StrangeTown Monty (STM)
|Genre:||Scientific Conspiracy, Psychological Drama|
|Number of chapters:||30|
|Original run:||12/20/2010 - 11/08/2018|
StrangeTown Monty (STM) is a Sims 2 Machinima Series by AldoHyde, based off Sims 2 default neighborhoods Strangetown and Veronaville. It has Simlish voiceovers with English subtitles. Sims 3 footage is occasionally used, especially for flashbacks. The show features mainly premade characters, with some of the author's own mythology.
Main Plot[edit | edit source]
Many Veronaville residents mysteriously die in the Veronaville Disaster, leaving Monty siblings Antonio and Bianca the only adult survivors to unravel the conspiracy. Antonio's task requires him to remain in Veronaville, while Bianca heads to Strangetown. This decision becomes easier for Bianca after discovering that her long-time crush, Kent Capp, was among the fatalities.
Bianca is intelligent, friendly and trusting, which gives her a positive attitude when meeting most of the Strangetown residents. But what will the more shady figures in Strangetown want from her? Will she discover the true cause of the Disaster that killed off most of the Montys and Capps?
Prominent Sub-Plots[edit | edit source]
- Nervous Subject, a damaged victim of unethical scientific experiments.
- Bella Goth Case: Two Strangetown residents help a missing sim who ends up in Strangetown.
Influences & Approach[edit | edit source]
STM is a scientific conspiracy and psychological drama. It is loosely based off concepts from Fringe (Fox Science Fiction TV Series), adapted for the Sims Universe. STM is a gray world, shaded with Fringe Green and Hyde Blue. So STM is more like "Strangetown Fringe Hyde" than "Strangetown Strangetown".
The story does not focus equally on all Strangetown and Veronaville households / characters. Instead, the ones who inspire the author will be in the main story arcs, and the rest will be in the background. There are also a small number of CAS sims, but they are mainly minor recurring characters.
This show does not feature conventionally attractive (or "pretty") sims. Instead, it thrives on a strong script and thought-provoking dialogue. Expect unconventional portrayals of situations and characters, as well as experimental storytelling methods.
The "Watcher"[edit | edit source]
Most of the characters are pre-made from Strangetown and Veronaville. The most obvious exception is the Watcher, Dr. Prometheus Hyde, CEO of Hyde Dynamic, a science facility. The author inserts his sim-self to prevent others from copying his show, and to portray a "Watcher-Sim Dynamic", where characters are being played by a Sim "god".
Aired Episodes[edit | edit source]
|Season 1||Season 2|
|1.00: Veronaville Disaster
"18 Ways to Kill a Sim"
1.03: Dear Antonio
1.10: Hyde Dynamic 1
1.11: Hyde Dynamic 2
2.01: Son of Capp
(*) Alternate Universe screenshot story chapters.
(#) "Last Lap" screenshot story chapters taking place in the Main STM Universe.
Full text of all (*) and (#) chapters are on the STM Blog.
Fans may also take the STM Quiz, which contains material up to and including STM 2.07(B).
More Alternate STM Universes[edit | edit source]
- StrangeTown: Specter Yard Conspiracy (STSYC) / Olive Specter's Timeline - A Strangetown-focused story, centered on the controversy of Olive Specter's graveyard. Different from the "Specter Yard Case" in STM, and also different from the PVCS Football universe.
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|PVCS vs STM Football Portal|
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