Welcome back! I’m glad I have such a backlog of updates, because work has picked up a lot and I haven’t had time to play in… well, a week or something, I don’t know. Enjoy!
Last time: general stuff and nonsense; Christina, Claire and Melvin had birthdays; Claire met a cute boy!
Zoe was pretty cut up to have to move house at 4:30am on a Sunday morning. I’m sure I don’t know why. I mean, that’s an ideal time to move house!
Christina’s entered the Astronaut career path, because it seemed fitting for an ambitious geeky genius.
Exterior shot of the Coopers’ new house, in the daytime.
Claire invited her boytoy Julian Duff over, but he was very difficult to talk to because he wouldn’t stop throwing a hissy-fit about the injustice of the capitalist world order.
to be fair tho who wouldn’t
Julian: A birthday cake… for me?
Ta-daaaaa! Julian’s aspiration, btw, is to be a Renaissance Sim; his traits are Cheerful, Creative and Bro (i.e. the same as Claire’s but with Creative instead of Active). And what do you know…
He’s moving in with the Coopers!
I tried inviting Kason Lee over so that he and Christina could bond over their mutual love of video games and geeky things generally… but both of them thought that the other was super boring. Scratch that idea, then.
On the bright side, things between Claire and Julian are progressing nicely.
Unfortunately, Julian is a dumbass who likes to “Empty Trash” and promptly dump all of the empty trash on the floor next to the bin.
When I finally directed Christina to walk away from Kason she got this moodlet. Like seriously Chris, don’t feel embarrassed because some dopey teen was boring to talk to.
Claire: Do you ever think that maybe, those stupid talking robots are going to band together and form an army to take over the world?!
Julian: Uh… yeah, sure thing.
Um… Claire, I can assure you that you definitely do own a fridge.
omg Kason, butt out.
Apparently Julian does not like Liberty Lee or this random teen named Lena Palmer.
Claire: Make sure you always floss after eating chicken, because I don’t want no beau with lousy dental hygiene!
Like… whose idea was it that TS4 needed an icon specifically for this?
(I’ve since learnt that it’s the icon for the “Glutton” trait… for some reason.)
Bella Goth apparently disapproves of young lovers flirting on the footpath. That is just so indecent.
Tabitha Duff (Julian’s mum, and Stacey’s good friend) drops by for a visit.
This is Christina “hiding in bed” after the HORRIFIC, HUMILIATING EMBARRASSMENT that was finding Kason Lee boring in conversation. Like… seriously Christina?
uh. ok. Let’s see where this goes.
Zoe: Does WooHoo have something to do with smiling??
Claire: Yeah, you know Mum, you really dropped the ball on this one.
I don’t think Rachel liked what she saw in that video. Luckily, Kason is unfazed, and uses the Coopers’ computer to browse for more.
Julian: Wow man! You need to think of a way to monetise that shit!
Claire: Um… no thanks.
tf is this Julian.
But aren’t you like, MOTHER AND SON?? HOW did you not have a good relationship before this??
considering this is The Sims and strained parent-child relationships are way rarer than in the real world
Tabitha: Oh son… I’m just so embarrassed for you.
Julian: Uh… *awkward smile*
Claire (thinks): Lord, give me strength.
Lovin’ Melvin’s dapper new everyday wear that he autonomously acquired.
Uh, Melvin, you definitely own this home necessity. In fact, you own two separate showertubs!
Julian. You can’t keep dumping rubbish on the floor! It’s unhygienic!
Julian bonds with his in-laws-to-be.
Claire: *bleary-eyed emoji*
Julian: *hearts-for-eyes emoji*
Romantic moment RUINED!
Claire: Thanks Rachel, you’re the best. I really wanted to listen to you complain about our parents instead of sharing an intimate moment with my “lovebird”.
Julian: So I’ve been thinking… I know it’s soon, but for some reason I moved in with you soon as well. So Claire, I was thinking… would you be my girlfriend?
Post-entering-into-a-relationship selfie time!
I think we all know how they consummated their relationship.
…buuuuuut just in case you didn’t, here’s the game to make it crystal-clear for you.
Stacey decided to autonomously “Reveal Deep Secret” to Melvin.
Stacey: You know all those times I told you an unbelievable story? Well, the stories were unbelievable because they were not true. Sorry.
As an aside, this is the moment I realised the “Share Unbelievable Story” icon is actually a unicorn. I’d only ever seen it so zoomed-out that I thought it was a hand writing on a weirdly-shaped material of some kind.
Upon making friends with Julian, Stacey found she’d completed her lifetime aspiration!!
Her new one is Joke Star, because it seemed pretty highly correlated with what she already does with her life anyway.
Claire grabbed a glass of water, and for some reason decided to jump into the bathtub to drink it :|
Time for our lovebirds to get some jobs. Julian our Renaissance Sim enters the Writing field…
…while Claire the Bodybuilder becomes an Athlete. Fairly obvious choices.
Here is Zoe bitching about a mess she created by breaking the dishwasher literally just then. ffs Zoe.
So Stacey is having a pretty cruisey time pursuing her second aspiration.
As I was in the process of sending Christina out to search for a mate, I discovered that entirely autonomously, she has developed negative relationships with four separate Sims.
Unfortunately the clientele of this bar is mostly Adult women… BUT WAIT! Who is that in the background?
It’s the Grim bloomin’ Reaper, that’s who. Off-duty I assume, seeing as I heard no scary music and he has no scythe with which to reap.
Grim Reaper: I say, our local pitcher hasn’t been doing very well lately at all.
Townie: You say many wise words!
and no I am not saying that because I fear for my life
Grim Reaper: What, just because I’m the Reaper of Souls, I can’t have a hobby?
For some reason, Helena Colvin (aka. DAUGHTER OF BRODERICK THE DEAD) kicked over this bin and created a big stinky mess. She did not get kicked out of the bar, though.
Grim Reaper: Ewww, gross! I came here to relax, not to breathe in trash fumes!
In the midst of all that chaos, though… could this be Christina’s dream guy who’s walked in?
His name is Amir Britton, he is a young adult, and so far they get on well!
But then this person sits down.
And she starts hitting on Christina’s man.
She also doesn’t appreciate when Christina out-charms her, sharing many interesting space facts she’s learnt from
many years working in a job .
At some point Amir got fed up and decided to just leave.
Aaaaaand the blonde Sim decided to have a full-on pub brawl with Alexander Goth.
Bartender: omfgggggg I hate working in a bar
Everyone crowds around to watch the fight. In the end the blonde Sim won.
Anyway, Christina then went home.
Only for some reason Julian keeps trying to run away and do this. Stop it!
I don’t quite know what happened but this is the scene I found in the kitchen.
These two have got engaged!
Julian: I’m so excited to settle down and have you do my vacuuming forever and ever!
Claire: Ahahahaha keep dreaming, my friend.
Anyway, they celebrated with an attempt to make a baby… BUT FAILED :(
Chill out Christina, you haven’t even had a single day of work yet!
For some reason Christina is obsessed with reading the difficult programming books even though she doesn’t have the skill level for them and they leave her with bad moodlets.
Meanwhile, Claire eats breakfast and Stacey looks sad because she just walked in on Julian in the bathroom.
This came up when, as Julian, I clicked on Claire. I let him do it.
Julian: And to think, I got you into bed without ever even buying you flowers! LOL
Claire: o rly *MINUS MINUS*
Yup, not really your finest moment, Julian
even though I made you do it. You’re lucky Claire is so forgiving.
I JUST SAID YOU WERE LUCKY… argh, never mind.
They tried again for a baby! And failed… again… :<
I’m starting to think this is deliberate, Stace.
What a sweet work uniform Claire has.
Julian: *hesitant flirting*
Stacey: *MINUS MINUS*
So much for that whim.
Julian (thinks): haha I wish I could put a lampshade over my face
Stacey: *chews and determinedly ignores Julian*
Julian (thinks): I mean she’s not even that good-looking anyway
I can promise you Rachel that you definitely do own a toilet.
These two look really thrilled to have returned from their first days at work.
Turns out that Sims can read while they go to the toilet… and use it as an excuse not to clean the sink!
Cute! Maybe don’t ask him to honestly tell you what he talked about with your mum, though.
Umm wow Stace, seems pretty mean to mine your friendship with Cassandra Goth for material for your shows like that.
Only one more level of Claire’s aspiration to go! I’m not totally sure what “Maximum Body Potential” is supposed to mean, though. I guess if she just keeps exercising a lot she’ll probably get there.
And that’s all for now! Next time: wedding?? pregnancies?? babies??? Maybe, maybe not. Wait and see!