In the last segment, Larch regained a position in his LTW career path, and entered into a depressing cycle of promotions anddemotions. Arvi had a series of dances with a lampshade on his head, while Anne stalked him for attention. Penelope andOzs relationship deepened, and Miranda made a move on Theo--despite Aria having staked the most recent claim, andbeing in the room when Miranda went in for the flirt.Im sure you recall that, though, having just read it!
Yes, Randa and Theo are in love.And yet, Aria is not jumping out of the tub for some slapping.Then it occurs to me that since Ive masked off the tub with room divider, Aria cant see whats going on in the rest of theroom, despite it happening directly in her line of sight.Theo is therefore safe from slapping....For now.
Arvi: "Congratulations on getting busy with your girlfriend in front of your other girlfriend and not getting the crap smacked outof you!"Anne: "Can I have some of that romancing action?"Theo: "Really, this is not normal behavior for me."
Randas not wasting a lot of time here. Not a lot of time at all.
Annes maxed her Creativity, and Arvis gotten better at dancing.
Larch just made $10K in an Asylum. And hes still only just over halfway done with the career path. That is how many timeshes been promoted and demoted and promoted and promoted and demoted and promoted...
Larch: "DIE, FAUCET!"Theo: "I am reasonably certain that shouting at the shower will not repair the leak."Larch: "Can it, Heathcliff."
It finally happens.Randa does a Leap Into Arms while Arias in the room, and poor Nummy Theos in for a world of hurt.
I feel sort of bad for Theo. If I were a Sim, I wouldnt want Aria Bohemian mad at me.
Happily, Aria is too tired to make any more trouble.
Anne: "Waaah! My Aspiration!"Arvi: "Waaaah! My Aspiration!"Penelope: "Oz is hot!"Oz: "Mmmmm... omelets..."
Arvi is not having a good day. Theo makes Besties with Arvi while Arvi has an Incident on the floor.
Arvi: "Who had an unshrew moment in the kitchen? THIS GUY!"
Have I mentioned how much I love See Wolf? I LOVE SEE WOLF.
Official Nummy Theo wanders by! Hiiiiii, Official Nummy Theo!
He cracks me up.Why did you have to be all heir-y and die? WHYYYYY?
...Whaaaaa?...I dont even know. I cheated and checked Randas memories to see if Arvi did anything to her, and he didnt, and hisrelationship to her is still friends/best friends, but she is FURIOUS at him for seemingly no reason.
Arvi might be a little angry at Aria after this, though.
Penelope: *plink plonk donk cloing plub*Oz: "Thats... nice, sweetie. Real, um... Peter Glass or something."
NO LARCH BAD LARCH THAT IS A VERY BAD LARCH! *swats on nose with rolled-up magazine*Larch still needs more friends, so I had him invite over SimNerd and a couple members of the household--Stacie andCassidy.I did not count on how Larch was going to say "Hi" to SimNerd.
I also forgot that SimNerd was in the middle of a complete break with reality. Its not a pretty sight.
SimNerd has a volleyball. Aria has hunger pangs. Cass has a cockatiel. Larch has a very pressing need to make friends.
Water balloon fight! Stacie and Cass are more than happy to join.I have to say, Cass does a better job of autonomously getting Aspiration Points than some of the patients.And I think I totally forgot to put Stacie on the Thank You slide. Er, just a blonde moment, not a slight! Stacie is awesome,mwah Stacie! Go read Whedonberry and marvel in its goodness, everybody!
Arias one-track mind may be why shes still starving.
Theos skilling Charisma on his own again!Theo: "I imagine you feel quite safe in that cage."Pequod: "Rawk! Gimme the sunflower seeds and no one gets hurt!"Theo: "Perhaps we shouldnt have let Larch teach you to talk."Pequod: "Rawk! Tu hermano Raul esta durmiendo con los peces! Rawk!"Theo: "What?"Pequod: "Rawk! Say hello to my leetle friend!"Theo: "Youre beginning to scare me."Pequod: "Take the shotgun, leave the cannolis! Rawk!"
Stacie: "I feel really bad for Penelope."Cass: "Should we wake her up or something?"Aria: "We could kill her."Cass: "Or, you know... not."
Randa went and picked a fight with Cassidy. Bee Vetinari is a nice-point-deficient Pop Sim, and she didnt have NEARLY thismuch trouble making friends with people.Also? Picking on Cassidy normally leads to death, Miranda. You are exempt because you are visiting and also crazy, butWATCH IT. I can Smite you without killing you.
Safe to say that Penelope is not enjoying herself a whole lot. I finally ordered Chinese food so that the doorbell would wakeher up and then she could eat something reeeaaally filling.
Larch: "Listen up, birdbrain, you can be replaced. Thats all Im sayin."Pequod: "Rawk! NO, Mr. Bond. I expect you to DIE."Larch: "Well played."Pequod: "Heeeeeeres Johnny! Rawk!"
ARGH PENELOPE! LESS STALKING, MORE BATHING, EATING, AND PEEING.
Penelope finally goes for some moo goo gai pan. So does Arvi. Miranda would rather complain about Penelopes BO, andTheo is in dire need of a wee.
This is the last Charisma point Larch needs! Sweeeeet!
Lea was a walkby, so she got recruited to be a contact of Larchs.Lea: "Wooo, that Oz is one hot cookie!"Larch: "Why dont you just kick me in the groin next time? At least thats not a blow to my ego."
Lea: "Hey, Aspiration points!"Larch: "YES!"That was the last Cleaning point Larch needed! Hes fully skilled now, so no more fixing electrical appliances! The trashmashers been busted for a while, but I dont want to risk making him fix it.Oh, and Lea/tlhs0 writes the Barsoom Legacy.
Aria has maxed Body. Theo should be very afraid.
Arvi: "...Hey."Oz: "GO AWAY."Arvi: "But youre standing in front of the window I want to clean."Oz: "NOW."Arvi: "But... dirty window."
Arvis the next plate-napper.Larch still needed friends (13 in total to become Education Ministry), so he invited over Stacie and a couple of householdmembers the next day.
Larch Wanted to gain a skill point to get up into platinum, and this was the fastest way to get him there. Then, moremeditation.
Aria: "Look, I know the lamp is sexy, all right? But it was MY lamp first."Randa: "Air-Bear, Im not sure I grok your metaphorocity."
Aria: "...Call me Air-Bear again and your future wont look so bright."
Aria: "Frammit, who replaced the bricks with feathers?"
The Knowledge crew finally turn to the sauce.Arvis still passed out on the table.
This does not end well for Miranda and Penelope.
Theo: "I believe you have some salad on your nose."Arvi: "Nope, thats just the shrewness!"
Theo isnt plate-napping. Hes getting an omelet facial.
Lets see... Theos getting a beauty treatment at the end of the table, Penelope and Anne are eating, Arvi is stalking Anne,Mirandas waiting to talk to someone, Larch is meditating... Even if we assume that Arias sleeping, that still leaves FOURopen beds! And yet Oz crashes on the couch.
Miranda and Arvi complain about their Aspirations. I keep inviting people over, hoping that Miranda will get points for MeetSomeone New, but she either isnt rolling that Want, or doesnt actually Meet the guests.
Heee! Larch can teleport now! I spent an entertaining few minutes zapping him all over the lot.
Gins the next walkby to get suckered in. I believe her Spider Jerusalem Fangirl shirt is still up on her SimPage.
Oz goes and picks a fight. BAD OZ! We do not fight with the SimSelves around these here parts!
Randa: "I dont want to do that right now!"Shes really lost it. Now shes torturing HERSELF!
I finally filled the fridges. It was about time.If you have a bar, they can keep themselves alive, though.
Larch does a lot of this. Get his motives back up, push his Aspiration to platinum, then meditate until its time for work.One more promotion, and hell be PermaPlat.
YESSSSSS! My man Larch is Permaplat, and this Asylum is OVAH!
This is the layout of the Asylum, BTW. I needed a garage in case there were any back-to-back promotions Larch could get.The cars a white recolor of the custom Mustang. Kitchen at the front right, with room divider in the doorways and marking outthe stoves (which seems to be a "six of one, half-dozen of the other" situation), with a separate room for the sink in thecorner, which also had enough room for Larch to meditate and be out of the way. The phones were surrounded with roomdivider. TV, bookshelf, chessboard, bar, Pequod, and Dance Sphere in the main room, piano in a separate room, toilet stalland dresser in one room, shower in the other room marked off with room divider, five beds, and a little fountain outside incase of patient attrition.
Yup, more gratuitous Cassbert.We start with 100 points, then subtract 30 for days in the Asylum, which leaves us with 70. But we get 20 for never usingInfluence, and an additional 14 for the number of family friends, for a subtotal of 104.Larch also managed to earn enough that the Asylum has over $42K in the bank, although that doesnt count towards anypoints.Only three patient-set fires, which isnt bad at all. None of them even ever caught fire. 3 Shrink visits, plus 2 volleyball chatsfor Oz, 15 for Penelope, and 20 lampshade-dances for Arvi. Well, that I caught, anyway.
Im suddenly jonesing for some cheesecake...One point for each skill point the patients have:Miranda has 35 (7 Cooking, 3 Body, 9 Logic, 10 Creativity, 6 Cleaning)Anne has 32 (7 Cooking, 6 Body, 7 Logic, 10 Creativity, 2 Cleaning)Aria has 31 (7 Cooking, 10 Body, 1 Logic, 10 Creativity, 3 Cleaning)Theo has 28 (7 Cooking, 6 Body, 2 Logic, 10 Creativity, 3 Cleaning)Oz has 26 (7 Cooking, 5 Body, 2 Logic, 10 Creativity, 2 Cleaning)Arvi has 19 (7 Cooking, 5 Logic, 4 Creativity, 3 Cleaning)Penelope has 14 (6 Cooking, 2 Body, 1 Logic, 3 Creativity, 2 Cleaning)For a total of 185 in skills, and a subtotal of 289.
OK, fine, eye candy for the guys too...One point for each 1K Aspiration points the patients have:Theo has 45,350Miranda has 38,100Oz has 36,500Aria has 29,500Anne has 17,200Arvi has 11,350Penelope has 8,250Rounding up gives me 187,000, so thats 187 more points, for a grand total of 476. Not bad, if I do say so myself!
And thus this particular Asylum adventure comes to a close. Thanks for reading, everybody!