First, happy Easter everyone!
I had a very strange session of gameplay this morning. Right off the bat, Makoto jumped into the tub and started horsing around. I’ve never seen an adult play in the bathtub before. Here he is doing that SCUBA diver/60′s dance move thing:
A little bit later, Ernesto spontaneously brought toddler Garamond a bottle. And in order to do so, he had to walk all the way inside, then all the way back outside. And he actually handed it to her, instead of throwing it on the ground and walking away. (Like he always did with his own kids.)
One afternoon, I sent Makoto out to greet Clementine Alphabetti as she walked past on the sidewalk. Clementine is Makoto’s husband’s… wait, sorry, I’m laughing as I try to puzzle out the genealogy. Clementine’s brother Connor is Ernesto’s grandfather. I think that makes Clementine Makoto’s great-aunt-in-law. (??)
Anyway, Makoto greeted Clementine, who promptly flopped on the lawn and had an Aspiration Failure fit. She’s a Family Sim (as you can see from her red error bubble graphic), and she just met her own great-nephew-in-law, and she’s in Family aspiration failure? You can see Makoto twirling his finger around his ear in the universal sign for “looney tunes.”
(Wait… is “great nephew” an actual term? There must be, right? We have “great aunt” and “great uncle,” after all.)
Ernesto developed a powerful want for a new piano. I decided to replace the sad, empty birdcage in the living room. I’ve gotten tired of trying to keep parrots alive.
Re: piano: ITSH A TRAP. They all love it so much that they will play until they collapse from exhaustion. And every other Sim in the house comes running to watch them play. Nothing ever gets done in this house now that the piano is here. I’m going to have to delete it, if only to save my own sanity.
Speaking of traps, and the identification of same: I sent little Garamond upstairs to learn how to use the surgery training machine.
The next thing I knew, the action “Ask Makoto to give lesson” refused to be canceled out of her queue. I tried queuing up different actions, and I even sent Makoto up there to give her a lesson, but to no avail.
Not this again, I thought. I had an incident, back when Connor was a toddler, when he got stuck in a dog bed and eventually the Social Worker came to take him away before he starved, but she couldn’t get to him because he was stuck, so she stayed on the lot for ages and ages until I eventually gave up and exited without saving.
Having learned my lesson, as soon as I realized that Garamond was stuck, I exited without saving, and she was restored to non-stuck life.