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TPC - An Old Family Tradition

So, jumping on yet another bandwagon, I've thrown my hat into the ring of fuzzy_spork's Trailer Park Challenge

Pretty barren.

In fact, there are currently three lots. First, the requisite Walmart. Affectionately titled in this incarnation, Wally World . I could have downloaded one, but decided to build my own.

The scary bathroom hallway that every Wally World has.

Confession time: I actually lived in a trailer once upon a time. In a trailer park. The most important part of that trailer park was the community pool. It's the only time I've actually ever lived anywhere that had a pool, community or otherwise. It was awesome in the summer and all my kids learned to swim there. Therefore, the second community lot in Oasis Springs is the community pool (and playground).

Which brings us to the trailer itself. Fairly basic, with both front and back porches in a lovely sage green ish color.

The floor plan is fairly open as well. Master bedroom and bath at one end, two other bedrooms and space for a second bath at the other end. Open kitchen/dining/living.

So, the founder? Meet Billy Bob Wankert. If you ever watched Married With Children , Peg Bundy's maiden name was Wankert. There's a running joke that accompanies the name in our family, but I won't bore you to death with details.

Billy Bob randomized as a 9/2/6/3/5 Virgo Pleasure sim, Popularity secondary with the LTW for 50 1st Dates. His turn ons (also randomized) are Fatness and Gray Hair. His turn off is Jewelry. He's got an interesting face, mostly because I like those interesting faces, as evidenced in his profile.

After his trailer was built and minimally furnished, he had $60 left over. My screen cap program hasn't worked since I got Windows 7, so you'll have to take my word for it. However, this was a perfect amount and his new best friend became Jan Fuchs. An appropriate name for the matchmaker, no?

If you work it right, you can get 4 blind dates out of her before she leaves the lot. Call her back again and you can get at least another three. Pay the lowest amount, in this case, $1 per date, greet, chat for a minute, flirt - check sim out, end date. They're all going to be terrible, but rarely will they dip into flaming poo bag status. I was looking for at least one bolt to further pursue.

And so the games began. Bill Bob got a total of six first dates on day one, including his first one-bolt attraction, Adrianna Shaikh.

Day two brought the welcome wagon (ironically all men) and a job in the Slacker track as a Golf Caddy. With the new income, the minimum date price raised to $2. It also brought 8 more dates, which included his first good date with Rockabilly Chick Michelle Tse. Too bad they had negative chemistry. Her look would have fit in perfectly. It also resulted in two more one bolt chemistry's, Kana Phillips - the cooking hobby chick and Marylena Hamilton - the one in red in everyone's game.

Day three saw a promotion to Gas Station Attendant and the bonus threw his funds up to $646 thus raising the price of a cheap date to $5. He got six dates in this time, none of which had anything noteworthy, except his platinum status. Since aspiration rewards that don't make money are perfectly legal, the first piece of junk to grace the yard was the energizer.

He also made friends with one of the dogs that visited the lot. Sheba. He actually had the adopt interaction in his queue, but she ran off before he could carry it out.

Day four brought walkby Rose Dai who heart-farted Billy Bob and became a freebie date! Checking her out revealed two bolts!! Yay! She also has the slouch and must be pretty outgoing, since Billy Bob's trip to the bathroom didn't seem to phase her.

After their quick date, Billy Bob pulled a chance card at work and won $500 in the lottery. (Again, no screen cap, so you'll have to take my word for it). Minimum date price rose again, this time to $9 each. Not much to note, except Date #24, who was Meadow Thayer and served as a shocking reminder that I had just installed Inteen to wreak havoc on this challenge. Also, the last two dates dropped to $8 a piece because he used enough funds. Once the dates were through for the day, a Futon and tv were purchased for the living room.

(Ignore the dates and the walls down. Some people just never know when it's time to leave.) Date #30, Renee Johnson, the teen with the flying pigtails and lovely vest on the futon was the first great date and left his first rose. I believe she must have been a little desperate. I don't even think I had him flirt with her, because I didn't want to go there with a teen for the founder. He also got his mega aspiration points for his 30th date.

Hoping that little Sheba would someday return, funds were used to start to enlarge the back porch and put a roof on it so she would have somewhere to sleep.

He also met his second two bolt chemistry owner in the form of Date #33, Demi Love - police officer.

Expanding the porch must have sparked something, because on Day 6, the little dog returned and was adopted in! One dog down, one to go. I have my eye on one of the larger breeds, just for grins.

She's a genius, hyper, independent, aggressive, with mid-range pig-pen/finicky. she came with learned playful and respectful and knew sit-up.

Day seven brought the last seven dates Billy Bob needed for permaplat status. His final was Marylena Hamilton, the teen. In celebration, he paid a whopping $50 for the final date and it turned out to be a Dream Date.

After selling the date roses she dropped off, he was able to finish the corrugated tin roof over the back porch for Sheba's sleeping space.

Now Billy Bob had to decide which two bolt woman to move into his humble abode. He invited both Rose and Demi over and they were all left on free will with no interaction from me for a while.

So, Rose it is. She's a Romance sim with the LTW of 20 Simultaneous Loves. A 2/8/2/6/7 Libra with very few skills, a gold Robot badge and silver Sewing badge. Turn ons are face make-up and hard work, turn off is cooking. Her job was as a Fast Food Shift Manager, perfectly legal in the rules of the challenge, except only one heir/spouse can work at a time, so she had to quit. She rolled Grilled Cheese as secondary, but she hasn't built up enough aspiration points to get it yet.

As this seems to have gone on long enough, this is as good a place as any to leave until next time. :)



( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 2nd, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a community pool! :D I'll have to make one too.

Also congrats on getting Billy Bob permaplat! I was snickering at the little impromptu "bachelor challenge" with Demi and Rose. Sims + ACR = nuts. lol

Rose brought in some awesome badges, too! Are you going to try to get her LTW, too?
Aug. 2nd, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
I was laughing at the "competition" between the two ladies at the end.

I was so relieved when he rolled that LTW. I've done it before that way and it goes pretty quickly. Plus their aspiration stays up with all the dates and date interactions.

I'm hoping they can afford a robot crafting station before their garage sale. Are servo's legal?

Not sure about her LTW yet. She's at "2" at the moment. With a toddler and one on the way. Babies make it hard to time everything right.
Aug. 2nd, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Servos are legal if the founder, heir, or their spouse builds it at the main house. :)
Aug. 2nd, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yesssss, $6 dates to permaplat. Eat it, gypsy! I was rooting for Demi since she has the right hairstyle and all, but maybe it's best not to marry in a cop when you're probably going to become a criminal eventually...
Aug. 2nd, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
It all depends, Toast, marrying in the right kind of cop could be an advantage. :D
Aug. 2nd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, I love the cheap date interactions with the Gypsy too. She's always soooo disappointed.

I thought Demi was gonna take it all, but it seems her chaste behavior hindered her a bit too much.
Aug. 2nd, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
This was super fun, Annie!
Aug. 2nd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm having a blast playing it.
Aug. 2nd, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
Huh, community pool, nice idea! Course, you'd have to actually SEND sims there...

60? Nice!

Ugh, I had the dog run off before I could adopt it too. Oh well, it's not like I can afford a pet bed at the moment anyway...

Rose Dai is a Libra Romancer, iirc. I married her into an adult start apoc once.

Haha at Meadow Thayer. *amused*

Yay permaplat! You're lucky you got an achievable one.

Can't wait for more!
Aug. 3rd, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
It was definitely an "ooh, ooh, wait!" moment when Sheba turned up on the lot again so quickly. I'm lucky that it wasn't running at speed 3 or I would have missed her.

Yeah, Rose is a Libra romancer.
Aug. 2nd, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
I love your founder, he really looks the part.

I've done 50 dates that way before, but your still way quicker then I was!

Aug. 3rd, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) I think the dates went quickly because he's in the slacker track and the hours aren't that long, so he has a lot of free time, even when he works.
Aug. 3rd, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I love your founder's look :D

congrats on getting the dog so soon.
Aug. 5th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
Thank you. I love messing around with the sliders in CAS. It's the one part of Sims3 that I really enjoyed too.

I was pleased about the dog. Now I've got to get the other one I want. *fingers crossed*
Aug. 3rd, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Love this! And it does look fun. Can't wait to see Billy Bob's kids!
Aug. 5th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's a lot of fun to play. His first is born in game. I should have an update together soon (ish). :)
Aug. 3rd, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
You're off to a great start! I don't think I've ever seen anyone get to Permaplat so quickly when they started from zero...

Keep up the good work! :D
Aug. 5th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did it before in a different challenge that I never posted, then lost the neighborhood. It's actually a pretty easy LTW to fulfill IMO. As long as you're not "looking for lurve". :D
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Loved the start of your challenge! And your founder looks great. I'm amazed you had the patience to speed through all 50 dates at the beginning like that, I always get bored with it so quickly. But having a perma plat founder can't be anything but good in this type of challenge...

Friending you, so that I can keep up with the updates :)
Aug. 11th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Heh, the dates go pretty quickly when you're only doing three interactions with each one. I'm glad he rolled that so I could get him perma plat right away.

Sorry for the late reply. I friended you back. :)
(no subject) - miss_amaretto - Aug. 20th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 26th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
I love Billy Bob! I too am a fan of interesting faces.
I was rooting for Demi as well, but Rose won it fair and square.
I look forward to seeing babies!
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