With the new Showtime expansion pack came a new town, Starlight Shores, modeled after Hollywood. I had grown bored with Appaloosa Plains, and the giant house that I never bothered to finish. So I packed up the Alphabettis and moved them to the nicest mansion in the new town!
Isn’t it gorgeous? Although like all EA-made properties, it has some questionable design choices. (I’m not sure what’s going on with the kitchen counter situation, for example.) It has a beautiful view off the back patio, though, which is the setting I chose for Dallas to propose to Splutz.
And this gorgeous view! I set it all up for a sunset wedding. My timing was meticulous.
But someone got stuck, and then they all complained, and what with one thing and another, they didn’t get married until after dark. Sigh.
Please note: Splutz is wearing her very best formal overalls!
Shortly after the ceremony ended, the proud new mother-in-law peed herself literally only inches away from the toilet.
So close, and yet so far.
Our little Eldritch grew up into a child who was (promisingly) less cute than she was as a toddler. I notice her mother’s facial features starting to creep in.
And what is the deal with that ashen pallor?
Meanwhile, Dallas is out making friends so that he can progress in the Political career. Except that when he met this lady, he was smitten. Naughty Dallas! He wanted to ask her what her horoscope sign was, so I let him.
Then I realized that I had forgotten something!
Well no wonder. I took the nearest excuse to send him into Create-A-Sim and added a wedding band.
That should do it. (Right?)
While I was there, I started browsing all the new outfits that came with Showtime. LOOK WHAT I FOUND in the “Sleepwear” section.
It even has a little bunny tail in back! I am speechless.
Later this week, I played host to my first traveling Sim. One of the big features of the Showtime expansion pack is that you can send your Sims into other people’s games, and host them in your game.
All they can do is perform their little routine, though. No opportunities for chatting or mixing genetic material. Pity!
Coriander the Catastrophic appeared, sporting a top hat, and ready to make with the magic!
His show didn’t go very well. Here, he’s botching his third trick in a row.
I had Splutz request the “swords through the box with a person inside” trick, hoping that it would go badly. And it did! And Coriander made this face of horror, which amused me no end.
I was pretty disappointed when the dude chosen from the audience to stand inside the box didn’t actually get killed, though. Oh well.
Later that night, Splutz gave birth to the next Alphabetti in the hallway.
Welcome, baby boy Engelbert! I didn’t have the patience to wait, so I aged him up immediately.
DAMMIT HE’S ADORABLE. I guess Eldritch is going to be the heir.
Now that she wasn’t pregnant, Splutz could start her new profession!
MIME. Because what could go better with her overall aesthetic than mime-ery? Here she’s botching the “invisible box” trick.
After her terrible routine, I sent her to the gym. I’m hoping to get her to Level 2 in Mime this week, so that I can send her out to other players!
We ran into a man described as a “tourist.” Does this mean that people can now independently visit your town from the other worlds? Because that’s neat!
Too bad she can’t have an affair with him. Way too handsome. Give me a super-ugly guy; then we’ll talk.