Welcome to the Sharpesvale Chronicles, an ongoing neighbourhood story in The Sims 2!
Warning: this journal may contain uncensored nudity, violence, profanity and sexual themes.
Updates whenever I damn well please!
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In which there's something in the basement.
Pictured: what the game thinks is going on in this household.
Pictured: what is actually going on in this household.
"Penny": Stephen! You're glowing!
Stephen: That's just the robot.
"Penny": No, you're definitely irradiated now. Hope your underwear's insulated.
Stephen: I'll hold my crotch as far away from it as possible.
CRACK CRACK CRACK
"Penny": How romantic!
CRACK CRACK CRACK CRACK
Stephen: Something's wrong.
"Penny": How 'bout you leave before you figure it out.
Stephen: My self-preservation instinct is telling me to tell you to have a nice day.
"Penny": Thank it profusely when you get home.
"Penny": Gotta say, this is a pretty great look.
Except for that fact that it isn't yours.
"Penny": No, that enhances it.
"Penny": I've always wanted to be number one.
Stephen: Soak up that sun, FRIDAY!
"Penny": Aren't you leaving?
Stephen: My self-preservation instinct is strong, but my tendency to stick around until something terrible happens is deep-rooted.
"Penny": JOSHUA! My goodness, my goodness, you're okay! Come over quickly, I need to you help me stop the evil doppelganger who killed you!
Nathaniel: No way is he gonna buy that.
Angelica: Depends on how much Twin Peaks he's watched.
Uh... shit, what's her name again.
Amin: New chick.
New Chick: My name isn't fucking NEW CHICK!
WEDNESDAY: It would be easier to remember, because you will always be the new chick.
Bethany: This is a bad idea.
Nathaniel: This is a bad idea!
THIS IS A BAD IDEA
DON'T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED
Joshua: Red mountain reflected on red water, am I right?
Joshua: I should probably blunder right in here, what's the worst that could oh.
Joshua: I can't look.
"Penny": Not for much longer, no.
"Penny": It's all unravelling, Joshua. The veil is lifted.
Joshua: That why there's a hole in the ceiling where the second storey should be?
I considered fixing it, but realized I liked the metaphor.
Besides, my incompetence is practically memetic at this point.
"Penny": What's the point in hiding what you are, right?
"Penny": OOF! This must be why firefighters exercise so much.
"Penny": Oh hey, who brought you back? I might need to plug that gap, too.
"Penny": Nobody splashes red paint on my masterpieces.
Said masterpieces being murders.
Said red paint being resurrecting your murder victims.
Joshua: Got a splash of red paint right here for you.
"Penny": Hahaha, don't be silly. We've only just started adding blood effects, the technology's not really there yet.
Yeah, wait a few years.
Nathaniel: Man, it sounds really interesting out there.
"Penny": I need to invest in a wrist brace.
Lookin' good... Morgan?
"Penny": Hey, you fucked Kendra, right?
Michael: I was married to Kendra. I had a child with Kendra. So, yes.
"Penny": And you fucked Deborah, right?
Michael: Don't remind me.
"Penny": Want to complete the set?
"Penny": Rich people love completing sets.
"Penny": Hey man.
The Grim Reaper: HEY BABE.
"Penny": Keep this one down, this time?
The Grim Reaper: YOU KNOW THE RULES.
"Penny": Tell me who brought him back, at least? I promise I'll send them right down to see you.
The Grim Reaper: THEY'RE ALREADY DEAD.
"Penny": Fuckin' phenomenal.
Emerson: I'm going to kill myself.
Michael: Man, if he was just a few feet to the north I could totally just take him.
Franklin: YOU'RE a BIGFOOT
Amin: Ow! So?!
Franklin: So USE YOUR BIGFOOT STRENGTH! Knock down the walls!
Amin: "Bigfoot strength" is an offensive term, you jackass!
"Penny": Heyyyy man, how well do we know each other.
Michael: Not very well?
"Penny": Awesome, that makes this easier.
"Penny": This is my house.
Michael: I had no doubts.
"Penny": It contains no secrets.
Michael: I gathered that from the metaphorical absence of the second floor!
A horror story in one image.
"Penny": So you're the mayor of the Valley now, huh?
Michael: The Vale, yeah.
"Penny": I keep forgetting we renamed it.
Michael: You keep forgetting I renamed it.
Amin: WHAT'S HER FUCKING NAME
Angelica: Speaking of fucking.
Amin: Go on, take the plunge.
Michael: I'd done all I needed to as a judge. We tried and convicted all but one of the major criminals on our radar.
Muse: .oO(I seriously hope your radar is going crazy right now.)
Michael: Nice kitty.
Angelica: Right. Now, use him as a battering ram.
Mallory: JESUS NATHANIEL PUT SOME-
Nathaniel: MALLORY! THAT'S IT!
I was getting really worried for a minute there.
WEDNESDAY: We drew straws, and you have to tell Andrew why we bashed his son to death against a wall in a fruitless attempt at escape.
Franklin: Where'd you get straws?
Mallory: When in the nude, do as the nudes do.
Emerson: I'M WORRIED ABOUT BETHANY
Nathaniel: How come you're still alive?
Emerson: The ceiling's too low, Amin couldn't horse me up high enough for a really effective slam.
Michael: Word on the street is, you've been acting strangely lately.
"Penny": I assure you, I've been acting strangely my whole life.
"Penny": It started in my teens, but it really got going at university.
Michael: Us Gen 2 move-ins didn't go to university.
"Penny": No, you're right. You didn't.
"Penny": Come on, useless, figure it out.
"Penny": Connect the dots.
I wish I understood this game of nudity hot potato you're all playing.
"Penny": I've got a plan, and I'm making damn sure nobody fucks it up on me.
Michael: I'm pretty one-note. As long as there's no money in it, I don't give a shit about your plan.
"Penny": People say businessmen are amoral like it's a bad thing.
Michael: I hear voices.
"Penny": That's so sad! Have you seen a doctor?
Michael: If you've got hidden treasure behind this wall, I want some.
"Penny": If you want some, get some.
Michael: My interest is rising.
Angelica: You look good fat!
Angelica: I wish I could be fat.
Mallory: ALL I'M ASKING IS YOU GOUGE MY EYES OUT
Michael: There is literal shouting from back there.
"Penny": What would figurative shouting even be?
Michael: Don't avoid the question!
"Penny": Don't degrade the language!
"Penny": Man, my wrist is not looking forward to the next few minutes.
Michael: What was that about your wrist?
"Penny": Oh, ha ha, I was just... thinking about... giving you a handjob.
Michael: ...I'm still fixated on the treasure, though.
"Penny": You know, you remind me of my br...a.
Michael: Your bra?
"Penny": My mind is weird.
Michael: I'm sure your bra is lovely and I'm pleased to be compared with it.
"Penny": Let me loosen your straps, bra.
"Penny": Oops, upstairs came back. Guess its secrets-burying time again.
Michael: More like tongue-burying time.
"Penny": You just saved yourself from a... handjob.
Michael: ...is that something I should be happy about?
"Penny": My handjobs are very bad.
Amin: SECOND ATTEMPT
Amin: Stop laughing, you're fucking up my leverage!
Angelica: Do it! DO IT!
Amin: Gah, he's too... slippery...!
"Penny": Oh baby, let me-
Michael: Nope! I think my wife can fucking see us right now, from the upstairs windows.
"Penny": I guess I shouldn't fuck you or kill you, then.
"Penny": Because I can't fuck or kill your wife.
Angelica: Oh wow, what did you do.
Emerson: Good news everybody! I think I can abrade this wall down in about fifty years.
Bethany: I wasn't looking forward to high school anyway.
Emerson: Did she just explode?
Amin: No, I think your sister did.
Emerson: Most of these people are my sister.
Michael: There's dust coming out of your kick boards.
"Penny": Someone must be kicking them.
"Penny": Look, Michael, I'm planning a surprise party for William and I need you to not spoil it for him.
Michael: Aw, that's so sweet! When's the party?
"Penny": Like a decade from now.
Angelica: That's what you get for my stomach being fucked up!
Emerson: I can see where all this nudity is heading, and I'm super grateful that we're all refusing to head there with it.
"Penny": Let me be your treasure, Michael.
Michael: What's your market value?
Franklin: WHY Y'ALL NAKED
Emerson: Because the human form is beautiful!
Emerson: Except Nathaniel's.
Emerson: The worryingly-erect penis is the main problem.
Nathaniel: What can I do about it?
Emerson: I dunno, not be turned on by your family?
Nathaniel: Oh, should I not be?
"Penny": Attaboy, drink some suggestibility fluid.
Mallory: Maybe this is the storyline where we work out all our differences in a tense situation!
Nathaniel: Alternatively, it's the storyline where we all get naked, fuck, and die.
Mallory: Hey, I'm down for the second act at least.
WEDNESDAY: We need to get out of here.
Amin: I've already tried smashing the expendables on the walls, what else is there to try?
WEDNESDAY: Have you tried just... punching the walls?
Amin: Oh, sure. Amin's hand health doesn't matter.
WEDNESDAY: System > Sleep Mode > Set Alarm > Conditions > All local lifeforms have perished > Engage.
Amin: That's... yeah.
Angelica: Pretty poopy.
Michael: I think I recognize that voice.
"Penny": Probably not, he's a very minor character.
Angelica: Franklin! You too?!
Franklin: Y'all were starting to make me feel like the pervert.
Franklin: THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT FOR BEING A NAKED HAIR MAN
Angelica: AND FOR NOT SMOOSHING EMERSON
Franklin: Hahaha WATCH WHERE YOUR HANDS ARE
Mallory: 'k guys, bye! I'm off to work.
Amin: Sure, sure, pick on the mentally-ill girl.
"Penny": I don't know who "Asia" is, but I think I'm going to murder her now.
"Penny": Ooh! That avenue of chaos should've occurred to me earlier! I'm slipping.
"Penny": Hey lover!
"Penny": We were lovers! Back when!
"Penny": Our daughter did what?
"Penny": Whatever, I forgot we had one.
"Penny": Man, you're really into this topic, huh?
"Penny": I want to talk about something else.
Jerome: What could be more important than our daughter?!
"Penny": ...Cecilia Phelps?
Jerome: I mean... YES... but what's there to say about THAT anymore?
"Penny": ...you're breaking my heart, Jerome.
"Penny": And I'm making a note of it.
Wendell: Man, bread and circuses is all you really need!
Bethany: I'm a kid.
Nathaniel: We don't wear ANY clothes in THIS family!
Bethany: I'm a KID.
Nathaniel: You're an anti-nudist BIGOT!
"Penny": Wow, really, a promotion? Did they make you the next General Contractor?
Jerome: ...what are you talking about? I'm the city architect now. Why would I be a general contractor?
"Penny": No, like, General Contractor! The superhero!
Jerome: That sounds stupid. You're making that up.
Mallory: I'm telling General Contractor about this!
"Penny": You seem really bummed about this whole "dead daughter" thing. Wanna come gargle my juicebox?
"Penny": ...I thought it was funny phrasing.
"Penny": No, I'm sure worse phrases have been uttered.
"Penny": Okay, "affront to the concept of human interaction" is a bit harsh...
"Penny": Yeah, you are definitely a part of my evil plan, now.
Amin: Who's for a suicide pact?
Amin: Before Nathaniel and Bethany stumble into something we can't un-see?
There's already been tons of shit I can't un-see.
Jerome: You've changed, Penny.
"Penny": Yeah. I've got quotation marks around my name, now.
"Penny": I can't believe you'd rather make buildings out of building materials than have a magic helmet that makes buildings out of magic.
Jerome: I have seen no evidence for a combination military/construction-themed superhero.
"Penny": Well of course you haven't, we'd never get any storylines started if the superheroes weren't conveniently absent most of the time.
"Penny": Anyway I think it's really sad you're all hung up on one little thing.
"Penny": What's that?
Jerome: Our DAUGHTER!
"Penny": Oh! I didn't know her name, we've just been calling her "our daughter" this whole time.
"Penny": Alright, I don't see what Penny ever saw in you.
Jerome: Why are you talking in the third person now?
"Penny": I'm distancing myself from the person who thought you were marriageable.
"Penny": That person is... shall we say... on ice.
"Penny": It's the latest thing, everybody's doing it.
Franklin: Hahaha her fat broke.
Franklin: Also she fucked my brother. I hear.
Franklin: And Nick.
Emerson: Wait, your brother is our dad.
Franklin: Another brother.
Emerson: Our... uncle?!
Bethany: I can't keep track of this and I DON'T WANT TO
"Penny": Hey there, Stewie! Is Asia there? I want to threaten her.
"Penny": Just a sec, I hear somebody else's baby crying.
"Penny": Time to raise your poison resistance, little one!
Emerson: I think we're all learning how to deal with toxicity.
"Penny": I wonder if I'll need a bigger box for my Murphy collection soon.
"Penny": Possibly very soon.
Franklin: STOP MACKING ON MY NIECE!
Amin: Why? You want a piece? A niece-piece?
"Penny": Everybody wants a piece.
"Penny": And everybody's gonna get one.
This chapter depicts gameplay from 17 June 2012 to 18 June 2012.