Hi There! I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! I know I did! Last time we visited the Zale clan, Elaine and Erik completed their first term at university, and they finished with A’s and on the Dean’s List! WOO! Even uncontrolled idiot Elaine did remarkably well. We begin this post with Elaine and Erik returning to complete their degrees. Lets see what they get up to, shall we?
Here’s Erik’s new dorm room.
I liked his old one better, but hey – this is a new term! New housing!
I immediately invite Holly over to see how well she and Erik get along.
Believe it or not, this is her smiling. Hmm. Although they get along swimmingly, they’ll be “just friends”.
So who else is around, as a potential spouse?
This is Cade Macklamoor. I like her green eyes!
This is Rebecca Lynn, also great green eyes…
…but weird nose.
Here’s Cade up close, and aside from asymmetric eyes due to expression, she’s very pretty!
And her favorite color is ALSO orange!
We also have the chubby, but adorable Kizzy Bass.
They chatted, but it wasn’t spectacular.
So let’s see what Liz is up to shall we?
I mean, Cade is kind of promising, but – we’re not going to forsake Liz JUST yet.
I also realize I haven’t seen Elaine in a while. She went to the Meet & Greet and…
…decided to try her hand at science. Oookaay. 😐
Back at the dorm, Holly appears to dislike our Erik!
And is talking smack about him to this guy – Gary Clyde. Well F- you too, Holly.
Liz may have had problems being warm and inviting in the past…
…but perhaps the distance and time (about 3 minutes) made her miss him?
I was considering creating an alternative relationship for Erik, with Cade – or maybe even Holly the Hater, but after seeing this…
…I just couldn’t. We’ll stick with Liz. Erik really likes her. Aww.
Elaine managed to make it home from the Meet & Greet without finding that damned video game again, and even managed to find a bed!
I didn’t bother to assign her one this time, so I’m pretty pleased with her!
Back to Eriz (Erik & Liz?) are they not the cutest ever?
How lovely and romantic, skating in the falling snow. All granted Erik’s rolled wishes too!
Go on a date with Liz
Skate on a pond with Liz
He has also rolled a “move in” with Liz. Aw… He <3’s her.
While Erik and Liz are adorbs, Elaine is in trouble!
I was just watching her for a pass out, but then she did this!
Nice Elaine. Way to Pee-Face.
Try not to pass out in it okay?
I watched her, since she went on the move – I assumed to bed… but NOPE!
She took a SHOWER!
And amazingly – found a bed!
I was pretty sure this would’ve been a pee and then pass out fail – and then she’d walk around for the next three days shrouded in green stink. However! It was just a pee fail, and she showered AND FOUND HER BED. I’m telling you, she was SimSeconds away from passing out. I half expected her to get up just to pass out – but she didn’t – because she’s awesome.
Erik & Liz are still bein’ super cute. Since Erik is only taking 12 credits, he has more time on his hands. (I keep wanting to try to call them Eriz, but it looks like I’ve made a typo :|)
Full moon glow stride of pride for the win! ❤ Liz Erik & Liz have another great date. I like Uni. I like that they’ve had at least 5 dates. Like a normal couple would DATE. But in SimWorld, it’s oh hey, nice to meet you, wanna come over and be pregnant and live on my lawn? Kthx. I mean, seriously! But it’s because of the time constraints that we all rush it. Uni freezes time, so you can be all casual. If this was Sunset Valley, they’d have two kids by now. Just sayin’.
Elaine is having some romance too – she’s CONSTANTLY getting asked out on dates, and I always accept. Here she is running from one date to the next.
Which sucks for her, because she hates the outdoors. She’s also freezing, hungry and tired, like a good little Simidiot.
Seeing how this term is only one week, and they’ll earn their degrees, I’m trying to cram a lot of skilling and social into every day. So here’s Erik and his anatomy skeleton…
…flirting ? 😐
Erik grabs a nap between classes…
…now that’s how I remember university!
Elaine finds the easel for the first time this term!
And she finishes it!
She must be reading Sammy’s blog, and is paying tribute:
Every time Elaine completes a painting, I drag it into Erik’s inventory – you’ll see why this matters later 🙂
It’s EXAM TIME, and I love this moodlet
It’s the little rainbow. Aw. And ya know, the fact that Erik passed his first exam!
He’s PRETTY FAR from an A, so we’re trying to cram in some last minute skilling
HOLY SHIT! It’s trying to GET HIM!
HA HA HA!
Now Erik is NOT a coward, but his trusted and true friend, the anatomy skeleton, JUST tried to attack him. So yeah, I’d be scared too!
And then, still trying to earn Erik an A, I tell him to study…
…so he decides to do it in this igloo. I’m sure it’s very comfortable and well lit for studying. Simlogic. 😐
I clicked away from him for a FEW SECONDS to see how Elaine was doing. Finding the easel and completing the painting, as well as attending her 6 credits has earned her an A! I click back and find Erik doing this…
Go make a snow angel or something.
(I love this picture) Yay! Erik proves that a Zale knows that you do NOT make snow angels FACE DOWN. Good for you honey!
The next day, it’s report card time! (One week term goes QUICK!) WOOHOO!
Here’s the final report card!
Elaine, completely ignored, earns a degree in fine arts with a 4.0 GPA.
Erik – who WAS busy finding a mate, could only pull a B this term. One week terms are more difficult! But he still as an A for his final grade. 😀 YAY ERIK & ELAINE 😀
Erik is hungry, so he celebrates with his favorite:
And then it’s graduation time! Erik invites The Zale Clan – but I didn’t get the same pop-up for Elaine. First Zale to show up, Ellen!
And then cluster at the door!
Evan’s there, just to the left of Erik, you can kinda see his hot pink collar.
And then Gustave, Evie & Dahlia!
And it wouldn’t be complete without DAISY!
Oh Llama. I don’t think they’ll EVER make it inside…
Sims REALLY need to learn how to door.
But hey, at least Erik and Elaine finally manage to spin into their graduation robes!
Elaine makes it in first! But she doesn’t earn a graduation moodlet or get to pick a new trait!
Erik does though! He rolls “handy”! That’s useful! Then he did this adorable little celebration dance!
and then TOSS!
Look at him! Awww. Our little Diva-man. ❤
And then, while they’re at graduation, I learn we have one hour left, and then – *pOOf* we’re back at home! I set up a new room for Erik and Liz in the basement.
And then Erik hangs all of Elaine’s paintings next to Celine’s.
This was the last one Elaine did at Uni, and I like it very much.
I check on Cyrus’ stats real quick – in case he goes and DIES – and he’s 93 with 206,496 LTH points. Not bad! My lifespan is set at 90, so he could go any time!
I go to kick out Elaine, but she’s painting…
…I’ll try to see if she can finish it.
I was going to kick her out and save, but since she’s sticking around for a bit – I try to save and…
…Sigh. But after a force close, and a re-open, it was a successful save, it just crashed the game. Could’ve been worse.
OH! I almost forgot! We picked up a couple of gnomes at university!
MEET JULIA! (laserkatt)
And in case you forgot, we already have an Amy!
Here she is, staring at a wall. …:|… But I still ❤ You, Amy.
Traci haunted, and Daisy woke up just to go “argue” with her…
…Then she remembers she thinks ghosts are nasty.
Way to be an idiot, Daisy. I much preferred your awesomeness under my rule!
Then Gustave queues up an action I have never seen “compliment ghastliness”
Ha! Swell. Scream-esque!
Back in the house, Eddie is too cute! (x3)
And then Elaine actually finishes her painting!
It’s weird. I don’t HATE it, but I don’t love it either. I kick her out without ceremony.
Then WTH ERIK!?! That’s ELDER ABUSE!
I make him apologize immediately.
I mean shit. I don’t care if he “berated your ignorance” which is TOTALLY TRUE, you young DIVA FOOL! You do NOT hit old people!
Especially when this happens next…
Cyrus: I’m hungry – oh wait no. I’m dead.
but the house smells GREAT! 😀
And Gustave, who’s also kinda an idiot – pulls a Traci
OH NO WALL! NO! DON’T HURT THE WALL!
And Daisy finally reacts to Death – after he leaves.
And flashes her undies to her father’s urn. 😐 I do not approve.
Goodbye Cyrus! Thanks for all the money! And the garden you started for us! And thanks for making beautiful babies with Traci. And for finding manlove with Changpu and mixing things up! I will miss you very much! You were a wonderful father & grandfather. ❤
Cyrus’ headstone stands tall behind Changpu (left) and Traci (right).
Moodlet manager to the rescue!
But you can’t fix the puppy – who is so sad he curls up into a little ball and sleeps on the floor.
Oh sweet puppy. 😦 *Testingcheatsenabled true – Ctrl+Click Mourning Moodlet* I’m sorry. I couldn’t cope with that much cute being that sad. No. I take it back. I’m not sorry. I’m hereby stating LOUDLY and PROUDLY that I CHEATED AWAY THE MOURNING MOODLET FROM THE PETS. Reason? Above.
Well well! What do we have here?
Someone let her IN!
Seal the deal Erik!
And then we decide to hold a beautiful beach wedding! She wore her swimsuit, none of the invited guests showed up. But it was still, very beautiful.
And we finish it ALL off with…
Hot air balloon ride into the night.
Meet Liz Zale!
(Note: I couldn’t use a purple font – you couldn’t read it)
So there you have it! Liz joins the Zale legacy. After her make-over I couldn’t believe how beautiful her eyes were, shrouded in all that make-up. I happily removed most of it, leaving just a little pale purple shadow. Her round face looks best with shorter hair, but I added a little length and darkened her brows to match her roots. (hmm, I’ve been watching WAY TOO MUCH “What not to Wear” on Netflix) Oh well, I think she’s beautiful, and cute. I used her one action after moving in to join the science career. Babies soon? Come back to find out! Cheers and Happy Simming!