A SIMple Introduction

I’m still not reading.

Into the Crooked Place is still sitting on my ottoman, untouched for like the fourth day in a row. I’ve read none of this week’s releases. I’ve spent most of the day revising – so at least there has been some form of productivity happening.

Anyways, last night I played a bit of Sims to kind of take my mind off things. By “play” I mean I made my hundredth family and their house. I never actually “play” Sims. I thoroughly enjoy the creating of the Sims and the house. I don’t use Mods or Custom Content – mainly because I literally just learned about them and am still looking into it. I don’t own all the expansion/world/stuff packs (though I want to desperately, one day) so my options are a bit limited.

I’ve made families of pretty much every character I’ve ever created plus a few favorites from other authors. But today I’m going to introduce you to the characters that are in my Beach Contemporary WIP. I’m like 95% certain that this is going to be my NaNoWriMo project this year, so it works out.

This isn’t obviously the entire cast of characters, just the core 4. These Sims are as accurate as I could get them, with limited options and no custom content.

Before I jump into the character intros, a synopsis of this WIP is

Cassidy “Cassie” Lawrence and her family go to the beach every year with the Malcolm’s. Then Cassie found herself trapped under a giant circular pool float out in the surf unable to get out from under it.

 It’s been two years; everyone is back and Cassie remembers everything from that day. Ryan saving her. Her near instant crush on him after the fact. And most importantly, being too shy to tell him how she feels.

But what if Cassie’s affections are for the wrong person?

(Beach Contemporary WIP© 2019 Abee)

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First up –

Name: Cassidy “Cassie” Lawrence:

Age: 18 (almost 19)

DOB: September 19, 2000

Height: 5’7”

Eyes: Bright Green

Hair: Light Brown

Family: Mom + Dad + Younger Brother + Dog

Fun Fact: Always has a book on her

Quirks: Prone to twiddle with things to occupy her mind

She wants to be a writer, loves to read and is very creative and goal oriented.

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Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 10.55.21 PMNext –

Name: Chase Hunt

Age: 19

DOB: April 8, 2000

Height: 6’0”

Eyes: Pale Green

Hair: Sandy Blond

Family: Mom + Younger Sister

Fun Fact: He got his tattoo without his mother knowing at 16 – instantly grounded for a month.

Quirk: Hates bugs

He’s going to school to become a personal trainer, likes being outside, can be very goofy and loves to cook.

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Name: Layne Edwards

Age: 20

DOB: January 2, 1999

Height: 5’5”

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Platinum Blonde

Family: Mom + Dad + Younger Brother + Younger Sister + Cat

Fun Fact: Has a massive Influencer Following on Instagram.

Quirk: Snorts when she laughs, is embarrassed by it

She wants to be liked by everyone, very romantic, can be jealous and also loves trying new recipes.

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Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 11.05.40 PMFinally –

Name: Ryan Malcolm

Age: 19

DOB: November 30, 2000

Height: 6’1”

Eyes: Amber

Hair: Dark Brown

Family: Mom + Dad + Younger Sister 2x

Fun Fact: Believes in Ghosts

Quirk: Sneezes when he’s nervous

Wants to be a bartender (against his parent’s wishes), is romantic, athletic and always hungry.

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Phew, that took longer than I expected! I’m also going to include their various looks, because 1) this book takes place at the beach, so bathing suits are a must and 2) I spent too much time creating and then screenshotting and cropping the images to not use them.

I’m getting excited to work on this WIP. Scenes keep popping into my head. I don’t want to get too technical in my plans for NaNoWriMo since I do have plans to do a dedicated post. So, think of this as a little sneak peek into the story I plan to write!

*Also, if anyone wants to give me a crash course in Mods and/or Custom Content (basically how it all works) I’d be forever grateful. There’s so much information online I’m not entirely sure who to trust. The few videos I’ve watched have been kind of vague as well.


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