Thursday, 17 November 2011

Old news, but...

Le Raunche, unfortunately, ended prematurely but I came 3rd overall, next to Phebes and Aimee. I was so excited!

And I am 3rd overall in GJWHF which is super awesome!

Just thought I would update.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

I've been a bad, bad blogger.

No updates since June 10th? THIS IS SPARTAAAA!

Anyway, I think you should know some news. I have recently bought Generations and I love it! That new "The Claw" animation is adorbs <3

Where are those pictures from? Well, I might as well do some shameless plugging of my newest legacy: (hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want with it! :P)

The Rockwell Family Legacy!

It's quite a contrast to the Neon Matriarchy, which - alas! alack! - is dead and gone now. It's a shame, really. Still, I'm getting a brand hew start with this one, and it's got more humour in it this time! It has no plot whatsoever, so I won't have to do any hard thinking about "WTF am I going to do with this generation!?"

Also, I have joined Mark's competition, Le Raunche, and recently turned in Assignment 2.

It's meant to be a magazine cover. I'm not completely happy with it but hey, whatever. At least it's non-elim :D The model's name is Aaliyah, and I created her to be African-American. I think she's gorgeous and I may put her up for download soon!

And speaking of non-elim, I have joined GJWHF Cycle 3 with a little more experience! This was my assignment 2 pic and I am MAHOOSIVELY proud of it!

Bellamy has always had a deep love for elephants. When she was a child, her parents took her to the zoo where she first saw these animals which had captivated and entranced her since the moment she heard one trumpet - she was in awe of the loud sound they made when her voice wouldn't even make a whisper.

When she was 18, she took a trip to Kenya to see the wildlife and the first thing she wanted to see were the elephants. On September 22nd, Elephant Appreciation Day, Bellamy finally saw her favourite animal close up and it made her fall even more in love with them, and she twirled about with happiness every time one of them trumpeted. She adored them so much that she dragged her sleeping bag down to where she saw the herd and lay it down. She planned to rest for the night - or at least a while - with these gorgeous animals that she adored so much!

This model is called Bellamy Whitefield, and I personally think she is the prettiest Sim I've ever created <3 In this cycle of GJWHF it's all about portraying months. This month was March and since I love elephants, I chose to do March 22nd, Elephant Appreciation Day! :D I absolutely adore this picture so much.

I also joined Bad Girls Society, another comp hosted by Fel! I won the last round with this picture and made it into the final 10:

The model is Constance Shelley since we had to make over an EA-made Sim. I was most pleased with this result and yesterday I turned in my Assignment 5 picture, which I can't show you because it's private until Fel posts all of the entries. This competition is an elimination competition so I really need to work as hard as possible on my pictures! I feel my pictures have improved so much since GJWHF Cycle 2. You should compare the last post and this post to see the full effect :P I'm up against the big guns now that I'm in the final 10 so I've got to get my game on!

In other news, I joined an unofficial forum a while back and it's way less uptight than the officials! I have made a lot of friends there and the atmosphere is really laid back! You can find it here!

Well, I think that's all for now! BYEEE!

Friday, 10 June 2011

I am officially in a modelling competition! WOOT!

OK, so I joined Cycle 2 of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, hosted by Felicia! I've just submitted my Assignment 2 picture for the judges to...well, judge. Yay! I'm pretty glad it's a non-elim competition, because it's my first one, apart from one that died which I got a really bad score in, heh...

So this cycle is career themed, so we need to depict our models in a job. Assignment 1 was in the fashion industry - here's my entry:

Lola was ecstatic when she got the job as PA for Delaney Edwards, the editor for Smokin' Sims - one of the most notorious fashion magazines in the world. She imagined herself in a sleek office, typing away on a laptop. However, the truth turned out to be different - Delaney was bossy, and demanded that her requirements were met. Every hour she sent down for a cappuccino with non-fat milk and whipped cream, and woe betide Lola if she dared get it slightly wrong. She was kept on her feet all day, making phone calls and bringing up paperwork to Delaney, to the point where she almost collapsed on the shiny leather sofa.
So that was that. I got these scores:

14th Place (tie) - JewelsRule & Lola 107/150
Felicia - Attention to Detail- 8/10Fun Factor- 5/10Creativity- 3/5Originality- 4/5Overall Appearance/Quality- 8/10Requirements- 8/10Total - 36/50
I thought that this was a fairly ok photo. The quality is good. My main problem with it, is that I had to take major points away because of the fun factor. I like to see reasons why these jobs are awesome, and your model does not seem to be having a good time with it. However, your quality is good, and your idea was original. So...good job with that! Smile
Bliss - Attention to detail 7Fun Factor 5Creativity 2Originalility 3Overall Apperance/Quality 7Requirements 7Total 31/50
Comments - I really liked this photo Jewels but the most important part of this competition and every assignment is to keep a FUN factor to the photo. This felt more of a stressed apperance coming from ur model and had NO fun factor to me at all. This cost you fun factor points and requirement points. I did however love the idea of ur entry and I think if maybe you would have take a slightly different approach to this entry ur score would have come out much better Smile 

Early - Attention to Detail- 7/10Fun Factor- 7/10Creativity- 4/5Originality- 4/5Overall Appearance/Quality- 8/10Requirements- 10/10Total - 40/50
Aww, poor Lola! I really love your idea. However not the most creative, it's pretty typical. This pic was not bad, it has so much potenital, but I feel it's really plain. Some clutter on Delaney's desk, a picture on the wall, anything! Lola's pose is perfect, it's just too bad I can't see her face Sad Also, I had to take off points for the Fun Factor, as it seems Lola was not having fun. Overall, not bad!

Which was actually quite pleasing for my first assignment ever. At least I didn't come last, but the people who came first TOTALLY deserved it!

So, in Assignment 2 was when your model runs away to join the circus, which was fun and a really great challenge! I just submitted it there now, so here it is:

It was simple, really - why Lola ran away to join the circus. You see, her family and friends were homophobic, and as it turned out, Lola fell in love with her old boss - Delaney Edwards. They had formed a great friendship over the past month or so, but soon Lola realised that she wanted more than that. She expressed her feelings to Delaney, and Delaney confessed that she felt the same way - but it was just too complicated. The stress of rejection just turned out to be too much, so she spilled all to Laura O'Reilly, who was disgusted. Her family found out and kicked her out of the house, and while she was looking for a place to stay she saw a poster for the travelling circus. Secretly, she adored horses, and working with them and before long, she was able to do her first ever performance as a horseback gymnast! Lola loved her new job, and really excelled at it
It was so fun to do, finding Lola the right hairstyle and clothes was a challenge in itself, but getting the "circus tent" (which was actually just a colourful wall :P) was SO HARD I nearly gave up on the idea! I just wanted an excuse to use that hair on Lola since I love it so much. Also, I love Lola so much too. SQUISH!

I can't wait to see the other entries for this round. I think this photo is a lot more fun.

Oh, here's a link to the competition:


Saturday, 28 May 2011

A hair-editing spree!

I have recently gotten into the world of hair editing - yes indeedy. They're not great, but they'll do. The Sim used is the latest Simmeh for Rexy's Shop Me Stunning competition. I didn't want to go ingame because it takes ages to load up. I didn't enter them in the comp because I can't change the background...sadface. Anyway, this was my first one:

I was pretty pleased with it seeing as it was my first edit and all. I posted it on the 'Shop me Stunning thread and Rexy said this:

It has a nice shape! watch the shine though, it's a bit too much. And I know it's tedious, but it could use some more strands, and they should come all the way out to the ends rather than stopping a little short. I would also try to add some strands around the edges so it's not quite so smooth! Hair isn't one big object, it's a bunch of tiny strands. Otherwise, I think you did great for your first time! 
So I was pretty pleased with that, and I realised that there was, in fact, too much shine and not enough strands. Therefore, last night I did this:

 Which, personally, I think is a lot better. The shine's so much more...shiny, and the strands are pretty good, even if I do say so myself. Notice the shading underneath her chin on the left side? Yup. I shaded.

However, this is the most realistically drawn hair I've ever done. I was trying out some brushes for GIMP I downloaded and decided I'd test out one for drawing hair. I think it looks great, but the shine isn't quite shiny enough. I love those pixies and clouds, and the sparklies on her dress. I do think I could've done more with that shine, though.

Monday, 2 May 2011

And the winner is...

After a day of voting, Bellamy won the heir poll and will be the Houston girl to inherit the house and money. How will her life go? Will there be many bumps in the road? I'm sure you'll find out soon enough but for now, happy Simming!

Heir Poll!

Hooray! I'm so excited for this generation of The Neon Matriarchy, I have a really brilliant scheme - er, story - to do with whoever gets chosen to be the heiress. Here are the girls all aged up with MC:

Here's the thread where you can vote:

You'll find all the information you need there. Have a great day!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Oh frabjous day! Calooh! Callay!

^ Extract from The Jabberwocky.

So why is it such a frabjous day? Hmm, I wonder...


Oh, I missed you so much! *squish hug*

Turns out I just had to re-download the Resource.cfg file - don't know why, but what the heck! My CC is back! Thank you to all the wonderful Simmers who helped me with this - I love you guys! *squish group hug*

So yeah. I mustered up the courage to load up my legacy again and nothing was affected, so the next chapter is now up! Hoorah!

Friday, 15 April 2011

The Great CC Disaster (sort of)

I don't even know what to say. I can't think of anything funny, or witty, or ANYTHING to say as my opening sentence, so you've just got this instead. Ha-ha.

I am perturbed by something. I opened up my game, and was immediately concerned when the intros played. Y'see, I have a no-intro mod, and when the EA logo popped up when it wasn't meant to, I was disturbed. I thought the mod had suddenly stopped working for some reason, so I proceeded to wait for the main menu to load. I noticed it was considerably faster than before, and so presenting more evidence that something had happened. The main menu appeared, and there was no info screen about the mods that I had, so I was very worried. So I went to the CAS world and popped into CAS for a while and guess what?



Nothing there. Zip. Nada. Nil. Zero.

Which REALLY sucks. So I exited the game to check that my CC was in the Mods and Packages folder, and they were. I was confused so I took out my most recently downloaded items. I have yet to load up my game, and the last time this happened was when I tried to combine all my .package files, which didn't go so well. Thankfully I had created two backup folders for my CC so I wouldn't lose it forever.

It's not as if ALL my CC was gone - I mean, the .sims3packs were still there, so it wasn't as if some freak accident came along and wiped out ALL the CC in my game, so I guess it's not all bad but...

ALL MY PWETTY ANUBIS HAIR! AND MY POSES! AND MY MODS! And now I can't change the legacy babbeh's gender because MC is gone too! Oh, woe is me!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Random Spurts of Simminess

Pose Player is SO AWESOME I think I just died :D

Yes, it's a little late but seriously, WHO CARES? I've had a lot of fun doing photoshoots with the potential spouses for Jack Houston...*eyebrow wiggle*

Speaking of a Houston, have you read my new update on the legacy? I'm sure you have, but anyhoo, Chapter 8 is out and has been out for a while now, I'm just grabbing a few pics for the next update which might be out sometime over the next week...oh, and also AJ's baby's a boy (gosh darn it) so I'll just go into a save slot from further back and...ehem, cheat a little (go MC) so that I can change the sproglet's gender to an eligible heir...ah well, I'm sure nobody will notice. Right? Actually, forget I said anything. Just...forget it, mmkay?

Well, I have to go now so I might post my piccies another time.


Saturday, 19 March 2011

This isn't a Sims post, but I'm angry.

Llama In Your Closet

I edit the Random Ramblings page. Want to know why that last post was so full of angst? Because of this: (Please scroll down to the bottom of the page, that's when it starts.)
From: the website owner
To: me
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 (I don't know the time)

u have most of ur day on ur laptop i dont!! I make to most of wat time i do have, i have three sites to run and if thats how r gonna be about it then fine, cuz i can find other people or shut the site.  Its as simple as, it honestly only takes five minutes!! 

From: me
To: the website owner
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:11:58 +0000

I already told you - it's NOT a quick lil paragraph! And perhaps YOU could just go on and write, but I can't! I have to PLAN stuff too. And no, that's NOT what I want, I want to continue working on the site, but in my own time! Gosh, is that so hard to comprehend!?

From: the website owner
To: me
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:10:14 +0000

A quick lil paragraph thats all it is!!! I dont even have to hve a week to do tht!!! I have my own site too dont forget i do random blogging too!!! I just go on and write!!!! I have work to do too nd it would be much easier if i just took the site down!!! Im attempting to work on the site with a phone nd its very difficult!!!! I will happily take the site down right now!!! If thats wat u want!!! 


From: me
To: the website owner
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:57:49 +0000

It's more than a "lil paragraph"! I'm not a miracle worker, I can't just ping stuff into my head! It requires time and thought to think it up, and then put it into words in a way that you think is good. I''m busy too you know! I've got the magazine articles to work on, that novel I'm writing, and I have to do art and history homework too! You're not the only one who's busy. Like I said, I will update when I see fit, but that's not good enough, is it?

From: the website owner
To: me
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:54:29 +0000

I do have patience, do i asku to update it everyday, like the five sites i search a day do??? Please nicola, a week is a good amount of time to thinkle about a lil paragraph to say :/


From: moi
To: the website owner
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:51:45 +0000

We're still running it. I just want to do it in my own time, I'll get there when I get there. Patience is a virtue, my friend.

From: the website owner
To: me
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:50:48 +0000

Nicola!!! We have to run it or ther is not a single point in keeping it!!!!! Im tryin to get rachael to!!!! Please im buggin ellie to do hers although she hasnt so im threatening to chuck her off :/ 


From: me
To: the website owner
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:47:57 +0000

Wait, hold on, we're updating every week now? What happened to freedom?

From: The website owner
To: Me
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:47:13 +0000

Exactly a week!! I am going to attempt it myself, i cant use my computer, the usage has ran out so im using my phone.


From: Me
To: the website owner
Subject: RE: UPDATE
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:21:49 +0000

Again!? I updated about a week ago!

From: the website owner (who is my IRL irritating friend...but don't tell her I said that)
To: Me (and my other friend who also works on the website)
Subject: UPDATE
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:56:47 +0000

Please update your part on!!!!

I can get vicious!!! 

Teh Pink Llama :)

Yes, maybe I shouldn't have blown up at her like that. But she shouldn't have blown up at me. There is more to life than a website nobody looks at. She only does the music. The music is NOT HARD TO DO! Simply put down your favourite songs, and voila! An update!

But noo, she has to CONSTANTLY remind me that she "looks through five sites a day looking for music". Seriously!? FIVE sites? It is NOT difficult, woman dear! I have a life!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Potential Spouses!

The new chapter of my legacy should be up soon, and I have created (or stolen...sorry FuryRed XD) for Jack to become romantically involved with. I won't show this until the chapter after next, though, unless I can't think of anything else to do.

So, without further ado, the List of Lovely Ladies!

Jenny Samson - Commitment Issues, Dramatic, Flirty, Great Kisser, Lucky

Ashleigh Rose Heart - Absent-Minded, Dramatic, Evil, Flirty, Hot-Headed (She's from The Heart Family Legacy by FuryRed - awesome legacy, a must read!)

Lola Roux - Ambitious, Dramatic, Hot-Headed, Lucky, Party Animal

Claire O'Malley - Angler, Clumsy, Lucky, Perfectionist, Vegetarian

Amelia-Rose Butler - Flirty, Hopeless Romantic, Kleptomaniac, Neat, Pizza Appreciator

Decisions, decisions...below is the poll!

Choose wisely...

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Taking Sunset Valley by Storm!

That's what 3 girls are doing in my game. Hikari (who I downloaded from Anubis360's blog), AJ (founder of my legacy) and Bethany (Skipper's Simself) all moved into a seemingly small shack, only to find that it contained a set of stairs that led down to an underground house! How epic is THAT!?

Here's the house while it was being built. I accidentally took a picture and then thought "What the heck, I couldn't be bothered deleting it so I should just shove it in my blog." So I did. As you can see my game is glitchy so when I place something these annoying little plus signs pop up and won't go away until I enter Live Mode and unpause the game, after which they all explode into a shower of sparkles. Drives me nuts.
So, here's Hikari. Cute, huh? As I stated above I downloaded her from Anubis360 and gave her a bit of a makeover to suit my needs. Justin Bieber hair, anyone? (I still don't know how to spell that guy's name. Is it Beiber or Bieber? I should really Google that...)

And, here's AJ Houston, founder of The Neon Matriarchy! And ain't that puppy-dog-concentration-face so dayum CUTE!? Why don't any of the toddlers make that face? My laptop would explode with cuteness!

And here's Bethany Skippers, a Simself of some randomer from TS3 website. XD But I liked her hair so I downloaded her, then I just thought, "I need someone else in this household. Let's see...Goth? Nope. Emo? Nope. Slut? Nope. Skipper? OH YEAH!" She's playing video games with AJ in this pic.

On this HUGE plasma screen TV that I downloaded from MTS. And as you can see it's just the epitome of female gaming, though I'm probably being sexist here. Yep, I am. Sorry.

Moving on! So, what I enjoy doing is getting my Sims a VR machine, having one of them play it then using MoveObjects On, I grab it and move it to some random place, creating some bizarre photo opportunities, such as these:

 The above is possibly my favourite photo, apart from the one above it.

So after a photo spree, I go to check back on the other two.

Still being non-stereotypically female, I see. How's it going, girls?
"Hah! You crashed into a lamp post!"
"Well, hah! You crashed into a tree!"
"Don't push me off that bridge!"
"Don't push me off that Empire State Building!"
I'm not even going to ask how a car got on the Empire State Building...

...and then Skip went to explore the catacombs. Fun! In the middle of the night I sent dear Hikari to the graveyard to see if she could catch herself a ghost guy but no such luck. The phantoms never came, so there was no opportunity...just a "Creepy Graveyard" negative moodlet. Then, I saved, and 5 minutes later my game crashed to my desktop. Charming.

And here I leave you, with some mini-spoilers to my next legacy update! (I would suggest not scrolling down if you want to be surprised when I update again.)

Happy Simming!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Hello and Welcome to JewelsRule's Sims 3 blog! How about a picture post to start us off?

Hello, how are you? How'd you get here? This is my Sims 3 blog where I'll be posting updates on my random Simmies' lives, general stuff related to Sims, and maybe some spoilers for my next legacy update...*wink wink* So, enjoy your stay, and here are a couple of pictures!

I love scenery pictures :D

I also love glitches!

Oh, look! My Simself being weird!

"How dare you play guitar when I am in the room. Inferior creature."

So, enjoy the blog! Have a nice day!