What kind of stories start with a shot of a single sim on an empty lot?
Yes, dear reader, that would be Legacy stories! Or, as in this case, extreme starting
Alphabet Legacy stories. Meet my founder, Author Bookacy, as she is momentarily
distracted by... umm... nothing, as there is nothing to be distracted by. Please do not break
the truth about her situation to her quite yet. She will understand it herself in a moment, and
it'll be a shock.
Author is a pleasure sim, and her lifetime want is have 50 first dates (sigh, thanks a lot,
Author). She is an aquarius, and her personality points are as follows: 4/4/4/5/8.
Why choose a pleasure sim for a legacy starter? Well, for one, I'm new to Nightlife, and
quite excited to have a new aspiration to play. And, because I'm obviously crazy.
Author has just moved onto her spacious 5x6 lot in Alphabetia, which is a new neighborhood
with the default characters. It has Sim State University and Downtown attached to it. So we'll
be seeing some classic characters here.
Now, turn around, Author, but really slowly... Oh no it doesn't, dear! There are some drawbacks for you in this
challenge, but all in all I'm a good natured simmer, I generally like
"*Gulp* This isn't one of those... Those... Umm... Challenge all sims and want to keep them happy. Don't worry. *Whispers to
things?" reader* Meaning I'm just too wussy to harm my sims most of the
time. A big baby.
Oh, yes dear Author, yes it is. You are smarter than you look.
"Oh, okay. Sounds good. Oh, and one more thing. Why did you
*Silence* have to name me Author?"
It's a good thing you are a good natured sim. We're going to need Oh, I'm sorry about the name dearie. But the author is the mother
that property. of all characters, and that's what this challenge is all about: book
characters. Or the names anyway. So there was really no choice
"But..." for me.
Yes, Author? Now, be a good girl and grab a book out of the shelf so we can sell
"This doesn't mean I don't get to, you know, have fun, to date and
First order of business: study cooking, so that you hopefully don't burn the stove. Once you
get one, of course.
"Oh, *that's* how you spread butter on a bread!"
Okay, I'll leave you to your studying. You have a lot to learn apparently.
While Author here hits the books, I'll give you a bit more specific description of my
challenge. The theme will be book character names. Heroes, crooks, major characters and
those who only show up on page 23 by their first name - anything goes. I shall try to avoid
last names and animal names, but I believe I'll have to cheat a bit in some generations.
Nobody says the names have to begin with the generation letter, but I happen to like that
Okay, Author. Done with the skill point already? Good. Now go check if the paper has any
jobs that would interest you. Like criminal or culinary. The Derek kid got away before you
could greet him, sorry. But he's a teen, so you wouldn't want to date him anyway.
Good luck for once, culinary was the first job on the paper! Good, good.
Hey look, Author. Who's to be the first visitor on our lot, if not Sandy Bruty? Sorry Sandy.
This Legacy is not for you. I think you've mistaken of the directions - Candi's* computer is
*Candi's famous work is the Uglacy family - into which Sandy here married.
"No prob, I'll just check out the financial section and be right off."
"Umm... are all my neigbours going to be like that?"
Pretty much, I believe. Get used to it.
Besides, you could greet her anyway. You want to meet someone new, you know.
Oh, excellent! You finished the cleaning point right on time for the welcome wagon. Now go
greet your neighbours.
A bit of chit chat, then send them away. We've got other things to do.
Now if you just finish that crossword for me (and for your logic skill), then you get to go on a
"Oh, for a date?"
No, for food.
"Well, that would be great as well."
No, Author, you won't be adopting the babies. You will be having them.
"Can't I have some wishful thinking?"
Just thought to make that absolutely clear.
Now, get on the phone and on the way to the park...
What do you mean I gotta make one first to be able to go? Okay, okay, I'll do it. Yikes, what
a demanding type.
Ahh, hotdogs. The core ingredient of an extreme legacy founder's nutrition.
What goes around, comes around. Komei, I know you're supposed to be a mean sim. It's no
use trying to fool me with fake tears.
Author wanted to toast marshmellows, so I let her. And I'd never seen that before, so all the
Sandy became Author's first friend. That is a start.
I wonder if Demi here is a real cop, or just a townie in working clothes? She just happened
to walk on the lot.
What do you mean you're tired? It's three in the afternoon!
Okay, okay, just kidding. Here, I got you a bed. Sweet dreams. I'll wake you up in a few
hours for a second visit on a community lot.
Wakey wakey, Author. Hopefully you slept tight. Now we'll get back to business before
Yes, you're heading downtown.
"Why at this hour?"
We don't want to waste any time, do we? And there's good time now that your energy is
back up, isn't there?
Okay, Author. When you're done viewing the sculpture, would you mind peeking outside?
Oh, no reason really... Just thought you might, umm... find the landscape interesting.
Meet Count Curtis Barthelet, the Grand Vampire!
He's not bad looking, actually, when he's not making scary faces. Or, what do you think
"What do I think? Well, I think he's HOT!
So that's why you set my turn ons the way you did?"
Oh yes, that's why. Good deduction. I just guessed his hair color wrong. That is why you like
black hair instead of red. We'll have to fix that later.
But this is quite enough for today. Peek back at the park, have some hotdogs and go home
to sleep. Tomorrow is a working day.
By the way: I guess that Demi was a real cop. This is definately the real repairman,
whatever his name is.
Good morning, dear. We'll start with a little skilling today, won't we?
Ah, first day at work! Good to get the money rolling in.
And Author got a promotion! Well done, girl. Now get skilling, and then call Count Curtis!
Try not to mind those two, okay? They're just on their way through.
"So in order to get married, this is what I have to do?"
Yes, exactly. Or not, you'd get married anyway, but this way I suppose it'll please you more.
"I like red hair, I like red hair..."
That's the spirit.
Now relax a bit, tonight is an important night.
"Why is that?"
You'll get on your first date ever.
"A date, cool!"
Finally it's dark!
"I guess I don't need to ask whom we are calling."
That would be correct.
And so Author and Count Curtis got together in downtown.
Oh, he doesn't like make up on his girls. I guess we'll have to take it off you, Author - as
soon as we can afford a mirror. Don't worry, you'll get it back when I get to brainw... I mean,
tell him better.
The date was great, but not a dream date. It seems that our count here is a little shy. But
that is quite good enough. Now get back home and to bed.
Good morning, Author. Come see what the count left you! Luckily he did that during the
"Umm... You there?"
"It's daytime, we can't call Count Curtis now!"
Oh, always thinking about Curty, are you?
"Don't call him that!"
I'm the Creator here, I'll call him what I like. And no, we aren't calling him now.
But we want to speak to this lovely lady here. It was fifty first dates you wanted, right? We'd
better get started on that then.
"Aah, the sun, I must flee!"
What a smart boy you are, Curty!
"So I'd like to have a blind date, please."
"Five simoleans won't do any more. I'll take six."
Hey, wait a minute!
"Inflation, darling, inflation. Now does this lovely young lady want a date or not?"
Oh well. I guess we can afford six simoleans. But just barely.
Well, I'd say not bad for six simoleans, eh? They actually have a lightning bolt and all...
Not terribly bad, either. That makes five dates - only forty-five to go. Yay.
That's it for now, see you again. Hopefully you're not going to ask for seven simoleans next
Oh oh, what is happening here? Why, it's the third date of Author and Curty of course, and
Author is in love!
And here you'll have to guess what has happened.
No, not really, here's a pretty good hint. They got engaged, as they both wanted to. (It feels
almost like cheating that you can see unplayable sims' aspirations and wants, and even lock
them, when on a date - but it's not forbidden, so of course I'll use it to my advantage.)
What I'll have to do is see if I can turn the cinematics off - as cute as they are, you can't take
photos during them. That is why I didn't get proposal pictures. Oh well.
So, this is Author spending her daytime wisely.
Some other elder sim. Shame on you matchmaker – you charge more every time, and now
we're getting elders?
Author begins her date by discussing her very first woohoo with Curtis...
... and her date number, umm... whichever, actually likes the topic.
Great job, Author, another promotion. Now we can afford your bed back.
And we can also afford to keep the easel that gave that promotion.
It's Sunday morning, and Author is working on her skills. One more day before she is
allowed to marry her count. That is actually what she now wants, and I've locked it. I adore
sims who want comittement even though they aren't family in aspiration. It's been less than
a sim week and I adore both of these sims.
Yes, I am fully aware that I'm being cheesy. Sorry about that.
Luckily Author here isn't of a very shy type. Her date is already here.
But our Curty here is quite shocked to see his beloved Author in the nude.
Whoa! Hey listen, Curty, that is a neat trick and all, but please don't scare me off my pants
like that, okay?
Author, I know I told you to tell him a dirty joke, but you actually speak about school buses?
That has gotta be the dirtiest joke I've ever heard of!
Okay, you can have that woohoo. But this time you'll be trying for a baby, so be aware of
Now please move Curty in.
Here I should probably tell you, that also our count here is a pleasure sim, and his lifetime
want is to become a mayor. His personality statistics are as follows: 7/4/5/4/3, and his turn
ons are formalwear and swimwear, and his turn off is makeup.
He is also quite a rich sim - he brought with him more than 50,000 simoleans. Which was of
course part of my plan. So I forgot to mention some less innocent reasons to make my
founder Pleasure? Oops. I admit it was planned, but of course I couldn't be sure as I'm new
to Nightlife. I made an educated guess about the count's aspiration, and it happened to be
correct. I guess I would have chosen him even if it hadn't.
And so I pronounce you vampire and wife. You may kiss the bride.
And what do they want to do next? Well, go on, have a guess!
"Hello, husband. Long time, no see."
"Hello, wife. Oh, truly not. It has been at least two sim minutes since we climbed off the
And this is where I have to leave you. This chapter is quite long enough as it is. So, next
time on The Bookacy Family Alphabet Adventures: What will I build with Curty's money?
Can I manage two pleasure sims, one of whom is a vampire? What will the family be like
when there are little ones? What will I name all their babies? Can Legacy living get any
crazier? I bet it can, you ain't seen nothing yet!
So, until next time, happy simming!