In our last chapter, Viviana has her first day on the job and the residents of The Circle Asylum are left alone while she is at work. We start the day when Viviana nearly has a stove fire, but luckily “swats” it out. Mowgli gets interested in “the maze” game and Finn plays with his best friend, Miss Kitty. Barbie stages a “stink-in” to protest the 5-minute shower rule. Sunny later joins and they become friends. Hannibal is “in the zone” on the basketball court and Erik wonders how the heck Hannibal got that when Erik is in much better shape. Toby tries to do the same, but was “caught pretending” and gets a sprained ankle. It seems that Sunny might have a mean streak, as she was laughing at Toby spraining his ankle. All day, the residents play basketball and then play chess. Viviana comes home and gets a promotion!The next morning we find Barbie in the kitchen cleaning up. And it looks like she had a shower! What? Has she been hypnotized? The “stink-in” must be over. But how? Why? Maybe she just couldn’t stand her own smell anymore or…..
Author’s note: Oh no, those dishes made it to this house, too. Let’s hope they don’t stick around like at the Happy Hollow Asylum!Perhaps there was another reason for the “stink-in’. It turned out that the shower was dirty.Yep, after Viviana cleaned it, everyone was happy again and sims were showering! Oh rejoice! Why won’t these sims just clean the shower? Sheesh!And the darn toilet broke again.
Author’s Note: I think that the first up-grade Viviana is going to make is to buy a new toilet. The Sweet Escapes Country Toilet for $1,800 simoleons. It’s unbreakable. She has a way to go, though, so she better get painting.But first, breakfast. Viviana decides to make pancakes and she is doing rather well. Throwing them up in the air and actually catching them. She even amazes herself! They turn out excellent.
After getting home last night, Viviana was pretty tired and went straight to bed, and this morning was spent cleaning, repairing and cooking. So, she hasn’t even had time to paint. I decide that she will take a vacation day and stay home and work on her painting.Viviana notices that Erik and Toby are sharing a secret together. Hmmm…wonder what they are up to?Mowgli really has come a long way in chess and got the “Chess Victor” moodlet. Way to go Mowgli on winning “the maze” game. When I looked at everyone else’s moodlets, I couldn’t see who he was playing against, because there were no moodlets on someone losing.Finn is just so happy and life is just fun and games. He has no worries and is happy blowing bubbles.Hannibal discovers they have a new pet, but maybe an unwelcome one. Is that a mouse? Eeep!
Author’s notes: No, I don’t have My First Pet Stuff…that’s a mouse and a mouse hole. The Circle Asylum needs some pest control.After serving breakfast, Viviana heads outside to get painting, and I guess Hannibal thought it would be safer by the fire. No mice here!Meanwhile, Erik has gone outside to talk to a shrub….But not for long, as he suddenly comes in again, but with a whole bunch of sims. It looks like some of the sims from The Happy Hollow Asylum.
“Hey look who I found hiding in the bushes. It’s our neighbors!” And so it is. I guess they came to welcome everyone to the neighborhood. There are only four who came, though, I wonder why the others didn’t come?Sonny even brought some fruitcake that he made himself. Umm…I don’t remember seeing Sonny cook or bake at the Happy Hollow Asylum. How old is that fruitcake exactly?Sonny grabs a slice himself and sits down beside Toby. Toby thinks that Sonny looks familiar and that they might work at the same place. Toby asks Sonny if he likes fruitcake and Sonny replies that he always brings his own food because he doesn’t trust anyone. Hmmm…Toby likes Sonny and begins to tell him all about his conspiracy theory. In the background, Louis is admiring the photos on the wall, and Veta is just not sure she wants to come in and stands at the doorway looking around.Viviana comes in from outside and heads over to Louis.
“So I heard you don’t know who you are,” she quips. Louis thinks this is pretty amusing. He likes Viviana. She has spunk.They start talking about their houses and Louis really likes that the house is all one level. He is even more impressed that they have a basketball court. Viviana smiles slyly and asks Louis if he has ever played basketball before. Louis never had. Then Viviana challenges him to a game. Louis thinks that it’s a great idea.But first, apparently, she has to feed the masses who are raiding the fridge. She sees Sunny and Midge sitting on the couch and apparently Sunny is upset that Midge is eating their food.
Sunny to Midge: “Gimme that salad. Who said you could just take food from our fridge?”Viviana says out loud, “Ok, alright. I’ll cook already! Sheesh.” Feeding this many sims was not in Viviana’s job description. That seemed to settle Sunny and Midge and they continued to chat.I guess it wasn’t so bad that she had to cook because she got to level 2 of the Master Chef Aspiration!Veta has decided to come inside and sits beside Toby. Toby starts talking to Veta about the Lizardmen. Veta doesn’t seem to believe Toby at all.
“Really, Toby? Lizardmen?”. Veta tells him an alien joke, or maybe it’s a lizardman joke. Meanwhile, outside, things are heating up on the basketball court. Louis lets Viviana have the first throw.
Viviana announces, “Stand back and let me show you how it’s done!” Point for Viviana.Louis follows and just like that, dunks it. Viviana is wondering if Louis had played her. It certainly doesn’t look like he’s never played before. He’s too good. Point for Louis.Inside, an argument starts between Veta and Sunny. No one knows quite what started it, but Sunny is not backing down and they are now yelling at each other. In the background, Sonny from the Happy Hollow Asylum is listening to the whole argument.They both get up and now Sunny is making fun of Veta and her clothes, saying that she is a bit overdressed for daytime. Veta is so mad, she is about to burst at the seams.Instead, Veta huffs off and grabs a plate of food and sits down angrily on the couch.
Veta chews on her food thinking, “A cleansing fire would work really well here. These sims are so rude!” Uh oh! What is she thinking?Outside, Viviana has just thrown a shot. A rim shot! Go in! Go in! She is almost willing it to go into the net. But it misses and she loses a point.At the front of the house, Veta is in the bushes. Veta, what are you doing there? Is she hiding from someone?No, apparently not. She was waiting for Sonny. And apparently she is ranting about Sunny…
“…did you hear her disrespect me? I need you to do a little favor for me. It’s simple, really. Just a few adjustments…and that’s all you have to do….”While Veta and Sonny are out front plotting something, Sunny is out back talking to one of the security guards. He seems to be giving her some advice and she heads inside again.Meanwhile, on the court, Louis makes his last shot and it’s a winner. Hannibal looks rather sad. I don’t think this is a good thing for Viviana.“Oh my plumbobs!”, Viviana can’t believe that Louis won. Mowgli and Hannibal, Viviana’s cheerleaders, are not cheering very loudly and they head inside. Oh, poor Viviana.Inside, Midge is super excited when she hears her favorite song come on the stereo. Mowgli, who just came inside, is very curious watching what Sonny is doing. And what exactly is Sonny doing? He is near the washer and dryer…maybe Sonny is just admiring them, since they don’t have a washer and dryer at Happy Hollow. Hmmm….it looks rather suspicious.Out on the court, the verdict is clear. Viviana lost the challenge.They both head inside and Louis grabs a plate of food and sits with Barbie. Barbie is thinking that Louis looks buff in his clothes.
Barbie to Louis: “You remind me of Ken, so athletic. Are you sure your name isn’t Ken?”Toby heads to the bar and tries to show off his non-existent bartending skills. Ooops!Finn is near the computer making friends with the red lamp.And Sunny is giving Viviana a hand by cleaning up. Oh she’s going to do some laundry.But I guess she didn’t turn on the washer, so Veta heads over to the washer and turns it on, and turns the dryer on as well. Veta can’t believe these sims….they’re so….Oh no! Veta heard the switch before she could react. Her plan backfired. SHE was on fire! This wasn’t supposed to happen to her! Help! Help! Fire! Fire!Everyone was running around screaming, but Louis grabbed the fire extinguisher fast! Way to go Louis!Viviana and even Sunny run and see what’s going on. Veta is standing there, her clothes in ruins, while Louis puts out the last of the fire.The first one to safety out on the sidewalk is Erik. And he doesn’t look too sad about the fire or that Veta was on fire. In fact, he looks rather happy and wants to have a weenie roast!Midge and Sonny run outside and are hysterical with laughter. It looks like they are having a good laugh over Veta and the dryer incident. Sonny thinks this is the best joke ever and Midge is applauding his deed.And then Sunny comes out and sees Sonny and Midge. She gives Sonny a conspiratorial wave. Sonny waves back.
Umm…what? Did something go on between these two? Sonny and Sunny. A new alliance. And did Midge know too?In the kitchen, Veta is fuming and not from the latest fire! I think she hates the name Sonny/Sunny. She turns around and promptly stomps out the front door.
Do you think that Veta asked Sonny to rig the dryer so that Sunny might start a fire? No…couldn’t be. It was just coincidence that Sunny brought over some laundry and didn’t turn the washer on. I mean who knew that Veta would go over and start it? Who knew about Veta’s squeamish/neat trait? Do you think that Sonny and Sunny foiled her plan?Viviana makes a phone call to The Circle Asylum committee and lets them know what happened. She also asks if they will be replacing the dryer, and Viviana gets the story of lack of funds. So, basically, no, no new dryer.Viviana sits down beside Louis wondering how she was going to get enough simoleons for a new dryer. Louis feels bad because it was one of his residents who started the fire. How can he make it up to her?Louis has an idea and asks Viviana if she was free to come over to his dinner party on Thursday? Viviana told Louis she worked until 5pm, but was free afterwards. That sounded perfect.Louis thanked Viviana for her hospitality and said he and the others had to go. Oh? Do I sense some chemistry between Louis and Viviana? Look at how they’re looking at each other!And so, here sits the lovely washer and burnt-to-a-crisp dryer. There is no option to repair it, just replace it. Maybe they need a bigger sign about emptying the lint trap.Meanwhile at the Happy Hollow Asylum, Veta is taking a shower and it looks like she is plotting something. The Sunny/Sonny’s of the world had better watch out!
And so we leave The Circle Asylum…ummm…what’s left of it…until another day.
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Random Lots Traits today were bracing breezes (great exercise environment), chef’s kitchen and cursed (lots of things go wrong).
The dryer fire was quite a surprise. Those screenies are actually what happened. Sunny picked up all the laundry and put it in the washer, but I guess didn’t turn it on. Veta was in the kitchen and came over and put the washer on, and the dryer, too, I guess. And then, suddenly, fire! I was going to have Viviana extinguish her, but before I even got a chance to choose that command for her, Louis had autonomously grabbed a fire extinguisher and was putting Veta out. Louis, you lifesaver!But I guess Sunny didn’t fare too well either, because she got a “Voodoo Pain” moodlet from the cursed lot traits.
Will we ever find out if Veta had plotted revenge on Sunny and asked Sonny to do the deed? Or if somehow Sunny found out the plan, and then she and Sonny came up with a new plan to take revenge on Veta instead? Well, maybe not. All we know is that Veta is not a very happy sim.
Viviana’s skills: Cooking 6, Painting 5, Handiness 2, and the rest are all 1’s, Charisma, Comedy, Dancing, Fitness, Gourmet Cooking, Logic, Video Gaming
Barbie is friends with Sunny and Toby
Toby and Erik are friends
Household funds: $1,121 simoleons
Items in inventory: Erik had the mischief skill book and Finn had a book entitled Untamed Treachery of the Heart and of course, Miss Kitty. These items were put out for everyone to use.
Club Points: $1,794 club points. Purchased Creativity Boost for 200 points and Gourmet Cooking for 400 points.