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Idiot Control Now
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I only sim free
D was soooo offended by my stating that the K-ON girls were less mature than the Free boys, so I told him I would install Sims 3 on my new computer, make a house of Free boys and a house of K-ON girls (plus Gou), then take my hands off and see how they got on.

At first, putting them all together was like watching a seventh grade dance. They'd all just sort of stand around. Not much talking. Mio or Azusa would start playing the guitar, and everyone would just watch or dance awkwardly.

As D predicted, Rei and Azusa were into each other, although when I wasn't looking, she got herself a townie boyfriend, so I had to break that up. In the meantime, she kept sending Rei love letters and presents. D was so happy, though: "They'd have beautiful dark-haired OCD type 2 babies."

I gave all the boys the "Athletic" and "Loves to Swim" traits and built them a pool at their house, so if you don't give them something to do, they'll work out or want to swim. This is important, because Rin had maxed out his Athletic skill and worked out like it was his job, but then somehow got fat, including a negative Moodlet that was set to last two days. I was like, wtf, then I remembered he'd been abducted by aliens, and he ended up having an alien rape baby. I've been playing this game for years, and that's the first time I've ever gotten pregnant from an alien abduction. When given the choice to raise it or send it back to its homeland, I sent it back.

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Does he look like he has the first clue how to raise an alien baby?

I did wonder if it was because they were eating too many carbs, though. I'd forgotten how carb-heavy all the low-skill cooking recipes are. Haru does most of the cooking, but their fridge is full of pancakes, waffles, and mac and cheese. Guys, maybe don't let Nagisa do all the shopping, okay?

(Oh, I gave all the boys their Future Fish jobs, because I'm a dork like that.)

Despite the seventh grade awkwardness, the girls do call the boys a lot and ask them out. Both Mugi and Ritsu asked Momo out, then they both stood him up. This game is making me feel sorry for stupid Momo!

Gou hedged her bets by showing interest in both Mako and Haru. Haru, surprisingly, was into her. Okay then!

My favorite thing might be that as a firefighter, Mako can use that to pick up girls. One of the flirt options is literally to say, "I'm a firefighter!" Dude, you've only fought like one fire, though. You basically just hang out at the station watching TV.

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: try--colbie caillat

6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: September 16th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

What, Haru has been cooking something other than mackerel? Is that even possible, or did the alien who got Rin pregnant do something to Haru, too? Of course, I don't think they have mackerel in Sims 3. They have tons of other fish to catch, but I don't remember mackerel... Poor Haru, living in a world without mackerel. (Speaking of Haru, do you have Island Paradise? I'd bet he'd love becoming a merman!)

And now I kinda want to make Firefighter!Mako, but I'm on a Sims 2 kick at the moment that I don't want to stop.

Edited at 2014-09-16 05:16 pm (UTC)
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 17th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


I know, there's no mackerel! Once his skill was high enough he did start making fish and chips and sushi with all the fish he's been catching. I do have Island Paradise, so maybe we'll make a merman out of him yet.

I played the heck out of Sims 2 back in the day. There are a lot of things I like about 3, but there were some really good things in 2 that I miss. (2 was where you could play piano or drums, too, right? I hate that it's just guitar now.)
heavenly_pearl From: heavenly_pearl Date: September 17th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Merman Haru has to happen! (Although playing merpeople is a bit of a pain. They're always needing to go swim in the ocean...but again, Haru certainly wouldn't mind that!)

Sims 3 has drums and piano, too, although it wasn't in the base game. They came with one of the expansions...Late Night, I think? *looks up* Yeah, it was Late Night. You can even form a band and play gigs (that would be perfect for the K-ON girls), although I never really found out how that worked. The one band I did form never got any offers for gigs. Sims 3 doesn't have a violin, though, which sucks. I loved the violin from 2! (I think there may be one for sale at the Store, though.)

But, yeah, there are plus and minuses to both games. I love them both, but I've been playing 3 pretty much exclusively for the past couple of years, so it's kinda nice to go back to 2 for a change and fall in love all over again. Plus, there's a LOT less lagging and freezing in 2, which is the main thing I dislike about 3.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 17th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha, I don't have Late Night. That explains it.

Yeah, 3 is really laggy and buggy. I've tried doing the dive sites, but it keeps sending me back up to land. I read the forums and saw different solutions people tried, but honestly, you shouldn't have to work around stuff that the expansion was designed to do. I don't know how they put these out with so many problems. That's one reason I'm in no hurry to get 4.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: September 18th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to think my hypothetical also had a hand in germinating this experiment. Surely you're busy intervening in order to get Gou and Nagisa together?

What do Gou and the K-On Girls talk about? Music and muscles?

mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 18th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I told D I wouldn't interfere and just see who liked who. I only interfered when Gou tried to ask out Rin--since I set them up in separate houses, I couldn't make them related. I was like, "No. Stop that. NO." Gou and Nagisa are best friends, that's it. She was chatting online with him and started banging her head on the keyboard, which seemed about right.
6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence