I received a message asking my opinions on the new CAS Demo, and I decided my thoughts were a bit too extensive to cover in text—so behold, a video!
There’s already a lot of videos out there that show VERY extensive footage of the demo, and since it will be available publicly fairly soon I don’t feel the need to show too much detail, so instead I just show a few things I like about the new CAS that some people may not have known were features!
There are 16 new items for you to download, each one part of my new Cassandra Goth inspired collection. I tried really hard to pull this all together so I really hope you enjoy it and let me know if there are any issues with the site or downloads.
I think ‘bro’ trait is really problematic for the Sims 4, not necessarily for its intended focus on ‘platonic relationships’—celebrating the separation of the relationship bar into friendship and romance (which was much needed!)—but because of the current social connotations of ‘bro’ and by extension ‘bromance’, as though platonic relationships need masculinization (as if platonic relationships are solely feminine, and not wonderful connections from all sexes and genders). ‘Bro’, currently, summons up images of boys thinking little girls have cooties, and vice versa, for me, as well as recent events highlighting the inherent violence of misogyny.
'Bro' is bad terminology. A trait celebrating 'platonic relationships' is not, however, at all a bad thing. Perhaps instead of saying 'bro' or 'bromance', the trait terminology should be changed? A cue could be taken from the Ancient Greek terms for love (agape, eros, philia, storge), in theory—especially philia [φιλίαphilía], which denotes love between friends, family, community, and other platonic relationships, minor and major. ‘Philia’ is good terminology, in comparison to ‘bro’. ‘Philia’ is platonic relationships, while ‘bro’ is ‘bromance’ and unnecessary masculinization of perfectly good terms and reference to terrible cultural trends.
It is, by-and-by, a much better term than ‘bro’.
There’s a sociopathic trait, don’t hear you offended at that… right.