Monday, June 29, 2009

Those Wacky Simmies...

Rhoda Bagely. The annoying guest who would never leave…
Christian: Wait, you’re the one who had Father invite her to move in. Now you’re complaining about her?
Yup, pretty much.
Christian: *shakes head*

Sherman our fainting diva, has an ‘episode’ each and every time he sees her. As Lisa pointed out, it may be what keeps her from frightening him to death. I hadn’t thought of it this way.
Christian: Who is this ‘Lisa’?
Another Sim Goddess… stop interrupting every two seconds will ya? Otherwise this is gonna get long winded.
Christian: …
As I was saying, he faints at the sight of his sister’s ghost even when she hasn’t done anything to warrant such a reaction. Sometimes I let him lay around all fainted other times I poke him and send him on his way.

What is really neat is her body being dragged back to the tombstone each morning. The first time I saw it I thought I imagined it. Not sure why I find it so fascinating, but just like Ruby, I tend to be easily impressed. heh.
Christian: *smirks*

I’ve also decided that since Sherman has already died for me I’m gonna stop picking on him. As I’ve mentioned before, he’s a good sport and he’s grown on me. That and defying death with quick thinking and a flower, he’s earned the right to hang out and have some fun.

Christian’s turn to have an opportunity. Why do I bother mentioning these and not others? Well I have my reasons, other than the opportunity to entertain his in-laws at the park…
Christian: *smirks* They use to think I wasn’t good enough for their little girl. I wasn’t ‘rich’ enough for her. Well I proved them wrong. We’re still happily married and are considered one of the ‘rich’ families of Riverview.
And yet, there you are panhandling in the park… such a proud moment.
Christian: *facepalm*
Anyhow back to the reason I let him take this opportunity even though he doesn’t ‘really’ need the money… Of all people to call him and offer this opportunity to him, its his brother, Steve! I know right? I had to read it a few times to make sure I was not imagining it. Anyhow by kicking him out, he became a NPC of sorts. Now my curiosity is piqued. I need to find him. I need to see how he’s doing. I found him still working in the medical field where I placed him.

Then we followed him home. Here. Nice house. Eventually I will have Christian finish this opportunity and send him to his brother’s house. I’m just dying to get in there and poke around.
Christian: I can’t believe I have to report to my brother. My kid brother the first spare.
Yes well, your kid brother is on his way to being a doctor and just remember, I almost sent you off and him marry Precious.
Christian: *pauses* Why didn’t you?
*scratches head* I don’t know. You’re the first born male. And scary as it may be, you’re stats and name came from my son. Purely by accident mind you. The game picked genius, the die picked everything else. And yet you still ended up very much like your name’s sake.

Christian: So what will happen to Akara?
Hmmm… good question. So far Franklin has been primed for his position as heir. I could simply give it to Akara seeing how she too has lovely interesting traits…
Christian: We really are your guinea pigs aren’t we?
Cha! I told you that.

You know I have to say at first this was annoying. Then it dawned on me… this is much better than their flailing of arms complaining about not being able to do whatever it is I had sent them off to do and that action promptly dropping from their queue. At least this way they pause, move out of each other’s way and then go on to do what I told them to… providing Mrs. Absent Minded doesn’t forget what it was I sent her to do.

Remember the opportunity I had Sherman doing? Running for an hour around town… that guy there, the one floating in the window… ya that’s who he was to report back to.
Christian: Floating? Impossible! Sims don’t float unless they’re… oh. I see.
Now during Grim’s visit to one of Sherman’s friends, Sherman stood outside waiting to be let inside. In the meantime, Christian was off at the park playing his guitar to an emptying park and the girls were home taking care of the kids… hopefully. I left them alone for the most part. I figured they could handle a couple of hours on their own… right?
Christian: Roo, you’re making me nervous.
Just remember you love her… you said so…

*sighs* Seriously thought they were smarter than this. I mean, this isn’t TS2 for cripes sakes.
Christian: *blinks* So uh… fire death, huh…
*chuckles* Ya, fire death… unless you have something else in mind.
Christian: *sighs* Nothing, I still love her… that’s disgusting… but I still love her.

Ruby got a call from an old friend who wanted to hang out. So I sent her.
Christian: Him again?
Well not really no. She went over to visit her friend Ar .. Er … ya I don’t remember her name. She just happens to live in this house… with Don Lothario
Christian: How convenient.
See the chick next to Don? Ya that’s the chick she went to visit.
Christian: *sighs* Naturally she didn’t pass up the chance to flirt with Don.
Just remember Christian, flirting is all she ever did.

Precious wanted to throw a party. I gave her the perk for the awesome party host thing and had her call the crowd over for a swim party / birthday party.
Christian: No one ever swims at these events. They tend to gather in and around the house and stuff their faces.
True and occasionally they dance and mingle.
Christian: Or flirt with the host…
Your mom did that not Don. He just didn’t reject her is all.
Christian: *scoffs*

I don’t mind throwing parties now. In TS2 I avoided them like the plague. Now they’re so easy and makes people happy for a while. Not to forget the leftovers from the people bringing food over and all the party crashers that are potential friends.
Christian: Do I even know these people?
Uh… one of them you became friends with after beating her relentlessly in chess.
Christian: *chuckles* You may want to narrow that down a bit more.
*pokes Christian* Don’t be such a poop.

I actually queued up Sherman to take the baby to the cake, next thing I know Precious has baby in hand and does the honors.
Christian: Well it is our offspring after all.
Just be glad I didn’t make you do it.
Christian: No one appreciates that more than I do.

Meet little Miss Spare Heiress, Akara. She was most displeased with me. I uh… forgot she hates the outdoors. Along with her cake happy moodlet was a traumatized for being outdoors to cancel it out. So I sent her inside to change that pink to purple and guess who she passed on her way to the dresser…
Christian: Who?

Him… your baby brother. He hasn’t changed a bit. He’s just as cute as the day he ran off to be a NPC.
Christian: He was in the same house as me and never even spoke to me? Did he see Mother? Did he approach Precious?
Uh… Yes… Yes… No.

It was odd actually. They had become so distant that she had the friendly introduction rather than friendly greet. Odd don’t you think?
Christian: Not really. He’s become a stranger to his own family.
A family that betrayed him and kicked him out…
Christian: Details.
Yes well they got along well. She entertained him and had him laughing like the old days. They aren’t friends, but they are at least not enemies.

Christian: I see and erm… so uh… tell me something.
*tries to stifle her giggles* If I can… sure. What is it?
Christian: Who is that?
That would be one of the party crasher potential future friends I mentioned.
Christian: She’s lovely.
Oh goody, I was hoping one of the women would catch your eye. *claps happily*
Christian: Why am I suddenly nervous?

I didn’t do much to change her. Akara is a cutie in her own right. I just couldn’t stomach the pink.

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So where were we?

Ah yes… bringing home the baby.

Akara Babii, the clumsy-outdoor hating spare.
Christian: Where have you been?
What’s that? I’ve been here… erm… in Sunnyville… erm Sunset Valley. Why? What’s wrong?
Christian: Nothing. Just living in limbo for weeks is unnerving. Thought you may have changed your mind and left us for good.
I considered it actually. Now that the official TS3 Legacy challenge rules are out I don’t need to play around here any longer.
Christian: I see. You would simply abandon us. Delete us as you have so many sims before us.
*blinks* Uh… something like that.
Christian: *sighs* Continue…

Alrighty then… these two have done nothing but throw wants to woohoo and various other tedious things.
Christian: Tedious for you perhaps.
Utterly tedious for me, yes. You’re lucky I give in to these whims occasionally.
Christian: Indeed. You aren’t considering any more offspring are you?
Nah. I’m not nearly bored enough. Oh! Something different happened.

Rhoda has taken up residence within the garden when she’s bored. I don’t know if you can tell or not, but the plant ‘dies’ the fruit rattle around and then she moves on to another plant, rinse repeat. I’m waiting for her to scare Sherman to death, but so far he’s only fainted at the sight of her. Which is often.

Another thing I have noticed is this sparkling paintbrush of Precious’. She has a perk thing for painting and now she uses this sparkling brush. Kinda hokey but its good to know that she has that perk I suppose. Although if you are in to story telling with your simmies, ya that can be a drag.

Sherman has an opportunity to jog around town for an hour. Their home is so far from downtown that it takes over an hour to even jog there. Naturally this means he accomplished it long before he got to town. He really is a good sport. Shame I didn’t manage to get him to drown last time.
Christian: *chuckles* He’s thwarting your attempts. You’ll see. He’ll die of old age just to spite you.

That’s okay. I like Sherman. He has definitely grown on me. He’s great with his grandchildren.
Christian: Someone needs to be.
Pfft seriously. They would die if left in your care.
Christian: Mother isn’t much better.
Nor Precious, that stupid absent mindedness of theirs would have gotten those children taken by the social worker had it not been for Sherman.

Christian: Then why all these attempts on his life? He maxed his handiness thanks to your constant attempts.
Because he’s a spouse… all spouses, once they’ve served their purpose, are fair game to a date with Grimmy.
Christian: *coughs* Including Precious?
Mhm. She’s given birth to the heir and spare. She’s done as far as I’m concerned.
Christian: *grumbles* What about the founder and heirs?
Usually they get to die of old age… but Ruby is taking a really long time. I may have to reset the age back to 90 again.

I have to say, I really do like the new gardens. The vibrant colors and assorted new plants are a hoot. And while at first I dreaded having to hunt down seeds instead of having them readily available, even that is not a big deal any longer.

Hey, Christian? I was thinking. I am getting way bored with your family and-
Christian: Now? Really? This is not the time to speak with me. What is it with you and your fascination with me in the shower?
Your lack of nakedness? I do my best thinking in the bathroom? Because this is where you were when the idea popped in to my head?
Christian: Roo, you need help.

*waves a dismissive hand* Whatever anyhow, as I was saying… I was thinking…
Christian: *chokes* What are you thinking?
Fire death.
Christian: Now? Can’t this wait? I’m very much in love with my wife.
*sighs* Okay but someone has to die. I’m bored!

Christian: Again? I thought you liked Father and given up on the pool.
I do like Sherman, I just came up with a different approach.
Christian: I see we still lack ladders.
Not that those are any help, but right… so instead, I would x out any actions of his own and kept him moving constantly. He eventually got too exhausted and drowned. Even that took quite a long time. His icon didn’t go away immediately, it became a wicked dark yellow just like in the photo and remained that color for some time. He flailed his arms and went under then…

Poof, he disappears. The pool was empty. I thought perhaps a glitch, but waited and that’s when a new poof happened. Grim shows up just outside the pool area near where Sherman disappeared at. That’s when I heard a gasp. My heart jumped.
Christian: It’s traumatic watching your father die. What did you expect from me?
I think it was about this time that I started to regret my decision to kill Sherman. Watching you was heartbreaking.
Christian: Then why did you do it?
In the name of science, naturally…

No one else in the house seemed to notice or care about what was going on outside in their own backyard. It strengthened my resolve to allow this to continue and be sure to save upon exiting.
Christian: You are heartless and cruel.
And you’re breaking my heart. Watching you watch your father was hard. I finally had to ignore you and concentrate on Grim and Sherman. Something big was happening and I was determined not to be distracted by your antics.
Christian: Mourning the loss of your father is not ‘antics’.
Says you.

So up from the water comes Sherman. Blue, water dripping but thankfully unlike TS2, no puddles! yay!
Christian: Father looks rather pleased for someone who just died.
There’s a reason for that. He had been having a blast swimming up until he couldn’t swim any longer. Well… that and he had an ace up his sleeve.
Christian: He was shirtless-
It’s an expression for cripes sakes.

Besides I’d rather not think about where he pulled this death flower from, thank you very much. The fact remains he has it in his possession and has presented it to Grimmy. Grimmy looks taken aback by the flower or repelled, I’m not sure. This is my first experience with the flower and Grim. Grim snatches the flower and appears upset when suddenly we come to find out

He’s rather ‘touched’ by the gesture! Who knew Grim had a softer side? I know I didn’t. For those that do not click on links, Grim goes on to ‘say’: “Aww, Sherman, that’s so sweet of you! I need to hurry home and put this flower in water! I know just the right vase…” I was laughing so hard. This is great stuff. Well done EA.
Christian: It was rather ‘odd’ to watch Father returned to us. I was grateful to have him back, mind you… it was simply eerie to watch.

I can only imagine by Grim’s thought bubble that if we could see his moodlets, there would be a positive reaction to Sherman’s thoughtfulness. Unfortunately this whole ordeal was just a bit more than our sweet Sherman could handle and he did as he always has…
Christian: He fainted.
Oh but of course. In true drama fashion, back of the hand to the forehead and all…

Christian: I was not nearly as amused as you were by this ordeal.
No, you most definitely were not.
Christian: Such a spectacle.
Ahem, this is the same man you were mourning just moments ago!
Christian: Because he was dead! Not this… this lump of cowardice on the lawn.
Careful Christian… Grim is still around… and he has other things now on his mind.

Christian: Such as? Who did you sic him on next?
No, no, nothing like that. He simply made himself at home playing doll house with Franklin.
Christian: Franklin?! My son? My heir?
Yes, the evil spawn himself was networking

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Friday, June 19, 2009

That time again?

So Mr. Never Nude is adapting to being a father… kind of. He also asked to get a job in the music field, so I let him. I reckon my plan to get him 3 maxed skills was just too much for him, or he wanted out of the house more often in order to get out of doing things with his evil spawn.
Christian: Indeed.
Meaning a bit of column A and a bit of column B?
Christian: Yes. *sighs* And why do you take pleasure in photographing me at the most odd and uncomfortable moments of my life?

Do you mean moments such as this one?
Christian: Yes.
Because your son and I enjoy them.
Christian: Pardon? Did you say my son enjoys these ‘moments’ with me?
Yes, because it causes you such discomfort and sorrow. He is evil after all.
Christian: I see…

Franklin is an interesting spawn… erm toddler. While he doesn’t mind doing the every day mundane things such as having a meal with the family or playing along with Grandpa

He takes greater joy in the odd behavior or what a ‘normal’ sim would consider abnormal. I thought it odd he would play with a doll house until I took a closer look and watched with pride as he tried to rip the heads off the dolls (note the tongue on the boy! ha!). He would beat them, pull at their heads and when that didn’t work he tried to rip them off with his teeth.

Ruby tends to go a bit stir crazy because I make her write until she’s stressed then for fun she paints. I moved her easel outdoors in order to alleviate this issue for her. That is when I noticed the very, very large space rock on the lot next door. I immediately sent Precious over to snatch that baby up and to my delight it wasn’t just enormous, it is work oodles of simoleans!

Christian wants to play chess again. So he calls in the next ranked player. He joyful beat the pants off this guy who threw a bit of a temper tantrum. Pfft whatever dude. I then told him to send everyone home. I thought this was odd since there was only one guy visiting but what the heck, send them ‘all’ off the lot.

That’s when we got this message. Interesting… I wonder where she’s off to. So naturally I follow her.

She looks like she’s using her Mom’s old car. I followed the limo…

To the hospital? Really? How odd. I wonder how long she will stay away. Her tombstone is still at the house so she will probably be back.

Ew, horny old people! *gags*
Christian: *chuckles*
Just wait, one day you’ll be old.

Christian: Yes, but I’m not old yet…
True, which is why ‘things’ tend to happen.

Christian: As if you had nothing to do with that?
Christian: That’s what I thought.
I think I mentioned wanting a girl
Christian: Indeed.

For his insubordination, I sent him off on an errand.
Christian: One that thankfully had nothing to do with my offspring.

I also tried something… they were both pretty tired but I sent them swimming any way.
Christian: Both survived thankfully.
Ya. I wasn’t too happy with that. I forgot they can climb out of the pool without the ladders. *grumbles*
Oh and I seem to have the weird floaty water ring glitch too.

Another observation: Precious is wearing pink. Ruby and Precious both wore blue with other pregnancies. I’m hoping this is a good sign! Also it really helps to have elders in the house to train toddlers. Sherman worked the skill up then stopped. Once a parent had the wish, I allowed that parent to finish his training.

I miss the shooflee.

All three of the boys were born in the hospital. I thought perhaps this time I’d like to see a birth at home. Everyone dutifully panicked. Followed by the couple autonomously running off to the hospital against my wishes. o.O Rude little simmies. At least the went in the cab together.

Once they arrived they both looked at me triumphantly. I found this quite humorous.

What I found even more humorous was her parents were outside of the hospital and her mother dutifully went in to panic mode. Dad could care less about womanly issues and walked away.

It’s a girl! Akara Babii, she Hates the Outdoors and is Clumsy.
Christian: You have your girl. We are done with the offspring.
*snickers* You seem upset Christian.
Christian: *glares*

Two more oddities and I’ll end this update. 1. I found that I you leave life fruit in the fridge, someone is bound to make pancakes out of them. And no, they do not add life to your bar when eaten in this fashion.

2. Even at level 8 the portrait / still life is ugly! *sighs* Brilliant painting my big toe.
And before I forget, Rhoda came home a day or so later.

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