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.
STM 2.07(A) is off to a slow start, because I’m working on the trickiest aspects first. I won’t abort the episode at this stage, as I’ve spent too much time on the groundwork.
In the meantime, if you are familiar with Sims 2 canon characters, you may want to attempt the following Quiz:
Most canon sims are NOT toddlers at the start of the game, but can you identify the toddler versions of them?😛
As this is a pictorial quiz with a limited set of well-known answers, the Toddler Quiz is definitely easier than the STM and PVCS quizzes, which contain mainly tricky inference questions😉
As these Quizzes were planned and prepared months in advance, my current machinima production schedule is not affected by these.😮
So I hope you enjoy the Strangetown Toddler Quiz, and stay tuned for more Toddler Quizzes of other canon neighborhoods, which will come during the waiting time for 2.07(A) to be completed.
(Thanks to Vpetmad & Sims2Player for testing the Toddler Quiz in advance )
[EDIT: Aug 15 2016] I have started filming the first smallest scenes of 2.07(A). Meanwhile, here’s a new Analysis Article:
[EDIT: Aug 10 2016] I am now more free to resume my major Sims projects.
[EDIT: Aug 3 2016] Somewhat caught up with RL stuff over the past weeks. But I expect to become free again quite soon, to be able to resume my major Sims projects.
[EDIT: July 19 2016] A new STM Analysis article, written in response to the “correct questions” asked by a fan. It touches on some of the complexities of planning and interpreting the story.
[Original Post: July 12 2016]
The script for STM 2.07(A) has been confirmed, so filming may start shortly. This installment is deliberately short, because the original 2.07 script is medium-long. I’m hoping to get this part out as soon as I can.
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STM 2.06(D-AU), the Alternate Universe screenshot story chapter, is 100% done, and ready to be read at the STM Blog. You are strongly advised to have watched till STM 2.06(C), before you proceed.
I hope you enjoy today’s releases
STM 2.07(A) will be back in machinima format.
STM 2.06(D-AU) follows directly after the official STM machinima episode 2.06(C), but it takes place in one of the Alternate Universes instead. So 2.06(D-AU) explores “what may happen if things in 2.06(C) turned out differently instead”.
2.06(D-AU) will be produced as a screenshot story chapter (hosted on the STM Blog) instead of a machinima episode.
This is the FIRST of the non-PVCS(*) “Alternate Universe” screenshot story chapters, that branches out from the Main STM Series. At this time, it is about 50% done.
Once this chapter is released, I will go back to STM 2.07(A), which will be in the usual machinima format.
These alternate universe chapters are NOT designed to confuse the fans, but to fulfill the message of 1.10 Hyde Dynamic P1, where the theme of alternate universes was first introduced. This theme will only get stronger in the later STM episodes.
(*) If you’ve seen how quickly the PVCS vs STM 2035 Chapters were released, it’s because the script had been written WAY in advance, so all that’s left are the pictures.
Since screenshots can be processed much faster than video footage, this quicker schedule also applies to most of my other screenshot story chapters.
At long last, the last part of the long STM 2.06 trilogy is ready for release.
– Bianca Monty and Kent Capp discuss Strangetown’s latest scandal.
– What is Antonio Monty’s next move?
– What does Nick Grimm (the former Nervous Subject) think of Ophelia Nigmos and Ripp Grunt’s discussion?
How many simmers correctly predicted the outcome of the Nick / Ophelia / Ripp scene correctly?
This episode took longer because of PVCS vs STM Football 2015 & 2035, an (completed) ambitious screenshot story of the three Sims2 Base Game Neighborhoods, remixed in a setting that’s considered “impossible” by strict gameplay standards. Sims storytelling will be dead and monotonous if we limited ourselves to only what’s possible in “actual” gameplay
Before STM 2.07 (which I may end up splitting into A & B again), there will be a short screenshot story chapter, STM 2.06(D-AU), which takes place in another Alternate Universe.
That plot of STM 2.06(D-AU) is directly relevant to STM 2.06(C), but does NOT happen in the MAIN storyline. This is likely to be ready around end-June.
Thank you to all simmers / fans who take the time to watch / read my stories properly. It’s good having you guys around, for my simming journey to continue.
[EDIT: June 7 2016] STM 2.06(C) is 85% complete.
Here’s [another screenshot].
Remember: STM is NOT a fairy tale of black-and-white morality, but a psychological drama full of gray areas and uneasy conundrums. NONE of my characters are moral paragons; nor are any of them “pure” evil.
[EDIT: May 27 2016] STM 2.06(C) is about 70% done.
The last elusive scene is progressing well
– [Preview Screenshot]
At a fan’s request, I have also added some screenshots of “Bianca & Kent Monty’s 2035 House” to the “Lots” section of PVCS vs STM 2035: Ch 10 Bloopers & Lots. The 2035 House is a simple modification of “Bianca Monty’s Original STM House”. Have fun comparing the differences.
[EDIT: May 18 2016] I’m still working on that elusive last part of STM 2.06(C).
Wonder if you recall an earlier [Poll] (which is still open for voting), asking which of these 2035 Teens YOU think is MOST likely to appear in the Main STM Machinima Series😉
Here is a closeup of the [2035 Curious Cousins (v 2.0)].
I’m thinking of replacing the existing Curious Cousins (v 1.0) in the Main STM Machinima Series with these new faces. All of them, especially Vivian, would certainly be more tolerable to look at :p
I love the ambiguity of the Specter image, for the plot outcome can go either way😉
There is one more major scene left, which hasn’t been filmed yet. It was correct for me to have chosen to concentrate my energies on my own sites, and finish up PVCS vs STM 2035 first.
As much as STM originally influenced the PVCS Football Tale, the reverse is also true, especially as I’m revising some of the later STM episodes’ scripts. So if you haven’t read PVCS vs STM 2035 in full yet, *you may be missing out* on some possible “clues for future STM episodes”…😮
My Focused moodlets are stronger now, so hopefully there’ll be more good news for STM soon
[EDIT: April 29 2016] Strangely enough, this is the first time I attempted to take a [“posed photo” of Antonio Monty and the daycare kids].
In STM 2.06(C), the action resumes at Antonio Monty’s house… and I finally have time to resume creating the episode. Please see the rest of this post for what other Sims stories you can read in the meantime.
[EDIT: April 12 2016] See STM 2.06(B) page for TWO new bloopers, which I deliberately held back until PVCS vs STM 2035’s Chapter 8B was released.
Finally surpassed 1000 subscribers on my Sims YouTube channel.
This milestone took a while to achieve, as STM is *not* of mainstream subject matter, and is written predominantly in the spirit of the Knowledge Aspiration (instead of Popularity).
Thank you to all fans who stayed subscribed, did not doubt me, checked my blog updates, and took the time to read/watch my work properly. I hope to resume work on STM very soon.
Original Post: April 1 2016
Just to remind you that the Main STM Machinima Series is **NOT** cancelled. I have been busy with some RL stuff, and will get back to creating the show as soon as I am able to. Hopefully I can continue creating STM 2.06(C) in mid-April (it is still 35%++ done…)
Good thing that I’ve decided that my topmost priority, in terms of Sims stuff, is to create shows/stories. With all unnecessary drama / distractions / expectations (from those who are preoccupied with how my influence may benefit / threaten them, instead of having the courtesy to read / watch my work properly) removed, it’s easier for me to get the Focused and Inspired moodlets necessary for such a complex task.
I appreciate my true audience — the ones of you who genuinely appreciate my shows and stories — because you take the time to watch / read my stuff properly. You are the ones who add positive value to my simming experience, and keep me determined to continue the show.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t read my recently-completed co-written PVCS vs STM 2035, and/or Vpetmad’s latest AGOR prequel spinoff, Rufus Lowell: Werewolf of Sim State, these may possibly tide you over till I’m done with the latest STM episode.
Finally, this post is NOT an April Fools’ joke, because I, Dr Hyde, do not waste my time with such jokes, and expect others to NOT to waste my time with needless drama.
Once again, thank you for checking out my updates, exclusively found on this blog. I appreciate it.
[EDIT: March 17 2016] I am pleased to announce the completion of PVCS vs STM Football 2035, with the release of [Chapter 10: Bloopers & Lots].
The previously-released Sims diagram illustration, [Offside] is now officially Chapter 11.
While the tale is still fresh in your mind, why not attempt the [PVCS vs STM 2015 & 2035 QUIZ]?
Thank you to all fans who have followed the story from the start to finish If you started following this tale only recently, it’s not too late to catch up😉
Now that I have the Completed Story (Confident +3) moodlet, I can now continue with STM 2.06(C).
Don’t forget that ALL my future project/episode updates are ONLY found on the front page of this AldoHyde.com blog.
(For the full reason, please read till the end of this entire blog post). Hopefully, I’ll have good news for you guys soon
Original Post: March 13 2016
The first of my “Extras” chapters of PVCS vs STM 2035, [Ch 9 – Tybalt Capp’s Exploits], is available today. While the focus is clearly on Tybalt, we will also find out what really happened to Romeo and Juliette Monty too…
I plan to release the next and last “Extras” chapter, Ch10 Bloopers, in about one week’s time, to conclude this bizarre Veronaville-centric Sims Football Epic.
**Remember: The Main STM Machinima Series is NOT cancelled.**
I will return to STM 2.06(C) once I have the “Completed Story” moodlet after finishing Ch10😉
I have decided to streamline my Sims project UPDATES, such that for my NEW Sims side projects (alongside my long-running Main STM Machinima Series), I will announce these updates ONLY on the front page of my AldoHyde.com blog (aka “aldohyde.wordpress.com”, the blog you’re reading now).
It takes too much effort on my part to announce them on multiple external Sims sites, as my precious leisure time is better spent on constructive matters like creating the stories, instead of rolling my eyes at unnecessary drama that is rampant in certain external Sims communities.
I also strongly prefer the WordPress blog platform, as it is better-suited for processing heavy-duty image content, and is 100% within my own jurisdiction.
True fans of my work will check my updates, and watch/read the episodes/chapters no matter what platform I choose to announce or release them on. If WordPress.com does not load on their school / work internet connection, they would try again at home instead.
So, to find out what new tricks I have up my sleeve in future, remember to come back HERE, as this blog is the ONLY place with that definitive information. Who knows what my next Sims side-projects will be, and will they be weirder than PVCS vs STM?😉