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Simantics: New and More Effective

It’s been entirely too long since we’ve had some Simantics. Mostly that’s because because I *really* want to pass the torch by the end of the year.

But, they’re stacking up, so here we go!

Victoria discovers a new, more effective way to work out, i.e. a glitch.

VickieSkillingBath

It’s good to know how to use store content I haven’t tried to place anywhere in this world.

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Sawyer spent the interview with Emit Relevart trying to talk to him and route-failing.

For absolutely no apparent reason.

But it’s OK. Emit knows how to break the ice.

And then there’s this, which I will leave without caption because I can’t think of anything to say.

Edmund, being a Proper sim, takes protocol very seriously. Here he begins his date with Belle Girard with a military salute.

The best elixir moodlet EVAR

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Everyone takes a break from the big protest to watch January Callender pass out from sun exposure.

Gamora and Whitney Ursine-Sample bond of the fact that they’re both Hot-Headed. This explains a lot.

After beating Whitney up at the salon, Gamora passes out.

Then Whitney passes out. It was another chance at bonding.

Avalon Gossip Column

Random pictures of Dragonwife’s son with Jian Wu so we can all drool for a little while.

I forgot his name. It begins with a B. Argh.

And, oh hey, here’s Sam Pistachio all old and wrinkly.

Last I checked on her, she was pregnant by Asriel Bookabet before he finally left the mortal coil. I don’t recall seeing the birth announcement. What happened with that?

SamPistachioTwins

She had TRIPLETS?

Oh, just twins.

SamKitty

Have a nice time, Elder Sam.

In major character news, Forest is now a partner in his own smuggling operation.

ForestInvest

 

And Chaim got promoted! What a great randomly-generated police officer!

ChaimPatrol

After breaking up with his young girlfriend Devon Marmalade, Jasper has now hooked up with Dylan’s old friend Fawn Rockwell.

If they make any babies, he’ll have to carry them.

JasperFawnDating

Gina Sample-Baerwyn had a kid named Leona by an Elder who died shortly after. I’ll have to look up who. Gina, who is actually Evil, never managed to sustain a romantic relationship, so it’s probably better this way.

GinaIgnacioDaughter

Justin Mai the douchebag spends another night in jail for treating his baby-daddy Dion Callender and their three kids like crap.

JustinJail

Hello, what’s this?

ShannonAcrobat

OooooK?

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I’ve never gotten a prompt like this for an inactive.

I guess Shannon really hated being a bedpan cleaner, not that I blame her. I hope she likes showbusiness better. It’s a good thing her husband Jean is keeping his day job in the food industry.

Since Winston is pretty much destined to be an Acrobat, this may push her into a story role at some point.

Simantics: Catch (up on) the madness

I’m back to playing the Samples! I have a couple of posts worth of gameplay, but I think I need to play a bit further to see where things are going before I start posting again.

If you have some reading time, my ISBI is two more posts from heir poll. It’ll probably go up this week. Take a look: We’re All Mad Here.

And without further ado, a WHOLE LOT of Simantics that I was saving up until after the heir poll.

Freezer Bunny gnome takes his place on the award shelf. Er– is that a Santa Claus freezer bunny? Riding a mummy llama? I cannot track all the gnomes.

The best EA-generated name EVAR.

Nawwaf

Can you find Edmund? Do you think there’s something missing from this lovely picture of broom flying?

What about this brother-sister chat over lunch?

Time to remove some of the vegetation at the park.

Hmmm. If THIS had happened earlier, I probably would have had Sawyer go for it. This is Sam Pistachio, Sam’s simself from The Dysfunkshinul Legacy.

Sawyer has gotten like two heartfarts EVER from residents of Avalon — as opposed to half the female residents of University, where he was apparently a woohoo god. Emily Doctor is one, and Sam seems to be the other. There might be a third somewhere who is married.

Even better, Sam clearly knows what she likes, since this is the scene where she discovered her attraction to him.

Even though Sawyer’s pretty set on Emily at this point, I feel the need to do something about this perfect pairing.

Now, Sam recently gave me the most touching gift I’ve ever received in Sims blogging: My simself’s bastard son with her oh-so-sexy legacy founder Tewl Langurd.

Folks, meet Java Langurd-Weaver.

Traits: Coward, hydrophobic, light sleeper, photographer’s eye, proper. World-Class Gallery.

Java would be a great photographer if only he could get a little closer to the action. His professional colleagues urge him to “get down and dirty” with his subjects, but the mere thought of it makes Java shudder. The trouble is, he hates water and germs and is very easily startled. His published work is known to be distant at best, shaky at worst. “Ah yes, that one,” he says, referring to a blurry portrait. “A bug landed on my shoulder.” He confesses that he sometimes lies awake at night, terrified that his unsatisfied clients will burst in and murder him. “I prefer to experience the world from behind my camera,” he tells us. “Ideally, they will invent a lens with such a powerful zoom that I will be able to take photographs from my dinner table.”

You’re going to see his elf alter-ego wandering around Avalon very soon.

I think I should return the favor and create a bastard child of Sam and Sawyer. What do y’all think??

Moving on…

Continuing the theme of creepy things that should not be shared, WordPress blog stats seems to be much less free with the search terms it reports. That means I’ll probably get fewer reports that look like this:

Such an uncomfortable view into the seedy underbelly of the Internet there.

Oh, HERE’S why we had a line of sims peeing themselves in the background of Edmund’s tea party with Joy Reacher….

Mulberry Marmalade Saunders seems confused about what to do at the beach in the rain on the last day of Autumn.

Vickie sneaks out of the house to go to school. Because EA grounding is stupid.

It turns out there’s a mod for that, of course. I want to keep the punishment system, just make it less stupid. I’m trying out this one: User-Directed Scolding + Other Punishment Tweaks.

Everyone hated on each other at Winston’s birthday party. Especially the party crashers. Gamora thought it was awesome.

Victoria got into a huge, drawn out fight with the ghost of her step-grandmother Xia.

I like this shot of her being angry.

Then she had a bit of a problem with her makeover.

Maybe it’s witchcraft.

Here, Vickie has a vertigo problem after using the LLAMA transporter.

Man, when teens vomit, they REALLY get personal about it.

 And finally, I cannot seem to stop this problem:

OK, the last one was legit, just silly.

I purchased some broom upgrades for our family witches, and they spend almost all their time being snatched up and used by non-witches. I have set preferred vehicles several times.

I thought you needed to be a witch to ride a broom. You think there’s a mod for that??

Avalon Gossip Column

Warning, gentle readers, I’ve been hoarding updates, so this is LOOONG.

After doing nothing much more than writing books and occasionally schtupping a geriatric Asriel Bookabet for most of her life, Sam Pistachio’s life has gotten a lot more dramatic.

After sim-weeks of comparative bliss, Sam and Asriel’s relationship took a sudden downward turn. Bystanders began to see them having vicious fights in public places.

Eventually,

AsrielSamNemesis

But apparently the woohoo was still pretty good, because it was several more sim-days before I got this one:

SamAsriel

The last woohoo was apparently the best woohoo, though, because Sam walked away from that relationship pregnant. I don’t have a popup of the baby’s birth, though. I need to check on that.

Sam immediately jumped into the equally geriatric arms of the Xia Wu’s baby brother JC.

SamJC

Asriel didn’t take very well to that at all.

AsrielStalkig

AsrielStalker

Then Asriel and JC both died of old age. Beware, old folks, Sam Pistachio is on the make.

Before Asriel died, I discovered THIS about his career:

ArielJob

Say what? Wasn’t he a criminal for most of his life?

Sorry, Jo, the last original Bookabet has passed on. BUT! Asriel has a new baby in the works. He also has his much older son Timothy with my alternative-simself Zuzu Weaver.

Timothy and his husband Sherman seem to be doing pretty well. They got their own place.

TimothyMOVE

Then they popped out a couple of kids: a boy and a girl in short succession. I’m particularly fond of their daughter.

BabyAutumn

But Sherman never DID get over the fact that Dion Callender dumped him to go to the prom with Abby Sample, as evidenced by the stream of stalking notifications I have been receiving all generation. This leads to some pretty intense fights with Timothy.

ShermanTimothyFight

Dion, meanwhile, is busy as a single dad to the three kids he had with man-and-womanizing douchebag actor Justin Marmalade. He’s moved on, Sherman. He really doesn’t think about you anymore.

Police Chief William Pierce’s empire of corrupt law enforcement seems to be finally coming to an end. Looks like he got busted.

William Demoted

Argh. The Crumplebottoms simply will not breed on their own, and they owe it to their noble line to produce an heir to Chateau Crumplebottom. I may have to intervene yet again.

JasperDevonBreakup

Matt Doctor Callender, the vampire sweetie of also-vampire January Callender, has been a criminal for two generations. Here he is getting promoted to Level 3.

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Matt needs a new career. He must be the most inept criminal in the Forest Sample – Sean Flynn underworld empire.

Glitchy teen-lovers Rosalie Weaver (daughter of my simself Echo) and Janice Bookabet (daughter of Jo’s simself from the Bookabet Alphabetacy and grandaughter of Ada Sample) aged to adult and immediately got married. That’s a good thing for the glitch-twins they managed to give birth to in high school despite the fact that I emphatically do NOT support teen pregnancy in my game.

RosalieJaniceWedding

In the creepy May-November romance department, Janice’s sister Kari hooked up with Emily Doctor’s ex-husband, who is descended from Adjo Sample. It’s not going well.

GeraldKariFight

Charlene Mai-Yo, who I believe is the daughter of Shanni Sample Crumblebottom’s second wife, has a dog problem. I’ve heard of a crazy cat lady, but this is ridiculous.

CharleneDogs

THEN we close shall close with the saga of Manisha Kapoor.

After getting kicked out of the house by her roommate Eloy Berg, Manisha rapidly courted, moved in with, and married the elderly Charlotte Stemple. Charlotte Stemple was born of immaculate conception from Charles Sample and a random Chinese townie in World Adventures.

It was not long before Charlotte passed to the Netherworld.

CharlotteDead

This left Manisha without a provider, so the next sim-day, she fell into the arms of Hunter Sample’s adopted son Ash. Ash is the biological son of Weston Mentary of The Simmentary.

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AshManisha

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Looks like Manisha has provided very well for herself.

 

 

 

Simantics: All Around the Town

#sims3challenge #sims3legacy #sims3story #thesims3

I really don’t know where to begin with this picture, so I’ll just leave it as it is.

I think the guy in fuzzy slippers complaining about the dog is a paparazzi.

Andria proves she’s a nature fae yet again when she reaches through a stone wall to capture a light beetle outside the alchemy store.

Yup. Edmund tried to fix the stereo.

Abby can’t reach Winston’s bake stand in the theater because of a bar stool in the bookstore.

(Actually, there was a problem with the placement of the bookstore rabbithole rug that seemed to affect routing on the entire lot. I did eventually figure it out, and things got much nicer.)

This is what the smartphones from University look like in my game. Does this happen to anyone else?

Stray dog follows Abby to her wedding, but has some problems getting there.

Edmund decides to have a slice of Dad for Victoria’s birthday.

Gamora has trouble with a local LLAMA.

Random picture of Sasha Saunders, daughter of Beatrice Saunders and William Pierce (read: Buffy Summers and Spike). As far as I can tell, she’s a complete clone of Bea.

Here are Tomas Sample-Royale’s sort-of twins with Joanne Bookabet. I believe the one right is Janice, Rosalie Weaver’s girlfriend. The other one is Kari. They’re both teens in this picture, and they’re taking Janice and Rosalie’s never-should-have-existed twins to the park.

And we close with Sharon Leonard (daughter of Spock) and her husband, Dexter — My simself’s son! They have almost identical coloring, but thank goodness are not related.

Oh, wait what went wrong here?

Sharon’s getting out of here.

Avalon Gossip Column:

Jean Reacher has been promoted to Spice Runner!

Aminali Ibari’s son Danial graduated high school and followed in her footsteps as an actor. She’s making sure he gets some pretty good parts.

Chaim has been promoted to Desk Jockey! For a randomly-generated service sim, he seems to be well suited as a police officer.

I should have used this one in the story someplace. Chaim knows how to party.

Abby should have had one too. In the future, now that I’m comfortable with temporarily adding sims into my household, I may add do that to throw someone close to the family a bachelor(ette) party.

Chaim and Abby also adopted a little furry companion.

I think that’s a small dog, but it could be a cat. I hope Connery isn’t too jealous.

Asriel Bookabet is a grandfather! His son Timothy and Timothy’s husband, Sherman Ursine-Bookabet, had a baby girl named Priscilla.

Here she is!

Actually, I think that’s a picture of a boy, but I know it’s a kid of Timothy and Sherman’s. So I guess they have two kids.

Sherman apparently never gave his whole heart to Timothy, though. He never got over that one time in high school when Dion Callender dumped him for Abby Sample. He still stalks Dion in secret.

Asriel Bookabet’s still kicking, though. He has a torrid affair going on with Sam Pistachio. He has to be over 90 at this point.

Xia’s son Stanley Marmalade found true love with Jody Ursine-Sample (who is, I’m pretty sure, Adjo Sample’s grandson). Within days of confessing their love to each other, they went and made a baby — a little boy unfortunately named Chauncey.

Things didn’t go so well with Manisha and her roommate Eloy.

When she found herself homeless, Manisha conveniently fell in love with the elderly widow Charlotte Stemple and moved in with her. If you’re not playing the home game, then it’s worth knowing that Charlotte in the immaculately conceived Chinese love child of my flagship sim, Charles Sample. (i.e. StoryProgression auto-generated a Chinese citizen by mixing Charles’s genes with a local.)

Sean Flynn’s husband Lionel was fired from organized crime. It’s not clear whether Forest or Sean did the firing, but his “performance” (hur hur) was clearly insufficient.

I’m going to guess it was Sean who fired him.

Simantics: Alien Chestburster Backwards

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Abby’s limousine literally runs over law enforcement.

Andria is delighted to burn a key lime pie.

Remember how the story said that Abby and Chaim went home after Gamora’s birthday party? Well, I lied. Andria got up in the morning, and they were still wandering around the house. She had to tell them to go home.

I can’t really convey how entertaining this was in still shots, but the Pierce-Ibari family car glitched out and froze in the middle of the road with the family in it.
So keep in mind that I’m panning the camera around a motionless car and sims who are frozen in time.

They’re all in formalwear. Must have been going someplace important.
I had to reset the car, which made it vanish, dumping everyone by the roadside.
Here’s William Pierce (in the back) with his longer-term girlfriend Aminali Ibari (far right), Aminali’s son Danial (far left), and William’s daughter Cortney Pierce-Hodgins (with late girlfriend Ariel Hodgins). William and Aminal’s toddler daughter Monique must be home with Uncle Anton.
Remember that inappropriate placemat? It turned out to be the transparent clothes glitch on a weird shirt from Into the Future. So it wasn’t bad CC after all.

Here’s a fellow in the park with a really unfortunate random accessory. Shouldn’t that thing be labeled swimwear only?


I fixed him. He was grateful.

Cross-pollination sighting! Here’s Joy (Simself) Reacher. I hope you like the elf makeover, Shannon :).

Joy’s mother, Shannon (Simsfan) Reacher, seems to appreciate a good brain.

And the feeling is mutual. Sawyer got this wish at the same time as the attraction popup.

I guess they know each other because they’re coworkers.

And here’s the crowning moment in today’s Simantics.

See if THAT doesn’t give you nightmares.

Avalon gossip column:

Sean Flynn mounted not one, but two coup attempts against Forest. Both failed. He’s stuck as a Super Villain.

Sean was apparently pretty pissed off because he turned around and fired his own husband, Lionel. Or maybe it was Forest who fired Lionel in retribution. Since they all three live together in a menage-a-trois that we probably don’t want to know about, that must have made for some tense dinner table conversation.

Fellow criminal vampire Matt Callender-Doctor got promoted to Getaway Driver. Again, I think. That vampire is two generations old and must be the most incompetent criminal ever.

Stanley Marmalade (Xia’s son with Plum) has found love with Jody Ursine-Sample! Jody is descended from Adjo Ursine-Sample (Sample spare Generation 3). I’m not sure what generation because the townies don’t have the same need to breed and tend to lag quite a lot behind my active family. He’s at least Generation 5.

Justin Mai was jailed for failing to pay child support to Dion Callender-Doctor for their three children together. After that, he sent his payments more promptly.

Raquel Mentary-Sword passed on. She left money to three people I didn’t even know she had relationships with (Abby, William Pierce, and Aminali Ibari) but not, interestingly enough, her husband. Not sure how we should take THAT.

Simantics: Too Many Hats

#sims3challenge #sims3legacy #sims3story #thesims3

So. Much. Trash.

This would be such a touching scene if it made any sense whatsoever that a sim with no bladder need should have to learn to use the potty.

I almost never use hats, mostly because I’m not wild about the hairstyles underneath them. So I gave up and downloaded a whole bunch of hats converted as accessories. That produced some interesting results.

I’m so looking forward to Sims 4 hats.

Every time Victoria tried to talk to Cortney Pierce-Hodgins, they picked this non-spot, as if there weren’t space for two sims to stand together any place else on the beach….

Ack! Andria is being threatened by a madman! Who threatens children!


I fixed his clothes, then discovered that he was actually trick-or-treating. I’d have thought of that, except that it’s SUMMER.

Gina Sample-Baerwyn rocking out with Meteor the family unicorn. Or maybe just glitching out.

Two burglars have gotten stuck in this corner of the yard. Here, Abby goes out autonomously to chat with one.

I leveled out the terrain in the corner in order to help with the routing.

Here we have the Sample children dutifully loading themselves on the school bus.


Would you trust THIS GUY to drive your children?

And I include this shot with no remark other than, WTF?
(That’s supposed to be Cheshire Wonderland.)

Avalon Gossip Column:

Sigh. Asriel is now the last of the original Bookabet clan still standing.

He does have an adult son named Timothy, who is married to Sherman Ursine-Doctor, and they have a baby daughter Priscilla as of this writing. So Asriel’s genes do survive to the current generation. However, the Bookabets were not much of a breeding clan. Even Adam, who married Ari Mentary, never had any children.

The Bookabet children are:
 – Asriel’s son Timothy Ursine-Doctor, married to Sherman Ursine doctor with baby daughter Priscilla
 – Arya’s son Jasper Crumplebottom, whose girlfriend is Leah/Plum’s daughter Devon Marmalade

Anita and Alice never married or had kids. Adam married but had no kids.

Asriel’s family really should have been the Weaver-Bookabets. “Doctor” was really from Zuzu Weaver-Doctor’s first marriage (to the Tenth Doctor!!). I think I’m going to have to go back and tweak the names.

Alternately, the Marmalades have overrun my game. I’m going to have to start sterilizing some of them to preserve genetic diversity.

Here we have the example of Stephan Marmalade (see Leah’s hair??) and Alexandria Marmalade making out. They are not married, but they’re also not related to each other.

(Actually, they are both married. Just not to each other. Shhhhh.)


Forest decided to turn Flynn’s human daughter Marisela. The newly-vamped Marisela couldn’t stand him and moved out of the vampire lair to her own place. Her allegiance to the underworld is unknown.

Flynn has mounted two coup attempts against Forest. Both failed. Poor Flynn — inasmuch as you can say, “Poor ruthless gangster.”

We’ve added Shannon Simsfan’s simself family and her Sims 3 legacy founder Emily Reacher!

Since I’m avoiding game-referential surnames like “Simsfan,” I did the same thing I did with Jo’s simself and the Bookabets. I renamed the Simsfan family to the Reachers and made Shannon Reacher the sister of Emily Reacher.

So, we have:
 – Shannon Reacher, who joined the medicine profession as a Bed Pan Cleaner.
 – Her husband Jean Reacher, who joined culinary culinary career.
 – Their teenage daughter Joy Reacher, who is going to high school.

More updates on these new Sims of Interest when they do something interesting!

Simantics: Wet Dog

#sims3challenge #sims3legacy #sims3story #thesims3

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes peek at the Sample Legacy.

We open with a random townie: Shannon Leonard, daughter of Spock Leonard, as an adult. She got a lot of her face from daddy.

I really hope she has kids. If not, I will help her.

WET DOG!

MORE WET DOG!

Connery was wet for most of Springtime.

This one is my fault. I used NRaas Retuner to turn on beekeeping for children. It bugs me to no end how many interactions are set for teen and up. Kids can’t even get in the hot tub fer heaven’s sake. Usually the kids will be a bit stretched during some part of the animation, but otherwise it goes all right, and I just don’t screenshot the stretch.

Beekeeping, however, is pretty horrifying.

It appears the hat is part of the animation? Huh?

(BTW: If you want some awesome things to do with Retuner, turn on a bunch of actions between toddlers. They can talk to each other! They can hug each other! And all the animations appear to be there, so it looks fine.)

Here we have the paparazzi giving yet another hayride.

To Sky’s dear departed soul. At least she’s having fun :).

After that, I turned this interaction off for ungreeted sims. Enough paparazzi hayrides is enough.


Another night, Sky put the charm on a different paparazzi. They’ve had so much more to do since she died.

Here, Layla and Cycl0n3 play video games

To a blank screen. I guess it helps if you’re a ghost.

Andria eats leftover baby food.

Which afflicts her with the dreaded hand-through-plate disease.

Even putting it in the dishwasher didn’t help. I think I had to reset her.

Avalon Gossip Column:

The Bookabet clan is reaching the end of the line. We’ve lost Adam. His wife Ali Bookabet-Mentary also passed on. Arya Bookabet Crumplebottom spent a bunch of time hanging out with her sister Alice Bookabet before Arya, too, joined her dear departed husband Garry Crumplebottom.

We have also lost DragonWife Wu. She didn’t get to marry Tomas Sample-Royale, but they had a great time being engaged. I’m down to very few Sims of Interest.

Jasper Crumplebottom had a rough time with the loss of his parents, including, apparently, losing track of whether his horse was a horse or a child.

I want to point out that this is not Jasper’s horse either. I *think* he inherited it from Dragonwife Wu when she died. I’m not sure why, though, since I would have expected Dragonwife’s son Bryant to inherit the horse. It’s possible the horse was inherited from a different Wu. My town is filled with Wus and Marmalades.

Asriel Bookabet-Weaver, OTOH, is back in the dating game. He and Eliana Sample-Baerwyn were an item until Eliana passed on. I hope he gave her a good time after she lost Hunter.

Hector Sw0rd and Gina Sample-Baerwyn haven’t turned out to be a match made in heaven.

And here we have a whirlwind of the younger generation. This is Janice Bookabet, daughter of Joanne Bookabet and Tomas Sample-Royale, and Rosalie Weaver, my (Echo’s) daughter from her unfortunate late-in-life affair with Forest Sample.

At the time I recorded these messages, I thought this was adorable. Then, a few game-days after the last post, Rosalie Weaver came home from school to hang out with teen Edmund. These girls are BOTH TEENS.

I do NOT have teen pregnancy turned on. My sims live in a more idealized world. I prefer it that way.

I haven’t actually checked to see if there really was a baby. If so, I think it will move in with Rosalie to be raised by her adult cousins. And I will try to figure out how my settings go flubbed.

And the town playboy Mulberry Marmalade settled down! With Sasha Saunders, the only daughter of Beatrice Saunders (Buffy Summers) and William Pierce (Spike).

I changed their name to Saunders, though. The Marmalade surname is taking over my town.

I’m adding new Sims of Interest! I’ll post introductions in the next Simantics post.

If anyone wants to provide me a with a simself or a sim from your game to populate your town, please let me know where to download it!

Simantics: Inappropriate Placemats

After all that bleakness, we need some Simantics!

Here Andria is sabotaging the massage chair. I play her Technophobe trait as an extension of the old fae being vulnerable by cold iron myth. You’d think that she’d stay away from technology. But no. In reality, when left on autonomy, she goes around breaking things.

What is it about Plum??

At least Leah was happy with her.

Here I discover why you must raise the ceiling for a basketball hoop. This is a bad picture, the ceiling is exactly at the top of the shot.

At least Rosie landed with style.

The other sim playing basketball is Hunter’s daughter Gina.
Here is Abby. Where is Abby? Your guess is as good as mine. After she glitched this way twice, I did Reset Everything, and that stopped it.

Here the two resident paparazzi have a water balloon fight.

In the rain.


I can’t find this broken object to remove it. It looks like two placemats, one on front and one on back.

I was nearly through the wake before I realized that Abby’s dress was also broken. Transparent formalwear FTW. Ewww.

Goddamn dating system.

I HAVE NO IDEA.

I once used NRaas MasterController to give a sim a job, level her up, and retire her, all while the game was on pause. (I was annoyed because NRaas had her quit her job rather than retiring.) Don’t do this. It resulted in a pension of several million simoleons. 
Turns out there’s even a totally logical reason — Pension is calculated by dividing your lifetime earnings by the amount of time you worked. The sim had gotten bonuses from promotions while only having worked a fraction of a second.
But a NEGATIVE pension? I can’t even. I. Can’t. Even.
Sky had a totally normal career as far as I know. I didn’t fiddle anything. She didn’t do a whole lot of Singer work in her final week because I was having so much fun with the Ghostwriter comeback. But still.
I used MC to cancel her pension.

And the Avalon Gossip Column:

Nemo took up inventing in his final weeks in addition to driving around on his monster motorcycle. Then he finally passed on, and he seemed to have an impressive opinion of his next of kin:

He’s actually related to Andria — she’s Sebastian Hodgins’ daughter and thus Nemo’s niece. You notice she didn’t get anything, but Sky, Hunter, and Abby did.

When Hunter passed on, he and Meteor were regularly winning horse races. His daughter Gina Gina Sample-Baerwyn took up the tradition after him, though she’s not quite first prize material yet.

In the long time tradition of tender young things pairing up with doddering Elders, Gina and Hector Sword (Andria’s uncle) are a serious couple. I doubt he’ll live long enough for them to get married.

I already mentioned that Dragonwife Bard Wu and Tomas Sample-Royale are happily engaged. I’m not sure either of them has enough lifespan left to consider marriage.

Manisha, who I moved into town, cannot manage her money.

Matt and January Callender-Doctor, our resident vampiric lovebirds, are still in love.

Asriel Bookabet, Forest’s apprentice of Evil, excels at being Evil. He was recently promoted to Con Artist.

Just included because I love the game’s book titles. Dragonwife, in addition to being Abby’s boss, is a successful science fiction author.

Simantics: University Life

#sims3challenge #sims3legacy #sims3story #thesims3

Oh hey, it’s Steve Dallas’s sim brother. Or something!

I am a passionate forever fan of Bloom County.

(It’s a comic strip from the 80s featuring, among other colorful characters, an obnoxious lawyer named Steve Dallas. Sims 2 had an obnoxious maid named Steve Dallas.)

A zombie in the bathroom at the University bowling alley. Who knew zombies still had bodily functions?

Sawyer really is a terrible driver.

This dude was actually mad at Abby’s friend because she dropped him during a keg stand.

Acro yoga?


A sneak peek at a horse Dylan was going to adopt while Sawyer and Abby were at school. Deleted in a game crash. I decided horsemanship wasn’t really Dylan’s calling.

And the Avalon Gossip Column, lazy version:

Well, this is oversharing. Now I know why Darrin and his first wife didn’t have any kids.

I guess it wasn’t very good woohoo.

Congrats, Forest — Again?

Sawer’s sister and Dylan’s ex-girlfriend FTW!

Awww.

Simantics: Playing Games with Death

Upon returning from France, Dylan had all the photographs he needed to finish his LTW. If I were interested in actually moving anyone out of the household, I’d’ve made someone else heir. But Dylan is so friggin cute.

First, I had the photos in digital picture frames, and the LTW didn’t complete. World Class Gallery doesn’t give you any progress stats, so I was kind of panicked that it had A) glitched out, or B) required something obscure I’d failed do.

I pulled out all the pictures from the digital frames and put them on every available wall space. THAT did it. Whew!



This is Andria failing to use a shower in a can, but it counted for the photo collection. How do you fail to use a spray can?

I had a ton of fun with photography. Too bad you can’t get any action screenshots of taking photographs so that I could make it a more active part of the story.
And here we have some very confused wild horses.

Standing in the only place on this 10×10 lot where they fit.


Lounge Lizard gnome impales himself on a cornstalk.

Andria returns home from her wedding in style.

After the obligatory zombie attack at the reception.

Guess we’re done with the first dance, eh? Anyone have a chainsaw?

Speaking of zombies, don’t zoom in too close on the people generated for the big show venue.

The big show venue effect is AWESOME, provided you keep your distance.
Nemo is feeling his masculinity. I couldn’t help but laugh when I read about his new wheels.
Plum has really gone senile. Now that she’s an Elder, she presents flowers to anyone she’s attracted to. Or, possibly just anyone. And my flirtatious women ALWAYS ACCEPT THEM. You notice that Xia accepted flowers from Plum at Dylan’s wedding, right in front of Leah. That produced this wish.

NO.

Moving on to the honeymoon, here is the creepy life of sim celebrities on vacation.


During some time relaxing in the hotel, Andia popped up this autonomous action.

Yes, that says:

I waited and waited, but the action never completed.

Damn.

So, what HAS been going on in the Avalon gossip column?

Not that much, really. Most of my SOIs (Sims of Interest) have either died of old age or are about to. I think it’s about time to emigrate Adjo’s entire-too-numerous descendants and do some new cross-pollination. I think the Wonders and the Stars could totally move to Avalon.

Mulberry Marmalade, now an Elder, dates every single female he can find who is younger than adult. This includes Anita Bookabet and Kate Pistachio.

Kate moves on to become the girlfriend of the geriatric and newly-widowed Darrin Ursine-Wu (this is Adjo’s only son).

Kate buys Tintagel Keep, which means she now owns Avalon’s military AND police force. I sure hope she’s trustworthy.

Cliffton Hodgins (son of Sebastian Hodgins and Becky Mentary) hooks up with Cherimoya Marmalade.

Woo. Really. That’s it.

Simantics: Painful and Pervy

So Abby and Nemo finish making out on the couch.

And I back up the camera to find THIS. YEAUGH!

We all know William is a perv, but this is a bit too pervy even for me.

I found this randomly entertaining. Here Andria does her homework at the bistro. With Meteor the unicorn.

And on the other side, she’s stalked by Flynn.

No wonder she looks a little bit nervous.

Here are a few lovely champaign shots I decided not to include.


That looks really painful.

Dragonwife with her son, just randomly. Looks like he got Jin’s skin and DW’s hair.

Ariel Hodgins has a bad hair day.


Here’s what that hairstyle was supposed to look like, as we see in poor William’s grief when she died the next day. Apparently they were a couple.



In retrospect, I probably should have forced a baby. That would have been a good genetic combo.

Under the full moon in China, even the zombies feel a bit zen.