This is part 1 of the Drifter Challenge featuring Blueberry Taffeta and Oster Winters. I am doing this as close to the rules as possible, except that firstborn is not necessarily going to be the heir. I will instead have a poll.
We start off with …Hey, stop that!
Yes, yes. You’re in new love and you’re adorable. Now stop it.
How about this. You let me start the darn challenge and then maybe I’ll let you get some fun sexy tent boinking going.
Stop! Step slowly back away from that $20.
What? No travel allowed? That’s okay. $700.
There we go. I ended up having to separate them by half a town.
Blueberry Taffeta was not always thusly named. Just a few short days ago, she was a little alien baby stolen by the social worker. Pistachio Vinson has had a major makeover and has lost her alien-ism, but still retains her fairy genieness.
The challenge allows five community lots in the world, but I only got four due to the fact that the Dragon Valley grocery doubles up with the cheap restaurant. There is that, City Hall, a fishing spot and a community garden, which has already been raided.
Blueberry: *RAGE* RAGE* *RAGE*
You don’t actually have any bad traits that would warrant this face while gardening.
Blueberry: I DIDN’T WIN THE LOTTERY!
Oster is completely uncontrollable.
Oster: *squintyeyed* I’m in another ISBI? Why do you hate me so?
Well, no, in fact, you can do anything you want and it won’t gain or lose me any points.
I have no clue.
Oster: Then my goal is to annoy from this moment on.
I didn’t actually know where to buy a tent, so I just grabbed this expensive one from buydebug.
Oster: I’m totally going to nail her in a tent right now.
I got them the tent and a bbq. After she planted a bit, she sold some stuff for a wall (for a future toilet) and a counter.
Oh and you can’t use the bbq without a fridge. They were barely surviving on the leftover produce. They finally got a public toilet thing and even painted the wall.
Well, the garden seems to be a success.
They are both green thumbs for the purpose of this challenge, which helps out because he is always watering or weeding. Too bad he doesn’t harvest too.
I bought him an easel to just keep him occupied. Otherwise he follows Blueberry around and flirts with her, which distracts her and then they spend the day bumping uglies in the tent.
I thought Blueberry would like fishing.
This picture is brought to by Carl’s Sims 3, who’s wonderful walkthrough of Dragon Valley has pictures of where the spawners spawn.
Are you insane? We can’t afford that!
Blueberry: Au contraire voice of doom.
Hey, Back away from that egg Oster! No, do NOT talk to about fire! Think GREEN.
Oster: *grumbles* Guess I’ll just go paint then.
Oster: *stillgrumbling* If I can’t talk to that egg, then I’ll talk to the plants about the egg.
Oster: ..And then she SHOVED me away from the itty bitty egg! Can you believe the nerve?
Blueberry: Please, please, please be a green dragon.
Oster! You are not authorized for dragon handling!
Oster: It bit me!
He brings in gems and fish it seems. Well, gems and a goldfish.
Oster: I can’t wait until that woman makes us enough for a shower.
Pistachio: Me neither.
Oster: Did you see what he did?
Blueberry: Yes, now either help or find something to do.
I have never played with dragons much before, so this is why he is only allowed to help once a day. They took new plants and sprouted them either one or two stages, which put the older plants at harvest after only a couple of days.
Oster: Alert the media! We have a structure with pipes! MOVE IT WOMAN, I WANT THAT SHOWER!
Oster: This calls for a celebration. Maybe with teas and cakes. Oh and dancing. I love dancing. Oh Glorious, glorious water. How I love thee.
Oster: Sell more food, buy more things.
Blueberry: So, should we buy some flowers?
Oster: No. We need more items with water coming out of them.
Oster: She is blocking me from water.
I was eyeballng the Sixam for cash, but it bit Blueberry. We did get to sell the other stuff though. Her collecting has helped this week. Since the bbq couldn’t be used without a fridge, it was sold and they continued to eat produce until a fridge was bought.
She gardens in the early morning and spends the rest of the day hunting for seeds. It’s exhausting for both of us.
It does pay off though. They got a stove, which wasn’t even the cheapest one and now they can make real food. Every other harvest gets put in the fridge now.
Oster: I burnt it.
Yes, I saw that. Good try, though.
They could finally afford sprinklers, much to Oster’s happiness. He now has something to do during every waking minute of the day.
After long hours bent over harvesting, Oster is right there to help her out…and himself since she usually wants to woohoo afterwards.
Of course you do. Every woohoo has been a risky one, but no luck yet.
Hey! That’s not authorized usage of a pumpkin! Note to self: Put those in the fridge immediately. We need the collection helper, so every wish is granted even if it means spending money on a gem cutter.
Pistachio brought them a rainbow gem.
Cheap toilet and Oster was sure to break it.
Her pumpkins are like the only light on the lot.
Blueberry: I divorce you!
Oster: WTF? Why?
Blueberry: I have no clue. The rules just say I do for no apparent reason.
There really is no cause for this. What purpose could this serve at all? If I had read that while skimming the rules, I never would have done this challenge. They were seriously going to do an Adam and Eve challenge, hence why they were married straight out of CAS.
Oster breaks my heart by crying over the gold and silver ingots.
Fuckin’ Blueberry got a hold of another pumpkin. It’s as evil as she is pretending to be. Also, her new collection of seeds includes MONEY TREES! Yes! Score!
Oster: Oh Pistachio, whatever shall I do. I can no longer sleep in the same hemisphere as that heartless bitch.
Blueberry shows off some morning sickness.
The lot is rearranged and the saved up money had to be spent on a structure to save them from the weather AND give poor Oster a place of his own to sleep. They ran out of money before the walls could be painted.
They couldn’t afford to upgrade appliances, but they did get some chairs, a sink, stove, swing, and more counters. The rules state that Blueberry will either have to remarry Oster or find a new man. I still don’t get it, but Oster is way too upset to even think about romance yet.
The garden is doing better than expected. Pistachio still finds treasure daily, but he is only helping out the garden every other day now.
Blueberry *wishes for a boy*
The rules also state that she must have two kids even though only the first one is needed. *scratches head* Then why do we need two kids?
Blueberry takes Oster with her to the grocery when he gets stir crazy.
Oster: I’m too upset to follow her around.
Blueberry: I’m too tired to be here.
I made my own homeless sims: i.e., I shoved bin sims on an empty lot and evicted them.
I couldn’t figure out why Noel Razzle did this, then realized it was a full moon. Lunatic slap, anyone?
o.O Oster likes being slapped around?
Oster finally has someone to play with. I leave him to it.
You can’t be serious! I kept an eye on her lifebar, and it didn’t move. Maybe it’s only good in Ambrosia and raw. *shrug*
A quick check on Oster the next day and they are still here.
He finally gets tired enough to go home.
I left Blueberry alone after her gardening for the pregnancy. I bought them a Frisbee as soon as his broken heart moodlet went away and now they can play and chat together again.
Empress Taffeta joined the family when Oster wasn’t looking. She took an instant dislike to Pistachio.
The toilet has broken enough times that Blueberry can now “tinker” with the sprinklers.
Our first death comes in the form of Stray Cat.
Afterwards, Death played in the sprinklers. Blueberry just ignored him and went back to harvesting. It is now a daylong job unless Oster comes out to weed.
The pregnancy was obvious to everyone except Oster, apparently. She told him about it and then instructed him to rub her belly.
This dog is an asshole. With only Blueberry for discipline, the garden is getting ignored. Empress needs to be yelled at all day long.
Empress: Now my bed is a work of art. Let’s go do the chairs next.
Their relationship did not take a big hit with the divorce and he was easily back to his old self. Even accepted her gift, a death flower.
Busted for destroying chairs they can’t afford to replace.
Then immediately went after another (scolded) and then caught guarding her dish.
Then went back to the chair. This is the worst fucking dog ever.
Empress: Dude, she broke your heart. Remember? I wasn’t even here, but the whole homeless population yaks about it to this day!
First flirt after the divorce was a success, much to Empress’ dismay.
Oster: I can’t sprinkler! Plants are in the way!
Empress always follows up being naught by doing something adorable. I checked Oster’s inventory once (way later in their lives) and found like 10 newspapers from Empress.
Blueberry finally goes into labor and Empress finally finds her toy box.
Blueberry: It’s not the boy I wanted, but maybe next time it will be.
The baby is named Oceana.
Empress finally gets a much needed trait!
Concurrently, this happened. I have no clue how she died (was scouring the world for collectibles and left them all alone for a bit), but I am just glad she had her own death flower today. She is able to revive plants through her fairyness, but it failed and the death flower plant is gone. We need another at this rate.
I’m glad this is Sims. Oster fed Empress a treat immediately after she pissed the floor. Blueberry has forgotten where the fridge is apparently.
Oster was lonely and his fun tanked. Blueberry did her best to fix that.
It’s Oceana’s birthday. Blueberry took hour out of the swing, through the living room, through the front yard and then dropped her off outside. Good job.
Empress: Help, I’m trapped by my toy!
Oceana is a clone. Great.
Someone was telling me about using MC to play with genetics. I did that, but she didn’t change. We’re stuck with her.
Blueberry took some time off of her chores and got the skilling done.
o.O Oster just hit level 9 gardening. I then had Blueberry check out Pistachio and she gained a level just by chatting with Pistachio about gardening. Oster spends way too much time chatting with that dragon!
Empress: Did no one else not see that ghost just now?
Probably not. Stray cat came out for a visit and Oster just kept on playing with the baby.
Well, there it is , guys. Blueberry has her perfect plants put right in a row. If things go to plan, her LTW should be done soon.
It’s getting to the point now that we just ignore everyone else and just garden. Oster is failing a bit at daddy duty.
Blueberry is pregnant again. She wished for a girl this time, so poor Oster spent his points on fertility treatment. Empress was caught eating the garden.
We leave you with another instance of Oster preferring the company of Pistachio over the importance of feeding the kid.
See you next time for more parenting fails…and gardening. Way too much gardening.