1.8: Aliens

This play session starts with Sergej and Jill doing the usual stuff: working with science equipment, tending the garden, chatting up Day of the Dead folks for the skull collection. The baby, well, is being a baby. Jill is back to work again. She’s got another promotion, but Sergej is still ahead of her.

We  have bought a boxing bag so Sergej can work out a little bit more. Being active, he needs the movement to unwind from a long day at work.

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Jill randomly dressed up in a pretty dress I don’t remember giving her, and she clearly wants to have a microscope. When we have a little bit more money, we will buy one.

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There’s an announcement about Lara’s birthday. She won’t be a baby much longer. But until that happens, it’s business as usual.

But then!

Just has Sergej wanted to go to bed, there is an ominous music and a bright light, and a gentle gliding upwards.

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And I literally thought of this picture at the very moment that happened.

I suppose Sergej is having a fair chance to study alience from close up! This is a live blogging chapter, by the way. I am at it right now. I saved the game at the very moment he disappeared from view. I had a break to have dinner. I am so excited.

Jill is not noticing any of this. She’s eating a salad standing in front of the fridge. The baby is, well, still a baby.

Speaking of babies.

There is male pregnancy in TS4, isn’t there? Could it be, we’re getting actual alien babies? That would be so freaking cool.

Jill has a shower and goes to bed, completely oblivious to where her husband is and why he is nowhere in sight. She probably assumes he went for a jog, since he does that sometimes.

Finally, Sergej is returned with a loud bang. He feels a little bit dazed, I suppose. But he has the very focused mood, and he feels really awesome having met aliens.

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“Did this seriously happen right now?”

It’s time to go to bed, Mr. Scientist.

And as soon as he is lying next to Jill, I get the birthday announcement for Lara. Time to roll the dice!

Lara gets to be a music loving Whiz Kid. I love this. Daughter of two scientists, being a whiz kid really fits her! And music – considering that Sergej loves to dance, it kind of fits too.

Her first action is to go straight to the dancing place and bust out some moves.

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What’s with those boots? Oh well, your choice, Lara. We’re living in a free world. If you want to wear rain boots to the desert, there’s noone stopping you.

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Just look how pretty she is. I think she will be beautiful when she grows up.

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We’re going to impersonate a dragon in the parents bedroom.

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But alas, the only thing on Jill’s mind is: “Who left the stereo on?” She walks out to turn it off, then goes to take a shower. Lara is completely confused by her mother’s behaviour.

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Looking kind of sad, she lies down next to her still sleeping father and has a nap. I take this as my cue to make some rebuilding. She will need a room, or a bed at least, and her own science equipment.

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I spend all of our funds to redecorate the entrance area.

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And Lara gets a small room at the back of the building. The building is temporary. Once they accumulated a little bit more money, I will rebuild the house from scratch. Or maybe not. So far, things just randomly come together, without any planning on my part.

We probably need a computer for building Lara’s skills, but we are flat broke now.

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“Music”, Lara says. “It’s the essence of everything.”

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“Maybe”, her mother answers. “But be sure to clean up after your experiments while we’re at work.”

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They share a meal of grilled cheese together before Jill and Sergej leave for work. Lara is alone.

I think we’re going to the park to check on the local Park Boys, and, of course, explore the universal music.

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One comment on “1.8: Aliens

  1. cathytea says:

    Oh, I love this ! Lara is very beautiful ! I adore all those plants at the entrance ! Hope you get an alien baby !

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