Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Chapter 20: Saw an Airplane Once
Ever since Gysael's eldest brother's girlfriend moved in, working similar hours to Gysael's school hours, it's been hard to find time to practice magic in the house.
Not being caught by a "human" is rule number one. So when she IS caught... for a moment, she is terrified of the consequences.
"What is that?" Venessa asks.
"It's for raves. What, have you never seen one before? Psssh. Sheltered." Gysael spits the last word like a slur.
It's all Venessa can do to hold her tongue. She has the mean-spirited trait as well as the avant garde trait, meaning she can easily slip up in conversations and be overly critical of people, so getting along with Reggie's teenage siblings has not been the most natural thing in the world for her. She likes him enough to behave, but sometimes, it's hard....
Had a weird glitch. Nobody could figure out where the fridge was.
I had to delete the fridge and put in a new one.
Recovered from the latest glitch, the family dines on falafel, leftover pizza, and french toast (Reggie's favorite).
Scarlett continues to harp about grandchildren.
Scarlett goes to the pub to busk, but a young bass player has that covered, so instead he spends the evening telling ladies about how he saw an airplane once. Monte Vista's sector hasn't had airplanes since the war.
Reggie makes enough money to have a basement added to the house.
Ray finally gets his own bedroom, while more of Scarlett's collection spills down into the common area.
Venessa wanted an indoor hot tub room.
And there's a second kitchen.
The ceiling tiles have a habit of vanishing into the chaos dimension. It's annoying. Sometimes doing a dance with CFE and level terrain and deleting and repainting temporarily fixes the problem, and sometimes it just makes MORE vanishing tiles, which swap locations with other tiles when I reload the game.
I was close to booting the Goldbeards into a new house, but I really like this one, so I'm trying to make it work.
I'm not a "builder", so I just did not realize how problematic adding a damn basement could be.
"What do you mean, my ass is on fire?"
Oh! THAT ass.
Scarlett and Greta grow old together.
Greta doesn't want to get old and die.
Ray finds it hard to do his homework with the horrible laundry gnome watching him.
Reggie's romance is just going incredibly well.
Venessa is so fun.
But she's also sentimental enough to enjoy watching the constellations change with the seasons.
And intellectual enough to want to spend a rainy day at the art museum, educating her boyfriend about art history.
The cow plant sculpture symbolizes the irregular orbit of the planet Boonitz, which was worshiped for thousands of years as an angry murder god, according to Venessa.
Inspired by a particularly serene painting, Venessa wants to learn about the joys of fishing.
Reggie is good teacher. He was taught how to fish by his father, who grew up on a straight up ocean island as the son of a fisherman.
He never imagined this skill would help him with his girlfriend. He will have to remember to thank his weird dad.
Yep, things could not seem more perfect.
They're doing well in their careers.
And- HOLY MACKEREL, guys, Greta is RIGHT THERE.
That door is transparent! Do you even care.
"How can you be in such a lie of a relationship?" Gysael does not approve of Reggie's thing with Venessa. "I can understand Petra falling for some loser... she doesn't have blue skin and she can't cast spells. But you? Are you going to hide your magic from Venessa forever?"
Reggie shrugs. "Does she need to know?"
Gysael rolls her eyes. "You gotta be kidding me..."
Unphased by his baby sister's disapproval, Reggie proposes to Venessa.
Venessa enthusiastically accepts, unable to see Reggie's inappropriately sleepy thought bubble.
"Guys, this pizza has mold on it, I'm throwing it out," Ray doesn't care at all about witnessing an important life changing event in Reggie's boring adult world.
He never liked Venessa either... though he doesn't share Gysael's reasons for this.
For Ray, it's more about how Venessa told him his pajamas look dweeb-y. Clearly she is some kind of airhead with no sense of priorities.
Etc.: I usually catch it too late for pics, but when left alone, Venessa will often seek out Ray or Gysael and say something mean to them. She even rolls hilarious wishes like "be mean to Ray", which I would have given to her if she wasn't already full with 4 wishes.
Her other traits are artistic, excitable, mean-spirited, neat, and natural born performer. And Avant Garde. Avant Garde was one I assigned to her when she had enough social group influence with the rebels to pick an extra trait. It took me less than 2 sim days to get her to Rebel 10, which unlocked the Art Appraisal career. *thumbs up* There's no way I'm playing through stupid-ass university. It was disgusting enough to go through in real life.
Fun trivia: according to one object's description, the three planets in the known sims universe are Boonitz, Dipthong, and Earth. I was reading an old speculative thread about ITF, and the posters were all wanting to be able to visit these places. Heh. Right.