charamei: (Asexual: Ace)
Apparently yesterday I got a year older or something. I can't say I really noticed, what with having Sims 2-induced insomnia* the night before and it being my first day back at work. I spent most of it trying not to fall asleep at my desk.

But! While I was trying to nap on the train home, and drifting in and out thanks to the extremely chatty pair of girls next to me, I drifted back awake to the strains of 'I mean, how can he know he doesn't like sex if he's never had it?'

I think what happened next went OK. I don't think I was rude, although I was probably more abrupt than necessary (I usually am in these situations; I'm naturally blunt and I get nervous talking to strangers, you do the math). At any rate, at least one of them seemed to understand my example of 'How do you know you won't enjoy sex with women if you've never slept with a woman?', and I think her friend got it in the end too. And then we moved on to asexual relationships, briefly, and then one of them had to get off the train.

Success for two reasons:
  1. A teaching moment that went reasonably well

  2. On a more personal level, I talked to some strangers and the world did not explode, nor did they laugh at me or pull my hair or, I dunno, eat me or anything. If nothing else this was a win against social anxiety.

*TS2 is the most addictive game in the world for me, I am not kidding. I once completely forgot to go to a lecture because I was so engrossed - didn't skip it, just forgot I had one at all. Storytelling tool + no limiting factors like typing speed = engrossed Charamei whose brain WILL NOT SHUT OFF. Also, eight-hour playing sessions. (Eight straight hours on a computer is pretty rare for me outside of office situations: I like fresh air too much.)
charamei: (DW: First Steps Brax)
Today represented a breakthrough in Simming, in that I managed to successfully turn the skies of Gallifrey orange. On a per-lot basis, no less, so the Earth's can be as blue as ever!

Clearly, this meant a trip to the Looming House, where (due to clock resets) it's been almost a day since these guys were created. Which means... yep... potty and bed.

And the Master, against stiff competition, stole the show. )

Plus icons, of course.

And the usual icon batch. )
charamei: (DW: First Steps Brax)
I opened up the Looming House to take a photoshoot, and ended up playing a while afterwards (hey, these guys are cute). The photoshoot pictures, like the reason for all this, are top super-secret UNIT classified for now, but...

Young Doctor: "I feel a peculiar attraction to this blue cuboid... fascinating."
Young Braxiatel: "Have you got any of the green ones? I need more green ones."
Young Master: "And then that planet will explode... boom! Boom!"
Young Doctor: "What are you doing?"
Young Master: "Drawing the second Big Bang. It's gonna be bigger than the first one, you know. Boom! Boom! BOOM!"

Just the one icon, due to a sad lack of time to procrastinate with:
charamei: Geek (DW10: Geek)
For reasons which will one day become evident, but are currently top super-secret UNIT classified, I felt it necessary to spend most of yesterday building a Gallifreyan creche in The Sims 2.

Populating it was not necessary, but one thing led to another, and... well.

Of course, the real joy of doing this sort of thing in the Sims is turning free will on and watching them act entirely in character.

Ushas spent the whole of playtime in a quiet, awkward-to-photograph corner with the science toy. As for the others... )

And then, because it was procrastinate or work, I dun made icons.

Because some of these were just crying out to be captioned. )



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