Monthly Archives: June 2014

Chapter 19: Spastic Golden Toys

What a night. I wrote most of this yesterday so hopefully it still makes sense.

 

Week 12 – Day 84:

Umm, I forgot to throw Prometheus a party when they got back from France.  So he’s a toddler now.   Yep yep yep!

Prometheus playing with one of Niobe’s inventions.

Prometheus playing with one of Niobe’s inventions.

 Week 13 – Day 85:

Virgil has 16 days left, Serefina has 5 days left, and Prometheus has 6 days left.

Unfortunately, Virgil was placed on the top of the Most Wanted List because he gets promoted to Master Thief.  So good on him!  He also stole one of Magnus Landgraab’s platinum induction coils.

Virgil got a Golden Fox award!

Virgil got a Golden Fox award!

Cascadia was also promoted up to Pastry Chef.  (Mmmmm, pastries.)  Tristan wrote “Politicians are all Snakes!” and started “Why Won’t He Talk to Me?”  Brie caught Joe making out with Addison, her mother, which is apparently the worst kept secret in town.  Also Niobe declared her first first arch-nemesis, Trinity Hudson.

Niobe has started inventing.

Niobe has started inventing.

Day 86:

Tristan gets the local principal fired for writing an article without checking his sources.  The Wolfe family strikes again!

Cascadia finished her lifetime wish (quite accidentally!) by getting $10,000 worth of nectar.  I thought it would take a lot longer, but it was pretty easy.  Now I need to figure out a way to move Pascal from France so they can move out and have cute France-French/Simnationian babies.

Niobe needs to stay late at the school to clean out the classroom bug cage.  I’ve never heard of such a crazy thing, but I’m picturing something with bars, an exercise wheel, and a hamster water bottle.  Then this happens:

Niobe set herself on fire inventing.

Niobe set herself on fire inventing.

“Hang on girl!  I’m just gonna shoot you in the face with a fire extinquisher!”

“Hang on girl!  I’m just gonna shoot you in the face with a fire extinquisher!”

“Oh this is so uncool.”

“Oh this is so uncool.”

Oh, and on return investments, I cracked the  §25,000 mark this week.

Day 87:

Keri finally got her Police Cop Squad Car.

Keri finally got her Police Cop Squad Car.

Keri was promoted to Lietenant.  You know what that means?  Free car!  Cop car!  I turn on the sirens and send her driving back and forth through town.  Hehehe!  She also steals Christian’s Vompensator.

Stealing a car wearing a cop uniform, that’s not too bait..

Stealing a car wearing a cop uniform, that’s not too bait..

Tristan started writing on the “Mysteries of Egyptian Tombs”.  He went over to make-out make up with Tanner, but Tanner’s turned into an elder!  Will their long-term fling survive the ravages of time?

“I just want to set the world on fire!”

“I just want to set the world on fire!”

Cascadia was promoted to Sous-Chef.  I can practically smell that new fridge!  Niobe got a chance to meet her grandfather, ghost Alexander.  Serefina also met ghost Roxanne.

There was some sort of tragic accident at the hospital, hundreds killed.  Since there aren’t any private investigators in town, it’s up to Joe to unravel the mystery.  Cue the Scooby Doo theme.

Zoinks!

Zoinks!

Day 88:

“I leant you like §5 last week, when are you gonna pay me back?”

“I leant you like §5 last week, when are you gonna pay me back?”

Brie wants Tristan to write a Sci-Fi book for her.  How much spare time does she reckon he has to write her an entire novel?

The girls seem to dislike their baby brother.

The girls seem to dislike their baby brother.

Ack, now I’ve lost one of the laptops!  I can’t decide if one of the neighbours stole it or if I left it on a community lot.  (Hmm..)

Joe interrogates Lorenzas Salas about the broken equipment, and here is a direct quote: “I didn’t go anywhere near it that night.  Joe can vouch for me!”  The plot quickens.

Day 89:

Sometime recently, Tanner and Terry decided not to live in the same house, but they are still technically married.  Eh, whatever, that’s close enough for Tristan!

They’re on again!

They’re on again!

Tristan started writing “From the Realms Beyond the Sun”.  (It’s clearly a Sci Fi.)  Virgil also meets up with the invisible, elusive (say, glitchy), Cassandra Diwan-Gilbert.

Keri’s boss, the Deputy of Operations (who I believe is also Tanner), wants her to choose between the cloak and dagger world of secret intelligence (Archer), or the logical thinking of forensics (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). The Special Agent stream sounds a lot cooler so she goes for that.

I hope Keri gets a gun!

I hope Keri gets a gun!

Also I updated Keri’s lifetime wish to owning a Private Museum because they’re practically there already.  Oh, and I changed up her clothing, because I think she was wearing the same stuff as Roxanne which is a bit too Freudian for Virgil.

The girls spending some quality time together.

The girls spending some quality time together.

Joe interrogated the organ donor Carey Dubois about her whereabouts on the night in question.  Apparently the security guard can vouch for her.  If this were a film-noir, she’d be the dame with the mysterious past that tries to throw the gumshoe off the trail.  Joe’s third or fourth grandchild is born.  I guess he’s gonna be an elder soon?

Day 90:

After spying successfully on Cassandra, Virgil snitches on her to his boss.  She can expect to wake up and find a llama’s head in her bed.

It’s the twin (girls) birthday!  Keri’s boss tries to make her stay late but she can’t, it’s birthday time!  Dara Dent didn’t like the girl’s party.  She has made a powerful enemy this day.

Niobe Wolfe as a teen.  Serefina Wolfe as a teen.

Niobe rolled the Unflirty trait (lame), and I gave Serefina the Dramatic trait.  Also Niobe took a part-time job in the Masoleum because I’ve never done that before.

“Flies, man, they’re so grody!”

“Flies, man, they’re so grody!”

Day 91:

At work, Virgil stole some experimental machine parts from the military.  Tristan finished the book for Brie, then he wrote “Fake Moustaches Are All The Rage!”, then “Mirror, Mirror, on the Floor”.  He’s just a word-machine!

You don’t even want to know..

You don’t even want to know..

Joe’s latest suspect disappeared, which kills the quest.  So it was the mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man.  Case closed!  Ooh, let’s go to China and finish up this world!

Community death count: 61 or so

Legacy Score: 25. (Gen: 3 + LTW: 3 + Portraits: 6 + House: 4 + LTR: 9)

Theme song of the week: “Morning Dew” by Bad Lip Reading

Pregnant Marilyn Monroe talking to her hand.  As you do.

Pregnant Marilyn Monroe talking to her hand.  As you do.

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Chapter 18: The Correct Term is “Little Person”

Hello erstwhile readers!  I’m sorry for the delay in posting, this job is really exhausting on my poor ol’ bones… Literally.  This weird bump-thingy is growing out of my wrist.  But I have a few days off, so I’ll catch up.

Also, don’t forget to vote for the torch-wielder, because it says only 2 people have voted.  (And I might’ve been 1 of them.)

Virgil fishing in France.

Virgil fishing in France.

Vacation 6 – Day 1:

I sent the Wolfe family to France, because I’m afraid Tristan won’t be able to complete his lifetime achievement award if he doesn’t visit all the tombs.  (Not the worst thing in the world, but points are points.)

Virgil needs to ask some guy called Zacharie Goulan (seriously..?) on a date for Collette, so I start a fire at the hotel to summon Zacharie from the ether.

Virgil teleports to the impossible island.

Virgil teleports to the impossible island.

Tristan’s relationship to Tanner died, because apparently I didn’t understand that he was supposed to fix it.  Oh well!  Tristan gets Edith to translate the Admiral’s papers using the legendary Vaughan Cipher.

“Who is that guy?”

“Who is that guy?”

Keri needs to ask some guy called Jules Fournier (who Wikipedia assures me was a French-Canadian writer) on a date for Collette.  Yep, same Collette as before.  Girl gets around!

The floating head child.

The floating head child.

Day 2:

Virgil found some cool rare grapes on the impossible island.  He’s kindof trapped there, and since he doesn’t know how to move the island he has to teleport off again.

"We have to go back, Keri!"

“We have to go back, Keri!”

Cascadia explores Lea’s haunted basement, which is infested by a fussy ghost who wants pomegranates planted around his grave… around its grave..?

Keri’s tasked with finding the missing Anastasia Necteaux, who was kidnapped (and probably murdered) by Admiral Landgraab.  It turns out that the famous James Vaughan tried to rescue her, but didn’t.  What a jerk!

Day 3:

"I'm guilty of being a dwarf!"

“I’m guilty of being a dwarf!”

Glitch time: Virgil found a “little person” living in France.  I think the game tried to give an adult set of clothes to a child, so now her limbs are all gangly and out of proportion.  So not technically a “little person”, but actually a short tall person. (…?)  It got me thinking, why are there no “little people” in the Sims universe?

Screenshot-545  Screenshot-540

Tristan and Keri teamed up to explore the Admiral’s Estate.  This tomb is completely booby-trapped BTW.

Cascadia spends some time flirting with her boyfriend, Pascal.

Cascadia spends some time flirting with her boyfriend, Pascal.

Lastly, Cascadia needs to bury her ghost’s corpse near his lover.  Ghosts are very picky about random things, it would seem.  Back home we go!

Legacy Score: 23. (Gen: 3 + LTW: 2 + Portraits: 5 + House: 4 + LTR: 9)

Theme song of the week: “La Mer” by Charles Trenet

 

The Poll:

Niobe Wolfe, first child.  Serefina Wolfe, second child.  Prometheus Wolfe, third child.

Niobe Wolfe ———— Serefina Wolfe ———— Prometheus Wolfe


Vote for the Ambitionist!

Hello all!  I’ve been very busy this week in non-Simmy things:

1: Graduated:

I got my College diploma yesterday.  It was this whole thing, with the gown, and a big crowd, and lots of shaking hands and photographs.  The keynote speaker was a musician and he gave a good speech.  I felt really good and the professors gave me a lot of supportive comments.  The family took me out to a steakhouse for dinner.  I’m now certified to work with older adults, except..

2: Dream job:

I had an interview last week for my ideal job where I was doing my field placement.  I know all the staff, the clients, their family, it would be wonderful place to work.  But the lady who interviewed me hasn’t returned any of my calls. 😦  So..

3: Lame job:

Out of desperation, I’ve taken the dreaded Summer Job.  It’s not the cool Amusement Park job, or the greasy Burger Flipper job, or the Ice Cream Peddler job.  It’s more like the Sweatlodge Warehouse job.

You know how sometimes the government makes children write a test to make sure the children are able to do math, speak English and/or speak French?  .. Or wait, is this a universal system or just a Canadian thing..?  Anyways, the Ontario government gives out these tests when kids are ~8, 11, and 14. As you can imagine, there are THOUSANDS of tests that all need to be marked.

…. But I’m not doing that.  Weeks before the professors get anywhere near these tests, there is the sorting process.  This is my job, I’m like a Test Sorter.  I’ve done this job for 4 years and not to bite the dog that feeds me, but it’s boring.  Very very boring.  It’s like a soul-crushing boredom.  It’s also really hard because there’s a lot of physical work and I’m not great at that.  So yeah, there’s that.

4: Hold your nose and vote:

What is a provincial election?  If I remember my gradeschool lessons (which I don’t), Ontario is divided into 100 districts and each district chooses a representative to represent them.  Ppl typically vote for the party they like because the more seats a party has, the more control they have.  Unfortunately, the 3 parties have done nothing but sling mud and act like prats for the last …. forever, so I don’t fancy any of them.  I think I heard that only 7% of the population votes, and I sympathize with their apathy.

The 3 party leaders are: The one nobody trusts.  The one with all the scandals.  And the one who has made absolutely no impact. (There’s other parties but they’re unpopular and hardly anybody votes for them.)

Oh crap, I gotta go vote in the Provincial Election today!

Oh crap, I gotta go vote in the Provincial Election today!

 

Anywho, Sim-time!

The Poll:

Here is my problem: when I started the challenge I thought all heirs should look the same: red-hair, red-eyes, and male.  But maybe that’s not a great strategy, because it might get boring after a while to see the same old pattern over and over.  Also, the odds of getting all 3 traits is 1:8, and consistently getting them over the entire challenge is like… 1: 68719476736.  .. or something.  I could also use the mirror to dye hair.

So, the 3 Legacy children to choose from are:

Niobe Wolfe, first child.  Serefina Wolfe, second child.  Prometheus Wolfe, third child.

Niobe Wolfe ———— Serefina Wolfe ———— Prometheus Wolfe


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