Dienstag, 30. April 2013

Academie L´ Amour Part 5

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Another update, yeah!

It starts in the Powers/Thompson household with Griffin and Frederick.

 Griffin is a bit torn, on one hand, he is really attracted to Frederick ...

on the other hand, Frederick is such an extreme slob that Griffin is really turned off by his eating manners (or the lack of those). Not to mention the floods in the bathroom everytime Frederick showers.

Sometimes, he really regrets having moved in with Frederick.

Frederick is blissfully oblivious to Griffin´s inner struggles. He just complains pathetically everytime I force him to sweep up the mess that he has made in the bathroom. But he knows he is cute, and when he does the Hula, he sweeps Griffin off his feet.

And let us not forget about Thor, in whom Griffin is interested, too.

Griffin decides though to ask Frederick on a date. He takes him out to the most expensive restaurant in town, generously overlooking Frederick´s less than casual outfit. He is so absorbed in kissing Frederick´s sweet lips that he doesn´t notice the impending doom that approaches rather quickly.

A little battered and bruised they finally manage to find a seat in the lovely Moroccan restaurant. While the fountain gently gurgles in the background, Griffin is making a toast to Frederick.

Delicious food is brought to their table, and then Griffin looks at me as if to say: "Why again did I want to ask Frederick on a date??"

Sorry to disappoint you, Griffin, but Frederick´s table manners haven´t really improved since breakfast.

But all the crumbs, the slurping and gobbling is soon forgotten.

They head home, cuddle up on the sofa, but then Frederick rushes things a bit, and Griffin pushes him away.

Oh my, look at that sweet, sulking face!

But he manages to calm down, take a gentler approach, and the date ends harmonious, although in different beds.


Ruben did not give up his interest in Mia, despite her harsh rejection. But you can´t resist the magnetic pull of three bolts, which these two share with each other, so Ruben is persistant, practices dancing:

 and flirts with Mia. Eventually, she gives in ...

... and starts enjoying Ruben´s courtship.

Ruben dares to ask Mia for another "First Kiss", and she accepts! Ruben could not be happier!


Over at the Greek House, Aden "Mr. 1000 Volt" Waters uses the ritual morning Hula dance as a poor excuse to show off his dream body.

"Oh my god, I can´t believe how sexy I am!"

"Luc, are you watching?"

It is obviously spring time, and the raging hormones reach a new high. Aeryn decides it is a good time to flirt with Ruben, and falls in love instantly, despite the fact she is still dating Xenos.

Thor forgets his usual shyness and flirts with Griffin without restraint. I am only glad this lot is set to "no jealousy", otherwise all hell would have broken loose by now. But this gives us the opportunity to admire Frederick´s sexy back as he calmly walks away from the scene of the crime.

Hula time.

Xenos is still confused about his love interests. 

"Mmmh, Mia is sooo sweet ..."

" ... and so is Aeryn ...."

"Oooh, and Luc is cute, too ..."

Thank you, Xenos, we get the point.

But he is not the only confused person in the place.

If the crowd doesn´t Hula, it swoons.

Just liked this image of Griffin.

Despite all this confused swooning, Aeryn and Xenos are still dating.

and taking their relationship a little further.

And so do Mia and Ruben.

Mia has trouble focussing on her homework.

Ruben asked her on another date. Much to her surprise, Ruben falls down on his knees in the Café Romara, and asks THE question.

She gladly accepts ... and then brags about her two love interests to a total stranger. Jeez, Mia, you are not winning any sympathy points with this kind of behavior!

Luckily, Ruben is out of earshot, so the date ends untroubled ...

as does this update, which I hope you enjoyed!

Freitag, 19. April 2013

Academie L´ Amour Part 4

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Well, I think I better change the title of this to Academie L´  Torture, because the kids were just driving me nuts. This is also the reason I stopped updating at all. Buuut, I will go back to my screencaptures folder and dig all the way through, to keep you updated now!


The kids were living in separate houses (see the earlier posts about it), and I played them in rotation and invited the other houses over.  I started with Aeryn and Ruben.

Ruben looked terribly baby-faced. I guess all the good looks went to his brothers Amadeus and Aden!

I fiddled and fiddled with his face and finally gave up. That template just wasn´t doing it for me, so he received a complete make-over and now has sexy elf ears! I will probably be surprised when his first kid will be born and will look nothing like him, but what the heck!

In the first few days, the kids just started getting to know each other.

Mia was the first to make a bold move and flirt with Xenos.

Everybody had a great time inside, chatting, eating, dancing ... except Thor.

Thor, if you want to find a mate, it probably is not such a great idea to sit outside on a bench when a party is going on inside!

"Hmm, do you think so? Just let me cut these bushes here quickly ..."

"And look, here, lots of leaves! Someone needs to rake them!"



Have you noticed Griffin has been following you through the garden for the last hour and is trying to talk to you?

"Oh? Oh, hi, Griffin!"

Sheesh. Really. He is an adorable sweetheart, but so incredibly shy ... and a neat freak, obviously. While everybody else is inside, he is all by himself outside, too shy to get in contact with somebody. It is heart-wretching.

Thankfully, there are Sims more outgoing than him. Griffin lures him inside and starts flirting.

They even kiss (first kiss for Thor!), and this is the face he makes after that:

Well, what can I say ...

The only time he really lights up is when he is dancing:

When I look at him, I see a cute little wolf pup, "Wölfchen" in German.

Interesting enough, Xenos also liked to flirt with Thor (which led to great drama later).

Ruben was attracted to Mia, too, but she downright refused flirt attempts from him, even though their relationship was at 100/100.

Not one to give up easily, Ruben continued flirting.


Which resulted in the first rejected first kiss I ever had in my game.

Poor Ruben! He broke down completely and cried for hours :(

Meanwhile, Aeryn developed a crush on Xenos, too.


And thus, the battle for Xenos began. The next time Mia and Xenos met, they hugged:

But Aeryn wasn´t shy either, grabbed Xenos arm and kissed him frantically.

The next round went to Mia, though:

Aeryn´s face is absolutely priceless. "If looks could kill ..."

All Gustavssons HATE public kissing and flirting. Come to think of it, they even hate it in the privacy of their houses.

The next time I played Aeryn´s and Ruben´s house, Aeryn asked Xenos on a date.

They went out for dinner, and guess who showed up uninvited? Yep, Mia.

"Oh, hi, what a coincidence, you two are here, also! Let´s have some nice dinner together, shall we?"

Aeryn was not delighted, but managed to fake a smile. Her eyes betrayed her, though, and for a split second she looked like a demon on a killing spree. Xenos didn´t mind all the attention, he has two bolts with nearly everybody, flirts here and there and hasn´t made up his mind yet, although he slightly favors Aeryn.

Later, the whole crowd gathered at the Greek House. The Powers twins Mia and Frederick are really kind of bold, Frederick started flirting with Luc (who is engaged to Aden) right away. Luc was amused, he and Aden are in their last year, and he thought it was kind of cute how the Freshman approached him.


Aden made it clear though to whom Luc belongs.

Meanwhile Griffin was trying to get Thor´s attention again. When there are no bushes to cut and leaves to rake, there surely is something else on which "das Wölfchen" Thor can focus on.

Mia is planning her next step.

"You bet."

Then, she confuses me by heart-farting over Ruben. Umm, girl, didn´t you just totally reject him?

In all this budding ACR mess, there is one couple who really sticks together, and I can´t wait to get them out of college, because these Freshmen sure know how to wreak havoc, and I really, really want these two to stay together.

I thought I would get extremely bored playing them once they lived together in a house on their own, but they are still adorable. Sleep well, Luc and Aden!