Summer ended and fall began. It was time for leaves to turn colors, and Sims to plan out their fall party costumes. I picked something out for Logan, then sent him to the festival grounds to show it off.
AHAHAHHA. I’m not sure which is funnier; the costume, or his outraged expression.
Now get in that haunted house, Mr. Hot Dog! Right now!
Later he even won an apple-bobbing contest.
But to my surprise, when he was invited to a costume party the next day, he changed himself into this EMT outfit instead.
It turned out to be a good choice, though. Turns out there were already three other people dressed as hot dogs.
As you’ll recall last week, we left Logan smooching with his new girlfriend Emma Perry. But here’s the thing… It soon became clear that he wasn’t as into her as she was into him.
He rarely thought about her when she wasn’t around. Meanwhile she was going over the top, giving him bouquet after bouquet of flowers, one right after the next. (Seriously, lady; stop it with the flowers!)
However, the next time he visited the festival grounds, he ran into a fellow with great chemistry.
That’s Jayden James rocking the Wolverine sideburns. And I love that he’s apparently saying, “Oh hi, you’re the guy with the hot dog costume.”
It didn’t take long before they were making out, right there by the apple-bobbing tank.
When he finally returned home, Logan had about 30 Jayden-related wishes in a row. For example, to write Jayden a love letter.
Hah! His lovesick expression is just nauseating, isn’t it?
Later that day, he invited Jayden over. While they talked outside in the snow, Logan was thinking about matrimony.
I was too. And I had picked out the perfect place for Logan to propose: a wonderfully scenic old collection of ruins near the stadium.
They had romantic action after romantic action, but the option to propose marriage never popped up.
That was when I had a terrible realization… we were going to have to break up with Emma, first. The thought filled me with dread.
I’ve never had to make my Sim break up with someone. In the past, my Sims have always broken up with each other. If you leave them alone for very long, and they aren’t getting along, eventually they will fight enough that they will break up.
But since Emma and Logan hadn’t seen each other since Logan had started seeing Jayden, Logan and Emma’s relationship had never had a chance to die an honorable death.
(By the way, in The Sims 3 you can’t break up with someone via text or email or over the phone. Like the coward that I am, I checked.)
You guys, I know – FOR A FACT – that these are not real people. I KNOW THIS. But I have to tell you, I literally felt nauseous with dread as I clicked to have Logan invite Emma over to his house.
Yeah, well… I guess that’s fair. I’d feel stabby too, under the circumstances.
Worse, I had to invite her over twice. The first time, for some reason, she turned around and left before Logan could finish inviting her inside. Which is why, when she showed up the second time, I had him pounce on that action and break up with her first thing.
Of course, this meant that he broke up with her on the SIDEWALK, like he couldn’t even do the decent thing and invite her inside first.
I felt really, REALLY rotten about the whole thing.
And then, to make matters worse, when he went back to Jayden, Jayden was mad at him, too!
“I hate you, hot dog man!”
Gossip travels fast in SimWorld. I guess Jayden hadn’t realized before that Logan actually had a girlfriend? I don’t know, but it was horrible. SO HORRIBLE.
I tried inviting Jayden over to Logan’s house, thinking that maybe the cold weather had made him cranky.
Nooooooo! Jayden, don’t be mad! Stuff happens! But you’re the one he really loves! He broke up with her once he realized! DON’T BE LIKE THIS.
For the record, telling an angry person to “Calm Down” doesn’t work any better in Sims 3 than it does in real life.
I was despondent by this point. I sent Jayden home, hoping that some time apart would cool him off. You never know, sometimes they get these negative moodlets, and if you give it 24 hours they go away.
In the meantime, Logan built snowmen. In the dark. By himself.
“With his stovepipe hat and his button nose and his eyes made out of JAYDEN WHY WON’T YOU LOVE MEEEEEE!!!”
We also decorated his house for the Snowflake Festival. So pretty! And yet so sad.
The next day I decided it was time to suck it up and march Logan over to Jayden’s house. (I planned it that way on purpose. It seems like Sims are often in a better mood in their own homes.)
We started with a little light flirting…
He was forgiven! I literally clapped.
Quick before Jayden could change his mind, I sent them back to the ruins together. The snow was still falling in an extremely romantic fashion.
Logan popped the question.
And Jayden said yes!
By this time, Logan was quite chilled, and I was sure Jayden was, too. But how best to warm them up?
Okay, well, I could do without the capri pants.
His puka shell necklace has got to go, too. But would you LOOK at Logan’s shmoopy face? Aww. TRUE WUV.