Halforums House 4 - Story/Update thread

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I'm not following this thread. Quit tagging me, fuckers!
I didn't know I was piling on. I got an alert that @BErt agreed with my post in that thread about your icky buddy, and it cast Polly's - me pet parrot cat - survival in a new, icky light.
 

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I don't understand why you don't read this one when you read the rimworld one... this one has just as many deaths!

Heck, Dei started her own version, and then moved out from Terrik... now she's just living with the ghosts of Snuffles and I as her roommates. It feels like the setup to a webcomic.
 

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Heck, Dei started her own version, and then moved out from Terrik... now she's just living with the ghosts of Snuffles and I as her roommates. It feels like the setup to a webcomic.
And just to go deeper into this part, she makes us help her with her acting, like, re-enact scenes and stuff. But she does the romance scenes with Snuffles so that Celt Z doesn't get jealous. Because Snuffles died of a lightning strike, his ghost crackles with electricity, whereas I have smoke gently wafting from my spectral form because I died in a fire.
 
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I was killed by a cat in six days! Very realistic recreation, and bhamv looks just like I pictured her!
 

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I was killed by a cat in six days! Very realistic recreation, and bhamv looks just like I pictured her!
Pudding had nothing to do with your death, you old poop.. you just chose to make your character an octagenarian married to a 20 year old. How long did you think you were gonna last at that rate?!
 
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Pudding had nothing to do with your death, you old poop.. you just chose to make your character an octagenarian married to a 20 year old. How long did you think you were gonna last at that rate?!
Death by Snu Snu, sometimes I wish you weren't so awkward bud.
 

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Also, the way that Sims time compression works, 6 days is more like (calculate calculate) 4.227 years.

7 days = one season (3 months)
One year = approx 20 years
 
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And just to go deeper into this part, she makes us help her with her acting, like, re-enact scenes and stuff. But she does the romance scenes with Snuffles so that Celt Z doesn't get jealous. Because Snuffles died of a lightning strike, his ghost crackles with electricity, whereas I have smoke gently wafting from my spectral form because I died in a fire.
I missed this in the shuffle: why is Sim-Celt jealous of Snuffles?
 

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Now you should recreate that pout scene.
This just serves to highlight how much white there is my my beard, now, really.

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AND NOW BACK TO OUR STORY...

Sunday, 1st of Winter, Year 2, Household 1

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We're dropping like flies.

Hey, why's everybody so sad? Wait, where's Charon?
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Oh.
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It seems that while the camera crew was in another household, Officer Charon expired of old age. Well, his sister Wasabi was closest to him in life (they were thick as thieves, really), so she does the ritual to make his restless form wander the earth instead of find peace.

Kinda eerie how the family portrait in the dining room updates itself in real time...
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I forget that it is sunday, and that General Specific has the day off. I have him do vidya games "for work." He doesn't object.
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Terrik does NOT have the day off, but he spends most of his morning in bed, crying.
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Gryfter and Cheesy chow down before tackling logic together.
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Terrik's promotion requires that I follow him to work on two occasions, so off we go. Terrik's in for a rough day, being hungry and sad.
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Focusing his mind on what little there is to his job helps some.
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Terrik didn't eat breakfast this morning. Fortunately, having a snack counts toward his job performance.
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His focus fades, however, so he turns to coffee for a pick me up. Which also counts toward job performance.
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He's barely been here 3 hours and already he's maxed out performance. Let's go have a peek at what people are doing at home.
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Wasabi's so pleased with her first cooking attempt, that she doesn't even notice General Specific breaking the coffee machine.

Aaaaand there goes the sink, as well.

Well, still, at least the mac and cheese is a success.
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Holy crap, Wasabi's necromantic powers are off the proverbial chain. Charon doesn't even wait around til after midnight to reappear like most ghosts - he straight up texts GenSpec and invites him to the flea market at noon.
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GenSpec brings along Wasabi and Jun, naturally, the former being the deceased's sister and the latter being the person most sad about the departed - who isn't at work.
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Ghost Charon rejoins the household, and the four of them take in the snow-covered sights of the flea market, and listen to a local busker.
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General Specific is rather tense. He's a loner, and there's too many strangers here.
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Well, let's get it over with. He manages to haggle Nina Caliente into a 25% discount on a bowl of Pho.
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It takes him a couple tries to get the hang of the chopsticks... and then he discovers the Pho is pretty spicy.

Meanwhile, back at the hospital, Gas Bandit is found in the lobby covered in stripes and giggling to himself.
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Terrik's his buddy, so Gas gets to skip the line for treatment.
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Terrik places the thermometer in Gas' mouth, and it promptly explodes in a shower of sparks.
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You know what, this one's clearly beyond Terrik's limited medical experience. Time to call in an actual doctor.
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... which gives Terrik a quick minute to play Hearthstone.
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The doctor diagnoses GB with... how appropriate...
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Terrik feeds him some goop in a dixie cup, and he's officially cured his first patient.

This nets him a promotion.. to Orderly??
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Meanwhile, the Flea Market has wrapped up. Time to head home.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about this... Well, fortunately, Household 1 has two aspiring handymen - Gryfter and Cheesy tackle the kitchen repairs.
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Terrik briefly considers showing some affection to his wife, but gets distracted by the karaoke machine.
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Ghost Charon's first act upon coming home is to whip up some shrimp tempura. Showoff.

Wasabi tried to do a slam dunk and sprained her ankle. I wish I'd had her on camera when that happened.
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I prompt Terrik into some mutual commiseration with his wife to cheer them both up.
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DarkAudit just happens to be jogging by at that moment. Hey, DA.
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Dei doesn't seem to be enjoying her run. Even moreso than one who knows her would expect, I mean.
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Tinwhistler sure seems to be enjoying HIS jog though.. and man, Nina Caliente gets AROUND today. I think we just figured out why Gas is always eating at that stand in the park.
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Heck, even Cheesy is uncharacteristically active this evening, bouncing the basketball around.
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Not Wasabi anymore, though... she's keeping that ankle elevated.
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Charon's more upset about Luca's demise than his own.
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General Specific finds a drink in the fridge left over from when Snuffles was tending bar. Not bad stuff.
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Aaaaand the music speaker in the kitchen goes Plooie. A handyman's job is never done, around here. I also set Cheesy to upgrade the kitchen sink's hardiness at the same time.
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One sure way for Jun to fight the blues is to practice her violin.
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Man, walking the earth from beyond the grave is exhausting.
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Cheesy is either really into that mac and cheese, or really into that TV show. Maybe both.
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Wasabi empties the kitchen trash, carries it outside, and deposits it on the ground NEXT to the big wheely bin.
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General Specific gets the rebound.

Seriously, Charon... he's right next to you. Look.
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GenSpec tries HIS hand, or rather, larynx, at the karaoke machine. The reception is mixed.
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To help drive home the point that Luca is not missing from his life (well, un-life), I tell Charon to go take Luca for a short walk.
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This wears the both of them out completely. Apparently old ghosts still can overexert themselves.

General Specific has caught the Karaoke Fever, and gives an encore.
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Terrik's not tired, and stays up reading while Jun sleeps.
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Yep, the family portrait updated itself again.
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Without warning, Gryfter is awakened by the chill touch of the icy fingers of death upon him.

As his closest friend, Cheesy pleads for Gryfter's life with the Grim Reaper.
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The Persnickety Psychopomp is unmoved by Cheesy's words, and reaps Gryfter's soul.

I put his urn next to Charon's.
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Wasabi's relationship with Gryfter is almost as close as Cheesy's, and she seems to be on a roll here, so I have her call to Gryfter from the beyond. It's already practically 4 am though, so he won't be showing up tonight.
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Death pauses on his way out to watch some of a kid's movie.
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Man, things are gonna be real unpleasant here for a few days. Maybe it's best it's about time to move on.
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It does prompt those still among the living to appreciate what - and who - they've got, though... even if they are thinking about video games while doing it.
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Loved one taken by the icy hand of death? Missing your favorite brother or your spouse? Wish you could know your pet is happy in the afterlife?

*clears throat, then talks in a horrible Caribbean/Jamaican accent*
You call Miss Wasabi. She come raise de dead for you. First resurrection free! Call Miss Wasabi today!
 
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