So this round’s theme was “Sci-Fi” without being attached to a particular movie, or type of Sci-fi. We could go wild. I’m kind of glad of that because there is relatively little CC for The Sims 4. We all used at least one element someone else had used, that’s how little there is. In the end it depended how many Packs you had and, mostly, how good you were at searching that out in the first place.
I lucked out last night and searched for “The Sims 4 Sci-fi” straight in Google and discovered a set I hadn’t seen anyone else use yet. I snatched it.
In the end I decided this was a somewhat post apocalyptic world (or maybe just another planet) where people lived underground. There are airlocks to get out of the living quarters, and airlocks to isolate areas that can become compromised. The dining room has some nice windows, always a vulnerability as all Sci-Fi aficionados will tell you, so there are airlocks out of there into various areas of the “house”.
I’m reasonably pleased with this. I chose a green color palette. LOVE the striping around the bottom, too, I find it reminiscent of the idea of neon-type lights going all the way around a wall.
There’s actually an entire section that I built up,m only to realize it wasn’t gonna show up in the pictures. Oh well! That’s ok!
The sliding glass door is actually two glass panels. Behind that, with the open circle, is a base game item called “The Monolith”. I wonder if any of the judges will catch that. It references “2001: A Space Odyssey”, of course.
Honestly, there have been some INCREDIBLE entries this round, and I think I’m seriously at risk of being kicked off. Last week I only got a 68. Not pleased, but not entirely surprised I suppose. I kept the room deliberately uncluttered because ti’s supposed to be a HOTEL ROOM ffs, not a residential bedroom. Oh well. I knew playing with just Base game would be difficult, so I’m not completely complaining or anything. I’m having fun!
I am SO frustrated right now!
I have several fantastic ideas, I’ve tried them all, and none of them are giving me anything like what I want. And it’s not for lack of trying, either. It’s just that when you do a “Sci fi” space, everybody and their brother immediately thinks LOTS of small round lights and white walls. I’m trying to stay the hell away from tat… and it’s not working.
(Now obviously, this is just a WIP so don’t judge TOO harshly.. but I’ve also already said it sucks so… Also, I didn’t know WordPress could display images like this ^^, in a circle, that’s neat!)
I ADORE that wall covering, it’s bright and fun. You can’t see it, but it’s also got a nice texture. Maybe it’s the flooring. It’s a metal floor, but it looks a fair amount like wood, which is absolutely NOT what I want. Or that rug. It’s gorgeous, and one if many good choices, but it’s not terribly, sci fi or futuristic the way we normally think about it. That was the point: I don’t want to do the obvious; I was imagining a future where life is bleak: everything green is now being grown underground because it’s Mad Max desert topside, you know? So in their living spaces, people are salvaging what’s left of old human civilization: comfy area rugs, old cameras, beautiful space prints, old cogs and pulleys… in short, I’m going for a cross between steampunk and sci fi without wanting to go too far in either.
Ugh. I know what I mean, but even explaining it is awkward. No wonder it’s not clicking!
Anyway, two days to go. Either I’ll turn something in or I might as well sit it out.
I’m busy trying to work on my DOTY entry for the second round (where we are to decorate a hotel room inspired by the original, 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho), trying to imagine wtf would be in a 1960’s hotel room… both what a guest would bring, and what a hotel would provide. I’m essentially looking for clutter at this moment. A pair of driving gloves, for instance. Suitcases. Etc. In the process I come across an incredibly beautiful room set labeled “vintage”, and suddenly I’m thinking of scrapping my original idea.
But I don’t dare.
Because the deadline is in two days.
AAAAAhhhhhh! I hate it when that happens!
Anyway, I’d best get back to it….
Hello there my old friends. This post is nearly two weeks late, and I apologize for that. If you’ve been following this year’s DOTY, you already know I didn’t win. My entry finished in 5th, in fact. Not quite what I was aiming for, but OMG am I pleased with myself anyway!
Since then, I’ve made a (nearly) CC-free house I’m pretty pleased with as well. I have two versions of it, one with a pool for slightly smaller lots, and another with a pool and hot tub in the back yard. I’ll have a few pics to share over the weekend, and it will be available for download from right here.
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My goal this year was to make it to the third round of DOTY this year, and guess what? I DID IT!
As you can imagine, I’m terribly excited. I’ll have more updates at the end of this week’s entry period. Wish me luck!
I’d also like to congratulate all those who made it through, including the LivingSims members who managed to be chosen out of the top 20. Well done to all! TO everyone else, I don’t know how they didn’t choose you, because you were some real and serious competition. Thank you!
I meant to post this a few days ago, but this round took so much out of me that I had to take a few days to breathe!
This time around, the Smiths are in Tuscany, Italy. We’re talking beautiful sunsets, rustic charm, the works. I chose a color palette I thought would work nicely in a rustic farmhouse, since we were doing the kitchen/dining area.