Kids

Round 1 Spring, October 2100
Langerak Family

Dustin and Illana are 37, Peter is 18, Kylie is 9 and Zelda Mae is 33.

Narrated by Peter Langerak.

Just when I get home from school and I think I can finally chill out to my favorite music or maybe a computer game and my dad immediately reminds me to complete my homework before dinner. Argh man, homework is such a drag, I swear. I can't wait till I finish high school and there's no more homework!


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Lot Tour - Langerak Family

This home belongs to the Langerak family, Dustin, Illana, Peter, Kylie & Illana's sister Zelda. Let's just say it's a full house! It's located at 9 Sierra Tango St in Greenland Bay.

I did a switch-a-roo on my round 1 schedule, McIrish/French family were listed to be the next update but for some reason I was feeling more inspired to make over the Langerak home so that's what I did. lol

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Solsbury Hill

Round 1 Spring, September 2100
Williams Family

Marcus is 36, Amy is 34 and Malika is 3.

Narrated by Amy Williams.

Finally Spring is here and I can't tell you how happy I am about it! This winter was considerably colder than the previous one. It constantly rained and snowed heavily in both July and August. Both Malika and I were starting to become quite restless, so you can imagine my excitement at seeing the first sight of beautiful blue sky and sunshine again.

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Lot Tour- Williams Family

This lot lovely lot, if I may say so myself, is home to the Williams family! Amy, Marcus & little Malika.
I built this lot many years ago, back in 2011 I think and uploaded it to TSR. Which means I also got a bit lazy and decided not to re-shoot for this post and just used the original shots I took back when I built it so the lot shows some background of Riverview but really the Williams live in Greenland Bay. ;)

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Loves Me Like a Rock

Round 1 Winter, August 2100
Sekemoto Family

Yumi is 60, Leighton is 27 and Sam is 3.

Narrated by Leighton Sekemoto.

Since mum moved in with Sam and I life has been a lot less stressful. She has been a massive help around the house especially during the week, she basically takes care of Sam now while I'm at work.
We used to have a maid, which mum hired for us back when Sam was born and when Alice died tragically at the hospital. That was one of the toughest years of my life and one that I'll never forget.

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Lot Tour - Greenland Bay Cemetery

Aka remake of Sunset Valley cemetery.

This is the first of two lots I'm transferring over to this blog since my old main blog, Memoirs of a Sim, was switched over to private. Calling it an 'old' blog seems kind of strange but it was my first ever blog so it is a bit old I guess. Anyways, too many blogs as mentioned on my last post on MOAS but it's all good because I'm having lots of fun with this blog now! :)

Welcome to Greenland Bay Cemetery!

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Greenland Bay Oasis Pool

Aka a makeover of Le Petit Shark Pool in Sunset Valley.

This is an early makeover/download by me, but it's probably one I like the best, out of the only two I've done. lol It was dyyyyyying for a makeover though, god damn! 
Tour and download link below, enjoy!

Welcome to Greenland Bay Oasis Pool!

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Lot Tour - Sekemoto Family

Number 24 Sim Lane is home to the Sekemoto family. Elder Yumi and her young adult son Leighton and his son, toddler Sam. It is a small home and has an odd shaped floor plan but serves the purpose for this quiet family that keep to themselves.

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Big Girls Don't Cry

Round 1 Winter, July 2100
Keaton Family

Justine is 29, Mark is 32 and Ashley is 1.

Narrated by Mark Keaton.

On July the 3rd little Ashley Keaton came into the world. She weighed 7.5 pounds and from the moment I set eyes on her I fell in love.
It's hard to explain the joy I felt when the nurse handed her over to Justine in the hospital bed and we both looked into our daughters eye's for the very first time.

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Lot Tour - Keaton Family

Residents of this neat little home are Mark & Justine Keaton and their new born baby. This family and this lot were pre-made by EA, I just gave them all a makeover!

Their house is small but minimalist and I've tried to modernize it inside. To me, they seem like sims that would like the modern look so that's how I've decorated their house. Mark and Justine both have full time jobs so I didn't think that would leave much time for them to spend on the house/yard, only weekends really, so I haven't fully decorated the outside yet.
I figure now Justine has the baby she will be staying home a lot so she'll need something to do, like maybe some gardening in the backyard. ;)

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You Gotta Be

Round 1 Winter, June 2100

Beau is 37 and Victoria is 35.

Narrated by Victoria Andrews.

There's nothing more I look forward to in the morning than my first cup of coffee for the day, especially after a night of listening to Beau's loud snoring. I swear even the Heavens above must be able to hear him snore.

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Lot Tour - Andrews Family

This is Beau and Victoria's home and since they're in their mid to late thirties I figure they could afford something like this, that is if they are both working full-time. I said IF. lol I'll elaborate more on Beau's employment adventures in my next update, but they were already living in this lot when I first started playing them.

As you can see from the before shot below I added two extra rooms. I didn't want to but I was having trouble with a section of the roof, it just wouldn't do what I wanted it to do! lol Anyway, it was a big house before but now it's an even bigger house!

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Bright Side of the Road

Round 1 Autumn, May 2100

Christopher is 28 and Victoria Andrews is 35.

Narrated by Christopher Steel.

It's midnight and almost everything is unpacked. There's still a few boxes left, probably full of my clothes, I can't really remember since I didn't write on the boxes after I packed them. After scoffing down three slices of pizza, almost a whole beer I slumped down on the couch to watch some of the box for a while.

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Lot Tour - Steel Family

This is where Christopher Steel resides and this lot is an existing EA lot in Sunset Valley that I gave a makeover. It's located at 373 Skyborough Blvd and is called the Garden Cottage. It is a small house, only two bedrooms, one bathroom but it's built on a sizable lot, which means plenty of backyard space!
Also, because this lot isn't filled with tonnes of clutter I decided to make it available for download, which also means it is a CC free lot. :)

Let's take a tour shall we...

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Video Games

Round 1 Autumn - April 2100
Vandyke/Meyers/Downey Family

Matt is 25, Quinn and Trey are 26, and Miranda is 24.

Narrated by Quinn Meyers.

Playing video games till 2am in the morning probably isn't such a good idea when you've got to get up for work that same morning. Sometimes though I just have way too much fun with these guys and the time goes way too fast when we're gaming and mucking about.

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Lot Tour - Vandyke/Meyers/Downey Family

This is the apartment block Matt, Quinn and Trey live at. Their apartment is the very top right and it was the only one available in this type of apartment to play a family in. Any of the other apartments were too small for three guys or too tall for Greenland Bay. I wanted the town to try to remain picturesque but still have at least a couple of city-like buildings.

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Imitation of Life

Round 1 Autumn - March 2100
Baine/Oates/Conroy Family

Lillian is 25, Darcy & Miranda are 24, Trey is 26 and Matt is 25.

Narrated by Darcy Baine.

It feels like I've been trying to finish this particular sketch for ages now and I've been working on it for over a week but it's just not coming together. Trey always tells me to take a break when I'm stuck and I guess I could but I don't really have the luxury of taking breaks, this is my bread and butter and pays for my rent each week, along with everything else.

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Lot Tour - Baine/Conroy/Oates Family

First lot tour for Freedom Shores!

So this is where Darcy, Lillian and Miranda live. It's a fairly modern abode and the girls started renting just after they all finished University. A friend of a friends friend of Lillian's owns it. ;)
This lot was created by Vasilla and it's a cc free lot which I totally love because I'm a bit over cc right now--apart from a few small pieces of clutter. The lot comes partly furnished, so I've just redecorated a little, mainly the girls rooms to suit their personalities and added my own touches here and there.

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Round 1 Schedule

New banner is up and new colour scheme is saved! This is it, the start of Freedom shores! :)

The first round will be quite short, I guess it'll be a bit like an introduction to the families that I've never written about. I'm not sure yet how many updates I'll do a month but I'm aiming for at least three. I'm pretty confident I'll be able to keep up with three updates a month, anything more will be a bonus.

See below for the families that will feature in the first round of Freedom Shores. I can't wait to start writing about them! :)

Starting year, 2100.

Autumn
March: 'Imitation of Life' (Baine/Conroy/Oates - narrated by Darcy Baine)
April: 'Video Games' (Vandyke/Meyers/Downey - narrated by Quinn Meyers)
May: 'Bright Side of the Road' (Steel - narrated by Christopher Steel)

Winter
June: 'You Gotta Be' (Andrews - narrated by Victoria Andrews)
July: 'Big Girls Don't Cry' (Keaton - narrated by Mark Keaton)
August: 'Loves Me Like a Rock' (Sekemoto - narrated by Leighton Sekemoto)

Spring
September: 'Solsbury Hill' (Williams - narrated by Amy Williams)
October: 'Kids' (Langerak - narrated by Peter Langerak)
November: 'Riptide' (French/McIrish - narrated by River McIrish)

Summer
December: 'Magic' (Edwards/Hamilton - narrated by Davey Edwards)
Birthdays: Round 1


Title Songs
Imitation of Life by REM
Video Games by Lana Del Rey
Bright Side of the Road by Van Morrison
You Gotta Be by Des'ree
Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie
Loves Me Like a Rock by Paul Simon
Solsbury Hill by Paul Simon
Kids by MGMT
Riptide by Vance Joy
Magic by Coldplay

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Sim Profile: Zelda Mae


Zelda Mae
Life Stage: young adult, 33 (born August 15 2067)
Zodiac Sign: leo
LTW: rock star
Traits: flirty, party-animal, easily impressed, green thumb, childish
Hobbies: gardening
Education: School of Peace & Love
Career: music-fan (1)
Family: sister Illana Langerak, brother in-law Dustin Langerak, nephew Peter Langerak, niece Kylie Langerak
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Kylie Langerak


Kylie Langerak
Life Stage: child, 9 (born June 3 2091)
Zodiac Sign: gemini
LTW:
Traits: perfectionist, neat
Hobbies:
Education: Elementary School
Career:
Family: parents Dustin & Illana Langerak, brother Peter Langerak, aunt Zelda Mae
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Peter Langerak


Peter Langerak
Life Stage: teen, 18 (born December 22 2082)
Zodiac Sign: capricorn
Traits: slob, flirty, great kisser, schmoozer
LTW:
Hobbies:
Education: High School
Career:
Family: parents Dustin & Illana Langerak, sister Kylie Langerak, aunt Zelda Mae
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Illana Langerak


Illana Langerak
Life Stage: adult, 37 (born May 29 2063)
Zodiac Sign: gemini
LTW: ceo of mega corporation
Traits: workaholic, daredevil, perfectionist, neat, schmoozer
Hobbies:
Education: Community High School
Career: business-department head (5)
Family: husband Dustin Langerak, son Peter Langerak, daughter Kylie Langerak, sister Zelda Mae
BFF:
Romantic: husband Dustin Langerak
Romantic History: married Dustin 2088

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Sim Profile: Dustin Langerak


Dustin Langerak
Life Stage: adult, 37 (born October 7 2063)
Zodiac Sign: libra
LTW: surrounded by family
Traits: slob, clumsy, handy, family-oriented, friendly
Hobbies: fixing & upgrading things
Education: Community High School
Career:
Family: wife Illana Langerak, son Peter Langerak, daughter Kylie Langerak, sister in-law Zelda Mae
BFF:
Romantic: wife Illana Langerak
Romantic History: married Illana 2088

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Langerak Family

Dustin, Illana, Peter & Kylie Langerak, and Zelda Mae

Illana is the breadwinner in this medium sized family, working at the local business center and earning a fairly decent wage while husband Dustin is a stay at home dad. Siblings Peter and Kylie are your typical younger squabbling brother and sister, and Zelda Mae, Illana's younger sister has recently moved in with them bringing along with her all of her potted plants.

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Sim Profile: Sam Sekemoto


Sam Sekemoto
Life Stage: toddler, 3 (born April 29 2097)
Zodiac Sign: taurus
LTW:
Traits: excitable, artistic
Hobbies:
Education:
Career:
Family: father Leighton Sekemoto, grandmother Yumi Sekemoto
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Leighton Sekemoto


Leighton Sekemoto
Life Stage: young adult, 27 (born June 21 2073)
Zodiac Sign: gemini
LTW: seaside savior
Traits: brave, good, family-oriented, frugal, ambitious
Hobbies:
Education: Fort Starch Military School graduate
Career: professional sports-toddler sports coach (3)
Family: mother Yumi Sekemoto, son Sam Sekemoto,
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Yumi Sekemoto


Yumi Sekemoto
Life Stage: elder, 60 (born January 19 2040)
Zodiac Sign: capricorn
LTW: surrounded by family
Traits: neurotic, neat, perfectionist, inappropriate, family-oriented
Hobbies:
Education: Community High School
Career: stylist - couture connoisseur (8)
Family: son Leighton Sekemoto, grandson Sam Sekemoto
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sekemoto Family

Yumi, Leighton & Sam Sekemoto

Yumi moved to Greenland Bay to help look after her little grandson Sam after his mother, Leighton's girlfriend, died tragically during child birth. Leighton works at the local sports stadium and Yumi is now semi-retired from working as Bridgeport's most well known & respected stylist.

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Sim Profile: River McIrish


River McIrish
Life Stage: teen, 18 (born October 22 2082)
Zodiac Sign: libra
LTW:
Traits: artistic, neat, good, perfectionist
Hobbies: drawing
Education: Community High School
Career:
Family: parent Fiona McIrish
BFF: mother Fiona McIrish
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Fiona McIrish


Fiona McIrish
Life Stage: adult, 42 (born May 3 2058)
Zodiac Sign: taurus
LTW: the tinkerer
Traits: genius, handy, vegetarian, charismatic, bookworm
Hobbies: gardening
Education: Community High School
Career: journalism-investigative reporter (6)
Family: daughter River McIrish
BFF: Molly French, daughter River McIrish
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Sue French


Sue French
Life Stage: toddler, 4 (born May 18 2096)
Zodiac Sign: taurus
LTW:
Traits: excitable, slob
Hobbies:
Education:
Career:
Family: parent Molly French
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Molly French


Molly French
Life Stage: adult, 41 (born April 9 2059)
Zodiac Sign: aries
LTW: heartbreaker
Traits: flirty, slob, daredevil, party animal, hopeless romantic
Hobbies: dancing
Education: Community School graduate
Career: culinary-pastry chef (6)
Family: daughter Sue French
BFF: Fiona McIrish
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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French/McIrish Family

Molly & Sue French, Fiona & River McIrish

Fiona is a single mother who lives with her teenage daughter River. Her best friend Molly, also a single mother, and her little daughter Sue recently moved in with them after they fell on hard times. Both mothers juggle full-time work as well as looking after their daughters.
Molly works as a pastry chef, Fiona works as an investigative reporter and River is about to graduate from High School.

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Sim Profile: Justine Keaton


Justine Keaton
Life Stage: young adult, 32 (born July 4, 2071)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
LTW: forensic specialist-dynamic DNA profiler
Traits: loner, perfectionist, good, neat, hot-headed
Hobbies: working out
Education: Community High School graduate
Career: law enforcement-patrol officer (4)
Family: husband Mark, daughter Ashley
BFF: Amy Williams, husband Mark Keaton
Romantic: husband Mark Keaton
Romantic History: married Mark in 2097

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Sim Profile: Mark Keaton


Mark Keaton
Life Stage: young adult, 35 (born May 22, 2068)
Zodiac Sign: gemini
LTW: become a superstar athlete
Traits: athletic, loves the outdoors, neurotic, great kisser, friendly
Hobbies: working out, bastketball
Education: Dribbledine Sports Academy
Career: professional sports-minor leaguer (4)
Family: wife Justine, daughter Ashley
BFF: Marcus Williams, wife Justine Keaton
Romantic: wife Justine Keaton
Romantic History: married Justine in 2097

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Keaton Family

Mark & Justine Keaton

This married couple live a pretty active life. With Mark working in the professional sports career and Justine in Law Enforcement, being fit and healthy is an important part of their lives.
Justine is currently in the third trimester of her pregnancy and is already feeling anxious to get back to work. Mark is hoping for a girl and in anticipation wallpapered the spare room in their house, pink with white polka-dots.

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Sim Profile: Malika Williams


Malika Williams
Life Stage: toddler, 3 (born September 15 2097)
Zodiac Sign: sagittarius
LTW:
Traits: easily impressed
Hobbies:
Education:
Career:
Family: parents Marcus & Amy Williams
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History:

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Sim Profile: Marcus Williams


Marcus Williams
Life Stage: adult, 36 (born August 29 2064)
Zodiac Sign: virgo
LTW: professional author
Traits: over emotional, perfectionist, virtuoso, artistic, bookworm, nurturing
Hobbies: writing, painting
Education: Peace and Love School graduate, Sim State University (major in Communications)
Career: self employed-writer
Career Achievements: The Holmberg-Weidler Affair (books I & II published, book III still being written)
Family: wife Amy Williams, daughter Malika Williams
BFF: wife Amy
Romantic: wife Amy
Romantic History: married Amy in 2095

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Sim Profile: Amy Williams


Amy Williams
Life Stage: adult, 34 (born July 23 2066)
Zodiac Sign: leo
LTW: perfect mind, perfect body
Traits: good, neat, natural cook, green thumb,
Hobbies: cooking, gardening
Education: Fort Startch Military graduate
Career: stay at home mum
Family: husband Marcus Williams, daughter Malika Williams
BFF: Justine Keaton, husband Marcus Williams
Romantic: husband Marcus Williams
Romantic History: married Marcus in 2095

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Williams Family

Marcus, Amy & Malika Williams

The Williams have well and truly settled into married life now that they have their little girl, Malika, in their lives. Amy is a stay at home mum until Malika is old enough to start school and Marcus is self employed writer who works from home. 

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Sim Profile: Beau Andrews


Beau Andrews
Life Stage: adult, 37 (born January 5 2063)
Zodiac Sign: capricorn
LTW: gold digger
Traits: couch potato, can't stand art, inappropriate, good sense of humor, slob
Hobbies: watching TV
Education:
Career: redundancy at Research Facility Centre
Family:
BFF:
Romantic: wife Victoria Andrews
Romantic History: married Victoria 2097

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Sim Profile: Victoria Andrews


Victoria Andrews
Life Stage: adult, 35 (born September 23 2065)
Zodiac Sign: libra
LTW: star news anchor
Traits: absent-minded, hopeless romantic, artistic, ambitious, bookworm
Hobbies:
Education:
Career: journalism-investigative reporter
Family:
BFF:
Romantic: husband Beau Andrews
Romantic History: married Beau Andrews 2097

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Andrews Family

Beau and Victoria Andrews

Beau is currently unemployed, while Victoria works full time as a freelance writer. They've been married for three years and their relationship can be some what rocky at times. They've both lived in Greenland Bay their whole life and their plans after moving into their new home is to start a family.

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Sim Profile: Christopher Steel


Christopher Steel
Life Stage: young adult, 28 (born January 28, 2072)
Zodiac Sign: aquarius
LTW: presenting the perfect private aquarium
Traits: angler, great kisser, natural cook, daredevil, friendly
Hobbies: fishing
School: Community High School
Career:
Family:
BFF:
Romantic:
Romantic History: 

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Steel Family

Christopher Steel

Christopher is relatively new to town, tired of the fast pace in the city, he packed up and sold all his belongings, which wasn't a hell of a lot, and moved to Greenland Bay a couple of months ago. So far he hasn't looked back.
Being the friendly type he quickly befriended the neighbors that live opposite him, the Andrews, and had an instant attraction to Beau's wife Victoria.
He is currently single and he isn't sure what Greenland Bay holds for him, but at the moment he is enjoying discovering the town and meeting the folk of Greenland Bay.

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Sim Profile: Quinn Meyers


Quinn Meyers
Life Stage: young adult, 26 (born July 20 2074)
Zodiac Sign: cancer
LTW: celebrated five-star chef
Traits: natural cook, genius, savvy sculptor, good, heavy sleeper
Hobbies: video games
School: Fort Starch Military School graduate, Sim State University (major in fine arts and science)
Career: culinary - ingredient taster (4)
Family:
BFF: Trey Downey
Romantic: Miranda Oates
Romantic History: dating Miranda Oates

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Vandyke/Meyers/Downey Family

Matt Vandyke, Quinn Meyers, Trey Downey

Alas, we come to the girls boyfriends!
So they all meet at University as well, though Quinn (middle) and Trey (right) were friends long before Uni. Matt (left) and Trey both majored in Physical Education and became good buddies via their studies and Trey then introduced Quinn and Matt to each other.
The three of them currently reside in an apartment up town which is in walking distance to where their girlfriends live.
Quinn is dating Miranda, Matt is dating Lillian and Trey is dating Darcy.

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Sim Profile: Darcy Baine


Darcy Baine
Life Stage: young adult, 24 (born December 15, 2076)
Zodiac Sign: sagittarius
LTW: persuasive private eye
Traits: vegetarian, perceptive, hopeless romantic, artistic, friendly, avant garde
Hobbies: drawing, painting
Education: Community School for the Gifted, Sim State University (major in fine arts and technology)
Career: painter profession-paint splasher (1)
Family:
BFF: Miranda Oates, Lillian Conroy
Romantic: Trey Downey
Romantic History: dating Trey Downey

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Sim Profile: Lillian Conroy


Lillian Conroy
Life Stage: young adult, 25 (born November 16, 2075)
Zodiac Sign: scorpio
LTW: become a master thief
Traits: flirty, animal lover, kleptomaniac, social butterfly, daredevil, born saleswoman
Hobbies: shopping
School: Community School for the Gifted, Sim State University (major in business)
Career: criminal-getaway driver (4)
Family:
BFF: Darcy Baine, Miranda Oates
Romantic: Matt Vandyke
Romantic History: dating Matt Vandyke

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