The Misfortune Legacy, Part 1.1- Meet Eugene & Pearl

The Curse of the Misfortunes started many generations ago. The land was once fertile and prosperous back when Ally Anne Misfortune married Albert. Together they had twin boys, Bob and Billy Barn. Bob and Billy never got along and fought fiercely. When Albert died, they were supposed to work the farm together. However, Billy tricked Bob in to signing over his half of the property and later got him arrested for trespassing when he tried to return. Bob died a couple years later, stressed, unmarried and homeless. Since then, every generation (Carlotta, Dotty, Dallas, and now Eugene) has been incredibly unlucky with a life full of challenging circumstances. Eugene tried to escape, but when his parents passed away, he found himself moving back into the home, with his new wife, Pearl.

The house was said to be cursed....even people who visited there somehow managed to come out feeling mean and dirty. Objects broke all the was a bad place.

(Simmer Note: Lot Traits- Filthy, Cursed and Mean Vibes).

Eugene's dream is to have a big happy family. He loves kids. Unfortunately, he's a little squeamish about messes, so he's a little worried about all the gross things that kids will do and bring into his home. He also can get jealous from time to time. He wasn't given as much affection as he should have received when he was a child, so he guards any he gets very closely. He's a bit lazy, and has no major career goals at this time.

His wife Pearl, is very different from Eugene. Most importantly, she hates children. On top of that, as Eugene has not figured out yet, her aspiration in life is to have as many romantic partners as possible. She doesn't like cleaning, and she often leaves messes laying about. She doesn't mind working, but she hops from one job to the next...she can't seem to find her passion.

While their relationship has never been smooth, by any means, they do tend to fight more now that they've moved back to the Mistfortunate Farm.

He appears to be accusing her of leaving food everywhere, and I think she might be telling him that if he got a job maybe he'd have less time to worry about the house.

Eugene is still very much in love with Pearl, so he left her a drawing on the family bulletin board as an apology.

When bored, Pearl either plays basketball or just goes out to a nightclub.

Eugene watches educational television.

Their neighbors, like Johnny, sometimes come over to play basketball.

Or horseshoes in their big back yard.

Simmer's Note: My goal is to make Eugene happy, despite his unfortunate circumstances. I'm going to try to play the game realistically and within the bounds of what the characters would do. I'm not going to get Eugene promoted several times by making him work his butt off. I'm going to let him be lazy. We'll work towards what he wants at the time, regardless of what that will mean for the long term. Offspring of Eugene will follow the same rules and inherit some of their parents not-so-nice traits.