Today in this post I want to highlight Fern’s changes from the first day she arrived in the idyllic town of Sunset Valley! I’m pretty much where I am in the game for the chapters so this is just a filler for when I cannot play Sims 3 during the week.
So I am feeling kinda guilty because I sort of cheated (a lot) and forced some Sims to go to Lila’s Beauty Salon. I’m pretty sure this is against the rules, but I love makeover-ing and let’s face it, I’m going by my own rules right now. There are basically no good-looking Sims in Sunset Valley (they all have moved to Isla Paradiso, apparently) and well, obviously I need a Sim for Fern so she can carry on the legacy. If anyone reading this isn’t familiar with the original Sims in Sunset Valley, here I’m clearing the air and just showing what I changed.
At the start of Fern’s story, she was an overweight girl with scruffy, unflattering clothes and uptight hairstyle. And honestly, her traits weren’t that great either. Snob, Couch Potato, Hates the Outdoors… nope, not good.
A year later, after many fitness sessions at the gym and a makeover at Sharma Day Spa, Fern looks so pretty. She’s acquired a tan from all the days at the beach, and the huge loss of weight has really brought out her natural beauty. I’m proud of what she’s achieved, just getting her a house and completing her Lifetime Wish to go.
When Fern visited the gym for the first time in Chapter 1.1, Xander was literally the first male Sim I saw in there. I immediately edited him in CAS because… oh gods. Xander… well, he just looked rather ugly. I confess I pretty much gave him the biggest makeover possible. That hairstyle… and clothes… just, no.
As you can see I magically made his hair light blonde and eyes green. I sorta gave him a plastic surgery too, which is cheating but no less worse than mods. He’s an actual ladies man now.
To be honest, Christopher didn’t look too bad originally. It’s just his hair and bad sense of fashion that annoyed me. I don’t know if this picture is edited or something because his eyes don’t sparkle that like, not really.
Especially after what happened in Chapter 1.11, I think Christopher is probably the best looking male Sim in Sunset Valley now! Psh, I will even say he looks way better than Xander. And all he needed was a new hairstyle and change of wardrobe. Yay.
This is probably my worst act of cheating because I changed her purely to have a villain in the story. Confession time- when I saw Christopher had a partner called Blair I went on a rage trying to find her (yes, I already thought Fern should go with Christopher at that point). As will as giving her a major grown-up update, I also changed her personality a lot. She used to be a genius, childish and good before I made her an evil snob, because I like to cheat.
I’m sorry Blair. You look like a Barbie Doll now, with too much makeup and snobby hairstyle. But you fill my story-telling purpose. You are perfect for Xander.
I edited Lisa and Tamara as well, but not by a lot. Also I have Custom Content from the Sims Store, so you might see outfits and hair that isn’t featured in the base game or any EPs. I especially have a great plan for Briar’s crazy YA outfit 😊 Oh, and I realise I haven’t really shown the twin’s growth into teens in depth so I will do that in Chapter 1.13.
So that’s my confessions done! I have now cleared my conscience. I would like to say I can now get on with the next chapters, but unfortunately I can only update in the weekends, and even then my time is really restricted. In the holidays I will go on an updating frenzy and will probably post a new chapter everyday, can’t wait for that! But first I have to get through the term. Ugh.