Websimtress meets Ms Greatest Fan
26, 2004 - by Bimbo NL & Messy Jessie
January Simmerville had visitor number 500.000, and this month it's been
2 full years since we started. How about a different interview to celebrate?
Read the websimtress and the website's greatest fan interviewing each other!
Jessie! 2 years ago Simmerville web opened, and you have been one of our
most supporting fans for most of that time! It's nice to finally meet you!
Are u ready for the interview?
SimNation! My name's Jess Mess, friends call me Messy Jessie. Yes, I'm
a bit nervous but bring it on! By the way, would you mind if I interview
you as well?
no! Some sims did suggest me for the "My typical day" series, but I refused
to share all those details from my life. But if I can interview our greatest
fan, I guess I should allow our greatest fan to ask me some questions,
Okey; here we go: What
kind of a sim are you, Jess?
what ? I suggested you for the "My typical day" article too ! Oh... you
asked my first question!
I inherited of a §150.000
modern and cool house with Japanese influences. I work in the Law Enforcement
career track, as a Patrolwoman, but I'm hoping to get promoted soon. I'm
a Libra. I don't have a family, so every Family Day ( fifth day ), I have
a big party with all my neighbours, some Townies and even sometimes Drew
Carey. I sometimes throw parties on work-days, because I feel very lonely...
By the way I am still single. ; )
So Bimbo, tell me how
did you get the idea of making a website?
wasn't my idea at all... now, here is a secret to reveal, the very first
webmaster was actually not I but Jim Sweetheart, my house mate. We moved
to Simmerville together to share a house after completing our studies,
and Jim was the one who wanted to create this website. He soon left the
project, but when I started the site was already established. Basically
I think the site was initiated by the Hood Council, back then they were
Simbille Ballong, steve Grumblin and BB Hanssen.
Now I wonder, can u recall
how u found Simmerville or why you bookmarked it and returned?
was feeling bored surfing on the official SimNation site, so I decided
to look for a specific hood's site. They all seemed boring, but then when
I was about to give up, I saw Simmerville and I thought "That's an original
name ! Why isn't our hood called that? [ I live in New Sim City ]. And
once the page had loaded, I was speechless! It was wonderful ( and still
is ; ) ). So I've been coming back every day. That's why I blame you, Bimbo
No Brain Loveless for making me a Internet addict ! And I'm not the only
one that likes this site: Simmerville has had 500.000 visitors in only
2 years ! That's got to prove that it's the coolest hood ever.
Bimbo, how does it feel
to be in the Superstar Insider and to interview so many cool people?
that story that u possibly refer to from my visit to Studio Town was rather
embarrassing on my part. I tried to stop that cover, u know they really
believed I was related to Ms Monroe! Mingling with super models is cool,
but I had absolutely no plan on becoming a model myself, so I turned down
all the offers I got. I had just started my journalism career, seriously.
I love interviewing all those
cool sims though! Finding that so many sims are having clear and specific
goals in their lives really makes SimNation a much more interesting place
to live. It's just - cool, u know!
Now, Jess, I'm not the
only sim contributing to Simmerville. Do you remember any particular article
or feature that caught your interest during Simmerville's first 2 years?
loved the Food Expo ( I'm a very good cook myself, that's one of the reasons
that my parties are the place to be on Family Day!). Johanna was great
and the lectures really inspired me... I also like the SIMLOOK and AstroLOVE
projects, there might be something like that happening in my hood one day.
I also love the very new Builds and Bills agency, I liked helping my neighbours
design their houses, by inspiring myself of the MegaStarter for example.
How do you make enough
time to interview lots of people ? How did you celebrate Christmas? Tell
me more about you.
being a journalist means you get to meet a lot of those sims as part of
your work, so I still have time for a trendy life outside the Simmerville
web. But of course, I will always need to keep my eyes and ears wide open,
u know, to trace any news out there in the hood.
I kinda don't feel like focusing
a lot on myself, but basically I'm into trends, parties, style and cool
music, I'm single, and I celebrated Christmas with my parents and sister
at 2 Rosewood, not far from Simmerville.
What do u think sims and
humans have in common, if anything.
have lots of things in common, like needing friends to be happy or even
needing to go to the toilet after a big meal. I wouldn't like to be a Human
because they get wrinkles and become less active when they become older,
while we Sims just get more skilled and in Human world people always get
judged on how they look.
What do you think of the
SIMLOOK and AstroLOVE projects ? Do you think it's cruel?
cruel... I thought you said cool... Well, I found the SIMLOOK project extremely
interesting in the beginning, but u see those reports meant a huge work
load on me and when the project dragged out I wasn't so fond of it anymore.
I don't think those testsims do suffer, so it wasn't cruel on them, but
on me. So yes, I think it was cruel but not cool, hah.
Is there anything u would
wish to see more of or something you are missing that u think would benefit
That's a hard one... Maybe more tips about having lots of friends ( 1/4
kid hasn't got any friends ) and a cool house... But it's so cool already
that it doesn't really matter !
Do you get on well with
all the other sims on the website (Ursull Swims, Claire Brybrey...)? What
do you think of MacAstral's predictions ?
that was two questions instead of one! I frequent some of the others, but
not all. Some of us are living very different lives, so I don't really
see why we should be best friends just because of this site. Everyone has
their own section or limited jobs, so I think most see the website like
a job more than a social thing, u know. About MacAstral's predictions,
I'm not a believer, to put it in short. But because many of our readers
are devoted to the future, I must give her dreams and prophecy some attention.
Great to finally meeting
you, Jess. You know your feedback has always been a great inspiration.
We'll stay in touch!
Thank you, Bimbo... I hope
2004 will be even better than 2003 for Simmerville.