Odds and Ends: Marco Hutchins, his girlfriend Electra James, her cousin Jemimah Tomlin, Sharla Ottomas, and her boyfriend Noah Creech (also Electra’s cousin).
As Electra, Jemimah, Sharla and Noah were all brand new freshmen, it meant that when I opened the lot (having just moved them in, sorted out their wardrobes, and declared majors for those with career LTWs at the start of the rotation) they all needed to eat and pee. So Sharla made dinner, and we did some serious bathroom juggling, before everyone sat down to eat, even Marco, who wasn’t hungry, but sat and chatted to the others as they ate, because his social was low.
It was already evening when I opened the lot, and so for the rest of the night, I mostly free-ranged everyone. They all went to bed at some point, and Noah was up and raring to go for his first class at 8am. When he got back, he had a date want, and it’s so long since he and Sharla have dated (I think actually they might have only ever dated once, when they first started going out) I decided to oblige them, and send them out. Marco’s started a tradition of having photobooth photos of every resident in the house, so one objective of their date was to find somewhere with a photobooth, so they could take their pictures.
First, they went down to the SU, but there was no photobooth, so they fulfilled a few wants, and then moved on to the University Way Shops. Where there was also no photobooth (I really do need to give all these lots a makeover). Whilst they were there, they fulfilled some date wants, to the point that they both had woohoo wants, but by that point, their hunger needed addressing, so back to Patience Island and FM, as it’s about the only place I know for sure has a photobooth!
Lunch, photobooth pics, and then home, for their first ever woohoo. Meanwhile, at home, Marco and Jemimah were making friends, hanging out in their PJs, and Electra was painting. Whilst they’re at college, I need to wean both Noah and Electra off painting - they both come from families which were struggling to make ends meet, and consequently they painted a lot, because it helped their families make some money, and they’ve got into a cycle of constantly rolling “sell a great painting” wants. Hopefully whilst they’re at Sim State, Sharla and Marco can show them that dating can provide them with better aspiration points in the long run.
Jemimah and Electra, both with non-career LTWs, went to their first undeclared major class, and came home with wants to declare majors (I think it was Jemimah - History and Electra - Literature, but it could’ve been the other way round), so they declared those, and now everyone has a major, and Odds and Ends is all set for the rest of the semester.