Cinnamon Bun: 3.7 “Teen Drama”

Last time with the Diffys, Bridgette Singles-Loner and Maura Beaker both had secret attractions for Salem. This time…

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C.B. is dealing with an emergency.

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 Cinnamon Bun: “No need to worry, I have rescued the trashcan!”

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 Bridgette: “Mr. Diffy? At my house?” *worried*

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 Bridgette: “Mooom!”

Lola: “Mrs. Grunt is trapped inside!”

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 C.B. is on it.

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 Lyla Grunt was trapped in the room through the door on the right. Because it is so cramped in this house, C.B. couldn’t get through. So I reset Lyla and then sent C.B. to her house to check on her.

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 She is fine.

Cinnamon Bun: “Heh…I can go now?”

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 Lyla: “Buzz, this is not the time!”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Rejected by his wife. That’s cold.”

Lyla: “You need to stop picking fights with everyone in this town!”

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 Lyla: “You’ve grown old, act with some maturity! Being the most hated man in town has not done me or your sons any favors!”

Yeah…I don’t think they’ll notice you leave, C.B.

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 At the gym, Corrine Hurst has had it with Vidcund Curious.

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 Corrine: “I can’t deal with this anymore, Vidcund! We have a baby, but your head is so far in the clouds that I doubt you even know her name.”

Vidcund: “Of course I do, it’s–”

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 Corrine: “It doesn’t matter! She deserves her father, and a family. She can’t have that if you won’t even allow me into your house.”

Vidcund: “I’ve told you, my brothers and I perform many experiments in that house and it’s not exactly visitor-friendly.”

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 Vidcund: “Now, erm, I need to get back to my studies.”

Corrine and Vidcund baby after fight

Now this makes a whole lot of sense, guys.

love letter from Bridgette

 Salem got a love letter from Bridgette, which is all fine and good, except that she is dating Salem’s friend Ashley. Ouch.

love letter from Maura

A letter from Maura is much more welcome.

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 Salem meets her for a movie.

Maura: “Thanks for inviting me! Let’s pick something good.”

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 Salem: “I got the tickets, let’s go.”

Ripp Grunt and Gwendolyn Polanco, what are you two doing here?

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 Maura: “That movie was waaaay too long. I’ve got to get home and check on my little sisters and brother.”

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Yeah, Maura left just to go home.

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 Disappointed that Maura apparently bailed on him, Salem visits Ashley’s house.

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 Salem: Hey Ash, let me in ur house!

Ashley: Sorry, can’t. Way behind on hw and mom is making me finish it.

Poor Salem.

At the junkyard, where “things happen”:

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 Corrine: “We’re having another baby, doesn’t that mean something?”

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 Vidcund: “I’ve told you; finding out and proving the mysteries of the universe come first! I am a scientist!”

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 Ripp is now married to Lakeshia here. I think he’s happy.  🙂

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 Lakeshia: “Not trying to eavesdrop, I just want that trash.”

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 Corrine: “But you could move into my house, and then we could take care of the children together.”

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 Vidcund: “I can’t afford to be away from my equipment and all my research.”

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 Vidcund: “Research which I must get back to.”

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 Corrine deals with confrontation as Vidcund did: with reading.

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 I just figured out how to upgrade the fire extinguisher! Also, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but C.B. is at the top of the firefighter career.

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 Please change into your firefighters uniform.

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 Good!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Trampoliiiiiine!”

Not good.

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 Salem: “Please don’t make me.”

Do iiiiiit. It’ll be fun.

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 Salem: “Dooon’t stop belieeeevin…”

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 Salem: *unamused*

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 You’re actually at the fire station?

Cinnamon Bun: “It’s work hours.”

Right…

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 And here’s a non-fire!

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 Hi August!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Hurry! Jump into my arms!”

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 August: “But…who are you?! My mom told me not to trust strangers!”

This is why you need to wear your uniform, C.B.!

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 Cinnamon Bun: “I don’t have time, just c’mere!”

August: “Nooo!”

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 August: “Stranger danger!”

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 August: *defeat*

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 Cinnamon Bun: “No, really, I’m a firefighter! I just saved you, I’ve got a truck and everything!”

Elliot Smith: “I’m gonna tell my mom about this…”

August: “Mine too!”

Cinnamon Bun: “Good! They both know I’m a firefighter!”

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 On his last day of school, Salem is skipping. Right in front of his house.

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 Salem: “Woo!”

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 Townie: *channels Julia Roberts*

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 Salem: “Yeahhh…”

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 Salem: “Oh! Hi Maura…”

Maura: “Caught you at a bad time?”

Salem: “Of course not.”

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 Maura: “Then you up for bowling?”

Salem: “Sure, only thing to do in this town, right?”

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 Salem: “Yes!”

Maura: “That doesn’t look too difficult.”

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 Maura: “Oh no…wait…”

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 Maura: “Yeah!”

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 Salem: “You are really smart Maura, kinda like me. Uh, like-minded, y’know?”

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 Maura: “Aw, well thanks.”

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 Maura: Mmm hair.

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 Salem: Mmm hair.

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 Salem: “So will I see you at my birthday party?”

Maura: “Of course, Salem. I wouldn’t miss it.”

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Emily feels a little nostalgic sometimes and likes to wear her old outfit. I really don’t mind.

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 Salem: “Hey Dad! I’m going to hang out with Ashley tonight, um…”

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 Salem: “Let’s say that, hypothetically, his girlfriend has a crush on me and wants to be with me. Should I tell him? If I don’t, he’ll go on being happy and might not ever even know.”

Cinnamon Bun: “Salem, you have to think that, hypothetically, if you were willing to go along with her, she would probably be cheating on him by now.”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Wouldn’t you want to know?”

Salem: “I hate when you’re right.”

Cinnamon Bun: “It won’t be easy, but you’ll feel better afterwards.”

Salem: “Sure, sure.”

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 Ashley: “Sal, are you ok? You look a little nervous.”

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 Salem: “Um, yeah, of course. I’m fine.”

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 Salem: “Well there is something I want to talk to you about. How about we sit down?”

Ashley: “Sure.”

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 Salem: “Oh, uh, hi Harlan.”

Harlan Singles: “No time to talk. Need to finish homework.”

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 Speak of the devil – well, they haven’t spoken of her yet, but Bridgette’s here.

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 Salem: “…crud.”

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 Salem: “So, uh, the sky is nice and free of clouds, isn’t it?”

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 Ashley: “C’mon now, what do you want to say?”

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 Harlan: “This teen drama is all well and good…”

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 Harlan: “But I’m seriously trying to study, guys!”

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 Salem: “So, uh, you and Bridgette, right? You guys are official, aren’t you? Like going out, like really going out, no gray area, just hard boyfriend-girlfriend status?”

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 Ashley: “Oh definitely; I asked her to be my girlfriend last week and she said yes! We changed status on Simbook and everything. She is amazing, and I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I’ve really never felt like this before.”

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 Salem: “Ok, well, maybe you should just calm down there because nobody’s perfect, y’know?”

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 Harlan: “Seriously.”

Salem: “Shut up, Harlan!”

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 Sorry for the interruption, but I couldn’t help but notice the teens over here.

Laura Loste-Ruth: “Please stop staring at my butt, Elliot.”

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 Ashley: “What are you trying to get at?”

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 Salem: “Bridgette wants to cheat on you! With me! She keeps flirting at me when you’re not around at school, giving me compliments and passing notes. She even sent me a love letter in the mail, something like ‘you and I should get together’.”

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 Ashley: “No…did she really?”

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 Salem: “She really really did. And it’s put me in a really awkward position but I just want you to know that I would never do anything with your girlfriend, and that’s why I’m telling you about it.”

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 Salem: “Haha…”

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 Ashley: “What could possibly be funny?”

Salem: “It’s just…us; we’ve been friends since we were kids, and now we’re in a situation like this. It’s weird, and amusing.”

Ashley: “Sorry if I don’t think so.”

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 Salem: “Ash, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that this happened, but I knew I had to tell you. It’s something you want to know, right?”

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 Ashley: “It’s ok, Sal. Honestly I’m not mad at you, but I am upset right now.”

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 Ashley: “It’s just…”

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 Ashley: “I will talk to her about this, but I don’t think I can stay mad at her for long. If you had a girlfriend, you might understand.”

Salem: “Right, I don’t feel that way about anyone. Because if I did, I really should have asked her out a long time ago. I should have told her how I felt. And maybe she doesn’t even know that I feel that way. And since she has expressed herself, but I’ve been too stupid to reciprocate…”

Ashley: “You’re rambling.”

Salem: “Right. I’ll shut up now.”

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Ashley: “That’s ok, I wasn’t listening anyway. I’ll see you at your birthday party.”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “Feel better?”

Salem: “I think so.”

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 Salem: “My room hasn’t changed much as I’ve grown.”

Well, don’t blame me.  >.>

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 Salem: “I don’t. I still like it.”

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 Salem: “I am ready to grow up though.”

That night…

Congratulate Maura

 C.B. gets this want in his sleep. What could you be congratulating her for–

Married at 2 am

Noooooo! This is so wrong! That slimy Teddy, how did he manage this?

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 On Salem’s birthday, he is off to redeem some festival tickets for fireworks.

Insane festival tickets

This is how many tickets are in C.B.’s backpack. Emily has a similar amount. I don’t think the Diffys will be lacking there.

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 Gotta have a sugar rush while he’s here.

Birthday hang out w Maura

 You will, Salem.

Birthday letter

 And it’s safe to assume that, despite recent events, Maura also wants to see him.

Birthday present

She even sent him a birthday gift.

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 Salem: “Mom?”

Emily: “Salem! Sorry, you caught me lost in thought. It’s hard to believe you’re growing up today.”

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 Emily: “Dance with me?”

Salem: “Sure.”

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 Emily: “You’re a much better dance partner than your father.”

Salem: “I know, Mom. I know.”

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 This will be an outdoor party. Salem has long wished for a ping pong table.

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 Of course a party consisting mostly of teens needs drinks. At least in Sims.

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 And they’re here.

Cinnamon Bun: “All right kids, is everyone ready to party?”

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 C.B. is the epitome of bad dancing.

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 Ami Beaker, Maura’s sister, is horrified.

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 Maura: “Happy birthday, Salem!”

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 Salem: “Thanks! Yeah, it’s definitely my birthday…um…”

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 Salem: “…are you wearing a ring?”

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 Maura: “Actually, I am. Teddy asked me in the middle of the night, and he sure was in a rush. Honestly I’ve always wanted a ceremony with family and friends, so maybe someday we’ll get around to it. Everything happened so fast, we haven’t even had any alone time with all our roommates around. Um, I probably shouldn’t tell you that, sorry.”

That sounds really shady to me, Maura.

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 Enough bad dancing.

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 It’s time for cake.

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 Hmm.

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Hellooooo Cinnamon Bun #2!

Next time: Generation four begins!

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Cinnamon Bun: 3.4 “Holidays”

Last time with the Diffys, Salem grew into a toddler and C.B. and Emily did cute couple things. This time…

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The Diffys visit the now-fall festival.

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 There’s not much for Salem here, except a pumpkin patch. I think he likes the scarecrow.

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 C.B. and Emily join the pie eating contest.

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 Um…

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What just happened to you, Emily?! Besides the pie, your eyebrows are gray, and your hair is totally different! Sorry for the disgusting close up.

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 Emily: “What happened is that I won the contest!”

I do not appreciate that outfit.

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 Cabbage patch, or, pumpkin patch kid!

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 Let’s make friends with a bird!

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 And successful this time.

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A shower cures Emily of her brown hair.

Emily: “Were you watching me shower, Cinnamon?” 😀

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 Cinnamon Bun: “…maybe. But I’m not admitting to anything.”

Emily: “Well Harvey here was definitely watching me shower.”

o_o

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 Emily: “This is your new home, I hope you like it!”

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 Emily may love this bird a little too much.

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The junkyard seems a strange place to meet someone, at least to me.

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 I guess Chloe and Cormac here just wanted some privacy.

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Burglar!!!

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 Burglar: “What a nice little family…”

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 Burglar: “…to steal from!”

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 Burglar: “This better be the diamond room!”

Nope, just the baby room.

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 A police officer, Araceli Steen, showed up and attempted to catch the burglar.

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 This did not go well.

Burglar: “Muahaha!”

Araceli: “Worst work day ever.”

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 Poor Salem. First a burglar invades his room, now his mother can’t cook fast enough.

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Cinnamon Bun: “You’re not afraid of the burglar are you, Salem? You know I’ve heard he’s very ticklish, so all you need to do is tickle him like this!”

Salem: *giggles*

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 Here’s an interesting situation. Ripp Grunt and Olive Specter had been dating for a while, ever since he grew to a young adult. Then they got married and he moved into her house. Now it’s only been a day or two and I see this thought bubble that tells me they must have broken up.

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 Ripp: “I was fine with being her boy toy, but after I moved in I saw a different side of her that wasn’t just the massages and expensive gifts I knew. She had some interesting souvenirs and tools from over the years. Her niece, Ophelia, told me to get out, she told me that those in the graveyard didn’t exactly die of old age. Well, I looked it up, and at least three of those buried are her former husbands! I got out of there, but now Olive is stalking me!”

Cool story, bro. It really is though.

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 Now the reason I was looking for Ripp: because C.B. wanted to congratulate him.

Cinnamon Bun: “Congrats Ripp! Finding someone you love and want to spend the rest of your life with is truly special.”

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 Ripp: “Thanks Diffy! Even though finding out that my wife is a murderer who allegedly had woohoo with the Grim Reaper kind of killed our marriage. Your congratulations are still appreciated.”

Cinnamon Bun: “I’m just going to keep standing here smiling until Ajay runs into us and changes the subject.”

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Time for a feast party! Even though she couldn’t beat up the burglar, I like Araceli, so she was invited.

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 Circe brought french toast. Not exactly dinner time food, but still delicious!

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Lazlo brought…um…looks like salmon.

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 Ripp is still upset over his revelations about and break up with Olive.

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 At least he can dance away his troubles.

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Salem was even able to eat with everyone.

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 Aww.

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 Emily: “Ow! You kicked my ankle!”

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Cinnamon Bun: “It was an accident. I’m sooo sorry!”

Emily: “It’s ok, just be more careful.”

C.B.’s not a very good dance partner. He continued to kick her the more they danced.

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 C.B. attempted to make some friends.

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 A friendship formed from an awkward situation?

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Toddler snuggling. 🙂

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 C.B. is off to save more of the town!

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Cinnamon Bun: “I feel a little mixed about saving Mrs. Specter given recent events…”

Olive: “Just get out of here, then. You don’t know nothing about my life.”

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 There is no question about saving this Loste-Ruth child however.

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 And of course this kitten made it out alive.

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 Salem was enjoying his boat in the pet room.

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 Then he started to dance and twirl.

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 He ended with a leap into the air.

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The landing from which was quite dramatic. Salem grew up with the slob trait. He was not taught any toddler skills at all because the generation goal is deadbeat parents.

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 Salem: “Hi there! I name you Hilda.”

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 Mr. Ratburn died.  😦

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Bridgette: “Derp.”

Ajay: “Uh-huh, that’s nice sweetie.”

Sims these days.

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It’s time to get the winter festival going with a bonfire.

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 Emily: “Pyromania is ok when it’s cold.”  😀

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 What a wonderful lesson for Salem. Yes he did get his face painted.

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 Emily grows into an adult.

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 C.B. is basking in the glow of his wife as a full blown adult. Or it’s the glow from the fog machine flames. Whichever.

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Salem: “Dad, you do realize you’re eating your pizza dish with a fork, right?”

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 Cinnamon Bun: “You do realize you have bright pink makeup and a crown painted on your face, right?”

Salem: “Touché Dad, touché.”

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Salem: “Ack!”

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 Emily: “I’m sorry honey! Are you ok?”

Salem: “Moooom I’m fine!”

Aging up messed up Emily’s outerwear outfit.  :/

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 Aww couple wishes.

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Salem: “Hey old-man-Grunt!”

The General: “Do people call me that? It’s General Buzz Grunt!”

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Salem: “More like General-Buzz-Kill! Amirite?”

Don’t worry, I’m sure that The General has seen worse than bratty kids in his war days. Now where is that picture that shows he laughed it off?

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Salem: “Whoa did I just see a UFO up near the Curious house?”

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Salem: “Is that where babies come from? ‘Cause I did see that commercial and it kinda makes sense now.”

Well, it is where a certain Pascal Curious’ baby came from, but that is in another dimension…do do doo do.

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Let’s have fun on the ice!

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 Or fall on the ice. And come dangerously close to Salem’s head with the blade of an ice-skate.

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 It is time for a gift-giving party, and Harvey is allowed into the living room.

Salem: “I can’t let this bird out of my sight!”

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 Emily: “Oh no! I believe that, from the looks he’s giving me, Ripp has developed an attraction to me!”

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The General brought a whole turkey! Yum.

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 Good thing Araceli can distract Ripp from Emily.

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 Look at you, being a model.

Salem: “And I call this look ‘blue steel’.”

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 Harvey’s-eye-view.

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Cinnamon Bun: “All right everyone! Let’s get to the gift-giving!”

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 Everyone wants a seat, but not everyone gets one.

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Salem: “This looks interesting!”

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 Salem: “A play table! Please don’t testingcheats delete this, pleeeaaaase!”

I did delete it. We didn’t earn it, and if I kept it I’d probably forget later and sell it.

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Emily: “Gah! Ripp keeps staring at me like a creep!”

Jenny Smith: “Oh dear, the Grunts have been giving us Smiths creepy stares for years. You get used to it.”

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I hope Harvey doesn’t leave any “presents” on the floor.

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 Mistletoe kiss.

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 And now C.B.’s aging up.

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 All right congratulations on being an adult.

Cinnamon Bun: “Hmm. I sense less-than enthusiasm.”

No, no. Your every moment is special and important to me. Moving on…

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Emily: “Salem, you do realize that you left your dishes on the floor, yes? Now would you please help us clean up?”

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 Salem: “Only if I can lick the plates clean.”

Emily: “Most definitely not.”

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 Salem: “Fine, I’ll clean up just like you said. I’ll make your bed.”

Emily: “The one I’m about to sleep in anyway? Great.”

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Salem: “Hi there little turtle, oh but you’re not that little are you? You’re a growing turtle who eats and eats–”

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Salem: “OW! Well I’m not food, you little turtle. No need to bite me really!”

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 Salem: “This is just going to ruin my whole day, isn’t it?”

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 Emily: *muffled laughing*

Now what’s got you laughing?

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Emily: “Prancercise! HAHAHA but no, really, I’m going to start doing this instead of walking.”

I have no problem with that. But you must wear pearls.

Emily: “Oh, just forget it.”

Next time: More firefighting, Salem makes some friends, and Emily has a makeover.

Also, I’m sorry if this chapter was even more choppy than usual. Winter seriously messes with my graphics in -game, which ruined some of my pictures.

Cinnamon Bun: 3.1 “A New Beginning”

Last time with the Diffys, Muffy and George were born and the Diffys threw a feast party. This time…

     As the years went by, and the kids became less hectic, Cookie grew older. He retired and Jolene and her sister Meghann both moved into the Diffy household. Meghann is still difficult to handle, but the Diffy cats have helped to soothe her. Finn and Charlotte grew up and he proposed. Charlotte of course said yes, and they moved out as Finn started his career in sports.  Read More