Round 1: Curious 1
Pascal, Vidcund, and Lazlo Curious are very interested in aliens. Maybe a little too interested. Let's see how the Curious Brothers are doing...
Me: Hey, Guys. Whoa, Pascal. You've got a baby bump. I take it the rumors I heard from Jennifer Burb are true.
Pascal: Yes, I've been impregnated by an alien Pollination Technician.
Me: Congratulations, your baby will be the first alien baby born in the Uberhood.
Lazlo: Hold off on the celebrating. Pascal is upset.
Pascal: I never wanted to give birth to an alien. They were supposed to take Vidcund, not me.Vidcund: It's not fair. I go to the telescope every night to search the stars and nothing. The one night I go to The Hub, Pascal gets taken. It's injustice, I tell you.
Me: File a complaint with your stepdad, #9. I'm just here to welcome the new little one.
Vidcund: Pascal, you don't understand what an honor has been bestowed upon you. The aliens are selective about whom they choose to gestate their young. Our father was blessed with this privilege twice. You have been chosen to follow in his footsteps. Do not scoff at the quest you have been given.
Me: Is he for real?
Lazlo: *sighs* Yes.
Pascal: Praises be to Will! How do women do this? Oh, the pain!
Pascal: She's green!
Me: Why are you surprised? Your sisters Lola and Chloe are green too.Pascal: I know, but I didn't think she would be so... so...
Me: So minty fresh?
Me: Well, she'll look a little different the next time I play you guys. I've installed some new skins since this visit. So, what are you going to name her?
Pascal: Vidcund did say this was a quest, so I'll call her Questa.
Me: Aw, she's a cutie for an alien. She has your eyes, Pascal. Welcome to the Uberhood, Questa. Thanks to the Alphabet Twist, I'm sure you'll grow up to hate me.
Me: Your brothers are really excited to meet their new niece.Pascal: Good, they can take care of her.
Me: Pascal, she's your daughter!
Pascal: I don't care. I never asked for an alien baby. Vidcund wants one so bad, he's welcome to her.
Lazlo: That's a good girl, Questa. Pascal, she's doing well with her formula. Do you wanna try feeding her?
Pascal: No thanks.
Pascal: Thanks for stopping by, Nervous. Vidcund and Lazlo are driving me crazy. They're always cooing over Questa and wanting to show me something she's done. I swear to Will, they've got aliens on the brains.
Nervous: Dude, you're my best bud, so I gotta be straight with you. You need to man up. Questa is your daughter and she needs you. If you don't look out for her, she might end up being another one of Loki's experiments.
I never pegged Nervous as being interested in children, but he's been very good with Questa. He's been holding and feeding her while Pascal snores away.
Lazlo: Pascal, are you sure you don't want to hold Questa?
Pascal: Naw, Laz, I'm good.
Questa: *thinking* You just wait until I'm a sixteen-year-old hottie! I'll make you pay!
Lazlo: There, there, Questa! Your Uncle Laz is here, and your Uncle Vidcund. We'll take care of you. Your dad will come around.Vidcund: I thought Pascal would have come to his senses by now, and Questa is almost a toddler. He's going to miss out on teaching her to walk, talk and use the potty. We've got to do something, Laz.
I had to jump through hoops to produce this entry. Evidently, Gadwin wasn't running while I played this lot (d'oh!), so none of my pictures got captured. The good news is that I still had a clean copy of the Curious Brothers in my base Strangetown neighborhood, so I played the house there and captured those pictures for the blog. However, my computer hung up during the last day of play and I had to reboot. When I went back into my computer, I couldn't find the pictures from that session, either. So unfortunately, there are no pictures of Questa's toddler birthday.
I'm really disappointed about the missing pics because I had a cute storyline going with Johnny, Jules and Questa. I noticed Questa kept looking at Johnny Smith and Jules O'Mackey, so I was thinking that Questa had a crush on Johnny and was plotting how to get Jules out of the way. It's all for the best, though, because I later realized that Questa is Johnny's first cousin. (Major oops!) Anyway, I never noticed before how alert the babies are, but I saw Questa turning her head to look at other Sims in the room serveral times. The depth of this game never ceases to amaze me.
Also, I think this house is bugged. I sent Vidcund to the telescope several times and he never got abducted. I even used the Summon Aliens command, and he still didn't get abducted. :(
The Specter household is up next, so stay tuned...