So we installed Into the Future and got this whizzy new thing.
To the future!
What is this?
Hello mystery man! Erm, turns out we could sort of talk to the traveller, but all he could tell us about the future was to check the almanac thingy.
‘Let me press you further… what is this almanac?’ Oh yeah, turns out we don’t actually have one and can’t actually get to the future. WHY EA WITH THIS EP WE ARE TRULY WINNING (I have actually managed to make the Knights go there but more on that in their next update).
‘So.. no future for us for the, er, forseeable future then?’ ‘Aren’t you the one who’s meant to foresee things, lady?’
‘So yeah… fortunes and stuff?’
One thing I do approve of in the future is this new instrument, mainly because I got so bored of the same tunes/rhythms on all the other ones and the novelty of this one hasn’t worn off yet. Plus! Pretty lights!
And a lighty-up easel. Everything is better with a lighty-up easel.
Quorn aged up to look like Luke Friend off the X Factor and, as Rudiger hasn’t yet come home, was sent packing to boarding school anyway. We’ll move hood when I get rid of some of the current residents and then the kids can come home. I worry that Rudiger is a proper thicky though, the length of time he’s been there now.
This thing turned up and we got the sims to fill in aptitude tests.
Rosanna and Lestat didn’t do so well despite already having completed a turn at uni. Puddle got a proper scholarship, THE BIG SWOT. At some point I’ll send him and Lestat back there.
Puddle is such a swot, but that’s what happens when you’re immortal and on your way to maxing out all the skills. He also rolled up the want for 10 children. His first great-grandchild is on the way. NO PUDDLE.
We got this, and it’s generally ace, in that kids can learn to talk from the mirror, thus freeing up adults for better things, and I think they learn logic from the abacus, though still trying to figure that one out. The downside is that the sims keep leaving Fox in there whenever they fancy, which is a bit annoying.
We also got this… by “means”…
…but everything it makes look like this so I’m guessing I need to get me some sort of fix for it.
‘Yay for me!’ Poor Rosanna is becoming the family member least cared-about. I love her and all, but she’s just doing a regular career and all the others are much more… needy.
‘Watch me do some magic’
Oh no! It’s like that episode of Doctor Who where Ace was trapped and I thought she was going to die and it turns out that they genuinely almost DID kill Sophie Aldred because it had gone horribly wrong. GET OUR BUNNICULA!!
Where she go?
Speaking of magic, she’s brought home three magician gnomes now: Paul Daniels, David Blaine and Derren Brown.
Where are you flying off to Abigail?
Oh yeah. The baby you had with your nephew, in a not-at-all icky chain of events. Right. This is Raggedy Man, who is named after The Doctor when he was Amelia Pond’s imaginary friend. He seems to have a genie trait although none of Metal Mickey’s supernatural bits.
A zombie turned up! I didn’t seem to be able to make a hybrid baby with her and Metal Mickey. Ah well.
Tofu aged up and was packed off to military school….
….shortly followed by Fox, who went to art school. It’s a bit easier having four sims away actually as the household is so full it will make them easier to control.
Especially as I’ve got Puddle learning the robotics skill.
This is Elvira, his first Robo-sim. I didn’t realise they would move into the house – I kind of assumed they’d be something we could sell – the last thing I needed was another resident. She was ‘fragile’ with no trait chips or anything because she was created at a low skill level.
She isn’t his daughter in the same way simbots are considered children – he is her ‘creator’ and they can have romantic interactions. She does link to him on the family tree like a child though.
Still, the holographic thing is quite nice to look at. Why is futuristic stuff always holographic, by the way?
Leon Jackson (finally Level 9) should be ON that stage, not in front of it.
Check out this freaky zombie-like crowd of not-even sims the game has made to watch his gig. It’s utterly freaky. There aren’t even this many people in our town.
Oh yeah, we also got chickens, which you can talk to or do chicken and egg jokes with.
and ickle chicklets! They all grew up and flew the coop too, presumably so another cycle will generate. Still, less annoying than the bee hive so far, and the chickens produce usable eggs.
Here is Raggedy Man as a toddler. He’s the first Daye since Amaryllis who likes the colour red.
His imaginary friend is called River Song.
I caught Bathory out and about performing for tips.
She’s suddenly become remarkably proficient.
And still pulls epic faces.
Elvira is trying out this… whatever it is. I don’t know what it does yet. She was able to take power from it to charge her batteries though.
Spooky Day was upon us so they had a few moments’ downtime.
I never noticed the animated ghosts and monsters at the haunted house before.
Leon Jackson was so excited at yet another pie contest.
Never mind, LJ, just a few more gigs until you can leave home.
And some of them you might even get to do on the actual stage.
Even if no-one is watching.
Except this guy. I think we may have discovered Starlight Shores’ gay geriatrics’ bar by the looks of the clientele.
I’m too old for this nonsense. I’ve put my back out’
He is so close to maxing out his career and getting to retire now.
In an attempt to get rid, Metal Mickey is working at home all the time whilst working on his business career. It doesn’t help matters when gnomes block his work space.
When he’s on free will, he’s always playing with this thing, just like his mum.
‘Look! I made things!’
‘Oooh, I feel a stirring…’
‘Pulling that out of my bum was an interesting experience!’
‘Oooh, more magic?’
Kind of. It’s our first baby dragon.
Meet Peter Jones. They can do a range of things, including go in an inventory, which I guess makes them a bit like birds and other small pets?
He also summoned a friend. I was expecting a dragon friend, not… this.
Join us very soon for a special edition dedicated mainly to one character. Sorry, Ro, but it’s not you.
If you go into build/buy (I’m on a Sims 2 kick right now, so I can’t remember where offhand) there is a pedestal you can buy. You can buy and sell your Plumbots through that including the ones you make.
I’d forgotten you had three Sims doing professions at the same time. Brave girl.
On Doctor Who I want Matt Smith back too. He was finallly getting really good as Amy and Rory dragged him down and now we’re getting a new one. Not amused.
I knew there was a reason I kept putting off Showtime and Late Night. Watching the Dayes struggle with their ridiculously hard professions helps me remember. But I do enjoy watching them, as hard as it would be to actually play.