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˜€

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STM 2.06(D-AU): 100%; New YT Channel Trailer

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.

[STM 2.06(D-AU): Ophelia’s Alternative]

I also have a [new video trailer] for my AldoHyde YouTube Channel.

The second A Garden of Roses Attackers’ Prequel Series, XXV 1279 – Making of an Alien, starts this week with the release of Chapter 1.

I hope you enjoy today’s releases ๐Ÿ™‚

STM 2.07(A) will be back in machinima format.
Stay tuned.

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.

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˜‰

Updates: STM 2.06(C), PVCS Ch 8A, & AH’s Fav Sims Story of 2015

[EDIT: Mar 7 2016] [8C: Final Whistle & Proposal – P3] is finally up. Find out the results of Juan Caliente’s quest, and the full aftermath of the post-match proposal.

I have planned TWO more “Extras” chapters as appendices to this football tale, so stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Main STM Machinima Series is NOT cancelled. With PVCS vs STM Football so close to completion, I might as well finish it first, so I can have a strong “Completed Story” (Confident +3) moodlet to boost my mood when going back to work on STM 2.06(C).


[EDIT: Feb 29 2016] I decided to split PVCS vs STM 8B into 2 parts, so here is [8B: Final Whistle & Proposal – P2] first.


[EDIT: Feb 23 2016] The upcoming chapter 8B of PVCS vs STM is even more image-heavy than 7B, so it’s more likely to appear sometime between this weekend and next week.

(There are so MANY pictures in this part, but I decided NOT to split it into 8B and 8C) Stay tuned.


[EDIT: Feb 12 2016] [Chapter 8A – Final Whistle & Proposal – Part 1], the first part of a non-football-intensive conclusion for the Sims Football epic PVCS vs STM 2035, is ready today.


Original Post: Feb 7 2016
Overall completion of STM 2.06(C) is 35%. This also includes creating a complicated prop…

I have also started illustrating Ch 8A (Final Whistle, Post-Match Drama) of PVCS vs STM 2035. This chapter, together with 8B and 9, are almost as image-heavy as the 2nd Half (7A & 7B), but are NON-football intensive. Hopefully, 8A can be up by mid-Feb ๐Ÿ™‚


A Garden of Roses - Tale of 7 Plantsims by Vpetmad - Parody Scene My favorite Sims story of 2015, A Garden of Roses by Vpetmad, had its concluding chapter published today, both on TSW and the author’s own blog.

This excellent tale of 7 Plantsims (& several other Sims supernatural types) was almost buried in the TSW Fanon Portal, where I first saw it.

I was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing, that I began commenting regularly on the chapters on TSW. That says a lot, for my standards are extremely high. When AldoHyde says a story is well-written, you can be sure that it is indeed well-written.

I even found the tale inspiring enough to create my own AGOR parody, which the author has pre-approved.

If you haven’t already read AGOR, I highly recommend that you do so, while waiting for my next installments from the STM/PVCS universes.

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.

1st Half Kicks Off; Half-Time Available Now

Merry Christmas from the STM Universe!

[Update: Dec 26 2015] Chapter 6, [Half-Time: In the Dressing Room] (LESS football intensive) is ready.

Just like what I do with the main STM Machinima episodes, I am considering breaking the next chapter, #7: 2nd Half, into two parts (7a & 7b), so they will be released faster.

I’m also going back to filming the main STM 2.06C too, simultaneously with taking the PVCS-STM screenshots ๐Ÿ™‚


Original Post: Dec 13 2015
[1st Half] of the 2035 Match is available today. The first 45 minutes on the football pitch is bound to be football-intensive, BUT it also has a significant amount of “Sims-focused” player/manager dialogues and thoughts.

Regan's Semi-Compliant Capp Life...I am taking a one-week hiatus off ALL my Sims projects, just to play my game normally, and prevent me from getting a “Burned Out” moodlet.

In the past 3 months, the only reasons why I loaded any of my Sims games were either to film STM Machinima or take screenshots for PVCS vs STM.

I will continue creating screenshots for PVCS-STM AND filming STM after Dec 20 2015. Which means, Chap 6 (Half-Time Break) is likely to be available around the Christmas period.

Kent Capp's Full Monty?The only reason why I can release the PVCS-STM chapters on an almost-weekly basis is: The story and script were already written in advance more than one month ago.

All that’s missing are the pics, which can be done in approximately 1-2 weeks. See how fast this is, compared to all the filming and editing of machinima footage? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Like my machinima scripts, my screenshot stories are also written WAY in advance, because I never rush to complete anything. Well-written and thought-out stories are simply never done in a haste.