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August 2nd – August 8th Schedule

Streams This Next Week*:

  • Monday, August 2nd (1-5 PM EST): Black History Challenge Play
  • Tuesday, August 3rd (1-5 PM EST): Black History Challenge Play
  • Wednesday, August 4th (1-3 PM EST): No Stream
  • Wednesday, August 4th (5-9 PM EST): Special Stream – Tour night for #thrallshell6 (My Best Friend’s Shell) – and debuting my new shell challenge after.
  • Thursday, August 5th (1-5 PM EST): NSB Plum Gen finishing – once it’s done, we go back to my on-stream Hard Mode Decades play.
  • Friday, August 6th (1-5 PM EST): Hard Mode Decades Challenge
  • Saturday, August 7th (1-5 PM EST): Hard Mode Decades Challenge
  • Sunday, August 8th: No stream

Fun Stuff:

  • Community Challenges! – I have all three of my possible challenges up and ready for funding (i.e. wasting your points on… ) Feel free to fund whichever you want first, or keep things wild and interesting by funding all three each day. Basically, you’re able to spend a maximum of 2k channel points per stream day on each of these challenges.
    • Chat dictates my build – Once this is funded, I will schedule a special stream where chat gets to vote on every little thing about my build. Type, size, packs used, themes, and more!
    • Community Games Night – Once funded, I schedule a special game-night stream where we all get together to play party games like Jackbox, Gartic Phone, and others. Can’t promise it’ll stay safe for work! *grin*
    • Put Thrall on the Chaos Wheel – Once funded, I schedule a special gameplay stream where chat redeems wheel spins to add chaos. Wheel will be designed by me with lots of chaotic things to put my sims through. (if you’re interested in what kind of things will be on the wheel, I’ll be using this reddit post as my inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/thesims/comments/7gxyl7/random_sim_events_list/)
    • After these three are done, the next challenge to be added is: My new Homes for Gnomes Village project: Another Community Challenge that, once funded, will be an interactive Shell challenge and special build a long stream (starting in August at the earliest) where I will give everyone participating (whether there for the build a long or just signed up via the Google Doc I will set up) a 15 by 15 outdoor room with a shell on it to decorate based on prompts I will be providing. Themes will be based on the base game gnomes in Sims 4, and the shells will be built by me to match. I will spin a wheel for each participant live on stream to see which gnome and shell you get, and your job will be to decorate it in the month following. Lastly, I will put together all builds into a huge downloadable Gnome Village lot (or lots if we have enough participants) and we will schedule a tour of all the builds! Again, you’ll have a full month to put your build together as a participant, and they will all be “tiny homes”, so this should not be too time-consuming or difficult for anyone. Depending on how this works (or doesn’t), I may do more challenges based on this general idea.
  • In Search of Streamers to Collaborate with: I am also hunting for more streamers who are willing to collaborate on Twitch stream challenges: For more info, contact me on Twitch or Discord.
    • Inside/Outside Shell Challenges: This involves you building a set of rooms and decorating them, me building a shell and all the landscaping, and then switching said builds. I would then put together your rooms into a house and landscape it, and you would decorate the shell I made.
    • Chaos Wheel Challenges: This involves doing a multi stream (or just both of us streaming at the same time) with both streamers coming up with their own wheel of “bad things” to do to the other person’s game and build. We start with a sim we’ve created and then play “Rags to Riches” style, with the “goal” being building a full house and having a family. Each of us will get to pick our own things to put on the wheel. At the end of stream, both streamers upload their builds and families and wonder where it all went wrong. (LOL)
    • Blind Building Challenges: Again, a same-time stream, only this time it’s all about building. One person is building “blind”, without being able to see the other person’s screen. The other streamer builds a build, and directs their partner to build the same build with just verbal directions. At the end of stream, both partners upload their builds and laugh about how different they are.
  • Current Shell Challenge:
  • There is also another puzzle-type shell/build-a-long up, feel free to jump in! Rules are as follows: Download lot from this hashtag on the gallery: #picknicbasket – Designed as a choose your own size shell. The only piece you MUST use is the rounded deck, but it can be merged with other pieces so long as the outside rounded edge is still clearly visible. Your prompt: Build a home for picnicking with a large deck area (covered or not) outside. Choose at least 6 rooms from the given 25 (plus deck), & build a home or venue. Adding walls & changing to spandrel fence or half wall is ok. Must include a water feature. Tours: Aug 14 (a Saturday, starting at 1PM)
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July 26th – August 1st Schedule

Streams This Next Week*:

  • Monday, July 26th (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream Alert – Building & landscaping a cottage core farm shell for a collaboration with brindlelynn. If we finish early, we’ll to to work on the Black History Challenge.
  • Tuesday, July 27th (1-5 PM EST): Black History Challenge Play
  • Wednesday, July 28th (1-3 PM EST): Building Stream – or Black History Challenge
  • Wednesday, July 28th (5-9 PM EST): RainbowSins Challenge is back!!
  • Thursday, July 29th (1-5 PM EST): NSB Plum Gen finishing
  • Friday, July 30th (1-5 PM EST): NSB Plum Gen finishing
  • Saturday, July 31st (1-9 PM EST): NSB Plum Gen finishing – once it’s done, we go back to my on-stream Hard Mode Decades play.
  • Sunday, August 1st: No stream

Fun Stuff:

  • Community Challenges! – I have all three of my possible challenges up and ready for funding (i.e. wasting your points on… ) Feel free to fund whichever you want first, or keep things wild and interesting by funding all three each day. Basically, you’re able to spend a maximum of 2k channel points per stream day on each of these challenges.
    • Chat dictates my build – Once this is funded, I will schedule a special stream where chat gets to vote on every little thing about my build. Type, size, packs used, themes, and more!
    • Community Games Night – Once funded, I schedule a special game-night stream where we all get together to play party games like Jackbox, Gartic Phone, and others. Can’t promise it’ll stay safe for work! *grin*
    • Put Thrall on the Chaos Wheel – Once funded, I schedule a special gameplay stream where chat redeems wheel spins to add chaos. Wheel will be designed by me with lots of chaotic things to put my sims through. (if you’re interested in what kind of things will be on the wheel, I’ll be using this reddit post as my inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/thesims/comments/7gxyl7/random_sim_events_list/)
    • After these three are done, the next challenge to be added is: My new Homes for Gnomes Village project: Another Community Challenge that, once funded, will be an interactive Shell challenge and special build a long stream (starting in August at the earliest) where I will give everyone participating (whether there for the build a long or just signed up via the Google Doc I will set up) a 15 by 15 outdoor room with a shell on it to decorate based on prompts I will be providing. Themes will be based on the base game gnomes in Sims 4, and the shells will be built by me to match. I will spin a wheel for each participant live on stream to see which gnome and shell you get, and your job will be to decorate it in the month following. Lastly, I will put together all builds into a huge downloadable Gnome Village lot (or lots if we have enough participants) and we will schedule a tour of all the builds! Again, you’ll have a full month to put your build together as a participant, and they will all be “tiny homes”, so this should not be too time-consuming or difficult for anyone. Depending on how this works (or doesn’t), I may do more challenges based on this general idea.
  • In Search of Streamers to Collaborate with: I am also hunting for more streamers who are willing to collaborate on Twitch stream challenges: For more info, contact me on Twitch or Discord.
    • Inside/Outside Shell Challenges: This involves you building a set of rooms and decorating them, me building a shell and all the landscaping, and then switching said builds. I would then put together your rooms into a house and landscape it, and you would decorate the shell I made.
    • Chaos Wheel Challenges: This involves doing a multi stream (or just both of us streaming at the same time) with both streamers coming up with their own wheel of “bad things” to do to the other person’s game and build. We start with a sim we’ve created and then play “Rags to Riches” style, with the “goal” being building a full house and having a family. Each of us will get to pick our own things to put on the wheel. At the end of stream, both streamers upload their builds and families and wonder where it all went wrong. (LOL)
    • Blind Building Challenges: Again, a same-time stream, only this time it’s all about building. One person is building “blind”, without being able to see the other person’s screen. The other streamer builds a build, and directs their partner to build the same build with just verbal directions. At the end of stream, both partners upload their builds and laugh about how different they are.
  • Current Shell Challenge:
  • There is also another puzzle-type shell/build-a-long up, feel free to jump in! Rules are as follows: Download lot from this hashtag on the gallery: #picknicbasket – Designed as a choose your own size shell. The only piece you MUST use is the rounded deck, but it can be merged with other pieces so long as the outside rounded edge is still clearly visible. Your prompt: Build a home for picnicking with a large deck area (covered or not) outside. Choose at least 6 rooms from the given 25 (plus deck), & build a home or venue. Adding walls & changing to spandrel fence or half wall is ok. Must include a water feature. Tours: Aug 14 (a Saturday, starting at 1PM)
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July 19th – 25th Schedule Redux

Streams This Next Week*:

  • Monday, July 19th (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Drifter Challenge, the Ramblers, House 13. Goal is to get through the very last week of the generation, and prepare for the next if we have time. https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/ramblers/
  • Tuesday, July 20th (1-5 PM EST): More Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) Goal is, to get to end of generation (and finish our goals) by the 22nd. I’m hoping to finish it sometime today. https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Wednesday, July 21st (1-3 PM EST): No stream
  • Wednesday, July 21st (5-9 PM EST): Catch up stream or Building. If either Drifter or Master Simmer generations aren’t done, this is when I’ll finish them. If those are done, I will probably put the time into building.
  • Thursday, July 22nd (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream AlertFirst Cottage Living Play Stream!! The plan is to go back to my Stream “Hard Mode” Decades Challenge, which is patiently waiting in the 1900s for their farm to get some animals. However, I reserve the right to make a new sim and just enjoy the new pack for this day if MCCC isn’t ready for me to play my Decades quite yet.
  • Friday, July 23rd (1-5 PM EST): By this point, MCCC should be ready, so I’ll be playing my “Hard Mode” Decades Challenge.
  • Saturday, July 24th (1-9 PM EST): More Decades Challenge Play.
  • Sunday, July 25th: No stream

*As you can see, everything is moved around with the 22nd of July as the “finish” date for a lot of things. As of the 22nd, the new pack is coming out, and I will also be stopping my current blog rotation of stories, and switching to “Rotation Two”: my Decades Challenge War, and the Diversity Experiment. Expect the week after this to go more or less back to “normal”.

Fun Stuff:

  • Community Challenges! – I have all three of my possible challenges up and ready for funding (i.e. wasting your points on… ) Feel free to fund whichever you want first, or keep things wild and interesting by funding all three each day. Basically, you’re able to spend a maximum of 2k channel points per stream day on each of these challenges.
    • Chat dictates my build – Once this is funded, I will schedule a special stream where chat gets to vote on every little thing about my build. Type, size, packs used, themes, and more!
    • Community Games Night – Once funded, I schedule a special game-night stream where we all get together to play party games like Jackbox, Gartic Phone, and others. Can’t promise it’ll stay safe for work! *grin*
    • Put Thrall on the Chaos Wheel – Once funded, I schedule a special gameplay stream where chat redeems wheel spins to add chaos. Wheel will be designed by me with lots of chaotic things to put my sims through. (if you’re interested in what kind of things will be on the wheel, I’ll be using this reddit post as my inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/thesims/comments/7gxyl7/random_sim_events_list/)
    • After these three are done, the next challenge to be added is: My new Homes for Gnomes Village project: Another Community Challenge that, once funded, will be an interactive Shell challenge and special build a long stream (starting in August at the earliest) where I will give everyone participating (whether there for the build a long or just signed up via the Google Doc I will set up) a 15 by 15 outdoor room with a shell on it to decorate based on prompts I will be providing. Themes will be based on the base game gnomes in Sims 4, and the shells will be built by me to match. I will spin a wheel for each participant live on stream to see which gnome and shell you get, and your job will be to decorate it in the month following. Lastly, I will put together all builds into a huge downloadable Gnome Village lot (or lots if we have enough participants) and we will schedule a tour of all the builds! Again, you’ll have a full month to put your build together as a participant, and they will all be “tiny homes”, so this should not be too time-consuming or difficult for anyone. Depending on how this works (or doesn’t), I may do more challenges based on this general idea.
  • In Search of Streamers to Collaborate with: I am also hunting for more streamers who are willing to collaborate on Twitch stream challenges: For more info, contact me on Twitch or Discord.
    • Inside/Outside Shell Challenges: This involves you building a set of rooms and decorating them, me building a shell and all the landscaping, and then switching said builds. I would then put together your rooms into a house and landscape it, and you would decorate the shell I made.
    • Chaos Wheel Challenges: This involves doing a multi stream (or just both of us streaming at the same time) with both streamers coming up with their own wheel of “bad things” to do to the other person’s game and build. We start with a sim we’ve created and then play “Rags to Riches” style, with the “goal” being building a full house and having a family. Each of us will get to pick our own things to put on the wheel. At the end of stream, both streamers upload their builds and families and wonder where it all went wrong. (LOL)
    • Blind Building Challenges: Again, a same-time stream, only this time it’s all about building. One person is building “blind”, without being able to see the other person’s screen. The other streamer builds a build, and directs their partner to build the same build with just verbal directions. At the end of stream, both partners upload their builds and laugh about how different they are.
  • SimNaNo: This started July 1st, (and finishes on the 31st) and is the main reason for my main streaming challenges being missing from the streaming schedule. I want to get my current blog rotation finished at the very latest before July 22nd so I can move to my Decades rotation with the new pack.
  • Current Shell Challenge:
  • There is also another puzzle-type shell/build-a-long up, feel free to jump in! Rules are as follows: Download lot from this hashtag on the gallery: #picknicbasket – Designed as a choose your own size shell. The only piece you MUST use is the rounded deck, but it can be merged with other pieces so long as the outside rounded edge is still clearly visible. Your prompt: Build a home for picnicking with a large deck area (covered or not) outside. Choose at least 6 rooms from the given 25 (plus deck), & build a home or venue. Adding walls & changing to spandrel fence or half wall is ok. Must include a water feature. Tours: Aug 14 (a Saturday, starting at 1PM)
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July 12th – July 25th Schedule

Streams These Two Weeks*:

  • Monday, July 12th (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream Alert – Working on HiHelloRachel’s Shell Collaboration! If I have extra time, I’ll do additional building.
  • Tuesday, July 13th (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Drifter Challenge, the Ramblers, House 13. Goal is to get through the very last week of the generation, and prepare for the next if we have time. https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/ramblers/
  • Wednesday, July 14th (1-3 PM EST): No Stream, I have a Chiropractor Appointment.
  • Wednesday, July 14th (5-9 PM EST): Playing my Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) Goal is, in the next week and a half to get to end of generation (and finish our goals). https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Thursday, July 15th (1-5 PM EST): Back to our Plum Gen (Gen 5) of my extended Not So Berry. Goal is to finish the generation by Saturday.
  • Friday, July 16th (1-5 PM EST): More Plum Gen Play.
  • Saturday, July 17th (1-9 PM EST): More Plum Gen Play. If we have finished the Plum Gen by this day, I will do some building instead.
  • Sunday, July 18th: No stream: yep, even I take days off. sorta. 😉
  • Monday, July 19th (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) Goal is, to get to end of generation (and finish our goals) by the 22nd. https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Tuesday, July 20th (1-5 PM EST): More Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) Goal is, to get to end of generation (and finish our goals) by the 22nd. I’m hoping to finish it sometime today. https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Wednesday, July 21st (1-3 PM EST): Building Stuff. Probably some Channel Point redeems.
  • Wednesday, July 21st (5-9 PM EST): Catch up stream. If I have NOT finished Plum Gen, Drifter, or Master Simmer’s Gens by this day, I will be finishing them now. If I am done with all.. hooray, and we’ll work on my RainbowSins challenge, or build. In other words, playing this by ear for today.
  • Thursday, July 22nd (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream AlertFirst Cottage Living Play Stream!! The plan is to go back to my Stream “Hard Mode” Decades Challenge, which is patiently waiting in the 1900s for their farm to get some animals. However, I reserve the right to make a new sim and just enjoy the new pack for this day if MCCC isn’t ready for me to play my Decades quite yet.
  • Friday, July 23rd (1-5 PM EST): By this point, MCCC should be ready, so I’ll be playing my “Hard Mode” Decades Challenge.
  • Saturday, July 24th (1-9 PM EST): More Decades Challenge Play.
  • Sunday, July 25th: No stream

*As you can see, everything is moved around with the 22nd of July as the “finish” date for a lot of things. As of the 22nd, the new pack is coming out, and I will also be stopping my current blog rotation of stories, and switching to “Rotation Two”: my Decades Challenge War, and the Diversity Experiment. Expect the week after this to go more or less back to “normal”.

Fun Stuff:

  • Community Challenges! – I have all three of my possible challenges up and ready for funding (i.e. wasting your points on… ) Feel free to fund whichever you want first, or keep things wild and interesting by funding all three each day. Basically, you’re able to spend a maximum of 2k channel points per stream day on each of these challenges.
    • Chat dictates my build – Once this is funded, I will schedule a special stream where chat gets to vote on every little thing about my build. Type, size, packs used, themes, and more!
    • Community Games Night – Once funded, I schedule a special game-night stream where we all get together to play party games like Jackbox, Gartic Phone, and others. Can’t promise it’ll stay safe for work! *grin*
    • Put Thrall on the Chaos Wheel – Once funded, I schedule a special gameplay stream where chat redeems wheel spins to add chaos. Wheel will be designed by me with lots of chaotic things to put my sims through. (if you’re interested in what kind of things will be on the wheel, I’ll be using this reddit post as my inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/thesims/comments/7gxyl7/random_sim_events_list/)
    • After these three are done, the next challenge to be added is: My new Homes for Gnomes Village project: Another Community Challenge that, once funded, will be an interactive Shell challenge and special build a long stream (starting in August at the earliest) where I will give everyone participating (whether there for the build a long or just signed up via the Google Doc I will set up) a 15 by 15 outdoor room with a shell on it to decorate based on prompts I will be providing. Themes will be based on the base game gnomes in Sims 4, and the shells will be built by me to match. I will spin a wheel for each participant live on stream to see which gnome and shell you get, and your job will be to decorate it in the month following. Lastly, I will put together all builds into a huge downloadable Gnome Village lot (or lots if we have enough participants) and we will schedule a tour of all the builds! Again, you’ll have a full month to put your build together as a participant, and they will all be “tiny homes”, so this should not be too time-consuming or difficult for anyone. Depending on how this works (or doesn’t), I may do more challenges based on this general idea.
  • In Search of Streamers to Collaborate with: I am also hunting for more streamers who are willing to collaborate on Twitch stream challenges: For more info, contact me on Twitch or Discord.
    • Inside/Outside Shell Challenges: This involves you building a set of rooms and decorating them, me building a shell and all the landscaping, and then switching said builds. I would then put together your rooms into a house and landscape it, and you would decorate the shell I made.
    • Chaos Wheel Challenges: This involves doing a multi stream (or just both of us streaming at the same time) with both streamers coming up with their own wheel of “bad things” to do to the other person’s game and build. We start with a sim we’ve created and then play “Rags to Riches” style, with the “goal” being building a full house and having a family. Each of us will get to pick our own things to put on the wheel. At the end of stream, both streamers upload their builds and families and wonder where it all went wrong. (LOL)
    • Blind Building Challenges: Again, a same-time stream, only this time it’s all about building. One person is building “blind”, without being able to see the other person’s screen. The other streamer builds a build, and directs their partner to build the same build with just verbal directions. At the end of stream, both partners upload their builds and laugh about how different they are.
  • SimNaNo: This started July 1st, (and finishes on the 31st) and is the main reason for my main streaming challenges being missing from the streaming schedule. I want to get my current blog rotation finished at the very latest before July 22nd so I can move to my Decades rotation with the new pack.
  • Also: do not forget we have a new challenge up as of last Tuesday:
  • As of Saturday, there’s a second “shell challenge” from the Build-A-Long. You are welcome to participate even if you couldn’t make it to the stream! Rules are as follows: Download lot from this hashtag on the gallery: #picknicbasket – Designed as a choose your own size shell. The only piece you MUST use is the rounded deck, but it can be merged with other pieces so long as the outside rounded edge is still clearly visible. Your prompt: Build a home for picnicking with a large deck area (covered or not) outside. Choose at least 6 rooms from the given 25 (plus deck), & build a home or venue. Adding walls & changing to spandrel fence or half wall is ok. Must include a water feature. Tours: Aug 14 (a Saturday, starting at 1PM)
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July 5th – July 11th Schedule

Streams This Week*:

  • Monday, July 5th (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream Alert – Working on HiHelloRachel’s Shell Collaboration! If I have extra time, I’ll do additional building. Conversely, if I don’t get it done, I will finish on Wednesday’s early stream.
  • Tuesday, July 6th (1-5 PM EST): Special Stream Alert – Building my Secret Santa Shell for PixelatedFoxGaming’s Challenge. Same clauses as Mondays’ stream.
  • Wednesday, July 7th (12-3 PM EST): Building stream!
  • Wednesday, July 7th (5-9 PM EST): Special Stream AlertShell Tours For my Half and Half shell. If you’re still working on yours, you’ve got a few days still to get in your submission. Really looking forward to seeing these! Will also be debuting “My Best Friend’s Shell” Challenge at the end of tours (tours for this will be done on August 4th).
  • Thursday, July 8th (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Drifter blog challenge (gen 13 currently) https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/ramblers/
  • Friday, July 9th (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Saturday, July 10th (1-9 PM EST): Special Stream Alert10k Gallery Downloads Celebration! – This stream will be a build-a-long prompt and shell. I will publish the shell at the beginning of stream as well as put up the exact rules and prompt then, and anyone who can make it is welcome to build a long with me. TOURS for these will be Wednesday, July 24th at 5PM EST. Also, the thing I know I’ve been really waiting to announce – I will be hosting GIVEAWAYS during stream!! – I will be giving away FOUR Stuff Packs, TWO Game Packs and TWO Expansion packs – one per hour each hour of stream. I have figured out ways to make this international, and if you win I will do everything possible to get your pack to you ASAP. MUST be on PC, and on Steam or Origin to be eligible.
  • Sunday, July 4th: No stream

*I do apologize that my main stream challenges are missing from this schedule, but with SimNaNo having started July 1st, and all the special streams this week, things needed to be shifted around. Expect to see things settling down next week.

Upcoming fun stuff:

  • Community Challenges! – I will be launching at least one of these during this week, so it (or they) will be up by Saturday’s Celebration stream. Basically, these are “projects” that my stream viewers will “fund” with channel points. Once funded, I will then schedule the project and associated Special Streams listed. If you have any ideas for other projects like this, let me know!
    • Chat dictates my build – this is one of those fun “torture the streamer” things. After the challenge is funded, I will schedule a special stream in which anyone who can be there will be voting on details of my build – from the size, to the type, to the style, to the colors and packs used. Should be interesting, and fun for everyone!
    • Community Games Night – Once this is funded, I will schedule a special stream in the afternoon or evening (we’ll hold a vote to see when the best day/time will be for everyone) and we’ll play some interactive games. I have ALL of the Jackbox Party Packs on Steam that we can play, as well as all available You Don’t Know Jack trivia games, and/or Scribblio, Gartic Phone, Golf With Friends, and even a possibility of something like Among Us.
    • Also Announcing: My new Homes for Gnomes Village project: Another Community Challenge that, once funded, will be an interactive Shell challenge and special build a long stream (starting in August at the earliest) where I will give everyone participating (whether there for the build a long or just signed up via the Google Doc I will set up) a 15 by 15 outdoor room with a shell on it to decorate based on prompts I will be providing. Themes will be based on the base game gnomes in Sims 4, and the shells will be built by me to match. I will spin a wheel for each participant live on stream to see which gnome and shell you get, and your job will be to decorate it in the month following. Lastly, I will put together all builds into a huge downloadable Gnome Village lot (or lots if we have enough participants) and we will schedule a tour of all the builds! Again, you’ll have a full month to put your build together as a participant, and they will all be “tiny homes”, so this should not be too time-consuming or difficult for anyone. Depending on how this works (or doesn’t), I may do more challenges based on this general idea.
  • In Search of: I am also hunting for more streamers who are willing to collaborate on Inside/Outside shell/room/house swap challenges. This involves you building a set of rooms and decorating them, me building a shell and all the landscaping, and then switching said builds. I would then put together your rooms into a house and landscape it, and you would decorate the shell I made. For more info, contact me on Twitch or Discord.
  • SimNaNo: This started July 1st, and is the main reason for my main streaming challenges being missing from the above schedule. I want to get my current blog rotation finished at the very latest before July 22nd, so we’ll be visiting my Drifter and my Master Simmer stories this week.
  • The new July 22nd Cottage Living expansion will be doing all sorts of fun things to my schedule, because I will be dropping pretty much anything I’m still working on to pull out my Decades challenges (both the blog ones and the stream one). If I have not finished the generations of my Drifter, Master Simmer, and Mermaid Legacy, (blogged stories) they will just have to wait until they come up in rotation again, and the same goes for my Stream Not So Berry.
  • Also: do not forget that we have a shell challenge going at this time – only few days left to get in your entries for Wednesday’s tours!!
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June 28th – July 4th Schedule

Streams This Week*:

*I do apologize that my main stream challenges are missing from this schedule, but with SimNaNo starting July 1st, things needed to be shifted around. More explanation about this below. I do hope to put my Plum Gen Not So Berry back on the schedule next week, though!

Reminder – Also coming up:

  • Celebration Stream: My Gallery Downloads are at 9766 (at the time of this writing), and creeping ever closer to 10,000. When I hit 10k I will be scheduling a celebration stream during which I will be giving away some packs. At least two stuff packs of your choice (must be a follower of mine on Twitch, and must be on PC with Origin or Steam), a game pack or two, and also one of the coming expansion pack. The stream will be a build-a-long (my first) where I give everyone (including me) a prompt and some specifications, and we all build. A couple weeks after that stream, I’ll do a tour stream where we can all show off our build-a-long builds!
  • SimNaNo: This starts July 1st, and is the main reason for my main streaming challenges being missing from the above schedule. I want to get my current blog rotation finished at the very latest before July 22nd, so we’ll be visiting my Drifter and my Master Simmer stories this week, as well as my Mermaids. This event will not affect shell tours in July or the above mentioned celebration stream and it’s later tours!
  • The new July 22nd Cottage Living expansion will be doing all sorts of fun things to my schedule, because I will be dropping pretty much anything I’m still working on to pull out my Decades challenges (both the blog ones and the stream one). If I have not finished the generations of my Drifter, Master Simmer, and Mermaid Legacy, (blogged stories) they will just have to wait until they come up in rotation again, and the same goes for my Stream Not So Berry.
  • Also: do not forget that we have a shell challenge going at this time – only a week and a half left to get in your entries!
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June 21st – 26th Schedule

Streams This Week:

  • Monday, June 21st (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Drifter blog challenge (gen 13 currently) https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/ramblers/
  • Tuesday, June 22nd (1-5 PM EST): Playing my Master Simmer blog challenge (gen 4 currently) https://illusorythrall.wordpress.com/thralls-master-simmer/
  • Wednesday, June 23rd (12-3 PM EST): Building my Secret Santa Shell for PixelatedFoxGaming (and more building after if I get this done quickly enough)
  • Wednesday, June 23rd (5-9 PM EST): Starting up on my RainbowSins Greed Generation 3
  • Thursday, June 24th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge
  • Friday, June 25th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge
  • Saturday, June 26th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge

Reminder – Also coming up:

  • Celebration Stream: My Gallery Downloads are at 9533 (at the time of this writing), and creeping ever closer to 10,000. When I hit 10k I will be scheduling a celebration stream during which I will be giving away some packs. At least two stuff packs of your choice (must be a follower of mine on Twitch, and must be on PC with Origin or Steam), a game pack or two, and also one of the coming expansion pack. The stream will probably be a build-a-long (my first) where I give everyone (including me) a prompt and some specifications, and we all build. A couple weeks after that stream, I’ll do a tour stream where we can all show off our build-a-long builds!
  • SimNaNo: As I mentioned the last couple weeks, this is coming up in July, and as testing last week went extremely well, I will be doing some more preparations for it this week. I want to get my current blog rotation finished preferably before July, at the very latest before July 22nd, so we’ll be visiting my Drifter and my Master Simmer stories this week. This event will not affect shell tours in July or the above mentioned celebration stream and it’s later tours!
  • The new July 22nd Cottage Living expansion will be doing all sorts of fun things to my schedule, because I will be dropping pretty much anything I’m still working on to pull out my Decades challenges (both the blog ones and the stream one). If I have not finished the generations of my Drifter, Master Simmer, and Mermaid Legacy, (blogged stories) they will just have to wait until they come up in rotation again, and the same goes for my Stream Not So Berry.
  • Also: do not forget that we have a shell challenge going at this time:
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June 14th – 19th Schedule

Trying Something New!!

  • Monday, June 14th (1-5 PM EST): Testing out playing one of my blog challenges and seeing if I can get pictures and get ready for a post while streaming. Story in question: Tails of Sulani (my Mermaid Legacy)
  • Tuesday, June 15th (1-5 PM EST): Test Day 2: Tails of Sulani
  • There will be no early Wednesday stream, because I have my chiropractor appointment then.
  • Wednesday, June 16th (5-9 PM EST): Checking out any Junk House Renovations submitted, then working on my RainbowSins Challenge (Orange Gluttony Generation)
  • Thursday, June 17th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge
  • Friday, June 18th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge
  • Saturday, June 19th (1-5 PM EST): Plum Gen 5 of my Not So Berry challenge

Also coming up:

  • Celebration Stream: My Gallery Downloads are at 9350+, and creeping ever closer to 10,000. When I hit 10k I will be scheduling a celebration stream during which I will be giving away some packs. At least two stuff packs of your choice (must be a follower of mine on Twitch, and must be on PC with Origin or Steam), a game pack or two, and also one of the coming expansion pack. The stream will probably be a build-a-long (my first) where I give everyone (including me) a prompt and some specifications, and we all build. A couple weeks after that stream, I’ll do a tour stream where we can all show off our build-a-long builds!
  • SimNaNo: As I mentioned last week, this is coming up in July, and as I prepare for it, I’ll be trying to figure out how to increase my blogging for the month of July without dropping my streaming – because quite honestly, I love streaming and every one of you guys who shows up to hang out with me. I will be putting streaming my blog stories to a test this week, and see if it’s even possible (see Monday and Tuesday in the above schedule). This event will not affect shell tours or the above mentioned celebration stream and it’s later tours!
  • The new July 22nd Cottage Living expansion will be doing all sorts of fun things to my schedule, because I will be dropping pretty much anything I’m still working on to pull out my Decades challenges (both the blog ones and the stream one). If I have not finished the generations of my Drifter, Master Simmer, and Mermaid Legacy, (blogged stories) they will just have to wait until they come up in rotation again, and the same goes for my Stream Not So Berry.
  • Also: do not forget that we have two build challenges going at this time: (although the second is due wednesday!)
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June 7th – 12th Schedule

Bringing Back My Decades Challenge!

  • Monday, June 7th (1-5 PM EST): Dream Home Decorator Rags 2 Riches
  • Tuesday, June 8th (1-5 PM EST): Dream Home Decorator Rags 2 Riches
  • Wednesday, June 9th (12-3 PM EST): Building Stream
  • Wednesday, June 9th (5-9 PM EST): RainbowSins Challenge (Orange Gluttony Generation)
  • Thursday, June 10th (1-5 PM EST): Stream Hard Home Decades Challenge – 1900’s
  • Friday, June 11th (1-5 PM EST): Stream Hard Home Decades Challenge – 1900’s (*may be a little late starting, hubby has a morning Dr. appt, but I’ll be on ASAP after)
  • Saturday, June 12th (1-5 PM EST): Stream Hard Home Decades Challenge – 1900’s

Also coming up:

  • Celebration Stream: My Gallery Downloads are at 9150+, and creeping ever closer to 10,000. When I hit 10k I will be scheduling a celebration stream during which I will be giving away some packs. At least two stuff packs of your choice (must be a follower of mine on Twitch, and must be on PC with Origin or Steam), and possibly more than just the two stuff packs. The stream will probably be a build-a-long (my first) where I give everyone (including me) a prompt and some specifications, and we all build. A couple weeks after that stream, I’ll do a tour stream where we can all show off our build-a-long builds!
  • SimNaNo: During the month of July, I have a blog event happening for one of the forum groups I’m a part of – basically a Sim version of National Novel Writing Month. Basically, you choose some personal goals to get to, either a certain number of posts, or pictures, or words within the month. Then, throughout the month, you post on the forums links to your blog posts (either story form or commentary, I don’t think it matters which) and everyone cheers each other on. It’s really a lot of fun, in all the right ways. In the past two previous year’s events, I have achieved massive success – last year I topped 50,000 words published in a month, the year before more than 30,000. Now, I don’t know if I’m going to shoot for the medal for 50k words again (there’s also a bonus forum medal for 25k words, which seems more realistic), but I am definitely participating in the event. (Those interested in the event for themselves are welcome to check it out on the boolprop forums (https://www.boolprop.net/viewtopic.php?f=302&t=7251) Combining this with keeping up my streaming schedule, however, will be interesting. Some people have expressed interest in me actually streaming my game play and picture taking strategy for my daily story posts for the event. Doing this would also allow me to get things done with “less” stress. However, I don’t know if this is something everyone would be interested in, or whether I should restrict something like this to just a couple days a week. Will probably put a discussion topic or vote about it on my discord, or you’re free to comment on this post on my blog with comments about this. This event will not affect shell tours or the above mentioned celebration stream and it’s later tours!
  • Golden Plumbob awards: on those same forums, I recently found out that several of my Sims blog stories have been nominated for awards based on last year’s blog postings. I’m incredibly flattered by it, and wanted to share the graphic I was gifted:

  • Also: do not forget that we have two build challenges going at this time: