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Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Singles Household: Week 2


Welcome to the second week at the Singles household; sadly, the entries to the first week do not exist anymore, because I deleted all the thumbnails when for several months we were not able to upload our stories to the exchange. So, let me give you a brief overview: The Singles household consisted originally of Chloe, Erin, Kristen and Lola Singles from Strangetown. Erin moved out, joining Nervous Subject at his new place elsewhere in New Max. Kristen met her three-bolt-love in Checo Ramirez, and Checo left his wife and daughter for her and moved in, making it necessary to have an upper floor added to the house.
Here you can see Checo Ramirez with his daughter Silvia; Kristen is her mother. Silvia has a half-sister and half-brother: Tessa and Ramon still live with Lisa, Checo's wife (legally, they are still married), at their original house, and the siblings have never met. Checo's lifetime want is to graduate 3 children from college. I doubt that he will make it, but we'll see.
Kristen is an aspiring Criminal Mastermind; you can see her here early on Monday morning, when she is given her membership card to the My Muse II - Art Studio.
Lola, a Fortune Sim, dreams of earning 100.000 Simoleons during her lifetime. Because she does not hold a regular job and at the beginning, the household was really struggling to pay the bills, I have allowed her to keep three money trees. She diligently harvests and waters them every day, and also receives some money from giving financial consulting on the Simternet as well has having stock tips work for her in the background, and whenever anyone in the house has finished a painting, she sells it.
Chloe (right) shares Kristen's lifetime want, and at the moment the two housemates are on the same level of the criminal career: they have just been promoted to Getaway Drivers.
Here you can see them again, this time in their new work outfits.
On Wednesday, Kristen is promoted to Bank Robber, while Chloe is demoted due to having taken the wrong decision with a chance card - she is now a Con Artist again (at least she was not fired!).
Chloe finds a way to console herself over the demotion: she invites Don Lothario over and they... erm... "celebrate". Don is Chloe's 3-bolt-love, but because his lifetime want of having woohoo with 20 different Sims is not yet fulfilled, Chloe does not want to settle down with him, at least not yet. From the scene Lola is causing here you can tell that, at some stage, she has made it on Don's list as well.
On Thursday, Chloe gets her old job as Getaway Driver back.
Checo greets Erin Singles, who used to live here before moving in with Nervous Subject.
Oops... looks like Don has "met" almost all the Singles...!
An occurrence I have observed rarely in my game: A Sim getting so hungry that they search their host's dustbin for something edible!
An odd graphics bug makes little Silvia cling to her daddy while he does nothing to support her.
Erin has been coming back regularly since that jelousy scene in the bedroom, and keeps throwing the dustbin over. Checo does not work, so it is often he who goes out to clean up the mess.
Lola has just made 5.000 Simoleons. Still a loooooooong way to go before she reaches her lifetime want!
It is still Thursday, and we see Checo outside looking slightly alarmed. But why?
That's why! He has just turned into an Elder.
At the same time, upstairs, his daughter Silvia has grown from Toddler to Child.
Her corner in her parents' bedroom is quickly furnished with a bed, desk and chair fitting her better than the crib and changing table.
On Friday, she goes to school for the first time. She looks a bit apprehensive there; maybe she is wondering whether she will meet her half-sister Tessa there.
Lola maximizes her enthusiasm for arts and enters the zone.
Checo does the same with cuisine...
...and proudly displays his hobby enthusiasm plaque on the bedroom wall, right there with his food contest prize.
On Saturday, Chloe is promoted to Bank Robber and thus on the same career level with Kristen again. She needs to improve her creativity skill if she wants another promotion, and uses the career rewards object to do that.
It's a fine day in early spring, and mother and daughter enjoy the fresh air.
Checo thinks it is about time Silvia meets her half-sister and invites Tessa over. He has not seen her for a while, and although he has almost 90 relationship points for her, they are not friends; she refuses to be hugged or kissed by her dad and does not even want to accept a gift from him (well, Checo, maybe you were a little ill-advised there with the green potholder... it's not the most exciting gift for a girl Tessa's age, is it!). Still, she spends the afternoon with her dad, and they talk and even have a waterballoon fight.
She never manages to talk to her half-sister on that day, though, because Silvia really wants to study Physiology (quite an unusual wish for such a young Sim - maybe she is destined to be a Knowledge Sim?).
Later, when she needs some fun, she starts rope-skipping - and a very convenient bug allows her to maximize her body skill very quickly.

Finally, on the Sunday, Tessa is invited over again, and this time, it is Silvia to greet her half-sister. The girls get along fine and are friends before the afternoon is over.

When is Silvia going to meet her little half-brother Ramon? 
What is Lola going to do to reach her lifetime want? 
Does Chloe have a chance with Don, when he will be ready to settle down eventually? 
Will Checo live long enough to see his three children graduate from college? 
How long is it going to take Kristen and Chloe to become Criminal Masterminds? 

Watch this space - and you'll find out :-)

4 comments:

  1. I've always enjoyed playing the Singles! My Erin always ends up with Nervous- they had a daughter one time.
    Good to see Don spreading his love with the girls, hahah.
    Lola is probably my favourite, she married Col Buzz and they had beautiful twins in my game. :)
    It is good to read about Checo and his new family- I wonder if he will live long enough to fulfill his Ltw now he is getting on?

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    1. Interesting that in your game, too, Erin and Nervous are a couple!
      I don't like the Singles' house very much, but when the game started, I had to move them somewhere with enough space for all of them and not too expensive.

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  2. It's fun that you allow new constellations to form in your game. I rarely have anyone move out or split up, so quite a few dysfunctional families in my hoods :)

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    1. It is not always planned, but sometimes I think a new constellation is much more fitting than an existing, Maxis-created one.

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