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. :(




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!




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Delete the front door, replace it. The game recognizes the last exterior door placed as the front. No one knows why.

Hey, I didn’t know that! Neat! I’ll try it later today when I can launch the game again. Thanks!

Reblogging because I never knew and that’s really useful to know, because goddamn stupid sims trying to enter through the garage is annoying.

As someone who likes front and back doors, this is very handy to know. Stupid newspapers in the backyard…

I don’t really share it on tumblr much, but I’m a super crafty creative DIy person. Have some of my current projects. Mind you, SOME. Me wearing the leather hairbow, and a sweater I’m knitting. 

I’m not one to brag much, but the sweater, every time I look at it, makes me so happy. I’ve been knitting since I was six so at 22, I’m an advanced/expert/experienced knitter, a rare thing these days. When I went to the yarn shop to find a pattern and yarn, the woman attempted to show me all the simplest patterns before I made it clear I could handle just about anything tossed at me. This dumb, but mostly correct assumption that younger people can’t knit/can’t make anything for themselves is very ingrained in us, so to be so young and be able to look at this and say “I did this and it’s beautiful” makes me so happy. :) I can’t wait to finish…but I ran out of yarn…

Whenever I read books or watch movies, I like to picture the stuff that gets left out. For instance, I just finished reading Harry Potter 7 and am laughing at the scene of Ginny giving birth to their first child, James. Poor Harry wants to be useful, but honestly, defeating the Dark Lord and helping your wife give birth are two different things entirely. Ginny finally just puts a full body bind curse on him so he stops rushing about the room in a panic.

…or perhaps she just stuns him? I feel like Ginny would be quicker to stun than to bind while giving birth… Yes and she wakes Harry up after James is born and tells him to be just like that for all their other kids, he was just perfect, lying on the floor and lending his silent support. >:)