My word, that was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I think I read everyone’s entries at least 3-4 times over. It was so hard to pick a winner. I didn’t just judge off of the content of the back-stories but of the sims themselves. Plus, along with the back-stories and sims, I then had to think “Okay, so how does this play into Ryder’s generation?” Because I already know what I wanted, but I needed the back-stories to help form their personality even better – give them a little history and what-not.
Now, I know the casting call called for ONE winner, but as I was thinking about it, I actually remembered that I needed a second girl. It totally slipped my mind though. So, surprise, surprise there is actually TWO that I picked and that will be receiving something from the store. Which, I decided to boost to 125 points.
Note to the winners: I will be tweaking and twisting things to make your sims stories fit better into Ryder’s generation.(I’m not changing their looks at all) There will be no MASSIVE changes but just little things. Just a heads up. Also, please tell me what you want from the store, so that I can gift it to you. I already know both of your accounts, so no worries on that.
Alright, I’m done yammering. Now for the part you guys have been waiting for… the winners!
The first one I chose was by Rochelle! Congrats! I really loved her back story, it was awesome and it made me think of so many epic ways to portray her! I think what really got me in the back-story was the whole idea of her changing her story every time she needs to tell someone her last name. She’s secretive and I love that.
Here’s Kara’s bio (things will be tweaked later on):
Kara Swerner grew up in a rough home. Her mother divorced her real father when she was around the age of four, but her step-father Bernard was an abusive drunk, and her mother was still hopelessly in love with him. She grew up learning to deal with the bruises and hurtful comments she received daily, until the night she turned eighteen, when suddenly, with a clumsily hidden birth certificate, Kara found out that Bernard was indeed her biological father. It was coincidentally the same night that Bernard decided he wanted to rape her. She barely escaped him after he pinned her down on the bed. This sent her into a rage, and when she got home from work that night after finding out her mom was working afterhours, she tucked Bernard into bed, and then started a gas leak in the house, making it look like an accident. She then left the house and watched as it burst into flames.
She stopped by her mother’s office and handed her the life insurance money–$400,000–and confessed to what she did, sure that her mother of all people would understand. She didn’t. Her mother called the police and Kara was forced to run. She’s been running ever since, nearly getting caught every once in a while, hooking up with gangbangers, stealing from homes, and avoiding the law all at the same time.
Her biggest emotional problem is that she gets these ‘urges’ to steal. Even if it’s not something that she wants, her hands will impulsively reach out to grab it. She didn’t like doing it, nor did she like killing people, but she can hardly go to counseling when she’s on the most wanted list.
She never gives out her last name. When people ask, she’ll normally come up with a kicka$$ story as to why she can’t tell them her last name. Her favorite one–saved especially for those who like to pry–is a voodoo man placed a taboo on her last name, and if she says it, the person nearest her will get struck by lightning the next time they sneeze.
She knows how to use a gun, pick locks, disguise herself with the most mundane objects, has impeccable aim, and won’t hesitate before killing a man.
But her most formidable skill is that she can get into your head and influence your thoughts without you even realizing it. Countless men have fallen at her feet, foolishly thinking they’re in love with her. Then she robs them blind and hightails it outta there.
The second female that I chose, that fit the role I was looking for SO well, was from Jedidiah. Wonderful job! The reason I picked her is because I ADORE how she is her own boss and plays by her own rules. It wasn’t even because she grew up bad, it was just because she liked it, so she does it. She’s tough and doesn’t play; someone that fits so well in this generation and to what I’m doing.
“Persephone’s’” back-story can be read here
Well, that’s that! I thank you all SOOOOOO much for entering in this contest of mine. I promise this won’t be the last time I do one of these! It was tons of fun (although very hard) and I enjoyed reading all of your entries. You guys all had some really awesome story-lines!! I really wish I could have used all of you guys :c
Love you guys and congrats to the winners!