Whatever happened to Shaun IV?

shaunIVSo I’m minding my own business (well actually it was Zach’s business, I think, but anyway…) when I noticed that Cierra was looking a bit orange. I maxed her motives but that didn’t take care of the problem so I bopped over to see what was wrong. She was sad. Why was she sad? She and her husband had just recently moved into a new house and were all set to start a family together. She was sad because she had witnessed a death.

Whose dead?! I don’t recall any personality notices about fights or broken objects that could result in death. In fact, I had just added a new caste for my favorite sims that actually reduced their chance of being killed by random activity . . . Where’s Shaun? . . . Cierra’s husband is suspiciously missing. Continue reading

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The Reaper’s Work is Never Done

Grim's swimwear

Grim’s swimwear

Yesterday was Dennis and Charity’s second anniversary. Yea them! Playing the game with my daughter watching means coming up with new ideas about how to keep these characters occupied — ‘cuz you know, that whole woohoo thing that they like so much has to be toned down a lot (read: eliminated) when the kid is around — so I decided it would be fun to let Dennis throw a house party to celebrate the occasion. I forgot to notice that although it was spring, it was still freezing, so I had him set the dress code to swimwear. At least I forgot to set it up as a pool party, so no one was actually trying to go swimming. Continue reading

Third Time’s a Charm

3rd-times-charm-1So there I was… watching the world from map view…

When all of a sudden the camera jumped. Again. Third time today. And there was Elvira, right in the middle of it. And what’s that black stuff around her? Is that smoke?

Dropping in for a closer look I see something in the bistro courtyard is being thoroughly consumed by fire. Elvira is just off to the side letting loose with an evil cackle. Nothing is visible from inside the smoke except the flames. One question immediately comes to mind: Who is it this time?

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Hottest Spot in Town, part 2

Hot-Night-at-the-Grind-5When I left you hanging over the edge of a cliff, Isaac Abraham was hanging between life and death. I had run to city hall to find out who had a death flower they’d be willing to give him, but when I tried to select him as the recipient of the flower it appeared that he no longer existed. While I was writing that last post it occurred to me to look for him among the dead — the default filtering would have only looked for his name among the living. This time, rather than using Dennis as the donor, I chose Isaac’s nephew Zach. Sure, Dennis just married into the family but Zach is family. It just made more sense.

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