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Not So Berry Legacy Challenge

Do you like the rainbow? Do you like the idea of playing with berry Sims but hate berry Sims? Do you want to mess around with aspects of the game you’ve never used before? Boy, do I have the challenge for you!

Welcome to the Not So Berry Legacy Challenge, a ten generation legacy with a focus on bright colors and new experiences.

Basic Rules:

  1. Each heir must represent the color of the generation (i.e. hair, makeup, clothing), but brightly colored skin is not necessary (these aren’t actually berry Sims, that’s the joke)
  2. The colors of the spouses don’t matter as they aren’t part of the challenge. Unless otherwise stated you can do whatever you please with them.
  3. Money cheats can be used, but not excessively. Suggestion: use freerealestate for your first home, but no cheats afterward.
  4. You may live wherever you please unless something is specified in the rules of a generation.
  5. Every generation is supposed to complete both the career and aspiration of the heir unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  6. Keep the lifespan on normal.
  7. If you play this challenge and want to share it with us, go ahead and post with #notsoberry so we can see!

My good friend @alwaysimming​ and I kind of created this challenge on accident, but I think it turned out pretty great. We wanted to make something that forced us to play with parts of the game we’ve never explored before. Hopefully you’ll have fun too. You can follow our gameplay on @mintiphresh​ and @lea-fey​ (pronounced “minty fresh” and “leafy”)!

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Decided to update my commission post– new art, slightly different pricing, the works. Here’s The Rules:

- *for matching icons with 3+ people, price will be discussed. 

-No gore/violence/nsfw!

-I’ll draw humans, robots, aliens, whatever! Check out my art tag for what I can set you up with. Keep in mind that I’m best at drawing humanoids!

-Most drawings will have a white/gradient/simple color background, unless otherwise specified. Difficult backgrounds will warrant an extra charge.

-Prices are in USD, paypal only! I would like to be paid before I start working  on it, and I’ll send screenshots/updates for you to to make sure you’re happy with the piece as I am working on it.

If you’re interested, hit me up with an ask or shoot an email to and lets get talkin’! I’m willing to answer any questions about my prices or anything else. 

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Commission Info!

I’m starting commissions to help pay for medical bills and then some. 

Since this is my first time doing commissions, my commission info may change in the future.

Head: $8
Part Body: $10
Full Body: $15

Head: $10
Part Body: $15
Full Body: $20

Flat Color:
Base Price: $5+ (price may vary based on difficulty of the artwork, we can discuss over PM)

Base Price: $10+ (price may vary based on difficulty of the artwork, we can discuss over PM)

Additional Info:

  • I draw primarily human/humanoid characters
  • No nudity or explicit requests, but gore is a possibility (we can discuss)
  • No furries or anthro/animalistic characters (nothing against these kinds of characters, I just can’t draw them)
  • You can commission your OCs but you have to send me a detailed reference sheet/provide a detailed description of your character
  • You can commission other people’s OCs, but please ask for their permission first (send me proof of that permission) and also provide a detailed reference/description of their character
  • Unfortunately I cannot draw backgrounds, so each commission will be drawn with a blank background. No exceptions

Note: In order to take a slot within my commissions, you must pay a non-refundable fee, which is a third of the total calculated price of the commission. The last two-thirds will be paid to me once the commission is finished.

Payment ONLY through Paypal. And I will only accept commissions through PMs. Any requests sent to my ask box will be deleted.

I will post all commissions on my blog unless you tell me otherwise, (I will send you the finished commission to a specified email you can give me).

if you have any questions, feel free to PM me! 

Slots Open:

1) __________

2) __________


Yo guys, its CJ aka Prizza_Slvt on Instagram, and im here to announce that imma be trying out commissions! I am rather new at this so cut me some slack, but i wanted to try doing this now that i got a paypal

Also, yes, that is Liochant from Minecraft Diaries

Will do:

-Ships from Aphmau’s MCD or OCs

-MINOR blood/gore

-MINOR nsfw (or maybe more idk it depends)

Will NOT do

-Complex armor or robotics (unless I see it first then MAYBE)


-Certain fandoms I dont like seeing mentioned

-EXTREMELY BLOODY THINGS (unless specified otherwise)

i will edit this later

Email me at for more information or if you are interested!

EDIT: Price changed from $25 for Clean Full Boody to $30 for Clean Full Bopdy

Toby’s Writing Commissions

I’m opening writing commissions be they fan fiction or original works. I’m really strapped for cash and we need to be able to buy food and other basic amenities. I’m a poor, queer, mentally ill, nonbinary person and I really need the help to be able to make sure that me, my mother, and my brother are able to eat. 

Examples of my work is here, all works will be posted to AO3 upon completion unless otherwise specified. 


They will be priced at one cent per word ($0.01 USD)

  • $5 for a 500 word fic
  • $10 for a one thousand/1k word fic
  • $15 for a one thousand five hundred/1.5k word fic
  • And so on

Fandoms that I’m willing to write for (but not limited to)

  • Transformers
  • Trollhunters
  • Dishonored 
  • Destiny
  • Overwatch
  • Max Steel (2013)/(2016)

If I’m unfamiliar I might have to go digging through the wiki and try to find some of it to get a good enough grip on the characters.

I will also do Original Works! If you want to do an original work please be specific! The more details the better so that I can get something up.

What I will not do

  • NSFW
  • Incest
  • Abuse

I reserve the right to refuse any commission for any reason

Contact me through the Tumblr IM or the ask box to discuss your commission and you’ll pay me through paypal.

These steps are partly derives from my personal experience, and partly from other books and guides for writing essays.

1. Carefully read through the question

Question words sometimes can determine the way of answering the question, it’s very important whether you are supposed to critical discuss, or analyse, or comment on certain issues.

2. Research - and take comprehensive notes

You can first look around the issue and try to search for related articles using different key words (I use google scholar basically 99% of the time, or google). Once you have downloaded or targeted at several journals that are particularly relevant to your essay, you can go ahead and summarise the journals in a document.

I usually create four word documents during this stage - one for essay outline, one for research notes, one for bibliography, and finally one for essay draft.

The way i do it is that I first use the journal’s full citation as the title, then type out relevant ideas from the journal under it. I also footnote the citations of the original journal to make sure everything is well cited.

Meanwhile, i will note down the journals/citations on my bibliography (which is divided into sections like journals/books/internet resources and more).
If I have inspiration and ideas for essay outline or even the essay, i would immediate jot them down on the two respective documents in fear of losing them in the future.

3. Construct your essay outline

This is going to be an very very important steps for you to formulate your thoughts, and have an idea on what you have to do further research for and such. You can finish your essay so much faster with a guideline for yourself. Here is what should probably be included in your outline.

  • Issue - what is that one thing or few things that need to be defined in your essay, or that your essay revolves around?
  • Thesis - this is the central idea you want to convey in your essay. It may change was you proceed to do your research or write your essay, but it’s very important to first have an idea of what you want to propose.
  • Main body - what is going to be the content/title of each paragraph?
  • Conclusion - I don’t really draft this part when i do my essay outline, but to each his own

4. First draft of the essay

Basically just follow your essay outline and try to complete your essay. I don’t necessarily do it from start to end, i jump from parts to parts for most of the time. I find that easier for me, but using this method means that i have make sure i have carefully linked different paragraphs after drafting my essay.

5. Modification

After finishing your first draft, you can check whether your essay…

  • Has a coherent structure
  • Flows from one part to the next - lear linkage
  • Has sufficient support for arguments (references)
  • Has sufficient up-to-date literature
  • Has detailed evaluation on your topic
  • Has fully addressed what was set out in the title
  • Has reached some conclusions about the topic (preferably strong)
  • Incorporates a complete reference section

6. Final check!

You can, of course, final check your essay by yourself, or peer mark if you want. Having a friend to go through your essay allows you to see whether your content is understandable, whether you have any grammatical error and whether your arguments make sense


  • At the end of the day, it’s probably your tutor or lecturer who is marking your essay. So make sure you know what he/she demands/wants to see in your essay
  • Essays that are argumentative, rather than descriptive and factual somehow are likely to get a better grade (if there is no specific requirements for the essay) - because it shows your own original thinking process and understanding of the topic
  • Support arguments with literature - this is particularly important especially for first or second year undergraduate students, since for most of the time the essay assignments are supposed to help students to deepen their understanding of the issue, or increase their skills of reading and analysing literature. Being original is a good thing, but  tutors do want to see your essay being well supported by other literature.  (again, unless specified otherwise)
  • Discuss with tutors to have feedback for further improvements

#6 || Link to my study tips series - i post once a week here!  (strive-for-da-best


The links are being slightly wanky on the tumblr app, which I am working on, but here is a manual link to this post should you wish to use it in your browser instead:

Notes: Currently, these are organized merely by title, although that may change as the quantity of content increases.

I’m including a brief summary, but generally speaking, further content notes and trigger warnings will be included at the beginning of each chapter. All of this should probably be considered Rated M unless otherwise specified.

Also, in general: I typically write ridiculously long, usually multi-chapter pieces that are extremely kinky. I don’t write dominant cishet men, at least as leads. My OCs are typically queer, gender-non-conforming, and/or trans people of color, usually mixed-race (because hey, write what you know and all that).

If you’d rather read these on AO3, feel free to go here!

apartment 5f
(Mustafa Ali + gender-neutral narrator/OC)

PG-13. I drank too much tequila this weekend to cope with a breakup and also some brain problems and since I can’t get jack shit done today as a result, have some disgusting cruiserweight fluff. The narrator’s friend sets them up with an old high school buddy who turns out to be very familiar. Much squishiness results. Just a lil mushy one-shot because I am a hungover grump with a crush.

close my eyes and i am gone
(Sami Zayn + narrator/OC)
1. war and bloodshed on my door
2. i been scarred before, but this is an open wound

The narrator is left unconscious in a punk-show brawl only to be literally picked up by everyone’s favorite ginger: A Wild Sami Zayn Appears! Neo-Nazis, racist and homophobic language, and physical violence in the first chapter, and then lots of cute cuddly slightlysadfluff in the second. Lots of hurt/comfort but no sex.

the english vice
(Jack Gallagher + narrator/OC + Pete Dunne)
1: all the way up and all the way down
2: but the numbers keep on circling
3: my heart is on my sleeve!
4: nobody ever said it was gonna be fun
(there’s probably going to be a part 5 but I haven’t settled on that one yet)

The boss asks the narrator to take Gallagher and Dunne in hand to stop their constant bickering and fisticuffs. One gets a very traditional disciplinary treatment, the other… not so much. It kinda exploded from there into the adventures of one cranky dominant woman (although tbh there’s not much gendered language through the whole thing) and two adorable knuckleheads doing ALMOST every filthy thing I like to write about.

love to break the fall
(Bray Wyatt x narrator/OC)
1. some trace of a face once called mine
2. lord knows i’m terrified, paralyzed

Years after ending their D/s relationship, a fresh-off-his-title-win Bray Wyatt comes to the author and confesses that, despite all appearances, he can’t do this without her.

our day will come
(Adrian Neville x narrator/OFC)
1. chapters 1-3
2. chapters 4-7

narrator/OC is Sami Zayn’s musician big sister. She’s super-shy and he decides to set her up with his coworker, Adrian Neville, based on their mutual love of music. Good things happen. Then bad things happen. And that’s how heel turns are made.

(Roman Reigns x OFC)
1. working my way
2. end of days

3. state of grace

in response to a submissive!Roman request, I wanted to do something that was suuuuuper tender and romantic but also overtly kinky? Nod to my favorite “romance that isn’t a romance” of all time, Laura Antoniou’s The Slave.

Things you need to know


Sherlock, AC, DW, HP, Youtubers (or basically any RL person). Too uncomfortable with these fandoms to make smut for them.


* Gender. If this is not specified, then it will be gender-neutral. They/Them. This is only required for Reader Inserts and Character Headcanons.

* Characters being shipped. No names, no fic. I accept Poly ships.

* Any headcanons. This includes gender, sexuality, family, friendships, etc.

Stay respectful, please. I will write anything, and requests will be filled within a day or two of requesting. This will stay in place unless I say otherwise. Status will be posted in descrip.

I tag all of my works accordingly to avoid any possible triggers for my readers. If you wish for something specific to be tagged that you dont think will be, dont hesitate to send me a message, I am very outgoing and willing to chat.

collection of 1D recs that I have read so far

Compiled from my dreamwidth posts from the past year, and I entered the fandom late, so you’ve probably read most of these already. Not an AU unless otherwise specified. Happy ending unless otherwise specified.


Better Life Choices by Ferritin4. Fake boyfriends secretly pining, like you do.

And If This is the Only Thing I Want by estrella30. Nick and Harry kiss sometimes, like you do.

nowhere better than this place by waspabi. AU with Farmer Harry and Fashion Writer Nick. This is the most beautiful (and the only) Farmer Harry fic I’ve read, except for the gay farmer dating tumblr not!fic by rubdown, which was pretty funny, but not actually a fic.

Like a Lightning Strike by Hllangel. Canon divergence AU in which 1D didn’t get past judges’ houses. I think you accidentally took my red tartan jacket from Mahiki last night. My keys were in my pocket. You had an avocado in yours, which I’m sure was equally important.

i should ink my skin with your name by crucios. Harry POV

If This Is Love by sunsetmog. Nick POV. Broke my heart, then mended it. Airport reunion scene! Novel-length monstrosity I’ve read several times.

In Vodka Veritas by Vae. Nick POV. Harry complains about bisexual invisibility.

keep my heart slow by estrella30. Harry POV. Nick produces a boyfriend out of nowhere, and Harry goes on tour broken-hearted. But happy ending!


Not Your Fault But Mine by sunsetmog. Louis-centric, plus OT5 friendship. College AU with realistic
depression (but with a happy ending; no one flunks out)

Podfic of The Disgruntled Novelist’s Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by greedy_dancer. Beautifully read podfic of a funny AU about rival romance writers by aliferuined.

Three Cheers for Involuntary Attraction (and sequels) by checkthemargins.

and i never saw you coming by annemari. Someone sends Nick anonymous backhanded compliments in the mail.

I Had Rather Hear My Dog Bark At A Crow by sunsetmog. Lots of pining and emotional confusion, secret relationship, being in the closet, slightly kinky. Another novel-length monstrosity I’ve read several times; I have a lot of feelings about it. The author has written snippets of a sequel, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better Than You by aliferuined. Louis has to be an asshole about everything; Nick likes it. Sequel.


emotional knapsack by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Slow-burn futurefic of my heart. After One Direction breaks up, everyone else seems to have settled into their new lives, but Harry and Niall are both a bit lonely and depressed. Niall has the feeling that he’s forgotten something, Harry’s house in LA is too big, and they think touring again is the answer. (Hint: Fucking is the answer.)

way, no way by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Amazing sequel to the amazing emotional knapsack. Together they are the quintessential, the ultimate, the standard Narry futurefic against which all Narry futurefics are measured. In a word, I liked it.

Baby, I by makesomelove. Aka the best babypire fic ever written. Niall gets bitten by a baby at the beginning of tour and starts craving milk. Harry provides. OH YES HE DOES. When Niall grows up, they live happily ever after. All the benefits of a vampire fic, but with none of the woe-is-me-i’m-dead-forever drama. Except for that other Vampire!Niall fic that’s also drama-free.

Maybe With Me by threeturn. Tourfic. Niall has feelings, Harry is clueless, the band is charming. So great I made a podfic of it to express my feelings.

remember that time on the bus by estrella30. Tourfic. Niall suggests they have sex, and Harry likes the idea more the longer he thinks about it.


One Hundred Per Cent by threeturn. Liam is 100% not gay, but Niall has a plan. Or, five times Niall came up with a ridiculous excuse for him to have sex with Liam and one time aliens did. One of ten delightful stories in the TROPEGATE collection.


the pawn to your king by blackwayfarers. Harry thinks Liam and Louis are dating, so they pretend to be boyfriends to get back at him. Then they realize they are dating, so they pretend not to be to get back at him.

slow to acknowledge the knots in our laces by dicktective. Liam and Louis play gay chicken; Liam accidentally wins.

Enough to Go By by oliviacirce. Novel-length futurefic in which Liam has been secretly in love with Louis for years, and Louis is going through a divorce and needs a place to stay. The side Haylor is cute.

Louis Tomlinson and the Upstairs Neighbor by mistresscurvy. an AU in which Liam and his daughter move into the apartment upstairs from Louis. Contains a surprise fusion that’s not really a surprise, given that it’s right there in the title whoops. I loved it.

Grey sweaters = clones, apparently? by greedy_dancer. Futuristic dystopian notfic, but with happy ending.

These Streets Are Yours by sunsetmog. College AU. Angst, with a side of angst. Happy ending, though!

Fine By Me (if you never leave) by harriet_vane. Non-famous AU. Liam is a great fake boyfriend. So cute I made a podfic of it.

Replay, Darling by lazy_daze. Louis flirts via obnoxious word games. Apparently the obnoxious word games are canon.

My Love is as a Fever by harriet_vane. Hurt/Comfort. “Liam gets sick. Louis looks after him.”

Trade All My Tomorrows for Just One Yesterday by harriet_vane. Actually a Groundhog Day AU, but apart from the time loop, it’s still the same band.


Trust in Your Dream by disarm_d. Non-AU, sort of. Harry hits his head and wakes up in a world where he and Louis are not dating. Louis is straight, so no happy ending. Short and sad.

if it’s me you’re looking for by eleadore. Non-famous AU. Harry and Louis live together, pine secretly, but never say anything and date other people like idiots. lots of angst, but happy ending!

Purer Than The Water (like we were) by FeelsForBreakfast. Mermaid AU!!! Pensive and lovely.

Soft Like Circles Strong Like Squares by disarm_d. A/B/O X-Factor Era fic in which Harry is an Alpha and Alphas are the ones discriminated against (usually it’s omegas). Ended too soon. Labeled “unhappy ending”, but no one dies or anything.

Agent Provocateur by anonymous. D/s tourfic. Delightful story about subspace and Harry and Louis being idiots who don’t know they’re in a relationship.

Google Says Cut That Out by LittleMousling. Another BDSM Harry/Louis relationship.


Da Mi Basia Mille by StormDancer. College AU. Zayn gets dumped, and Harry decides to kiss him once a day in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.

if you never let me go, well I will never let you down by estrella30.

(just like) starting over by robpatFF. Pretend boyfriends; predictable results.

The one where Zayn can’t stop acting like Harry’s boyfriend by shuttermutt. Accidental boyfriends.

Zayn/Liam, Harry/Louis, Zayn/Harry, Liam/Louis

Yours Faithfully by threeturn. Space AU with soulbonds. Niall is a spaceship. Zayn and Liam are popstars. Harry and Louis are ex-slaves. Little Mix are resistance fighters. Do you need to know more?


Even When We Fight by threeturn. College debate club AU.

If I Was Your Boyfriend, I’d Never Let You Go by estrella30. Pretend boyfriends!

around the world in eighty thousand days by fallfreely. Harry falls for Liam on tour and doesn’t think Liam likes him back.

The More the Sun Will Shine by harriet_vane. Always-a-girl Liam. Liam has a list of naughty things she’s never done, and Harry offers to help her in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.

never look surprised by daisysusan. Liam’s wrist is broken, and Harry offers to masturbate him in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.

Marcel the marketing guy/anyone

But If You Close Your Eyes Does It Almost Feel Like by pukeandcry. Marcel/Louis. AU. Louis is the receptionist; Marcel has a crush.

Cute as Buttons by threeturn. Music video canon. Harry/Marcel. Harry has regrets after they trashed the office.

You looking like that by rivers_bend. College AU. Harry/Marcel. Harry and Marcel meet at university. I loved it so much I made a podfic of it. And there’s a sequel!

Harry/Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf RPF crossover)
How Do You Think It Goes by makesomelove. Dylan’s a fan. So’s Harry. This hilarious and charming fic is how I fell down the rabbit hole. So great I made a podfic of it!

I had someone ask if they could reblog something if they’re not autistic, so here’s my new policy:

If it’s okay for allistics to reblog, I’ll tag it as “not autism specific.” I was going to tag it as “okay to reblog,” but pretty much all my posts are okay to reblog unless otherwise specified, and I don’t want to cause any confusion.


I’m only doing this with original posts.


I’m doing a project for AP government where we need to make an advertisement for Bernie Sanders. In our ad, we were planning to have a bunch of people say “Bernie Sanders, a future to believe in.” We figured that was sufficiently cheesy. However, I’m not brave enough to ask people in person to say it, so I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to help me.

What you need to do:

Upload a video of you or a friend or a relative or even multiple people saying “Bernie Sanders, a future to believe in,” and tag me (mx32000). If you don’t want to post it, contact me and I’ll see if I can figure out a better solution.


By uploading a video and tagging me, unless you specify otherwise, you agree to be featured in our ad if we so desire it. You give us the rights to use your footage and can’t sue us or anything. (By the way, you don’t actually have to be a Bernie fan, I just thought that would be a good title.)


  • I’ll follow you cuz thanks
  • At the end I’ll make a shoutout post
  • I’ll also link the video somehow
  • FeelTheBern
  • It shows that you’re cool
  • You get my eternal thanks
  • C’mon help a gal out
  • I don’t want to be yelled at by my teammates


  • ??
  • ???????
  • literally none

Our project is due on Friday, May 20th, and we probably will need to finish putting the advertisement together before that, so if you’re willing to help me, please do so as soon as possible!! Also, let your friends know and reblog this if you can! Thanks!!!!

I don’t know what to say.

In nursing school, they trained us in “therapeutic communication.”  We got little handouts full of communication techniques, which were rarely helpful.  There were a lot of sample exchanges like this:

Patient: I know I won’t make it through this.  I know I’m going to die, and I’m so afraid.

Nurse: It sounds like you’re afraid.

It’s possible that somewhere, sometime, this has actually provoked a response other than “no shit, Sherlock,” but if it did, I wasn’t there for it.

So when a patient lays something really heavy on me, I don’t know what to say.  I can’t say everything will be all right, because we both know damn well it probably won’t.  I can’t offer my own experience or opinions, because I have nothing that compares with what they’re going through.  I don’t know what to say, not because I’m bad at words, but because there are no words that can fix this.

I’d like to say this comes across as a deep, understanding silence, but a lot of times it’s more of an awkward “uh… jeez.  Wow. That’s… yeah.  God.  That’s awful.” babble.

But I’m starting to understand that’s okay.  That when someone is in pain and reaching out, they don’t want smoothness.  They’re not going to be grading you on your eloquence.  They know you can’t fix them with words and they’d probably be offended if you tried.  (Hearing a nurse babble helplessly may be a disappointment, but hearing him smugly roll out stock therapy phrases would be a betrayal.)  They just want to not be alone.

And you don’t need to discover the perfect way of saying “you’re not alone.”  You just need to be there with them, present and listening even if you’re just as helpless against pain and death as they are, so that they’re actually not alone.


YOU READ THAT RIGHT: SquigglyDigg commissions are back in business!

SO!  For those of you who have trouble with reading the images above, here are my rates:


sketch: $20 to $30 per character, (add clean lines for $25 per character!)

traditional ink: $60 to $120 (depending on complexity; each additional character past the first two is +$25)

color: $50 to $70 per character (add cel shading for $25 per character!)

rough animation (12 fps): $25 per second of animation

cleaned animation (12 fps): $50 per second of animation


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