Friday, March 29, 2013

Week 11 - Rules of Engagement

Been waiting for more?  Well, I would have gotten this to you sooner if it weren't for the graphics card problems.  But hopefully this blog post is worth the wait.  Here we have Two-Face enthusing about his upcoming wedding... to the wrong person.  Victor is still very upset about it.  In fact, it's very unlikely these two will ever like each other again.

In fact, Two-Face's engagement to Kory seems to have had a ripple effect that touches the entire household.  Kory still wants to flirt with Victor, but he's not having any of it right now.

Nathaniel stays out of it while the dust settles.  Seems like any time he needs to get away from everyone he finds somewhere to play chess.  Which has happened so many time he's maximized his logic skill.

Though when he's finished, he finds that Two-Face is not interested in being flirted with for some reason.

But Two-Face seems to be the only one with any loyalty.  Kory insists that being engaged to Two-Face does not mean she can't regularly tell Victor how attractive he is.  Even right in front of Two-Face.

Though when Victor turns it around and tries to flirt with her, she says no...

Perhaps she should just stick with Two-Face, who still loves her in spite of all the bumps in the road.

Then again, she's also rapidly rebuilding her friendship with Victor, who seems to very much still want to be friends - but no flirting...

Perhaps worried about how Kory keeps going back and forth, Two-Face corners her in the bathroom of the Rainbow Room and suggest that they simply tie the knot then and there, but she doesn't think that's a good idea.

Though, only a little later, the two appear to still be getting along well in spite of the friction and disagreements.

Then again, perhaps all the drama is why Kory keeps spending the night with Nathaniel, who has become her best friend since Shayera left.  Their relationship is blessedly platonic.  Well, except when he flirts a little...  With Jason and Two-Face, also friends, sharing the bed in the Rainbow room, Victor is the odd man out tonight.

When she wakes up, Two-Face is there to ask her to marry him again, though this time she's less enthusiastic than she used to be.  She's only saying no because you're already engaged - or at least that's her story...

But, true to form, it isn't much later that she's giving him an amorous hug in the bathroom of the Red room.  Um, but can both of you please excuse Nathaniel?  He needs to use the bathroom for its intended purpose.  With only one and a half bathrooms for five Sims, finding one that's available is hard at times.

I took this pic to prove that sometimes the contestants eat real food and not just snowcones.  This is breakfast Wednesday morning - Victor is absent because he was up late waiting for a bed again.  Two-Face may be enjoying a snowcone, but Kory has some of that burned Goopy Carbonara Selina made last week, Nathaniel has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that Jason made at some point, and Jason has a hotdog he also made at some point - when they're not eating snowcones it's usually leftovers.  Anyway, this is the day that they get to pick a Sim who chooses one other Sim to spend six and a half hours at the spa with them.

Kory wins, though only with two votes.  She takes Nathaniel with her, and it will take them a week to forget just how relaxed they are now.  Nathaniel takes advantage of their time alone to flirt a little...

But though Kory heads right home, Nathaniel builds a snowman and then runs into Mary.

By now Victor's gotten over his upset about Kory getting engaged.  So much so that Two-Face is here casually interrupting his flirtations with his fiancee to ask him to take out the trash...

Huh, looks like Selina's become a zombie since moving out...

Victor enjoys the winter evening by hopping into the hot tub sans swimsuit...

Really, Two-Face, you don't need to ask her again.  Especially since things are a little rocky right now with how you keep catching her flirting with Victor.

And he's not the only one who's upset about that.  Jason isn't a fan of Kory and Victor flirting either - probably because he's best friends with Two-Face.

Victor nevertheless celebrates the fact that he and Kory are back on really good terms by making a snow angel face first.

To add to the complications, Kory's gone from minding it when Nathaniel flirts with her to not minding it at all.

Though the second Nathaniel leaves, Victor's there and shows that he and Kory's relationship is back to were it was before she got engaged.

Kory and Two-Face, on the other hand, find their relationship going steadily downhill.  Too many times caught cheating, perhaps?  All their interactions are becoming awkward.

And though Kory and Jason used to be friends, that relationship is shattered because Jason simply can't tolerate the way Kory has been treating Two-Face.

But when the votes finally come in, while Victor gets two votes, Two-Face gets three so he's out of the house this week.  To add insult to injury, Kory is one of the people who voted for him to leave.  Though perhaps the time spent apart during these last few weeks of the competition will help them repair things later?  We'll see...

But for now this is the end of Week 11.  And then there were four...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Week 10 - Love Is in the Air

Welcome to the next edition of Bat Brother!  And, as we're back to our regular style of posts, I'm back to jumping around taking pics of whatever I want and you get an entire week in this one post.  And we start with Two-Face, who is practicing his martial arts.  In his swimsuit.  In spite of it being visibly frosty outside.  But what else is new?

Well, perhaps convincing Jason to join him for a game of catch in his very unwarm pajamas is new?


With only six contestants to watch over, and most of their quirky behavior being old hat by now, it can be hard to find interesting things to show.  And then I notice Gordon, Lola, and Harley all standing outside the supernatural hangout next door, talking on their cellphones for reasons only the game's AI can figure out...

Winter is almost upon us again, but there's still time for one last pajama water balloon fight.

And apparently Nathaniel has earned enough of Jason's respect to get a salute - which I didn't even know he could do.  I think he went to military school for high school, maybe?


The first half of the week passes rather uneventfully, and before you know it our contestants are voting to see who will choose who goes to SimFest.  Not surprisingly, Kory wins.  And she selects Jason and Nathaniel to be her mantourage.

Selina, being left behind yet another week, tries her hand at cooking some Goopy Carbonara but burns it.  So she settles for a snowcone.

Two-Face is apparently not nearly so picky and eats it anyway.

The trio of SimFest goers arrive just in time to catch the first act - a local singer who is quite good at it.  And the audience seems to be having a great time!

Then again, there are certain advantages to certain Sims being gone, like the ability to flirt without causing jealousy...

Of course, two can play at that game...

Kory doesn't stick around to see the next act, however, deciding she wants to go home and eat.  Which is a pity, because watching a magician accidentally light himself on fire is rather entertaining.  In fact, this is the guy who ultimate ends up winning the entire SimFest...  Apparently this town is quite lacking in talent...

Jason heads home after that, but Nathaniel decides to stay for the entire event.  And is rewarded by the next act - another magician who picks him out of the audience to help her with a trick.

Of course, given the trick, he just hopes that she has more skill than the last guy.

But she does not.  Fortunately, he escapes serious injury and instead simply gets extremely annoyed.

But how can he stay upset in front of such an attractive audience?

In fact, come to think of it that magician who nearly stabbed him is rather attractive too...  Her name is Sonja Roe, by the way.

Meanwhile, back at home, Kory and Selina are some of the best trampoline jumpers you could ever hope to meet.  Kory lands on the ground, on her feet, believe it or not.

And here's Jason bragging to Two-Face about how many manly muscles he has after all his martial arts training.

Checking back on Nathaniel, it seems that even the end of the SimFest, nightfall, and the appearance of a zombie is enough to get him to stop flirting with Sonja.

He even challenges her to a water balloon fight.

Which is a rather common activity this evening, as it happens.

When Sonja finally leaves, Nathaniel's in such a good mood that he even says goodbye to the zombie before he makes his own way home.


The next day, drama suddenly envelopes the household when Kory spots Victor flirting with Selina and decides that she doesn't like that.

But two can play at that game - she immediately turns around and flirts with Nathaniel, which upsets Victor.  Though, as always, a little chat later and they're back to being okay with each other again.

That night, a rare event happens - a brief surge of ultra speed while Selina naps on the couch since everyone else found a bed - Kory's sharing with Two-Face, Victor's with Nathaniel, and Jason's alone but not friends with Selina.  So close to everyone getting a full night's sleep, but not quite!

When she wakes up from her nap, Selina makes some spaghetti.  And burns it.  Another snowcone for her, and this time nobody touches the overcooked meal.

In the morning, Kory and Victor further patch things up after yesterday's messiness over a video game.


Two-Face decides to try his hand at snowman building now that winter has come and there's snow on the ground, and comes up with this very evil looking guy.

Jason has his own ideas of fun things to do in snow.

Kory and Victor keep warm by staying inside and holding hands.

Two-Face's undiscriminating eating habits result in a trip to the toilet to toss his cookies.  Actually, I think this is the third time in as many days that he's made himself ill - though one of those times was from the virtual reality game.

Later, Selina talks to Jason about just how cold it is.  Then again, given what she's wearing, it's hardly surprising that she's cold.  Oh, and also, Kory's just said yes.  That's right, you heard me - she said yes!  Excuse me while I pry my jaw off the floor...

To say that Victor is extremely unhappy about this would be an understatement.

Two-Face and Kory are too busy to pay attention to him, however, as Two-Face is currently fixing the fact that he's never kissed his fiancee before.

Once he's over the shock, Victor and Kory later actually manage to have a pleasant conversation.  He even congratulates Kory on her engagement.  He's still really upset at Two-Face though, and he still like Kory, so it isn't exactly not still awkward.

That evening, which is also the last evening of this Simweek, Kory gives her fiance a back massage.

Which he likes so much that he proposes again.  And Kory says yes again.

Of course, tradition dictates that you have to keep the new couple apart so that there isn't any funny business until they can be properly married.  Therefore, Jason snags the spot in the bed with Kory.

And Selina shares the bed in the Rainbow room with Victor - feeling sorry for him after the day's drama, perhaps?  Since Two-Face isn't close enough friends with Nathaniel to share with him, he ends up bedless until someone wakes up.  He spends most of the night practicing his martial arts.

Though the first one to wake up is Kory, who immediately heads outside to give him a good morning makeout.  Perhaps she missed him while she was asleep?

Her engagement seems to have changed other things too - she's not particularly interested in flirting with Selina anymore.  But now it's time to see who gets voted out this week!  And the results are... complicated.  Victor, Selina, and Two-Face end up in a three way draw with two votes each.  For only the second time, those already voted out are called in to break the tie, and quite the decision they have:  Do they break up the happy couple?  Do they take away that relationship's third wheel?  Or do they force them to have to live with each other for at least another week?

In the end, Victor gets two votes, Two-Face gets five, and Selina gets six so she's the one who is leaving the competition.

And with that we end Week 10!  The Yellow room has been locked, and we're down to just five Sims left in the competition.