Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Week 5 - Can't We All Just Get Along?

Guess what?  It's time for another update!  And Black Mask sets the mood for this one by beating up someone who isn't Lola for once.  Of course, Black Mask beating anyone up anymore is such old news that nobody bothers to look up from the very big screen TV.

Afterward Kory and Kara play a game of catch.  If only their Sims could fly and had super strength - that would be amazing to watch!  Naturally, that's Bruce in the background trying to catch up with Jason's martial arts.

Black Mask, meanwhile, heads upstairs to the Arcade to beat up the woman he enjoys beating up the most.  And sadly, there is nothing that Oswald can do about it.

But not all women are so easily defeated, and here is Dinah trying to work her way back into the running for best martial artist in the household.

Though as it turns out, Lola doesn't let another defeat spoil her mood too much.  Here she's letting Ace off the hook after being grounded last week.  The girl has learned her lesson - don't get caught!

Only just earning her yellow belt, Hawkgirl doesn't seem very concerned about keeping up with the others.  It would cut into valuable dancing time, after all!

After being turned down by Dinah last week when he asked her to marry him, Two-Face decides to try asking Selina this time.  He gets yet another kind refusal.

Ace spends even more time brooding by herself than Bruce, possibly over how to continue pranking everyone without getting caught and punished.

In spite of his apparent attempts to find someone willing to marry him, Two-Face is just not interested in Nathaniel that way.

An intentional difficult part of living in this household is the fact that while there's quite a few bathrooms, there just isn't quite enough for the number of Sims.  Which leads to embarrassment all around when someone gets walked in on.  Kara is mortified that she accidentally walked in on Bruce on the toilet.  Then again, why didn't he just lock the door?

Don't you just hate it when your hand puppet turns against you?

Apparently Two-Face can snowboard in a suit just as easily as Selina can in a pencil skirt.

Is a swimsuit proper bull-riding attire?  Must be, since Victor is from Texas and therefore knows these things.  And he proves to be quite good at the activity... at least on the 'easy' setting...

Eventually Black Mask's policy of beating up women backfires when he picks a fight with Kory.  Very bad idea!  And it's doing terrible things to his odds of staying in the house - let alone winning the reward of picking who goes on the fishing trip.

Harley challenged Kara to a water balloon fight, and probably instantly regretted not picking an easier opponent.

But it's Victor who wins the right to select the fishing group.  And he chose to bring along Bruce, Two-Face, Kara, Gordon, Dinah, Jason, and Selina.  They seem to be having a good time in spite of the fact that it was raining the entire time.

Naturally, Victor rode his motorcycle there and back.  And he also took home the best catch: two jellyfish.

Those who weren't invited didn't have any trouble finding ways to entertain themselves while the others were gone.  Here's Nathaniel playing catch with a football and Lola.

But they soon head inside to join the mass rush to get a bed.  As always, there's not enough to go around, and it's first come first served.  Those who don't get one have to manage as best they can until someone wakes up and they can snag their bed.  Coffee is one option, and another is to take a nap.  Bruce has chosen one of the lounge chairs on the Balcony in spite of the fact that it's snowing...

This is where friendship can really pay off - Black Mask snagged the double bed in the Red room first, but doesn't mind sharing it with his good friend Nathaniel.  (insert your own joke about what they're dreaming about here...)

By morning the snow has accumulated and winter has officially begun, though given the fact that Dinah and Kara seem happy to go outside to eat their hotdogs in their somewhat skimpy pajamas makes me immediately question just how well our contestants will cope with this season.

Black Mask again finds the wrong person to try and fight - Jason has a blue belt, and Black Mask has none.

Possibly after a long think about the death of Mister J, Harley decides to propose to Nathaniel - who is surprised and flattered but quickly declines.

Meanwhile, Gordon finds himself getting sprayed in the face after someone tampered with the sink, though he can't figure out which teen to blame.  (It was Ace!)

Did I mention that these two don't get along very well?

Yet perhaps the repeated defeats at the hands of Black Mask prompts Lola to redirect her anger elsewhere.  Either that, or Jason said that her dress makes her look fat.

Either way, attacking him was even less of a good idea than wandering out in the snow in your underwear.

Um...  Bruce?  You finally flirt with someone and it's him?  Are you sane?

Meanwhile, Lola asks Kory for some advice on how to win fights.  Kory happily demonstrates the proper technique on Black Mask.

Perhaps admiring the easy way Jason handles those who fight him, Two-Face decides to ask for his hand.  Jason, of course, says no.

Aw, come on!  You want to marry Jason but say no to Harley?

Harley gets over that rejection by convincing Lola and Selina to swing with her.  Nevermind that none of them are dressed for the weather.

Don't look now, but Bruce has caught up to Jason and has his blue belt.

What Bruce doesn't seem to have is the ability to have a conversation with Selina that doesn't end awkwardly.

Um... Not a good idea Two-Face...  Even beyond the fact that Dinah is definitely not the right woman to slap, you don't want to be on the bottom three this week.

Gordon has earned his blue belt, so he's now caught up with Jason and Bruce.

And so has Dinah, who has managed to come from behind to make it a four way tie at this point.

One day left until everyone votes, and here Nathaniel demonstrates the proper attire for this activity.

While Kara is the first one to decide to build a snowman.  Black Mask builds one as well.

But it's around that time that wandering around outside in her bikini finally catches up with Harley and she freezes solid.

Quick interruption to announce that Jason is ahead once again and now has his brown belt.

Having not had a Sim freeze on my watch before, I wasn't sure what would happen.  But it seems that helping unfreeze a person is an autonomous action so Harley is okay.  Well, except that she has to be thawed out twice more before she finally thinks to go inside and warm up.

Meanwhile, Lola discovers an opponent she can defeat - Black Mask's snowman.

That evening, Kara decides to build and igloo.  This may actually help with the scarce bed problem, if our contestants think to use it.

Hawkgirl is too busy earning her orange belt to sleep, however.  But the week is over, so it's time to count votes.  With 7 votes against him, the first one to leave this week is...

Black Mask, who seemed to be literally trying to make more enemies than Lola.  And he succeeded too!

Speaking of Lola, with 6 votes she'll be leaving us as well.  She actually had a decent relationship with quite a few of her fellow contestants, but quite a few really didn't like her.

Last but not least, Ace got 4 votes and is therefore saying goodbye as well.  At least she doesn't look unhappy about leaving.  Though perhaps it's because most of the sinks in the house she's leaving behind are currently booby trapped thanks to her.

And then there was 14...  The Blue room has been locked, and Week 6 has begun.  What will happen next?  Stay tuned to find out!

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