He is best known for the StrangeTown Monty (STM) Sims 2 Simlish Machinima Series, a scientific conspiracy & psychological drama; its spinoff Sims screenshot stories: PVCS vs STM Football 2015 / 2035 Matches, and Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP).
**StrangeTown Monty (STM) is NOT cancelled.**
April 21 2017: [GODP #7] depicts the “most familiar scenario” of the Pleasant family. How would this version be similar or different to what is typically expected?
If you haven’t already [voted for what happened in your Sims 2 game], please do so. Veronaville polls will be added next week, together with GODP #8.
The STM Scripts are close to completion, so I can start filming 2.08(A) soon, especially when we’re up to GODP #11 or #12.
Thank you all for your continued support! 🙂
April 14 2017: The new [GODP #6] is slightly technical, but is nonetheless necessary. We’ll be returning to more familiar territory next week in Chapter 7.
April 7 2017: As promised, [GODP #5] is now available. How did Daniel’s new family turn out?
April 1 2017:
1. The remaining StrangeTown Monty (STM) scripts are about 75% sorted through. It’s not as easy as it looks! 😮
2. The production of the STM Machinima Series is officially ON HOLD…
until the full run of Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP) – 12 chapters – is completed. So read this story if you wish to see more of my ongoing work during this period.
As much as PVCS vs STM makes “what happens during a football match” accessible to simmers, GODP aims to familiarize simmers with “what happens in the career of a footballer and coach”.
To be clear, surprising as this sounds, football is NOT truly my comfort zone, because I don’t watch it week in, week out. But with Sims2Player, the correct co-writer and consultant for football jargon, the tales in the Sims Football Universe became possible.
GODP will return next weekend with Chapter 5, when Angela and Lilith are “old enough to talk” 😉
March 24 2017: How will Daniel get back into Mary-Sue’s good books? Find out in [GODP #4]…
There will be a one-week break before GODP #5 appears. But come back next week anyway, for I have an announcement scheduled for that time.
March 17 2017: I’d never thought I’d ever use such a line to introduce a [new chapter: GODP #3]…
Scoop on Daniel and Jennifer’s first attempts at their respective love lives… 😮
That’s because Daniel Pleasant is a Romance sim. GODP’s dominant themes of football, family and romance are very different from my comfort-zone Knowledge-sim topics in STM 😉
There’s also an [Extra 1] to explain some of the football jargon.
March 10 2017: [GODP #2] is ready. Will young Daniel make a good first impression? 😉
March 3 2017: The first chapter, [GODP #1], is ready.
Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP) is a new upcoming Sims 2 screenshot story that focuses on Daniel Pleasant‘s career as a footballer, coach and family patriarch.
Will Daniel score the “goals” he wants in his footballing career and family life?
How far will “injuries” impact his life on and off the football pitch? Will he risk being “substituted”, or worse… endure the shame of being shown the “Red Card”?
Join Daniel and his younger sister Jennifer, as their tale begins in (Sims 1) Willville. Watch the evolution of the Pleasant siblings’ attitudes to family and football, as their lives change through the decades.StrangeTown Monty (STM)… which is NOT cancelled.**
GODP is co-written by Sims2Player, the cowriter of PVCS vs STM 2015/2035, and a most valuable consultant for football jargon 🙂
Congrats to all simmers who guessed correctly in the “mysterious Pleasantview character” Poll 😉
See you next weekend for the first chapter! 😀
[EDIT: Feb 23 2017] It’s been a while. I’ve been writing the chapters of the new story (mysterious Pleasantview character).
I am likely to announce this new series around end-Feb to early March. Chapters will appear in 1-2 week intervals, and will run concurrently with my planning for the next stage of STM.
You still have time to guess who this character is, by voting in the poll 😉
Original Post: Jan 29 2017
To be clear, my main STM Machinima Series is NOT cancelled. I just need more time to settle the scripts, before I can resume filming.
In the meantime, I am planning another new Sims tale. It’s NOT a “Pleasantview story” that focuses on “all the families”.
Instead, I will choose one canon character as the focus of this short tale.
The question is, WHO will this character be? 😉
All will be revealed in the next few weeks, so
start guessing now! 🙂
If you like, you may include your reasons for your guess in the comments section.
[EDIT: Jan 23 2017] The contest deadline is up, and nobody won. The answers will be revealed in 2.08 😛
I’m still confirming the script for 2.08 and the rest of the STM machinima series. This will take a while. Some of these scripts were written as early as 2012-2013. As the show has evolved over the years, major revisions are required for these scripts, before I can start filming 2.08.
[EDIT: Jan 12 2017] The Contest Deadline has been extended to Sun Jan 22 2017, 2359h UTC/GMT.
There have been some good attempts for the Contest, but none have hit the bullseye yet. See the [YT Comment Feed] and/or the [2.07 100% Announcement Post] for the attempts and my responses to them — at this time of writing, you’re still not too late 😉
Original Post: Jan 5 2017
As some of you have given me feedback about the STM 2.07(B) Contest being too difficult, here are some clues:
1. Consider the digits not by themselves, but in groups.
2. There’s a good reason why the numbers are arranged in THAT specific order.
3. NEITHER Sims / STM Fans NOR GTR98 fans have ANY advantage to answer this question correctly. However, Fringe fans may have a slight, but NOT significant advantage.
4. Think about the type of show that STM is…
If this quiz is REALLY so difficult… it is a great achievement indeed to be declared the winner 😮
Please post your [responses in the correct post] by the same closing date 😉
Here’s a surprise [new “Extra” for PVCS vs STM]. Have YOU tried recreating any Sims characters in OTHER video games? 😛
Happy New Year! 😀 Here is the fully completed STM 2.07(B), which is about the same length as Part (A).
Kent Capp crashes a Monty sibling reunion. Ajay Loner and Erin Beaker reflect on the “Bella Goth Case”, and their association with the Specter Yard gardeners…
Watch Now: [STM 2.07(B) – Breaking Point – Part 2]
**Spoiler Alert** – Do NOT click the Polls and Bloopers until you’ve watched the episode in full!
[POLL: What do you think will happen to Jane Doe / Bella Goth? ]
2.07(B) CONTEST QUESTION:
What is the significance of the series of digits (everything except “555”) in Hyde’s phone number? Like everything else in STM, the correct answer is NOT as straightforward as it looks, so some thinking out of the box is required.
The FIRST viewer(**) to give the FULL specific correct answer, phrased to my satisfaction, earlier than Sun Jan
15 22 2017, 2359h UTC/GMT, will be publicly credited in the next episode, STM 2.08.
All answers are to be submitted publicly in EITHER:
(1) YouTube Comments of the 2.07(B) video, OR
(2) THIS WordPress Blog post: “2.07(B) – 100%”
Answers posted in the wrong places, ie. anywhere else, won’t count.
Please ensure that you submit your answer under a name/pseudonym that you are comfortable being credited as.
(**) I reserve the right to disqualify any answer which is not fully to my satisfaction, or from individuals who remain on my private blacklist. If I replied to any of your comments *within* the year 2016, it’s a good sign that you’re in the clear 😉
[EDIT: Dec 27 2016] STM 2.07(B) is more than 90% complete.
If it continues to go well, the new episode, and its associated contest, are very likely to appear over the New Year Weekend, as planned 🙂 Stay tuned 😀
Original Post: Dec 23 2016
STM 2.07(B) is about 80% filmed and edited.
See [Preview Screenshot 3] – everyone knows such a scene is “inevitable”, but not necessarily how it turns out…
There will be a CONTEST based on the new episode over the New Year weekend. Please be sure to tune in to STM 2.07(B) as soon as you are available…
and answer the question in that Video Description as precisely as possible, over public comments on (the YouTube video) OR (the upcoming WordPress post “2.07(B) 100%”) ONLY.
The first viewer of neutral/good standing, whose answer is phrased to my satisfaction, shall be credited in STM 2.08.
Till then, prepare yourself to enjoy this holiday season, for 2017, and for this little contest over the New Year weekend 😉
The Loner Household & the Windmark (Beaker) couple wishes all Sims Fans a Merry Christmas 🙂
This exact scene is extremely unlikely to be in 2.07(B), but it does give some ideas… 😉
[EDIT: Dec 16 2016] The show is about 60% filmed and edited.
No new screenshots today, since spoilers should not be included 😛
As 2016 draws to a close, there’s a decent chance that I MAY be able to complete the episode in time for a Jan 2017 release. Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled…
[EDIT: Dec 4 2016] The show is about 45% filmed and edited.
Here’s another shot: [Preview Screenshot 2].
Original Post: Nov 22 2016
Filming for STM 2.07(B) has begun. This part will also be short, because the original entire 2.07 was never a long episode to begin with.
Here is [Preview Screenshot 1].
Please remember that the “Bella Goth (Jane Doe) Case” is NOT about Bella’s personal story, but focuses on how Ajay Loner and Erin Beaker handle the situation. STM is a psychological drama, not a fringin’ soap opera 😮
I’m glad you enjoyed 2.07(A) 🙂
While waiting, do check out my other episodes, sims stories and quizzes on the [STM Site].
Surprise! It’s 100% done 😀
– What will Bianca Monty find out about the emergency evacuation of Antonio Monty & his kids?
– How is the first day of work for the new gardeners of Specter Yard?
– How can Kent Capp‘s dream be interpreted?
This part is shorter than usual, as I originally planned to do 2.07 all at once.
Unlike my previous quizzes, which are trickier because of open-ended inference, the Toddler Quizzes have a finite set of well-known correct answers.