Posts Tagged ‘Sim Story’

My Sim Story – Goodbye Riverview

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Just as Laura Simington was settling into her new home, word reached her of an amazing deal on a loft right in the middle of downtown Bridgeport! Though Laura had never aspired to stardom, she could not deny the big city’s ever growing appeal. Bright lights, limos, dance clubs and bars weren’t her main priorities by a long shot, but there was one thing about Bridgeport that had peaked her adventurous curiosity… Vampires.

Rumors had been flowing out of Bridgeport in waves about certain Celebrities who were supposedly Vampires. A leaked security cam shot showed Wogan Hemlock, a well known romance author, apparently biting the neck of a companion. Though Wogan had sued the paper that had published the photo with slander, and won, the photo had been in the back of Laura’s mind for weeks. Perhaps that was all Laura was seeing as she signed the lease papers for her new apartment 18 levels above the streets of Bridgeport.

Laura’s apartment was small. At first she thought this would bother her, as she was used to living right on the water in a small town, or traversing the vast deserts of Al Simhara. She wondered how she was going to live her life out of one bedroom, but she soon realized that she really only needed one thing in her apartment, her bed.

Laura’s first few weeks in Bridgeport were a blur of night clubs, parties, drinks and dancing. Before she knew it, Laura was on the other side of those velvet ropes and paparazzi were snapping pictures of her through open windows and riffling through her dumpster in the middle of the night. She just had a knack for impressing people, not surprising since she had fully explored¬† some of the most dangerous tombs in Al Simhara, and she ended up impressing some of the right ones.

One night while standing in the line to get into Plasma 501, the hottest night club in Bridgeport, Laura noticed Wogen Hemlock standing by the bar. She crossed her fingers and hoped that it wasn’t Stacy Paxton’s night off. Laura had become friendly with Stacy, the bouncer, while waiting in line earlier in the week, and she knew a quick hug and 25 simoleans would have her dancing within inches of Wogen Hemlock in no time!

Laura inched her way toward the door and caught site of Stacy’s orange ponytail as he shooed away some paparazzi. Laura waved to him and he waved back, motioning for her to come to the front of the line. She greeted Stacy with a big hug, slipping the 25 simloeans into his open palm behind his back.

“Laura, always a pleasure,” he smiled, unclipping the velvet rope and holding it aside for her to enter.

She smiled at him and nodded before making her way to the dance floor.

She contemplated how she should make first contact with Wogen as she danced to some electronica. She felt a little jittery and on some basic level a little frightened, but she assumed it was just nerves. She couldn’t stop thinking about Wogen and even thought she noticed him glance at her a few times. She was building up her confidence to approach him when she felt a tap on her shoulder. She spun around to see Wogen, holding out a Pomegranate Passion drink.

She blushed and smiled and accepted the drink, asking, “Aren’t you having one?”

“They don’t sell what I drink here,” he replied.

Laura danced and flirted with Worgen for hours until Plasma 501 closed for the night and they were kicked out. Neither were ready for the night to end, so they headed to Hogan’s 24 Hour Deep Fried Diner. Though he’d mentioned being hungry, Wogan didn’t eat much, but he did pay for Laura’s food. They then sat outside the diner having some deep conversation about life and love until the sun began to rise.

Laura liked Wogan, not just because he was a Celebrity author who may or may not be a Vampire, they also had a lot in common, and she’d been having an awesome time with him. Despite her exhaustion, she wanted to spend even more time with him, and was about to invite him back to her apartment when he blurted out that he’d had a great time, but had to go.

Laura was disappointed and shuffled off toward home, not glancing back to see Wogan’s clothes begin to smoke in the morning sunlight as he climbed into his black car.

My Sim Story – The Beginning

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Okay, so I realize this might seem like a silly feature to some of you, but I’ve been trying to come up with a way to incorporate more of the games I like into my blog, and a little series about the life of my Sim seemed like a good idea! It may be a bit juvenile, but sitting in the sun on a quiet afternoon imagining characters and their lives is still one of my favorite pass times, lol. That’s what I love about the Sims, creating a character and then living the story of their life! Hopefully even for those of you who don’t like the Sims, you’ll enjoy my Sim’s life story!

Laura Simington had but one goal in life, escaping Riverview! It’s not that there was anything necessarily wrong with the small, quiet community, but it just seemed too small at times. Everyone knew everyone, from the Goths to the Landgraabs, and the Sims of Riverview sure did like to gossip. Having no parents and growing up in an orphanage left Laura with no real ties to Riverview, so as soon as she’d saved up enough simoleans working part-time as a Stylist, Laura would take off for weeks at a time to explore the Pyramids of Al Simhara or to experience the lifestyle of Shang Simla. As she spent more time away she began to realize that exploration truly seemed to be her life’s calling!

As Laura became more familiar with Al Simha, she began to hear rumors from the locals about the legendary Pangu’s axe. There had been a few occasions when Laura truly had been caught between a giant rock and a hard place during her tomb exploration, and the axe was said to be able to smash giant boulders to smithereens. Laura always had been able to make friends quickly, and by using her charms she was able to find out that the axe was somewhere in Shang Simla!

Laura had been to Shang Simla in the past, but had never known about the axe! She’d spent her days drinking tea and learning Martial Arts, a skill she’d been perfecting at home since her last visit. While on her quest to find Pangu’s Axe, her Martial Arts training paid off, as she was forced to spar with a local before he’d give her any information. Once she’d proven herself worthy, he revealed that the axe was hidden in the Temple of Heaven.

Laura stocked up on provisions and headed to the temple right away. She had grown accustom to sleeping alone in tombs that had been sealed for centuries, so when she began to feel sleepy after her first day in the huge catacombs beneath the temple, she was prepared with a tent and bedroll! She did not sleep well that first night however, and vowed to purchase a higher quality tent if she made it out of the tomb alive!

Though Laura was caught by many traps throughout the temple, she was always prepared to extinguish herself with her trusty Shower in a Can! She found many hidden doors and switches, and swam through many underwater tunnels but finally, after almost 3 days beneath the Temple of Heaven, Laura discovered Pangu’s Axe! Pink bolts of energy flashed through it as she swung the mighty weapon, destroying a boulder like it was a house of cards! Laura knew she’d found a mighty relic indeed!

Laura escaped the Temple of Heaven with little difficulty, and headed straight to the local market where she purchased herself the Sultan’s Tabernacle, a truly lavish and expensive tent. After reporting in that she’d found the legendary Pangu’s Axe, and using it to fetch a relic for a local from the Hot Springs, Laura headed back to Riverview for some serious R&R. She’d made so much simoleans selling the relics she’d discovered in her adventures that she was able to purchase a nice lot right on the water, and build herself a very respectable home! Once the construction was complete, she began to wonder if perhaps settling in Riverview wasn’t so horrible.