Storytelling through houses in The Sims 2 – Pleasantview (part 1)

It’s no surprise that settings can be, and often are, important parts of a story told through a movie/book/show/whatever other fictional form. But so far, video games (or computer games, or digital games) have not been classified as fictional forms until very recently, and their status as ‘fictional forms’ has been neglected and even rejected.Continue reading “Storytelling through houses in The Sims 2 – Pleasantview (part 1)”

The Goth-Elderberry twins [The Sims 4]

You know that moment when a totally random townie walks into your Sim family’s house and acts as if they were at their own home, while in your mind these two households live in totally separate universes? I bet you do, and I know I do. That thing happened, for example, when Cassandra Goth cameContinue reading “The Goth-Elderberry twins [The Sims 4]”

Games, my man

‘So, games can tell you all sorts of things,’ said Austin, pulling up the The Sims window. The Sims was really an archaic game, 21 years old by then, but Alaska knew that Austin always had a thing for old things. ‘So, the furniture catalog. All of your Sims have a panel of needs andContinue reading “Games, my man”

“Down on your luck” TS2 hostel

There’s few TS2 custom builds that went directly to my favourites. Let me present you one of them, possibly my favourite TS2 (or The Sims of all time!) custom build ever: the “Down on your luck hostel” by joandsarah77, uploaded to ModTheSims on April 22, 2013. One precious thing you’ll notice when you click theContinue reading ““Down on your luck” TS2 hostel”

Climbing Mount Komorebi – 3 screenshots

My views have SO DROPPED lately, there’s barely anyone here! So, to start off the month right, I’ll post three screenshots from Mount Komorebi. Precisely three. However, I find them screenshots of high quality, as they gorgeously present the gorgeousness of Mount Komorebi and its snowy environs. I took them while sending the Ito familyContinue reading “Climbing Mount Komorebi – 3 screenshots”

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Siberia subpack

A collage of The Sims 3 Mother Russia images, The Sims 4 Snowy Escape promo material, and archival images of exiles in Siberia (including one of Jozef Pilsudski).

I got The Sims 4: City Living! Welcome Estera

City Living was the third expansion pack to The Sims 4, released back in 2016. I know this was a while ago, but I only recently started catching up with the Simmies. (More than) four years late, I finally got this one – it joined Eco Lifestyle, which I got in June, and last weekContinue reading “I got The Sims 4: City Living! Welcome Estera”