Sally Raptor: Halfway Home a love story

As documented elsewhere, Sally Raptor was the second Sim that I created, and I made her Romance pretty much without knowing what I was getting into. Since she's just recently attained a significant milestone toward her life's ambition I thought this would be a good time for a bit of a retrospective on her life (and particularly on her loves).

She showed her Romance colors at once, by wanting to kiss and make out and fall in love and all like that there. The fact that her female neighbors were about eighty-leven times as attractive as her male neighbors (in my completely unbiased opinion) meant that she ended up with some very close lady friends to start with.

Sally loves Ivy. Sally's first love: Ivy Copur The adult Ivy Copur, of course; not the teenager by the same name.

Sally loves Christy. And her second love: Christy Stratton I hadn't discovered the snapshot size and quality settings yet, sadly; and it took me awhile to get in the habit of taking pictures with walls up and a little thought for composition.

Sally burned dinner badly enough to start a fire one night, and the fireman turned out to be a very nice man.

Sally loves Mitch. Third time lucky: Mitch Lawson Eleanor and Gina's father, eventually. (Eight thousand Aspiration points for that "Woohoo with three different Sims" want, I think.)

Andrea Hogan, another sweet local woman, completed the quadrumvirate that kept Sally happy for a nice long stretch of Sim time, as her daughters grew up and she reached the top of her profession.

Sally loves Andrea. Sally's fourth love: Andrea Hogan Andrea eventually fell in love with Sally's daughter Gina also; we like Andrea.

Time passed. Sally's daughter Eleanor fell in love with Kaylynn the maid, who moved in and then later moved out. Sally and Kaylynn were good friends while Kaylynn was living in the house; after she moved out she came back often to visit, and they became more than friends.

Sally loves Kaylynn. Love number five: Kaylynn Langerak All this sharing of lovers has of course led to some interesting Sim-management puzzles for me; I've generally succeeded pretty well, knock wood.

Somewhere in here (when I installed University) Sally realized that her real ambition in life revolved, not around her family or her career, but around love. She wanted lovers by the handful, by the score. (Exactly a score, in fact.) Five was nice, but ten would be better, and twenty would be heaven.

Some longtime casual acquaintances began to become less casual.

Sally loves Melissa. Love number six: Melissa Fancey This is why my weblog readers tease me about Hot Girl On Girl Action. What can I say?

Sally loves Goopy. Love number seven: Goopy GilsCarbo I think it was seeing him in his work clothes rather than those awful shorts that got her interested in the good Dr. G.

Sally was running short on adult neighbors; fortunately her daughter Gina had made many good friends in college, and introduced her to some fascinating young people.

Sally loves Forrest. Love number eight: Forrest Jones A little Mrs. Robinson cradle-robbing going on here. Doesn't she look happy, though?

Sally loves Allegra. Love number nine: Allegra Gorey Normally I try to keep Raptors away from people who are in other relationships, and Allegra has Castor Nova back at SSU. But somehow a lesbian affair with an older woman seemed in character for her; she's edgy.

And finally, or at least most recently, pretty blonde Jan Telleman, who has been wandering in and out of lots in Neighborhood One since the beginning without really touching anyone's life, dropped in one afternoon.

Sally and Jan T in the hot tub. Reminiscing about school. They actually didn't get along at first, but no one can resist Sally for long.

Within a day or two, Sally was halfway to her life's ambition.

Sally loves Jan. And love number ten: Jan Telleman Half way home.

So there's Sally, my second and still my favorite Sim. Will she manage to find ten more loves before her supply of Elixir runs out? (As if I'd ever let that happen.)