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08 July 2012 @ 10:03 pm
The Oceanside Project: Landgraab  

How To Win Friends and Influence Sims

Warnings: Woohoo, scantily clad sims, gossip, parties, and dancing angry.
Day One:

Malcolm Landgraab, X knows that it is very important to know his soon-to-be constituents. His sole purpose this spring is to become friends with three sims in order to enter into the politics career and run for office. He already has a friend in banker Vivian Moneywell (and by friend I mean make-out partner) so two more should be a snap for the loveable Malcolm.

Note: In my amendment to the BACC rules I originally wanted Malcolm to become friends with eight sims (the majority of the founders) before entering the politics career, but that would have taken too long and I don't have the patience for it. Everything else takes three times (burglaries, fires, sickness, etc) three friends should do it.

The first neighbor to stop by is Owen Goodacre, one part of the farming duo the Goodacres and the owner of the soon to be built Goodacre's Grocery Store on Main Street. Malcolm has been wanting to get to know Owen better and hopes that they could be good friends.

Dawn Lambswool, the town's fashion designer, walks by as well and Malcolm enthusiastically welcomes her to his home. He kind of has a thing for her, even though she's a married woman.

Sadie Winchester, soon to be the town's first police officer, stops by as well. Malcolm has a policy of getting to know everyone in the neighborhood, but Sadie is about the dullest and dumbest person ever. He actually gags when he sees her. But he knows he will definitely need the law on his side. Better butter her up while he can.

Note: For anyone that remembers, Sadie's last name was originally Maraschino, but since then I decided she needed a name that goes with her profession like everyone else has. So I named her after a gun... not after the Supernatural boys... but they were on my mind as well...

Malcolm serves up a delicious lunch of everyone's favorite I-don't-know-how-to-cook-yet meal lunch meat sandwiches.

Malcolm thinks it's ok to wolf whistle at the married chick as long as her man's not around.

Minka Yomoshoto, the town's soon to be doctor, stops by as well.

Malcolm: Look at that can shake. I'd like to pop that top...
Enough already!

Becca, Owen's wife, shows up and just behind Becca is Fitz Biltmore, Oceanside's architect.

Whom no one finds very interesting. He and Sadie should really hook up.

Malcolm declares this a party and decides everyone should get nectared up.

In case you forgot Owen and Becca are bat shit crazy for each other. Who's watching baby Eve, by the way?

Malcolm: OMG, Becca Goodacre, you know that chick in the hot tub with Owen?

Malcolm: She totally BURNED HER SPAGHETTI!

Dawn: No. Fucking. Way? *gasps*
Malcolm Landgraab, X. Oceanside's own Gossip Girl. Oh, and, Friend Number Two!
Fitz: I just wanted to watch Dr. Sexy, MD.

Fitz later tries to mack to Miss Unhappy, but this is the result. She's a hard ass, I see.

Becca comes inside after her aquatic gymnastics with Owen to eat the slightly tainted lunch meat sandwiches. You do realize you're pregnant, right?

Minka: I should totally tell him that his sandwich has gone bad. But if he gets sick I'm one step closer to opening my own hospital. Hmmm... I'll just wait and see what happens.
Always the professional, Minka.

And we continue with the Everybody Hates Fitz show.

Fitz tries a bit of shy flirting with Sadie, and she doesn't smack him or anything! *crosses fingers*

Dawn and Minka try to relax a bit in the hot tub... in the rain...
Dawn: I made a friend today!

And then this happens.

Minka: God, you smell like burnt roadkill. Get the hell out of here! You're turning the water gray!
You have a lovely bedside manner, Minka.


Malcolm serves up some delish fettucine alfredo to his remaining guests for dinner.

Then it's off to bed. Two friends down... one more to go!

Day Two:

Me: Go clean up after your guests.
Malcolm: But I'm too pretty to clean.

After cleaning up and recycling, Becca happens to walk by and, according to the Landgraab creed, every walk-by must be greeted!

But Malcolm really wanted to see Viv so he called her and kicked Becca out.

Vivian walks up as Becca leaves the house and Vivian is visibly upset.
Vivian: What is Becca Goodacre doing leaving Malcolm's house at 10 o'clock in the morning? Is he cheating on me? Why am I even here?

Vivian: Oh yeah, that's why...
J/K she's totally crushing on Malcolm but she also loves that he has a lot of money. Oh, you fortune sims!

Malcolm greets his lady love with kisses and hugs. I don't think Viv has anything to worry about.

Malcolm whips up yummy oatmeal for himself and Viv and at the same time messes up the counter so bad that it goes from concrete to butcher block. (This is my biggest pet peeve--no dirty state! Oh, and I'm a little obsessed about sim meals, if you couldn't tell. I love watching them cook and looking at their food. I don't know why.)

Viv really likes Malcolm but she's deeply disgusted by his eating habits. You would think a man with as much money as Malcolm would have better table manners. Vivian might have to re-think him as husband material.

But then Malcolm joins her in the hot tub and, as usual, he is too much for her to resist.

So this happened. Malcolm and Vivian lose their virginity in the hot tub. ~Romantic~

Malcolm leaves the hot tub to fix dinner while Vivian ponders what just happened.
Vivian: Maybe I gave it up too soon? Should I have waited for a ring? Didn't Becca and Owen do it in this tub last night? Ewwwww....

Malcolm must have something going on, though. He asks Vivian to spend the night and she says yes! But you know what really happens when people spend the night...

Day Three:

Vivian didn't really get much sleep at the sleepover. She got up, drank some espresso on the porch, and then finally crashed some time after dawn.

Malcolm got up silently and made breakfast for his lady. He wants a great start today for today he must make one more friend and become a politician.

Malcolm: Every day should start off with hot oatmeal and a hot chick in her knickers.

Malcolm catches some walk-bys: George Lambswool, Diego Bossanova, and his friend Dawn, and, of course, invites them all in.

He really wants Dawn to meet Vivian. He thinks the girls will be the best of friends since him and Dawn are such good friends. Diego is suspicious.

Dawn corners Vivian in the bathroom and asks her a million questions. Dawn could tell by the way Malcolm was talking that this girl was "the one." She just wants to make sure Viv feels the same way. And she's nosy.

Dawn: So, Malcolm, did you pick out an engagement ring yet?

Diego: Hold up. Just because they woohooed doesn't mean he has to put a ring on it.
Oh, you romance sims...

Vivian: Oh my goodness, George, that was the funniest joke ever!
Two bolts. Get the hell away from Dawn's husband you chonies wearing hooker. Maybe Diego's right and Malcolm shouldn't put a ring on it.

Fitz stops by again. Hopefully this time he'll have more fun than last time.

Vivian: Everything you say is so funny and interesting, George!

Dawn: Do I have to cut a bitch?

Malcolm decides that now would be a great time for a party so he calls everyone that isn't already there over to party down.

Dawn: This heifer...
Fitz: This might be better than an episode of Dr. Sexy!

Wait... What?

Noooooo! This is when I realized Connor wasn't there. He was teleported very soon after.
Sadie: *looks fearful* (She likes to stalk Kendrick)

Dawn: Should I adopt a baby?
Could you just wait until I play your house, missy. You'll be knocked up soon enough!

I see you found Diego, Stalkerella.

Ah, there we go.

Unfortunately Minka wants nothing to do with Kendrick today. She's so finicky.

In a room full of people she is still alone. *tear*

Hot tub couples party with Diego and Matisse and Malcolm and Vivian.

And then Selena and Connor fell in love. Why is he looking at me?

And then Kendrick decided to dance.

I have no words for the look on his face... but here's what everyone else thought:

Minka: I can't believe I once let him put his tongue down my throat.

All and all everyone had a great time.

Cool party, Bro.

Day Four:

Umm, Malcolm, your tree is on fire. You'd better wake up.

Malcolm: Don't we have a service or something to handle that?
Not yet, idgit. GO PUT OUT THE FIRE!

Finally Malcolm gets his ass outside and extinguishes the fire but he bitched the whole time. Lazy ass.

Malcolm spends the morning cleaning up after his party guests and transforming the counter from wood to concrete. (grrrrrr)

Ugh. Who's going to fix that. You know it won't be Malcolm.

Oh looky there. We still need one more friend and maybe we can convince him to fix our pipes, too.

Malcolm: Hey Owen, I had my very first woohoo!

Malcolm: With Vivian. Moneywell!!!

Owen: Gratz! I loved my first woohoo! It was awesome!

Owen: Did she leave make-up on your pillow? That chick wears a lot of fucking make-up.

Malcolm: Hmmm... By the time we got to the bedroom I think most of it washed off in the hot tub the FIRST TIME WE DID IT!
~Classy~

After bonding over woohoo, sports, and Kendrick's awful dance moves, Owen and Malcolm are now officially friends!

Oceanside's first official job holder, Malcolm Landgraab, X!

Malcolm: Hey new bestie, would you like to fix my broken bathtub?
Owen: I'll have a look at it!
Winning!

Hey Malcolm, Sadie's outside. Do you want to go out there and greet her?

Malcolm: Do I have to?
Yes!!!

Malcolm: Dude, I HATE Sadie Winchester!
Whatever, cry moar.

At least something is going right. Owen fixes the faulty bathtub.

Day Five:
Note: This is when I changed lighting mods because my computer kept crashing at dawn and dusk. Just in case you could tell the difference.

Malcolm starts his first day as Campaign Manager bright and early with yummy oatmeal. Woefully, he burns it. Is this an omen?

The carpool comes because I forgot that Malcolm has a car and he needs to take ownership of it. It's ok, because this pretty lady was created.

After the car mix-up is settled, Malcolm is off for his first day as a Campaign Manager.
Malcolm: Like a Landgraab would ever ride in a hoopty. *scoffs*

Malcolm: Of course I can answer the questions myself. I know everything!

Ah, well, damn.

Malcolm: I can't believe I lost my job. On my first day! What will everyone think of me? What will I do? Where will I go?
Easy there, Scarlett O'Hara. You'll get your job back tomorrow.

But look who's lurking outside of Malcolm's place. Vivian must have came by to see how Malcolm's first day went. (Wow, levitating animals at the farm...)

Malcolm pretty much attacks Viv as soon as he sees her. He had such a horrible day and who should be there but the love of his life to cheer him up!

After they go inside, Malcolm asks Vivian on a date. Of course, they have nowhere to go, but maybe they could have a great time here in the condo.

Malcolm looks into Viv's eyes and knows that she's definitely the one.

Slow dancing leads to ass-grabbery.

Which lead to this.

Malcolm decides that now is the time to make an honest woman out of Vivian. After being together for five days, Malcolm Landgraab, X asks Vivian Moneywell to marry him.

And she says yes! *tears*

I know this was entirely too long, but thank you for sticking it out 'til the end. Thank you for reading!

Notes: At this point Malcolm has more money than the rest of the founders. I have been using cheats to get the founders into the houses I made and to furnish them and then taking away their money and leaving them with $2000. Malcolm is the only exception. I let him keep his left-over money which gives him currently around $15,000. I figure that since he is the one funding most of the town he should be richer than most.

I didn't want them to get engaged until they both wanted it. Malcolm never rolled a want to get engaged until they went on a date. Viv already had the "Get Married to Malcolm" want when they first started the date.

The beach condos are really hard to get pictures of with the walls up because all of the rooms are so small. Sorry if the pictures/angles look kind of crummy.

 
 
 
Sims Over Sleepsimsoversleep on July 11th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
Haha, the life of a politician sure isn't dull in this town!

I love the beach lots - especially when there's an outside shot and you can just see the ocean in the background :)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on July 11th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thankfully everyone really likes Malcolm and wants to be his friend. He's sure to win Mayor!

Thank you! I LOVE the beach lots. They're so much fun. I take way too many pictures of the beach and the waves and everything =)
Simlilisimlili on April 14th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
The pictures are great, and the BaCC is still very pleasant to read. And Minka still rocks! (And yes I'm commenting an eternity after it was posted^^)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on April 16th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
Thank you Simlili! I'm glad you left a comment :)
braxenbraxen on April 28th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
So now I feel that I'm getting to know them a little. Once again - yay for letting the neighbours be such a big part of your update! Sadie and Minka are both kind of fascinating in their own odd way.

And I really must build a house on the beach!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on April 28th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
Yes! Beach lots are a lot of fun and very pretty.

Malcolm had to "know" each of the founders before he could enter the Politics career so I made sure that he greeted everyone that walked by. But I usually have a party or something each update so that all of the sims can get to know or hate each other more. And Sadie and Minka... they are their own little soap opera.

Thank you for the comment!!