After Mortimer passed and her twin girls went to college, Dina didn't want to live in the decrepit Goth manor anymore. She donated it as a public art museum, relocated the graves to a small family cemetery, and moved into a brand-new townhouse on Main Street with enough room for all the toys she could possibly want. She, Mary-Sue, and Brandi frequently have "girls' night in" where they sit around all night chatting in the hot tub or play a few friendly games of pool. Dina continues a one-sided relationship with Don Lothario--he's happy to be booty-called but totally freaks out anytime she even mentions the word "marriage," which causes her days of misery afterward.
After Mary-Sue's parents died, she also no longer wanted to maintain a huge house either, so she sold it for a nice profit, and she and Kennedy downsized to a small but luxuriously furnished European-style townhouse closer to Main Street that has a lovely garden and koi pond. The old Pleasant house has since been converted into Pleasantview's first fine-dining restaurant and piano bar, so now there is finally a decent place to take a date without having to trek all the way downtown. Mary-Sue feels like quite the fat cat as she too is sitting on a pile of money and she plans to leave none of it to her daughters, since neither of them bother to call or visit with any regularity.
I saw that the room had one of those fire-things that sims can grill marshmallows on, and made the fatal decision to put it on, it being a special occasion and all, and then not think any more of it until it made the room catch fire. While everyone else was panicking, Cappuchino Neighbour decided it was time to leave and strolled out with a casual "see you".
I scrambled to get the playable sims away from the fire, and managed to direct the teens of the house to run downstairs and call the fire station. On the first floor was also Nextdoor Neighbour, who'd been playing Mishuno by himself during all of this.
Justice, however, caught fire, so I directed his roommate Picasso Melinder to try and put the fire out, but to no avail. Justice passed away. That had been my other reason to keep one person upstairs, though, in case someone needed to plead for his life.
"Have a heart, man, it's his birthday."
Picasso won, and Justice prevailed.
Justice immediately went to give his rescuer a hug, and then went downstairs to have cake.
The people left started making their way home due to low hygiene, save for Nextdoor who had been away from the fire. The next day, Justice called his friend Apple, who hadn't been able to come to the gathering since she'd been at work. I can only imagine how that conversation sounded. "You missed out on a lit party. I mean it."
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DJ Verse and Sam Thomas are in on campus housing together. DJ wrote a novel. It didn't go well, but she won't be discouraged. It was only her first! She also loves to paint. Sam enjoys pottery. They are doing well in Uni.
Making rules for sims to get into Uni and such and making religions for my game to make stuff more interesting and complex. Also made a park for sim kids. I'm working on making the religion lots and stuff.
Dina got home from work and wanted to buy a bird, which she named Lazuli and then ignored. She invited Don over, but her stamina isn't what it used to be so she fell asleep on the couch while Don played pool. Later Jane chatted for a while with Don in the hot tub because she wants to be friends with everyone in Sophie's life. Dina woke up from her "nap" to have a little fun with Don, after which he promptly went home. The next day was Sophie's day off, and Jane stayed home too, to welcome the new baby who is named Garret. Jane did most of the childcare while Sophie tried to increase her logic skill. Dina didn't take any interest in the baby except to declare that she wasn't changing any dirty diapers. She wanted to invite Don over again after work but fell asleep on the sofa before she could.
Garret spent the next day with the nanny while everyone was at work, and that evening he aged up to a toddler and got all the toys. Dina again fell asleep before she could invite Don over and didn't even participate in the birthday, but she did play with her bird some. Sophie and Jane woohooed after the birthday, and now Jane wants to adopt another child, but Sophie will have to agree to that first and she doesn't seem very interested in having another baby right away.
He has a bit of a feud going on with Babbage II the servo butler.
The Nouveau-Riches had an inactive Sentry bot in the garage, so I had Babbage II turn it on.
Run Sim, run!
Now Sim Sample isn't reknowned for his great intellect, so later on he came back, looking to steal a gnome...
'Duh, what's that noise?'
What's the matter, Sim- not feeling too good?
Strangetown has some more affordable apartments now, so Tank and Ripp moved out of their expensive condo. Tank invited Esther Corsillo over to the new place, but rolled no romantic wants for her (she wears glasses, which turns him off). Then Ida Juana called to invite him downtown, so he and Ripp met up with her and some other college friends at Sugar Cube Bowling. Ripp decided to try his luck with Ida Juana, and finally stepped hopefully into the photo booth. Ida Juana was heading to the bar by then, and for a minute I thought she was going to ignore his request, but she finally mooched over, climbed in and made Ripp's day - then afterwards she just casually wandered off and ignored him! Not very romantic, but Ripp was happy enough.
Nevyn wanted to get married but didn't have anyone in mind, so he took $5000 out of the bank and called the gypsy matchmaker. She summoned Professor Denene someone, saying they were a perfect match - but the date was a disaster! Most of the things Denene wanted to do weren't available, presumably because they didn't know each other well enough, and despite wanting to play with Nevyn, she twice turned him down for one of the few 'play' options available! This pushed him over the edge into a nervous breakdown, and Denene went off to play chess while the therapist was with him. She never wants to see him again and the feeling is mutual. Poor Nevyn! His interest in females generally is negative now. Probably the worst $5000 any Sim of mine has ever spent!
Now what's interesting to me is that only the initial life stages have the same duration for everyone, but at teen they become variable (I have a mod that varies the adult number of days in the same way as for elders). Well, babies can vary a little depending on what time of day they are born. But teens are unique in that they are the only life stage that can choose when they want to move on. (I guess YAs can, too, but very few of my Sims choose to drop out of college.) So I decided that once they have their teen birthday and then get that popup about studying hard for college, my teens can go to college at any point provided they are ready (or have the want to go) and are qualified. They need at least one scholarship and grades higher than D. And if they are starting to get to the end of the teen stage and getting those popups about going to college but they don't have a scholarship, their parents can pay the tuition if they can afford it, but the teen still has to want to go. All this is to say that some teens stay teens for a while and some go to college right away depending on their goals, and I'm liking the variety of that.
So I was thinking about all of this while I was playing Jennifer Burb's house. David Ottomas moved out a while ago, having realized that his relationship with Jennifer was unhealthy, and is now back living with his parents, but he left his kids with Jennifer because she had the means to provide for them. Jennifer became quite close to her grandchildren and enjoyed having them in the house, and it also helped her re-establish her relationship with Lucy, who would come over to visit. (Dirk, that scoundrel, is also friends with Jennifer and right now Lucy is furious at him because he autonomously kissed Jennifer in front of her, but Jennifer actually apologized to Lucy for his behavior--which she did not provoke--and is not going down that road with another son-in-law.) Kaitlin went to college a while back with her girlfriend, Annmarie Broke, so it was just Jennifer and Wilbur in the house for a while. Wilbur is a handsome young man who had some goals to fulfill. He achieved them with Madaline Broke--a date, a first kiss, a make-out session, and falling in love. (Madaline is Annmarie's older sister but she was more interested in amassing boyfriends than going to college for quite a long time, so Annmarie actually left for college before her.) Once Wilbur had checked off all his boxes, he rolled the want to go to college, and he got the Scholar's Grant, so he certainly qualified.
This left Jennifer suddenly with an empty nest and approaching the end of her days. Now Jennifer is President of her company, and she has been known to bring home young men from work for some after-hours fun. One of these men, named Elmer, she was quite attracted to, so she called him up for a date. During the date, I guess she thought about the potential loneliness of living alone, as she impulsively proposed to him and he accepted. Jennifer quickly married Elmer and promoted him to Vice President to boot. Granted, he is much younger than her, but Jennifer doesn't have much time left, and maybe Elmer can help fill those remaining days with happiness. They certainly have a lot in common, as they both share a deep love for shopping.
ETA I went and played Jennifer a little more. The day after her wedding, she wanted to hustle someone at pool, so I took her down to the corner bar. She scoped the room and wanted to talk to every young guy in the place, which she did. She asked one of them on a date, and he accepted. They went out for lunch, played chess, and had a few drinks, while at home her trophy husband was just hanging around the house waiting for her. Jennifer went home after her nice date, had some woohoo with her husband, and went right to sleep. Jennifer Burb is elder goals right now.
JoAnn Gutenburg went into town to practise chess so she could get a promotion. She was just leaving when the Count swooped in and bit her. Her first panicked thought was what would she do for work, since she obviously couldn't keep her day job. Luckily, she had a spare aspiration bonus to use, so she chose "Give Financial Advice." Her LTW is to earn $100,000, so she'll get there eventually.
This was the day before Ville would turn into an elder, so it was the last chance for him and his look-alike Téodor Jansson to meet while identical. Ville did what anyone would do in his situation and went up to Téodor without saying a word and started dancing with him. For me, it was a win-win move: either they would dance together and it'd look funny, or Téodor would decline and things would get awkward, and that'd be funny too. But he went along with it and they became friends in record time. I highly amused myself making them interact.
The next day was Ville's as well as Broadway's birthday. Ville had some hot pics of himself in his inventory that he must have taken during a wedding he was at a while ago. I figured he wanted Broadway to have them so those as well as a perfume were his birthday presents to him, while Broadway gave Ville an armchair.
Later, the two had a little gathering with some of their respective friends, including Téodor, and grew up to elders.
General Buzz Grunt and Stardust Neighbour are both in the end of their lifespans, so Buck Grunt and Stardust's daughter Strummer Neighbour invited their respective parents for a possibly last proper hangout. Buzz and Stardust are actually bff's and used to be colleagues before Buzz retired, so it was a mother/daughter-, father/son- and two generations of besties'-meet-up. Buck had a glace a four in his inventory so they had some dessert, as well.
The Curious cousins brought home one Tinker twin each from school. Rosalina Curious became good friends with Andreas Tinker, which might turn into more as they have two bolts and Rosalina wants to go steady with someone. Chap Curious and Antoni Tinker became buddies as well. Chap also went to a date with a townie, or at least he tried to. As soon as the taxi stopped at their destination, she went off the lot and said the date had been fairly boring. Yeah, I didn't mean for the taxi ride to actually be the whole date, but looking at it like that, I'm sure it was.
I am Error.
Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
My downloads of various stuff: https://www.mediafire.com/#myfiles (including funerals!)
This morning, I went to play Nina Caliente's house. Her daughter, Mina, just graduated from college and moved back home. Mina's father, Daniel Pleasant, passed away while she was at college. Mina is a lovely girl, just beautiful and very sweet and thoughtful. She is also gay, one of six gay women playables I know of (and I used to not have any). Two of them are engaged, two are married, and the other is Mina's niece, I think. After she found a job in the Science career, Mina wanted to go on a date, so she headed downtown to the gay bar (Lulu Lounge) to see if she could meet anyone. The place was full of women. The only guy there was poor, lonely Martin Ruben. Mina met a girl named Amber and they really hit it off, so they went out to dinner. What does a Knowledge Sim want to do on a date? Play chess, see a ghost, get a cooking skill... They played chess and it was a good date, which ended with a little kiss, a crush, and Mina suddenly having the want to woohoo. (Hey, Mina, your date is over--maybe next time.) Meanwhile, at home Nina was getting over the loss of Daniel by inviting Don over. They had drifted apart, and I think she was mad at him for a long time because she saw him with someone else, but it didn't take long until they were back in love and woohooing everywhere they could. Nina sent Don home and went to bed happy and thinking about who her next conquest might be.
Here's the loose structure I've come up with so far.
-Make a list of 'bachelor sims' I want to have sims bid for (the bachelors will then be responsible for taking whoever wins the bid out on a date!)
-Make a list of bidders, these sims are (preferably) playable (YA-Elder) sims that are single and ready to mingle, or romance sims, or just sims looking for a potential partner that hasn't found one yet.
Pick a place to hold this event, for me it's going to be the country club in one of my subhoods.
Teleport in all the bidders and the first bachelor.
Roll a 6 sided die to determine if the bidder will bid.
1-3 = no bid
4-6 = bid
Have the bidder 'flirt>check out' the bachelor because then here's a modifier:
Negative chemistry adds a -1 to bid roll, 1 bolt = +1, 2 bolts = +2, and 3 bolts = +3 so that way the bid action can align with the chemistry the bidder feels toward the bachelor.
Then for all the sims that are bidding, roll a 20-sided die.
Whoever gets the highest outcome wins the bid. If there's a tie, it's a best 2/3 value roll.
Modifier 1: If the bidder is affluent (100,000K +) they get a +3 modifier to their bid roll.
Modifier 2: If the bidder has a 7 or more interest in games then they get a +1 to their bid as they are 'competitive'
Optional to cut off a bidder at 1 win or they can try for more dates even after having won a bid.
So then, with the money transfer mod, the winning bidder sends their base bid value (from the 20 sided die) x 100 to the charity fund.
I have some other random die rolls planned that determine which place (subhood) the date takes place and what time (Morning, afternoon, evening)
But I think it's gonna be fun and provide some new drama and pairing opportunities in my hood :P
DJ Verse and Sam Thomas are madly in love. In Uni they stayed on top of their grades, friends, and DJ wrote 3 novels and painted a lot while Sam did a lot of Pottery, getting her silver badge. Sam also loves her crossword puzzles. Sam did have a slight urge to cheat on DJ (she has romance secondary) but quickly got over it. They moved into their own home downtown, where Beulah Land came to greet them right away.
The Printer Sisters work on school and their music. Making money through music as much as they can while in Uni. They are also madly in love in a polyamorous open relationship. Andy Bellum causes mayhem in the background, as he does. Starting fights, spreading the flu, putting soap in fountains, while they play their music on campus.
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I'm a young adult in poor health, trying to heal enough to complete my goals.
This is the song that never ends ~ It goes on and on my friends ~
my first ToT Challenge (which is actually indefinitely hiatus, I'm in a different TOT hood now)
On a better note, she is warming up to her adopted grandson Garret. Jane taught him to potty and Sophie taught him to talk, but Dina brought him to his birthday cake. It was just a family party; Danielle came over from next door for the occasion but was supremely uninterested in children of any kind.
As a side note, Dina has a lavender sports car that I downloaded as a default replacement and I love it--it is just so Dina.
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Simself world, with my IRL husband & kitties as Sims.
-purchased a large plot of land with savings from Monique's PC to build a generational mansion home
-SS reached a high level in their career but quit to focus on raising a family, SH is still gaining promotions
-received a genie lamp, felt cheaty but wished for wealth three times, two burglaries stopped, and no longer sleeping in garage
-planned on only two kids, one boy and one girl, but SS rolled a want for a third, so an extra girl appeared
-hired a maid, it was not enough help, switched to butler
-half of lower floor of mansion done
-purchased dream car!
-waiting for eldest to age to child!
I ramble a lot, and get confused easily, so my apologies to you in advance.
Copernicus' twin sister Brahe is happy to be an aunt.
Look Away-inator Schwissenbaum was invited Downtown and chose to go to Club Caliente and this kid, her husband's brother Julian Caliente, joined. Sure, I've been taking sim-kids clubbing before and of course he'd want to visit a club with his name, so why not. The upper-floor DJ seemed happy to have someone to play for, too.
Stardust Neighbour brought Matthew Picaso home from work and autonomously leapt into his arms so that they fell in love. Unfortunately she would later pass away due to old age, but not before the two of them had had some out-of-this-world woohoo.
The flu was going around in the Grunt/Picaso household, but fortunately the late Jessica Picaso had left some comfort soup in the fridge so her kids could get well quickly.
Anni-frid Picaso wanted to get into private school, so the headmaster was invited over the next day. She had checked the fridge for some leftovers suitable for the dinner, but when he arrived it turned out to only be a single serving. Luckily General Buzz was hungry and made himself a microwave dinner so the headmaster didn't have to eat all by himself.
After the meal, Buzz took it upon himself to show the headmaster around. As the two went out to take the outdoors stairs to the upper floor, I checked in on the other household members but it soon became clear something had happened. General Buzz' time had come. His gravestone was just at the foot of the stairs. The headmaster loitered around outside while everyone else cried over Buzz. He didn't care about the coffee Anni-frid had made and wouldn't come inside again until Matthew influenced him to tell someone a joke. Anni-frid tried schmoozing him inbetween tears. Jessica Picaso's ghost showed up to scare everyone and nearly killed Matthew. Anni-frid didn't get into private school.
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1. John and Brandi Burb, still living in Brandi's trailer and getting up there in days, with their adopted son Carey, who is now a child
2. Nina Caliente, just crossed over into elderhood, living in the same condo with her adult daughter by Daniel Pleasant, Mina
3. Kaylynn Langerak is now Kaylynn Broke--yes, Dustin actually left Angela after having an affair with Kaylynn for quite a while; her adult son with Don Lothario, Porfirio, lives with them
4. Darren and Cassandra Dreamer--Cassandra almost but not quite an elder by now--and their adult son Dexter, who was just abducted by aliens
5. Dina Goth, her daughter Sophie, Sophie's wife Jane, and their adopted son Garret
6. Jennifer Burb, her trophy husband Elmer, and her adult grandson Wilbur Ottomas
7. Peter and Samantha Ottomas and one of their twins, Rusty, who is now an adult (the other twin died of food poisoning in college); Samantha threw a hail Mary and got herself pregnant again just five days from becoming an elder
8. Dirk and Lucy Dreamer, who never have any money and live in a condo
9. Angela Broke, now divorced and living in a condo with her new boyfriend, David Ottomas
10. Trisha Traveller Sims, her husband Amin Sims, and their daughter Phillis (Trent died a long time ago from food poisoning)
11. Alexander and Lilith Goth and their adult daughter, Karla
12. Beau and Christene Broke, Beau's daughter by alien impregnation, Tanisha, and their dog Benny
13. Danielle Goth (Dina's other daughter) and her boyfriend Bobby Broke; Danielle just got pregnant
14. Ross Burb (son of John and Jennifer), his wife Tina Traveller Burb, and their son Barry
15. Tommy Ottomas, his wife Carmella Broke Ottomas (daughter of Beau and Christene), and their new baby Laurene
16. Kaitlin Ottomas (daughter of Lucy and David) and her fiancee Annmarie Broke (daughter of Dustin and Angela)
17. First set of cottage-style apartments for single Sims who can't or won't live with their parents: Madaline Broke (daughter of Dustin and Angela), Bernard Dreamer (son of Dirk and Lucy), and poor, lonely Martin Ruben
18. Second set of apartments: Don Lothario, Sharla Ottomas, and Danika Dreamer (daughter of Darren and Cassandra)
The sorority at LGU consists of (sorry I couldn't be bothered to find and change the names of the LGU townies): Katelyn Oates (in love with Ida Juana), Ida Juana Knowe, Helen Wheels, and Alicia Ternynck. They get some new pledges, Crystal Parker and Nerissa Lajoie. The girls do ok in Uni and are good friends. Helen, Alicia and Ida all get into the secret society! I wasn't trying, it just happened. There is lots of bubble blowing in this Uni lol. Ida Juana graduates and moves out! Crystal Parker moves into the Greek house!
I mentioned this in a different thread, but the Nanny caused Daisy to lose her son due to leaving him home alone when he went to bed. He's going to be moving in with his Uncle Skipp when I get to him.
And on a positive note, David Caliente, in his late husband's memory, adopted a baby. I figured it could take his mind off his loss and considering that Romeo was a family sim, I figured that he and David talked about starting a family eventually. The adoptee was a boy called Doriano, I think, and he adopted another one after the boy became a toddler. Just after I saved, the baby showed and the game crashed I didn't lose anything, so that's good!
When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Meanwhile, their only other child still living at home--Rusty--went on a second date with Florence Delarosa. Florence has become *the* most eligible bacherlorette for all my single male Knowledge Sims, and I have a lot of them at this point. But it looks like Rusty might win her, since it was a dream date and he booty-called her later that night. After the woohoo was over, though, he went out to stargaze and ignored Florence for the rest of the night while she unsuccessfully tried to make conversation with Samantha. I don't think Florence took it personally.
Taking a sim break to catch up on some other things but still thinking about them a lot!