Thursday, 28 February 2013

Round 1- Henshaw

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Michael moves to Autumn Shore bringing his brother, Christopher and daughter, Marie.

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Marie had loved taking things apart, seeing how they work and fixing them for as long as Michael could remember so for her 21st birthday he bought Marie a car that she would be able to restore.

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Unfortunately, it didn't always go to plan...

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Christopher, who spent most of his spare time at the telescope, had a nasty surprise one morning when the woman he had been watching through the telescope turned up and had a go at him. So she had seen him after all...

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Mealtimes in the Henshaw house were always quiet. Michael almost choked on a meatball when his brother brought up the topic of woohoo. How could his brother still be considering that at their age?! And to discuss it at the dinner table of all places....

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Marie had hopes of one day becoming General. She knew that to achieve anything in life, she would have to start from the bottom and work her way up. Her father had also been nagging her recently that as an only child it was up to her to carry on the Henshaw name. At that moment in time, Marie didn't care, she was more interested in focusing on her career.

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Christopher and Michael also got new jobs. Christopher was unaware of just how ridiculous he looked...

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Marie had to be up early every morning for work so decided to surprise her dad and uncle by cooking them breakfast. Turned out that her father hadn't passed any of his culinary skills on to her...

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Michael was feeling his age. After his discussion with Christopher about woohoo he decided to try and get back some of his youth. Rollerblading was not as easy as he remembered it.

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Michael brought home a colleague from work. He liked her and she liked him back. He realized that maybe he shouldn't be as hasty to put his love life behind him afterall?

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Marie was very pleased when she finally finished her car. There was no more waiting for the carpool to arrive each morning. She was free to go wherever she wanted and follow her dreams.

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Christopher wished the same could be said for him...

Notes: I have no idea what happened to the family-loading picture. I definitely took a screenshot but when I when to crop these in photoshop, it had disappeared. Thanks to the rolls of a dice when setting up the game, Marie is the heir but since I want to avoid my sims mixing with townies/npcs as much as possible (I want to see how far my custom genetics stretch without adding in dodgy maxis faces- they can stay in my soon-to-be maxis megahood!) so I think just to keep the name going, she's going to have to get frisky with either Jonny Mason or Max Walker. At the moment, she doesn't give a damn about getting with anyone so we'll see! The Henshaw's are the most rich family (yes, I know they still can't afford to have a decent house, i'm working on it) but also the most boring. I'm glad that Marie is there otherwise I would end up falling asleep during gameplay. Michael rolled the want to go rollerblading so I sent him downtown in an attempt to liven the round up a bit. Then Marie and Christopher both did that for me by setting the kitchen on fire. Twice.


  1. Haha! You know, I almost miss the goofy career outfits from TS2. Almost. ;)

    I really love watching the spread of genetics. It was one of my favorite parts of my TS2 prosperity. I miss that expectation of genetics making logical sense. Silly EA, why did you mess it all up in TS3?! I won't lie. If my sims get involved with an unplayable... I have been known to Mastercontroller > Edit in CAS them to make them more 'unique' and less vanilla pudding-like!

    Hehe, in The Sims, woohoo is ALWAYS appropriate dinner conversation!

  2. I may just tweak the looks if my sims really insist on getting together with a townie or npc. Some of the Maxis sims are very... interested to put it nicely!