Last time, the Gen 6 boys made it through their first year at university, and Fiyero was revealed as heir. With that out of the way, it's time for their Sophomore year.
What better way to start a new academic year than to get stoned and giggle outside the dorm for hours on end? Fyodor's got it sorted.
First vampire sighting of the generation! It strikes me that there is not one iota of supernatural flavour in this legacy, so maybe Fiyero and this dude will hit it off.
Or maybe not.
Dude's been around for centuries. He's not interested in Fiyero's new-fangled musical interests.
Flavius, meanwhile, has spotted Nathen downtown and decides to renew their friendship.
Fiyero is way too excited by his brother's public sexcapades.
I take this to mean that it's about time that Fiyero got to have some sexytiemz of his own. The trouble is, he's just not that into anyone. He has one bolt with a stack of blokes, but my 'two bolts or above' requirement for spouses just isn't happening. Take the guy to any community lot, and he'll shrug and 'meh' at everyone he sees.
FINALLY, he decides that he finds this Mr Big chap attractive. I think it's his fortune sim nature talking, but send him over to chat anyway. Even then, however, the quest to get Fiyero some is a complete bust. Mr Big ignores him entirely and eventually Fiyero gives up and goes home, v-card still in hand.
The game flashes up a PAY ATTENTION! warning in the right-hand corner of my screen, and I can't find anything wrong until I go into buy mode and discover that it was just Douglas wetting himself in his dorm room. Of course.
You're a little dressed up for uni, aren't you?
This is William Lawson. Despite his surname, he's not a relative. Fiyero meets him at a bowling alley and, although he's only another one-bolter, he's too cute to pass up a date with.
Fiyero has a strange attraction to people his great uncle has already shagged.
Flavius, on the other hand, is totally devoted to Nathen, who is pleasantly free of baggage.
Fiyero is obsessed with taking photos, so it's no surprise that he heads off to the photobooth in the middle of his date with William.
But wait! What's this?
Sexytiemz and a crush? Congratulations!
Not content to take Fiyero's v-card, William decides to steal the dorm's gnome as well.
Stinky dormie and stinky Fyodor. Obviously, they're a perfect match.
Drugs are bad, kids. If you take too many, you'll start considering it perfectly reasonable to sit around outside in your pyjamas in a snowstorm.
Despite their wonderful stink connection, Douglas is mean enough to turn down Fyodor's kind offer to make out with him.
Turns out he was grumpy because he's exhausted and half-starved. I don't think I'd be in much of a snogging mood myself in those circumstances.
Oh hey! Another vampire!
Although she's never met Fiyero, his reputation is so good that she rushes over to admire him the moment she enters the lot. They have zero friend chemistry, though, once they actually talk to each other.
When he's out and about one night, Fiyero is pleased to run into George.
(As a side note, I really wish that community lots had ceilings.)
They snuggle on a couch to keep warm, and end up falling in love.
I really like George, and love George's looks... but they still only have one bolt :(
DOUGLAS: I had the strangest dream. I was drowning in a great ocean of pancakes and maple syrup...
Oh lovely, Doug. You'll turn down Fyodor, but you're happy to chat up ugly old Steven? Priorities, man, priorities!
Fiyero is invited out for a night on the town by one of George's friends. The friend turns out to favour commando facepaint in all situations, meaning that they look like a damn cool posse as they hit the town.
Fiyero really likes his photobooths.
Uh-oh. Mrs Crumplebottom alert! This can't be good.
FIYERO: I think I'm just going to go over here for a bit.
MRS CRUMPLEBOTTOM: Filth! Degradation!
That's right, Fiyero. Leave your boyfriend to be beaten halfway to Strangetown by a mean old lady.
Nothing phases Flavius. Even dormies falling asleep on him, mid-conversation.
George recovers from his beating soon enough to bring Fiyero a present.
A wedding toasting set? Is that a hint, George?
GEORGE: *is too pretty for this shit*
I think there are more appropriate places to play with your Rubic's Cube, Steven. And I really hope that's not a euphemism.
I love it when sims autonomously make snowmen.
Fiyero may look just like a male version of his mother, but he and Elizabeth are a long way apart when it comes to personality. She'd be very disappointed in his friendly snowman, I'm sure.
Douglas is feeling well again. Well enough for snuggles in the hot tub with Fyodor.
FIYERO: Hi guys! Mind if I join you?
FIYERO: What are you doing down there?
PROFESSOR CREEPSTER: *creeps*
Okay, this is just too far beyond awkward for comfort now.
Another shag later, and Fyodor and Douglas fall in love.
AND THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS! FIYERO ACTUALLY HEARTFARTS OVER SOMEONE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!
His name is Marco Schmidt, and he's a bit face one-y, but not at all hideous!
Better still, he likes Fiyero too!
He really likes Fiyero.
We have our first two-bolter!
(It was at this point that I started considering adding an equal genetics hack to my game. I really like that Sims 2 uses realistic genetics, but the dominant ones – LIKE MARCO'S BLOODY BLACK HAIR - can get a bit boring when it comes to legacies.)
Marco has to run off to class, so his date with Fiyero isn't a huge success, but Fiyero still scores a rose as a promise of better dates to come...
Fiyero's not the only one finding romantic success. Fyodor has been rolling the want to get engaged to Douglas for a while, and I hate to get in the way of sim love.
FYODOR: Will you marry me?
WALKBY: Mmm, that macaroni cheese looks good.
DOUGLAS: Ooh, shiny!
WALKBY: Cheesy cheesy macaroni cheesy.
Despite the rude interruptions, Douglas says yes.
I have no idea who this is, but I'm including this picture anyway, because he's pretty and damn my Lawson boys for not finding him attractive.
The coach is obsessed with poor Fyodor. The moment he slips from fit to average, the coach is riding his arse until he's buff again.
Mohawk 'blows bubbles' for so long that he passes out.
Red comes back for a ghostly visit and scares the only non-knowledge brother, damnit. Flavius and Fyodor would've loved it.
That looks healthy.
And, as the boys' second year in university draws to a close, Fyodor begins to wonder just what he's pledged to marry...
Still no real drama this update, but the stage has been set. Next time: boys, brawls... and perhaps even graduation!