eco stuff

The Sims 4 Eco-Living Stuff: First Look at CAS

SimGuruGraham gives us a first look at some of the new items that will come with The Sims 4 Eco Living Stuff – a community Stuff Pack which we all helped build together throughout this year. As you can see on the panel on the right there are some new clothing items with some that still need to be created by the development team.

SimGuruGraham: Pieces of clothing are starting to appear in the build for our community Stuff Pack… others remain conspicuously absent #WorkInProgress

captainpissoffkenway  asked:

I need to talk about Jak and Daxter with someone. Do you think Jak ever misses handling raw eco? Like, we never really see it again in that pure raw form. Even the eco ore Jak gives to Krew isn't taken out of the package. And since he was such a good channel for eco, I wonder if he missed that kind of raw power. Now in the future it's condensed into weapons or cars so it's always in a vessel.

Good question!

I think that after being arrested and put into a position of helplessness and subjugation for 2 years, Jak could have greatly missed having raw Eco, yes. Jak was given such a free-reign as a child and the journey during TPL provided him with so much opportunity to explore his own strength. He excelled with Eco against a lot of enemies, including Gol and Maia, and was essentially a child(teen) prodigy. Being thrown into a foreign world that first disregards him as a human being with rights, and second, doesn’t even seem to have Eco to help him achieve his own agency once again when he needs it the most, would  be pretty jarring for him. 

The interesting thing is when he sort of “regains” that power when the Dark Eco takes effect. When he is set free, he finds Eco-fueled power again, but the first time, he very nearly hurts Dax. But he’s too bewildered in that moment to really stand around and analyze the situation, and urgency is a thing and the boys immediately move on. The second time it happens, outside the walls of the prison, he finally has the presence of his own mind to conclude that he can’t control it, and that does seem to bother him. 

He probably recalls using powerful Eco that made him a force to be reckoned with before the Prison, but it had never felt like that. He could always handle and control Red/Blue/Yellow Eco, even Light(White?). They felt like extensions or amplifications of him and his power, maybe. Whereas Dark Eco suddenly felt like another being tearing around inside of him, taking hostile actions faster than Jak’s mind could keep up, and of course fueled by Jak’s subconscious rage. In a way, I think it scared him a little, thus why we having him growling to Daxter in a very raw, angry voice. It’s just never happened before, it doesn’t feel like how Eco used to feel.

I think, however, that he adapted very quickly. Not only to the new meaning of Eco channeling, but also how it’s packaged in the world. He learns quickly, maybe he even learned in Prison, that Firearms are now the embodiment of power, Eco-derived and otherwise. That’s why he becomes excited about guns and upgrades; because they are basically his new Eco. After that, he probably just had a lot more things on his mind than actively missing it. I think part of him missed it though.

Depending on what you think about Jak’s character, it could even be a theory that while Jak might miss the good old days as much as Daxter, he also knows or thinks that hes ruined for them. Like he’s gone so far down the road of Dark Eco, guns and revenge, and terrible thoughts that shouldn’t haunt the mind of a hero that it wouldn’t be the same? Like maybe he doesn’t consider himself worthy of that life anymore and the only thing left for him IS this new, darker, more chaotic path. Colored raw Eco might, unfortunately, be behind him, regarded as a part of a different life that he can’t get back to, and he knows it.

But overall, I of course think he misses a lot of things about his old life, deep down….Eco being a simpler, purer way of defending himself and fighting that he’s really not able to reach anymore. Stuff just got too messed up for him. (Though I think after achieving Eco balance and getting over a lot of the anger he goes through, he would likely be open to retrying raw Eco if it came up in the Narrative)

At least, that’s what I think of it. Thank you for the fun question!

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

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Good wood - beautifully crafted, sleek and simple lighting from LA based studio Feltmark. The ‘Ellum Solar’ is an eco friendly solar powered light that is held in place by a magnetic wall mounted base that connects to the moveable case, allowing you to flip the light over and enable the solar charging. Apparently one charge lasts 6 months which sounds pretty decent. Now to remove all my old lighting…

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