Freitag, 11. Januar 2013

Academie L´ Amour Part 3

The introduction of the characters finishes with the new Freshmen. Right now, there are no Juniors on campus.

Academie L´ Amour Part 1    Academie L´ Amour Part 2

The Freshmen

Thor "I can´t stand anybody" Gustavsson  
Mia "Clingy" Powers
Xenos Stardust

Griffin Thompson
Frederick "The Slob" Powers

Thor Gustavsson

Thor is Aeryn´s younger brother and second child to Anders and Basic Gustavsson. Just when they thought they were done with child raising, he popped in. He inherited the typical mixture of Gustavsson traits, neither very outgoing nor nice, but a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning. He longs to meet a brown-haired, illogical vampire. I kind of knew then that life would not be easy for young Thor.

While he usually is very shy and reserved, that can change completely when he enters the dance floor. He even received the Tsang Footwork Award for his outstanding dancing skills.

(Thor turned out to be so completely cute, my heart melted instantly. He looked so ordinary as a child, but when he grew up, the resemblance to my favorite siblings Arkadij and Flynn, his uncles, made him my instant favorite.)

Thor shares a house with 

Mia "Clingy" Powers

Despite her innocent looks, Mia can get very determined when she wants something. She might not always be successful, but this does not stop her from trying. 

(Of course I made the mistake thinking she is a Family Sim, because deep inside she is. But life (aka The Great Big Randomizer) threw a Knowledge aspiration at her.

She is the daughter of Jonah Powers and Mitch Indie, two premade University Sims (who I of course made over).

Xenos Stardust

The third roommate in the house is Xenos Stardust, son of Elaine and Ziggy Stardust.

Elaine and Ziggy met in college, actually the same one Xenos is attending now. Elaine comes from one of the oldest and richest families in town, the Shadowbanes (it is kind of hard to overlook that).

Ziggy simply fell from the sky :-)

Xenos loves cats and fishing. He is used to be surrounded by a ton of relatives, including his immortal great-grandfather Raeburn Shadowbane. He admires strong, independent women like his mother Elaine and grandmother Akira. He is nice, outgoing and playful, an easy buddy overall.

The other house is shared by Griffin Thompson and Frederick Powers.

Griffin Thompson

Griffin grew up in an apartment-sharing community with his parents Maik and Pierce Thompson, Luna Hatter and her lover Amir al-Qadiri as well as the servo Fowler de la Garcia.

Maik is a waiter in a restaurant owned by Raeburn Shadowbane, the "Di Lorenzo", while Pierce is a college professor.

Griffin is the nerdy type in the friends group, serious, neat, had maxed out logic before he even attended college (but only because he had three school-free snow days in a row). He is nearly friends with everybody else thanks to the Gootentaugen Award Luna and Amir brought into the household (it boosts all needs, so he needed much less sleep and could hang on the phone for hours building his relationships.)

Griffin has absolutely no recollection of how he ended up in the Pleasure aspiration. I can´t picture him jumping on the sofa, either, but we will see.

He can´t remember why he wanted to move in with Frederick Powers. Sure, they have been friends forever, but half an hour in the house and Frederick breaks the computer, sets the bathroom under water and makes a general mess of everything. But I am getting ahead of myself :-)

There is something between these two that is not expressed in bolts or chemistry, a strange sort of attraction that I find worth exploring :-)

Anyway, on to our last candidate in the College Camp:

Frederick Powers

Frederick is the twin brother of Mia Powers. He wants to get rich soon, so he doesn´t have to work anymore. He thinks a mop is a German dog breed, and "detergent" a synonym for "deterrent". Frederick is delighted Griffin agreed to move in with him, because he appreciates Griffin´s superior cleaning skills. The first want to call was not his sister or parents, but the servo Nautilus. Guess why? :-)

Some kids just steal my heart, and he is one of them. He is such a personality.

So, this introduction is kind of long-winded, but it makes watching the interaction between the characters so much more fun if you know more about their backgrounds. I played two rotations/days of the four households and will share these soon.

Continue reading:  Academie L´ Amour Part 4

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