Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

San Myshuno's favorite necrophiliac is here to step in before things get too real. The Small Onion & Destroy family A week before Jasper found his nemesis in a multi-thousand-year-old snow demon, Xiyuan and his husband forego preparing for Winterfest in favor of a monomaniacal adherence to routine that rivals Groundhog Day---but here with the … Continue reading Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu

Some Sims belong in certain places. Charlie needs to live near a fishing hole. Hector has a 98% chance of ending up in Selvadorada. Shu’s heart was always in San Myshuno, and, in what is arguably the only silver lining to his parents' divorce, can temporarily stay with relatives. Relatives he'll talk to when Chantel's … Continue reading The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu

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!

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

Seven Days at the Von Haunt Estate

(Synopsis: This is a novella-length account of the courtship between my Sim, a recently outed divorcee, and Lord Shallot, an NPC ghost whom most players sympathize against.) DAY 1 Xiyuan walked up the steps of the Von Haunt estate. He had almost no information about the man he met that night---just his first name, Bernard---but … Continue reading Seven Days at the Von Haunt Estate

The Liu Family Makes a Tough Call

When we last saw the Liu family, we learned that I accidentally caused irreversible harm to one of my most treasured Sims, and started teetering on the verge of destroying two families at once. for heaven's sakes, keep it in your pants All we can do at this point is damage control. That is, someone's … Continue reading The Liu Family Makes a Tough Call

The Liu Family: In Which Self-Discovery Becomes Self-Sabotage

The Lius are a happy family. They're a segmented family, where the individual members usually split up and do their own thing, but a happy one. Let's save some time and document all of Aileen's daily activities. Aileen is on the computer. Taking pictures of Aileen on the computer is not necessarily the most thrilling … Continue reading The Liu Family: In Which Self-Discovery Becomes Self-Sabotage

Catastrophe Theory: Before the Storm

Scientists in movies are always finding answers. But scientists in real life? Their job is to come up with questions they can't answer yet. Dolly's advisor (paraphrased) Never trust anyone who says they'll cure cancer. Cancer is a general term for life gone pathological, and anyone who says they understand how life works, let alone … Continue reading Catastrophe Theory: Before the Storm