Chapter 38: Mission: Vengeance Murder

Happy Friday the 13th all! Hopefully you haven’t encountered the mysterious shade that attacks teenage Sims at nearby Camp Plumbob Lake.

Jason Voorhees, immortal hockey maniac.

Jason Voorhees, immortal hockey maniac.

Week 28 – Day 190:

What a sopping hot Sunday.  Serefina & Niobe are 111, Hyperion & Deo have 11 days left until they’re Elders, Iris has 15 days before she’s an Elder, and Europa has 1 days left till she’s a Child.

Niobe sciencing on the chemistry lab station.

Niobe sciencing on the chemistry lab station.

Niobe starts using the Catalyst Chemistry Station to develop potions which she can use to exact vengeance on her many, many enemies.

Deo having fun at the pool.

Deo having fun at the pool.

Deo was able to do his cameo as the door-to-door salesman in in “Llamas vs Gnomes”.  Geez, they’ve been working on that movie forever!  Serefina’s cameod in it too.  With all the courage Iris could muster, she asked her boss for a raise.  Fortunately, she got promoted up to Production Manager (5).

Belladonna stealing little Europa’s candy.

Belladonna stealing little Europa’s candy.

Belladonna had an unremarkable birthday up to Adult.  Since she’s basically a failure as a virtual being, she’s having a mid-life crisis.  Also she got raised up to B-List Celebrity.

Day 191:

The paparazzi posted a story that Serefina passed out in the park (which was true), so she sued them and won her case!  They also wrote about Niobe being arrested by the cops (which was false), but when she sued she lost her case.  I guess that’s just the way the Alaska Bakes.

Iris doing Production Manager-y things.

Iris doing Production Manager-y things.

The French Literacy Guild wants Iris to hand-deliver one of her books to France.  Sadly, they don’t realize she’s never written anything.

Europa having a birthday. Europa ages up to a Child.
Europa ages up to a Child.

Europa aged up to the cutest little kid, her facial genetics are just awesome.  She rolled the Perfectionist trait, and Iris signed her up for Ballet class.

Hyperion’s asked to perform at Waylon’s Haunt again.  This might be the band’s big break, we can’t miss out on it again!

Belladonna is master of the Mixology skill!  I guess that’s her LTW completed then, no way she can mess it up now..

Day 192:

I really like the color-scheme I picked out for Europa. The bright pastels and the dark hues match well.

Riding the bus to school.

Riding the bus to school.

Dara Dent-Wolfe has started dating Jamel Diwan-Gilbert.  Prometheus literally just died last week.  Literally.  Ooooh, they will be punished!

Iris has a big decision; the President of the movie studio wants her to choose between Acting or Directing.  Since I want some variation, she goes with Directing and is promoted to Storyboardist (6).

Jogging around town.

Jogging around town.

After dropping off permission slips at City Hall, Europa gets signed up for a field trip to the Mausoleum.  Creepy!  (That’s one of the new features in this expansion, kids get to take time out of school and visit a random rabbithole around town.)

Remember that one time a dinosaur broke into the Legacy House and attacked Deo?

Remember that one time a dinosaur broke into the Legacy House and attacked Deo?

Day 193:

Niobe confronting Niobe and Jamel. Niobe fighting with the widow-hussy Dara Dent.
Niobe fighting with the widow-hussy Dara Dent.

Even though Niobe wasn’t even that close to Prometheus, he was her brother. So she’s decided to try and kill Dara and Jamel.  Her plan is simple:

  • Step 1: Attack Dara. ✔
  • Step 2: Befriend Jamel. Don’t tell him about searing hatred.  Possible seduction..?
  • Step 3: Light their house on fire.
  • Step 4: Install Scary Computer booby trap.
  • Step 5: Hideous potions.
  • Step 10: Profit?
Europa peddling her Camaro to school.

Europa peddling her Camaro to school.

Whoops, Europa missed her field trip.  My bad!

Disease Prize finally performs at Waylon’s Haunt.

Disease Prize finally performs at Waylon’s Haunt.

Deo called in sick so that he could play with Hyperion at the bar.  Sim’s Magazine wrote them up and said it’s a “decent place to hang”, but unfortunately Deo got caught for playing hooky.

Sadly, the Grim Reaper comes for us all in the end, and it’s time for another Heir to die.

Serefina Wolfe - She saved a lot of People on Fire. Serefina's family mourns her loss.
Serefina Wolfe – She saved a lot of People on Fire.

Well, Serefina had a good life. And 114 days old has got to be the record sofar, right? Perhaps in grief or madness at the loss of her twin sister, Niobe works hard through the night to develop new potions to torture her rivals. She’s rewarded with a Bladder-Explosion juice, a Stanky-Stink sap, and a boring Obiectum Reparo salve. (Step 5: ✔)

Day 194:

EAxis did an icky; Irma Dent-Wolfe and Shane Morel-Wolfe are now dating.  (That’s Prometheus’ daughter with Cascadia’s grandson.) 😳

Europa learning how to fix the toilet.

Europa learning how to fix the toilet.

So, it turns out that Niobe can’t plant any booby-traps. Something about not being a child, I think. Fortunately she has an impressionable young mind under her thumb. Niobe is willing to let Europa off the hook for accidentally skipping the field trip if Europa helps her exact revenge by planting traps all over Dara’s house.  (Step 4: ✔)  Poor child, being forced to do her evil aunt’s bidding!

Europa is clearly depressed about grandma Serefina, playing alone in the corner.

Europa is clearly depressed about grandma Serefina, playing alone in the corner.

Iris threw a funeral for Serefina.  It was a mild-success, since she got raised to Renowned VIP (celebrity lvl 4).

I think between planning a murder and the death of her sister, it was just too much for Niobe’s heart as she follows Serefina into the great beyond.

She made a lot of enemies. Niobe's nephews and niece feel bad she died.
She made a lot of enemies.

Well, Niobe had a mean life. And 115 days old has got to be the new record, right? Also the never-before-mentioned scumbag paparazzi Mitchel Blackburn passed on.  Rest in virtual hell, jerk!

Is Deo going to punch that little boy Winston?

Is Deo going to punch that little boy Winston?

Day 195:

“As you can see, my house designs are awesome.”

“As you can see, my house designs are awesome.”

Hyperion’s promoted up to Aesthetic Architect (8). Still stuck at level 3 Celebrity though..

Editor’s note: For some reason, Hyperion just wasn’t getting any more Celebrity points. I measured it, and he was actually losing points every day, even though he was completing opportunities. You can read more about it here. I finally decided that the Architecture career was futzing up his ability to gain fame and friends.

Deo the weary traveler fights off a hoarde of monsters in "Tijuana Truckstop".

Deo the weary traveler fights off a hoarde of monsters in “Tijuana Truckstop”.

Europa’s asked to hunt down some butterflies for school.  She also has a Ballet Recital.  But nobody showed up..

Europa showing off her plie skills.

Europa showing off her plie skills.

So, there were 7 Sims on the Legacy Lot and now we’re down to 5.  And right now Europa’s the only heir which is kindof risky in case of something tragic happening.  So Deo and Iris get a little bit cosy to sure up the family legacy with another child.

Director and Actor sharing a few precious moments together.

Director and Actor sharing a few precious moments together.

Day 196:

Boy, wouldn’t it suck if 3 members of the Legacy family died in the same week?  Ha, ha ha, ha ha..  Oh, whoops.

Hyperion being electrocuted fixing the teleporter. Hyperion dying for 1 hot-minute.
Hyperion being electrocuted and dying for one hot-minute.

Fortunately, Hyperion is VERY unlucky. Unlucky trait. The Grim reaper appears and rasps “Your constant misfortune amuses me. It would be a shame to take that priceless entertainment away.”  So yaa, resurrection! After reflecting on his near-death experience, Hyperion decides to retire from architecture and join the Acting career.

Belladonna doing some fishing.

Belladonna doing some fishing.

Belladonna finished her midlife crisis with 5 wishes.  Well, she may be a general disappointment, but at least she did better than her brothers with her existential crisis.

Deo playing Pretty Princess Time with Europa.

Deo playing Pretty Princess Time with Europa.

And that’s another Sim-week done!  With Iris being pregnant, I think next week we’ll see some fresh faces on the Legacy Lot.


Community death count: 272 or so.

Legacy Score: 80. (Gen: 5 + LTW: 11 + Portraits: 14 + House: 20 + LTR: 30)

Theme song of the week: “Lucky” by Britney Spears

"Perhaps I can find a use for your malevolent hatred..."

“Perhaps I can find a use for your malevolent hatred…”


Mister Wolfe’s Vacation

First order of business: Next month will for sure, most definitely, be a Sims post.  Probably.  I meant to have one this month but life’s been very hectic.  And much more interesting than usual (for me).

Secondly, I got a new computer!  My old laptop was overheating running anything too extreme.  Now I have an ASUS ROG GR8 II-T043Z mini-desktop and it’s really fast.  It should make playing TS3 and using Photoshop a snap!  I’m happy with the price and feel it’s a good purchase.  You can read more about it here.

My new computer.

My new computer.

Thirdly, the big boss decided the guy who was teasing and harassing me made “inappropriate and offensive” comments that don’t belong in the workplace.  But it wasn’t bad enough to be considered bullying.  (I feel bullied, but I guess that’s not important.)  So he will continue working closely with me, and with a vulnerable population, for some unknown reason. 😐

Fourthly, we moved!  What an ordeal.  I wasn’t too keen on moving into a condo-apartment-style building, but it’s actually working out.  The new place is so lovely, what a great view of the city!

The view from my bedroom. A view from the living room.
Two different views.

I took 6 days off work for a psuedo-vacation.  Not a relaxing vacation mind you, because I spent the first few days packing, cleaning, assembling furniture, and other random randomness.

It’s kindof a blur, but I jotted down a few thoughts to document the journey:

"By the power of caffeine, I will finish packing!"

Day 0: Beard level – Clean-shaven.

I was working the day before vacation.  My favourite client is in terrible shape.  Just two days ago his health was fine and now it’s taken a nose-dive.  I can’t really go into details but I feel he is not going to last very much longer.  Why would the wife leave him at our center for 8 hours, the man needs a hospital!

Day 1: Beard level – Coarse.

First day of vacation.  It started out poorly, with me crying. 😥 I’ve been thinking about it last night and I fear the client is dying. The day got better once I got my zen on by putting together finely crafted Swedish furniture.  Here are some random things:

-My father and I kindof messed up the drawers, they wouldn’t fit into the shelves.  An IKEA rep. told us to take some photos & she’d help in 48 hours. 😐  Fortunately my mother came in and pointed out the “extra” pieces we’d left out of the construction.  Now everything fits great!

-Sad IKEA man has broken the bed until Pencil IKEA man helps out.

-Dinner was bacon, chicken, steamed vegetables, french fries, taquitoes, and ice cream. Because of course it was.

-Why are the werewolves attacking that Targaryen vampire?

-No wait, Kate Beckinsale was for sure dead, they wrapped her up like a mummy.  They can’t just gloss over a resurrection by saying “She got better.”

Day 2: Beard level – Bristly.

-My bones are so sore today. China-Gel helps me to ease the pain.

-Sad Ikea man is not allowed to climb on the new furniture, or else he might get crushed.

-“Do not cut Ikea. Do not set Ikea on fire.” um, thanx for the tip?

-Time for a Dieselpunk Opera!

-Oops, somebody texted me 2 days ago & I just read the message now.  I better reply right away… as soon as I get home.

-Ikea Yoga: I call this one the Swedish Cobra. Also the Downward-Facing Fjord.

-“L1, L2, R1, R2.. R2..? Artoo..! R2!!!!!”

-That akward moment when me and Dad both realize I’ve scratched the new paint but neither of us wants to point it out.

-Ew, the garbage room smells like egg-soap.

-My sister mistook Dr. Strange for Dr. Who.

Day 3: Beard level – Fuzzy.

-The day starts out poorly.  I interrupt my sister’s fun beach story and she starts crying.

-Moving tomorrow.. I guess I could leave out the computer and TV until the movers get here right?

-Nap time.

-Some people got no respect, no respect!

-I ate your dipping sauce.  It was an accident, but I don’t regret it. 👿

-Oh my gosh, GAME OF THRONES FINALE!!  It was all like *ROWR!* and then he was all “let me explain” and she was like “let me remove that throat for you”, and then we got to see Kit Harrington’s ass.

Day 4: Beard level – Scruffy.

-Four hours of sleep.  I am so tired..

-What a horrible person.



-The more things change, the more they stay the same.

-“Can we get some boxes in here?”

-“Is that mover a man or a woman?”

-Mum warns them that her turtle is special and they better not break it.

-Everyone abandons dad at the new place to clean up the old place.  He’s forced to throw clothes everywhere so they can get their boxes back.

-Rogers vs Bell.

Rogers, Telus, and Bell are "Competitors".

Day 5: Beard level – Hairy.

-A sea of boxes.

-First step: shelves.

-“It’s so easy, to turn on the TV you just press three buttons instead of one!”

-The professional movers put every FRAGILE box upside down, and piled boxes on top.  Uh, that’s really dumb.

-“Don’t fall out the window, mum!”

-I got an email; the client I was worried about passed away. 😦  I worked with him a lot, so I feel grief.  But as my co-worker pointed out, he had pretty much no quality of life.  There was no joy in his life.  A mercy he can rest, a sadness he is gone.

Day 6: Beard level – Unkempt.

-An empty house.

-Good neighbours.

-That dog’s eating poop!

-I detest those tiny metal brackets.

-Too much stuff.

-“This thing gets really good suction!”  I have been forbidden from saying “That’s what she said”, so we’re just done with Phrasing.

-One elevator’s shut down for moving, one’s under maintenance, and one just has sticky floors.

-West Palm Beach.

-Sleeping on the roof.

-“It’s Mister Doctor.”

Day 9: Beard level – Clean-shaven again.

I went to the client’s funeral.  I felt I owed him that.  It wasn’t the catharsis I was hoping for, but it helped.

Moving, Bully, BSoD

Editor’s note: This was written last Thursday, but I haven’t been unable to post until today.

Sorry guys, I haven’t posted in a while or approved all the lovely new comments. Things have been in-SANE for me recently.  I’ve attributed it to 3 main reasons:

Factoid the first: We’re moving. I know people do it all the time & it shouldn’t be such a big deal, but for me and my family it really is. It’s been the family house for 30, 31 years now. A lot of emotional attachment, a lot of physical objects to dispose of, a lot of preparation work for the new place, a lot of boxes to pack. A lot of tape. It’s so exhausting.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

Factoid the second: I was having a bully problem at work. Nothing physical, but he’s said some very disgusting things to myself, other workers, and even clients. I’ve documented 27 separate incidents of misconduct, including jokes, insults, teasing, sexual comments, unwanted touching, and homophobic slurs between January & the beginning of August. For example, once he told me that if I lived on my own I might slip in the shower, break my neck, start rotting, and nobody would find my body for months until the rent was due. I mean, what the hell man.. Why would anyone say that, ever?

A bully picking on another guy.

As you might guess, I was feeling very badly about myself & worried when I knew I’d be working closely with him. I reported him to my supervisor but felt very guilty afterwards. They’re doing an investigation, but for now he has fewer hours & we’re almost never working together. No decision yet if he is going to be fired or kept on.  Most of the things he said when nobody was around, but I’ve shared some of the non-vulgar comments with other staff and they’ve witnessed him bothering me before. *sigh*  Until the boss makes a decision I guess I don’t know how I feel about things.

Factoid the third: My laptop died. 😦 It was a combination of dust-buildup and old-age. Safe mode works so all my files, Sims, blog posts, and songs are safe on an external hard-drive. Since it was 5 years old I feel I got good use out of it, and it doesn’t seem worth the $160 cost for the repairman to replace the fan since he said “it may or may not work”.

The dreaded BSoD.

So I’ve been trying to figure out if my next computer is a replacement laptop ($800 to $1200 CN), an upgraded laptop ($1200 to $2000 CN), or a full-blown souped-up desktop ($2000 to $3000 CN). Right now my dad is pushing me towards an iMac, but I’m worried the MacOS won’t be able to run all the games I love. And it’s expensive.. but I never really spend money so it might be nice to splurge a bit, I’m just not sure yet.

A fancy sci-fi looking computer.

Editor’s note: Six days later, no new computer. 😦 I’m still trying to fathom what sort of hardware I need, going to try to book an appointment with an iGenius to talk about my PC needs. I’m using my mum’s old computer, so frustrating because it’s SO slow, even after I removed all the viruses, registry errors, defragged it a bunch.

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