Last time with the Diffys, we officially moved into Storybrook! We also ended the chapter with Christine’s birthday. This time…
Yay, Christine is all grown up!
Tom: “I do NOT like the way he’s looking at Christine!”
Kim: “She is the center of attention right now, so I don’t think he’s looking at her in any particular way, Tom.”
Tom: “He better not! Ha, ha, ha!”
I also bought a snowcone machine before the party, and Christine tried some out after cake.
Kim started interviewing Gwen.
Gwendolyn: “Yeah, we really like the town so far. I think we’re settling in nicely, and I’m glad that Tom working at home is going so well.”
Kim: “Hmm, and have you been to any locations in town?”
Gwendolyn: “Yeah, I found a meteor outside of the salon!”
This is the guy that Tom was yelling about. He came from Roaring Heights, and he and Christine are friends (he’s the guy whose cat died when she visited him as a kid).
Christine: “Thanks so much for coming, Vinnie!”
Vincent: “Yeah, I wouldn’t miss it.”
They’re pretty close.
Faith was one of the last guests to hang around, and she started smustling over here.
I’m starting to like her.
The next morning Christine wants to have a chat.
Christine: “Mom, Dad, let’s talk.”
Tom: “What do you want to talk about?”
Christine: “I think I’d like to go to university. I want to continue working on my art there, and I feel like I need to figure out what to do with that.”
Christine: “I believe that I will get some scholarships, but I don’t know how much because I haven’t applied yet. Um, I was hoping that you could help me out after that.”
Tom: “Are you sure that you want to go to university, though?”
Christine: “Yes. I think it will be the best way for me to figure out how to make a career with my art.”
Gwendolyn: “Christine, I’m really happy that you want to take charge of your career.”
Tom: “Yeah, and I don’t have a problem supporting and sponsoring you going to university.”
Gwendolyn: “As long as it’s not for music, I suppose. That’s where I draw the line.”
With that, Christine goes outside to apply.
Gwendolyn: “I can’t believe all our kids are grown up! This sucks. Even Christine is going to be gone.”
Tom: “Yeah, but don’t you think having some alone time will be nice for us?”
Gwendolyn: *sigh* “You’re right, I guess.”
One of the few times that I want to use the university bucket, and I had to buy it. Grrr…
Anyway, with her skillset, Christine got partial credits towards business and fine arts. Of course, she will be going the fine arts route.
But before she heads off, the family spends one more holiday visiting the festival, as it is the end of summer.
We find Leonard here, enjoying the music.
His newborn son is of course on the ground nearby. This is Douglas, and look at his red hair!
Family bonding + some Sim stuck in the ground.
I’d fix this Sim if it wasn’t so hilarious to me.
Then I spent way too much time watching Gwen and Christine skilling up their roller skating, where they were joined by Leo and Ana.
So here’s Christine spinning.
And Gwen going backwards.
Ana and Leonard got their skills up, too.
If only things were this easy in real life; only takes a couple hours to become the best of the best.
The next day, Christine is finally ready to start university.
Gwen: “Bye! Keep in touch!”
Christine: “I will, Mom.”
Never noticed the Sims blowing kisses before!
Off we go.
Since the Diffys are fairly rich now (thanks, Tom!), Christine chooses to rent a house instead of going with a dorm.
Christine: Well, this is it.
Christine heads inside to settle in, and gets a phone call.
“Never cheat a vending machine.”
Christine: “Huh? What do you mean?”
“Just … Don’t shake it!” *click*
Christine: “Well, okay, then.”
Time to visit the quad.
Christine: “Let me try!”
Wow, autonomous kissing from townie Sims is pretty rare in my game.
After their kiss, they immediately have a negative interaction.
Richard Randall: “Not good. We need more practise.”
Regardless of their issues, they started surfing the web together.
Steve Texas: “These are some weird kissing tips.”
Richard: “I’ve gotten onto the weird side of YouTube. I didn’t know grapefruits were used this way…”
Don’t worry, this was her legitimate free soda from the freebie table.
Oh no, a sugar rush for an excitable Sim.
Christine: “I gotta say; it feels good.”
Was that soda or something else? You look really high right now.
Christine: “I’m only high on LIFE. So take that!”
Okay, okay. I’ll learn not to antagonize you during a sugar rush.
Next time: Christine’s university journey really starts.