Introducing the Clarkes



Alternate realities

Okay so as you know, my favorite sim is my sim Henry. I created him as a young adult, he married Jade Rosa and they had six children together (Quinn, Liam, Hayden, Thomas, George, Charlotte). Henry was a detective, a spy and a chef.  Later in life, Henry met his estranged father, Hugh, and they developed a father-son relationship until Hugh’s death.

Now…. What I did was, I created A SECOND SAVE FILE in my game and called it an alternate reality. I took young adult VANILLA HENRY and placed him there with his father HUGH, and rolled their ages back. I turned Henry into a toddler, and Hugh into a young adult. I then gave Henry a mother, for the first time.

In the other REALITY, Henry’s mother died when he was 10 and he was shipped to military school until he graduated at 17. Due to this neglect, Henry and Hugh became estranged.

But in the alternate reality, his mother never died and he was raised under their guidance until adulthood. He never met Jade in this reality and married someone else.

Here is his story.


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Meet his wife Pearl with toddler Henry

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He was an unplanned addition to their family but one that they love very much.

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Toddler Henry is a little charmer (that is his trait).

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Mom and dad really get after him sometimes for all the messes he makes but

He really does bring joy to their lives

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A little update on Shingo

First things first. Shingo. Last time I posted I said he and his wife were expecting. Well. They had twins. Twin boys. I don’t even remember their names. OH. Tadashi and Raphael. Fernanda is Portuguese and Shingo is 1/2 Japanese so the baby’s names reflect their heritages.

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Shingo also found out that he is biological father to Fernanda’s son, Jeff. They had met each other at a party years before he became her nanny. They had a brief encounter which neither of them remembered clearly. Shingo accepted Jeff as his own son but was over the moon to find out he was actually his biological father.


It’s my boy’s creation day anniversary!

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He’s the second sim I ever created in TS4, he’s my favorite. I love him and the life he’s had. He’s had 6 children with his wife, one via abduction, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He has maxed all skills except archaeology (8) and pet training (1). He was a detective first, then a Double diamond spy, and then a celebrity chef. Now he is retired. (He’s never been an elder in this game)

So I’m playing him in honour of his creation day.

Also, it’s my cat’s adoptaversary lol. 15 years old!


A very special sim

I didn’t make this sim. He’s game generated. He’s the game nanny*.  His name is Shingo Hayashi. His name clearly states a japanese ancestry but I suspect he may only be half Japanese and may also have European ancestry.

Regardless, Shingo was born in Japan, and lived there until his late 20s. He worked as a pediatrician for decades until immigrating to San Myshuno. He was disappointed to find his medical license was not recognized and he’d have to get recertified.

(This is actually something that happens to immigrant doctors their license is not recognized and because of the cost of getting recertified they become taxi drivers or some other low end paying job. Tragic, because we need skilled workers like doctors, no matter where they are from! Plus it’s probably tough to make livings at being a taxi driver.)

Side note, my former doctor is Russian, and in Russia he was a brain surgeon. He came to Canada and had to get recertified, like any other doctor, but found it was expensive and difficult. He ended up going into family medicine instead which he finds more rewarding. He also helps immigrant doctors get recertified.

Anyway, I digress. Because Shingo found the cost of getting recertified was simply too high, he became an nanny for Kindly Caring. He loved caring for children, and this was the next best way, as he could no longer be a pediatrician.  He soon found he grew to love those children under his care. And Shingo cared for many, many babies and toddlers in my game.

You should probably know that Shingo started out as an elder. He wasn’t the adult you see here. Well I loved Shingo so much that I marked him to never be culled and I aged him down. Then, I searched his friends and noticed he had a romance with a sim who was a single mom. I decided it was time for the newly young Shingo to retire from being a Nanny, and have a life of his own.

I placed his love interest into a house, and had her invite over Shingo. Their romance grew, and she invited him to move in. They married fairly quickly. I decided it was time for him to reenter the medical field with the savings he’d accumulated from being a Nanny. He was recertified, (not really this is all part of the story) and became a doctor. (But not a pediatrician)

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Shingo had dedicated so much of his life caring for other people’s children, both as a pediatrician and as a nanny, that he had never had a romantic relationship with a woman. He just never found the time. But then, he met Fernanda, who hired him as a nanny to her new son. She was a newly single mom and found herself overwhelmed by caring for the baby.

More than anything, he wanted to be father to his own children. Granted, he considered Jeff (her son) as his own son, but he wanted to be father to his own biological child. Finally, she agreed to having a baby.

They went away to Granite falls for two days without Jeff (left him with the new nanny) and a new baby was conceived.

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Coming soon, the birth of Shingo and Fernanda’s son or daughter!


This is Gregory and Hayden’s adult children, Gabriella and Benjamin. Benjamin is the oldest. Isn’t his daughter really beautiful? They look just like their dad except for one small feature: That cleft chin they have is from their mother, which she got from her dad Henry.

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Gregory x Hayden

Hayden enjoyed being single a loooong time. She was in no rush to marry. But then, one day, a new guy named William started working at the art gallery. Her attraction to him was immediate. He felt the same way, but despite being a romantic guy, he was shy about approaching her.

Hayden had a brilliant idea.  She created a club for artists (and her coworkers), and Gregory signed up. She was able to mentor him in his art to help him improve his technique. But she also carefully made moves on him. Until one day, all the flirting between them was too much and she asked him on a date.

Many dates later, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. After being together for a while, SHE proposed to him, and he accepted. (Shes the only female in my game who proposed)

He was thrilled and excited. He loved her bold move. He loved how she defied social convention. And then they were married. They had 3 children together, Benjamin, Gabrielle and Madeline.

Eventually the truth came out about his past. He changed his name back to Gregory in honour of his parents. She is the love and light of his life, despite his gloominess over his past, he’s incredibly happy.

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My goal with Greg was to make him look more plain with his droopy eyes but he ended up looking rugged and sexy oops. I really like him, I think he’s one of my top sims.

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ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THESE SIMS is how genuine and real their smiles look. Smiles are a hard thing to duplicate. I’m an artist, I know. But this time, they did it. They finally captured a beautiful smile on these sims. Previous sims versions could not smile at all. (Again, NOT KNOCKING PREVIOUS VERSIONS just being honest here.)

I will be critical about previous versions and THIS version as much as I want.  I basically have no commenting on this blog because Im not interested in arguing about it. 😉


Jungle Adventures with Padraig

Padraig is my self-sim son, so from now on, I’ll just call him ‘my son’ to reduce the amount of words I have to type.

His name is Irish for Patrick, and is pronounced Paw-drig or Paw-dric.  Another pronunciation variation of the name is Paw-rick. It’s my second favorite Irish (male) name, second only to Diarmuid. (Deer-mid) Diarmuid happens to be Padraig’s older brother…there are 5 of them…! Someday I’ll introduce you to my sons and daughter.

So my son Padraig is a Scientist, and he was sent on assignment for 7 days to Selvodorada, although this is an archaeological and cultural learning experience, there was also some scientific learning to be had.

Here he is lookin’ rather sharp in his jungle adventure gear. He has his father’s eyes.

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He was excited to find the Omiscan pools. He ended up skinny dipping here. Very invigorating!

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He encountered a skeleton in the temple. He used his simray on it. Transforming the skeleton did nothing, so he tried to mind control it to panic, which worked. For science, you know.

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At the last full day of his expedition, his dear wife Teragram (Tera for short) joined him. Tera is an alien but she stayed in disguise so as to not frighten the locals. Besides, her human appearance is similar to local Selvadoradians.

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Unfortunately both Padraig and Tera are insane sims. (I will never call them Erratic, fuck you EA and your triggered little tumblerinas) So they sometimes get distracted by their need to tell stories to themselves (OH MY GOD THAT IS SO MUCH LIKE REAL MENTAL ILLNESS ….NOT!)

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Padraig thoroughly enjoyed the jungle. He gained level 10 Archeology skill.

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Spectacular views and great fishing spots!

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But the most beautiful view of all… ❤

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Did you notice her name Teragram is Margaret spelled backwards? heh… that’s my IRL name. Yes, my SON is married to someone who has my name LOL. He also has a daughter named Mairead, which is (Mah-raid) Irish for Margaret. My self sim on the other hand, her name is MINA. LOOOL. Confusing??


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