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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Nigmos Household: Week 3

- - - Update 27.5.2012 - - - We are spending yet another week at the Nigmos-Pitts-Terrano household, this time because it is Stella Terrano's turn on the alphabetical list. I'm afraid, though, that she will not feature very prominently in this update; now that she has reached her lifetime want, there is not that much to do for her. 
The week starts off with Ashley Pitts reaching maximum enthusiasm in Science.
A few hours later on that sunny spring Monday, Ophelia is pleased to receive not just one, but two cards from gentlemen saying "thank you" for the dates she's had with them.
One card is from Sanjay Ramaswami, and the other one from Checo Ramirez.
Ophelia still has 20 first dates to go before reaching her lifetime want, and although the original idea was to have those dates only with other New Maximilianians (and maybe find her 3-bolt-man along the way), she decides now to once again enlist the Matchmaker's help.
Her date # 30 is a townie.
Sanjay happens to walk past just as she ends that date - and he, a married man, has the nerve to accuse her of cheating on him!
When at night Ophelia pays a visit to her favourite hang-out, the Crypt-O-Night club, she bumps into Sanjay again... but also into Ripp Grunt, and the two of them end up having a very good date (it is # 31 for her).
Another townie is # 32.
Tuesday morning a thunderstorm breaks out while Ashley has been stargazing with the telescope. Good job it wasn't the telescope that was hit, but just one of the large cacti in what used to be the family cemetery when Ophelia's aunt Olive Spectre still owned the house.
Ophelia has her date # 33 with Gabriel Green. Ashley is just leaving for work, and since Gabriel has brought along Beatrice Monty...
...Ophelia asks her to be her next date. The young woman refuses, though.
This seems to be quite a firy week! Stella is an excellent cook, and yet here she manages to burn a batch of omelettes... and half the kitchen as well!
Ophelia's next three dates are townies again, summoned by the Matchmaker. This is # 34...
...# 35...
... and # 36.
Wednesday sees this pattern continued with yet another...
...and another townie for dates.
And another...
...and finally, # 41 (I have not lost count - I simply have not taken a picture of every single one of the townies) is a New Maximilianian again: Jason Greenman.
# 42 is a very oddly dressed townie; just look at this weird combination of colours and patterns!
So far, none of the townies the Matchmaker suggested to Ophelia had more than two chemistry bolts with her. On this Friday, though, things are different: Officer Dorian Kauker turns out to be Ophelia's Three-Bolt-Man!
As opposed to all the other dates, who were mostly nothing more than "meet & greet" (with the exception of Ripp Grunt, who was really good fun to be with), Ophelia this time strives to impress her date. Dorian seems to be sharing her sense of humour and enjoys a pillow fight with her.
Still, he was only # 43, which means Ophelia needs seven more dates before she can think of settling down with just one man. # 44 is this townie, and # 45 and # 46 are townies as well.
On Saturday, the visibly pregnant Mercutio Monty agrees to become Ophelia's # 47.
# 48 is a townie. Two more to go!
"I soon won't need your services anymore, dear Matchmaker," says Ophelia when she asks the gypsy lady for her 49th date. Maybe she shouldn't have said that, because...
...the date now summoned for her is a townie she's already dated before; he won't count towards her lifetime want. The other townie who just happens to be walking past counts, though! He is # 49, and soon # 50 follows - Ophelia is now on Permanent Platinum and 10 days from Elderhood! Phew... that was, to be honest. rather tedious work. Certainly not my favourite lifetime want. It is the first time any Sim in my game has managed to achieve 50 1st dates!
On Saturday night, Ophelia asks Dorian Kauker, her 3-bolt-man, for a date - this time, not because she needs it for her lifetime want, but because she really, really wants to be with Dorian. You can see how far ahead she is already thinking!
"You know, Dorian, I only had all those dates because I wanted to achieve my lifetime want... not because I was really interested in any of them. But with you, it was an exception!" she explains over dinner at the Crypt-O-Night club, while Dorian is listening with a serious expression.
He proves to be a surprisingly good dancer, and he does not mind Ophelia hugging him and flirting, but he refuses her taking his hands.
On Sunday, she invites him over to her place, hoping he will fall in love with her properly this time. Just like yesterday, they hug and flirt and even kiss, but every time Ophelia wants to hold his hand, he pulls away. He obviously needs more time.
Now that the week is over, let's look at Stella again; she will turn into an Elder next time we meet her. Ashley Pitts is only a "year" younger than her, while Ophelia still has 9 "years" left before she'll be an elderly lady. 
Is she going to share her Golden Years with Dorian? Will Stella and Ashley ever have the wish to make her relationship official by getting engaged and married? What lies in store for them now, that all three household members have reached Permanent Platinum?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Nigmos Household: Week 2

- - - Update 18.12.2011 - - - Ophelia Nigmos is now finally really concentrating on her lifetime want, and with good results, as we shall see!
She has her 17th 1st date with Nervous Subject.
Then she decides to head to the Crypt-O'-Night club again; it is her favourite place for meeting new (male) Sims to help her towards her lifetime want. This time, she takes her best friend Stella with her, and the girls have their picture taken in the photo booth.
Date No. 18 turns out to be Gavin Newson.
Since it is the Christmas season, the housemates have put up a mistle toe... and it is on their own accord that Stella and Ophelia share a holiday kiss and fall in love with each other! Oh dear... that was really not part of the plan; Ophelia still needs many more dates, and a lot of these dates will happen here at home, which is surely going to cause problems with Stella.
Yes, it is not only in the woolly jumper that Ophelia looks bigger. She has put on quite a bit of weight recently, but neither she nor any of her dates seem to mind.
Alexander Goth is her date No. 19.
Not all dates go well enough for Ophelia to receive such cards. But that does not matter much, since she simply needs it to be a first date in order to reach her lifetime want.
Antonio Monty is No. 20.
Benjamin Baldwin's name is the 21st on her list.
 Ty Bubbler makes No. 22.
But Carlos Contender... "You really do NOT want to have a date with me? What is wrong with you?" asks Ophelia. But no, Carlos is not interested.
Ophelia is stunned. This has never happened to her before! She calls the Matchmaker and buys Love Potion from her.
Then she asks her for a blind date, and since money is absolutely no issue here, she pays the full 5.000 Simoleons. "I know someone who is perfect for you," the Gypsy assures her.
Corbin Gray is no true Maximilianian, but who cares - he's a date, and Ophelia is eager to get to know him better.
Perfect for each other, huh? What was the matchmaker thinking?
And yet... she can't have been totally wrong. There are two bolts between them, and even as he makes to leave, Corbin sort of winks at Ophelia.
The next morning, Ophelia resolves not to enlist the Matchmaker's "help" again and focuses on the guys living in the neighbourhood instead. Checo Ramirez is her 24th date.
She goes shopping for new clothes, now that winter is over and everyone is in the mood for (and need of) new outfits, and happens to come across Peter Ottomas, whom she finds very attractive.
She would like to have a date with Gordon Greenman, but although he likes to play kicky bag with her, he says no to anything else.
Still, apart from buying new clothes, the visit to Amelia's Closet is not a total waste, because Ophelia manages to have her date No. 25 with Gilbert Jacquet. Congratulations - that's half her lifetime want achieved!
Darren Dreamer is date No. 26.
Back home, Ashley notices the shrubs are growing again and need trimming.
He makes this dish on his own accord - I have heard about it, that it is possible for Sims to make this when they have a certain decorative object in their house, but I've never seen it before in my game!
Sanjay Ramaswami not only shares a plate of the delicious new dish with Ophelia, but also becomes her 27th date.
And finally, on a fine sunny spring day, Carlos Contender consents to have that date with Ophelia, since it obviously means so much to her. He is No. 28.
It looks like it is Ophelia's lucky day, because Gordon Greenman agrees to come over for a date as well. Ophelia now has had 29 first dates; that's more than any Sim in my game has ever had, I think! Who will become Ophelia's next date? Will she ever meet a 3-bolt-man? Is Corbin Gray going to reappear? I don't know yet!