90 Finding a partner

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Last time Shaoran died, but he´s already back for a visit.

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Miles rolled the wish to sparr with someone, so…

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It takes a while.

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Beverly has an opportunity from work to give out flyers in the park. She meets this charming guy, who returns her attraction, doesn´t feel repelled by her after two seconds and is SINGLE!

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Go for the kill, Bev!

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And now he´s ours. Moved in and everything.

His name is Wigbald Landgraab-Riese (I don´t know, how my game comes up with these names), he´s athletic, a diva, frugal, a cat person and good, of all things. Well, he shares two traits with Beverly, frugal and diva, and obviously only a diva can tolerate another diva. But Bev is evil. Could be interesting.

His lifetime wish is seaside saviour, which could be a bit difficult in Lunar Lakes. He´s also already Level 6 in the science career, so perhaps I´ll change his LTW to creature-robot crossbreeder if he gets enough happiness points.

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Another park for a flyer opportunity. She has to give out five, but only two people show up. Becoming a famous actor is hard.

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Fiona paints this picture of Sunset Valley. I should play there again…

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The last single is Catherine. I plopped some sims in town for her, because everyone is married! Cathy is bi, but she rolls more wishes for women.

This is Mary Dragonfly, a second generation djinn.

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Cathy likes her a lot, but she isn´t responsive at all.

Mary: Meh.

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Beverly ages up. Catherine won´t, for a long time. I have vampire aging on, but their lifespan is really long.

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This vampire is waiting for her elderly husband, who still works as an astronaut.

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His lifebar is full. It´s just a matter of time.

Gabby: Don´t remind me. Makes me sad.

Sorry.

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They do things like this autonomously all the time.

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Grumpy Miles really lucked out with his wife.

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This is Isolde (my game again) Dragonfly, Mary´s older sister. She´s also a djinn.

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As a couchpotato, she instantly makes herself at home.

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Wigbald tries ballet.

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So elegant.

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And Catherine reaches her LTW. She´s a star news anchor!

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As a reward, she meets Isolde at the festival. Things are going well.

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Aw, I missed the shot of their first kiss.

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Isolde: Sooo, any ideas how to spend the rest of the evening?

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Catherine: How about stargazing?

Isolde: What a splendid idea! Just what I had in mind!

Yeah, sure.

Isolde has to go unfortunately, so Cathy is stuck with Fiona.

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Catherine: I will so totally beat her!

Fiona: We´ll see about that.

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I took my ages to get this shot.

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And Fiona wins.

Catherine: That´s just because I couldn´t get the apples off my fangs!

Fiona: Sucker.

89 Sunlight charm

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So it´s time to begin working on that LWT.

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First a pestilence curse, made worse by sudden fullmoon lighing.

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Then a sunlight charm.

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Well, she´s happy, but it doesn´t count. Does someone other have to do the damage? He blasts a zombie next and that does count as a healing. Okay.

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Gabby´s and Miles´ room suddenly becomes very popular.

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I have no idea, why.

Fiona: It´t me. I´m simply radiant.

I learned, that the sunlight charm gets rid of every bad moodlet. Just don´t use it on vampires.

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Randolph grows up to a full adult already. He doesn´t change much.

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Later that evening, Macella leaves us.

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Beverly: My mom is dying? Oh, that´s so sad.

Nobody belives you, Bev.

Randolph: *sad puppy face*

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Aw, she doesn´t want to go. Grim is having nothing of it, of course.

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Grimmy then develops a sudden interest in Fiona.

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Fiona: Shit. Is he looking at me?

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First he does the dishes.

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Fiona: How could you use the bathroom sink instead of the one in the kitchen! Do you have no manners?

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Fiona: Running away?

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No, he´s threatening Fiona with recipes. Or a rolling pin.

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Fiona: Wow, dude, chill!

Grim: DO NOT CRITICIZE MY SINK CHOICE!

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And pouf.

Fiona: Ew, I hope he doesn´t hold a grudge.

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Have some sleeping cats for calming down.

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Poor Shaoran is heartbroken.

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But his wife comes visiting soon.

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Randolph autonomously turns Beverly into a toad.

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Instead of healing her, I send her to the alchemy shop to try some bees.

Beverly: So tasty!

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Then Randolph turns her back and casts a love spell on her.

Catherine: Yeah! You go, Dolly!

Beverly: I´m suddenly thinking only nice thoughts about you!

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Randolph: Uh… that´s great. Wanna be friends?

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Beverly: What do you mean “friends”??

Catherine: Don´t mind me, just enjoying the show.

They manage to stay in the green, but it doesn´t last long. Beverly´s relationship panel is full of solid red, with the exception of her dad, I think.

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Randolph: I don´t understand women.

Nah, you just don´t understand Beverly. That´s okay.

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Shaoran is next…

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Shaoran: Oh! I can float suddenly! Am I dead? Where´s Grim?

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Shaoran: Oh, there you are!

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Shaoran: Please, can I play a bit longer? I just got over the death of my wife!

Grim: NO.

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Randolph stays outside and contemplates life and death.

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Goodbye, Shaoran and Macella.

88 Practicing magic

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Last time we were in China. Now we are home again and Randolph is transforming things in other things.

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Beverly is spouse hunting. This looks good, but they start arguing one second later.

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A herd of horses suddenly shows up. I send Shaoran to watch them, because he has the equestarian trait.

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But they all mob Randolph for food. Weird.

(Yes, I caved and bought him a stereo. It´s already broken.)

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Kym is at the park and needs some nice spells.

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Kym: I didn´t ask for this!

Shush, this is good for you.

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I just searched half an hour to find out how this interaction is called. No luck. They quiz each other? My sims do this all the time.

Random invisible sim on rollerblades in the background.

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Later there´s dancing and Kym shows remarkable flexibility for his age.

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Practising magic in front of a view. Leveling up the magic skill takes a lot of time.

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When I leave Randolph alone for a moment he tends to do random things, like learning to play an instrument or running for hours on the treadmill, or other non-trait related things. Do all insane sims do that?

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A random townie dies at the park. Fiona witnesses it and is sad for two days. You didn´t even know this guy!

Fiona: But it was so tragic!

He died of old age!

Fiona: I´m old, too, you know!

Oh, okay.

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I never saw one of the ghost leave their lot, until Nathan does so one night.

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He goes to the gym, but then he kind of vanishes.

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Fiona and Randolph are best friends.

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But he doesn´t get along with Beverly at all.

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Well, no one really gets along with Beverly.

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I wonder why.

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Catherine manages to stay in the garden long enough to collaps.

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Really, now? You´re absent-minded mother takes better care of herself!

Catherine: …

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Will you stop that!

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Miles: It´s just a bit of flirting!

You don´t even like each other!

Miles: Yes, that´s why I will reject her in a minute.

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Practising magic.

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It´s not a good idea to do a fire spell on your own home lot, though.

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Here we have the empress of evil coming home from work on her bicicle.

You have two expensive cars and a flying hoover in your inventory.

Fiona: What? We have to think of the enviroment!

Yes, that´s the reason I bought you that futuristic hover car. It runs with garbage.

Fiona: Sport is good for you.

Sigh.

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I got the notification, that Kym will die soon, so I sent Randolph over.

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It´s kind of weird, but story progression never hooked him up with a new partner, after Teagan died. He´s such a nice guy!

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So, goodb…

Kym: Not so fast.

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WHY did I give everyone one of those??

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Randolph: You´re alive!

Kym: Yep.

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Ah, well, doesn´t hurt anyone, right?

87 A little bit of China

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Shaoran: Where am I?

China!

Shaoran: Why am I in China?

Because your father was chinese, and I wanted you to visit his country.

Shaoran: I see.

Also, your lifebar is almost full, and I´m not ready to part with you yet.

Shaoran: Oh.

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Catherine goes adventuring again.

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Catherine: Oh! This room is so tastefully decorated!

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Yeah, the fire-traps really add to the ambience.

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Randolph wants to see the terracotta army.

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You know, your great-grandparents Nathan and Joe were here, too!

Randolph: Really? Cool.

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He spends the afternoon viewing every single warrior.

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Shaoran wants to train at the academy.

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I love China!

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Miles prefers to spend time at the philosopher´s garden.

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Randolph: I´m done know. Can I go back to the camp?

Of course, sweetie.

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Cathy proofs again, that you shouldn´t dragon and drive.

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Funny shot, though.

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At the camp Randolph uses the opportunity to dance to the stereo.

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I don´t have one at the family home, because eight sims constantly changing it to their prefered music drives me nuts. It doesn´t help, if you also have a virtuoso playing some instrument, and the TV running.

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Randolph: This is fun! Can we have one at home?

I just explained, why not!

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Randolph: Pretty please?

… I´ll think about it.

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After dancing he spends the rest of the night upgrading the bathrooms to improve his magic skills. He´s not tired, because he played with Dan the black dragon all day.

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In the morning I try cursing this tourist.

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It was fun, but a bit anticlimatic.

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Today Miles wants to train, too.

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Did I mention, that I love China?

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More adventuring for Catherine.

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She completes her task, but I forgot, what it was. Finding the baseball? Perhaps.

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I´m pretty sure, she gains a visa-level here, but then the game doesn´t let us buy anything, because it says, she doesn´t have any visa-level at all. Boo.

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Randolph is finally sleeping and Shaoran tries to finish this book, before we head back home. He succeeds!

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I thought, this was cute.

86 Airplane

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Randolph: I could totally help you with questions about airplanes!

Beverly: Why should there be questions about airplanes?

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Randolph: No? Well, that´s disappointing…

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Beverly: Whatever, time for video-games!

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I sent Gabby to the Alchemy shop and she chose the “beast” I bought Miles when he had his midlife-crisis.

You think, that´s a good idea, Gabby?

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Gabby: I´m hardcore.

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You´re a vampire in blazing sunshine on a ridiculous motorbike!

Gabby: Hardcore.

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Shaoran finds the music-box.

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Yes, ok, I gave my insane sim heels, so I could get photos like this.

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He fell on his butt after this.

Randolph: Thank you for not taking a photo of that.

You´re welcome.

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And Macella sets herself on fire again.

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Teagan died recently. Hi, Teagan!

Teagan: Now scaring people is even more fun!

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It´s a party!

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Shaoran is like a cute old grandpa watching the youngsters fondly from his armchair.

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Kym on the other hand is the cool great-uncle who still charms everyone.

He´s ancient by now. His girlfriend Teagan was the younger one, after she took the young again potion. Well, I don´t mind.

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Do you remember this terrifying toddler from when the family moved to Lunar Lakes? Irene Su?

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Well, this is her all grown up. Still scary.

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This is her boy-toy (she also has a husband). I do hope, they don´t procreate!

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Beverly grows up!

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She rolls diva and wants to become a superstar actor.

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Mother and daughter sipping their breakfast.

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Gabby: Isn´t it great, that we don´t have to use cutlery?

Catherine: Hm mh…

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Gabby: So, when do I get my first grandchild?

Catherine: *cough*

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Beverly is not an overly nice sim.

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Someone made perfect salmon and I thought it would be a good idea for Susan to try it.

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Ooops.

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Susan: Why did you do this to me? Now I feel like a pig!

I just wanted you to act more like I cat. I can´t even leave a package of rice out in the open without it being ripped and thrown everywhere, because plasic package=food.

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Shaoran was stir-crazy, so I sent him to the festival. When I look again, he´s in the bathroom making faces at the mirrow. Whatever floats your boat, Shaoran.

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Gabby is persistent.

Gabby: Did you found someone nice to procreate with, yet? I want to feed a baby!

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Catherine: Mo-om!

Gabby: Just asking.

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Miles yells at everyone, but he´s always nice to the cats.

Well, sometimes he shoos them off the bed.

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It´s totally safe to wield a chainsaw in your nightshirt.

Fiona: I´ve got this.

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Just a random photo of Randolph at the library.

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Fiona made this awsome ice sculpture, but it melted.

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Randolph meets Kisa at the park and is totally enthusiastic about it for some reason.

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Kisa lost her husband again (Liang died ages ago). She also reached the top of the sports career.

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The reason for Randolph to be at the park is to train his magic abilities. Meaning shooting random spells at helpless townies.

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I didn´t write down their names, I just thought, they were totally cute.

85 Digging through some trash

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It´s Jaron! Hi, Jaron!

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Catherine has to write articles for her job in journalism. I think it´s easier to dig through other´s people trash than hunt them down and talk to them.

Catherine: But it smells like fish in here!

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Catherine: Who´s there??

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Catherine: Did somebody see me?

Nah, go on!

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Kym: Hi, Cathy! Bye Cathy!

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We bought a snake basket in egypt.

Randolph: Is there actually a snake in here?

Perhaps?

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Randolph: OK, I´ll try.

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Randolph: *makes horrible noises*

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Randolph: This thing must be broken!

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Randolph: Ehehehehe…

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Randolph: Seriously, where is this snake?

He got quite buff. Don´t really know how, although he sometimes does a lot of sport autonomously.

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Ha! Snake!

Randolph: I´m not really sure I  like it…

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This two are still going strong. Although Miles is now an elder and Gabby still a young adult.

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I downlowded some female clothing for men, because I wanted them for another save I´m playing. I then decided, Randolph will be the first to try them. Not because he´s insane, but because he´ll look fabulous!

Randolph: I DO look fabulous!

I didn´t find any stockings I liked though, but with his rather hairy legs, I think he needs some. So he´s wearing the mermaid stockings.

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He has to practise a lot of magic to reach his lifetimewish.

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Randolph: Does someone want a good luck charm? Or rather some toadification?

Eh, I´m good.

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Amber with all her pets. Well, she´s got a big house.

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Here we have the empress of evil doing laundry.

Fiona: Laundry has to be done. Nothing to see here.

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Later she has a duel with her son. He´s already better than her.

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But not THAT much better.

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He still wins. Gabby is not biased at all.

Gabby: Go, Randolph!

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Gabby: Booooooooooooo, Fiona!

Gabby hates Fiona. Probably because she keeps beating up her husband.

Fiona: Dunno, what her problem is.

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Fiona and Randolph are best friends though.

Gabby: Don´t care! Randolph won! Yay!

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Shaoran being cute with the chicks.

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That´s all.

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Randolph: Can I help you?

Huh? Oh, no, I was just thinking, that your “naked”-hair makes actually some sense.

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Randolph: You still there?

Uhm… just admiring the bubbles.

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Randolph: I see.

I really like the bubbles, OK? It´s a nice animation.

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Here we have Carly arguing with her husband. Perhaps she wants another child and he doesn´t? She already has three, which is quite the accomplishment, because I set the number of children for each sim to 1, to avoid overpopulation.

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Catherine: You think, they saw me?

Nah.

84 Keg-party and egypt

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Someone wished for a keg-party. Why not?

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Randolph shows, how it´s done.

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You look positively creepy here, Dolly-dear.

Randolph: Hehehehe!

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People are getting in each others ways, so I place a bubble bar for the elders.

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Seems like a good idea.

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Oh, and Jaron died.

*Sniffle*

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Eddy is annoying and Gabby is hungry, so…

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Amber: How can you go to a party, when your father died??

Kisa: Mom, you are at the same party.

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Amber needs a good-luck charm!

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Hairy Randolph. Looking good!

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This little guy was not invited (you can´t invite children to keg-parties) and obviously totally missed the point of the party. Go home, sweetie!

Little guy: ´kay.

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Randolph was near collapsing, so he takes a nap in the rocking chair.

Connie keeps standing there being cute. Some evil sim you are!

Connie: I love him!

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Connie: Love him.

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Connie: He´s so dreamy!

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Connie: Got to make a photo!

Sneaky plumbob: *is sneaky*

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Jumpcut to egypt!

Everyone suddenly wished to go there, so…

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I want to go there, too! It looks nice and warm… (It´s so cold here at the moment!)

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Catherine plays “catch the merchant”. Seriously, that woman keeps running away!

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I concentrate on Cathy and let the others do what they want.

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Catherine: Ah! It smells of vegetables!

A) I doubt that and

B) aren´t you a vampire?

Catherine: Doesn´t mean I can´t appreciate it!

Okay…

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Shaoran spents the whole night at the market place and plays with the locals.

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Fiona plays with the kite, she found in her inventory.

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Beverly does a bit of digging.

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Later she boobytraps something and gets put in time-out.

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Catherine has some fun with this guy. Forouk Rashid? I think.

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Randolph prefers some skinny-dipping in the fountain.

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This woman nearly drowns, but she gets out OK.

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Cathy does some confused adventuring.

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This is impressive.

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Cathy is brave – no problems with bugs.

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She finds some neat stuff, but I don´t have any pictures. Ah, well.

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Shaoran and Fiona play chess…

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… and Randolph eats one of his own poisoned apples.

Randolph: I don´t feel so good.

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Random guy: I´m running like I want to help, but in fact I´m just running aimlessly around!

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The puddle is from the broken sink. Have a nice nap, Randolph!

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Beverly is on the floor, too, but she just doesn´t know, how to sleeping bag.

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We´re home, and my sims have learned how to share an umbrella!

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This looks nearly normal.

Catherine: This is MY umbrella!

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Everyone takes the car…

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…except for Beverly, who doesn´t want to be crushed in the trunk.

83 A lot of birthdays

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Uhm, Macella, do you think, that´s an age-appropriate book?

Macella: She likes it.

Okay…?

That´s actually one of the books Violetta wrote. It´s a bestseller and gives a nice moodlet if a grown-up reads it. Probably really not for children.

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It´s snowflake day! I even decorated!

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Jovan is still singed from the kitchen fire. Take a shower!

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After the opening of the gifts, Shaoran and Macella have a nice private wedding.

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The guests are gone though. Ah, well, they don´t seem to mind.

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Beverly, do you want to watch your parents?

Beverly: No.

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Macella: Sooo… husband. Want to consume our marriage?

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They choose the hot tub.

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Shaoran: We should do this again.

Macella: Oh, yes.

They look a little bit demonic here. Especially Macella.

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Shaoran already ages up to an elder. Where did the time go?

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Teagan: Ahahaha! Those clothes!

Shaoran: Makeover, please?

Of course. And Teagan, you are one to talk!

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He´s a sweet elder!

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Despite being married, Macella repeatably tries to flirt with Miles.

I set the jealousy on low, ´cause I didn´t want the drama.

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Miles shoots her down every time. Good boy!

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And it´s his birthday, too.

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Another cute elder!

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And Macella´s turn!

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Full moon lighting.

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Connie´s brother asked Catherine for a date. I thought, why not?

Turns out, he´s already married with a kid.

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After the inital flower giving, they spend the date watching a snake. Thrilling!

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Aaand another birthday!

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No. That has to be one of the worst outfits to date.

She rolls dramatic.

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I promptly forgot to take a makeover picture. Here she is at a friends house.

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Last birthday!

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Fiona: I still have all my fingers! Excellent!

Gabby: Yaaaay!