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!

YouTube

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020: I am currently on an indefinite hiatus from Youtube as I deal with personal health issues. I don’t know if or when I will return to creating videos. For now, my priority is this website.

I publish Sims 2 videos on my Youtube Channel where I currently have over 5,800 subscribers (and growing)! 

Contact Me

The best way to contact me is on Discord. You can join our server using the link below. You can also add me as a friend on Origin, reach out to me on Youtube or Pinterest, drop an email, or send some good old fashioned snail mail! 

Join the Pleasant Sims Discord Server, where we chat about The Sims 2 and a lot more! We have over 700 members currently and we’re growing every day, so come hang out with other Sims 2 players!

Send Fan Mail to:

Pleasant Sims
834-F S Perry Street #1130
Castle Rock, CO 80104

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! 🙂

22 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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  2. Hi Cindy….love you so much….I got an issue though….My ACR 2.0 doesn’t work properly no more since I reinstalled the sims 2 on my laptop….tried downloading it back from your link but sadly your link to it doesn’t work no more as the site closed it seems so now I’m devastated can you please help me…Ty in advance…also hope all is great with you and your family and as always keep up the great work

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  3. Hi Cindy!
    This is the second day since I’ve found your channel on YouTube and… I already love you and your videos, because your stories and the way you tell them are truly amazing! Thank you for your work 🙂

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  4. Hey,

    I appreciate your blog and your Youtube channel and I enjoyed watching your LP’s. It seems that you took a game that was older, and loved by many and showed it to other people so they see for themselves how not everything has to be bland as in the Sims 4.

    However, there is something off about the Sims 2 and 3. It seems that you can’t just play one hour and tend to your day-to-day life. The game is asking a lot of your time by default.

    It also stresses out one’s brain because there’s so much stuff going on at once. That sounds your brain into overload and it’s called cognitive hyperactivity.
    And that leads to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, getting testy with your loved ones. All of a sudden that game that’s supposed to be fun seems like WORK because you have to give so much of your time, energy, and attention, and you don’t get very much in return.

    TS3 *seems* a bit easier to play but so much bad stuff has happened karmically in the community — The Queen’s death, Lifesimmer having a nervous breakdown, AshleyBB quitting and calling its community toxic.

    And real talk, I never found The Sims to be spiritually nourishing. There were games that I’d play and feel fulfilled afterwards and relaxed, but playing the Sims always made me feel more stressed and worried and isolated and it would often lead me to burn out.

    All of that is not to say I hate the game but that’s the problem, isn’t it? It’s easy to like a game and not realize how much you’re putting in, and how little you’re getting out, and how you’re trading your mental health (and your life and your time) for a game.

    Honestly, I’m just weirded out by how much bad vibes I’ve felt on forums and bad things that happened to people that played the Sims 2 and 3. People slip into depression and have a nervous breakdown while playing a game that’s supposed to uplift them. Something’s wrong.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents and my observations. The Sims 2 never changed my life. I got it, but I had school, real friends, amazing experiences and I don’t think I would have experienced any of that if I got hooked on it. Playing both TS2 and TS3 makes me feel dread.

    Just offering a different take on the game, not making a dig at you – feel free to edit this comment out if it doesn’t work with your website/brand.

    Liz

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    • Hi Liz. Thanks for your comment. I did edit out the part where you referenced another Simmmer. I’m sure you can see why.
      I understand what you’re saying, but in my opinion, it’s not the game itself that causes these problems. It’s the pressure put on players/creators by the community. I have pretty much removed myself from the Simming community outside of my website because of this very thing (including my Youtube channel). I’ve had numerous “breakdowns” and episodes of burnout because of the enormous pressure to create more and more Sims content at the expense of my health and real life relationships. When I play the game alone without sharing, it relaxes me and becomes a hobby again – a positive thing in my life. So that’s what I’m doing now.
      I am really sorry you don’t enjoy the game anymore. I still do and play it regularly – but now it’s something I do for myself and not for others. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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  5. Yo!

    So, I was wondering if there is any way to convert items such as clothing or hair from the sims 4 to the sims 2 since I have some really cool stuff that I’d like to have on both.

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