First and foremost – I’m telling you all – disconnect your internet connection when playing TS3. I haven’t had a single lag, hiccup or crash since I started doing so. I read it somewhere in the vast world of “how to stop the Sims 3 from crashing/lagging/glitching” searches, and I have had nothing but 100% success. I’m not going to guarantee that’ll work for you, but for me, amazing. You know the post where I shared all those Zales? I had to be connected and I had a crash. As soon as I disconnected, I was even able to throw a party. So hey, it can’t hurt, right? But moving on…
Here’s Kyle trying to door while holding cake.
Which is a pretty spectacular failure, since it’s just a doorWAY – not an actual door.
Lavender and the back of Mary.
New TH Mango & Melody –
Looking at cake.
Here’s the front of Mary –
She’s looking annoyed, probably because she can’t get to the many, many pieces of cake.
Minnie is dripping wet…
…With foreground cake.
Lacey’s munching grass in the rain.
And lastly, we have Leah secure in her stall.
Zale Check Complete!
I tinkered with Mindy some more in CAS.
Adjusted her clothing, and gave her some makeup.
I think she looks amazing!
But dang, I got the pop-up that she has to go soon. We’ll have to woo her right now!
Here she is scurrying off. We were too late.
A TH that needs sleep!
It’s been awhile!
Hands off, Orlando!
Mango joins the acrobat career, per his LTW. Enjoy his stage name.
Get it? Mango… yeah – whatever. It was funny at the time.
Mango wanted to perform for tips, so even though it’s the wee hours, we give it a go.
He’s pretty terrible!
This…erm…Lady of the Night was out and about…
And found him to be delightful! She tipped him $16 bucks.
Oh COME ON, SP!
She left the party, and now it’s the middle of the night! But enjoy her while you have a moment, Orlando – she’s going to be a Zale, I tell you what.
Then mango and his flower trail jog home.
I got distracted while Lacey was stuck in the house again, and by the time I realized Mango wasn’t home yet, I found him chatting up Mindy all on his own!
Why thank you! I approve very much!
They flirt, but she’s hungry.
And Mango learns she has a partner (stupid Orlando). But I steal the moodlet manager from Lavender’s inventory
It’s so much easier to woo a happy Sim!
Being a PlantSim, and Mindy being red, I thought red roses would be very fitting.
Then I try my hand at the “flower kiss” action.
It’s seriously amazing and adorable.
I give HOTM a shot, even though Mango has not attempted to convince Mindy to break it off with Orlando.
But we are successful!
She’s putty in his leafy green hands.
Mango gets her to break up with Orlando, and then asks her out on a date. She mentions a dip in the pool, and Mango’s water need is getting low – so they head off to the pool. In style!
Fancy date interrupted by… Graduation.
Still kind of cute though.
And Mango was voted most likely to have a big family. Which will probably happen!
While Mango and I were chasing Mindy – Mary was graduating too!
Guess I should move her out.
I found a huge house, on a huge lot with a single old lady living in it. I moved Mary in with her. I almost had Mary take the horses, but decided against it at the last second. I’ll keep them, it’s the right thing to do.
Hey, it’s Mindy again!
(In the graduation robes sucking face with Mango) There’s cousin Abbey too! She came over to play with Minnie, but Minnie isn’t on the lot. Oh well.
Operation “Mandy” (Mango+Mindy) resumes.
I’m really into that flower kiss. I’m pretty sure Mindy likes it too!
Speaking of romance, Mary and Sheldon are a couple!
Sheldon and Mary have been boyfriend/girlfriend since high school. Even if stupid Sheldon invited Meg on a date once.
Immediately after this notification, I saw they’re going to get married!
Great! More babies hopefully!
So – just to see what was going to maybe happen in the future, while Mindy was over I thought I’d see what the TFB options were.
So this is promising! We’ll just have to see after she moves in.
Which means we have to get her moved in! So in the orange bathroom, Mango invites her to join the Zale house.
Of COURSE she says yes!
Now that I can see Mindy’s wishes, I saw they both wanted to watch the stars.
Aren’t they so cute? Answer: Yes.
I was feeling a tad romantic, so I set the mood with a cozy fire…
And have Mango ask Mindy to be his girlfriend.
Of course she says yes!
And, immediately after the girlfriend part…
I just LOVE her face.
She graciously accepts.
Mango’s room gets a slightly more grown up makeover.
And he and Mindy get settled right in.
Mindy: Nice place…
Now that I have a sleeping TH – let’s see what everyone else is up to.
Lavender is still in her formal from graduation and thinking about floor cake.
Kyle is sitting like a Zombie in the rocking chair.
Melody is squatting unceremoniously over the sauna mud.
And Minnie, who is rather tired, is playing on the rocking horse.
I love the rocking horse.
Poor Minnie. Just wanted to get some sleep.
Mango wanted to photosynthesize. I had know idea what would happen…
So he swirled down into the ground like a drill bit.
Then looked like this!
He had a few thoughts.
And it fulfilled all his needs except social.
And made him very happy.
A VERY long time later, he climbed back out.
These two are supposed to be playing in the sprinkler together.
But instead Mango looks annoyed, and Leah photobombs.
There is an event looming.
And I’m gonna do it up right, too.
Oh, you two are too cute – but get some sleep!
It’s a big day tomorrow.
Speaking of big days! Sheldon & Mary are now Sheldon & Mary Zale-Shepherd!
Both Livid and Meg also have boyfriends now. Meg is dating high school sweetheart Ray, and Livid found some older gentlemen named Calvin.
Based on the last name, there is some connection between Calvin and Mindy… they both have “Riffin” I’m happy he’s an elder though, Livid will be an elder herself very soon. She’s one of the triplets with Lilac and Lavender, and they’re both elders.
I got a pop-up that it’s Minnie’s birthday! Well, that can’t happen since it’s the wedding and all, so I click to find her to age her up early and…
…just no. That is just no.
She has excitable locked in, which joins brave, loner & couch potato.
She’s always had a bit of an emo look, so I embrace it for her teenage years. Even if her favorite color is pink. And she’s not blinking or squinting, she just has REALLY small eyes.
With a wedding happening later today, I have Mango make sure the horses are clean, shiny and happy.
The guests have arrived, and Mango is ready in all his planty glory.
Mindy is also looking her finest.
I finally found a good use for that flower hair.
Some familiar faces are getting seated.
Lilac, Mary & Livid. Ronnie, Lilac’s husband is in the background near the horses.
All in all, it’s not a complete failure!
Even if the mother of the groom is sitting on the other side of the property.
She still swooned, so I guess aliens have x-ray vision.
Mindy and Mango Zale!
Polite clapping and rice throwing.
Followed by a little cake.
Note: The entire cake was gone by the end of the party.
A newlywed keg stand.
Because why the heck not (sorry it’s getting dark).
And lastly, karaoke! (SPAM)
Seriously, how freakin’ cute are they? SO CUTE! Even if they sing terribly.
Afterwards, I had Mango and Mindy TFB… I heard a jingle, but noticed a forbidden fruit appeared in her inventory. I wasn’t 100% sure it wasn’t there before, to I tried again, another jingle, and another forbidden fruit. Drat.
So we’re off!
We’re going to try to engineer a baby in the future.
They arrived safe and sound.
They scurry off to the hospital…
…Albeit a little strangely there, Mango. *Plod plod plod*
But “Engineer a Baby” is not an option. Poo. But curing Mango of his PlantSimism is… so I do.
But Mindy doesn’t seem to mind.
And that’s it!
I was so disappointed that Mango and Mindy couldn’t have a baby together, either at home, or in the future. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do, but maybe impregnate Mindy with human Mango, then have him eat one of the forbidden fruits, and turn back into the PlantMan. Or I might just leave him human and call it a day. I AM surprised by how pale he is. Considering he’s supposed to be a clone of Lavender, he should’ve been grayish. I might just turn his skin green, and his eyes gold, and keep him kind of like a PlantSim, but just a green human. At least that way we could see what the kids would have looked like… We’ll see. If you have any input or ideas, let me know!
Oh – and sorry it’s been so long, I’ve been working lots of hours at my second job, and training a new co-worker at my regular job, so my Simming (and blogging) have taken a bit of a back-burner. I’ll be working on those Lightnings next – so I’m sure I’ll see you again real soon!
Until next time – Happy Simming!