History Headscratchers / TheSims

12th Sep '15 10:25:51 PM Adept
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*** I hope that's true, since I named my ''[[{{PokemonBlackAndWhite}} Black]]'' character after Vidcund...
* I forgot the characters name, not having played TheSims2 in ''years'', but I clearly remember that when you go through the memories of one of the characters, one of her memories is doing [=WooHoo=] with TheGrimReaper. Seeing as he's a skeleton....''how''?

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*** I hope that's true, since I named my ''[[{{PokemonBlackAndWhite}} ''[[VideoGame/{{PokemonBlackAndWhite}} Black]]'' character after Vidcund...
* I forgot the characters name, not having played TheSims2 VideoGame/TheSims2 in ''years'', but I clearly remember that when you go through the memories of one of the characters, one of her memories is doing [=WooHoo=] with TheGrimReaper. Seeing as he's a skeleton....''how''?
12th Sep '15 10:25:51 PM Adept
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13th Apr '15 10:42:40 AM nombretomado
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* Mary-Sue is not a MarySue. There's a very low chance that the creators of the game even [[OpinionMyopia know what Mary Sue means.]] No one I've met outside the internet does. The parody of the "perfect" suburban life is a common trope (look at DesperateHousewives for the same kind of thing) but that is not the same kind of perfection as the MarySue archetype. If they were trying to parody the archetype, they wouldn't have made her a middle-aged lobbyist at level 1 in her career track. On that note, there's nothing in canon to suggest that Angela is the cheerleader who picked on you in high school. It's not her fault that her parents neglected her sister and "patient and dutiful" does not a MarySue make (or a mean girl, or a preppy princess.) She dreams of being a ''fishing boat captain.'' You know who gets turned in a Sue the most in the fandom? Lilith, the special snowflake goth who's soooo much cooler and badass. By the same people who accuse her mother and sister of it.

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* Mary-Sue is not a MarySue. There's a very low chance that the creators of the game even [[OpinionMyopia know what Mary Sue means.]] No one I've met outside the internet does. The parody of the "perfect" suburban life is a common trope (look at DesperateHousewives Series/DesperateHousewives for the same kind of thing) but that is not the same kind of perfection as the MarySue archetype. If they were trying to parody the archetype, they wouldn't have made her a middle-aged lobbyist at level 1 in her career track. On that note, there's nothing in canon to suggest that Angela is the cheerleader who picked on you in high school. It's not her fault that her parents neglected her sister and "patient and dutiful" does not a MarySue make (or a mean girl, or a preppy princess.) She dreams of being a ''fishing boat captain.'' You know who gets turned in a Sue the most in the fandom? Lilith, the special snowflake goth who's soooo much cooler and badass. By the same people who accuse her mother and sister of it.
1st Dec '14 1:47:28 PM NotGodot
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** Well, if you crack the baby open and look at its genetic data, it's a gender-swapped clone of Brandi. So, mad science?
1st Dec '14 1:36:28 PM NotGodot
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*** It's not so much product-placement as future proofing. Sims 2 expansion packs regularly re-introduced old bugs that'd been patched out because they were built on older versions of the core game. Workflow and post-release support were re-organized so that this wouldn't happen on The Sims 3. It's also why much-ballyhooed expansion features, like the ability to swim in the ocean in Seasons, were quietly introduced to the core game.
10th Nov '14 5:10:23 AM theAdeptRogue
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** Aliens
*** Nope. Aliens only impregnate males IIRC.



*** I'm revoking your pun privileges.
24th Oct '14 11:36:20 AM SlowTeddy
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** They're more akin to Hookahs than bongs.
10th Apr '14 10:36:16 PM erforce
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** It might not even ''be'' the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{fanfic}}-inspired definition, but rather the classic use of the name where Mary Sue brought up connotations of a 50s-suburbia style high school girl (''{{Pleasantville}}'' is one work that [author edit: almost definitely coincidentally] combines the two definitions).
*** Exactly. Mary Sue, Skip, Don and Betty are all cheesy old-fashioned sounding names that were also used in the Pleasantville movie. I'd say there's a snowball's chance in hell that anybody who worked on that movie was thinking of the fannish definition though, so no the movie was not combining the terms.

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** It might not even ''be'' the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{fanfic}}-inspired definition, but rather the classic use of the name where Mary Sue brought up connotations of a 50s-suburbia style high school girl (''{{Pleasantville}}'' (''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' is one work that [author edit: almost definitely coincidentally] combines the two definitions).
*** Exactly. Mary Sue, Skip, Don and Betty are all cheesy old-fashioned sounding names that were also used in the Pleasantville ''Pleasantville'' movie. I'd say there's a snowball's chance in hell that anybody who worked on that movie was thinking of the fannish definition though, so no the movie was not combining the terms.
20th Mar '14 9:00:09 PM RiverWhiteWolf
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*** I'm revoking your pun privileges.
11th Dec '13 5:56:13 AM Wolf101
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** She jumped his bones.
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