Okayokayokay...riddle me this, guys...
Why is it that EVERY time a CC creator makes anything even close to resembling scene hair, it turns out looking like a whole bunch of hedgehogs that got into an epic battle and all died in a big pile on top of some poor simmie's head???
Case and point, this little number from TSR:
I figured I'd give it a shot when I saw it, even though I was skeptical of its quality from what I could see in the pictures. I should've stuck with my first instinct. The texture and shape are utter crap, not to mention the hair moves with the head and cuts like a razor right through its unfortunate wearer's body. This one, though, is old news and has been around for quite a while, and I've seen it used in countless avatars on the TS3 website. I'm desperate for scene hair in-game, don't get me wrong, but not enough to actually use this monstrosity.
Oh, but wait! What's this? New scene hair??? Could us scene-loving simmers finally have something to work with?
I mean, honestly? I don't think I've ever, EVER seen someone walking around with a makeshift picket fence on the top of their head. I mean, seriously, you could divide entire COUNTRIES with that horror. This one just...totally misses the mark for me. I wouldn't even consider the bottom part "scene hair", the bangs and whatnot are much too wavy and it's more elegant than edgy. And the spikey bits??? I'm just...at a loss for words. They're wimpy, tiny little buds growing out from the simmie's skull, and completely unrealistic-looking.
In fact, there's only one person this hair makes me think of:
Do these creators even take the time to study real-life scene hair? I get the feeling they don't.
At the very least, we can enjoy decent scene hair in PhotoshopLand. I'm currently fighting this Crap-Scene-Hair injustice by turning fellow players' simmies into stunning scenie queenies in my Let Me ⚡Scenify⚡ Your Sims!!! Thread. Here's one I just did for the lovely NinjaKay:
Sure, it's nice to look at in a picture, but I want something like this for in-game, too. I've decided I'm destined to marry the first CC creator who actually pulls off the "scene hair" thing. Don't care who it is. MARRYING.