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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Deirdre Dreamer: Week 1 (Post-Grad)

As far as I know, I have never played in this house which, I think, came into our games with the Freetime expansion pack. Who lives here?
Deirdre Dreamer has only just moved in, freshly graduated Summa Cum Laude in Politics. She is Dirk Dreamer's half-Alien daughter and the late Darren Dreamer's granddaughter. Her aspiration is Pleasure, and she wants to become Game Designer.

With the little she managed to save during her college years and after having bought the house, she has only 1.171 Simoleons left. The house comes with some very basic furniture - and a TV set.
Mr. Humble delivers the customary welcome gift to all newly moved in Sims, and as Deirde has no desk, she puts it on the dining table in the kitchen, looking for a job in the Gamer career. She is not successful, and for now, the computer is placed on the floor to make room for...
...the lunch Deirde is going to serve the three members of the welcome team: Heather Huffington, Justin Kim and Marcus Baldwin.
The lone chair that came with the house is replaced with four cheap IKEA chairs. "I am sure you will soon find a job and advance quickly in your career," Justin says optimistically.
On Tuesday, I send Deirde to the Public Library so that she can have her obligatory community lot visit (she rolls the want to visit a community lot frequently, too).
There, she plays chess with Tessa Ramirez for a while before she heads back home.
Her father, Dirk Dreamer, is visiting on his own accord. Of course he wants to know where is eldest daughter lives now!
Deirde has been wanting to throw a party anyway, and so she invites the rest of the family - well, not all of them, since she is one of 21 half-siblings, all fathered by the same Pollination Technician!
Here are, from left to right: Gerlinde Gavigan (college friend), Dora Dreamer (sister), Fenya Hart (half-sister), Cedric Cooke and Sirius Swain (half-brothers).
Pablo Picaso and Perseida Powers, yet another half-sister of Deirdre's, are also invited.
It is a lively party regardless of the very modest surroundings.
Dora has a pillow fight with one of her half-brothers on her own accord.
Dirk and Pablo seem a little awkward, but all goes well and the party is a big success.
On Wednesday morning (still no job), the computer breaks.
Autumn has set in, and Deirdre, who is a bit of a neat freak, rakes the first pile of leaves in her own garden.
Later, Fenya Hart comes visiting.
The ladies enjoy mac & cheese together and some girly talk.
On Thursday, Meike Riley comes visiting.
She asks Deirdre about her Alien heritage...
...and wants to know if there is a special someone in her friend's life right now. "What special someone?" Deirdre replies. "You know I had a bit of a crush on one of the NPC students at the dorm, but we both always knew it was not going to last. For now, I am single."
Friday is party day again.
This time, Charlie Cho (back, brown jacket) is part of the crowd.
It is once again a happy gathering for all, no matter that there aren't enough chairs.
Deirdre starts Saturday by doing the crossword. She still has not found a job in the gaming career, in spite of her looking every day.
Two of her wishes are to buy new clothes and ask a Sim on an outing, and although she is not exactly affluent, I let her ask Gerlinde Gavigan to go to H&M together.
In the changing rooms (not separated for ladies and gentlemen!) the two meet Matthew Cho, a Townie who is eligible for moving to New Maximiliania for good because of his surname.
Deirdre's heart beats faster... she has a bit of a soft spot for NPCs, after all, and Matthew cuts a fine figure in his elegant suit.
She decides on a new outfit.
Before she breaks up the outing and goes home, she makes hot dogs for everyone who cares to join her. Do you know who the other Sims are?
It is Sunday morning, and there is still no job for Deirdre. With the clothes shopping and twice-weekly bills paid, her meagre funds have been melting further.
But she really likes her new outfit, and so do I!
Looks like Matthew Cho did not forget her, just like she has been thinking of him: He passes by in the early afternoon and is immediately greeted.
[Several hours and a dream date later, Matthew moves in - only one day after he and Deirde have first set eyes on each other!
Matthew is a Popularity Sim with the LTW of becoming Celebrity Chef. He adds 8.000 Simoleons to the household account, enabling them to buy a desk and desk chair for the computer, which so far has constantly been moved to and from the dining table.
Luckily, his job search yields the desired result on the first try: He can start as a Dish Washer tomorrow.
Daisy Jacquet has been walking by and was politely asked in by Deirdre.
She is too happy and excited about this new chapter in her life to eat anything; all she can do is fondly look at Matthew.

I really had fun playing this round - finally something else than the Senior Residence...! With Matthew, I did not expect the two of them become best friends so quickly, enabling him to move in, but all the dating interactions helped, I suppose.

Will the two of them stay in this house (and make it nicer), or move in with Deirdre's ageing father and little sister? Is she going to find a job?


  1. Hopefully her job will appear next time you play. Dates seemed to make friendship go up really quickly, also if it is spring.

    1. It was autumn, but all the flirting etc. really made the friendship blossom fast :-) I was half expecting Matthew to decline Deirdre's invitation to move in, but he didn't!

  2. Deirdre looks great in her new outfit, she's a good hostess at all her parties.
    How nice that she has Matthew now and a nice change of house for you!

    1. I would like to give Deirdre a nose, but when she experimentally took on a job in the Entertainment career, the facial surgery device wasn't available for her, and so she quit the job immediately again.

  3. The house came from Apartment Life


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