Monday, March 4, 2013

YouTube Channel

As it stands, I'm preparing to transfer my 100 Baby Challenge into video format. I'll be starting over, but Miriam will still be our mom.

I'm hoping to post more updates on here, but my main priority is to start uploading lots which I've built for The Sims 3.

So that's about it! :D An update seemed in order.

The address for my YouTube channel is:

Thanks very much!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Part 5 is live!

Part 5 of Let's Play The Sims 3 Monte Vista is live and available here

It ended up being longer than I had anticipated because I played for the in-game equivalent of one-and-a-half-days instead of just one, but it did help me get a benchmark for my typical play speed, which can only help me be more efficient when filming my LPs in the future!

There has been some great support and feedback so far, and part 6 is filmed and currently uploading, so the link to that will be posted later today or tomorrow.

My plan is to go into game later and do a feature on a very large house I made for a fellow Simmer. This house is special because it is made using only base-game and Pets items. My game is up-to-date on patches, so that is the only other thing to consider if you should decide to download it.

I am currently considering doing a feature on safe custom content/mod installation practices and using mod-adjusted sliders, so if that's something which might interest you, please leave a comment on this post, my Sims3Simbiote Facebook Page or on my YouTube Channel.

I love hearing from fellow Simmers and checking out their LPs, so drop me a message anytime!

Take care and be well!

-- The Simbiote

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm still working on the next installment of the photo story (I have 900 photos to process for it!), but I have four videos up on YouTube for your viewing. Likes, comments, and subscriptions are always appreciated and will help me get traction as a Let's Player!

So, if you are inclined, I would be glad for you to check out my Sims 3 Monte Vista Let's Play videos! Here are the links:

Let's Play The Sims 3 Monte Vista Part 1- Stranded!

Let's Play The Sims 3 Monte Vista Part 2- Fast Friends

Let's Play The Sims 3 Monte Vista Part 3- Learning Curve

Let's Play The Sims 3 Monte Vista Part 4- Things Are Going Swimmingly

It is my intention to put up brand new content each day, including video features of buildings I've made. There is also a video series on my 100 Baby Challenge and my Asylum Challenge, which will be next.

Thanks so much for your time! Happy Simming and be well!!

--The Simbiote

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello fellow Simmers!

    Today I would like to share the news that my YouTube channel is up and running. It has Let's Play videos available now, and will soon have building feature, as well as Sims 3 Challenge videos!

    Recently, I have gotten behind on my 100 Baby Challenge photo array, but I'm hoping to get back on track soon. There are so many pictures that it's hard to pick which ones I should use :)

    I hope that you're all well, and please head on over to YouTube and check out my channel and videos at:

Thanks much for viewing!!!

--The Simbiote

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Miriam Colby and The Sims 3 100 Baby Challenge Part Two

When last we left off:

Miriam had decided to expand her little family once more and her next donor was none other than the famous Tiara Angelista!

Once her doctor had confirmed the subsequent pregnancy, Miriam decided that the best thing to do was try to get some work done and spend time with Sam.

For Sam, life went on as normal; he kept up with his schoolwork and spent his spare time just being a kid. It was important to Miriam that Sam thrive, so she encouraged him to play, imagine, and get out and have fun.

Before they knew it, the Fall Festival had arrived in town! Sam decided to head there and try to win some prize tickets-- and maybe meet some new friends.

Meanwhile, Miriam was working on some new pieces for her art buyer. Interestingly, she got the feeling that something shady was going on, as the buyer insisted upon some bizarre cloak and dagger meeting spots. Miriam contemplated finding someone new with whom to work.

A few days later, Miriam went into labor. It was a school night and Sam had a cold, so she encouraged him to stay home and rest while she had the baby. After a hug goodbye, she left for the hospital.

After fourteen hours hard labor, Miriam emerged from the hospital with a beautiful set of twins! One boy, one girl-- she named them Eli and Ellie. They grew very quickly, and despite feeling overwhelmed at having TWO new little ones to care for, she rose to the occasion splendidly-- despite the fact that those two were quite a handful!!

Sam, being so considerate, tried to stay out of his mother's hair and help as much as he could. He found new ways to entertain himself and did his best to make new friends.

In the early Winter, the twins had their birthdays!

The air chilled and Bridgeport was blanketed in a thick layer of snow. Taking advantage of this, Ellie picked up a new hobby-- snowboarding.

When Snowflake Day came around, Miriam invited Sam's father to their home for dinner and gifts. The twins' other parent turned out to be a bit of a deadbeat and the Colby's were rather short on money, so Miriam was only able to purchase a few modest presents for her children. Ellie was desperate to have a dollhouse, but they were incredibly expensive; Sam wished more than anything to have an easel of his own, so that he could take up painting like his mother, and Eli had recently discovered that his dream was to become a successful screenwriter so he was hoping to someday get a computer.

Miriam was terribly depressed that she couldn't afford these gifts, which she had expressed in a email to one of her friends. Little did she know that this friend would pass on the children's wishlists to Darrell, Sam's father, and that he would give them the very things for which they'd asked. Miriam and the children couldn't have been more grateful!

The children slept well that night and looked forward to spending the last few days of Winter playing in the snow and enjoying the newly-arrived Winter Festival.

Meanwhile, money troubles were still at the forefront, resulting in Miriam doing some DIY repairs at the most inconvenient times, i.e. before an important work soiree.

To blow off some steam, Miriam went out to have some fun with a rather odd friend she'd made online.

A few months passed, and the children became closer than ever-- inseparable, even. They went everywhere together and even had the same circle of friends. With her kids happy and occupied, Miriam once again focused on painting and making a better life for all of them.

In the Spring, Sam had his birthday, and despite now being a teenager, he remained close with his two younger siblings. They enjoyed the finer weather as a team, played, laughed, and haunted the Spring festival to earn tickets and play games.

As for Miriam, she had recently cut ties with her previous art buyer and found a new one through the local curator. They agreed to talk business over drinks, choosing to meet at the Sports Bar of which Miriam was so fond. After some good conversation and plenty of alcohol, they called it a night and prepared to leave.

But in the elevator their powerful chemistry got the better of them and things took a completely unexpected turn--

To be continued...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mahogany House

This is Mahogany House

***Mediafire download available HERE***
***Link to Sims Exchange download coming soon***

Mahogany House is a mid-sized home with a cottage appeal. It would be great for a small family or a couple who just want some extra space and amenities.

Furnished value= $192,959
Unfurnished value= $59,365

This house is on a 30x30 lot and includes:

*Driveway with a fountain and parking space
*Kitchen/dining room/piano room
*Downstairs bathroom with laundry included
*Family room
*Home gym
*Two bedrooms
*Upstairs bathroom
*Back patio featuring a hot tub and outdoor kitchen
*Large fenced plot for gardening

Filesize= 6.34 Mb
Type= Sims3pack

*I have The Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, Nightlife, Outdoor Living, Town Life, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Diesel, Supernatural, and Seasons. 

This house is clean of Custom Content. Moveobjects True was used to place the plants in the back on the patio-- otherwise, the house was built without cheats.

This file is available for Download here
**Please do not upload to any site or claim as your own.

Thanks very much for viewing!!!

Take care, Simmers!