|Did you know that...
...the Simmerville name
Did you ever really reflect
on the Simmerville name? Okey, so it was a result of the Mervil clan being
the first to establish in our hood - Sim + Mervil = Simmervil. But the
word SIMMER describes something that boils very gently, being in the state
of barely suppressed excitement. A perfect description on Simmerville -
it's a hood where the everyday life boils gently...
...banner models became
Do you recall the banner
that was on top of all pages of the old site version?
Well, you must have seen it thousands of times, but did you ever recognize
the Sims in the photo? The banner was created long before any of the Simmerville
personalities really got a name out there. Among the well known Sims you
will see Juliana Valentino to the left - playing the VR set wearing her
PJ (how classy!), in the midle you will find baby expert Ursull Swims making
friends with Bertil Hornsby. All to the right we see Mrs Swims' husband,
...there was a webmaster
before Bimbo NL?
Did you know that in the
beginning, when Simmerville web was launched February 14th 2002, it was
Bimbo NL's house mate, Jim Loveless, who was given the webmaster job? He
spent some time on it, and nobody really can recall at what point Bimbo
NL took over. Still we find a few pages where Jim Loveless is said to be
the autor, but nobody really remember him as the webmaster of Simmerville.
...SimLOOK testsims died
during the project?
One of Simmerville web's
greatest successes was called SimLOOK - an "ever lasting" project where
8 sims lived by their free will in a house for 50 simdays. Hardly anyone
know about the tragedy that occured half way in the project. One day one
of the testsims grilled burgers on the huge terrace the trash can caught
fire, then the grill, then some other items. There was no smoke detector
on the terrace and nobody called the fire departement. The 8 testsims flocked
to the drama, and one by one they caught fire until half of them were dead!
Sims Science was in shock watching the monitors, so were the surviving
Testsims, needless to say! Naturally it caused quite a problem for the
project. Well, fortunately, strange things beyond this world happened,
the power supplys to the entire Simmerville area was cut off and all notes
and the last project days' memories got lost, and everything was dark for
many days. Some call it a "hard disk crash" whatever they mean by that.
Everything needed to be restored, and technically there was a back-up of
the SimLOOK matrix that was saved only a couple days before the fire. When
the project was on again no fire occurred and the eight testsims couldn't
even remember the episode.
...Bimbo NL desperately
tried to visit Maxis?
November 2003 Maxis arranged
the "TS2 University". Our websimtress, Bimbo NL, thought it was way cool
that Simmerville Web was invited. She really looked forward to mingle with
a guy named Luc. She packed some trendy clothes and her laptop, and went
by cab to the bus station downtown. Then she realized that nobody there
could tell her how to travel from Simmerville to Maxis' locations in the
US. A Sim trying to break into the Human world is not a pretty sight, especially
not if the mascara isn't water proof. Bimbo NL was frustrated as she had
no choice but returning to her cool home to send a note to Maxis that she
could not attend. She was too emberassed to tell Maxis the reason. She
kept the episode a secret for a long time, but now she has finally learned
to laugh about it all.
...we receive mail from
Every week Sims involved
with the Simmerville web receive mail from Humans who visit the site by
mistake. They ask technical and weird questions that a Sim can not understand.
Of course they always get a reply that is 100% from a Sim's view, and that
might not be to a lot of help to a Human who is already confused...
G. Shalloe modelled for the pending portrait?
Whenever a portrait is needed
but is not yet ready, we use the "Pending"
portrait. This is a silhouette of Simmerville's former Spokes Sim,
Beatricé G. Shalloe. She worked as a model before she dedicated
her life to politics.
More fun facts to be added...