can't hide behind your Magazine
06, 2002 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
me what Magazine you prefer to read, and I will immediately know what kind
of Sim you are! The Magazine we choose to read most often reflects our
1st Simmerville residents will get easier access to downtown stores, which
will bring a new experience not the least because of the many magazines
available there. We all have our individual interests, and we already feed
it from reading books and the newspaper or watching TV, or even by purchasing
specific items to make the home reflect our personality.
has now got a good deal with SimCity Cab Co. who has transported Sims for
years, mainly between the many neighbourhoods and the various downtown
locations. Sims located near downtown have been reading the magazines for
years already, and well, the oldest of them, "Victor's Digest", has actually
been published ever since 1911. It's obvious that we in Simmerville have
missed something, although none of us are old enough to remember Victor's
very first issue.
on your interests you can pick from 5 different Magazines. Are you a sports
freak, a trendy party animal (like me), do you like it best at home, or
are you a rather serious Sim? There's something for you no matter who you
are! I've had the pleasure of reading some of the magazines, and here's
my personal analysis:
me a Sim who doesn't watch TV! Most of us do, and it obviously gives a
great interest in movies and news about actors and upcoming films. WhooNoo!!!
brings you the hottest gossip, but also some in depth interviews showing
how great persons those famous acting Sims actually are. This magazine
also gives you the coolest trends for make-up and clothing, fashion for
both men and women included, and in each issue they bring a new story about
how one Sim who was transformed from a grey mouse into becoming a trendy
Sim. I love that stuff! They also have quite a lot to read if you need
help with your relations, the WhooNoo!!! might save more than one romance
in Simmerville this October!
you hide behind WhooNoo!!! I think you are a rather curious Sim, happy
to pass on gossip, you might even be more concerned about your neighbour's
life values than of your own. You like to be included and you most likely
have many friends, but there's a chance most of your friendships are more
distant than you realize. You are the kind of Sim who like to be cool,
but you are depending on copying others' coolness, as you are not able
to create your own style. You get a lot of inspiration from watching TV.
You probably apply for a job because of the pay check, the nice uniform
and the trendy carpool, while the job itself doesn't interest you much.
You love to go downtown, to see who's there and to hear the latest gossip.
You will probably hang out on a busy bar or shop, or even a crowded fast
food restaurant, although you will never see any real celebrities there.
you are a trendy and popular Sim devoted to the post-urban culture, this
is it! It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is my favourite; Livin' Large
really adds to my knowledge and interest concerning trends and gossip about
the SimCity celebrities such as Drew Carey, major cultural happenings like
exhibitions, theatre and movie openings, as well as it's great section
about music trends and portraying new Sim musicians who might hit the stars
before you can learn to spell their name. Don't miss the retro section,
which seems to be a growing column; here you will find all the cool hippie
from the 60's that will be the talk of the next party - if you miss this
out, everyone will know you live a wanna-be life far away from the spot
lights. This is not where you find your horoscope, instead the magazine
is packed with advertisements for all the trendy things you might consider
buying either downtown or from the regional catalogue. I think while WhooNoo!!!
is more for the passive Sim who like to read without really getting involved,
Livin' Large is more for the active and participating Sim who know the
trends from inside, and who doesn't leave the party early.
you hide behind Livin' Large, I would say you are a modern and individual
Sim, with a strong integrity and your own style - if not solid yet, it's
at least building. You like to be in control of your life, you like to
fill your home with the new and trendy stuff, you drink espresso at least
twice a day, you never do the dishes or the garden, but hire a maid and
gardener. You are the focus of your life, even if you care for your family,
there will always be a part of your mind reserved only your ego, in a positive
way. You most likely will not settle with a job lower than level 6, and
your house is either huge, or you took the time to decorate the garden,
mainly for impressing the neighbours because you hardly spend time outdoor
except from your barbecue parties and when you swim in your pool. Going
downtown is a must for you, not because you care about who's there, but
you like the urban feeling. You most likely eat on expensive restaurants
and hang out in trendy clubs, they can even be quiet because occasionally
you need the atmosphere more than the crowd, and well - you wouldn't mind
if the other Sims spread the news about your new hang out which would become
the new trendy place right away.
you a grey mouse? Do you like to read about financial news, the stock market,
SimCity First Trust Bank Inc.'s financial forecasts, taxes and labour calyces,
political scandals, the house values and the SimNation Government's latest
decisions? Want to read about the Sim Teacher Alliance's latest report
from high school education systems, computer technology, taxes, and pages
full of numbers that are not even sorted? If so, then this SimNation awarded
magazine is perfect for you. It looks like a very serious magazine based
on a long tradition, and with an impressive list of professors writing
for them, too.
you hide behind The Avarix, I think you are happy with rather few friends,
you might work in an office, and you don't care about having a large home
or making an impression on your neighbours. But you might still be an interesting
Sim because you will be updated on the financial, political or technology
subjects, a great quality for those into that. Your community spirit might
be strong, too, although you often watch the fun aspects of it from a distance.
You probably are a rare guest downtown, if you go there in the first place
you will look for a quiet café or a book store where you can read
and not need to communicate with a lot of strangers all the time.
reading about family values that are essential to most of us; food, weather
and sports. The stuff which remind you of a typical brief neighbourly conversation
across the fence. Clean journalism which has brought this magazine several
awards, few scandals or celebrity stuff here, except for the sports section
which looks like a very serious coverage. And in case you are not really
into sports, there's always some handsome athlete's pictures to look at,
for instance the Llama's All Stars. This magazine is a safe buy if your
household counts several adults, because everyone will find something of
interest, at least for one brief reading, or to check out the pictures
or the weather forecast. I was a bit disappointed to the poor coverage
of trendy food, but if Victor's Digest has presented old traditional food
since 1911, why should they switch to sushi and raw Llama droodles in 2002,
already. Maybe in 2011.
you hide behind Victor's Digest, I'd say you are a typical Sim, a Sim who
is rather simple in your thinking, but still quite happy if your home is
equipped with a refrigerator, a TV, a shower and toilet, and a bed. You
enjoy spending time in your average home, you might have a partner and
a couple kids, you are most likely to get a pet too. You like gardening,
perhaps you spend some time outdoor, but a swimming pool never really appealed
to you. You do not hire a gardener unless your work schedule forces you
to do so. You like to invite your neighbours over for some food or gossip,
but you prefer a couple guests at the time, and not to throw a party which
you find too stressful. You might still sleep in the bed you bought when
you first moved into the neighbourhood, and probably your kitchen counter
and appliances are the same, too. Money is not the problem, because you
hardly spend them. You mainly go downtown because it might bring a new
experience into your everyday-looks-the-same life, to meet a friend or
simply to relax on any location for recreation. Nobody will recognize you
because you don't have a favourite hang out.
you into exercising, body building, health care, outdoor camping, national
parks and vacations; then this magazine is your choice! They have many
articles about how to gain body points, but also on how to make your body
perform better during a hectic day at work. I also found an article about
the Guinea Pig Disease quite interesting. Lots of advise here, and not
all of them are meant for body fanatics only. Maxsimum's content is interesting
although it will not keep me from joining any party just in order to practising
their advise, but you might be more active physically than me. Even if
you are not that active, you can enjoy the beautiful photo reports from
mountains as well as diving, and there's always a vacation hotel recommendation
to pay attention to. And with some luck, you might even get inspired to
start a better life - tomorrow.
you hide behind Maxsimum, I know you are a healthy Sim, both in your body
and mind. But perhaps you also appear as a bit boring to others, because
most of your interests include nobody but yourself. You like to have a
clear goal for each of your projects, like you wouldn't bother to start
a new friendship unless your job requires it. You wouldn't bother to fall
in love unless your plan is to build a family. You wouldn't bother to buy
a new furniture or painting either, unless you already know where to put
it. Neighbours think of you as a solid rock, they don't realize how right
they are because you can hardly move, unless it is part of your plan. You
might get impulsive though, but it happens very rarely, and normally as
a result of some idea or pattern you already have worked on for some time.
If you go downtown you prefer physical activity and fresh air, although
you can also enjoy a better restaurant.
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you got my point now? If I find you sitting on a bench reading, and you
don't want me to recognize you when I suddenly appear, you can of course
to hide your face behind your magazine. But from seeing that magazine,
I will see what kind of Sim you are anyway.