I decided to document the lives of generation 2 of my Masterson Family in their own thread, mainly so I could keep all their updates in one place.Who They Are
The title is pretty much self-explanatory (I couldn't really come up with a cool title, and it's likely that the descendants won't all be redheads in the future, nor will they all have the name Masterson, but they do all descend from my original couple).
Whenever I start a new save, I pretty much always create a married couple in CAS. So it was last May when I created Peter and Caroline Masterson. Realm of Magic was new to me at the time, so I wanted to explore the Spellcaster lifestate, as well as the acting career and fame system.
They proceeded to have four children, two sets of twins.
Erytheia and Xanthe are the older pair, both female. Erytheia is from the Greek word "erythros" meaning red, and Xanthe is from "xanthos" meaning yellow. I always assign my Sims a particular colour and have all their outfits primarily be that colour, so I thought it'd be fun to give these two colour-related names.
I then continued the Greek theme by naming the next set of twins (girl/boy) Artemis and Apollo, who were actual twins in Greek mythology.
The family live in San Myshuno with their two cats, Coco and Heidi. Coco is Caroline's familiar and Heidi is Peter's familiar. Erytheia and Xanthe have just started their first term at Britechester University and currently live in Britechester.
I created a family tree for them on the Plum Tree site, the link to which can be found in my signature.
Peter is a concert virtuoso, and Caroline is a Silver Screen Icon and a Global Superstar.Other Characters
Another important character is Alexander Paraskevas, who is Erytheia's long-term boyfriend, having been friends as children. He lives with Erytheia and Xanthe in Britechester. His parents are Nicholas and Anastasia, and he has a younger sister called Helen - so again Greek-inspired names. The Paraskevas family live in San Myshuno too, and are also redheaded Spellcasters, with the exception of Nicholas who has black hair.Some Screenshots
Peter and Caroline working at the cauldron:
Erytheia and Alexander being adorable:
Artemis and Apollo duelling:
Xanthe practising magic with her familiar, Athena:Other Details
I play this save on the Long lifespan. I am British and therefore use British English!
As for SimLit style, I'd say I'm a combination of plot-driven and game-driven. I am not someone who extensively plans out my saves and fits the screenshots to the writing, but I do have ideas for this story (as in, kids' names etc). Sometimes I'll come up with ideas whilst playing. But I don't leave my Sims to their own devices with only the occasional intervention, I'd be too worried they'd do something stupid
I do have mods, but don't use PosePlayer; I just press pause and take the screenshot.