We begin the week with Quinoa encountering a dish that Alexander cooked and left on the kitchen counter. According to the game, it is “Vegetarian Salmon.”
No, I don’t know what “Vegetarian Salmon” is.
Looks like Quinoa doesn’t know, either.
He got promoted to Lieutenant. Maybe he can use his newly-honed law enforcement skills to investigate the matter of “Vegetarian Salmon.” (Or maybe he can investigate who’s been messing with the stuff on his desk.)
There are a lot of ways for same-sex couples to get a baby in The Sims 3: in the past I have done adoption, having one partner switch genders, and getting a male Sim abducted and impregnated by aliens. This time I decided to go a new route and make a clone.
Once Quinoa had enough Lifetime Happiness Points, I used them to buy a Clone Voucher. You redeem the voucher at the science facility, and a clone of your Sim is automatically added to the household.
Everybody, meet Robin. Robin looks like maybe there was a glitch in the cloning mechanism? That white hair!
Quinoa seems to regret his decision. (Or maybe he just can’t bear the sight of someone wearing jean shorts and cowboy boots.)
Robin’s eyes are… unsettling.
I sent him home to meet his new other dad. Alexander stared at him silently for a looooong time.
“I hope you’re not a vegetarian.”
I sent them into Alexander’s office to sit down and have a nice talk.
Then Robin told Alexander a ghost story.
While Quinoa made himself a snow cone and made this face like, “I dare at you to cancel this action out of my queue.”
FINE, EAT A SNOW CONE FOR DINNER, SEE IF I CARE.
That night Quinoa grew up from a Young Adult to a Mature Adult and started having a mid-life crisis. While he was at work the next day, he had a mid-life crisis wish to “Be turned into a vampire.” (I assume because his partner and best friend is a vampire. That guy is a bad influence.)
I had to think about that one for a while. Vampires die so easily, and I would be sad if he died. Then again, we have our heir to the next generation, so I don’t NEED Quinoa at this point.
In the end I decided to honor his wish because I feel like my Sims and I are collaborating on a story, as opposed to me telling a story and just using them as puppets. I realize that is a completely insane thing to say. I’m starting to wonder if I have an empathy disorder, myself.
ANYWAY that night I invited his partner over to the house to ask him to be bitten.
Quinoa used the apparently-universal signal for “Please turn me into a vampire”: point at your wrist and look pitiful.
His partner was like, “Um, dude… Really?”
“Wait, is this gonna hurt?”
“Ow, this is gonna hurt!”
“Yep! That hurts!”
A special effect later, and the deed was done.
Then there was an awkward moment. What do you say after that?
“Well, see you at work tomorrow then, I guess.”
Here is a weird thing that happened. Alexander had a wish to “Have a baby.” I clicked on him like, “What the hell is going on?” I found him lying in the tub taking a bubble bath looking sad.
Aw, punkin! Well, okay… I’ll put that on the list for next week. I mean, how could you say “No” to that?
It took a few days for Quinoa’s transformation to become complete. Then on the same day as he left work he got promoted to the Forensics career track (as you can see from the lab coat) and transformed into a vampire (as you can tell by the pallor and the gleaming eyes). Then he came home and gave me this look!
You guys are killing me! I don’t know, take an aspirin or something. Geez.
Quinoa came home hungry. Vampires can drink a plasma juice pack from the fridge, but fresh is better. (Isn’t that always the way?) I had him ask Alexander if he could drink from him.
Alexander was like, “Dude, no.”
“I respect your lifestyle choice, but no way.”
I had them chat and flirt for a little while, and then Alexander gave in.