Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ch. 5: Who said twinzrcute?

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Seeing Marsha Bruenig always brings up feelings of dread in me. Sooner or later every simmer is doomed to countless calls from Marsha or some similar sim-stalker in their game who is determined to be BFFs with everyone. Fortunately, she has not yet met anyone in the Thayer family, but it is inevitable, isn't it? I think she's circling the block. I'm not looking forward to the day when one of the sim kids brings her home as a "friend" from school. I don't think I'm just going to tolerate her this time around. Most of the Thayer kids are Scorpios with 1 nice point, so I'm pretty sure they can make enemies with her if she gets annoying. Angry sim kids don't kick over the trash can, do they?

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Darcie thought about being ugly as a child, but she's not that bad-looking as a teen. A new hairstyle, some makeup, and a non-Bruty shirt would go a long way for her. Bummer.



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I went ahead and sent her to college right away, because the Legacy house is full. I don't want any more babies this generation, but I need less sims to micromanage. She looks a little uglier as a YA than a teen, but I just won't really know who to choose as the heir until they all get to college and I can compare them. All the ugly traits tend to be subtler on sim females, although her mother Rose is an exception.

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Meadow will never outgrow her love of the Smustle. What a goofball.

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Glowing twins in matching jammies -- a cute coincidence. Cute, but I don't want to see cute anymore. Cute is for other sims. Bring on the ugly!

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Fulton is developing some real UGG-potential in the nose/mouth region. Way to uglify, kid!

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Garridan looks similarly blessed/cursed. Good job, Garridan. *hides*

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Besides being ugly, these twins have something else in common...

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They absolutely love jumping on beds. I have never seen sim kids jump on beds as much as these two do. Since Seasons is out, I have to constantly occupy them with other stuff to do so they don't overheat and burst into flames. I know they can't, it's just that I would prefer they burned to death than get taken by the Social Worker. At least they could be resurrected if they burst into flames. As soon as I am not paying attention to them and they get a moment of free time, I hear their hysterical laughing and "ka-thunk, ka-thunk, ka-thunk..."

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It's never to soon to start thinking about future ugly spouses. Sandy Bruty is always a popular Uglacy choice. Garridan doesn't agree, but what does he know -- he's only 7 years old. That and he's bounced so much that I'm sure he and his brother have brain damage.

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Weekends were made for the Smustle at the Thayer house. They invite friends and family over, and it seems like all they do is eat and Smustle. Once it starts, it goes on for hours. It makes for some really green-funky guests.

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Does there seem to be something amiss in this picture? I'm curious to know what you think. Keep in mind I have no CC, and I have not ever played with the Ottomans.

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I decided it was time for Meadow to enjoy her last days without having to work. Actually, I just want to let her go "free range" so I can enjoy her last days. I get tired of micromanaging sims so that they can be ready for work every day. Even taking her numerous vacation days seems to be too much to think about. It's just too hard to cancel out that carpool. ;)

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Ackerley is still looking for future UGG spouses for his boys. He called the exterminator, even though they had no bugs, to meet Carmen Patch who kinda looks like one. He thinks she's really hot, LOL. She does look an awful lot like she could be Rose's twin sister.

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I let Meadow have a couple of sips of elixir so she and Russ can be the same age again. He gained about 6 days from his Greek house glitch. Honestly, I just wasn't ready to let her go yet. I never liked her as a teen townie. She has been a real aspiration-killer in the past for some of my sims. (turning down stuff like first kisses, going steady and pledging to a Greek house) But she has made up for it by being a really fun founder. She's a little ditsy, but has a good personality. I have come to like her quite a bit.

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I let Russ retire as well. Of course, this means that he and Meadow will hang all over each other for their remaining days -- that is when they're not Smustling, peeing or napping.

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Fulton got fat, so I had him work out. It reminds me of the motto, "I may be FAT, but you're UGLY...and I can DIET!" In his case, he's also ugly. The poor kid may as well not be ugly and fat.

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I'm just making sure Darcie has a chance to meet Beverly's Economics professor. I played Beverly's house long enough to invite them both over and introduce them, just in case Darcie is the heiress.

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I thought this was cute with them all synchronized and heading out to the bus in their school uniforms.

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I have no hope for you to be ugly, kid. Just grow up already and get out.

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Evers is still not bad-looking , especially standing next to his parents.

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Evers' genetics finally caught up with him. He's not exactly UGG-ugly, but he's definitely not a cutie anymore either.

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Fulton's workouts finally paid off. Now he can go back to being just plain ugly.

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Ackerley rolled up a want to go into the military, so I decided to let him since Meadow and Russ have both retired. Because of his 4.0 in college and his maxed skills, he was able to start as a Commander, and was promoted his first day to Astronaut.

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In the next update the Thayers take a vacation to their cabin, Villa di Simoleon, at Three Lakes. Maybe they will meet some ugly locals and vacationers.

11 comments:

lissabry said...

LOL that was too funny with Samantha Ottomas's hair.. I was gonna ask where you got it :P that exterminator lady sure would fit in to the UGG-lacy *blech* Evers looked pretty good as a teen , what happened?? lol great update cant wait to see how the twins groe up :) ~Melissa

Twoflower said...

Thanks Melissa. :)

The purple hair was a special effect provided by my unhappy graphics card. It's feeling a lot better now that I downloaded new drivers.

Melissa said...

Wow, some ugliness exploded at Uni. Can't wait until Fulton and Garridan (sp?) get to Uni so you can choose the ugliest to be heir. =)

ASimWen said...

Heh very interesting seeing these crazy genetics play out!

Kerry said...

Oh! You finally had to hide from Garrigan! I am rooting for him to be the heir, because I find the hiding thing so hilarious.

Meadow seems to be enjoying her golden years!

Bubbs said...

HAHAHA! Carmen Patch will be a great addition to this family!

Fairy D said...

Your uglegacy is going well. After seeing Gen 3 I am thinking it's time to run before gen 4 arrives.
I'm really glad you got the purple hair fixed.

Veil said...

Your Marsha Bruenig bit was TOO funny. In my MDC blog I think I killed her off early (off-blog) so she wouldn't pester my family. (Was that bad?) My unflappable matriarch, the ill-spoken Russian-born self-made millionaire Yelena, at some point asks her twins what the heck happened to Marsha and why she didn't show up at the twins' high-school graduation party, given that Marsha used to phone the twins constantly. As I remember, the kids look uncomfortably at each other and mumble that Marsha "joined the Peace Corps" or something like that as a way of explaining why Marsha was not one of the local teens heading to Uni. (I agree--she's awful!)

And it's TOO hideous to contemplate the future spawn of Sandy Bruty and Garridan!

Meadow is big in my MDC blog, and she received an “intervention makeover” early on at Uni to make her appearance tolerable.

Twoflower said...

LOL, on killing Marsha! I thought I hated her. ;) Maybe I should make her do a challenge sometime. She does look okay when she's older, and maybe controlling her would keep off the phone. ;)

And yeah, Sandy Bruty has some strong genetics. ;)

I'll have to see your Meadow makeover. :)

Veil said...

I suppose you could make Marsha a realtor. That would fit in with her pushy, invasive personality!

Twoflower said...

@Veil - a realtor would be a perfect job for her - or some kind of sales job. Really, telemarketer would probably be the ideal job! ;)