My main Sims family is the Yamamoto family. I’m not sure if this is a real Japanese name. I just pick names I think sound good. Papa-san Akira works in the medical field, while mama-san Keiko was a home maker. The kids, Sakura and Shu, are both grown and moved out of the house, though, so Keiko has joined the military to help pass the time. Both Akira and Keiko are in their elderly years and rapidly approaching death. (Sims’ life-span is partly determined by how successful they were in meeting their goals and aspirations, but since the Yamamotos are one of my early families from when I was learning the game, they weren’t terribly successful in life.) I had turned aging off and got them the elixir of life, but I’ve decided to let nature take its course.
Sakura is the older child, and she married a handsome young man named Cort Anderson. She’s following in her father’s footsteps pursuing a career in science. Cort is a businessman. They have a young daughter named Rin who just recently started school. Hopefully Rin-chan will follow in her mother’s footsteps and get into private school. Unfortunately, I don’t know if I just farted around too long getting them started with a family, or if she’s inherited her parents’ curse of having a short life, but Sakura is already an elderly lady. In fact, that’s part of the reason I decided to kill off her parents. It doesn’t seem right that she should be as old as them.
Shu is still a young man, and a bit of a playboy at that. When he was a teenager, he was courting the lovely but troubled Lilith Pleasant (who has a twin named Angela). When he matured to adulthood, though, his relationship with the teenaged Lilith came to a screeching halt, so I had to invest a little time and energy into her family so she could also grow up. Being twins, the two girls grew up together and promptly moved out of their parents’ home. Which is just as well, as it became decidedly unPleasant living there after Mother Pleasant caught Father Pleasant in a lip-lock with their curvaceous maid. Lilith and Angela currently share a little bungalow where they bicker and receive gentlemen callers. Lilith hopes to settle down with Shu, but his aspiration is to get it on with as many girls as possible, so we’ll see what happens there. After all the work it took to get Lilith grown up halfway decently with all that familial strife around her, I think it’ll be a lock. But we’ll see. Fate (and I) can be capricious.
In the meantime, there’s the Yuppie-Scum family, which I have striven to make my most successful family. Mitchell and Baily Yuppie-Scum are both at the tops of their fields. They are the proud parents of three over-achiever boys, Krystoffyr and twins Skyler and Tyler. Krystoffyr interned in the science field while attending private school. He recently achieved adulthood and moved out. The twins are both teenagers now and in private school themselves. So I think I have some potential suitors in line for Angela Pleasant and Rin Anderson when everyone catches up in age.
I don’t like to play much with the characters created by the game. Most of them get evicted. But I keep some of them around because my own characters need friends, lots of friends, to advance their careers. And, as with the Pleasant girls, they can occasionally be groomed to be suitable partners for my own Sims. But, boy, am I sick of Nina Caliente. She can’t visit anyone without running to the bathroom and vomiting two or three times. Is she pregnant? Or is she the one that started the flu epidemic that holds the whole community in its grasp?? Either way I wish she’d just stay home.