Zardoz’s next wish surprised me, since he’s a Kleptomaniac: he wanted to become a cop.
Whatever you say, Officer Fussypants.
(“Cop” turned out to be a useful career for a Klepto. He brought home all kinds of things he stole while on the job.)
His next wish after that was to “Buy music box.”
Dang, those things are creepy!
I got a game update which gives you the option to switch any light bulb to Black Light, or to any color light you want. Neat!
Let’s just stick with the regular light bulbs for now.
Desperate to see a Sim get killed by a falling meteor, I had Matthew and Yeardley spend all their time looking through the telescopes. To no avail.
Zuzu grew up and moved out.
Zaphod grew up, into a very unfortunate hair style and outfit.
Goodbye, Male Pattern Baldness/Duck-Wearing Guy!
Zardoz wanted to meet new people. Here, he’s telling a complete stranger how much he loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
And she’s all, “Dude, seriously, but have you tried egg rolls? They are the best!”
I am torn on this debate, myself.
Back at home, Matthew finally died of natural causes. What a jerk!
Okay, if you’ve been reading for a while, you know how much trouble I have A) fulfilling my Sims’ Lifetime Wishes, and B) getting a snapshot of their wish being fulfilled.
Zardoz was getting close – he just had to max out Logic. Once that little blue gauge fills up, he’s done.
So I plunked him down on the couch with a Logic book and sat there, minute after minute, my finger resting lightly on the C key to get a snapshot. (One of the challenges is that you can’t pause the game – because the “Lifetime Wish Fulfilled” animation keeps running even when the game is paused.)
Closer… closer… closer… OH MY GOD GET OUT OF THE WAYYYY!!!
I like to think Zaphod is giving the housekeeper a dirty look on my behalf.
That’s where I was going to leave it for the week. But then I bought myself the Late Night expansion pack as an early Christmas present! Late Night comes with a brand new city, a Manhattan-style urban center.
I packed up Yeardley and Zardoz* and moved them to the city. To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky-hi-hiiiiiigh.
Zardoz’s first elevator ride! He seems apprehensive.
As well he might be. You gotta hop to it when those doors open, man! Don’t dawdle! YOU’RE IN THE CITY NOW.
Their apartment, described as a “Loft” in the game menu, proved to be smaller than I thought it would be. Also, more diagonal.
Bridgeport even has pigeons! (I tried clicking on them. You can’t interact. Which is too bad, because I was hoping to feed them. And maybe to see a Sim get pecked to death. Is that so much to ask?)
One of the new features of Late Night is the Celebrity system. Zardoz spotted a minor celebrity (only one out of five stars) on his way into the gym.
He managed to ingratiate himself enough to her that she agreed to let him train her.
“Training” in the world of Sims consists mainly of yelling at the other person, while doing that gorilla hunch-with-the-fists-OH-YEAH-RIGHT-ON move. (Maybe it does in real life, too. I wouldn’t know.)
Just look at the view out the windows! I am smitten with this city.
When he got hungry, Zardoz went downstairs to street level and ordered from a food truck.
Sitting across from him at the table was a five-star celebrity! Her name is Lola Bale, and gosh, I wish this town was better-lit.
Zardoz asked for her autograph. I don’t know how she signed it in the dark.
Then he chatted her up about sports.
And even got around to asking if she was single! (She is!) He was completely star-struck. She seemed to take a liking to him.
Then he went home, and reality returned.
At least I didn’t make him share a bed with his mom.
* Go to Edit Town and save a copy of your Sims to the Family Bin. Their inventories, wishes, skills, and even Family Inventory will be saved. Then you can go to the new city, Edit Town, and place them in the town.