I recently read something that Aikea Guinea wrote over at Club Crimsyn, and it made quite a lot of sense. I have noticed that many people seem to have certain expectations with custom content, and it makes sense. There is a certain amount of quality that I myself expect before putting something in my game. Although I understand this, there is an excess of criticism and hateful comments in regards to creations posted. ESPECIALLY over at My Sims 3 Blog. It seems that people EXPECT creators to make certain things, and then proceed to lash out at said creators when their desires aren't met.
This is incredibly disturbing due to the fact that creators spend HUGE amounts of time on their work, and do not receive any compensation for it.
When I began retexturing a few months ago, I knew very little, and believed myself to be incredibly lucky to be featured over at MS3B. After coming back to read the comments, I almost quit creating for The Sims 3 altogether. The comments were harsh and uninhibited except for a few kind users who gave me words of encouragement and ideas to improve my work. Because my work was for myself rather than for everyone else, I continued to work and attempt to improve my work, and I have made quite a bit of progress in these few months.
Posting my work has been a great and completely terrible experience at the same time. On one hand, I've learnt so much about creating for The Sims 3, and on the other, I've experienced quite a bit of the ignorance and cruelty prevalent of The Sims 3 CC community. I managed to get over the comments, and tough it out and learn from my mistakes, and grow as a creator (although I am STILL learning).
The only issue that I'm having is that the posting process alone takes easily twice as much time than the actual creation process, and personally, I don't know why I'm doing this anymore. The majority of the people who post over at MS3B are DISGUSTING, OBNOXIOUS people, and its amazing that most people haven't quit creating altogether.
What I'm saying is that being a creator for The Sims 3 fucking sucks, and is fucking difficult to boot. The only appeal is creating something that I like, and finding that (some) people like it enough to put it in their game as well. But the thing is that the abuse of creators over at MS3B is way too much. Basically, if you like someone's work, please defend it, because they aren't going to know that its good if someone doesn't tell them. All I know about your opinions of my work are the things that you say about it, and that's how it is for everyone.
TL;DR: Try to avoid being an ass about feedback, we don't owe you SHIT. Fuck all of you, except for those who have something constructive to say, or are thanking creators.
Lets get to the hair, yeah?
The title is inspired by Lost In The World by Kanye West.
I actually really like this hair, flyaway hairs and all.
I figured out a better system for picture taking, so the old system is back Adjust-Shine on the left, EA Control on the Right:
Have something to say about my image editing skills? Fuck you, I'm unhappy today.
Things have changed. You can put all the shit you want in your game, because they no longer conflict. Basically, you can have Adjust-Shine and EA Control in your game. YAY LEARNING.
You'll get your file names when I get the Toddler and Child Files. (That means they're not currently available. Downloading will get you the T-EF file, thats it for now).
Disclaimer: I did not mesh this, Newsea did. You can find the original hair here. You should definitely pay for it. (Trolololol)
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Do what you want with my work, but give me and Newsea credit, and NO PAYSITES.