The Sims Life & Times

The Sims, as anyone who plays can attest, takes on a life of its own. I created this blog so I could keep track of my sim stories and share them with others. I've always wanted to write stories but unfortunately I'm not very good at it lol I am hoping that just as my house building has improved so will my storytelling abilities.

My main family is called the Snookers. My goal was to move 1 sim into Relfamtown and see how the population would grow. I hope you will follow along with me.
If you would like to see all the stories in the Relfamtown series then click on Snooker Chronicles to the left and start at the bottom of the list.

UPDATE - Well since I had a major meltdown and lost Relfamtown, the Snookers are now in Sim Heaven and there will not be anymore updates on them :-( Out of the bad comes good though and Tesime is a new neighbourhood that I created for the Test of Time challenge. I hope you will enjoy their stories as well !

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Stonegate chapter

At the Stonegate's it was mostly aging ceremonies that dominated the turn. First we had Marcus and Juno age to toddlers. What a cute little bald head he has ! Jared and April welcomed another baby boy to the family - he was named Cruz ( in honour of cruising along in this challenge lol j/k ). Marcus surprised everyone when it turned out he was very brainy and logical and a spirit guide came to see him. Tre Gallant was over visiting the new parents - either they are talking about how babies are made or he was being one cheeky bugger ! Juno and Marcus aged to children - what a great head of hair he has. And Juno couldn't wait to meet the cute boy next door - Liam Lindt ( could this be a skin 1 couple in the making? )
Stonegate: Jared, April, Summer, Marcus, Juno and Cruz

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Benet chapter

The Benet's were all about family-time this turn. Annalise aged into a cute as button toddler while her brother Jorn got to spend some time with Summer Stonegate. Momma Belle couldn't believe how the time was flying as she kissed her baby boy, Jorn, goodnight. Not long after she delivered a brand new daughter who they named Frida ( hear that Taliah ! a girl !! :-P ). Poppa Skalton hit middle age with a bang and was the first to coin the phrase "middle age spread". Little Annalise aged into a child and began to wonder about the whole "where babies come from" question. They were growing up so quickly ! And it wouldn't be a Benet visit without Peppy the Penguin dropping by.
Benet: Skalton, Belle, Jorn, Annalise and Frida

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Tesime - Round Four: The Gallant chapter

Now that the kids are getting older we see more interaction between the families. Violet, being the first born of this generation, quickly made friends with Ping, spent some time with her younger brother Basil and discussed with Liam how he almost lost his mom Rebecca ! While Rose was out in the garden she felt the familiar stirrings and before long a new baby boy, Forest, was born to much fanfare from everyone. Tre, feeling a little bad that his wife seemed to constantly be pregnant, noticed that his grass skirt was feeling a little tighter than usual. It must be sympathy poundage ! Basil and Forest meanwhile had aging ceremonies to end out our time.
Gallant: Tre, Rose, Violet, Basil and Forest

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Money Money Money: Round 3

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 3                     Cash on Hand           House Value
Skin 1:
Stonegate                       §2659                    §13,374
Lindt                               §3335                    §13,425

Skin 2/4 :
Phan                              §2387                     §11,593

Skin 4:
Gallant                           §2242                    §12,387
Benet                             §1891                    §12,242

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Tesime - Round Three: The Phan chapter

After all the excitement and hair pulling of the last two families the Phan's were positively easy to play ! Ping started it off with his aging ceremony and was promptly followed by Ashanti giving birth to another boy who they called Manchu. With needs in the green they even had time to visit with the neighbours. Poor Tre Gallant still managed to get sunburned while fishing with Cimon but a little time spent inside helped with that. Ashanti almost ran Cimon down in her run for the toilet - she must have ate some of that bad fish they serve over at Tempus ;-) And finally both the boys had another aging ceremony.
Phan: Cimon, Ashanti, Ping and Manchu

Tesime current population : 21
7 Boys and 4 Girls

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tesime - Round Three: The Lindt chapter

The Lindt's never disappoint ! Our Liam (uhoh Coronation Street coming into my head) had his second aging ceremony into a toddler. Meanwhile the relentless heat would NOT let up this round. Samuel and Rebecca could not do anything before overheating and passing out. Ok well Rebecca did manage to give birth to another baby boy during the wee hours of the morning and little baby Gideon joined his brother in the nursery ! Rebecca did not wait long to be in the family way again ( yup third times the charm ). And how did this work out with them being so low on needs already? NOT GOOD !! One pass out too many and Grimmy came knocking ! While I did consider exiting without saving I thought having someone die unexpectantly would add to the story. Samuel really does love his wife though so he pleaded with Grimmy to save her innocent soul. Even death can't say no to those puppy dog eyes and Rebecca was back in her husbands arms - and quite thankful as well ! And to top it off both Liam and Gideon had aging ceremonies. It turns out Gideon's baby baldness followed him into childhood :-O
Lindt: Samuel, Rebecca, Liam and Gideon

*On a side note I didnt think a pregnant woman could die?

Monday, 11 October 2010

Tesime - Round Three: The Stonegate chapter

The Stonegate's had a rough turn. Heat stroke ran rampant with Jared and April and it seemed like their needs were in the red all the time. It did not help that she was pregnant again and kept waking up with the most terrible images flashing in her mind. One night Jared heard April moaning and ran to see what was wrong. A new baby was being born right in their bedroom ! Finally a boy to carry on our name Jared thought. Before Jared could spend any time with him though April was moaning again and to their surprise delivered another baby ! TWINS !! This one was a little girl. They decided to name them Marcus and Juno. Jared was reminded of the wild land they lived on when a ferocious beast came sniffing around the children one night. He moved them to safety and chased the animal off their lot. Not to be forgotton Summer aged to a child and began to learn more of their new ways. Just before it was time to leave the Stonegate's for this round April began to complain of a funny tummy. Even she had only one thought of what it might be !
Stonegate: Jared, April, Summer, Marcus and Juno

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Tesime - Round Three: The Benet chapter

We join the Benet's celebrating Jorn's aging to a toddler ceremony. Belle had worked very hard for this by preparing a new outfit for him which fit perfectly. This also included their face tattoo tradition which he suffered with only minor discomfort. One night Skalton noticed their garbage was all over the street and wondered if that strange penguin had anything to do with it. What he didn't notice was all the bugs that came with it ! While they were trying to squash as many roaches as they could both Skalton and Belle became deathly ill. This left Jorn to wander around when he shouldn't and the Lightning God almost took him to the netherworld. Thankfully he survived to have another aging ceremony to a child. Don't you think he's looking so handsome ? In spite being ill Belle and Skalton managed to procreate once again and welcomed a little girl, Annalise, to their home !
Benet: Skalton, Belle, Jorn and Annalise