This article lead me to this awesome blog of Alice and Kev, a daughter-father duo who are homeless in the Sims 3. A lot of the things they suffer through are really interesting, and would make for a great novel.
Homeless sims in the Sims 2 were not as versatile as in the Sims 3. This is really intriguing and I know I'm going to be keeping up with this from now on. Makes me want to play the sims, although I should be writing.
My life is SOOO hard. /whine