I'm in the middle of a conference, but I'm so glad that I checked my blogs list before I left. I was nominated for the Spirit Animal Award by Veetie of Kulo Seeri. I'm honored of course to be nominated for anything, lol. Like many other Kulo Seeri fans, I'm in awe of the immense history and detail of the culture surrounding Kulo Seeri. I mean everything from a unique language syntax and structure to a custom sacred cat breed. If you haven't visited Kulo Seeri, you should.
I've been in the sims community for over a decade, my original blog (Greymount) was a TS1 hood that became Apple Valley when TS2 was announced. I currently blog my TS2 game, I dabble in TS3 (mainly to explore tombs and make nectar), and I've logged an impressive 4 hours in my TS4 game (the learning curve is much too much for this stage in my life, lol). I guess my spirit animal would be an owl. I usually prefer to observe everything going on around me with the occasional "who"
Funny enough, as I was writing this and trying to decide if owl was really my spirit animal, my husband informed me that there are quizzes you can take regarding your spirit animal. So I took one and it said that the owl was my spirit animal!!!
Part of my RL job involves researching people, so I practice a lot with my sims. I gather lots of data (my excel sheets are massive) and have even used my sim data to test out data analysis programs. I like making connections between the actions of my sims and their motivations and vice versa. MY blog is a way to keep a diary of those sims and how they evolve as I play them. I've said it often, but I blog purely for me. I like to reread old posts before visiting families to get back into their heads and seeing how far some of my favorite simmies have come is satisfying. I don't get to blog "live" as much as I used to, instead most of my game-play is 4-6 weeks ahead of the blog schedule since I'm not able to play sometimes for months, instead I get to binge play.
I would probably end up nominating some of the same blogs as others, but here goes:
- Em's Sim World
- Barchester Sims
- The Edith Prescott Mystery Series
- Cederville Heights