some less-well-known simblrs (and it can be any Sims game - from 1 to 4!) so that we can share the love, and help build each other up and support our creativity. 😄
it would be great if you could give a little bit of info about your blog when you reblog this. I’ll start:
I’ve had this Sims 4 blog for about a year, and I create CC, post about my legacy, and put together lookbooks and cc showcases. 😊
I’m really looking forward to seeing the cool blogs that you guys have got out there that don’t get a lot of attention. 😊 please share! 😄
i read that profile on the guy who was gonna be the scion of white nationalism by being presentable and nice but instead that became a morally passable person and renounced his father’s movement and now i’m seeing articles about the alt right and there is this emphasis on like ~the new face~ of white supremacy, but i feel like it all misses the fact that the kkk was always judges and doctors and local politicians. slaveowners were the untitled aristocrats of the south, in their romantic plantations. it’s corporations that profit the most from poverty, it’s men in suits at country clubs that draw the red lines, it’s ivy league-educated folk who create legacy policies to hedge out jewish students.
I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.
I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.
These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.
I realize that Apple is working towards a goal of paid streaming. I think that is beautiful progress. We know how astronomically successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists, writers and producers for the 3 month trial period… even if it is free for the fans trying it out.
Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done. I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right.
But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.
“I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn’t want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.” - Kurt Cobain
when the ability to fulfill your nature and soul’s desire creates tension with how you want to be perceived, there is a distinct hurdle in finding your niche in society.
pluto square midheaven is a public persona in flux, wanting to march to the beat of its own drum while creating its own sense of legacy. this internal struggle can also create tension in the workplace, indicating a difficulty relating to or communicating with co-workers and peers.
pluto is often considered to bring a psychologist streak to every planet/pont it aspects, and to the midheaven this can indicate a healing quality to others, if that ability can be harnessed. it can sway a crowd and inspire dozens of them. but for some, the go-it-alone attitude is exactly how they want to achieve success.
however, this can often be clouded for the individual’s disillusionment. the line they have for their goals can be so hard and rigid, that when their current opportunity does not completely match up, they become largely disappointed. they do not want to have to compromise on their dreams, as their transformative potential is entirely too potent and they often know it.
Opal. Australian – 23 Nature girl, LIBRA, loves collecting crystals. Meditation, her cat Nylah & sleep are 3 things that she needs or she’ll get lose it Bad temperament but she’s working on it. Bisexual. LOW patience, but when she loves, she loves for real. Loves tanning (even though she can’t catch a tan for the life of it)
“My mom raised me to help others. It’s as simple as that
That’s what I continue to do every single day of my life, is just try to create some sort of legacy so that when I’m gone one day, I will have made my mark on this planet and at least helped one person to be the best self that they could possibly be.”
Ripley. This character that isn’t just iconic to sci-fi fans, to action fans, to women. And now we are finally certain to see Furiosa, we finally getting Wonder Woman movie, we getting Captain Marvel from Marvel studios. What is like knowing that, I mean you really did help create that legacy of the female action star, the female lead of this genre?
(Sigourney Weaver at SDCC 2016) [x]
what is the cure for cancer ? the cure for death itself . the answer is immortality . by creating a legacy , by living a life worth remembering , you become immortal . so now we find the tables have turned . it is i who will carry on john’s work after he dies , and you are my first test subject . now you are locked away , helpless and alone .
It is so hard to imagine the cutest pokemon professor being a manipulative and extremely vile villain in your role swap au. I'm scared but mostly curious and I want to know more about him!
Gonna ramble a bit in general at first, but it should all come together. (I hope)
Running off the whole idea of Lysandre’s royal ancestry, he presumably had a lot of the tools he needed to make his plans and run Team Flare without having to pull the knowledge out of other people (sans the mega evolution research.) He probably was able to dig into his ancient family history and track down the sleeping weapon that way. That is what we can assume with Lysandre being the villain at least.
In the case where he doesn’t choose to go, “Wow that whole weapon mess looks pretty neat lemme do that too!” He instead in this au knows of those things but chooses instead to try to create a different legacy for his family name. So he becomes the Pokemon Professor and offers starters for children to start their journeys.
Now that I’ve set up that framework we can finally get to Sycamore who instead of becoming a professor, claws his way into wealth as an inventor. Lysandre was already wealthy (probably) so him becoming the head of a research lab wouldn’t have been as difficult for him. Whereas Sycamore doing the same thing was more of a struggle. He doesn’t have a big name to throw around and he doesn’t have a lot of funds immediately to throw as well. You can imagine that his struggle might cause some bitterness perhaps.
He also doesn’t have the knowledge that Lysandre has about the hidden weapon and the dark family past he shares. So in order for him to gain such things and to start him on his journey of forming his version of Team Flare and ultimately trying to use the weapon for his own twisted goals, he must build trust with Lysandre. Perhaps at first the friendship (more?) is genuine, but as he learns that Lysandre knows things that can help him reach his goal he might become more manipulative.
In the end we have Sycamore choosing to take something Lysandre confided in him, a past that Lysandre is ashamed of, and tries to use it to hurt many people.