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Rainger Family Update

March 17, 2011 By: Gov. Riley Category: Astoria, Rainger Family, The Sims 3 No Comments →

Kate Pistachio Rainger passed away peacefully of Old Age, her remains cremated and given to family members.

Eldest daughter, Bethany Rainger, became an Adult and took a vacation to Shang Simla and met Zhan Su.  The two fell in love and were married, and Zhan moved back to Astoria with Bethany.

Elisabetta became an Adult and, soon, an aunt.  Bethany and Zhan rung in the third generation with a daughter, named after her late grandmother, Katie Su.

Ethan retired from his job to spend the rest of his time with his family and his new granddaughter, while Elisabetta moved out of the house to give her sister's new family room to grow and to pursue her own life.  She now resides across the street from Maruna Ocean, at 3 Sun Song Avenue.

Katie became a Child and began to do extremely well in school and was utterly spoiled by her grandfather, who adored her; the two were very close.

Not long after Katie became a Child, Bethany - just herself turned Adult - learned she was pregnant again.  The entire family was thrilled, especially Ethan, who hoped to live long enough to meet his second grandchild.

However, it was not to be.  Ethan took Katie to the beach for some early-morning fishing and, after 8am, Elisabetta came to meet them and spend some time with her father and niece and to tell them about her new boyfriend, Elbert Wainwright, son of Boyd and Susan Wainwright.

Only a couple of hours later, a shadow fell across them - it was the Grim Reaper; Ethan's full and well-lived life was over.

Shortly after Bethany gave birth to another daughter, Edie Su.

Currently, both Bethany and Zhan are Adults, Katie is a teen, and little Edie is a toddler.

Bethany Rainger Su

  • Photographer's Eye
  • Hot-Headed
  • Computer Whiz
  • Perceptive
  • Eccentric

Bethany is a Cancer who loves Egyptian music, Sushi, and the color Red.  She is self-employed as a Photographer.

Zhan Su

  • Brave
  • Good Sense of Humor
  • Good
  • Athletic
  • Charismatic

Zhan is a Virgo who loves Kids music, Goopy Carbonara, and the color Irish Green.  He is spends his time training locals in martial arts.

Katie Su

  • Genius
  • Artistic
  • Grumpy
  • Savvy Sculptor

Katie is an Aquarius who loves Soul music, Frogs Legs, and the color Sea Foam.  She is a student in high school with a part-time job at the cemetery.

Edie Su

  • Party Animal
  • Good

Edie is an Virgo who loves Kids music, Crepes, and the color Spice Brown.  She is a student in elementary school.


Astoria – Rainger Family

March 16, 2011 By: Gov. Riley Category: Astoria, Rainger Family, The Sims 3 No Comments →

I've recently gotten back into playing The Sims 3, and though I never quite took off with it as I did with The Sims 2 I truly do enjoy playing.

The lack of dedication to 3, as opposed to 2, was - for me - a matter of less time to play, yes, but, also, frustration that every time I'd get going with a family, the game would crash and I'd lose everyone and everything.  (This wasn't all EA's fault - I also experienced a hard drive crash that obliterated my hard drive, including the sim families from The Fringe Press project).

This was especially the case in Bridgeport.  Due to the Bridgeport glitch (I've lost two families - just *poof* gone - and hours of work and play) with the Late Night ep, I've just gone back to square one and Sunset Valley (or a slight remake thereof).

I introduce you to the city of Astoria, and the Rainger family, which began with founder CAS sim, Ethan Rainger.  Ethan's traits are as follows:

Ethan Rainger

  • Loves the Outdoors
  • Bookworm
  • Family-Oriented
  • Natural Cook
  • Neat

Ethan is a Taurus who loves French music, Fish and Chips, and the color Green.  He has a career in the Science field.

Ethan married his maid, Kate Pistachio, on the pier at the beach and the two have had a romantic relationship ever since.

The newlywed couple moved from Ethan's small home  at 72 Water Lily Lane a custom-built home at 74 Landgraab Avenue to begin a family.

Kate was a bit older than Ethan and the two only managed to have one child together, a daughter named Bethany, before Kate became an Elder.

Just before Kate's last birthday, the couple decided to adopt and brought toddler Elisabetta into their home.  Bethany, a child at the time, was delighted to have a little sister and the two became especially close.  They are currently in high school, with Bethany soon to enter Young Adulthood.

Kate Pistachio Rainger

  • Brave
  • Neat
  • Charismatic
  • Kleptomaniac
  • Artistic

Kate is a Leo and loves Pop music, Ratatouille, and the color Red.  Though she began her career as a Maid, Kate is now employed in the Business profession and is a B-list Celebrity around town.

Bethany Rainger

  • Photographer's Eye
  • Perceptive
  • Eccentric
  • Computer Whiz

Bethany is a Cancer who loves Egyptian music, Sushi, and the color Red.

Elisabetta Rainger

  • Neurotic
  • Handy
  • Clumsy
  • Excitable

Elisabetta is a Scorpio who loves Hip Hop music, Fruit Parfait, and the color Irish Green.

More to come...