Monday, 23 March 2009

Nuthin's ever gone be the same again

Narrated by Linnea Lane

Debbie and I have finally graduated from Suffolk and have moved in with my parents. It's kind of a drag, so we take advantage of any privacy we can get. There was no bed for us when we moved in, so the closet had to do!

I spent most of the first few weeks at home alone though, so I filled my time with lots of jogging and tai chi. Everyone else was working but I just couldn't find anything interesting.

I did eventually decide I wanted to entertain people though and found a job as a mime! I've worked my way up to ventriloquist now - my career is so much fun!
Getting a good job was exciting but even more exciting was my proposal to Debbie.

She was thrilled, of course. We started planning right away.
Mum started working on her mother of the bride speech right away. Considering I didn't think marriage was a big deal to her or Dad, I was kind of shocked she was so enthusiastic about the whole wedding thing. I guess the most shocking this is that we're not having speeches or toasts anyway. I hope Mum won't be too disappointed.

Lucky Debbie had the wedding to focus on at home because she was seriously bored at work. She was helping out with experiments at the lab and somehow didn't find it challenging to have to choose between red and blue pieces of liquorice.

The night before the wedding, I took Debbie and Mum on a jog to make sure we all slept really soundly that night. Dad probably should have come too - he's porking up a bit lately!

At last, it was time for our big day!

When we started walking over to the chapel, we were very happy with our choice of venue. Not only was it the cheapest but it was freezing cold outside - the chapel is heated!

Dad was first inside the chapel. We have become pretty close of late, after me feeling quite neglected by him, pre-college.

Ah! We were finally married! We had quite a large guest list and not all of them could even fit into the chapel! Athena did come, but she was late and missed the ceremony. Not going to mention exactly what I think of that, but suffice to say, I was not impressed.

I sent Dad out for a weather test - if it warmed up a bit, we were all going to go outside and socialise. But no, it was still cold and there was a thunderstorm brewing. That's good luck, right? Gah, don't tell me otherwise!

So the manager of the chapel let us have our mini-reception inside, as long as we didn't make a mess. I was a little worried that Leo and Filippo were going to break something with their kicky bag but they promised to be careful!

Oh, yeah...this girl. I still have no idea who she was but she seemed to know Leo quite well. Debbie was about to go over and ask her to leave when she told us she could get us a discount on our rent. Well...nice strategy. We couldn't exactly ask her to leave after that!

So instead, Debbie and I just sat at the back of the chapel, watched our guests and chilled out for a bit. It had been a long day, we were both in heels and we'd inexplicably decided go to the chapel on foot, so we had a lengthy walk ahead of us.

Random pic:
Galen actually visits Drusilla all the time but I thought it was a bit suspicious that he happened to visit while Debbie was the only one around one day! He's probably trying for a conversion (which can't happen if you're wondering - all my gay Sims are very, very gay)!

  • I've been taking family portraits of each household at the beginning of each round, so I thought I'd use them at the beginning of each update. I might turn them into paintings or photos for the game if I'm feeling spectacularly unlazy one day.
  • Linnea's the only Sim I've had roll a specific want to woohoo in the closet.
  • I considered having less traditional wedding gowns for these two but succumbed to the princess dresses in the end. I'm glad I did, because the poufy dresses are always fun.
  • Neither of these two have the want to adopt a child yet but it will be forced on them sooner or later - I never let my Sims remain childless! I might consider mixing their genes and artificially inseminating one of them to get a biological baby too. I'm curious what kind of child they'd make.


  1. Oh, you have that same-sex pregnancy hack? I'm thinking of getting that also ... would be great to preserve the genes of the same-sex couples too.

  2. A wedding! Awe, they both looked lovely.

  3. Aw, what a beautiful wedding!

    LOL, I guess Galen figured it couldn't hurt to try! ;)

  4. Thanks, guys!

    I don't have the same sex pregnancy hack and won't be installing it. It's not realistic to me that lesbians would get pregnant from woohoo so either Linnea or Debbie will be artificially inseminated with InTeen.

    If I ever have a male gay couple, I'm not sure how I'm going to handle that but it won't be with a pregnant man. Maybe I'll try a surrogacy type situation, where I mix the DNA of one of the guys with a close female friend. I like to be as realistic as possible while still making it fun for myself.

  5. Aww, what a lovely wedding. I can't believe Linnea is getting married. I remember when she was just figuring out her orientation, LOL!

    This is where I am glad I could care less about realism. Sims get abducted (and I really like FEMALE SIMS to come back pregnant, too!). That and the adoption pool filled with horrible Maxis template children terrifies me. ;)

  6. Oh, I won't be using the Maxis template children! I wouldn't dream of it! I have default replacement templates but I generally make my own kids for the adoption pool so I can control exactly what they look like.