One of the bags is overweight. Usually I find Jinger’s drama queen crap funny, but ever since she’s become a prototypical engaged fundie airhead it’s started to annoy me. It no longer seems like she’s sarcastic; now she just seems like a drippy young version of that Cindy person.
That same year - 1882 - during a visit to his mother´s native Altenburg, Konstantin met Princess Elisabeth Auguste Marie Agnes, daughter of Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg and his wife Auguste, formerly a Princess of Saxe-Meiningen. Born on Wednesday, January 25, 1865, in Meiningen, the sixteen-year-old Princess was a slim young woman with a long neck and narrow waist, and light brown hair coiled in a fringe atop her head. The Grand Duke´s mother, Alexandra Iosifovna, pushed the pair toward marriage; Princess Elisabeth seemed amenable enough to the idea, but Konstantin Konstantinovich was less certain. It took nearly two year for the young Grand Duke to finally work up the courage to propose. He could have remained a bachelor, but family pressure on him was enormous; by this time, his brother Nicholas Konstantinovich had been living in disgrace in exile for ten year, and there was little doubt that his father´s estates would devolve upon him - a fact that would necessitate heirs. Expectation may have pushed the Grand Duke toward a proposal. In the end, it is difficult to say what his true feelings about Elisabeth may have been.
An ancient and illustrious family, the Goth family (related to the Crumplebottom and Bachelor families by marriage) is infamous for their eccentricity and exuding style and tradition like no other family.
~ Mortimer Goth ~ Counterpart of: Gomez Addams
Cheerful and outgoing, Mortimer brings his old country upbringing into the modern age. He is sometimes cheeky in nature, and is not one to be afraid of expressing himself. Prone to periodical bouts of foul moods, and having a prudently decadent sense of joie de vivre, Mortimer can either be a pain in the butt or a true delight. Other than being a brilliant scientist and a music synthesiser, Mortimer also takes an interest in the occult and has an unusual fondness for insects.
Bella - her name in Italian means “beauty” and it fits her better than her red leather corset. Descended from a long line of occultists, mystics and decadents, she has thrown convention to the wind. Her disdain for the pedestrian and normal is only matched by her sense of ennui and isolation. She distracts herself from this world with a little organ practice and exotic gardening of the lethal variety.
In essence, Cassandra is her father’s child in terms of hobbies, interests, and external conduct, even though she looks very much like her mother. She is the quiet, mysterious type. Nobody ever knows quite what she’s thinking. She is naturally curious, peculiar in nature, has a certain level of angst bubbling just beneath the surface and like her father, is prone to bouts of foul moods.
~ Michael Bachelor ~ Counterpart of: Uncle Fester
A former athlete and now a Half-Average Joe next door, Michael lives between two worlds and frequently finds himself at odds with the shenanigans of his extended family (as much as he loves them). He has never really known what to do with his life, as his passions seem to evaporate as fast as they materialise.
The Widow Darling is infamous for her reign of terror, preying upon the scantily clad and the public displayers of affection by beating them with her legendary purse. Once a bombshell of a woman with a blossoming fondness for family and romance, grief and despair took over her life when her husband Erik died during their honeymoon. She has turned for the worse since then, but nevertheless presses on with life the only way she knows how.
~ Gunther Goth ~ Counterpart of: Grandpapa Addams
Gunther’s family has a long, rich history in SimNation, and though he is wealthy, he has never allowed it to incite vices and simply seems comfortable. He brought his family from the old country when his son, Mortimer, was just a lad. Having amassed quite a fortune, he is founding father of the neighbourhood. Once a high-ranking corporate man in the family business, he then turned into the world of academia to pursue his passions and fix his marriage.
Impeccably mannered and ornately refined, she often gives off a certain air of imperiousness, but she is not snooty. Like her husband, she is humble, and is very warm and courteous, but much more reserved. The steadfast Cornelia is the founder of the Sim City Bridge Society and enjoys high tea and phrenology. She is thankful to have her granddaughter, Cassandra, so nearby.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
It’s exactly this sort of language that bursts my bubble on this marriage stuff. LOTS of unions are at least equally profound and at least equally embody love, fidelity, devotion and sacrifice.
If you and your one partner-for-life want to get married, that’s great for you two! But I’m also here for single parents, polyamorous relationships, chosen families, lifelong bachelors, close friendships, extended families, and all the ways folks live and love.
Bella Goth is one of those characters that has appeared in some form in every version of The Sims. She is the wife of Mortimer and mother to Cassandra and Alexander Goth. She also has an older brother named Michael Bachelor.
Taking Bella’s life into perspective we get the general sense of the timeline of the games with The Sims 3 being the true first in the series as Bella is a child living with her Bachelor family. She is best friends with Mortimer and go to school with him. And of course she has her signature red dress that is seen in all the games.
The Sims is next as she’s married to Mortimer and has their first child named Cassandra; however, Michael is not active in the world and their relationship is not slated.
Followed by The Sims 2 where they have had Alexander but Bella has been abducted by aliens according to the memories of the family members who all have the event that Bella was taken by aliens and never returned. Her character is listed as sister to Michael in Pleasantview and does appear as a townie in Strangetown from time to time; however, she has no memories of her family or past life. There apparently is a rumor from Maxis that she was accidentally deleted somehow while developing the game and instead of re-adding her they just added the alien story. You can also unlock secrets about Bella Goth during the game that reveal the following: she never loved Mortimer and only married him for money.
According to Maxis, the Bella Goth in The Sims 4 belongs to an alternate timeline compared to the Bella Goths previously. She lives with her husband Mortimer and their two children Cassandra and Alexander. And is very much in love with Mortimer, so that’s a difference compared to the secrets revealed in The Sims 2. Also her brother does not appear in this game.
Her character does appear in other games created by Maxis as she is a famous character in all the worlds belonging to the Sims. From a character on TV shows to a golfer in SimsGolf. A lot of items in the game or songs in the game are also dedicated to her.
What is your favorite sims character that has appeared in all four versions of the game?