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    Sims Sunday: Treading Water

    This week in Simming was pretty painful. For one thing, I felt like the game was on hold until some of the kids grew up (and I could make more). For another thing, it kept crashing, so I had to keep going back to the last save point and playing forward from there. It got so bad that I started saving every 12 Sim hours, at noon and midnight.

    This morning I had a lightbulb moment, and updated Origin. I was then able to play for several hours without a crash. Coincidence? Hard to say.

    Anyway! I started the week by hiring a butler to help out around the house.

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    I also learned that you have to keep up your relationship with the butler, or they may quit. I did not know this before. Which might explain why every time I’ve hired a butler in the past, one day they just… weren’t around any longer. Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: Welcome to Babyville

    To recap, the challenge this time around is to keep having babies until you get one with the same hair and eye genetics as the mother. We’re looking for aqua hair and salmon orange eyes.

    The first-born son Cobra failed out.

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    Denise and Butters tried again, and this time had triplets. OH SO MUCH CRYING. Continue reading…

    Another Reason Why I’m A Fan Of The Sims Games

    “If a girl wants to see herself represented in video games, she better get used to the idea of being the prize at the bottom of the cereal box.” – Nerds And Male Privilege


    Sims Sunday: Babies!

    A scandalous lack of playing time this week, due to the holiday. And I didn’t even think to give my Sims a Thanksgiving by having them roast a turkey!

    Here’s a shot of Denise’s eye color.

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    Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: About Face

    Drum roll please! The baby turned out to be… a horse, and a carbon copy of his father.

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    He’s cute enough I guess. I decided to name him “Skeeter,” because doesn’t that seem like the name that a guy in Butters’ outfit would choose? Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: Bad Kitty!

    Last week I dreamed that I was playing Sims 3, and I adopted the black unicorn into the family, and I named it Zanzibar. (100% true.) Obviously that became the first thing on my playing agenda in real life.

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    When you ride a unicorn, sparkles trail out behind you. And when unicorns eat or drink, a rainbow happens. Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: Jumping Doom

    It’s a good thing that Sims in this game are better at taking care of themselves than they were in Sims 2. Otherwise I’m sure I would have had a death by now, because I completely neglected my people Sims in favor of the horsie Sims this week.

    Before we begin, my nomination for the Worst Townie Outfit:

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    And on a vampire, too! You would think the immortal would know better than to wear a sweater like… that. Even Bacon seems to be taken aback. Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: OMGPONIES!!!

    You guys, the Pets expansion pack is AMAZING. I played for six hours this weekend, and only barely scratched the surface of everything it offers. WOW.

    Before I got the expansion, I played with Butters for a while. When he grew into a teen, I was put in mind of the South Park episode where the “real” Butters proves to be goth-proof. I was always a little disappointed that Butters didn’t go goth, and I decided that this was my chance.

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    (The shirt is ironic. Obviously.) Continue reading…

    Sims Sunday: Adventure Frustrations

    I spent this week almost exclusively exploring the Great Pyramid in Egypt. That tomb is huge! Hours and hours and hours spent solving all the nutty little puzzles.


    I wish the puzzles were more challenging and less “move all the things until something happens.” Oh well. At this point I’m . . . → Read More: Sims Sunday: Adventure Frustrations

    Sims Sunday: Kaboom!

    I sent Alec back to China, where his assignment was to spar with one particular person at the Martial Arts Academy. He had only just arrived when we received notice that another meteor was heading in! This time I was able to catch it on video. (Click here if you don’t see it below.)

    That is one bad-luck martial arts academy! I’m having way too much fun to rebuild it. I wonder if another meteor will destroy the building? Continue reading…