Siminalism first came to our attention with the classic work of Simplayer9, The The Flamingo Family Home (the double "the" distinguishes it from the many other Flamingo Family imitators). The The Flamingo Family story makes use of one of the hallmarks of the Sims, the pink lawn flamingo. Many users believe that when the pink lawn flamingos bark (caw? screech?), it is a harbinger of disaster waiting to befall their Sim in the near future -- harbinger being an ancient Gaelic term for a bird-that-caws-before-disaster...or was that albatross? Or canary in a coal mine? Wait, I think the canary runs out of oxygen and can't squawk. Nevermind.
ANYWAY The The Flamingo Family, with its menacing multiplicity of flamingos, has inspired thousands of players to replicate toasters, wicker tables, and snowmen to express the underlying terror in all our shallow and shabby lives.
The flamingos were at the computers.