Monday, March 28, 2011

Family Bios from Sunset Valley - The Hunter-Bodette, Montgomery and Wolff Families

Brief family bios of those Sims important enough in Sunset Valley to earn a regular spot in the local paper. Any Sim without a listed Sim origin is one of mine, one of the default Sims in Sunset Valley or born in this game. Any sim listed with Sim Origins was downloaded from the Exchange and the creator's forum name is displayed.

The Hunter-Bodette Family - Jerod, Zayne, Nandine, Joanne and Buddy

Zayne Hunter-Bodette

Sim Origins: by Sue_d_nim
Age: adult
Occupation: Business - Chairman of the Board
Characteristics: Flirty, Party Animal, Artistic, Charismatic, Friendly
Brief biography: While she was never sure of why Jerod Bodette was the man of her dreams, Zayne Hunter was positive that he was the one. Once the charismatic and flirty Zayne set her heart, there was nothing less then wedding bells ahead. Zayne has steadily been working her way up the business career, and is near the top job now. Her family admires that she can climb the corporate ladder and still make time for them. She is widely known and loved in Sunset Valley. In her spare moments, Zayne adores playing her guitar.

Jerod Hunter-Bodette

Sim Origins: by shay480
Age: adult
Occupation: Medicine - currently Infectious Disease Researcher
Characteristics: Couch Potato, Genius, Daredevil, Heavy Sleeper, Computer Whiz
Brief biography: Jerod's dream is to become a world renowned surgeon. It has required long hours at work, much study at home and a dedication to building logic; now at long last he is nearing that goal. Fortunately, being a genius means that gaining logic isn't as difficult for him as for some. He has managed to make some time for his family, but not as much as any of them would like.

Nandini Hunter-Bodette

Daughter of Zayne and Jerod
Age: teen
Characteristics: Loves the Outdoors, Disciplined, Virtuoso, Party Animal
Brief biography: Nandini has her heart set on being a martial arts master someday. But will her other passions of music and fun keep her from dedicating the time and effort required to master the martial arts. Her current boyfriend is Chaim Montgomery.

Joanne Hunter-Bodette

Daughter of Zayne and Jerod
Age: teen
Characteristics: Brave, Virtuoso, Clumsy, Frugal
Brief biography: Joanne is the local school heartthrob with three boys dancing attendance on her every whim; Dion Wolff, Trent Montgomery and her official boyfriend Ralph Lee. She doesn't try to collect boys but they seem to follow her wherever she goes. Her life want mixology.

Buddy Hunter-Bodette

Son of Zayne and Jerod
Age: child
Characteristics: Absent-minded, Clumsy, Athletic
Brief biography: The youngest of the children, Buddy is having a hard time making friends at school. He loves sports but frequently trips over his own feet. His absent-mindedness has made it difficult for him to remember the teacher's question long enough to answer it.

The Montgomery Family - Christian, Kristy, Trent, Chaim

Christian Russ-Montgomery

Sim Origins: by rflong7
Age: adult
Occupation: Sports currently team captain
Characteristics: Virtuoso, Athletic, Heavy Sleeper, Charismatic, Lucky
Brief biography: Christian is on his second marriage. His first with Pauline Wan gave him two sons, whom he dotes on. However he found her cheating ways too much to cope with and finally demanded a divorce. When she left the house, he successfully kept custody of his sons. His second marriage to Kristy Russ has been a much more satisfactory relationship.

Kristy Russ-Montgomery

Age: adult
Occupation: Politics currently Yes Woman
Characteristics: Brave, Good, Handy, Clumsy, Lucky
Brief biography: While Christian's sons have never warmed to their step-mother, she loves her husband quite dearly. Her life goal, to be leader of the free world, is quite some distance from her current position.

Trent Montgomery

Son of Christian Montgomery and Pauline Wan Montgomery
Age: teen
Characteristics: Over-Emotional, Loves the Outdoors, Disciplined, Good
Brief biography: Trent was distraught when his mother was booted from the house, though not as much as his little brother. His love of the outdoors means that he is considering a future career in science. Gardening and fishing are major skills for a scientist, both of those outdoor pursuits. He is a quiet young man, much devoted to his dad and he has high hopes of his romance with Joanne Hunter-Bodette, not realising how many boys worship her.

Chaim Montgomery

 Son of Christian Montgomery and Pauline Wan Montgomery 
Age: teen
Characteristics: Insane, Loner, Flirty, Virtuoso
Brief biography: The removal of Pauline Wan from his life deeply disturbed Chaim. He prefers solitude to company and is prone to fits of madness. He is also deeply devoted to his girlfriend Nandine Hunter-Bodette, will she be the rock that can anchor him in a safe harbour?

The Wolff Family - Thornton, Morgana, Dion, Tomeka, Logan, Melinda

Thornton Wolff

Age: elder
Occupation: Business - power broker
Characteristics: Commitment Issues, Perfectionist, Dislikes Children, Frugal, Ambitious
Brief biography: Thornton has ambition enough to burn. In fact, ambition enough to stay with Morgana because the corporation expects their executives to be faithful. His commitment issues can be seen, he has three romantic interests on the side. His love of Morgana has run deep enough to allow her to raise the five children that she wanted in spite of his distaste for younger Sims.

Morgana Wolff

Age: elder
Occupation: Medicine - Gene Therapist
Characteristics: Workaholic, Family-oriented, Good, Artist, Charismatic
Brief biography: Morgana has a deep love of art and of family. Raising her brood of 5 has left her deeply fulfilled. While the oldest boy has married and moved from home, the rest of her children still live at home. She works at the local hospital, specialising in gene therapy. It allows her to help children not as fortunate as her own as far as health goes.

Dion Wolff

Son of Thornton and Morgana
Age: teen
Characteristics: Brave, Unlucky, Athletic, Childish
Brief biography: Dion has a dream to reach a perfect mind and perfect body. His athletic prowess has been noticed by the girls in school. He has  two romantic interests Joanne Hunter-Bodette and Courtney Leman. His unlucky trait may yet impede his life.

Tomeka Wolff

Child of Thornton and Morgana
Characteristics: Loner, Insane, Excitable, Easily Impressed
Brief biography: Tomeka is a loner in a crowded household. The presence of so many sibling makes her more than a little crazy. She is hoping for a career in science, the solitude of a garden or fish pond appeals. She has two romantic interests; Travis Kane and Anthony Walker.

Logan Wolff

Son of Thornton and Morgana
Characteristics: Loner, Over-Emotional, Genius, Mean Spirited.
Brief biography: Logan is a bad boy from the family. He is deeply unhappy at home, and has no affection for his parents or his siblings. He is a genius but his mean-spirited nature means that he makes far more enemies then friends. He has very recently fallen in love with David Lee. His ambition is to be a professional writer.

Melinda Wolff

Daughter of Thornton and Morgana
Age: teen
Characteristics: Virtuoso, Perceptive, Kleptomaniac, Athletic
Brief biography: Melinda may be the most talented of the Wolff children.She was interested in Brendan Landgraab but they have parted company. She is Thornton's favourite child. Her life wish is to be a hi movie composer.

The Wolff Family (2) - Jerald, Jarod and Kendrick

Jerald Wolff

Son of Thornton and Morgana Wolff
Age: Young Adult
Occupation: Medicine currently a paramedic
Characteristics: Adventurous, Slob, Insane, Good, Athletic
Brief biography: Jerald's life changed when he fell in love with the only son of Nick Alto. Jarod convinced Jerald to marry and move away from his family. Was it a change for the better for Jerald?

Jarod Wolff

Son of Nick and Vita Alto
Age: Young Adult
Occupation: Music currently a roadie
Characteristics: Slob, Technophobe, Virtuoso, Perceptive, Evil
Brief biography: Jarod leaped at the chance to marry his boyfriend and leave the Alto name behind. He loathed his father Nick with a passion, and was quite happy the day his father finally was claimed by the reaper.

Kendrick Wolff

Science lab offspring of Jerald and Jarod
Age: toddler
Characteristics: Loner, Disciplined
Brief biography: Poor Kendrick - the requested Science lab baby has had little attention from either of his fathers to date. He knows his parade of babysitters better. Will either Jerald or Jarod finally notice their son?

It was a surprise when Logan fell in love with David Lee a few hours after I had just been to visit the Lee family. This makes the second time I know of when siblings are gay/lesbians.

If anyone is curious, while the first family bio was random, but now what I'm doing now is following the love interests of the teenagers across the families. So Annabelle led us to the Lee family, Ralph Lee led us to the Hunter-Bodette etc.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Family Bios from Sunset Valley - The Grant and Lee Families

Brief family bios of those Sims important enough in Sunset Valley to earn a regular spot in the local paper. Any Sim without a listed Sim origin is one of mine or born in this game. Any sim listed with Sim Origins was downloaded from the Exchange and the creator's forum name is displayed.

The Grant Family - Phillip, Rachel, Annabelle and Suzanne

Phillip Grant

Age: adult
Occupation: Law - currently International Superspy
Characteristics: Brave, Flirty, Clumsy, Photographer's Eye, Athletic
Brief biography: Phillip moved to Sunset Valley looking for love and adventure. He found love in the shape of Rachel Thorpe, though flirty Phillip has had the occasional lover. He found adventure in his profession, law enforcement has proven to be quite the challenge.

Rachel (Thorpe) Grant

Sim Origins - from Sue_d_nim
Age: adult
Occupation - Science - currently Genetic Resequencer
Characteristics: Brave, Genius, Perfectionist, Handy, Friendly
Brief biography: Although a friendly girl, Rachel was more at home in the science lab or at an inventing bench then anywhere else. That was until Phillip Grant noticed her. After a whirlwind romance, Rachel found herself happily in love and married. She has noticed Phillip's wandering eye but is content that he'll always come home to her. She still pursues her first love, science, with a passion.

Annabelle Grant

Daughter of Phillip and Rachel
Age: Teen
Characteristics: Brave, Absent-Minded, Athletic, Friendly
Brief biography: Annabelle may be brave and friendly but her recent change into the world of teen has been a stretch. Her first romance with Jeremiah Lee would normally be welcomed by the family; the Lee family are close friends. But Jeremiah may not be the best choice of boyfriends for Annabelle.

Suzanne Grant

Daughter of Phillip and Rachel
Age: toddler
Characteristics: Brave, Heavy sleeper
Brief biography: The youngest Grant shares the Brave trait. Who knows where this little cutie will want to go with her life.

The Lee Family - Benjamin, Macy, David, Jeremiah, Ralph

Benjamin Lee

Sim Origins - from selahfreeatlast
Age: adult
Occupation - Police - currently International Super Spy
Characteristics: Brave, Flirty, Neat, Athletic, Lucky
Brief biography: Ben wanted to be a cop from the first game of cops and robbers he ever played in the school yard. He finally made it to the upper most escutcheons of the service. He fell in love early with Macy Monroe and the top of them have worked hard at raising their three sons to be all they should be.

Macy (Monroe) Lee

Sim Origins - from Chrysame
Age: adult
Occupation - Science - currently Aquatic Ecosystem Tweaker
Characteristics: Over-Emotional, Flirty, Loves the Outdoors, Genius, Green Thumb
Brief biography: Macy's love of the outdoors, and gardening made science a natural choice of career. Family life and her career has limited her social time, her best friend is her co-worker Rachel Grant.

David Lee

Son of Benjamin and Macy
Age: teen
Characteristics: Disciplined, Good, Heavy Sleeper, Mooch
Brief biography: David's life time wish is to be a Martial Arts Master. This could prove difficult in a town with no dojo. David's choices are to travel to China to learn the art, or find someone in town proficient enough to teach him. There is a rumor someone in town could train him but there have been some words said between his father and Jebidiah Kane.

Jeremiah Lee

Son of Benjamin and Macy
Age: teen
Characteristics: Slob, Brave, Couch Potato, Absent-Minded
Brief biography: His life time wish is to earn money as a writer. The family has been greatly concerned that Jeremiah has been seen hanging out with some of the local thugs. Ben and Macy hope that being in love with Annabelle Grant will convince their son to stay away from Jarod (Alto) Wolff.

Ralph Lee

Son of Benjamin and Macy
Age: teen
Characteristics: Brave, Loves the Outdoors, Can't Stand Art, Hopeless Romantic
Brief biography: Ralph's lifetime want is to be a great director. He is also a romantic at heart. His parents and their long marriage give him hopes of finding the perfect girl. He has recently started dating the lovely Joanna Hunter-Bodette whom he hopes will be the perfect girl.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The SV Times - Special Edition - Gnus from Home

Near tragedy struck the Kane family home late yesterday. A fire started in one of the boy's bedrooms in the upper story of their lovely two story home.

Meredith Kane had been working on a new painting in the next room. It took her some time to realize that there was a problem.

"Well," said the distraught Meredith. "I had been finishing a new painting while I was waiting to be called to for a new ghost hunting job around town. I was using a new paint called 'Fire Red'. I just thought they decided to try scenting the paint."

"You hadn't noticed the temperature rising in the room?"

"Well, because I'm a ghost hunter, I'm really attuned to dropping temperatures. That's when you know the ghost is near. Rising temperatures don't mean as much."

By the time Meredith then Jebidiah Kane had noticed the problem, the blaze was quite out of control. It burned higher and higher and engulfed much of one side of the room.

Finally the fire department arrived while Meredith and Jebidiah Kane worried over how much damage the fire would ultimately cause.

"We'll have to have some contractors in to check the integrity of the room," said Jeb Kane. "There's been some damage to the floor and the ceiling. We'll have to be certain that it's safe."

The fire chief was unable to comment on the source of the blaze. "We'll need to interview the boys, see if they know anything. I've heard that the younger one is a bit of an inventor, a few sparks caused by carelessness could have set this off. But we haven't ruled out arson at this point in time."

As evening fell, things became more normal for the family. Meredith was called by the police chief to remove some invading spirits.

"My man are trained to many sorts of danger. But few of them dare face ghosts and spirits. I called Meredith once it was confirmed that we had spooks of the non-corporeal kind."

"How did the removal go?"

"Meredith had to spend half the night but my men will feel perfectly safe in the station tomorrow. The police force must thank our local ghost hunter for her help."

Also Macy Lee announced that the science lab has engaged Jebidiah Kane as a special consultant.

"The Science Lab is pleased that Jeb Kane has agreed to act as an additional security consultant. We can confirm that he has some unique skills in this area."

"His first task will be to make the offices of The SV Times more secure. We tracked the problem with the one edition to a hacker who should not have had access to the newspaper network. I have every confidence that Mr Kane can prevent any more hackers from gaining access."

"Connor Frio agreed to pay extra?"

"Connor has been forced to admit that his network isn't secure enough. He has agree to pay for Jeb's time to properly secure the network."

Bonus pic

Other families meet in a nice park during the day. Meredith takes her boys to a remote pond fairly late at night.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The SV Times - All Gnus You Gneeds

News in the City
by Connor Frio
Sunset Valley mourns the passing of another of our leading citizens, Mrs Nancy Landgraab. The Landgraab family has been a backbone of our community for over a century. The family has a strong traditions with the name, the marriage partner of the heir must agree to taking the Landgraab name. Geoffrey Landgraab was no exception to this rule.

Nancy is survived by her husband Geoffrey, their sons Malcolm and Brendon and a granddaughter Destiny. Geoffrey is in deep shock and was unable to respond to our requests for comments.

This reporter did eventually corner Malcolm Landgraab.

"We are very stunned by the passing of my mom. No one really expected that her time had come. Yes, we knew she was old but she hadn't slowed down in the least."

"That doesn't seem to be your only news."

"True. We recently realized that Bella was pregnant for the second time. Then at the last prenatal checkup, the doctors told us to  expect twins, maybe even triplets. I'm hoping that the shock of having two or three babies doesn't kill dad."

After the great success of the Day in the Park series of events, the city decided to try a Night at the Cemetery. This did not prove terribly successful, Macy Lee brought one of her sons.

And Christi Clayton brought a friend.

Not even the resident ghosts could be bothered to stir themselves up. It was a very dead night, in every possible respect.

Relationships in the city
by Star Matlock
One of our town juvenile deliquents,  Ernie Leman wasn't making a good impression on Jane Bachelor.
Jane later was heard to say, "That little punk thinks he can get away with insulting my fashion sense. And yet, look at that vest. Way over the top with that ginger hair of his."

Childhood friends Bradley Kane and Annabelle Grant met up at the park to celebrate going to a new school. This week sees the old friends starting high school for the first time.

Sunset Valley Chess Tournaments
By Autumn Portobella
Mrs Trina Sword decided to start her climb up the tournament ladder. Her first challenge was to defeat Tyler Townsend. Mr Townsend has been our lowest ranking tournament player for some time. He prefers building muscles for his job in the Team instead of building brain power.

Mrs Sword defeated Mr Tyler in a game that lasted less than an hour.

"Trina is a fine player. I underestimated how much she'd want my spot on the tournament ladder."

Trina then challenged our next ranked player, Ms Rena Goth. While this match lasted a little over two hours, in the end Trina triumphed over Rena.

"I'll want a rematch of course. But Trina is a very good opponent, her strategic placement of the bishops wasn't obvious at first."

Cyclone's blog
by Cycl0n3 Sw0rd
We've been looking forward to the big day for ages now. Our second child is finally on his or her way.

We ran over to the hospital. It's so close that the taxi would take longer to arrive than just going.

A few hours later and Trina gave birth to our son Rock Sw0rd. Mother and baby were released from the hospital and are doing well at home.


Bonus pic

Cyclone is just a toothpick. Scrawny with no muscles at all.