Yay I finally did it! This is one of my favourite outfits from city living and I just needed it in some more neutral/ toned down colours.
Moonphase Sims: City Living full body recolour.
Getting rid of the jacket texture was a pain so I wouldn’t call it perfect but its good enough for me! Hopefully someone else will find some use for it. I’m more than happy to take swatch requests for this if you want some better toned down colours. I kinda ran outta ideas! I’m going to make a plain bright version of this as well at some point.
I wasn’t sure about the BG so I put in the plain version as well
I wanted to redraw my 2015 mermaid series, because I really wasn’t happy with having traditional prints at my booth. They were sloppy, and despite being fun to make, they really don’t reflect my style at all. I’m so happy to have finished one, and that it was Aisling - my sweet, calm girl.
I’m going to tackle this one as a separate post because it’s long and technical and the sort of thing that would be first on the cutting room floor if I was writing an actual sourcebook.
Anyway, the issue of bone density loss tends not to come up because most dwarven orbital habs have residential and recreational sections that can be spun up to provide artificial gravity. Oddly enough, this is another area where dwarves’ biology gives them an advantage.
In a nutshell, there are two major drawbacks associated with using rotating habitats to provide artificial gravity: tidal gradients, and Coriolis forces.
A tidal gradient is basically when gravity acts with different force on different parts of the same object. The most familiar example is (of course) Earth’s tides, where the position of the Moon causes its gravity to exert uneven force on the Earth’s oceans, raising and lowering the water level accordingly.
You see the same effect in rotating habitats: specifically, the artificial gravity is stronger the closer you are to the habitat’s rim, and weaker the closer you are to the habitat’s hub. If the habitat’s diameter is very large, this gradient will be difficult to notice on a human scale - but if it’s small, it may be discernible.
In fact, if the diameter of the rotating habitat is small enough, you can end up with a situation where the force of artificial gravity on your feet is significantly stronger than the force of artificial gravity on your head (provided that you’re standing up). This can cause blood to pool in your legs, inducing circulatory distress, oxygen and nutrient deprivation to the brain, and other nasty effects.
Coriolis forces, meanwhile, are virtual forces that act on moving objects in rotating reference frames. That’s really technical - the plain English version is that if the thing you’re standing on is spinning, you’re constantly experiencing a slight acceleration in order to keep you in sync with it, and that acceleration can do funky things to fluids and trajectories.
The most familiar example is, again, meteorological: hurricanes and other pressure systems consistently rotate in different directions depending on which hemisphere you’re in
- counter-clockwise in the Northern hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern hemisphere -
because the deviation induced by Coriolis forces is enough for them to favour one direction over the other.
If you’re into scientific trivia, you’re probably wondering why I used hurricanes instead of toilet bowls as my “familiar example” - after all, we’ve all seen far more of the latter than we have of the former. That’s actually a common misconception: the direction that water rotates in a toilet bowl is determined by the geometry of the bowl, not Coriolis forces. Counterintuitively, even though the Earth is spinning at breakneck speed, its rotational velocity relative to its diameter is small. Since the strength of the Coriolis forces associated with a given system is in proportion with that system’s rotational velocity, the Earth’s Coriolis forces are quite weak - far too weak to mess with localised systems like the water in a toilet bowl.
Some of you may have guessed where I’m going with this: the smaller your habitat, the faster it needs to rotate relative to its own diameter in order to produce useful artificial gravity. In practice, this means that for a given level of artificial gravity, the smaller the diameter of the habitat, the stronger the Coriolis forces upon everything inside it will be. If the habitat is small enough, those forces can be strong enough to screw with the fluids in your inner ear, which are responsible for your sense of balance. This essentially induces a permanent case of motion sickness - not a fun time for anyone!
The solution to both of these problems is the same: go big. For humans, a habitat that’s been spun up for artificial gravity needs a diameter on the order of hundreds of meters in order to be comfortably habitable; needless to say, this poses non-trivial engineering challenges.
For dwarves, it’s a different picture. Their short stature and robust circulatory systems help to moderate the effects of tidal gradients, both by making them better able to pump blood against gravity, and simply by reducing the distance between their feet and their heads. Meanwhile, the dwarven inner ear is relatively insensitive, perhaps because falling over is less dangerous for them; this insensitivity is usually a disadvantage, but in this specific situation it’s advantageous, because it renders them largely immune to motion sickness, including Coriolis-force-induced vertigo.
The upshot is that orbital habitats designed for dwarves can get away with much smaller diameters for their rotating sections, making them both simpler and cheaper to build.
I made these so I snack on 3-4 of them while at work instead of eating something processed or unhealthy.
-1 cup oat flour
-1/2c coconut flour
-2 mashed bananas
-1tsp vanilla extract
-1/2tsp ground cinnamon
-2tbsp peanut butter
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-pinch of pink salt
Blend 1 cup of rolled oats in a blender until it becomes oat flour. Transfer to a bowl and add in the rest of the dry ingredients. Add in the peanut butter and mashed banana until it forms a big ol ball. Then separate 14 little balls and there you go!
I think itd be super awesome to roll these in chocolate chips, or flax seeds etc but I just made this as a plain version.
This is a super versatile recipe, I’m sire you can easily switch things out and make a pumpkin spice or a chocolate version.
As a bona fide crazy cat lady it was only so long until I was compelled to make a cute kitty of some kind. I’ve previously made Luna and Artemis dolls in the Pokemon style, but wanted to do something with a bit more of an animal shape. I had a custom order last year for a cat character that gave me the perfect oppurtunity!
Meet Ser Pounce-a-Lot! The original custom order had tiny little armour as well, but this is just the plain ol’ cat version, since it’s a little less time consuming. I also remade Luna and Artemis using the same style, and am thinking about trying out a Jiji next!
This pattern is super simple, though sometimes creating the small tube-like legs and tail can be a bit of a pain. Find the pattern below the cut!