STM 2.08(B) – Status Updates

[EDIT: Oct 22 2017] I’ve started on the Jane Doe / Bella Goth scene, which isn’t the chronologically first scene in the episode. It wasn’t easy to select a preview screenshot which doesn’t contain spoilers, but [here is the one I decided on].

Partitioning the Jane Doe subplot over multiple episodes was one of the biggest reasons WHY I took so long to revise the scripts from 2.08(A) onwards.

With this, 2.08(B) is about 15-20% complete. My target is late December 2017 to early January 2018, but there is always a possibility that I may finish earlier. Thank you for checking my updates and staying subscribed! ๐Ÿ˜‰


[EDIT: Oct 20 2017] It’s been a while. I was mostly busy with RL stuff, but I had also been working on the sets for 2.08(B). One episode every few months is the most I can manage, given how intricate this task is, and the fact that I also do other things during my limited leisure time.

My true fans would understand this, and appreciate lots more about the show than the relatively minor Jane Doe plot :/ While this plot will indeed be addressed in the subsequent episodes, I’m looking forward more to the resolution of the main plots of the Veronaville natives in Strangetown, and the increasingly bizarre issues in Specter Yard ๐Ÿ˜‰


Original Post: Sep 26 2017
While I finalize some set details for the new episode, before filming may start…

Here is a 100% NEW page for all [StrangeTown Monty Characters].

Freshly-written relatively extensive paragraphs, completely new pictures. Can be read regardless of the episode you’ve last watched. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you who’ve already watched the previous episode STM 2.08(A), please remember to [VOTE on your guess about the “new baby”], and to [take the Sims Quizzes] on various canon and STM-related topics.

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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].

Sims 2 Toddler Quizzes

See [this other post] for STM 2.07(A) updates. The show is going on, fellow simmers.

Continue reading this post for Toddler Quiz Updates.


[EDIT: Sep 22 2016] This next quiz features any significant non-premade sims / premade unborn babies who appeared in AldoHyde’s Sims Universes.

[Identify the Toddler – PVCS vs STM 2035 + Racing Men]

You ARE allowed to view the family pictures in Chapter 1 and 2 for this quiz, since you are likely to find this one more difficult than the premade sims quizzes.

For Racing Men, entering their “car surnames” alone will be accepted as full correct answers, if you don’t remember their first names ๐Ÿ˜‰


[EDIT: Sep 15 2016] There will be a 4th Toddler Quiz coming soon.. likely next week.

You may want to look more carefully at the pictures of the PVCS vs STM 2035 teens and other premade unborn babies

as well as the more “prominent” Racing Men – especially the ones who TALK in the Main STM.


[EDIT: Sep 9 2016] Here’s the Veronaville edition of the Toddler Quiz.

It may be easy to differentiate between a Monty and Capp toddler, but is it as easy to tell EXACTLY which canon character it is? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

[Identify the Toddler – Sims 2 Veronaville]

I hope you enjoyed these quizzes, while waiting for me to finish this next marathon of STM 2.07(A) ๐Ÿ™‚


[Aug 30 2016] I hope you found last week’s Strangetown Toddler Quiz entertaining and challenging. This week, try the Pleasantview version.

While many of you simmers may be more familiar with Pleasantview characters, you may find the Strangetown quiz easier, because the Strangetown characters look more obviously unique ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

[Identify the Toddler – Sims 2 Pleasantview]

Note: Bella Goth is counted as a “Pleasantview sim” in these quizzes.

Click “How to Play” on the Quiz page for more clarifications.


[Aug 24 2016] If you are familiar with Sims 2 canon characters, you may want to attempt the following Quiz:

[Identify the Toddler – Sims 2 Strangetown]

Most canon sims are NOT toddlers at the start of the game, but can you identify the toddler versions of them? ๐Ÿ˜›

On the quiz page, press the big green “Play” button to start the quiz. Enter the first and last name of each sim. English version canon or STM / PVCS fanon  versions of the names will be accepted as correct.

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

As these Quizzes were planned and prepared months in advance, my current machinima production schedule is not affected by these. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )

STM 2.07(A) Progress; YT vs WordPress Comments

[EDIT: Nov 6 2016] There has been some progress on STM. I won’t say exactly how much, but it’s definitely MORE than 50% completed (overall: filming + editing).

For now, take a look at this [Preview Screenshot #2: Gardeners of Specter Yard] ๐Ÿ˜‰ … and stay on your toes for the inevitable ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

[EDIT: Oct 29 2016] I didn’t have an easy month :/ It was impossible to do any creative projects that require strong Focused moodlets. But I have no intention of abandoning STM, so no worries there.

However, I got back into Sims 4, and started experimenting anew. I’ve updated my [2015 post on Emotions] with some new 2016 info.

I’ve also modified some existing lots, and am in the process of creating some new ones. I’m still contemplating putting some of them onto the Sims 4 Gallery. If I do, I’ll announce them here.

[EDIT: Oct 4 2016] Had to deal with some urgent RL matters over the past weeks. I’d get back to filming and editing, once I’ve reacquired my machinima momentum.

[EDIT: Sep 15 2016] More filming is done. That’s about 50% of the footage, assuming that I release 2.07(A) first, instead of the entire 2.07 at once. No screenshots, because it’s still the spoilery part ๐Ÿ˜›

I added some notes about the “Dina Caliente Baby Parody” to my [“Canon vs Fanon” analysis article].


[EDIT: Sep 9 2016] Did some more filming… approximately 5-10% more. Just filming so far… I’m not yet at the editing phase.

No screenshots today, as these scenes may give away too many spoilers.


[EDIT: Aug 30 2016] The hardest scene in 2.07(A) is filmed, so the episode is about 20-25% done.

[Preview Screenshot #1: Antonio Monty’s briefing]


[EDIT: Aug 22 2016] STM Progress has been slow, but has NOT stopped.

[EDIT: Aug 15 2016] I have started filming the first smallest scenes of 2.07(A). Meanwhile, here’s a new Analysis Article:

[Canon vs Fanon: Staying Interested in Sims Games and Storytelling]


[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.

[STM 2.05(A) โ€“ 2.06(D-AU): Magic, Science & Watcher โ€œInterventionโ€ in the STM Universe]


[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.

Thank you to everyone who read STM 2.06(D-AU), and/or watched my new YouTube Channel Trailer.

Even if you don’t have (or don’t plan to have) a WordPress account, you CAN write comments on the AU Chapters in their respective YouTube announcement videos too. You can also post comments on wordpress posts/pages without creating an account.

[This link] allows the creation of a WordPress username WITHOUT creating a blog.

I appreciate you for genuinely appreciating my work, following it to any platform I choose to take it ๐Ÿ™‚

STM 2.06(D-AU) – 50% Done

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.

Happy New Year! 2nd Half Kicks Off…

[EDIT: Jan 20 2016] – Sims Diagram explanation of the football term “Offside”


[EDIT: Jan 16 2016] PVCS vs STM Chapter 7B – 2nd Half Part 2, an image-intensive chapter, is finally ready.

I hope you appreciate the effort I put into these stories, especially in the images. Some of these scenes require almost as much precision as in my machinima.

PVCS vs STM will be on hiatus till mid-Feb 2016, as I plan to concentrate on STM 2.06(C) for the next few weeks.

 


[EDIT: Jan 10 2016] Good news: STM 2.06(C) is approximately 30% filmed and edited. I told you I was doing the Main STM concurrently with the PVCS vs STM Football story.

In the following week, I will continue with illustrating Chapter 7B (2nd Half Part 2) of PVCS-STM (another image-intensive chapter), and try to put it up by mid-January.

 


[Original Post: Jan 2 2016]

Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ [Chapter 7A: 2nd Half – Part 1], which focuses on 46th to 64th minute of the 2035 Match, is my first completed Sims story chapter of 2016.

These 18 minutes on the pitch are bound to be football-intensive, but they also equally infused with Sim-oriented drama.

I will take a one-week break from the PVCS-STM story, to focus on STM 2.06(C) of the main STM.

After that week, I’ll go back to doing “7B: 2nd Half – Part 2”, which I expect to finish in mid-Jan 2016.

Note that the PVCS-STM story will NOT end at 7B. There are 9 chapters altogether in the 2035 version of the [Veronaville-centric football epic] of the three Sims 2 Base Game Neighborhoods.