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Sooo… I’m hoping this Irish gaming session is better than the last. It can’t be much worse! Here’s our current points:
Current Points: 140 -85 Passing out -10 Fire! -10 Wetting self -5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs +30 Aspiration milestones completed +30 Births
+60 Grades +40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) +50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs +20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation +20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation
And… back into the madhouse!
We start out with everyone (well, the two of them..) sound asleep in bed.. which is boring, so I took no pictures. Bruce wakes up and immediately goes to the worst computer in the house to troll the forums. Next to a smelly laundry hamper.
He then goes to watch sports.
… And then decides to take care of the entire garden autonomously. I mean, I’m not going to complain.. but it’s kinda weird. He has no traits that would make me think he’d garden.. and he didn’t have the skill before he started!
When Becca finally wakes up, she has breakfast at the dining room table…
… then goes to have a chat with Bruce.
Since they both have the evening off, I decide we ought to work on the club… so I start a club meeting, and the random bar they pick..
… is the brand new Evergreen Harbor one. Becca immediately picks a fight, which everyone cheers her on for… and then her sister picks another. (The feature pic.)
Becca has such an evil look in this picture… and her sister still looks pleased with herself over her fight win. I have no idea which club member this was picking yet another fight.
Apparently I forgot to watch Bruce’s needs. -5 points. I quickly send the two home, and pray he finds his bed before another pass-out.
Spoiler: he did. Whew.
Oh, hi, Ashley! (And darn, she’s mad.. I sense a lot of broken plumbing for the morning.)
Well… that’s not quite what I was expecting. But thanks, Ashley! (Even if it’s not going to do anything with the tub still spouting water… lol)
In the morning, Becca works on her cooking making a nice, safe meal of fruit salad.
Which Bruce finds to his liking when he wakes up. However, he doesn’t seem to know where the dining room is.
Becca needs Mischief skill for work, so we spend a lot of time wasting time on the computer… while the gardener and the maid are hard at work.
By the time Bruce gets home, it’s a scorcher outside, and I soon get a notice that he’s literally burning to death because he doesn’t know how to come inside to the air conditioning.
I call him inside with Becca and convince him to do something more fun. *wink*
Um… Bruce.. I know the new pack allows you to dig in the trash.. but… why??
Someone was standing at the door, and I still needed Mischief skill… so Becca runs out to annoy this lady. We pick her pockets, tell her we’re criminals – when Becca actually is… and generally make ourselves into a nuisance.
… While Bruce, yet again, is eating in the kitchen. Pardon the mouseover outline, I’m not sure how I missed moving my mouse. Also: what the HECK are you wearing, Bruce? Hahaha @ EA’s outfit choices. And.. that “thing” in his hand.. is supposed to be a microwave pastry. But it sure doesn’t look like it. What’s with the garnish?? Looks like chocolate cake to me..
We quickly find out this townie is not offended by Mischief, and Becca has made a new friend (despite the shocked look on her face). I ear-mark her for another club member as soon as we get the 500 points to add the 8th sim.
Alan, checking out the Sim-Weather forecast. Why it made him sad, I’ll never know. But I assure you, there’s no snow in the actual forecast. I checked.
Bruce… eating in the kitchen YET AGAIN while chatting with his deceased father-in-law. As you do..
Becca, however, eats breakfast much later… and like a civilized sim at the table. We also got a notice that the rest of the neighborhood voted to have eco-friendly appliances.. despite the fact I didn’t help out with the voting.
So I send Becca to work on her handiness. She complains she’s too sick to wield a knife… but I ignore her.
Ack! Bruce! There’s plenty of food in the fridge. WHY are you making mac and cheese??
Whew. No fires. And.. eating in the kitchen again. GRR.
Becca heads off to work looking particularly dapper.. and Bruce struts around the house because he got confident somehow. I don’t remember what he was going to do… but he sure looks pleased with himself.
A stinky Bruce watching TV with Dominic – who is trying to eat us out of house and home. Seriously, I think the ghosts eat more meals in this house than the sims.
We finally get handiness high enough so that Becca can give the appliances eco-upgrades, so we spend the afternoon doing that.
While Bruce decides to take a nap instead of going to bed at 7 PM like he has been. I approve.
Ashley, keeping Bruce company… while he drains a glass of water he didn’t need in the kitchen.
After work, Becca gets her promotion (I have to look up which branch she rolled for… and I’m reminded that she also rolled for a guitar hobby… oops) Which also means it’s time….
… to try for a baby. Hopefully that’ll leave Becca enough time to master her career. (Not that she absolutely needs to.. but it’s kind of a nice thing, anyway.)
Success! We’re expecting the next generation! Bruce isn’t impressed.
Becca makes a real breakfast with her cute little baby bump.. and even manages not to burn down the house.
However, after breakfast.. she promptly breaks the computer. Sigh.
… Didn’t I JUST make breakfast?? Go take a shower, stinky!
Well, at least the grilled cheese was a success.
Why does Bruce insist that this is the only bathtub he’ll use. I swear, there are closer ones in the house… but he’ll go all the way over here just to use this one. Sims are silly.
Bruce gets himself a logic skill point….
… so I send Becca over to join him. And he immediately changes his mind and walks away.
Alan decides this was chess day when he shows up… what is it with playing monkey-see-monkey-do in this house??
I notice that the next neighborhood action plan that’s winning is “free love” and say “no way.” Becca and I pick the one that helps mischief instead, and I spend all her influence points voting for it.
Becca fixing ghost-broken plumbing. It’s a daily thing at this point. But it’s definitely helping her handiness skill!
“Hey dad, I know you broke the toilet.. but I still love you!”
… Breakfast is RIGHT. BEHIND. YOU.
… Must be hard to bounce the ball on the laundry pile, there, Bruce.
Time for another club gathering. This time the game chooses StrangerVille bar. Which only has one toilet. This will come into play later…
Secret handshakes with our sister, despite the fact that both of them are only part alien.
And the “sabotage items” club activity strikes. I try to fix the toilet so poor Bruce can use it in time… because we’re SO close to our 1000th point for the club, and 500 for the next member.
Man, I love picking pockets. Extra money = win!
… Proof that Bruce never did get to use the toilet before someone else sabotaged it and broke it. Sigh. -5 points.
Probably the last night of peace these two will have for a while.
I call her off of work for Family Leave so she can have the baby without getting sent home from work early. (spoiler: she doesn’t go into labor until after the shift in question would have been over. We could have gone to work and gotten some more points into her performance meter anyway. oops.)
And this is how breakfast always seems to go. Bruce, in the kitchen… Becca.. at the table.
I invite that townie over to invite her to the club… and nearly have a heart attack when Bruce finally finds the table.
The new club member, however, ticks the last requirement for Becca’s aspiration… which makes it the first time I’ve ever completed that particular aspiration. Shows you how much I play with the club feature of the game (read: never)
… And Bruce is now stuck at the table. He spends most the day there, until I am forced to reset him. He never does finish his toast.
Becca gets bored while waiting for the baby… or I do… and I send her to butcher the guitar. At least that’s what it sounded like. *cringe*
… Wait… what…? Becca stops playing, and Bruce decides he has to try it next. He doesn’t do it any better. My poor ears.
… And … we’re still waiting for the baby.
The morning arrives.. without baby… and I decide I can spend a few more hours in the house until it arrives, despite the fact it’s time to save the game and write the post up. I can’t bear the thought of not knowing the gender until August.
Dom doesn’t seem happy that someone was playing HIS guitar.
At least he finally decides he likes his wife’s cooking. Granted, he’s still eating in the kitchen… but he seems to enjoy it. To each his own!
Becca goes into labor while taking care of the garden…. finally!!
Obligatory father freak-out in the background. Also: I think the doctor is a ghost?
… So much for supporting the wife. Bruce spends his time on the computer. I sincerely hope he’s browsing the parenting forums.. but I doubt it.
… Here we… go!!
.. Yep. the Dr. is a ghost.
… ACK!!!! WHAT?? *cries a little* Becca looks as shell-shocked as I am.
Meet the new Irelands. Twin boys. Chase is the dark-skinned one, Colin is the lighter one. At least I’ll be able to tell them apart!
… Bruce, why did you come home from the hospital in a scouting uniform?? Although, I approve of the nap idea. I have Becca take care of the babies real fast, save.. and start counting up points. Somehow we came up even. We didn’t either lose or gain any.
Current Points: 140 -90 Passing out -10 Fire! -15 Wetting self -5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs +30 Aspiration milestones completed +40 Births +60 Grades +40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) +50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs +20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation +20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation
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