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Title: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 17, 2017, 01:37:23 AM
snazzysnail If you have a question or wish to shower praise upon the entries, this is the place!  snazzysnail
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 02:19:04 AM
Perfect! My husband and I just started watching the show, Bates Motel, on Netflix the other day! I've seen the original movie and the remake a couple times each too. It's just so ironic that we just started the show, lol.

Question. Can the two single tile windows be replaced with one two tile? Or does it have to stay two single? Just so I know.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 02:31:59 AM
Yes ...you can change it to a 2- tile :)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 17, 2017, 10:03:39 AM
Oh no another film I've never seen, never wanted to either it's not my thing I hate horror films. Google has not given me any ideas at all just lots of confusion and despair. Well I've built the room so that's a start anyway.


Good luck everyone else and congratulations to the top 5. sohappyhappyhappy




Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: tahoe on April 17, 2017, 11:03:59 AM

This time, I at least seen the movie several times through but unfortunately did I not notice the decor too much.
And I love the first movie most though it is black white.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: ekrubynaffit on April 17, 2017, 11:37:37 AM
I have never seen this movie, dont think I can do it justice without seeing it, Download is almost complete, everyones gone to bed, time to turn out the lights and sit back with a good Hitchcock!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 12:21:54 PM
You guys will do amazing...You always do!! hpypickle
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 17, 2017, 12:57:02 PM
What's 'Low Lighting?'
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 17, 2017, 01:14:51 PM
What's 'Low Lighting?'
Means the room shouldn't be all too bright. It is supposed to be a horror film, so my guess is the room should look dark and eerie.  starflower


I think I have watched the remake but I cannot recall any of the decor, I guess it should be either mi-century modern or retro?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 17, 2017, 01:31:32 PM
Thanks xoneirox, feel very stupid of course it does. :facepalmxd:
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 17, 2017, 01:48:54 PM
I have some questions as well! pinkyay

Are we allowed to add an arch instead of door between bathroom and bedroom / room?

Can we add a wall to make the bath fit "snug" (2 tile) between the two walls, like in the film / TV Series?

Thanks!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 17, 2017, 01:50:57 PM
Sorry me back again, in the spec it says about using architectural elements does the 'ex.' stand for example or except?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: AngelamvEliza on April 17, 2017, 02:52:14 PM
How many pics is the requirement?
As in, 1 floorplan, 1 outside i assume, and how many inside??
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 03:02:13 PM
Sorry me back again, in the spec it says about using architectural elements does the 'ex.' stand for example or except?
it's example Nikki
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 03:03:34 PM
I have some questions as well! pinkyay

Are we allowed to add an arch instead of door between bathroom and bedroom / room?

Can we add a wall to make the bath fit "snug" (2 tile) between the two walls, like in the film / TV Series?

Thanks!

You cannot add any walls...but you can use any deco wall pieces like the niches
 You can use a door arch..yes
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 03:07:29 PM
How many pics is the requirement?
As in, 1 floorplan, 1 outside i assume, and how many inside??



7 total...1 floorplan the rest is up tp you
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: AngelamvEliza on April 17, 2017, 04:18:20 PM
great! Thanks
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 17, 2017, 04:32:36 PM
Thanks Michelle, I thought it was but wanted to make absolutely certain.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 17, 2017, 05:21:23 PM
Thanks Michelle, what Nikki said above ^^
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 17, 2017, 05:47:29 PM
Thanks xoneirox, feel very stupid of course it does. :facepalmxd:



Nah, don't worry, it's easy to not completely understand something especially if English isn't your first language. I, for example, have to find out what gables is cause it's the first time seeing that word  lolol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 05:49:05 PM
Still no photoshopping the pics, right? Just checking, as the original film is black and white.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 17, 2017, 05:54:25 PM
No photoshopping for any round in DOTY.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 06:00:40 PM
Ok, just checking. Since the rules did say something about unless specifically instructed by the host...which Michelle didn't so I guess I answered my own question too, lol.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: 13pumpkin on April 17, 2017, 06:04:26 PM
The rules for DOTY are HERE (http://simpearls.co.uk/simpearls/index.php?topic=2343.0) and the rules will not change from round to round
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
I understand. Wasn't arguing. I just confused myself, lol. It does say "Also no photoshopping unless specifically instructed by your host." But like I said, we weren't instructed to, so I just confused myself. Running low on sleep these days ;)

(Apologies. I have severe social anxiety and feel like 99% of the people I ever interact with, or tbh even just pass on the street, hate me. So I also feel a need to over explain myself to try to make it clear that I'm not being misunderstood as arguing or being snarky or what not. Feel free to ignore my over explaining  :ashamed: )
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 06:20:38 PM



Nah, don't worry, it's easy to not completely understand something especially if English isn't your first language. I, for example, have to find out what gables is cause it's the first time seeing that word  lolol



Gables are the little decorative things that go into the eaves of the roof
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/brittanieab37/gable_accent_gpf.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/brittanieab37/media/gable_accent_gpf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Lady Raven on April 17, 2017, 06:51:17 PM
Should we have build a Mansion? Or just motel?  owl
Sorry, I'm little confused about it...
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 06:59:39 PM
Just the motel room with bathroom...only the floorplan that's provided is the requirement
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: tahoe on April 17, 2017, 08:08:45 PM

I know the movie is from 1960 but the furniture must be from that era or we can use a little more modern furniture?
Does it matter if we decorate the room before or after Marion have rented it?
Or even after the murder?
I hope someone understands what I mean.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 08:38:52 PM
tahoe...the era is your decision...so is whether it's before or after the murder...as long as what you do reflects the atmosphere of the  movie...you are good! flowerballoony
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 17, 2017, 08:39:36 PM
Hi Marie, I was actually thinking the same thing, but looking at Bates Motel / the Psycho film the interior looks more Victorian / Gothic / Vintage. But I guess we are allowed our own take on it, as Michelle said.. :)

.... And oh dear I just realised I have been thinking about this completely wrong, I have been thinking bedroom in the main house, not the motel... Oh dear lord, back to the drawing board...  lolol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 09:40:43 PM
Just to clarify a few things...It isn't necessary for you to take a photo of the outside of the motel...however you can if you want to...that is entirely up to you :0
 And this DOES NOT have to be an exact replica from the movie...just an eerie atmosphere'd motel room...that would make you think of getting stabbed in the shower will work...lol...sorry
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 17, 2017, 10:56:18 PM
So half walls/fences...against the rules, or do they count with the design elements?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 17, 2017, 11:00:26 PM
no Half walls...you can use fences on the outside
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: minena on April 17, 2017, 11:59:13 PM
I know the movie is from 1960 but the furniture must be from that era or we can use a little more modern furniture?
Does it matter if we decorate the room before or after Marion have rented it?
Or even after the murder?
I hope someone understands what I mean.


I'm shooting for a smungy 1960's motel that you would find waaaay off the beaten path.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 18, 2017, 01:50:15 AM
Great questions all! Congrats to the top 5, your builds really were top notch, thank you!

Yep, just got a question: can we ADD walls/half walls, as long as we don't change or remove the existing ones? For instance, if I want to compartementalize the toilet away from the tub, or divide up the large bedroom space?
Also, when you said "a small table and two chairs", did you mean a dining room table specifically?

Thank you Michelle!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 18, 2017, 03:44:21 AM
no adding walls or half walls...you can use deco wall pieces or niches...Tje table is your choice
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 18, 2017, 04:45:09 AM
All right, thank you Michelle! :)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 18, 2017, 05:40:01 AM
So, deco wall pieces that are partial size walls are okay as long as they are deco and NOT from the Wall Tool? (Think minc's wall pieces/arches)


(Just clarifying...) Thank you :D
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 18, 2017, 06:44:01 AM

Gables are the little decorative things that go into the eaves of the roof
Wow thank you Michelle. You saved me from a googling trip  sohappyhappyhappy
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 18, 2017, 01:40:17 PM
So, deco wall pieces that are partial size walls are okay as long as they are deco and NOT from the Wall Tool? (Think minc's wall pieces/arches)


(Just clarifying...) Thank you :D


Correct :)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 18, 2017, 08:49:24 PM
My goodness Michelle, your JFF is gorgeous!!!  starsmile
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 18, 2017, 08:55:01 PM
Thank you anakin  hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: lorijune on April 18, 2017, 09:10:01 PM
Michelle: I laughed out loud with delight when I saw your JFF entry for Bates Motel room.  Even made my husband come and look at it (and he could care less about Sims games) because it is just wonderful.  You captured it perfectly.  And that shower curtain...it is so terribly perfect.  Love it.  Great start to round 2 of DOTY.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 18, 2017, 09:24:44 PM
Haha...thank you! hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: tahoe on April 19, 2017, 01:56:34 PM

A wonderful entry Michelle.
I've found the shower curtain and wonder if I should use it or not. But I think that when it was my idea from the beginning.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 19, 2017, 03:40:58 PM
 Sure! Use it  ellephant
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 19, 2017, 08:25:45 PM
Michelle, your entry blew me away!  Fabulous.  Can't find anything like that for 4, so I'm going with a pre-shower scene.  lol   Good luck everyone.
Hopefully, Origin will behave and start for me.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 20, 2017, 12:42:03 AM
Thank you mama...Hopefully origin will behave!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 20, 2017, 01:18:48 AM
Thank you mama...Hopefully origin will behave!


It acted just fine, like it didn't even throw a fit yesterday!  lol   I think it was because it updated and so did 10, think they just had a little fight.   All done with my entry, now off to fight with photobucket.  Someday they will realize I am more stubborn than they are.  lol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: riekus13 on April 20, 2017, 04:05:02 PM
I have to sit this one out...JFF (busy week) but oh la la...the entries so far are very eerie!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: tinhouse on April 21, 2017, 01:27:34 PM
Good Grief, I don't envy the judges job!  ohreallyoo Every single entry is creepy as heck,  you guys are all rocking this round!!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 21, 2017, 02:04:52 PM
Finally actually got some major progress done last night. Up till then, I'd get a little done, think of something I wanted, exit to look for it, get distracted, and then not get much else done :P
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Greengirl on April 21, 2017, 03:20:32 PM
fantastically creepy entries everyone!
This was a tough round for me, but I've watched both the original and the 1998 remake to get a "feel" for the theme. Fingers crossed my pics are scary enough.
Edit: I thought I should mention I've relied heavily on reshade and in game lighting for my de-saturated effect
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Lady Raven on April 21, 2017, 03:54:46 PM
Lonely, creepy and dark entries from everyone!  OMGjaw 
First time, when I think about too many clutter on my picture  owl
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: minena on April 21, 2017, 04:54:36 PM
This round was tough. Getting the lighting was a PITA, and I finally gave up on any lights being on and took the shots on night mode. I redid the room over and over. Too full gothic, too derelict, too not right. I finally settled on more contemporary but needs much updating and maybe a good cleaning. Wonderful entries by everyone so far.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 21, 2017, 05:49:33 PM
Me too Milena re the lighting, I think that now they're posted mine look too dark. oh well I've posted now so I'll just have to see what the judges think.


Love everyone's interpretation the entries are really great with some wonderful features in all of them.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 22, 2017, 01:00:19 AM
I think all the entries so far are awesome!! Everyone has done such a super job! :bravo:
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 22, 2017, 04:52:57 AM
Finally actually got some major progress done last night. Up till then, I'd get a little done, think of something I wanted, exit to look for it, get distracted, and then not get much else done :P


Girl! I know your pain! It took a while to get a cohesive idea in the first place, too, it was torturous! LOL Got it done though so not complaining too hard.
I had to make a subfolder for all the CC I'm getting for DOTY though, I can't keep that much crap on my boyfriend's computer. That would be rude. :D


To everyone else: your entries are FANTASTIC the lot of them! I struggled with lighting as well, and a cohesive vision (am I doing it before the murder? After? How long after if I go that way? What's the story? It depended a bit of the CC I could find as well: TS4 still has a relatively small amount of CC. Blood was HARD to find. (Although it seems a fair number of really good creators have abandoned their blogs, creating, and/or playing altogether, that didn't help!)


Anyway, i'm actually more pleased this week than last so there's that. :D


Good luck all! I had fun!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: ekrubynaffit on April 22, 2017, 12:09:53 PM
Agree on the lighting made it really difficult! Plus I usually spend at least two days hunting cc, only had one night to do my entry, including the hunt for cc before we went away, so I'm just glad I pulled it off. Back Wed and brother in law is supposedly coming with his family for the rest of the week, I'm going to be such a rude ass and be sorting out next entry while they're there (if I make it through of course!) stoopid school holidays they had to happen just as doty began!  ohewww
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 22, 2017, 05:59:43 PM
Tell me about it, the lighting was soooo hard... I actually ended up having to play through a whole day (I moved a sim into my "DOTY lot" to be able to use the TAB camera mode) so I could take pictures in the dark, and after looking through my entry again I noticed that half the pics I picked was taken in the light anyway... Good grief :P
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: mama on April 22, 2017, 07:30:50 PM
I hear you!  I fought the lighting also, finally gave up on photobucket, switched to flickr and got them up, but they are awful.  I really don't like them at all!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: NuclearWaffles on April 22, 2017, 08:31:25 PM
*wags finger at mama* Don't put yourself down!  I love your second photo, the one of the "hallway" with light coming from the bathroom.  Probably my favorite photo out of all these glorious entries.  It's suuuuper flipping creeptastic!  And I know you were down on yourself last round a bit... don't be!  You're doing awesome!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 22, 2017, 09:02:16 PM
mama...I agree with Nuclear Waffles...this round was not supposed to be about pretty pictures....It's about creep...and yours are great!...All of the entries are awesome...I am sorry that I made it so tough on you guys...but if it wasn't a difficuit challenge...it wouldn't be DOTY!!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Betsy4Arts on April 22, 2017, 09:10:30 PM
minibud I finally finished my JFF entry. Wow, that was tough!! Fun but a real challenge!!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: minena on April 22, 2017, 09:44:48 PM
And wouldn't you know, I found a ton of items that would have been perfect for my vision after having to redo my downloads ( crashing somewhere in the middle of deco>misc) I have files saved back to 2009 and just put a ton in then tested the game again and now it crashes on deco > wall so I will leave it empty until ( and if I make it ) the next DOTY round.


Funny how usually you can't get the rooms bright enough ( ts2 ) and this time they wouldn't get dark enough LOL!


It was a very challenging round even without lighting issues. Do you go dark goth/victorian, derelict/dirty, stay in the 60's or go more contemporary or even attempt to duplicate the movies actual hotel room. Frustration but definitely a good challenge.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: justJones on April 22, 2017, 10:38:07 PM
I felt the same way about the lighting, minena...till I reinstalled Radiance with the extra dark option ;) Then I was super excited and actually semi happy with my entry, lol.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Michelle on April 22, 2017, 11:51:00 PM
Well...you have ALL overcome the obstacles with awesomeness!! hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: xoneirox on April 23, 2017, 01:54:06 AM
Guys it pains me to say it but I think I'm going to drop out. Last time I just barely made it and now the sims 3 is causing me problems again. It's lagging so much it's hard to find anything and it crashed twice. I still haven't found where the heck the shower curtain is even though i'm sure I have at least one in my game. Argh why isn't there a search option in sims 3 to make our lives easier?  headach
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 23, 2017, 04:41:25 AM

Oh, my, what a challenge this round has been :D
Which is exactly what I'd hoped by entering DOTY - to grow and build beyond my comfort zone. Thank you, Michelle, for hosting Round 2 <3
Everyone's entries are just full of creepiness and suspense; I'm so happy I finally got to pour through them - savoring every facet of these gems!
My hat is off to all of you for these wonderful builds.


Michelle (JFF) - Love your first exterior shot! And those bloody handprints - So Awesome :D
Petra - I love the bed/bedding you used.Your lady unpacked and went to town (nice to know she had a "last meal," heheheheh --- or, was it?
Ekrubynaffit - Those bloody footprints are chilling, as is that lengthy blood trail in the bathroom (insert Vincent Price Laugh Now).
Miklin - That single, shadowed, bloody hand is wonderfully placed and immediately draws the eyes to the blood pool. I like it!
AngelamyEliza - Oh, how neat - you recreated it! Excellent perspective :D (and, how come all your ladies had time to unpack? -giggle-)
Clairsy - Terrific floors and I really love those plaid covered chairs <3
Lady Raven - OMG! I love that wheelchair - it is perfectly creepy - Shudder :D Great build <3
Greengirl - Great exterior shot with the house looming over the motel! I like how you laid out the rooms :D
13pumpkin (JFF) - What an elegant room - the lace table cloth is perfection <3 Is the bird an omen, I wonder?
Nikki (Ivyrose) - The handprints on the window made me cringe more than the spiders did, heheheh. That bloody bunny, though... Goodness!!! :D
Minena - The bloody pillows *both* caused me to do a double take! Then, that faint, single hand over the bathtub... on the robe... drips in the sink... Yikes!!!
Anakin - Ah, uh... who is that waiting behind the shower curtain? Goosebumps? Me? Oh, Yeah!!! Definitely got the creep factor down :D
Jaguwar - Cool layout of the rooms; the crime scene tape pictures really pulled me in :D
Mama - The suspense is going to get me... anticipation is burgeoning in the shadows <3
Trijntsje - Oh, yes; Let's do open the window and let in that wonderful evening air... Such innocence! heheheheh
Schneekatze - I love that archway! And the view outside is hauntingly creepy <3 I hope that dear stops watching me :D
Betsy (JFF) - Your view through the window is gorgeous! Between the rodents and that clown, I don't know how you managed to unpack, heheheeh. Bloodbath, indeed!!! <3
JustJones - Aye-Yi-Yi! I'm running away now... fast as I can! The gnome should have been warning enough! The neon sign, critters, and those askew blinds were just too much for this woman! :D
Marie (Tahoe) - The glowing, orange lighting is definitely creepy! With those blood pools, methinks your lady didn't get to finish her latenight snack... <3
NuclearWaffles - Yep... that picture with the path to nowhere? That should be a definite clue that closing the blinds will not keep the horror from getting in... :D


~~~~~~~~~~~~
Question - what timezone is the site in? (I posted at 7:10pm Pacific, but it was showing 3:08am as the time.)
Also, if anyone is interested - I post ALL my pictures (lots of the same scenes in various game lighting) on my portfolio over on Bloom at Cherry Blossoms  and these Motel pictures will start about page 15. <3 The link to that is http://cherryblossomsims.forumieren.com/t4940-szanne7000-working-on-it-updated-april-16-2017 (http://cherryblossomsims.forumieren.com/t4940-szanne7000-working-on-it-updated-april-16-2017)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 23, 2017, 04:52:43 AM
My pictures look way darker than in my game. And I have no idea what went on with my overhead shot. But no photoshopping is no photoshopping and when you're taking that last pic at 20 til, oh, well.
And I am missing one pic. I have no idea where it went.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 23, 2017, 04:53:55 AM
Tell me about it, the lighting was soooo hard... I actually ended up having to play through a whole day (I moved a sim into my "DOTY lot" to be able to use the TAB camera mode) so I could take pictures in the dark, and after looking through my entry again I noticed that half the pics I picked was taken in the light anyway... Good grief :P


I moved a sim in and used setHour and put it at a dusk time.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 23, 2017, 05:00:48 AM
My pictures look way darker than in my game. And I have no idea what went on with my overhead shot. But no photoshopping is no photoshopping and when you're taking that last pic at 20 til, oh, well.
And I am missing one pic. I have no idea where it went.


Will you live to Trivago? You appear to be bleeding all over the chair and the carpet!!!What a great set of bloody hand prints & shadow person on your shower curtain! :D
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: anakin on April 23, 2017, 10:25:46 AM

I moved a sim in and used setHour and put it at a dusk time.

I didn't even think about cheats... Thanks for the tip! :D
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: riekus13 on April 23, 2017, 11:21:36 AM
You lot did an amazing job on the motel rooms!!! They give me the creeps, so that's a good sign... hearts
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Belinda on April 23, 2017, 04:18:03 PM
Amazing job everyone ! I love all the small details you guys added that gave the room that creepy vibe !


Good luck ya'll !  sohappyhappyhappy
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: NuclearWaffles on April 23, 2017, 09:32:50 PM
Good luck everyone!  I do not envy the judges at all.  I'd hate to have to eliminate anyone this round... All the entries are so gloriously creeptastic!  I'm just glad I was able to get a JFF in!~
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 24, 2017, 12:51:00 AM
Agreed with all. Y'all are making me nervous! LOL I'll likely continue as JFF anyway though, I'm just having fun, but this one was hard for reasons most of you have already stated.

Good luck to all!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: certain on April 24, 2017, 03:56:56 AM

 pinkyay pinkyay pinkyay 

Michelle: wonderful host, wonderful JFF. I can tell you were excited about your theme!
PetraB: That ghostly message made me laugh actually! But I love that the room looks lived-in.
ekrubynaffit: If it wasn't for the blood, I'd say it's cozy!
miklin83: I like both your third and fourth pictures.
AngelamvEliza: Yeah, I wouldn't stay at your motel. It's spooky.
Clairsy97: Great entry :)
Lady_Raven: You definitely filled up the space nicely.
Greengirl: This definitely looks like the set up to a horror scene. Gave me chills!
13pumpkin: Norma Bates would be proud of the classy style you picked!
Ivyrose: You couldn't pay me to stay here.
minena: Bloody pillow, tattered curtains, bloody hand prints, yep, nope! I'm outta here!
anakin: And what's behind curtain number 1! The sixth picture has wonderful lighting!
Jaguwar: Post scene, body discovered, police tape up, clever!
mama: It was just a regular motel room. Little did it know the horror that awaited it.
trijntsje: I don't trust what's in that goblet. Is that wine?
Schneekatze: Immediately I liked the archway. Super cool!
Betsy4Arts: I really pity the fool that had to clean that bathroom.
justJones: Rooms available? Nope, not me, I'm out!
tahoe: They were in the middle of unpacking and then they went into the bathroom!
NuclearWaffles: I'd stay here and that's probably not a good thing  :ashamed:
szanne7000: Nice little story to go with your entry!
Deatherella: So you have an advantage since death is literally in your name? skullscare


Everyone did well with this theme!
Good luck!

 coralrahrah coralrahrah

Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: tahoe on April 24, 2017, 11:03:56 AM
Sure it was so hard to pack up so she had to shower.  :)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: NuclearWaffles on April 24, 2017, 08:06:58 PM
Muahahaha thanks certain!  Can't kill people in your hotel if no one sees a reason they'd wanna stay in it right?
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 25, 2017, 05:56:26 AM
Thank you Certain! It's still being worked on, that's why we couldn't actually go INTO the bathroom. Not that the cleaning crew is looking forward to cleaning up even that relative little bit of a mess... ;)
I'd forgotten how much a part of DOTY your direct feedback is. Frankly I wish you were participating... (or did I miss your entries?)
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: szanne7000 on April 26, 2017, 04:41:46 AM
I'm glad you liked it, Certain :D   flowerballoony
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: AngelamvEliza on April 26, 2017, 02:01:01 PM
Thanks certain, that was exactly what i was going for!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: ekrubynaffit on April 27, 2017, 11:25:56 AM
Thanks Certain and Suzanne for critiques, keep em coming :)
Well done everyone this round, and good luck for round three!
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Ivyrose on April 27, 2017, 11:33:32 AM
 Certain, I forgot to say thank you, how rude of me.


I was going more for an abandoned motel room as if someone stumbled across and made a gruesome discovery.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: PetraB on April 27, 2017, 04:07:42 PM
Thank you Certain, I also laughed a lot with that message, but I thought it fit the theme so well. lolol
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Deatherella on April 29, 2017, 03:59:52 AM
If you want to see what my entry looked like with the lights on, here's a photo gallery: https://debbiedidit.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/turn-the-lights-on-doty-round-2-review/

Now, to get back to work on Round 3 seeing as to how I found what I was looking for online around an hour ago. lol.
Title: Re: DOTY 2017 Round Two~Questions & Comments
Post by: Jaguwar on April 29, 2017, 06:17:55 AM
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Now, to get back to work on Round 3 seeing as to how I found what I was looking for online around an hour ago. lol.


LOL I know the feeling all too well! Sometimes it's nice to know it's not just *you* though. ;)