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28 November 2012 @ 11:05 pm
Awesome day!  
We had a great day. Mine started awesome around 5am when I had a dream about Thagirion. I rarely dream about him, but this one I felt so powerful being him. It was amazing and now I see a precursor for what was in store for us. Read about it on owen_marsh.

We had a nice breakfast at IHOP then we went to the gun range to try out Chris's new shot gun. It was our first time. I had been encouraging him to get a day off so we can do this. The video turned out better than the still pics I took. Check this out.



I was amazed at how loud it was. It really did feel like one of the professional stadium fireworks from 4th of July. The ones you feel in your heart/chest. It's crazy. But I got used to it quickly. You can see both of our excitements after that first shot. Well you hear mine. There were bullet casings all over the floor as you saw. I kept stepping on them and was worried about rolling on them and falling. A new experience for both of us. I want my own gun now. I want a .22 rifle as that's a good starter anyone can fire easy to use gun. We went to Walmart to see if they had one but they didn't. So we'll have to go to the sporting goods next time.

We went to gamestop but they didn't have any games we were looking for this time. Then we went to Lowe's and got another post for the fence because the chickens found the part I haven't fortified. Naughty birds.

And Yesterday I played Sims all day. silvolf I'm finally done and made a gift for you. It's part of the stuff you're getting for Christmas. I made Silvolf and Kurtz in Sims.



I used the screencaps you showed me of him for references. I wanted to make him look like the show as much as possible. I think I did an excellent job with what little I had. Like I mentioned wrong beard and the hair could be better but it's not bad. I think the outfit could be better but I'd have to buy those from the website. From what little I saw of one ep I think I gave him the right personality. Just let me know and I can change the traits. I can't sit through an ep though because he did bug me with how whinny he was. And I'm very happy with how Silvolf turned out too. I just wasn't able to give her her bangs. There is a way to do it but I can't find it. Maybe it's just for small dogs because I looked through all the menus. Like I said in the video making dogs is totally different than making humans and other than standard breeds and colors I'd never tried this. It's much more involved and you can make layers for coat colors and patterns which is really awesome. You can't see it but I made her eyes yellow and even managed to give her multiple spots around the edges like the eyes pupils of her demon version. I know you can upload your own patterns so technically if I had those I could her spot on to your art. But I don't know how you upload them and they have to be a special extension so even if I drew them in photoshop I don't know how to save them and then get them in the game.

My stupid game has issues too. I have it set up to record sound but when I record the sound goes off and if the video goes too long the files won't even open in media player. The ones that do don't have sound. BUT I found out if you open them in Sony Vegas they do have sound, provided they don't have any glitches. Unfortunately the last part of the video did have glitches an wouldn't open in Sony so no sound. I wish my game recorded normally. I used to with Spore. Anyway, I hope you'll like it. I've been dying to show you this. If you ever get Sims 3 and the Pets expansion you can download them. I haven't put them on the exchange until I can perfect them.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz Profilesilvolf on November 29th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC)
Looks like you had fun at the gun range. Was it Chris's first time with a gun? He looks like he has experience, I can't remember you saying if he'd used one before or not. My memory is awful. But yeah the guns are very loud. I was nervous the first time I fired one, mostly about the kickback but it wasn't too bad. The AK47 was the worst for kickback of the ones I used. The M4 Carbine was the most comfy. At the range I went to, you could get different targets, so if you wanted you could shoot a zombie or a werewolf but those targets cost something, unlike the default one you just got given. I have my target, it's in my room. I was pretty good with my aim, though at first I got mostly neck shots.

Wow, Kurtz and Silvolf look great! Thanks so much for making them! I agree, I think you did very well with what you had too. I like Kurtz' winter clothes, I think he'd wear something like that too. I drew him wearing a jacket for the winter, though mine was plain. I like the red on the one you chose for him. Which ep did you watch of him? He does whine a bit which is why when I RP him, I make him less whiney and more arrogant because he believes even in the show that he's the real talent in the band but to cut out the whininess, I RP him older. So he's more mature but still with that superiority complex. Music Soothes the Savage Genie has a lot of him in, that's where he got three wishes from Ozzy. If I was him, I would have wished Freefonix had never been born or were dead or something but he wasted his wishes. Victory comes after you defeat your enemy. Haha I like how Silvolf was chewing up the park bench! I'm glad they made friends in the end though and it was cute when she gave him a hug and he rubbed her tummy.
I like his voice too, I always find how Sims talk in their own language to be funny XD I think his personality is good. He's a bit up his own on the show, I won't deny that. Anything for fame and fortune and he'll do it. As for music, he likes rock and metal. He often makes references to rock lyrics in the things he says on the show which I think is a neat touch. I saw Silvolf's yellow eyes, but I couldn't see the pupils. I like that, I didn't know you could give them spots in their eyes. It's a nice nod to her Deamon form.
I really need Sims 3 and Sims Pets, I've been wanting to get them for ages and now I have a computer powerful enough to run them comfortably, then I can. If they are compatible with my system that is. There shouldn't be a problem though.
I'll leave a comment on the video and fave etc when I'm on my own computer. I can't log into YouTube here cos it logs Mum out of Blogger cos they're connected and she gets annoyed. It was awesome to wake up to though!!
Des: Solan in The Sims 3thagirion on November 29th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
Yes it was his first time. I told him that I think he's a natural with a gun because he had really good accuracy. I think only once did it go into the black. I could never fire a shotgun. I'd end up on the floor. His shoulder was red by the end of it and he didn't finish his rounds because of it. We need to buy a shoulder pad that cushions the blow. I've heard that a .22 rifle is a good weapon for small girls like us. I could probably handle all the guns you used when you went. I went to the sports store and they have those funny targets. You can buy them and they do have different monsters you can shoot. That's neat.

I'm glad you liked them! I've been dying to show you them even before I made them I was excited. The winter clothes are from the Season's pack so I'm guessing you won't have that if you got the game. There would only be five clothes categories instead of six. I watched whatever one you sent me last time we chated. I he was on the couch complaining but not doing anything. I remember you saying you play him different which I found odd because I remember you ranting about not liking when people make a character out of character just because they have feelings for him. Then it's not the same character. That you were good about keeping Zorak true to form which you have. I also found it odd you liked someone with a weak personality. I didn't know he was like that because I'd only seen what you've shown and the way you've portrayed him. I can't stand characters that are cocky but are really cowards and can't back it up.
I loved Silvolf. I actually played with them for about an hour because the whole dog experience was new to me. I bought her a bowl, a futuristic bed and a toy box. I had him fill her bowl too, but it was night by then and she was more sleepy than hungry.
That would be so cool if you got them. Since your computer is newer I think it could handle it. Mine does and it's older. It would be awesome if you used some of my guys too. Go ahead and put them in your wish list. I may be able to get it for you after I save up a little more money. I wish I could get you both. It's too bad some of the stuff may not work because I have other expansions that the hair and clothes are unique to so they may not work.
I can send you the original video next time we chat so you have it in good quality. I'm so glad you liked this. I really wanted to surprise you.
Oh one last thing. I went to the Sims store and was annoyed they don't sell beards and mustaches, just hair. So unless they make a gotee in one of the new packs I can't ever make him right which is bugging me. At least I know the right hair is availabe. I do like how close his daily wear turned out.
I like the sim speak too because anyone in the world can know what they are "saying".
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Silvolf by Shadow Rainesilvolf on November 29th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
I think my main problem with the AK47 was its weight. It was really heavy and after a couple of rounds I was tired and couldn't hold it anymore. I agree, smaller guns are better for us. I was better with the handguns I used. I think the M4 Carbine had a cushion on it.

Oh I think that's the one called BB's Bro and he was saying Lux was a showoff when she was firing off her bass after BBuck got the chip out of BB's mic so Lux could use it in her guitar. I have a screenshot of him on the couch but he's partially obscured by her sonic blast. I'm used to playing really badass hardcore characters which is why it shows a bit in him but the only change I really made in my RPs was to tone down the whininess. And actually when I first watched the show in 2009, I had a small crush on him but it was really based on his looks. His personality bugged me and I lost interest when the show ended that December. I have NO idea why I got back into him. His personality doesn't annoy me so much now. I wouldn't date a whiner in real life, nor would I date an ex-convict serial killer like Zorak. I think the whole clinging to Kurtz thing is because of my stupid dumb weakness need for reassurance. Like I explained to you a while back. Kurtz would be crap in a physical fight. He'd run away screaming lol! But he is badass with his guitar and he does have the moves even if his talents are somewhat lost in his own arrogance.
I was talking about when people change a character's personality altogether. Kurtz can throw an insult pretty good but yeah he's a bit of a whimp at times. I still prefer the bad guys over Freefonix though. They cheat worse than Mantyz do.
Hehe oh yes and how people make the dog sounds for the game, that made me laugh. They're awesome, I love them!! I'll add it to my wishlist when I'm online tonight. And yes I'd love the good quality video! Thanks ^^

That's strange because facial hair is usually like a default set for a lot of 3D avatars. I like his daily wear too, that jacket is perfect!!
Des: Davon in The Sims 3thagirion on November 29th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
One thing that was pointed out in a video that made sense was that a .22 rifle is better than a handgun because you'll get more use out of it and is more versatile than just for self defense. The rifle is also for small game like birds, rabbits and squirrels.

I thought it might have been for the looks.

nor would I date an ex-convict serial killer like Zorak

Hum, I don't know. An ex-convict serial killer might be handy to have around as long as he was totally on your side hehe.
Well that's why I gave him the virtuoso trait so he can learn guitar faster in the game and be good. I hope they release a pack for bands with other instruments like bass, violin, piano etc.
Ok, I'll keep an eye on your list then. Yep, I'd like to send you the original video file so you can see it in good quality. They have other facial hair but not that which is odd since it's something a lot of characters would have. What if I want to make a traditional devil? He'd neat a beard. I'm glad the outfit worked out. The vest was originally just black leather. I found a pastern of stripes that was horrid. Grey and orange, but I change it to black and grey and now it's fine.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak Coming Insilvolf on November 29th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
That's true and the only reason I would date an ex-convict/serial killer.
Grey and orange? Blegh! Whose idea was that XD Someone with odd taste in colours lol!
Desthagirion on November 29th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Some of the colors there are so ugly but what's nice is you can change colors and textures so you aren't limited by what's there. For Chris's winter outfit I took a regular suit made it green but found a black and white zebra pattern and placed it on the edges. Then turned the white to pink and instant Looten Plunder outfit. Hehehe.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Posilvolf on November 29th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hehe awesome!
Cheezey: Bushy Simcheezey on November 29th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
I see Chris felt the kick of the shotgun! That does take some getting used to. A .22 is a good starter gun and the ammo is cheap which is nice. I think you'll do well with that. You had ear protection on while you were filming Chris, right? I saw he had it, but anyone around should also, since the shots are so loud.

That's so annoying about the sound issues in your Sims videos. I wonder why it's doing that. The characters you made came out well, though!
Des: Davon in The Sims 3thagirion on November 29th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. The sound is one of the things I was a bit afraid of. They had ear covers they let us use for free at the range and I was wearing them. I saw some hot pink ones at Walmart yesterday I want. I have very sensitive hearing and that's the first safety equipment I thought to get.

I know. I worked when the game was new after I found the feature to turn on the sound but now it does all this glitchy stuff with no sound. I'm not good at computers so I don't know how to fix it. Thanks. I'm very happy with them.

Oh btw, Chris will soon start his own Sims game. Do you think there could be any problems with him using my CD's to install the game on his computer? I'm worried the install codes won't work since I already used them.

Edited at 2012-11-29 04:05 pm (UTC)
Cheezey: BooBoo Munchcheezey on November 29th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
The install codes will work on multiple computers, but he won't be able to register on the Sims 3 site with a code that's already been registered there. So he won't be able to use the exchange. However, if he wants to log into your account and download things like Riverview and the simpoint items you have, he can just go into your store account's purchase history and put it on his computer. That does work.

Oh, and you can put the stuff you've downloaded or exported to the exchange in his game, too. What you do is get the export files (which, if you didn't delete them from your launcher, should be in the Downloads and Exports folders in the Sims 3 folder in your Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 directory) and then stick them in his downloads folder. Then they will appear in his launcher like he downloaded them and he can install them from there. The store content won't work that way, though, as a piracy prevention thing. That he has to download directly from your account.

Edited at 2012-11-29 05:34 pm (UTC)
Des: Excited SpongeBobthagirion on November 29th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Oh this is wonderful news! Thanks for letting me know this. Ha, I hadn't thought about that. I know he wants some of my characters and I was worried because they had store content or I had them on the exchange. So too bad the games he owns won't show on his profile after he makes it but still it's awesome he'll have access to everything I do. And I FINALLY finished adding everyone to my map. The only thing I didn't do was make Owen's house, but I'm getting impatient and am so ready to start.
draconisthanos: shockdraconisthanos on November 29th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
It was an awesome day!! We did so much and wasted no time & still it was relaxing over all.

Man, I got my cherry popped when that gun 1st went off. LOL! I knew shotguns had power but till then, I have never felt that power. My shoulder still kind of hurts a little. However, I look forward to the next time when we both have guns to shoot. I want to get you that .22 riffle.
We need to buy a shoulder pad, goggles, ear muffs, shorter barrel & a lot of ammo.

It was so cool of you to make those characters for Silvolf! They came out really good for what you had to work with.

I may start my own Sims game soon. hehe

Des: Solan in The Sims 3thagirion on November 29th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, I didn't want the day to end.

That was definitely the highlight of our day. I'm so glad I captured your first shot. It's a great memory to have. Aw, yeah I'd love to have my very own rifle.

I'm thrilled with how those characters turned out.

Ooh, I'm excited about that. I can't wait to help you install the game. I hope there won't be any issues.
longbow986 on November 30th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Shotguns are surprisingly easy to shoot, and if you put the stock of the gun as tight as you can comfortably to your shoulder and lean forward with the leg appropriate to the position on your body from which you're firing forward as well, you'll be able to get a steady shot and wont be knocked down lol! my friend Ross helped out alot since he's ex-military and knew how to handle firearms. Also my dad used to target shoot alot and is an avid firearm collector, he showed Silvolf how to fire a M1911 pistol, which, honestly, she's pretty damn accurate with it LOL.

I asbolutely LOVE how the video came out. I really love how well Silvolf and Kurtz came out, i had a chance to watch it from your youtube and loved it, and i have to agree, Kurtz petting Silvolf that close to the road is alittle dangerous XD and i got a HUGE laugh out of seeing Silvolf obliterate that bench XDD
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on November 30th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah he did all those things. The guy at the range showed him how, but it still has a nasty kick that left his shoulder all red. That's cool. I'm looking forward to firing a gun for the first time now.

Thanks, I'm glad you like those characters I made for her. Well at least cars go through everything and no one gets hurt but it's still so darn funny. Yeah destroying the bench was funny. Do you have Sims 3? It's a fun game.
longbow986 on November 30th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
i dont, but i used to play Sims 2 WAY BACK in the day.

yeah, Chris probably will have a sore shoulder tomorrow after he wakes up XD