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Valentine Fun

Hey guys! I'm neither anti-Valentine nor a Valentine fanatic, but I would never pass up a good excuse to do some fun holiday pictures.

And finally, the most romantic pic of all time:

Happy Valentine's Day everybody!

Also, thank you to whoever defended me from that anon on Sim Secrets. That was very sweet of you.

ETA: Ack, how could I forget? Thank you so much to whoever posted the love-secret about me! I lurve you too!


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Feb. 12th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh, you make maxis match look so beautiful! :)
Happy Valentines Day!
Feb. 12th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's! <3 I love your pics. Nina's face in that 3rd pic is lovely.
There was a request at that recent anon meme for Nina/Don prompt which I considered answering, so I got thinking about the two of them and I really grew to like them. The prompt was about the two of them running into each other years later in a restaurant, and Nina is the only one who sees how unhappy he is under his facade. I grew to see them as this couple of people who really will always care about each other and know they would have had a wonderful life together if only they were both a little different. So you know, when they see each other years later there's all this "what could've been" bitter-sweet nostalgia in the air.
Let me remember why I wrote all this... yes, I wanted to say, I'm really dreading what you'll do with Donald in your take - I don't want to see my vision of them break, but at the same time I'm really excited for your take on them. :D
That anon sucks. I bet it's a buthurt, jealous storyteller whose story failed miserably and is now taking it out on you. Yes, this isn't very classy of me, but neither was ze, so... :p
Feb. 12th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
XD Wow, you're not going to believe this, but it's really funny you should mention that prompt... because I was sort of the prompter. I'm not sure whether I'll be including Don in further chapters or whether it'll be like that, but if I do include him I will try to make him three-dimensional (which will be the hardest task of all.)

That anon is kind of weird. I'd understand if it was just one comment or if they were talking about other secrets as well, but this guy seems to be there solely to talk about me.
Feb. 13th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh posh. All I saw was a belligerent drunk who took a few wild swings and passed out in the floor.

"Unnatural" struck me as a hilarious complaint given the context. A classic anti-pop epithet, it is also telling. F&R is good pop. Pop without detractors is like the unheard tree falling in the woods. See YouTube for further details.

"I was delighted to be doing something that was really upsetting people... I was having a hell of a lot of fun..."

So said Ralph Goings. The guy painted ketchup bottles, Skell. Ketchup bottles.
Feb. 13th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
This comment is amazing. I have to friend you.
Feb. 15th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Oh, but what I really showed up to say is that the face-one thing makes me think of Heathers.

Silly distracting anon!
Feb. 14th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Really small world, wow :D.
I think somewhere along the line "three-dimensional" became synonymous with "realistic", and "realistic" with "has a lot of hidden deapth", and that with "is actually completely different from what you'd expect"; and, while this is true at times, with some people it really is a case of "what you see is what you get", so, if you do decide to include him, I don't think you necessarily have to make him anything else than what he seems to be. :)
Feb. 14th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well originally I just saw him as a total doofus. But since it is canon that he was and will be involved with the Caliente sisters and Cassandra, who I think of as fairly intelligent women, I think it would reflect badly on them to be taken in by a total doofus. I also figure he must be pretty smart to be a medical intern; I just think he has a tendency to shut his brain off. So, that's when I came with the idea that the "Don" persona is kind of a mask for Donald, and there's some hidden depth there. (Though, he's still a cheater.)
Feb. 15th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
I never saw him as a doofus. I think he's smart, competent is perhapse a better descriptor - the kind of person who's successful at, well, life. He obviously loves women and sex, but he also doesn't seem to be picking random women at bars (you forgot Bella on your list). As you said, these are all very BAMF ladies, and, while he does seem to be only after casual affairs, I think it's likely he's attracted to them for more than their looks, plus, the affairs don't seem to be one night stands implying he does respect them and is somewhat invested in keeping them in his life.
I also think that most of them (except for maybe Cass) knew exactly what was going on and were on board with it. I don't think it reflects badly on Dina or Bella at all to have had a casual affair like that.
All in all, I think Don's a smart guy who's very comfortable not being a very good person (but also not a bad one), and being a man who simply likes awesome ladies, sex and comfortable living.
Feb. 12th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
So cute!
Feb. 12th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's to you too! Your pictures are lovely, I particularly like number 4. I can imagine your Dina being totally into Vintage style clothing like that dress.

Also your story is awesome and you just need to ignore the talentless haters on Simsecret. If they had any credibility at all they wouldn't post anonymously.
Feb. 12th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. I love your story, and the little vignettes you're sharing here. Can't wait for the new installment.

Don't let the BS at simsecret bug you. If anon had any cojones, they'd tell you to your face instead of hiding behind their monitor and spewing hate. It happens all the time. One day you're "amazing" and the next round of secrets is digging up crap from your past and smearing your name all over the sims community. Nothing you can do about it but not react to it badly and just continue being yourself - your friends will defend you.
Feb. 12th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Ohh, Donald. It's a wonder how you'll ever become your future self.

As for the Simsecret thing ... well, everyone's allowed their own opinion, but like everyone else would say, they don't have to read it, and it shouldn't matter to them what other people are reading. To be honest, I have more of a problem with the people who think you should shut up about someone else's writing if you're not good at it yourself.
Feb. 12th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Aww, those are super adorable! Oh, Donald. LoL

I don't know what happened at Sim Secret, but I'm glad someone stepped in. Your story is amazing, and I'm sure your a nice person too. :)
Feb. 12th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine DAY!
Feb. 12th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Your pictures always turn out so well!
Feb. 12th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
lol This post is adorable.
Feb. 12th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Absolutely ADORABLE! And Nina looks so cute! :D Eeeeek, fantastic!
Feb. 12th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
I've never commented before but I've been reading and enjoying! I just wanted to say that I am in awe of your posing. Seriously amazing stuff. And the last picture literally made me LOL!
Feb. 12th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Naaw! Very sweet. :P

Mike: I wonder what she's thinking about..
May. 28th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
I'm doing a remodel of the Caliente house in my game and I was wondering if it's okay if I use your picture of Dina and Michael as portrait for Dina's room. I won't be sharing the recolor or anything, it would just be for my own use. But I thought I'd ask anyway.

And, as if it wasn't obvious, I love your pictures! You are so talented at staging, I could never pull that off :)
May. 29th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! Go ahead and use it! I'd love to see a picture of your decorating job if possible.
May. 29th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! I'll be sure to upload a picture for you when I'm done :)
Jun. 3rd, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
As promised, here it is.
Thanks again for letting me use your picture, for me it really helps to bring the room alive :)
Jun. 3rd, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
I love it! You're a wonderful decorator.
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
This is kind of old, but where can I find crown wallpaper? :) Did I mention that for the first time I notice how beautiful is the girl in your avatar. :)
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
That wallpaper is by kaputt_geliebt, but she deleted all her old sets, so I can't link you to it. I don't have it in my game anymore either, sorry! :(
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