I’m referring to these articles that sprang up everywhere this week talking for the most part about my mods as being “forbidden” mods.
“…That’s where a number of curious mods by BIlly Rand come in. Rand is a modder who specializes in ‘forbidden’ types of mods—during the last couple of days, he’s uploaded videos which showcase teen pregnancy, incest and even polygamy in The Sims 4…”
The article then goes on to discuss these so called forbidden mods.
There are others too, like these:
What’s ridiculous about all this is that there is nothing Forbidden about any of my mods, for Sims 4 or Sims 3. As I’ve said on my facebook page, all this talk of forbidden mods is bullshit. My mods enable romance and marriage. And in the past (and you can find them on here) I created mods for couples counselling as part of a hospital I made which allowed artificial insemination (what’s forbidden about that?), a Registry office marriage mod, and a whole host of similarly innocuous mods. It’s not as though I’m making rape mods or porn animations or anything so dark. In fact, my mods are romance enablers, marriage enablers, pregnancy controllers, and game enhancers. True I did create a miscarriage mod, but that was upon request and primarily as a challenge. As I’ve explained many times online and in my Sims 3 modding book, nobody out there in the modding community (such as it is) knew how to get the pregnancy/alarm system working in such a way as to create a mod like this, so I was hellbent on proving that I could do it. It’s all explained in my book (which you can still buy online by the way, here: https://payhip.com/b/uWT7). But you won’t find anything “forbidden” on here or created by me. Even the ‘Simsual Simcest’ mod is (obviously from the title) a joke and just a bit of harmless fun, and about as taboo/dark as I’ll ever get. Family relations in The Sims game are flimsy at best – we all remove Sims from households, rename them, remove their connections, remake them, juggle them around, it’s part of the fun of playing God, but ultimately it doesn’t mean anything.
Besides, for me it’s all about creative and realistic solutions. If you had a pregnant Sim in your game and wanted to get rid of the pregnancy, wouldn’t it be so dull if someone gave you a mod that went Click and the pregnancy was gone? It’s much more fun to come up with a realistic and creative answer.
Marriage Counselling – Forbidden, since when?
Miscarriages – Forbidden, since when?
Registry Office marriage – Forbidden, since when?
Psychotherapy clinics – Forbidden, since when?
Abortion – Forbidden, since when?
Teenage pregnancy – Forbidden, since when?
Teenage marriage – Forbidden, since when?
Pregnancy Induction – Forbidden, since when?
Artificial insemination – Forbidden, since when?
Polygamy (you may not agree with it, but it’s hardly taboo) – Forbidden, since when?
Same sex marriage and pregnancy – Forbidden, since when?
Maybe the people writing these articles are living on some strange planet where nobody has any tolerance for anybody else’s beliefs, religion, colour, culture or sexuality.
As I said, mostly romance and marriage enablers, and game enhancers. So much for being forbidden.
Well, you get my point! Enough said.