Jessie Valentine

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Uploaded 30th Dec 2012 at 2:44 PM · Updated 2nd Jan 2013 at 11:05 AM by Stepper : Added link for the eyebrows

Hello, everyone! I'm excited to present my first upload here at MTS! This was an interesting sim to make, as he's really more like two sims in one! (More on that later...)

Jessie finds happiness in the simple pleasures of everyday life-- even doing the laundry can be exciting if you put your mind to it! He loves to hear what others have to say, and he'll go out of his way to make someone feel special. With a sunny smile and a few well-chosen words, he can brighten anyone's day.

Some might say he's stubbornly optimistic, the way he maintains a positive attitude even when he trips over his own feet or causes yet another kitchen fire (the third time this week), but he just tries to look at the bright side of things. The kitchen will look better with a new stove, after all!

What Jessie really wants most in life is to win the heart of the sim of his dreams, someone whose happiness he could devote his whole life to. But will he live happily ever after, or will some unscrupulous sim take advantage of his good nature and leave him broken-hearted?

As an added bonus...

Jessie also makes a great female sim! (Hence, the gender-neutral name... )
While he was primarily intended to be used as a male sim, I very carefully designed him to have features that translate well to female sims. Why? Because I was getting a little frustrated that great-looking male sims often ended up with... unfortunate-looking female offspring (to say the least). Since Jessie works well as either gender, you won't be getting any "surprises" with his offspring. I've included some comparison shots of Jessie as a female at the end of this post so you can see for yourself.

Who knows, maybe you'll decide you'd rather use Jessie as a female in the first place?

CC Used

Skintone V4 by Buffy/Joedy
Oh my Eyes (Default) by escand
Sidechops Defaults by robokitty
Trapping's Brows Converted for TS3 by Missbonbon

Simple 10 shirt by Rusty Nail
Pants Series 08 by Rusty Nail
Summer Shorts V2 by Juliana
Default Replacement Tank Top by Aikea Guinea

** This sim is packaged with default skin. For him to show up exactly as pictured, you must download the non-default version of the skin linked above and manually apply it in CAS (or use the default version).
** His hair is from HELS but you do not need HELS for him to show up in your game; if you don't have HELS, you'll just need to pick another hair for him in CAS.

Sliders Used

If you intend to make any changes to his facial features in CAS, you'll need these sliders to prevent his face from snapping back to pudding form. Otherwise if you don't plan to make changes to his features, these are optional.

Chin Width Slider by GnatGoSplat
Body Sliders by jonha
Facial Sliders by bella3lek4
Sliders by aWT. However, some of the original links are dead so you can get them all here.
Chin to neck slider by Heiret, which has been re-uploaded by Arisuka here (on the downloads tab).

** I used a x3 slider range multiplier.

Additionally, you'll need a mod that includes a slider hack such as Awesomemod or Twallan's MasterController.

Optional CC

Increased Shine by HystericalParoxysm
Custom Eyelashes by S-Club Privee
** He is packaged with the default EA eyelashes, but I've adjusted the custom eyelash sliders to fit his eyes if you want to use these.

Special Thanks to:
FREEDOM_55, for the wonderful advice and encouragement.

Additional Thanks:
Elexis, Redhead Creations, all the positive feedback from CFF. I really appreciate it!

Other Credits:
When The Sun Hits poses by faalq
Female hair is Braided Bun from the Sims 3 Store