Welcome back to the Asylum where everyone is crazy in here, including the person at the keyboard typing this up!So far Keith has managed to max out five out of the seven skills he needs to meet his LTW, and he was just about to max outCharisma. Mary/Josh and Lillian/Goopy had children, four of which were taken away by the SoWo. After that, Mary gavebirth to another daughter and Lillian had gotten pregnant with her third child. All I can say is this: thank goodness I didnt giveinto the very brief desire to temporarily add the triplets & quads hack, because that would have been even more crazy thanthis has already been.Anyway, on with the show!~*~*~
(Day 15)The week started off with Stinky Mary giving Keith (whose plumbbob was very red due to his low Fun and Social) a very sternlecture about clogging up the toilet that had been pretty much clogged since the first day.Keith wasnt putting up with any of her crap.
And so, because Keiths Fun and Social were so very low, I took my training that I had learned when I had played my "For Fun"Apocalypse Challenges: I had him play Red Hands a few times with Zane, which did the trick. I promptly sent him back to themirror so he could finish out the Charisma skill.
Alexander: "Hey, remember that one time we kissed and I developed a huge crush on you and then thought you were acheating whore when you jumped into the photo booth with Goopy and got pregnant by him? Ah, good times, good times."Lillian: "I am pregnant by him again."Alexander: "Yeah, no need to rub it in. I dont suppose youll help me out with my ACR "issue" that Ive been having for thebetter part of two weeks, will you? No? Ah, thats too bad. Well, off to the bathroom again. Theres no need to ask what Imdoing in there."
For some reason Mary, who had spent the last few days ignoring Ardelia, felt that NOW was a good time to pay attention tothe kid.
There you have it, folks: Toddler Facepalm.I cant help but agree with Ardelia. Her parents are acting incredibly stupid by not taking care of their basic needs...or HERbasic needs.
But more importantly, Keith maxed out Charisma, leaving only Cleaning and Mechanical!
Of course, just as I was celebrating Keiths success, Lillian had to go and steal all the thunder by giving birth to her third child, adaughter named Pandora.
In an action that had become incredibly normal for Zane, he took one look at his sister and went into the bathroom to take yetanother two hour long bubble bath.I am beginning to suspect that Zane is also taking matters into his own hands in regards to his ACR timer. Why else would hebe taking such long, frequent baths? It would explain a lot.DONT JUDGE ME!(Hehe, now you wont be able to look at pictures of Zane bathing the same way ever again. Thats my gift to you. Yourewelcome.)
Cheerfully obliging their ACR timers, Josh and Mary decided to try for yet another baby.They succeeded.
Yes, everyone seems to have babies on their minds, yet they do NOTHING about the existing children.
This week they were even more failtastic about taking care of their needs. As you can see, Lillian, who was already stinky (andthe tub was empty) had another accident (and the toilet stall was also empty). When Goopy is disgusted by you, you knowyoure doing something wrong. Of course, Goopy also gained relationship points seemingly because Lillian had an accident.Most likely because of some strange fetish, which would also explain why Mary and Goopy were so cold to each other in mylegacy (Because, as you know, it wouldnt be Perky, Pretty, or Perfect).
Lillian: "Youll clean that up while I stink up the bedding with my foul odors, right? Awesome." *finger gun*
Ardelia here was so red, she didnt know what to do with herself. She would crawl into her pet bed, only to crawl out becauseshe needed to use the bathroom. Then she would be starving and double fist the puppy chow, shoveling it into her mouth.Oh, and TOTAL YAWN over the SoWos threats.
Thaddeus: "Psst. Hey, You know Tabitha? Yeah, she grew up badly."Josh: "Tee hee. Its fun to make fun of kids who will no doubt suffer from psychological trauma when they get older. Whatkind of animals were raising her anyway?"Thaddeus: "I know, right?"
Keith: "Hey, congratulations for passing out on the floor two weeks ago."Goopy: "Thanks, I try my best."
(Day 16)Lillian: "Good God, what is that stinky smelly thing laying on the floor?"That was the most attention Lillian had ever paid Pandora.
Josh: "So you know that guy in the fez who seems to be ignoring us?"Goopy: "He puts out gelatin because we are incapable of cooking for ourselves."Josh: "Whatever. Anyway, Im beginning to suspect that he, in fact, not a doctor."
Josh: "Oh my God! Mary is naked! My eyes!"Upon thinking about it, I realized that Josh has mostly seen Mary in the photo booth, and Im pretty sure they dont take theirclothes off in there.Upon further reflection, I would hate to see what the inside of that photo booth would really look like and Im thankful that itdoesnt have a "dirty" state." And that, ladies and gentlemen, is called a "silver lining."
*yawn* More idle threats from the SoWo. It must be Tuesday. Wait. It IS Tuesday. Carry on, SoWo. Carry on.
I doubt youll find any brains here, Remington.(Its weird to see him act like a zombie because I never actually play Zanes house, and when I AM in it, Im posing them, andRemington is posed the same as everyone else. In other words, this is one of the few times Ive ever seen him think aboutbrains.)
Josh, like almost everyone else, fails to comprehend and recognize when nobody is in the toilet stall or bathtub. Maybe itsbecome habitual to assume that they are both occupied at all times? I dunno.
Josh: "Im beginning to think that having children in an asylum was a bad idea."Alexander: "I, too, am concerned for absolutely no reason."
Keith: "Hi, Doc? Its me, Keith, Angs husband. I met you briefly on the first day of this asylum thing and my social is waydown. Anyway, here is the situation: There is currently a toddler passed out on the floor, a baby, also on the floor, who hasbeen screaming an emitting green fumes for the past day, and a puddle of cold urine a few inches from my heels. What doyou recommend I do? Just ignore it an continue studying my skills? Uh, okay. I guess you know best. Ang has told me aboutthe asylums youve done. ACR? Pfft, yeah, its here. The inmates are also breeding like rabbits. Huh. Yeah, youre right aboutthat. Thank God Ang didnt install the triplets & quads hack. I guess things COULD be worse. Thanks."
That night Pandora was aged up to toddler. She was dressed in red, which complimented her plumbbob beautifully.
Hey, dont look at me, kid. Blame your parents. Now just crawl into the empty pet bed like a good little girl. SoWo will comeeventually.
And here is Marys first baby pop. Or, I suppose if you count all her other kids, this would be her seventh baby pop. Whatevs.
(Day 17)The day started off like every other day. By that I mean one of my couples hopping into the photo booth to try for a babydespite the fact that they already have like a hundred kids. Fortunately Lillian and Goopy failed. This time.
Keith also maxed out his Mechanical skill! Woohoo! Only one more left!
Blah blah blah. What kind of parents let the kids starve, blah, blah, blah. If SoWo was so concerned about it, she would havecome by and saved the kids by now.
HOLY SHIT STOP THE PRESSES! Lillian is ACTUALLY making food!
The rest of the afternoon passed by uneventfully and that night Ardelia grew up, and surprisingly she grew up well.
Here is the riveting picture of Stinky Marys 2nd (8th) baby pop.
SERIOUSLY! To think Ive spent the last couple of YEARS scared that the SoWo was going to take my kids away at the slightestsign of a SNIFFLE!
I finally broke down and looked at Pandoras (still) red plumbbob and saw that she had been STARVING for the last day. AndRIGHT THEN, when I was checking up on the SoWos shoddy work, THATS when she decided to FINALLY show up.
Fortunately everyone was asleep other than Josh and Mary, so she didnt take HOURS going through to chastise all the adults.SoWo: "Horrible! Just plain HORRIBLE! And to think people like you are allowed to have children! Its just despicable!"
Lillian: "Haha, Grandpa Josh, you got yelled at."SoWo: "And YOU. YOU are the worst person Ive ever known."She couldnt yell at Lillian because they spent a full Sim hour doing the "Ill move here" "Oh, Ill move there, too." "Now Ill movehere and complain about being blocked" dance. SoWo finally gave up. Most likely because Pandora was gnawing on her legand she didnt want to explain to her boss why the child had turned into a cannibal. Because questions would probably beasked, and SoWo would have to explain that she spent all of her time playing something like Farmville instead of doing heractual job.
And so, the children were taken to a better place.BUT, just as I was getting ready to zoom in on the parents crying over losing more kids to Social Services, I heard a distinctsound. A cold, eerie, windy sound.
Yes, it wasnt my imagination that it looked like someone was missing from the panel. Mary had died just as the SoWo wasdriving off with the kids. And by the looks of it, she apparently died while eating. Im assuming she starved to death.
Knowing that it was a long shot, I still had Keith try to save her. Seeing as the two times he interacted with Mary were bad, hislosing to Death was not much of a surprise.
Keith: "Yeah, could you haul her rotting carcass away? Its really starting to stink up the joint. Im thinking decomposition."Death: "SHE SMELLED LIKE THAT BEFORE SHE DIED."Keith: "Huh. I was wondering why everyone was calling her Stinky Mary. Whatever. Seriously, get her out of here. Im aboutto lose my lunch."
In compliance with the rules, I removed one chair (by the chess table) and one of the beds. And then I moved her urn outside.
The gaping hole the missing bed left gave Zane ample room to have his aspiration failure. And then when the psychiatrist left,he went and relieved his stress began the slow seduction of himself took care of his ACR timer took a bubble bath.
The day ended with Lillian and Goopy (while still thinking of their lost daughter) realizing that they have to start all over in thebaby department. Lillian again rolled too high.
(Day 18)Keith was getting really friggin close to maxing out all of his skills. I believe he only needed four or five Cleaning points and hewould have been golden.And then it happened.
And the very unfortunate Zane took it upon himself to admire Keith. And Zane got sick.
Zane getting sick was not very good for his fragile psyche.
And so I finally got my wish to see some Desperation Animations. I would also like to point out that he did this four times in arow, so its not just multiple pictures of the same one.
Because in between the Flour Sack Baby he spent some of his time hacking up a lung or three. And I really didnt want him todie because that would have been really meta (or something like that) to see the Real Grim Reaper show up for my Story GrimReaper.
But he eventually snapped out of it and began quietly cleaning like he always does.
There should never, ever be a point where I ask myself, "Is there anything more fun than a plague ridden asylum where thepatients are already incontinent? How about adding ANOTHER baby? Am I right? Am I right?" Because thats exactly whatLillian and Goopy succeeded in doing.
(Day 19)This pretty much sums it up.Keith and Zane got better briefly, and Keiths energy was high enough for the espresso to be effective and he only neededthree more Cleaning points. Then Keith walked through the room and got sick again. Zane got better and then immediatelydecided to stomp on the roaches and got sick again.
The combination of the roaches and falling ill broke Zane again.
Finally, FINALLY, in the wee hours of the morning, Keith powered through his need to use the bathroom and got his lastCleaning point!
Seriously, it was only a couple of hours away from Day 20.
And in celebration, I pulled out the InSim health immunizer mask and cured everyone of the flu. Then I used Max Motives.
The second thing I did was resurrect Mary so she could have her baby (please note Lillian and Goopy in the background takingadvantage of their good health).
Then I sped up the pregnancies and aged Gretchen (Josh and Marys daughter) and Morgan (Goopy and Lillians daughter)into toddlers, wrote down all the points, saved, exited the house and loaded up my Simselfs house and gathered all of the kidsthere.
Josh & Marys kids L-R in order of their birth: Lillian & Goopys kids L-R in order of their birth: Karliah – Pisces (5/5/6/5/9) Pleasure/Romance Tabitha – Gemini (2/8/9/2/7) Fortune/Popularity Everett – Leo (5/9/5/5/5) Fortune/Pleasure Damien – Gemini (2/10/9/4/7) Family/Grilled Cheese Ardelia – Pisces (8/1/10/3/8) Pleasure/Family Pandora – Sagittarius (9/3/10/10/2) Popularity/Fortune Gretchen – Virgo (10/3/5/5/6) Romance/Fortune Morgan – Gemini (4/9/9/2/1) Knowledge/PopularityIf it would have only been 6 children in total, I probably would have had my Simself adopt them in my real game, but seeing asI only use the Larger Households mod for staging purposes AND I want to keep my population down, these guys MIGHT onlyappear in the backgrounds of scenes when I need extras. But I do have them situated in another hood where they can live outtheir lives in relative peace.Vague naming schemes of the kids: Mary is someone who would have needlessly fancy sounding names for her kids. Lillianskids were named after evil type characters which, amusingly enough, Damien (The Omen) is one of the nicer kids of the lot.And now for the scores!
Alexander Goth:LTW: Hand of PoseidonCooking: 2, Body: 4, Logic: 1, Creativity: 1, Cleaning: 6 = +1412,500 Aspiration Points = +12.5Bathroom Accidents: 4
Goopy GilsCarbo-Devereaux:LTW: 200 Grilled Cheese (He only had 3)Cooking: 2, Body: 2, Creativity: 1, Cleaning: 4 = +98,000 Aspiration Points = +8Bathroom Accidents: 4Passed out on the floor: 1Times he ever acknowledged Eden existed: 1
Mary Devereaux:LTW: 6 GrandchildrenCooking: 2, Body: 3, Logic: 1, Creativity: 1, Cleaning: 3 = +10Aspiration Points: 9,500 = +9.5Bathroom Accidents: 4Dead: -20None of Marys points count because she wasnt living at the end of the challenge. Well, except for the -20 hit for her dying.
Scoring:Base: +100Never Using Influence: +20Total Patient Skill Points: +83Total Aspiration Points: +55.25 (Round Up)= +56Total Family Friends: +4 (Eden, and I counted three of the kids who were actually friends with their parents when they weretaken away by SoWo.)Total Days Incarcerated: -19Total Patient Deaths: -20Grand Total: 224
It wasnt exactly the most spectacular showing, but I am fairly satisfied. As someone in chat pointed out to me, it COULD havebeen in the negatives. So there is that.And thats all I have folks. Thanks for reading this very brief side-project. It was a lot of fun, but I found myself going over thestuff Ive written and filmed for my next chapter and Im itching to finish it up. The month isnt quite over yet and I reallyWOULD like to have an update out before the end of it.So until next time, Happy Simming!