Well, we're trying something different. Besides adding Pets and Seasons to my game, I've divided the groups. While this hood is all about 19 sims and their families, it is a little confusing to jump from one family to the next within one update. So I've tried to streamline the story-telling process and created a journal for each household.
This will serve as an index and hopefully point in the right direction for the most recently updated houses. If you haven't seen how it all started, the links to the Backstory and their College Years are noted below also.
Auk's Story here... Updated 08/04 Bean's Story here... Updated 8/1
Or if you'd rather just meet the cast of Characters, you can visit their Yearbook here -
When we last saw Robert, he had become one with a sparkly ship in the sky...
but never fear, he was returned to the curb outside his hacienda in one piece much later that same night. From his expression, I don't think he enjoyed the trip!
When we last left Jamie and Will's house, Jamie was shaped like a beach ball, and Will had just made his LTW of 20 best friends. Now that these two social butterflies could relax a bit, Will's finally realized that his fiance is great with child.
How's my big slugger today? hmmm - any kicking?
As our program participants are about halfway through their adult lives, I'd thought I'd take you all on a bit of a tour through the neighborhood to show off their houses. And play a little game that I like to call "Did she save that??"
Nothing fancy here mind you, but still a good bit better than the lawn living they started with.
(Disclaimer: These are not professionally landscaped, nor decorated. These folks are still fairly poor and concentrating on raising families - not providing me with great quantities of Simoleans to spruce up their livingrooms. My humblest apologies to any award-winning decorators out there - and you know who you are!)
Well, when we started this program, we dumped all these Young Adults into a couple of dorms & let them all start as knowledge sims, just to get a few basic skills under their belts. We made a lot of headway into meeting NPC's, but didn't let any amorous relationships start until after the "Sophomore Roll". Some of the girls decided that there wasn't enough kissing going on, so as I would instruct them to greet a visitor, it went more like this...
I understand from Agent Z's last report that there has been an increase in physical interactions amongst the students."
Theresa:"Really, Rob - try this! WMAH! It's the latest thing - everyone is doing it! (to self) you've been needing that for 2 years now, Yeah me!"
Now this kind of stuff just cracks me up - here's Brandon Lillard, a recent datee of Dawn's, dropping off a bouquet of roses for their dream date, while husband Dwight is just behind him on the porch. *eyeroll* Not the sharpest tool in the shed, are we Dwight?!
Not that Dawn's slowed down any, but she's become a little more discrete, usually going downtown to hang out with friends after Dwight & Belle are asleep.
When we last came around Auk's house, she & Derek had just gotten married and they were working on starting a family. We should probably knock first, they seem to spend a lot of time walking around in their underwear.
Hey, Auk, whatcha waving for??
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007, 08:53 pm
Well, we've come back down the the last four in our group again, and I'm including this shot because I'm so durn proud of him! Robert really has kept his nose to the grindstone, so to speak, to earn his Impossible Want, and as distasteful as it may seem to us mere mortals, he's done a great job.
Hi! My name is Suzie & I'm a sim addict. It's been too long since I've simmed and even longer since I've updated my sim's stories. They're starting to feel sorely neglected & I don't blame them.
So with no further procrastination, we'll get right to it!
*checks yellowing notes*
Yes, we're up to Jamie. Jamie is engaged to Will & they're both popularity sims, which means there's a new friend everyday, and a party almost every night. But they always leave time for each other at the end of the day...
Thu, Dec. 14th, 2006, 07:20 pm
This is me!!
|You Are Socks!|
Cozy and warm... but easily lost.
You make a good puppet.