Welcome back! It’s time for another update of the Coopers!
Last time: Most of the Coopers, but not Claire, Julian or Britta, were really devastated by Melvin’s death. Julian and Troy had birthdays! Melvin’s ghost visited… twice. Christina Cooper invited the family to her birthday party, at which Julian and Claire were *ahem* ideal guests. On Melvin’s second ghostly visit to the Sprita house, he and Stacey shared a beautiful romantic evening.
The morning after Melvin’s ghostly return to Simlandia, Stacey is still half-living in a dreamworld. She manages to wake up both Abed and Britta with a fright. Troy just snoozes on through, though.
Stacey: I swear, your father was standing right there in front of me! It was like I could reach out and touch him! And, uh, more than just touch him… *cough*
Claire: Mmhmm Mum, I see. Are you sure you don’t need to see a doctor about this?
Abed: No Mum, it’s true! I saw Grandpa’s ghost too! I dunno about the rest of it though… I went off to look for a cupcake.
Claire: I am really not a fan of vampires.
Stacey: Oh, I see.
Claire: Or maybe I do like them. I dunno. It’s hard to be sure.
Stacey (thinking): Man, this conversation is nowhere near as fun as last night.
Dumbass Troy interrupted himself cooking his breakfast to complain about how hungry he was.
Then Dumbass Troy missed school because he took two hours to eat his breakfast.
To make good use of the day, Troy and Stacey go to this thing.
Troy bumped into his Aunt Christina and Uncle Amir… the former wearing a hella stylish costume. The glares here are because they were really suspicious of some dog vs cats movie where the cat lived with a mummy. Like, the cursed, undead kind. tbh I’d be suspicious of this movie too.
Stacey: SHUSH TROY!!
Troy: YOU’RE THE ONE MAKING NOISE WITH ALL OF YOUR SHUSHING!!!
Troy entered this gaming competition, but he sucked at it. 30/100 lol
At least he had fun. And as we all know, it’s not about whether you win or lose, but if you have fun.*
* Disclaimer: I wrote this once in a story in grade 1 and my teacher loved it and my family has relished telling the story ever since.
Julian had to switch careers again for his aspiration, so he’s now a Critic.
You know what this means – only one more level to go until he reaches his goal! Only to do that, he has to reach level EIGHT in SIX separate skills T_T
Stacey: Melvin… I will be waiting for you… just… here…
Julian: Hmm, this is different. Unusual. Interesting. I wonder what’s going on. Ho hum, better do the dishes!
Julian: Wait a minute… *sob sob sob*
Amir chimes in with this awesomely-timed text, thanks bro.
Grim Reaper: this movie is so cringeworthy
Julian: stfu Reaper I am ~blogging about my feelings~
Claire: Hi honey, I’m awake from my nap! What did I miss? …oh, uh, hello Mr. Grim Reaper.
Julian: Claire… this utter BASTARD just KILLED YOUR MOTHER.
Grim Reaper: hey now that’s a bit harsh
Claire: Oh well… I guess she’s with Dad now, among the stars.
Grim Reaper: See, that’s the spirit!
Here’s Stacey’s final resting place, just next to Melvin’s.
At least someone cares what Julian is going through.
Abed: Don’t worry Dad! Remember when I was really sad about Grandpa dying, and you told me not to worry because he’d come back as a ghost? Well, YOU WERE RIGHT! And I’m sure Grandma will come back as well! So cheer up, it’s OK!
Britta has like two days to reach level 10 Creativity and complete her childhood aspiration… X_X
♫ Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play… ♫
Ummm are you sure you even know Claire, Alexander Goth?!
(We said no because this seemed weird and possibly disloyal to Julian.)
Instead, Julian gives Claire a massage to relieve her aching joints…
…Britta is nearly a massive buzzkill, but walks away again…
…and then these two jump into bed for some celebratory WooHoo!
who the fuck are you knocking on our front door after 11pm
oh… ANOTHER VAMPIRE. Well, you can fuck right off. I know my rights!
It’s Abed’s birthday!
Here he is in CAS! I still think he’s a clone of Julian and Troy. He got some money-related aspiration and the trait Unflirty, to go with his pre-existing one of Art Lover.
in case you couldn’t tell, I don’t care that much because sole non-clone Britta is practically a shoo-in for heir at this point
This was Abed’s autonomous athletic outfit… lol. Not very practical.
Yay! Just one more promotion and about a billion fucking skill points to go!
Uh… thank… you… Abed’s dead grandpa!
chill out dude… you’re like 13 years old, even if you already look identical to a full-grown adult. You don’t even have a job!
Claire seems to looooove her daughter’s passion for the violin.
Rachel is pregnant!! With some dude who I have no idea who the fuck he is.
Goddamn my blood pressure went up when I saw this fucker come speeding into the house.
He decided straight away to wash his hands in the sink and he got ANGRY!! For no REASON!!
Does he reckon he somehow mysteriously lost a fight between streaming into the house and washing his hands in the bathroom?? Look mate, I’m not quite sure what goes on in the afterlife, but I think you have something confused.
Melvin then decided to possess the TV in order to scare his daughter Claire. A+
STOP CRYING AT YOUR IN-LAWS’ GRAVES JULIAN IT ONLY MAKES YOU SAD
Stacey’s ghost emerges the next night, flaming red for no apparent reason. Thanks for breaking the showertub you [beeeeeeeeeeeeeep]
Stacey: O Robot, hear my plight!
Robot: Put me down!! You’re not even corporeal, how are you holding me?!
Britta: *does a funny impression*
Stacey: Who is this stupid child? *minus minus*
Britta: It’s me, Grandma! Britta! We always used to joke around together because we’re both Goofballs!
Stacey: *minus minus*
Britta: ok, well just for the record, your guitar-playing STILL SUCKS baaaahahaha
Stacey: *blood pressure rising, y’know, if she had any, which she doesn’t because she is a ghost*
Seems like unlike Melvin, Stacey is a MEAN GHOST.
Stacey: This is all YOUR FAULT Blarffy!
Blarffy: I’m just a teddy bear :(
Stacey: I HATE YOU ALL… so rude and inhospitable!
Abed: Yeah ok and you can fuck right off if that’s the attitude you’re gonna have, Grandma.
Britta: Just so you know, our parents both died. Like, right then.
Abed: What, really?! noooooooooo *sob sob sob*
Britta: No not really! lololol
She started rolling lots of whims to be mischievous, y’see…
Iiiiit’s birthday time!
~about to blow out the candles~
Here’s the teenage Britta! She rolled the aspiration Chief of Mischief and the trait Clumsy, to go with her pre-existing trait of Goofball.
Playin’ chess with her Aunt Kelsi~
For some reason Amir started a row with Christina in the middle of the party…
Britta: Hi random guy… I’m just gonna give it to you straight… I was sent here to tell you that your wife died. Suddenly.
Random Guy: WHAT?!
Random Guy: *sobs hysterically*
Britta: Uh… oops… sorry man I was only messing with you lol
Britta then pranked her brother again, but Abed seems to be getting used to her shenanigans.
Since Britta had an ambition to be disliked by two Sims, she then decided to yell at this guy in the public bathroom.
I’m gonna say he deserved it though given this.
even though Britta didn’t know this when she started bullying him
Britta: Why are you sleeping and stinky in the public toilets? you disgust me
Woman: What is your problem?!
To be fair, so far this aspiration is not very difficult.
Turns out that woman in the bathroom was Britta’s long-lost aunt. lol
GO AWAY STACEY’S GHOST YOU TURNED INTO A WEIRDO AFTER YOU DIED
Are you sure you witnessed anything crass, Abed? Like, really?
Ordinarily I reject all invitations like this but after seeing Amir pick on Christina earlier in the day I decided to accept this one.
So here they are! This picture is a bit deceptive though because for the most part, Christina wasn’t that interested in talking :/
Their heavily-pregnant sister Rachel joins them too!
I had Claire ask Christina about Amir and this is what came up. Sounds ominous tbh
Apparently the bartender was a vampire and every time she did that hissing thing, everyone disliked her a little bit more. Great business move, Rattlesnake Juice.
Back at home, Britta is trolling teh forums!
Here’s a CAS picture of Britta, sans stupid glasses! She looks a LOT like her mum Claire, but I think with Julian’s eyes and a skintone somewhere between her parents’. Anyway, not a clone.
Abed wouldn’t stop rolling whims for promotions so he has a part-time job now. Making coffee. Enjoy it NERD!