About

Hi! Welcome to Pleasant Sims!

My name is Cindy, and I tell stories. Games are my medium.

I’ve always loved gaming. I was given my first personal computer as a Christmas gift from my parents way back in 1997. I soon began playing every PC game I could get my hands on.

I started with the classics – Baldur’s Gate, Anno 1602 AD, Age of Empires – anything that would allow me to create or play a story. In the early 2000s, I moved on to games like RPG Maker and Roller Coaster Tycoon. I loved to build my own little worlds and make up my own adventures.

When I found The Sims series, I was hooked. There’s something so compelling about controlling the lives of these simulated pixel people. As I grew older, it was the ability to tell stories that kept me coming back to my favorite games.

Today, The Sims 2 remains one of my favorite games of all time, and I never tire of playing it. No other game compares in terms of creative control and storytelling ability. I will always be a story-teller at heart. I use games as a creative outlet, and I love sharing my creations with you!

Let’s Plays

UPDATE NOV 2019: Let’s Plays are currently on hold as I’m busy with real life stuff and kind of burned out on the premade ‘hoods. However, I am still regularly streaming from my custom ‘hood – Edgewood.

I’m currently releasing Let’s Plays for Pleasantview and Strangetown in The Sims 2. I plan to add more neighborhoods in the future once these stories are complete. In fact, I want to play ALL the premade Maxis neighborhoods over the next few years. 

Next on my list – the long-requested Veronaville. 

I publish Sims 2 videos on my Youtube Channel where I currently have over 4,800 subscribers (and growing)! 

Livestreams

I’m currently livestreaming from my custom ‘hood – Edgewood. We’re in the process of building and setting up the ‘hood right now, which you can watch in my Building Edgewood Livestreams

I don’t have a set schedule because of real life obligations, but I do try to stream a couple times a week. Subscribe to me on Youtube to be notified of upcoming streams. 

Social Media

Connect with me on Social Media! I love connecting with my audience and sharing Sims 2 content with other Simmers. 

You’re also welcome to join the Pleasant Sims Discord Server, where we chat about The Sims 2 and a lot more! We have over 400 members currently and we’re growing every day, so come hang out with other Sims 2 players!

Personal Stuff

If you’re interested in me personally, here are some facts for you!

I’m married, child-free by choice, and in my mid-thirties. I’m originally from the Southern United states, but I moved to the Midwest about six years ago. I spend most of my time with my husband and two lovely dogs – Bella and Mortimer.

Yep, I named my dogs after The Goths. I’m dedicated. 

My two dogs, Bella and Morty.
My two dogs, Bella and Morty.

I do have other hobbies besides The Sims. I love reading – mostly Fantasy novels. My favorite authors are Robin Hobb and Mark Lawrence. I try to read every day unless I’m sick or on vacation. I also love music. Going to live shows is one of my favorite things in the world. My favorite band is (currently) The Midnight, but I enjoy a wide range of music from 80’s new wave to Appalachian folk to post-rock. 

If I were a Sim, I would be a Pleasure Sim with a secondary Knowledge aspiration. My one true hobby would be Games.

If there’s anything else you want to know, just ask! For safety reasons, I don’t answer questions that would reveal too much personal information, but I’m glad to chat with you about games, hobbies, or other fun stuff! You can also check out my FAQs if you still have questions.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you on Youtube sometime! 🙂

6 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Cindy! I just wanted to let you know that you’re awesome! Do you have any background in computers, graphics, electronics, etc? You are so great with computers. Love your blog and videos!
    Sarah

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    • Hi Sarah! I don’t have any formal training besides some basic classes I took in college. But I have loved and used computers since I got my first one in 1997! I’ve always loved modding and gaming, so I’ve just learned a lot over the years through trial and error. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

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    • Hi! Yes, I’ve played (and own) both of these games. TS3 is fun in it’s own way, but I find the Sims to be…well, ugly. It doesn’t suit my rotational playstyle, but I’ve had fun playing challenges from time to time. You can read more about my thoughts on TS4 on my FAQs page here: https://pleasantsims.com/faqs/ Thanks for asking! 🙂

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