Welcome back! I’ve just returned from two days in Sydney, and it’s time for another update of that
wacky somewhat ordinary family, the Coopers!
Last time: Claire and Julian had a third child, Britta, who was NOT A CLONE. Melvin reached the top of the Tech Guru career, had a romantic afternoon with his wife, then died.
Uncancellable mourning actions… I’m lovin’ it
The three siblings are all now straight-A students.
Troy: You know why my grades are soooooo good? When I make a mistake, I rub it out with the rubber end of my pencil. You should try it some time.
Abed: We get the same grades, dingus.
It’s Julian’s birthday!
Julian: And here I am… a dignified, respectable adult. At last.
It’s Troy’s birthday too!
Abed: TOOT TOOOOOOOT
Troy rolled the aspiration Computer Whiz and the trait Hot-Headed, to go with his original trait of Neat.
Just between you and me, I’d say he gained a hidden trait of “dorkus humungous”.
Here’s Troy as a teen in CAS. He is, as we suspected, a clone of Julian.
Julian: Son… now that you’re a teen, you might be thinking of your mother and I as dinosaurs.
Julian: I prefer to think of us as frogs… cute, vulnerable, and absolutely critical to the ecosystem. Please keep that in mind.
Melvin’s ghost: *suddenly appears in living room* Who are you?
Julian: It’s me, Julian! Your son-in-law! Don’t you remember?
Melvin’s ghost: Oh yeah! *hugs*
I don’t like that look. What are you doing there, Melvin?
Preparing to haunt the toilet, next to which your still-living spouse is taking a bath… I see.
Troy: yay homework :D
Melvin: I wish my grandson cared more about me than his damned homework :(
Troy: So granddad… could you, uh… tell me how it is to seduce a woman?
Melvin: *changes subject*
What good timing for a visit, Zoe! Aside from the part where it’s 1:30am.
Zoe: Oh TROY! It’s so nice to see you! It’s been so long!
Melvin: Or, you know, you could hug me… your father who you thought was lost forever… not an appealing idea? ok ok, fine, I see how it is
Troy was NOT feeling it when Melvin decided to possess one of the side tables.
Melvin the helpful ghost!
Zoe: Dad? Where did you go?
Zoe: Actually, that was pretty funny, ahahaha
I think I prefer this to TS2-style evil ghosts.
Abed: Are you sure you’re my Grandpa? What if you’re some kind of mischievous spirit in disguise?!
Melvin: you may never knoooooooow :D
r u trying to tell me that ghosts need to use the toilet. r u really, game.
Stacey: Pets expansion now, EA! I want a cute dog!
Claire had been trying to seduce Julian and this is the thanks she gets.
just like me with my boyfriend
Stop it Stacey.
I bought some toys to help with Britta’s aspiration and for Stacey, this means HAPPY DAYS!
Pierce: Hi, it’s me, your long-lost cousin from across the street. Can I come in?
Britta: I guess so?
I have never had an INTRODUCTION fail before. What is your problem, Pierce?
It may not look like it in this picture, but he got along better with his grandma, Stacey.
Not Britta, though. Only Stacey.
She did it!! Stacey’s reached the top of the Comedy career!
She seems really thrilled about it.
Dude, it’s like 1am, nearly everyone has gone to bed, and YOU ARE STILL HERE, EATING. Please go home, Pierce!
Stacey: Look, Pierce, you have to go home. Your mother must be worried sick.
Pierce: but your house is nicer :(
*sobbing hysterically emoji*
HELLZ YEAH! Time for a good old family reunion!
So everyone in the current legacy household came along, as well as Zoe and Rachel.
If Stacey were a TS2-style Family Sim, I imagine she’d be pretty pleased right now!
Christina: JULIAN!! I know what you’re doing in there and I do NOT like it!! Come out RIGHT NOW!!
Christina: I just wanted a nice family get-together :(
Troy: dw Aunt Christina, I can console you :(
Amir: So, I heard your husband died.
Stacey: Uh… yeah… he did.
Jeff: WHY WERE YOU AND UNCLE JULIAN BEING RUDE IN MUMMY’S ROOM??
Stacey: shut up, you're just a snot-nosed little brat anyway
Christina ages up! This offers her an opportunity to think about her job as an astronaut.
Britta: Wow, Aunt Christina, are you really an astronaut?! :D
You can see the look of adoration she’s giving, right?
I told this dumbass to go to work, and ONE ENTIRE HOUR LATER, I noticed her walk in through the front doors and start up a conversation with Britta. Claire, you’re a starter on the soccer team!! You’ve gotta go to work!!
So I told her to go again. I don’t understand why she had to walk so far just to teleport to work from in front of her own house. Why couldn’t she teleport from in front of Christina’s?! That would’ve saved, like, half a Sim-hour…
Troy: Money is the fucking worst. Why do we have so much of it? Burn it in a fucking fire, that’s what I say
Julian (off-camera): *MINUS MINUS*
Claire: Can you believe the coach bitched me out in front of the whole team JUST BECAUSE I showed up at the came two hours late? CAN YOU??
Julian: Um… Claire… I kinda can tbh
Gueeeeeess whaaaaaaat! I managed to install the toddlers update (plus some of the DLCs)! Unfortunately Claire has not realised that her children are no longer toddlers.
So… since I installed all those packs, Stacey has become o b s e s s e d with playing with kids’ toys.
Britta: by the way grandma, your guitar-playing suxxxxxx
Stacey: DOES NOT
Britta: DOES TOO
This interaction was “Share New Idea” or whatever it’s called. You know, the one ~inspired~ Sims can do.
Julian: A swimming pool. At least 1x1 in size. Are you in?
Claire: Please sign me up to your newsletter!
Although apparently Julian the Dumbass only learnt what Claire did for work just now.
Then Julian became Confident from winning their chess match.
Julian: You see these muscles bb? All those fruits and veggies really do the trick!
Claire: Aww babe, that’s so cute. Come back to me when you’re a Professional Athlete at 100% body potential who’s completed the Bodybuilder aspiration, mmkay?
Christina Shirley aaaaaall the way in the background there? Britta and Abed had a competition to see who could invite her over from school. Abed won because, y’know, his dialog box popped up first.
Britta: I hope you’re not a lil’ scaredy-cat, because REAL-LIFE DINOSAURS have been known to attack us at this address.
Britta: Luckily I have fearsome warrior training and I fought those monsters off with my BARE HANDS!
I am not sure that Shirley believed this Unbelievable Story.
At least Abed is also getting some use out of the toybox, and not just his grandmother.
This fucking dickhead decided to knock on our front door when everyone except Troy was in bed. I have watched enough Buffy to know that inviting him in would be a bad idea.
Shortly after that, Melvin emerges from his grave.
Vampires: Geez, I can tell when I’ve been shown the hand. Guess I’ll just go somewhere I’m wanted then. Ouch!
Abed: omg?! whazzda?!
Melvin: never mind me, just on my way out, bye grandson
I guess Melvin changed his mind. Abed told him all about school, how much he wants new toys, and how annoying his parents are. He also started to ask him to spray the monster under the bed. But then…
Stacey: I never thought I’d see you again…
So this… is… possible? ok then.
Melvin: hey kid… do u wanna go find a cupcake to eat or somethin’
Unfortunately Stacey cannot actually report on what it was like.
Their romantic night continues, Stacey’s heart heavy with the knowledge that come morning, the spell would be broken and Melvin would be dead once more.
This townie had no respect for Stacey and Melvin’s romantic evening >:(
Stacey: Y’know, I hadn’t been thinking I was ever going to see you again, given that, after all, you got reaped!
Melvin: Oh my love… don’t you realise that one day soon, it’ll be your turn too? And then we can be together forever.
Stacey: Then I suppose I’ll see you soon…
Melvin: I’ll be waiting for you.