Being that I’ve been going through my screenshots and memories, it suddenly occurred to me that I have a whole lot of pictures of saves that – for whatever reason – I just haven’t been able to let go of, even though they serve no “real” purpose. Sure, they might occasionally pick up an achievement, but they’re not for any challenge or .. well, anything other than randomly playing sims for fun. –And some of them have stuck around for ages before getting dumped for whatever reason – or haven’t gotten put away at all! One such household is the Syun family, who have been around since shortly after Showtime came out. They were (I think) the second family I played, the first one created in the Starlight Shores Showtime world.. and they have somehow struck my fancy, and I just keep coming back to them. It started out pretty small: the dad, Xueiliang (since I don’t have sims up, I’m not entirely sure that’s how it’s spelled.. I’ll fix it later if I’m wrong..) .. who wishes to be a chef.., the mom, MeiRan (means beautiful orchid in korean), an acrobat, the daughter (started as a child), Danika, and the son, Jaysun, who started as a toddler. Things have changed since then.. but those four are all still around. Being that this particular save has been around since 3/12, some of the screenies aren’t the best quality, but oh well! I’m (obviously) not going to post all the ones I have, but I’ll try to pick and choose the best shots and memorable moments for this family.
Anyway, here’s some pics!
The first shot I have of “The Beautiful Orchid”, MeiRan, performing for tips.
Xue, signing up for the Culinary career.
.. Then, I adopted two cats and a dog. Squiggles and Lady (destined to be mates), and Dracca the dog. First thing off, Danika picked up fleas from Lady.. and so began Dani’s obsession with animals! (sorry this pic is dark!)
Then, Lady passed on her fleas to poor Dracca…
And Jaysun got potty trained!
Here’s a shot of Mei with Jaysun:
And Xue with Dracca:
Mei getting strong and a promotion to boot:
And at her very first audition for a gig:
Then, I got tired of that dinky starter house, cheated for funds, and moved them to a nice house on the other side of town… which they’re still living in (although I did move the house to a bigger lot in the last couple weeks.. the house still has the same general shape, although the decor has been upgraded a time or two, and after the lot move, a barn was built). Here’s Xue holding Squiggles (the male cat) halfway between the new kitchen and living rooms.
With their Asian theme, I put a martial arts academy in town, and sent Mei to learn SimFu:
Followed rather shortly by their first burgular:
Mei gets promoted again in their garage/ laundry/workout room:
Xue fixing the invariable toilet clog:
Yet another broken toilet, this time in the upstairs bath:
Mei’s first excellent gig:
Xue teaches Dracca to sit:
Jaysun, now a child, has an accident… lol! (guess that potty training needs a refresher course!)
Xue in the kitchen hitting level 5 cooking:
Mei becomes a celebrity:
Then gets another promotion:
And, finally, Lady and Squiggles are expecting!
..That’s all for this post – but never fear, there will be more!