Sunday, April 30, 2023

Let's Get Your Simming Organized!


Hey, readers.  Recently, I was offered the opportunity to become an affiliate for the Yellow Llama Co.  What's the Yellow Llama Co.?  It's an online shop run by a simmer that sells digital and printed stationary to help other simmers better organize their gameplay.  The shop offers things like digital planners, a mod tracker and widget stickers.

If you want to give digital planning a try, but not sure about committing to purchasing a digital planner, you can download a set of digital polaroid stickers and a set of digital simmer starter stickers for free.  You can also get a free digital sim calendar planner for tablets.

Digital organizing/planning isn't your thing?  Don't worry.  The shop also sells physical planners.  One for daily gameplay and one for weekly gameplay.

Click my affiliate link and check out the Yellow Llama Co. for yourself.  The link can also be found in the blog's header under Affiliates.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Custom Content for Your Alternative Needs

Hey, Readers.  Today, I want to talk sims.  Specifically, custom content for the sims 4.  If you're a sims player that enjoys making goth, punk or alternative sims, but find those items in the game to be lacking, then you might like the cc that I'm about to share with you.  F in the chat for any console players that might be reading this.

The cc that I'm about to talk about comes from The Crypt O' Club.  It's a discord server for alternative simmers.  Some of the server's custom content creators will occasionally come together and release alternative themed Crypt O' Club Collabs.  So far, they have released 4 cc stuff packs.

The first collab to be released by The Crypt O' Club is the Punk Pride stuff pack.  I believe this pack was released during Pride Month the year before last.

Pack Description: Get your pride on with the first ever collab from The Crypt O' Club discord!  You'll find all sorts of objects, accessories, clothes, makeup and more from our talented creators to celebrate the month of pride with some alternative style!  Most of the items include up to 20 different flag designs for your sims.  From rainbow studded jackets basic graphic tees, even the blandest of the bunch can find something to enjoy.

Next up, is the Creepy Creations stuff pack.

Pack Description: Prepare for some frights with the second collab straight out of The Crypt O' Club discord!  Our talented creators have whipped up some ghoulish delights for all to enjoy during this Halloween season.  Enjoy furniture, clothing, makeup and more inspired by many spooky and seasonal films from Tim Burton classics, to vampire flicks and everything in between!  But even when the Halloween season is over, we're sure you'll enjoy these treats year-round.

The third Crypt O' Collab is the DIY or Die stuff pack.

Pack Description: Grab your safety pins and get ready to do-it-yourself with the third collab from The Crypt O' Club!  You'll enjoy all of the hand-made hairs, makeup, clothing, objects and more from all of our talented collaborators!  From unprofessionally cut bangs to torn tights, patched jeans to upcycled decor, there's plenty to love and more in this pack!

The fourth and latest Crypt O' Collab is the Angsty Adolescence stuff pack.

Pack Description: It's time to rediscover your discovery phase with the fourth collab by The Crypt O' Club!  Experience growing pains in style as you hang out in your favorite store at the mall or skate your heart out.  We got checkers, stripes and more for all your teens to sport this season!  From new trends to old classics, your teenage dreams will be brought back to life with the help of all our talented creators!

Honorable Mention: Trillyke

While she doesn't focus specifically on alternative cc, Trillyke does have some alt gems on her downloads page.  Like the boots pictured above.  She's one of the few cc creators that fills my platform/chunky shoe needs.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

It's been 84 Years...

Hey, readers.  The title of this post is a bit misleading, but it has been a long time since I last posted.  So.....what has been going on with me?  A mix of something and nothing.

Just been trying to promote my 2 online shops.  Besides that, I'm still trying to figure things out and getting more into playing the Sims 4.  If you're interested in products with weird and creepy designs on them, check out my Redbubble shop.  For your handmade jewelry needs, check out my Ko-fi shop.  Links to both can be found in the bolded text, the blog header, my profile and my linktree

Also, if you play the Sims 4, feel free to follow me on the gallery.  I tend to mostly upload builds.  Might start uploading sims in the future.  My gallery id is Skulls-n-Coffee.

Til next time.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Both Strange and Familiar


Hey, readers.  Happy After Halloween.  Back to counting down the days til the next one.  While you wait, pull up a seat and give a listen to Strange & the Familiars.  The band combines dark cabaret, rock opera and progressive rock to produce a dark and whimsical sound.

Over Halloween weekend, they released their second album, Strange World.  It's a multimedia project that involves short stories, indie comics, puppets, video, images and (of course) music.  On the music side, the album is soothing to the ears as it tells tales of words of warning and mourning for all that humanity might lose.  The accompanying comic will be released episodically starting in December.  I believe checking out Strange & the Familiars is a definite must.

This strange entry has come to a close.  If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "KO-FI" and in my profile.  Til next time.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Metaphysical Demigod Visions


Hey, readers.  Back again with some more music recommendations from Bandcamp.

  • Guillotine Dream: I talked about this band before in a previous post.  But I'm bringing them up again because they have a new album coming out called Demigods.  The album doesn't come out til October 15, but it's available now for digital pre-order.  The band also made 3 of the singles off the album available to listen to on their page.
  • Vision Video: Vision Video is a goth-pop band from Athens, Georgia.  They describe they're sound as dance music for the end-times.  Nice.
  • Tony Moon: I don't listen to that much rap/hip-hop music.  Mostly because I find a lot of it to be crap.  Don't @ me.  But once in a while, I will come across an artist with a sound that I can vibe with.  That's the case with Tony Moon.  Tony's sound is ...... trippy.  A good trippy.  He raps about subjects that range from the metaphysical to politics.  Definitely recommend checking him out.

To listen to any of the artists that I have listed, just click on their names and you'll be directed to their Bandcamp page.  And so ends this blog post.  
If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "KO - FI" and in my profile.  I also just recently opened up a Ko-fi Shop to sell my handmade jewelry.  The link to that shop can be found on my page.  

Don't forget to also check out my other shop on Redbubble.  Just click on the "SHOP" link in the header or the link in my profile.  Til next time.

Monday, May 3, 2021

To the Guillotine!

Hey, readers.  Popping in with another bandcamp review/recommendation.  This time for Guillotine Dream's latest album Damaged and Damned.  The whole album screams old school gothic rock and gave off Sisters of Mercy vibes.  Highly recommend.

In other news, I finally figured out the problem I was having with streaming on twitch.  Now I can start doing listening parties on the platform.  Did one over the weekend for The Long Losts'  latest album At This Late Hour.  Might be doing some watch parties there as well.  The link to my twitch channel can be found in the header and in my profile.

If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "SUPPORT" and in my profile.  Til next time.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Time for Work

Hey, Readers.  Back with another band review.  This time, I was contacted by an industrial metal band from Germany called MIY.  Their sound blends industrial metal with darkwave, synth pop and future pop.  They messaged me about promoting and reviewing their newest album, Work.

I listened to it and, again, I was not disappointed.  This album fucking slaps.  In a pandemic-free world, there are definitely some tracks on here that I would request at a goth club.  Work releases on February 21.  Until then, you can hop on over to their bandcamp and listen to their previous album, The Seeking.

If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my Ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "SUPPORT" and in my profile.  Til next time.