Sun rose over the beautiful mountains of Moonlight Falls.
I was up bright an early to give myself some good advice. I want to make a good impression on my first day of work!
The problem is that I’m SUCH a know-it-all. I can’t understand why I never listen to myself.
If today goes badly, I better not come crying to me. I’ll have only myself to blame.
THIS is what I had waiting for me downstairs.
I even moved the kitty bed for them.
As soon as they smelled me making breakfast, the kitties were awake. I had their undivided attention.
I mean, how can you resist this face??
Breakfast didn’t turn out exactly how I planned.
So I had to improvise.
So after all my planning, I was almost late!
I had to run after the carpool, but fortunately the driver noticed me screaming and waving and stopped so I could get in.
My driver was the only female firefighter I met at the station. I forgot to get her name because she was so boring compared to everyone else.
First a vampire came in for duty!
His name was Rick Lugosi. I asked him what he’d think of just running off to elope with me.
He said he didn’t even know me yet, much less want to marry me. I told him there was a potion that could fix that.
Then a werewolf! His name was Chris Whoovian.
I asked him if he grew really big fangs when he transformed, and if so how did he brush them?
I can’t believe I’m going to get paid to do this!
Upstairs, I found a vampire named William Pierce. He apparently likes to spend most of his time hanging around watching TV with no shirt. Not that I’m complaining.
He also likes to paint pictures with no shirt. Mmmmm.
William offered to show me how to polish the great big beautiful red fire engine. I said I would love to.
Then something even better happened! The alarm went off. We had a real job!!
Really quick, I changed into my formalwear. I wanted to make the best impression.
All the way to the fire, the sirens went, “Woowoowoowoo!” It was so exciting.
But I had trouble enjoying it because I forgot to pee before I left.
Just in case I had an accident, I stripped down to my swimwear. But I made sure I looked really tough for the poor panicking civilian whose house I was going to save.
The fire was in her garage. A real, honest-to-goodness fire! It was soooo beautiful.
It was hard to make myself put out such a beautiful fire, but I must say I looked rather dashing doing it.
Just me and the fire, one on one.
Yike! What was that?
And I still haven’t had a chance to pee!
OK, I just had a fire extinguisher that I used to put out the house fire. So what should I do? That’s it! I’ll drive home in the fire engine!
Wait, there’s a swimming pool!
Did you see that? Did you see???
I was ON FIRE!!!
I LOVE THIS JOB!
Whee! Now we’ve pretty much gotten up to where I stopped playing, and you’ve met most Allison’s mate options unless something wild and crazy happens on her next day.
Pick out the celebrity sims I dropped into the game! Two of them ended up as firefighters. Ha! If you know the television shows, they shouldn’t be too hard to pick out :).
BTW: I think that after Disciplined, Daredevil is the worst explained trait in the game. In fact, I think it might be worse than Disciplined, because the problem with that trait is just its name, not the description you get if you mouse over it. But Daredevil’s description is just really vague. I spent quite a while with Veronica trying to figure out what was cool about being a Daredevil. I play her as generically a daredevil, but not specifically a Sims daredevil because as far as I could tell, a sims Daredevil was just a more boring form of Brave.
Nope. The deal with Daredevils is that they’re obsessed with fire. Other than the social interaction “Watch This,” where they eat dirt to creep out other people and get an Adrenaline Rush, the primary way they can get Adrenaline Rush is to Play with Fire. Click a fire with a Daredevil sim, and you’ll get the interaction. THAT gives them an Adrenaline Rush. And more importantly, Daredevils can’t be killed by fire. Forget your Brave firefighters. You want Daredevils.
That said, I’m not sure how that scene was supposed to play out if she hadn’t been protected. She caught fire while putting extinguishing the house fire. She couldn’t extinguish herself, and there was no pool of water or shower on the lot (just a bathub). So I send her home. She gets INTO THE FIRETRUCK, still burning (I thought I caught the flames in the screenshot, but I didn’t sadly). And it automatically drops her off at the swimming pool.
The whole time, I had, “Stop, drop, and roll, stupid!” yelling in my head.
But being that she was a Daredevil, she got the biggest happy moodlet from the whole experience.
I had no idea that Daredevils were the ones obsessed with fire, handy that it doesn't hurt them though. Also, did she change clothes while she was on fire?
I saw Spike, right? Don't know about the other one…
…at least she had some fun 😀
First of all, I loved the title. It fits the chapter perfectly (and I even had the song in my head the second I read t)!
This whole thing about daredevils loving fire is new to me, too. So far, I haven't played with daredevils very often, so I didn't explore many features. Usually I stick to the same 10 traits (which are mostly boring 🙁 ).
Please play ahead soon 😀 I read your answer that you didn't play much further than this, but I hope you'll change that soon.
Btw, my new founder is up and running, right now I'm furnishing the house. 🙂
One vampire looked like Spike, and the other one (Rick something) looked a little like one from the Twilight series. 😀
I guess the celebrity thing was a trick question because of Rick Lugosi. He's an EA sim based on Bella Lugosi, the original movie Dracula.
The two sims *I* added to the game were Chris Whoovian, the 9th Doctor Who, and William Pierce, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You both got Spike! Yay! I'm a big Spike fan, and my fandom is kind of fresh because I only watched the whole show about three years ago. I created a household with the best sims I could find of Angel, Buffy, Spike, and Dawn. Angel and Spike are vampire brothers Anton and William Pierce. Buffy is Beatrice Saunders, and Dawn is Dawn Saunders. Anton is Beatrice's ex-boyfriend and William is her current boyfriend. Just to make it clear where my loyalties lie 🙂 :).
I am, however, perfectly willing to break up William and Beatrice if he wins the poll. The sim likeness is really striking, and while Spike is hot, he also has a really distinctive face.
I dropped the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors Who in the game as the Whoovian brothers Chris, David, and Matt. Chris is a werewolf, David a witch, and Matt a fairy. I'm considering sending Allison off to visit the Whoovian house to see if she hits it off with either of the other Whoovians. But maybe that's too much. I'm ready to pick a mate 🙂 :).
Oh, yeah, and Allison did change from swimwear to athleticwear WHILE SHE WAS ON FIRE. I couldn't come up with anything to say about that, even for an Insane sim, so I just didn't mention it :).
Ah-ha! I thought of Bela Lugosi but then thought "he's not really a character from a show…". I seriously kept looking at him thinking that I should just say nosferatu or something!
Spuffy! One of my favorite BTVS couples!
Sims are weird.
I never watched Dr. Who, so I didn't find that out. But yay for Spike and Buffy 🙂
I'd really appreciate a "Like"-Button here. 😉
That is quite funny about the daredevil trait. I have had a few but always avoid fires if possible so I didn't know they could play with it; very useful to know.
Enjoying the pictures 🙂
I was thinking about the Dr. Who thing and decided that you should also include Captain Jack. I've never really watched any of the shows, but John Barrowman is adorable.
OOooOOh! Captain Jack! John Borrowman really floats my boat. Somebody MUST have done a Captain Jack sim. I will look and hold him in reserve for future generations :). I'd have to really take a look at his face to see if he qualifies as INTERESTING rather than just HOT.
Then again, almost all sims who are built to match real people come out more interesting than generic EA sims. The designers have to use much more subtle face slider features to get resemblance.
True. It would be sad to have a Captain Jack who didn't look right. There are only a few times that I want sims to be photo-realistic, but this might be one of them!
After a bit of searching, here be a passable John Borrowman: http://teanmoon.tumblr.com/post/31662907946/john-barrowman-please-do-not-upload-him-to-the
(Yes the link cuts off like that.) Making an identifiable face is incredibly hard, and I really like seeing one I can identify. This one is downloaded and filed away to load into the game at some future date :).
Yeah, Eppy, I'd never have actually tested out the can't-be-killed-by-fire thing if I didn't read it someplace first. My usual goal is for sims not to catch on fire, and if so, extinguish themselves immediately.
Nice! Can't wait for him to show up in the future!
That was amazing. You are doing a really awesome job so far with the short-plot thing…I love Alison, she cracks me up!
Lol!! This was so funny! A Daredevil, insane firefighter is clearly a handful to play! Also, I LOVE Spike!!!
That was really funny. I have daredevils quite a bit, but not insane ones. I am totally going to have to bring back the insanity with Gen. 5 of the Tarts.
I'm glad you like it! I'm not sure how I feel about locking in one trait for all the descendants in the legacy, but since I went with the Alice in Wonderland madness theme, I'm pretty much stuck with it. Fortunately, Insanity is very entertaining.
Omg this is hilarious! I like how you've taken the concept of madness in Alice in Wonderland (Allison Wonderland is a very clever name, by the way) and made Allison mad herself. The first thing I noticed was your current patroness picture, the second picture in this post- Allison is definitely a pretty Sim but the slight contortion of her face indicates that something's not quite right with her. Done analyzing lol.
P.S. Great job for not stressing on this story too much, like you mentioned in your first post. That's what I often do, concoct stories that are so complex and detailed that they take forever to publish because THEY HAVE TO BE PERFECT! (I think I'm a little mad myself). I just thought I'd give you a pat on the back from writer to writer. Keep it up! 😀
Thanks!! I'm so glad you like it!
The storytelling potential of Sims is just fabulous, and that's what's kept me playing so long. A couple of years ago, I tried to shop a novel around to agents and got too close to the ugly maneating flame that is trying to get published. I didn't write for like a year after that. These blogs have turned out to be perfect writing prompts. It's low-stress and fun, and the community of simbloggers is so much fun.
I totally get what you mean about over-thinking and overwriting a simblog 🙂 :). I really recommend an ISBI like this as a side-project for us control-freaks.
I'd love to take a look at your projects.
You have Spike in here! That is awesome! Allison's firefighting skills are very entertaining, and driving herself to the pool, *while on fire*, was great.
Good grief. I almost deleted your comment rather than answering, Misims!
Thanks so much for coming over to read!! I've been wishing you would without wanting to be whiny about it :).
I have really fallen in love with the Wonderland's antics. I posted this in another comment thread someplace, but I'll say it again — I really struggled with my inner control freak for this challenge, and I'm finally coming out the other end of that therapy and LOVING the chaos! The Wonderlands are always doing something really funny.
hee hee, I've just been on a roll with the picture inserting, I can write a post in about 20 minutes, it just takes 2 days to put the flipping pictures in! So when I get in the zone I have to just roll with it.
Any-whos, yep, my Control Freak Self ™ just would jump up and strangle me. With both hands. I'll just enjoy you and Dragonwife's madness. It's relaxing to read about it, but doing one… *is strangled* *mutters* Okoknevermind! thinking happy thoughts…
So, what is it that is so slow about uploading pictures? Like is it the uploading itself or the organizing?
Daredevils are great fun! I didn't realise they couldn't be killed by fire, thought they just could spend longer on fire before burning to death…maybe I'll have to play around and test it.
Alison is wonderfully nuts, enjoying this!
I'm so glad you're having fun! This ISBI is such a blast to play. You just run the game, and the hilarity writes itself.
Really quick, I changed into my formalwear. I wanted to make the best impression
Too funny! Allison cracks me up!