I’d created Cheryl McCray as sort of placeholder Sim. I wanted her to occupy my favorite apartment. I wanted her to be a semi-NPC.
But Cheryl took off with a life of her own. She became an interesting character. She was occupying more of my game play than I’d planned. She became one of my main Sims. I envisioned her being an independent character, happy in her small apartment, with her Critic career, and maybe with a nice, casual boyfriend. I also wanted to give Cheryl free reign, and let the game play follow her whims.
Then Venessa Jeong showed up.
Somehow, Venessa found her way into Cheryl’s romantic life, just as Venessa had found her way into the romantic lives of Hope Downing and Kirsten Behr-Downing.
Cheryl and Venessa’s romance and friendship bars maxed out.
Soon, Venessa was practically living in Cheryl’s apartment.
I’d given Cheryl free reign, and I’d said that game play would follow her whims. This was what Cheryl McCray obviously wanted, but I wasn’t happy with it. I was getting tired of Venessa Jeong showing up, first putting a strain on Hope’s marriage, and then dating Hope’s daughter, and now taking over Cheryl’s life. Venessa was an NPC, and she was not aging, and I knew she would continue moving into the lives of Sim after Sim. I needed to find a solution.
I considered having Cheryl revoke Venessa’s apartment key, telling her she wants to be just friends, and maybe even having mean interactions, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Besides, I knew Venessa would just show up in some other Sim’s life.
I moved Venessa out of her Del Sol Valley house, and into Cheryl’s apartment. Venessa Jeong is no longer an NPC.
Of course, now that Venessa Jeong is an active Sim, I now have a Sim in the Acting career. I’d never played the Acting career before, despite having the Get Famous expansion pack since it came out last November.
I was back to following Cheryl’s whims. When it became obvious that Cheryl wanted to propose to Venessa, I set the proposal into action. Venessa said yes.
Cheryl McCray and Venessa Jeong had a small wedding in their Spice Market apartment, with a few of their closest friends.
At the reception, immediately following the wedding, Cheryl caught Venessa flirting with Chanie Bauer. Cheryl stayed angry for 17 hours.
I hope you know what you’re doing, Cheryl.