Hello everyone! We’re back again for another instalment of the Coopers – hope you enjoy.
Last time: Claire and Julian had two boys, Troy and Abed, who both look exactly like Julian. Stacey was a doting grandma. Claire worked out all day every day and had some success as a heavily-pregnant soccer star.
You mean… he now has to quit his job and reach level 3 of a new one? smh
(also, I checked a guide and for the next level he’ll have to do that AGAIN! What’s the point! argh…)
I’m not sure how I got this achievement, seeing as no one in this household is even in the Fine emotion. Maybe it’s counting the other Sims in my “Played” households that I don’t actually play?
Claire: owie :( get this thing out of me so I can go back to my salads and fitness regime
At last, it’s delivery time!
It’s a baby girl… Britta!
She pissed herself again.
Stacey continues to be a doting grandmother, this time to Claire’s baby #3. (And grandchild #6, in total, except that Stacey doesn’t really know Christina’s kids too well.)
Claire gets herself cleaned up and it’s no surprise where she goes next…
To the punching bag. Duh.
You can tell that the world of the Sims isn’t real life because HOW IN THE HELL ARE THOSE MAX-LEVEL RECIPES.
Someone is supposed to be “Researching Opponents” for work but INSTEAD she’s browsing the web for sweet pics of steam trains. She’s like my dad :O
I was real impatient to see if Britta was also a Julian-clone, so I decided that today was her birthday. SHE IS NOT A CLONE! She rolled the Artistic Prodigy aspiration and the trait Goofball.
Obligatory CAS pic of Britta. It’s sorta hard to tell at the child stage but she seems to have a nice mix of her parents’ features.
Melvin decided to “teach Britta a valuable lesson”. Britta doesn’t seem to know what to make of it.
Troy sure loves this thing. I’d say he’s destined for a career in Science, but I don’t have Get to Work so probably not.
Britta: Why do I have to do all the vacuum cleaning?!
Troy: You’re a girl, that’s just how it is!
Britta: THAT’S SEXIST! Also, you’re the one with a Neat trait, so you can do the vacuuming, lol
Simgod: also there are no vacuum cleaners in this game
I dunno what Abed is saying but Troy and Britta don’t seem impressed.
Troy: When the Pets expansion comes out I’m gonna get a pet fox!
Guys, if it’s no longer allowed in New South Wales, idk why it would be allowed in a Sims game. dare u to prove me wrong EA
Troy and Abed become BFFs (as if anything else would’ve been allowed) and Troy has completed Popular Kid of the Social Butterfly aspiration, hooray!
This reminded me that Julian was supposed to switch jobs for his aspiration.
He’s now in the Painting career.
And he still hasn’t been promoted to the top of the IT industry!!
You know that townie who legged it when Stacey tried to introduce herself to her last update? We sent her a chain letter. Pointless yet satisfying revenge, ehehehe
That is not your sister, Troy. That is a pile of dirty plates.
~passionate playing of the violin~
Stacey just snatched Claire’s meal out from under her! RUDE!
~doing homework while kneeling on the footpath party!~
Finally! Melvin’s reached the top of his career!
Melvin: Ahhh. Time for a party!
You’re not getting a party.
Britta: Don’t get engaged man. It’s just not worth it. Be a free man.
Abed: hmm, good point :)
Anyway, I let him retire, seeing as he’d FINALLY reached the top and probably wouldn’t live long enough to attend another day of work anyway.
Ten days away from Adulthood and she’s already reached level 7 of the Athlete career… Claire is talented!
Claire: Hey Dad, I heard you’re going to die soon? How much inheritance am I looking at?
Melvin: I can leave you my special grilled cheese recipe.
Claire: Eh, sounds good.
The couple that trains together, stays together!
The next day I had Melvin inspect the Sylvan Tree. He didn’t find anything interesting.
This interaction was “Share Conspiracy Theory”. You reckon Stacey’s getting closer to discerning the identity of their benevolent Simgod?
I just wanted them to have a nice afternoon ok :(
Yaaaaay. Just one more promotion and then he can quit this job too and get another one.
What a beautiful family dinner!
(btw: Melvin and Stacey are in their pyjamas because they Did It)
uh-oh. trouble in paradise
Melvin: You’ll never take me aliiighuhhhh— *collapses*
Stacey: Hmm, I wonder what the Grim Reaper’s doing here? Oh well, probably nothing important~
Troy is the first member of the family to notice anything amiss.
The realisation starts to catch on…
The Grim Reaper is still in the wrong room, though.
Britta STILL hasn’t noticed anything and just STRIDES OFF TO BED WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT smh Britta
The Grim Reaper eventually worked out where he was meant to be. Don’t ask me why Julian is smiling because I have no idea. Maybe no one’s told him that this isn’t TS2 and he’s not getting any inheritance.
Stacey: Look. That man was my husband. I care for him very deeply. And then you come into here, into my home, and you just kill him. Just like that. Dead. I just want you to know that this was very hurtful and I do not appreciate it at all.
Grim Reaper: omg, did I do that?! sorry! I had no idea! sorry! omg this is so awkward! sorry!!
Grim Reaper: Y’know, have you thought about taking up art? I hear it’s very cathartic.
Grim Reaper: Or, uh, maybe you could do some vacuuming? I hear that some people like to clean as a way of processing their grief.
Grim Reaper: Orrrrr, maybe you could invite an old friend out for coffee and talk about your feelings?
Grim Reaper: Uhhh, except, not me though. In fact I’ve gotta go, like, right now. Bye!
So, I’m just gonna have incessant crying for the next two days now? Cool. Cool cool cool
Moved the gravestone to the front of the house, where all the Spritas’ graves went circa 2010 in that TS2 legacy. Rachel just turned up and started sobbing there. smh
WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT?! I had Claire (who by the way experienced no sadness at all due to being at work when her dad died, which somehow means she never works out it happened) “Try to Cheer Up” Stacey and like… all three of Stacey’s sad moodlets, totalling ELEVEN POINTS OF SADNESS, just straight-up disappeared? 100% gone? So as far as Stacey’s concerned, all is right with the world again, even though her husband died twelve hours ago? Is this interaction bugged because why the fuck is it so potent
I had Stacey try to repeat the same magical procedure on Troy.
AND YET, FAILURE.
Abed: Mummy, can I pleeeeeeeease have one of whatever toy this is supposed to be in my speech bubble? I promise I will stop being sad about Grandpa dying if I can have one
Claire: Hmmm, we shall see; let me speak to your father
You ain’t getting one kid.
So, neither Claire nor Julian were particularly affected by Melvin’s death, and therefore they feel free to romance it up in the living room. Nice work, guys.
Stacey does a little work in the community garden in honour of Melvin, who ~loved the outdoors~.
On the way home, she bumped into her old friend, Cassandra Goth.
Cassandra Goth seemed more interested in picking a fight than anything else though, so she can fuck right off tbh
And in what seems to be a running theme, Troy invites his buddy Meghan (from last update) around… only for her to scream her head off at him for no reason. wtf
Hey, look! Another of Stacey’s friends hasn’t died yet! Stacey intercepted Amira here as she took a walk around Stacey’s neighbourhood.
Amira: So now that your husband’s dead, you must be loaded, right?
Just thought this was a nice picture of the three siblings.
Julian: Look buddy, I know you’re torn up about your grandpa dying, but it’s all gonna be just fine.
Julian: Yeah, I heard that in this universe, you can talk to ghosts as if they were regular living Sims, instead of just getting scared by them and maybe killed or confiscated by the social worker like in certain other universes. So next time grandpa appears, as a ghost, you’ll be able to hang out with him just like old times.
Abed: REALLY?! :D
Abed: *Sad moodlets instantly disappear*
Troy, however, will not be consoled and resents Stacey for even trying.
And since I searched the internet and discovered that Claire actually needed a workout machine in order to achieve “maximum body potential”…
Claire’s achieved her aspiration!
Her new one is Fabulously Wealthy. It seems to have been a good choice because literally the second I chose it, she’d already accomplished the first milestone.