nikolai ivanov

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Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

50 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1952
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

“The Snow Maiden is based on the Slavic-pagan play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shvarts.

Snegurochka––The Snow Maiden––is the daughter of Spring the Beauty (Весна-Красна) and Ded Moroz (Father Frost), and yearns for the companionship of mortal humans. She grows to like a shepherd named Lel, but her heart is unable to know love, not helped by the fact that Lel claims to love her one moment and abandons her the next. Her mother takes pity and gives her the ability to love, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms and she melts, happy to have known love.”

(source)

The Snow Maiden is available on YouTube with English subtitles.

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@troynnorftlarry

¡Hola, Sebastian! He de decir que es un gusto mandarle una postal a alguien de Francia, es un país hermoso, muy distinto de lo que estoy acostumbrado. Leí en tu perfil que te gustaba que te mandasen postales de zonas características de los países de las personas con las que interaccionabas, entonces decidí mandarte esta de la aurora boreal en mi ciudad: Höfn. Creo que esto te gustaría, es muy silencioso, tanto que a veces me desespera, además de que a duras penas se ven partidos de fútbol. Espero que te guste el paisaje de mi ciudad, un abrazo.

Atte: Nikolai Ivanov Rojo, Höfn, Islandia.

Andrei: Oh.

Nikolai: WHYYYY ARE YOU STILL HERE?  D:<

Andrei: My son!~ (*´▽`*)

Yuri: !

Yuri: HE’S NOT.  YOUR.  SON!

Andrei: He’s like my son.

Nikolai (to everyone): I’m not his son.

Andrei: You’re like my son.

Yuri: STAHP.

Andrei: That strength!  That beauty! You’re totally the son of Lord Dracula my son! (ノ*゜▽゜*)  C’mere a sec.

Andrei (to himself): ….. ‘s been a long night though.  SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.

Andrei: This house is too much.

Nikolai (to himself): God I hope he doesn’t try to sell me something.  It’s been a long night.  I don’t think I could take it.

Nikolai: …… eehhhhhh…… ( ・ั﹏・ั)

Andrei: I totally love the shit out of you.  (°◡°♡).:。

Nikolai: …..

Andrei: NO HOMO.

Nikolai: I didn’t think–

Andrei: Just so we’re clear.

Nikolai (dismissive): Whatever.

Andrei: There’s always a place for you at the company when you get older.

Nikolai: !

Nikolai: ….. what.

Andrei: THE company, dude!  You ever seen a callused penis before?  It’s the trademark of an EA rep.

Nikolai: …… oh god are you–!  (╬☉д⊙)

Andrei: No no no, wait!  All I do ALL DAY is smack people in the face with it and they shove fistfuls of cash in my hand.

Nikolai: I NEED AN ADULT.  ヽ(○´Д`)ノ

Andrei (continuing awkwardly): Gets a little chapped what with the constant face smacking…. they supply a cream.

Nikolai: pls stahp I beg of you  (◍•﹏•)

Andrei: MY POINT, young padawan, is it’s lucrative, it’s honest, and it’s fucking fun.

Nikolai: ‘s where you get your weird glow, right?

Andrei: Correct!

Andrei: You don’t need friends, a soul, OR good ratings!  All of these things are completely overrated, because you own everything.

Nikolai: …. no but–

Andrei: ALL OF IT.  You’ll learn to love this!

Nikolai (sharply scoffing): Ugh……

Andrei: The hell is with that face.

Nikolai: I don’t quite know what I want to be when I’m older, but I don’t want THAT.

Andrei: …. why not?

Nikolai: Because I’m not a raging dick*!

Nikolai: Pride?  In your work?  Do you know this concept?

Andrei (genuinely confused): …… what?

Nikolai: You ever take pride in your work?  What you produce?

Andrei: ……….. are….. are you speaking Simlish?  What is this?  Some drug the kids are into?  I don’t… do those.  You shouldn’t either.

Nikolai: Exactly!  YOU SUCK.

Andrei (still very confused): I suck for not doing drugs?  D:

Nikolai: Oh my god.  YOU ARE A HOPELESS INDIVIDUAL.

Andrei: You make me sad.

Nikolai: GOOD.  ヽ(・_・;)ノ

Andrei (suddenly): And stop being so damned pink.  You look like a fucking mole rat.

Nikolai: :|


* - Evil, but not Mean-Spirited.  Along with Yuri I have found Nikolai and Pavel don’t actually care for Andrei either.  Idk why.    xD

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I’m so done with looking at this sim.  Not even kidding.  xD  I can’t really like… make a judgement about him right this second because I’ve sat and tweaked his horseshit for hours, but uh….. at this very second: NO.  xD

However, even as tired as I am of looking at Nikolai it is still interesting seeing his werewolf form in these colors?  It’s really compelling in both directions.  He’s such a big sim he’s very imposing, but looks like a sweetheart.  I gave him the Hopeless Romantic trait for his YA form.  xD

So I’m in my weird berry game and I’m like… you know what, I wanna make a sim.  And that’s in total air quotes, “make”, because…. unless I’m forced to create an animal sim from scratch because the game went LOOOOOL and gave me a weird black blank slate sim, Iunno…. I have no inspiration.  I usually just take a sim from my massive bin and poke around with it.

So I’m looking through my bin.  SO MANY SIMS.  Base game townies, born townies, my own sims, my own sims’ kids, SO MANY.  

The teenagers from Riverview are REALLY interesting.  Unless I were to crack open that game and actually play it they will never age, so in theory, if things stay as they are, I will never see them get to YA.  :|

I picked Nikolai ‘cuz…. why not.  ┐(´∀`)┌

Why.

His face though.  He’s a Yuri Ivanov clone in his face, but with Andrea’s overall color (and build!).  ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

I guess.  xD  He’s meant for play not for photoshoot at this point, if just because he’s not a berry sim.

Much win.  Now I just have to finalize his vanilla outfits.  THEN I can focus on color!  :D  … he uh…. won’t quite look like this though.  He’s using a non-default skin.  xD

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Andrei: The hell is the meaning of this?

Nikolai: >_>;

Andrei: Why the hell do you smell like that loser Tyoma?

Nikolai (laughing nervously): … uhm….. look…. I don’t…. want any trouble dude.

Andrei: Am I being punk’d?

Nikolai: Look…. you haven’t been drinking or something, have you, guy?          ( ⚆ _ ⚆)

Andrei: Not since the flight.  >_>;

Andrei: C’mon dude…. where’s the woman in the cake? ( ¬‿¬)

Nikolai: I’m just gonna go now, okay?  Have a nice night being creepy.

Andrei: !!  No you don’t!

Andrei (frustrated): Whyyyyyy do you smell like Tyoma?

Nikolai: Stand down, soldier!  I don’t want any trouble.  (╬☉д⊙)

Andrei: He put you up to this?

Nikolai: Dude, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.

Nikolai: Stahp.

Andrei:  (ノ´д)ノ

Nikolai: Are you quite done!?  This tickles and it’s weird as fuck!

Andrei: ヽ( ´¬`)ノ

Nikolai: Feel better?  Out of your system?  ヽ(○´Д`)ノ

Andrei: ………

Nikolai: Look….

Nikolai: Frankly the resemblance is freaking me out slightly, too?

Andrei: ?

Nikolai: Wasn’t gonna say anything…. ‘cuz…. honestly you’re weirding me out too much for me to stay here and I wanna just bolt?  (ノдヽ)

Andrei: ….

Nikolai (concerned): But it’s weird enough that you should talk to one of the adults.  Why don’t you stop in later….?

Andrei: ….. where do you live?

Nikolai: You live in that house across the street there, right?

Andrei: For awhile.

Nikolai: Then we’re neighbors.  The house with the horse pen in the front.  Later though, Mom doesn’t like company before eight or so.

Nikolai: GET RID OF THESE FLOWERS!  Such hay fever!  ヽ( ꒪д꒪ )ノ

Svetlana: !

Andrei: Hey!  You!

Andrei: I was told there’d be punch and pie.

Svetlana: Punch and….?

Svetlana: Have you been drinking?

Andrei: … not since the flight.  >_>;

Svetlana: I assume you are asking to get in the door.

Andrei: Uh-huh.

Svetlana (unsarcastically): Go on.  You…. totally seem reputable.

Andrei: !

Andrei (shocked): You’re not joshin’ me!

Svetlana: No….?

Andrei (beaming): You actually think I’m reputable!

Svetlana: Hell YES!  Always trust a guy glowing red*.

Andrei: I try explaining this to assholes on the street and they run away screaming and call the cops!

Svetlana: e___e

Andrei: I like you.  :D

Svetlana: ╮(^▽^)╭


* - Everyone in this house is an Evil sim.  xD

Natalya: Have you done your homework?

Sergei (scoffing): …. please.  I ain’t a kid.  I’ll do it when I damn well feel like it.  Besides, it’s Friday.

Natalya: You ARE a kid!  …… feckin’…!

Natalya: Procrastinator!

Sergei: Present.

Natalya: You’re gonna cram at the last minute, aren’t you?

Sergei: …… maybe.

Natalya: You really ought to do it NOW or you’re gonna regret it LATER.

Sergei: You really think I’m listening to you.  :|  That’s….. sweet.

Natalya: …..!

Natalya: Are you serious?

Sergei: …. you do, don’t you?

Nikolai: Spoiler alert:

Sergei (pleased with himself): I ain’t listenin’ to you.  :D  (slowly and deliberately) I will do.  What I want.