I asked eversims a bunch of questions, and she returned the favour:
I rearranged the questions so they would appear in order of asking :)
* The first Sims game I played was Sims 2. I had just got my own computer and was looking for something fun to do with it… Then I came across the Sims games, and the Sims 2 basegame was to come out in a couple of months. I was so excited!
* Lovely question. I think what keeps me coming back to this community is the creativity which is just bubbling up everywhere like a well. What keeps me playing is the inspiration and the desire to contribute to the community. But if the community were to fall away for one reason or another, I would still keep playing because the thing I love most about this game is that it gives me the ability to create my own worlds :)
* Thank you for the compliment! :) My answer to that is closely connected to the previous question: I love to use the Sims 2 to create little universes and make the environment look realistic. The neighbourhood view graphics are also much more inspiring to work with than the lot view graphics. And prettier to look at, so if I want to snap pictures, I want to make it look good. But in general I have a preference for landscape, village (rooftops!), and nature imagery so I think that comes out in my Sims preferences too. I love the feeling of a miniature world!
* Tinn started out as a Royal Kingdom Challenge, once upon a time. (2005 somewhere.) I found the challenge on a Sims forum I frequented and I suppose I was already interested in the middle ages, because I went to the effort of setting up a little kingdom of my own… Then I went on to write a story and then another and as I learnt more about medieval history and Sim science, it grew. :)
* Oooh! The first thing I’d do is make new terrains! ^__^ I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time, but I’m putting it off because it’s hard to see what they look like in-game. When I was in Sweden I started on a lake terrain (I use it as my legacy ‘hood now) and I am really looking forward to seeing how that will look with good graphics and a sky texture to reflect in the lake!
* Oh, dear. I really haven’t made that many Sims, at least not unique ones. I do love all those that you might come across on my livejournal or here, because I wouldn’t post about them otherwise! As for a current favourite, perhaps my legacy founder Pernilla Nilsson?
* Impossible question! :D
Movies: 1. The Sound of Music; 2. The Lake House; 3. Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat; 4. Hachi; 5. The Golden Compass. (VERY random list and based on which titles have stuck, have been influential, or which I have recently watched.)
TV shows: 1. NCIS; 2. Doctor Who (close call 1/2); 3. BBC Pride and Prejudice 1995; 4. Rizzoli & Isles; 5. BBC’s Sherlock. (that’s all I watch.)
Novels: 1. “The gift” by Alison Croggon; 2. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling; 3. “Nils Holgerssons underbara resa” by Selma Lagerlöf; 4. “Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman; 5. “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery. MANY OTHERS!
* Eep. Well, I have slightly edited my Nanowrimo novel, but an ending is wanting. Then daily life took over again. But only last week I drafted an outline of sorts for a possible story taking place in medieval Ireland. I don’t yet know what medium I’ll use… It might become a Sims story if I am dedicated enough to pull that off. Research for decorating will be enormous, though. Perhaps it would involve cc making. I don’t know.
* YES :D
* Awwww ^.^ (I adored your gif in your answer post, and while I am not one to collect gifs I found you a couple sweet ones from NCIS that were fitting:)