Friday, August 20, 2010

Eddie Grows Up, Grows His Hair, Grows a Garden.

By the way guys, I'll be asking you to vote on your favorite kid sometime soon. I can't follow all three of them forever. Don't vote YET; I'm going to give each of them a post focusing on them alone, to better acquaint you with the characters in my mind. We'll start with Eddie, the oldest.

It's Eddie's birthday today, actually. He's about to turn 18 and enter the Young Adult life stage. He wakes up at 6 a.m., eats waffles for breakfast, then goes for a swim. A pretty nice start to a birthday! Then it's off to the park to catch a fish for a science project at school.

At the park, there's a nice family having a picnic. Eddie's sort of idly watching them as he fishes, and then he notices an extremely evil-looking woman approach them. She has a fur coat and everything.

This could be a scene straight out of 101 Dalmatians.

I'm surprised to see that the two redheads are Ursines -- remember Addie's stalker? The man is not related to them, but the evil woman is! Her name is Tiffany Ursine. Eddie senses a conflict ahead and, being a nice guy, decides to intercept the evil Tiffany Ursine before she can ruin their picnic.

Through this interaction, Eddie learns that Tiffany is Brave, Grumpy, and Athletic. Not exactly the kind of person you want to go around picking fights with.

As I'm watching the two of them argue with each other, I realize this Tiffany person looks familiar...

Oh my god, it's HER. The girl Nathan was flirting with before I realized how scary-looking she was! She cleaned up well, I must say. Must have been one of those ugly duckings.

Speaking of Nathan, guess who shows up at the park!

It's Nathan, and he starts mocking Tiffany's grumpiness. He must have used his special brotherly instincts to sense that his brother needed help. He left immediately after mocking Tiffany, though. And try as he could, Eddie couldn't get Tiffany to leave the park. No matter how rude he was to her, she would only think he was "okay." He eventually gave up and went to attend a Logic class at the science facility.

After the class, Eddie made a new friend named Donnell Mock, who is a big computer nerd. Eddie himself is a nerd; you might not be able to tell, what with all the working out, but if you'll recall, Eddie is actually a Genius. He just also happens to be Athletic. He's one of those rare people who are incredibly smart, but also attractive and athletic. He also has the Lucky trait, which explains this. He's also Excitable, the definition of which is "Your Sim will cheer for and be excited about doing the basic things in life. Yay! Wooo!" So Eddie is just a cute, excitable, athletic nerd. He has yet to get his negative trait, though. We'll see about that.

Eddie and Donnell became fast friends and talked for HOURS until it was dark. Donnell was hungry, so Eddie invited him over for dinner. Once they got to the sidewalk in front of Eddie's house, Eddie decided to have his birthday RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

Back to the long hair again, huh Eddie? Ah well, I'll let you keep it if you're so determined about it. And uh... nice shirt.

Unfortunately he's pairing it with those horrendous purple and black vertical striped suspendered pants that his father wore when courting his mother. Remember those? Allow me to jog your memory.

"I am sorry, Inigo. I did not mean to jog it so hard."

It's like Eddie dug around in his dad's closet and put on the most atrocious things he could find, just for kicks. And hey, I guess I never realized that Eddie wore the same T-shirt, too. Egad. He's like a little mini-Toby.

I'm diggin' the jammies, though.

NEWSFLASH: More proof that Addie's losing her faculties:

Gardening in her nightie and fuzzy pink slippers.

Eddie has gained his final, and incidentally his negative, trait: Snob. It makes sense for someone who was born a genius and is naturally athletic and lucky all the time to be a snob, doesn't it? He holds himself to high standards, but he holds everyone and everything else to high standards, too. The first thing he did this morning was admire himself in the mirror for about twenty minutes. Then he worked out.

Just so you can get the full effect, here's the adult outfit Eddie was given by default:

Eddie, honey, nobody has the right to be a snob in that getup.

So that needs to be changed, obviously.

I felt like I was playing up Eddie's athleticism too much, without giving enough attention to the brainy side. So I decided to put him in something a little more scholarly.

Now he's like Clark Kent, all muscly under that sweater and those glasses.

Unfortunately, sims can't go to college anymore like they could in The Sims 2, or I'd have Eddie do that. So instead, he marches right down to his beloved Landgraab Industries Science Facility and gets a job. He's a genius, so of course they hire him right away. It doesn't take a genius to see that, ha ha.

Now he works as a Test Subject in a place with a giant golden robot statue in the lobby, and that is awesome.

As a scientist, Eddie needs better Gardening skills. Addie is territorial about her garden and won't let him near it. He's excited and wants to get started right away though, so he rushes to the store to buy some seeds. Pretty soon he's got his own garden in the backyard.

Meanwhile, there's a commotion upstairs in the house, and I get a notification that it's Toby's birthday, which means Toby is turning into an elder RIGHT NOW. Happy birthday, T--


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