The Jensen-Liu Family: Aileen and Shu Rack Up the Partner Count Until Everyone is Uncomfortable, Pt. I

(Yes---the partner count is so high, this had to be split into two parts. In fact, it comes with its own practice problems. The midterm is in two weeks. Good luck!) There are moments that change who we think we are. There are moments we lose countless hours of sleep reliving, and when our body … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: Aileen and Shu Rack Up the Partner Count Until Everyone is Uncomfortable, Pt. I

Charlie J.E.: Charlie in Charge

The last we saw of Charlie, he was chipping away at the remnants of the metaphorical umbilical cord, only to discover it was the belay keeping him from freefalling into polite society. Polite society is dreadful. You have to talk to people you're not related to, and who aren't Cruz, in polite society. You have … Continue reading Charlie J.E.: Charlie in Charge

The Jeong-Espinosa Family: Everyone Gets Older Again, Which is a Vacuously True Statement Due to the Linear Passage of Time

(Shout-out to all the armchair physicists: throw your best title-inspired bastardization-of-Sturm-Liouville-Eigenvalue-Problems-or-generalized-coordinate-system Danger Zone "actually" theory at me in the comments. Aim to beat the current title-holder, a donation collector in front of a grocery store who responded to "I'm sorry; I don't have the time right now," with "Actually, Einstein proved time doesn't exist." Come … Continue reading The Jeong-Espinosa Family: Everyone Gets Older Again, Which is a Vacuously True Statement Due to the Linear Passage of Time

The Jensen-Liu Family: The One Habit of Highly Permissive Parents

When we last visited Aileen and Shu, they were both on a quest for self-discovery, and ended up discovering other people along the way. In fact, this mother-son duo plays a certain game-within-a-game so often, we named it: the Sleepover Standoff. The rules are simple. Sim families can only have one additional partner stay overnight … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: The One Habit of Highly Permissive Parents

The Shallot-Liu Family: It Exists Now!

It's these guys again! Everyone try not to freak out! We last left the Jeong-Espinosa household, where Claudia prepared an early wedding gift worth... THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. HOLY SMOKES. Claudia (upper right): hmmkggrfffhhg oh hi guys, ambrosia's on the table, bye Ambrosia is a dish best served with your lover. Bernard receives some sandwich-based emotional … Continue reading The Shallot-Liu Family: It Exists Now!

The Jeong-Espinosa Family: Surprise!

With emotions, Sims can now distinguish between actions that cause them pleasure and actions that cause them pain. Each choice they make leads to a neatly categorized moodlet: happiness at a nicely decorated room, or a good meal; sadness at losing Don't Wake the Llama, or the death of a spouse. Sims (and their creators) … Continue reading The Jeong-Espinosa Family: Surprise!

The Jensen-Liu Family: New Beginnings, or at least Sleeping with New People

Let's see what Aileen is up to while her ex is being deliriously happy with his new fiancé. Shu's ready to age up, which can only mean one thing: there's about to be an extremely awkward party up in here and all his mom's friends are invited! This shitshow needs to be appreciated from its … Continue reading The Jensen-Liu Family: New Beginnings, or at least Sleeping with New People

Xiyuan Liu/Lord Bernard Escargot Shallot IV: Vignettes from San Myshuno

(The events of this chapter take place either concurrently with Seven Days, or after. You’ll probably be able to tell which is which. This chapter is a lot shorter, a lot less bonkers, and yes, I am aware I have other Sims.) Settling In Xiyuan had no trouble whatsoever acclimating to his new life. This … Continue reading Xiyuan Liu/Lord Bernard Escargot Shallot IV: Vignettes from San Myshuno