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Hey little sister what have you done...

Thought I'd share a portrait I made for the next chapter. This will be a picture hanging on a wall somewhere, for some reason as yet to be revealed. Bella got married at seventeen in my story (mainly to handwave the inconsistencies with her brother and daughter's ages.) You can probably guess why.



I used simgarooop's Cornelia & Gunther and the Bachelors are just Bella and Michael flipped, which is why Jocasta looks like Michael in drag. I changed her hair to black because Bella's hair color has to come from somewhere. Also, what a name for my male lead's mother to have.

Question: Is there any way to control pets? Or at least pose/freeze them?

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tomwood1906
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
I love the Goths in purple. :)

I have this:
http://freya.modthesims.info/download.php?t=229120
I think I have another painting like this for dogs in my game, I'll have to get back to you on that. (I don't know exactly how this one works, I never posed pets :D)
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
I liked what they did with Morty's parents in TS3, even if they're not quite like they were in TS1. Mainly because of Cornelia's purple hair.

Awesome, thanks. I probably won't be using them much, but now and then something like this comes up.
doda_lani
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
They look so cute. :)

Love Hecuba and Menelaus BTW. ;)

PS: Hecuba and Menelaus is Siamese.

Edited at 2011-03-07 12:45 pm (UTC)
antimaccassar
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
OMG! I totally didn't see that... LOL! Now you've got that song stuck in my head ;)
just_jasper
Mar. 7th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Great shot :)
pinkthistles
Mar. 7th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Cornelia and Gunther are way cool! I never have paid any attention to the maxis story line, so all this is very new and I'm enjoying it.
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Totally. I had to put Morty in a cape because his parents were outshining him.
andlani
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
You can control pets using those cheats (userstartup.cheat friendly):
boolprop ControlPets on

boolprop PetActionCancel true
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've never heard of those before!
charlsye
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Perfect song choice for this picture. XD
chickadeelee
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful picture! I love Bella's wedding dress, and Morty looks deliciously goth. Great posing too, it really looks balanced. Where did you get the red roses? They're gorgeous!
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Those are from decorgal/adele's prop box.
chickadeelee
Mar. 7th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hmm, that's odd. I have that too, but the only color of flowers that I see are the beige ones seen in this wedding of mine. Maybe I missed something?
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
The box comes with a bunch of recolors. You should be able to change it the same way you can change the colors of other objects.
chickadeelee
Mar. 9th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I finally figured it out, lol.
antimaccassar
Mar. 7th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Wow! I love it! So adorable! Quite a lot of personality going on in this picture :)
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
It never occurred to me how much contrast there was between the Bachelors and Goths before. Kind of makes me wonder whether they got along or not, especially Bella's strict 50's-esque dad.
antimaccassar
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, especially the uh, circumstances behind the rushed wedding. I think that would make any dad a little on edge.
meetme2theriver
Mar. 7th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Very nice, as usual. :) I love that you included the cats.
lolawastamed
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Is that a baby bump behind those roses? :D
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yep. Since in TS1 Bella has a kid who's at least five by the time her 20-something big brother gets out of college, I figured she must have gotten a head start.
writingvixen
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just love this picture. I adore the Goths. They were my favorite family to play in Sims 1.
olivethegreat
Mar. 7th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
I love the picture! It looks great. :)
orikes13
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
You CAN use the freezer clock on pets. I've done that before when posing them.

Unfortunately, the freewill off option for pets DOES NOT WORK. In my autostart file, I have the options that lets me control pets and cancel their actions. Beyond that, the options are fairly limited.

I see someone linked the thing for cats. I don't think there's something comparable for dogs, or at least there wasn't when I was looking a couple of years ago.

But yeah... Freezerclock does work. Just be careful with motives, so the pet police don't come around to get the pets. :) (I also think if you freeze all the sims on the lot, the police will show up to take the pet... just as the social worker will come if you freeze all the adults)
skellington7d
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm surprised there aren't that many options for controlling them. Working with kids and pets is quite a hassle!
orikes13
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is frustrating. Kids at least have a few options and you can modify some of the existing tools for them (I had a friend modify Decorgal's model box so the facial overlays can be used on kids).

I think most of the storytellers/modders that made the best animation boxes all took one look at using pets and said screw it. Which is a shame, because they can be fun to add to a story.
mae_o_nays
Mar. 7th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
I've always seen Bella as a young bride, too! Just like Brandi Broke must have been a young teen when she gave birth to Dustin...

My Mortimer would never have looked quite as dashing as your, though - I've always seen Bella as doing all the chasing in that relationship. She might have been young, but she knew what she wanted.
dieforanyone
Mar. 7th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I love love love this picture, almost as much as I love your story. Thinking about the Goths and the Bachelors like this makes me feel so nostalgic.
untidyfan
Mar. 8th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Lovely shot! I like how all the Bachelors (and former Bachelor) all wear red. I wonder if she bridezilla'd them into it or if it's just their natural choice?
prudensh
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
Your story and pictures, as well as being a delight to read and look at, are just so much FUN. And Billy Idol+black lace fingerless gloves....oh my. Got lost in nostalgia there for a bit.
paradox_sims
Mar. 8th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
This is so cool! I always love looking at your photos because I feel like I'm going back in time (and I'm always partial to the premades and their stories). I love how you made the parents looks, exactly how I would have pictured them! Lovely work as always!
sophie10
Mar. 12th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Love the pic! And awesome song choice. Looking forward to the next chapter.
sounddecision
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely picture - and the song goes so well with it....of course, seeing the two siamese cats is making me vacillate between White Wedding and the "We are Siamese" song from Lady and the Tramp. XD
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lisag45
Aug. 10th, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I just started reading your story and I'm enjoying it a lot Your pictures are amazing!

I wanted to give you a heads up that there have been a couple imgur notifications saying the pictures are available that I wasn't sure you knew about. One here and one in Chapter 2 and one in the Chapter 3 teaser.

Edited at 2013-08-10 05:16 am (UTC)
skellington7d
Aug. 10th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! I'll check out what's up with that.
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