PowerPoint Presentation: The Superfrog ISBI 2 Chapter One: Organic Insanity PowerPoint Presentation: “Quinn, I'm not understanding why you won't take this opportunity,” I argued, “You're always complaining that I never do anything with your life,” “I served my time in an ISBI! I don't want a part in another one!” “But it's the sequel to the first ISBI! At least give it a shot, Quinn,” PowerPoint Presentation: “I don't want to be a Torch Holder. I know what you're like. Your third Torch Holder was visited by the Reaper eight or nine times during her lifetime,” “Some of that was natural!” I answered, hotly, “I'm not a terrible simmer!” “Sorry, Sam. I want no part in any ISBI you're playing,” PowerPoint Presentation: “Quinn, you can't be serious! You LOVE attention!” I sighed, “FINE! I'll find someone else do to it!” PowerPoint Presentation: “Well, I'm not being the founder again. To CAS it is, then.” * * * Welcome to my second ISBI! The first one was so much fun that I couldn't resist a second go at the challenge! Okay, maybe I could've continued the first, but thing is, I'd already tied that up. Over. Done. So I guess it's time for a fresh start? Though I stuck to my unoriginal titling for my ISBI: The Superfrog ISBI 2 ! Let's get started! PowerPoint Presentation: Meet Crystal Nook. First name chosen because it was pretty, surname chosen because I was playing Animal Crossing: Wild World while the 'hood loaded. She's a Pleasure sim, a standard Scorpio (the exact stats of which I've already forgotten) and randomised as bisexual. PowerPoint Presentation: This is Crystal's home. I didn't fancy lawn-living and moved her into a house I'd built for my sim bin. I feel kind of bad about moving her straight into a house instead of building one as I go along, but no doubt this will be altered and changed as the challenge goes on – as it is, there is only one bedroom. PowerPoint Presentation: So the challenge begins in the way most challenges do. See, an ISBI is no fun without other sims clogging up the house, so I'd better find Crystal someone to keep her company. PowerPoint Presentation: But Crystal and these people don't on very well, so give up with the Welcome Wagon. PowerPoint Presentation: Although they did keep me entertained for a short while. Look! Ethan! He's one of my all-time favourite townies, thanks to the role he played in my last ISBI. Anyway, Crystal got bored of smustling eventually. PowerPoint Presentation: The Matchmaker happened to be wandering by. And while I'm not playing that every Torch Holder must meet their spouse via the Gypsy Matchmaker, I do think a date wouldn't be a bad idea. PowerPoint Presentation: Well, I struggled to decide if the Matchmaker should drop a guy or a girl for Crystal, and had to flip a coin. The Matchmaker is going to drop a girl for Crystal. PowerPoint Presentation: This is Jill Fleig, one of the Apartment Life townies. She seems pretty neat, though I've never played her before. (And I suppose technically, I won't be playing her now!) PowerPoint Presentation: Slow down, you two! Honestly. I am going to pull ACR out of my game. I'm tired of couples going way faster than they're supposed to. The only aspects of ACR I enjoy are the randomising of gender preferences, and the fact my sims can choose to have babies on their own. PowerPoint Presentation: “Somehow, I just can't bring myself to look away.” The problem with this pairing being that both are women, and while I have absolutely no problems with keeping them together, they can't reproduce unless I cheat. PowerPoint Presentation: Which I don't like doing. There must be another way to continue to the next generation. PowerPoint Presentation: The next day, a couple of strays showed up outside, and started either fighting or playing. I love how the wolf seems to be slightly scared of the chihuahua PowerPoint Presentation: Later that day, while Crystal was tending to the garden, I realised how she could keep Jill and still carry on to the next generation. By becoming a plantsim! Fingers crossed that she becomes one! PowerPoint Presentation: I still think the date gifts are hilarious, even after playing sims for years. Jill left us an oven to thank Crystal for such a wonderful date. An oven! PowerPoint Presentation: So we moved Jill in to say thanks. Well, that and Crystal loves her. And ISBIs are only fun with more than one sim. PowerPoint Presentation: Proof of the rising levels of fun to play: the first house fire of the ISBI. I'm always a little wary of fires now, since I killed off my generation two Torch Holder with a kitchen fire by accident in my last ISBI, but luckily, I'd remembered to put a fire alarm in this time. PowerPoint Presentation: I love them together. I hope they stay like this, with no troubles or accidental deaths. PowerPoint Presentation: Jill is fairly okay at taking care of herself, too. She showers when she needs to, uses the toilet properly, and feeds herself. Even if she's just pigging out at the fridge door, she's still feeding herself. PowerPoint Presentation: I still love how fresh food sparkles in the Sims. I think I always will. PowerPoint Presentation: Later that day, we hit the jackpot. Spraying the trees in the garden turned Crystal into a plantsim, though I missed the transition. Hooray! Plantbaby for the couple! PowerPoint Presentation: Yeah, it didn't take long for the next generation to arrive, did it? I've decided that Crystal is only going to have one “pregnancy”. And she promptly spawns a little boy. Hooray, it's not twins! PowerPoint Presentation: This is Gaston Nook, named after one of the characters from Animal Crossing: Wild World. I decided to stick with the trend I'd started when I picked the family's surname. Gaston is a rabbit in the game, and rather grouchy, too. I still adore him, though. PowerPoint Presentation: The problem with plantbabies is that they're perfect – they can already walk, talk and use the potty. Not that they have to. They have golden gardening badges. There's just nothing to do with the toddlers. So Crystal lets her son dance while she writes in her diary. “Gasp! Gaston might be able to see what I'm writing!” Crystal, I know plantbabies are perfect, but I don't think they can read from across the room. PowerPoint Presentation: Jill returns home from work to find her lover green and an organic child toddling about the place. Now, I don't know about you, but I would be confused if I came home to my partner being green. Jill, however, took it as it was, and nothing really changed. PowerPoint Presentation: While Crystal and Jill continued their romance inside, Gaston let himself out of the house and helped himself to the puddles. He was there pretty much all night. PowerPoint Presentation: The next day, after making sure he was watered – I got a pop-up saying if I didn't water my plantbaby the social worker would take him – Crystal sat down in the sunshine to teach Gaston a nursery rhyme. Which is incredibly sweet. PowerPoint Presentation: Jill also does her part in raising Gaston, which is nice to see. PowerPoint Presentation: So the next couple of days were rather dull. Hugging, making out, watering Gaston, and dancing. Nothing much really happened. PowerPoint Presentation: And then all of a sudden, it was Gaston's birthday. Once Gaston becomes an adult, it will be time to change the Torch Holder. PowerPoint Presentation: Wow. He grew up good-looking. Gaston rolled Knowledge. PowerPoint Presentation: The first thing Gaston did as a Torch Holder was to phone the Matchmaker. PowerPoint Presentation: Not for a date, but for a cure. This challenge will go by way too quickly if I play the whole lot with plantsims. Where's the fun in that? PowerPoint Presentation: I am wondering what he looks like as a human, too. PowerPoint Presentation: I approve of him, but not of his Greaser-Jon Tavolta hair. PowerPoint Presentation: Much better! Gaston approves – look at that oddly huge grin! And while we have the gypsy here... PowerPoint Presentation: ...she can fix Gaston up with a date. Gaston randomised as straight. There's no law that says he has to marry this woman he dates. PowerPoint Presentation: I've already forgotten this woman's name...and I told myself I wouldn't as well. Why didn't I write it down?! Hobby Lady (as she will now be known) looks delighted to have been dropped for Gaston. PowerPoint Presentation: “Well done, ball! Another successful match!” Let's hope so. This Matchmaker seems quite good so far. PowerPoint Presentation: Gaston and Hobby Lady (still can't remember her name) take it slowly, unlike Gaston's mothers. PowerPoint Presentation: Sigh. Okay. I am definitely pulling ACR out of my game. Seriously can't be bothered to deal with this anymore. There are other methods of randomising gender preferences anyway. I shall use my dice more often! PowerPoint Presentation: Hobby Lady then goes upstairs and helps herself to the ballet bar. “Um, aren't we supposed to be on a date?” “Aren't you supposed to know my name?” “Touché.” PowerPoint Presentation: Gaston! She came off the ballet bar to talk to you, not so you could have a turn! “But ballet is so much fun!” No! Go pay attention to your date! PowerPoint Presentation: Well, as rushed as they were, they're still incredibly cute together. I think I will leave them together, and move her in eventually. I promise I will learn her name. PowerPoint Presentation: ISBIs and guitars. There is nothing about that combo that I dislike. Anyway, that's it for this time! We've managed to cover a whole generation in one chapter! ;D Join us next time for more mayhem and some babies! Thanks for reading!