Hello all, and welcome back to Herping and Derping. I tried not to wait too long to release this chapter since I left you all on a cliff-hanger last time.
As you all recall, Dutchman had driven herself to the hospital after her sister got side-tracked on the phone with her new beau… named Beau.
Eventually, Cuddle’s baby senses started tingling so he ran off to the hospital to join Dutchman.
Cuddles: Wait, aren’t women in labor typically grouchy? Maybe I should have stayed home…
Too late to worry about that – in you go!
It’s a girl – named Chum. XD
And you can see all of her stats above.
And, like her mother, she’s a ghost-IF hybrid. So yeah, more wall-walking and immortality with this one. Woopie.
Cuddles seems thrilled. I feel that I should be more happy, since we’re actually onto a new generation. I dunno, we’ve gone through quite a lot of births already though. XD
But Cuddles is really, really excited, so I’ll try to share some of his enthusiasm.
And the brand new parents run on into the house to put the spawn in a safe place. XD
Dutchman: Momma loves little Chumbalaya, yes she does!
Gah, baby voices. Almost as bad as actual babies themselves.
I blame the bad writing on the fact that its 5 am and I haven’t slept regularly today/yesterday.
Mummy bear! Almost more exciting than the ghost baby at this point. XD
She’s trying to win me over, but I’m still kind of “meh”. XD I swear I think the apathy is due to it being so late at night (early in the morning?) and also because I played this out in game what seems like a really long time ago (yeah, I confirmed that this was actually played out almost exactly one month ago. XD).
Cuddles is just like this irritating character because he’s hilarious and adorable and he makes the best father ever. TOO PERFECT DAMMIT.
Cuddles: Here you go, Chummy. Drink up this green ooze that EA calls milk. Let’s hope it’s not mutagenic.
Seriously, doesn’t it worry anybody else that the milk is green?
Chum doesn’t seem worried, but she’s a day old so I don’t think she’d recognize a mutagen if she saw it. XD
See? He has this look of absolute adoration when he interacts with her. I’ve never seen such an obsessed father in this game before.
Maybe it just seems weird to me because Herp was neglectful and Leedle was dead during most of his kids’ lives. XD
Actually, pretty much everybody loves Chum, even crazy Aunt Goober who was too busy on the phone to aid Chum’s mother with her delivery. XD
Goober: I don’t quite understand how I can pick this kid up and snuggle with her since she’s transparent but oh well.
Don’t question Sims logic.
Er… what are you planning, Goob? I don’t like the look on your face there.
Goober: Such strange properties. I wonder if I can extract some ectoplasm and study it?
Goober: And just look at the way the light is reflected through her body! Very strange.
Well, you can investigate Chum all you like, I’m moving on to more important things.
Like stalking Bear. XD
I’ve never seen a puppy trip as much as he does. 😛
Everybody loves Chum. 😛 I think it’s because it’s been so long since there’s been a baby in the house, it’s kind of a novel experience for them again.
Ghost mother and ghost baby. XD This isn’t something I see in game very often. 😛
Speaking of ghost baby… *sigh* Why is it so easy to get IFs in this game? I’m very tempted to download that mod which lessens the chance.
They seem madly in love, and yet, they still don’t have any children. XD
Speaking of love, Goober’s trying to get a little romance of her own. She’s probably hoping the underwear will give her an edge.
Seriously though, this guy has been really hard to deal with. They were good friends, and then something weird happened and he disliked her at random, so I had her on the phone with him constantly in an attempt to repair the relationship. We’ve finally got it back up to friend status but man has he been a pain in my ass.
Smoochies for Goober. XD
And this is the last shot taken in Lunar Lakes.
They were going to enjoy a little fun in the shower together, but the whole action glitched up on me so badly that I couldn’t even reset Goober without my game freezing. Somehow, when I went to reload after about 5 times, Goober had reset, but my other sims were now glitching in other ways (couldn’t interact with the cell phone, etc.).
Since my sims were still salvageable, I used the Porter to pack them up and move them to a new neighborhood.
So that’s where we’re off to now…
Goober: Wow, what a weird experience. I feel as though I was just about to get some in the shower and then everything went black. And now, here I am!
That’s a new house for them built by me, and they are now in Bridgeport. Everybody else made the move as well. All of the families based on children and relationships were put into households split up appropriately except for Chip who’s still forever alone. XD So he moved in with Aunt Weast, Uncle Pat, and their five dogs. 😛
And apparently there’s a cotton candy park right down the street. Wtf?
We’ve got a nice view of the city from up here. Basically, what I did was demolish one of the biggest lots I could find up here and then I built from scratch. But it’s pissing me off because it’s on top of this irritating hill and I’m not happy about it, so I’m either going to have to move them someplace else or learn to live with this crappy lot.
But yeah. Look at that skyline! *insert oohs and aahs*
Also, we have a new neighbor. 😛 I think you should meet him, Goober, since Beau has totally forgotten about you in this existence.
This is Lysk Amino, a Sim that I made a while back and released on my Tumblr. He was supposed to be a part of a set of Sims named after all of the amino acids, but I only made like 4 or so and then got distracted. XD Anyway, thought he’d make a good addition to the neighborhood and a good potential spouse. *wink wink nudge nudge*
Plus, he’s a vampire, because he and Beau are best buddies. Awkward for Goober? Perhaps. We shall see.
You know, when I said to go meet the neighbor, I didn’t mean for you to bring Chum with you. Why would you bring a baby with you to pick up a guy anyway?
Goober: I want to appeal to his sensitive and nurturing side?
I’m sure you can do that without bringing a ghost baby with you. You should have just brought Bear for crying out loud. XD
Oh well, it’s too late to worry about now. So, while she’s on her way, how about I show you some of the highlights of the house?
Here’s the nursery. I really like decorating nurseries, so it has a lot of clutter and things. 😛
And here we have the master bedroom, where Cuddles and Dutchman will be staying. Complete with clutter
because there can never be too much clutter in my houses.
Off to the side of the room is Dutchman’s study, where she’s got an easel and a laptop. It’ll be more decorated in the future
because honestly I was anxious to be able to play instead of decorating so I haven’t even finished the lower part of the house yet. They seriously didn’t have an indoor kitchen at this point.
She finally made it! And he’s smoking hot
Lysk: So, nice… ghost baby you’ve got there…
Goober: Thanks! She’s my sister’s.
Lysk: Your sister is a ghost?
Goober: Yeah, we’re kind of a strange family. We’re all imaginary friends too, even her fiancée. We don’t have any vampires though.
Lysk: It’s probably for the best. We’ve got our flaws. Mainly, we can’t go into the sun and things.
Goober: Oh, so that’s why you’re smoking. I just thought you were really attractive.
Goober: Does it hurt?
Lysk: Yeah, a little bit.
Goober: Can we go inside then?
And where were Dutchman and Cuddles while Goober was off, offering up their first-born to a blood drinker?
Well, Dutchman was playing with Bear.
Dutchman: Coochie coochie coo!
Dutchman: How are you my little furry baby? Did you think we’d make the move without you? Well you shouldn’t have worried because Dutchie loves you, yes I do, yes I do!
I don’t know the point of this shot, other than that it really showcases Dutchman’s figure. XD
This is our current kitchen fixture. It’s outside, but it’s nice enough. I went a little crazy on the lighting though. XD
Dutchman: So, you think Goober’s having fun with Chum? They must have gone to the cotton candy park down the street, huh?
Seriously, you aren’t at all concerned that she’s been gone ALL DAY?
Cuddles: Yeah, I’m sure they’re fine. Having some family bonding time and whatnot.
We now have our first Bridgeport baby!
Why do you two keep doing this? XD Goopy, don’t you know how to use protection?
Bear. I wuffs you. ❤
I guess they finally made it home. Chum is tucked in comfortably, so what’s Goober’s next move?
Call the vampire compulsively until they’re friends, of course!
And it just wouldn’t be Herping and Derping in Cuddles wasn’t out gardening while half-naked.
I built him a nice big plot so that he could garden to his heart’s content. XD
Wait. What’s that sound?!
IT’S THE CREEPY ICE CREAM TRUCK OF DOOOOOOMMMM.
I just find it very unsettling that it shows up and sits outside of your house at 4 am. XD Nice one, EA.
Dutchman, you look nice tonight. Special occasion?
Oh, and Cuddles is involved too. I know where this is going. 😀
Dutchman: So, how about that wedding? I know that you wanted to have a big one, where we invited all of our family and friends, but what with all of the glitches recently, there’s no guarantee that would work out very well. Besides, it will be a nice intimate ceremony with just us two this way.
Cuddles: I think that’s a great idea. Let’s do it.
And so, as the sun was rising –
And with a great view of the city –
They said their vows.
Yeah, all in all, it was quite a beautiful ceremony. 🙂
And then they quickly got on with the consummating part. And I could have sworn I heard a lullaby. 😛
Wuffs this couple. ❤
I thought that now would be a good time to give you guys a refresher on the family tree.
Alright, so from Herp (and Dina, who isn’t shown), you had Wumbo, Weast, and Leedle. Wumbo married Pat (not shown), and Goopy was from that union. They got divorced, and now Pat is married to Weast. Weast never had any children. Wumbo also had a booty call baby, Matthew, via Michael Tomyoy (not shown). And Goopy has two children (a third on the way) with Noela Spector (not shown).
Now, from Leedle’s branch. Penny and Chip are the only two who are listed as his children, due to the rest being born after he died. Penny has two children with Peaches, Stewart and Kacey. Chip and Goober are both still single. Used Napkin is married to Rags, and they don’t have any children yet. And Dutchman is married to Cuddles, and Chum is their daughter.
And that covers the family tree up until this point of the legacy. Nice refresher, am I right? I still can’t believe that Herp is a great-grandfather. :’)
Okay, so I like to bitch about the random cotton candy park, but I have to admit, Goober does look good in that Sweet Treats bathing suit.
Also, she’s on the phone with Lysk again.
Cuddles is still running with that whole “amazing father” thing. 😛
He pays a lot more attention to her than Dutchman does (although she pays a lot of attention to her too).
That’s because Dutchman is working a lot of the time. She’s been having a harder time maxing the writing skill than the painting skill was for her.
She got cured soon thereafter, but this was very bizarre.
Goober makes the first visit to the candy park because it was mocking me with its bright colors.
Honestly though, she’s only there to meet her date. 😛
Goober: It’s so… colorful.
Yes, that’s a mild way of putting it.
Although I do like that fountain. XD
And there’s the man of the hour now. At least he won’t catch fire since the sun has mostly gone down. XD
Goober: Glad you could make it!
Lysk: You picked quite the colorful place for a date….
Goober: Don’t blame me! Blame EVP!
Lysk: *confused look*
Goober: Never mind for now. You’ll know who I’m talking about soon enough.
Hey look! I recognize that person. 😛
It’s Peaches! 😀 Still pierced as ever, I see.
And who’s that behind her?
You might not recognize her, but that’s actually Noela Spector, Goopy’s fiancée and baby mama. Seriously Goopy, if you’ve been engaged to her this long and you’ve knocked her up three times, just marry her already!
This one shows promise.
Goober: So, do you want to watch the stars or something?
Lysk: Sure, why not? I mean, I’m not romantically interested in you yet or anything but that doesn’t sound like the worst way to spend the evening.
Yeah, he’s really not all that keen on her yet. Don’t worry, I’ll fix that soon enough. 😛
She begins to make her move…
And it’s done!
It takes him by surprise!
It took the lollipop behind them by surprise too, but he seems keen on it now. 😛
And the lollipop smiles with them!
Lord knows what stars they’re watching but as long as they seem happy…
And they really do seem happy, so let’s leave there.
Next chapter: Will Chip remain a forever alone? Will Used Napkin and Rags ever have babies? Did I really hear a lullaby
I seriously did I swear? Will Goober get her man?
Find out soon everybody! Thank you for reading, and until next time, happy simming!