nentari: (evil hugs)

How on earth did it take me so long to discover this?
nentari: (dorks)

So here it is, my attempt to get back to posting about the sims, in a more subdued and smaller-scale manner. As I've said in my previous post, I'll be using a tweaked version of the set of rules for a Paranormal Challenge [ profile] jens_sims has drafted so far, and I'll be posting small (and hopefully frequent) updates.

So let's get to it!

24 pictures under the cut. )
nentari: (Lily Cole: Venus)
After some failed attempts to start a new legacy challenge, mainly for lack of inspiration at posting about it because the sims fandom overall exhausts me nowadays, I've decided to give it a try and do something on a smaller scale, posting it only here at my DW (with a crosspost to my personal LJ as opposed to my sims one). Instead of a proper legacy with the rule of starting things on a large empty lot and seeing it grow (mostly because those lots start lagging after a while) I'm set everything in houses built in-game and have the family move from time to time to prevent glitches and the aforementioned lagging. Also, I'll be following a personalized version of the rules [ profile] jens_sims is working on for a supernatural challenge, mainly because I want to do something a little bit more specific than just having a sim start a family and see it multiply.

For those of you who know how much I love Doctor Who, I should mention that the neighbourhood I created for this challenge is called Troughton Town. And because I also love Young Frankenstein, the founder for this challenge is called Abby Normal. Meet her here. )

As soon as I have enough for an update, I'll post it here. I'm going to avoid doing what I've always done when posting my sims stories (large, image-heavy posts, a first-person narrator, etc), as I feel that that's probably what's been causing my writer's block, and will instead have much smaller and (hopefully) regular updates where I'll just describe the events. If this experience works out, then I might start doing a proper challenge afterwards.
nentari: (dorks)
It only now just hit me that Stubby Kaye, who played Marvin Acme in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? as well as one half of the Greek chorus from Cat Ballou (the other half being Nat King Cole), was Weismuller the Yankees-loving secret agent from Delta and the Bannermen. It's a small Doctor Who world after all...
nentari: (my brain hurts)
I've just shared this on Facebook, but I felt it also deserved to be here as well due to its utter creepiness.

A Brazilian non-profit organization that helps people with cancer has a really scary mascot that looks like... a giant testicle.
nentari: (Luna: reading)
This week's book recommendation at Unshelved ([syndicated profile] unshelved_feed) is Anne of Green Gables. Go check it out.
nentari: (Two)
25 years ago today, Patrick Troughton (AKA the best incarnation of the Doctor ever) passed away.

Pat, you are deeply missed. Thank you for being so awesome.
nentari: (fierce reading)
I'm still reading Reflections: On the Magic of Writing, a compilation of essays and public speeches Diana Wynne Jones has written throughout her career. In the book there's also an interview by Charlie Butler, which I'm currently halfway through, and this particular bit has just made me laugh: Cut. )


Feb. 21st, 2013 02:05 pm
nentari: (D'oh!)
Heard this today on Nuno Markl's radio show, and because of it I'm now having some trouble picking up my fallen jaw.

Swedish police has been searching for the killer of a gang leader since 2011. Earlier this week, the main suspect of the murder decided to turn himself in... only to be told the police station had just closed, and that he should therefore either come back the next morning, or head down to another station.

You can guess what my face looked like when I heard this.

PS: Found more details on the story here.
nentari: (umbrella)
Yet another reason why I love Colin Baker. There are circumstances where it makes sense to pull the "I'm a celebrity" card, and this is one of them.
nentari: (Susan)
OMG, this is beyond cool.

A glimpse of the reconstructed missing episodes from The Reign of Terror.

I want that DVD so desperately right now...
nentari: (Default)

A song more LotR fans should know about.
nentari: (Luna: reading)
This is the list of books I am planning to read this year. As with the previous list, I'll add books to it whenever I manage to get my hands on something new, and I'll strike a book once I finish it.

The list. )
nentari: (Peri & Six)
Do you love Doctor Who and would love to share your thoughts and experiences about it with others? Are you sick and tired of trolls who like to cause drama, or mods who act like jerks just because they can? Then join [ profile] friendly_who! The mod is an absolute sweetheart, and her goal is to make of this comm a fun, drama-free zone.
nentari: (fierce reading)
Okay, so far I'm enjoying The Casual Vacancy. If you're expecting something like Harry Potter, however, you'll be highly disappointed, as it's completely unlike it in every aspect. It's better if you approach this book without any sort of expectations. I still have a long way to go before I finish it, though, so for the time being I'm abstaining from doing a more complete review or even a "you MUST buy this!!!!" sort of recommendation.
nentari: (ded)
I've had I Like Chopin playing non-stop inside my brain for some 24 hours now.

Thanks a lot, dad.
nentari: (iPod)
My favourite Portuguese comedian, Nuno Markl, just had the greatest idea ever, especially considering this weather: earmuffs that double as headphones! You can keep your ears warm while listening to your iPod!
nentari: (Peri & Six)
Colin Baker writes about his participation in a reality show.

This is why this man is awesome. His priorities are in the right place.
nentari: (Amy)
Here in Portugal we don't celebrate Halloween (well, in recent years people have started to organize fancy dress Halloween parties, but they're still seen as a curiosity imported from foreign lands) but instead celebrate All Saints' Day on the 1st of November. On this day, Portuguese children have the equivalent to trick or treat, which we call "bread for God", though, obviously, they get sweets rather than bread. The only difference between bread for God and trick or treat is that the former is done during the daytime and there's no costumes.

Anyway, this is just to say that the girls have spend the day out asking for bread for God with their friends, and came back with a tummy full of sweets (I foresee that they'll be celebrating Stomachache Day tomorrow) and a bar of chocolate for each of us. And eating crisped rice chocolate while watching Karen Gillan teaching Conan O'Brien how to swear (and order chips) in Scottish Gaelic is probably the best thing ever. :P
nentari: (eek!)
There was a SNAKE in my kitchen just now. It was so small that at first, when I opened the door and saw it hiding, I thought it was an earthworm, as I often have those little critters lose their way and enter my home in search of shelter. However, when I lifted the bag under which it was hiding, in an attempt to grab it and put it outside like I do with all earthworms, it hissed at me. I managed to trap it in a corner with my broom, but I didn't dare to get any closer as it kept hissing and assuming an attack pose, so I screamed for my mother, who then hit it with the tip of the broom handle and swept it out.

My mother assured me that she crushed its spine and so the snake won't live long, but as she said it I saw the thing lift its head and hiss at my kitten, who got curious and decided to check this strange creature. I went to have a cup of tea to calm my nerves, and when I stepped outside just now to see how everything is the snake was gone. Let's hope I won't get to see it again because this was freaky.

I miss the days when my house was visited by earthworms and baby toads. At least they don't hiss.
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