Boreal Springs

June 13, 2008

Yu – Round 15: ‘To River, From Zhou’

Filed under: Yu — Tags: , , , , — Mao @ 10:04 pm

Tsung Yu is content with his life, but worried about his business. Lilith enjoys prodding at all things supernatural while her eldest son, Zhou, denies he’s related to such a crazy person. Poor Fou-Lu is just finding his way in his bizarre family.

Zhou: River,

Things have been crazy here. Zhou was a toddler, now he’s a kid. But he was an insane toddler. I blame mom, because anything involving her is insane. Dad says I shouldn’t say that, because I act just like her… which is total crap. I’m sane!

It all started when dad got his big promotion. He’s in charge of a bunch of big building projects down in Aperture and that’s apparently something to write home about. Whatever. Anyway, with the new influx of money, he had this brilliant idea. Why don’t we go visit the ‘home country’. What the hell? Home country? Apparently his dad was all up in his culture and it was our turn.

The only culture I need is music television!

All it did when we got there was rain. I’m telling you, it poured for DAYS! It seemed like everything we did revolved around drinking really strong tea and pretending to enjoy it while our knees cramped. What the hell kind of birthday present is that, seriously? I was heavily disappointed. Fou-lu was a bit more into it, but he’s a fruitcake. Little brothers, I mean seriously. You know all about that, though.

Mom is all into that weird and creepy stuff, as you know. She was reading some book she has about ancient secrets of the whatever place we’re at. Something to do with a ritual and a shrine and some sage guy. Whatever. Anyway, she tells me to go throw a coin in the shrine and see what happens. You know where this is going, don’t you? Why do I have to be her lab monkey? I swear, that’s the only reason she gave birth to me…

BEES, RIVER! FRICKIN’ BEES EVERYWHERE! THERE WAS NO END! And while I was running away from the KILLER BEES my mum just shrugged and tossed the book into the garbage. NEVERMIND THE FACT I WAS BEING TERRORIZED BY HUGE BEES! I hate my family. Seriously.

The trip wasn’t a total bust. I learned how to gamble! Of course, my parents weren’t intending that. It was dad who did it, actually. There’s this game with tablets and symbols drawn on them. You can win a lot of money if you’ve got an eye for the game and boy do I ever. I even kicked dad’s butt. I waited around and swindled some stupid tourists out of their goods, too. Awesome stuff, seriously. Who needs a job?

I can totally relate about the whole ‘staying with the younger bro’. The place we’re staying is real swank and fancy, but the rooms are set up funny. We have a little condo split into an upper and lower floor. Bro and I on top, parents on bottom. It’s cool to have the freedom, but with Fou-Lu, yeah. It sucks. How can a man breathe with a little boy watching his every move?

Dad decided to teach me a lesson when mom caught me gambling. She ratted me out! I’ve seen her do worse. Anyway, dad thought that raking through gravel would do something for me. Seriously, what? That’s like the most useless task I can think of! Who does that?! Our culture sucks.

It wasn’t all bad, though. Hot springs are fantastic! I mean, I’m not all into that relaxing stuff, but wow. Seriously. Everyone should get in one at least once in their life. Lucky for me, mom stayed home a lot towards the end of the trip. She was feelin’ bad. Who knows, maybe she has something against hot springs. It wasn’t so bad spending more time with dad, even if he is totally boring.

For the last stretch, we mostly hung around the condo and swam in the pool. Dad sucks at Marco Polo, but I think he cheats! I totally wouldn’t put it past him. Mom lounged around the pool. She wasn’t much into the swimming. She looked a bit green. Maybe she’s sick after all. Probably some funky tropical virus! That’ll teach her to stick her nose where it don’t belong.

See you soon,



Note from Mao: Lilith’s needs were acting funky towards the end. She shouldn’t be pregnant, but who knows! Sorry if things are slow right now… I am in PA with DSL… but I am just. I don’t know. In a funk, fed up, RL is kind of crazy right now. Don’t mean to act rude/etc, just bleed-through from stuff. No offense to anyone intended. Things might be slow, who knows.


  1. Tsktsk. Zhou has no right to call his mom crazy when he is just as bad xD Kudos to Tsung for fufilling a lifetime want. <3 The bees just don’t seem to like Zhou much, huh?

    I swear, I think he is more of a fortune or pleasure sim, not a knowledge sim. xD He’s a bad knowledge sim.

    I hope she is preggers. With a girl. <3 I wanna see boobie!Tsung spawn.

    I’d love to see them have a girl, too. But I want to avoid insane population… it’s so hard not to have everyone have a million babies, LOL!

    Comment by Elecy — June 14, 2008 @ 12:30 am

  2. BEES! Poor Zhou. I would deny being related to Lilith too. I hope Lilith gets better soon though.
    Zhou doesn’t like his family much, does he?

    He’s a typical teenager. He doesn’t appreciate his odd family yet.

    Comment by theangelofdarkness — June 14, 2008 @ 5:55 am

  3. I like the fact they are sending each other postcards/letters from their holiday location! Zhou’s into gambling! Oh no, not another one going criminal!

    I just wanted something ‘different’ from the usual entries. Figured that would work. It went nicely. No worries, Zhou’s LTW is actually to be the Minister of Education. Odd.

    Comment by brittybe — June 14, 2008 @ 10:50 am

  4. I like this idea of them sending letters to one another, its really cool. Fou-Lu’s name makes me LOL, I feel bad. The Family Tree was awesome, if you want I can continue it once the generation grows up. :)

    Poor Zhou, he doesn’t like his mom! LOL, I wouldn’t want to be related to Lilith either.

    You knock yourself out. Get down with your genealogical badself, LOL! My computer is gone, so you’ve got plenty of time until I upgrade (essentially, a new PC I’m building). Fou-Lu is a character from Breath of Fire who is AWESOME.

    Comment by Josh — June 14, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

  5. It’s official, I love this family and their weird out wackness! (Well I do suppose the combo of Lilith and Zhou completely makes me biased against other families :D )

    Haha, I enjoy them, too. Zhou and Lilith are two peas in a pod.

    Comment by Mohohon — June 14, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

  6. I just wanted to say that I hope RL straightens out soon and that you eventually feel fine. But i love this story..almost as much at WoS…actually, no. That would never happen. That story just rocks. But I hope everything works out soon!

    Aww, thanks, Eva! Glad to know you’re still around. My PC has died, so I am without an operating PC right now. Have to borrow fiance’s to check my mail/etc. That’ll be remedied soon and hopefully, crap will sort itself out.

    Comment by Eva — June 15, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  7. Darn, I’m late. I’ve never heard someone complain about their whole vacation before lol Is Lilith possibly preggers?! :o

    I hope you fix (or build…wow! that’s cool) your pc soon and keep the drama coming :D

    Leave it to Zhou! Haha, thanks. :)

    Comment by Ann — June 16, 2008 @ 8:53 pm

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