Wednesday, 10 May 2017

SIMS 3 MINX FAMILY LEGACY - ELVIRA SLAYER-MINX

ELVIRA SLAYER-MINX 
GENERATION 1
WIFE OF JEAN-PAUL MINX






 FAMILY: None known
GENDER: Female
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual

TRAITS:
Brave
Charismatic
Daredevil
Evil
Frugal
Inappropriate
Lucky
Natural Cook
Over-Emotional
Workaholic

ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
FAVOURITE FOOD: Autumn Salad
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Classical
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Black

EDUCATION: 
Fort Starch Military School

CAREER: 
Criminal (Quit Level: Cutpurse)
Medical (Quit Level: Gene Therapist)
Military (Entry Level: Latrine Cleaner)
Writer

PUBLICATIONS:
He Knew it was Wrong
Jimmy Sprocket & The Ghost Town Blanket
The H-W Effect
Castles: Beyond Crenelations
Waiting for Godat
Getting Your Players Sponsored

SKILLS:
Handiness
Logic

HOBBIES:
Collecting precious metals & gemstones

LIFETIME WISH: Become an Astronaut

RELATIONSHIPS:
Jean-Paul Minx (Husband)

CHILDREN:
Midori Slayer-Minx
Roman Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Florina Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Sunitha Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Nestani Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Evren Slayer-Minx (Twin)
Lovisa Slayer-Minx (Twin)


FAMILY TREES:

Saturday, 6 May 2017

SIMS 3 MINX FAMILY LEGACY - JEAN-PAUL MINX (FOUNDING FATHER)

JEAN-PAUL MINX 
GENERATION 1
LEGACY FOUNDING FATHER









FAMILY: None known
GENDER: Male
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual

TRAITS:
Brave
Charismatic
Commitment Issues
Flirty
Great Kisser
Hot-Headed
Kleptomaniac
Mean-Spirited
Mooch
Rebellious

Attractive
Master of Seduction

ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
FAVOURITE FOOD: Hamburger
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Hip Hop
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Black

EDUCATION: 
Smugglesworth Prep School

CAREER: 
Criminal (Entry: Decoy)

SKILLS:
Athletic
Charisma
Handiness
Assassination

HOBBIES:
Criminal activities
Working out

MURDER VICTIMS:
Harry Atkins-Marks (Grady's Junkstop Worker) - Attempt by Arson
Nichole Grigsby (Social Worker) - Attempt by Stabbing with Knife
Janis Christie (Bartender at Waylon's Haunt Dive Bar) - Hammer Attack
Beau Merrick (Enemy) - Hammer Attack
Thelma Stein (Bartender at The Grind Dance Club) - Stabbing with Knife
PC Virginia Payne (Police Officer) - Stabbing with Knife

LIFETIME WISH: Master Thief

RELATIONSHIPS:
Elvira Slayer - Wife

CHILDREN:
Midori Slayer-Minx
Roman Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Florina Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Sunitha Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Nestani Slayer-Minx (Quad)
Evren Slayer-Minx (Twin)
Lovisa Slayer-Minx (Twin)

FAMILY TREES:


SIMS 3 MINX FAMILY LEGACY - INTRODUCTION & CHAPTERS

This Legacy Game is played with the following rules:
  • I start with a single sim character (JPM is a favourite sim, first created in 2010 and played in a recent Legacy Game until it crashed) - the game is modded to enable added traits for each character. The first 5 are selected and extras may be added by the game. Jean-Paul Minx will have 10 traits, all player selected. For other sims, extra traits will be randomised by the mod, with any conflicting traits amended or removed during gameplay. When new sims join the active family (sims born in-game), traits will be randomised, even when selection (upon ageing up) is optional. 
  • Any children born into the family will be named using a random name generator. All sims are named mother-father family name.
  • Character Profiles for each new family member will be included at the point at which they join the active household or age into Toddlers (the point at which individual characteristics and personalities are apparent). These Character Profiles will be on a separate linked page for each household sim.
  • For Character Profiles, images will be captured from CAS. Toddlers will be shown in three head shots - front and each profile of the face. Children and Teenagers will be shown in one full-length body shot - the outfit they aged up in and three headshots - front and each profile. Young Adults (or new sims added to the active family) will be shown in two full-length body shots - one in the outfit they were added in/aged up into and one in underwear/swimwear to show the dimensions of their body; and three head shots. Mature Adults and Elders will be shown in one full-length body shot and three head shots.
  • Biographical information will be added to each Character Profile and updated as per the Story Progression.
  • Family trees will be included to show family relationships.
  • All offspring of the legacy founding father will be followed, rather than a single heir being selected. The offspring may be biological or adopted children of the family. 
  • Offspring will move out of the family home when they reach the age of young adult. Their lives will be followed regularly by switching to their new household. Story Progression will largely determine the precise path their life will take. One child will remain in the ancestral home - this is not necessarily the first born child in that generation.
  • The Story Progression and Master Controller mods are used, with all parameters set for both the playable household and town community at the start of the game. The settings are the same for all sims.
  • Cheats are used at the outset to add any Life Time Rewards relevant to the sim. No cheats are used for money or to increase/decrease relationships with other sims. 
  • The sim are played at high free will and any motives/actions generated by the game will be facilitated as much as possible, without player override. My sims select their own stories.
  • When new sims are added to the family, these sims are played at high free will with minimum player control (so they are effectively NPCs, despite remaining playable).
  • Any Lifetime Wishes, desires or motives will be determined by game suggestions rather than selected intentionally- the sims will choose their own path in life as far as possible, with little player input. Sometimes the game will be left to run by itself.
  • Any new possessions bought by the characters will be designed using the randomiser option to select the general style.
  • The Dresser Mod is used for the majority of clothing and styling. Other than JPM's initial outfit sets and any specific outfits (i.e. wedding gown), all outfits will be randomised by the Dresser Mod.
  • The story will be told via commentary on the post and in some photo captions. The story reflects exactly what is happening in the game, with no elaboration of the character's story other than what is actually happening in the game and what (s)he finds out about other characters. Any extra detail or embellishment is added to provide narrative accounts, but all events actually take place as described.

CHAPTERS
A NEW LIFE IN BRIDGEPORT CITY
STARTING FAMILY LIFE

CHARACTERS
Jean-Paul Minx
Elvira Slayer
Midori Slayer-Minx


Sunday, 16 October 2016

LET'S PLAY: THE SIMS (MINX FAMILY LEGACY GAME)

This Legacy Game is played with the following rules:
  • I start with a single character (JPM is a favourite sim, first created in 2010) - the game is modded to enable 15 traits for each character. The first 5 are selected and the remaining 10 are randomised by the mod, with any conflicting traits amended or removed. When new characters are added to the family, traits will be randomised, even when selection (upon ageing up) is optional. Some non-legacy sims who may join the household (extended family members) may be given 10 traits, as may household sims when ageing up
  • Any children born into the family will be named using a random name generator.
  • Character Profiles for each new family member will be included at the point at which they meet the family, move into the family home or age into toddlers (the point at which individual characteristics and personalities are apparent).
  • For Character Profiles, images will be captured from CAS. The founding father (the only player-created sim) will have images of all outfits in full-body shots as well as head shots in front and side views. All other characters (NPCs added to household or sims born in-game) will have headshots from front view and both profile views and a full-body shot in the everyday outfit they were wearing when added to the active household and one in their underwear/swimwear to show the dimensions off their body. When a household sims ages up they will have CAS images of the their head and body. When household characters age into young adults, they have the normal head shots and two body shots - one in the everyday outfit they aged up into and one in their underwear/swimwear to show the dimensions of their physique. Character Profiles occur every time a household sim ages up. Full biographical information will be added to the young adult profile of each character as this is the point at which all traits and the LTW of the character are set. Traits and other biographical information which is added/known at the pre-young adult stage will be included in the relevant Character Profile (so if LTW is set at teenage stage, this will be included in the teenage Character Profile for that character).
  • Family trees will be added at the point all children born into that particular relationship have been born. 
  • All offspring of the legacy founding father will be followed, rather than a single heir being selected. The offspring may be biological or adopted children of the family. 
  • Offspring will move out of the family home when they reach the age of young adult. Their lives will be followed regularly by switching to their new household. Story Progression will largely determine the precise path their life will take. One child will remain in the ancestral home - this is not necessarily the first born child in that generation.
  • The Story Progression and Master Controller mods are used, with all parameters set for both the playable household and town community at the start of the game.
  • Cheats are used at the outset to add any LTR relevant to the character. No cheats are used for money or to increase/decrease relationships with other sims. 
  • The characters are played at high free will and any motives/actions generated by the game will be facilitated as much as possible, without player override. My characters select their own stories.
  • When new characters are added to the family, these characters are played at high free will with minimum player control (so they are effectively NPCs, despite remaining playable).
  • Any LTW, desires or motives will be determined by game suggestions rather than selected intentionally- the sims will choose their own path in life as far as possible, with little player input. Sometimes the game will be left to run by itself.
  • Any new possessions bought by the characters will be designed using the randomiser option to select the general style.
  • The Dresser Mod is used for the majority of clothing and styling - other than JPM's initial outfit sets (see below) and any specific outfits (i.e. wedding gown), all outfits will be randomised by the Dresser Mod.
  • The story will be told via commentary on the post and in photo captions. The story reflects exactly what is happening in the game, with no elaboration of the character's story other than what is actually happening in the game and what (s)he finds out about other characters. Any extra detail or embellishment is added to provide narrative accounts, but all events actually take place as described.

CHARACTER PROFILE
JEAN-PAUL MINX - LEGACY FOUNDING FATHER
GENERATION 1
YOUNG ADULT

Traits:
Brave
Charismatic
Commitment Issues
Computer Whiz
Couch Potato
Family-Orientated
Flirty
Good Sense of Humour
Great Kisser
Handy
Hot-Headed
Kleptomaniac
Mean-Spirited
Mooch
Party Animal

Attractive
Master of Seduction
Never Dull
Observant

Zodiac sign: Leo
Favourite Food: Hamburger
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Black

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Lifetime Wish: Over $50,000 of stolen goods

Education: LeFromage Art School
Career: Criminal career (entry: Decoy)

MINX STARTER HOME
500 Industrial Drive, Bridgeport City (40 x 40 plot)
Approximate value: $14,500
Pre-furnished

FIRST DAYS IN BRIDGEPORT
Bridgeport is a dank, gloomy city. Modelled partly on New York City, it is polluted and forever shrouded in darkness and filth. Surrounded by the ocean on three sides, the downtown area is home to the flourishing celebrity scene, nightlife and criminal gangs, while the mainland area is more affluent and suburban in stark contrast. Jean-Paul Minx has moved to the Waterfront area - the roughest and most lively part of the city.

Jean-Paul Minx bought this property with the intention of rebuilding the house when he has sufficient income. After purchasing the land and the property on it, he has very little funds available to him, so is forced to live in poverty until he can earn/raise some cash.

Jean-Paul moves to Bridgeport solely because it is the largest urban city in that part of the country and provides more opportunity for criminal activities, nightclubbing and anonymous casual sex with exciting women. He has no biological family, or at least there is no record of any - he arrived alone. He has no previous career history beyond graduating from the LeFromage Art School. Despite this being his alma mater, he shows little interest in anything artistic, at most he is fairly good at technical tasks (handy),

Jean-Paul has a propensity for crime - he is aggressive (brave, hot-headed; mean-spirited) and a kleptomaniac, whose main objective in life (LTW) is to make a fortune from dishonest pursuits. Furthermore, he is charismatic, which helps him sweet-talk (or con) people, a skill he often needs to rely on when he has cashflow problems (he is also a mooch). 

His only money starting out came from savings - assumedly the proceeds of crime, as that is how he tends to make a living. When he is not affiliated with a criminal gang (i.e. Criminal career or Assassin career) he is a thief, burglar, scavenger and often handles stolen goods. He isn't adverse to robbery or extreme violence, either. 

However Jean-Paul is also a lover - he often puts his charming character and good sense of humour to good use for pulling women - he is an extreme casanova (flirty and master of seduction, with commitment issues) and is often reckless (casual unprotected sex; openly dating multiple women; cheating), which has previously earned him a bad reputation in relation to his love life.

Jean-Paul soon starts to assimilate into the Bridgeport community. He starts trying to raise his very limited funds through petty theft, stealing items whenever the opportunity arises, and then selling them on for small profit. 

Jean-Paul enjoys socialising and nightclubbing, so he is often out drinking and dancing at night, making the most of Bridgeport's lively nightlife. His favourite destination is The Grind - the dance club located just in front of his home, a tiny distance away at 2883 Industrial Drive. Given he is a master of seduction with a very high sex drive, he sees this as the perfect opportunity to meet women on a nightly-basis and he will try to chat up anyone who takes his fancy - quite often this will be whichever woman he has happened to cross paths with at any time of the day or night. He is remorseless and unfussy in his pursuit of new conquests and doesn't even seem to have a 'type' - any woman is a potential target. 

On his first visit to The Grind he tries his luck with an older woman, Jennifer Martinez. Jean-Paul buys her a party cocktail and discovers that she is married to a man named Pedro. She works as a Podium Polisher in the Political career and shares his alma mater - LeFromage Art School! She seems a little serious for Jean-Paul's tastes and he is not overly disappointed when she turns down his offer to come home with him.

EAST TRADEWINDS SHIPPING CO. - A CRIMINAL CAREER PATH
The next morning Jean-Paul goes to the derelict headquarters of Bridgeport's biggest and most fearsome criminal syndicate which is located at the East Tradewinds Shipping Co. at 33 Packard Lane, an abandoned warehouse. He is swiftly hired in the lowest level job (Decoy), which will earn him minimum wage ($6 an hour) with an opportunity to earn bonuses via side-jobs. 

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - MEETING HANNAH SMYTHE
Jean-Paul meets his colleague, Hannah Smythe. Hannah is on the same, bottom-rung level of payroll as he is at East Tradewinds Shipping Co. - Decoy. He instantly thinks Hannah is beautiful and immediately begins to think of ways of seducing her.

Jean-Paul takes every opportunity to chat to Hannah and get to know her better. It's the only advantage of going to East Tradewinds Shipping Co. for three days of the week. 

Jean-Paul and Hannah are remarkably similar - they are both cunning thieves, but also quite hot-headed and lazy. They both share similar life goals - to make their riches from dishonesty. 

Hannah tells Jean-Paul that she has no siblings, just a mother, Samantha Smythe and an aunt, Katrina. She does not know her father and her mother has never told her who he is. Hannah had made a promising start in the Film career at the Plumbob Studios, working part-time as a 'Best Girl' while still attending the Community High School. After graduating she worked full-time as a TV Actress, for a short time, before ending this career path abruptly and turning to a life of crime. No reason is given for this sudden change of lifestyle. 

Hannah reveals to Jean-Paul that she is in a relationship with Bronson Littler - Jean-Paul understandably has not met Bronson yet, being new in town, and Hannah does not provide any more information about him. Jean-Paul is not put off by the fact Hannah is in a relationship - this is more of a challenge to him and Hannah seems to be quite interested in him, reciprocating many of his flirty gestures. The thing is, Jean-Paul may see Hannah as more than just a one-night stand, because his feelings for her are stronger than those he has ever experienced for anyone else.

Jean-Paul is overjoyed when Hannah agrees to visit his home one night. He meets her at the front door and is casually chatting to her, when the pair notice strange flashing lights in the sky above them. They are astounded to see it's a UFO! Jean-Paul runs towards the multicoloured lights to get a better look and is beamed up into the UFO. He must have passed out from shock or fear at some point, because when he 'wakes up', he is on the road a short distance from his home and it is several hours later. Hannah has gone home. He is upset and violated when he realises he has been anally-probed by the aliens.

The next day when he has partially recovered from the trauma of his alien abduction/anal-probing experience, Jean-Paul (who is enjoying a day off work) pens a romantic letter to Hannah, making his feelings for her clear. He mails it to her, desperate for her to respond positively to his gesture. He then orders a pizza delivery - having a small chiller and microwave (and no cooking skills) means that he usually dines on cereal, ice cream and juice. 

CASUAL SEX WITH THE MAIL CARRIER, SHANNAN McCARTNEY
While waiting for a response of some sort, Jean-Paul is feeling overwhelmed by his love for Hannah. He just can't get over how compatible they are and how many traits and objectives they share in common. In the past, Jean-Paul has been ruthless to his conquests, and now he understands how it feels to be in love with someone unavailable, yet so close. 

Jean-Paul resorts to what he always does when he wants to improve his mood - seeks sex with a stranger. This time, the object of his affections is the mail carrier, Shannan McCartney, who turns up at his house with the monthly household bills (which Jean-Paul cannot yet afford to pay). He flirts with Shannan outside the house - telling her he loves how she looks (for some reason, she is not wearing her work uniform this morning). He even produces an expensive bunch of flowers, which he happens to have on hand just in case he needs to instantaneously charm a target. His advances seem to be working, as Jean-Paul can sense Shannan is very attracted to him. So invested in his sexual endeavours, Jean-Paul ignores an important work call on his cellphone.

When he first makes his move, Jean-Paul slightly mistimes a kiss, which makes Shannan react in a hostile manner - she has already described herself to Jean-Paul as 'neurotic', so he assumes this might be the reason for her negative, dramatic reaction. He apologises and manages to calm her down, using his sense of humour as a way of making her laugh her anger away and relax in his company. It doesn't take Jean-Paul at all long to convince Shannan to hang out with him - and pretty much immediately, he has seduced her into having casual unprotected sex in his shower (risky woohoo). 

Jean-Paul surprises himself again when he discovers he is pleased that Shannan stays around or a while after the steamy shower sex - she helps herself to a microwave readymeal and Jean-Paul is slightly embarrassed about the fact he doesn't have a proper fridge or stove. He is annoyed when she throws the empty food packaging onto the floor and fails to wash up after herself - it seems she is just as undomesticated as he is. Jean-Paul has double-standards however - he may be dirty and untidy, but he gets annoyed by unhygienic living conditions and believes that a woman should keep a house clean and tidy.

The next day, Jean-Paul goes outside early in the morning, with the aim of catching Shannan again and repeating yesterday's antics - he waits by his mailbox. He is amazed to see Shannan has come to work dressed modestly in her work uniform and basically ignores him - she refuses to engage in any conversation and almost immediately runs off to the next lot after Jean-Paul asks her to hang out with him. He may have himself behaved in an extremely cold, emotionless way in response to his own previous lovers, but he is not accustomed to being used for casual sex by a woman and feels pretty awful now that it has happened to him.

However, Jean-Paul then receives a welcome surprise - Hannah has written back to him telling him to 'come and say those things in person'. There seem to be no blurred lines here. He completely loses all interest in Shannan.

A NEW HOUSEMATE FOR JEAN-PAUL
Jean-Paul finds himself outside East Tradewinds Shipping Co. after work one night when he is approached by Hannah who has also finished her shift. She seems to be extremely depressed and tearful and when Jean-Paul starts chatting to her, she confides in him that she has recently broken up with Bronson and is going to soon be homeless as a result of him forcing her to move out of their shared home at 71 Bayshore Highway. Jean-Paul sees the perfect opportunity to 'white knight' her and quickly asks her to move in with him, despite the fact he only has one bedroom and a double-bed. 

Hannah agrees to become Jean-Paul's housemate - it may be more out of necessity than a desire to take their relationship further than the platonic at this stage, as she has no alternative plans to fall back on. Jean-Paul simply cannot tell where he stands romantically with Hannah because she's in such a bad mood and is not very flirty right now - at least he has been able to take advantage of her unlucky situation. 

Hannah tells him that she has a small stash of money saved which they could use to buy some kitchen appliances and other furnishings for the house. She is also willing to sell her bicycle, art supplies and some of her books to raise more cash. Jean-Paul agrees that this sounds perfect (he inwardly hopes that buying a proper fridge and stove will mean Hannah will be able to do all the cooking for them both), however he is still not able to pay any of his household bills, and has no savings to contribute to the planned refurbishment himself. 

Desperate for some cash, Jean-Paul decides that the only opportunity he has to make some really quick cash is to go dumpster-diving - a pursuit which yields a very nice dining table which is as good-as-new, but the experience of raking through trash makes him physically sick. 

Meanwhile, Hannah makes herself at home in the Minx household.

MINX HOME - REFURBISHMENT 1
Dining table - dumpster-diving
Art (stone sculpture) - theft from workplace
New furniture purchased for Kitchen/Dining Room; Lounge and Bedroom

SEDUCING HANNAH SMYTHE
Jean-Paul is unable to get a promotion at work - he is often late and sometimes does not go in at all when he's feeling particularly lazy. It doesn't help that he would rather stay at home and hang out with Hannah. 

Jean-Paul is therefore stuck working for minimum wage and practically living hand-to-mouth to each month, fearing the day he may have to abduct and murder a Repoman to stop them repossessing his meagre belongings. He is actually earning less than the base amount of benefits paid to the unemployed and constantly has to supplement his impoverished income with side-jobs (known in his line of work as 'illicit activities'), theft and dumpster-diving. Every time a new item comes into his possession, he has to sell it on the black market for stolen goods, or the household bills go unpaid again. There is never any chance of saving any of his wages each month. Furthermore, as he cannot afford a car (and has not yet had an opportunity to steal one), he is reliant on public transport - each journey by taxi cab and subway costs around $20, which is a huge drain on his limited and fluctuating income).

Hannah is in the same position as Jean-Paul - she has worked at East Tradewinds for slightly longer than he has, but due to her own laziness and inability to seize opportunities, she has not progressed in her career, whereas others, like Bellisima Hemlock manage to shoot up the ladder (it helps when family members are also part of the same syndicate). 

Sometimes when Hannah is particularly depressed, neurotic or lethargic (during these times Jean-Paul has noticed that she won't leave the house or cook/clean and can stand and stare listlessly at the walls or out of the window) Jean-Paul wonders if it is because she sacrificed a promising Film career as a TV Actress for this poor-paying, dangerous and unfulfilling life as a petty criminal in a big city. He worries that living in poverty in his humble abode is negatively affecting her, but reasons that she had no other option. It is unfortunate that when Hannah is depressed, she is unwilling or unable to motivate herself to go out thieving, so this 'job' always falls on Jean-Paul. 

One night, after work (Hannah staying at home instead of going in for her usual shift), Jean-Paul comes home and cannot resist any longer. He lunges for Hannah and is ecstatic when she returns his kiss. After some foreplay in the kitchen, they go into Jean-Paul's bedroom and have sex - again unprotected! Following three lots of penetrative sex, Jean-Paul is flooded with love hormones and asks Hannah to go steady with him - she agrees without hesitation!

CHARACTER PROFILE
HANNAH SMYTHE - PARTNER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX (1)
GENERATION 1
YOUNG ADULT

Family Tree (at time of addition to household):
Mother: Samantha Smythe
Father: Unknown
Maternal Aunt: Katrina Pala-Hartley

Traits:
Artistic
Avant-Garde
Bookworm
Couch Potato
Daredevil
Dramatic
Family-Orientated
Frugal
Good Sense of Humour
Hot-Headed
Kleptomaniac
Neurotic
Nurturing
Snob
Vegetarian

Zodiac sign: Aries
Favourite Food: Peanut butter & jam sandwich
Favourite Music: Latin
Favourite Colour: Lime green

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Lifetime Wish: Master Thief

Education: Community High School
Awards: Most Likely to Electrocute Self

Career: 
Began in part-time Film career while still at High School (Best Girl)
Film career (TV Actress)
Criminal career (entry: Decoy)

THE ENGAGEMENT OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
Jean-Paul then does a crazy thing - he proposes to Hannah. Jean-Paul has an engagement ring which he once stole from the home of a rich victim. Being a traditionalist, he gets down on one knee to ask for Hannah's hand in marriage and she immediately accepts. Neither of them can believe how fast their relationship is moving. Jean-Paul is hoping that the engagement might encourage Hannah to become more domesticated, as currently she is proving to be ineffective at housekeeping, despite not going into work often enough to call herself a career woman. Hannah is pleased to finally have some security in her life and can't wait to get married.
To celebrate their engagement, Jean-Paul and Hannah decide to host a party. In preparation, they pool their wages and buy a BBQ, a beer keg and a picnic table for the 'garden', which is no more than empty grass surrounding the house right now. On the night of the party, Jean-Paul prepares some hotdogs for the guests. 

Hannah seems a little sad - she has been contacting her mother, Samantha Smythe, in the hope she would attend the party. It appears that mother and daughter are not on good terms and hardly even speak, let alone meet up. Samantha has been making excuses about 'heading out to work' or being 'bust', but the last Hannah had heard, her mother had retire from her career in politics, which was less than glittering in any event. Hannah is cheered up by the fact that her maternal aunt, Katrina Pala-Hartley and her boyfriend, Wayne Bumble, show up at the party to congratulate her and Jean-Paul. Strangely, the party is crashed by Shannan McCartney and Bronson Littler, and while Jean-Paul is ready to kick off if any trouble happens, everything seems to go smoothly, other than the house gets trashed (sinks broken in both kitchen and bathroom causing leaks; TV broken; plates left on surfaces etc). Jean-Paul enjoys grilling on the BBQ, but also starts to display a worrying habit - excessive beer drinking. He drinks all night and even as dawn breaks, he remains outside drinking beer after beer. 

Hannah has some news. She has discovered she is pregnant! She goes on maternity leave from work.
Jean-Paul is recruited to assist in a heist at the Landgraab Marine Science Facility at 2301 Hamming Pier Road, just a short distance from his home address. With a baby on the way, he is in urgent need to make some income, so agrees to perform this dangerous job. The heist goes smoothly, but Jean-Paul is angered by his small cut of the proceeds of the crime, which he had played a prominent role in carrying out. The money he receives won't even stretch far enough to buy a crib for the baby. 

Hannah is suffering from cabin fever, stuck in the house all day, everyday. Her mood is constantly depressed and she spends hours staring out of the window or sitting outside the house reading books. Jean-Paul is aware that she is unhappy and anxious, so tries to make things easier at home by using his handiness skills to fix some of the broken appliances which they cannot afford to pay a Repairman to do. He tries to spend some quality time, pampering Hannah and making her feel loved and respected. However, he is not willing to put his lifestyle on hold, even with a baby on the way. He regularly leaves Hannah at home at night while he goes clubbing, his new favourite venue being the exclusive Crystal Lounge, located on the Waterfront area.

BIRTH OF THE SMYTHE-MINX TWINS
Jean-Paul returns home from the Crystal Lounge to find Hannah's waters have broken and she is in labour in the bathroom. Surprised and anxious, Jean-Paul pees himself. Hannah is unable to get to the hospital, as there is no spare money for a taxi, so she is forced to have a home birth. She gives birth to a daughter, but is shocked when the labour pains continue - it transpires that she was unknowingly expecting twins. The second baby is a son. The babies are named Lilya and Braxton. Jean-Paul sells the stolen sculpture he had been displaying in the kitchen to raise some money to purchase two cribs for the twins.

CRIME & INFIDELITY
The twins are starving and the Smythe-Minx family are threatened with a visit from the Social Worker, which will inevitably lead to their children being removed from their care. Desperate money. Jean-Paul goes to Grady's Junkstop, the old junkyard at 34 1st Avenue, with the intention of stealing a vehicle. His plans are scuppered by the fact that some of the employees of the junkyard are still present. Jean-Paul hides, waiting for them to leave, which they eventually do - in their vehicles. Unperturbed, Jean-Paul breaks into the office, planning to commit a commercial burglary, but there is nothing of any value for him to steal there. Dejected, he visits a dive bar, Waylon's Haunt at 30 Packard Lane, where he plays fooshball for a while, unable to afford to buy a drink. Jean-Paul then spots Romeo Logan-Rake enter the toilets, giving him an idea. Romeo is a retired International Super Spy, known to be a very wealthy man. Despite his success with ladies, Romeo is rumoured to have a predilection for attractive young men and enjoys cottaging. Jean-Paul has heard these rumours and follows Romeo into the toilets, hoping to be able to charm him out of some money. After a short conversation with some charismatic flirting from Jean-Paul, Romeo is persuaded to hand over some money - but it's $11 only, which isn't even enough for Jean-Paul to pay for a taxi ride home. Outside the dive bar, Jean-Paul spots a vintage sign which he thinks might be of some value. As no-one is watching, he steals the sign.

Angered by his wasted time and limited success, Jean-Paul visits the Glenview Manor apartment building at 5202 Silverscreen Drive. He knows how to get into the building undetected and is aware that this is the residence of the King-Situps, amongst others.

Jean-Paul is intending to commit a burglary in the apartment building, but is annoyed to find Mick King-Situp in the foyer, meaning he is prevented from stealing anything. Frustrated, he assaults Mick, subjecting him to a series of extremely violent acts, including punches to the face, kicks to the groin, pushing and body stomps. Jean-Paul thinks he may have killed Mick, but he is able to stagger away back to his apartment, just as his daughter, a firefighter called Alexa King-Situp arrives home from work. Jean-Paul waits around in the foyer for a while while Alexa disappears into the family apartment. When she returns, changed out of her work uniform and about to leave the apartment for a night out in the city, Jean-Paul attempts to seduce her using his charms. Alexa manages to resist Jean-Paul's dubious charms and leaves quickly, after a short conversation. 


Jean-Paul's temper is fraying and he is very frustrated by the events of the night. He travels on foot to Veranda Villas at 99 Embarcadero Drive, where he stands outside the apartment building for a moment, contemplating whether to commit a burglary. His babies are at risk of  starvation if he doesn't get some quick cash. He easily breaks into the apartment building and climbs the stairs.


Jean-Paul stumbles upon a teenage girl standing on the second floor landing. It's resident, Erica Chique-Wilde, who lives in the building with her parents, the eccentric Dr Ace Chique-Wilde and his bohemian wife, Lilly-Bo. Again, Jean-Paul's plans of a smooth crime go scuppered, but he senses that there might be another opportunity here. Erica is a rebellious young girl and Jean-Paul approaches her, pretending he has a legitimate reason to be in the building at this time of night. Erica accepts his story of visiting friends on the first floor apartment and they start chatting. Erica informs Jean-Paul that she is a high school student. Soon, Jean-Paul has gained Erica's trust and flirted enough that her guard is down, and he seduces her on the apartment landing, outside her front door. Jean-Paul and Erica get carried away, because they don't hear her father, Dr Ace Chique-Wilde coming up the stairs behind them, on his return from a shift at the Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital. He is obviously extremely displeased to see an older man kissing his teenage daughter, but is even more disgusted to see that it is Jean-Paul Minx, who already has a bad reputation in the city from his illicit activities. Ace knows Jean-Paul has recently become a father to twins. Instead of confronting him, Ace decides to just continue on his way into his apartment - Jean-Paul is known to be a fearless and dangerous fighter and Ace is aware he doesn't stand a chance against him. Instead, he phones Hannah and informs her of what her fiancee and baby-father is getting up to.


Hannah is both devastated and infuriated when she discovers Jean-Paul's infidelity and waits at home, planning to confront him over his cheating as soon as he walks through the door. When she hears him return home, she calls him through to the bathroom where she informs him she knows what he has been doing behind her back. Jean-Paul tries to deny everything, and both of them start screaming at one another. 


The fight is long, loud and aggressive. Eventually, Jean-Paul uses his charisma and charm to sweet-talk Hannah into accepting his denials and forgiving him for going out for hours at a time without her. He tells her that he was attempting to burgle the Veranda Villas apartments to get some money to support the family, when he'd been 'caught' in the act by a young girl, Erica who lived in the building. Jean-Paul explains that he had been trying to calm her down and convince her that he wasn't going to do anything criminal when her father had come home and misinterpreted what he had seen. Jean-Paul says that he couldn't correct Ace because he'd been apprehended during a break-in. He reassures Hannah that he would never cheat on her, let alone with a teenager. Hannah believes him and they kiss and make up.

A SURPRISE VISIT FROM SAMANTHA SMYTHE
There is a surprise visit to the Smythe-Minx household - Samantha Smythe, the estranged mother of Hannah. It appears that Samantha, an aspiring writer and keen gardener, retired from a low-level job in Politics and casual Bartending jobs, is now penniless and wants to improve her relationship with her daughter, who she abandoned several years ago. Jean-Paul learns that Samantha had been a teenage mother, unable to cope with the demands of raising her daughter alone, leaving Hannah in the care of her aunt, Katrina.  Samantha wants to be a grandmother to the twins, and Jean-Paul cannot help noticing how attractive she is - in particular her slim figure and huge breasts, showcased to perfection in her sexy outfit. He immediately attempts to make a good impression on his 'mother-in-law' engaging her in deep conversation outside the house and reassuring her that she is always welcome. In truth, he feels suffocated by Hannah and her constant nagging him to 'make things official' by marrying her. Her depressive moods and unwillingness to go out and perform criminal activities to make money is getting on his nerves and the couple rarely spend any quality time together. Worse, the twins are at constant risk of neglect, with the threat of a visit by the Social Worker ever present. In Jean-Paul's opinion, Hannah needs to stop focusing on her emotional state and start doing more cooking and cleaning. 

Jean-Paul does not change his behaviour, despite the effect it is having on his family life. It is now winter and snowfall is heavy in Bridgeport, but Jean-Paul is constantly out in the city, staying away from home at much as possible. He attempts to burgle the Mausoleum at Bridgeport Eternal Rest Cemetery, but finds nothing of value there, so goes out to Bridgeport Sports Zone at 8607 17th Avenue, with the intention of picking up women. He meets Bartender, Victoria Boxer, who he is strongly attracted to, but is disappointed when she refuses to hang around with him after her shift. Outside the bar, he meets Kimberly Roush-Gallagher, and tries his luck with her. Kimberly seems keen, but he gets no further than casual flirting and some hugs. During their conversation outside the bar, Jean-Paul learns that Kimberly works in Law Enforcement and is in a relationship with a guy named Cyriaque Glover-Marks. Jean-Paul is somewhat shocked to find that he knows Kimberly's mother, Davina Roush-Gallagher. The fact that Kimberly works in Law Enforcement is also a turn-off for him, unless here is any possibility that she might be susceptible to bribery.

The next day, Jean-Paul is shocked when Hannah informs him she thinks she may be pregnant - she has been suffering from morning sickness and feeling more depressed than usual. Jean-Paul wants a large family, but the couple can barely support their baby twins and Jean-Paul realises that perhaps they have been taking too many risks, continuing to have unprotected sex without thinking about the implications of expanding the family while so impoverished.

CHARACTER PROFILE
LILYA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TODDLER

Traits:
Couch Potato
Excitable
Hates the Outdoors
Loner
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Pop
Favourite Colour: Black

CHARACTER PROFILE
BRAXTON SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TODDLER

Traits:
Absent-Minded
Grumpy
Heavy Sleeper
Insane
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Leo
Favourite Food: Vegetarian dim sum
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Violet

FAMILY LIFE & MORE INFIDELITY
The twins are now toddlers, having celebrated their second birthday without any party or presents. Hannah has also celebrated a birthday and reached the status of 'mature adult' - she changes her hairstyle to mark the occasion. She has still not confirmed whether or not she is pregnant, as she has a lot of stress from being at home alone with the twins all day with the constant threat of the Social Worker paying a visit to investigate suspected child neglect. The twins have incredibly difficult personality traits and are noisy and troublesome. Hannah feels that she might lose her mind. 

Jean-Paul arranges a date with Victoria Boxer at Rose Haven, a luxury venue located near his home, on 3000 Industrial Drive. It's snowing heavily and the pair meet outside. However, after a brief conversation, it is clear to Jean-Paul that Victoria isn't especially interested in him and she makes her excuses before leaving. Jean-Paul calls Davina Roush-Gallagher on his cellphone - after meeting her daughter Kimberly recently, Davina has been on his mind. She agrees to meet him in the city and Jean-Paul goes to change his clothes before he travels there by taxi - unable to afford the fare, the debt is added to his unpaid household bills. Jean-Paul and Davina spend some time watching the snow settle on the city streets while they chat to one another, and before long Jean-Paul makes his intentions clear and seduces Davina, unconcerned about being caught cheating publicly. 

Meanwhile, at home, Hannah is struggling to cope. She eats a basic dinner of waffles alone in the kitchen, forgetting that she has left Lilya outside alone, playing in the snow. 

THE FIANCE'S ESTRANGED MOTHER MOVES IN
During a visit to the Smythe-Minx household, Jean-Paul spontaneously asks Samantha if she would like to move in - much to the dismay of Hannah, who is still not ready to fully heal the broken relationship with her mother. This is tactical on his part, because he is aware that Samantha is a talented cook and might be a useful addition to the family - she can cook, clean and look after the twins, which might convince Hannah to go back to work and bring some wages into the family home. They can barely survive on his minimum wage and her maternity pay. Samantha - who is somewhat of a drifter (she has no fixed address or firm relationships) - jumps at the chance and agrees immediately. Jean-Paul buys a new bed for her, which is placed in the single bedroom of the house, meaning everyone will be sharing. 

The day of moving in, Samantha notices some strange lights in the sky - she goes out to investigate and discovers a UFO above the house. She is abducted, but returned to Earth only moments later, confused and disorientated, but physically unharmed. 

In fact, having another adult around the house does give Hannah some more free time and Jean-Paul takes advantage of this by making sexual advances towards her while she laments over their broken TV, which Jean-Paul has not got round to repairing. The couple have sex in the shower. Hannah hopes that this is a sign that the relationship will be reignited.

To celebrate the new member of the household, Jean-Paul decides to throw a houseparty. Samantha's elder sister, Katrina Pala-Hartley attends and the two spend a long time catching up with one another and enjoying reminiscing on their shared memories. Katrina is in mourning because her partner, Wayne Bumble has recently died. She has started a new relationship with a man named Jasper Trill-Crewe, but it's very early days and she doesn't know what the future holds for them as a couple. Hannah joins the conversation with her mother and aunt, but feels severely nauseous and has to run to the bathroom to vomit. After the party, she passes out on the bathroom floor from sheer exhaustion. She now knows that she is definitely pregnant!

The twins are still badly behaved, noisy and impossible to settle. Both women struggle to deal with them and become frustrated and exhausted dealing with their constant crying and need for attention. The Smythe-Minx family are informed that they are being investigated for child neglect.

Samantha basically takes over all of the household cooking and cleaning and Jean-Paul begins to repair household items - he needs a working TV set so that he can workout and gain athletic skill for his job. During one family meal, Hannah is distraught to notice how Jean-Paul stares at her mother's huge breasts when she bends over to clear away the empty plates. Hannah suspects that Jean-Paul fancies Samantha, but she vows not to confront him over this until she has firm proof. 

CHARACTER PROFILE
SAMANTHA SMYTHE
PRE-GENERATION 1
 - ESTRANGED MOTHER OF HANNAH SMYTHE
MATURE ADULT

Family Tree (at time of addition to household):
Mother/Father - Unknown
Elder Sister: Katrina Pala-Hartley
Daughter: Hannah Smythe
Grandchildren: Lilya Smythe-Minx & Braxton Smythe-Minx

Traits:
Charismatic
Dramatic
Eco-Friendly
Flirty
Loves the Outdoors
Natural Cook
Neat
Neurotic
Over-Emotional
Snob

Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favourite Food: Waffles
Favourite Music: Classical
Favourite Colour: Red

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Lifetime Wish: Professional Author

Education: School of Love & Peace

Career: 
Political career (Podium Polisher)
Bartender

Skills:
Cooking (4)
Gardening (2)
Handiness (2)
Writing (1)

A GRANDMOTHER FOR THE FAMILY

THE START OF A DANGEROUS AFFAIR
Hannah goes into the city to run some errands; she relishes to opportunity of getting out of the house for a few hours, as this is a very rare event nowadays. She is content to leave the twins in the care of her mother - their grandmother. Jean-Paul tells her that he will be leaving for work shortly thereafter. However, Jean-Paul is lying. He has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to seduce his mother-in-law and when he is confident that Hannah won't be returning home anytime soon, he makes romantic advances to her in the kitchen while she is washing up. At first, Samantha is reluctant - she may not know her only daughter very well, but she doesn't want to be responsible for breaking up the family. She reacts in a hostile way to Jean-Paul's flirting, but quickly relents and the pair find themselves in bed together, where they indulge in risky (unprotected) sex. It is fortunate that they finish just before Hannah returns home from the city. Samantha has immediate regrets and experiences feelings of deep guilt and remorse at her actions, unlike Jean-Paul, who is overjoyed at his most recent conquest and not at all concerned about the potential consequences of his cheating.

Hannah seems to think that Avery will act as a 'band-aid baby' to fix the deteriorating relationship between her and Jean-Paul, but this quickly proves to be a miscalculation on her part and they continue to argue. The elder children are feeling the effects of their parents' hot-headedness and inability to communicate effectively. On Jean-Paul's birthday, he makes excuses to Hannah, and sneaks out with Samantha for a date.

CHARACTER PROFILE
LILYA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
CHILD
Traits:
Couch Potato
Excitable
Evil - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Hates the Outdoors
Loner
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Pop
Favourite Colour: Black

Education: Bridgeport Elementary School (Grade F)

CHARACTER PROFILE
BRAXTON SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
CHILD

Traits:
Absent-Minded
Grumpy
Heavy Sleeper
Insane
Mooch - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Leo
Favourite Food: Vegetarian dim sum
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Violet

Education: Bridgeport Elementary School (Grade F)

MINX HOME - EXTENSION & REFURBISHMENT 1
Second  (Adult) Bedroom added
Wallpaper  for Lounge & Kitchen/Dining Room
Carpet for Lounge


A NEW ADDITION TO THE SMYTHE-MINX FAMILY
The twins age up to children. Due to their bed upbringing so far, they appear to be displaying negative personality traits - Lilya is an evil child and Braxton is a mooch. Hannah forces Braxton to cut his hair short because he is a scruffy child who doesn't care for his appearance. Both the children are badly behaved - they cannot be trusted to go to school without parental enforcement and neither of them are particularly studious, preferring to meet new friends or sleep during class. They refuse to complete their homework and are almost immediately a concern for their teachers. In particular, Braxton is a fractious child who throws temper tantrums and sulks. He is much closer to Samantha than his own mother, a realisation which makes Hannah feel even more isolated and emotionally fraught. She is not enjoying being pregnant with her third child and spends much of her time eating and watching TV to distract herself and destress. Jean-Paul does not seem to want to help her and they constantly argue and snipe at one another. 

Hannah eventually gives birth at home, after going into labour unexpectedly. The baby is a son - named Avery Smythe-Minx. Feeling jealous of her own daughter and the fact she has had another child with Jean-Paul, Samantha busies herself around the house to get her mind off her new lover, who is somewhat distant and inattentive at the moment. She can't help but feel used for casual sex and continues to experience regret for her participation in his infidelity towards Hannah.


However, on Jean-Paul's birthday, Samantha agrees to go on a date with him to Eugi's, a local watering hole located at 9308 Sterling Parkway, an area of the city Hannah is unlikely to randomly turn up, given she has to care for three children. Jean-Paul is due at work, so he decides to skip it without asking his boss for permission. It's snowing heavily and Jean-Paul and Samantha spend some  time kissing outside the venue before they enter and have risky (unprotected) sex in the public elevator. Afterwards, Samantha's mood changes and she starts to scream at Jean-Paul, blaming him for encouraging her to have the affair which will break her daughter's heart if discovered. Jean-Paul feels little remorse, but is stressed by the hassle Samantha' guilt (and Hannah's nagging and depression) causes him.


A NEW DILEMMA FOR JEAN-PAUL MINX

Now Jean-Paul is a fully mature adult. He hears from his former (teenage) flame, Erica Chique who is now a young adult. Erica has fallen out with her father, Ace Chique-Wilde over her rebellious behaviour and refusal to follow in his footsteps and join the Medical profession, so she's been forced to move out. She's now living in somewhat more humble circumstances in a wooden shack, at Cabin Point, 16 Dean Road on the other side of the city. She's woking as a Background Extra in the Film career and casually dating a man named Branden and Jean-Paul's friend, Vladimir Schlick. This does not put Jean-Paul off - he and Erica have a rapport, and while he is disappointed to see that she isn't living the affluent lifestyle she used to, he wastes no time in seducing her. Unfortunately, Erica refuses to have sex with Jean-Paul - the next day is her graduation ceremony, so after a few hours of kissing and canoodling, he returns home somewhat frustrated and unsatisfied. 

However, the big news is that Samantha Smythe is pregnant and Jean-Paul is the father! Jean-Paul was aware that the two had failed to take precautions, but had assumed Samantha was menopausal and unable to conceive! Samantha tells him that she will keep the paternity of the baby a secret so that their affair remains undiscovered, which suits Jean-Paul. Samantha is in love with him, but at the same time will go to any lengths to protect her daughter from the hurt caused by knowledge of the infidelity. Furthermore, she doesn't want to risk her relationship with her grandchildren or her secure home in the Minx household, especially now there is a baby on the way. It doesn't take long for the pregnancy to be apparent, meaning Samantha can keep it hidden no longer. When Hannah asks who the father is, Samantha tells her that the baby is the result of a one-night stand she had a few months ago. Hannah, distracted by her own problems, accepts the vague explanation.


Jean-Paul decides to visit his lover Davina Roush-Gallagher at 9 Seaview Strip, with the intention of mooching some much-needed money. Jean-Paul is welcomed into Davina's modest home, but she refuses to lend or gift him any money, so he leaves unsatisfied and anxious. 


Soon enough, Samantha goes into labour at home - and has a homebirth. The entire family is present and Hannah is surprised to see Jean-Paul's extremely negative reaction to the fact Samantha is about to give birth to a baby - he seems to be having some sort of mental breakdown, putting his hands over his ears and freaking out from a panic attack. He tells Hannah that he is just under stress from work, debts and the thought of the Social Worker showing more interest in the family as a result of the new baby. 


Samantha gives birth to twins! This is a surprise to Samantha, as she assumed she was only expecting one baby. It also panics her as twins seem to run in Jean-Paul's bloodline and there is no history of twins in the Smythe family! Will this be a clue as to the twins' paternity? First born is son, Kerman Smythe-Minx, shortly followed by daughter, Portia Smythe-Minx. Samantha can see Jean-Paul is nonchalant - bordering on hostile - regarding the new additions to his family, but is unable to confront him over his behaviour. She just wants him to be supportive and loving!


 THE BANK LOAN - CRIPPLING DEBT!
Jean-Paul needs to get a bank loan - there is no way the current house can home a family of seven! He heads down to Steve's Business Complex & Restaurant at 156 Bayside Highway to try and secure one. He is offered $10,000 at an extortionate rate of interest. His monthly household bills will increase from approximately $300 to somewhere around $1,200. Jean-Paul has no option but to sign for the loan - if the children don't have more space and better living environment, they will be taken by the Social Worker - or even the Child Abuse Officer. He will just have to commit more crimes and try and get promoted within the Criminal career.

The Minx home is extended and refurbished.

 MINX HOME - EXTENSION & REFURBISHMENT 2
Third Bedroom (Nursery & Children's Bedroom) added
New furniture for all Bedrooms
New appliances for Kitchen (Dishwasher)
New TV, Stereo, furniture & decoration for Lounge
New decoration for Lounge

Home valued at: $25,800 (Furnished)/$17,883 (Unfurnished)

CHARACTER PROFILE
AVERY SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TODDLER
Traits:
Athletic
Brave
Friendly
Light Sleeper
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Indie
Favourite Colour: White

FULL HOUSE
Avery ages up into a fairly well-adjusted toddler, given his difficult early years. Hannah notices that while Lilya - oddly blonde-haired (since both parents have dark hair) has her eye colour (green) she strongly resembles her father, with his simian facial features and wonky nose. Meanwhile, both sons look a lot like Hannah - Avery is the most handsome with his dark hair and his father's bright blue eyes. Hannah thinks that while Jean-Paul's attractiveness comes from his rugged bad boy image, his blue eyes are the most conventionally handsome thing about him - a rare good feature in an otherwise somewhat ugly man. 

The twins present some issues however - Braxton is prone to throwing aggressive temper tantrums when he doesn't get his own way and still seems to be much closer to his grandmother, Samantha than his own mother. On the other hand, Lilya is a complete loner and seems to have a phobia of leaving the house. Therefore both twins often skip school - Braxton because he is actively trying to be naughty and rebellious, and Lilya because she is too anxious. Samantha is still doing the majority of housework and childcare - Hannah does as much as she is able to, with her own mental health problems to contend with and Jean-Paul displays his usual carefree, cavalier attitude to his responsibilities, doing the bare minimum. 

CHARACTER PROFILE
LILYA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TEENAGER
Traits:
Couch Potato
Excitable
Evil - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Hates the Outdoors
Light Sleeper - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Loner
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Pop
Favourite Colour: Black

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grade F)

Lifetime Wish: Emperor of Evil

Career: 
Sharma Day Spa Specialist (entry: Clothes Folder - part time)

CHARACTER PROFILE
BRAXTON SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TEENAGER
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Commitment Issues - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Grumpy
Heavy Sleeper
Insane
Mooch - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Leo
Favourite Food: Vegetarian dim sum
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Violet

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grades C - F)

Lifetime Wish: Star News Anchor

Career: 
Book Store Clerk (entry: Cash Register Specialist - part time)

TEENAGERS
The Smythe-Minx twins age up into teenagers (Samantha's twins are secretly registered as 'Smythe-Minx' - she says for 'tax purposes' so they can claim some extra family credit, but referred to as 'Smythe' to avoid any gossip, although some Bridgeport locals have been questioning if Jean-Paul is the father!). Neither are improving in school performance when they register at Public School 67 at 63 Backlot Parkway - Lilya never achieves anything higher than an F, while Braxton hovers somewhere between a C and F grade, depending on his mood and current behaviour. He prefers conspiracy theories to the subjects he studies at school. One benefit the family has from Lilya's perpetual skipping school is that she spends the hours she should be in class in the kitchen at home, swiftly improving what seems to be a natural talent in cooking. At least with both Samantha and Lilya at home, the family will eat reasonably well!

Hannah has a secret of her own! She is invited to Rose Haven by Lawrence Cook-Lum. This sudden interest in her really boosts her confidence, so she agrees and meets him there. The pair chat for ages and really enjoy each other's company, so it confuses Hannah when Lawrence doesn't try to flirt with her or show interest in being anything more that platonic friends - she'd assumed this was a date.

CHARACTER PROFILE
KERMAN SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
TODDLER
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Excitable
Loves the Cold
Neurotic
Slob

Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Favourite Food: Spaghetti with vegetarian sauce
Favourite Music: Kids
Favourite Colour: Hot pink

CHARACTER PROFILE
PORTIA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
TODDLER
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Artistic
Grumpy
Light Sleeper
Loner

Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favourite Food: Tofu-dog
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Aqua

CHARACTER PROFILE
AVERY SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
CHILD
Traits:
Athletic
Brave
Friendly
Light Sleeper
Neurotic
Over-Emotional - automatic trait from bad upbringing

Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Indie
Favourite Colour: White

Education: Bridgeport Elementary School (Grade F)

DELINQUENT, SEMI-FERAL CHILDREN
Jean-Paul has lost his job in the Criminal career after a series of warnings regarding his job attendance and performance. The household bills are going unpaid so Hannah is forced to go back to work as a Decoy at East Tradewinds Shipping Co. Her maternity pay has all dried up. 

Worse, three children in the family have aged up, meaning that there is far more stress in the household. Avery becomes a child and starts attending Bridgeport Elementary School, but like his elder twin siblings, it's not long before he is failing in his subjects and skipping classes. Any discipling in the household seems to be for the sole purpose of punishment rather than attempting to get the children to attend school properly. Jean-Paul has no interest in his children's education and Hannah is not particularly well-educated herself and is usually too distracted to notice if the children complete their homework.

Samantha's twins, Kerman and Portia age into toddlers. Thankfully for Jean-Paul they have the darker skin of their mother and hazel eyes, not giving any clue as to the fact he is their father. While he doesn't care about rumours in the local community (he even takes pride in his reputation of being a casanova), he doesn't want Hannah to actually believe the truth in the gossip. 

REPEATING THE SAME OLD MISTAKES
Jean-Paul just cannot help himself. Freshly unemployed and with a lot of time free from Hannah, who is back at work, he sees an opportunity for some leisure time. Instead of thinking himself lucky that his affair with the mother of his common law wife has gone undiscovered, he decides to try his seemingly endless supply of good luck and starts to become amorous with Samantha one day - in full view of his son Avery. Avery is too young to fully understand what is happening, but he gets the sense that he is witnessing a betrayal and has a complete meltdown when Jean-Paul tells him that he mustn't tell his mother what he has seen. The weight of the confused guilt he feels leads him to exhibit some strange behaviour when around any of the adults in the house - the only family members he feels close to are his brother Braxton, and his uncle/aunt (really his half-siblings), Kerman and Portia. 

Jean-Paul quickly resumes a sexual relationship with Samantha and stupidly, the repeat an old mistake and have risky (unprotected) sex in the master bedroom. 

One day, a few weeks later, Samantha begins to feel nauseous. The bathroom is in use, so she runs outside and vomits on the front lawn. It's clearly morning sickness and she immediately informs Jean-Paul that they are about to become parents again. This is not the news Jean-Paul wants to hear.

A BAD REACTION
Jean-Paul does not have a normal, adult reaction to the news that Samantha is pregnant again. After sitting through an excruciatingly ly tense family meal, he wanders over to the Landgraab Marine Science Facility, with the intent of seeking out some opportunities to commit some crimes. Instead he spies three people outside the building - Dr Ace Chique-Wilde (father of his teenage love interest, Erica), Lisa King-Bling and former victim, Mick King-Situp. Jean-Paul's temper flares at the sight of both men. While his continued victimisation of Mick seems to be for no more reason than Mick always seems to be at the scene of one of Jean-Paul's criminal acts, preventing him from carrying it out, he has real reason to hate Dr Chique-Wilde - this was the man who revealed his infidelity to Hannah and caused him all that hassle. Furthermore, he didn't like the way Ace had treated his daughter, Erica. While Jean-Paul is not the best father, he is also a hypocrite. Jean-Paul rushes towards the group at the entrance and immediately assaults Mick, who is closest to him at the top of the stairs. He snaps Mick's neck and suddenly, the mindless outburst of violence results in murder! Jean-Paul is certain Mick is dead, because they see his ghost rise up from his lifeless body. Ace is traumatised and begins to sob - Jean-Paul is not going to let him go to the police, being a key witness. He knows Lisa King-Bling won't come forward as a witness as she has links to the criminal gangs in Bridgeport. Jean-Paul assaults Ace, causing him grave injuries. Afterwards Jean-Paul feels that he has 'let off steam'.

Jean-Paul hides out that night, just in case there were any more witnesses and the police were looking for him. He leaves the area the next morning and takes a long walk around the city, ending up at the Banzai Lounge on 1684 Memorial Parkway, where he runs into Tabatha Hanna. Tabatha is a Desk Jockey in the Law Enforcement career, so Jean-Paul takes the opportunity to question her about any current unsolved crimes in the city, just to see if any of his evil deeds have been reported. 

A STEP TOO FAR
Rob Morin, the Repoman arrives to repossess items from the Smythe-Minx household - the bills have gone unpaid to long and the family cannot pay back the increasing interest on the bank loan. The elder Minx twins freak out at the invasion of their home and the loss of family possessions. While Rob Morin is repossessing the BBQ and garden furniture, Braxton lashes out with a knock-out punch. Lucky he's just a teenager - Rob Morin simply takes even more items from the home in retaliation.

Meanwhile, Jean-Paul is out committing car theft, in the car park of the Banzai Lunge, which is a multi-storey and therefore allows him to sneak around unseen. After stealing a car, he returns to find Tabatha Hanna leaving. Back at home, he is unaware that Hannah has uncharacteristically gone out drinking at Waylon's Haunt, unable to take the monumental stress of life at home. 

When morning comes, Jean-Paul finds himself wandering around Bridgeport Acres Summer Festival. He spots Michael Wells-Lum by the Children's Playground and a red mist descends - Jean-Paul is momentarily enraged and rushes over the the man. He starts a verbal argument and punches Michael in the face, but is shocked to find that his victim doesn't try to defend himself physically, and instead just shouts at Jean-Paul. Jean-Paul gets out a knife and stabs Michael a number of times in a blind rage, killing him. This isn't his first murder of course, but this one happened in broad daylight in a public park frequented by the local community. While Jean-Paul stands there in a daze looking at the lifeless body of his murder victim, he is apprehended by PC Gilbert Cabrae, the on-duty police officer. Jean-Paul tries to plead his innocence, saying that he found Michael's body and was about to call the police himself, but PC Cabrae knows Jean-Paul is a criminal and doesn't believe a word of it. While the Grim Reaper attends to take the soul of Jean-Paul's latest victim, PC Cabrae makes the arrest and escorts Jean-Paul to jail. At the Custody Desk the police find the keys to the car Jean-Paul has stolen and these are confiscated. Jean-Paul is sentenced to a number of years in jail - he avoids a life sentence by pleading diminished responsibility and the sentence is reduced to reflect a manslaughter conviction. 

CHANGES AT HOME
While Jean-Paul is serving his jail term, there are drastic changes in the Smythe-Minx household. None of the children appear to be coping - other than Avery who seems pleased to be free from the oppressive presence of his violent and unpredictable father. Avery is a gentle child and enjoys the fact there are no screaming arguments between his parents keeping him awake at night. 

Hannah decides she no longer wants to be in a relationship with Jean-Paul. They have been together for nearly 16 years and there is no sign of marriage on the horizon and plenty of rumours about him being a cheat. While Hannah is a criminal, she draws the line at murder, especially if it risks family life, so one day she makes the decision to end everything and move out. Her friend, Sugar Bijou-Wordy has recently broken up with husband Craig and got  room for her and her child in one of the large blocks of public housing on the corner of Industrial Drive and Seaview Strip, so Hannah readily agrees to move in with her. When Jean-Paul makes his weekly phone call to her, she informs him that it's over and she won't be coming back. City Hall orders that she pay a weekly sum of $300 in child support for the three children she will be leaving behind. 
When Jean-Paul is released from jail, it appears that his sentence has not had a deterrent effect - he is a recidivist and now has a taste for murder. He spots Maria Hawkins-Tillman outside the entrance of City Hall and approaches her with the rumours he has heard from on the wing in jail - that she is a snitch. Maria denies that she has ever snitched on anyone, but Jean-Paul does not believe her and brutally attacks her with a hammer while she begs for her life. A fellow inmate who Jean-Paul has befriended while in jail stands by and acts as look-out while Jean-Paul quickly cleans up the remains of Maria and disposes of her body in a binliner. He absconds before the police can arrive. 
Samantha goes into labour at home and gives birth to another set of twins - the third for Jean-Paul. The son, born first, is named Jengo and the daughter is named Jodene. When Jean-Paul arrives home and sees another pair of twins, he is enraged. Another reason for his flaring temper is the fact that all he wants is to be welcomed back by Hannah. He had been hoping that she would have missed him enough to return home, but all he has is her ageing mother and a house of damaged and badly-behaved children. He takes out the range on Samantha and stabs her several times in front of all the children, who act as expected - complete fear, panic and trauma.  Police Officer attends the house, alerted by reports of a disturbance - obviously, as someone newly released on parole, Jean-Paul is under supervision by the authorities. Thankfully, the Police are persuaded that the noise came from the children, excited to see their father home from jail and the screams of two newborn babies. The Police Officer leaves without inspecting the premises and the Grim Reaper arrives to collect the soul of Samantha as her ghost floats around the outside of the Minx home. Her grave is placed at the edge of the Minx plot - this area of land is reserved fro a family graveyard. The family do not hold a funeral for Samantha - they keep their bereavement private, for fear that prying locals might ask too many questions about how she died. It is at this point that Jean-Paul becomes hated by each and every one of his elder children - he will never enjoy a good relationship with any of them ever again. While she was staring at the lifeless corpse of her grandmother on the nursery floor, Lilya vows that she will become the Emperor of Evil, her lifetime wish. It's almost as though witnessing the murder turned her completely to the dark side. Braxton on the other hand wants to be a Star News Anchor. 

While the family are in mourning, Jean-Paul sells Samantha's remaining possessions to cover the cost of the household bills. He rejoins the Criminal career at his former level of Decoy, at East Tradewinds Shipping Co. He now has a reputation as an 'Assassin' but must still prove himself in the workplace before he can get a promotion. Braxton gets a part-time job at Wiki's Fabulous Books & Bath (Cash Register Specialist) while Lilya finds a part time job at the Sharma Day Spa (Clothes Folder) - both workplaces are located at 9199 Sterling Parkway in the city centre, so it is likely both tenagers will find it difficult to juggle their household responsibilities, education and employment. 

CHARACTER PROFILE
AVERY SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
TEENAGER
Traits:
Athletic
Brave
Friendly
Hates the Outdoors - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Light Sleeper
Neurotic
Over-Emotional - automatic trait from bad upbringing

Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Indie
Favourite Colour: White

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grades D - F)

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grade F)

Lifetime Wish: Creature-Robot Cross-Breeder

CHARACTER PROFILE
KERMAN SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
CHILD
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Bookworm - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Excitable
Loves the Cold
Neurotic
Slob

Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Favourite Food: Spaghetti with vegetarian sauce
Favourite Music: Kids
Favourite Colour: Hot pink

Education: Bridgeport Elementary School (Grade F)

CHARACTER PROFILE
PORTIA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
CHILD
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Artistic
Grumpy
Kleptomaniac - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Light Sleeper
Loner

Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favourite Food: Tofu-dog
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Aqua

 Education: Bridgeport Elementary School (Grade F)

THE NEED TO DOWNSIZE
Some of the Smythe-Minx children grow up - now they know they all share the same father. Avery ages up to a teenager and takes an active role in caring for the younger family members, helped out by Braxton. Sometimes Avery will skip school so that the family can reduce expenditure and save on childcare costs. This also ensures the younger children are not at risk from neglect, which would be the case if Jean-Paul was responsible for them. In an attempt to cut back further on costs and save some money, the Minx home is downsized. 

MINX HOME - DOWNSIZE
Reduction in size of home
Removal of second Adult Bedroom


FAMILY TREES - SMYTHE-MINX (GENERATIONS 1 & 2)
Now the Smyth-Minx bloodlines are finalised - Hannah has left Jean-Paul forever, so there will be no more children between them, and Samantha is dead. Jean-Paul wishes to have more children with future partners.

MORE REPOSSESSIONS
Life continues as usual in the Minx household - but they are still overwhelmed by crippling debt. Rob Morin, the Repoman arrives again, to repossess more items from the home. Jean-Paul is at home when this happens and immediately grabs his hammer, intending to beat Rob to death with it, but thinks twice when he snaps to his senses and realises that he is still on parole and will go straight back to jail - leaving the family with no adults. This will lead to all the children of the family - all of Jean-Paul's relations - to be taken into care by the Social Worker. Instead, he has an aggressive confrontation in the lounge, which amounts to nothing. 

CHARACTER PROFILE
JENGO-SMYTHE MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
TODDLER
Traits:
Athletic
Clumsy
Easily Impressed
Perceptive
Virtuoso

Zodiac sign: Gemini
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Roots
Favourite Colour: Black

CHARACTER PROFILE
JODENE SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & SAMANTHA SMYTHE
TODDLER
Traits:
Easily Impressed
Genius
Hates the Outdoors
Light-Sleeper
Perceptive

Zodiac sign: Virgo
Favourite Food: French toast
Favourite Music: Soul
Favourite Colour: Red

The youngest twins age into toddlers - Jean-Paul cannot help but notice that the traits that they already display at this early age are somewhat more preferable to those of his older, damaged children. He assumes that this may be down to the fact that they cannot remember the murder of their mother and have benefited from the car of their elder half-brother's who seem to have done a better job of raising them than Hannah or Samantha would have been able to do. 

CHARACTER PROFILE
LILYA SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - DAUGHTER OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
YOUNG ADULT
Traits:
Couch Potato
Excitable
Evil - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Frugal - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Hates the Outdoors
Hot-Headed - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Light Sleeper - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Loner
Neurotic
Unlucky - automatic trait from bad upbringing

Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favourite Food: Ratatouille
Favourite Music: Pop
Favourite Colour: Black

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grade F) - Fail
Voted: Most Likely to Never Leave the House

Lifetime Wish: Emperor of Evil

Career: 
Sharma Day Spa Specialist (entry: Clothes Folder - part time)
Criminal career (entry: Decoy)

CHARACTER PROFILE
BRAXTON SMYTHE-MINX
GENERATION 2 - SON OF JEAN-PAUL MINX & HANNAH SMYTHE
YOUNG ADULT
Traits:
Absent-Minded
Commitment Issues - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Coward - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Friendly - automatic trait
Good - automatic trait
Grumpy
Heavy Sleeper
Insane
Mooch - automatic trait from bad upbringing
Neurotic

Zodiac sign: Leo
Favourite Food: Vegetarian dim sum
Favourite Music: Hip Hop
Favourite Colour: Violet

Education: Bridgeport Public School 67 (Grades C - F) - Graduated with an F
Voted: Most Likely to Offend Others

Lifetime Wish: Star News Anchor

Career: 
Book Store Clerk (entry: Cash Register Specialist - part time)
Journalism career (entry: Paper Boy)

GROWING UP FAST!
The eldest Smythe-Minx twins are now finally young adults. Braxton seems to love his new job as a Paper Boy within the Journalism career. The only thing which seems to hinder his job performance is the fact that the family do not own a computer so he is unable to practice his writing skill. On the other hand, while Lilya is entirely suited to a Criminal career, she often has to miss work due to her crippling anxiety and phobia of leaving the house. 

Samantha's ghost often makes an appearance in the Minx home - and even moves cooking equipment and ingredients around the kitchen. Avery has an encounter while he is cleaning.

The next set of Smythe-Minx twins are about to reach their teenage years, so Avery organises a party to celebrate, buying a couple of birthday cakes and inviting guests, including his mother, Hannah, who attends. While she cannot bear to live in the Minx household or have anything to do with her ex-partner Jean-Paul, she is adamant that she will not be anything like her own mother and will remain in contact with her children and half-siblings (who she has since learned are the children of Jean-Paul). The party goes well. 

Unfortunately my game crashed during gameplay and it is impossible to continue with this saved game. I have far more screenshots/story progression on this legacy family if anyone expresses an interest to read further, but in order to be able to game, I've decided to restart a Minx Legacy with a new game, which means I have to rebuild my city. I'll try to take steps to ensure the game doesn't bloat and lag as much as it did this time with Master Controller mod. Let me know if you want any more of THIS version though, in the comments below. Thank you for reading. The next Legacy game will be broken down into chapters rather than all on one page, to make it easier to follow :)