Boreal Springs

June 10, 2008

Saunders – Round 15: ‘To Zhou, From River’

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 2:35 pm

Although, we did have some warm days. That’s when we actually had some decent fun. I mean, you’d laugh… I was on a log. No, seriously, a log. I know I’m not athletic and boy did dad kick my butt hard. You’d probably have enjoyed it. It was fun, but the water was cold. I don’t like losing and I couldn’t win! Even Basil beat me. I think I need to do some crunches or something…

You know me, I’m not violent in the least… but the draw of the axe was just too much! Turns out, so was the weight. I went to fling one at the target–with accurate precision, mind you–and it went flying backwards. You should have heard people screaming… you’d swear an axe murderer was on the loose! Well, if you don’t want an axe flying at your face, don’t stand around!

You know I hit that bullseye all three times. What? I know you’re making that face and it’s true! Why would I lie? I may not be athletic, but I can handle an axe. Woe to my future beau, that’s what I tell you. If he makes me angry, I’ll come at him with an axe… (and if I’m lucky, it’ll actually hit him…)

I guess the trip wasn’t all bad. I mean, it was kind of fun. I know, spending time with family… what a drag… but I dunno. I guess it was nice. We don’t really get much of a chance to see dad anymore, so it was cool to have him around. Mom seemed happier too–I think she’s getting a job when we go home. That’s cool. She’s obviously going cabin crazy anyway.

Not that I can blame her. Sharing a cabin with Basil was awful. He snores like a log truck! Or maybe that was actual log trucks passing by… either way, not cool! I’ll be glad to get home and get the smell of pine and pancakes out of my clothes. Just think, I’ll be ungrounded for my sixteenth birthday! How awesome is that?

Hope you’re fairing better than me,



Note from Mao: Yes, Roman followed her home. I forgot to ship them off to University, oops! Anyway, turns out they have two bolts and could possibly have three. Wow. I think they are second cousins. Disturbing. We’ll see how that goes.


  1. No, that is wrong. River and Roman are BLOOD RELATIVES. Henry Saunders is River’s great grandfather and Romans grandfather. Dumb game. Why can’t the game pick up all of the relatives?

    Haha, the game is kind of old now… and it was likely a concern with having it run on slower systems. Same deal with lowering AI in the last SimCity, resulting in MASSIVE traffic issues once your population gets high. /shrugs Programming isn’t easy.

    Comment by Simlover — June 10, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Hmmm.. Roman is Henry’s grandson and River is Henry’s great-granddaughter. I guess that’s enough distance in simland. Lol.

    Apparently so. I want to know who came up with that idea in production!

    Comment by emplousos — June 10, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

  3. WTF? Volcanos with cleaning products? River, my dear….use that lovely brain of yours. xD

    Though, I kinda understand…hippies don’t believe in childproof. They believe in exploration. xD

    “I didn’t use any of those words you do, though, I’m still a lady, you know?” That’s good. Zhao, as cute as you are, you are a bad influence. And methinks Roman likes ‘em fiesty. And able to throw axes o.O Scary girl.

    Your entire family tree is disturbing. xD

    Haha, very true! Zhao IS a bad influence… seriously. He is just like Lilith. Sigh. And trust me, I know. It’s so annoying, I’d rather them marry in-game sims than muddle the genetics with defaults, blegh.

    Comment by Elecy — June 10, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

  4. Nice to see Damien’s family is doing a bit better, they had me worried for a while there.
    I’m really starting to like River. Her and Roman would make an… interesting couple, if you’re not that bothered by the second cousins thing, of course.

    River is a lot of fun. The Roman thing threw me for a loop. I’d be all on board if they weren’t cousins of a sort. Bah. We’ll see.

    Comment by Monika — June 10, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

  5. Wow talk about blood relations, at this rate everyone will be marrying their cousins like in the old days!

    That’s an issue with me and prosperities. I hate adding in NPCs/Game sims. I’d rather marry my own to one another. If they’re clueless then it works, right? haha.

    Comment by Mohohon — June 10, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  6. Coming out of lurking to say I totally get you with the whole Roman/River thing. The second my prosperity hit Gen 3 I started worrying about cousins flirting and sure enough, the first pair of teens flirted autonomously. They are first cousins once-removed, just like River and Roman. Ugh. Stupid game.

    Hi there! Haha, sorry that you’ve shared in this pain. It’s annoying, but what can you do? I’d rather marry cousins than random townies… which makes me a sick, sick individual!

    Comment by Laura — June 10, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  7. I am just the opposite. I hate for my sims to marry each other. I would rather they marry townies or NPC’s so I can mess with the genetics.

    I’m big on genetics, that’s why I gave the starting families very distinct and non-default skins/eyes. I hate to see them overcome by defaults. :|

    Comment by Monique — June 10, 2008 @ 11:06 pm

  8. River and her attitude are really growing on me but she seems too nice and hippie-ish to get involved in a Roman romance.

    River isn’t a very good hippie, she’s just… strange. We’ll see how it goes. Roman is actually very nice, just… stoic. He has to protect his money, you know? ;) He has more ‘nice points’ than Nevio.

    Comment by Ann — June 11, 2008 @ 10:04 am

  9. Mao I just caught up on this blog today! I don’t want to think about how much time I actually spent reading this instead of doing what I needed to…It was too much fun. Sorry I didn’t comment on each entry I just wanted to get as far as I could! I really love how each character has their own unique personality apparent to the reader. I really really want to start over now… Great job.

    Wow! You really went through all that? You deserve an internet cookie. Thanks! I’m really glad you enjoyed it.

    Comment by Hucklekree — June 11, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

  10. They’re only First cousins, once removed, so I think its a little too close for marriage. ;)

    But I like River, she’s really cool. Too bad we didn’t get to see much of Aiyana’s sucky parenting this update, LOL. :D

    I don’t know much about family tree stuff, especially that removed nonsense. All’s fair in The Sims 2, though, so we’ll see what happens.

    Comment by Josh — June 12, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

  11. Dear Mao:
    I really like Boreal Springs, and I’ve been reading it regularly since it started with lurkerly vigor, but there’s one thing that’s been driving me insaaaaannnewedyjgwqfhffblgre.
    I don’t mean to be rude or anything, but you’ve been using them interchangeably, so I don’t know which one is his real name! (Plus, if it’s Zhao, is he going to try to ascend to the title of Zhao The Moon-Slayer? DON’T DO IT, ZHAO/OU! YOU KNOW ZUKO AND IROH WILL JUST KICK YOUR BUTT FOR IT.)

    It’s Zhou, but I keep accidentally typing Zhao. I keep having to go back and change it. Tempted to just name him freaking ‘Zhao’ and deal. I have no idea why I keep typing the wrong name. It’s as annoying to you as it is to me. I haven’t been able to correct it here due to shitty internet, though. But rest assured, it’s Zhou. No worries about Iroh and butt-kicking. ;b

    Comment by Blu — June 13, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

  12. Aww Mao, its not nonsense! ITS A GENERATIONAL GAP- DEAL WITH IT. ;P

    I became really good at the genealogy stuff after I become obsessed with it as a kid, I learned ALL about how to make family trees and generational gaps. I still want to see this family tree for B.S. ;)

    Josh, you should know by now, given everything you’ve read of mine, I do things my way. Regardless. And this is hardly RL, this is The Sims 2. ;) As for the family tree, I’m temporarily in PA so I’ve uploaded it. I DID NOT MAKE IT nor do I EVER plan on making one (I have a lot on my plate, folks, sorry). This is what you get. It’s outdated. Thank Emplousos. Family tree.

    Comment by Josh — June 13, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

  13. River is such a cute nerdy girl! The log rolling is so much fun. Whenever my simmies go log rolling I can’t help but smile.

    Hehe, I love the log rolling too! The animations are just fantastic.

    Comment by brittybe — June 14, 2008 @ 10:45 am

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