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I have a few things to get off my chest, but I'll start with the download that I'd managed to completely fuck up yesterday. (No, shockingly it wasn't actually supposed to show up as a totally different mesh!)

We all need more male hair, right? And 'normal' male hairs are few and far between, right? So... here's one. I did a version of this for TS2 originally, in as much as I retextured the TS2 K&B hair, so I decided to convert it.

Control channels. Extreme colors are known to cause 'crunchiness;' this shot is just a way to clearly show all four channels.

This is for Teen, Young Adult, Adult, and Elder Males. It looked goofy on females, and I don't much feel like putting the effort into reshaping the mesh for them.


Standard CC TOU apply, so do whatever the hell you want with this as long as you keep it off paysites. As I spitting splitting blood red breaking windows in my heart.


An Open Letter to the People on My Sims 3 Blog:

I'm a regular visitor to My Sims 3 Blog simply because it's a one stop, easy way to find the large amount of new downloads that get posted throughout the community every day. Among many things, the organization of their finds and links is pretty hard to beat.

However, one thing I'm finding as a pretty large mark against them is the type of comments that get made on almost every find. Interestingly enough, I'd written up a huge rant about this just a few days ago, but decided to forego posting it because by the time I was done, it struck me as really pointless to bother with.

Then, as I was visiting the site at random yesterday I noticed an unusually large number of comments about this particular upload of mine.

Before I really get into this, I'd like to thank the few of you who had legitimate concerns about the original textures on this mesh and expressed them in a constructive, concise way. I actually learned something because of this, which is why I've always been open about feedback.

To the others who would rather describe things as looking 'like shit,' I highly doubt anything I say will change your behavior, but you don't sound 'edgy' or 'hard core' or whatever the hell you seem to think you sound like; you just sound like a bored twelve year old with nothing better to do. Maybe you are.

Of course, given how much this community thrives on 'drama,' I don't suppose I'm really all that surprised by any of what I see over there. And no, I'm not 'butthurt' (I can't fucking stand that term). Believe me, I wouldn't still be involved in making CC after all this time if I couldn't handle reading about people who don't like something I made.

I sure as hell don't think creators need to be worshipped for everything they do; I think everyone can benefit from constructive feedback. I just see no point in furtively bitching about things people didn't even have to upload in the first place. Pointless, derogatory comments don't help anyone, unless your goal is to not have custom content. If you think someone's work is lacking, express exactly what you have a problem with, instead of 'This sucks.'

If you have any sort of issue with anything I or Gelydh make, don't be afraid to come to either one of us and say so! If you think creation X could be better if we did Y, we won't bite your head off for mentioning it. We may not agree, or even be able to do anything about it, but feedback is and has always been appreciated.

For the record, the original textures on this mesh weren't nearly as blurry as they appeared on MS3B. TS3 textures will almost always be more blurry than their TS2 counterparts; that's just the nature of the beast. I redid the textures on this last night, and they're as good as they're going to get at this point. They are exactly the same textures I used in the original TS2 version. For those who prefer a more Maxis-Match look, I did very little changing to the uv map, so you can very easily put the original texture on it if you wish.

tl:dr -
For those who can give feedback without using words like 'shit' and 'ass,' thank you! The rest of you aren't doing yourselves any favors.

Date: 2009-11-12 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] moryrie
I'm glad to see the mesh is working now. ^^

As for the whiny trolls.. I think quite a few of them actually don't know what they're talking about and just catch phrases they hear from others and repeat them. But the texture looks fine to me personally. And I don't think anyone who plays the game actually plays it just to stare at closeups of their sim's hair. It's also easier to correct 'bad' textures than bad meshes.

Date: 2009-11-12 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Huh. I'd never even looked at My Sims 3 Blog before. I just read through all those comments, and it makes me want to smack some of those kids (assuming they are kids). So you don't like the texture? Okay, fine, but there's no need to be insulting about it (for what it's worth, I think the texture looks fine). I had to laugh, though, at the one who said it looks like an ass on top. Huh? Where did that come from?

I guess they just don't understand the idea of constructive criticism. Oh well, try to ignore them, if you can. In the end, their opinions really don't matter.

Anyway, thanks for this again. Now I just have to decide which of my favorite boys gets to have it. Oh - and you're so right about needing more "normal" male hair. Not every guy needs to look like he's from an anime.

Date: 2009-11-12 11:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bosie
Loved it for TS2, and still think it's great now that you've converted it for TS3.

I personally ignore the comments on that blog. Too many idiots decide that their half-arsed opinions deserve to be written down. Notice how it's usually those who can't make anything worth a shit that make comments like that, and how they never make them at forums or other places where such stupidity can be pinned on specific individuals.

Date: 2009-11-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] faceoffailure
Hey this is SarahsALoser from GOS (or Simnels from lj, though I don't know that you know me over there).

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for making the hair I requested before I actually requested it. I firmly believe you may be a mind reader :D

Date: 2009-11-13 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] borrowedcrime
Well, I'm glad you were able to take their un-constructive criticism, and still use it to improve your creation. The new textures look really great! Thanks for working so hard to give us the best possible creations, even when the community isn't super-appreciative.

Date: 2009-11-14 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] girlfromverona
Hear, hear! I totally agree with what you wrote above. My Sims 3 Blog is an awesome, one-stop shop for finding CC, but the comments are often childish and petty. I'm glad you take them with a grain of salt - please don't ever stop creating! :D

Date: 2013-04-30 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Love, love, love your letter! I am not a creator, but I do get totally sick of reading nasty comments to people, like yourself, who take the frammin time to make and then freely give content to others, like myself, so that our games can be more enjoyable to play. Hello, whiners! It's given to you for FREE! If you don't like it, move along. No one is sitting there, with a pistol pointed at your empty head, forcing you to download anything. So, if you can't say something constructive - and in a polite manner - move along. And kindly, grow up, and learn some manners.
Tristan: "I didn't think you could come up with something like this on your own. Although 'Club Crimsyn' is something I could see you having a hand in."
Chris: "The 'Y' makes it hip."
Tristan: "Yes, if you say so."


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