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Minraed
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Join us for this month's weird and wacky theme

Each month brings a new challenge and everyone can join in.  We will use your contributions in our next monthly magazine that will be released in March. 

About the theme - Wacky Holidays

We wanted to do something to really take things in a creative direction so that we can explore some of the wackier and fun things that our Sims games have to offer for our story telling. Jorgha came up with this idea so here we go. 

We all know the usual mainstream holidays, but if you look online you will find that each month there are dozens of unofficial off-beat holidays out there. We figured these will inspire this month's theme, as well as the holidays we know and love from our Sims game. Let your imagination run wild.

Here are some websites with inspiration:




What can you contribute?

 

  • advertisements related to the theme (ads for sims, cc, makeup, your sims series story or machinima, costumes etc.) They can be for your own creations, mock ads for something from our sims games, or for your favourite cc creator. We always like to have fun ads in our magazines.
  • stories 
  • photography of course
  • custom content - clothing, objects
  • custom poses or animations (adult/rated R will not be accepted)
  • a build or a lot - somewhere for a hot date perhaps or a romantic getaway
  • tips or tutorials
  • anything you can think of

 

 


Who should join?

YOU! EVERYONE! We want to see a variety of Sims 2, 3 and 4.

 


How do you join?

Just do your creative thing and share it here in this thread. If you are adding images then be sure to post them into our gallery HERE so that we don't miss them, but then share that image here in this thread so followers don't miss it. In other cases you can just share the link here to your submission.


 

 

TIP - if you create and submit CC we do recommend creating an ad for it - you can get details HERE


 

 

HOW TO ADD PHOTOS to the thread - add the image to the gallery first, then open up the gallery to the full size images. Right click on your image and click "copy image url" or whatever your browser says for that option. Then, come back here and in the reply box you can see the little blue image on the tool bar, that is supposed to be a photo - click that and add the image url to the popup box and voila, your image will show.


DEADLINE Sunday March 15th


ADDENDUM about COVER PHOTOS for the MAGAZINE

Each month I try to select a cover shot randomly. I am always hoping to use something from a different person, but often it is a photo submitted by staff that ends up working. I don't want this to seem unfair. I really DO want to select a variety of contributor's photos, so here is what we look for. Try something like this for a chance to be on the cover. And look back at past covers to see what works. 

The image must...

be top quality graphically, high resolution

most of the picture/subject must be in the centre

must be able to fit words around the image



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February 14, 2015 at 9:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Minraed
Site Owner
Posts: 3019

Some Suggestions and Inspirations

(I will add photos as I come across them)


These are the ones I read about that I thought could fit into our Sims games...


Dr. Seuss's Birthday

International Pancake Day

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

Awkward Moment Day

Proposal Day


National Puppy Day

National Goof Off Day


March 29th - Earth Hour

Old Stuff Day

Plant a Flower Day

Learn about Butterflies Day


Extraterrestrial Abductions Day


Take a Walk in the Park Day

and so many more.... 


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February 14, 2015 at 9:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Misty4m
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Posts: 45

Sounds fun :lol::D

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February 14, 2015 at 10:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Minraed
Site Owner
Posts: 3019

Alrighty, the thread is ready to go and I started it off with some examples. 


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February 15, 2015 at 8:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

sylentwhysper
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Oh ho, really?  There is a 'Be Nasty Day' and a 'Panic Day.'  These really are wacky holidays!!  LOL!  Let's have fun with this one!

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February 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ninisims
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Posts: 55

Jorgha...you have the greatest ideas! This looks so fun :)

February 16, 2015 at 3:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jorgha Haq
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Posts: 664

I keep telling Min that I have to think outside the box because my cat uses it. *giggles* I actually didn't realize that Min credited me for this idea. I hope everyone has fun with it :)

February 16, 2015 at 11:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Minraed
Site Owner
Posts: 3019

I have added a note in the description about what we look for in an image to be used for the cover. We want to use more of the general members and not always staff for these, so give us something to work with and yours might be selected :)

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February 17, 2015 at 6:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ninisims
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Yay! I found that out quite by accident on the last cover *blushes*...just wow! 

February 18, 2015 at 3:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Misty4m
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February 19, 2015 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Simsapience
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international goof off day

World storytelling day


February 21, 2015 at 10:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Simsapience
Member
Posts: 15

lips appreciation day


February 21, 2015 at 10:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

TenderWolf
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Posts: 63

I have some to contribute! Having way too much fun!

I can remove the text from the photos if need be. :)

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February 21, 2015 at 11:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

TenderWolf
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I have another one! This one is an ad. My Cosmo said that World Wildlife Day is March 3, and I love animals, so this had to be done!


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February 24, 2015 at 9:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

sylentwhysper
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OMGosh, that is so so cool, Tenderwolf!!  I love the Wildlife ad!!

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February 24, 2015 at 9:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

TenderWolf
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Posts: 63

Thank you so much, Sylent! :)

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February 25, 2015 at 6:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

TenderWolf
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Posts: 63

Got another! I used to be a Girl Scout, so I had to do it. :D


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March 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

GemBobMarley/Gemsims
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Posts: 22

Take A Walk in the Park Day

March 30th





I couldnt choose which one, so I posted all 3 :roll:

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March 4, 2015 at 12:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Misty4m
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March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Minraed
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Posts: 3019

hah these are great so far! 

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March 6, 2015 at 6:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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