sims bullshit

Since I’ve saved Life & Time’s final chapter to my drafts and gotten nostalgic about the fact that it is no longer technically on-going, and because I can’t sleep, AND because I’m feeling generally appreciative of these past four months. I’ve decided to make a little mini “follow forever” or blogroll for the stories I follow and love best, as recommendations to anyone looking for some text to feast their eyes upon, or simply as a shout out to these great friends and/or writers:


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damn you tumblr

for not letting me post the video on your website

Setting things straight.

Alright… so I’ve been asked about my opinion re: Hairgate/Racegate/whatever.

As a black person…I really don’t find non-black sims wearing natural hairstyles offensive. I just don’t. I’m not going to call someone out for having a white sim in locs or an Asian sim with cornrows because I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

HOWEVER, I do understand WHY my fellow black simmers are offended and I support them 100%. (While I’m also okay with non-white people having ‘natural’ styles in real life (even though I believe it looks bad on them 90% of the time), I am not okay with them being glorified for having a really “cool” and “edgy” style while black people are constantly mocked and discriminated against because we are wearing our hair in its natural state. That’s just wrong.)

HOWEVER, (and this is the biggest one), I despise how people have reacted when getting called out on this and have resorted to talking about how there’s “no race in sims” (BULLSHIT) and saying “it’s just a game”. Yes, it IS a game, but real life people are playing it. Real life people with their own perspectives and viewpoints. You can’t expect people to suddenly abandon their viewpoints because they open an .exe file.

People are also using some disgusting anti-black language and are really showing their asses to the point where I think that the initial ‘racist’ accusations from others (if there were any) weren’t. that. far. off. the. mark. If you get angry enough over someone asking why your blonde and fair-skinned sim has locs to start accusing all black people of ‘playing the race card’/’being professional victims’/whatever and using slurs, then MAYBE YOU NEED TO RECONSIDER YOUR ‘I’M NOT A RACIST’ STANCE. 

Lastly, I’m all for the #itsmorethanjusthairsimblr tag because…I love to see black sims. Hell, I love to see non-white sims in general, so this is all up my alley. :)

Well, at least I WAS for the tag before it was inundated by trolls and asswipes. People are always trying to ruin a good thing.

I found this on SimSecret (yea, I know, I know) and I really need to comment on this. This is something that has pissed me off about the Sims Community as long as I can remember. 

People scream, “I want this, and that, and that other thing over there for The Sims (insert version here).” Then when it’s offered up and there is a price tag attached panties get twisted into a bunch resulting in a painful wedgie.

First and foremost EA is a business and businesses don’t stay in business giving things away. Now, having said that, EA gives away a crap ton of free content. Let’s talk about those swimming pools and the Star Wars costumes. Dragon Age players just got a really awesome piece of free CC that they could have charged for and everyone would have bought it without a single complaint because it’s just that damn awesome. Outside of Rockstar and their GTA Online updates with new content, I can’t think of another gaming company that gives away so much free content.

I’ve never really heard anyone bitch about expansion packs before, but whatever. Guess some people just want a base game with no added game play…or else they want it for free. That’s probably it. They want it for free because of greedy self-entitlement where people want everything handed to them for nothing. The attitude of “I spent X amount of money on a base game and should get everything else for free”. Yea, okay, keep dreaming. No gaming company would be able to stay in business if they did that. Do you think that the money used to pay employee wages grows on a money tree? The money to pay bills like electricity and water? Think that money shows up magically or the bills pay themselves? The is a lot of other overhead that comes with running a gaming company. This money comes from the money that we all put out to buy a game. At least they aren’t pulling what Blizzard did with Diablo III and make you buy your base game all over again to get your new content. That would be real annoying real fast with as many EPs we get.

Now, on the note of Game Packs and Stuff Packs…Seriously? Everyone bitched about a new “overpriced” set coming out in the store every month at about $20 USD. Now people are going to bitch about Game Packs (which give us stuff and new game play features - basically mini Expansion Packs) along with the Stuff Packs that give us stuff. And we are no longer being asked to buy stuff from the store every month to get the extra content.

No matter what EA does, they can’t see to win. No one is ever happy.



Cut the bullshit, Ravi. I’m a very busy man, Vincenzo snapped, though his tone was far from angry. Are you suggesting what I think that you are?

I think that we both know what I’m suggesting, Vincenzo, Ravi asserted. The longer he held the king’s attention, he knew there was less of a chance he would be thrown out without succeeding. You’ve rewarded your commander but who will reward you for all of your hard work, sir? If the commander can take a mate, why wouldn’t you allow yourself the same? Companionship, compassion, intimacy… his voice dropped to a husky whisper. And all from a partner who would understand & love you for the rest of time. Do you not want that for yourself?

I am far too busy for such nonsense, Vincenzo snorted.

Nonsense? You think so? The man who insists that all deserving souls are gifted with an adoring lover & eternal happiness? Ravi laughed. I don’t buy it.