Boreal Springs

August 27, 2008

Saunders – Round 19: ‘Hard to Handle, Pt. 4′

Filed under: Saunders — Tags: , , , — Mao @ 5:28 pm

Damien and Aiyana have dedicated their life to their children and the pursuit of knowledge.  Will Basil successfully carry on his family name or will his reckless and carefree ways sink everything?

Basil enjoyed caring for the kittens.  It was the only thing semi-responsible that his parents found he would do on his own.  They were both considerably shocked, but also knew that attachment was bad.  The kittens would have to go as soon as they were grown as there just simply wasn’t enough room for all of them.

Tsung Yu was a good friend to both Damien and Aiyana and was more than happy to take one of the kittens off their hands.  Basil had recently aged into an adult and so he understood that it simply wasn’t reasonable to keep all the kittens.  At least they were all going to good homes within the neighborhood.

Besides, these days, Basil was too busy hitting the dating scene to worry about kitten care.  He spent a lot of time with the ladies, partying and having fun, but never quite going as far as Shang had.  It was the thrill of the date that captured him and held tight.  Plus, he was determined he couldn’t seriously be with someone who could not at least stand to hear him talk about his love of grilled cheese.

Virginia Shahan was top on his list of dates.  They were completely compatiable in just about everyway and always had fun on their dates.  Neither had to try hard to please the other, as their whims and fancies seemed to be perfectly entwined.  Virginia was always happy to see Basil when he stopped by the club she was DJing at.

Unfortunately, as compatiable as they were, Virginia just didn’t understand Basil’s fascination with Grilled Cheese.  Anytime he so much as mentioned it, their conversation devolved into an argument and eventually, the date would end.  Basil felt deeply for Virginia, but there was no way they had any kind of future if she couldn’t even tolerate his love for Grilled Cheese!

Renee Johnson, however, had no issue in discussing Basil’s favorite cuisine.  She was another one of his dates, one that he had been with in his teenhood, as well.  A sweet girl, but maybe too sweet for Basil’s tastes.  His parents adored her, but while Basil enjoyed their dates and the fact that she encouraged his love of Grilled Cheese… he just didn’t feel the same spark he felt with Virginia.

It was a difficult situation to be in, to be sure.  His parents were really laying on the pressure about completely inheriting the family name… which meant settling down.

To help calm his mind, Basil spent time trying to perfectly put his love of Grilled Cheese to canvas.  It wasn’t perfect yet, but it would be, he was certain.  Until then, he had time to think about what he would do next.


Note from Mao: Basil likes to autonomously flirt on community lots.  His flirt with the Diva was his own doing!  Virginia and Basil have 100/100 relationship, both love and crush, and she simply will hear none of this crap about Grilled Cheese.  They also have three bolts.  Renee, on the other hand, barely has a bolt with him and is only on crush level, but will happily discuss it with him.  Must be Aspirational differences.  I made it a rule that Basil wouldn’t marry anyone who couldn’t talk about Grilled Cheese, but I’m still not entirely sure what I want to do with this one.


  1. Maybe Basil can find some reading material that will explain to Virginia the many virtues of Grilled Cheese. She must be re-educated!

    Hahaha! There’s an idea.

    Comment by Laura — August 27, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

  2. I feel for you, Basil. So hard to find ladies who dig the grilled cheese these days. Personally, I adore it but..that’s just me. I think he should give Renee a chance. Sweet girls are awesome! And she digs the grilled cheese! SHE DIGS THE GRILLED CHEESE! Boy is stupid if he doesn’t chose her xD The thought of Tsung buying a kitten fills me with glee.

    I wish I had townies to flirt with D: something is up with my townies. It’s like…I never get any unless I use the Match Maker. No townies ever walk by or are on community lots. When I was doing the Asylum challenge, only one townie ever came and she was a teen. Hm.

    Hahaha, personally, either one would work… but Virginia is a Romance sim and I’ve had enough of them! So many in the hood, it’s ridiculous. Renee is a sweet family sim. You probably need to force the game to spawn some. Try going to a community lot.

    Comment by Elecy — August 27, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

  3. wow-I can’t wait to see what happens with Basil and his grilled cheese lover. Do townies come with a grilled cheese aspiration already?

    Hahaha, I am still undecided. He’ll have to make the choice himself! And no, they don’t. Some Aspirations just seem more willing to discuss it.

    Comment by starrsim — August 27, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  4. If the woman doesn’t understand ooey gooey cheese, she doesn’t understand you! lol

    Sims with the gr chz aspiration seem to get obsessed with it, 5/6 wants around grilled cheese?! Have a PBnJ, live a little :)

    Haha, no a problem with Basil. His aspiration is Pleasure, his secondary is Grilled Cheese. ;)

    Comment by Ann — August 27, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

  5. Mao, I’ve read your blog from the beginning and it ROCKS!!!! I want to know how you figure out the personalities and such of your sims, and where you draw the line between ur sims making choices and you making choices for them. I love your neighborhood!

    Thanks! As for personalities, I am a writer by nature and I have a huge imagination. I treat sims like I did my barbies, LOL! Their personalities develop in my mind with the help of wants, aspirations, actions, etc.

    Comment by talims_sister — August 27, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

  6. I suggest making her a Grilled Cheese Sim and none will be the wiser. Basil is so ridiculous, he makes me laugh- he will make seriously adorable children with Virginia though. :D

    Haha, very sneaky, Josh! As for Virginia… only time will tell.

    Comment by Josh — August 27, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

  7. Oh woe, nobody enjoys the cheese. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant… it’s okay though more grilled cheese for Basil then!

    LOL! :lol:

    Comment by Mohohon — August 27, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

  8. Poor Basil, lol. I hope he and Virginia can work it out. Does she have a grouchy personality? I think it might be niceness that determines whether they’ll listen or not. I agree though, he shouldn’t settle for anyone who won’t indulge his interest in grilled cheese :)

    Virginia is a romance sim, so she’s not the relationship type. I think it may end Renee, but the poor girl, Basil is too carefree for a Family sim! ;)

    Comment by laura — August 29, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

  9. Here’s an idea. Just have him make two sandwiches and sit the girls down. Whoever finishes it first will be the one! It’s genius! In other news, I truly feel for his parents. They’ve got to be so worried about him.

    LOL! That is an idea.

    Comment by Fini — September 1, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

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