So, I know I’ve been real quiet lately, and I apologize. I still don’t have a computer that can handle the game and that’s kinda taken the fun out of creating anything. :( However, I have managed to get hired at Target, where I started this week and I also got hired at Best Buy, so now I have two jobs, yay…I think. Not sure yet. 

Anyway, I get an awesome discount working at Best Buy so I can get a discount on a new laptop, but here’s the catch : the laptop will come with Windows 8. Has anyone actually managed to get the Sims 2 to work on a Windows 8 computer?

posted for posterity, a ts2 tutorial on default replacing a thing with another thing that has more groups

pooklet:

I wrote this for myself and Azaya and I keep losing the frickfracking text file so I am putting it here, because the internet never forgets. If it is useful to you I am glad. It probably will not be, because I am truly deplorable at writing tutorials. (But apparently not rhymes!)

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Handy. Thanks Pooklet!

harkaway:

Emma Watson talks to the UN.

She’s now getting threats and all manner of bullshit nastiness. Therefore, I propose that everyone should reblog this video until the Internet creaks with the strain, and then a couple more times to make the point, and tell everyone we know to watch it immediately.

Because that is how we do.

depending on the specs of the laptop - we can probably fix that for you. If you have cpu of 3000 Hz, and a reasonable graphics card, it’s likely to be just a change in your graphic rules.sgr to make it ok.

Haha, I think I may be out of luck! I have a 2.2Ghz intel pentium dual core processor and no graphics card but for the basic intel integrated graphics. :( I don’t mind. I’m sure when I finally get a new computer it’ll be badass.

I just tried to play sims 2 on the laptop I’m using at the moment.

It did not go well…thing won’t even give me smooth edges and it looks disgusting even with everything else on the highest settings. >:( Yuck.

Also, it seems that in my resistance not to start a Maple Grove-like hood, and to finish my Salamander legacy, I have managed to psych myself out of playing with anything but the Salamanders. The idea of doing anything else but that doesn’t excite me. So until I have a decent computer, I’m not going to be playing. I’ll still try to keep creating though, so don’t worry about that. :)

I think the cut may have eaten up what you said. :(

But…but…

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DAMN YOU TUMBLR I TYPED SO MUCH, IT WAS INSPIRED YOU BITCHY WEBSITE! *RAGES*

Anyway, screw it, I’m not typing it all again. Here’s the main bits.

Sweater pattern is from this magazine. I totally recommend buying it, all but like 2 patterns in it are AWESOME. If you decide to do it, don’t buy the recommended yarn. According to someone I spoke to, it loses it’s shape and gets droopy, but of course I learned this AFTER I finished that bit. Check your gauge. Don’t be a lazy schmuck like I was that one time and ruined a whole damn project. Just don’t. I set a daily goal to get through one cable pattern (14 rows), but you might have more time than I do. Before you start, message me, they made a mistake in the pattern that I caught when I started. I emailed them and they posted the correction on their website, so you can get it that way too. If you need ANY help at all, please tell me, I am super passionate about knitting and I love to help people with it! And post pictures! :)

Also, don’t let cabling scare you! It’s SO. MUCH. EASIER. than it looks. I learned around 12, so I can assure you, it is not difficult. 

Such beautiful cabling! I admire your patience and dedication. I like to knit, but I get distracted so easily I’ve never been able to make much progress on big projects.

Let me tell you a secret. Come closer. Closer. Okay. Ready?

I am ADD/ADHD. I need to keep my hands busy, and knitting has always been that thing for me. I still do have some trouble going for really long periods, but considering the patience and focus knitting calls for, I do pretty damn well. Don’t let the fact that you get distracted easily get you down. YOU CAN DO IT! I honestly thought I was crazy to try a sweater because I thought I would never finish, and I’ve been delaying making one for YEARS because that scared me so much, that I would start and never finish and I would feel so bad about it. But, as I quickly learned, I am more determined than I am distracted. The knowledge that at the end you will have a gorgeous unique item that YOU MADE will keep you going. If you’re still nervous, just set goals. For me, it was to finish a cable repeat every day. Give it a shot! I’m having the time of my life with this sweater, I actually regret not trying it sooner!