Mir gave me a link to a site full of useful hacked objects
that I have been trying out. The garden plots are especially good.
I have also worked out a minor technical issue that was bugging me - Tidus tended to be invisible when he was naked, and also lacked hands when he wasn't. Another reference sent me back to this site
- one had actually been to before and had picked up several skins from. This time around I got an idea that maybe if I traded off Tidus' body skin I may be able to solve the invisiblity issue and lo and behold if it didn't work! As funny as the invisible body thing could be it kinda crimped my voyueristic tendencies as it hardly was interesting to have Tidus in bed with anybody else when I couldn't damn-well see what he was doing!
Also, this is not the first case of trading heads and bodies between various versions of the same character, Auron's head comes from that same skin site (Corry's Factory) while his body is from somewhere else. My reasons there is that what little I do know of him he doesn't seem the sort to wear really bright colours and the Corry-skin had his clothes a bit too bright to my mind.
Rikku is the same, I have a total of three
skins for her, two of them FFX and one X-2 and I have her with the X-2 head but wearing one of the FFX bodies because frankly, I like the X-2 head but the Spira family, as it is constructed, is pretty-well all FFX (as far as I understand).
Same story with Cloud, I like the head that looks a bit more like the game-version but I have him dressed in the AC outfit and before reinstalling I had Squall dressed in the Leon outfit from KH (though the head from that skin was horrific).
I finally got around to making some more of the Valar families and it seems the average number of members in the is four - husband and wife Valar and two Maiar. I do however have a few odd houses, ones I was finding spots in for outside (non-Silm) characters. Ulmo's household includes the GF Siren (FF8), Mandos includes the Aeon Shiva (FFX) and the Bauglir household (Morgoth's) includes Ultimacia (FF8).
I do believe the Kramer house (Headed by Edea) will be more mixed, being the place where random characters that I can't put elsewhere (Yuffie, Jessie, Paine, Hojo, Alatar (Maia - one of the Blue Wizards)) will go. It kinda fits Edea to have the ragtag leftovers anyway.
Compared with this households the Valentine house, which has two FF7 characters and one FF8 doesn't seem so odd.
The only issue is that I am not sure how I will fit all of these folks into the neighbourhood but I will have to see how I go on that.
I also saw something rather curious when I got it into my head to send Tidus and Yuna on a date, there is some guy who wandered across my view downtown who has Finrod's head while wearing a Galbadian army uniform (from the much lamented Laguna skin whose head I hated). My first thought on it was "Galbadian elf?!!" I have seen this before, in Magic Town - the random mixing of heads and bodies to create NPCs. There's a couple of interesting cases in MT, one with Celebrían's head and a deep red dress, the other with Arwen's head and a somewhat gypsy-like multicoloured dress. It's kind-of amusing to see but that Galbadian elf... well, that was even more so!Edit:
Oh, and just as I remember it, I went and did what I was planning, I bought the Valentine Household a dog and named it Laguna. I still really think that's fitting, Squall having a dog named after him (especially as I don't have a sim of him)!
Oh, and does anyone know a good idea for a family name for a group of FF9 characters? I have skins of Beatrix, Eiko, Garnet, Kuja and Zidane and I don't know anything