Completed: Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP)

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

**StrangeTown Monty (STM) is NOT cancelled.**


June 23 2017: The [NEW PVCS vs STM 2015/2035 Quiz] is ready. Like the STM Machinima Quiz last week, it replaces its previous iteration, and is tuned to be significantly easier.

I will be opening a new blog post in the coming weeks, hopefully sooner, to announce percentage updates on STM 2.08(A). The scripts are feasible, and the show goes on ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you everyone who has been catching up on my updates, and/or reading/watching my work! ๐Ÿ˜€

For those of you who want Bonus Points: Simmers who are familiar enough with the Hyde Dynamic (GTR98) Racing Men, you MAY stand a chance at the [Racing Men to Home Track Matching Quiz] or even the [Racing Men to Car Numbers Matching Quiz].

Of course, simmers were not my primary audience for these two quizzes, but they are definitely answerable by anyone who looks at the correct pages on the [GTR98 Unofficial Site] or have [watched my races] ๐Ÿ˜‰


June 17 2017: I’ve made a [NEW STM Quiz], containing plot material up to episode 2.07(B). It replaces the previous STM Quiz, and is tuned to be significantly easier.

I’ll be doing something similar to the PVCS 2015/2035 Quiz. You’ll see it sometime next weekend.


June 9 2017: This three-month series is completed today, with [Extra 2: Bloopers & Lots] and the [GODP Quiz].

This quiz is easier than my previous ones. In fact, I am working on creating new quizzes for both the STM Machinima Series AND PVCS vs STM 2015/2035, to make them easier ๐Ÿ˜›

So watch this space for the new quizzes, as I return to creating the STM Machinima episodes.

Thank you to everyone who had been reading and/or commenting faithfully on the entire GODP series ๐Ÿ˜€


June 2 2017: Daniel does a great deal of soul-searching in the concluding chapter, [GODP #12]. How will he act as a result of the strong moodlets after the 2035 Match?

Next week, we’ll have GODP Bloopers and the GODP Quiz.

I will continue making STM 2.08(A) after that (yes, I have already started… a little.)


May 27 2017: In [GODP #11], we step into Daniel’s private thoughts during the 2035 Match. What does he think of the younger generation of players, especially the son of his old age?

The concluding story chapter, #12, will be available next week.


May 12 2017: In [GODP #10], what “cards” or “injuries” may there be, as Daniel and teen Lucy Burb handle TWO toddlers over 90 minutes? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I’ll be having a one-week break, so GODP #11 appears in two weeks’ time. Meanwhile, keep reading and commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

May 5 2017: In [GODP #9], we find out why the Pleasant house was so quiet in the previous chapter… and how peaceful Daniel’s new life is.

Thank you to everyone who has been reading and/or commenting. It’s always heartening to feel the support even for the smaller projects ๐Ÿ™‚

April 28 2017: In [GODP #8], Daniel races against the clock… can he make it? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Veronaville Polls have been added today, so go [vote for what happened in your Sims 2 game] ๐Ÿ™‚

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?

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! ๐Ÿ™‚


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! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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” ๐Ÿ˜‰


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… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

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˜€

Clear Priorities, Better Moodlets

[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).

Meanwhile, here are screenshots of the 2035 Teens in everyday wear (for a change): [PVCS Teens] [STM Teens]

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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


[EDIT: May 4 2016] Good news: STM 2.06(C) is now 55% complete.
Picture previews: [Specter] [Antonio Monty]

I love the ambiguity of the Specter image, for the plot outcome can go either way ๐Ÿ˜‰

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”… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

My Focused moodlets are stronger now, so hopefully there’ll be more good news for STM soon ๐Ÿ™‚


[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. ๐Ÿ™‚

PVCS vs STM “Extras” Chapters & Where to Find my Future Updates

[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.

Thank you to all fans who have followed the story from the start to finish ๐Ÿ™‚ If you started following this tale only recently, it’s not too late to catch up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


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? ๐Ÿ˜‰