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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-24 12:45 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Welcome to my Sims journal!

Hello! Welcome to my (that is, [personal profile] jayeless's) Sims journal on Dreamwidth. This space opened in May 2010 as a place to post updates for my then-new Sims 2 legacy, the Antikvas. After a few years where I didn't play any Sims games at all, as of 2017 it has branched out into hosting updates for my new Sims 4 legacy, The Coopers. If you are interested, my Sims 4 musings can also be found at my Tumblr side-blog, [tumblr.com profile] jayeless-sims.

In this sticky post, you can find links to as many updates as I can find links for, with the intention of providing a nice easy way for you to navigate this blog.

Posts about The Sims 4 ) Posts about The Sims 2 )
jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-23 12:44 pm
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The Coopers 3.8

Welcome back! It’s time for another instalment of the Coopers!

After this I only have one and a half more updates in reserve, though, and my game is getting to be a real shit to play because it crashes every ten minutes. So at this stage I don’t know what lies in the Coopers’ future. For now, I hope you enjoy, though!

Last time: Britta successfully ousted Max Villareal and became leader of the Renegades club. She and Morgan attended the Humour and Hijinks festival, and got engaged!

The Coopers 3.8

They’re getting marrieeeeeeeed!! (+69) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-19 04:42 pm
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The Coopers 3.7

Last time: Britta launched a campaign against Max Villareal’s leadership of the Renegades club… without success so far. She found love with fellow club member, Morgan Fyres. Julian and Claire were boring but happily married, so that’s good for them of course. Abed became a grown-up and joined the Social Media career.

The Coopers 3.7

Will Britta’s coup succeed?! (+84) )

jayeless: Sim Marianne Antikva having a mental breakdown (marianne antikva)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-14 03:35 pm
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Antikvas and Senregas: backed up

Photobucket finally started letting me download albums, so I’ve started the whole long process of saving my stuff from there.

At this point, I’ve been able to re-host the two Antikva updates that were hosted on there (2.7 and 2.8 – the rest of gens 1 and 2 were on Tinypic apparently), as well as all the Senrega updates that were there (i.e. all but 2.7).

I also took the opportunity to back up the Senrega updates themselves (y’know... the words) to my own site, so you don’t have to go to LiveJournal to read them any more. If you go to my sticky post you can access them all from there. Yay! Keep in mind that all the pictures are from 2009, when I had a laptop with really bad graphics. Don’t judge.

Unfortunately there are a ton of Sprita updates hosted on Photobucket (specifically, there are 24), so it’ll take me a while longer to get all of those pictures re-hosted. I intend to do it though, probably soon, so just have a little bit of patience!

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-11 03:26 pm
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The Coopers 3.6

Last time: Britta strove to become a prankster extraordinaire, but experienced some setbacks. She attended a festival in San Myshuno and joined a club called the Renegades, currently led by a shit-for-brains bratty kid. Then she skipped school and had a lil’ flirting sesh with fellow club member, Morgan. Plus some other family members did some stuff.

The Coopers 3.6

In which Britta works on improving the Renegades (+81) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-06 12:55 pm
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The Coopers 3.5

Last time: Troy and Stacey went to GeekCon, before Stacey died of old age. Julian was pretty torn up about it. Abed and Britta became teens, with the latter becoming an aspiring master prankster. Stacey was a mean ghost, Christina and Amir had an argument at the park, Rachel became pregnant, and three of the gen. 2 sisters (but not Zoe) hit up a bar where a vampire was serving them.

The Coopers 3.5

Featuring birthdays, ghosts, pranks, clubs and more (+75) )

jayeless: a Sim-toddler getting cranky (zoe sprita)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-02 02:27 pm
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Ugh Photobucket

So because Photobucket randomly decided to charge people $400 for the privilege of being able to post their own pictures off-site, and quite a few of the old Sprita updates have their images hosted on that site… I guess that means they’re gonna go offline soon? (Or the pictures are, at least.)

Not really sure how best to go about retrieving my own pictures off that site and rehosting them elsewhere. If the only way to do it is redownloading stuff one picture at a time, I don’t think it’s going to happen, lol. Unfortunately I lost my original copies in a hard drive crash, because that’d be the obvious solution. Bah, Photobucket.

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-30 05:22 pm
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The Coopers 3.4

Welcome back! It’s time for another update of the Coopers!

Last time: Most of the Coopers, but not Claire, Julian or Britta, were really devastated by Melvin’s death. Julian and Troy had birthdays! Melvin’s ghost visited… twice. Christina Cooper invited the family to her birthday party, at which Julian and Claire were *ahem* ideal guests. On Melvin’s second ghostly visit to the Sprita house, he and Stacey shared a beautiful romantic evening.

The Coopers 3.4

Ghosts, mayhem and more (+90) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-25 03:22 pm
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The Coopers 3.3

Welcome back! I’ve just returned from two days in Sydney, and it’s time for another update of that wacky somewhat ordinary family, the Coopers!

Last time: Claire and Julian had a third child, Britta, who was NOT A CLONE. Melvin reached the top of the Tech Guru career, had a romantic afternoon with his wife, then died.

The Coopers 3.3

Featuring chilluns and ghosts (+87) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-18 01:03 pm
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The Coopers 3.2

Hello everyone! We’re back again for another instalment of the Coopers – hope you enjoy.

Last time: Claire and Julian had two boys, Troy and Abed, who both look exactly like Julian. Stacey was a doting grandma. Claire worked out all day every day and had some success as a heavily-pregnant soccer star.

The Coopers 3.2

Featuring a non-clone bb, death and tears (+77) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-12 05:08 pm
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The Coopers 3.1

Welcome back! That’s right, it’s time again for another update to the Coopers.

Last time: Claire got married to Julian Duff. Christina moved out and married her own beau, Amir Britton. Both girls got pregnant. Zoe and Rachel became young adults, and Stacey joined her husband in old age. Christina gave birth to TRIPLETS (off-camera) and Claire had just gone into labour when we left off!

The Coopers 3.1

In which generation three finally arrives! (+85) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-06 08:23 pm
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The Coopers 2.7

Hello again! Winter is setting in, work is getting busy, and I’m having less and less time to play The Sims 4 – but I still have three and a half updates after this one, which should see us safely through to the school holidays ;) Enjoy!

Last time: the Coopers moved house! Julian Duff moved in, and got engaged to Claire! Christina went to the Willow Creek bar, watched a fight, saw the Grim Reaper and met a cute boy named Amir!

The Coopers 2.7

In which there are marriages and pregnancies (+91) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-28 10:29 am
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The Coopers 2.6

Welcome back! I’m glad I have such a backlog of updates, because work has picked up a lot and I haven’t had time to play in… well, a week or something, I don’t know. Enjoy!

Last time: general stuff and nonsense; Christina, Claire and Melvin had birthdays; Claire met a cute boy!

The Coopers 2.6

In which the Coopers move house and Claire’s boyfriend moves in (+88) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-22 06:09 pm
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The Coopers 2.5

Last time: the Coopers tried to adopt a healthier lifestyle; Stacey got to go to the Goths' swanky mansion for a birthday party; the younger twins became teens; and STACEY’S ELDERLY FRIEND DIED AT THE PARK DURING THE PARTY.

The Coopers 2.5

Featuring a triple birthday and other shenanigans (+72) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-17 09:36 am
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The Coopers 2.4

Welcome back! It’s that time again – time for another update of the Coopers. In my humble opinion it’s a pretty good one. I hope you enjoy!

Last time: Stacey got closer to being a Friend of the World, a bunch of strangers visited for no reason, and CLAIRE AND CHRISTINA BECAME TEENAGERS!!

The Coopers 2.4

Featuring birthdays with death and parties with ghosts (+76) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (sims 4)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-09 08:54 pm
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The Coopers 2.3

Welcome back! It’s time for another update on the exciting lives of the Coopers. Just as a lil' reminder, if you have a Tumblr you can also follow this legacy at [tumblr.com profile] jayeless-sims, but I tend to feel like the updates are more cohesive here. Either way, if you want to read the whole update now, click on through!

Last time: So many monsters under the bed. So many. Plus, another set of twins were born – Zoe and Rachel – and Melvin continued to prefer Christina to Claire.

The Coopers 2.3

More fun and games with the Coopers (+91) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (sims 4)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-03 03:18 pm
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The Coopers 2.2

Yup, time for another update. I’ve definitely achieved my goal of having “some” updates in reserve for when times got busy... generation three was just born in my game :P Oh well. Enjoy!

Last time: The twins, Claire and Christina, became children and suffered some run-ins with the monster under the bed. Melvin didn’t think much of Claire’s conversational skills. Stacey is pregnant again!

The Coopers 2.2

Featuring the monster under the bed (+75) )

jayeless: Britta Cooper, my generation 3 heir in my Sims 4 legacy, strokes her chin at the Oasis Springs park (coopers)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-24 10:15 am
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The Coopers 2.1

Welcome back! It’s that time again: time for another instalment of the Coopers!

Last time: Stacey Cooper made some friends, which she needs if she’s ever gonna be a ~Friend of the World~. She got engaged to, and then married to, her beau Melvin Krause. She got pregnant, their house doubled in size, and we met some generation 2 babiezz!!!

The Coopers 2.1

Introducing Claire and Christina (+74) )

jayeless: a Sim-toddler getting cranky (frustrated)
[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-17 05:15 pm
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Archiving old posts from LJ

Given LiveJournal’s new terms of service, I’m planning on creating an archive of my old legacies from there (or at least the Spritas, and maybe the Senregas too).

Unfortunately, I can’t just copypasta the entries from there to here a) without accepting the new terms of service, which I don’t want to do; and b) except by posting them in one big dump, because Dreamwidth apparently doesn’t allow backdating in communities. The easiest option – and what I plan to do – is just to view the source code of the entries, copy those to .html files, and upload that to my sims domain (i.e. where I already host my pictures).

It’s an annoying amount of effort, but well, I don’t now plan to use LiveJournal ever again, and it’d be a shame to lose my silly little legacy that brought a lot of amusement to me over the years :)

I’ll create another post here with all the links to all the entries once I’ve found the time to get everything all sorted. (I’ll also probably retire my sticky post, and maybe do a new and more relevant one. Eventually…)

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-15 11:18 am
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The Coopers 1.2

Yes, we’re back! In fact, I’ve actually played way ahead of this point, but I want to have the updates in reserve in case of a term-time slowdown. (I expect there will be one.) I hope you enjoy!

Last time: Stacey Cooper moved to Willow Creek, met Melvin Krause, and very slowly convinced him to be her boyfriend. She got a job in Entertainment and has been trying to make friends but not going so well. Let us resume.

The Coopers 1.2

In which we have new friends, new pregnancies and new timelines (+82) )