Friday, July 20, 2012

Chapter 1: Welcome to Longview

Rowan McAllister had moved to Longview to pursue her career as an artist. It was late at night when she finally arrived to her new two bedroom home.

'No more fooling around' she thought to herself. This was her chance at a new life. A life full of fullfilled dreams. She immediately got to work.

The second bedroom was perfect for her studio. She hoped to even save up enough to get a guitar soon. She had always wanted to learn.

It wasn't long before she was forced to leave her studio to pick up some groceries and books. At least it would give her a chance to check out the new town she was now calling home. It wasn't hard to find the grocery store downtown, conveniently beside the local bookstore. Maybe they had an art museum too? Before she had a chance to check, she ran into a rather handsome man.

Benjamin Pearce, he said his name was. After the brief introductions and trademark "you must be new here", he immediately began flirting with her. Rowan grinned, recognizing a smooth talker when she saw one, but still, she found herself interested in him. She was so engrossed in their conversation, she failed to notice the woman watching the two intently.

Even after she headed home to make dinner, she couldn't get Ben out of her mind. He was really something. He seemed rather obsessed with his career in politics, even though he was just a glorified 'Yes Man', but he dreamed big, like her.

That night, she awoke to the sound of her door opening. She immediately grabbed her cell off her nightstand and called the police, but a town this small, what were the chances of them getting here on time? Not bothering to put her clothes back on, she stepped into the main room to find the burglar, complete with cliche outfit, heading towards her studio.

(Yea, that don't fly with me)

After tackling him and successfully making him cry for his mommy, the police finally showed up. 

The rest of the week was just as bizarre. 

While doing laundry one morning, her washing machine decided to go AWOL. Not knowing what else to do, she called the repairman (well, lady). As she worked on the machine, Rowan went to finish up some dishes... only for the sink to break down. 

Rowan sighed. Things were not looking as good as she had hoped they would be when she moved here. What else could possibly happen next?

Challenge Notes:
This is not only my first generation, but also my first legacy challenge AND my first sim blog. If you have any suggestions or feedback on what you'd like to see, leave a comment! My roll for this generation is single parent, one child, primary profession artist. Her goal is 'Opportunist' and the misc fun is 'Born with it'. Almost feels like cheating with gen 1, though that does mean I can't really change her looks when she ages and all that. I think all i'm gonna allow myself for changing with her is her clothes.

About her goal, it's going to be tough going! Her first and ONLY oppourtunity has so far been to bring a painting worth more than $750 to france... So far her paintings are selling at $50, so, this will take awhile to complete :P


  1. Whew! Great start and welcome to the challenge. :)

    Rowan certainly has an interesting generation roll, so I can't wait to read more.

  2. Yeah, her roll is turning out to be VERY tough, but I think it's a nice humble beginning for a large legacy.

  3. Artist can be very lucrative, and also you won't need a babysitter. =D Also just one kid.

    You aren't required to do travel opportunities for Opportunist, but you can if you want of course.

    Welcome to the challenge!

  4. I really love her hair. Haha random I know but if you have to keep it throughout her life it's pretty cool.

    Being an artist is actually really cool in game because of all the different paintings that pop up. At least that is what I think.

    I added you to my blogroll!