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Educated teen run away challenge


  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    @SoulGal7 I wish I knew about the moving a friend in, I did not sell the furniture so I guess if she wants too and has enough money, she can buy her house back once she finishes University ;) I might also combine days while she is in Uni, since most of it will be study sleep and eat LOL. Perhaps I can do a weekly update instead.

    @all might load my game again and play a bit, but will only update once I played a week of gameplay :)
  • JojoMOMSTERJojoMOMSTER Posts: 1,937 Member
    Great dorm room, so colourful! I like the aqua with all the posters.
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Great dorm room, so colourful! I like the aqua with all the posters.

    aww thank you <3

    @all going to load my game now, I think I am at Wednesday now. Just a quick question, with the studying how do you know your sim studied enough, there is no indicator that I can see. She is only studying for the two subjects she is going to write an exam on, not the presentation and paper one, since those are already submitted ;)
  • JojoMOMSTERJojoMOMSTER Posts: 1,937 Member
    Then most important is to take notes in classs
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Then most important is to take notes in classs

    I have no option for that at university, she goes into rabbit holes for classes. But she did good, I just studied a bit of each of the exam subjects a day and it seemed to do the trick.

    @all just finished her first term, she did well and had a little fun, not too much more studying. Will write the update now, It's going to be a big one since it is a whole term. ;)
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Day 36 Monday until Day 43 Monday

    Miranda had a very busy week. She started off struggling a bit trying to find routine, once she got into routine and discovered how to keep her needs in green all went well. She completed her first term and did very well, so proud of her. Not much time for fun, it truly is a challenge doing 4 subjects at a time, I usually did one LOL.
    Miranda worked on this presentation for two days and its now perfect and ready to hand in

    Miranda noticed some very weird happenings at her classes, hoping it won't happen to her

    Miranda preferred doing her homework after classes outdoors, that is if she had energy

    unfortunately the weirdness became a part of Miranda too :o

    Miranda kept her dorm room door locked while studying on the computer, other sims just wanted to play games on it

    Miranda like to keep the statue clean, she did not like it being defaced

    Lots of little power naps as she hardly got a full night's rest anymore

    and lots of tense days too

    The end of the week Miranda remembered she has not done research and debate skills for a while and caught up (thank goodness she skilled up most of it that week before starting university, where would she have gotten the time

    Friday night the room mates seemed a little too loud so she did her homework in the night air

    That Saturday morning Miranda slept in, had it not been for her bladder she would have slept even later

    What a nice relaxing day, she could actually finish a meal this time, not rushing to get to class

    Oh my

    its all good now, thank goodness for medicine

    feeling uncreative from all the studying, she did a painting

    She joined in with the cheer day

    Miranda got her results

    She joined for the next term as well, the same degree with different subjects since those skills are good so its less work for me LOL

  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 4,137 Member
    @mcrudd if you click on her portrait while she's at class there is an option to take notes.
    Looks like she's doing great anyway though! Nice job Miranda :) and the dorm room decor is great too.
  • SoulGal7SoulGal7 Posts: 3,337 Member
    edited December 2022
    @mcrudd & @mightysprite - Yes, I normally click between Active Listening and Take Notes when they go in that rabbit hole for class. I read somewhere that is supposed to help with grades, but also doing all the term papers, and the presentation board, too. That is why I always apply for uni on the Friday so that for first term, they have the weekend to work on all their homework, etc. before Term 1 begins. There's a lot! The presentation board, I find, always takes the longest, and I also get feedback from some random student and that seems to help.

    I couldn't remember which uni had the distinguished degree in Culinary Arts, but I looked it up and it is Britechester. I really like that campus, although I love the Foxbury commons better.

    Oh gosh, Miranda saw some strange sights at uni, didn't she? And she was affected, too! Miranda with face stripes...poor girl...all work and no play for her and now she's sick! You are brave taking 4 core courses. I always liked taking 3 core courses and 1 elective because the electives were all so funny. Shower singing was my fav! lol But this way, it will take Miranda less time to complete uni. Miranda is so lucky she has a private dorm room, unlike Ali, who had to share. In another save file, with another sim, they lived in residence and had put out those little plant pots and they were stolen. There was probably a klepto roomie or visitor who took them. It worked for my storyline, though, but it was so weird. So, because of that, I never left Ali's laptop in her dorm room, and she always carried it with her in her personal inventory.

    A great way to get the Research and Debate skill up is to join the Debate Team. Also, on Sat. they have a Debate showdown, and if your sim wins the debate, they get simoleons. Very cool. Just for joining any of the uni organizations, Miranda would get a t-shirt and a little flag. Just a bit of fun as they also have pub nights, and she gains debate/research skill when you attend these if you are in the Debate Organization.

    Congrats on Miranda's first term grades! Woot!
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Thanks @mightysprite and @SoulGal7 <3 I will keep all your tips on board for next time I play my game again. Tomorrow is a big day for me and I have basically been sleeping most of the time. I hope to play my game again from Thursday :)
  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 4,137 Member
    Hi @mcrudd just posting on here to say I hope everything is going the way it is supposed to go with your health. Thinking of you.
  • CarmineCarmine Posts: 33 Member
    Hi all, been awhile! I actually finished the challenge (sorta, deets on that in a sec) awhile ago, I just was feeling too lazy for a writeup, lol. So of course in the meantime I lost my notes so I can't go into detail about the final weeks :/ Oh well.

    So in summary: She's now a spellcaster! She aged up! She graduated! She's a lawyer! She got a boyfriend! He's a vampire! They got a decent apartment and are shacked up! I gave her a bit of a makeover, here's a selfie of her and the BF!

    Strictly speaking I didn't finish the challenge since she's in an apartment and not an actual house, but I thought apartment life suited her more in this phase of life. She'll be in a house eventually, it'll just be after they get married, whenever that is. Here's the apartment btw
    I didn't do a ton, but I'm pretty happy with it.

    Thank you to @mcrudd for posting this challenge! Dawn's journey was a lot of fun <3
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    edited December 2022
    Aww thank you so much @mightysprite, all went well but is pretty confusing. My resting heart rate without the beta blockers sits at about 120 beats per minute, with beta blockers at about 95 beats per minute. The stress ecg showed a high heart rate but normal sinus rythm, but something is causing the high heart rate but nothing showed up. So now I am on the waiting list for an echo cardiogram scan.


    Wooop woop congratulations on ending your challenge in style in an apartment @Carmine :) Love the selfie they both look great. Your apartment is super lovely inside. It definitely qualifies as a house since it has the required rooms, so you are all goods ;) Thank you so much for joining into my little challenge, you did great and super happy you had fun <3

    @all, I am a bit tired so won't play today, but I do hope to play soon ;)

  • NRoweNRowe Posts: 7,386 Member
    edited December 2022
    Hope they get you sorted soon @mcrudd. Much empathy for mysterious aliments being checked out by specialists and being sick. :/ Virtual hugs. I’ve even had a couple echo-cardios my own self.

    I’m finally back at work and hope to get update out on Lindsay soon. Heads up, she’s graduated Foxbury and living in her first home so I guess I completed the challenge? Post coming soon as I said…
    When I reread though I saw the part about academic aspirations and while Lindsay did indeed peruse the goal oriented teen aspiration and the academic (knowledge category) aspiration she didn’t complete either. :#
    Also, there may have been one point where Lindsay due to needs glitches and pushing her too hard, umm, starved to death. :o Requiring a back out without saving naturally. (Thank goodness for MCCC auto save). So maybe this watcher is a bit of a fail at challenges…

    Still Lindsay is the most fun I’ve had Simming in years and that’s saying a lot. That’s partly thanks to the inspiration of this starting point. So Thank You!!!!!!

    Back soon.
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    @NRowe Yay super duper congratulations on completing the challenge <3

    Can't wait to read the next instalment, I am still on the edge of my seat because of that little twist you threw in there ;) I had to giggle at the "glitches" you had in your game, I had to exit without saving as well, but was too proud to mention it. I think it was death by electrocution LOL. I am so happy you enjoyed the challenge :)
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Hi all, I am going to try and play a little, I am trying to keep busy, my heart is aching. I got a call at 2am to let me know that my grandmother (ouma) had passed away :(

    I will update once the term is completed like I did last time, so probs no update tonight ;)
  • NRoweNRowe Posts: 7,386 Member
    Sympathies and Prayers for your loss @mcrudd
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    NRowe wrote: »
    Sympathies and Prayers for your loss @mcrudd

    Thank you <3 She had a full life, I mean my kids are her great grandchildren and they are 23 and 18. It just still hurts knowing she is no longer here :(
  • SoulGal7SoulGal7 Posts: 3,337 Member
    @mcrudd - I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you. :heart:
  • JojoMOMSTERJojoMOMSTER Posts: 1,937 Member
    So sorry for your and your family’s loss @mcrudd <hugs>
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    Hi guys I played a bit these last few days. Miranda has completed another term, one more to go and then to find a job to complete the challenge. I am at a complete lost at which days she is at, so lets just call it Term 2 ;)
    Miranda always gets those pesky little presentations out of the way first. She works on them before her term even starts officially

    Then she concentrates on homework

    And that tricky term paper

    Sharing her knowledge of cooking with the rest of the simworld

    Oooh simoleons for that, but lets not do that again

    Gosh these room mates are so filthy; they never clean up after themselves

    Miranda would rather be outside in the fresh air than the stuffy dorm

    Unless Kiyoshi comes for a visit

    A little bit of painting for creativity

    Oh no it is that time already, first exam

    Well that was not too bad

    but will prepare more for the last one

    aced that one, felt confident the whole time

    Results, better than last term ;)

    And the final subjects required for a degree
  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    edited December 2022
    Miranda has graduated. I nearly missed her throwing her hat, they do that so quick without warning LOL. Miranda only needs to find a job now. I am sorry only noticed now loading the pics to imgur that I have switched off the UI so I had to truly figure out what happened in each pic. I did it for all the baby pics I have to take to upload the outfits to overwatch curseforge. Sorry about that. Miranda moved back to her house she purchased it unfurnished and I was so happy when I saw all of her furniture in her inventory. So I will just need to refurnish her house, get a job and then I completed the challenge too. I will do that after this update :)
    This is Miranda's last presentation

    Trying to catch up with homework inbetween classes

    Got all her needs up and straight to bed for the next day of uni

    Oh my gosh these Roomies seriously needs a talking too

    I know Miranda sorry, just finish that homework and then we will work on your needs

    Ugh just as bad as the roomies

    there you go, work on a little fun need, green plumbob again

    Oooh good results

    I am here and ready to graduate

    Home sweet home

  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    And I am done <3 Thanks all for joining me and Miranda on our adventure and all of those that completed the challenge too :)


  • SoulGal7SoulGal7 Posts: 3,337 Member
    edited December 2022
    @mcrudd - And a hearty congrats to you and Miranda for completing the challenge! Woot! She did so well in all her grades. And yes, getting that cap shot in the air at graduation is fast. Glad she got her house back. Now we need a smooch pic with Kiyoshi again! lol And now she will become a great chef!

  • mcruddmcrudd Posts: 10,842 Member
    aww thank you so much @SoulGal7 how special of you to load a congrats pic for me <3 I will load my game a little later and get you that smooch pic, my plan is to move him in and let him propose to her ;)
    I am just running around a bit now getting things ready for tonight when its my Grandmother's funeral with Microsoft teams we are able to "be there" too <3
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