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 !

Want to start Tesime at the beginning ? Click Here
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Gallant chapter

What started out as a perfect day to have an island party soon took a turn for the worse. The Gallant's had invited friends over for a day of fishing and frolicking but the sun, having other plans, ran behind some very ferocious looking clouds instead. Then the sky opened up and lightning descended almost killing poor little Dawn Stonegate and River Gallant. River, having just aged to a child was not very happy to say the least. Having survived the bears for this long, he had no intention of being taken out by the bolts from the sky. Being mostly sunshine folks everyone headed home to try to stay dry until the rain ended. Four days later ( Noah was going to have a run for his money it looked like ! ) everything was drenched and all the plants sopping wet. Once the family could walk around their land without sinking up to their kneecaps they got to work trying to salvage what they could.

Skye Gallant soon aged to a teenager and struck up a budding friendship with Mykelti Phan. They got along famously and spent many a day hanging out by the pond talking about the birds and the bees. Wanting to impress him further she asked her mother Rose for some cooking tips. After much practising on her family she invited Mykelti around for a meal one evening. Mykelti and her younger brother, River, got along well which was a good thing. In this day and age having other men to call upon to help around the home was a godsend. Once everyone had gone to bed the young couple sat inside for some quiet time. Soon the chemistry was too much to ignore and cuddling ensued. It was safe to say that Mykelti was very interested in Skye !
Gallant: Tra, Rose, Forest, Skye and River

Money Money Money : Round 7

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 7                         Cash on Hand                        House Value

Skin 1:
Stonegate                         §20,142                                §31,532
Lindt                                 §64,878                                §93,400

Skin 2/4:
Phan                                 §40,174                                §57,982

Skin 4:
Gallant                              §44,999                                §64,251
Benet                                §42,736                                §61,678

So far all my sims have stayed within their skin types.  As we go along I'm sure that will become more mixed.  I have calculated the money based on family name + combined family name. ie - BenetGallant new lot is counted under the Benet family fortune. The Lindt's are way out in front because 2 of their sons have already started their own families.  I still haven't decided how to determine the heirs yet though. The rules state oldest child but I decided to move them out to start their own lot to speed the game up so it will have to be one of the younger ones. Also this means that the starter sims will be elders on the family lot and can then help care for any new grandkids that come along.  How have you picked your heirs?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Tesime - Round Seven: Introducing The Phan-Benet chapter

Ping Phan thought he was the luckiest man in the world to have Frida Benet as his mate. Her velvety chocolate skin, sparkling hazel eyes and long blond hair turned his heart to mush. The Phan's were more than happy to show their support and everyone came by for a fish fry and some visiting. Worn out from all the excitement of the day Ping recounted some of his favourite tales while Frida drifted off to sleep. Even though Ping was a little older than Frida he wanted to be sure that she was ready and willing to share his martial bed. So while they were getting to know one another they slept separately. That didn't stop Ping from falling head over heels in love with his one and only though. He was always ready to show Frida his affection and she in turn was swept off her feet.
Phan-Benet: Ping and Frida

Tesime population : 36
16 boys 10 girls

10 lots
no change in population this round

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Tesime - Round Seven: Introducing The Lindt-Stonegate2 chapter

Welcome to the second Lindt-Stonegate domicile. Gideon Lindt and Juno Stonegate are the siblings of Liam and Summer. Surely you have not forgotten the scandalous events of their update ?

Juno is a free loving type of gal and even though she had her first kiss with Liam, she didn't think Gideon was too hard on the eyes either. Of course when a gal gets her heart set on a man it is hard to shake the desire it brings. Like all good Tesimites, Juno grew up worshipping the different gods and decided to use their power to bring Liam around. After discreetly asking around the island about what would be required she gathered the ingredients and prayed to Abelone, the goddess of love. In her trance she did not notice the hail that fell from the sky. Gideon who was out at a nearby fishing hole had to duck and run for cover so he wasn't maimed. Once the chanting was over Juno released the fireflies as instructed. According to legend the fireflies would find her true love and then they would be together forever.

Of course folklore, spells, and divine intervention work on their own timeline so Juno had nothing else to do but go about her life. Chores on your own plot of land were not done by magical elves so she pitched in and helped Gideon with the gardening. Life was settling nicely and they were getting along well with each other and the extendafamilies. As the weeks went by Juno realized if you can't be with the one you love - love the one you're with.
Lindt-Stonegate2: Gideon and Juno

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Tesime - Round Seven: Introducing The Lindt-Stonegate chapter

And here we have our first skin 1 couple ! Liam Lindt and Summer Stonegate looked like the perfect couple. When they first moved in they took to each other like ducks to water. As teens do they amused themselves with simple caveman games - rock, frond, axe was a great way to pass the time. Now that the old folks were not around to look after them they had to get by on their own skills. Summer was keen on looking after her new mate but it would take some time to become an excellent cook like her mother. Liam really tried to make the best of it. All this alone time began to take its course and teenage hormones were soon running wild ! This made Summer think of what was in store for the young lovers.

She was so excited when her younger sister, Juno, dropped by for a visit ! It seemed Liam was overly interested as well :-O As the days passed Juno would make excuses to visit their lot more frequently. Liam was always sure to stick around to entertain his almost wife's lovely sister. Summer being so in love did not really pay too much mind even though there were some obvious signs. Then one starlit night while Summer was sleeping in the hut dreaming of her perfect mate, Liam and Juno sat outside gazing into each others love filled eyes. The world seemed to move in slow motion as they realized the feelings they had for each other and they could not deny them any longer. Liam reached out and pulled Juno into his arms for their very first kiss.
Lindt-Stonegate: Liam and Summer