Verre Tranquille

the lives of over 100 sims

all his friends

January 1982

Mayne Robert is 44 (Celine Bonnet is 42, Geri Bonnet is 13, Carel Robert and Danae Bos are 21)

He looks at the brand new fish tank he got and smiles. He loves fish, they’re so quiet and peaceful. All he needs to do is feed them and he can look at them for as long as he’d like.

But then he gets interrupted by seeing all the crap Celine put there. “They’re fish, they don’t care if you put a castle in their tank or not.” he told her, but she decorated the tank, and he did nothing.

The worst was when she hung those weird fish things on his wall. He hates decorations, doesn’t she know that? She tried to calm him down and assured him it adds character to the room. “But I don’t want the room to have character, I want the room to be as empty as possible.” he said and she promised if by the end of the week he won’t get used to it she’ll take it off. He didn’t say anything.

And then she said, “Hey, we should have brunch at your place sometimes, to celebrate your new house.” and he, as always, grunted and said nothing.

And they invited Celine’s family and their son Carel and his girlfriend Danae. It’s almost their one year anniversary and Mayne is afraid that she’s Carel’s one. Mayne absolutely hates Danae, she’s just soso… Well, he’s not sure – But she’s not good enough for his son.

And Celine’s daughter Geri shares that feeling with him. She thinks they’re so disgusting, holding hands when other people are trying to eat.

And it’s not that she thinks romances in general are disgusting. Her mom’s ex-husband is dreamy, even when he’s munching on Mac n’ Cheese, which is the only thing her mom knows how to make. She thinks it’s really cool he’s a grown man living on his own, she wishes she would have lived on her own. That way she could have invited all her friends over every day. She bets he invites all his friends over every day.

It’s not that she hates her brother or his girlfriend either. Maybe she’s just not the lovey-dovey type.

Celine is the center of the conversation, going on and on about how she decorated the house and she thinks they can redo their kitchen themselves.

And Carel tells everyone about college. He got a new roommate this year and Danae and him joke about him. Mayne loves criticizing people so he doesn’t mind.

No one seems to take Mayne’s hints to leave, even when it starts getting dark, so he tries to carry on with his routine while everyone are doing whatever they’re doing. Gardening is definitely not that calming when Danae and Geri are throwing a ball right next to him but as usual, he just grunts to himself. He wants to tell Geri standing in the middle of the road isn’t safe but he knows no one drives in that area of Ville de Benefice anyway.

Luckily by bedtime everyone left already. He was hoping Carel would stay but he went back to campus with Danae.

  • Moved to wordpress, I can’t stand blogger anymore. I’m keeping the old posts there but I’ll start posting here regularly now. I have used wordpress in the past and liked it so I figured, why not?
  • I’m thinking Geri has a type, moody artistic guys. Hopefully it’s that and not just older guys.
  • Mayne has 0 personality points in everything. I tried it and eventually he just turned out sloppy and anti-social so it’s not that interesting.
  • Not much to write about in this update. He has this weird relationship with his ex-wife that I wanted to write about but that’s pretty much it. He also painted a bit. I’m letting him paint until he has enough paintings to open a gallery and he can start working on his LTW.

8 responses to “all his friends

  1. Choco July 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

    What a cranky man Mayne is. Someone needs to rub off some good qualities on him. Here’s hoping, right?

    It’s lovely to be in love, especially when it’s new. It just not be everyone’s digestible cup of tea. Celine does seem to be quite the attention-seeker too. Geri’s fascination with her mother’s ex-husband…makes me wonder. I guess the grown-up life always looks glamorous until you’re actually in it.

    • Flit July 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Unfortunately, Mayne will probably just end up a lonely, grouchy old man. I can’t see Carel giving up on him but Celine might get fed up with him and give more attention to her own family.

      It’s not that Mayne can’t love, he loved once, but as you can see his love left him and found someone new, and maybe he doesn’t like seeing other people in love.

      I think she’s just excited about him being a ‘cool’ adult, being an artist, living on his own. He’s actually her highest attraction so far, high 2 bolts. Hopefully she’ll find someone with higher attraction in the future, someone her age.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. maisie July 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Mayne sure is confident in himself isn’t he? Just to go about his routine, haha, despite company. That takes a special type of person for sure. I hope the art gallery works out well. I hope things go better for Celine, and maybe she can calm her attention seeking down a little, maybe she’ll get better the more people know her?

    • Flit July 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Haha, he sure is special. Most of them know Mayne for a long time and are used to him, so I don’t think they really care anymore.

      I hope the art gallery will work out well too. You can’t know with someone as cranky as Mayne, he’ll need to hire someone to do the sales part for him!

      Celine’s a natural attention seeker, I doubt that she can calm it down. And again, they’re all used to it. You can’t choose your family, only try and live with them!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Blackcat July 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Mayne came across to me as having this almost autistic personality… likes everything bare, doesn’t like having his routine interrupted, painfully practical (“They’re fish, they don’t care if you put a castle in their tank or not.”), and unable to comprehend displays of affection.

    I like how the family have these unusual traits (Celine as an attention seeker, Mayne as, well, as Mayne…), and they’re just used to it.

    • Flit July 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

      Sorry for the late reply, I approved your comment and forgot about it, lol!

      Well, Mayne is definitely not autistic! He is very anti-social though and a practical person.

      Mayne and Celine are the more unusual ones of this family though, I wouldn’t call Celine’s husband and kids unusual, and Carel is simply a sweet, geeky guy. Every family eventually learns to get used to their weirder members 🙂

  4. fortuneshores July 12, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Howdy, I’m new to your blog and I’ve got to go back and read your old posts! I loved this update very much. I really like how you have given your sims very unique personalities and really flesh them out as characters. It was a very fun and read and I’ll be back!

    • Flit July 14, 2011 at 2:53 am

      Oh, you totally reminded me I need to edit my welcome page and include a link to my previous blog!

      Not all my sims are this unique, I’m not sure if I should say fortunately or unfortunately, lol!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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