Samstag, 3. November 2012

Herding cats

In German, we have the expression of taking care of a sack of fleas, best translation I could find was "herding cats". This is how I felt with the last wave of kids in university.

Elaine, Ziggy and Aeon had eventually left, but I was still taking care of about three or four households and got sooo tired of it. So in a desperate attempt to make the last semesters more fun, I expanded the Greek House and invited everybody in until I had all eight playables in there:

Loic Inward, Flux Hatter, Nikolai Ramirez, Arkadij and Flynn Gustavsson, Basic Grey, Reaumur Shadowbane and Loics sister Lilith. Poor Lilith, none of the boys had any interest in her, and she had to find somebody outside to finally lose her virginity.

The boys continued what they had started while living together in smaller groups: higgledy-piggledy, crisscrossing love-making. Everyone has at least one bolt with everybody else, some share two bolts, but no one has three bolts with another one, so it is hard to make a decision of who should be with whom. I stopped my micro-managing frenzy and just let them do what they wanted.

Loic with Arkadij:

... and with Reaumur

Nikolai with Flynn:

... and with Reaumur:

Well, you get the idea.

In a desperate attempt to get at least one couple together, I let Loic get engaged with Flux, because they really had a crush on each other.

Until Loic discovered his interest in Flynn.

There was a funny scene in the bathroom:

Flynn getting ready for a bath because he smelled, and Loic just stood there and watched.

In one moment, he was repelled by the stink:

Only to swoon in the next second.

Then he stood there for half an hour watching Flynn bathe.

As soon as Flynn got out of the tub, Loic started to congratulate him. And then congratulated him some more. And then, he congratulated him again.

This went on and on ... he just wouldn´t stop with his congratulation and swooning spree. And I thought: Sheesh, why don´t you two just find a nice cozy bed and get it over with? But both were so exhausted that I had to send them to bed separately. But they took the next opportunity to finally follow their longing.

I had a mod installed that shortened the semester time, which was a blessing, and after two or three days everyone except Lilith was done with college.

She is the last woman standing in the Greek House and waiting for the next incoming wave of new kids that have yet to grow up. One of the last shots of her makes me think though that the time in between will not be too boring:

My first female streaker. [Ryan, who had that job for quite a few college years, got married into my neighborhood (and guess what, he still runs around naked most of the time.)]

Here Reaumur gets harrassed by her and the cheerleader at the same time.

A few more shots of my favorite kiddos:

Arkadij Gustavsson, channeling Andy Warhol:

Loic´s face when someone appreciates him:

Nikolai and Flynn:

Reaumur, whose face I still get not right despite many attempts.

Arkadij and Nikolai

And one of my all time favorite shots of Flux:

When everone was done, I had them all in the bin and did not know what to do with them. Then I had the bright idea to throw them all into one large house. But more about that later!

Gustavsson Legacy IV - Generation 2

Previous posts in this legacy:

Gustavsson Legacy I   Gustavsson Legacy II   Gustavsson Legacy III

Marja had already aged up before Ingolf. They were still all over each other, though. I have never seen this before. Ok, they are both Knowledge sims, but still, the wants windows are both filled with wants to talk, play, flirt, wohoo with the other - constantly. It is not even spring! And they only share two bolts. Nevertheless, this couple is definitely in love.

While the kids were still in college, Ingolf became elder.

He looks goregous, doesn´t he?

They threw a party for the occasion, and the kids came over. Marja is so proud of her sons! (Ok, I admit, the look in her face is rather blank, just pretend she is looking proudly :-))

I don´t know where Anders went, but I have grown more and more attached to Flynn and Arkadij.

The two elders are having a good time. When they are not kissing or hugging, Ingold loves to smustle, and Marja is the bathtub pirate. They both retired and enjoy they quiet time with each other.

Or they smustle together and make me feel like I play an asylum challenge again.

Marja still has that secret, never-expressed crush on John Hunter. They have been best friends forever, and he is so dear to her heart. If the rules (which I broke quickly in generation 2) did not state that the founder had to marry a townie, she would have been together with John. Well, some things are not meant to be, but I always get a little melancholic when I see these two together.

Basic finished University a semester earlier than Anders and already moved in with the Gustavssons.

Then I went and played Cissy´s Beauty Palace, and darn ACR kicked in when Flynn and Basic were there at the same time.

I could not believe my eyes. Flynn, would you please stop kissing your brother´s fiance and soon to be the heir´s spouse??? Aargh. Sometimes I hate ACR. Basic and Anders were already engaged, but not married. Interesting enough, Anders refused flirt attempts when he moved into the Greek House:

He was upset when Nikolai tried kissing his arm, and Nikolai kissing thin air instead is hilarious! Well, I guess Sims are just different when it comes to flirt attempts ... despite how ACR is set up.

Nevertheless, when Anders finally finished Uni and moved back in with his parents, Basic dropped everything and went outside to greet his partner passionately and lovingly:

And they hugged. And kissed. And flirted. And kissed some more ... it was cute.

 And since Anders as a family Sim wants to celebrate the Golden Wedding, I let them marry right away. (Basic is a fortune Sim, btw.)

During the ceremony, a stray random Sim came by and joined the festivities. There is no greater way to photobomb the wedding picture by hopping into the front of all friends with a tacky pink suit!! (Not to mention the haircut. And the face. Note to self: Grab random townies more often and give them a makeover.)

Ingolf joined the ceremony a little late, but as an elder gets excused. I love his Indian style formal suit!

I am not sure though why Marja did not care at all about her firstborn´s wedding and decided to eat some hotdogs with Flynn, who did not care either. Arkadij had to work and could not join.

I have grown fonder and fonder of the twins, and was slightly regretting making Anders the heir, but, what the heck. They will get a little update on their own.

Just some random shots of the guests.

Eldred is too damn cute when he is flirting, because he has only one or two outgoing points. He always gets embarrassed completely, but could not stop flirting with his partner Aeon.

Flux on the right. I have to sneak in one of my favorite shots of Flux that is totally unrelated to the party:

Elaine and Ziggy who just married and are expecting offspring soon.

Basic had to leave for work. The party was a great success.

Aeon and Flynn:

Yeah, and then it was baby-making time :-) Stay tuned to find out when generation 3 of the Gustavsson Legacy will be born!