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Legacy Land Founders Challenge: Joe Schmoe in Mystic Valley - moonshadowed
Legacy Land Founders Challenge: Joe Schmoe in Mystic Valley

I haven't given up on the Legacy Land girls or Brandon Mystic's legacy at all... but a when some ladies in Legacyland wanted to do a "Founder's Challenge" -- where we all designed a sim and voted which one all of us would found a legacy with.... well, I wanted to do that too. (Yeah, with that and LL girls, Brandon and World of Warcrack -- not to mention bills, et.. I don't have enough to do... LOL)

Rules for Legacyland Founders Challenge:
1. Everyone begins with the same founder genetically, aspiration, and zodiac sign. Turn ons and turn off and secondary aspiration are up to the simmer.
(We voted knowledge aspiration and Pisces zodiac sign)
2. Everyone begins with $5000 cash regardless of lot size.
3. Hacks are allowed but no money cheats.
4. Blog it so we can see how its progressing. Update at least every two weeks. If you don't, bring out the hounds!
5. Marriages - marry only NPCs and townies. Custom townies are encouraged!

Okay, here's the deal.. This is me. Joe... Joe Schmoe. Don't laugh, its really my legal name. I have no idea what my parents were thinking when they named me. To be honest, I think maybe they hit the bubble blower a bit hard thinking it would help with the labor pains. They're just lucky I didn't turn out to be some sort of serial killer or something. Its as cruel as someone with the last name "Doe" naming a son "John" or their daughter "Jane'. or someone with the last name "Day" naming their daughter "Holly" or "May". There are some things that just shouldn't be allowed.

But that's a rant for another time, I guess. I thought about changing my name, you know.. but in the end, I decided to turn it around. Instead of meaning "just an ordinary dude', I dedcided that one day, when people heard the name "Joe Schmoe', they would think of me -- a world class ballet dancer. That's my dream and I'm going to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Anyway, I heard about this deal going on in Mystic Valley. Seems the founders association was selling off beachfront plots at rock bottom prices. There were a few strings, of course -- aren't there always? Anyway, the deal was that the purchaser's descendents had to live on the land for at least 10 generations. That the property had to be beautified and preserved whenever possible - and there would be considerable tax breaks if the landowners made the beach available to the general simpublic. And they had to keep some sort of family record.

So what the hey. I'm not so sure about opening the place up to the public -- at least not right now... maybe a few years down the road once I've made a name for myself. At any rate, this journal will be the record of my life here.

So not long after I get to my plot of land, this unfortunately dressed dude walks up and introduces himself to me.
"Hi, my name is Brandon Mystic."

Mystic, I thought. Good thing I didn't insult his taste (or lack thereof) of clothing. With a last name like that, he's either a bigwig in this town or related to them.

"I'm one of the first inhabitants of the Valley," he said, confirming my suspicions. 'In fact, I live a few miles down the road."

"Name's Joe. Joe Schmoe." I answered. I thought maybe Brandon would have something funny to say about that, but he didn't even blink. Instead we talked a bit about the weather in the Valley, sports, stuff like that. He even invited me to come over some night and have dinner with him and his wife Maddie and their two daughters who were starting Mystic elementary this year. I wasn't too sure about schmoozing with the wife and kids, but couldn't afford to get on this Brandon's bad side, so I said I'd have to take a raincheck on that. "Got a lot to do to get my house set up and all that."

"Oh, tell me about that." Brandon said, his expression rueful. "I'll give you some advice I wish someone had been around to give me -- start with a basement."

"A basement??"

"Sure thing.. they can be built on this ground as long as you don't go too close to sealevel. If you start with a basement, you have a sheltered area to live in - under the ground - while you're constructing the rest of the house. Storms blow in real quick this close to the ocean and you don't want to go losing all your hard-earned possessions in a sudden squall." With that he said goodbye and headed off down the road.

A basement. well, it made a lot of sense... and I had a definite plan in mind for the sort of place I wanted.

Well, the first couple of weeks were hard. I had a string of bad luck. First I had finally landed a job in the dance profession -- working as a simaerobic instructor...when I goofed.

I had felt a twinge before a big class, but rather than call it off, I pushed on so's not to disappoint my students, who were excited about the class. I ended up collapsing, panicking the class and getting fired. I was so crushed... How could I ever become world class dancer if I couldn't even hold a job as an aerobics instructor? But luckily for me there was this other studio that was a rival of my first workplace...and they hired me. Woohoo!

To backtrack just a bit, I gotta write down one other rotten thing that happened my first week or so in Mystic Valley.

This @#$%#%#$ burgler came and swiped my stuff! He got clean away too, 'cause I was an idiot and didn't get a burgler alarm. I didn't think I needed one since I didn't have a HOUSE.. what sort of jerk steals from a guy who doesn't even have a house yet? Like most knowledge sims, I would dearly love to see a real ghost someday... well, right now I really want to see that %#$%#'ers ghost!

But it wasn't all work and living out of doors and building my house.... I guess word had gotten round that there was a new guy in town, because I sure did see a lot of lovely ladies walking by. I introduced myself to them when I could, hoping to meet my one and only.

But its hard to know who my one and only is... they are all so lovely and unique. I don't want to be one of those stereotypical famous types who have a "wife of the week". I want something that is special... actually extra-special since I'd be saddling some woman with the last name of "Schmoe".

Who have I met? Well, let's see... first there's La Shawn.

At first I was a little put off by the whole dark goth thing she's got going on, but she's really a nice girl. She likes the idea of marriage, kids, the whole nine yards.

Then there's Jordan

She's tan and fit, and into learning all sorts of things like I am.

Then there's Katerina.

Clothes and hairstyle aside... well, I do have a thing for redheads, and not just because I am one myself you know! She's also a curious, intelligent woman!

Then there's Christy.

She may not be a redhead, but she's smoking hot! And she thinks I am too.

Could one of them be the future Mrs. Schmoe? or do I keep looking? I wish I knew what to do. (Note: Joe has 2 lightning bolts of attraction with ALL of these ladies)
Poll #1335374 The future Mrs. Schmoe

Who should the future Mrs. Schmoe be?

La Shawn (family sim)
Jordan (knowlege)
Katerina (knowledge)
Christy (family)
keep looking, Joe!

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anjelstar76 From: anjelstar76 Date: January 22nd, 2009 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice idea about the basement ... although, how does it keep the weather out if its open on the top with no floor? :O) Great start!
moonshadowed From: moonshadowed Date: January 22nd, 2009 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, you have to have the floor for it to keep the weather out... but flooring over a basement is cheaper than roofing a house...especially if you go with cheapo tile or something at first! :D
petalbrook From: petalbrook Date: January 22nd, 2009 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I wish I would've thought about a basement before I built my Joe's shack. Oh well, he's doing all right.

Your Joe's off to a good start.
moonstone_myth From: moonstone_myth Date: January 22nd, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wish I'd thought of the basement idea. Still there is still time ...
ll_overthere From: ll_overthere Date: January 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a great idea this basement is .. dang .. i can still do that... hmm ... and i just may..
now for that vote... sheesh tough one .. keep looking or Jordan... where is my dice??
holly1212 From: holly1212 Date: January 22nd, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha, a funny--"actually extra-special since I'd be saddling some woman with the last name of 'Schmoe'"

I like Joe! And your story is fun so far! I voted for Jordan.

The SuziCat
From: farmerwantswife Date: January 28th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)


*giggles* I like how he explained his name! A ballet dancer, eh? That's very cool! :-D

Keeping a leash on one's tongue is rarely a bad thing. ;-) Glad he didn't insult a town founder!

Nice that he had the advice of Brandon on what to do first for his house. And nice, finding his dream job twice so quickly together! It took my poor Joe forever to land a job in Journalism.

Aww, that stinks that he got robbed before he even had a house for the burglar to break into!

Cute ladies he met there! (Sorry I missed the poll though!)
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