Days Five & Six

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Day Five dawns after what seems like an impossibly long night.  It must surely have just been Lee’s imagination though.

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Today she wants to try out a yard sale so she gets her table set up.  She’s not sure when to open it up but is sure she wants to take care of some other business first.

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Like breakfast.  She can’t possibly work if she’s hungry.

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By then she was feeling a bit starved for company.  Jenny doesn’t make a great conversationalist after all.  She waylaid Crag but he left before she could make him her friend.  Another time Crag!

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Then she met Reagan, who seemed offended by her stink.  That’s saying something, considering Reagan is one of the Infected.  She also did not become a friend yet.

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Then it was back home to water the trash plants.  She put too much effort into them to let them die!

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Finally she started the yard sale.  It’s late afternoon by this point, so there’s no telling if anybody will show.

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Mila does and she seems to be interested in the fish, but Lee has to go stop Nancy from tidying up the lot.  Behave Nancy!

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She gets Nancy stopped, but then Mila wanted to tidy up too!  No!

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She convinces them both to head back to the front of the lot and then she was too uncomfortable to tend the table so she ended the yard sale and sent them on their way.

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She complains to Jenny about her problems as she munches on a trash fruit.  Jenny doesn’t care.

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Deciding to try fishing for the rest of the day she’s surprised when she catches two trout.  She must be getting better!

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Thursday ends as night falls and Lee crawls into her tent.  Maybe tomorrow will be better for money making.  Oh wait, no, tomorrow is hot springs day!

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Lee wakes up incredibly early, long before the sun.  It’s perfect rummaging time.

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Her trash piles are starting to look pretty nice.  She should have more plants soon!

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Before she leaves she harvests the ones that she has growing.  They’re so pretty!

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Today she has a large group going with her to the hot springs.  They’re all sims she’s met but hasn’t befriended.  Sadly, half of them disappear during the day.

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It’s hard getting everyone into the hot spring at the same time and they keep rotating out.

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But finally Crag and Nancy stay put and she befriends them both!  She’s so close to finishing the third level of the aspiration now.

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Once she’s squeaky clean she gets the bonfire going and snacks on a trash fruit.

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Then it’s a dance party with everyone who stayed!  She becomes friends with Lyndon the Infected.

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Then while they are eating dinner she befriends Mad Mud.  She’s on a roll!

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In fact, when she spots the dapper Mayor Epoch Salamander, it’s really no surprise her friend making superpower goes into overdrive and he’s soon her friend as well, bring her total friends up to 12.  She’s only got one more stage of the aspiration to go!

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That will have to wait though.  Today has been a long, long day and she’s quite worn out.  As she sloppily downs her dinner she tells Jenny about her plans to take over the world through the power of friendship.  She’s halfway there!

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Days Three & Four

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Lee starts Tuesday off with some rummaging for breakfast.  It may come from a garbage bin but it’s so much more filling than quick meals.

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She’s grown pretty fond of Jenny.  This little trophy is safe from being sold.

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Then she makes things harder on herself again!  She keeps combining trash and making it start it’s putrid journey to a plant all over again.

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To get away from the temptation of cleaning up her lot, she goes fishing.  She doesn’t catch anything but extra stink though.

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She gathers up a few things but soon can’t stand the idea of being stinky and alone any more.

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Since it’s open, she heads to the library.  She’s a bookworm, this is her place!

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She chats up the librarian, Fautima Monib a bit, and Mortimer Goth and Geoffrey Landgraab join in the conversation.

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But she abandons them for a good book, “What if I were a Mutant Raccoon”.  It’s a real page turner!

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Mortimer interrupts her but the library was close to closing anyways, so she sat and chatted with him until it did.  She could always finish the book another time.  Now she had another friend!

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The library also had a mature trash plant, so she gathered up some of the fruit.  She’s a real Murklander now, eating a trash plant every day!

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She went fishing again before she got the urge to clean and this time she caught two fish!  She must be getting better!

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Jenny isn’t impressed with her tales of fishing exploits over dinner.  Then again, Jenny is never impressed.

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She was in too bad a mood to dance tonight but she had some fun poking the bonfire with a stick before bed.  Stinky, the bush was gross, and there’s rotting piles of garbage right next to her!

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On Wednesday morning she has to eat her breakfast next to stinking plates because she can’t be trusted to turn those plates into garbage without cleaning up the old garbage.  And it’s looking wonderful!

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In fact, just as she’s getting ready to go to the hot springs she checks on them to find them proper trash plants!  Whoo!  Two down, fourteen to go…!

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She invites Mila and Veegan to the hot springs with her to cement their friendship and before long they’re all good friends.  She also completes the second level of her aspiration.

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After she’s soaked long enough to clean herself up she gets out to consume a yummy trash plant.

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Then she runs into Mortimer and invites him to join their group.  She also becomes good friends with him!

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Sunshine the Freegan is walking around so she waylays him and gets him to join the group too.  She wants to celebrate her trash plants!

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She even convinces Geeta Rasoya, obviously not a native of Murkland to join in.

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She gets a good bonfire going and gets them all in the dance groove.  By the time the night ends and she goes home they’re all good friends!

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Back at home she’s starving and while looking for something eat spots an intruder in her camp!

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Vladislaus Straud plays with the llama table a bit before making his way towards the trash.  Oh no you don’t!

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Lee pulls her friend making big guns out and traps Vlad into a conversation he can’t escape from.  He tries.  Several times he tries to get to that trash, but Lee is too powerful.

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Hissing in defeat he concedes to her and leaves the lot.  Her trash is safe!

Days One & Two

Lee decides that meeting the sims of Murkland is probably a good idea.  Always important to know your neighbors and your not so close neighbors after all.

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She first meets Scab the Mad Mudder.  Mad Mud himself walks by and Scab leaves pretty quickly.  Maybe it’s taboo to make friends with Burners?  Lee is not terribly upset though and proceeds to stalk her neighborhood for someone else.

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Next is Precipice the Cliff Dweller.  She hangs around a little bit longer but leaves before they’re friends.  Lee gets a whim to be friends with her so she shall be seen again.

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Veegan the Freegan makes the mistake of walking into Lee’s path while she’s on the hunt for friends.  He actually hangs around for a long while and they’re friends before he says his goodbyes.

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I’ve never actually had a sim rummage in the trash can in Sims 4.  To imagine it’s my simself that does it first…  She finds some mac and cheese for later.

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Searching for friends resumes and Mila Munch is her next target.  Lee must have been too intense though because she also leaves before friendship is achieved.

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Lee has no sense of self preservation.  Lyndon the Infected is the next sim stopped by her.  Again, he leaves before they are friends.  Side note?  I almost had Lee wearing the female version of that outfit!

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Gash the Mad Mudder is captured next.  Like Scab though he leaves very quickly.

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By this point it’s early evening and Lee is starting to feel Murkland for real.  Using a bush must be so uncomfortable!

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She gets some orange juice to go down with her mac-n-cheese.  It is quickly turned into her first pile of trash.  Whoo!

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She’s really uncomfortable.  There’s trash now, and she’s nauseous from the lot, and her hygiene is dropping, and the bush was uncomfortable.  There is no time for bemoaning her lot though-Mila has stopped by!

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Lee waylays her at the mailbox, as much as to make her second friend as to guard her trash.  Both goals are achieved and Mila is sent on her way.

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She gives the llama table a go but while it is pretty fun I realized that we spent all day talking and no time spent gathering at all.  Bills will come eventually.  I’m not sure yet if we’re going to pay them yet or not.

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One of the goals is to get $15,000 so money is needed anyways.  Fishing is fun and fish can be sold, so Lee heads down to the river.

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Alas, by the end of the day (It’s a Sunday by the way), no fish are caught.  Several false catches though…She heads back to her tent to sleep.

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In the morning she eats some food she rummaged yesterday.  It’s gross but she eats it anyway.  Why?  Because I didn’t think about just getting a quick meal for breakfast.  never mind she got an orange juice so she obviously went there…I’m just absent minded.

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She needs to use the bush again and she’s really low on hygiene now.  Luckily it’s Monday so she can go to the hot springs!

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First we set down some more trash piles.  She smelled herself afterwards and made this face.  Definitely time to wash up!

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I somehow missed her introducing herself to Brennachan the Freegan, but she invites her and Precipice to the hot springs with her.  She gets to good friends with them both.

At about this point I realize I’m actually missing quite a few pictures.  Then I realize that I was probably forgetting to click the “save” button for some of my screenshots because I’m trying a new program…oops…Mad Mud actually came and stared at them which was creepy.

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Ahahaha.  Gash the Mudder is a policeman.  That’s kind of terrifying.  Run Mila!

One of the missing pictures was her introducing herself to the tenth sim and thus completing the first level of her aspiration.

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She returns home and rummages for some food.  It’s early afternoon already.  She spent a lot of time soaking and now she needs to undo all that cleaning.

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Mmm.  See that lovely pile of garbage in the background?  It’s lovely isn’t it?  Just wait.

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We try fishing again and again we catch nothing.  Lee is a worse angler than I am.

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She heads out to gather instead but only hits a couple of stops before heading home.

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Remember that lovely pile of trash?  SOMEBODY had to go and tidy up and canceling the options didn’t make her stop fast enough.

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She dances by the bonfire, which is kind of weird to do by yourself.  Also, now she has one pile of garbage.  Good job Lee.

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Monday ends with a quick meal of granola next to Jenny.  Then it’s time to head to bed.  Hopefully there isn’t any more cleaning up in our future.  At least, not any time soon.

Introduction

Murkland.  Of all the places for my simself to find herself placed into a challenge, the very first one is Murkland.  Not exactly ideal.  Who wants to eat trash plants every day?  However when I found the challenge I was drawn to it.  I love apocalyptic challenges and scenarios.  I’ve played the apocalypse challenge on every sims game from Sims 2 onward.  Several times.  Murkland offers something different.  A different way of playing completely.

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Lee Simmer had to undergo some changes for this challenge.  Murkland life isn’t easy and she needed to adjust.  Glutton had to be added to her trait list, so we dropped loner, which wouldn’t work too well with friend of the world anyways.  Let’s not make this too hard on her.

She’s also a bookworm and unflirty, which at least remained the same.  She has an outfit I wouldn’t be found in, but I do like to dress up sims.  I figured if she was living in Murkland she might try to find whatever she could to brighten up her day, so I gave her an outfit that wasn’t just jeans and a tshirt.  I think she likes them.

Then again, at this point she’s in a good mood.  She’s clean, she hasn’t had to eat any trash fruit yet.  She’s not bored and in general, she hasn’t quite realized what Murkland means for her.  She will soon though and I imagine she won’t be very happy.  As much as I love the apocalyptic scenarios I would be terribly miserable in them.  So it stands to reason that she will be too.  I guess we’ll see.