Saturday, March 24, 2012

Week Three Part Two: Dejackome Place

When she first moved in with Rivka, Melanie had gotten a job in a music store to help make ends meet; not long after an opening as a professional gamer came up and Melanie leapt on it, hoping to realize her dream of becoming a game designer. As her income grew, she improved the little house.

Next thing Melanie knew, Gretchen and Jeannie were turning 13. She realized that the girls were getting closer and closer to college and decided it was time to try to get them into private school. Surely Rivka would have wanted them to have the best education possible. So the headmaster was invited and much to everyone's surprise was impressed by their small but well-kept house. All four children went to school the next fall looking very sharp in their new uniforms.

Gretchen Dejackome, daughter of Rivka Dejackome

Aspiration: Knowledge
Lifetime Want: Become Criminal Mastermind
Astrological sign: Aries

Jeannie Dejackome, daughter of Rivka Dejackome

Aspiration: Knowledge
Lifetime want: Become Head of SCIA
Astrological sign: Aquarius

Gavin and Theresa

Theresa, Jeannie, and Gretchen. Notice that Gretchen grew out her hair.

It wasn't long before it was time for Gavin and Theresa to turn 13 as well, putting Melanie in charge of four teenagers.

Gavin Dejackome, son of Rivka Dejackome
Aspiration: Knowledge
Lifetime want: Become Criminal Mastermind
Astrological sign: Cancer

Theresa Dejackome, daughter of Rivka Dejackome
Aspiration: Romance
Lifetime want: Become Celebrity Chef
Astrological sign: Libra
After that milestone, things settled into a placid routine at Dejackome Place. The eldest three children seemed as fascinated by their studies as Melanie. Theresa was not such a scholar, preferring to flirt with boys during math class, but she gained skills too under the guidance of her siblings and "Auntie" Melanie.

This is what the Dejackome house looked like at the end of the week. Three bedrooms, one bathroom, a dining room and kitchen and living room. That little room to the right that leads to the garage doesn't have a purpose yet. Especially since I didn't figure out how to build the garage. (Stay tuned for that one.)

The exterior. I think this is a really cute little house.

The Dejackomes are one of my favorite families. It didn't hurt that they bore the brunt of my die's streak of 2's. (Of the 19 members of Generation 2 who are old enough to have aspirations, 7 are Knowledge. That's more than twice what it should be, statistically speaking.) Although Theresa has a relatively harmless lifetime want (and is therefore less loathsome to me than most Romance Sims), I'm planning to reroll her aspiration when she gets to college. I'm half-hoping that she'll round out my family of nerds here.


  1. A whole family of Knowledge sims, that's amazing! (except one little Romance girl. My families are usually the other way around :))

    1. Oh, yes, I remember all your Romance girls. :)

      The funny thing is that in my head they all have such different personalities, even though they are all from the same family and have the same aspiration. I have been playing with this in some of my more recent posts.

      Thanks for all your comments!