Meet the Foobsims

Here are the Patterson Foobsims:

In the Tiny Train House:

Elly Patterson

Traits: Neat, Frugal, Neurotic, Technophobe, Grumpy.
Lifetime Wish: Professional author.
Favorites: Cobbler, pop music, aqua.
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Note: There are no nightgowns in the game that are frumpy enough for Elly or Deanna. I’m going to have to try to find a Victorian one.

John Patterson

Traits: Childish, Family-oriented, Vehicle enthusiast, Can’t stand art, Inappropriate
Lifetime Wish: The Tinkerer
Favorites: Key lime pie, pop music, blue
Astrological Sign: Aquarius

April Patterson

Traits: Rebellious, Friendly, Ambitious, Virtuoso
Lifetime Wish: None until she grows up.
Favorites: Waffles, indie music, pink
Astrological Sign: Aries
Note: I took some liberties here to make April cooler than she was in the strip. I need someone to root for in this game!                   

In the Pattermanse:

Michael Patterson

Traits: Ambitious, Dislikes children, Grumpy, Snob, Workaholic
Lifetime Wish: Professional Author
Favorites: Tri-tip steak, pop music, grey
Astrological Sign: Taurus

Deanna Patterson

Traits: Easily impressed, Family-oriented, Frugal, Schmoozer, Green thumb.
Lifetime Wish: Surrounded by family
Favorites: Fish & chips, kids’ music, green
Astrological Sign: Capricorn (I don’t know Deanna’s birthday, so I closed my eyes and clicked. If anyone knows when her birthday is, let me know and I’ll change this.)

Meredith Patterson

Traits: Excitable, Loves the Outdoors, Brave
Favorites: Crepes, Egyptian, Red
Astrological Sign: Libra

Robin Patterson

Traits: Clumsy, Hates the Outdoors
Favorites: Hamburger, hip-hop, orange
Astrological Sign: Scorpio


Anthony’s House

Elizabeth Caine

Traits: Adventurous, Commitment issues, Great kisser, Loves the outdoors, Slob
Lifetime Wish: Seasoned traveler
Favorites: Mac & cheese, roots music, lilac (closest the game comes to lavender)
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Note: I gave Liz the traits that would fit her when she moved to Mtig. As for “great kisser” — why else would all these guys pine after her? (Don’t answer that.)

Anthony Caine

Traits: Frugal, Handy, Neat, Schmoozer, Family-oriented
Lifetime Wish: Surrounded by Family
Favorites: Cheesesteak, classical music, blue
Astrological Sign: Cancer (random, I don’t know his birthday)
Note: Anthony ended up more like Lynn wanted us to see him than as he really was. When I made him, I stopped at this stage where he’s rather cute, because I like how he looks and couldn’t bear to uglify him. As for the traits, there’s nothing “negative” in the game that I feel fits him.

Francoise Caine

Traits: Genius, Artistic
Favorites: Crepes, French music, Purple
Astrological Sign: Pisces


And etc.

Jim Richards (Elly’s father)

Traits: Brave, Family-oriented, Handy, Hopeless Romantic, Virtuoso
Lifetime Wish: One-Sim Band
Favorites: Hamburgers, Indie, Blue
Astrological Sign: Aries
Note: Jim has had a miracle cure and can run around without a cane and speak perfect Simlish.

Iris Richards (Jim’s wife)

Traits: Green thumb, Hopeless Romantic, Light Sleeper, Neat, Nurturing
Lifetime Wish: Surrounded by Family
Favorites: Hamburger, Indie, Green
Astrological Sign: Taurus

Phil Richards (Elly’s brother)

Traits: Ambitious, Artistic, Charismatic, Commitment Issues, Virtuoso
Lifetime Wish: Hit Movie Composer
Favorites: Grilled Cheese, Jazz (my custom music folder), orange
Astrological Sign: Pisces

Georgia Richards (Phil’s wife)

Traits: Artistic, Eco-Friendly, Nurturing, Vegetarian, Virtuoso
Lifetime Wish: Master of the Arts
Favorites: Stir-fry, Jazz, Irish green
Astrological Sign: Libra

Bev Cruikshank (John’s sister)

Traits: Angler, Athletic, Eco-friendly, Green Thumb, Loves the Outdoors
Lifetime Wish: The Perfect Garden
Favorites: Fish and Chips, Latin, Purple
Astrological Sign: Virgo

Dan Cruikshank (Bev’s husband)

Traits: Athletic, Eco-friendly, Green thumb, Handy, Loves the outdoors
Lifetime Wish: Creature-robot crossbreeder
Favorites: Tri-tip steak, classical, red
Astrological Sign: Leo
Note: I know Bev and Dan had kids, but I don’t know their names, how many, etc. We’ll see what the game gives them.

Next post will be either the “Friends and Influences” Sims, or about the houses the three main branches of the Patterson Sims are living in, depending on which I feel like making first.

Various credits for custom content in my game:
Replacement default skins by aikea_guinea:
Default replacement eyes by escand (, Oh My Eyes)
Extra sliders are all from, mostly by jonha (, allows for Patterbutts, and a good simulation of my own butt for that matter :P)
All the other stuff is from sites linked on the sidebar. Patterns are the exception; I have a few unidentified ones, probably downloaded with lots.

I’m using a whole bunch of mods. The most important is the fps limiter, so the game doesn’t burn out my video card (,15585.0.html). The ones that make the game playable for me are Pescado’s AwesomeMod ( and Twallan’s Story Progression ( 

And this is a good site that showed me how to fix my game when it was lagging: Crinrict’s Sims 3 Help Blog:

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3 Responses to Meet the Foobsims

  1. There are no nightgowns in the game that are frumpy enough for Elly or Deanna


    Fantastic job! Iris particularly.

  2. Bev and Dan have a daughter named Laura; her defining trait is treating Mike, Liz and April like idiots because they don't know how to use farm equipment.

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