Saturday, May 7, 2011
Chapter 1: Happiness is a Warm Gun
"Can we even afford a car?" Carey responds, "This place was cheap, and it's close to the clubs. Since we don't have transportation, being in walking distance to gigs is kind of important."
"And getting rich and famous for it, too," Foster adds.
"Hey, baby, we have great physics," he flirts.
"Chemistry?" she corrects him.
"No, I'm a guitarist."
While Foster is out getting a job, Carey heads out to the Reserve Tavern. Bars like this are a great way to create local buzz about your band. When you have a band, which Carey doesn't have at the moment.
No band and no audience, but any time is a good time to practice.
Foster shows up later and jams with Carey for awhile.
"What's your band called?" Rory wants to know.
Carey hadn't thought that far ahead. "Uh, 'Warm Gun'?" he suggests. Because happiness is a warm gun. Yes it is.
"Great," Rory smiles, and officially joins the band.
Things seem to be going smoothly, and Foster is sure he's getting into some pants tonight.
"What the hell! You can't go this far and then just stop!" Foster yells, "Bitch!"
"Yes, I can," Cleo shouts back, getting out of his bed and back into her pants, "You are such an asshole, Foster Enmity!"
It's not like he hasn't heard that before, but he prefers hearing it after he's gotten laid, not before he's getting rejected.
Her name is Roslyn McDermott, and she leaps into his arms when he tells her he's a musician. Foster has told him some girls are like that, but Carey has never had the pleasure of meeting that kind of girl before.
Roslyn plays keyboards, so Carey asks her to join Warm Gun. He should probably have waited to hear if she's any good on the keyboard, but he's too head over heels to care. Paul McCartney made it work for him, after all.
"Really! I've always wanted to be in band!" Roslyn squeals, "Or to be with a guy in a band."
"Well, you can do both," Carey suggests. Roslyn squeals.
Unlike his roommate, Carey doesn't try to push his luck too far, and says goodbye to Roslyn with just a kiss.
Welcome to the first generation of my new Random Legacy.
My roll for the first generation is: Single parent with 'Help' (Foster is the primary Sim, Carey the 'help'), 4 kids, primary career Music/Rock and secondary as busker/band. The goal is Change of Scenery and the Misc. Fun is half siblings.
So, this will be a fairly challenging first generation. I need to get 4 kids by different mothers and make enough money to buy a new house for all these kids at some point.
I was really excited to get this particular roll, being married to a rock musician and largely surrounded by them in real life, having them as Sim characters in my legacy is a lot of fun.
I want to thank Inge Jones of Sim Logical for the name Foster Enmity. I had been testing a relationship mod of hers for Sims 2, and we were discussing how her mod maintained negative relationship scores differently than Pescado's 'enemies accumulate' mod. Inge said that Pescado's mod worked to actively foster enmity, while hers just stopped the relationship from improving without player activity. Since then, I've regularly made Sims named Foster Enmity. In Sims 2, they were usually lawyers with low Nice points, but this time around, I'm using it for a hot-headed musician.
People who have read my original random legacy in Sunset Valley might recognize Foster and Carey as clones of two of the Sims from that legacy. Foster is cloned from Regan Goth, and Carey from Raphael Goth. (They were distant relatives, Regan a descendant of Mortimer Goth several generations down, and Raphael from Gunther Goth and his second wife after he divorced Cornelia.
People who have read my most recent random legacy set in Barnacle Bay/Twinbrook might recognize Roslyn McDermott, a spare from generation 4. Because Riverblossom Hills has a greater number of single males than females, and I'm hard pressed to find dates for Foster and Carey, I moved in some young women to help. Cheap, I know, but master controller hooks everyone up so fast, there's no one left and I need four women to make four half-sibling babies with. The women I moved in are all clones of Sims from my previous legacies. Master controller has already hooked two of them up with other guys, lol.