I decided that now that he’s a vampire, Quinoa’s outfit needed a little bit of updating. Don’t get me wrong, I love the grandpa sweaters and the tweedy-jacket-with-rumpled-shirt-and-no-tie, absent-minded-professor look. It’s adorable. I just didn’t feel like it was working for him in his current incarnation, you know?
I had him try on one of Alexander’s suits, just for fun.
Hah! So wrong.
In the end, I just made one small change: I put him in a plain black t-shirt, and I took off his glasses. (Everyone knows that vampires don’t need glasses.)
What vampires DO need is blood. In fact, you have to keep a close eye on their Hunger motive, because they can die of starvation quite easily.
Luckily for vampires, the fridge is always stocked with juice boxes of blood. They aren’t very filling, but they are quick and easy to eat.
A better way is to give your relationship with someone a quick boost…
And then drink from them.
You would probably not be surprised to learn that when a vampire feeds off you, you get the “Weakened” moodlet (or “buff“). But you might be surprised to learn that it is a positive moodlet. A pretty strong one, too: +20 for 22 hours.
This fact makes me smile every time I think about it.
Speaking of hunger, this happened:
No! Bad Alexander! Quinoa is not food! Not for eating.
I made good on last week’s promise and ordered up a new baby for Alexander. Hello, Rosemary!
Vampires sleep better with a coffin. They hover over the coffin, which is weird, but whatever. It replenishes their energy faster, and they wake up with a positive moodlet.
But it does make me a little sad to look over and see Alexander sleeping all alone now.
Not that anyone’s getting much sleep with the baby around.
Quinoa’s clone Robin grew up into a teen and I decided he was ready for a makeover, too. When I pick an outfit for a teen Sim, I try to think about what is the opposite of what their parents would wear. (Teens: so oppositional.)
In this case, Robin’s parents are both very fashionable and well-dressed. After playing around with outfits for a while, I chose this eminently-unfashionable get-up for him.
Double denim, a.k.a. the Canadian Tuxedo. And please to be noticing the flip-flops.
And the hair!
I don’t really have an explanation for why I chose this hairstyle, beyond “it called to me.”
Now that Robin is growing up, it’s time for Quinoa to have The Talk with his son. By which I mean, it’s time for Quinoa to “Confess to being a vampire.”
I can’t decide if Robin was angry to learn that his dad’s a vampire, or incredulous that his dad thought he hadn’t noticed. What with the drinking blood and the shining eyes and the tell-tale vampire neck tattoo.
Rosemary grew into a toddler. She looks… surprisingly menacing.