Supriya took the dog, the son, and left…

Listen. Tumblr isn’t my natural habitat. I prefer WordPress.

But also, it’s difficult for me to run two WordPresses at once. So you’ll have to put up with my Sim content showing up on this very serious domain of mine called kotersey.com.

And so today I’m bringing you my narration of the Delgato family story.

The pre-made Delgato household, living in Brindleton Bay. Made by Maxis.

So the Maxis description of the Delgato family reads:

While Supriya loves her full-time job as a stay-at-home mom, it’s been getting harder and harder to suppress her dreams of being a full-fledged veterinarian. Especially now that the owner of the Brindleton Pawspital is looking to sell the business. Her husband Justin has always been supportive, and keeps offering to take a break from work so she can follow her dream. But can Supriya really trust him to keep the peace at home between Blue and Bartholomew? Not to mention Pierce and Evie too!

The Delgato family is extremely wealthy – they start off with over §45,000 in their budget and a house worth almost §180,000. So together they own about §225,000. Over 11 times the worth of a starter home.

From the Maxis description we learn that Supriya’s dream is to become a professional vet, and there are some trust issues between Supriya and her husband Justin. They also have two children – Pierce and Stevie, and two pets – a dog, Blue, and a cat, Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Sr.

Justin’s working in the business career, which is probably where the household got all of their money. Either way, they have enough funds to purchase the pet hospital for Supriya and run it…

BUT!

This was actually funny because the game prompted the direction of my gameplay. Blue was sick so Supriya took him to the pawspital (pet hospital in the Brindleton Bay world). And then, while Blue was being taken care of (with the most expensive treatment, of course), some random townie came out of the blue (sic) and kissed Supriya. And I was like, ok. Let’s hope Justin doesn’t find out about this.

But then I thought… why not? What a great opportunity to break down a marriage!

Supriya could no longer be the life partner of Justin…

Supriya thought that if Justin really loved her, he would have quit his business career a long time ago. She decided she deserved better and told Justin that it’s all over.

Justin wasn’t expecting that. He really wanted to have this beautiful family life with Supriya and it never even crossed his mind that she thought he didn’t support her dreams. He wanted to make things work, but Supriya was unwavering – the marriage was over. She had to leave Justin, Justin’s house, and Brindleton Bay, ideally. She decided greener pastures would be a better choice than staying in the rainy, humdrum Bay.

Supriya took Pierce and Blue and moved into a… moderate-sized apartment in Evergreen Harbor. Which neighbourhood? Well, the Green Footprint one. Though once they moved in, the Footprint changed to Neutral. I might do something about this… or not.

Pierce’s a kid now, he goes to school in Evergreen Harbor and considering his self-assurance, he’s had no trouble finding his ways around the new place. Supriya divided the space in the apartment equally between her and her son’s living quarters and her freshly started, semi-improvised (and semi-professional) veterinarian practice. She’s had a few patients already, mostly minor stuff, but considering the lack of competition in the area, she might develop a strong business as she gradually builds up trust among the locals.

When feeling blue, Supriya takes Blue and goes jogging along the ocean front.

Whenever Supriya’s feeling down (because of her marriage breakup) or overwhelmed (because of her entirely new practice), she tries to clear her mind by jogging, usually with Blue. She’s naturally active – i.e. Active’s one of her personality traits (next to Genius and Dog-Lover, the latter being the reason why she took Blue and not Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Sr.), so physical exercise is one of her favourite things to do, anyway. So it’s a good thing it releases endorphins and is good for your heart. It’s a side benefit, right?

But sometimes even jogging isn’t enough to make Supriya feel better.

But still, it’s not always easy to be a self-employed single mother in a new place.


By the way, here’s an interesting article from The Guardian about mixed-race people’s experiences. I suppose Justin Delgato could be from an Hispanic background, and Supriya’s likely to have Indian parents, so Evie and Pierce would be Hispanic/Indian mixed race. I can imagine Evie could look like this when she’s a grown up (she’d obviously wear contact lenses when she’s older): well you have to click the link because I’m not authorised to post Shutterstock pictures on this site.

I sadly don’t have any pictures of the kids at the moment, and I’m separated from my PC with The Sims 4. We’ll both have to wait for the next episodes of the Delgato family story.

Published by kotersey

Graduated from geography (University of Edinburgh), now student of history of design and material culture at the University of Brighton. Probably drinking iced coffee and thinking about buildings/computer games.

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