Hello, all! Hope you're having a great day/night wherever you are. 😊 I'm back with the next installment of the Eight Sim Challenge as promised. I'll only be covering Days 11 & 12 in this chapter, because I went on a photo frenzy when I finally took my Sims downtown to the nightclub I built. 😅
First order of business: paying the bills. Don't want the Repo-man to grace us with his presence, lol. It's too early in the challenge to have our stuff taken away.
Heather then cleans up around the house since everyone else is out like a light.
Heather: You're just making me do this because I asked for a maid last chapter, right?
Noooooooo! Why would you think that, my dear Heather?
Heather: *rolls eyes*
As soon as Peggy woke up I got her started on gaining some charisma skill points. More promotions = more cha-ching!
Later on while everyone is at work I have Marcus take a trip to Nova Nightclub because unfortunately, in The Sims, just gaining skill points is not enough to advance in a career.
Marcus: Who goes to a nightclub at 11AM?
Our household does, because we need friends in order to get promoted. Now go be a social butterfly.
You ask me who goes to a club at 11AM yet the first thing you do when you arrive is head to the bar?
Marcus: Relax, I'm just getting a soda.
I could hear clothing store music for some reason, so I had Marcus request some Techno music instead because I thought it was coming from the DJ booth. Turns out the wall speakers I put in the club were the culprits. Guess I'm going to have to remove them *le sigh*.
I forgot that they wear things around their wrists and necks when they dance. It's a nice and cute little touch in my opinion.
I see Heather's gotten herself acquainted with the cage. What are you doing here anyway?
Heather: My clients were driving me up the wall, so I decided to take a spontaneous break.
Umm, I don't think that's a good idea. You should probably head back.
Heather: I'LL LEAVE WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT, WOMAN!
I mainly took this picture to show you guys Miss Crumplebottom's smooth moves, haha. I was so surprised when she started dancing. Also, Marcus is working hard on making some new friends for the household.
I honestly love the cages so much.
Townie in the red dress: Do the monkey with me!
Any fellow Johnny Bravo fans here? 🌚
This is the only Sim he's had a long conversation with. 😂 Also, what is with Maxis and Sim clones? The lady behind the man in the green suit looks exactly like the one Marcus is talking to, except for the name and skin tone. I see Catherine and Sonya are learning from Heather and decided to ditch work to party as well.
Catherine: The parties my family host are better, but this isn't too bad.
Sonya: Oh look it's Marcus! Haiiii Marcus!
Before his mood severely deteriorates I have him call the cab home. We didn't make any friends, but at least now we know a handful of Sims to call up later.
Dear God, you'd think we lived in the city or something. Look at that traffic!
Whatcha doin', Marcus? Is that the game Peggy was talking about last chapter?
Marcus: *too engrossed in the game to pay attention*
Aaron: It is, and he's trying to beat Peggy's high score.
Peggy: Pffftt! Good luck with that.
The best thing about other Sims in your household visiting Downtown on their own? Whoever they interacted with shows up in their Relationships panel. More friend options = a happier me. 😁
§2,000? Man, I love these career chance cards! You know what this means right, kids?
HOUSE UPGRADES! I finally got the automatic toilets for both bathrooms, expanded the bedroom to include two extra beds, and built a study room/office (which is my favorite room in the house so far, to be honest). With that, Day 11 is officially over and our final funds are now §558.
More money already? Way to go, Marcus! What a great start to Day 12!
Well it's about time! It only took...a week and a half to turn up. Now all my Sims are finally in their dream jobs.
Ah, what a nice and quiet morning. Six Sims are at work so there's no one home except for Nigel, Sonya, and those cockroaches over there.
Sonya: You know, Nigel, I actually kind of miss our mini pool.
Nigel: *too into the movie to listen to Sonya*
Sonya: *sighs* Aaron would've heard me.
Awwww, does someone have a little crush? *smirks*
Sonya: *bug-eyed* W-what? NO! Never in a million years!
Since Sonya's needs were pretty much maxed out and she still had some spare time before the carpool came I made her call one of her Townie acquaintances
(I forgot which one, haha). I'm assuming the Townie is telling her all about their latest vacation on their yacht, or something like that. Side note: I don't know why the speech of the Sim on the other end comes out as a thought bubble. I actually get confused sometimes when my Sims are talking on the phone because of that.
I tried to have Marcus call up his only potential friend when he came home, but apparently she was at work. Also, what kind of name is Mary "Boom Boom?" 😂
I shouldn't be laughing, but this is just hilarious! Aaron tried to tickle Sonya, and she wasn't having any of it. I feel like these two secretly really like each other. They just don't know how to express their feelings. Not to worry, though, Dr. Love
(aka yours truly) can help with that.
Day 12 had a beautiful start, and now it has a beautiful ending. This little gem popped up when Nigel came home from work. Our final funds for the day have now gone up to §6,744, which means I'm probably going to do another house upgrade in the next chapter.
That's all for today, though, everyone. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it. Leave any thoughts or comments you have down below. Next chapter will hopefully be up some time next week. My aim is to finish this challenge before uni starts up again next month, lol.
I don't want to go back! 😭
Until then, dag-dag! 👋