Mama Llama Takes a Peek at Moschino … FAIL … FAIL … FAIL …

It has been a LONG time since I have had such a gameplay struggle as I have had in trying to get this blog out.

I have learned that I AM NOT A PRO at this!

Before I get into my misadventures, please allow me to congratulate the winners of the Moschino Stuff Packs …

Elisabeth Theodosiadou (FB), TheBlueLlamacorn (Twitter) and CheyAnn Slaughter (FB).  Congrats ❤

Also, I will take a moment to say a big TY to EA Game Changers Network for allowing me to take an early peek at this pack and for providing a free stuff pack code for the giveaway ❤

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I am starting with Remy (I was going to lead off with my successes but thought best to leave you with some inking that I might even know HOW to play the game).

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Remy joined the Freelance Fashion Photographer Agency.

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First time out the shoot … a PJ ad.

Easy breezy only requires a level 1 photography skill.

Remy is higher than that.

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Who else to feature in her first shoot other than our fav celeb author?

The ever snuggly Pedro in his partially there PJs?

He brought the wifey and kiddo too.

Going to be just adorbs .. right?

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Nope!

The lighting was horrific!

The shot lackluster at best.

The only thing that saved the shot was … HELLO Pedro!

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But as bad as it was, it was approved and came back from the client.

I was feeling good!

#giterdone

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and that is where it stalled out.

I tried everything to get it to upload to the Fashion Simstagram …

NADA …

FAIL.

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So on to “try” #2 …

She conned her old pal Joaquin into donning his PJs.

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A few last-minute instructions …

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LOL SMH!

Joaquin proves to be too hard to handle!

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That was the BEST shot and, surprisingly, it got approved.

Maybe the client is trying to market to nerds??

IDK!

Ahhh Remy, never hire a friend!

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The shot never came back and this was FAILURE #2.

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Attempt #3

Let’s take another crack at Pedro and family.

(Psst Remy .. it is never easy to work with a toddler).

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Apparently, Baby Bea is not approving of all the kissing going on at this shoot.

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Pedro goes solo for a bit.

He needs a good headshot for the dust cover of his latest book!

After a few questionable shots, she finally got a good one.

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Made the client cut BUT never came back.

By now I am convinced I am doing something very wrong!

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I try again … maybe a different type of gig?

Try #4 coming at you!

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Remy hires a professional this time.

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AND who shows up but Lisa Bee,

Seriously?  She must be moonlighting as a model or something …

who knows!

Remy is a pro so she works with what/who she gets.

This prospect is not looking so great.

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Her photoshoot makeover was divine and the shots were FAB!

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The client raved!

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BUT ALAS it was another fail.  The pics never showed up and the gig expired.

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Remy decided to take a little time off to hone her skills.

Maybe higher skills will help.

She and a friend head to Sulani for a bit of shooting on the beach.

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(It did take me a while to figure out how to shoot poses using the camera and tripod.)

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Back home and here is attempt # … uhh what number am I on .. oh yeah #5

“Someone” said perhaps there was an issue with SanMyShuno …

SO I move Remy to DeSolValley (into a “quick” reno of one of my Oasis Springs fav … Agave Abode).

Next up is Nina in a flirty shoot.

I admit when Nina showed I was less than enthusiastic about her.

BUT TBH she was quite the bombshell after the mini makeover!

Sadly the shots never came back.

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Remy will use the extra pics to adorn the wall of her studio.

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One of the perks of living in DelSolValley is that even the welcome wagon can have (out of work) celebs!

There goes the neighborhood!

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Remey and Dirk Dreamer really hit it off!

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She even convinced him to pose for a few pics.

Was not hard to convince …

I think he likes it …

A LOT!

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It was the evening of WinterFest and all thru the house …

Remy had heard a stirring out near the tree.

Tipping out she spied Father Winter himself, slipping a gift under her tree.

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They chit-chatted, sang songs, and dined on great feast leftovers.

Soon Father Winter found himself on the business end of her camera.

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He loved the pic.  This would be a wonderful addition to his office in the toy factory!

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She and the jolly old elf got on so well that by the end of the evening they declared yp each other that they were BFFs!

Remy gave him an open invitation to drop by anytime.

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Silly Remy!

Father Winter does not need a KEY … he comes down the chimney!

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Grasping at straws, I move Remy one more time.

To Oasis Springs.

Right next door to …

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OH JOY!

Nancy got away before Remy could get shots of her too.

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Ready for attempt #6.

I went for help and got some great advice.**

(see the end of the blog for these great tips)

The model agency sent Remy a full-term preggo.

Remy was undaunted!

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The shots were FAB!

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This time (as per advice) Remy submitted a landscape formatted shot.

Much to her happiness, the shot was approved AND came back!

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BUT we have been here before (the first time) and it looked like I was facing this frustrating situation again.

They would not upload to fashion simstagram.

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It worked when it was on the wall BUT when I tried to select post she would put it in her inventory.

The computer would not post to Fashion Simstagram.

Then I had a brainstorm .. what if it was a mod conflict?

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It turns out it was a mod conflict (and we all know how much fun it is to find that needle in the haystack … see the tips ** below for conflict specifics).

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Finally!  Success!

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I know I spent a LOT of time on my MANY failures but I want to wrap this up in this blog so I will press on and QUICKLY show you the other three.

I found them pretty easy and fun to bring to a successful completion.

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Pedro joined Freelance Writer Agency …

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You know Pedro you could have made this shot much more interesting by working without your shirt.

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❤ ahh sweet success!

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Maaike and Ulricke had dead-end jobs that paid little and were unfulfilling.

Both wanted something new in their lives.

Maaike had seen an ad in the Windenburg Gazette soliciting Freelancer workers.

Both agreed that it would be wonderful to be their own boss and decided to check it out.

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Maaike is the first to make the jump …

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She chose the Computer Experts Agency.

The thought of algorithms,  lines of code and data structures excites her.

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Ulricke quickly follows suit …

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But her bent has much more to do with lines of color than lines of code.

The Freelance Artist Agency is her choice.

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The girls organize a comfortable workspace with little distractions.

Both are feeling this is a very positive move!

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Getting right to work!

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An awesome payday for a happy Maaike!

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Ulricke was ecstatic!

SimGuru!

This is fulfilling and PROFITABLE!

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**These wonderful tips are from @holliebb …

TY SOO MUCH!

1. Take the lower-paying jobs first. When I tried to take the higher paying ones my photos would keep getting rejected and I would run out of time.
2. Be aware of what orientation the photos are when you submit them. There’s a glitch where portrait orientation photos come back in your sims’ household inventory and not their personal inventory. The landscape orientation comes back in the mail in your sims personal inventory.
YEP, that is where I found mine!
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3. Sometimes I’ve had an issue where I submitted a photo but wouldn’t get approved or denied. Just resubmit another if you feel too much time has passed without a word. Try restarting your game if there’s an issue.
4. You must be on your home lot to submit photos
5. The photo will need to be in your personal inventory to submit to fashion simstagram
6. To submit to fashion simstagram you do so by clicking on the computer and choosing ‘Freelance’ Hopefully these tips help!
7.  (my discovery) there is a mod conflict with this cc … it was blocking me from uploading to Fashion Simstagram.
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EDIT – ADDITION:

My sweet simmy friend Kimmy Canary informed me  “I want to add there’s also a conflict with little miss Sam’s photos in storage mod.” 

TY Kimmy ❤
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Credits:
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Remy and the Fountainview Penthouse reno can be found in my gallery .. Lisabeesims

24 thoughts on “Mama Llama Takes a Peek at Moschino … FAIL … FAIL … FAIL …

  1. Thank you for taking time to go through this as a FAIL because that is what everyone needs to know. What the heck to do when things go wrong. I did love all your photos, especially of Pedro and Baby Bea – like, no, no more kissing! lol Those were great shots.

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  2. Lol…the devs really need to look into fixing these bugs! I really like the shots you managed to capture, though! I’m glad I waited to get this pack – I’ve heard it’s quite buggy.

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  3. ~ Wow you had a time with it, but you did get some really cute pictures so it was not a total fail! ♥♥♥
    ~ Thanks for the tips too! (I took out any picture relate mods before installing The Moschino Stuff pack, as I knew that it would conflict as I used a Mod to give me filters on the easel for doing Paintings, which are the filters used on the in-game cameras (any of the cameras you buy!) It has been updated so I can use it again, it just took patience!LOL!)

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    1. Wow you are way smarter than me! It never occurred to me. I did not remember that I had those frames in there though because I had them in the mods folder with Bakie gaming things

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  4. Great shots! Thank you for the much-needed info. I think Dirk and Remy had a little Chemistry, lol. I loved the pregnant photos and Pedro and the fam (I loved them all, lol). This was a really fun and informative read. ❤

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