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Monday, 24 February 2014

The Gere-DeBateau Household: Update 24.02.2014

Yes, back again - for the second time this round, since there are two surnames in this household. We were here because of Beaumont DeBateau while it was the turn of the letter "D" on my alphabetical list of families. After "Gavigan" follows "Gere", and Chastity Gere lives here with Beaumont, as you probably remember.
Here she is. No matter how young or old, and no matter whether she is entirely human or a Vampire, Chastity always looks good, I think :-)

Beaumont's looks are less pleasing, but he is the kindest Zombie you can imagine (and, incidentally, the only one in all of New Maximiliania). The three dogs Betty, Cesar and Cilly are still here as well.

On Monday morning (long before normal breakfast time), Chastity prepares salmon for herself and Beaumont. She is on Permanent Platinum and treated as unplayable.

I was hoping she'd be clever enough to go inside and sleep in her coffin when the sun comes out at 7.00, but she stays where she is, playing with the dogs, mopping up their puddles and cleaning up old newspapers. I wonder how long she'll survive, at this rate!

Eventually, she retreats inside, but only because she is so hungry she does not even mind the salmon having gone off.

Betty is now an elderly dog.

After her "delicious" meal of smelly salmon, Chastity once more insists on going outside and clean one of the dog houses. Beaumont could have done it just as well.

And then she thinks it is a good idea to try and catch butterflies! Go inside, Chastity!!

Well, it couldn't be helped. Sorry, Chastity, but you brought this on entirely by your own stubbornness.

Shortly after 7.00 pm, Chastity turns into a tiny pile of ashes. I am not sure, but it could very well be that I have just observed my very first Vampire death in this game.

Beaumont can't believe he has lost the only female companion he was sure would never die, just like himself!

On Tuesday, his granddaughter Tara (his son Armand's adoptive daughter) pays a visit to her grief-stricken granddad.

More Sims are greeted as they walk by; this is Cherry Capp, one of Tybalt Capp's plantchildren.

Stephen Tinker is next.

"You see, Tara, my eternal life is hanging above me like a very heavy, grey cloud which I am unable to escape," he tells his granddaughter over a piece of layer cake, bought at the Davis' bakery.

On Wednesday, Cherry's sister Castanea Capp walks by.

Later, Shaun Singles (son of Erin Singles and Nervous Subject) shows up as well.

And Samantha Ottomas tries her best to cheer up poor Beaumont.

On Thursday, Cesar grows up into an elderly dog...

...followed closely by Cilly.

Monica Bratford is Beaumont's guest for the day.

On Friday, Beaumont catches up with some household chores.

If it wasn't for the dogs and their constant need of being fed, washed and have their houses cleaned, Beaumont would have nothing to do, and playing him would be even more boring than it is.

The weekend sees the proper onset of winter with plenty of snow.

Beaumont ends his week feeling rather sorry for himself - understandably so, I think.

What shall I do with him, I wonder?


  1. Aww, poor Beaumont. I felt sure he and Chastity would keep each other company for eternity.
    Still, it shows how dumb our Sims are when we don't control them!
    Doesn't the house look beautiful in the snowy scene?
    At least Beaumont has his beloved dogs to keep him company.

    1. Yes, he has the dogs, but they are all elderly now and won't be around forever. The house is nice enough, but it needs to be filled with life! Beaumont hardly ever ventures upstairs these days. All he needs - bedroom, bathroom, kitchen - is downstairs, and due to his zombie-walk, he takes longer than other Sims to get from A to B.

  2. Find him another mate so he won't be lonely, as he going to live for a long time.

    1. Shouldn't be difficult, actually - Beaumont has several 3-bolt-ladies!


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