Uncanny Valley - Week 2: Tornquist


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Uncanny Valley - Week 2: Tornquist

  1. 1. Buenos dias!~ Welcome back to Uncanny Valley. This update, as you can see, is all aboutthe Tornquist brothers—they get an update all their own for this week! How awesome isthat?
  2. 2. If you can remember all the way back to last in-game week, youll recall that Agnars loveinterest Stephanie moved out of Johan & Esperanzas house and moved in with the boys.Despite some misgivings, it seems to be going well.
  3. 3. At the beginning of the month, spirits are high and everything is running along quitesmoothly.
  4. 4. People still stop by all the time. Nobody in town is ever at a loss for company, if they wantit.
  5. 5. Including their illustrious leader!...I am going to get rid of that damn ballet barre, I swear. Although I admit watchingHeaven do barre exercises while heavily pregnant and in combat boots is ratherentertaining.
  6. 6. Eyulf is still trying to learn Physiology, although I was having second thoughts aboutwhether or not he would be the best one for that job.
  7. 7. But yeah; basically, life continues as normal.
  8. 8. But despite all appearances on the surface, theres a bit of trouble in paradise.
  9. 9. Stephanie: Can we talk?Agnar: Of course.Stephanie: I dont quite know how to say this, so Ill just say it bluntly: I think I made amistake.Agnar: What do you mean?Stephanie: I mean, I think we both deserve something better than two bolts.Agnar: What?
  10. 10. Agnar: You dont understand. I love you!Stephanie: I know that. And I think I love you, too. But Im not sure. And I do think youdeserve better than me.Agnar: But...I love you.Stephanie: Youre a wonderful person, and I want you to find someone perfect for you. AndI want to find someone absolutely perfect for me.
  11. 11. Well, that was painful and awkward. The walls are so thin, its not hard for Eyulf to knowwhats going on, and the next day is a pain to get through. Agnar and Stephanie arenttalking, and the silence is a stilted and tense one.
  12. 12. Later that afternoon, she makes plans and sends for the taxi.Stephanie: I still think Im making the right decision this time, for the both of us.
  13. 13. Agnar does come out to see her go, though.
  14. 14. Oh god, case of the sads. :c
  15. 15. The following day is a sad one. Eyulf absorbs himself with studying and keeping house.
  16. 16. While his brother goes out to the yard to try and dig up one of those big chests like Nabilafound last week. No dice.
  17. 17. Eyulf, ever sensitive to his twins moods, can tell that his brother is trying to ignore howhes been feeling.
  18. 18. And to be honest, its bringing how down, as well.
  19. 19. That night at dinner, he broaches the subject to Agnar.Eyulf: I think we need to meet some new people.Agnar: What are you talking about?Eyulf: Youre not going to get through this by being alone.
  20. 20. Agnar: I dont think Ive ready.Eyulf: Were not getting any younger. And besides, I want to meet some women, too. Iwant you to be happy.Agnar: I wish people would stop saying that.
  21. 21. When they finished eating, Eyulf went out to engage in one of his favorite hobbies.
  22. 22. He had left his brother with a lot to chew over, after all.
  23. 23. OK, this is where I take a pause in the storytelling part of the update. I decided that theytwo of them really do deserve better than a fairly decent two bolts. Id like to see them bothget three, and no matter how I tweaked their turn ons it just wasnt happening. The factmade me a bit sad, but it left me open for this little match-making session here.I summoned in a bunch of different townies Id made and let both Agnar and Eyulf Scopethe Room for potentials.
  24. 24. Agnar picks out Frohawk Glasses here (not her actual name, but I cant remember what itis for the life of me)...
  25. 25. I think he digs it!
  26. 26. Meanwhile, Eyulf picks out the serious girl in the modest skirt and shirt set. I think Ill callher Modesty Secretary for the time being.
  27. 27. And this young woman, the blonde with the multicoloured dress. Maybe hell actually getlucky with one of them? Not like wink-wink-nudge-nudge “lucky”, although maybe eventhat. What were really looking for here is a love match, though.
  28. 28. So whats there to do but let everyone go fish in the pond?Kindly ignore the Summoning Cat in the foreground. Really, we all know how I got all thesewomen here, theres no question.
  29. 29. Did I mention that Kareema showed up? Because she did. She stood and talked to Agnarfor a little while. The two of them got pretty close in the last week.
  30. 30. Whoops!Well. That sure did just happen.
  31. 31. The rest of the evening was spent chatting up women.
  32. 32. This one doesnt seem to mind Eyulfs awkward attempts at flirting.
  33. 33. —But that doesnt mean he can push it too far.
  34. 34. She soon comes around, though. Theyre pretty good together, but I think I can do better.At least, I HOPE I can do better.
  35. 35. Damn. I guess hes not feeling any of them just yet. Im going to have to try harder.
  36. 36. The next day, Agnar gets a call from one of the women he met the night before— a MissRhodora Cassidy. They got along very well last night, and I think we can make somethingof it.
  37. 37. But for the moment, he chooses to keep his prospects open. Theres plenty of fish in thesea.
  38. 38. This years orchard harvest isnt so hot, but itll get them through the winter at least.
  39. 39. The one blonde woman from that evening keeps calling around too, only shes not askingfor Eyulf, sadly.
  40. 40. v(Haha, score. Im gonna keep you two.)
  41. 41. Eyulf: Well, Im no fortune teller, but I think the possibility looks good. Do you want to comeover?
  42. 42. Turns out her name is Suzanna Chastain. Yes, the only reason I know this is because I justlooked it up. Very nice girl, though.
  43. 43. Oh. Would you look at who decided to walk by that evening, just as it started to snow?
  44. 44. I send Agnar out to greet her.
  45. 45. Its quite the romantic scene, even if the snow did stop. Maybe its fate?
  46. 46. Oh man, look at all those lightning bolts. Lets get them together. Sorry Suzanna Chastain.A winner is not you.
  47. 47. Agnar: Wow.
  48. 48. Agnar: Thanks for stopping by! I always love seeing the likes of you.Rhodora: Aww, thank you. I like to come see you, too.
  49. 49. Well, that was easy. That is some chemistry between these two.
  50. 50. Let the wooing commence.
  51. 51. Haha, wow you guys. Wow.
  52. 52. They just keep going. Its like a pair of kissing perpetual motion machines.
  53. 53. Agnar: Your sweater compliments your lovely eyes.Rhodora: /giggleYoure taking notes, arent you Eyulf? Eyulf?
  54. 54. I guess not.
  55. 55. Suzanna: Well, thats a big letdown.Eyulf: Hm?Suzanna: Those two.
  56. 56. Eyulf: Oh. Im sorry.Suzanna: You dont need to apologise, it wasnt you.Eyulf: But Im the one who said you might have a chance.Suzanna: Might isnt the same as will. I know that. You dont have to worry.Eyulf: Well, if it helps, I still think youre rather hot?Suzanna: Thank you Eyulf, thats very sweet.
  57. 57. Meanwhile... That did not take long.
  58. 58. Eyulf: You will always be welcome here.Suzanna: Thanks, Eyulf.
  59. 59. Suzanna: Youre a great friend....Ouch. I think that wasnt quite what he was going for, Suzie.Well, friendship is never simply a consolation prize in this neighbourhood, so at least heisnt going to become a passive aggressive jerk about it. Besides, I have plans.I always have plans.
  60. 60. Ahem. Anyway.Agnar: Stay with me?Rhodora: Of course. You dont even have to ask.Agnar: I felt like asking.
  61. 61. Agnar: I have something important to ask you.Rhodora: Of course! What is it?
  62. 62. Agnar: I know this is sudden, and we just met, but I was wondering if you would grace mewith your presence every day?Rhodora: What do you mean?Agnar: I want to wake up to your smiling face in the morning. I want you to be the last thingI see when I go to sleep at night. Please, live here with me?
  63. 63. Rhodora: All you had to do was ask.Aww, how sweet. :3
  64. 64. Well thats one down, but the week is already half over, and I was starting to wonder if myPlans would come to fruition before the end of the week.
  65. 65. Despite the midnight snow, Eyulf rises early in the morning and I have him go out to tendthe garden while his brother has a lie-in.I like how happy he seems here.
  67. 67. /LAUGHING
  68. 68. Ahem. All silliness aside, they all get along very well, and yes, I am already planning thewedding. None of them are getting any younger.
  69. 69. Speaking of weddings, lets make it official.Agnar: Rhodora Cassidy, would you do me the honour...Rhodora: Yes?
  70. 70. Agnar: ...of becoming my wife?Rhodora: Oh yes! A thousand times yes!Kareema: Wait, what?
  71. 71. Rhodora: Im so happy!Kareema: …Agnar: Oh, hi Kareema.Kareema: …Hi.
  72. 72. Kareema: Hi Eyulf.Eyulf: Oh! Hello Kareema. What brings you by?Kareema: Nothing much...
  73. 73. Kareema: But I sure could use a hug.Eyulf: Certainly. Is something wrong?Kareema: I dont really want to talk about it.Eyulf: Uh, sure.
  74. 74. Candy is dandy but diamonds are quicker. That doesnt flow right, but thats beside thepoint.
  75. 75. ...Not quite sure how shes fishing through three inches of ice and a foot of snow, butwhatever, man. You do what you do.
  76. 76. We interrupt this painful moment to being you this announcement:BINGO! DING DING DING DING DING, YOU WIN THE PRIZE...uh. “MayweatherMacTaggert.”...Clearly I was on some sort of Scottish/webcomic kick that night. I can probably blame alack of sleep. Lets call her May.
  77. 77. As usual, theres plenty of foot traffic here, even in the dead of winter. Ibrahim stopped by,and we invited Gary because its SATURDAY YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I love simweddings.
  78. 78. He of course proceeds to chat up anything with a set of tits, no matter how saggy.Why yes, nameless townie elder, he is quite smoking. Thats probably why he doesnt needa coat.
  79. 79. Oh look whos here: its May! Hi May!What are you looking at, Ibrahim?
  80. 80. Oh.
  81. 81. Dammit, Ibrahim, can we not go a single week without you creeping on your sister?
  82. 82. May: Whats with that guy?Eyulf: Please just ignore him.Theyve been talking on the phone quite a lot, and have gotten really close that way. Letssee how far we can get them today. A double wedding would be very nice.
  83. 83. Eyulf: Id much rather focus on you.May: R-really?Oh god I love Shy sims so much. C8
  84. 84. This is it, Eyulf. Show her your moves. Yes. Just like that.Eyulf: (Witty compliment.)May: (Shy giggle.)
  85. 85. Aww, yay crush hearts!Wait, what was that other noise just now?
  86. 86. God. Dammit.You know, somebody is going to get mad one of these days. It will probably be Actual Me,not Sim Me.
  87. 87. Of course, yall know my sims by now. I look away for one minute and look where they endup.
  88. 88. In the bedroom. I guess May isnt quite as shy as she acts like she is. Either that, or Eyulfis just that much more fly.
  89. 89. I really have a neighbourhood full of hairballs. Gotta love the citrus shorts—looks like Maydoes.
  90. 90. Finally. <3
  91. 91. Dammit Stephanie, stop. Oh my fucking hell. Im going to have to put a disclaimer on myself-sim download.
  92. 92. Meanwhile, Eyulf uses his sly moves and fancy underwear to convince May to move inwith them.
  93. 93. I make sure to update the house a bit, because theyre going to need the room, eventually.We have two Family sims in the house now, theyre going to be spawning like crazy.
  94. 94. May is a Knowledge sim, however, so I guess we dont have to worry over much abouthaving like, thirty sims on the lot under the Teen age group.
  95. 95. Theres nothing much to do during these short, cold days but be around each otherindoors, and they take full advantage of this fact.
  96. 96. And theres our love hearts. This is why I wanted them to have three bolters!
  97. 97. Immediately on the heels of this, May takes the plunge and asks her man to marry her.Smart lady!May, I love you a lot. Never leave me. Youre so wonderful.
  98. 98. I think we can all tell what the answer was.
  99. 99. Saturday evening rolls around, and Agnar is up first, taking full advantage of that weddingarch thats been passed around lately.
  100. 100. As you can see, most of the town is in attendance, but... otherwise occupied.Seriously, you guys, can you put down the damn fishing rods for a couple of hours so thatthese guys can get married with an audience? Is that too much to ask?
  101. 101. May is also prepared, ready to step up to the altar next.
  102. 102. Next up is Eyulf and May.
  103. 103. And boy is he thrilled to be here!
  104. 104. The vows are spoken...
  105. 105. Rhodora: What a lovely wedding.
  106. 106. And with that, Rhodora and May both become Mrs. Tornquist.Thats got to be an interesting bit of confusion at parties. And in crowds.
  107. 107. The happy couple proceeds to celebrate in the true Uncanny Valley fashion.
  108. 108. Yep.
  109. 109. Pretty sure I heard baby chimes downstairs, though. Family sims move fast, you guys.
  110. 110. May: My god, is that woman in her underwear?Rhodora: Good evenin.May: Good evening.
  111. 111. Rhodora: So, Im pretty sure Im pregnant.May: What, already? Dont you want to have some time just to yourselves?Rhodora: Why ever for? Ive been looking forward to children! Havent you?
  112. 112. May: Well, I suppose, but I was kind of wanting to wait a while. Settle in here, you know?Rhodora: Youre married now, darling. Face it; youve settled already.May: I still think Im going to wait a while.
  113. 113. Rhodora: You can wait as long as you like, it makes no difference to me. Im still eagerlyawaiting this little addition to the family.May: Are you even absolutely sure youre pregnant?Rhodora: Im a Family Sim, dear. We know.Phones ringing, you guys.
  114. 114. May: Hello, Tornquist residence?Rhodora: I cant wait for spring. Do you think I could plant a little flower garden?Angar: I dont see why not?What, not going to give your Dear Husband the good news yet? Im sure hed be thrilled.
  115. 115. Rhodora: Ooog. Morning sickness?Eyulf: Yikes. I cant be around you if youre going to vomit, sorry. I dont deal with it well.Well, I guess we know where hes going to be.
  116. 116. What was that noi--WHAT?
  117. 117. WHAT?!
  118. 118. Eyulf: Agnar! May! Someone! HELP!NO, WAIT. Oh crap, I didnt want this to—oh fuck.
  120. 120. Well. Uh. Well, fuck.I did not expect that to happen.Uh, I was really expecting Ibrahim to go first? This was a total surprise.
  121. 121. May: Eyulf? Honey? Were you calling me?
  122. 122. May: Hm...
  123. 123. May: Eyulf?
  124. 124. Agnar: Was there a commotion just now? I could have sworn there was a commotion.May: ...Kinda?
  125. 125. May: My husband just got abducted by aliens. 8D 8DYou know, most people wouldnt be that thrilled about that fact. Man, we Knowledgeaspirations are a weird set.
  126. 126. May: Oh, youre getting up?Agnar: A farmers life starts early. Are you going to be up?May: For a little while, yeah.
  127. 127. Agnar: Is Eyulf still sleeping in?May: Oh, Im sure hes around here somewhere. Hell turn up....May, you sly fox.
  128. 128. True to form, Agnar hops outside to take care of their little garden before the sun rises.
  129. 129. As such, hes around for when his twin finally “turns up”.
  130. 130. What, no flowers or anything you guys? Just kick him out on his face?
  131. 131. Eyulf: Oh, I think I hurt myself.
  132. 132. Agnar: What is that thing!May: Alien spacecraft.
  133. 133. Eyulf: What? AAAGH!
  134. 134. Agnar & May: SO LOUD!Eyulf: /whimper
  135. 135. May: My husband was abducted by aliens!Oh now youre reacting?May: Why didnt they take me?....Never mind.
  136. 136. Agnar: My brother was abducted by aliens! Who will be next?Yes, fear for your personal integrity, my little sims. One day. One day.
  137. 137. Once the initial shock wears off, Eyulf doesnt seem so upset. Guess who forgot that shegave him Knowledge as a secondary?
  138. 138. May: So. Aliens.Eyulf: Aliens.Ill leave the obvious History Channel joke for someone else to make.
  139. 139. May: I hope youre feeling okay.Eyulf: Just a bit queasy is all.Its probably just the near-light-speed travel. Not like theres an alien foetus growing behindyour navel./trollface
  140. 140. Stepping back for a moment to show you my pathetic fail: this? This is not Rhodora. This isher face twin, who I forgot I stuck in the game before her.Go ahead, point and laugh. I would.
  141. 141. Life resumes its normal pace.
  142. 142. Eyulf: Do you think you can love me, even if Im pregnant?
  143. 143. May: Of course I can, silly goose.Aww. <3
  144. 144. Rhodora: Hello Tornquist residence? Oh, its you! How are you then?Why havent you popped yet? Are you still before 25 hours? Hm....
  145. 145. The boys are taking the news fairly well. Agnar keeps walking around smiling. Hes noteven the one whos pregnant in his relationship, I mean really. And Eyulf? Well, heskeeping busy. Bit more tired than usual. Lately hes just trying to keep food down and hismood up. Selling paintings helps.
  146. 146. Rhodora: Did I tell you the news? Were pregnant! ...Oh, I already told you?Is there anyone in the neighbourhood you havent told?
  147. 147. Theres another painting done. Hes getting quite good at this, really. I expect hell beselling Masterpieces soon.
  148. 148. The last crop of vegetables was a rousing success. Sadly, theres no real time to stop anytime soon, since theyre eventually going to have to provide for everyone who cantmanage on their own.
  149. 149. Oh, whats this? I think thats a foregone conclusion at this point, darling.
  150. 150. You cant quite tell under that massive turtleneck sweater, but theres a bump under there.I seriously cant wait, even though its going to mean two babies and two toddlers underone roof. Im sure I can soldier through, theres four grown ups here. They can work inshifts.
  151. 151. I think this is as good a note to leave on as were going to get. Besides, its Sunday night,and you know what happens then.Next up is Stephanie Clay, all out on her lonesome. Lets go see how shes faring next.Happy simming, all.