When the end of Darren’s first term at the Foxbury Institute came around, I was so smug! I mean, I knew he hadn’t aced all his final exams and term papers. But I figured he would at least get a B in his classes.
Nope! Not even close. He got two Fs and a D.
Aside from being straight up embarrassing, this meant that he only earned one course credit after taking three courses. (If you fail a class, you don’t get credit for it.)
Feeling sheepish, I only enrolled Darren in two courses for his second term.
And I made sure he finished all his homework first, before having fun.
Although it’s a little hard to study when your dorm mates come into your room and just, like… stare at you for hours at a time.
Harvest Festival hit in the middle of the term. Darren’s only goal for the festival was to satisfy gnomes, since all the other goals can’t be done in a university dorm.
Thank you once again to the Under the Plumbob Podcast for this handy infographic on what gnomes want! At least ONE THING went right this term.
I had a weird glitch this week. Darren couldn’t enter his own dorm. Any time I tried to make him go home, he just stood outside the door and complained.
I sent him to another lot, and when he came back, he was able to enter his dorm again.
I call this the “jiggle the handle” method of troubleshooting technology. It works surprisingly well. (I spent the better part of a decade as a Linux/Unix sysadmin.)
This week I learned that Sims can yarnbomb the statue in the middle of campus! I was pretty excited, since I kind of started that whole thing.
Does this mean that I’m in The Sims 4? Because it feels like this means I’m in The Sims 4.