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Jon & Jen

I'm not sure what would be the decade equivalent of when Jon Smith was young, because technology and fashion evolve much slower in the Sims universe. I mean, look at the differences between 1960, 1985, and 2010 in real life and compare it to all the 25 year time jumps between each game! I try not to think about it too much so as not to break my brain, but for this decorative photo I went with a beatnik thing, because beatniks are cool.



Jon is totally face 1, but I tried to off-set that by giving him really bushy eyebrows. Jennicor is *spoiler* based on the elf face template, and quite a looker in my opinion. Most skins make her nose look weirdly sharp edged and polygonal (I had the same problem with young Nina), but it looks fine with the Leh skins I'm using (see resource post).

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flambajamba
Mar. 15th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
I really enjoy the attention to detail you put into your game. I've never even though to consider what decade the characters should embody. Not to mention skins and eyebrow templates and faces, lol. There must be so many details to remember and incorporate into your story, and you are doing a wonderful job of it. I love these little takes you do in between chapters.
orikes13
Mar. 15th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
The time thing always breaks my brain. I try not to think too hard about it, especially with a legacy and a generational story. I did know someone who once tried to do a legacy story through time, but they gave up after a while. Was still a cool concept. :)
sounddecision
Mar. 15th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it kinda breaks my brain, too. I do know someone who managed it - started with pioneerish and made it all the way to futuristic, but I never could keep all of it straight.

Jon is face 1, but yeah, the eyebrows help. That hair does, too. Fricorith is also a face 1, but the shape of his eyebrows helps differentiate him, as well. I agree, Jennicor is a looker - the nose makes her look different, which after years of Face 1 is a good good thing. :)
aledstrange
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Sims are very age-less for me, so I never give much thought to it (just think about how things look in sims 3 when it supposes to be years, if not generations before sims 2... it's pretty much the same lol), but of course it's a good storytelling tool and you're approaching it very nicely.

Jennicor elf-ish genes it just one of the many things that make the Tricou so special, imo. I've been trying to think of a good background to explain her (did she came from veronaville maybe, or is she a very distant maybe even unknown, summerdream relative?? ROFL) now that they'll start appearing in my story. (well, Rith and Gvau are the ones with the main roles, but the whole family will be showing and I never gave much though to them when writing the story before. Now I want to work on this family more deeply)

But great picture, of course. Love it. :)
antimaccassar
Mar. 15th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the brain breakage is inevitable... The picture looks so vintage :P
simgarooop
Mar. 15th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the time thing drives me a bit crazy. I am playing a story-based Legacy and now that I am rebuilding Strangetown for the beginning of Generation 6, I've become aware that ST should not be identical as it was back at the beginning of the Legacy. So I'm torn between deleting all the old homes and replacing them with "modern" looking buildings (and I have trouble finding homes that fit with the desert theme) or keeping the now ancient homes :S

The same thing also happens within my families and the transitions. It's odd to see a 8-ish looking Sim become a 16-ish looking teen in an instant, and then a 25-30 ish adult who becomes a 70 year old in an instant. It's hard to find CC that allows you to pretend the sim is middle aged or a preteen :P

I love your portraits! Both this pic and the Goth wedding in your last entry are amazing, so lively.
skellington7d
Mar. 15th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hear you on the age thing. I've been applying real life years to my characters to keep track of time, and that makes Cassandra a preteen. I stretched her a little taller and have been trying to dress her in less kiddy clothes, but she still looks younger (and more flat-chested) than any of the 11-year-olds I've worked with. Late bloomer, I guess! I think I did an all right job aging Michael from early twenties to almost-thirty though.
olivethegreat
Mar. 16th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
I love this picture. I think that they look great. :)
greygoldgriffin
Mar. 16th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
Oooh love the beatnik look on these two. Jon is really rockin' the hair and the eyebrows!

I think of sims in an ageless type of way too, but I do like the use of clothes from different eras to illustrate different bits of personality.

Looking forward to seeing how you work the Tricous into your story!
inferiarecoming
Mar. 16th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, Jennicor looks amazing! The beatnik look really suits her :)

I have a WCIF question, I hope you don't mind :/

The hair that you've used on Jon - that's a sims 2 store hair, right? Do you know where I could find it online? I've been searching for it everywhere, it's been driving me nuts!
skellington7d
Mar. 16th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's from the Art Noveaulicious collection. You can find it here, but if any of those links aren't working it would also be over at More Awesome Than You.
inferiarecoming
Mar. 16th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thankyou so much! :)
libcreeksims
Mar. 17th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
This is a very cool picture! I've never really given much thought to the decades the characters are in but I have thought about the time in passing because everyone always has a television and such. I love what you did with this!
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