I thought it might be fun to just talk and about share pics of our sims who are unraveling the mystery (or has unraveled) of Strangerville!
Please, keep spoilers under the spoiler tag and let's have fun.
My sim is Artie (short for Artemis) Westvale, a low ranking journalist who is hoping solving the mystery of their home town (which they just returned to after years of being away) will be their big break. Along the way, they start actually caring about the people and putting down roots in the community.
Has a cat named Palmer Westvale (if anyone gets the reference, high five), and runs a club called Club Cryptid, responsible for discussing different conspiracy theories and run-ins with beings like Vampires, Aliens, and Ghosts.
I won't go into any details, but she did run into a few issues and had to resort to wearing her special suit all the time. She has always had an interest in odd things, thus her pet cowplant, Bessy. I'm not quite sure what she is thinking at the moment, I was just happy I was able to catch it in time.
She did make friends with a certain very large plant.
This is Amelia. She's a new sim I created to play through the mystery again.
She's a paranoid, squeamish bookworm and her aspiration is bestselling author.
She's working as a journalist and hoping that solving the
Strangerville mystery will lead to a lucrative book deal.
She moved into the trailer but I replaced it with one from the gallery and made a few renovations.
Cute and cozy.
After meeting the welcome wagon she's having second thoughts and wondering if
she should just get the heck out of Dodge.
My other game I am about to load to take a pic, but I am having a few issues with imgur so hope I can share it once my game is loaded.
This is Jessica. She moved to StrangerVille to become an artist, but all of those plants around town made her curious.
This is a "tiny" home I built from scratch earlier today. As you can tell by the front porch, she defeated ΜØŦĦ€Ř.
Which home is this? I would love to add it to my game.
Oh that's weird. I can see them on my end. I even used BBCode, too.
Ray, 2nd son of the president in my Simnation. Stationed at a backwater post, what could happen?
Sara, Ray's high school sweetheart and an up and coming reporter.
This is what I'm seeing.
Thanks for the heads up. I think I fixed it now. :-)
My sim, Vivienne, had been in my game quite some time. She was still living with her parents in BB - her older brother, Frederik (now a global superstar), had already moved to Del Sol to start his acting career, later followed by her twin sister (who wanted to become a YouTuber).
One night, Vivienne met her future husband at Frederik's bday party. Shortly after they got together, however, Nobuya, a handsome soldier, was asked to relocate to Strangerville as they needed extra personnel there to "keep things in check".
While he was at work, Vivienne - a stylist who frequently works from home - quickly noticed that things (and especially sims) weren't quite what they seemed in otherwise idyllic Strangerville.
She didn't mind too much at first, and merely laughed it off as the quirks of a disconnected desert town, but she did hang out at the library for her work a lot and quickly befriended the townspeople. Through some of the conspiracy theorists and some old dusty books, she learned that maybe there was more to it. So after learning one of them had a key card for her if she could grab some clues, she set out to find some. At first, it was mostly curiosity, and she was often quite ... nonchalant about things. Which did lead to a few minor infections - fortunately, Nobuya did keep an eye on her.
Eventually though she became pregnant ... no time to waste - as the strangeness began ramping up around them, she knew that they had to save the town if they wanted their kid to have a safe and happy life.
And they did defeat mother - together with her brother and sister (Frederik always welcomed a chance to get out the spotlight anyway, and what better way to do it than to fight some weird 'Mother'-plant in a far away strange little town no one's ever heard of anyway).
End well, all well - time for a normal life ... and some free makeovers I guess that's the good thing about being a stylist in a quirky town.
@simgirl1010 , I love that we both had the idea to do a journalist. It makes them poking around so much fun! With the bones of the story it really feels like your sim is a intrepid reporter, digging up massive secrets.
He kinda found himself into it since his mother moved to strangerville and ate the fruit, she's his GF and always find herself involved in his crazyness and usually is the one who saves the day since he's a total disaster in everything. This is more or less a save I use to test mods and new content though.
This is Fletcher. He's a tad strange, but a good kid overall. He's a teen, and just trying to figure out what's going on with the town. And why his parents and newborn sister disappeared.
(All in all, I love him to pieces.)
He lives with his mother Cora, who's a moderately famous author, his stepfather Elliott, a super-famous musician, and his younger half sister Catalina. Lucas just wants to be a normal teen and stay out of the eyes of the paparazzi who won't stop following Elliott and Cora around.
His friend Malcolm Landgraab invited Lucas and four other friends to spend time at one of the Landgraabs' many vacation homes in StrangerVille- a senior trip of sorts- and he jumped at the chance to get away from San Myshuno's hustle and bustle. Except... things started getting weird.
Team 1: The meddlers
The original sims I sent to Strangerville while it was still in the first stage of weirdness.
Carlos Patel, Renegades member from Windenburg, fled from enemies and fatherhood, joined the military.
Gunther Munch, journalist from Windenburg, a childhood friend of Carlos'.
Isimud Hands, photographer from Windenburg, hobby gardener, another friend of Carlos' and a fellow Renegade.
Gunther and Isimud are disguised as scientists in the screenshot. I moved them in when Carlos met them in the library (where the journalist union had a conference).
Both Isimud and Carlos recklessly got themselves "touched" by you-know-what.
Team 2: The government hopefuls
They were sent to the site during stage 2.
left: Professor Erika Bellamy, programmer, former weapons researcher, called back from retirement
right: Professor Timothy Bellamy, Erika's husband, generic scientist, former weapons researcher, called back from retirement
middle: Ralph Camden, android, landscaper & gardener at the Windenburg Chalet, fell to one too many pranks of the Renegades and now hates Carlos and Isimud
The Bellamys' task is to study the influence of you-know-what on android brains.
Both Ralph and Rupert were tricked into participating under the guise of hirering them as botany experts.
The Wildcard: Rupert
Officially part of team 2, but works against them.
right: Rupert Travis, android, veterinarian in training, former employee of Urban Farms.
left: Another generic farming android called Meriadoc. Not involved with Strangerville, but very ready to nurture whatever Rupert and Rowan might bring back from there. Meriadoc already was a plantsim and currently levels rocket science to fetch the unique Sixam plants.
Team 3: The misguided do-gooders
They were called in by Rupert during stage 3.
Rowan Khanna, wizard, wandmaker, co-owner of Urban Farms and thus Rupert's former employer.
Dr. Ebenezer Smith-Snyde, wizard, doctor, musician, was Rowan's boyfriend at college, still retains a deep friendship with him.
This team's objective is to prevent team 1 and 2 from killing off you-know-what and instead find a peaceful solution.
- Carlos of team 1 has joined team 2 by now.
- Rupert managed to imprison team 1 and 2 in team 2's base. Ralph and Erika have already defected to his side.
- Team 3 stumbles around, retracing the others' steps, but being non the wiser.
- Essentially my investigations have come to a halt and the town is in the grip of stage 3 while the only ones who could save it infight.
Her mother is a global superstar that lives in Del Sol and is not very happy with her daughter's decision to abandon fame and fortune to live in a dusty hole in Strangerville chasing paranormal secrets.
I LOVE your sim! Her face is truly unique. Know who she reminds me of when I looked at her? Pink!
Is she on the gallery? I would love to have her in my game.
But as to the sim I'm using for the mystery aspiration, it's this guy:
My teen, Randy Lundsford.
Ha! She really does, I did not catch that when making her.
And not yet, but I've been meaning to load up the game with my mods folder remove and do a mass posting, so I can absolutely put her on there! I believe most her cc is earrings, her hair, and skin details with some stray recolors. But if you would rather have her with CC I can just load her up to it ASAP. She is a Insider, Geek, and Cat Lover.
Since there is no 'disgruntled' or 'rebel' personality type I just make it implied. If you've ever seen the show Schitt's Creek, think of Sam just a more sociable (and really, she is considered rather outgoing in San Myshuno, she just isn't interested at first in getting to know people in her home town all over again, and even after she puts down roots she has her edges.). Out of Pink songs, 'Raise Your Glass' would be the most fitting for her.
Also, Randy Lundsford is ADORABLE.