Education, Arts, and Media

Education Fast Facts 

  • Students attend school  35 weeks out of the 52-week year.
  • Students enjoy 2- 1 week breaks (fall and winter), 1 2-week break (spring) and 2 vacations (4 week winter vacation and 8 week summer vacation).
  • School semesters last for seven weeks in length.
  • Due to a thriving economy, children and teens are able to attend school for free almost globally (with a few exceptions in poorer countries).
  • K-12 is compulsory in the SimNation and SimUnion, though in Mexsimco, students can learn a trade instead of attending high school if they desire
  • Generous grants/scholarships are available for students wishing to pursue higher education (undergraduate and graduate) in most first-world countries.
  • Students take tests called SSTs or Sim Standard Tests in the Sim Nation in late high school, the equivalent of the SAT or ACT.
School Schedule 
  • First semester for students is Simgust Week 4-Simtober Week 2 (7 weeks).
  • Students gain fall break (1 week).
  • Second semester is Simtober Week 4 – Simcember Week 2 (7 weeks).
  • Students gain winter vacation (4 week).
  • Third semester is Simuary Week 2 – Simbruary Week 4 (7 weeks).
  • Students gain winter break (1 week).
  • Fourth semester is Simerce Week 2 -Simarch Week 4 (7 weeks).
  • Students gain spring break (2 week).
  • Fifth semester is Simpril Week 3 – Simune Week 1 (7 weeks).
  • Students gain summer vacation Simune Week 2-Simgust Week 1 (8 weeks).
Boarding Schools
  • Dribbledine Sports Academy in Twinbrook, Louisimana
  • Fort Starch Military School in Strangetown, New Mexsimco
  • Le Frommage School of the Arts in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia
  • School of Peace and Love in Starlight Shores, Califorsimia
  • Smuggsworth Prep School in Bridgeport, Pennsimvania
K-12 Public and Private Schools 
  • Accolades Institute in Isla Paradiso, Simiribbean (Private)
  • Celestial Community School in Lunar Lakes, Luna (Public)
  • Community School for the Gifted in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia (Private)
  • Sunset Valley Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia (Public)

Colleges and Universities 

  • Bridgesim Oldie University in Clevik, Simute
  • Edgewater Global Business College in Edgewater, Louisimana
  • Florensimia Academie of the Arts in Monte Vista, Simtalia, Sim Union
  • Jullisimiard Conservatory in Big Apple City, Simpire
  • Legacy Community College in Bay City, Califorsimia
  • Le Simdon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Lucky Palms, Simvada
  • Lucky Palms Community College in Lucky Palms, Simvada
  • Mare Cognitum University in Lunar Lakes, Luna
  • Massimchusetts Institute of Technology (MaSim Tech) in Olde Towne, Massimchusetts
  • Northwestern University in Simcago, Illinoisim
  • Riverview Community College in Riverview, Illinoisim
  • Saint Simmons Theological Seminary in Moonlight Bay, Simlaska
  • Sim City University in Sim City, District of Simlumbia
  • Simford Medical University and Hospital in China Beach, Califorsimia
  • Simlumbia University in Big Apple City, Simpire.
  • Simnult Global Business College in Cascade Shores, Massimchusetts
  • Sim State University in Pleasantview, Misimigan
  • Sim State University in Sim City, District of Simlumbia
  • Simstar State University in Ausim, Simstar
  • Simvard University in Simbridge, Massimchusetts
  • Sunset University of Califorsimia in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia
  • Thomas School of the Arts in Oakland, Califorsimia
  • William Wright University in Sim City, District of Simlumbia (with a satellite campus in Pleasantview and Sunset Valley)
Culture
  • A Helsimi House is my Simworld version of a Greek house, similar to a fraternity and sorority, with an emphasis on traditional Helsimi values and a standard of academic excellence.
Fields of Study 
  • Simultanology is the study of Simultan artifacts, architecture, culture, and history.

The Arts

Famous Art Pieces
  • Atlas’s Burden
  • Bella Squared
  • The Evolution of Plumbob is a masterpiece of art created by Simchel Angelo.
  • The Fountainfoot
  • Freezer Bunny art is collectible.
  • Glenda the Ghost and Gordon the Ghost are famous paintings from the 2210’s.
  • Grilled Cheese 
  • Large Clam on the Surface of Mars is one of the most forged pieces of artwork.
  • The Portrait of a Llama is a piece of art created by Ricardo Richards.
  • Rainbows! Lasers! Cat! 
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Simukiyo-e painting  is a Simworld version of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and painting, a style native to Japan. Read more here.
  • Snowy Landscapes No. 1-6 created by Philippe Errare
Famous Architecture
  • Bruce Tower in Simcago is a play on the Sears Tower.
  • Champs de Marsian Tower is based on the Efiiel Tower in Paris and is located in Champs Les Sims, Championne, Sim Union.

Literature

Authors:
  • A. G. Goth
  • Amelia Agace
  • B.B. Similne
  • Brittany Aaron
  • Carlotta and Emma Simbrontach
  • Chin-Han Ping
  • Dell Scott
  • Don Gian Lothario
  • Edmond Simstand
  • F. Sim Fitzgerald
  • Gabriel Simcia Marquez
  • Geoffery Mone Mutensim
  • Goldie Williams
  • Grant Rodiek
  • Herb Gardner
  • Jack Simbeck
  • Jacob and Wilsim Simm (the Brothers Simm)
  • Jerry Simgel and Joe Shusimster
  • L. Frank Simm
  • Lee Harper
  • Len Jean
  • Lori Sims
  • Matt Goss
  • Miguel de Simvantes
  • Omari Nebibi
  • Oscar Tame
  • Richard and Florence Atsim and Robert Lawsim
  • Rui Yi
  • Samuel Mark Simmons
  • Sim Hun
  • Simphocles
  • Simton Juster
  • Tracey Simvalier
  • Virginia Supine
  • William Simspeare
  • Wilson Rawlsim
  • Ynav Bossimba
Books
  • 1948 by Orson George
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Samuel Mark Simmons
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Mark Simmons
  • Adventures in Simdurland
  • Arya’s Pony
  • Benders Fame
  • Bluish Eggs with a Side of Pastrami by Dr. Sue
  • A Boy Named Charlie Brown
  • The Boy with the Nickel Alloy Ring by Tracy Simvalier
  • Cheating with Chads: How Cheating Helps You Get an Edge in the Workplace by Chad Luck
  • The Crumplebottom Legacy 
  • The Dragon’s Age by Rui Yi
  • Encylopedia Simtannica
  • Exit at Powell by Len Jean
  • Frank I’m Not by Dr. Sue
  • The Full Moon Tea
  • Game of Thorns 
  • Gone with the Solar Wind
  • The Goodwhichs of Oz by L. Frank Simm
  • The Goth Account 
  • GPod
  • Gumshoe Samurai by Brittany Aaron
  • The Harriet Putter Series by JayKay Rowlins
    • Harriet Putter and the Prisoner of Azkalamp
  • The Henry Puffter Series by Keane Caroll
  • The Howling Commandos by Virginia Supine
  • How To Win At VideoGames Without Really Trying
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Dell Scott
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Cave of the Dragon by Chin-Han Ping
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Chalice of Lichens by Amelie Agace
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Chalice of Nectar by Amelie Agace
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Escape from Funland by Amelie Agace
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Mummy’s Curse by Omari Nebibi
  • Jimmy Sprocket and the Squishy Stone by Amelie Agace
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Geoffrey Mone Mutinsim
  • Lady Ravendancer’s Book’O’Spells: A Biography by Lori Sims
  • The Legend of Esmeralda
  • Llama Rights by Peter Siren
  • Love in the Time of Simfluenza by Gabriel Simcia Marquez
  • Never Cry Wolf and Other Childhood Fables by Virginia Supine
  • Magnetic Attraction by Grant Rodiek
  • Mr. Goss Goes to Town
  • My Popper’s Pandas by Richard and Florence Atsim and Robert Lawsim
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atsim and Robert Lawsim
  • Murder in Pleasantview 
  • My First Big Book of Stuff by Chile Drenn
  • Ocean View Avenue by Jack Simbeck
  • Oedsimpus by Simphocles
  • Of Moose and Sims by John Simbeck
  • Of Wolves and Women by Virginia Supine
  • Oh the Destinations You’ll Briefly Visit by Dr. Sue
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Simton Juster
  • The Picture of Lorien Way by Oscar Tame
  • Plan 8 from Lunar Lakes
  • Point Farmer: The Story Of Grant Rodiek
  • Popping Rainbows by Chile Drenn
  • The Princess Bride by Goldie Williams
  • El Príncipe Azul (The Blue Prince) by The Brothers Simm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper
  • Rapunzel by the Brothers Simm
  • Shadow of Games
  • Simanga (a play on Japanese manga – comics)
  • Simeo and Juliet by William Simspeare
  • Simcheherazade and One Thousand and One Nights by Ynav Bossimba
  • Simero de Bergerac by Edmond Simstand
  • Simlet by William Simspeare
  • Simlock Holmes by Sir Conan Doyle Arthur
  • Simlock Holmes: The Beagle of Houndsville by Sir Conan Doyle Arthur
  • Simlock Holmes: The Missing Third Quarter by Sir Conan Doyle Arthur
  • Simlock Holmes: A Review in Red by Sir Conan Doyle Arthur
  • Simmie the Pooh and the 100 Aker Wood by B.B. Similne
  • Sim Quixote by Miguel de Simvantes
  • Simtigone by Simphocles
  • Social Networking Volume 2: Cyber-stalking and You by Don Gian Lothario
  • Social Networking Volume 3 by Virginia Buckingham
  • Special Snowflake by Marisol Loera
  • Street Art: Volume 2 by Cassidy Roth
  • Street Art; Volume 3 by Emma Contrary
  • Tales of the Girl with the Red Hood by Virginia Supine
  • To Mock a Killing Bird
  • Two Thousand Glorious Moons 
  • Waiting for Gadat 
  • Walks With Wolves by Virginia Supine
  • The Warlok of Palladia by Matt Goss
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawlsim
  • Where’s Bella? by A.G. Goth
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by Virginia Supine
  • Wolves Among Them by Virginia Supine
  • Women of Trachsimi by Simphocles
  • The Wright Papers 
  • Wrong But Right by M. K.  Shallow
  • Unicorns for Audrey 
  • The Vampire Blogs 
  • The Year of the Llama by Ann Oni Mouse
Comics
  • The Adventures of Superman by Jerry Simgel and Joe Shusimter
  • Altruistic Squad International by Herb Gardner
  • Captain Obvious by C. Duh
  • Freezer Bunny Adventures Comics 
  • Outrageous Adventures by Leod McGreggor
  • SpiderSim  by Lee Stan
  • Super Justice Llama League 

Media

Celebrities
  • Alan Stanley (film producer and director)
  • The Alto Family
    • Albert Alto (Chief Pharmacy Administrator of Doo Peas Pharmaceuticals)
    • Ebeneezer Alto (founder of Bridgeport, Pennsimvania)
    • Nicholas Alto (VP board of directors for Raven Research Syndicate)
    • Vita Alto (Governor of Califorsimia)
  • Amelia Reinhardt (current ruler of Deutchsimland)
  • Billy Caspian (artist)
  • Bing Bling (actor)
  • Bruce Simlis (actor)
  • Celestia Silverton (deceased actress)
  • Chad Luck (founder of FaceMash)
  • Charlie Moon (football quarterback for Edgewater Saints)
  • Consort Capp (king of Simtalia)
  • Cynthia Kim (professional jockey)
  • Davis Jefferies (war hero)
  • DeAndre Wolf (rock star and leader of the former Silver Wolf band)
  • Dr. Wizard (celebrity physician)
  • Edward Austin (war hero)
  • Elbert Simstein (scientist, inventor, and physicist)
  • Francis of Asimsi (Jacoban monk)
  • The Goth Family (founding families)
    • Bella Goth (actress)
    • Frida Goth (artist)
    • Gunther Goth (CEO of Raven Research  Syndicate)
    • Lolita Goth (daughter of artist, Frida Goth, and famous mistress of Vladimir Novikov, Simshuan president)
    • Lady Mathilde Goth (the last of royals to hold a title; prominent scientific researcher
    • Lady Morgana Goth (dancer and musician; disappeared mysteriously during the first Xeno War)
    • Mortimer Goth (international financier)
    • Lady Simelia Goth (founder of New Deutchsimland and one of the first explorers of Simterra)
    • Lady Zelma Goth (the last of the royals to hold a title)
  • Greg Orachi (renowned astrophysicist)
  • Gui Casimnova (artist, author, poet)
  • Hank Ferdinand (world-famous painter)
  • Harris Sim Ford (Actor)
  • Harry Arch (founder and designer of Arch Motor Company)
  • Harwood Clay (famous sculptor)
  • The Haute Family (reality television stars, related to founding families)
  • Hector Reely (movie director)
  • Heinrich the VIII Vordmondt (the first king of Deutchsimland and a violent dictator married many times)
  • Hugh Martin (movie director)
  • Hypnotico (magician)
  • Imogen Pelly (actress)
  • Isaac Asimov (real world author and biochemistry professor)
  • James Bond (real world character in cinema and book series, similar in my SimWorld)
  • Jack Frio (founder of the FreezerBunny treats)
  • James MacGruder (actor)
  • Jerod Cross (actor)
  • Jessica Simpson (real world actor and singer, similar in my SimWorld)
  • Joe Simmagio (baseball player for the Big Apple City Turnovers based on Joe Dimaggio)
  • Jon Lessen (rock star)
  • Kenneth Tucker (celebrity chef)
  • Kimberly Kent (actress)
  • The Landgrabb Family (founding families)
    • Admiral Leonardo Landgrabb (former fiance of Lady Simelia Goth and one of the first explorers of Simterra; founder of Championne)
  • Lady Maria Andorra (Succeeded her father Heinrich the VIII as ruler of Deutchsimland; known for her military leadership)
  • Mary Lynn Simroe (model and actress)
  • Mia Simm (professional soccer player)
  • Nathan Watts (inventor, engineer, physicist, and futurist; founder of Watts Enterprises; based on Nikola Tesla)
  • Nick Simshay (actor)
  • Noriaki Kinosimta (football player for Angel City Admirals)
  • Norman Wells (writer and painter)
  • Olivier Harbucks (billionaire real estate shark)
  • Philippe Errare (painter)
  • Robert Crumplebottom (puppeteer, ventriloquist, magician, inventor)
  • Robert Kim (actor and equestrian enthusiast)
  • Rod Humble (video game developer)
  • Rod Ralloway (celebrity photographer)
  • Romon Tanner (chef)
  • Simchel Angelo (famous artist)
  • Simi Moore (actress)
  • Sophia Carlton (celebrity debutante, inheriting the Carlton Hotel fortune)
  • Thornton Wolfe (CEO and founder of Nebula Corporation)
  • Valensimo (fashion designer)
  • Vincent “Vince” Moore (actor)
  • Vladimir Norikov (president of Simshua)
  • Walter Bigbucks (billionaire)
  • Will Simythe (actor)
Films
  • Adventures of the Starship Simulation I, II, III, IV
  • Balloonists I have Loved
  • Betty Yeti
  • Blonde Bombshell
  • Boat Race Champions
  • Brews and Pounds
  • Casimblanca 
  • Circus Roadtrip
  • The Colour of Simoleons
  • Courdroy in Sunglasses
  • Cowboys and Aliens I, II, and III 
  • Crazy 8 
  • Cyborg Goat Herders
  • The Detention Hall
  • Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Tyde
  • Dreamboat
  • Esmond Scrimshaw: Hippo Wrestler
  • Explosions 1: Big and Loud 
  • Explosions 2: Bigger, Better, Louder 
  • Facekicker 
  • Facekicker 2:  Face Action 
  • Facekicker 3:  Face Palm 
  • Facekicker 4: In Your Face 
  • Harshman the Vibe
  • Hello Mrs. Robinson
  • House with No Doors
  • The Hunchback of Monte Vista
  • I’m a Carrot!
  • I’m Dying. Let’s Dance.
  • James Bond series
  • Jowls 
  • Love and Truffles 
  • The Lunch Club 
  • Mr. Wonderful’s World of Magic Movies
    • Cinderella and the Glittering Shoe
    • Mary Poppins of Cherry Tree Lane 
    • Rapunzel Fair and Her Golden Hair
  • Magnetic Attraction
  • The Mold That Moved
  • My First Turntable
  • The Perfect Wives 
  • The Polar Express
  • Pools with No Ladders
  • Prison for Dogs 
  • Psycho Podiatrist 
  • Rumors
  • Sharks… On Land!
  • The Silence of the Llamas
  • Skywolf
  • Simdiana Jones Movies
  • Simdonia in June 
  • Simford Wives
  • Simlock Holmes 
  • Simposter I and II
  • Simsylvania 
  • Somber Beginnings
  • Somber Bloomings 
  • Starship: Incredulous! 
  • Star Wars movies (up to Episode III)
  • Super Justice Llama
  • Superman 
  • Swollen Hearts 
  • They Came With Tweezers
  • Up with the Wind 
  • Weeping With Irony 
Magazines
  • At-Home Artist (art)
  • The Avarix (Money, Politics, and Technology)
  • Better Farms and Cribs (Country Life)
  • Beyond Belief (Paranormal, Science Fiction)
  • Frozen Bunny Babes (Adult entertainment)
  • Games Sims Play (gaming)
  • Highbrow Review (Politics and Culture)
  • House, Gardens, and Llamas (home and garden)
  • Livin’ Large (celebrity life)
  • MaxSimum (exercise and outdoors)
  • Modern Media Magazine (film and literature)
  • Mode: Live (everyday life)
  • Outdoorsy (Nature)
  • The Piano Digest (music)
  • Quilting Mama (quilting and sewing)
  • Rat Race (money and work)
  • SimScientific (science)
  • Sim-Q  (men’s fashion and style)
  • Sporty Sims (sports)
  • Simsmopolitan (women’s interests)
  • SimStyle (fashion)
  • Superstar Report (entertainment, fashion, and sports)
  • Teen Celebrity (Fashion, teen life, entertainment)
  • The Ultimate D-I-Y (hobbies)
  • Victor’s Digest (Food, sports, travel, literature)
  • What’s Cooking (cuisine)
  • WhooNoo (celebrity life and style)
  • Workin’ It Out (fitness)
  • Young Sims Life (animals, toys, school, kids stuff)
News
  • Bay City Buzz (broadsheet newspaper in  Bay City, Califorsimia)
  • Riverview Register (broadsheet newspaper in Riverview, Illinoisim)
  • Simcago Sensations (a tabloid based in Simcago, Illinoisim)
  • Sim City Times (broadsheet newspaper in Sim City, D.S.)
  • Sunset Valley  Beacon (broadsheet newspaper in Bay City, Califorsimia)
  • Wright Papers (broadsheet newspaper in Bridgeport, Pennsimvania)

Music

Bands
  • Beast 66 (death metal)
  • Black Lily (Ethan Tanner’s band)
  • Casimopea (jazz fusion band)
  • Fighting Dragons with Scissors (emo rock band)
  • Liquid Llama Funk (alternative fusion band)
  • Naughty Llamas and the Reticulated Spines (punk rock)
  • Playing in the Cold (alternative rock band)
  • The Prodigal (death metal)
  • Punk Rock Princess (punk rock band)
  • Rave Against the Machine (heavy metal band)
  • Silver Wolf (old-school rock band)
  • Simpletons (alternative rock band)
  • The Twilight Trio (jazz trio)
Artists / Composers
  • DJ Plum-Plum (famous DJ)
  • Franz Simbert (classical composer based on Franz Schubert)
  • Igor Simvinsky (classical composer based on Igor Stravinsky)
  • Leo Edwards (Simway composer)
  • MC-Llama-lot (hip hop artist)
  • Overwerk (electronica artist)
  • Santos Garcia (concert pianist)
  • Simmeric Mincen (classical composer based on Frederic Chopin)
  • Simkovsky (classical composer based on Tchaikovsky)
Dance
  • Vice City FlaminGoGo Dancers (famous night club dancers with a popularity similar to the Radio City Rockettes)
  • Pasim Doble (a dance based on the Paso Doble)
  • Patenentine Tango (a dance based on the Argentine Tango)
  • Sadie Hawsims Dance (a type of dance party based on the Sadie Hawkins dance)
Orchestras and Symphonies
  • Bay City Symphony in Bay City, Califorsimia directed by Zach Galaxies
  • Big Apple City Philharmonic in Big Apple City, Simpire
Radio Stations
  • 74.6 The SIM is the radio station in Sunset Valley, Califorsimia.
  • 121.7 The SUN is a radio station in Lucky Palms, Simvada.
Songs
  • Cheeky Monkey by The Eleven Little Monkeys
  • El Jarabe Tapatio the Mexsimican Hat Dance
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight by Frank Simnatra
  • Neon Flamingo by Alyona Simidova

Television

  • As the PlumBob Turns (soap opera)
  • The Boys in Blue (crime show)
  • Cops and Llamas (crime show)
  • Dr. Cots (medical procedural drama)
  • Evil Soap (soap opera)
  • Fishing Fracas (fishing show)
  • Freezer Bunny Adventures (children’s show)
  • Haute Knights (reality show based on the Haute family)
  • MOO the Cow (children’s program)
  • Sim Chef (cooking show)
  • Similarities (game show)
  • Simple Minds (science fiction soap opera)
  • Sim-Span (my Simworld version of C-Span)
  • Spoot the Magic Llama (children’s program)
  • To Boldly Go (my Simworld version of Star Trek)
  • Woohoo in a Small Town 

Theatre and Musicals

Plays and Musicals
  • Fourteenth Nocturne in J#
  • Great Jotun’s Spear
  • The Hidden Pistol
  • The Hills Are Alive (a musical about the Von Simtrip family – based on The Sound of Music)
  • Portrait of Miranda Glauer
  • Renard the Clown 
  • Simdrocles and the Llama  (Androcles and the Lion)
  • Simlet (a play on Hamlet)
  • Somber is the Llama
  • A Street Lamp Named Desire
  • The Under Overture
  • When Pigs Fly 

Miscellaneous

  • Simmark (Hallmark channel)
  • Simway (located in Big Apple City, similar to Broadway)
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