Nostromo spends all her free time learning the drums while her dog watches.
Well, I don’t know if “watches” is the right word. “Stares piercingly.”
A little while back I was having lunch with a Sims-playing friend. I bemoaned my complete lack of interest in building houses and she was all “I NOTICED” and it’s true, I have very little patience for architecture-ish sorts of things.
She on the other hand spends most of her time building houses. (There is another contingent of players who spend most of their time creating Sims. Three completely different, and completely valid, methods of play. I love it!)
Long story short, she uploaded her latest creation to the Exchange, and I moved Nostromo and August in there together. Just look at that adorable bathroom.
If any of you have either homes or Sims to share, upload them to the Exchange and send me the link.
Winter had turned to spring by this time. Nostromo visited the fairgrounds and ordered lunch.
She chose onion rings, which she proceeded to eat with a fork. Which, yeah, okay…
But let’s get to drummin’! She had a wish to earn money by playing the drums for tips. Good luck with that, kid. I sent her to the central plaza where she played all night…
And well into the morning. But not a single tip was to be had.
While she chatted with a stranger at about half past noon, a deer bounded past. Because that is a totally normal thing that happens all the time.
The next day was Love Day (the game’s version of Valentine’s Day). Romantic interactions have a better chance of succeeding on Love Day, which is why I was stoked when Nostromo was invited to a house party.
She met a man with the unlikely name of Max Sparks. They hit it off right away.
They ended up making out in the bathroom.
He gave her a lovely bouquet of flowers.
Then he got super exhausted and had to go upstairs and go to bed, even though it was only about 8:15PM. But he looked so pitiful about it that I had to let him go.
When we got back home, I pulled the flowers out of Nostromo’s inventory and set them on the dining room table.
I discovered that Nostromo has the ability to repair broken objects with her crazy alien mental powers.
The next day, I had her invite Max Sparks over. He showed up wearing a t-shirt, riding pants, and hiking boots. And about two minutes after he showed up, he had to run off to some other pressing engagement. So that was a bust.
But mostly… it was all about the drumming.
It’s just as annoying as a real-world person practicing.