I Designed My Dream Apartment in The Sims 4

Because what else would you do with a life simulator?

In all honesty though, I’ve wanted to do this since I designed my dream office a few months ago. Like with the office, it’s fun to think about your ideal living space. Maybe a little motivating, too!

In case you didn’t know, The Sims 4 is the fourth instalment in a series of life simulation games where you control the lives of the comical and slightly inept Sims. And you control everything – how they spend their day, what they eat, where they work, who they fall in love with. You design their house, pick their clothes, and choose their personality and their aspirations in life.

Once upon a time, these games were just an opportunity to live out my dream life. I would design my ideal self, give her the house I always wanted, and the successful career I dreamed about. It has this addicting wish fulfillment aspect to it. But the older I get, the more I enjoy playing Sims as a way of creating characters and telling new stories. I don’t want to control everything so much as I want to gently nudge to see how things play out.

Still, who doesn’t like to indulge every now and again? I love designing houses, especially interiors, so I always have a lot of fun doing things like this. It’s also interesting to think about what you actually would want and use – what would you keep inside the house or apartment of your dreams?

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Geeks & Word Nerds

We have less than a week now until Christmas, and if you’re one of those last-minute mall shoppers, then I have a couple suggestions if there’s a geek or word nerd on your Christmas list this year.

All of these can be ordered with Amazon Prime or are readily available in a store, so you don’t have to worry about something being out of stock or any long delivery times. They’re also very affordable if you’re on a budget. Everything on here is under $50.

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Rise of Skywalker will be a Kylo Ren Redemption Story and Here's Why

We only have a week until the release of Episode IX, and like any crazy fan, I’ve been pouring over the trailers and rewatching the movies to see if I can piece together some theory about the plot. Might be interesting to compare it to the movie and see if I got anything right, don’cha think?

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Pokemon Sword/Shield: Favourite Galar Pokemon

A few weeks back I (painfully) narrowed down my top 5 Pokemon of every generation, so it’s only fair that I do the same for the new set. With all the controversy over the Pokedex changes, it’s not as big a roster of new Pokemon as we’re used to, but there are still some amazing options to add to your team.

So, even though it was brutally hard to narrow it down to just 5 the first time, I’ve done it again for the new Galar Pokemon. Suffering for content.

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I Designed my Dream Office in The Sims 4

How many people dream of one day having their perfect workspace? You make Pinterest boards for inspiration, and sketch out what it might one day look like when you have your own office space, set up just the way you like.

It’s fun to think about, isn’t it?

Sadly, think about it is all I can do at the moment, but I wanted to indulge in that fantasy a little bit. So I decided to see if I could make something I could call my ‘dream workspace’ in the Sims 4.

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Sword/Shield Hype: Top 5 Pokemon from Each Generation (aka Alyssa’s Galar Dex Wishlist)

You’re about to see just how big of a geek I really am.

I’ve been playing the Pokemon games since they came out in 1998. That’s over twenty years! As I wrap up Pokemon Y and Let’s Go Pikachu, I’ve played just about every core Pokemon game, as well as a few of the classics (Pokemon Snap, anyone?)

Now I know there have been about 2000 leaks for Sword/Shield and a ton of the Pokemon listed here might have been confirmed, but I’m trying to avoid too many spoilers, so please, keep this a spoiler-free zone.

But anyway, I’m getting really hyped about the new Pokemon game that comes out next week! Unfortunately, I’ve also fallen behind on my writing, so I really need to catch up if I want to justify all the time I hope to spend playing it next weekend!

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