STM 2.06(B) – The Patriarch 2 — 100%

[EDIT: Nov 9 2015] How many simmers guessed the “4th Racing Man” correctly?


Roadblocks have been overcome, so the results of my latest balancing act is finally ready. This is the middle part of my original long script of STM 2.06, and the overall longest episode so far. It also uses a significant amount of Sims 3 footage.

[StrangeTown Monty 2.06(B) – The Patriarch Part 2]

This episode focuses on the following Patriarchs:
– Feuding Fathers of Monte Vista & Roaring Heights
– Racing Men
– Antonio Monty

In the NEXT part, STM 2.06(C), we go back to Strangetown to see the conclusion of the sticky situation in Specter’s House…


Writing stories / making machinima is a balancing act between (what the fans want), and (what the author wants).

If there isn’t enough of (the part the author wants), there’s a risk of the author losing interest in the entire project, so neither part (not even “the part fans want”) gets produced.

In the case of premade Sims, all simmers start off with an identical sandbox. The CAS and non-canonical aspects are what makes one simmer’s show/story different from another simmer’s.

So note that [if I never did put the Racing Men in STM], the entire show might have been cancelled in early-2014. Aren’t you glad I’ve chosen an approach where I can maintain my interest in continuing the series?

As always, the show’s NOT over unless I explicitly say it is.

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STM 203 – 80% (Hyde, Specter & Son – Midnight Hollow)

I am happy to announce that STM 2.03 is 80% filmed & edited, with an imminent October release, assuming there are no last minute major problems.

The Bella scene is probably one of my least favorite to film and edit, alongside the nightmare of the Grunt house in STM 1.06. You probably know Pleasantview is never my cup of tea. But the rest of the multi-plot STM 2.03 is fun to put together.

It appears that EA created their first default sim named “Hyde” In Midnight Hollow. However, Lucien Hyde looks nothing like me – his appearance is that of a Marilyn Manson spoof, and his personality that of a perpetually sad tortured artist. It’s also significant that this Hyde is put into the same town as Specter & Son.

I was smiling at how the EA promotional interview referred to him as “Hyde”, especially since I do that “last name reference” quite a bit in STM. Not just for my own character, but for just about any adult male with a unique surname. The only females who get this “last name treatment” are Monty & Specter – the strong & individualistic women.