Saturday, August 27, 2011

Background Episode 3: Manipulating Mortimer

Mortimer Goth, is the richest man in Pleasantview. He made his fortune by discovering some crazy things in the world of science. They were so crazy, in fact, that some have dubbed him the Mad Scientist.
His is a tragic story, though. His lovely young wife and mother of his two children, Cassandra and Alexander, disappeared one summer night. Her name was Bella, and she was indeed beautiful. I am unsure if Mortimer will ever really recover from his only love being taken from him.
After Cassandra broke off her engagement with Don, Mortimer couldn't have been happier. He was very suspicious of that Lothario character, and his motives for wooing his baby Cassie.
Mortimer was not very pleased, however, when Cassandra began socializing with that Dreamer boy. He was not on her level, and in Mortimer's opinion, not good enough for Cassandra. The only one who seemed to really understand what he was feeling was Mortimer's newfound friend Dina Caliente.
Mortimer began to become more and more infatuated with the lovely Dina. Before he knew it, she had conveyed to him that being married was in both of their best interests. She claimed that she loved Mortimer and he could not believe his luck! Soon after her suggestion, Mortimer became more and more convinced that it was true. Even though he was a stodgy old man, there was still some life left! And when he was gone, who would finish raising his son, Alexander? (Who had recently become a teenager.

Where had the time gone?) And so, they were married.

But there was one strange thing that took place. Mortimer prepared a family meal.

Notice anything different? Is the place setting for the coming baby? or does Mortimer still mourn the loss of his Bella? is Dina just an attempt at being happy again? We may never know...

Background Episode 2: Darr'en to Dream(er)

I hope you got the humor of my title... if not... apologies.

This is Darren Dreamer and his son Dirk. His wife Darlene died just a year or so back and left him to father Dirk alone.

Darren and Dirk were not very wealthy. They lived in fear of the repo man almost constantly. So Dirk took an after school job as a Gofer for a local business firm, and Darren renewed his interest in rising up in the company that he worked for.

Now Darren was very interested in the local heiress, Cassandra Goth. She was the famous Mortimer Goth's lovely daughter, and engaged to one of the foulest pieces of filth in Pleasantview. (In Darren's opinion). Don Lothario was his name, and womanizing was his game. Although rumor has it, that one of the Caliente sisters was getting cozy with someone other than Don.

Because of the near-poverty that he had lived in his entire life, Dirk began to pursue interests involving high pay and quick ways to make a buck. Realizing quickly that the only way to gain lasting wealth was to earn a degree and climb the corporate ladder, Dirk applied for some scholarships and moved to Sim State University. The very same university that Dustin was attending.

While Dirk was away, Darren became very lonely. He thought only of his beloved Cassandra, and wished that she could see past their friendship and into his heart.

One morning, Darren got a phone call from Cassandra and she was hysterical. She had just caught Don cheating with one of the local maids, Kaylynn Langerak. She broke off their engagement almost immediately. Darren invited her over to console her. And you know what happens when emotions are running high...And that is what I like to call, a WooHoo Whoopsy!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Background Episode 1: Being Broke

This is Brandi Broke. She is a single mother of three just trying to survive after the mysterious pool-ladder accident, that took her husband Skip, left her with teen and toddler boys, along with a pregnancy.

To help pay the bills, Brandi got a job as the Pleasantview High Muskrats' Team Mascot until her baby bump no longer allowed her to fit into the costume. It was slightly humiliating, but it brings money into the house.

One night, Brandi's teenage son, Dustin decides to up and leave the house.

Later to find out, he had graduated midterm from the high school, and enrolled at the local State University. Brandi was very proud of her son, but at the same time she was sad that he left without saying goodbye. She was not lonely, though. Brandi had Beau and little baby Skip Jr. to look after.