Coming Soon: Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP)

Pleasant Family Early 1980s: Jeff, Diane, Daniel, Jennifer

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.

The characters in GODP are the same as the ones from PVCS vs STM 2015/2035. You may wish to read at least 2035 Chapter 1 “PVCS Families” to get acquainted with this world ๐Ÿ˜›

New chapters will appear every 1-2 weeks, and will run concurrently with my planning of the next phase of **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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats to all simmers who guessed correctly in the “mysterious Pleasantview character” Poll ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you next weekend for the first chapter! ๐Ÿ˜€

New Story Coming Soon

[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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

All will be revealed in the next few weeks, so start guessing now! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you like, you may include your reasons for your guess in the comments section.

2.07(B) Contest CLUES; Surprise New Extra for PVCS vs STM

[EDIT: Jan 23 2017] The contest deadline is up, and nobody won. The answers will be revealed in 2.08 ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


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 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Please post your [responses in the correct post] by the same closing date ๐Ÿ˜‰


Here’s a surprise [new “Extra” for PVCS vs STM]. Have YOU tried recreating any Sims characters in OTHER video games? ๐Ÿ˜›

STM 2.07(B) – 100% – Contest Question

Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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? ]

[Episode Bloopers]


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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Merry Christmas, STM 2.07(B) Contest over New Year weekend

[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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜€


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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Loner Household & the Windmark (Beaker) couple wishes all Sims Fans a Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

Ajay Loner & Erin Beaker as Santa & Mrs Claus, James & Susan Windmark on the couch, Jane Doe by the Christmas tree

This exact scene is extremely unlikely to be in 2.07(B), but it does give some ideas… ๐Ÿ˜‰

STM 2.07(B) – Progress %

[EDIT: Dec 16 2016] The show is about 60% filmed and edited.

No new screenshots today, since spoilers should not be included ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I’m glad you enjoyed 2.07(A) ๐Ÿ™‚
While waiting, do check out my other episodes, sims stories and quizzes on the [STM Site].

STM 2.07(A) – Breaking Point (P1) – 100%

Surprise! It’s 100% done ๐Ÿ˜€

– 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?

[STM 2.07(A) – Breaking Point – Part 1]

This part is shorter than usual, as I originally planned to do 2.07 all at once.

If you haven’t tried the Sims 2 Toddler Quizzes, do have a go.
[Pleasantview] [Strangetown]
[Veronaville] [PVCS vs STM 2035]

Unlike my previous quizzes, which are trickier because of open-ended inference, the Toddler Quizzes have a finite set of well-known correct answers.