To recap, at this point in the challenge Coreopsis needs to make it to the top of the Rock Star career, then have one child out of wedlock, which she has to raise alone. The biggest problem I faced was a population issue: all of the eligible men in the town were either Alphabettis or vampires. Seriously, there was some kind of vampire plague going around.
The problem with vampires is that they’re just so darned fragile. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The three contenders were:
1. Ethan Parrot: odd dresser, band-mate, best friend. I’m not a big fan of his trout pout, but he lives right next door, which is convenient.
2. Evan Farmer: the mystery man that I couldn’t find for the longest time. Suffers from a tragic case of Sim Pattern Baldness.
3. Tyron Culvert. I don’t know anything about him, but I hate that hair style.
4. Benjamin Schmidt. Benjamin is married, doesn’t seem to like Coreopsis, and apparently lives in a ramshackle pool house. (??)
5. Zac Whipsnake. That’s right: this guy’s name is Zac Effing Whipsnake.
I ruled out Benjamin in short order. They just didn’t click.
My next choice OBVIOUSLY was Zac Whipsnake. Because duh.
OH CRAP. No no no – go get something to eat, dude!
Phew! Crisis averted!
ARRRRRGH. He literally set his juice drink on the ground before dying of starvation. WHY.
Next I tried Mr. Male Pattern Baldness. I sent Coreopsis over to his house to say hello. They chatted outside for literally two minutes and then…
I was slightly consoled when Death stuck around afterward to ask for Coreopsis’ autograph.
Then they had a brief chat. Did you know? Death’s favorite color is black.
Oh, and in bird news, I named the falcon Stabby.
“Whatta YOU lookin’ at?”
And I think we can all agree… this is one dead parrot. He’s not pining.
Back to the action. I gave up and sent Coreopsis next door to hit on Ethan Parrot.
(Aren’t vampires supposed to have great taste in clothes?)
As I started queueing up Romantic interactions, I discovered two things: 1) Ethan Parrot was hungry, and 2) somewhere along the line he had gotten married. And his wife, Mara, was… not thrilled about recent events.
I broke off contact and waited for Ethan to go fetch himself something to eat.
And distracted Coreopsis by holding a conversation with Mara.
This was bumming me out too much. And it was going to be awkward, getting Coreopsis knocked up with Ethan’s estranged ex-wife hanging around the house. Plus it was time for Coreopsis to go to work. So we bailed.
Hooray! She hit the top of her career, which was also her Lifetime Wish!
Next step: Mommyville!
“Come on over! I’m a pop star now! It’s awesome!”
Why is he dressed like a plumber? I don’t know what’s up with that. Sim YMCA Dancer?
Luckily I was able to get him something to eat.
Then he peed his pants. In the bathroom.
Okay. He’s all cleaned up. And now it’s “Go Time!”
I have some qualms about his sleepwear. But whatever! It’s time to…
MOM OMG GTFO.
Hey dude, I wouldn’t strut it too much if I was wearing a belted shirt, short pants, and loafers without socks. Just FYI.