Thursday, October 27, 2011
Chapter 24: Snake
"Creep!" she hisses, pushing him away when his hand strays a little too far down her back. He laughs and she slaps him playfully on the arm. It's a ritual they've performed many times in the hallways of their school. The school he's now free from.
"You aren't going to ask about Caren," Amit sighs.
"Everyone's talking about it," Tearney answers. "What are you going to do?"
"She's a sophmore, she can't be raising a kid. Her parents threatened to kick her out. So, when it's born, I'm taking it in. Which means I'm stuck living with my mother if I don't want to be a 24/7 babysitter."
"Are you going to get back together with Caren?"
Amit laughs, "She hates me. And even if she didn't, I'd make her hate me. Why all the questions, you've never been friends with Caren."
Tearney isn't really friends with anyone besides Maricela, the only person crazy enough to put up with Tearney's intense mood swings. "I just worry about you, Amit," she answers, "You're going to get yourself in trouble someday."
"I'd hate to live in cage," Aymeri admonishes gently, "A wild creature should be free."
Anyone following the challenge discussion thread at MTS knows that I've been having problems playing in Brooklyn Heights. Some of the problems pre-date Pets, like NPCs getting stuck in inaccessible areas in high rises, routing issues and lack of adequate housing for families. Pets then added freezing and lag that have made this neighborhood largely unplayable. It's been freezing up every few minutes. So, I'm going to have to move the legacy.
Rather than move the whole family, I decided for story reasons to just move the heir (Tearney) when she came of age. It was a difficult few Sim days of playing, dealing withh the freezes. I mostly played from a Sims 1 isometric type view, not zooming in, because I noticed the less I fiddled with the camera, the smoother the gameplay. So, that's why this chapter is a bit lean. I wasn't taking a lot of pictures.
I had intended to make Tearney's teen days more rebellious with pranks and fights, but with the lags and freezes, I really just wanted to get through every day without adding more activity.
I did break the Gen 3 Living Green rule by purchasing the snake terrarium. But, new EP, new stuff. I really wanted a snake for Tearney.
Tearney's traits are : Artistic, Brave, Rebellious, Hot Headed, Eccentric.
Reminder of Gen 4 roll: Step Children, 4 children. Primary career Ghost Hunter, secondary Crime- Evil. Generation goal is Party to Remember and Misc. Fun is Fighter.
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