Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Grahams: Round 6 / Cruel To Be Kind

When we last saw Sophie, she was in labor.  I left her in labor for an entire round.  But she had had an affair with my sim daughter's husband Elmer Cormier, so I felt justified in torturing her for a good looooonnnngggggggg  time.  Besides, she got a lighter sentence than Elmer, as I made sure he got eaten by a cow plant.



Okay, so now after all this time she is finally allowed to give birth.

But wait...  cross your legs a minute Sophie.  I have to put in the pictures of your family:

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Daniel Graham, 39, Adult Popularity, Occupation: Police Chief, LTW: Captain Hero

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Sophie (Fletcher) Graham, 44, Adult Pleasure, Occupation: Cult Leader, LTW: Woohoo with 20 Different Sims

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Havelock Graham, 10

Okay Sophie, now you can really have the bab.... 

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Babies!  I was surprised to see she was going to have twins.  This house is fairly small, but I figured with some rearranging I could get 2 cribs in it.  It would be pretty crowded, though.

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So here's the first baby, a girl...

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And then a second girl...

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And then, holy crap!  Four babies!  I forgot I had TwoJeffs Triplets and Quads hack in, but it has only ever has happened once before in the years I've had hack, and never in Apple Grove.  So, WOW! And I promise it was a totally random occurrence and nothing I had planned.

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Daniel is so excited about the babies.  There are two girls and two boys, so Sophie was finally able to get the girls she so desperately wanted to have.  Sophie handed off the last baby boy to Daniel.

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And then she headed down to the basement garage to make a phone call on the "special phone" she earned at work.

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Uh-oh, what is she up to?  It can't be good.

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Oh, I see she resurrected Elmer Cormier, but didn't pay the grim reaper anything at all, so he's a zombie.  Yuck, I don't like zombies.  The good news is that with Elmer alive again, I haven't broken a Prosperity rule.  I broke a cardinal Prosperity rule when I killed Elmer.  I had no intention of bringing him back, but for the creature bonus I need a zombie at some point.  Who better to be a zombie than Elmer?  Who better to live with a zombie than Sophie?  They wanted each other so badly, that I'm going to give them what they want... sort of.  Muhahahahaha!

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So then Sophie cast a spell on him...

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And now he's a wizard-zombie who's seeing an invisible bunny.  Yay, one less point for me.  I think he did that on purpose just to spite me for feeding him to a cow plant and then turning him into a zombie.  Some sims are just so sensitive.

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When Daniel finally came downstairs to find her and ask her for some help with the four babies, he found his rotten wife in the rotting arms of Elmer.  It was too much for him to take.  His heart was finally broken.

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Daniel really hated Elmer right then, but he didn't fight with him.  Maybe he's freaked out by zombies and afraid pieces of Elmer might come off in his hands.

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Instead he got in a fight with Sophie.  Since they both have maxed out body skills, they're fairly evenly matched.

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But unfortunately Daniel lost to Sophie despite all his law enforcement training.  I guess all that evil in her gives her an edge.

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He can hardly believe he is married to such a... such a... witch!

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Clearly, she was happy that their marriage was over.  She told Daniel she wanted him to take his Captain Hero-aspiring butt, and their three sons, and get out.  The girls would stay with her.

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And of course, Elmer would stay.  This was where Sophie and Elmer sealed their fates in the last round.  How are zombies able soak in the hot tub?  That can't be good for what's left of his skin.  Yuck.

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Daniel comes back every day and steals the newspaper, because that will really show them.

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It takes Elmer a really long time to make it to his carpool.  He still works in the Culinary career track.  I want to know what restaurant would hire a zombie.  I also want to know who would eat food served by a zombie.  Also, what is the hand-washing policy for zombies?  Do their hands actually get cleaner when they wash them, or do they just fall apart faster?  Sorry, these are the kind of questions that concern me.

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Sophie left the girls in the capable rotting hands of Elmer, while she flew to the Sorcery Shop to make some sales.

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Sophie's Sorcery Shop is a not-so-profitable business that sells crafted witchcraft items.  It takes a very long time to make the crafted items to sell, and then she never really has the reagents to do the fun spells. I think in the next round Sophie will try converting her shop into to some kind of venue with a ticket machine.

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See, Lime Jeffress is thinking he may never really have a use for Essence of Light or Dragon Scales.  The witches in the game never shop here.  They never have any money, and the evil witches just set things on fire.

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Speaking of fire, I can't remember if Sophie is using her magic for setting a fire or putting it out.  I'm going to guess since those are her trees, she's putting out the fire, LOL.

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Soon it came time for the girls to become toddlers, and Elmer is just looking thrilled to be the live-in nanny.  BTW, this twin is named Blair.

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And this is Airell who Sophie is trying to teach to fly.

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Elmer thinks Sophie's still got it, even though she's just a couple of years from becoming an elder.

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Yes, she actually sleeps with her zombie.  Yuck.  I guess that is how she keeps him as her personal slave.  The butler was getting too expensive, so it's good to have Elmer there for childcare and chores that she doesn't want to do.

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Airell is beginning to learn to levitate objects now.

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And Blair is learning repelling spells smells.  But that's really nothing remarkable.  I think all toddlers know how to do that.

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Finally, the girls are children.  On their birthday, Sophie invited over the headmaster for a porkchop dinner.

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I think it would be interesting if the headmaster contacted the authorities when he found that a home didn't have a suitable environment.

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Anyway, despite any misgivings Headmaster Terminal may have had about this family, he still approved the girls for private school.  I'm sure it helped that Sophie used to be the Minister of Education - or that she's currently a scary witch/cult leader.

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Here are some better pictures of the girls.  This is Airell again, and she's a Libra with
(5 neat - 9 outgoing - 4 lazy - 8 playful - 8 nice)

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And this is Blair.  She's a Gemini with (5 neat - 10 outgoing - 10 active - 5 playful - 4 mean).

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Sophie decided to paint her self-portrait while she's still young and beautiful, which won't be much longer.  And she is beautiful.  Mean and awful, but beautiful.

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But then she did let Daniel go, which is why the update is called Cruel To Be Kind.  In the long run, I think her meanness in driving Daniel away is going to be best for him.  She may have just a sliver of goodness in her after all.  He deserves a better life than she can give him, and hopefully he will find true happiness now.

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And as we leave Sophie Graham's house, we are left to wonder  what the future will hold for Sophie and the girls.  Will the girls ever get to know their father and brothers?  Will the girls follow in their mother's path and become witches?  And, can I put up with a disgusting zombie for the rest of Apple Grove's duration?

Scoring: +4 for adding the four babies to the neighborhood, -1 Elmer - social bunny.  The population of Apple Grove is currently 74, with a total population of 76.

11 comments:

Nonikk63 said...

Bunnies! bunnies!
It must be bunnies!! And what's with all the carrots?
What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
An awful lot of bunnies lately! :D

Very funny update! I think that the fact that Sophie annoys you, also makes for good inspiration. ;-)

Twoflower said...

Those bunnies are going to be my undoing! I'm losing so many points to them. It seems like the social meter runs out at about halfway now. I'm going to have to learn to watch them carefully.

Yes, Sophie is really good inspiration. This was one of my favorite updates to write with so much drama going on. ;)

Chammalia said...

Wauw, 4 babies, omg. that's a lot at once!
A pretty intense week at the Grahams though, lots of drama. I do think it's better for Daniel to get away from Sophie and I'm looking forward for an update to see how things work out for Daniel and the boys (:

SK said...

I still don't have a zombie in my 'hood either; their shambly walk bugs me. I'm glad Daniel got out, though; I think he'll be better off.

Also, Nonikk63 - Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes. They got them hoppy legs and twitchy noses!!! Buffylove. <3 Thanks for the laugh this morning. :)

jungfrun68 said...

HAhaha, your thoughts on zombie hygiene actually made me laugh out loud. You're just too funny! :D

SirenPrincess said...

This was a great update! So much excitement! Quads oh my! That seems so impossible. Triplets are hard enough in Sims 3. And then the social bunny, zombie, witch picture was just made of awesome. Divorce and lots of drama. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing.

Twoflower said...

Thanks so much, SirenPrincess! It was a very fun update to write. Sophie and Daniel were already opposites and quite distant, but then she had also cheated. Once the quads came along in that small house, it just made total sense that once she got the girls she wanted, she would be done with Daniel. The good thing about the breakup was that I didn't really have to deal with quads, but rather 2 sets of twins! ;)

Liz said...

Zombies are pretty gross... I killed mine off after 2 rounds, but it suits Sophie's story very well. She always been one of my favorite of your sims because she just has such personality. I love the sorcery shop, it's so appropriate. You know there are buyable reagents on MTS (by Nedar I think)? I'm excited to see how the girls grow up... If my sims have "nice" points they are good witches, "mean" points and they are evil witches so it looks like you may have one of each on your hands.

Twoflower said...

Thank you, Liz! :) I'm glad you like Sophie. I think I love/hate her. I haven't decided what Elmer's ultimate fate will be. If he wants to continue to live after Sophie is gone, he'll have to really step up and be useful.

That's a good idea about the nice points determining the alignment. I'm not exactly sure how the girls will turn out, but I'll be taking their personalities into consideration.

ciyrose said...

Quads...WOW.....I guess at least she got her girls. WOAH....he's back. That's an interesting twist, ooh...poor Daniel, although I think he'll be in better shape with the boys. Very fun...loved all the comments about zombies. I don't have one yet. Had the chance, but couldn't bring myself to do it.

Twoflower said...

Thank you! :) I'm not a fan of zombies, either. I probably won't have any other zombies in Apple Grove. I only brought Elmer back to torture him. ;)