Over the years I've been playing the various versions of and
expansion packs for Maxis's
"Sims" games, and being a locquacious
and all I've posted various stories and pictures about
what my Sims were doing to the Web.
This page collects all of them (that I've remembered to
collect) in one place, so that I (and as a side effect you)
can find them easily.
I started playing the original "The Sims" back in 2000.
There aren't very many pictures of that.
Here are all the weblog references that I could find:
- 2000/06/26: The very first mention
of my first Sims family: Merram and Artemisia Hilox-Petunia.
- 2000/07/07: The very first pictures
of Merram and Artemisia and their house.
- 2002/01/30: After that we apparently put the game aside for eighteen months or
so; after that, we got brave and adopted a child:
the very first pictures
of Bathsheba Hilox-Petunia.
- 2002/08/06: After that there are only
the original Sims at all in the weblog.
I started playing The Sims 2 in June of 2005.
This generated many, many more stories and pictures and
stuff (and the Net had gotten much faster, so I didn't
feel as bad about putting up hundreds of megabytes of images).
So many that I put some of them up on a nice clued
Sims-related forum, so as not to overload my
devoted weblog readers (although I also keep copies
locally, so as to stay In Control).
Here they all are, in roughly chronological order:
- 2005/06/28: First mention of TS2.
- 2005/07/12: Introducing the Zooms, the Raptors, and the Danverses.
- 2005/07/18: Jane Danvers is horrified by her parents' making out.
- 2005/07/20: Jean Danvers teaching Joan to talk.
- 2005/07/21: Ransom and Marisa Zoom, and Gina Raptor.
- 2005/07/22: That time all the adult Raptors put on mailcarrier costumes.
- 2005/08/18: Living with the Raptors.
- 2005/07/27: Hermes Zoom is born, and his sister Georgia reaches adulthood.
- 2005/07/28: More pictures of the Zooms.
- 2005/07/30: Birthdays at the Danvers's.
- 2005/07/31: Kaylynn's Story (on the EA Exchange).
- 2005/08/19: Kaylynn's Story (local copy).
- 2005/07/31: Kaylynn and Ben in love, Jane and Georgia engaged, misc.
- 2005/08/02: Hermes Zoom becomes a toddler, and misc.
- 2005/08/03: Ben moves in and gets a new look; Kaylynn in uniform.
- 2005/08/07: Kaylynn saves Ben from death.
- 2005/08/09: Hermes grows into a child, and hijinx at the Raptors'.
- 2005/08/14: Kaylynn and Ben, and Jane and Georgia, get married; Kaylynn and Ben have twins, the Zooms become elders, and Gina goes off to college!
- 2005/07/25: (Various pictures on Flickr)
- 2005/08/18: The twins become toddlers, Justin Danvers arrives, and more Gina adventures.
- 2005/08/20: Unsticking Jennifer (Randy London in college)
- 2005/08/20: Gina and Randy in the Landgrabb Society
- 2005/08/20: Gina looks into the camera.
- 2005/08/19: Garden gnome theft.
- 2005/08/23: Gina's College Years.
- 2005/08/25: Six Danverses
- 2005/08/21: Science News: Public hot-tub woohoo
- 2005/08/25: Peran Nolstovski moves in
- 2005/09/03: Kaylynn falls out of love with Eleanor
- 2005/09/03: I know what you're thinking.
- 2005/09/04: Peran settles in
- 2005/09/05: Congratulations on Marrying Me!
- 2005/09/05: Jean falls (briefly) out of love with John, on a very very busy day at the Danverses'
- 2005/09/06: Books
- 2005/09/07: Gina's New House
- 2005/09/07: Peran meets Gina
- 2005/09/10: What do you say to a naked lady?
- 2005/09/10: Fire, and happiness, at the Langeraks'
- 2005/09/12: Teddies in action at the Raptor place
- 2005/09/15: Gina acheives her first Lifetime Want
- 2005/09/17: Rooms to Let (in four parts)
- 2005/09/18: Miss Raptor admires Miss Kinski
- 2005/09/24: The Bright Household
- 2005/09/25: More 'Rooms to Let' (Brandi goes PermaPlatinum, etc)
- 2005/09/27: Double Beds come to the Bright house.
- 2005/09/29: Vandalism at Rooms to Let!
- 2005/09/29: Transitions at Rooms to Let (in three parts)
- 2005/10/01: Naked Came the Stranger (in two parts)
- 2005/10/01: A little architectural detail
- 2005/10/03: The Great Experiment (in three parts): Jane and Georgia Danvers procreate
- 2005/10/05: Joan Danvers arrives at college
- 2005/10/06: One Less Hero
- 2005/10/09: Sandy's new life
- 2005/10/09: Peran checks in to Rooms to Let
- 2005/10/10: Gina Raptor Double Platinum
- 2005/10/10: Gabriel Raptor is born
- 2005/10/16: Olivia and Zachary Langerak enter teenhood
- 2005/10/20: The Danvers twins enter toddlerhood
- 2005/10/20: Gabriel Raptor also enters toddlerhood (Toddler City!)
- 2005/10/21: Sally Raptor: Halfway Home
- 2005/10/26: Jane Stacks Graduates
- 2005/10/26: Socializing Baby Danverses
- 2005/10/28: Taylor Almassizadeh's college years
- 2005/10/30: No Age Discrimination! (Marisa changes careers)
- 2005/10/30: Candice Ng's college years
- 2005/10/31: Taylor and Candice, back in the neighborhood
- 2005/11/10: Another busy day, over at the Danverses'
- 2005/11/12: More congratulations, also at the Danverses'
- 2005/11/13: Hermes Zoom arrives at college
- 2005/11/20: Shocking Nudity!
- 2005/11/20: Eleanor the Tycoon (endings and beginnings at the Love Nest)
- 2005/11/25: Jan and Jen Danvers enter childhood
- 2005/11/25: Sally's Next Five (lovers, that is)
- 2005/11/27: The Townie Project (inception)
- 2005/11/29: The Townie Project (conception)
- 2005/11/30: Sally has nineteen lovers (the Quest nears an end)
- 2005/12/01: Sally and Brandon (a minor bump in the road)
- 2005/12/01: Sally fulfilled (finally!)
- 2005/12/02: Rose and Dawn (yet more big events at the Love Nest)
- 2005/12/04: The Townie Project continues; Melissa and Christy arrive at the Bus Stop
- 2005/12/06: The Townie Project Part 4ish; Joe Carr moves in and moves out.
- 2005/12/07: Sim Doom! (hee hee)
- 2005/12/08: The Townie Project Part 5; Arcadia Bradshaw (with egregious bonus section!)
- 2005/12/08: The Townie Project Part 6; the assembly is complete
- 2005/12/09: Joan Danvers' College Years (in way too many pictures)
- 2005/12/12: The Townie Project Parts 7-13: Casa Townie at last!
- 2005/12/17: Why, Jean! (Something new about Mrs. Danvers)
- 2005/12/17: Sleeping Through College (Damion Cormier's SSU years)
- 2005/12/21: The "Sleeping Through College" Challenge (playtester: Suzette Somnius)
- 2005/12/24: Neighborhood One: a snapshot
- 2005/12/24: Life after College (Damion's bachelor pad)
- 2005/12/24: Justin, Jean, Jan, and Jen, a Danvers update
- 2006/01/02: More Gabriel and Gina (Gabriel's childhood and early teenhood)
- 2005/12/27: Continued Prosperity (various Langerak updates)
- 2006/01/03: Randy and Regina (more ordinary lives)
- 2006/01/06: The Townie Project Parts 14-15 (Love, twins, autonomy)
- 2006/01/08: Eleanor and Kennedy (a partnership of convenience)
- 2006/01/15: The Bright house again (Martin, Allegra, Hermes, Camryn)
- 2006/01/20: The Bright house yet again (Hermes, Camryn, Zachary, Sophie, George)
- 2006/01/21: Allegra Gorey arrives at Rooms to Let
- 2006/01/24: Damion and Lucy: the playboy and the maid
- 2006/01/29: And Babies Make Six (more Candice and Taylor)
- 2006/02/04: A Rooms to Let Update (mostly Joan and Peran)
- 2006/02/05: Phoenix (a new arrival at the Love Nest)
- 2006/02/11: More Damion and Lucy (all sortsa events)
- 2006/02/12: The Dream Date (Taylor and Candice)
- 2006/02/14: Karaoke! (A new toy at the Bright house)
- 2006/02/20: Damion and Lucy and Violet; a birth and a wedding and so on
- 2006/02/22: Ransom and Marissa date
- 2006/02/24: The Townie Project Parts 16-20
- 2006/03/12: Jane and Martin and Samuel
- 2006/03/18: Gabriel and Gina and Dawson
- 2006/03/19: Downtown!
- 2006/03/21: The Townie Project Parts 21-23 (our first dropout)
- 2006/03/23: Comings and Goings at the Danverses
- 2006/03/25: Suzette Somnius goes downtown
- 2006/03/26: Ecstasy and Transformation (featuring Eleanor Raptor)
- 2006/04/08: The Records (lists of Neighborhood One sims)
- 2006/04/16: One of Those Days (Professor Nolan Mazza gets trapped)
- 2006/04/23: The Townie Project 24-32 (teenage twins, etc.)
- 2006/04/24: Raptor-Cox Wedding Pictures (commentary by D. Raptor)
- 2006/04/30: George in College
- 2006/05/06: Two Weddings and No Funerals (at Rooms to Let)
- 2006/05/09: Mr. Big and The Diva redux
- 2006/05/14: The Further Adventures of Remington London
- 2006/05/17: The Townie Project 33-39 (Mackenzie Gast joins up)
- 2006/05/20: The Townie Project 40-46 (Mitch and Ally)
- 2006/05/29: The College Diaries of Castor Nova
- 2006/07/08: Hermes Graduates (a brief Bright House update)
- 2006/07/08: George and Gabriel and Jen (another SSU update)
- 2006/07/12: George, the Diva, and Mr. Big
- 2006/07/22: Dawson downtown
- 2006/08/11: Catching up with Suzette
- 2006/10/21: The Townie Project 47-51 (Mitch and Ally get hitched)
- 2008/01/31: The Danvers House (plan view; and a bonus awwww!)
And that's it.
Except for the ones I've forgotten to list...