Don’t ever “lower your commission prices” in order to get more clients
If you are on mobile I’m so sorry
Apparently SolarSands deleted video talked about commission prices but people are saying how artist should lower their prices if they want to make it in the art world. People say shit like “oh you’re art isn’t worth that much” or “if you want to make it to the art world, you need to have quality art at a low price”. So this is gonna be a long af post and I’ll put it in the “read more” tab. I’ve heard some variation of that statement above and you know what, I’m sick of hearing that bullshit that comes out of peoples mouths.
So for those that don’t do commissions, listen up because I’m going to explain how “lower your commission prices” is horrible to say to an artist.
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WEIRDEST SIMS 2 GLITCH: I FOUND BELLA GOTH AND SHE’S NOT IN STRANGETOWN
ALRIGHT Y’ALL. I’M ABOUT TO TAKE YOU ON A CRAZY ADVENTURE. AND YOU’LL WANT TO READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
Also, disclaimer: Sorry some of these pictures are super low quality. I was in a state of extreme panic/excitement so this was the best I could do.
So, I’m playing the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection…you know, the version EA gave away for free on Origin awhile back.
For the past few days, I’ve been playing with the Goth family. Thus far, lots of shit has went down. Dina Caliente married into the family (for the money, of course), Mortimer died, Dina and Mortimer’s twin children died (at the hands of witch-Cassandra setting the house on fire with a spell), Dina then married the family Butler….normal sim stuff!
About an hour ago while I’m playing with the family, the social worker comes to take away the child of Dina and her now-Butler husband. For some reason while taking the kid away, the social worker decides to lecture Cassandra instead of Dina.
I’m zoomed in on the social worker and Cassandra talking in the front hallway of the house, and out of the corner of my eye, I see this sim wearing RED walking out my front door. Which was weird, because the only guest sim inside the house at the time besides the social worker was Don Lothario.
So I zoom out, curious to see who this random-ass stranger is walking out my front door and why the game allowed someone to come in without someone in the household greeting them.
So I zoom out, and IT’S MOTHER FUCKING BELLA GOTH. IN THE HALLWAY. WALKING OUT THE FRONT DOOR.
HOW COULD THIS BE? SHE SHOULDN’T BE HERE? IT TAKES CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF EFFORT AND SKILL TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR GAME CODE TO GET HER BACK INTO THE HOUSEHOLD? THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE?
Let me tell you - I was SHOOK. I’ve literally wanted to see Bella in the Sims 2 since the game came out in 2004. All my simming career has led to this moment!!!
Before I had the chance to take a screenshot of Bella in her classic red dress, she walks out the front door and changes into her outerwear.
(Note: For some reason, the game only saved two of my screenshots (?) so some of these are bad quality pics on my phone)
So, in a state of panic, I try to get Cassandra to talk to her, but it says Bella is leaving the lot! Quickly, I enable testing cheats to make her selectable. Even though I now can control her, she is still trying to leave the lot, no matter what I try to make her do.
Knowing this, I go through her family tree, memories, and relationships to try to see if this really is the real Bella Goth before she leaves forever.
Also, I am aware that there is a FAKE Bella Goth in the Sims 2 that appears as a townie. THIS IS NOT THE FAKE. Here is a comparison image I found online to show that the Bella I saw has the appearance of the REAL BELLA. The eyes give it away.
So anyway, here is the family tree I found.
This Bella is related to all the right people! She must be real! (She’s not married to Mortimer in the family tree because he is dead).
Here are some more snaps I got.
(Sorry, that’s supposed to say Bella Goth but it turned out blurry)
Then, IT HIT ME! I had an idea of how to get Bella to stop leaving the lot. Still using the testingcheats, I forced an error on her, making the game reset her, and VOILA, she reset and I now had the ability to do whatever with her! She was not longer trying to leave the lot!
I had her go back into the house so I could take some pictures with her in her red dress.
Now that I showed you all the picture proof, time to discuss some weird stuff…
1) When I added Bella back into the household via testingcheats, she had no relationships in the relationships panel, although she recognized her kids as her own during interactions. When I had her interact with Cassandra and Alexander for the “first time”, the relationships still never popped up in the panel. Weird.
2) Bella’s memories were very odd. It seems that all of her memories were wiped, BUT, she has memories of the household after the time of her disappearance, but BEFORE she showed up again. For instance, her first memory was Cassandra getting married, which happened about two game days before she appeared on the lot. Does this mean she was somehow present during that time? It seems that the game picked a completely arbitrary point in time for Bella to start gaining memories, as many significant things had happened in the household before Cassandra’s marriage, such as many births, deaths, fires, etc. So WHY did she start gaining memories TWO game days before her reappearance?
3) And lastly, I just really wanna know HOW THE FUCK DID BELLA JUST APPEAR IN MY FRONT HALLWAY. I know from experience that the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection free Origin version is kind of glitchy on my computer (graphics and stuff are great and the game runs quickly, but WEIRD stuff happens quite frequently), so maybe the game just had an extreme moment of glitching out and randomly spawned her in the house and then was trying to make her leave? Bella DOES exist in the game code, so I guess a glitch like that wouldn’t be impossible. I’m just pissed because I was zoomed in on Cassandra and the Social Worker and I feel like I missed her grand entrance or something.
But anyway, I hope you enjoyed my story. I’m going to continue playing with Bella since I was oh-so-lucky to RANDOMLY get her back! I am savoring my moments, however, since I’m sure the game will decide to take her back as quickly as they gave her to me! I might make a follow up post of pics of her reuniting with her kids.
ive been wanting to post my art on here more but at the same time my self esteem with my artwork is at an all time low. so all i end up drawing is little shit scrabbles like this. its hard to want to be more confident in your work when u honestly believe you are no good but its something im working on. while i am so down on my own work right now ive been drawing more than i have for the past year. i want to improve and to improve i need to practice practice and i dont know, im hopeful? about the process of getting better 👌👌👌
Aoi Shouta performing Innocent live in TSPOOK event
Sorry for the low quality recording and for some reason it’s out of sync but yea lol i’ll try to upload my whole recording on youtube later
There was an interview half an hour before this, and also North Star and Zessei Stargate were cut off from the stream “due to copyright”. After those two, the stream was resumed and they showed Shoutan’s performances for Innocent, Zutto and DDD. I’ll upload the full performances until DDD later tonight and post it here. Needless to say I lost my shit and screamed at my laptop lol.