Friday, August 3, 2012

The Pisnoy Family

Name: Zach Pisnoy
Hometown: Riverview
Current Location: Altwater City
Age: 43 SimYears
LTW: Renaissance Sim
Traits: Eccentric, Angler, Genius, Neurotic, Bookworm
Occupation: Museum Docent
Bio: Zach Pisnoy enjoys fishing, reading, and teaching people 
about the value of fish at the local science museum.
Family: Eleanor Pisnoy (wife), Samuel Pisnoy (son), Jared Pisnoy (son), 
Caroline Pisnoy (daughter)

Name: Eleanor Pisnoy
Hometown: Bridgeport
Current Location: Altwater City
Age: 40 SimYears
LTW: The Culinary Librarian
Traits: Snob, Natural Cook, Heavy Sleeper, Neat, Perfectionist
Occupation: Teacher
Bio: Eleanor is all sass and class, and encourages her students
and children to operate on the same level. NO slacking, NO slouching, and NO swearing!
Oh, and no fart jokes. She's not fond of practical jokes, either. She prefers
witty humor.
Family: Zach Pisnoy (husband), Samuel Pisnoy (son), Jared Pisnoy (son), 
Caroline Pisnoy (daughter)

Name: Samuel Pisnoy
Hometown: Bridgeport
Current Location: Altwater City
Age: 14
LTW: Undecided
Traits: Adventurous, Daredevil, Natural Cook, Ambitious
Occupation: 8th Grader (Middle School)
Bio: Samuel is new to town, but he already has his sights set on 
someone at school...
Family: Zach Pisnoy (father), Eleanor Pisnoy (mother), Jared Pisnoy (brother), 
Caroline Pisnoy (sister)

Name: Jared Pisnoy
Hometown: Bridgeport
Current Location: Altwater City
Age: 13 SimYears
LTW: Undecided
Traits: Green Thumb, Virtuoso, Good, Brave
Occupation: 7th Grader (Middle School)
Bio: Jared Pisnoy is a little bit more laid back and
"one with nature" than his brother, but don't let that fool you. 
He will bravely fight for what he believes in, and usually wins.
Family: Zach Pisnoy (father), Eleanor Pisnoy (mother), Samuel Pisnoy (brother),
Caroline Pisnoy (sister)

Name: Caroline Pisnoy
Hometown: Bridgeport
Current Location: Altwater City
Age: 7 SimYears
LTW: Undecided
Traits: Good Sense of Humor, Perfectionist, Ambitious
Occupation: Elementary Schooler
Bio: Although she is young, she is quite the mature young lady! She's dedicated,
focused, and hilarious to boot. Already she's starting to take after her mother,
which isn't so bad.
Family: Zach Pisnoy (father), Eleanor Pisnoy (mother), Samuel Pisnoy (brother), 
Jared Pisnoy (brother)

The Miguel-Nagi Family

Name: Youssef Miguel-Nagi
Hometown: Al Simhara
Current Location: Millbrook County
Age: 40 SimYears
LTW: Golden Tongue, Golden Fingers
Traits: Angler, Natural Cook, Flirty, Artistic, Brave
Occupation: Desk Jockey (Law Enforcement)
Bio: Youssef enjoyed his time in Al Simhara as a permanent bachelor, until his
wife Nancy came along. He thought he'd never settle down, but she convinced
him that the married life isn't so bad. They've been married for five years, and he's been 
faithful ever since. His only wish is to be able to quit his desk job and spend more time
with his daughter.
Family: Nancy Miguel-Nagi (wife), Gina Miguel-Nagi (daughter)

Name: Nancy Miguel-Nagi
Hometown: Bridgeport
Current Location: Millbrook County
Age: 25 SimYears
LTW: Seasoned Traveler
Traits: Adventurous, Frugal, Charismatic, Good, Clumsy
Occupation: Junior Ambassador (currently on leave)
Bio: In another life, Nancy had an exciting (and lucrative) career as a
Junior Ambassador for her hometown of Bridgeport. After having a child with
Youssef, she took an indefinite leave to take care of the new
baby girl. Now, more than ever, she wants to hop back in the game. Youssef
is willing to stay home and take care of Gina while Nancy is overseas,
but for some reason Nancy just can't bring herself to leave...
Family: Youssef Miguel-Nagi (husband), Gina Miguel-Nagi (daughter)

Name: Gina Miguel-Nagi
Hometown: Plum Grove
Current Location: Millbrook County
Age: Six Months
LTW: Undecided
Traits: Heavy Sleeper, Couch Potato
Occupation: Toddler
Bio: N/A
Family: Youssef Miguel-Nagi (father), Nancy Miguel-Nagi (mother)

R1 - Out on the Town

Gyles: Out on the Town
Round 1
Spring of 1965

Paulette still struggled with school. She's been doing slightly better since joining the Study club at Millbrook High, but she still has the problem of paying attention to her mind-numbing homework. Her parents were a little worried about whether or not she needed professional help for it.

Even Papa agreed that her problem with school deserved some medical attention!

A new teen hot-spot called "The Hive" opened up across the street from the gym, so the teens ventured out after school to check it out.

Lucas and Kyra had fun taking silly pictures with the photobooth (but not *too* much fun, mind you).

Paulette was feeling rebellious one day and decided to release the frogs in Millbrook High's science department. What she didn't expect, however, was law enforcement to show up; sirens blazing and all.

Paulette: "Please officer, I'm so sorry! Don't arrest me! I'm having an awful time at school already..."

Paulette: "Um...officer?"


Yep, there goes that neurotic streak! Rest assured that although she did not get arrested (and subsequently grounded), she served plenty of detention the next day.

While the teenyboppers enjoyed their little hive hangout, Luke and Erin waltzed over to GlassHAUS, the latest and greatest of the Altwater nightlife scene. The tickets were pretty expensive at 100 simoleans per sim, but they had lots of fun during their night out. Or at least, I think they did...

Erin and Luke: "As long as the bartender's out of our waaaayyy, we'll sing alllll night and daaayyy..."

Meanwhile, the teens went down to the previously mentioned Hive and hung out with some friends. They met two new Millbrook High students, brothers Samuel and Jared. Samuel was the eldest at 14 SimYears, and Jared was the same age as Paulette and Lemon (13). Paulette really admired Samuel's athleticism, and his curiosity about other worlds. She could listen to him talk about Shang Simla or Al Simhara all day, if given the chance.

Paulette had a musical bond with Jared that couldn't be denied; when they jammed together, every note just fell into place. She really wished Lemon was there to jam along with them. She and Jared became fast friends after discussing some music theory.

Of course, she still had homework to finish. After jamming, she did the responsible thing and finished up her homework. Still, she thought it was so unfair that Lucas finished way before she did and played games with this girlfriend all night.

Papa and Sheba enjoy playing around with each other, much to everyone's delight. Hopefully those puppies will come soon!

Luke gave his son a lecture about his future, and not just wasting his youth on soda and arcade games. He was very concerned about his son's laziness and his lack of interest in things he could survive off of. Lucas didn't really have a great relationship with his dad and generally found him to be a bore, so he didn't listen much. He figured that he could just make money off of donating animals to science labs.

Of course, then he started thinking about his future as a Zoologist. He would need a degree, which would require college, scholarships, and - wait for it - good grades. Lucas decided that helping his dad out in the garden wouldn't hurt, and it could be a good start to finding an educational activity that suits him.

Erin and Luke found a dog gnome outside of their house one day. They're not sure who left it there, but it looked nice enough!

Cheezy's notes: Lucas seriously has no interests, no skills, no special traits...nothing. It made me concerned for him, since adolescence is such a pivotal time for skill gaining! 

-I'm going to close down Millbrook High in favor for another school I've created, so I'm basically building my own educational system as opposed to using EA's rabbitholes. My system will focus on two basic skills (writing and logic) and the rest will be electives. More on that later!