Drum roll please! The baby turned out to be… a horse, and a carbon copy of his father.
He’s cute enough I guess. I decided to name him “Skeeter,” because doesn’t that seem like the name that a guy in Butters’ outfit would choose?
Foals are adorable, but super annoying. If they get more than 20 feet away from their mother, both parties get a strong negative moodlet. Which wouldn’t be so bad, except that the idiots are constantly wandering away from each other.
As long as I’m bitching about my imaginary computer unicorn, I will say that either her “Quiet” trait is broken, or I wouldn’t want to meet a “Noisy” one.
Speaking of bad animals, everyone is apparently getting used to being hissed at by Bad Kitty. (Who I renamed “Princess.”)
“I don’t know. Who cares. Whatever.”
A raccoon wandered past one night. I instructed Butters to go out and try to pet it.
Interesting fact: in the Sims world, apparently there is no such thing as a rabies shot.
The raccoon hung out for a while, lured in by a big bowl of cat food that had been left outside for Princess.
Which amused me, because the exact same thing happened to me in real life a few weeks ago.
I’ll just tell you that I got so far with Butters and the maid, but then I changed my mind and kicked her out. After I had married them, I ran across a new challenge that piqued my interest. But you have to create a Sim from scratch for it, which meant that the maid wouldn’t work.
First, I had to make room. I kicked out Alec and Felicia, and sent them away with Gaucho. Alec literally rode off into the sunset.
Next, I created my Sim. The challenge is to give them a custom hair and eye color, and preserve those genetics through ten generations. (More on that later.)
I gave her aqua hair and some nice salmon-y orange eyes. Which I neglected to photograph.
The challenge also suggests that you give each generation a crazy-ass outfit. Obviously my mind went to that horrible sweater with the kitty. From there, it was a done deal.
Next, I cheated. Not the little cheats and tweaks that I sometimes use. But big ol’ capital-C Cheated. I merged her into the household, dragged up their relationship bar with a few clicks of the mouse, and married them right on the spot.
What can I say? I was in a hurry to get going.
Also, please note that in the background of that picture, Princess is asleep on the furniture. (Bad kitty!) And dreaming of fishies. (Adorable!)
Skeeter grew up into a stallion who looked exactly like Gaucho. Even down to that funny white seam on his chest.
As the son of a unicorn, he came out of the womb with maximum Jumping and Racing skill. Even untrained, he earned the family §11,000 at sale.
It turns out that even though Princess is super mean, she still gets lonely. But few people will have anything to do with her. Zanzibar gets lonely too, sometimes, now that her foal is gone.
It’s a match made in hilarity! Here is a picture of the kitty and the unicorn having a conversation.
“I hate guinea pigs.”
“I hate leaves.”
Later, Denise (who has the Animal Lover trait) tried to brush Princess. In response, she received the traditional welcome to the family.
That night, Butters was invited to a party. For some reason, Denise didn’t go. Heck of a honeymoon.
Butters overstayed his welcome while playing the guitar poorly in the host’s bedroom.
It didn’t go over well.
Denise got a better reception from Skeeter.
The next day I decided to have a bit of fun with Zanzibar. First I set her up for a nice beauty shot.
Next, we teleported downtown. (Unicorns can teleport, or didn’t you know?)
And finally, I had her SET FIRE TO THE MUSEUM. (Unicorns can set fire to things. It’s pretty kewl.)
We watched with satisfaction as Sims came running from all over town to stand in front of the fire and do their little panic dance.
Eventually someone showed up with a fire extinguisher and put it out. But ErinLindsey was right – where’s the fire department when you need them?
Back at home, Butters and Denise had a successful (if boring) pregnancy. She went into labor in the bathroom.
Welcome to the world, little bathroom baby! I named him Cobra.
It’s still too early to tell whose hair and eyes he will get. That has to wait until he ages to toddler, and it’s strictly NO CHEATING on that count.
If he doesn’t have the right traits, they will have to have another baby. And keep having them until they get it right!