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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Beaumont DeBateau: Update 18.04.2017

To refresh your memory about the goings-on in Beaumont's life, click here or simply click on the "DeBateau" label and scroll down. 

The original DeBateau home is the only one I have deliberately not played last round, even though it was of course on my alphabetical list. Why did I skip it?

Because I was bored, bored, bored with playing Beaumont DeBateau!
He is New Maximiliania's only Zombie, having been resurrected to this condition when I first played his son Armand and granddaughter Tara.
Beaumont never ages, of course, and he is too old to work on a lifetime want. Plus he moves really slow and makes those annoying Zombie sounds all the time. Yes, I was bored with him.


But now I have the Senior Residence - and even though so far pets were not allowed there, Beaumont and his three dogs move there. He is an exceptional Sim, and so the administration of the Senior Residence make an exception for him.
You can see all current resident in this picture: Beaumont with his dogs Betty, Caesar and Cilly in front of the gate, Chaz Whippler, Tybalt Capp and Miranda Capp in the back.
Tybalt is now 79, Chaz and Miranda are 77. The dogs are elderly, too.
       
Beaumont moves into a small blue apartment. One of the rooms at his former house was also decorated and furnished mainly in light blue, so it reminds him of home. He puts his granddaughter's photo on the wall. Tara is long dead - like everybody else Beaumont ever cared about: Melanie, his first wife; their son Armand; his three-bolt-love Isabelle Baldwin, and last but not least Chastity Gere.
       
Good job the other residents like dogs!
       
Beaumont tells Miranda he is sure she'll find love once more before it is too late.
       
Miranda repeats his words to Chaz as they later sit together in the dining room.
       
In the morning, a thick layer of snow covers the Senior Residence and its surroundings.
       
Betty dies; she was almost 40.
       
Caesar and Cilly grieve no less than Beaumont, who has met Mr. Reaper more times than he cares to count. It does not get easier for him, no matter how often.
      
Later that day, just as Tybalt greets Matthew Cho...
      
...Beaumont discovers the Cowplant at the back of the main house.
       
"You...! You can help me, I know. It is the only way!"
He reaches up for the cake and...
       
...is instantly swallowed.

Bye-bye, Beaumont! I am sorry you saw only one way out, but I am happy with your decision.
(As I have only just played the Senior Residence, this new week ends here - I only played it again for Beaumont. And of course I did tell him to grab the cake, since it was my plan all along to have him finally go back to where he came from - the Otherworld.)

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Clevelands: Update 13.04.2017


Hello and welcome to another week at New Maximiliania's Senior Residence, the only place here that I have built myself.
Why are we here?
Because of these two newcomers being next on my alphabetical list: Justin and Jules Cleveland (nee O'Mackey).
Maybe you remember that Jules had troubled teenage years when her mother Alex O'Mackey left her father, Gabe O'Mackey, for her three-bolt-love Matthew Picaso. For a while, all three adults even lived in the same house. Jules was glad to escape to college, where she met and fell in love with Justin - they've been a couple ever since, and eventually got married.
Both are on Permanent Platinum, having reached their respective lifetime wants 17 and 18 days from Elderhood. Jules is, at 75, one year older than Justin.
       
But of course they won't be alone at the Senior Residence. Here is Tybalt Capp, who is now 72 and the only Sim here who is not on Permanent Platinum. I'm afraid he won't reach his LTW of marrying off six children, since two of them have died, and he is too old now to have a realistic chance at seeing another two children reach adulthood.
The other residents are Miranda Capp, Chaz Whippler and Rick Contrary (left to right), playing poker here with visiting Giselle Goth. Rick and Miranda have been living together at the Contrary's house until recently, and Chaz has always been on his own since he graduated from college. Rick is 72, Chaz and Miranda are 70.
Jules adores her husband. Every time she comes across him she stops, just like here on Sunday morning when he is reading the paper in the common room.
I've been waiting for this! Rick meets the Grim Reaper - not because his lifetime is up, because he preferred playing poker to getting himself something to eat from the well-stocked fridge. Sorry, Rick, you brought this upon yourself.
On Monday, Jules wakes up feeling more than just a bit under the weather.
She goes back to bed soon, and her worried husband does not leave her side.
In the afternoon, Tybalt's relatives arrive for a visit. Do you know who is who?
Callum (Tybalt's nephew, son of his sister Hermia) and Cherry (his daughter) play poker with Clover (his son).
By the way, here are paintings of Rick Contrary and Miranda Capp as they were in their prime. The elderly lady is Rick's mother.
Jules feels well enough to join the party for a piece of cake.
But maybe she should have stayed in bed, or was it something in the cake? At 6:00 pm, she dies at the age of 77.
Her husband misses her sorely.
But at least he recovers enough by Tuesday to eat some soup.
He even cleans up the dishes afterwards, without me telling him to.
Meanwhile, Miranda decides to get rid of some old papers...
...and to make stuffed rainbow trout for dinner.
On Wednesday, I send the residents to their customary community lot visit. Since two of them want to go swimming, I choose Cratus Gym, which came to our games with "Freetime", I think.
Meike Riley and Castanea Capp are already there.
Such a tiny swimming pool! I am amazed anyone dares jumping in at all.
Poor Justin! The outing has not done much to make him feel better.
On Thursday morning, Miranda is at the poker table. A quick check of her wants reveals that she now wishes to fall in love with the recently widowed Justin! Well, if she'll act on that wish, it is fine by me, but I am not going to influence her.
Again, Tybalt invites his relatives over.
It is Christmas, and a layer cake is just what everyone loves this time of year.
No Christmas without a tree! And since there has been a platter of Santa cookies about, the man himself puts in an appearance, much to everyone's delight.
It is Friday morning, and Chaz dances the Hula to the music from the stereo which was Santa's gift last night.
Later, he greets Ana Patel...
...and Nervous Singles. Are these two prospective new residents, and visiting to check out the facilities?
Justin is now 80, by the way.
On Saturday night after work, he is finally relieved from his grief for his beloved wife.
Poor Miranda! She was still wishing to fall in love with Justin, but it is too late now; she never told him what she felt for him.

There are only three residents left here now. Who is going to join them?