Wednesday, January 17, 2024

My Blog is a 10-Year-Old

Hey, readers.  If the title wasn't obvious, today is the 10th anniversary of Cafe LaStrange.  I'm a little surprised that it lasted this long.  I known I've been inconsistent over the years with posting, but I appreciate the eyeballs that check out my blog.  Here's to more years of weird ramblings and sharing of things.


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Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.




Tuesday, October 31, 2023

What's This?!

Hey, Readers!  Happy Halloween!  I come bearing cc treats that will help make your spooky sims 4 builds look more spooky.

First up is this Halloween wallpaper by OswaNily.



This wallpaper has a nice variety of color swatches and spooky/witchy patterns.  You can snatch it up for yourself by clicking here.

Next, is this demonic-looking wallpaper by Annett's Sims 4 Welt (Annett85).


The swatches on this wallpaper lean more toward the creepy/sinister side.  Perfect for any vampire den.  Click here and start working on the hellish estate of your dreams.

Lastly, is this recolor of the skeleton hands candle lights from the spooky stuff pack by tabicatastrophe.




Gone are the bright and zany colors.  These lights come in rusty, gold, silver and black.  You can find the links to these lights on her tumblr page or here.

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MERRY HALLOWEEN TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!







Sunday, October 22, 2023

Going with The Flow

Hey, Readers.  Hope Spooky Season has been treating you well.  Taking a small break from Simmerween posting to drop another music recommendation.

My latest music recommendation is the UK Post-Punk/Goth duo, Peak Flow.  The band's members, James and Jools, draw influence for their sound from 80s synth, Post-Punk and Goth.  Below is the video for their debut single, "Running to You".  The song is about a broken relationship.  One half recalling the good times and wanting to start anew with the other half realizing that there was no going back.


Peak Flow can be found on both YouTubeSoundCloud and these other music streaming platforms.

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Til next time.





Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Bella Goth Look Book: Everyday

Hey, Readers.  I wanted to try my hand at creating a sims 4 look book.  Who better to do it with than Bella Goth.  Since I filled up all of the outfit slots in this category, I'll be showcasing Bella's everyday looks.

Look #1

Hair: Base Game
Dress: Trillyke
Shoes: Sentate
Eyeshadow: Base Game
Eyeliner: Base Game
Lipstick: Sagittariah
Earrings: Base Game
Necklace: Base Game
Bracelet: Fashion Street Kit
Ring: Base Game
Nails: Base Game


Look #2


Hair: Joliebean
Hair Accessory: Joliebean
Dress: Sentate
Shoes: Sentate
Eyeshadow: Base Game
Eyeliner: Base Game
Lipstick: Sagittariah
Earrings: bloodmoon
Necklace: Spooky Stuff SP
Ring: Base Game
Nails: Base Game


Look #3


Hair: Joliebean
Hair Accessory: Joliebean
Jacket: Sentate
Pants: Sentate
Shoes: Sentate
Eyeshadow: Base Game
Eyeliner: Base Game
Lipstick: Sagittariah
Earrings: Joliebean
Necklace: Cool Kitchen SP
Ring: Base Game
Nails: Base Game


Look #4


Hair: Base Game
Outfit: City Living EP
Shoes: Base Game
Eyeshadow: Base Game
Eyeliner: Base Game
Lipstick: Sagittariah
Earrings: Base Game
Necklace: Base Game
Bracelet: Fashion Street Kit
Ring: Base Game
Nails: Base Game


Look #5


Hair: Base Game
Jacket: oydis
Skirt: oydis
Shoes: Sentate
Eyeshadow: Base Game
Eyeliner: Base Game
Lipstick: Sagittariah
Earrings: Moschino SP
Necklace: Base Game
Ring: Base Game
Nails: Base Game

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Til next time.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Hey, Readers.  That time of year has arrived again.  No, I'm not talking about Christmas.  Stay where you are, fat man.  I'm talking about Spooky Season.  To celebrate, I wanted to share with you a new sims 4 CAS background that I just downloaded.

The background is called Vampire's Study.  It was created by thatonegreenleaf.  Here's what it looks like.  FYI, I did not create the sim that's featured in this image.  This is from the content creator's patreon.


The best part about this background is the mirror.  It allows you to see the back of your sim without having to rotate them.  If you want this spooky CAS background for yourself, just click on the creator's name and it will take you straight to her patreon page.

If you enjoy reading my blog or my other creative endeavors and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link to it can be found in the bottom left corner of my blog and in my profile.

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Til next time.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Spooky Vibes and Sick Boi Tunes

Hey, Readers.  Back with some more music recommendations for your listening pleasure.  First up, is Danielle Gormley.  A.K.A Spookster Vibes.  A.K.A Spooky V.

Spooky V is a friendly neighborhood ghost who likes sharing her favorite music in the way of mixes and reposts.  This is a good way to discover new artists to check out.  Float on over to her soundcloud and enjoy the spooky vibes.  

Next up is Ren.  A lot of his songs delve into things like mental health, greed and corruption.  His music videos are both creative and fit the messages of the songs well.  I'm not even going to try to go into depth about his sound.  It will just sound like nonsensical babble.

Instead, I'll leave you with the music video for his song, Hi Ren.  In the video, he's having an argument with his negative thoughts.


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Til next time.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Searching in Venice

Hey, readers.  Last week, I got to watch a special screening of an animated short film by Mike J. McAllister.  It's called "Never Saw Venice."  Let's just say that it's about a guy who's going through some things.  It...hit...hard.

"Never Saw Venice" is a tough watch, but I recommend checking it out when it's released.  The short isn't available for viewing on his youtube channel.  Mike wants to shop it around to some film festivals.  However, the trailer for it is.  You can watch the trailer here or on his youtube channel.


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Til next time.