I enjoyed the Alvarez family, but after 4 Generations, I began to pine for a simpler Sims experience, one that didn’t rely on moving from one stage to the next of a sim’s life.
Therefore, I’ve started a new project where — sort of like MTV’s Real World — I’m going to focus a story on one generation of housemates that have no blood relation, but a world of differences and loads of story opportunities.
I’m only just now doing character introductions, since I’ll really start gaming when Seasons is released.
That’s just a few days away, so enjoy what I’ve got up now and STAY TUNED! :)
Allen, always the workaholic, has been handing out vaccinations left and right for his new job in medicine.
Back home, Danny teaches Ana her first words.
Meanwhile, Elwood the Cat has developed a habit of sneaking out at night to meet the town’s other critters. Seems his personality isn’t compatible with that of a local wild horse.
Being that the adoption process is so quick in The Sims 3, it’s only a matter of days before all the necessary arrangements have been made, and a telltale knock is heard at the front door, where Danny is greeted by Social Services.
Danny holds his new daughter, Ana, for the first time.
During a long discussion at dinner, Sylvia’s ghost expresses her concern about seeing a grandchild. Danny acquiesces and he and Allen decide they will begin the adoption process the next morning.
Meanwhile, Allen’s dearest wish is to renew his career and become a medical doctor, but with little time left and a new child on the way, he’ll need the full support of his husband.
Danny agrees to retire early from the firehouse and become a stay-at-home dad while Allen pursues his dream, leaving mom satisfied.
After dinner and cleanup, Sylvia and Rashad 9000 decide to move on to find other prospects in town. What prospects await a see-through granny-to-be and a clunky, rusted out SimBot, we may never know.
After the stellar reception, life returns to normal as the Alvarez boys settle into their new home.
Sylvia’s ghost, newly revived from the Science lab, takes a whirl around town before stopping in to cook dinner, and Rashad shorts out — perhaps a little too eager to check out the new pool.
Zoe seems to be taking it all in stride.
And so it came to be that a simple, elegant reception was held for Danny and Allen’s union. Danny and Rashad 9000 did all the preparation in the backyard, complete with a catered buffet and custom wedding cake.
The only problem? Danny’s groom-to-be was nowhere to be found!
It wasn’t until the sun had already set, and the guests began to get restless, that Allen popped out from behind a bush of white roses beside the altar, dressed in an admittedly less than formal outfit, but ready to begin the ceremony!
After vows were exchanged, next came the rings, the kiss, and … the cake!
Danny’s mother, Sylvia, passed away this morning. Death came to her in the living room while she was watching the History Channel, presumably to take her mind off the town drama affecting her son.
Everyone, beginning with Rashad 9000, entered the mourning process and laid her to rest with a beautifully engraved headstone. Danny, however, decided his life was too short and decided to take his relationship with Allen to the next level.
On a private beach on the north side of the coastal inlet, Daniel Alvarez proposed to his beloved, Allen Cervantes.
The answer? An emphatic “Yes.”
Over the weeks, birthdays have come and gone. Zoe the cat has matured to adulthood and the family is glad she can now navigate stairs and play in her new cat condo.
However, things haven’t exactly been working out between Danny and Edgar Hayden (you may recall, he was Danny’s sister Alexa’s old flame from high school). Edgar was on the same shifts as Danny, but when either of them took time off from fighting fires, they were on opposite rest schedules.
All the frustration of being Edgar’s boyfriend caused Danny to seek love elsewhere, which caused him to have a bit of a naughty reputation around town, since he hadn’t had the time to meet face-to-face with Edgar to officially break up.
After dating a number of townies and tourists, Danny ended up having a fling with one of the Cervantes brothers, Allen. Danny vowed to end things with Edgar at the earliest opportunity, so he went into work the next day to give him the news, then took the rest of the evening off to watch the stars with Allen.
Things appeared to be going well, but Danny’s mom was sick of all her friends gossiping about her turncoat of a son that when it came time to confront him about it, both had to let out a scream to expel some of the nervous tension.
Kevin took Widget for a walk to the pool today, where they took a quick nap, and incidentally there was a raging horse!