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Papa Caliente

Hello! Checking in to tell you that I'm shooting for a Tuesday release of Chapter 4. Definitely sometime this week at least!

In other news, let's talk about Dina's daddy. In the Caliente family tree Flamenco doesn't appear to have any alien traits (besides the head shape) which is kind of...disappointing. I really liked Strange Tomato's idea that he wears those sunglasses to cover up his alien eyes, and I was tempted to include that in my story too. Then I decided on a kind of hybrid idea, where they're just slightly off.



First is the normal human eyes, second is alien, third is the combination. I may make that iris a little bigger even.

A long time ago I downloaded a pack of all the dead Sims, though I'm not sure if they were actually made from the character files or just somebody's take on the pictures. It's since been taken down, but I do recall Flamenco was just a gender-flipped Dina (without the girly eyebrows) so that's what I've made him. I do like the idea that Dina looks a lot like their dad, while Nina takes after their fully human mom. That would be one reason why she's so much more insecure than her sister.

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skellington7d
Apr. 4th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Since you're a TS1 fan, I can tell you that Brigit will be making an appearance in the next chapter. I hope you're not too fond of her though because it's not exactly a flattering portrayal...
engram_au
Apr. 4th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
I like the second and third pics :) Increasing the iris size is a great idea. I used to use Anva's sclera with Jack's Alien Eyes and it looked wonderfully creepy. You could just see the tear ducts in the corners. I know your style is more Maxis match than that, but it does give a good effect.

http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx206/Engram_au2/VDSL2.jpg

Since you're using the Maxis sclera, maybe you could slap on Anva's or Pooklet's sclera and use the hole as a guide to how much to cut out?
skellington7d
Apr. 4th, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, that's a good idea! Those do look cool.
antimaccassar
Apr. 4th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
Delightful! I think I'm a fan of #3. So deliciously inhuman, yet not obvious.
olivethegreat
Apr. 4th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I think the slightly alien-ish eyes in the third picture are awesome. It's a great idea. :)
ace_kay
Apr. 4th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit of a purist in alien matters, so I guess I prefer the second one, but in my game, I imagine some sims with alien genetics are embarrassed of who they are so they wear contacts to give them that white sclera. Just throwing that out that.
skellington7d
Apr. 4th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
I can understand that (actually I could make a contacts version of the sclera that does just that!) I'm mainly changing it up because Flamenco's picture on the family tree just has normal brown eyes and that's kind of boring.
niloublue
Apr. 4th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
You had such a brilliant idea! I really like the half alien eyes! :D
fadeinthewash
Apr. 4th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, love the "slightly off" effect with the eyes (and just the idea in general). Adds a kind of subtlety the game can't provide on its own.
petchy_14
Apr. 4th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
I like 2 and 3, for sure. I'm used to seing #2 so that looks best for *ms*, personally, but I see where #3 has it's approach :)

YAY NEW CHAPTER *Glee*
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skellington7d
Apr. 9th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
It was taken down for a while, but now it appears to be back up. Hope it works!:

http://www.4shared.com/file/244851835/434d3ef3/SavedSims.html
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