Boreal Springs

April 16, 2008

B.S.U. Campus – Round 11: ‘Message in a Bottle, Pt. 1′

Filed under: B.S.U. Campus — Tags: , , , , , , — Mao @ 4:54 pm

Shang Yu enjoys the ladies, though he’s finding that a little difficult to do with Kate Anderson constantly ‘cramping’ his style. Sara O`Hanlon is back with Nathaniel Anderson and happy. Gordon Saunders is too busy plotting his future to concern himself with the drama in the house.

Kate likes Shang

Time hadn’t caused any of Kate’s feelings for Shang to lessen. As soon as she saw him, she was instantly in love again. Shang, of course, was completely oblivious… more happy to look at himself in the mirror than notice a former flame’s adoring glances. He was used to it. The ladies loved him, and why shouldn’t they? He was all kinds of awesome, this much was true. His awesomeness was sure to aid in his quest to become a supremely famous rock star.

Shang and Kate

Of course, Shang would bid his time while he waited for the fame and fortune. There were plenty of ladies at University ready and will to adore him, as well they should. Kate was always at the front of the line, as usual. While Shang tried to make it clear he wasn’t a ‘one girl kinda guy’, she didn’t seem to buy it. Whatever. He let her know and if she wanted to ride down the river of denial, that was her choice. No one can fault him for reaping the benefits!

Sara and Nathaniel

Sara and Nathaniel, thankfully, were a lot more stable than Shang and his crazy relationships. They didn’t have any big plans–neither of them were necessarily family-oriented. Sara would graduate soon and likely join Nathaniel. Scandalous, to be sure, unwed and not even engaged!

Neither of them really cared. It wasn’t like they wouldn’t do it eventually… maybe. Sara was just happy to be accepted, finally.

Shang and Tracy

Shang wasn’t just messing around with University girls–he also called up some old acquaintances from the distant island. He even had Tracy come and stay as a ‘friend’. Right, a friend. If anything, she was a friend with benefits. Tracy had her own reasons for going along with Shang’s little charade. She knew he was seeing other people, it didn’t concern her. She didn’t necessarily like him all that much.

She just wanted off that miserable, sweltering island. She wanted to wear real clothes instead of ones made with grass! If she had to grin and bare Shang’s ridiculous ego to do it, then so be it.

Kate attacks Tracy

Unfortunately for Tracy, she didn’t know that Kate had her eyes on Shang long before she had. Kate wasn’t giving up her hold, either. She would go down fighting. She let Tracy know this one afternoon after she had come home from her yoga class. Tracy was shocked, to say the least. She knew absolutely nothing about Kate–she thought all of Shang’s women were… well, not exclusive.

This could be a problem.

Tracy meets Gordon

Tracy snuck upstairs to get in the hot tub while everyone else was asleep. She only had a few more days before she had to return to the island and her anxiety was growing. Shang had another two years before he graduated, while Sara and the other mysterious person living there graduated within the next few days. Tracy was shocked to find the hot tub was already occupied.

Shang had mentioned Gordon, Tracy remembered. He was really Tsung’s, Shang’s older brother, best friend, but Shang and Gordon were good buddies as well. Gordon was a little… strange, Tracy would admit that much. But he was certainly more agreeable than Shang… and better looking, too. Definitely. Why hadn’t she seen him before? Did he only come out at night?

Kate attacks Tracy again

After Kate attacked her again, Tracy decided that Shang was out of the question. It was apparent Kate wasn’t going anywhere. So Tracy would need a new plan. She couldn’t help but think back to Gordon–they had gotten along quite well, in fact, they had a lot in common… if she could just convince him to support her visa, she might just have a way out off that darn island.


Note from Mao: You’re probably wondering about Tracy. She appeared in the Yu update ‘Risky Business’. Her story has been slowing evolving in my mind as I watched her interact with everyone. She doesn’t have any chemistry with Shang and when she met Gordon? Two bolts, no tampering. She also spent a lot of time seeking him out, despite his reclusive nature. So, this should be interesting. And yes, Kate kept slapping Tracy around, though Tracy won more than she lost. Another side note… thinking about changing the layout, so don’t panic if things are… weird.

Oh, and apparently this is where the lamp comes from? I keep getting them now, it’s annoying.

the lamp


  1. So thats where the lamp comes from? I still haven’t gotten it yet, but whatever. Haha, Kate showed her! I don’t like this Tracy, I don’t like what shes planning… What defaults are those that you’re using, Tracy looked so odd in that hot tub picture…

    I use KSK’s Ver. 3 Tasty Skin defaults, same as when I was playing my DHW. I still haven’t figured out the lamp. Maybe if your sims lifetime bars are really high?

    Comment by Josh — April 16, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

  2. If you keep getting the lamp… Is it every time you call the matchmaker? Because that’s a known bug – I believe Twojeffs has a fix up for it.

    Your sims are so dysfunctional :) I’m especially fond of most anything involving Lilith.

    I’ve actually never called the Matchmaker a single time since playing Boreal Springs, so it isn’t that… it hasn’t happened at every house… yet. We’ll see. I’m just sick of want slots getting clogged with ‘Make a Wish’.

    Comment by Ri — April 16, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

  3. Another fabulous update. I tried to sit down and play a couple of sims families today (just experimental-wise) to see if I could follow their wants and get as much story out of it as you do…but all their wants were so BORING! I can’t even tell you how boring…so boring that I didn’t want to play anymore! Ha! I don’t know how you do it, Mao. I’m gonna try it out on my next Fortune Shores family, and see if it’s any different. We’ll see!

    I try to get a feel for a sim’s personality. I can’t say it is really dictated by anything other than while I’m playing, I’ll randomly try to analyze them, or a voice will pop up in my head, whatever. I love creating characters, so it may be a little easier for me… but it helps me figure out what their bigger wants mean and helps me decide what kind of person they are and what they would/wouldn’t do. Hopefully that helps a little? I’ve always kinda played this way, so it’s just how it goes for me. I hope you can get your sims to talk to you! (That just sounds so weird… LOL)

    Comment by Mandie — April 16, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

  4. Haha. I seems like Kate isn’t so helpless after all. lol

    Haha, so it would seem!

    Comment by Emplousos — April 17, 2008 @ 8:09 am

  5. Lol, of course Gordon only comes out at night!

    If I had a downtown, he’d totally be a vampire candidate… who knows, maybe.

    Comment by L3w1s — April 17, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  6. Nice layout! :)

    Sarah and Nat are so sweet and, dare I say, normal?! Shang, on the other hand, sheesh! What’s his Want “30 loves before graduation”? Gordon’s love interest better not interfere with his family business :D

    Thanks! I’m very ADD with layouts and the other one wasn’t quite able to handle how large BS has become–the front page was out of control! Shang is actually Popularity with secondary as Romance… he’s quite something. Gordon isn’t in love with anyone… at least, not the last time I played. We’ll see how good Tracy is…

    Comment by Ann — April 17, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

  7. Kate is so stupid. She could do better than Shang, yet she keeps humiliating herself for him again and again.
    I’m glad to see Gordon has a potential love interest. Even if Tracy is less than ideal, I really hope Gordon gets togather with her. Letting his good looks go to waste would be the worst crime he could ever commit.
    About the lamp, I think it’s connected to hobby enthusiasm. It appears randomly, but having more sims with high enthusiasm on the lot increases your chance of getting it.

    Poor Kate. She should wise up, but love is blind, as they say. As for the whole Tracy thing, we’ll see. Hmm, that’s interesting about the lamp! Maybe you’ve got something there…

    Comment by Monika — April 18, 2008 @ 4:19 am

  8. Poor Kate, just realise that Shang is not a one-woman kind of guy… it would make her life so much easier

    Haha, yeah, she does… but she won’t.

    Comment by Kyri — April 18, 2008 @ 6:59 am

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