Welcome back! It’s that time again – time for another update of the Coopers. In my humble opinion it’s a pretty good one. I hope you enjoy!
Last time: Stacey got closer to being a Friend of the World, a bunch of strangers visited for no reason, and CLAIRE AND CHRISTINA BECAME TEENAGERS!!
Some CAS pictures of the older girls. They’ve both got these humungous lips seemingly out of nowhere? And they’re both gorgeous.
Unfortunately, the lot seems to be getting buggier and buggier. I’m now having issues with Sims (mostly Melvin) either doing a time-limited action forever OR not doing actions at all until I pause and hit play again. Why?!
In case you hadn’t noticed, I think Claire is going to be the generation two heir.
Rachel just literally played the piano for the entire afternoon and evening. I appreciate that she’s dedicated to her craft but she seems to prefer this thing to actual human contact.
Tabitha Duff drops in for a visit!
Ummm Christina. What happened here?
omg, Tabitha just became an elder!!
I let her do it.
Christina: omg Claire, how could you?
Tabitha: BLAH BLAH BOXER SHORTS *minus minus*
Uh… Stacey really isn’t looking her best these days.
So there was no actual action in Claire’s queue associated with this…
Good onya, Christina!
Ah, the joys of idiot investors.
I don’t think Stacey is enjoying her new jogging routine.
I see that “Mission: Cook Breakfast” is going well.
Oh, false alarm guys, this is exactly how competent cooks do things.
Look on the bright side, Melvin! You love the outdoors!
Melvin: But why jog when I can read computing textbooks in the outdoors?! :D
For some reason Stacey now wears glasses to go jogging? ???
Stacey invites some people over to try and get MOAR FRIENDS!
Unfortunately Angela Stiles showed up and then like… immediately said this. Whatever, we don’t need you anyway!
So uh… Izabella really likes the legend of Arthur!
Damn. Doesn’t she sound like a peach?
Meanwhile upstairs, Cassandra Goth is talking to herself.
Such a shame that YOU DON’T ACTUALLY KNOW ANY TEENAGE BOYS (OR GIRLS), CLAIRE.
She sure doesn’t like the look of the people she saw on her jog, though.
He made an app. Rakin’ in the big bucks
I had her spend literally all day practising speeches, and she gained one Charisma point from here (so she’s now on 8). At least her aspiration is getting closer to achieved.
Where is the “how not to throw dinner all over the fucking kitchen while preparing it” skill?
Claire grabbed a bowl of salad for herself, but Zoe then just swooped in and stole it?
Then after Claire gave up and went to get another meal, Zoe just walked away?? WHY
Melvin has been struggling to get promoted
probably due to racism so he faced this chance card again. This time the investors didn’t appreciate the lies.
Ingenious. Christina has found a way to do her homework while holding the book the wrong way round.
An additional §57? So she reaches the top of her career track soon, right?
Excuse me?! Curse you, malfunctioning nightlight!
Zoe: Could you please, like, wake up? There’s totally a monster under the bed.
Some may say it’s payback…
Just a reminder that Claire is seriously cute.
She also sprayed the beds against the monsters and everyone went back to bed and got some fucking sleep. Hooray!
The next day. Sure, why not.
Stacey: Hey, I made it! Are you happy?
I guess not.
Soooo Stacey goes inside to talk to some of the other guests.
This ghost was a guest too.
So in this game ghosts can like… talk to you?
Stacey: So uh. You’re dead?
Ghost: Yes, clearly, I am dead.
I was kind of expecting this interaction to be a bit more informative. At least it didn’t lead to *MINUS MINUS* everywhere.
Daaaaaang, this fancy part of town has a TRAM? Why doesn’t Stacey’s cheapo neighbourhood have a tram?! Who do they think relies on trams?
I mean strictly speaking I guess everyone who lives in an area with a tram but my point is that I think Willow Creek’s poorer residents deserve trams too
I wasn’t totally sure what happened here. I think either Angela or Alexander Goth was mean to the ghost.
Thennnn the ghost does some magic tricks just to show off.
Suddenly, and without a birthday cake, Cassandra becomes an adult!
Yes, I sent her to work. I’m mean, I know.
Melvin’s been promoted, hooray! I don’t know how you can get promoted to being an independent consultant, but hooray anyway!
This is Rachel hiding in her bed due to the embarrassment of walking in to use the toilet while her sister was in the shower. How will she ever live this down?
omg omg! And Rachel’s too, I might add!
Woohoo! All those long nights playing the piano instead of socialising have finally paid off.
This interaction was called something like “Show Funny Video”. It’s just like real life!
It’s birthday time!
Melvin grills up a group meal of hot dogs. Funny how I can’t just buy cake on spec at the park but hot dogs are totally available…
Unfortunately the birthday girls had to sit at this table all alone.
So before heading to the park this time, I had Stacey bake a cake and put it in her inventory. All good. But when I had her take the cake out again, there was no option to add birthday candles to it???
Re-added it to her inventory and took it out again, and the options appear now >.<
Happy birthday Rachel!
She has the aspiration to be a Musical Genius and gained the trait Music Lover. And yes, she aged up into Stacey’s exact hairdo.
I know Stace, I’m not thrilled either…
Next, it’s Zoe’s turn!
It’s the teenage Zoe! Just like her mum, she got the Friend of the World aspiration, but unlike her mum she got the trait Neat.
Rachel picking a fight with Liberty Lee… sigh.
My game yanked my focus over here. Oh no, it’s one of Stacey’s eighteen friends, and scary music is playing!
Dun… dun… dun…
Literally the entire party rushed to the scene.
Seeing as Stacey was actually friends with this person, she took the death harder than anyone. That little kid to the left looks more annoyed than anything else. Who even are you, kid?
omg Claire. and meanwhile in the background there, you can’t really tell but Rachel was SMILING. smh
And in the middle of the whole drama, this townie got old. How uplifting for her to get a first-hand, close-up view of what lies in her future.
After her friend’s soul got reaped, she decided to chat to the Grim Reaper. They had a really nice chat and even played some chess, not that Stacey felt ANY better about what she’d seen happen at the end of it.
Thankfully, that random public death didn’t ruin the party or anything. Silver medal for me!
I get that this teen is sad that he just saw someone die, but heartbroken, really?
I didn’t really know what to do with this tombstone so I just put it under a tree.
RIP, Stacey’s friend Latasha! Thank you for still counting as a friend of hers, even though you are dead.
And that’s all for now, folks! Come back next time for like… more birthdays. Until then!