8.2: First to Go

So who will the first victim be? I mean really, Shelby’s tongue does not look edible. So only a fool would fall for that trick.

Michel runs toward the cowplant who is currently in "sim lure" mode - the end of his tongue is shaped like a cake.
Patience Shelby! He’s coming your way.
Instead of eating the cake, Michel offers the cowplant a hunk of meat which he will gladly take.
On the plus side, you got fed.

Darn. I guess a chef is probably the best one to be able to tell the difference between cake and tongue.

Michel eats a piece of real sim cake inside.
This is chocolate cake!

It’s okay Shelby. You’ll get to try sim someday.

Bane pets his cowplant who seems quite docile at the moment.
Whose my ferocious beasty? You are!

I wonder if Shelby’s bored, sitting out in the sun all day long with no friends. And the garden really needs some more work. Now that I’m level 7, I can tend it in my sleep. I think it’s time to upgrade again.

Ah that’s better. Kierra doesn’t really know any better does she. And in this light, the tongue looks positively cake-like.

A hungry Kierra grabs the tongue-cake.
Yes! Now, Shelby! Now!
Kierra is toss into the cowplant's open mouth.
Yes!!!!
The cowplant spits the sims out. Kierra is alive, but covered in green spit.
Aww, No!

Darn it. Looks like he has to work up to adult-sized sims. It’s okay Shelby, just keep practicing. It’s like learning to swallow pills.

On the home-front, Ivy seems to have found someone. Or at least this dude is always at our place. I have no idea what his name is, but he looks kind of stupid, right?

Ivy sits with a sim on the couch.
Ivy and whats-his name.

It’s not cool. I’m having a lot of trouble getting Alivia to come and visit me. She’s always…busy. Or so she claims whenever I call. It’s not like I’m going to feed her to Shelby. Probably.

Bane poses outside the front stoop.
King of my mansion and no one to share it with.

Ivy threw another party which is the only time I ever get to see Alivia, she always comes when invited. I was busy tending my garden when she arrived and found that Luthor was trying to nudge in on my action.

Luthor sits next to Alivia at the party. They seem to be chatting rather than anything romantic. I don't know why Bane is so worried.
Luthor. I’m warning you. Back off.

The party, Ivy claimed, was for Julienne.  And thus ends the era of childhood for my generation.

Julienne blows out his candles among a huge celebration. You guessed it, he picked up the evil trait.
Welcome to the evil clan, little coz. You’ll fit right in here.

Kierra was outside painting the next morning, I’d been telling her about some delicious cake I was going to have available later that morning and she’d agreed to try it. It was going to be perfect.

Kierra paints outside. She's been doing a bunch of family pictures.
Michel taught me this awesome cake recipe. It’s in the oven now, I’ll bring it the garden when it’s ready.
Bane tends his garden while watching for Shelby's cake-lure.
Come on Shelby. You can do it. You only ate yesterday. Show me the cake.
Kierra dies of old age. Maybe two or three hours before the cow plant was ready.
I’m sorry, Bane. I wanted to try…your…cake.

I ran inside as fast as I could to up my confidence and then tried my hardest to convince the reaper.

“Come on – she was going to eat the cake as soon as Shelby got hungry. And in her already weakened state, it was a sure fire death. Can’t you just spare her for the rest of the morning. You can have her right after.”

He was not amused that someone was trying to muscle in on his job.

The Grim denies Bane his pleadings. Shelby is in the background, cake-lure-less.
SHE COMES WITH ME NOW.

I carried her tombstone to the cemetary. She didn’t even get to finish her latest painting which was going to be of Shelby.

Bane, looking sad, although more over the loss of the Shelby painting and the death by Shelby he was working for, than by the loss of his Aunt.
It would have been a masterpiece for sure.

And thus ended the life of Shelby’s first victim.

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    • There is that. Now if only he can tear himself away from his garden long enough. Carnivorous plants shouldn’t be the only family this family-oriented sim wants. Right? …. I hope.

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  1. The picture of Shelby’s open mouth was so aammmmmaazing!! Ivy and the mysterious new visitor made me chuckle. I’m curious as to who he is too! And when Grim came…! I looked at The photo and actually said out loud, “Wait, is that Grim? By the monkey bars?” And Trish is right… There’s more room.

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    • Considering how many sims these two (if you noticed there are two) plants have now eaten, I have lots of open-mouthed pictures each with different sims getting spat out. Sigh. I fear leaving the house now.

      I was wondering about the Ivy segue, it didn’t quite fit into the cowplant insanity. But I think it’ll tie nicely with the next post – if I can write it. I’m glad it didn’t feel too jarring.

      There’s ONE more space – unless Bane is abducted that’s not enough for another generation. Sigh. I can’t get rid of these sims, I love them too much. And Harley and Michel are still both 3-4 days from elderhood.

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  2. hahahah! It’s official! I’m in love with Bane! I can’t believe how silly this was! It’s like a little piece of poetry the way the words and screenshots line up–love the way the shot of the piece of chocolate cake fit in there! And… I have a craving for eating taco casserole at a picnic table in Fanwood.

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    • He is so fun to write! He’s evil, but in a playful way.There’s no way cowplants can be serious, I think. I can’t wait to get him a little more out in the world. Right now he’s a bit of homebody. Well, most all of them are. I need to get them jobs.

      Oooh taco casserole – although Michel did just whip up some fruit cobbler. That would be a good picnic desert for Fanwood.

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      • LOVE the fruit cobbler! It’s my favorite Sims food. We are pretty much just giving our cowplant minimal care–too bad, for they’re so cute, but Miracle loves to play with it, and it loves to eat her! I really enjoyed seeing Shelby get some play time in with Bane!

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        • Aren’t they adorable? Michel, Harley, and ivy have all played with Shelby. Should have grabbed pictures. Luthor and Julienne were both consumed by the other plant. Not sure if they were playing, since I caught it after the fact. Bane also got the moodlet while I was off the lot, but don’t know which one got him. I’m kind of grateful these are less deadly plants otherwise I might have lost my heir.

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  3. I love your captions, they were hilarious, with the pictures and the progression of the events. Michel looks like he could wrestle Shelby easily. And Bane playing with Shelby and being so worried about her being lonely, was so funny, And the irony of Bane trying to bargain with Grim, because he could still end up getting her later that morning, was very funny too. It really softened the sadness of Kierra’s passing.

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    • Pretty sure Michel could wrestle Shelby! This has been a fun chapter to write and a fun generation. The sims in this gen are so jaded and self-centered that they end up hilarious. I was really annoyed at Grim. Bane brushed his teeth and everything to get the confident moodlet. It’s worked before! Then two hours later the cake appeared…sigh.

      Kierra wasn’t my favorite, but that’s my failing, not hers. She was probably really cool.

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