20 Nov 2012

REVIEW: Sims 3: Supernatural Expansion

This is my first game review so bare with me ^-^"
I decided to review the most recent expansion of The Sims 3 that I acquired, Supernatural!
I wanted this purely because I knew it had Fairies and Vampires, my two favourite mythical races :3!
- Allows you to create sims in new races including: Werewolves, Ghosts, Witches, Fairies, Vampires and Genies.
- Like with the other expansion packs, you get a whole new town.
- New career options including Alchemy and Fortune Telling.
- New cosmetic options. 

- Zombies serve no real purpose and are mostly an annoyance rather than a fun addition.
- Lunar cycle messes up on a regular basis.
- Confessing to being a Vampire appears to impair you on the social side with humans.
- Hunting is almost impossible...for me at least. 
Game Play
If you're really into the extra races then the game play is pretty good. As far as expansion packs go it's quite a nice change from the usual human needs. Though the only race that really differs is the Vampire in a sense that you can't go out in daylight and if you choose the immortality "add-on" thing then you end up sparkling in the sunlight, dammit EA.
You do get some different perks to the game of course, like riding a broom in place of a car if you're a witch, you now have two more career options like Alchemy and Fortune Telling and like with the other expansions you get a good amount of new hair styles, clothes, 12 new skin tones etc;

  The sparkliest race, fairies also have a magical meter for different uses though the only use I've found far is for playing pranks of other people.
They have a variety of different wing styles which of course is customisable, and actually I really like that because I'm a sucker for all things sparkly and pretty.
I made these guys just as a quick preview. I like everything to be matchy-matchy in case you didn't notice.

Oh yeah you also get some neat little pixie clothes too.

Clue is in the title, you get to play as a ghost. I think this race has the most "background" options in the fact you can choose the colour of your ghost by how it died.
So we have (from left top to bottom right)
Old Age - Drowned - Starvation
Electrocution - Burned - Mummy's Curse
Meteor - Watery Grave - Human Statue
Transmuted - Haunting Curse - Jelly Bean Death 
I didn't include "Watery Grave" because it's the same as "Drowned".
There is little to no advantage of being a Ghost, except your sims voice sounds creepy and you float rather than walk, which is pretty awesome.

Witches are probably the race you want to choose if you're somewhat of a Harry Potter fan. You can do the usual flying on broomsticks (either in a broomstick arena or in place of a car) and they're generally better at things like Alchemy and spell casting.

If you want to add an oversized dog to your house, then choosing a werewolf is probably a good idea. They scratch things up just the same however they aren't completely useless in the fact that they are able to go hunting solo and with time they get really good at this and frequently find some interesting and rare items.

Vampires are a personal favourite, and weren't a disappointment to me. Since The Sims 3 is basically the ultimate life simulator, it seems to have got the lifestyle of a vampire down pretty well!
You can't go out in the sunlight and your prime source of sustenance is from feeding from humans or drinking  plasma juice from the fridge.
You do die easier while being a vampire though, or that's probably just me since they seem to have the incapability to actually feed themselves.
There is new music since there is a new town and like with the other expansions it's quite fitting.
The sound effects for the new creatures like the Zombies are pretty cool too.

Overall it's a neat expansion with some cool perks. It would only appeal to those in the supernatural fandom of course since players who have no interest in things like the lunar cycles and Zombies probably should avoid this particular expansion. Even though you can turn them off it kind of makes the whole point of buying Supernatural pointless.

11 Nov 2012

Rabbitry Update: November 2012 + New Babies!

It's time for baby bunnies!
Snuggles' babies finally opened their eyes and are now coming out of the nest for exploration times. So I used this to my advantage and stole them one at a time for 5 minutes to take some pictures!

NOTE: There is also another kitten (a Chocolate Agouti Vienna Marked) but I didn't have time to get pictures. I'll snap some tomorrow or whenever the lighting is good in my room ^-^
 Black Self Vienna Mark

Black Otter (The Chubby One)
Dubbed "Chubs" or "Fatty" because he/she looks like Galaxy, who reminds me somewhat of Cartman...
Fatty and Boyfriend :3

Black Otter (The Normal One)
So many sleeps, so little time.

Chocolate Agouti
Bunny loves boyfriend. Boyfriend loves bunny. Win win.

"My Kingdom needs me!"
 I'm very in two minds about who to keep from this litter, but I guess I'll know what the best type is when they're a couple of weeks older.
At 4 weeks they say that's what the bunny will look like at 6-7 months when it is an adult.
So we will see!

10 Nov 2012

Winter Recommendations

Staying warm in Winter is a woe that many Lolitas face every year, and every year brands have actually been getting better and better at noticing this.
This post will be a recommendations post, including images and links from my latest scours of the interwebs.
I personally suffer with drastic temperature changes. In the Spring I'm almost constantly plagued with colds because of the rain. In the Summer I have to keep my skin and head fully covered either in hats/wigs or parasols and in the Autumn and Winter I rarely leave the house.

Why don't I leave the house? Well, usually I'm too poor to afford a nice, hooded, waterproof coat and I've been that poor for about 2 years and before that I was kitted out with horse gear which is Winterproof by default.

These are the best coats/capes I've found so far. I base this on my own taste and a quick search through the brands listed will bring up other items, these are just my favourites.

BTSSB Hooded Bunny Cape
19,740yen OR £157 (incl. tax)
I love this cape for obvious reasons -bunny- and it also comes in colour ways that work with just about every sub-style.

BTSSB Fairy Fur Jacket
19,740yen OR £157 (incl. tax)
So fluffly! This is the kind of coat I would love to own, while it's not waterproof it's perfect for those fresh mornings!

Angelic Pretty Napolean Short Coat
$397 OR £250
I love the fact that everything on this coat is removable, not that I would remove the fur...or anything. But it makes for a nice diverse coat!

Angelic Pretty Lovely Short Coat
$383 OR £241
This coat looks so snuggley and like the other coat the fur is removable.

Fanplusfriend Cutie FRUiTS Sweet Miss Bunny Coat + Cape
$204.99 OR £129
I love this because bunnies and the amount of colours it comes in. Going by the pictures I think you also have the option to have a cat one too!

Fanplusfriend Double Breasted Sweet Lolita Coat
$180 OR £68
Yay for detachable fur!

None of the above fur is real. I wont and will never endorse real animal fur.
The only products I have and will endorse that is made from animals is in the Equestrian sphere in the form of Sheepskin, Leather and Wool.