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Africa S.
Africa S.
Jacksonville, NC
Do you base your Sims off existing characters or people or do you create original ones?
Hayden W.
Hayden W.
Nov. 29, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
I will do both!
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Marina D.
Marina D.
Nov. 1, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
I usually make my family, and friend families, then add a few random crazy families.
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Noemi O.
Noemi O.
Aug. 4, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
I do a bit of both
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Marie T.
Marie T.
July 28, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
I mix it uo a bit
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Kierra H.
Kierra H.
Aug. 24, 2013, 9:54 p.m.
I create original ones.
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Ify N.
Ify N.
July 31, 2013, 4:13 p.m.
Original ones
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Katerina B.
Katerina B.
July 27, 2013, 11:48 p.m.
I like to base them on people in my life.. or me.. but I used to make originals.. but thats no fun.. I like it when " I " accomplish many things! :) LOL
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Emily G.
Emily G.
July 26, 2013, 7:02 p.m.
I like to make my own.
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Tasha C.
Tasha C.
July 25, 2013, 3:39 a.m.
Both real first then people I wish were real.
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Hannah F.
Hannah F.
July 24, 2013, 4:50 p.m.
A little of both. Have made some famous people as well as some based off of friends and family. But I have also created random characters
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Jessica M.
Jessica M.
July 24, 2013, 10:32 a.m.
Me and friends :)
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July 24, 2013, 10:18 a.m.
Both but mostly about myself.
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Mackenzie M.
Mackenzie M.
July 22, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
I used to do myself when i was younger, but now i feel like this is creepy...I'm getting too old and the storylines that my characters would be having would be too relevant to my "real life" so i didn't want to do that anymore!
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Larissa J.
Larissa J.
July 21, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
Sometimes I like to try and create me with a new life and see how it goes. Sometimes I make friends and family. Most often though I make new characters with back stories and I create obstacles and challenges to see how their life progresses.
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Cynthia R.
Cynthia R.
July 20, 2013, 10:27 p.m.
We base our Sims off of family members and friends.
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Marcelle J.
Marcelle J.
July 19, 2013, 11:54 a.m.
I make my own characters sometimes based on people but usually people who have traits that I aspire to be like or wish my life resembled. Sometimes I make characters that are like a stereotype... I'm a terrible person LOL. But sometime I do create original ones but I guess every sim would be based off of someone or a type of person..
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Danielle H.
Danielle H.
July 18, 2013, 12:44 p.m.
I always make customized characters
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Heather E.
Heather E.
July 17, 2013, 1:26 p.m.
We base them off of our family :)
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Ashley G.
Ashley G.
July 16, 2013, 5:20 p.m.
I let my cousin make himself and his sister once. But then he set everything on fire and scared me, so I make original ones now.
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Stacy S.
Stacy S.
July 16, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
Usually base mine off family, friends, and sometimes ex-bf's so I can do stuff to make them cry like little babies. I swear I'm normal.
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Heather C.
Heather C.
July 15, 2013, 6:35 p.m.
We usually create people within our family and friends. It makes it more fun for everyone involved.
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Angela P.
Angela P.
July 15, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
Original characters and sometimes I create off my friends traits in real life
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Amber S.
Amber S.
July 14, 2013, 10:52 a.m.
Original. Nothing like originality!
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Katya B.
Katya B.
July 13, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
I do it on people I know, it makes it funnier
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Lauren A.
Lauren A.
July 10, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
I love creating people I know or characters. It makes it more fun sometimes.
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Jacque H.
Jacque H.
July 7, 2013, 11:25 a.m.
A little bit of both.
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Natalie D.
Natalie D.
July 5, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
I once made myself and had so much fun with it. Until my character burnt to death in a fire... That kind of put a damper on the situation. I've never made myself (or anybody else, for that matter) ever again. It's a lot more fun having original characters, anyways!
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Raven S.
Raven S.
June 26, 2013, 10:35 p.m.
I mix it up a bit. I will usually make myself and my friends, but I'll also make characters from shows and games that I like, and original characters, too!
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Kristen D.
Kristen D.
June 25, 2013, 11:02 a.m.
I feel weird making people I know so I only make original characters. I don't even make myself!
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Marlena M.
Marlena M.
June 22, 2013, 9:23 a.m.
I mix it up with a little of both
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Influenster M.
Influenster M.
June 5, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
I like to create my own people and families. I like to base them on celebrities looks or names, but with lives like an average individual.
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Brianna N.
Brianna N.
June 4, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
People I know like family, friends, and of course crushes. Lol.
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Whitney J.
Whitney J.
May 30, 2013, 11:57 p.m.
I create original characters, some from my stories (because I'm a writer) usually. I didn't realize until about a year later of having the Sims 2 game that I none of my characters were factual, so I finally made one of myself. :)
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Christina meach M.
Christina meach M.
May 30, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
My daughter uses people from true blood and the vampire dairys
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Christina meach M.
Christina meach M.
May 30, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
My daughter uses people from true blood and the vampire dairys
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Morgan I.
Morgan I.
May 30, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
Usually I base my Sims off of real people.
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Janelle L.
Janelle L.
May 29, 2013, 10:33 a.m.
I tend to base most of my characters on people i know. But it is also fun to make up people u wish u knew
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Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
May 11, 2013, 10:58 p.m.
Most of the time i base them off of real people :)
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Jessica S.
Jessica S.
May 4, 2013, midnight
I usually create all new people. Once in a great while I will base one off of myself, but I usually find it more fun to play with the different possible combinations.
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Brandy G.
Brandy G.
April 28, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
Yes I have. I've created my whole family, but I don't do it often because I freak out when anything bad happens to one of them.:(
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Michelle F.
Michelle F.
April 24, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
I make people i know
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Bonnie R.
Bonnie R.
April 21, 2013, 10:22 a.m.
Both, I create a Sim to look like me but then do whatever I want.
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Juan D.
Juan D.
April 13, 2013, 5:18 p.m.
I create original ones.
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Jennifer T.
Jennifer T.
March 31, 2013, 10:24 p.m.
It depends. I usually create myself, though I am with someone now and have my own life, it is nice to create a life with a different man sometimes.
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Megan S.
Megan S.
March 23, 2013, 8:09 a.m.
Both. But sometimes I feel creepy making them off people i know lol
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Michelle T.
Michelle T.
March 19, 2013, 7:40 a.m.
I always create original characters. :)
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Morgan J.
Morgan J.
March 12, 2013, 11:27 a.m.
I model most of my Sims at least somewhat off of favorite book and movie characters. I also usually create a 'me' Sim, but I like my character Sims better. Sometimes I play with the maxis made Sims, but I usually end up creating my own original Sims then to interact with them and make them more interesting.
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Lisa E.
Lisa E.
March 3, 2013, 9:08 a.m.
I usually always create one that's me to a T, just because its fun to manipulate "myself" and do random things that I cant in real life...but usually i just make people up
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Ashley J.
Ashley J.
Feb. 13, 2013, 8:35 a.m.
I use real life for it!
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Megan T.
Megan T.
Feb. 10, 2013, 4:29 p.m.
I base my characters off of what I would like to look like, since it is a role=playing game, I can at least look how I wish.
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Mendy B.
Mendy B.
Jan. 14, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
I do both, I've had my entire (small) town on a game before. Its just that they don't always do what they are supposed to :)
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Amy S.
Amy S.
Jan. 12, 2013, 8:53 a.m.
I usually make original characters but usually I base them off real people in my life.
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Beth M.
Beth M.
Jan. 12, 2013, 8:29 a.m.
I base it off random things I create in my head
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Megan W.
Megan W.
Jan. 11, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
I create original ones
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Erin M.
Erin M.
Jan. 8, 2013, 3:11 p.m.
Usually people I know or off TV characters
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Antonietta J.
Antonietta J.
Jan. 4, 2013, 2:58 p.m.
I mostly create original ones, but a little while ago i based one off my friend and it looks exactly like him! but then i tried to make one that looks like me and it was a fail
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Amber B.
Amber B.
Dec. 18, 2012, 1:54 p.m.
I base my caracter off of me but with a twist in how i wish i looked and what my dream job would be.
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Amber B.
Amber B.
Dec. 18, 2012, 1:54 p.m.
I base my caracter off of me but with a twist in how i wish i looked and what my dream job would be.
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Carolyn B.
Carolyn B.
Dec. 18, 2012, 11:31 a.m.
I really like creating new characters. It gives me the option to make people however I want and give them whatever kind of life I want them to have. Every once in a while I will make my character, but that's usually the only character I make from existing people.
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Sarah R.
Sarah R.
Dec. 18, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
I have multiple Sims 2 neighborhoods based on different themes- the TV show Lost, Harry Potter characters, Buffy... it's rare I'll make an original character- it'd have to be the child of two pre-existing characters.
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Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Dec. 15, 2012, 7:18 p.m.
I base them on original people. Lol
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Chelsea S.
Chelsea S.
Dec. 10, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
I always create an original.
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Chelsea S.
Chelsea S.
Dec. 10, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
I always create an original.
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Kathleen C.
Kathleen C.
Dec. 8, 2012, 10:59 p.m.
Haha, I usually have one Sim family that's based off myself and the rest of my family. The other Sim families I make though are completely original. I usually make characters all in orange since that's my favorite color. Orange hair, orange clothes, orange house, orange everything~! The worst sim I ever made was this prostitute. Wanted to see how life would be if I were a prostitute on fertility drugs...Lets just say that resulted in too much babies and too much men drama... Needless to say, I deleted her and warned myself never to walk that path again :(
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Veronica N.
Veronica N.
Dec. 1, 2012, 3:16 p.m.
I base mine off people in the real world! shhh:)
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Sara R.
Sara R.
Dec. 1, 2012, 12:27 p.m.
I do both
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Heather F.
Heather F.
Nov. 28, 2012, 4:18 a.m.
I do it all. Creating the characters is my favorite part of the game and it usually takes me an hour to perfect my main character.
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Chloe B.
Chloe B.
Nov. 27, 2012, 12:05 p.m.
Original, was never good enough to get the sims to look even close to the person if I tried basing them off someone.
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Kathryn M.
Kathryn M.
Nov. 25, 2012, 6:58 p.m.
I make up new characters. I've tried doing it with people I knew, but it got weird.
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Marielle O.
Marielle O.
Nov. 23, 2012, 3:38 a.m.
Most of the time I create sims. It's fun to use the klepto trait and 'steal' from peoples houses that you're invited to though. Lol.
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Melissa H.
Melissa H.
Nov. 19, 2012, 4:57 p.m.
I make them look original but sometimes I name them after people I know.
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Anna W.
Anna W.
Nov. 17, 2012, 7:43 p.m.
Origional!
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Influenster M.
Influenster M.
Nov. 16, 2012, 3:07 p.m.
I love basing Sims off of my friends and then playing us all out together. You never know what could happen! (:
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Bobbi C.
Bobbi C.
Nov. 14, 2012, 6:28 p.m.
Sometimes I make my Sims look like my family and friends and play has how I would want my world to actually be. Other times I just make up random people...lol
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Ashley b.
Ashley b.
Nov. 14, 2012, 1:43 p.m.
I do both. But sometimes i even base them off my family, friends. and celebrities :)
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Heather S.
Heather S.
Nov. 13, 2012, 7:38 p.m.
Defiantly do a little of both, depends on my mood at the time =]
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Abigail
Abigail
Nov. 13, 2012, 1:09 p.m.
I create original ones every time
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Jenn F.
Jenn F.
Nov. 12, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
I do a bit of both. I like to base them off of people I know or celebrities but it's always fun to make crazy families also.
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Amanda G.
Amanda G.
Nov. 12, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
I've always based my Sims off of my family and friends and even celebrities. Because to be honest, where else are you going to be able to marry Brad Pitt? LOL
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Elizabeth X.
Elizabeth X.
Nov. 12, 2012, 6:17 a.m.
I do both, but it's mostly original ones. I get bored with the people a lot, so I'm always making new ones.
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Jessica J.
Jessica J.
Nov. 11, 2012, 8:04 p.m.
Both! But more for original ones. They're mostly based on people I wish I could be xD
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Misty A.
Misty A.
Nov. 10, 2012, 5:36 p.m.
I used to base them off fictional characters, celebrities and a few people I knew when I first started. Besides creating yourself the people you know thing wears off pretty fast... lol
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Kyle R.
Kyle R.
Nov. 10, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
I do both. It just depends on my mood.
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Laurel Z.
Laurel Z.
Nov. 8, 2012, 3:25 p.m.
I just like to make up new everything. Why base everything off my real life when I'm living my real life? Sims is all about that fantasy life! haha
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Ashleigh K.
Ashleigh K.
Nov. 8, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
Both. Right now I have sims base off me, my husband and our roommate but it's also fun to make people up.
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Sara W.
Sara W.
Nov. 8, 2012, 7:33 a.m.
I create original SIMs. Thats the best part!
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Danielle S.
Danielle S.
Nov. 8, 2012, 5:10 a.m.
I always make myself and people i know in the sims, because i can make my life the way i want it.
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Lindsay G.
Lindsay G.
Nov. 8, 2012, 2:45 a.m.
Creepily enough, sometimes I'll make myself, or other people I know in real life....
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Jennifer A.
Jennifer A.
Nov. 6, 2012, 7:18 p.m.
When I played Sims I made some of my friends & family & some that I made up.
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Jocelyn P.
Jocelyn P.
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:12 a.m.
I always make a Sim of myself.. It's always fun, and then the others I make of my friends. I'm addicted to it.
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Lindsay M.
Lindsay M.
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:02 a.m.
Usually Original but base personalities on people
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Noam G.
Noam G.
Nov. 2, 2012, 12:21 p.m.
Africa, I do a little of both. Although really, to be honest, sometimes I like to create character that I wish I knew or based on movie and TV characters that I admire. But I do also like to take little aspects I like about myself or those around me and expand them through Sims.
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Amy M.
Amy M.
Nov. 1, 2012, 6:59 p.m.
I have some original characters that I have been re-creating since Sims 1. Some of my original characters are loosely based on real people I met in regular life. But I also like playing with the EA made sims.
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sarah c.
sarah c.
Oct. 31, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
I do both, but tend to wind up making people i know
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Kayla S.
Kayla S.
Oct. 29, 2012, 8:39 p.m.
Both, but usually I create original Sims.
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Christina L.
Christina L.
Oct. 29, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
I create original ones. i usually name my characters after different food names =P
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Michelle J.
Michelle J.
Oct. 29, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
I usually base it off real people because its hard to think of names for people aha
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Carol L.
Carol L.
Oct. 29, 2012, 7:21 a.m.
I like create Sims characters that are based off of characters from novels.
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Matala S.
Matala S.
Oct. 28, 2012, 7:38 p.m.
I like to make knock offs of shows on sims ex Jersey shore or FRIENDS lol
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Mallisa L.
Mallisa L.
Oct. 28, 2012, 12:32 p.m.
I do both! sometimes i make myself and friends and celebrities and sometimes i just make people!
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Arpi S.
Arpi S.
Oct. 24, 2012, 1:32 p.m.
Of course haha, I create my family, then I create my crushes and some celebrities I'd love to be bff's with! LOL I love getting to live a fantasy through a Sim I control!
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Jodi M.
Jodi M.
Oct. 22, 2012, 11:27 a.m.
I do a little bit of both. :)
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Katrina A.
Katrina A.
Oct. 21, 2012, 12:37 p.m.
I usually end up basing them off people i know
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Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
Oct. 20, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
Mostly I enjoy recreating TV characters along with the houses they live in, if I can find a good enough floor plan. But I also make original characters especially when I get a new expansion to play around with.
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Holly O.
Holly O.
Oct. 19, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
I create original characters. After all, I already live my life as it is, so I tend to go a more fictional route with the Sims.
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Kristin G.
Kristin G.
Oct. 17, 2012, 5:20 p.m.
I do both! It all depends on how I am feeling that night!!
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Lyndsay M.
Lyndsay M.
Oct. 17, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
On some sims games i would make my real street name and town and make my family living next door so they could be walking by my house during the game. its so funny
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Roxanne L.
Roxanne L.
Oct. 17, 2012, 1:03 p.m.
I like to make my Sims original rather than make them look like someone I know, because it might be tempting to set them on fire... LOL j/k.
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Daphney S.
Daphney S.
Oct. 17, 2012, 12:31 p.m.
I start off with a sims already made- then make them live life then mate with the sim to creat another family...
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Bailey F.
Bailey F.
Oct. 17, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
I do original ones all the time.
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Karolyn N.
Karolyn N.
Oct. 17, 2012, 6:08 a.m.
I do both. I make my Sim look like me when I want to play the game seriously and I do random when I want to just do whatever.
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