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Zzzzzzzzzz... 09/30/2010
 
I was up until almost 6AM this morning. Doing what, you ask?  Why, playing with modular stairs for this damned game. What else would I be doing? *rolls eyes* I can't believe I did that. But I just got so...absorbed, and I was utterly shocked when I looked at the clock and it said 5:43. I thought it was maybe 2AM, which is my usual bedtime, night owl that I am. Geez. No wonder it was getting light out...

And now I'm paying the price, since I had to get up to give a lesson at 9AM. If I could hook up an IV of Diet Coke, my caffeine of choice, I'd be doing so... But hey! I'll have a fuller creator page thing at MTS to show for my labors! ;D

So yeah, nothing really new here, except that I have finally decided how I want to set up my own little downloads section here, and I have a front  page up in that section now. It's just info, though, like my sharing policy. There are no actual downloads available there yet. Hopefully there will be tomorrow. Sometime. After I wake up. Which probably won't be until noon. No, wait! Tomorrow's Friday. I have an 8AM student. Damn. *bawls*

Screw it. I'm going to bed now. Even though it's only 6:30.
 
 
For those of you who are also playing this challenge or who might be thinking about playing this challenge, I have uploaded the spreadsheets that I use to track BACC neighborhoods here. Further info/instructions can also be found on that page. You may or may not find the spreadsheets useful. I like them because I are geeky. ;)

And that's it for today! Yeah, I'm being lazy...although really, just putting that page together took longer than I thought it would. Now I have to go to the feed store and buy animal food, or else I'm going to have rampaging llamas on my hand. Seriously! We raise llamas.
 
 
The documenting, it has begun. :)

But I think that's going to be it for the day.  Unless I find the motivation to put downloads together. I've got errands to run today, though, so I don't know that I'll have the time. Plus, I just feel sort of...enervated, today. :P Blah. It's not surprising, I guess. It is Monday, after all. Not that I have a normal job that makes me hate Mondays or anything, but there is still a sort of weight that Mondays bring with them. I guess it's an ingrained cultural/psychological thing or something. Yeah.

I'm going to go eat a chocolate PopTart now. I have a craving for one. Strange...If I didn't know better, I'd think I was pregnant, since I always craved chocolate PopTarts when I was pregnant... Anyway...yeah. :)
 
 
Well, the site is graphically coming together, anyway. :) There's now a (doctored) in-game image from the game on the home page, and I have designed the town's logo. The logo now graces the top of every page and will continue to do so except in the case of the download page, once I actually get that section operational.

The Map Page is now fully functional, too, and also includes the zoning that I've settled on for the town as it grows. I must offer my deepest thanks to Zoe, my housemate's daughter, for helping me to come up with many different synonyms for the words "boondocks" and "dry." The synonyms we liked best became road names. (I think "Godforsaken Place" is particularly inspired, and that one is all Zoe's. Thank you, honeybun. ;) ) Zoe also helped me to decide which road would be named what.

But that's about it for today. Tomorrow, my in-character "storyteller," Rafael, will post his first blog entry; I just need to finish up a few pics for it. Also, I plan to add some downloads. Finally. :)

Now...to go play the game so that I can get some folks married and get started on the family records and such. :)
 
Rule Additions! 09/25/2010
 
I've finally gotten off my ass and have finished writing up my (long) list of rule modifications for this challenge. You can find them here. If you are playing this challenge or are maybe thinking about doing this sort of challenge, you might want to have a look. Take the ideas you like, chuck the ones you don't. Or just ignore it all completely, as you see fit. I think they add a lot more interest to the play style here, but your mileage may definitely vary.

And I had planned to put up some downloads today...but I find myself itching to play the damn game instead, so preparing those will have to wait until tomorrow...
 
 
I'm still working on setting up and organizing the site here, so there's still little to see. In fact, I'm still trying to get playing the BACC neighborhood started in the game itself. So far, I have generated and created my founders and have taken photos of them. During those photo sessions, the personalities of some of the characters really shone forth, so now I know who's going to be the main "storyteller" of the group. I will keep an in-character blog for him, so he now has a (blank) page in the "Chronicles" section.

Now I just need to build some houses, deco the neighborhood a bit, and THEN I'll be able to actually light this candle...

I'm also pretty much done with writing up my rule modifications, so I have adjusted the "Build-A-City Challenge" section a little bit, in anticipation of posting the modifications today or perhaps tomorrow. I also hope have the first downloads I'm going to offer here up today/tomorrow.
 
 
So here I am, setting up a BACC for the eleventy-millionth time, it seems. But this time, I'm gonna stick with it! I think... I hope... In any case, I'm giving it a shot. We'll see how it goes.

So far...I haven't actually done anything in the actual game except create the new neighborhood and a couple my founders. (Yes, I do more than one founder now; it's part of the rule modifications that I've created, which I'll be posting here once I actually discipline myself to write them down.)

Oh, and eventually -- Perhaps sooner than the actual documenting starts! -- I'm going to be offering free downloads on this site, too, so if you find yourself liking the residential/community lots I create for this neighborhood (which will all be in adobe/Southwestern-y style), you'll be able to swipe them as well as any other stuff that I might decide to create for this game in general. Especially when I get impatient with MTS's moderation queue.

Anyway, enjoy. I hope that my attempt at this BACC will work better than my previous attempts.  And, if anyone actually comes here, I hope they enjoy what they find...
 

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    Hi! I'm Kat. By trade, I am a middle-aged musician-for-hire, but I seem to have this strange obsession with The Sims 2. You get to "enjoy" that obsession with this site. Yay.

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