Changes Come–Keep Your Dignity
Hello again! If you can guess the title reference, you are neat. No prizes or anything, you’re just neat. Yay!
Now that Andie has moved out of the house, Gurnie’s neurotic side has kicked into overdrive. She worries constantly about her daughters and if they will be alright and will they give her grandkids and oh by the way, she tells Chroma, please install hand sanitizers in every room of the house lest we get sick from germs, the ever present danger.
Chroma does her best to keep her mother distracted from her new worries..
Chroma: Race you to check the kitchen sink for leaks!
Gurnie: It’s been 45 minutes and 27 seconds since I checked it last.. you’re on!
But more often than not, it seems that her mother is the one being the distraction.
Chroma: Mom, seriously – I can’t finish my masterpiece with you hovering around all the time.
Gurnie: Well I never! Hmph! Why back when –I- was your age, your grandmother Karrie would have been sitting on the couch watching cooking shows with no interest whatsoever in my skills and blah blah blah..
Masterpiece count: Um.. 1.
In her senility, Gurnie still thinks she wants to be a cop, and begins going to the police station in uniform. She isn’t actually employed there, but no one has the heart to tell her otherwise since she’s a cute little old lady in uniform. They switch her gun for a wooden replica and she is none the wiser.
My game thinks now that she is 88, it’s suddenly the perfect time to stop being bugged and start sending her to work again.. *sigh*
Chroma’s been wanting to throw a party ever since her two spectacularly failed attempts she made for her sister’s birthday. She figures the third time is a charm, and decides to hold a family reunion party at the house. Calls are made.
The living room area is readied for party time excellence.
Bubba is the first guest to arrive, narrowly escaping death by vehicular homicide at the hands of the Delbert the DJ.
Cordell was not invited but since he is a 1st cousin once removed, he is allowed to stay.. his taste in outfits is somewhat questionable though.
Cordell: Hey there thailor.
Heidi: I can’t believe that bitch wore the same hair as me. Worst. Party. Ever.
She left before even stepping inside – which is fine, since she was neither invited nor a sim of any great consequence.
Cousin Florence, town brat.
Bubba: *Sniff checks armpit*
Delbert: I knew I should’ve killed him outside when I had the chance.
Andie arrives fashionably late, but it’s Andie, so it’s cool.
Uncle Skrubs also arrives late, but it’s not cool, since he starting to exhibit ‘creepy uncle’ syndrome by standing uncomfortably close to his niece.
Grumpy-vamp Aunt Kathetyr.
Kathetyr’s equally grumpy-vamp husband Marcos. He’s also been around since Herb and Max were still alive – beware the wrath of ancient balding vampires.
Delbert leaves after being heckled by the bartender for the last time. Kathetyr heckles Skrubs for losing his luxurious mane of CC hair.
Chroma frets that her party won’t be a success.
Marcos: This party is absolutely and totally h..
Chroma: *Gasp* he hates the party! Oh no!
Marcos: … absolutely and totally HAPPENING! Let’s boogie!
Chroma: Two, TWO creepy uncles.. ah-ah-ah.
She even got some pictures of the party, which were added to her family photo wall. Taking pictures of pictures I took as a sim.. aaaahhh inception!!
Chroma decides her next project will be taking photos of all her close relatives for a new gallery display. (She actually did roll a wish then to take a picture of a distant relative which gave me the idea)
Aw, Spongebaby has arrived. Oh, and on that note of families..
The town bike Jessica Talon finally hung up her uterus after 9 kids, 11 grandkids, 10 great-grandkids and 4 great-great-grandkids. THANK GOD.
You’re either a Derp or a Talon-Striker in this town.. but more than likely you’re both.
At some point, a wish is locked to paint a portrait of teenager Gena Belle. Chroma is sent over to her house to solicit.
Chroma: I know we just met, but would you come over to my house so I can paint you?
Nothing creepy there. Nope, not at all.
Needless to say Gena didn’t go for it.
Chroma: I’m totally a legit self-employed artist! I’ve even painted a masterpiece!
Gena will always remember the moment a strange vampire woman invited her over to be ‘painted’. -_-
Oh shit – she pissed off the baby. HEADS WILL ROLL.
Chroma: I didn’t even DO anything!
Chroma has had a wish to host a sim in the park for quite some time and it kept failing for me.. then I realized I never registered my game. Nice. I am winnar.
Trinity the Transcendent put on a magic show to which Chroma was the only spectator. There was some other old lady at the park, but she found a light post far more interesting.
Trinity: ..And for my next trick – I will cause major graphical glitches!
Chroma: WOW She’s GOOD! *Applauds*
Meanwhile, back at the house..
Gurnie picks one of the unfinished, unlit bathrooms to collapse in.
Gurnie: God damnit, I didn’t get to wash my hands yet. Now how am I supposed to properly sanitize?
Death: You decent in there?
Gurnie: I’m a little incorporeal but other than that, yea.
Mike rushes to the bathroom, unprepared for what has happened to his beloved creator and insatiable little love-monkey!
Gurnie: So uh.. how am I supposed to do this?
Death: Just think happy thoughts, spread your arms.. like this, and fly.
Gurnie: That’s Peter Pan.
Death: Yea I know – I’m just messing with you. Get in the urn.
And so she does. Also, sad kitties.
Mike’s emotional chip is unable to cope with this.
It’s the science facility, the boys at the lab had been running bets on the elderly in town to see who would die first for their next major experiment. So rather than doing the tactful thing and waiting to let the family grieve, they phoned Chroma right up 10 minutes after her mother died and told her they’d like to experiment on her remains… but how did they know so quickly? Foul play is suspected.
Chroma was understandably shocked by this call, she hadn’t even known her mother had died in the first place.. she raced home to find that, yes, her mother had in fact passed away while she was at the park. She secretly blames Trinity for all of it. That magical bitch.
Chroma and Mike decide that this mysterious experiment is worth looking into, and so, Gurnie is returned. She hadn’t even been dead for an hour.. but she is grateful, regardless. She doesn’t mind being a ghost if she get’s to stay with Mike. It makes sense, given the lifespan of the average simbot, she says.
I cheated a little and use MC to fix her relationship back to GF for Mike though.. it switched to ex because of the death.
On the tail of Gurnie’s miraculous resurrection, Andie calls to say she has big news! She’s getting married to some guy the family has never heard of.
Skrubs also has big news – he is the father of twins with his new woman. (Poor Mirra died sometime in the last chapter.. I think I forgot to mention it though 😦 )
Andie’s pyro trait also finally rears it’s ugly head.
Chroma really wishes they would stop doing it in her room though.. ectoplasm is SO hard to wash out. Ewww.
The morning after, Gurnie and Mike came to the decision to leave the house, and live out their second chance in a condo downtown together. They take Zoe kitty as well.
Chroma is relieved, and burns her sheets after they leave, so as not to offend.
Masterpiece count: 2
Chroma: *Rolls wish to make 3 more masterpieces and has space for it*
And commence: AWW…
..and then double AWW!
Maybe they will make some little badass vampire robot babies!
To Be Continued!
Total Points: +145-ish – I keep forgetting to add points for what the family is worth on there. Meh.