Out-takes, Gameplay and Storytelling notes, and other miscellaneous ramblings from behind the scenes at Richmond Sims.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tarro/Phoenix Househould - Redwood City

Anna Phoenix
Age: YA
Asp: Romance
LTW: WooHoo with 20 Different Sims
Romantic: Ex-boyfriend Aaron Cadey, various casual relationships
Family: Parents Jimmy and Allie Phoenix; Brother Nicky Phoenix
Significant Friends: Ivy Pitts, Julie Beckett, Penny Tarro

Penny Tarro
Age: Adult
Asp: Pleasure/Family
LTW: Become Celebrity Chef
Career: Culinary - Waitress
Romantic: Casual Relationship - Roman Bonacorrd
Family: Sister Ann Tarro; Nephew Danny Tarro, Nieces Anna and Belle Tarro
Significant Friends - Candice Marsh, Penny Tarro

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SSU - Golden Sussex Dorm

An upmarket dorm for kids from well-off families

Amaya London
Age: YA
Asp: Fortune
LTW: Become Business Tycoon
Education: Student, SSU.  Major - Economics
Romantic: Steady - Lewis Gold
Family: Parents Lyndsay and (a)Randy London; Sister Selina; Half-brother Ryan
Significant Friends: Sam Green, Ivy Pitts

Lewis Gold
Age: YA
Asp: Family
LTW: Reach Golden Anniversary
Education: Student, SSU - Major - Undeclared
Romantic: Steady - Amaya London
Family: Parents Grace and Richard Gold, brothers Richard and Alan Gold
Significant Friends: Matthew Langerak

Marie Centowski
Age: YA
Asp: Family
LTW: Reach Golden Anniversary
Education: Student, SSU.  Major - Literature
Romantic: Boyfriend - Nicholas Read
Family: Parents Douglas and Rosemarie Centowski, btothers Garrett and Adam
Significant Friends: Angel Go

Matthew Langerak
Age: YA
Asp: Popularity
LTW: Have 20 simultaneous best friends
Education: Student, SSU. Major - Sports
Romantic: Steady - Sam Green
Family: Daughter Sophie Langerak; Parents Kaylynn and (a)Juan Reamon; Sisters Kayla Langerak and Danielle Sandor; half-siblings Lillith Green, Angela Pleasant and Harry Reamon; biological father Daniel Pleasant.
Significant Friends: Lewis Gold

Samantha 'Sam' Green
Age: YA
Asp: Fortune
LTW: Become Hall of Famer
Education: Student, SSU. Major - Sports
Romantic: Steady - Matthew Langerak
Family: Daughter Sophie Langerak; Parents Cory Green and Sharla Ruben; half-siblings Melissa, Shane, Corinne and Noah
Significant Friends: Amaya Louie

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Random Thoughts are Random

Just some random thoughts while working on my story...

Moments when your own sims make you want to cry...
While re-reading my latest update, I suddenly realized something: through all the drama over Samantha, when Rose and Cory's relationship dropped abysmally, she never once rolled the want to fall in love with him again. It happened, through the same relationship-boosting means that produced her pregnancy (she did want that, at least), but she never rolled a want for it to happen. That just makes me sad.

Sim-bloggers here...
Ever dropped a big hint in your story, and no one mentions it? And, you don't know if its just that no one has bothered to mention it... or because no one actually got it... or worse still, it was so obvious that no one thought it was worth mentioning!?  I'm just going to have to wait and see... but all this does, is makes me want to drop bigger spoilers!!! :)

When I was nine I learned survival...
Above line from 'Pity the Child", from the musical Chess. It's a tearjerker of a song, although most of it has nothing to do with anything in my story - except these few lines that jumped out at me:
Pity the child who knew his parents
Saw their faults, saw their love die before his eyes
Pity the child that wise
He never asked, did I cause your distress?
Just in case they said, yes.

You've got to switch around the pronouns in one case, but that really hits the nail on the head for a couple of my characters... I think one is obvious, the other, maybe not so much - although I might be wrong about that. Guesses, anyone?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Randomness 2 - Cory Comes Home

So, Cory is home again.  As much of what happens in the story is based on what happens in gameplay, I thought I'd share a few pictures of how things went in-game...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Yeah, I've been AWOL

So the medical verdict on why I've had, among other things, a mega-huge headache and no energy for almost a month, is basically "Hell if I know.".  And, while I'm extremely glad that I don't have a brain tumor or something, I was really hoping to find out exactly what I do have...  *sigh*.  Next stop = optometrist.

As you might have noticed, I've been away from the computer all this time.  Actually, I've been away from most things, except for work and sleep.  But particularly the computer, as staring at the screen only made the headache worse.  I thought it might be my monitor, as its old and has this strange flickery thing going on sometimes... well, to be honest, its actually been like that for months before the headaches started, and I didn't feel any different when I used my laptop... but I wanted a new monitor anyway so, whatever, any excuse :)  So I now have this beautiful 20 inch widescreen thing.  No less headaches, but I love the monitor and am looking forward to much large-screen simming in the future.

Today, I feel pretty good.  Actually, I feel REALLY good.  I had no idea why the sudden change. I had a morning shift (7am-3pm), which I usually hate (not a morning person), and I was still tired... but no headache, and a much happier mood as a result.  Then I realized one thing that is different - today was my first day back at work after two days off, and its the first time in over a month (aside from the days of sick leave when I felt really bad) that I've had two days off together - I always have two days a week off, but usually they're split.  I think maybe I'm on to something here.  At very least, I have one more thing to add to my 'why my job is killing my life' list, and another reason to escalate my new-job hunting attempts.

Meanwhile, back in simming-world (because, that's what matters - at least, here :)  ), if I still feel this good tomorrow, I'll be back to working on an update.  And reading the 132(!!!) unread posts in Google reader.  Sorry, guys, I probably won't be commenting on ALL of them, although I will be reading them - I don't want to miss anything that's going on in anyone's stories, even if it will take some time to get through them.

It's getting late here now and I'm starting to get tired and *sigh* headachy again.  Just a little.   Morning shift again tomorrow, so bedtime now, and hopefully I'll be back here tomorrow afternoon.  Like I said, I felt really good this morning, so I'm hoping it'll last for a while.  And, even if I do feel like crap tomorrow, I might just try anyway because I miss my sims, and I REALLY miss my simming friends and your stories!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Green Family - Redwood City

Chris Green
Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge/Family
LTW: Become Mad Scientist
Career: Science - Scholar
Romantic: Married
 - Marsha Green
Children: Christine, Anna and Jessica
Other Family: Parents Serder Green and April Hutchins; Step-mother Brandi Green; Siblings Cory and Aaron (twin); Half-siblings Helen Deppiesse, Allie Phoenix; Step-brothers Dustin Broke, Beau Broke, Ethan Broke.

Marsha Green
(Marsha Bruenig)
Age: Adult
Asp: Knowledge
LTW: Max out 7 skills
Career: Business - Executive Assistant
Romantic: Relationship - Aaron Green; Married – Chris Green
 With Aaron - April.  With Chris - Christine, Anna and Jessica 

Christine Green
Age: Teen
Asp: Pleasure
LTW: Have 20 first dates
Education: Private School
Family: Parents Chris and Marsha Green; Sisters Anna and Jessica; Half-sister April Newson

Anna Green
Age: Teen
Asp: Popularity
LTW: Become Hall of Famer
Education: Private School
Family: Parents Chris and Marsha Green; Sisters Christine and Jessica;
 Half-sister April Newson

Romantic: Crush - Alana Beare
Significant Friends: Alana Beare, Tessa Rameriz, Melody Tinker

Jessica Green
Age: Baby
Family: Parents Chris and Marsha Green; Sisters Christine and Anna; Half-sister April Newson