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Strangetown: Curious

Though rumors suggest otherwise, the Curious clan are a well respected Strangetown family. Their history of contribution to education and innovation is widely known and appreciated. But life in the Strangetown basin is life in any tightly knit community. The brothers, despite their efforts, are approached with a fair amount of trepidation. Vidcund is perhaps the most normal of the brothers. He's been incredibly driven in his physics work. Even as a young child he had a mind for the minute mechanisms that organize and drive the universe. He didn't always play well with others but he could spend a few hours reading up on the latest theories and eloquently decipher the key points to a lay audience. Many have assumed him to be an emotionally disconnected individual but Vidcund has a passion for life--most of which he redirected into his plants, particularly his prized violets, after Circe Salamis broke his heart. He finds that an active mind filled with a lifetime worth of work and exploration is more than enough to mask the pain of a heart unfulfilled. Though Pascal and Vidcund are similar in temperament to acquaintances, they are in fact quite different. Pascal has never been keen on the wholly theoretical world that his brother lives in. He loves the sensory element of applied science. This need to touch, feel, taste, smell and see results may have been what attracted the attention of the Pollinators. Pascal's scientific interests are biochemical in nature. Understanding the chemical elements of life has been his passion, one he has taken further by looking to the stars where there is also organic life. Though their motives are still unclear the Pollinators, as they are called by the Sims, abducted Pascal and impregnated him. Rumors and fear follow him but Pascal is too blissfully busy with this new experience. He feels tied to the soil and the heavens in ways Vidcund will never comprehend, the feeling is like something Laszlo would conjure up in his mystical rantings. Laszlo Curious dreams of fathering his own branch of science. Having spent his life with academic science he believes there is value in the methodology but he's always felt that their lens is far too narrow. He's never been particularly studious, relying more on his intuitive intellect than the ever prestigious brain that his brothers exercise, his grasp of concepts is surprisingly on target though he cannot explain how he knows what he knows. His work is on the peripheries of science. Mostly he's intrigued by isolated, random events and the Specter lands. It is his belief that legends, myths, anecdotes and mysteries hold secrets far more intriguing than the disciplined repetition of experiments. But he also believes in art and the language of the body both of which he sees as being subordinate to the mind in the Curious household.


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May. 22nd, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
<3 You always leave in awe with your makeovers and the stories you create for each family. The descriptions you gave for each brother are amazing and so fitting!

This is just so perfect I can't even...

Also your CC is the best! I'm trying to contain the need to wcif every other object in your pictures rofl but I must know about the stairs with books in this pict http://pics.livejournal.com/sidgwick/pic/000hwydw if you remember where is from. It's so awesome.

(Hope you feeling better, btw. <3)
May. 22nd, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I have to admit a total bias with the Curious brothers. I really wanted to give them an awesome home with the right elements for working at home.

I really do need to make some CC lists--I download WAY too much CC but there are just so many amazing creators out there. The stairs are from GOS's secret santa 2011, Pikkon made them for Arget: http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=25140.msg616023#msg616023

The direct download link for "Jack's Obsession Bookstore" is: http://www.mediafire.com/?fip84u7929ei692

(I am doing better, expect much more simmy posts as I keep myself busy :) )
May. 22nd, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
This is awesome. I love what you have done with the house, and your take on the brothers.

I like what I did with the Curious house, but I like what you did with it so much better. I made the house a lot bigger and now have a bunch of wasted space. You made it work perfectly without making too many changes.

Aled already asked about the stair case so I don't have to bother you with the WCIF. Thanks for the link.

May. 23rd, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was really hoping that you would since you're a fan of the boys ;)

Previously I'd done several makeovers of the Curious clan and their house but this is the first time I've kept the structure as is. It was easier to do once I thought of their rooms as almost dorm rooms attached to their home lab/office. But, I've also been so inspired by all the Curious related stories and pictures.

Long winded approach to say, Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
May. 22nd, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Your makeovers are a huge inspiration. <3 Also love your interpretation of the brothers.
May. 23rd, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Everytime I see your pictures I want to boot up my game and work so I'm glad I can provide some inspiration. This one I was really dying to share because I had so much fun.
May. 22nd, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
May. 23rd, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks for commenting!
May. 22nd, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Their house is so awesome, totally fits their personality. Love all the little detail!
May. 23rd, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it :)
May. 23rd, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
This is just incredible, I truly adore how much thought you put into your makeovers and back stories!
May. 23rd, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Its funny but I've found that the more I play a household the more back story I want to give them. Hoping to put some more time into this household eventually.
May. 29th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
This looks amazing. i especially fell in love with the kitchen and the living room. I'm hopeless at creating modern houses for my sims, but this was really inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)

And I have to ask, where did you find that awesome outfit for Lazlo that you used in the last few pictures? I've been looking for something like a sarong for males, and I love the beads.
Feb. 10th, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
I came to get an idea of a makeover on the Curious house and then fell in love with your interpretations of the brothers. The theorist, the chemist, and the spiritualist in the simplest terms. And Vidcund's love of gardening is something that I will be adopting into my own game.
Nov. 14th, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you found this and enjoyed it :)
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