Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week Five Part Eleven: The Academy

Another not-creative lot name. I was going for something that sounded like a Fortune/Knowledge combo and ended up with an unfortunate Firefly connotation--especially unfortunate since River could very well live here someday. ;)

Veronica Whitfill, 28 years old, Aspiration: Fortune, LTW: Become Prestidigitator, Astrological sign: Libra
Rishell Whitfill, 28 years old, Aspiration: Knowledge, LTW: Max All Skills, Astrological sign: Pisces

Veronica and Rishell are on the right. They're the adopted daughters of founder Larita Whitfill, and I pretend they're twins because I can. They currently have two nephews and five nieces, as you can probably tell.

Note: After I created that tree I realized that Larita's death date should be in 2029 or so, definitely not 2037. I have no idea where I came up with that number. 

Hi! I'm Veronica. I guess I should start telling you about what my sister and I got up to after we graduated college. But maybe a little background first? Okay, cool. Let's do this.

We got adopted by our mom when we were really little, but then she died when we were eighteen. It was rough, I'm not gonna lie, but at least we had each other and our three big brothers looking out for us. Then we went to college; ended up in the same dorm as three other girls from our hometown, which was awesome. They were all super nerdy, so Rishell got along great with them. I'm pretty good at school myself, but I don't, like, LOVE it the way Rishell does. I figure you go to college so you can get a good job so you can have money to do fun stuff. We're pretty opposite. Rishell is kinda serious, keeps to herself, that sort of thing. I'm a lot more of a people person, a little more laid-back. But I guess we have some kind of opposites attract thing going on, 'cause we've always been best buds. So it was natural that we decided to live together after college, since we didn't have any boyfriends or anything. I think I'd have been lonely living by myself. Rishell probably would have been happy, but then she'd have never left the house.

Our brother Blake came to help us move in. We were living in an apartment over our garage while we saved up for a bigger house, and it was a bit tricky getting some of the bigger furniture up the narrow stairs. He was nice enough to compliment the turkey we made for dinner that day, though since he's a professional chef I'm sure he can make a much better one. 

Anyway, Rishell basically spent the next few years studying.

She got a job doing some kind of scientific research, but that just gave her an excuse to study more.

Meanwhile, I achieved my dream of becoming a professional prestidigitator. It was great work, but I decided I needed something a little more active and switched to professional athletics.
To wind down when I wasn't working, I took up painting. It's a very relaxing hobby, and the fact that it brings in some extra money can't hurt, right? Rishell sold her first novel a few years after we graduated, but it didn't sell too well. She's didn't let that get her down and has had a lot more success since then. But I'll have to save that for next time.

This is what the house looked like at the end of the week. Since there are only the two Sims living here, I felt no particular need to build them a big house, though you can see the empty shell of their future big house in the background.

A Fortune/Knowledge pairing isn't much more exciting than a Knowledge/Knowledge pairing, so there's really nothing else to say here.


  1. The house looks very playable - just the right size for the two of them. I often wonder about the huuuuuuge mansions some players build for their Sims; in such houses, it takes them ages just to get from the bedroom to the kitchen!

    1. Well, they do kind of get a mansion later on. I tend to build large houses simply because Sims get crazy route issues if their house is too cluttered, and my Prosperity Sims tend to get lots of career reward objects and such, many of which are very large.

      The most annoying house for me in this neighborhood is Riedmayer Cove, where the house is up on top of a big, steep hill. Sometimes the kids would miss the bus even if they left the house at 8:00 sharp. (It's better now that I've put in stairs.) I'm too lazy to rebuild that house from scratch, but now if my Sims have the money I use the "flatten lot" option as soon as they move in.

  2. So will this be a spinster house forever, or does any of the girls have any romantic interests?

  3. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. :) Right now in game, both sisters are involved with a local Romancer. (Not the same one, though that WOULD up the drama.) I will probably have some of their nieces or nephews move in to help them out as they get older and eventually to inherit the house...but my plans might change.