The Scatterday Matriarchy 4.12: Manfred the Muttonhead

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Welcome back to the Scatterday Matriarchy! This time around we’re starting off with Griselda finishing a Skill Challenge. Yes, she’s finally written enough smut to become a smut specialist! I actually can’t remember if this is for the Romance, Trashy, or Humour genres, but let’s pretend it’s just for Generic Smut™.

Anyway, last time Puzzle and Natalie made their relationship official, Puzzle showed off her mischievous side by pranking the school and attempting to spray Heimrich with the sink, and Hestia became a teenager…sort of? She sadly glitched out and became a Face One shell of herself, meaning that she’ll be kicked out of the legacy house when Mitchell ages up in this chapter.

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Griselda’s latest novel is also a success, which is unsurprising. Anything involving Country Mac is just awesome.

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Puzzle was full of nothing but compliments for her girlfriend’s grandmother.

“Griselda, Country Mac and City Mac was phenomenal! It really inspired me to be myself. I want to write when I’m older!”

“Oh, thank you Puzzle. It really means a lot to know that my dick jokes are reaching the younger generation. Heh…I can’t believe that I’m meeting my granddaughter’s girlfriend, either. Time flies…”

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Heimrich may have achieved his LTW, but he’s still hard at work, receiving yet another promotion!

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Callie’s also raking in the professional accomplishments, earning an award and a promotion in the same day!

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“At last! Recognition! Bridgeport finally understands the importance of films featuring large beavers destroying the world!”

I’m proud of you, Callie.

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…oh, she’s presenting the award to herself? This isn’t a real award, is it?

“It’s totally an award if I say it is!”

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It’s time for the first member of Generation 5 to become an adult! Will Mitchell look less unfortunate in adulthood?

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“Dude, what are you doing in my room?!”

“Watching you sparkle, duh.”

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Uh….still unfortunate looking. He does look super ripped though. (Heimrich’s gift to the legacy.)

Mitchell’s new trait is Slob, completing his journey to become the same Mitchell as Joe Don Baker’s Mitchell. :’)

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Here’s a close-up of his adult face. His mouth is slightly more proportionate to the rest of his face, but he is still not a looker.

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As I mentioned in the last chapter, Mitchell will be taking Hestia with him when he leaves the house, disqualifying her from being heiress because she’s a stupid glitchy mess. Bye, Hestia! Don’t come back!

somebodysangel has had the same glitchy Sim face problem in her game, and she think it’s caused by some dodgy CC that has a teen pregnancy mesh but is intended for YA Sims and older. I guess I’ll have to go through my clothing CC and see what might be causing it. I haven’t had any issues with Sims aging up since Hestia did, so it might have solved itself, but who knows.

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Mitchell and Hestia were busy after they left the legacy house. Like…immediately after they left the house. These pop-ups appeared about three Sim hours after they left.

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I also got this pop-up, so I checked to see if the real Hestia came back, but she did not. 😦 Damn you, game!

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Enough discussion of annoying glitches and technical jargon! Let’s get back to what we really want to see: pixel people making idiots of themselves for our amusement! Puzzle’s waterslide wipeout fits the bill quite nicely.

“Owwww! I think I need stitches…”

HILARIOUS!

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Aww, for once a rumour went around and it’s not something that particular Sim would do! Manfred is too sweet to be arrested, right?

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Oh, and for everyone wondering how the hell Griselda is still alive…look at that age counter. 121 days. I did jack up the length of the elder lifespan so my elder Sims could actually get to know their grandchildren, but….damn. Most of the other Scatterdays have only made it to the 112-113 day mark.

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Nat and Puzzle both went on outings after school ended. Nat had to deliver a fish to the local marine science facility.

“Pfft, this better be worth the extra marks in science class.”

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Puzzle, meanwhile, had a wish to visit the local art gallery.

“I have a lot of human culture to catch up with.”

Also, shout-out to me for shooting this picture on the wrong floor, rendering all of the objects on the first floor of the museum invisible. *sigh*

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Dang, even Fake Hestia started getting some action! Mitchell must have given her a few pointers, since he had way too much luck with ladies when he moved out.

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Griselda took a break from working on her latest novel, as she felt a bit funny…

“…is something sparkling?”

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“OH HOLY SHIT, NOT THIS CRAP. I HAVE WRITING TO FINISH!”

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“Hmmm…not sure I like this being invisible thing….”

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“Grandma, why?”

“We know why, Natalie. Grandma is really old, and it’s amazing that she, uh, lived this long.”

“Ew, I can’t believe I have to run past the TV to see Grandma.”

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“Bawwwwwhhhhh!” *sniff*

“This isn’t as sad to me as when Angelo died. Now that was a great man…”

“….technology….everywhere….”

I don’t know why Heimrich and Manfred were so blasé about Griselda dying. -_- Show some emotion, gentlemen!

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Poor Grimmy couldn’t figure out how to get into the study.

“WHERE IS THE DOOR? I CAN FEEL THE FALLEN ONE’S SOUL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOOKCASE, BUT I DO NOT SEE THE FALLEN ONE.”

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“Mom! I’m sorry I’m late! I had this award show to go to and…”

“It’s fine, Callie. It’s not like this is the last time you’ll ever see me again.”

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Griselda actually had to float around the corner to the dining room so Grim could face her. Fail, Grimmy.

“OH, THERE YOU ARE. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?”

“Don’t blame me. I’m not the one who can’t figure out doors.”

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“NOT A GOOD START, GRISELDA.”

“Oh, it’s not fair, Grim! Why me? Why now? I still had so much left to accomplish!”

“YOU WERE 121 DAYS OLD. YOU OUTLIVED ALL OF YOUR SIBLINGS AND HAD A LONGER LIFESPAN THAN YOUR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND HUSBAND. IT’S TIME.”

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“Nuts. I thought that would work.”

“ANGELO IS WAITING FOR YOU IN THE AFTERLIFE. HE REALLY MISSED YOU. THERE ARE ALSO LEGIONS OF ADORING FANS AND CRIMINALS TO MEET.”

“Oh. That doesn’t seem so bad, actually.”

And so, Griselda Scatterday shuffled on into the afterlife. Grissy has been in my game forever – from May-June 2013 – her first chapter was posted on June 1, 2013 – until July 2015, which is when I played through these chapters. (I suck at updating, I know.) I think the only Sim who’s been in my game longer is Callie (August 2013-present, since she is still alive in-game.) Griselda was a hilarious, evil, inappropriate mess of a Sim and I’m going to miss her dearly. 😦

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Of course, Grim figured out the doorway AFTER Grissy was already dead. -_- And naturally, Heimrich decided to schmooze with Grim.

“Uh, thanks for the quick and discreet disposal of my mother-in-law. We really appreciate your services, Grim. Is there any way we can repay you?”

“NICE TRY, MR. SCATTERDAY, BUT YOU CAN’T SUCK UP TO DEATH. I’LL BE BACK FOR YOU ONE DAY….BUT NOT FOR A LONG TIME.”

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Puzzle missed Grissy’s death. 😦 Now I’m glad they had a bit of a bonding moment earlier. How many times has the grandmother of the next heir met the next spouse in a legacy? I’m guessing not many.

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Manfred also rolled this wish! 😦 I want to say it’s because he misses Griselda, but I’m pretty sure he has some other bizarre reasoning for it.

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“Hmmm….I wonder if I can skip calculus today by arguing that calculus is a conspiracy created to turn the Latin alphabet into numbers so the aliens can colonize!”

So bizarre, that one.

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Also bizarre: Puzzle bringing her breakfast plate to school.

“Gotta finish toast….gotta make the bus….”

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Callie got a raise for completing a work opportunity! She’s still chipping away at that LTW.

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Manfred was given the honour of placing Griselda’s grave in the family cemetery. He also stuck around to mourn her, and see if her ghost would make an appearance.

“Grandma….I miss you so much…also please come back because I need to see a ghost! It’s…it’s for school…yeah…”

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Eventually the creepy graveyard was too much to handle, so Manfred had to leave without seeing a ghost. 😦

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Callie used her mom’s death to continue working on her various writing projects.

“It’s about buying a graveyard! With zombies! And comedy!”

Sounds great.

“And explosions, too!”

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Something I discovered when someone (probably Technophobe Manfred) read the newspaper for fun: the silly articles! This had me giggling while trying to keep everyone from setting themselves on fire.

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Speaking of fire, Callie is going to set the club on fire as she promotes…uh, The Brightmore, I think, for some celebrity points!

“Hey, can I go into this section?”

“Uh…what? Why are you asking me?”

“Aren’t you the bouncer?”

“Oh yeah! I totally forgot what I was doing there! Yeah, go on through.”

Absent-Minded bouncers are never a good sign.

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Once again, Callie is the only person at a club, though this kind of makes sense given that they desperately need help with promotion.

“Quiet night, huh?”

“Oh no, it was much quieter last night.”

“…but I’m the only customer here?”

“Exactly!”

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At least Callie had unlimited access to the bubble bar.

“Hee hee hee….this better not make me a public disgrace!”

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At least they gave her some sweet unnecessary discounts! Guess when you’re in this much financial trouble, giving away a few drinks won’t hurt you that much.

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Natalie was getting into far less trouble than her mom. She wanted to play synth in the park, so that’s how she spent her Saturday morning.

“Where, oh werewolf…
I looked everywhere, wolf…”

Teenagers, man.

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At least she wasn’t doing something as questionable as Manfred…

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…or getting in trouble, like Manfred…

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…or REALLY getting in trouble, like Manfred.

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Curse you for catching him, Morose School Employee!

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He almost got away with it, too. He made it all the way to this creepy food stand on the subway before he turned around and went back to be arrested.

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Yeah, you read that correctly. HE WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO BE ARRESTED AFTER GETTING AWAY. I know this is probably just wonky EA coding, but GODDAMN, MANFRED.

“Here I am, officer! You can still bring me home!”

“Hmm? Oh, prank kid. We just figured you got away and…”

“No, no, I insist on being punished!”

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“Oh, that was a rotten prank! I should have just done the frog thing like Puzzle did…”

Also, whoever started the rumour about Manfred being arrested must be psychic, because DAMN. I don’t even have Supernatural and the fortune-telling career, so this is quite impressive.

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Heimrich had to lay down the law, once again.

“I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS, MANFRED. First you prank the school, then you fail at pranking the school, get away, then GO BACK TO BE ARRESTED?!”

“I just thought I could get a talking-to from the officer and be on my way…”

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Ouch. At least it’s not a humiliating as being put in time out as a teenager. 😦

That’s about it for this chapter of the Scatterday Matriarchy! Next time: the last chapter of Generation 4! WOW. Thanks for reading, and happy Simming! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “The Scatterday Matriarchy 4.12: Manfred the Muttonhead

  1. Manfred is adorably hopeless. ‘Nuff said.

    It’s sad about Hestia. She was setting up to look really interesting! 😦 Good to know that the glitch hasn’t hit you since, though.

    So, that automatically makes Nat the heir, correct? Coolbeans.

    Awesome chapter! I’m looking forward to more NatPuzzle. Now officially called Nuzzle, yep!

    • Adorably hopeless is the best way to describe Manfred! He’s great, but so full of fail.

      I was really looking forward to seeing what Hestia looked like as a teen and YA. I’m pretty sure she was a clone of Callie, though, but with Heimrich’s hair and eye colour. And yup, Nat is the heir, because the only other option glitched out on me! D: It hasn’t happened since, and fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen again!

      Oh man, NUZZLE! It’s so perfect! Dang, I just published a chapter, but I’ll have to use that name for them in future chapters! Thanks for reading, commenting and the A+ couple name. 😀

  2. Always the way, you exclaim about how long lived your sim is…then they die on you. Poor Grissy, and then Grim made an annoyance of himself by being lame.

    LMAO, Morose School Employee. So random! I must have my sims prank the school more often; especially all the rebellious ones in my Epic. Loving Manfred, he’s so pathetic, it’s hilarious.

    • Haha yup, the best way to kill off old Sims is to simply mention how old they are, and then Grim shows up. Grissy was very old, and truthfully I was waiting for her to die just so she could be reunited with Angelo. Of course, Grim just had to muck things up, but given how Inappropriate Grissy was, I think she appreciated that.

      Morose School Employee cracked me up the first time I saw it! Pranking the school is great for Rebellious or even Inappropriate Sims – I know Grissy got caught pranking the school when she was teen, too. Manfred is so pathetic, but I just love him so much. He’s so much fun to play! Also, shoot, I need to catch up with your EPIC. I am so behind on reading legacies and challenges. 😦

      Thanks for reading and commenting! 😀

  3. Aw, Grizzy! It had to happen :(.

    One time Gamora Sample (Gen 7) pranked her biomom’s house, and she got ALL THE WAY HOME by bike before the cops showed up. She was going to run *on foot* back across town to get arrested. It would have taken a couple of sim-hours. I reset her. I mean, seriously. That counts as getting away with it, and Gamora in no way has Manfred’s scruples.

    I find empty clubs so annoying. But I understand that it’s common with weaker graphics cars (which you complain about) because they can’t handle rendering a ton of sims on the same lot. This strikes me as poor expansion planning on EA’s part.

    I actually think Mitchell redeemed his face shockingly well! You need to get this gen up for download. Do as I say, not as I do.

    • I thought Grissy was indestructible! Apparently not. 😦 Very sad times in my game, they were.

      I’m not sure if Manfred has *scruples* per se, he just wanted to be courteous. I tried to stop him, but it just wouldn’t work. I should have just reset him, but at least the result was hilarious.

      Yeah, my graphics card isn’t very good, and it’s about three and a half years old now. My poor laptop will eventually be replaced with a stronger laptop or a stronger desktop, and maybe then more than three Sims can show up to a club! Empty clubs do amuse me, because when my Sims go to a club it’s most often to promote the failing club, so it makes sense. Not the best for socializing or spouse-hunting, though!

      Mitchell’s face works much better as an adult! I think he got Callie’s tiny nose, which seems disproportionately small compared to the rest of Heimrich’s features. I should also put this Gen up for download (and Callie’s gen too, haha wow I suck). I think I have Mitchell saved in my bin, but I’m not sure about the others. (Hestia doesn’t get to be downloaded because she sucks.)

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