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Gothic Seaside Holiday and Carnival

MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
edited June 2018 in The Sims 4 Ideas Corner
Lets face it, the sims franchise has always been a bit goth friendly, and it's about time there was a gothy holiday location.

Something cute and gloomy. A seaside holiday location, where you can go swimming, but the water is cold, you can lay on the beach, but it's all gravel, where there is a creepy carnival on a pier above the waves. It's a sleepy little town, with a couple of B&Bs, and a quirky hotel.

Remember the beaches of Midnight Hollow?
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Maybe you could go for a ride in a sad swan boat. It may leak a little, but only your feet will get wet.
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Perhaps some new swimsuits could be included
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There could be beach chairs to keep you off the gravel
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With umbrellas to keep the... rain off
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I'm thinking of a world that is a cross between Penzance (with it's infamous pirates), Brighton (with it's pier and carnival), and Whitby Goth Weekend (goths at the seaside)

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Did I mention pirates?
It's gotta have a pirate cove, where the pirates stop for a spot of tea.

Not everyone is into tropical beaches. Some of us want tea beside the sea... side. And parasols, not that the sun is often out.

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  • NyteRoseNyteRose Posts: 1,339 Member
    Yes. Just yes.
    It can't rain all the time- Eric Draven, The Crow
  • mikamika Posts: 1,581 Member
    Great ideas.
  • XxAirixXXxAirixX Posts: 2,353 Member
    I would so get that. I mean not just something for my goth sims and the fact it is a beach world; but a world that my Vampires can go to (they need vacations too(. I had to have a mod to keep my vampires from burning to death just so they can go out and do things, otherwise they would be very limited.
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
    This really would be the pack to add some dark carnival elements.

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  • soko37soko37 Posts: 593 Member
    I would buy anything goth from the sims. Been goth since 92. Love your ideas :)
  • KaronKaron Posts: 1,510 Member
    edited June 2018
    Movotti wrote: »
    Lets face it, the sims franchise has always been a bit goth friendly, and it's about time there was a gothy holiday location.

    Something cute and gloomy. A seaside holiday location, where you can go swimming, but the water is cold, you can lay on the beach, but it's all gravel, where there is a creepy carnival on a pier above the waves. It's a sleepy little town, with a couple of B&plum, and a quirky hotel.

    Remember the beaches of Midnight Hollow?
    s13lds.jpg
    Somber+Beach.jpg

    Maybe you could go for a ride in a sad swan boat. It may leak a little, but only your feet will get wet.
    893b01a2329f9749f7c963ffe58bf4f4--swan-lake-swans.jpg

    Perhaps some new swimsuits could be included
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    4db06575787287bf617537605821a4d2.jpg


    There could be beach chairs to keep you off the gravel
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    With umbrellas to keep the... rain off
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    I'm thinking of a world that is a cross between Penzance (with it's infamous pirates), Brighton (with it's pier and carnival), and Whitby Goth Weekend (goths at the seaside)

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    Did I mention pirates?
    It's gotta have a pirate cove, where the pirates stop for a spot of tea.

    Not everyone is into tropical beaches. Some of us want tea beside the sea... side. And parasols, not that the sun is often out.

    PLEASE GRANT, PLEASE! I AM BAGGING YOU!

    Oh, i talked about a Amusement Park/Dark Pirate theme with a guy on this thread i created: http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/942761/what-would-you-like-for-the-next-travel-game-pack-expansion-pack#latest
    I suggest you to check and add some things one your ideas to expand it. Maybe it can turn into a EP if they add showtime stuff in there too.
  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 17,423 Member
    I would prefer this much more than an amusement park.

    #teamgoth
  • KaronKaron Posts: 1,510 Member
    Dannydanbo wrote: »
    I would prefer this much more than an amusement park.

    #teamgoth

    Why it cant be a gothic amusement park?
  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 17,423 Member
    An amusement park is generally large and has many different rides that are permanent. Carnivals are generally smaller and independent and move from town to town, giving them an air of adventure and/or mystery. I would prefer the version we had in S1. I loved those roller coasters so much more than the multi-level one in S3. They were fun and quirky. And Magic Town was a great place to explore.
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
    Karon wrote: »
    Dannydanbo wrote: »
    I would prefer this much more than an amusement park.

    #teamgoth

    Why it cant be a gothic amusement park?

    Because the idea is for a Gothic carnival, not an amusement park. :p

    Karon wrote: »
    Oh, i talked about a Amusement Park/Dark Pirate theme with a guy on this thread i created
    Yar, that was me you were replying to on that thread.


    I was wanting a pirate cove, in the theme of the pirates of penzance, rather than a pirate themed amusement park. I want the carnival to be classic, but old, and creepy.

    With a classic carousel,
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    (ive been on this one :D )

    a ferris wheel
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    A helter skelter
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    A swing ride
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    A ghost train ride
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    Maybe a swing ship ride
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    Maybe a bone rattler vintage roller coaster
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    This one is over 100 years old. I've been on it, it left me with bruises.
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    A main roller coaster could be a fixed item, not something you can move or edit, just a thing that goes around the outer edge of the carnival/pier.

    Maybe a 'safe' child/toddler roller coaster
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    And all of it on a pier, over the sea, for added creepiness.
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  • KaronKaron Posts: 1,510 Member
    edited June 2018
    Movotti wrote: »
    Karon wrote: »
    Dannydanbo wrote: »
    I would prefer this much more than an amusement park.

    #teamgoth

    Why it cant be a gothic amusement park?

    Because the idea is for a Gothic carnival, not an amusement park. :p

    Karon wrote: »
    Oh, i talked about a Amusement Park/Dark Pirate theme with a guy on this thread i created
    Yar, that was me you were replying to on that thread.


    I was wanting a pirate cove, in the theme of the pirates of penzance, rather than a pirate themed amusement park. I want the carnival to be classic, but old, and creepy.

    With a classic carousel,
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    (ive been on this one :D )

    a ferris wheel
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    A helter skelter
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    A swing ride
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    A ghost train ride
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    Maybe a swing ship ride
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    Maybe a bone rattler vintage roller coaster
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    This one is over 100 years old. I've been on it, it left me with bruises.
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    A main roller coaster could be a fixed item, not something you can move or edit, just a thing that goes around the outer edge of the carnival/pier.

    Maybe a 'safe' child/toddler roller coaster
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    And all of it on a pier, over the sea, for added creepiness.
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    AHAHAHAAHHAHA SORREEEEEY
    i forgot you username and was busy to take a look.
    ...
    About the amusement park/carnival, i am sorry again.
    I am not used to talk in english, for me amusement parks was about everything related to roller coaster and other ride stuff,
    Carnival was what i had in mind all the time, cuz i dont think an actual Theme Park would work in any Sims game. Everything would be empty as a ghost amusement park hehe
    I enjoy your ideas about it. Maybe it could be more then a Game Pack if they added Magicians and Acrobats + some new things...
    Fortunetellers... The Sims 1 Circus career would fit really well too...
    Edit: Maybe Casinos?! Like the ones from Lucky Palms, but instead of a robot, a skeleton!
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
    Karon wrote: »
    Everything would be empty as a ghost amusement park hehe
    Now there's an idea!

    The ghostly ruins of a theme park, high on a cliff top, overlooking the pier.

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    I enjoy your ideas about it. Maybe it could be more then a Game Pack if they added Magicians and Acrobats + some new things...
    Fortunetellers... The Sims 1 Circus career would fit really well too...
    This is very much the direction my thoughts have been going.
    Perhaps there could be a big top at the centre of the carnival.



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  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 17,423 Member
    In other posts. I've talked about a haunted carnival where sims mysteriously disappear from one spot and reappear somewhere else after a short period of time, similar to being abducted by aliens.

    Your sim might take a spin on the haunted death horse carousel and there's a chance your sim disappears and comes wandering out of the haunted house. Or in the Take A Chance Carnival Tent, your sim might think they've won the big prize on the Slot Machine Of Fear only to have a secret trap door open up and they appear on the carousel. Every haunted trip has a chance of your sim ending up in the Laboratory of the mad scientist and strapped into an electric chair and used for experiments until your sim can escape.
  • thesleepingsatellitethesleepingsatellite Posts: 34 Member
    This is adorable. It reminds me of the south coast of England.
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
    @Dannydanbo
    That is such a creepily cool idea.
    I'm now imagining the ruins of a carnival/theme park on the clifftop, overlooking the beach, but sometimes, when it's stormy, or late at night, it becomes less like ruins, and your sims can get whisked away by it.
    When it's not there, there's a spooky fortunetellers tent and a haunted house in the carnival on the pier where your sim can reappear (or they can enter either, and disappear for a few hours)

    @thesleepingsatellite
    That's part of my inspiration. :)
    I want a seaside holiday location that isn't tropical.
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  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 17,423 Member
    Movotti wrote: »
    @Dannydanbo
    That is such a creepily cool idea.
    I'm now imagining the ruins of a carnival/theme park on the clifftop, overlooking the beach, but sometimes, when it's stormy, or late at night, it becomes less like ruins, and your sims can get whisked away by it.
    When it's not there, there's a spooky fortunetellers tent and a haunted house in the carnival on the pier where your sim can reappear (or they can enter either, and disappear for a few hours)

    @thesleepingsatellite
    That's part of my inspiration. :)
    I want a seaside holiday location that isn't tropical.

    Exactly. It comes alive under the right spooky conditions.
  • MovottiMovotti Posts: 7,031 Member
    Here's an example of what I had in mind for the colouring options.
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    The horses on a carousel could be natural, pastel, in ruins or dark.
    All rides and sideshows could follow with similar themes. You could recolour the whole place to be pastel, or dark and gloomy, or in ruins.
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  • AlbaWaterhouseAlbaWaterhouse Posts: 3,856 Member
    I would love such a pack. When I was living in the UK, I loved all the decadent beach towns/cities: Weston-super-mare, Brighton, Barry Island, Barmouth, etc
    A pack with that vibe would be amazing. Gloomy, decadent, enchanting.
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