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Monday, 28 December 2015

Jimmy Phoenix: Week 5

Most of the apartment lots in New Maximiliania are empty now; after I moved in many Sims freshly graduated from college and played them there for a while, I got fed up with the frequent bugs on those lots: Sims blocking each other's way in the stair case, neighbours and visitors not leaving, and so on.
But two of the apartments in this building are still occupied by playables, and we're going to spend a Sim-week in the one on the middle and top floor to the left.
One man and his dog live here: Jimmy Phoenix and Timmy. (Yes, I know - Jimmy and Timmy sounds ridiculous, and I am not even sure anymore how he got his dog - I believe someone else whose lifetime want it was to raise 20 puppies gave Timmy to him in order to have room for more puppies.)
Jimmy became General last round, but unlike other Perma-Platinum Sims in New Maximiliania, I still control him, because I do not want thim to neglect Timmy.
Monday morning starts with the (almost daily) bath for the dog.
Then the army helicopter arrives to take Jimmy to work.
When he returns, all his fellow tenants are meeting in front of the building. The ladies are NPCs Sandy Fairchild and Jill Fleig; I do not really take them into account. The man in swimming trunks is Jared Starchild, another former student like Jimmy.
At 6.00 pm on that Monday, Jimmy turns into an Elder.
Now, it it weren't for Timmy, I'd move him to the Senior Residence. But I have decided not to allow pets there, and so Jimmy stays put.
Uh-oh... you know what it means when I show a picture of a telescope at night, with no Sim looking through it...!
Yes, Jimmy decided on his own that he wanted to stargaze a bit before bed, and what did not happen all during his adult years happens now: He is "invited" aboard an Alien space ship.
It is Tuesday morning, and Jimmy has been (literally) dropped off home hours ago. He does not sleep very well and seems to be haunted by some rather unpleasant memories about his visit with the Aliens.
Of course he is too old to have returned with a souvenir in his belly.
Timmy is completely unaffected by what happened to his human friend.
When Jimmy is at work or otherwise busy, Timmy can always rely on one of the other tenants for social interaction.
Jimmy remembers to pay the bills only on Wednesday.
For the evening, he invites one of his friends over. Hal Riley is accompanied by Meike and Stephen.
Early on Thursday morning, a burglar sneaks up to the house.
She takes the expensive painting in the dining room first...
...then the one in the kitchen...
...and finally, the telescope. Jimmy is probably glad to be rid of it, but I suppose he would have liked to keep the paintings.
After work today, he invites over another friend, Shaun Singles (son of Nervous and Erin Singles). "I do feel lonely sometimes and wonder what life would have been like with a companion," he sighs. Jimmy really never showed any particular interest in anyone, not even at uni where usually sparks fly easily between students.
On Friday morning, he decides to make himself an omelette for breakfast.
He is very fond of Timmy and often plays with the dog on his own accord.
He does not have to work today, and so Timmy and Jimmy take a taxi to the Planetary Pet Park, a Maxis-made community lot where I rarely play.
Two old witches appear ;-)
Jimmy makes hot dogs for everyone and shares the table with Natasha Una and Beatrice Monty. Still no lady he finds particularly attractive.
On Saturday, Jimmy asks the Matchmaker for help and gives her the full 5.000 Simoleons to set up a blind date for him. Trisha Traveller is summoned. Could she be The One?
You can tell Jimmy is inexperienced when it comes to women... the first thing that comes to his mind to say to Trisha is that he has plenty of money! Now, we all know Trisha isn't averse to a man with a well-padded wallet, she does not wish to appear like a gold-digger. She has inherited Carlos Contender's house after his death anyway, and so does not need another rich man in her life.
The date does not end well, I'm afraid. There are two bolts between them; Jimmy does not have 3 bolts for anyone.
Later, Jimmy cleans Timmy's bed and muses about the value of best friends.
He invites some of his over: Hal Riley (formerly capp), Mercutio Ottomas (formerly Monty), Benvenuto Broke and (far back) Jules Cleveland (nee O'Mackey). It's a great party, and Jimmy is happy again.
Sunday starts with him mopping the floor after the landlord has finished repairing the broken tap on the sink.
Then Jimmy dons his Sunday suit and heads to church. [St. Simius, made by Twoyys4me.]
After the service, he mingles with some of the other attendants for coffee hour. Looks like the townie lady in the pink suit (Katy McGaw) is interested in him - but he not in her.
Back home, Jimmy spends Sunday afternoon making hotdogs on the patio and doing nothing in particular. The week ends as it began: One man and his dog.

Timmy is now 31 and probably won't live through another full week. Jimmy is 60. My plan is to move him to the Senior Residence once Timmy has played his last game of fetch. Of course if a playable lady finds him suitable during the rest of this round, Jimmy can move in with her.


  1. funny now that he is old he wants a companion, my jimmy phoenix is with trisha traveller (now phoenix). She left Gabe O'mackey for Jimmy and left her child behind but Gabe is not the father. Hopefully he will move into the Senior Residence.

    1. He has not rolled wants for anyone specific, but he kept rolling wants for "first kiss" and "woohoo", a date, flirting and so on.
      So Trisha got together with Gabe O'Mackey in your game, that's interesting! Poor Gabe never had another love interest after his wife Alex O'Mackey set up shop with Matthew Picaso...
      The father of Trisha's daughter Tina should be Trent Traveller, unless you've changed the originally family setup in your game.

  2. haha, 'Two old witches', that was funny.
    Jimmy certainly got 'robbed' didn't he? I've never seen the burglar take so much stuff.
    I don't think I've ever had an elder be abducted either so that was nice to see it happen.
    Jimmy had a good sociable week. How is Timmy coping with the apartment? I haven't played them for so long I can't recall if they were 'pet' friendly.

    1. Timmy is fine, he even climbs the winding stairs to the top floor bathroom when Jimmy calls him to his regular baths. I guess it is more difficult to have pets in an apartment when there are several humans to the household.

  3. Hey Meks! Happy New Year to you and everyone here!Well this was an interesting round for me. I thought it interesting that even though Jimmy has a dog, he was robbed! So far in my playing, my families that have at least 1 dog dont get robbed. I thought I had it figured out til now! It is also an interesting coincidence that 2 of you here have Jimmy paired with the same person! Thats cool even though it didnt work out here. Also, Even though I dont know(dont get it) how to play with a clean slate, I play Jimmy and he was a romance sim so in my town he had no 1 lady either but thats because he wanted 20 loves

    1. Hey :-)
      Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, too!
      I had no idea that the "visit" of a burglar could be related to the household having a dog or not. I always thought it is an entirely randomly programmed event.
      Yes, it's funny, isn't it, that Trisha was Jimmy's blind date when in peachy's game, the two of them got together as well.
      To play with a clean slate, do you mean with all memories wiped etc.? I think that is not possible without SimPE or other hacks/programs.

  4. To be honest, I dont know what I mean. When I've played, I just play with the people I get. Even if I create a town, since I'm a download junkie, I still play whomever is in the bin and mix and mingle them with the extras. But I've read a lot since im currently (still) sim less and many, including you I believe mention clean templates or something like that. SimPE?? I am so not ready for that! I wanted to, but looks like too much. I wanted to start my town in January but so much has been going on - I may just dive in and see what happens. About the dog thing, that was my assumption which you have disproven here. So dint you "re program" your sims when you started? I feel like you explained it on a previous post somewhere. but no worries to resplain im not ready for that either just checking :)

    1. SimPE is complex and can do a lot of things, but rather time-consuming. I used it because I did not want to download a ready-made mega hood.
      What I did was not so complicated: I simply cleaned out all the memories about Sims who did not live in the same household.
      That still left each Sim with some memories, and did not change anything about them as such - their turn-ons/offs, their personality points, there looks, and so on.
      It is also interesting to play the Sims you get with a downloaded town "as is" - it just wasn't something I wanted for mysself :-)
      Wishing you all the best for starting your new 'hood!


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