Hey friends. 😊 Thank you for checking out my blog again and reading all about my fun with The Sims 3.
So lately I’ve been checking out the Hylewood world (by Nilxis) and setting up a few things there. (I actually installed the Fixed version of it found on MTS. 👍 )
Wellllll……There might be a 2022 Christmas story in the works………..
Since Hylewood is an empty world, I have to build it up. Which is not generally my favorite thing to do, at all, but I am driven by the excitement of a new world and a new story so that helps. And the fact that the world is very small. 👍
Look at this quaint church nestled in the autumn colored trees. *Swoon!*
^It’s almost like you’re stepping into a New England town in the Fall. That may be the idea…
I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with this home as the main character’s parent’s home in their hometown.
GOSH I can’t wait to see this world covered in snow! ❄ ❄
Anyhoo, before I got too far into building up the world I told myself it might be good to test the world out first and make sure it works well, doesn’t crash, etc. 👍 So to do that, I created a testing sim to go out and explore.
Everyone…meet Sexy Hunk. (I was too lazy to come up with a proper name ok! 🤣 )
Please ignore the ugly wallpaper in the background that suggests he might be living with his grandma. I just plopped him into the first starter home I could find in my library.
Anyway! I immediately sent him off to go exploring.
The first thing that caught my attention was this old, abandoned mill nestled in the trees and the flowing river beside it. The rapid flow of the water sounded so soothing. 💜 Zooming in, I literally lost a breath at the beauty before me! I was just in awe!
And the water all flows out into this!
I sent Sexy Hunk right up to the river’s edge. When he stopped, he didn’t realize he did an impromptu pose for me.
But he soon realized, just as I, how exquisitely gorgeous the scenery is all around him.
Then he threw out a silly puckered lips, yet dreamy expression.
And then he glanced up at me – the Goddess of the Sim world – as if to say, “Thank you Goddess, for sending me to most gorgeous of worlds! I am very thankful, and will worship thee forever in gratitude.”
My reply: “Of course my Sexy Hunk…I treat all my creations well.”
*Blissful admiring sigh of my creation*
Anyway! (Again! ) I wanted to see what kind of interactions the river had. It gave me the swim and snorkling option! (Though I’m not sure how well those would work…) But I had to go with the “skipping stones” option first because I forgot about it!
When Sexy Hunk was done doing that, I sent him into the water for a swim. He walked right into it before changing into his swimwear. I kinda love this photo…
And so the wading began…
Umm, I don’t think walking through the rocks is very safe, Sexy Hunk…
Ok, as sexy as he is, this just looks creepy!
He wasn’t able to do any swimming though, as I expected. It’s just too shallow. But I like that he waded through it. It made for some good pictures. (I wish he’d been able to “Play” in the water, but it’s all good.)
Soon he changed back into his regular clothes – while still half immersed – and took another long look around at the stunning scenery before him.
Next I had him check out the consignment shop I threw down; all was well there. NRaas Register kept telling me I need to assign someone to the shop and I’m like, “I know! Leave me alone!”
After that I had him check out this small park before going on to check out the Festival Grounds. So so pretty. And that’s one giant goldfish!
Seriously I am IN LOVE with Hylewood! 🍁🍂 I’m just…breathless by its beauty and can’t find quite the right words to describe it. (The Uranesia mod makes it look all the more colorful, imo. )
I still don’t know what town name I’m going to give it for my Christmas story (Ok, I guess I’m officially confirming/announcing it. ) but hopefully I’ll come up with something cute and fitting very soon. I gotta get cracking on all of this pronto in order to have it ready to debut by Dec 1st!
Stay tuned for it! 🥰