He's just playing on a swing, Buzzie. I admit he looks very gracious doing so. Still, it's just a swing!!!
I'm missing at least a couple of days here in the pics... Grrr @ me.
You may notice I've already rearranged the furniture / walls a bit. I haven't touched the outer structure yet. I *like* the idea of that long house - it looks great from the neighbourhood view - but it doesn't work for me when I play it. I'll have to turn the house the other way round, eventually.
Btw, that big fella's lifetime want? Be best friend with 20 pets. Ha. Not gonna happen. It's not that I don't like pets, but I can't bear the idea of them growing old and dying... I'm only doing it with Cupcake at the Smiths's household, and it's gonna hurt... and I can't see you befriending 20 strays. Sorry, dude.
Everyone brings someone back home that evening:
Ripp managed to get an A+... I'm shocked! He brought back another townie and rescued BJ from Tank's fascinating conversation. He hangs out, Ripp-style, super laid back and all.
"Yeah mates, I aced my grades because I watch TV all the time. Awesome."
But don't let that pic fool you. Apart from that, Ripp's on the edge of aspiration failure all the time :-(
General Buzz also brings a coworker home. Namely, Ms Kristen Loste, of the dysfunctional Singles household. I saw what Kristen did to poor Checo Ramirez, so I'm not exactly surprised when this happens:
His kids don't have a mother anymore - and he's grieved long enough. Time to catch up on all those milestones he's missed. He first taught Tank to study, who then taught Ripp (would you believe these two are friends now? And I didn't even micro-manage them). He's now watching over Buck's homework. And he's not even too unhappy about it.
Before we leave the Grunts, some extra pics:
|Tank at Uni|
|Ripp waves at Tank|
I love that pic. That's a "studio" pic, meaning I did it in windowed mode before I installed Raptr. I even created a sim, Nicephore Daguerre, for the sole purpose of teleporting to his house the sims I wanted pics of.
That's one of the rare times I turn free-will off. But at this point, both Ripp and Tank were still on free-will, hating each other's guts. And Ripp did something unbearably cute: he waved at his big brother. With that cute smile of his. Making *me* melt down. GAAAAAHHHH!
|General Buzz Grunt|
You know, when I started playing the Maxis families, I didn't expect to fall in love with them. These households should come with a warning. :-/
Next? My guys again: the Fabulous, and a bit of the Specters because Ophelia has to hoof it to Uni too.