Back at the Urele Cham house, Kimi, Mari, and Jiro were preparing to graduate and leave their greek house in the hands of its newest members.
Stella Terrano, Mari's girlfriend, joined - better late than never.
Of course, Stella didn't know it, but after graduation, she would be joining Mariko back in Rosebud...
...not just as a girlfriend, but as her wife.
Shortly afterwards, Vincente Villalobos and Arnaud Beaumont moved into the greek house to stay there for their final two years on campus. Arnaud was glad to get out and away from the girls in his dorm - he'd learned a valuable lesson about not dating girls he lived with.
Kimi helped Vinnie get over his heartbreak and helped him come to understand that maybe there wasn't something wrong with him...he just needed to find the right girls his age.
When final exams were over, the greek house kids threw a giant toga party, inviting everyone they knew and partying into the dawn. The next day, it was time for graduation and moving into their adult lives.
Congratulations, graduates! We'll see you back in Rosebud.
Stay tuned for our return to the town and the Rosebud families.
Four graduates Summa Cum Laude: +4
Total points for this round: I'll calculate them later.
I love Stella Terrano and am so glad to add her to my neighborhood because she's beautiful and a knowledge sim in my game, and I love knowledge sims because I think they're easy. Also, hooray for aliens! Um....what else. OH. Vinne and Arnaud were totally a blast to play, and I really feel like their personalities revealed themselves to me in this round. Of course, it's completely a figment of my imagination because all sims more or less behave in predictable ways, but Vinnie truly was screwed up. He checked out a thousand girls, and the first one he had any chemistry with was Prof. Sophie. After that, no bolts until Kimi Tanaka, with whom he has three bolts. Arnaud, on the other hand, loves girls in any shape or size, and they love him. It's fun for me to have the two of them be friends since they are aspirationally identical but seem to have such different personalities to me.
About the Vinci-Cleary household: I always wanted to put the brothers and sisters together in a couple, and they work SO well. It's bad news for Gretchen, true, but I've got other good news things in store for her. FYI, Enzo did go on one date with Gretchen during college because I wanted to see if they had chemistry, but they still had no bolts, and Enzo never got wants to talk to her or kiss her or anything. She didn't seem to particularly give a crap either, so I don't feel too bad about not making them a couple. Fiona and Enzo get along great and have two bolts. I'd rather have three, but I'll take two for the sake of such a cute and convenient pairing. Plus, family sim and fortune sim I figure will be a nice match. It's funny...the two girls both think Paolo is superhot (three bolters for both of them), but Enzo gags every time he sees Caitlin, and Paolo gags every time he sees Fiona. They are the perfect duplex couples - can guarantee no cheating there.
I'm really looking forward to dumping the uni kids back into the neighborhood and will tack them on to the end of round 3.
And now, patient readers, I leave you with a metric ton of bloopers and a song. Enjoy and look for Round 3 very soon!
This Entry's MP3:
Strange Times by The Black Keys (from the album Attack & Release)