For a while, I've had the idea of clearing out most of the pre-made sims in all the towns and traveling destinations and replacing them with sims with real stories behind them.
The problem is, it would take forever to do that to just one world, much less all of them. So I'm hoping that you guys might want to help.
Details that should be included:Name:Which world are they from?Where do they live now?
Feel free to make more than one household.
List of all the sims:@ciane
introduced us to the Hendersons@AlphaFen
brought George Prattle-Grace
in to meet the rest of us
- twin half-genie sisters
- Tom & Betty and their children, Nellie, James, and Austin@blacksheba1973
created the wonderful who lives in Riverview@gnlovew
created the gorgeous who now resides in Midnight Hollow@gnlovew
created the beautiful fairy family, Cassie and Christian Symter and their twins, Wallace and William
created . I loved their story, especially the story for . @AlphaFen
created the fabulous . Here is their story
The worlds so far:Roaring HeightsMidnight HollowDragon ValleyAurora SkiesCassie and Christian Symter and their twins, Wallace and WilliamMonte VistaSunlit TidesLucky PalmsLunar LakesHidden SpringsBarnacle BayRiverviewPleasant ValleyTwinbrookAppaloosa PlainsStarlight ShoresMoonlight FallsIsla ParadisoChamps Les SimsShang SimlaAl SimharaUniversityOasis LandingAny worldHendersonsGeorge Prattle-Grace
If you're feeling stuck, here are some ideas to help develop their background
(most taken from StoryCorps ideas for getting others to tell you their stories - ):What makes your sim laugh?
What was an important lesson your sim learned? How did it change their life?
Describe one of your sim's happiest memories.
Describe one of your sim's saddest memories.
What does your sim consider as one of their greatest accomplishments?
Does your sim have any regrets?
Where is your sim's family from? What memories do they have of their parents? Grandparents?
What is the worst thing your sim ever did?
Does your sim have a nickname? How did they get it?If you just like to create sims and skip the story, here are a few that I would love to add to my game:
I have the twins, Delilah (don't call her Deli unless you want to get her dander up) and Lola. I'd love to have their parents.
Their dad was a time-traveling genie (ala Robin Williams in Aladdin). Their mom, Barbara (sister of Betty Stepp), was putting herself through the community college by working on her dad's fishing boat. She was helping him drag a net full of fish back into the boat when they found the lamp, which had gotten tangled in the loops of the net. As the bottom of the boat filled with thrashing fish, Barb sat and patiently separated the net and lamp, then sat the lamp aside to help cast the net out once more. She didn't consider it again until her dad handed it to her as they went into their house that evening, saying, "Maybe it's lucky."
For the genie, it was love at first sight. Barbara is a dark-haired beauty with high cheekbones that speaks of some native American heritage in her family tree. Barb wasn't too sure about the blue man at first, but he had all the time in the world to woo her and pursued her tirelessly, bringing gifts from all over: Oranges still clinging to the branch, wild orchids fresh with the dew, honeysuckle vines that smelled heavenly. Barb's family didn't have much, and the genie knew they were proud people and wouldn't accept expensive gifts, so he kept his love offerings limited to small gifts that he knew she wouldn't refuse.And then there are the uncles.
They are the great uncles of Delilah and Lola and Nellie, James, and Austin. They are a bit unbalanced, not dangerous though, but maybe a little unstable and very eccentric. They both love children and the children all love them as well. James (little James is named after his great uncle) was in the service for years and retired just a few years ago. Now he is loving his freedom and the fact that he doesn't have to conform to anyone's standards (maybe similar to Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty although the description is actually about one of my favorite uncles growing up).
Dell went into the service with his brother, but ended up taking a medical retirement after (he claims), the army decided to perform experiments on him using various potions. He spent a couple years in a padded room, but was released after they determined that he wasn't a threat to anyone.
Now, his greatest pleasure in life is taking the nieces and nephews out to the candy store and spending all his retirement pay on them. He won't let them leave until their bags of candy are overflowing - enough candy to keep the children bouncing off the walls for weeks and make their parents pull their hair out.And the aunts.
These are part of Tom Stepp's family. Made of strong mountain stock, these ladies live up in the high mountains and it's only recently that the road has been good enough to allow them to travel at all. Aunt Tiny does not live up to her name. If you ask, she'll laugh and tell you that she was so small when she was little that she could fit into her father's coat pocket but one day she started growing and she never stopped. Tiny might be her nickname, but if she ever had another name, no one can remember, not even her.
Aunt Eppie is her sister or cousin or sister-in-law...relationship titles dim with the passing of time and all that's left is the true friendship and the knowledge that somewhere there is a family connection. As big as Aunt Tiny is, Aunt Eppie is thin. So thin that if there's a strong wind blowing, you might worry that she'll blow away. Tiny is the life of the party, Eppie is quiet. Tiny loves to cook and garden, Eppie loves to do crafts and sew. Both enjoy fishing at the creek that runs near their house. Both appear to young eyes as though they're as old as the hills that surround them.
And finally, I would like your permission to use the sim occasionally in my stories, both here on the forums and on my blog, , where I do my story layouts (and occasionally publish them).