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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #875 on: October 12, 2012, 07:17:55 PM »
When you're reading a book of Fractured Fairy Tales and find yourself pondering over what traits Little Red Riding Hood should have.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #876 on: October 12, 2012, 10:45:07 PM »
Ever seen Hoodwinked? That was one unexpected set of personalities!

You just know you're playing too much Sims when you start regarding a dry mouth, empty stomach and sore eyes after playing as normal...
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #877 on: October 13, 2012, 03:24:40 AM »
I loved Hoodwinked. Haha I am such a big fan of fractured fairy tales and genre shifts.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #878 on: October 13, 2012, 05:47:15 AM »
…When you play it for the first time in months and still don’t have any good ideas.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #879 on: October 13, 2012, 07:03:17 AM »
mmm roasted bananas - have to try that! I'll probably either wait til we are out camping next, or til my parents have a bon fire. I'll top it with icecream and fire-melted/roasted marshmallows. They're actually a herb, rather than a fruit - so that explains why they are so different. In the meantime I'll let my sims roast some on the firepit :D I wonder if I can deep fry them...

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« Reply #880 on: October 13, 2012, 07:12:52 AM »
I loved Hoodwinked. Haha I am such a big fan of fractured fairy tales and genre shifts.

When the worst possible thing that can happen to you is the game not saving after you do something important.

In primary school we had a class where our teacher was generally absent. So we held twisted-up play versions of popular fairytales for the class, lol! I remember one where Little Red Riding Hood rode off into the sunset with the woodsman on the back of his Harley... And the three little pigs seemed more evil than the wolf! Mind you, I've never thought of wolves as evil.

And um... The saving thing... Yeah... *Extremely sad face*
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #881 on: October 13, 2012, 07:16:57 AM »
In primary school we had a class where our teacher was generally absent. So we held twisted-up play versions of popular fairytales for the class, lol! I remember one where Little Red Riding Hood rode off into the sunset with the woodsman on the back of his Harley... And the three little pigs seemed more evil than the wolf! Mind you, I've never thought of wolves as evil.

And um... The saving thing... Yeah... *Extremely sad face*

Little Red Riding Hood, is that how it's called in English? How funny, these translations must have gone through deaf people ears because it came here known as simple 'Roodkapje', or 'Red Cap', to translate it back. I like Little Red Riding Hood better.
But where did the 'riding' came from?



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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #882 on: October 13, 2012, 07:18:17 AM »
mmm roasted bananas - have to try that! I'll probably either wait til we are out camping next, or til my parents have a bon fire. I'll top it with icecream and fire-melted/roasted marshmallows. They're actually a herb, rather than a fruit - so that explains why they are so different. In the meantime I'll let my sims roast some on the firepit :D I wonder if I can deep fry them...

The skin is insanely hot when done, but you still can't eat it, so be careful when peeling... It is the ultimate camping treat though. You know you play too much Sims when you are having daily forum binges to fix your need because your game hasn't been working for two weeks...
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« Reply #883 on: October 13, 2012, 07:21:24 AM »
Little Red Riding Hood, is that how it's called in English? How funny, these translations must have gone through deaf people ears because it came here known as simple 'Roodkapje', or 'Red Cap', to translate it back. I like Little Red Riding Hood better.
But where did the 'riding' came from?

She rides a bicycle. And Afrikaans also only says "Red Little Hood", or "Rooikappie".
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #884 on: October 13, 2012, 08:11:49 AM »
She rides a bicycle. And Afrikaans also only says "Red Little Hood", or "Rooikappie".

I think it is just the name given to a cape with a hood because ladies wore that style attire when riding in a horse carriage about the time the story was published in the 1600's.  Bicycles were invented about 200 years later.

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« Reply #885 on: October 13, 2012, 10:21:11 AM »
Time is an unstable thing when you live in an alternative world, lol! I know the feeling.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #886 on: October 13, 2012, 02:45:38 PM »
Little Red Riding Hood, is that how it's called in English? How funny, these translations must have gone through deaf people ears because it came here known as simple 'Roodkapje', or 'Red Cap', to translate it back. I like Little Red Riding Hood better.
But where did the 'riding' came from?

Haha Leto, that is what I've heard called a "Blind Idiot" translation--because apparently when you translate the saying "Out of sight, out of mind" from English to Chinese and back, it comes back as "Blind Idiot."

You know you play too much Sims when you are having daily forum binges to fix your need because your game hasn't been working for two weeks...

Aww Donatello, I'm sorry your game is not working! That's the worst!

You know you play too much Sims when you are generations ahead of where you are in your story... ::)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #887 on: October 13, 2012, 02:55:00 PM »
I'm never very far ahead of my stories, although I do tend to try to maintain a small edge.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #888 on: October 13, 2012, 03:12:17 PM »
I can't help it, I love playing so much, any opportunity I get I play instead of update.
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« Reply #889 on: October 13, 2012, 03:57:41 PM »
@Blind Idiot: hahahahaha! Hilarious.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #890 on: October 14, 2012, 01:17:22 AM »
When your internet is  not responding and when you go to bring up your task manager and you hit control+shift+C insteat of control+alt+delete.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #891 on: October 14, 2012, 03:45:01 AM »
When your internet is  not responding and when you go to bring up your task manager and you hit control+shift+C insteat of control+alt+delete.
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Hahaha, I've been there my friend.

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« Reply #892 on: October 14, 2012, 03:45:57 AM »
Haha Leto, that is what I've heard called a "Blind Idiot" translation--because apparently when you translate the saying "Out of sight, out of mind" from English to Chinese and back, it comes back as "Blind Idiot."
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Fascinating! The Dutch version would be: 'Uit het oog, uit het hart', which litterly translated means 'out of eye, out of heart.' Translate that back and forth one more time (just for the hack of it) and you will end up with: 'from the eye, from the heart', yet it has exactly the same definition as the English version does.
Yeah, it suddenly all makes sense to me now. :(

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« Reply #893 on: October 14, 2012, 08:26:47 AM »
Hahaha, I've been there my friend.

I just did it a few hours ago, like just before I posted. XD

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #894 on: October 14, 2012, 04:05:21 PM »
Fascinating! The Dutch version would be: 'Uit het oog, uit het hart', which litterly translated means 'out of eye, out of heart.' Translate that back and forth one more time (just for the hack of it) and you will end up with: 'from the eye, from the heart', yet it has exactly the same definition as the English version does.
Yeah, it suddenly all makes sense to me now. :(

You've been playing too much sims when you're afraid you're not selected since you're missing the plumbob floating above your head.

I think since English and Dutch are both Germanic languages (although English is much more mixed up with other language families) that it makes sense they would be more similar. Chinese, on the other hand--completely different.
Wait, what all makes sense to you? Like, everything?

Wow, do you really do that? I'm feeling an invisible plumbob now you brought it up hahaha.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #895 on: October 14, 2012, 05:00:02 PM »
I juts looked up for my plumbob.. It wasn't there. Also, I have multiple times somehow expected there to be an unlimited supply of snacks like in Sims...

Asian language families are far different from Latin-Based, or the Germanics.  What in English would be: What country are you from?  Would be: Which country person are you?  (I don't know how to type with Hangul)
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« Reply #896 on: October 14, 2012, 05:31:26 PM »
That aspect makes them much easier to learn though. Different counting systems for different types of objects, that's hard though.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #897 on: October 15, 2012, 05:21:16 PM »
Sorry, this is perhaps off topic, but reading the posts about translation and mis-translation, the "Blind Idiot" posts reminded me of something we did at school when I was about eleven.  It highlights the complexities of the English Language.  We looked up the definition for "white" then taking the first single word definition given we looked that word up.  Believe it or not after six or seven word searches we got to "black".  The same reversal of meaning can be achieved with many words.  It happens because English has so many words that are subtly different in meaning.  I think, though it is a long time ago, that we used The Greater Oxford Dictionary.

The Riding Hood refered to was a hooded travelling cloak which would have been worn by any ladies when riding a horse or in a carriage.  It was also worn by foot travellers.  It was a very versatile protective outer garment.
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« Reply #898 on: October 15, 2012, 07:10:34 PM »
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #899 on: October 17, 2012, 09:11:46 PM »
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