Hi, I'm Rebecca. I'm 22 years old and originally from Leicestershire (UK), and I now live in Nottinghamshire, an incredible twenty miles away from the town where I grew up and where my family still live. In July 2012 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in English, and I'm now back at the same university studying for an MA in Medieval English and applying for a PhD in the same subject. I am an active member of my university's Science Fiction & Fantasy Society. I love collecting and reading books; I'm into most genres but my favourites are SF&F, horror, mystery and classics. I like superhero movies, low-budget horror and big-budget sci-fi, and although I don't watch much TV any more I'm a madly devoted fan of a few great shows right now. I am a pescetarian and I love travelling, both in the UK and abroad, and although frequently I find a place I like and keep returning to it, I try to work in something new every now and then as well. And I am a huge Sims fan, of course.
I've been playing Sims since the original game was released in the UK when I was 10 years old. I've played both The Sims and The Sims 2 with all their expansion packs/stuff packs. I'm way behind on my collection of The Sims 3 since my old laptop wasn't quite up to spec to run it, but now I have a new computer I'm hoping to catch up. I also own The Sims 2: Castaway and MySims on Wii, the original console trilogy on PS2 (The Sims/Bustin' Out/The Urbz),The Sims Stories and The Sims Medieval, the latter of which I especially love because I can pass it off as coursework revision in the right light. I own quite a few other games too but, let's be honest, with a Sims collection that huge I'm only very occasionally going to dip in and out of them. They include a bunch of Tomb Raider and Silent Hill games, some Marvel Avengers and DC Superheroes adaptations, and quite a bit of stuff centred around either Lego or Sherlock Holmes. The day they make that crossover I may well be in geeky heaven. :P
I chose my username because "Much Ado About Nothing" is my favourite Shakespeare play. Beatrice and Benedick are such an interesting couple, I've never really understood why the Sims writers chose to make their namesakes siblings... but maybe that's just me, I'm kind of a purist when it comes to my favourite writers.
My favorite pagesEdit
- SimNation - I love how rich and complex a fictional nation can be. I'm also a big fan of the Land of Oz and the Discworld.
- Simlish - I was fluent in Simlish by the age of 11. Unsurprisingly I'm now studying linguistics.
- Timeline of The Sims series - Trying to establish the continuity and canon events of the series is fun. Tricky, but fun.
- Same-sex relationships - I like to have about 10%-20% of my Sims in same-sex relationships (mirroring the real-life statistics) and I did a lot of work on this page when it was new.