Monday, April 03, 2006

Goodbye Party, Hello Marty

Hey there, and welcome back. I haven't been doing a very good job of pacing myself post-wise like I had hoped to, and I really don't want to hit a point where I've run out of good sim-related material to put up here due to over posting, but even if that ever happens, the older posts will still be up here for my own benefit and that of any newcomers.

We stopped the last post in mid party, and as you might have guessed, it's still going on in this one. Things were starting to wind down a little bit, but they were by no means over. Steve couldn't resist the lure of the chemistry set, even with the party going on around him, and he even managed to draw a crowd to watch his experiment. They're probably watching to see if he'll blow himself up or accidentally drink some poison or something.

Image hosting by PhotobucketSteve: "Now, watch carefully as I add the blue food coloring..."

Leon noticed that one of Steve's "fans" was the girl in the red dress. First she waits in line to dance with him, how she pretends to be interested in his chemistry skills. Hey, Steve...can't you take a hint? Well, apparently not, and it was a lost opportunity, because Leon swooped in to make one last attempt at wooing her. He whipped out the puppet, apparently hoping to mask some of his insecurity through the use of it. What is this, some kind of weird therapy session?

Image hosting by PhotobucketPuppet: "Hi, I'm Mr Winky! Leon really thinks that you should go out with him, don't you, Leon?"

Well, it didn't work. The puppet got an even worse reaction than Leon's previous attempts at winning the red dress woman's affection, and she completely left this time. Poor Leon...looks like he's losing (or already lost) some of the charm he was so sure he had. If he hadn't been too much of a pig to invite Brooke to this party, he might have had some hope of romantic interaction, but noooo...

Image hosting by PhotobucketThe rejection...the was all just too much for Leon...

After Leon recovered from being melodramatic, he headed off to the rec room to consult the all powerful (not) genie, and see if he could help restore his lost mojo. Well, apparently his wishes weren't very clear to the genie, who offered him a choice between work recreational enhancements. Leon has no job or career, so the choice was obvious. However, the genie's choice of recreational item was a little weird...

Image hosting by PhotobucketLeon: "A train set? Couldn't you have given me a pool table instead?"

While Leon was having his issues, Marty Wilson happened to wander by the house, presumably in search of Kitty. By this time, there were no guests there anymore, but Kevin was more than happy to invite him in anyway to hang out. After all, without constant guests hanging around the place, the family might be forced to do something normal like sleep or study or other such unnatural activities.

Image hosting by PhotobucketSteve: "Hey, the hair!"

Marty spent a couple minutes talking to Steve, then headed for the leftover (but free) chow sitting on the counter. "Moon Dawg" was having similar thoughts, and the two of them ate and had a pretty good chat session. Apparently, Marty and "Moon Dawg" have a lot in case you couldn't tell that just by looking at them.

Image hosting by PhotobucketThis could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

Well, I guess maybe they don't have as much in common as it might have seemed like in the beginning. After eating, they headed out to the hot tub, which was already crowded with the likes of Leon and Kevin, so they stood around outside the tub and chatted. "Moon Dawg" tried to strike up a conversation about dogs, but Marty seemed less than interested, even a little bit rude about it. Yeesh, Marty...if you don't want to talk about something, you don't have to be a butthead about it!

Image hosting by PhotobucketMarty: "Dogs? Blech! I'm a Kitty person..."

Well, the topic was quickly changed to money, and everyone loves money, so all was well once again between "Moon Dawg" and Marty. Meanwhile, in the hot tub, Steve was trying to have a heated discussion about his dislike of high heels, but Leon refused to respond, thinking only of how much he wanted to be in bed, and how great it would be if "Moon Dawg" and Marty weren't blocking his exit route from the tub. Good thing there's no such thing as drowning in the hot tub from exhaustion in the game.

Image hosting by PhotobucketSteve: "Dude, I'm trying to talk about shoes here, and all you can think about is your bed?"

In the end, Leon wasn't the only one overtaken by exhaustion. Marty eventually took off, and "Moon Dawg" collapsed from the strain of such intense conversation. At least "Moon Dawg" had enough sense to collapse on the carpeted bathroom floor, instead of out on the concrete patio like Leon.

Image hosting by PhotobucketWho needs expensive beds when you can sleep on the uncomfortable floor for free?

Well, after their most recent party, the Jacksons had officially come to the end of their burnable assets, and it was looking like they'd have to get jobs, or face the imminent wrath of the repo man! Oh, the horrors! Will the family find a way to escape debt without having to work? Will Leon have to sell his heart shaped bed and train set to make ends meet? Only time and the next post will be there!


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