I was running at vampire speed through the graveyard, like you do, when my razor-sharp vampire senses caught a whiff of something I’d never smelled before.
It was like nirvana — red blood and green growing things. I came to a screeching halt in the middle of the graveyard path. I had to find the source of that scent.
And there he was.
Why didn’t I look more closely at this guy before?
“Hey there!” I called. “Evan Clark, isn’t it? Didn’t you stalk my sister in high school or something?”
“Heck yeah!” Evan replied. “That frigid chick would never call me back! But I’m over it.”
“You know,” I said, “I really have to know something about you?”
“What’s that?” he asked.
I engaged the mojo.
And it finally worked! About time!
I knew I had it in me. I just needed a bit of practice.
“I need to know if you taste half as good as you smell,” I said.
Evan giggled and held out his arm. I proceeded with my investigation.
He let out a meep when I bit him. It was kind of adorable.
“Urgle,” Evan said.
“You know, you really do taste amazing,” I said as I licked the last blood off my lips. “I didn’t think you could combine the flavors of blood and fresh-grown produce, but I was wrong. I bet you’re great for vegetarian vampires.”
“Urr,” Evan said. “Actually…. that was kind of hot.”
Meanwhile, Mom got an invitation to a party.
She headed over to his house.
It was a pretty nice place. She couldn’t find Adam, but his disembodied voice welcomed her to the party.
Jakob Ingberg met her at the door.
“Nice to see you again,” he said.
“I think what I need is some exercise,” Mom said, so she went upstairs to the workout room.”
Meanwhile meanwhile, Helen saw some strange lights in the back yard.
She ran outside to investigate.
She says she doesn’t remember much of what happened after that, but she has the strangest feeling of being probed.
Meanwhile meanwhile meanwhile, Gideon celebreated his birthday.
I’m pretty sure we should have thrown him a party or something, but we were all really busy you see.
It’s a good thing that Khalid was there to celebrate with him.
He aged into that nose pretty well, I have to say.
At the party, Adam Birch was still nowhere to be found. In fact, nobody was at the party except Jakob. Erin was starting to believe it was all a setup.
She was all right with it, though.
“Let’s just forget the part where you left me to drown in the Apple-Svard’s pool,” she said.
He wiggled his eyebrow at her. “I think we could make a fresh start,” he said.
“I think we need to cleanse this relationship of any bad karma first,” Mom said.
“Wait, what?” Jacob said.
“What are you doing?”
“Oh, hey. That wasn’t too bad! I feel great!”
“What did I tell you?” Mom said. “I know what I’m doing.”
Gideon celebrated his birthday by shooting hoops by himself in the school yard after midnight.
He seemed to have more fun doing that than he has at most family parties. I guess I can’t blame him.
At home, the lights returned.
Helen said she vaguely remembers being zapped to the street corner in front of our house. Plus, she really hates aliens now.
“Hey! What are you doing out after curfew?” a cop shouted from down the street. “You better come with me. I’ll take you home.”
“Wait, but I live here!” Helen protested.
“Doesn’t matter. You were two feet out of your yard. That’s a curfew violation.”
I think Gideon took a little too much pleasure in shouting at her now that he’s an adult.
Adam’s “party” ended at about 3am. Mom must have decided that Adam’s house was more fun than her home because she played hackey-sack on his front porch until dawn.
Me? I was still at the graveyard, caught in conversation with Evan.
We had so much in common.
Even if he is kind of a jerk.
And, if you think about it, not at all attractive.
Yet he had a certain something I couldn’t put my finger on.
By the end of the night, I had him wrapped around my finger with my charming dark humor.
I think mate options are between Evan here and Jiao Hatfield. Franklin might not find him attractive, but I certainly do, and Franklin’s preferences aren’t terrible relevant to his mate choice.
I honestly like Jiao best. Evan isn’t bad – but Jiao and Franklin’s babies would be awesome looking I feel. Plus, I think PlantSims hybrid so well compared to other supernaturals. Anyway, I can’t wait to see more c:
I have played one plantsim in my “serious” legacy, but I’ve never attempted a hybrid.
Jiao babies *would* be awesome. This is such a difficult choice! And Franklin is just not helping me at all. He hasn’t rolled a romantic wish for anyone, but he rolls wishes to hang out with both of them on a regular basis.
Well, he’s a vampire. He’s got time. I’ll play a bit further and see what happens.
LOL at the party without a host. Stupid townie sims, always throwing lame parties like that. But at least Erin had a good time. I can’t believe she’s still an Adult, it seems like she’s been around forever.
Either spouse option is fine with me, though Jiao might be more helpful in an ISBI, with that instant cleaning thing… then again I’m not sure if she could use that autonomously so it may not help so much! Wouldn’t be opposed to getting away from the green skin – I know Evan is a different colour, but hey. Maybe see which one Franklin rolls a wish for? That’s often how I choose, makes me feel like the sim is ‘choosing’.
Franklin hasn’t rolled any romantic wishes for anyone so far, but he *likes* both Jiao and Evan and wishes to see them. He’s just not helping me at all here.
At the moment, both of them have been so difficult to nail down that I’m considering sending Franklin on alternating outings with each one and marrying him to whoever he can get to say yes first.
I think both of them have good genes.
I love watching plantsims walk around with their flower walk. Also, Franklin is a Green Thumb, and I like the idea of him harvesting his babies. I don’t truck with baby plantsims being clones — for the one I’m playing in the Samples, I rerolled her genes from both parents at harvest using MasterController, so that’s not an issue. OTOH, plantsim is basically an aesthetic supernatural state. They have a couple of cute interactions, an awesome walk style, and can photosynthesize, an that’s it. Plus the seed-generating reproduction.
OTOH, I haven’t played a genie yet, and they have a lot more interesting abilities. Also, I found her as a barista and wanted to play her so badly that I rerolled her face one face and moved her into town.
So many choices! I agree about the plantsim thing, both the clones and aesthetic supernaturals. Haven’t played a genie either, so looking forward to trying it.
Anything in your rules about having more than one ‘spouse’? Maybe he could breed with both, since he’s being so damn picky.
I agree, in Sims 2 & 3 it makes sense to see which sim they have wishes for. I was so surprised that Franklin wasn’t attracted to Evan and it really disappointed me because I am a lot more interested in Franklin choosing him than Jiao. He is SO cute and he’s a plantsim.
Poor Helen, getting abducted, probed, and then getting picked up by the police & fussed at by her older brother. So unfair!!
What kind of spell was Erin doing on funny eyebrow wiggling dude?
and I’m really enjoying seeing Aurora Skies in action. I think it may be my favorite of the EA worlds so far because it looks really authentic and very appealing, unique.
Franklin hasn’t had any romantic wishes, but he wishes to see both of them pretty regularly. He’s had a wish to jump on the trampoline with Evan in his queue forever, but I don’t want him to attempt that out in the sunlight during the day, and Evan works evenings. This schedule issue comes up in the next post or the one after that. ARGH.
I thought I had a closeup of the eyebrow wiggle. It was quite a wiggle. Ha!
It took me a while to figure out what Erin was casting because the action in her queue was unlabeled. It turns out that I’d installed an autonomy mod for casting needs boosting spells at some point, so she was casting a spell to raise his hunger or sleep or something. More on that mod in a future post. There were…. issues.
I think Aurora Skies is gorgeous, but I’m also eager to check out another world. On the list with Twinbrook and Monta Vista, I’m considering Midnight Hollow. I’d never play in that world as it is designed, but hard working modders have created lighting mods and vegetation default replacements that keep the spooky feel while making it less like walking around at midnight all the time.
Oh, Midnight Hollow with tweaks sounds nice
The more I think about it, the more it seems obvious that the vampire generation of this challenge should be played out in Midnight Hollow. Plus there are some great genes there.
It took me quite a bit of looking yesterday to find the tweaks. The modder (Aminova) who made the vegetation replacements moved to tumblr and locked down her WordPress blog, which invalidated most of the forum links to her work.
Shimrod’s MH Terrain replacements (registration required): http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php?/topic/7628-midnight-hollow-world-terrain-replacement/
Aminova’s MH default replacement plants: http://aminovas-downloads.tumblr.com/post/105559444953/aminovas-default-recolors-of-midnight-hollow
I’m going to test it out without a lighting mod. I get the impression that the trouble isn’t dark lighting isn’t a problem so much as the fact that everything in the world is either black or gray. I’m pretty sure there default lighting has some interesting sunrise/sunsets and so forth.
I really like Midnight Hollow too- I like it’s terrain and layout better than most of the EA worlds. It reminds me of the area around Maryville, TN, where we spent a lot of vacation time while I was growing up, in the Smoky National Park. I’m really looking forward to seeing a less grayscale version in your blog if you go with that.