Sunday, February 03, 2013

University, Week 18a

Here I am at University again. How great is that! I now play these kids through a lot quicker than I used to because it just seemed like Uni would drag so badly. Here we go.

Greek House Crumplebottom

Randy Strickland, Raya Robbins, Quartell Robbins, Rebecca Strickland and Conrad Dallas.


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We start out the first night in the Greek house with a Secret Society abduction, which mightily pleased me. Kudos, Quartell! I love it when I come back 'round to a lot I haven't seen in a while and something fun like this happenes that I don't remember about.


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The gardening duties of the greek house have been taken over by the new inhabitants. Here Raya Robbins gets her secret membership to Peerless Park. None of these kids had anything over a bronze in gardening, if anything when they arrived here. By the time they leave hopefully they will all have golds.


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If you will remember, (or maybe not) Polar Baer was constantly at the greek house playing mahjong last uni entry. And she hasn't quit. How funny! And it was like a moth to a flame for Quartell.


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Strickland twins Randy and Rebecca enjoy breakfast outside.


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Conrad Dallas finally got up the nerve to ask Polar out on a date. If you remember (or not) she lives on campus with Kyle Jeffres, who really thinks she's hot. Unfortunately, the date was cut short when Conrad was called away to class.


Small Dorm

Infinity Nevermore, Rachel Strickland and Java Joe Capehart


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Hi ya Infinity! I open the lot seeing Infinity and Java Joe out front of the building looking pretty happy. Apparently they had just returned from class.


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At this point, I start seeing what kind of wants the kids are showing. Rachel wants admittance to the Greek House. So she makes the call to invite the Greeks over for the entrance test. Ugh. But look, she knows NO ONE who lives there! Oh this is gonna be tuff to get the friendships up high enough in the six minutes allowed. Ok, I am up for the challenge!


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First of all she hits on Conrad Dallas, because she must accomplish the most points with him. Through the 'chat' interaction and telling lots of jokes, and polishing it off with a little admiration thown in, she gets 36 points.


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Aww looky, Raya Robbins is giving her beau, Randy Strickland, a back rub during Rachel's entrance test to the Greek House. Although Randy is Rachel's brother, he is cutting her no slack getting in!


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With seventeen seconds to spare, Rachel is a shoo in.


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Next Infinity showed the want to gain admittance to the greek house. Like Rachel, she didn't know anyone there. However instead of schmoozing each member with lots of jokes and chat, she simply whipped out the Secret Society handshake on each one and that mightily impressed them. Conrad did require a little additional schmoozing, but all in all Infinity had an easier time of it than Rachel.


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Ahh...the cow and the llama are blowing bubbles in friendship...perhaps there has been a treaty.


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Good going Infinity! She now has 10 best friends, and she is very happy about it.


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Java Joe gets his hobby plaque in Music and Dance. For the life of me I can't remember what he did to earn it...I guess he played the musical instruments in the dorm. As a kid, he painted all the time. But it turns out his favored hobby is sports. So he will work on that next. Rachel also received her hobby plaque in fitness.


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Err...no treaty. I spoke too soon.


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And Java Joe and Rachel become best friends. This is good, they are destined for each other and are a three bolt couple.


Landgrabb House

Mary Strickland, Heath DeLarosa, Malcom Landgrabb and Opal Raymond

There was two graduates on this lot, me not thinking, I did not get their picture in their SS unfiforms like I usually do. I have been playing in 'auto' mode today and I didn't think of it.


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In the last Univeristy entry, Malcom was hit on by one of his dorm mates which made his fiancee Opal furious. It was another case of a lip malfunction. But, time heals all wounds, as they say, and these two are back to being the perfect couple.


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Malcom received his hobby plaque in gaming, and...


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Heath received his in nature.


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Our first graduate was Mary Strickland, adopted daughter of Kolton and Cara Strickland.


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And the second graduate was Health DeLarosa, adopted son of Florence DeLarosa. My only thought now is where should I put the couple? At the flower shop with Florence and a couple of neurotic Servos, or at the Strickland house? hmmm...I need to think this over.


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Ginger Newsome moves in to this dorm at the end of play....I had gone on to play the next lot (below) and both Polar and Ruby had a want to see Ginger in college. So there you go.

111 Second Street

Ruby Robbins, Polar Baer, and Kyle Jeffres


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ASimWen - Ruby! What are you doing?

Ruby: Well yanno.....just bidin' my time. No hottub at this house so I am waitin' it out on the bubble machine.

ASimWen: What are you waiting for?

Ruby: The same thing I have been waiting for forever.

ASimWen: *Shrugs* What-EVER.

Ruby: Well, I just wanna stay out of all the fightin'. This is a safe spot.

ASimWen: Whaddya mean?

Ruby: Llamas and cows....love triangles....gawd. Gimmie a break.

ASimWen: Love triangles...sounds intriguing.

Ruby: It started like this. Pleasure Sim Kyle Jeffres wanted to have a party. *shrug* Ok. I can get down with that. But me bein' a Knowledge Sim, well, I wanted to get in the Greek House Crumplebottom. I ran outside, see, and flagged down Conrad Dallas for a little yakkin', yanno, to try to get in his good side. He is the head of the Greek House, and ya have to score the highest with him. We talked and talked. Then I ask him if I can join the Greek house. He is like, "Yeah, Sure!" So he calls up the rest of 'em at the Greek House to come over to meet me.

They come over and we are talkin', see. Then it happened.

ASimWen - *Chewing nails* What happened?

Ruby - Kyle Jeffres and Polar Baer come back from class, and they start flirtin' with each other, right in the middle of my Greek house test.


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***POW!!*** Right in the kisser. Conrad runs over and lets Polar have it. Hey, he's got it bad for that chick. But it seems she doesn't give him the time of day.


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But that boy is mixed up. The next thing he does, is start thinkin' how hot Polar is, while he has a disgusted look on his face. Kyle is dancin' around screamin' "Let me at him! Let me at him!" with his fists all balled up...he wanted a piece of Conrad bad. Well, Polar managed to calm him down, and suggested he call some friends over....to lighten the mood. So Kyle calls for his party. Yeah, right in the middle of my Greek house test.


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I am still trying to get in the Greek House. Greek members Rachel Strickland and Quartell Robbins were inside dancin' at the party. Then that no good for nothing cow Gretchen Stomple waltzes right into the house and hits on Quartell. Well, Rachel let her have it. Yeah, yeah...

This is the same cow that came between Michael-Douglas Strickland and Sandy McClelland.


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Rachel got all kinds of satisfaction out of slappin' that cow around, but now she is maddern' I don't know what at Quartell. It isn't like it was his fault or anything. Gretchen just likes to go around causing trouble.


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Well Polar was all about getting back at that nasty Gretchen for what she had done. She called in the special troops....


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She called Timothy Stratton, Cow Exterminator Extraordinaire to take care of things.

ASimWen - Wow! I didn't know University had a Cow Exterminator.

Ruby - Oh yeah....the cow problem has gotten so bad all the Llamas on campus have formed a special forces unit.


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Tim gets right to work. Gretchen didn't know what hit her.


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Well, Gretchen left with her tail between her legs. She tries to break up happy couples on campus all the time.

ASimWen - You would think she would learn her lesson.

Ruby - **Shrug** Ya'd think. Anyway, Kyle and Polar made up, like really nice.


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They didn't let Gretchen come between them.

ASimWen - If only all couples Gretchen comes between could be that saavy. So, what happened with Conrad?


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He became a trash can kicker. Like, that is really gonna cause a problem around here!

ASimWen: Did you ever make it into the Greek house?


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Ruby - Yes I did. It's no wonder.

ASimWen - Yes, no wonder. *smile*


TECH DORM

Sacha Strickland, Ruby Strickland, Alexis Trimble and Elijah Strickland

Everyone on this lot graduated, making a total of six grads so far this play.


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I remembered my faux paux in not getting Heath DeLarosa and Mary Strickland pictured in their Secret Society uniforms, so I was sure to get it this time. Here they are...all grad-i-ated. Left to right: Alexis Trimble and then her fiancee Elijah Strickland. They are a couple of super neat meanies. They moved in with Alexis's step sister Robin Trimble-Bostic and her husband KeyWon in the Trimble mansion. Next is Ruby Strickland and her fiancee Sacha Strickland. They moved into the Strickland Homestead. I am glad to see red hair and freckles return to that lot. Sacha's grand mother Kirstee Bostic-Strickland had red hair and freckles.


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The Secret Society Fight Club was going strong when I entered the lot. Tsk tsk.


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At any rate these two, Sacha and Ruby Strickland, are so cute together. They are a three bolt couple and are constantly hugging and kissing. I am so pleased to get a couple like that back in the Strickland homestead.


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I noticed that Alexis didn't have many friends...she hadn't gotten Big Sim On Campus yet. So she started wearing out the wishing well rackin' the friendiships up. Here right in the middle of making her wish she gets her plaque in sports.


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Bummer...one of the townies that popped up out of the well this time was the Downtownie resident Vampire/Mr. Big. "AHHHhh! I must flee!" lol Alexis didn't have time to even say hi to him.


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Elijah had developed quite a paunchy belly, and had a want to get in shape, which he did through yoga. Then he rolled the want to max out his body skill. So he drank a protein drink and hit the treadmill, Alexis helped him out by instructing him. His last body point came in no time.


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Alexis and Elijah are hilarious...they are a three bolt couple, and both of them only have one nice point. They constantly argue, then turn around and kiss and make up. I have never had a couple like this. They are a lot of fun.


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Sacha and Ruby's grow up picture.


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Alexis and Elijah's grow up picture.


138 Almond Road

Decota Strickland and Pinkie Baer


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These two have graduated from Sim State, and have moved in with Pinkie's parents, Kevin and Lynn Baer. Here they are photographed in front of their award winning garden. Decota is perm plat, but continued his quest for lots of best friends. He now wants 30.


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Decota hit the wishing well every morning to get a new assortment of people to make friends with.


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As you can see here, he invited the Cow Extermination Unit to his house just in case there was any trouble.


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Pinkie's big accomplishment was maxing out her body skills. She gained a cool 8,000 aspiration points for this.


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The last day before graduation, Decota invited his brother Sacha over to give him a graduation/housewarming gift....a wishing well. The Strickland Homestead does not have one, and there is no room for a garden. Kudos Decota!


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Why is Malcom Landgrabb Jr. stealing the newspaper? Because he is a mean Sim! But being a Landgrabb, he is doing it in style by wearing his tux while doing so.


Pinenut Plaza

Briah and Braelen Bostic, Jason McClelland, Molly Capehart and Buffy Landgrabb



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Ok, the first thing it seems like anyone wants in Uni this round is to get into the Greek house, and this dorm was no different. Buffy Landgrabb wanted in bad. So she made the call. Instead of schmoozing up each member separately, Buffy decided to try playing water balloon with them all at once. Didn't work. She made high points with only one person, and the rest she racked up 2 and 3 points. She is also a serious Sim, so she constantly quit playing, and had to be drug back into it by me. hah.


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She eventually made it in, on a second call. She went back to schmoozing the greek members one at a time.


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I had gone back and forth about the couples in this dorm. I had considered hooking up Briah Bostic (background) with the evil cow, Jonathan Mendoza, but that was just going against my grain even though they had attraction bolts. I ended up changing her aspiration, and she rolled Family. I had forgotten I did that, and was amazed to see she now had two bolts with Jason McClelland, who is also a Family Sim. (foreground)


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Which means they are now an item. :) They are a lot like Elijah Strickland and Alexis Trimble in the fact they are both mean Sims and argue...then cozy up to each other afterwords.


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So that left Molly Capehart out in the cold...I was gonna hook her up with Jason. I sent her on a man hunt, and she found Trevor Jeffress, member of the Secret Society Fight Club. They have two bolts. I am running with that. They seem to really like each other, alot.


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And what about Buffy Landgrabb and Braelen Bostic? They are now engaged. I didn't get the engagment screenshots. All of Malcom Landgrabb's kids are now engaged.


10 Peanut Street

Narcissus Capehart, Betsy Ross Strickland, Xen Robbins, Clara Barton Strickland

This lot did not fail with greek house wants. It was Pleasure Sim Xen Robbins that wanted in. His intended, Knowledge Sim Clara Barton Strickland, was showing a want to get engaged to him. Hm...checkin' out the bolts, they only have one. Why did she roll the want? Highly unusual, but I locked it in to use an a opportune time.

Xen made the call for the greek house members to come over.


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T'was not easy for him to get in. Conrad Dallas was being a real stickler, so much so that Xen cashed in on his aspiration points and did the 'folk song' interaction with Dallas hoping to nudge the score of 25 points up a little faster. Doing this did NOT add any greek house points at all with Dallas. Xen is such a stricking looking Sim, doing this awkward interation really knocked him down a couple of notches. haha


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But he got in, and none too soon...as soon as the pop up occured saying Xen had made the greek house..........


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The Secret Society limo came to pick him up. Kudos for you Xen! Greek house and SS within hours of each other!


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In the meanwhile, his intended, Clara Barton Strickland, began receiving telemarketing calls from the landlord of one of the local apartment complexes advertising their apartments....I don't think so...not for you two....


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Clara's twin sister, Betsy Ross Strickland and her intended, Narcissus Capehart were very into each other.


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Narcissus received his hobby plaque in fitness by doing yoga. During this play, Xen received his in science, Clara got hers in tinkering, and Betsy got hers in music and dance.


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Ouch! While attempting to steal another newspaper, Malcom Landgrabb V was caught by the sentry bot that Clara built while working for her hobby plaque! Really Malcom...your daddy has piles of money. Why do you need to steal newspapers? Why, your daddy OWNS the newspaper....


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So okay, I decided to get these two kids engaged. Here we go...looks like they both got their formals from the 70's section at Goodwill.


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Xuan, your boy is engaged....


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Everyone took their final, and Xen rerolled his aspiration and received knowledge, the same as his fiancee. Now he and Clara are a three bolt couple. Love it!


124 Almond Road

Richie Landgrabb and Yazibell McClelland

No greek house wants here...


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ASimWen fell asleep as soon as opening this lot, (must have been that have Christmas Day dinner....) and when I woke I found that Richie had received his hobby plaque in nature while fishing. Huh? He was also nearly frozen to death. Time to go in and shower to get warm...


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And Yazibell got a makeover. Her hair always bothered me. I like this much better.


126 Almond Road

Ketrina McClelland and Royce Strickland


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Yazibells sister Ketrina got a make over as well. Really like it!

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Feburary 3, 2013 -

I found this unpublished entry in Blogger whilst poking around looking for a good picture of Xuan Robbins, whom I think to make a TS3 version of.  I decided to publish it.  I think it is  nearly complete, as the entry above  is the last lot on the Prosperity Falls play list.  I think I might have had a couple more pictures to put in it, but I am calling it done, to publish it now.  I don't know what I was thinking, keeping it hidden away right here in Blogger.

Enjoy!

~ASimWen


7 comments:

Ndayeni said...
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Ndayeni said...

Interesting blast from the past read :) Though I have to admit I never made it as far as round 18 in reading Prosperity Falls. I think I stopped somewhere in round 14, but I don't even really remember now. One day perhaps I will try to go back and catch up on the whole thing.

Bet this made you a little homesick for them, huh?

jungfrun68 said...

Flash-back! Nice of you to share, even though it was a long time ago. Some of the sim's families I really remember :)
/j68

Twoyys4me said...

What an awesome Uni update! I didn't know sims could be abducted at Uni.. what happens? Do they get pregnant the next day like adult sims?
I've never seen the Llama in outerwear before- too funny. Lots of fights going on- keeps things interesting!
Greek Houses are fun to play, yours are action packed. :)

Layla Sims said...

Ooh, nice to see an update to The Falls, even if it is two years later. LOL I loved reading this and, it made me a bit homesick for my Sims 2. :-)

Fini said...

Man, this feels like a time warp. I barely remember these kids, but it's good to see them again. Reading this really makes me want to restart my own prosperity. Maybe sometime soon.

C. Syde65 said...

Where did you find the purple eyes that some of your Sims have?