Plans for 2011: Get back to CoH Sims already; participate in (not organize) a Round Robin; do a Poverty Challenge. And because we all like polls, here's a poll about that last one!
Option 1: Boy and his dog. Origin: Time Travel
A teenager since I can get away with them living by themselves. Bennies: no trouble with scheduling right at the start; a built-in pet. Slaps: Interesting enough?
Option 2: Teenage boy and toddler sister. Origin: Family violence
Bennies: Drama involved with this kind of a family. Might be fun to start with something so difficult. Slaps: Too hard to start with, trying to keep the social worker at bay? Yeah, I could probably make it a teenage girl and her daughter, but I like the brother/sister vibe. (note: I don't have teen-pregnancy hacks, so that's out)
Option 3: Adult female who might have a couple of kids already. Origin: Woman who makes bad decisions
Bennies: even more drama with trying to keep the family together. I already have some personality ideas for the sims involved. Slaps: The pre-genned kids probably wouldn't count for heirs, so AF would have to still get pregnant again. Biggest potential for depressive storyline (which is a bennie or slap depending on your POV).
All of these have partial backstories or outlines, so they're not blank slate.
Which founder should be used for Laridian's Poverty Challenge?
Boy and his dog
Boy and younger sister
Single mom with two kids
I love ticky boxes!