Nvr Say Nvr

August 18th, 2009

I just can't seem to play the Sims without taking pictures; even when I'm just running a test house. So, there's no real coherence or story behind these. It was just fun to see what my characters would do when I wasn't consciously directing most of their actions.

This was taken before I redecorated the test house (the Teacup Chihuahua house in Riverview). I've been taking the "screen test" pictures in its garage.

Anyway, Edmond was typing away on his first novel Nutty as a Fruitcake, which actually became a bestseller, while Emily struggled to fix the plumbing after she got home from work. Edmond had ignored the busted sink all day and the entire floor was covered in water. I think Emily mopped up the puddles too. :o

Afterward, I redecorated their living/dining/kitchen area. Even though it's just a test house I couldn't resist changing it. I still have the bedroom and the bathroom left to do though.

I think Emily was watching a children's program (she has the childish trait), while Ransom read some book for his job (he's a cop), and Edmond was fixing dinner (he's a natural cook). I wanted Edmond to make his favorite food, french toast (since he's French…haha), but he didn't know how to make them yet.

Oh, and this is actually Emily Version 2.0 and not the Emily that's in the screen test shots.

Waiting for food to cook annoys Edmond.

Still waiting for dinner to be ready, Ransom continues to read so that he can get a promotion at work. He's the most responsible person here, I think. Of course, he's a major workaholic, so he loves anything that has to do with work.

haha! Ransom's expression cracks me up. I think I must look like that when I try to do math in my head.

Edmond was freaked out about something. I think the waffles were talking to him: "Noooo, don't let him eat us! Save us, Edmond, save us!" Creepy waffles.

While Ransom slaughtered the waffles, Edmond talked on the phone forever.

You know, for being a loner, Edmond sure talks on the phone a lot. Granted, he only talks to two people, Julian and Viktor, but still…

It was Viktor on the phone this time (before I found a suitable hairstyle for Mr. Quinn, he was relagated to being bald).

Epic conversation!

Emily was working out, in case you were wondering.

One night, after Emily's work out at the gym (she had to get her athletic skills up since she was in the military), I had Edmond and Emily (version 3.0 now) meet up at the Bistro for their first dinner date. Emily got there first and when Edmond walked onto the lot he actually waved and said "Hi" (or whatever the equivalent is in Simlish) to her. It was so cute!

Unfortunately, I was slow with the camera and only caught the moment after that happened. Oh, well. At least you can tell by his smile that he's happy to see her.

So, they go out to a nice restaurant and order mac 'n cheese and a hamburger… Nice!

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8 Responses to “Nvr Say Nvr”

  1. Stacey says:

    Hehe, this is good… very good…
    Now they are both uncovered, what were you planning to do with the non-test lot?

    haha Thanks! It's fun playing with them even without a story. Oh, and I have a couple more characters to uncover—Viktor and Julian. After that though, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with them once I move them into my non-test neighborhood. I'll probably just have to wait and see, like I did with Ethyn, Katriss and Ransom's story.

    ~Kara

  2. HydraKitten says:

    Holy moly, Edmond is one of the hottest sim out there <3 <3

    Thank you! I love Edmond in any form, if you couldn't tell. :)

    ~Kara

  3. MondayMorning says:

    I know this isn't anything more than just really great pictures, but in a way, it was like a little story. :) Plus, you make some fantastic looking sims! Edmund has pretty intense eyes, and Emily is beautiful.

    Thanks so much! Yeah, it is sort of like a story. I'm actually going to have to force myself to leave the test neighborhood since I'm getting caught up in their little lives but I want them to be in a different neighborhood.

    ~Kara

  4. Stephanie says:

    Yeah. Man, I wish I could do that :cry: …. I'm no good at making male sims. I couldn't do it to save my life :( . Hopefully, I get a graphics card soon so I can enjoy this game too :-) … Thanks Kara! Now I can carry on with my day in hot guy bliss :halo: !

    It's funny…I actually have an easier time making male sims than female sims. I'm happy with how Emily turned out, but it took a lot more work for some reason.

    I hope your computer is fixed soon! It's sucks not being able to play when you're in the mood to do so. *crosses fingers for you*

    ~Kara

  5. gayl says:

    All right…things happening while I was elsewhere would really make me mad. Like married and pregnant without my say-so. I mean WTF??? :?

    On the other hand I loved that look Edmond gave her at the restaurant! Such an Aww moment! :P

    Totally! I would have been upset if it had happened in a non-test house. I had the house set to "sacred" (an option from Awesomemod) and I thought that was supposed to make everyone in the house immune to storymode's random crap. I guess I misunderstood and need to look into that more. Thus the reason for a test house! haha

    I know…I got warm fuzzies when I saw Edmond so excited to see Emily. It was so sweet. If I were a sim, one of my traits would be "Hopeless Romantic".

    ~Kara

  6. S.B. says:

    awww…yeah Edmond is gorgeous! And he does seem to keep watching Emily, which is so sweet!

    That would drive me insane – marriages and children just happening totally out of my control. That's too much like RL!

    Question – it's still not possible to take shots inside a community lot, like the restaurant? Everybody eats outside; disappears into the 'office' (where obviously some real action is going on) and you can't follow them?

    haha Yeah, it is more like RL in that way. It's kind of interesting to see what happens though. It's a lot easier if you just play one household. Nothing will happen without your consent then. And, as I mentioned there is a way to avoid the story progression even if you switch houses. Taken from the Awesomemod notes:

    "God's Chosen People
    Control-Clicking a sim/house will offer the option to "Make Sacred" or
    "Remove Sacred", giving that household or sim immunity to StoryProgression
    and other assorted random toadings. The Chosen receive a gold halo on
    their house and on their tracking tags when tracked on radar. You may
    switch instantly between the Chosen household with CRTL-RClick if
    the "Supreme Commander" playmode is enabled."

    I wonder if why it didn't work with Emily is that I only made the house sacred and not each individual sim? More testing is required.

    And, you're correct. Some community lots (for instance, the theatre, restaurants, businesses, etc.) are rabbit holes where the Sims disappear and you can't follow. The Bistro restaurant has the option for your sims to eat outside as well. If they eat or have drinks inside, they change into formal clothes before disappearing inside. For community lots such as parks, the gym, museum and library, you are able to follow your sims inside.

    ~Kara

  7. Ju says:

    Okay, I think I am going to break down and get Awesomemod now. I just hope my computer doesn't explode! :cry:

    I can't resist! If you know of any good places to get custom content, let me know! I'm on a downloading streak! :XO:

    One thing to remember with Awesomemod is you need to keep a close eye on the download thread. Pescado, the creator, updates it almost everyday since officially it's still in beta testing mode.

    As for sites to download from, well, I've linked to several in my "screen test" threads. Also, this site keeps pretty up-to-date on new downloads available for Sims 3.

    ~Kara

  8. sara says:

    hahaha that was the best thing i read all day, i adore your characters very much :lol:

 

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