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Howell Lanes Bowling Alley a Bowling Night NoCC Build by SimDoughnut

This is a fairly accurate recreation of my childhood bowling alley, Howell Lanes in Howell, NJ.  It’s where I had birthday parties as a kid, and later  bowled in a league as an adult before moving out West to Minnesota.  Howell Lanes is also where my childhood friend Parker Bohn III learned to bowl, and eventually went on to become a highly ranked professional bowler on the PBA tour.

Howell Lanes, wasn’t a very swanky Bowling alley, in fact looking back on it, it was a bit dodgy. That was okay though because we went there to bowl, not to be mesmerized by the aesthetics. Howell Lanes featured a small Cafe, a Bar, a Pro Shop, and a room where we could kids could play Pinball, and later video games.  I’ve included all of these features in this build.

The build sits on a 40x30 lot, is set as a Bar, and I originally built it in Newcrest. You can find the Howell Lanes Bowling Alley in my SimDoughnut gallery while in game.  This is a NoCC build, so just use the tags #bowling #howelllanes, or #bowlingnight to find it.

I hope you enjoy the build as much as I did creating it.  It brought back a lot of fond childhood memories, as well as happy memories spent there with my own children.

Have Fun :)!

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BK: The crown jewel atop the Little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall is a miniature version of the Earth Kingdom’s Royal Palace. It looks pretty nice from the outside but houses a tacky family buffet restaurant on the inside. William was a great artist from day one on Korra, but by the time we got to Book Four he was on fire! His designs of this oddly shaped, incredibly complex location are clear as a bell and easy on the eye.

MD: Sometimes the ideas that seem ridiculous at first end up being just the things you need for the story. The little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall was one of those ideas. At first I thought it was too over the top, but when combined with Prince Wu’s desire for importance and relevance, this microcosm of his kingdom perfectly supported his character arc. The Republic City Four Elements is the city’s poshest hotel and the first choice for discerning travelers and world leaders who appreciate the finest in luxury and service. Prince Wu loves it so much, he’s taken up permanent residence. Designs by William Nanqing Niu, Christine Bian, and Angela Sung. Paintings by Lauren Zurcher, Lane Garrison, and Emily Tetri. [x]

Masterlist

Welp, here it is! A list of my writings for this blog! Newest works will be at the top of each category, and the list will be updated with each reaction or one-shot that’s posted ^.^


Companions react to…

having a movie night!

finding Sole listening to the ‘Hi Honey’ holotape

walking on thin ice

Sole singing You Are MY Sunshine

Sole getting their voice back

a makeover with Sole

Sole losing their voice

their first kiss with Sole

going on a road trip!

being encouraged to confess to Sole

crushing on Sole and making them laugh

Sole getting sick

kissing Sole

Sole being gravely injured

a shopping cart ride! (aka my most popular reaction)

Sole mumbling the companion’s name in their sleep

having a crush on Sole

Sole finding their childhood home

Sole looking nice for their first date

Sole adopting an orphan

a snow day


Deacon Vignettes 

Sole gets fresh and clean (written for my friend’s blog by me)

Thoughts on Deacon

Deacon and Anna find a jump rope

Sole pecks Deacon on the mouth

Sole brings home an orphan


20!Sole/Deacon

Deacon catches flak for his relationship with Sole


Just For Funsies :3

Trash Jail

The Sad™ 

listen… I want greedy to be the next single as much as the next person, but I also don’t wanna see articles online like “death by ariana grande: first note of greedy catches local driver so off-guard that they cross 4 lanes of traffic and crash into an oncoming truck” so this is tough for me