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Friday, 18 July 2014

Jimmy Phoenix: Week 4

Jimmy Phoenix is one of the few remaining playables still living in an apartment house; I have moved out many during this round, because I am fed up with the eternally bugged lots. This one, though, does not seem to be so badly affected.
He shares the flat with his dog, Timmy.
On Monday, he manages to maximize the body skill - essential for his lifetime want of becoming General.

Sharon Wirth...
...and Oberon Summerdream walk by and are cordially invited in.
The two elderly people seem to have an acquaintance in common, who quickly becomes the subject of their conversation. I am not sure who it is they are talking about; could be Castor Nova.
On Tuesday, Jimmy sets off all suited up for his very first mission in space.
It is also his last one - because by the time he comes home, he has already been promoted to General! So from now on, he will be on Permanent Platinum. But unlike with other PermaPlat Sims, I am still going to control Jimmy. I do not want to risk him neglecting Timmy, the dog.
The man in the background is Rick Contrary, by the way.
Still in his bulky space suit, Jimmy gives Timmy a badly needed bath. This dog could do with a bath almost every day!
To celebrate having reached his LTW, Jimmy he invites over some of his friends.     
The party is a success; all his guests are having fun.
On Wednesday, an army helicopter picks Jimmy up for work.
On Thursday, it is time for yet another bath for Timmy.
After work, General Stephen Tinker gets off the heli with Jimmy.
General Tinker and General Phoenix have world safety to discuss over bowls of mac & cheese.
It is Friday morning, and the start of a long weekend for Jimmy: he does not have to work until Monday.
First, he and his dog watch a movie together.
Later, he greets Ramon Ramirez.
Then, he catches up with some of those friends who couldn't make it to the party earlier this week.
On Saturday, while the landlord hosts his block party and the other tenants (Jared Starchild and two townie girls, one of them not wearing anything in the hot tub...!) all seem to be enjoying themselves...
...Jimmy prefers his own company.
But when Tina Traveller jogs by, I have him greet her. So far, Jimmy has never shown any particular interest in any particular lady.
Before he goes to bed that Saturday night, he does some stargazing.
On Sunday morning, he browses the simternet for science - although to me it looks suspiciously like a sports page.
Timmy turns into an elderly dog.
Carla Reamon is greeted.
Every day, Jimmy has been re-rolling the want for throwing a party, and on Sunday afternoon, I give in. Brittany Upsnott, Shaun Singles, Hal Riley (formerly Capp), Jules Cleveland (nee O'Mackey) and Marla Biggs all arrive together.
As the previous party, this one turns out to be a success. The guests have not caused too much of a mess; only two cans of juice are left on the counter.
Jimmy is happy with how his week went. He has reached his LTW and hosted two great parties. What more could he wish for!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Jessica Peterson: Week 5

Week 5 with Jessica Peterson is about to begin. Will it be as boring as Week 4?
Remember: Jessica has been on Permanent Platinum ever since she became Hall of Famer eight days from Elderhood. She is a rich elderly lady, but still lives in her modest rented townhouse. Hers is the red one.
        Jessica, the way she looked when she was younger.
        Recently, she has had a make-over by Charlie Cho, Etsu Cho's son. I actually like the pink bob on her!Jessica is not controlled by me except for when other playables walk by and I send her out to greet them, and when it is time to pay the bills and restock the fridge. Her absolutely favourite object in the house is the computer. She spends hours and hours here; either chatting online, or browsing the web, or giving financial consulting. I imagine her advice to be something along the lines of "live modestly, save all your money" - she has accumulated an impressive 80.000 Simoleons, all on her own.
        It is usually omelette for Jessica's lonely breakfasts.
        And she still has the weird sleep pattern she adopted during her previous week.
        Tuesday morning, all she can think of is money, apparently. Well, she is a Fortune Sim.
        Desdemona Capp walks by.
        Making her bed is something Jessica hardly ever forgets - although there are some much more important things to do in her house, such as cleaning the toilets (she has not cleaned them for ages!).
        On Wednesday morning, it snows.
        evin O'Feefe (formerly Beare, married to Delilah O'Feefe) is her guest for the evening.
       One of the other tenants in this row of houses, a townie named Neil Chalmers, has clearly been out in the snow too long. But both Jessica and the other neighbour do nothing about it, and Mr. Chalmer soon gets up and makes for his own door.
      A friend rings Jessica on the phone. Yes, surprisingly, she still has some friends left!
        Although Kevin O'Feefe is still there, Jessica makes chef salad only for herself.
       Meanwhile, Kevin keeps his hostess' computer occupied.
        On Thursday, Jessica cleans the kitchen counter.
       Ariel Capp walks by.
        Soon afterwards, Ripp Grunt puts in an appearance.
        Jessica must be more popular than I thought - she gets phone calls nearly every day.
        But her bad hostess skills show once more when, instead of talking to her guest, she hides behind the newspaper.
        On Friday, she is back to her lonely breakfast.
       A bout of flu/cold/mysterious disease has her firmly in its grip.
       It does not stop me from sending her outside to greet Sharla Ottomas...
        ...followed by her younger sister, Olivia Ottomas...
        ...and Marla Biggs.
       It is Saturday, and to clean the bathtub seems more important to Jessica than to do something about the horribly smelly toilet.      
She still is not really well and takes a nap on the settee.
        The landlord has a fight with one of the other tenants. He wins. Is that what he meant when he invited everybody to his weekly party, saying "Come and have fun with the neighbours"?!
        Carla Reamon walks by.
       On Sunday, Jessica ventures out again, wearing just her PJs. She talks to Neil Chalmers.
        Apparently, he does not share her sense of humour.
A slapping match ensues.
       It is only interrupted when I make Jessica greet Sirius Swain (Eric Swain's half-Alien son)...
       ...Gunnar Roque...
        ... Morty Roth...
        ...and Trisha Traveller.       
The slapping match resumes and quickly turns into a full-blown fight.
        Jessica wins the fight, and Neil Chalmers beats a retreat - for now.

Sorry - this was a rather boring week, I'm afraid. No fires!! :-D
Jessica is now 67 and has probably at least another full week before her. If anyone else in New Maximiliania should develop a 3-bolt-attraction for her, it might change her life.