My first story thread! A few people have requested this specific one, namely PixieStix back around University Life's launch. I never got around to it, mainly because I had so many projects, and so little pictures to tell a story with. This sim is my main sim that I play the most, and the one I'm most fond of. I even entered him in the Best Fairy contest recently, but he didn't come close to winning. Naturally, the pictures will start off sparse and bland. I had 1500+ screenshots in my folder, and his first picture is around the 40-50 mark, so it should give an idea how long I've been playing him and how I've improved over time, so bear with me please
Ridiculon McSteelman: An Introduction
A long time ago, I was messing around in Appaloosa Plains with the Loveland family (which later spawned a separate story that I'll post some other time, when I got robbed by an NPC burglar. In an effort to save my stuff that I had JUST BOUGHT I shift-clicked him and added him to the family. Some romance and woohoo later, I couldn't stop laughing at the burglar's underwear as it was black and white striped like a stereotypical burglar outfit. Then I noticed his favourites: Sushi, Classical and Black, all black and white too. His swimwear as similarly themed. I got a crazy idea and then rebuilt him as the most crazily ridiculous burglar known to man, hence his name. Black and white is his theme, and early on, stripes were too.
His infamous face that I catch him doing whenever I find him around town as an inactive.
Traits: Proper, Kleptomaniac, Over-Emotional, Daredevil, Night Owl, Rebellious (Social), Adventurous (Graduation)
He has four children, Gardenia, a plantsim girl he grew from a forbidden fruit seed, Jean-Claude, the son of Margot Petit from France, Jamil, the son of Tahiya Shalut from Egypt, and Xiabo, the son of Sun Young Kim from China. I was experimenting with how children are created in the vacation destinations and the effects of the hidden culture traits and the boys were just kind of...there..in his family tree until much later. They come along for the ride when he seperates from the Lovelands and leaves town for Midnight Hollow. I liked him so much I came up with a new plot for him: He would be present in all of my worlds, in some form or another. Midnight Hollow is his "base" world, where he lives proper with his kids, and he travels through time from that point to all points of time, with a different role in each world. Random background character in one, side character in another, crucial role in he next, etc
My earliest picture of him is a rather bad picture of him getting torched by Margot. He also still has terrible original design which had a pirate hat to add to his silliness level. I got rid of that real fast because I took a liking to his everyday outfit which had no such hat.
One time he left on vacation just after his housemate Gracie Loveland woohooed with this sim in an igloo at the fishing hole. She froze, fell over and was still frozen there when I got back (Yes, we know time stops, but still, its pretty funny. She also would not die despite standing there afterwards for 5 days without eating or sleeping, in the middle of raging blizzard.)
My first time seeing Jean-Claude and he's living like a king.
Xiabo was probably the only one with a partially good upbringing; he inherited the fairy occult status, lived in a house with his mother, uncle and aunt, and actually had a crib in the house for his baby and toddler years. Jamil apparantly slept with his mother the whole time, while Jean-Claude had his own isolated little sleepout where he was likely forgotten
Got to love houses that never adapt to their occupants.
University Life came in the mail on launch day and Ridiculon and Gracie got to be the first sims to go there. The mascot is terrifying to this day
I WILL EAT YOUR HEART
I was really pleased with how sloppy the dormies are. Makes a uni life in the dorms a chaotic change of pace from your perfectly clean fully upgraded house with the best items. Its also HIGHLY realistic
I never got the bug where the room-mates never ate, slept, showered or used the toilet, they acted very much like real students. Poor planning, overworked schedules, too much to do, not enough time
Seeing this was a real treat the first few times. I still crack up at the sleeping sims..unless its my own, then I swear murder and terrible vengeance and a possible drag of the bladder need to zero.
Nothing like doing a keg stand with your professor. I really dont understand the whole keg stand thing, its some aspect of american uni culture thats lost to my country
Oh the things you see when people use their backpack everywhere. I really wish children and teens would use these going to school and back while this expansion is installed.
Someone abandoned their skeleton
Back to Ridiculon! He got ambushed by this girl outside a class building. Likely his five-star celebrity status at work. "HEY HEY I KNOW GRACIE CAN I BE YOUR FRIEND!???"
Also, sorry hes been absent so much, but im posting all his pictures in order, lets get this forgotten story SEEN
He took to the Rebel group pretty much right away. While he might be studying to be a better criminal via the Business degree, hes a big fan of herbs, being a fairy thats GOTTA PLANT EM ALL. Besides, as a master thief, he wouldnt pass up a chance to protest the police. When he earned his social trait there was only one viable option: Rebellious
Hes open to the other groups too; who wouldnt want to pull the Lever of Doom?
I have learned that his name is truly fitting; I'll always zoom in on him and find him doing something ridiculous. Here he is having a virtual adventure in the herb garden he planted at the dorm, in his underwear.
He also totally invited the Grim Reaper to his graduation. Amusingly, two guys died there from too much sunlight. They felt the need to play with their skeletons behind the gym all day in the blistering sun, and paid the price. Grim ignored them completely!
Gracie gene-spliced a seed and created a forbidden fruit seed, but had no interest in it. Ridiculon planted it and Bloomed it up to see what would come out of the mysterious seed.
"Its a living plant person..baby..thing!"
"Ive always treated my plants like my children, but this is something else entirely! I'll name you..Gardenia! Gardenia McSteelman!"
The gene-splicing experiment has intrigued him into learning science. He knows every skill in the game expect Gambling and Dancing at the current moment in time, he's gonna see and do everything there is for a sim to do, being an omnipresent immortal time traveller and all.
One of his many burglar themed items in play. He particularly enjoys busting this out on the police station grounds.
He felt it was not wise to remain in that household with Gracie now that he had a child to look after and raise (One that wasnt living with its mother in a foreign country that is!) Gracie was experimenting with cloning and had already cloned herself to produce Gracy, a clone that would take the career path she didnt take and also had none of her inhibitions (If youve ever seen the Loveland household, youll know what I mean ;D), who then cloned herself too to produce Grace! (This household still lives on as the "Inverse Personality Experiment" and will have its own thread in time)
He left Gracy a parting gift
As he was moved in to this house, I realised it was the house of some premades that was oddly empty. Story Progression had utterly ruined this save by now, entire families were gone, half the pets were gone, families had random members arbitrarily deleted, you name it. The town went full-corrupt in time, but not before Ridiculon and his kids were exported, thankfully
Gardenia looks pretty cute after being CASed and dressed properly.
Ridiculon and his many faces of hilarity.
While playing Gracie, Gracy and Grace (confusing much?), I would constantly find him making this face wherever he was in town
Thats all of the "old" pictures accounted for that aren't part of "The Inverse Personality Experiment"
Hope anyone reading this enjoyed his dated pictures and background and will come back for the rest of his pictures and his future exploits..both literal and figurative
Next update: Midnight Hollow, pre-ITF