Anybody else here play Sims? If so, perhaps you'll understand exactly what's happened here:
My boyfriend has given me the use of a computer at his house, so I don't get bored and fidgety when I'm visiting him there. On this computer, among other things, he's installed The Sims, with the first three expansion packs. I go through phases where I play it quite a lot, and several of my characters have been in existence for about two years.
Well, the computer is sick and needs repairs- I'm not sure exactly what, but it will involve reloading the entire system from scratch. So, all of my Sims are gone! Anastasia Beaverhausen, Burke and Sparkle Monkeybutt, Lucia Athame, Fred Douglass, Margaret Sanger and Kara Harlotte are all gone forever.
I'll never know if Burke and Sparkle ever learned to hold down jobs for more than 3 days. Did Anastasia find true love? Was Lucia the sultry Wiccan vixen ever able to get Fred the military man to drop his defenses and finally declare his love for her? Did Lulabelle White ever figure out if it was men or women she was into? Will Margaret ever let Kara out of the tiny cubicle she's imprisoned her in? Dang it, we'll never know. I realize it's just a silly game, but my mellow has been truly harshed by this turn of events.