I’m definitely starting to feel fatigue from our pre-moving. Work is almost always an emotional roller-coaster, between the clients’ mood swings and some of my difficult co-workers. I really need my Fridays-Sundays off to recuperate, but I can’t until the end of August because of packing & helping. Oh well, what do you do? Let’s talk about Miss Iris Hendricks!
Iris Hendricks is a bit of an enigma. Originally from the borough of Brooksims in New Yeurk City, she is accustomed to the glamour and flash of the big city. Her father Yancy Sr. is a military man, veteran of such conflicts as the Great Llama Uprising and Vox Blox. He once survived a brutal campaign by resorting to cannibalism, possibly contributing to his unhinged worldview. Her mother Mrs. is a typical housewife, juggling her love of sports with the burden of raising 3 children. Iris’ paternal grandmother is Mildred, but due to an icky time-paradox she has no grandfather.
Iris grew up with older brother Yancy Jr. and fraternal twin Philip, often joining them for games of basketball, break-dancing, and arcade classics like Synesthesia. Her clumsiness often made her the target of Yancy Jr., who could be a competitive show-off, so she was much closer to the kinder Philip. After highschool, Iris and Philip dropped out of Community College and found work together at a local pizzeria. Their affinity for pizza and her natural talent for baking provided moderate success. One unfortunate New Year’s Eve, Philip went on a delivery and never returned. After a brief search, his parents decided he was gone and it would be a waste of tax-payer money to continue looking.
Distraught, Iris didn’t know what to do without her brother. Not only were they twins, but he was her best friend. She wasn’t sure if he was dead, or had been kidnapped, if he had run away, or maybe something supernatural had occurred. Aliens..? A cult..? Shadowy government experiments..? Much of Iris’ paranoia and conspiracy theories were ingrained from her father. She often wears a wide-brimmed hat in order to hide her face from surveillance satellites. Depressed, without knowing what else to do, she continued delivering pizzas, hoping one day to find her brother.
A decade passed. Hearing of a strange town out in the desert where peculiar things happen, Iris decided to move to Lucky Palms where she met the handsome actor Deo Wolfe one night while delivering a spicy Mac & Cheese pizza. After dating and a few failed marriage proposals later, she gave birth to an adorable baby girl and then got married. She is about 7 years younger than Deo but is attracted to his ambition, joining him in the celebrity limelight and the field of acting.
Insane: Crazy? No, not crazy, just a bit.. unhinged. Sims with this condition like talking to themselves, telling others about the thought-police, speaking in tongues, and wearing random outfits. They also make some neat paintings!
Unlucky: Some Sims just seem to get all the luck, but Iris isn’t one of them. It seems like everything she tries goes horribly wrong.
Clumsy: Oh, Iris! Dropping this, spilling that, you have such butter-fingers!
Natural Cook: Bam, let’s kick it up a notch! Sims with this trait are much better at cooking, baking, frying, slicing, dicing, and making delicious-tasting food. And they never burn the toast.
Charismatic: Iris practically exhumes Charisma, and she will need all of her skills to meet and persuade the locals to help her out!
Pizza Appreciator: Some Sims just love that ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious cheese-covered flatbread with the lovely tomato sauce. Mmmmm, now I’m hungry.
Editor’s note: Well this is somewhat embarrassing. I have pages and pages of meticulous notes detailing the daily activities of the Wolfe family, but somehow I neglected to note what Lifetime Wish Iris originally had. Recreating her in CAS, the game suggests The Culinary Librarian, Super-Popular, Celebrated Five-Star Chef, Become a Creature-Robot Cross Breeder, or Gold Digger. So fudging the record a bit, I’m going to guess her original LTW was:
Gold Digger: Now, I ain’t saying Iris is a gold digger. Err, I guess I kindof am saying that. Iris basically wants to be married to someone wealthy, and inherit all of his wealth after his death. You know, like black widow Debbie Jellinsky. Her lifetime goal is to see the ghost of her wealthy spouse.
P.S. This LTW doesn’t really matter because I’m going to change it in a few Sim-weeks anyways.
Favourites: Iris’ favourite dish is Pancakes, she likes Indie music, she loves the colour Irish Green, and she’s an Aries.