I joined this site years ago - back in the days of TS2 and I really can't remember if I ever introduced myself! I thought I should do it now...better late than never, eh?
I've been playing since TS1 although I didn't realise then that such a thing as CC even existed but, I loved the game. I became more active on the TS forum when TS2 was released and that's when I was introduced to the wonderful world of CC
Since then my sim-play has not been so much about 'playing the game'; it's become my story sketchbook because now I'm always thinking "How can I turn this into an interesting story?"; "How will this work in a storyline?" and so on. Even though my stories are based primarily on words so, they actually have to be read, I still rely heavily on CC to make each picture used in the story earn its keep. I take hundreds of photos but, comparatively few make it into the story because, for me, it is a continual fight between telling a story through gameplay (pictures) or in the good 'ole fashioned method of using words and the reader's imagination
However, I digress - this is a terrible habit of mine. I had started out to introduce myself so let's see if I can do that in 200 words or less?
I live in the UK and I'm married but, have no children. I have been playing PC games for decades - way back to the days of text adventures and I think that despite (or should that be 'because of'?) the pixel-flaws of vintage games most of them had rich and truly satisfying plot lines. I still derive many hours of simple pleasure from replaying the classics and this is why I still have Win'95, Win'98 and Win XP base machines. I am aware of such treasures as DOSBox and other emulators but, I still enjoy the experience of the real thing...which is why I will never use artificial sugar, lol
So that's me.