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, 25 February 2012

Tesime Family Tree

On our chat thread, Taliah helpfully suggested we look at Tribalpgages to create our family trees. With 20 generations stretching before us it is probably a good time to start now when there is a small number of sims! I already have a family tree program but figured I would try it out. It is really cool ! Of course since it is free they limit the features included but I still like it. The biggest issue at the start is only being allowed 50 photos. Thankfully I only have 36 sims yet so I am still OK. Once I go over that it might be worth looking at the year fee. I also use the Sims2DB for my day to day recording because without that I wouldn't have a clue who to play next let alone what was supposed to happen. At the beginning SimPE would extract data from your game and populate the database but something went oopsie with mine so I only use it for manual data collection now. Please note it is an unsupported program now so use at your own risk. How are you keeping track of your game?

Without further ado here is the Tesime Family Tree.

Tesime - Round Eight : The Phan chapter

Here we find Oringo who is looking mighty adorable as he ages into a child. Those new skins of Pooklets are cool. There may be 3 teenage boys in this family but Mykelti, the youngest, had the moves ! Skye Gallant could not help the butterflies that appeared when he was around. They had spent some time getting to know each other when we last visited with the Gallant's and this continued this round. Soon cupid was shooting off his bow and the pair had fallen in puppy love. All that cuddling was the precursor to a full on smooch and the world seemed to stop when their lips met. Brother Hasan, while still single in spite of being an older brother, was taken with the sweet Skye and wished his brother well. Cimon thinking of the future figured Skye would make a great addition to the family. Plus she had really great child bearing hips !
Phan: Cimon, Ashanti, Manchu, Hasan, Mykelti and Oringo

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Lindt chapter

One day while Jeremy and Abner were fishing by the pond, a very strange old lady appeared. After the burglary attempt on the Benet's they were suspicious and grabbed a rope hoping to catch her. In spite of her age she was too quick for them and disappeared into a mist. They had heard the old wives tales about witches, soothsayers and sorcerers etc and while it was part of their culture they had never really paid it much mind.

Samuel saw something glittering in the sunlight and went to investigate. It was a golden lamp but of course never having seen one before Samuel had no idea what it was. When he bent to pick it up it got warmer in his hands and a purple smoke appeared. When it cleared a genie was before him and said he would grant Samuel a wish ! Samuel thought for awhile and said since his family had grown so much he would love to help them out. So he wished that the Lindt family would never have to worry about having enough food and could care for their families. Out of the air appeared a bag filled with dried fish ! Since cash wasn't invented yet they could use this to feed themselves and to barter with other families for things they may need. The family was very surprised when fish kept turning up all over the lot ! The genie had indeed blessed their family. As Shoshana aged to a teenager she hoped this would mean a suitable mate could be arranged for her.
Lindt: Samuel, Rebecca, Jeremy, Abner and Shoshana

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Stonegate chapter

Trouble never seemed to be far from the Stonegate's front door. Food stocks ran low and hunger threatened the family. Not only the humans were having this problem though, as animals began to hunt closer to the village for the first time ever. While trying to catch some butterflies one afternoon Dawn got too close to the edge of the forest and a momma bear jumped out and grabbed her. Dad Jared ran to get his fighting stick but by the time he got back to where Dawn had been she was gone for good. Jared and April were devastated by the loss. They never thought they would be as sad as when they lost Cruz to the great fire but they were wrong.

Older brother Marcus tried to spend more time with May hoping it would ease her sorrow. Mom April on the other hand felt that stretching and moving around would be her cure. This was the first recorded case of using yoga and jogging to ease depression. Of course the jogging might have been her way to ensure she could outrun any future bear attacks !

April came across the ghost of her youngest son Cruz one night. Marcus heard her scream and thinking it might have been another bear rushed to scare it off. Unfortunately it was him that got the scare ! There in the road between the hut and the ocean stood what looked like a man but was covered in hair like an animal. While it looked dangerous it did not make any attempt to attack so Marcus watched it for awhile. The manimal was startled by the ghost of Cruz and ran off. Thus legend of Big Foot began.
Stonegate: Jared, April, Marcus and May

* I have never encountered Big Foot in my game before so this was a shock ! Have you ? What does he do? *

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Tesime - Round Eight : The Benet chapter

As a child, Ida Benet spent enough time in the garden to increase her knowledge of plants. This was a helpful skill to have as you can imagine ! Meanwhile growing like a weed himself, Benito aged into a child. He is the youngest of the Benet clan so this was a bitter sweet moment for his mom, Belle. The population of Tesime was growing, but so far they were not aware of any outsiders living among the residents. As the family was about to learn though there is always someone out to screw you over !

One night as they slept their innocent sleep and dreamed their innocent dreams a dark figure snuck onto the lot and took several of their meager possessions. The whole island was shocked that such a thing could happen and they took it upon themselves to search the forests to see if they could find the scoundrel. Poor little Ida seemed to take it the worse and cried herself to sleep for many nights. Even her father, Skalton, could not comfort his little girl. When she aged to a teenager her parents could finally see a change in her. Thankfully she began to smile again.

It was the rainy season in Tesime and the Benet's found out first hand just how destructive mother nature can be. As the rain poured out of the sky, lightning struck a tree at the edge of the forest. Running to see the damage Skalton, Ida and Tre Gallant watched helplessly as a tree began to burn. Thankfully the driving rain came to their aid and the fire was quickly extinguished. Unfortunately lightning does indeed strike twice ! Later while Benito was out tending the garden another bolt set fire to a tree. Being a curious kid he ran over to see what was going on but he could not get very close as the flames raged. Hearing the commotion Skalton and Belle ran to see what was happening. Acting quickly and thankful they had a pond on their land, they ran to fill their animal bladders with water to douse the fire. It took a huge effort as the hot spots continued to ignite but they finally succeeded in saving their homestead. Realizing how close death actually was to their doorstep Skalton and Belle decided to celebrate life !
Benet: Skalton, Belle, Ida and Benito