avant_garde: (thisissoweird)
2020-10-26 07:33 pm


I suppose this would be my first... welcome to this page. Alas, it has barely anything right now and looks kind of bland, but i'm sure when I get off my butt and actually make it look nice and add some things, paintings, a shagpile rug, it'll look much more homely. It should be public, but if anything changes, feel free to add me. Or not :) I suppose this'd be where i'd put my policy. Unless you hadn't realised by the name, I'm Avant-Garde, if you know me at all it's probably from Garden Of Shadows.

If you just want to go straight to whatever you'd like to (downloads, sims 3/2) you can click on Tags up there and then go from there. Hopefully that helps!

Most my stuff is just recolours or edits, so there's not much point crying over my 'toys' when they're barely mine in the first place. Sims, I don't really mind but just don't claim as your own because that's not kosher, but you can modify, breed, hack up, poke, and do whatever you'd like, but if you're going to share a modified version of one of mine, a link'd be nice. Hopefully that's not so hard? :) Anything else and you can just shoot me a line here or at GoS (probably there as i'm more active) and I have the same username.

Accident & Emergency - 9 Vintage DC Posters
I Remember Learning How To Dive - 25 Vintage Military Posters
Fidelity - Rose 90 Recolours
Hollister Crap - Untucked/Tucked Hollister T-Shirt (Teens & Adults)

Jeanette Voermann (Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines)

Note: Original version of this layout is from
avant_garde: (dumbledance)
2010-07-14 11:00 am
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I write like...

This is pretty fascinating. Haven't read any of his works, but it's pretty cool to see. Someone else I know got Stephen King. I really didn't care who I got, as long as it wasn't Stephenie Meyer :l

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

"James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake."


"Ulysses: Since publication, the book attracted controversy and scrutiny, ranging from early obscenity trials to protracted textual "Joyce Wars." Ulysses' stream-of-consciousness technique, careful structuring, and experimental prose—full of puns, parodies, and allusions, as well as its rich characterisations and broad humour, made the book a highly regarded novel in the Modernist pantheon. In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Ulysses first on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century."
I feel awkward sharing my 'writing', though.
avant_garde: (Default)
2010-05-03 08:01 pm
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DOWNLOAD: Accident & Emergency - 9 Vintage DC Posters

Something I whipped up just for fun this afternoon after seeing them on tumblr, and they were just begging to be made into Sims 2 Posters!

download + pictures below )
avant_garde: Roger Sterling from Mad Men banging fist/angry (Roger V. Angry :Mad Men)
2010-05-03 06:53 pm
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DOWNLOAD: I Remember Learning How To Dive

I lost most of the newer files from this when my computer decided to implode, but here's 25 Vintage Military Posters!
From a Poster site I can't remember the name of right now, hope you like them, they're the WIP from a post a couple down, not all pictured sorry! If there's any problems, feel free to post and I'll fix them (There might be, i haven't checked them since :S) On 'Surfing The Universe' and the Uni team poster.

Pictures HERE


avant_garde: (Emma Yay? :Glee)
2010-05-01 02:53 pm
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Content Question :]

Do you think anyone'd be interested in lip versions (with more colours of course) of Peggy's October '06 skintones? I like the lips and they're almost a perfect match for my own (and i'm making a selfsim right now) so I'm thinking of doing those for something fun. But have they already been made? Augh it's hard to know whether somethings been made or not.
avant_garde: (Default)
2010-04-20 09:12 pm
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My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist - song poem meme

Jacked from [personal profile] aikea_guinea because it seemed pretty cool :]

Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. Twenty-first song first line is the title.

Maybe we will starve and die
That's them, That's them
Here she comes in her palanquin
A coma might feel better than this
I just flew in, from the windy city
You got a mouth, don't you act like you ain't heard a thing
Link it to the world
This magical place that we've found
This world, it is not safe
Remove a bullet from my head
Every sick, fickle fucker
Our love was lost, But now we've found it
Those were the days of Elaine
Travelling, swallowing dramamine
Receiving dept, 3 A.M.
In a car outside, we stalk the idle kind
They've come to find you, Odalisque
Laura, are you still living there?
You know, we could have had a daughter
Your eyelids are made of lead.

Somehow makes sense, actually.

avant_garde: (Default)
2010-04-08 08:31 pm

sims meme

Snagged from Inertia's LJ. Good times!


more! )
avant_garde: (Default)
2010-04-04 10:36 pm
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Picspam! Decided to create a new sim, with tatts to match!


+3 under the cut )
avant_garde: (Default)
2010-04-04 05:27 pm
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What Nationality Am I?

Holy Crap! )
avant_garde: (domS2)
2010-04-04 03:14 pm

blaugh (pointless reading!)

Yeahhhhh, I haven't been around for a while, (not that I share much so it's not really a big problem, hah) but i feel like i should explain my 'absence,' when someone gave me an invite to join DW and i'd feel terrible if i didn't use it :(

So the main thing: Year 12. Imagine a giant boot. Imagine said giant boot kicking you in the face. A hundred times. VCE ( Victorian Certificate of Education ) is basically this: have 5 hours of homework every night, then have a SAC ( tests, basically ) every week for one of your 5 classes, and then what? At the end of the year an exam for each class that makes up 60% of your mark for that class. yeah, not a typo. It's completely absurd the way it's run, and yet it hasn't changed at all :l

Admittedly, I really have no right to complain ( everyone has jobs, their own schooling, etc. etc. etc. ) but I feel like I should give a quick (not so quick, now, hah) reasoning for why i'm basically disappearing from the sims community ( this includes GoS, i really need to get back into regular updating, I feel horrible :/ )

Also, i've really just started to hate the sims :l it sounds horrible, but there's nothing keeping me playing? I'm hoping the new TS3 expansion pack will make me a bit more interested, but then i'm worried it'll just prolong the inevitable? Plus there's Dragon Age, which is ultra fun :D
avant_garde: (Default)
2009-12-30 04:16 pm
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book meme

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open the book to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
NIGHT WORLD: Volume One - Secret Vampire

"She looked a question at James, which he answered with a barely discernable shake of his head."


It's what I'm reading at the moment. Technically not the 5th sentence, more like the 6th or 7th, but the other one/two were three words, which makes this whole thing rather pointless.
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2009-12-30 03:39 pm
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WIP: Retro Military Posters

Will probably post them to here when I'm done :3

Anyway, this is what I wrote in the creations thread at GoS:

"Ack, back in the creations thread with new stuff :/
These are vintage posters, so far there's 20 done (not all pictured here, obviously) and about 22 more to do, oh god. There's military/propaganda posters, pinups, biohazard/nuclear posters, and some misc stuff. I'm enjoying it so far, most of them are on 'Surfing the Universe' with a few on the small team poster thing, also from Uni. A lot have probably been done before, but I know there'll be some that people haven't done. I don't know when it'll be done, it's coming along slowly (making 42 posters in one sitting is not my idea of fun :/)"



I have about 10 more to do in this set, I'll post those, then move onto the pin-ups and such :)

avant_garde: (simgirl1)
2009-12-28 09:50 pm
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TS2 Picspam!

Not really an 'asylum' or 'survivor challenge' per se, more like 'add 8 sims, ACR, free will, and a host of amusing items' challenge. Inspired by pennysims and pooklet asylum & survivor challenges respectively, there's only comments on the photos i like and this ISN'T a series, just a whole bunch of pretty pictures :)

more under the cut! )
avant_garde: (kiki3)
2009-12-07 08:12 pm
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Violet & Emiline.

Sorry if you hate sims 3 or you just hate picspam.

Pictures under the cut. )
avant_garde: (Default)
2009-12-01 04:34 pm
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real sim life

Considering doing a TS3 Legacy, but as I am neither witty or that interesting, will probably never come to fruition.

Also, fuck me. I really need to get onto doing my GoS Sekrit Santa~! but I have crap-all idea for what I can actually do.

Also, re-installing sims on freshly-fixed laptop could be smart idea.

Oh, laptop, I'll never fry you again. *heartfarts*
avant_garde: (WhiskeyS2)
2009-11-08 07:52 pm
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more crap no-one cares about hooray for me


stuff i've posted elsewhere, or haven't, as of last year or something.

download etc underneath )
avant_garde: (Default)
2009-11-01 10:18 pm

meme and you

hooray for pointlessness!

yeah. )
avant_garde: (Default)
2009-10-27 01:06 pm
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like fabric softener dew on freshly mowed astroturf...


"I'm the finger down your spine when all the lights are out. I'm the name on all the men's room walls. When I pout, the whole world tries to make me smile. And everyone always wants to know. Who... is... that... girl?

pictures and download under the cut )