Okay, I’m coming up for air.
So, I got Sims 2 a little over a week ago. It’s been a busy week since then. I’ll try to recount some of my Sim tales.
First thing I did was build my parents’ house. I was never able to fully accomplish this in Sims 1, due to building restrictions such as a set number of floors, not being able to build on hills, etc. I still wasn’t able to fully recreate the house (due to restrictions on staircases) but I was able to do a much better job. I moved my parents into this house along with my brother Steve and me as teenagers. I was actually going to do my other two brothers later, like they had already moved out of the house, but one silly thing about the game is you can’t create relationships (siblings, children, etc.) with people who are not in your family when the family was created. Anyway, so here we are:
Teenagers are a lot harder to raise in this game than in the first (well, they didn’t really exist in the first, but anyway..). Steve never wanted to do his homework and I liked to sneak out of the house with my best friend Meadow. The first time I snuck out, I got brought home by the cops. The second time, I died of hunger the minute I got back home. I don’t know what I did when I snuck out, but eating apparently was not involved. Anyway, the Grim Reaper showed up, and Steve ran out of the house to plead for my life. The Reaper made him play the pick-a-hand game, and Steve chose correctly. I got to live.
Shortly thereafter, Steve and I grew into adults. Steve grew up badly since his aspiration score was low since he never did his homework. This sent our parents’ aspiration scores into the red and they were thoroughly depressed for awhile. Steve’s social also got really low at our birthday party and he started hallucinating and seeing a huge bunny. He danced with said bunny. None of the other people could see it, so we all just think Steve is nuts now. I, on the other hand, grew up well. After our party was over, I immediately moved to the other side of town.
Now that I was an adult, all my friends were still teenagers. I was going to play them and make them grow up, but apparently they were all Townies and didn’t actually live in this neighborhood. So I had to set off on a goal to make new friends (especially since I chose the Popularity aspiration).
So I made a variety of other families of people I know. From left to right, we have the Manplex Family (Ben, Sam, Fjord, and Kris), the Sloffer Family (Matt and Sabrina), and the Anderson Family (Drew, Samantha, and Liliana).
The Manplex Family is actually Ben’s creation. He built their duplex and everything. Ben chose the knowledge aspiration for himself so he really likes to gain skill points. One way of gaining a logic skillpoint is to stargaze through the telescope. Except the first time Ben did this, he got abducted by aliens. When he came back, he was pregnant and three days later gave birth to a baby alien girl named Leia.
Back at my parents’ house, my brother was still living at home. At our birthday party, a cop had showed up to break up the festivities. I couldn’t get her to leave. She stayed there for about five days before finally dying of hunger. She now haunts my parents’ house.
After a few Sim-years, Steve developed a crush on the maid that came to clean the house everyday, Kaylynn. He slowly started talking to her and they fell in love and got married (my parents had grown into elders by this time, as you can see with the picture of my dad toasting the new couple).
After their honeymoon, they moved into their own little house and had a kid named Seth. They then immediately had another one named Adam. Steve grew into an elder when Adam was still a baby and Seth was a toddler.
Meanwhile, Ben had gotten me pregnant and I had twins, Eric and Jewel. Never try to raise twins on your own. It’s not fun. Especially when everyone has the flu and the kitchen is on fire.
After that, Trent Reznor and Maynard James Keenan moved into the neighborhood. Trent opted for a large mansion on the edge of town, while Maynard chose a small place in order to blend in. They immediately started wooing (and woohooing) every woman in the neighborhood. No one could resist. Well, except for me, of course. I have twins. Who has time for that sort of thing?
Anyway, that’s basically it. I need to remember to take more screenshots, cause I never really remember when the good stuff goes on.