Unlike Mike (Part II)

Everyone knew Claudia habitually overreacted to each new room she stepped into, and so it was the first thing they looked forward to when they invited her over. 8 Landgraab, which sent the average threshold-crosser into such severe awe they forgot which celestial temple they were entering, left Claudia scrambling to find enough superlatives for … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part II)

Unlike Mike (Part I)

"Ah, darling, it's been too long," she said, illuminating with her presence a room not unlike one dreamed up by a kindergartener in their geometric phase who wanted to capture the informed nostalgia of life as depicted in vintage photographs but whose understanding of both causality and color-negative film left something to be desired. Aileen … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part I)

Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

San Myshuno's favorite necrophiliac is here to step in before things get too real. The Small Onion & Destroy family A week before Jasper found his nemesis in a multi-thousand-year-old snow demon, Xiyuan and his husband forego preparing for Winterfest in favor of a monomaniacal adherence to routine that rivals Groundhog Day---but here with the … Continue reading Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu

Some Sims belong in certain places. Charlie needs to live near a fishing hole. Hector has a 98% chance of ending up in Selvadorada. Shu’s heart was always in San Myshuno, and, in what is arguably the only silver lining to his parents' divorce, can temporarily stay with relatives. Relatives he'll talk to when Chantel's … Continue reading The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu

The Jensen-Liu Family: The One Habit of Highly Permissive Parents

(If an unrelated search term brought you here, my condolences. I've changed some of the wording to convince Google this post is irrelevant. This poor guy doesn't need a weird Sims blog on a list of sites honoring his life.) When we last visited Aileen and Shu, they were both on a quest for self-discovery, … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: The One Habit of Highly Permissive Parents

The Shallot-Liu Family: It Exists Now!

It's these guys again! Everyone try not to freak out! We last left the Jeong-Espinosa household, where Claudia prepared an early wedding gift worth... THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. HOLY SMOKES. Claudia (upper right): hmmkggrfffhhg oh hi guys, ambrosia's on the table, bye Ambrosia is a dish best served with your lover. Bernard receives some sandwich-based emotional … Continue reading The Shallot-Liu Family: It Exists Now!

Xiyuan Liu/Lord Bernard Escargot Shallot IV: Vignettes from San Myshuno

(The events of this chapter take place either concurrently with Seven Days, or after. You’ll probably be able to tell which is which. This chapter is a lot shorter, a lot less bonkers, and yes, I am aware I have other Sims.) Settling In Xiyuan had no trouble whatsoever acclimating to his new life. This … Continue reading Xiyuan Liu/Lord Bernard Escargot Shallot IV: Vignettes from San Myshuno

Seven Days at the Von Haunt Estate

(Synopsis: This is a novella-length account of the courtship between my Sim, a recently outed divorcee, and Lord Shallot, an NPC ghost whom most players sympathize against.) DAY 1 Xiyuan walked up the steps of the Von Haunt estate. He had almost no information about the man he met that night---just his first name, Bernard---but … Continue reading Seven Days at the Von Haunt Estate

The Liu Family Makes a Tough Call

When we last saw the Liu family, we learned that I accidentally caused irreversible harm to one of my most treasured Sims, and started teetering on the verge of destroying two families at once. for heaven's sakes, keep it in your pants All we can do at this point is damage control. That is, someone's … Continue reading The Liu Family Makes a Tough Call

The Liu Family: In Which Self-Discovery Becomes Self-Sabotage

The Lius are a happy family. They're a segmented family, where the individual members usually split up and do their own thing, but a happy one. Let's save some time and document all of Aileen's daily activities. Aileen is on the computer. Taking pictures of Aileen on the computer is not necessarily the most thrilling … Continue reading The Liu Family: In Which Self-Discovery Becomes Self-Sabotage