Vexed Sims, Bite-Sized
Life. Things.

Over the last 10 days, I’ve:

  • Had my life completely turned upside-down, because my husband decided that the person he wants in life is Not Me.
  • Discovered my local friends are truly awesome in their eagerness to have me as a roommate.
  • Discovered my family is truly awesome in how quickly and thoroughly they have my back when shit hits the fan.
  • Started a new job, after over 6 years of being a homemaker.
  • Made some new friends in my new job’s training class.  We’re totally going out for drinks and karaoke once we all get our first paycheck.
  • Taken a room in my house that hasn’t had a proper cleanout in years, and cleaned it out.
  • Moved into said room, including purchasing my own bed.  Slowly but surely filtering all my worldly possessions out of the home I once shared and into a 10 x 10 space, until I can move it all to my friends’ apartment.

I decided less than 24 hours into the whole mess that moping around and crying about things wasn’t going to get them taken care of.  In fact it was accomplishing the exact opposite.  The people around me have been fantastic at keeping me positive.

I also decided that, given all he said to me, and the reasons behind his rejection of our relationship after 8 years, and all the effort I put into trying to make our marriage work over those years (much of which was not returned), that I am not going to regret what happened one little bit.

but when are you going to get around to rebuilding Helen? I can’t help but imagine you wanting something for this that is still evil, but -looks- nice.

Helen!  Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in awhile!

Funny thing is, there’s no need to look nice where I play now.  It’s a land shrouded in perpetual night, where everyone is assumed to either be evil or entirely tolerant of evil.  The surface kingdom is ruled by a half-orc who has an open alliance with the drow city beneath.  The undead have an official organization that occasionally holds meet-and-greets with interested outsiders.  Hell, even the pixies are all unseelie.

Nobody bats an eyelash at the idea of either a demon or a drow running around here.  Hell, my drow made her way up to the mages’ guildhall the other day hoping to become a wizard, where she met and was tested by a goblin lich, who is one of the guild leaders and now also her tutor.

If I made a “looks nice, but actually evil” character for this setting, the thought that she might -be- nice would scarcely enter anyone’s mind.

(And if you’re wondering what happened to that WoD place I found.. I eventually got tired of the “I don’t like crossover games, so therefore you aren’t allowed in my roleplay.  You can either sit in the OOC room being bored, or make a character of a type I am willing to interact with.” act that a few noisy people pulled there, and everyone else agreed to to make them stop whining.)

Oh yeah, when I’m not simming?
I’m over on Second Life, running around as one of these two lovely ladies.
Yes, the game has a reputation as being a giant porn-fest, but hell, look at any chatroom site or MMO out there and what do you find?  People trying to get cybersexed.  SL just gets to be more honest about it, since the game’s entire purpose revolves around building whatever you can dream up.  And people dream about sex a lot.
I tend to hang out with the roleplayer crowds there, and these two avatars are my characters.
Yes, they’re as evil as they look.

Oh yeah, when I’m not simming?

I’m over on Second Life, running around as one of these two lovely ladies.

Yes, the game has a reputation as being a giant porn-fest, but hell, look at any chatroom site or MMO out there and what do you find?  People trying to get cybersexed.  SL just gets to be more honest about it, since the game’s entire purpose revolves around building whatever you can dream up.  And people dream about sex a lot.

I tend to hang out with the roleplayer crowds there, and these two avatars are my characters.

Yes, they’re as evil as they look.

Hell yeah, Bonehilda!  GET ‘ER!
That crazy undead maid is still one of my very favorite Sims things.

Hell yeah, Bonehilda!  GET ‘ER!

That crazy undead maid is still one of my very favorite Sims things.

Aww, nobody wants a castle for their sims? (Well, almost nobody.  <3 you, V)

Imma be sad for 2 seconds now, okay?

*sniffle*

Okay I’m done.

I&#8217;m making a castle.  :3
As it is, it&#8217;s 2 bedroom, 3 bath, has a seeecret alchemy lab, and sits on a 30 x 30.  It should house a family of 4 and all their sordid hobbies quite nicely.
Anyone want one?
If you do, then given the unfurnished cost is already $68k (Sorry, poor sims don&#8217;t get to live in castles.), how much would your sims pay to live in it?

I’m making a castle.  :3

As it is, it’s 2 bedroom, 3 bath, has a seeecret alchemy lab, and sits on a 30 x 30.  It should house a family of 4 and all their sordid hobbies quite nicely.

Anyone want one?

If you do, then given the unfurnished cost is already $68k (Sorry, poor sims don’t get to live in castles.), how much would your sims pay to live in it?

So!  I have a question for all the simmers out there:

My sims’ lives are full of mischief and villainy.  I entertain myself by exploring the weird corners of sim-life, and finding new ways to make my pixel-people suffer, rather than with simply living the suburban dream.

Which post-Supernatural expansion would be the most fun?

This guy.

He’s my new “Can Sims 3 keep me entertained for more than a couple days?” experiment.

Yeah, he’s bland compared to all the Pretty Sims of Tumblr.  My game is persnickety enough without adding gobs of CC and custom sliders to it.

But my game has always been about causing mischief more than about preening.  And now that I finally made one, I think witches are my new favorite kind of sim.  Because whenever someone displeases me, I can set them on fire.  Right there.  Just ~*FWOOSH*~

So satisfying.

ticklemerainbows:

teamheadcanon:

barbitone:

som3thing-cl3v3r:

workingamerica:

Fast food workers “occupying” Wall Street. #imlovinit

If you can’t fucking survive on fucking $7.25 go to fucking school and get another fucking job. Those people who run the fucking restaurants and shops who fucking give out minimum fucking wage need to make a fucking profit too. Get off your lazy fucking ass and make way for the fucking high school students and college students who fucking need that job that pays $7.25.


Here’s the thing about the minimum wage, when it was first instituted it was so that one person with one full time job should be able to support a family (of 4 I believe, sadly cannot find the source for this info right now, anyone know?). Since then, the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation and workers now are worse off than they were four decades ago.  In fact, if it HAD kept up with inflation, right now it would be around $10.74.
Furthermore, the idea that people working for minimum wage are teenagers is complete bullshit - in fact, it is more like adults over the age of 20.
Also the whole “go to school and get a better job” thing is top-notch advice obviously, but how exactly do you see the logistics of that working out? Take a person who’s barely surviving and probably already has two or more jobs… where EXACTLY are they going to find the time or money to “go to school and get a better job”? I mean really, explain this brilliant plan in detail please.
There’s this attitude like “oh, if you’re on minimum wage just get a second job! Or just go to school! stop whining!” as if people living in poverty don’t DESERVE small things like - spending time with their family! Sleeping! Doing anything BESIDES work!
Finally - this whole idea of look at these poor corporations “but they HAVE to make a profit!” Well, newsflash - they are. They’re making a huge profit. In 2012 alone, McDonald’s in fact made $5,503,100,000 in profits, so forgive me if I don’t feel too terribly bad for poor old McDonald’s, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. And why is this idea so terribly controversial? That it’s IMPOSSIBLE for companies to make a profit without paying their workers as little as possible? Well, whoops in Australia workers get $15 per hour and the McDonald’s there are doing just fine.
P.S. if you wanna read a gigantic ass academic paper on why increasing the minimum wage is a thing that is good, here you go

and even if you do go and get a college education to ‘get a better job’
there is ZERO guarantee that you will get that better job because there are more people with college educations than there are appropriate jobs to be filled by them. 
Signed, a 23 year old with a degree who couldn’t get a better job

Wow. Some college students (ie: me) can’t afford college on minimum wage (its 7.40 here but still not enough to live on). I mean, how the eff do you expect me to live and go to school to get a so called “better job” if I can’t afford to do so? It’s stupid. 

Hey, can I join the slap fight too?
I&#8217;ve read the statistics.  The average minimum-wage worker right now is 35 years old.  88% of all minimum wage employees are above the age of 20.
It&#8217;s not just fast food workers.  It&#8217;s retail, hospitality, food service, warehouse and manufacturing employees too.  There are a LOT of minimum-wage jobs, and workers, out there.
If the College Fairy descended upon the USA, and *poof* granted every single one of these people degrees that they currently lack the time and money to pursue, just WHERE, exactly, are all those better-paying jobs going to come from?  Last I checked, we don&#8217;t have enough jobs for the educated and experienced people we ALREADY have.
And if the Job Fairy and the College Fairy teamed up and gave EVERYONE a good job, then who would work in our stores, serve our food, clean our public buildings, and keep our warehouses running?  There aren&#8217;t enough teenagers for that.  These industries are huge, and don&#8217;t just operate during after-school hours.  Sorry.
Minimum wage jobs are both widespread and necessary to keep the country running.  And they should pay enough for a full-time worker to be able to make ends meet without relying on government assistance to keep food in their bellies and a roof over their head.  Right now, even for a singleton, this is not the case.

ticklemerainbows:

teamheadcanon:

barbitone:

som3thing-cl3v3r:

workingamerica:

Fast food workers “occupying” Wall Street. #imlovinit

If you can’t fucking survive on fucking $7.25 go to fucking school and get another fucking job. Those people who run the fucking restaurants and shops who fucking give out minimum fucking wage need to make a fucking profit too. Get off your lazy fucking ass and make way for the fucking high school students and college students who fucking need that job that pays $7.25.

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Here’s the thing about the minimum wage, when it was first instituted it was so that one person with one full time job should be able to support a family (of 4 I believe, sadly cannot find the source for this info right now, anyone know?). Since then, the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation and workers now are worse off than they were four decades ago.  In fact, if it HAD kept up with inflation, right now it would be around $10.74.

Furthermore, the idea that people working for minimum wage are teenagers is complete bullshit - in fact, it is more like adults over the age of 20.

Also the whole “go to school and get a better job” thing is top-notch advice obviously, but how exactly do you see the logistics of that working out? Take a person who’s barely surviving and probably already has two or more jobs… where EXACTLY are they going to find the time or money to “go to school and get a better job”? I mean really, explain this brilliant plan in detail please.

There’s this attitude like “oh, if you’re on minimum wage just get a second job! Or just go to school! stop whining!” as if people living in poverty don’t DESERVE small things like - spending time with their family! Sleeping! Doing anything BESIDES work!

Finally - this whole idea of look at these poor corporations “but they HAVE to make a profit!” Well, newsflash - they are. They’re making a huge profit. In 2012 alone, McDonald’s in fact made $5,503,100,000 in profits, so forgive me if I don’t feel too terribly bad for poor old McDonald’s, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. And why is this idea so terribly controversial? That it’s IMPOSSIBLE for companies to make a profit without paying their workers as little as possible? Well, whoops in Australia workers get $15 per hour and the McDonald’s there are doing just fine.

P.S. if you wanna read a gigantic ass academic paper on why increasing the minimum wage is a thing that is good, here you go

and even if you do go and get a college education to ‘get a better job’

there is ZERO guarantee that you will get that better job because there are more people with college educations than there are appropriate jobs to be filled by them. 

Signed, a 23 year old with a degree who couldn’t get a better job

Wow. Some college students (ie: me) can’t afford college on minimum wage (its 7.40 here but still not enough to live on). I mean, how the eff do you expect me to live and go to school to get a so called “better job” if I can’t afford to do so? It’s stupid. 

Hey, can I join the slap fight too?

I’ve read the statistics.  The average minimum-wage worker right now is 35 years old.  88% of all minimum wage employees are above the age of 20.

It’s not just fast food workers.  It’s retail, hospitality, food service, warehouse and manufacturing employees too.  There are a LOT of minimum-wage jobs, and workers, out there.

If the College Fairy descended upon the USA, and *poof* granted every single one of these people degrees that they currently lack the time and money to pursue, just WHERE, exactly, are all those better-paying jobs going to come from?  Last I checked, we don’t have enough jobs for the educated and experienced people we ALREADY have.

And if the Job Fairy and the College Fairy teamed up and gave EVERYONE a good job, then who would work in our stores, serve our food, clean our public buildings, and keep our warehouses running?  There aren’t enough teenagers for that.  These industries are huge, and don’t just operate during after-school hours.  Sorry.

Minimum wage jobs are both widespread and necessary to keep the country running.  And they should pay enough for a full-time worker to be able to make ends meet without relying on government assistance to keep food in their bellies and a roof over their head.  Right now, even for a singleton, this is not the case.

Must be some kind of growth. Whatever it is, she is proud of it! It is nice seeing you around here again - not that I’m around often myself. But hey, I’m here right now and so are you. It’s destiny! :]

The Fates brought you back to Tumblr, just so you could see my hairy townie.

What did you do to piss them off this time?